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Join Jim Mann and Ally Powell as they bring you inspirational, real-life stories from people who have overcome major obstacles in their lives and found a renewed sense of purpose and hope in learning to trust God in difficult times.


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Join Jim Mann and Ally Powell as they bring you inspirational, real-life stories from people who have overcome major obstacles in their lives and found a renewed sense of purpose and hope in learning to trust God in difficult times.




Going the Extra Mile to Heal Cancer with Pastor Diego Mesa

Pastor, Author and once an aspiring professional triathlete, Pastor Diego was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in 2008 and given less than six years to live. A miraculous journey of faith led to his complete healing and the birth of the Health Initiative Revolution. What also increased was Pastor Diego’s faith, knowledge, and understanding of how to better steward our physical bodies to accomplish all that God has for each one of us. Pastor Diego is committed to ministering to the whole...


Health & the Power of Storytelling with Jeneen Hammond

Jeneen was connected to Suzy, Director and Founder of HealingStrong, and immediately supported their mission. She has even been a part of past HealingStrong conferences. You may know her as the bag lady, but Jeneen is an Actress, Director and Playwright who inspires audiences through the Art of Storytelling. Jeneen uses the Arts to translate human experiences into truths that bring people together. She is the founder of Clay Creative Academy, a 501c3 non-profit mobile academy of the Arts to...


The Hope Found from Cancer with Chris Lawrence

Chris Lawrence is a writer, outdoor guide and the founder of Hope Has Arrived. He was diagnosed with stage IV bile duct cancer in spring of 2016, but through the help of an excellent medical team and his faith in God, he reached remission and continues living a healthy and active lifestyle. He and his wife and two kids live in Colorado. Links: Hope Has Arrived homepage 10 Tips for Facing Your Next Cancer Scan E-book


Thriving Beyond Cancer in Biological Dentistry with Dr. Teresa Scott

Dr. Teresa Scott is a cancer thriver after only being given a year to live and a 1% chance of survival on December 1, 2015. She healed mostly through holistic intervention and has remained healthy since. She is the current president of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. She owns her own biological dental practice in Spring, Texas and teaches airway centered biological dentistry to those of her colleagues who are open to learning more. Listen in to learn the...


A Couple Turning Cancer into an Opportunity with Keith & Judy Hook

Not just one cancer diagnosis in the home, but two… Judy was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer shortly after resigning from her teaching position at a local Christian school. Judy and Keith began changing their diet to a plant based one, continued hosting international students, and began seeing a naturopath to go completely natural in her healing journey. They eventually came across Chris Wark and his Square One program, later connecting them to HealingStrong. It was upon Keith...


Peace Despite Cancer with Paige Lathrop

As a busy wife and homeschool mom of two, Paige Lathrop, was blindsided by a stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis 4-½ years ago. Rushed into conventional treatment, Paige lacked peace in her spirit and believed there had to be another way to heal. While undergoing chemotherapy, she spent countless hours reading scientific literature and praying for direction. The Lord graciously led her to Chris Wark, SQ1, and HealingStrong, which gave her the confidence to walk away from the treatments and make a...


Jim and Ally Rally

Jim & Ally start us off in episode 1 by reflecting on the past two seasons, our guests and their stories, our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration (listen for details), discuss Ally’s experience in radio, tv, and her own struggle during a trial that involved one of her children. Her full story is from season 1 episode 3 and hear how her story and experiences have led her to co-host with Jim Mann for the I Am HealingStrong podcast.


Uncovering Radical Remission with Dr. Kelly Turner, PhD

Radical remission is defined as a remission that occurs in the absence of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine has failed. In this episode, Dr. Kelly Turner, PhD, discusses her research in observing radical remission cases around the world. Dr. Turner’s findings remain consistent with nine common themes that she believes have helped terminal patients in their healing journeys. Resources: https://radicalremission.com/


God’s Perfect Precision with Mary Ryder

Mary Ryder was introduced to functional medicine while searching for alternative healing modalities for her husband Nigel, who was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. Both Nigel and Mary’s journey is one of faith (as Nigel would later become a believer) and a testament to the power of God in bringing the right people and opportunities into our lives when we need it the most.


Be Your Own Advocate with Carol Howard

Carol Howard is a registered nurse who was diagnosed with peritoneal cancer, an incredibly rare form. After opting out of chemo, Carol decided to pursue alternative healing modalities, beginning with the grape cure, along with hydrotherapy baths, and changing her diet and lifestyle. Six years have passed since her diagnosis, and she remains cancer-free. Carol regularly attends HealingStrong group meetings, and shares her encouraging story with others. Resources Uchee Pines Chris Beat...


The Power of Community in Renewing Hope with Denise Giovinazzo

Denise was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer four years ago. In this episode, she shares the importance of community support and family in her healing journey. Denise believes her active involvement in the HealingStrong groups, coupled with her faith, equipped her with the resources and support she needed to face her diagnosis. She is currently a thriving and passionate lymphatic practitioner who enjoys sharing her journey with others.


Finding Healing After Addiction with Ryan Griswold

Ryan experienced his first interaction with drugs after a surgery to remove his wisdom teeth in high school. Despite having a happy childhood with a loving family, he developed a dependency on drugs that would later lead to a heroin addiction. In this episode, Ryan shares his story of hope through discovering the healing power of Jesus, in addition to the power of intentional living. Resources: Healingstrong.org/refresh - Around the Word in 80 Days Chasing the Dragon Sheep Among...


The Right to Be Vibrantly Healthy With Jane Barlow

Jane Barlow is an herbalist who loves everything natural, fitness, and nutrition oriented. She believes in the body’s self-healing capabilities and is an advocate of plant-based medicine. In this episode, Jane and Jim discuss the importance of emotional health, disconnecting from technology, and the power of a positive mindset in the cancer-healing journey. Resources: Barlow Herbal Specialists Barlow Herbal Social


The Life God Intended Us to Live with Janet Everhart

Janet Everhart followed the conventional treatment course for her breast cancer, before turning to a holistic approach after learning about the work of Dr. Véronique Desaulniers. Janet incorporated dietary changes, a gratitude practice, and sought community support in her journey towards healing. As the group leader coordinator at HealingStrong, Janet encourages people to live a more holistic life, a life closer to what she believes is the life God intended us to live.


The Power of Rest with Lee Ann Rummell

Despite having a healthy lifestyle, Lee Ann Rummell received a Stage I breast cancer diagnosis. Her road to recovery consisted of a natural treatment approach – following the Square 1 protocol advocated by Chris Wark, in addition to taking supplements, rebounding, and using a sauna. Lee Ann believes that her diagnosis also served as a teacher in helping her understand the healing power of rest. A firm believer in the power of prayer, Lee Ann sits on the board of Christian Healing...


God Can Use It All with Barbara Duck

Barbara was diagnosed during her highly stressful career in banking with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, a particularly aggressive type, in February 2017. After completing the conventional treatments of surgery, chemo, and radiation, Barabara was told by her doctors to “go live your life, you’ve done all you need to do.” It was then that she knew there was more to be done to improve her health and prevent a recurrence. It was through Chris Wark’s Square One program where Barbara learned about...


Support in the Healing Journey with Christine Holcomb

Christine Holcomb was diagnosed in 2011 with breast cancer and opted to pursue natural cancer-fighting therapies including raw foods, supplementation, and detoxification rather than conventional chemo. As one of the first HealingStrong group leaders, Christine continues to emphasize the significance of face to face support and connection to nature in the healing journey.


The Essentials to Healing with Dr. Véronique Desaulniers

After beating breast cancer twice, Dr. Véronique Desaulniers developed the 7 Essentials System to help women understand that healing is a multi-faceted process. In this episode, Dr. Desaulniers discusses that emotional health can be one of the greatest catalysts for disease in the body. An advocate of a holistic treatment for cancer, Dr. Desaulniers continues to educate and empower women on how to not only survive, but thrive, in order to live a wonderful...


In the Right Place with Herman Matos

Herman Matos is a 35-year retired educator who was diagnosed with Stage 4 prostate cancer. After his diagnosis, Herm searched for an alternative treatment approach, discovering Chris Wark’s cancer survivor videos along the way. He incorporated a plant-based diet and supplement regimen to help fight his disease. Rather than asking “Why me?,” Herm continues to use his journey to encourage others, and currently leads a Healing Strong group. Herm’s story is a beautiful testament of God’s ability...


Learning Along the Journey with Kay Blackburn

Kay Blackburn was diagnosed with stage three non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2017. After undergoing 10 rounds of chemotherapy and a clinical trial, she found conventional treatment to be only partially responsive. Kay turned to holistic medicine, incorporating juicing and dietary changes to heal her cancer. Kay is en route to become certified as an integrative nutrition coach and leads a HealingStrong group to support others on their healing journey. Resources: Kaysdailyinspiration.com