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FUMS: Giving Multiple Sclerosis The Finger

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A podcast providing information, inspiration and motivation for living your best life with Multiple Sclerosis. Join us for interviews with doctors, research scientists, patients, legislators, insurers, neuropsychologists, authors, caregivers, and a long list of others in our pursuit of answers. Learn to speak to this disease as it deserves - tell it "FUMS" everyday!

A podcast providing information, inspiration and motivation for living your best life with Multiple Sclerosis. Join us for interviews with doctors, research scientists, patients, legislators, insurers, neuropsychologists, authors, caregivers, and a long list of others in our pursuit of answers. Learn to speak to this disease as it deserves - tell it "FUMS" everyday!

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast providing information, inspiration and motivation for living your best life with Multiple Sclerosis. Join us for interviews with doctors, research scientists, patients, legislators, insurers, neuropsychologists, authors, caregivers, and a long list of others in our pursuit of answers. Learn to speak to this disease as it deserves - tell it "FUMS" everyday!

Twitter:

@FUMSnow

Language:

English

Contact:

757-478-4282


Episodes

FUMS 080 - Your Doctor Is Your Employee

5/18/2021
In my life, I spend a lot of time in various MS-related spaces. Having a community that understands what I’m going through, and where I can offer support, is one of the blessings in my life. But even with all of that, there are still things about these spaces which concern me. So in this solo episode, I’m getting a few things off my chest! And in all of this, I’m not trying to cause offense. I’m just saying that you should value your own health, so be careful where you get your medical...

Duration:00:18:01

FUMS 079 - He Has MS and He’s Running 162 Miles

5/4/2021
Matt LaFrance is a 37-year-old husband and father of three young boys from San Jose, CA. He was diagnosed with MS in 2009 at the age of 25. In May he will be running 162 miles in six days as part of the 2021 MS Run the US relay team. I’ll let that sink in. 162 miles in six days. AND he has MS! MS Run the US is the longest annual relay run across America. It’s an epic 3,260-mile run to stop MS! The relay begins in April in Santa Monica, CA and finishes in August in New York. The relay team is...

Duration:00:19:47

FUMS 078 - Clean Cosmetics You Can (Almost) Eat with Skincare Chef and MS Entrepreneur Natalie Schultz White

4/20/2021
The benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle for people living with MS have been of increasing interest over the last few years. But have you ever stopped to think about the effect of the cosmetics you put on your face? Following her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis, Natalie Schultz White was determined to put a positive spin on her experiences, through her website, MS Saved My Life. At the same time, she came to the conclusion that toxins in her life and the food she was eating were...

Duration:00:36:19

FUMS 077 - Tamara Sellman: Author of New MS Poetry and Prose Book "Intention Tremor"

3/23/2021
Tamara Sellman was last on the FUMS podcast back on Episode 31 - when she was talking about sleep disorders and her professional life as a medical board-certified sleep technologist and sleep educator. It was during her training that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. A widely published writer in the years following her diagnosis in 2013, Tamara wrote the collection of prose and poetry which makes up her "hybrid memoir", Intention Tremor, which was published in early 2021. We talk...

Duration:00:38:55

FUMS 076 - How YOUR Saliva Can Help Advance MS Research

3/9/2021
The popularity of personal DNA testing and genome sequencing has really increased in recent years. As someone with MS, have you ever thought about getting it done yourself? Patrick Short is the co-founder and CEO of Sano Genetics, a platform that helps patients match with precision medicine research and learn more through personalised reports, and other content including patient stories. The platform is patient-centric and private-by design, and through data-driven matchmaking and home...

Duration:00:40:32

FUMS 075 - Manage Your MS With Yoga And Mindfulness With Mindy Eisenberg

2/23/2021
My guest today is Mindy Eisenberg. Mindy is the Founder and Director of Yoga Moves MS, a nonprofit company with the mission of improving the quality of life for individuals with MS, Parkinson's Disease, and neuromuscular conditions. She is the author of Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body and the creator of Adaptive Yoga Cards, which show daily yoga moves for all ages and abilities. Mindy has provided yoga therapy to individuals with mobility challenges for over fifteen years and thrives on...

Duration:00:32:12

FUMS 074 - Dr. Gretchen Hawley Providing the MSing Link for MS with PT

2/5/2021
Dr. Gretchen Hawley is an MS-specialist Physical Therapist. She began treating people with Multiple Sclerosis during her first year of professional practice. The positive results she saw in her patients propelled her to immerse herself even deeper into the treatment of MS, taking every opportunity to attend workshops and conferences dedicated to improving lives through PT. Gretchen previously appeared on the podcast in 2018 - see FUMS 022 - and is back to share exciting news about her new...

Duration:00:38:32

FUMS 073 - A New MS Fitness Plan with David Lyons

1/22/2021
David Lyons was a healthy athlete, gym owner and TV & film producer when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006. After immediately being told that he would be wheelchair bound, David, along with his wife Kendra, decided to battle MS in the gym! David founded the MS Fitness Challenge (MSFC) charity to help educate and train both MSers and fitness professionals on the importance of fitness in the fight against MS. In 2009, at age 50, David competed in his first bodybuilding contest...

Duration:00:34:10

FUMS 072 - Coronavirus Vaccines & MS - WTF? Featuring Dr. Aaron Boster

1/8/2021
It's a New Year! And although the COVID-19 crisis is still ongoing, there is light at the end of the tunnel with vaccines beginning to be rolled out. But even though this is really positive, there is a lot of misinformation out there about the COVID vaccines in general and how they interact with chronic health conditions like Multiple Sclerosis. If we need someone to cut through all the BS and talk about this, who else are we going to turn to other than Dr. Aaron Boster MD? He's been...

Duration:01:02:26

FUMS 071 - Exploring The (Virtual) Reality Of Life With MS With MXTreality

12/25/2020
Prepare to have your mind BLOWN! MXTreality is an XR company based out of Seattle, WA. XR is an umbrella term for various technologies and incorporates Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. The company has made over 100 experiences to meet client needs, further accessibility, as well as interactions that are just fun. MXTreality is working with Swedish Hospital in Seattle, and local MS patients, to design MS CART (working title), a Virtual Reality experience that...

Duration:00:30:24

FUMS 070 - The Role of Social Support in MS

12/11/2020
Neuropsychologist Dr. Victoria Leavitt was previously a guest way back on Episode 13 of the FUMS Podcast Show. She's back with us today to talk about her new role as cofounder of eSupport Health, a telehealth company which provides easily accessible online support groups for people with MS. The eSupport Health model is based on Dr. Leavitt's research into the benefits of social support groups for people with MS. And I think that - in 2020 and the time of COVID - we can all agree that social...

Duration:00:40:59

FUMS 069 - MS Warrior Jessie Ace Chooses To Go From DISabled to ENabled

11/27/2020
Following her diagnosis with MS at just 22 years-old, Jessie Ace has been on a mission to fill the internet with positivity after her doctor told her to 'go home and google' her condition, leading her to find every scary story going. As a podcast host, writer, public speaker and illustrator, she provides help and advice for people living with all chronic health conditions. Jessie is the author of the ENabled Warrior Symptom Tracker book which helps you manage multiple conditions,...

Duration:00:35:35

Bonus: FUMS Holiday Gift Guide 2020

11/26/2020
The holiday season is just kicking off so in today's episode of the FUMS Podcast Show, Kathy has a special message for all FUMSers. Please enjoy the celebrations but remember to take care of YOU. Pace yourself. Ask for help when you need it. And be big enough to accept help when it's offered. In order to lessen your load, use the 2020 FUMS Holiday Gift Guide. It’s updated every year with new products that either Kathy has come across or which have been suggested by others in the FUMS...

Duration:00:03:34

FUMS 068 - How Taopatch is Improving MS Symptoms

11/13/2020
After hearing from other MSers about the benefits of using Taopatch, Kathy just had to find out more. So she reached out to Dimitri Leonov, Co-Founder and CEO of Taopatch USA to bring you the scoop. Taopatch is a wearable device which captures heat from your body and converts it into light, which it emits into specific points on your body. These photons stimulate your Central Nervous System and "remind" it how it was meant to communicate with the rest of your body. By combining light...

Duration:00:36:01

FUMS 067 - Why Did I Go Missing

10/5/2020
Trigger warning: this episode is a raw explanation of why the FUMS Podcast has been quiet recently. It's a difficult listen but Kathy felt that she owed it to the FUMS community to share what she has been going through. As always, Kathy welcomes your comments and opinions here, on the FUMS Facebook page, on the FUMS Twitter account, on Instagram, or FUMSvideos on YouTube. Or email Kathy@FUMSnow.com. And please keep the conversation going and support each other! Further resources: Get the MS...

Duration:00:13:55

FUMS 066 - It's Time To "Marie Kondo" The Toxic People From Your Life

8/7/2020
Today's episode is another solo issue where Kathy tackles another something that she's learned over the years - removing toxic people from your life is good for you and your health! Unless you're insanely lucky, you've probably already that there are some friends or family members who cause your anxiety to skyrocket. As stress can be a major factor in causing MS exacerbations, you can see the logic in cutting them out of your life. Or, at the very least, setting some ground rules - and...

Duration:00:13:38

FUMS 065 - "But You Look So Good"

7/24/2020
Today’s episode is special in that there is no guest to interview. It’s just Kathy – talking about something that we, as MS’ers, hear often - "but you look so good." Kathy suggests that there are two ways to take that: good and bad! As a compliment or as someone questioning either your diagnosis or your suffering. In typical FUMS fashion – Kathy suggest questioning our knee-jerk reactions and asks us to instead, "take a minute and examine intent." Her opinion may be a bit controversial in...

Duration:00:15:11

FUMS 064 - Damian Washington – YouTube Star and MS Sunshine

7/10/2020
Damian Washington is a true force of nature! Prior to his MS diagnosis, Damian was an actor who was also dipping his toes into vlogging. When he started to turn the camera onto his life with MS, the immediate response guided him to embrace a new career - which eventually led to him becoming a Patient Getting Paid. In this fun conversation with Kathy, Damian talks about how MS impacted his life and career, and how he pivoted to another area where he continues to use his energy for positivity!...

Duration:00:45:55

FUMS 063 - Former Radio DJ, MS Advocate, and Author Kim "Kid" Curry

6/26/2020
Kim "Kid" Curry was a successful DJ and radio executive when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. After research into MS disease progression, he decided to leave his broadcasting career of 33 years and become a writer. In this wide-ranging conversation with Kathy, Kim talks about politics, the role of caregivers and vitamin supplements, and the "survivor's guilt" he feels when he sees other patients whose MS symptoms are worse than his. Topics covered include: Resources for this...

Duration:00:33:53

FUMS 062 - CrossFit Helps Kim Toliver Find Her MS Advocate Voice

6/12/2020
From the age of 12, Kim Toliver used exercise as a way to regain control of her weight - and also to ensure that she wasn't being micro-managed by doctors! While studying for her Masters in Athletic Training, she began to experience strange physical symptoms which she initially wrote off. But only six months into her dream job, Kim was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Kim eventually recognized that CrossFit’s fitness and health concept suited her perfectly in trying to accomplish the...

Duration:00:33:17