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Discover how to transform the most challenging chapter of your life with Jim Mann's inspiring podcast. As a stage 4 cancer survivor, Jim interviews famous musical artists like Tasha Layton, Ellie Holcomb, Katy Nichole, and Tim Timmons, as well as health influencers who beat incurable diseases like depression and addiction. Through humor and a renewed sense of purpose, guests courageously share their stories of overcoming the toughest times and learning to trust God. Tune in to Jim's powerful podcast to find hope and inspiration.

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Discover how to transform the most challenging chapter of your life with Jim Mann's inspiring podcast. As a stage 4 cancer survivor, Jim interviews famous musical artists like Tasha Layton, Ellie Holcomb, Katy Nichole, and Tim Timmons, as well as health influencers who beat incurable diseases like depression and addiction. Through humor and a renewed sense of purpose, guests courageously share their stories of overcoming the toughest times and learning to trust God. Tune in to Jim's powerful podcast to find hope and inspiration.

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89: Stage 3 Breast Cancer, Stress & Surrendering to God's Sovereignty | Julie DeKam

5/28/2024
Julie DeKam faced a breast cancer diagnosis in December 2015. Though she considered herself healthy prior to her diagnosis, she realized this new trial would leap her into new and deeper levels of her faith. Julie found a peace that surpasses all understanding from Psalm 18:30, helping her embrace the journey that lay ahead. Her courage shines through in this podcast episode, where her powerful testament to the strength found in faith, community, and the HealingStrong network comes to life. As we sit down with Julie, she uncovers the emotional roller coaster of prioritizing her own health as a mother and homeschooler, and how the metaphor of securing your own oxygen mask first, resonates deeply with her story of discipline. Venturing into the world of alternative cancer strategies after learning she no longer had to continue with conventional, Julie begins to forge her own path in treatment. Rejecting the conventional route, she embarks on a holistic approach, guided by Chris Warks Square One program's pillars of nutrition, exercise, stress management and more. Her journey, underscored by the guidance of a Naturopath and the inspiring advocacy work of Chris Wark, ignites the monumental improvements and hormone regulation achieved through a plant-based diet and individualized care. The conversation also discussed the unfortunate circumstances of loss, but triumph, as a homeschool mom who confronts cancer amidst personal trials, including a friend's passing and her own divorce. Through these challenging times, Julie discovers a new level of depth in her relationship with God, along with a newfound relationship offering rays of hope. We end the episode with a focus on HealingStrong, a faith based nonproft supporting those with cancer and chronic illness by delving into the organization's pillars of nourishing the body, renewing the soul of those in healing, and how listeners can contribute to spreading this message of hope and renewal. Join us for these inspiring stories that not only touch the heart, but also offer practical strategies and encouragement for those walking a similar path. Connect with Julie: Facebook Instagram HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:37:54

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88: Transforming Tragedy into a Cancer Healing Oasis for the Whole Family | Dave Vass

5/21/2024
When Dave Vass's world was impacted by the cancer of those around him, it began a journey of deeper faith and passion towards helping others heal. As a tech entrepreneur transformed into a visionary for alternative health, Dave's journey is not just his own. His story, which involves personal loss and an evaluation on the medical system, left him wanting to help those who have felt the weight of a diagnosis and yearned for more than just conventional treatments. Our heartfelt conversation in this episode traverses these deeply personal waters, as we uncover the profound impact of cancer on personal perspectives and the immense need for proactive healing communities. Imagine a place where the stillness of nature meets the cutting edge of cancer-fighting protocols—a sanctuary in the heart of British Columbia, born from loss, a leading from the Lord and a passion for genuine healing for others. Dave Vass guides us through the transformation of scenic woodlands into a tranquil retreat that offers peace and strength to those in the throes of battling cancer. Each episode we aim to uplift and empower, and this conversation with Dave is a testament to that mission. Together, we shed light on the HealingStrong organization, a beacon for those navigating the overwhelming journey of health challenges. It stands as a reminder that amidst the trials, one is never truly alone—the warmth of community and shared experiences can be a vital lifeline. We wrap up with an invitation to join the collective journey towards wellness, whether through finding a local group, online resources, or simply by extending a hand to those in need. Tune in and we pray this episode serves as a reminder of the resilience and the power found within having a healing community. Learn more about Dave's healing retreat: The Healing Oasis Schedule a Call with Dave to LEARN MORE: Schedule a Call Here Follow the Healing Oasis: Facebook Instagram HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:35:33

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87: Healing Secrets of Apricot Seeds and Laetrile Therapy | John Richardson

5/14/2024
John Richardson (President of Richardson Nutritional Center), an advocate for nutritional therapy and a true believer in the science of Laetrile, brings hope, and deep dives into the heart of natural health and Biblical wisdom. Together, we peel back the layers surrounding the controversial amygdalin derivative and its role in cancer therapy, challenging long-held misconceptions and offering a fresh perspective on what it means to harness nature's gifts for our well-being. The discussion reaches beyond our hosts personal experience and into the realm of science, where Laetrile, often termed vitamin B17, is met with skepticism from the medical and media arenas. With a collection of recovery stories and a critical look at the myths tied to its cyanide content, the discussion covers a side that's seldom told—one that's rooted in both empirical evidence and a profound respect for the ancient texts that guide us. As John shares the journey of his father, a pioneering doctor who documented seventy cancer recoveries with Laetrile, we're reminded of the transformative power of faith and the potential locked within the humble apricot seed. Wrapping up this episode is a heartfelt introduction to HealingStrong, an organization that offers resources, community, and support for anyone navigating the undesired path of cancer or other diseases. The importance of diet, the benefits of vitamins found in apricot seeds, and the ways in which we can all support our bodies' natural defenses are discussed. This conversation is more than an exchange of ideas; it's an invitation to look beyond conventional, and embrace the strength found in community, and to walk a path of hope and healing. Order Apricot Seeds: Laetrile - Richardson Nutritional Center *Receive an automatic 10% discount (at checkout) by using the link to place your order... not only do you save, but RNC will give a portion of your purchase back to HealingStrong that helps us continue our work in serving and supporting those facing a diagnosis! We thank you for your purchase today! HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:41:25

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86: Overcoming Stress & Illness through Faithful Obedience | Earlene Irving

5/7/2024
Over the past three decades, Earlene Irving has weathered life's storms without a single visit to the doctor, a feat she credits to her steadfastness to biblical principles, both in diet and daily living. Our conversation with Earlene isn't just an exploration of organic foods and clean living; it's a deep look into how her conversational relationship with God has anchored her through life's unrest. Her story discusses the understated yet powerful role of stress management and the comfort found in moments of quiet reflection, offering peace in a broken world. Discovering Earlene's personal narrative, we navigate the intersection of obedience, faith, and healing. Confronted with a severe illness, she faced the brink of despair but found her compass in her faith, which guided her back to health. This episode exemplifies how the trials that test our faith can also deepen it, illustrating the biblical tale of Naaman as a parallel to our modern struggles with health and obedience. Listeners will find great comfort in Earlene's testament to the power of unwavering faith and the courage to seek wisdom, even when it defies conventional logic. Finally, we highlight the incredible work of HealingStrong, the non-profit that Earlene champions. This organization's mission resonates throughout our discussion—providing hope, community, and resources for those on the healing path. Earlene's invitation to join the HealingStrong group in North Carolina extends beyond our discussion. This episode is more than a podcast; it's a vessel carrying messages of empowerment and the indescribable connection of how faith, health, and community support can carry one through even the darkest of times. Connect with Earlene's Group: Meets in-person and online Harmony/Raleigh/Central North Carolina hs.centralnc@gmail.com 717-884-5103 Podcast Mentions: -Chris Wark & Square One chrisbeatcancer.com -HealingStrong healingstrong.org -HealingStrong Groups healingstrong.org/group-directory HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:32:11

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85: Severe Hydrocephalus in Utero & A Mother's Faith Despite the Medical Challenges | Jessica Cohen

4/30/2024
When Jessica (Jessi) Cohen's routine ultrasound revealed a reality no parent should ever confront—her unborn baby, diagnosed with severe hydrocephalus and missing brain parts—their story took a turn towards the extraordinary. This episode invites you to walk alongside Jessi as she recounts the anguish and hope that defined her journey from that life-altering diagnosis to witnessing her daughter, Naysa Angélica's (her name means miracle of God, messenger of God), astonishing defiance of medical expectations. Through this conversation we discover a mother's undying faith and the deep strength she drew from it amidst the toughest decisions a parent could face. Navigating a path seeped with medical opinions that often echoed hopelessness, Jessi's story sheds light on the often-clinical detachment and the contrasting support through select healthcare specialists. Her high-risk pregnancy, marked by anxiety-inducing consultations and a prenatal supplement discovery, Jessi will not just touch your heart, but also testify to the profound impact of faith. Every update, every doctor's visit, and the eventual emergency C-section—a moment of crisis enveloped in prayer and song—reminds us of the immeasurable depths of God's grace in life's toughest times. We end this episode by sharing in the joy of Naysa Angélica's progress, a living testament to the miraculous health, found in God our Healer. Jessi's story doesn't end with a miraculous birth; it's an ongoing victory of overcoming the odds, from Naysa's achievements in crawling and speaking to the prospect of a bright future. And for those seeking support on their own healing journeys, we share the hope found in HealingStrong—a faith-based cancer and disease support community that embodies the very essence of hope and empowerment, reminding us all that even amidst life's greatest trials, we are never alone. We know this episode will bless you! Visit our Bible Study Plans mentioned in the interview: YouVersion Bible Plans To download for free any of the HealingStrong Bible plans, please visit: healingstrong.org/refresh HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:37:56

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84: Two Time Cancer Thriver - A Chef's Triumph Over Cancer & Path to HealingStrong | Jill Sonlin

4/23/2024
Discover strength, faith, and culinary passion as we're joined by Jill Sonlin, a two time cancer survivor whose life story defies the odds. Jill received an early stage breast cancer in 2017, and in 2022 received an aggressive Non Hodgkins Lymphoma diagnosis. Jill's story is one of unshakeable belief and divine intervention, with her career as a nurse evolving into a remarkable journey as a French-trained chef. Her resilience not only carried her through the darkest of times, but also ignited a fervent dedication to health, wellness, and the nourishment of others. In our heartfelt conversation, she opens up about her personal battles, her transition into the world of culinary arts, and how she utilizes her platform to spread hope and invaluable knowledge in the realm of healing. Imagine facing the depths of illness only to be touched by a sense of peace so profound it reshapes your entire being. That is the essence of Jill's near-death experiences, which we uncover in an emotionally rich discussion. Her fight with breast cancer, the unexpected emergence of lymphoma, and the spiritual encounters that guided her through it all—Jill's narrative is a powerful reminder of the complexities of cancer treatment, but also celebrates the impact of faith in overcoming life’s most formidable challenges. Pivoting toward the collective journey of healing, we spotlight HealingStrong, a nonprofit organization that Jill champions. HealingStrong's mission is to embolden those seeking to reclaim their health, providing a sanctuary for connection, support, and education grounded in the belief that healing is not just possible, but achievable. Through local and online groups, HealingStrong spreads the message that in togetherness and faith, we can rise above adversity. Tune in for an episode that's not just a story but a source of inspiration, teaching us all that when we stand together in community, our potential for wellness knows no bounds. Connect with Jill: Instagram HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:38:41

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83: Stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma: A Mother's Journey to Emotional Resilience & Holistic Health | PART 2

4/16/2024
Cortney Campbell's return to our podcast isn't just another episode; it's a deep and moving continuation of her story, one that resonates with anyone who's felt the weight of anxiety and depression. As she opens up about the unforeseen resurgence of mental health struggles after welcoming her third child, Cortney discusses the complex dance between life's joys and challenges, and how generational experiences shape our interactions with our children and ourselves. When the walls close in and the air feels too heavy to breathe, where do you turn? Cortney shares lifelines—faith, and practical tools that offer solace in the storm of parenting and personal turmoil. This episode shares an honest look into the rawness of motherhood intertwined with the pursuit of emotional well-being. Ending on a note of hope, Courtney dives into capturing your thoughts and turning them into positive thought patterns, especially when life throws its harshest curves, like a cancer diagnosis. We discuss the transformative potential of diet, exercise, cognitive therapy, and connect these personal strategies to the broader narrative of overcoming and thriving. Whether it's about embracing the present moment or reaching out to communities like HealingStrong for free group support, this episode is an invitation to join us on a journey of healing, empowerment, and rediscovering the resilience that lies within the body God so miraculously designed. Connect with Cortney Campbell, the "anticancermom" on: Cortney's blog Facebook Instagram HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:49:46

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82: Stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma: A Mother's Journey to Emotional Resilience & Holistic Health | Cortney Campbell PART 1

4/9/2024
Navigating the stormy waters of a cancer diagnosis while starting and raising a family, Cortney Campbell is not only a survivor but a beacon of hope. Her story is a testament to the healing power of faith and emotional resilience. As we peel back the layers of her journey, you'll discover the integral role that prayer, scripture, and personal reflection play in navigating life's toughest battles. The solace found in the Psalms echo throughout the conversation, offering a reminder of God's unique design for each of us. Cortney opens up about mental health, recounting a chapter in her life where anxiety, depression, and burnout threatened her overall well-being. The pivotal support she found from a friend helped her find peace in a part of her holistic healing journey. Setting boundaries and letting go of the pressure to maintain a perfect facade not only helped Cortney in motherhood, but in every aspect of her life and emerged as an essential piece during her healing. This episode is a candid exploration of the pressures and expectations we face and a guide to finding His peace through surrendering. Cortney discusses emotional healing, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging our nervous system's sensitivities and the beneficial role of routine in fostering a healing peace. We discuss the HealingStrong 'FIYAA' affirmation, which is a call to embrace forgiveness and God's hand in the healing process. So, join us in this heartfelt discussion that honors our shared experiences and the individual paths we tread in the pursuit of health, joy and healing. FIYAA says, I WILL: Connect with Cortney Campbell, the "anticancermom" on: Cortney's blog Facebook Instagram HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:49:23

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81: Stage 4 Prostate Cancer & the Unexpected Blessings | Brad and Becky Corley

3/12/2024
When Brad Corley retired, he expected leisure, not a cancer diagnosis. Yet, as he and his wife Becky sit down with us, their tale isn't one of despair, but of unexpected growth and an enriching journey towards health, hope, and faith. This podcast episode is an intimate account of how pre-diagnosis changes to diet and personal care became their armor in the battle against cancer and their source of resilience. Together, Brad and Becky reveal how leaning on one another, fortifying their faith, and embracing change and community transformed their ordeal into a story of hope and healing. An oasis of fruit trees was just the beginning of Becky Corley's story. Beneath their branches, a profound transformation took root, as Becky and Brad navigated the tumultuous path of cancer treatment. Our conversation meanders through the emotional landscape of grappling with such a diagnosis, the power of a plant-based diet, and how these trials led Brad to declare cancer as the best thing to ever happen to him. Their journey is a testament to the profound gratitude that can blossom from life's most challenging moments and the pivotal role of a supportive spouse in weathering the storm. Join us as we celebrate the creation of a support group that became a lifeline for those walking the tightrope of cancer treatment. Brad and Becky recount the initial reluctance that blossomed into a community rooted in faith, lifestyle transformation, and collective strength. They also highlight the work of HealingStrong, a nonprofit organization providing a harbor of resources and support for individuals and families navigating similar journeys. Our discussion underscores the power of purpose, the joy in every moment, and the courage found in unity, offering listeners an uplifting beacon of hope and a call to action to become part of a supportive healing network. Corley HealingStrong Group Information & Contact: healingstrong.mobile@gmail.com *The group meets the third Sunday of every month from 5:00-6:30 pm, at Praise Family Church in West Mobile, AL. HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:36:27

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80: Prostate Cancer - Adversity to Sanctuary | Jon Syvertson

3/5/2024
I never knew that a cancer diagnosis would lead me to such a profound discovery. When I stumbled upon HealingStrong, it wasn't just a support group—it became a family, a place of resilience, and a source of indomitable strength. This episode is a heartfelt narrative of how community can light the way during the darkest of times. It's also where I introduce you to John Syverston, who bravely shares his own confrontation with prostate cancer and how a plant-based diet and holistic health avenues became his armor in a battle pressured by conventional treatments. Loss, personal health challenges, and caring for a loved one with dementia—the trials that can bring us to our knees often become the forge for our greatest strengths. This episode is a testament to the human spirit. I take you on a journey from the heartache of personal loss to the creation of Upward Way Homestead, a sanctuary in California that intertwines healing with nature and spirituality. You'll hear about our new support group launch, a testament to our commitment to offer peace and solidarity for those navigating the treacherous waters of cancer and lifestyle-related diseases. By the end of our conversation, you'll see that you're not alone, and that there are pathways marked by support, education, and community that can empower you in your healing journey. HealingStrong isn't just an organization; it's a lifeline for those seeking to take control of their health against cancer and other diseases. You'll understand why joining a group—or perhaps starting one of your own—can be a beacon of hope. And as we wrap up, I extend my heartfelt thanks for you tuning in and sharing in this mission to foster healing, encouragement, and the spread of hope. Contact Jon: norcalhealingstronginfo@creationbenefits.com HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:28:40

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79: The Herbal Haven & Healing Community Amidst Global Challenges | Sara Berry

2/27/2024
Embark on a journey with me to the heart of herbal healing, where nature's apothecary offers solace and strength. Sarah Berry, from seedling to shop owner, narrates how her passion for plants took root and grew into a sanctuary for wellness in Colorado. You'll feel the soil between your fingers and the sun on your back as she recounts her transition from garden enthusiast to herbal hero, offering over 150 organic herbs and a treasure trove of natural remedies to her community. Imagine confronting a serious illness armed with nothing but a garden's bounty. We share the intimate story of a cancer patient's quest for healing through the wisdom of herbs, finding solace in the arms of medicinal mushrooms and the roots of burdock. You'll learn how a cup of herbal tea isn't just a warm drink, but can pulse with the potential to revive and restore. This chapter is a tribute to the intuitive art of personal health and the adaptogenic wonders hidden in plain sight. In our closing thoughts, the resilience of a Manitou Springs herbal shop comes to light, standing strong amidst the tempest of a global pandemic through the unyielding support of a community bound by a common cause—well-being. My own voyage through health challenges illuminates the power of innovative treatments like EBOO and the spirit of Healing Strong, an organization offering a guiding hand to those navigating the tumultuous seas of illness. Together, we share a message of hope and empowerment, encouraging you to join the ranks of the healed and the healers. Your feedback and stories fuel this conversation, spreading a ripple effect of health and harmony. Sara's FB Business Page HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:36:22

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78: Stage 4 Melanoma Cancer Thriver Q & A: Voice and Victory Over Cancer | Jim Mann

2/20/2024
When a serendipitous job offer catapulted me from the quiet corners of introversion to the radio waves, I never anticipated how transformative speaking into a microphone could be. Over 30 years, my voice has been a companion to many, but it's through the I Am HealingStrong podcast that I've found a profound sense of purpose. Join me, Jim Mann, as I recount an inspiring journey that has taught me the power of resilience, the importance of faith, and the transformative effects of sharing one's story. Facing cancer can feel like standing at the edge of an abyss—but what if you could find a lifeline in faith and community? That's exactly what I explore in this heartfelt episode. From the comforting verses of Psalm 46 to the life-altering impact of immunotherapy and diet, I discuss how these elements intertwined to bolster my battle against illness. More than just a narrative of survival, this is a testament to the incredible support from listeners and the strength that comes from a hopeful spirit. As we wrap up our time together, I dive into the spirit of HealingStrong, an organization close to my heart. It's not just about overcoming disease; it's about rebuilding lives through support, education, and the sharing of stories. Whether through local groups or online communities, HealingStrong extends a hand to those in need. I invite you to become part of this narrative of renewal, to find solace in our shared experiences, and to continue spreading hope by joining us in our mission. Your story, like mine, has the power to inspire and heal. HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:32:31

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77: The Sanctuary of Community for Those Fighting Cancer | Madeline Balmaceda

2/13/2024
When Madeline Balmaceda stepped through the doors of HealingStrong, she wasn't just searching for a community; she was seeking refuge from the storm of anxiety that accompanied her loved ones' health struggles. Her story, woven into this episode, is a powerful testament to the solace one can find amid despair, and the unexpected support that can come from leaning into faith and scripture. Join us as Madeline opens up about the tranquility she discovered and how the simple act of absorbing the Bible's words provided her an anchor in turbulent times. Battles with illness can often feel solitary, but they don't have to be. In my own fight against cancer, I found a bastion of support in the Healing Strong community, which stood as a testament to the strength found in unity. This episode isn't just about my journey, though—it's about my daughter KarriAnn's courage as she faces her renewed cancer challenge with a deepened faith and an embrace of the support that HealingStrong offers, regardless of the miles that separate us. Together, we're traversing the rough waters of uncertainty with a strengthened spirit and a bond that distance cannot weaken. Wrapping up our conversations, we pivot to the remarkable tale of a former performer whose life's path has meandered through the realms of education, corporate life, and, now, a spiritually-rich retirement. The episode rounds out by shining a light on the core mission of Healing Strong: empowering individuals through faith on their healing journey and offering a wealth of resources to foster this empowerment. Whether it's through sharing your own story of encouragement or supporting the community, this episode invites you to discover the transformative power of faith, hope, and togetherness. Take the challenge: Around the Word in 80 Days HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:29:48

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76: Faith-Fueled Songwriting as a Balm for Cancer | Lisa Simmons

2/6/2024
When the storm clouds of breast cancer loomed on the horizon, Lisa Simmons found her beacon of hope in the form of faith and a community that stands strong together. In a heartfelt episode, Lisa takes us through the twists and turns of her cancer journey, discussing the pivotal role played by her support system, including an oncology navigator friend and HealingStrong, a holistic cancer support group where she serves as a co-leader in the North Dallas, Texas area. Her story is a testament to the power of informed decisions, patience, and the solace found in faith, offering a guiding light to those who might feel adrift in similar choppy waters. Strumming the strings of nostalgia, we reflect on the melodies that have been our life's soundtrack, from the familial echoes of guitars and mandolins to the first bass guitar that sparked a fire within us. Music weaves through the episode as both Lisa and I share the evolution of our songwriting journeys—from childhood ditties to songs that strike deep chords within our souls. The conversation is an open invitation to you too, to discover the melodies and lyrics that lie dormant in your own life experiences, awaiting your creative touch to bring them to life. Bridging the gap between songwriting and natural healing, this episode opens up about the cathartic process of transforming life's moments into music or poetry. We celebrate songwriting's power to enrich our personal legacy and delve into the healing qualities of singing scripture. Natural healing and nutrition also make an appearance, shedding light on how these elements can complement medical knowledge on our wellness paths. Join us for an episode that harmonizes the spirit of resilience, the artistry of music, and the dedication of HealingStrong to inspire and empower those embarking on their own health journeys. HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:33:50

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75: The Crucial Link Between Gut Health and Disease Management Part 2 | Linda Murphy

1/30/2024
We continue in part 2 with Linda Murphy, a registered holistic nutritionist, shedding light on the profound influence of gut health. She introduces us to the powerhouse that is stomach acid, our unsung hero in the fight against harmful bacteria and the key to unlocking vibrant digestion through healthy bile production. We're not just talking about avoiding upset stomachs—this episode reveals how a balanced gut microbiome is your shield against inflammation and autoimmune diseases. It's an insightful look at the intricate dance between our internal flora and our well-being, and trust me, you'll want to know the steps. As we wade through the often misunderstood waters of detoxification, Linda guides us through our body's natural defenses, like mucus and fever, and poses an intriguing perspective on common flu-like symptoms. Could they be a sign of internal cleansing rather than illness? We'll also touch on the emotional threads that weave through our digestive health, underscoring the impact stress can have on our thyroid and adrenal health. With practical tips on combating unwelcome guests like parasites and Candida, this episode is brimming with natural remedies and dietary advice to support your body's detoxification process. Finally, we turn our attention to the power of community in the healing process. Linda highlights how HealingStrong, a nonprofit organization, is creating a lifeline for individuals grappling with cancer and other diseases. Discover how joining forces with a support group or accessing free educational resources can be a turning point in your health journey. So, if you've ever felt alone in your quest for wellness, let this episode be a beacon of hope and empowerment, reminding you that every small step is a leap towards a healthier, happier you. Learn more about HealingStrong here: HealingStrong Mission Resources HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:28:45

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74: The Crucial Link Between Gut Health and Disease Management Part 1 | Linda Murphy

1/23/2024
Have you ever considered the intricate dance between your gut health and your overall wellness? Linda Murphy, a registered holistic nutritionist, returns to our show to illuminate the significant, yet often unheralded, connection between gut health and various diseases. With a holistic lens sharpened by personal health battles, including a cancer diagnosis, Linda unpacks the cascade of issues that follow the use of protein pump inhibitors and the critical nature of maintaining a healthy gut for nutrient absorption. Her insights extend to her work with HealingStrong, where she aids others in navigating their health journeys with the support of this empowering community. Feeling the weight of stress on your shoulders and your stomach? This episode shines a light on how stress isn't just a mental burden—it physically diverts blood flow from your digestive system, hindering your ability to absorb crucial nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and B12. We open up about the emotional facets of stress management and their direct impact on the success of healthy lifestyle habits. Linda Murphy also helps us unravel the common misconceptions about acid reflux, explaining that low stomach acid is frequently the true culprit, not the excess we often blame. And when it comes to maintaining strong bones, it seems digestion plays a lead role in this bodily performance. We share personal tales and revelations regarding acid reflux, diet, and stress, while offering actionable advice to enhance digestion—like the simple but effective practice of diaphragm breathing before meals. Through thoughtful eating, mindful living, and aligning with supportive networks like Healing Strong, this episode is a treasure trove of strategies to improve not just digestive health, but our overall vitality. Join us for a deep exploration into how minor lifestyle changes can elicit major wellness wins. Search and join Linda's HealingStrong Group here: Directory & search Camden, Ontario, Canada HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:32:25

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73: Embracing the Power of Detoxification & Wholesome Habits for Healing | Christine Holcomb

1/16/2024
Discover the secrets your body holds to natural detoxification as we invite you on a journey through the often overlooked practice of sweating for health. This episode features the inspiring Christine Holcomb, who shares her profound cancer journey, revealing the crucial role detox played in her healing. Together, we'll unlock the wisdom of ancient detox methods like Epsom salt baths and saunas, which are especially beneficial when the cold bites at your routine, making daily sweat sessions a challenge. You'll learn how our bodies are precision-designed for detox through the liver and kidneys, and how you can support these vital processes. As we navigate the modern landscape, laden with pollutants and synthetic chemicals, it's imperative we take steps to cleanse and protect our bodies. This episode isn't just about avoiding the toxins that surround us—it's about embracing a holistic approach to clean living. From selecting whole foods to being savvy with your choice of cleaning products, we'll provide practical tips for minimizing your exposure to harmful substances. We'll also explore the interplay between emotional wellness and physical health, understanding how our feelings can both hinder and help our bodies' detox pathways. Rounding out our discussion, we'll delve into daily habits that enhance your body's ability to detoxify. I'll highlight the significance of proper dental care, the underestimated power of lemon water, and the refreshing benefits that hot and cold showers can bring to your routine. We'll also discuss confronting the silent epidemic of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease through lifestyle changes, and why a grateful heart can be just as healthy as a detoxified liver. Join our community at HealingStrong, where we champion a mission to empower those on a healing path with support for the body, soul, and spirit. *To get connected and find a free support group where we learn concepts such as these and find encouragement through one another's journey, head to our DIRECTORY to find an in-person or online group today. HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:39:16

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72: The Art of Coffee Enemas & Community Support | Bailey O'Brien

1/9/2024
Imagine embarking on a journey that links the rich aroma of coffee not just to your morning ritual but to a detoxifying health practice. That's exactly what my guest, the inspiring Bailey O'Brien, and Jim Mann (host) venture into as they share the transformative world of coffee enemas. With Bailey's firsthand account, we unfold the layers of this ancient practice, revealing its historic placement in medical texts and its resurgence in modern alternative therapies. From the crucial role of the liver's portal vein to the surprising tales of people adopting at-home coffee enemas in all manner of locations, this episode promises to enlighten on the profound impact of integrating this method into one’s healing journey. They take you through the subtleties of selecting the right coffee for enemas, discussing the preferences for light roasts and how they have become integral to personal health regimens. Bailey shares the quirks and triumphs of performing these enemas, striving to normalize a practice that has brought many individuals relief and vitality in the face of illness. Listeners will gain a new appreciation for the simple actions that can be woven into daily life to foster recovery and well-being. In the spirit of empowerment, this conversation takes a heartfelt turn towards the community and faith-based support essential for those navigating health challenges. We spotlight HealingStrong, a beacon of hope for many, offering free resources and connections that prove invaluable in the healing process. Each story shared on our podcast, including Bailey's incredible journey, stands as a testament to the strength found in knowledge, alternative healing methods, and the solidarity of those who have walked similar paths. Tune in to be part of a narrative that not only educates but also uplifts and connects. ENEMA INFORMATION: Gerson Research Organization Individualized Nutritional Programs Enema Article HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:39:32

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71: Overcoming Cancer Fears: Emphasizing Healthy Living and Faith | Kathy Gilkey

12/19/2023
Imagine a world where you are in control of your health; where healing is not just physical, but also emotional and spiritual. We promise to introduce you to such a world in our podcast, starting our journey with the amazing Kathy Gilkey. Kathy is a testament to the incredible power of natural healing methods, having defeated follicular lymphoma twice. Her story is a testament to the importance of holistic healing, giving us a fresh perspective on emotional and physical health. As we move on, we discover other inspiring stories of those who have dared to take a different path after a cancer diagnosis. Another brave woman shares her journey with cancer and her decision to turn towards alternative medicine. Dive into her experience with juicing, her dietary differences with her husband, and her plans to start a HealingStrong group in Florida. As a florist and counselor, she brings a unique perspective to her healing journey, and to her mission of helping others find healing solutions. Finally, let's change our perspectives on health and aging. We discuss the importance of a healthy body and lifestyle, sharing personal stories of our loved ones who have led long and healthy lives. For those grappling with the fear of a cancer diagnosis, we offer words of strength and hope. We remind you that being part of a supportive community, like a HealingStrong group, can make all the difference. So, join us as we explore healing in all its forms and remember - trust in God, and know that He is bigger than any fear or illness. HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:28:06

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70: Healing Strong and Healthy Holiday Eating | Kay Blackburn

12/12/2023
Do you often find yourself succumbing to the holiday vice of over-indulgence? Fear not, for this episode promises to guide you through a healthy holiday season. We are joined by Kay Blackburn, a nutrition health coach and HealingStrong group leader, who has herself battled cancer, offering a fresh perspective on maintaining health during the holiday season. As we dive into the heart of the matter, Kay provides invaluable insights on incorporating plant-based dishes and probiotic-rich foods into our holiday meals. And it's not just about food! Kay emphasizes the importance of a positive mindset and mindful eating, tips that are useful not just for the holidays, but for life in general. We also discuss the challenges of strict diets during the holiday season, offering strategies on adapting your favorite dishes to healthier versions. For those with specific health conditions, Kay shares her journey and strategies of maintaining a balance between indulgence and health. Our episode isn't just about diet; we also highlight the importance of building a relationship with God and finding moments of stillness amidst the holiday season. We explore the HealingStrong organization, a network that supports individuals facing diseases such as cancer and other chronic illnesses. So, tune in for a heartfelt conversation that combines personal stories, expert advice, and a reminder to prioritize health, even during the holiday season. Let's make this holiday season not just merry, but also healthy! HealingStrong's mission is to educate, equip and empower our group leaders and group participants through their journey with cancer or other chronic illnesses, and know there is HOPE. We bring this hope through educational materials, webinars, guest speakers, conferences, community small group support and more. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a part of our Membership Program, as a monthly donor. When you do, you will receive additional resources such as: webinars, access to ALL our past and most recent conference videos, downloadables and more, as a bonus. To learn more, head to the HealingStrong Membership Program link below: Membership Program

Duration:00:33:19