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"There are a lot of flawed beliefs on the topic of pain that occupy the present healthcare system..."

The Sleep Whisperer: Trauma Informed Care & Ability To Relax

Once again I was invited to share my thoughts with Deepa Kannan, host of Sleep Whisperer Podcast

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I was really pleased to be invited to be part of the famous Sleep Whisperer Podcast with host Deepa Kannan. It was really enjoyable talking about the bidirectional nature of sleep and pain. Huge congrats to Deepa for her book on managing sleep, a perfect fusion of the western medicine evidence base with the Eastern traditions of ayurveda and its principles for holistic healing. 

Encourager Hosted by Richmond Stace

Encourager podcast is hosted by Richmond Stace who enjoys conversations with people who are Postive Encouragers. 

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Richmond Stace shares his raw and unplugged conversations with people who’s ethos is to share, give and serve and in doing so, encourage and inspire others to make a difference in the world. I was delighted to be invited onto his podcast. 

Pain: Why We Need to Revolutionise Our Thinking

On the What Your GP Doesn’t Tell You Podcast I explain to award winning medical journalist, Liz Tucker, how we need to completely rethink our understanding of chronic pain. 

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I was delighted to be a guest on this wonderful podcast, What Your GP Doesn’t Tell You. This is a weekly podcast revealing stories from the world of medicine that is aimed not just at the healthcare community, but also the public. It is hosted by award winning medical journalist and former BBC producer Liz Tucker. It’s been great to be on the show and talk about the changing evidence and how we should understand the neuroscience better and how we can interpret the evidence and offer more high value care in a more sustained manner.

Dr Body Mind Soul: Self Care: Pain Free Mindset

I was delighted to be a guest on the Dr. Body Mind Soul podcast with the famous Dr. Jude Galia.

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Dr Jude Galia worked in the emergency department in the UK and Australia. We had a wonderful time discussing the mind body connection and how the new neuroscience of pain makes it more apparent than ever, that the mind and body are deeply connected and how we can influence both to positively impact our pain experience.

Dr Niloofar Borghei Razavi – It’s the Pain Talking

Recently I was invited to discuss how we can relearn how we think about pain with Dr Niloofar Borghei Razavi

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In this episode, we talked about so many diverse and interesting topics including:
  • Relearning how we think about pain 
  • Complexity of pain 
  • Factors contributing to chronicity of pain
  • The Pain-Free Mindset
  • Is pain always an indication of danger? 
  • Pain as protection
  • Top-down and bottom up signaling
  • The embodied self
  • Integrative approach to pain 
  • Patient empowerment 
  • Harnessing the power of community in managing chronic health 

The Sleep Whisperer Podcast: Pain & Sleep

In conversation with Deepa Kannan host of Sleep Whisperer Podcast, we discuss the link between pain and sleep.

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I was very pleased to appeared as a guest on the wonderful Sleep Whisperer Podcast hosted by Deepa Kannan from India. This podcast helps the general public understand more about sleep and the confusion by really providing high quality information around sleep and the proper tools to positively impact your mind and body with better sleep. It was a delight to talk about the links between sleep and pain and how the bi-directional nature can be influenced positively and in the right direction. 

BBC Sounds Room 5 Medical Mysteries: Poppy

In Room 5 hosted by Helena Merriman I tell the story of Poppy who went into hospital for a routine operation that left her in excruciating pain. 

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In this episode of Room 5 I tell the story of a 23 year old girl, Poppy, who had a routine knee operation which left her in excruciating pain. Her leg changed colour and she was unable to walk; yet her scans showed that there is nothing wrong.

Other doctors were unable to help, but I managed to solve the mystery. Listen to the podcast to find out how. 

The Doctor’s Kitchen: Fix your Pain 

I was delighted to be invited by Dr Rupy Aujla to join him on his The Doctor’s Kitchen podcast to discuss my Upstreamist approach to pain management.  

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Dr Rupy Aujla is an NHS medical doctor who started The Doctor’s Kitchen in 2015 after suffering from a heart condition that changed his life. 

In this interview, we look at upstreamist using a holistic, trauma informed and integrated approach as well as looking at the importance of the role of lifestyle and nutrition on pain.  

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The Rise of the Upstreamist!

The Rise of the Upstreamist!

“There is no growth in the comfort zone!” Isnt that a trite overused cliche? Well, anyway, that has been my defining statement to my inner self for the last 24 months. And it has led me to places that I would have never thought possible. To me, it has been...

The Sisyphean Logic in Medicine – How to Break it

The Sisyphean Logic in Medicine – How to Break it

In Greek mythology, Sisypheus was a deceitful king whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder up a hill, supervised closely by Persephone, only to have the boulder roll down again and he would have to keep doing this for eternity. The endless repetition of some tasks...