Too Sick and Naked
By Jackie Shea
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Healing out Loud. Join Jackie Shea as she interviews a guest on a vulnerable, enlightened and sometimes hilarious journey through the ups and downs of serious illness. This is a place to relate to the darkest days and be inspired by the ultimate triumphs. Walk away from each episode informed, connected and with a new set of tools to help you navigate your own affliction.
||Explicit27. The Struggles (and Triumphs) of Unexplained Infertility - Too Sick and Naked||Riva Lombardi and Unexplained Infertility: You'll hear a baby gurgling (occasionally screaming) on and off through this episode— this story of unexplained infertility ends in the birth of a beautiful little girl. In fact,||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26. The Importance of Finding Your Tribe, Taking Sacred Pauses, Ditching Sugar, and Other Lessons - Too Sick and Naked||Jessica Corey: Jessica lived an entirely healthy life until 2009 when she came down with what appeared to be a UTI, but was later determined interstitial cystitis. In 2011, Jessica got pregnant and all of her symptoms magically disappeared until her a..||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25. The Future of Medicine, with Ira Pastor CEO of Bioquark - Too Sick and Naked||Bioquark: Bioquark is a regenerative healthcare company focused on developing proprietary natural biopharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare products, targeting the regeneration and repair of complex human organs and tissues. Ira Pastor,||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24. Treating Graves’ Disease, with Dominique Toney - Too Sick and Naked||Graves' Disease The autoimmune version of hyperthyroidism, Graves' disease affects mostly women and many people go misdiagnosed. For Dominique, a stressful event in her junior year of college marked the beginning of Graves' symptoms—she was plagued||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23. Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer at 29 Years Old - Too Sick and Naked||Lauren Kennedy At 29 years old, Lauren Kennedy was thriving. She had finally found some peace and healing after her boyfriend’s suicide five years earlier, and she was living an abundant, hopeful life filled with activity.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21. What it’s Like to Parent a Child with Autism - Too Sick and Naked||Autism: In honor of Autism Awareness Month, I had Katayoun Marciano on to speak about her experience parenting her beautiful, non-verbal, 17 year-old autistic son, Marcello. Autism is a bio-neurological development disability that usually appears with..||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20. How to Diagnosis and Treat Endometriosis - Too Sick and Naked||Treating Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a condition where tissue (similar to the lining of the uterus) forms outside of the uterus inducing inflammation and scar tissue. This tissue is can also grow on ovaries, the bladder, and the bowel.||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19. Root Causes and Cures for Autoimmunity - Too Sick and Naked||Sascha Alexander: Sascha has one of those all-too-common stories: Her symptoms began at eight years old and diagnoses only began trickling in 12 years later. Migraines, sinus infections, and chronic yeast infections were just some of her complaints.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18. Narcolepsy and Cataplexy, with Annie Howard - Too Sick and Naked||Narcolepsy with Cataplexy Generally, narcolepsy comes about between the ages of 10-25, presenting with symptoms like excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, sleep disruption, sleep paralysis and hallucinations.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17. Eating Disorders and Autoimmune Disease - Too Sick and Naked||This Episode: "My eating disorder recovery is about gentleness, self-love and compassion." - Jessica Perlman bravely discusses her eating disorder with us, diving into how it manifests in her life, what triggers her,||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16. Postpartum Thyroiditis Turned Hashimoto’s Disease - Too Sick and Naked||Hashimoto's Disease: Often confused with hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune thyroid disorder. That means you get the best sides of both worlds—*sense the sarcasm*. Symptoms include extreme fatigue,||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15. Kundalini Yoga and Healing from the Inside, Out - Too Sick and Naked||Aimee Bello's practice named ALTARED SPACE is located in Topanga Canyon, California although she teaches all over LA, as well as Vegas, Chicago and abroad. She is a Kundalini Yoga and meditation instructor, Master Reiki Crystal Healer and Teacher,||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14. Why Women are so Sick, with Sini Anderson - Too Sick and Naked||Sini Anderson: A feminist filmmaker and activist, Sini was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2010 during production of her documentary, The Punk Singer. After watching her dear friend, Kathleen Hanna, battle Lyme disease and then—in a weird plot twist—||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13. Life After Paralysis: The Good, the Bad and the Skydiving - Too Sick and Naked||What Happened: On an early December morning in 2001, Latisha S. was on the receiving end of a random act of violence. A bullet to her neck at a bus station in East Harlem, NY, left Latisha paralyzed from the waist down.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12. Lyme disease and Braving Nature to Heal - Too Sick and Naked||Kate Rentz: Kate Rentz is a director and photographer living in Los Angeles, CA. She's enthusiastic about the outdoors, culture, travel, art, and human connection. Kate was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2015 after suffering for 15+ years going undi||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11. Acupuncture, Cupping, and Herbs, with Michael Niss - Too Sick and Naked||East Asian Medicine (AKA Chinese Medicine): Acupuncture is growing in popularity in Western society—many insurance plans are even covering the treatments. While acupuncture is becoming more and more a part of our common vocabulary around health and we||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10. Lipedema: The Diagnosis and the Treatments - Too Sick and Naked||Lipedema: Often misinterpreted as obesity, lipedema is a chronic and painful condition where fatty tissue excess builds up in the legs, hips and sometimes arms. Eleven percent of the female population is suffering from lipedema—an estimated 17 mi||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9. How to Self- Advocate at the Doctor’s and Why it’s Crucial - Too Sick and Naked||- "You are allowed to be demanding and annoying about your health" - Self- Advocacy: This is a topic near and dear to my heart. Probably because it saved my life. I have always said that I am my own primary care-taker and everyone else is supp..||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8. In Sickness and Health: How to Thrive Romantically - Too Sick and Naked||The Intimidating Combo of Romance and Illness: Ian and I met immediately after my Lyme diagnosis, but it was another six or seven months before I got really sick. Suddenly all of the adventurous stuff we had bonded over was no longer accessible to me...||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7. How to Navigate a Cancer Diagnosis, with Elina Fuhrman - Too Sick and Naked||"Cancer changed my life for the best...for sure" - -Elina Fuhrman - An Intro to Elina Fuhrman: Elina was in the best shape of her life when she grabbed her breasts in a moment of comical whimsy and felt a suspicious lump.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6. Low Immunity and How Essential Oils Help - Too Sick and Naked||The "Low" Immune System: There are many different versions of the low immune system story, none to be confused with autoimmune diseases (this is a completely separate topic). Today's particular story started while my guest was in utero.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5. How to use Energy Healing to Get Well - Too Sick and Naked||Energy Healing Have you wondered just what energy healing is? All of this "woo-woo" stuff gaining traction in 2017? (Especially here in Los Angeles.) Learn about shamanism, reiki, and other weird but magical things in this episode from two unlikely wo..||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4.How Trauma Affects us and How to Heal - Too Sick and Naked||Trauma: Most of us have it. From childhood trauma to sexual trauma, these experiences get locked in our bodies and affect our immune systems and inflammation responses. The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study was performed at Kaiser over a four.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3. Lyme Disease: How to Self-Care with a Demanding Job - Too Sick and Naked||Lyme disease: - Halley Feiffer ignored her symptoms until they were drastically affecting her lifestyle. It was backstage in the middle of a performance, when she realized that she couldn't rely on booking effortless jobs and she needed to go to.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBudd Chiari: How to Live Well with this Rare Liver Disease - Too Sick and Naked||Budd Chiari: Nick Smoke's life was overwhelmingly altered the day he found out he had a rare and life-threatening liver disease called Budd Chiari. At 24 years old, he was a working actor with a flourishing career and no reason to be seriously worried.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1. Lyme Disease: How to Get Properly Tested and Other Healing Gems - Too Sick and Naked||- After two decades of harsh and debilitating symptoms, Jill Skibba finally got the Lyme testing she had been begging doctors for all along. The test came back lit up like a Christmas tree: Positive and then some.||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A friendly approach to unfriendly topics
Ms. Shea does an outstanding job of not just navigating the nuances of sickness and trauma, but in a friendly approachable way. It's just a few episodes in, but so far am really enjoying her guests, their experiences, and her personability with them.
I love these podcasts, this is learning about healing from the inside out. They are not only inspirational and informative, but entertaining and comforting. Hearing about my own concerns through the words of others offers me encouragement and hope. Too sick and naked is where health, spirituality and sexuality intersect!
Informative and powerful
This podcast shines a light on so many areas of illness that we often don’t think about. Jackie is incredibly well-informed and the interviews have a powerful message. I have struggled with chronic illness and the discussions and suggestions have been so helpful. This podcast is fantastic.