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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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English


Episodes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

69: The Impact of Sunlight and Prayer on Personal Healing | Danielle Butler

12/5/2023
What if you could play an active role in your own health and healing? That's exactly what we explore in this episode, with our remarkable guest, Danielle Butler, who was an attendee of the original HealingStrong group back in 2013. Danielle’s inspiring journey of prevention and wellness is a testament to her belief in taking control of personal health. It is a conversation that breathes hope and empowerment for anyone facing health struggles. This interview takes us deep into the world of health and lifestyle choices, family, and the importance of sunlight in our well-being. Danielle's faith-based approach to health and her work with HealingStrong gives her a unique perspective that is both empowering and enlightening. Living proof that our choices can influence our genes and overall health, she shares her insights on the detrimental effects of chemicals in everyday products, and the surprising role of sunlight in our health. We also reveal how prayer and family can impact our wellness and why being mindful of our choices is critical. We also delve into the joys and challenges of parenting, the power of community support, and the importance of taking control of your healing journey. The power of being in a room with like-minded individuals, learning from each other and drawing strength, is a key takeaway Danielle stresses. The episode wraps up with an important discussion about finding encouragement and the power of joining a community like HealingStrong, a place where hope and encouragement abound. Don't miss this insightful conversation that could potentially transform your approach to health and healing. 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:00:25:40

68: Harnessing the Power of Juicing & Optimizing Your Health | Barbara Duck

11/28/2023
Unlock the potential of your health journey as we dive into the expansive world of juicing. Joined by the phenomenal Barbara Duck, a juicing expert, we tackle the ins and outs of juicing, detailing its immense benefits and techniques. Discover how this nutrient-rich and easily customizable method lets you consume fruits and veggies in a whole new way, giving you an upper hand in your nutrient intake compared to eating whole produce. Peel back the layers of knowledge about the two primary types of juicers that you'll find on the market - the centripetal and cold press/masticating. Each of these has its pros and cons, and we discuss these in detail. Learn how a high-quality juicer could be your best companion in your juicing journey, making juicing both easy and efficient. Further, we delve into batch juicing, sharing insights on its benefits and tips for preserving your juice effectively. Whether you're looking to gain weight, help in healing, or are on a cancer journey, find out how juicing can be your ally. Hear our personal experiences and how juicing aids us in our journeys. But that's not all; we also shed light on the mission of HealingStrong, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting and educating individuals battling cancer and other diseases. By the end of this episode, you'll be inspired to take control of your health and your healing journey, armed with a wealth of juicing knowledge. So jump in, and let's juice up our lives! 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:00:40:14

67: Resilience, Holistic Healing & Lymphatics with the HealingStrong Community | Denise Giovinazzo

11/21/2023
Imagine embarking on a journey with no conventional treatments, only to find a lifeline in a community dedicated to holistic healing and positivity. This is Denise's story. Despite being in a holding pattern with no treatments, Denise has managed to live a full life, thanks in large part to the HealingStrong community. She attributes her strength to natural treatments. Denise's story takes an inspiring turn as she discovers HealingStrong. This community, which started as a group of individuals seeking holistic healing, eventually became a powerful force in Denise's life, propelling her into a leadership role. Following the demise of Sue, the original group leader, in 2019, Denise stepped up to guide others on their healing journey. Denise's growth as a leader, her experiences as a member of the Healing Strong community, and the support she found from individuals around the globe are lessons in resilience and connection. Shifting gears to the medical side of healing, Denise shares knowledge about the importance of the lymphatic system and its role in detoxification. She details her own experiences with manual lymphatic drainage, offering tips for at-home treatments to aid the lymphatic system. The conversation concludes with an overview of the HealingStrong community's membership program and the benefits it provides. Whether you're dealing with cancer or an autoimmune disorder, Denise's story serves as a testament to the healing power of community support and the strength found in holistic care. 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:00:32:40

66: Transforming Daunting Times with Music and Faith | Ellie Holcomb

11/14/2023
Do you ever wonder about the healing power of music and how a simple tune can transform a daunting situation into a powerful experience? Picture this: Jim, our host, sitting in an oncology clinic, earphones plugged in, lost in Ellie Holcomb's music. Today, we are fortunate to engage in an inspiring conversation with Ellie herself, a gifted singer-songwriter who's been a beacon of light during Jim's cancer journey. Ellie and Jim take us through their heartwarming first meeting, drawing on the mutual love for record clubs and the profound influence of legendary producer, Brown Bannister. Ever felt like your story is part of a greater narrative? Ellie helps unveil this beautiful connection with her music and faith as our guides. She opens up about her childhood, her father's significant role in shaping her career, and how a family Christmas record played a special part in Jim's life. Together, they navigate the weighty subjects of a cancer diagnosis and the strength found in faith. As we journey with Ellie and Jim, we also gain insight into her new musical projects. Imagine being uplifted by the power of Psalms. She also speaks candidly about her plans for a devotional book and how her faith, family, and music have been pillars during difficult times. Ellie's experiences with homeschooling during the pandemic and her efforts in shedding light in the darkness through music are nothing short of inspirational. Join us as we wrap up with an encouraging note on the HealingStrong organization. Find Ellie at: www.ellieholcomb.comYouTubeInstagramFacebook 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:00:41:48

65: 2023 Conference & 10 Year Celebration Testimonials

10/16/2023
Listen to conference attendees share their experience at the 10 year event in Houston, Texas. May these testimonies encourage you to seek out the support you need during this time. You can ALWAYS head to our website: healingstrong.org and locate the top bar to find: "Start Here" - Download the free e-book of 12 holistic health lessons that coincide with 12 lesson videos. "Pillars" - Our 3 main strategies we focus on inside our community and groups, and find free webinars to watch on demand. "Groups" - Search free support groups online and in-person or how to become a group leader in your local area. "Resources" - Search downloads, healthy food list and more. If you have any questions, please email us at help@healingstrong.org A special thank you to our Conference Sponsors: Chris Beat Cancer, Chris WarkTempleton Wellness Foundation, James TempletonHope4Cancer Treatment CentersHealingStrong Houston Group on behalf of Nigel RyderJourney U MinistriesHarvest Health CenterHealingStrong'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:00:13:52

64: Maximizing the Minimal w/ Breast Cancer Thrivers Christine Holcomb & Lynn Kearns

10/9/2023
Both breast cancer survivors, both grandmothers, 10 plus years later…. Lynn Kearns Christian, wife, mother of four, grandmother of eight. Health care professional forty plus years. Researcher, yoga teacher, multiple international medical missions, hiker, book lover, gardener. Experienced breast cancer 14 years ago. Attended the first HealingStrong gathering with my dear friend Christine. Began the first HealingStrong group in Gainesville with Suzy, Christine Holcomb, Marsha Dicky and Dr. V. Christine is a 12 year breast cancer thriver, mom of 2, and grandmother of 3. Christine always thought she was one of the healthiest in her family, but then ended up with cancer. Her diagnosis sent her on a path of searching for answers to understand, how and why. Christine’s journey led her in helping with the very first HealingStrong group back in 2013. Today, Christine remains a part of HealingStrong, as she loves the mission and working with the HealingStrong community, all while continuing to learn and grow. In this episode, they discuss starting the first HealingStrong Group, reducing toxins and more. A special thank you to our Conference Sponsors: Chris Beat Cancer, Chris WarkTempleton Wellness Foundation, James TempletonHope4Cancer Treatment CentersHealingStrong Houston Group on behalf of Nigel RyderJourney U MinistriesHarvest Health Center HealingStrong: Website: healingstrong.org Find a Free Support Group: healingstrong.org/groups Free Downloads: healingstrong.org/resources Contact: help@healingstrong.org 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:00:29:24

63: Creating a Community of Support w/ Kevin & Cortney Campbell

10/2/2023
After Cortney's lymphoma diagnosis in 2008, it led Kevin and Cortney to pursue natural cancer therapies. Since then, Kevin and Cortney have been passionate to share their story of healing with anyone who wants to hear. They were part of the original team that launched HealingStrong in 2013 and live in Atlanta with their 6 children and sweet yellow lab, Fellow. Kevin owns a production company, Form Films and Cortney homeschools and writes at AntiCancerMom.com where she shares her experience, knowledge and tips on health and family living after cancer. A special thank you to our Conference Sponsors: Chris Beat Cancer, Chris WarkTempleton Wellness Foundation, James TempletonHope4Cancer Treatment CentersHealingStrong Houston Group on behalf of Nigel RyderJourney U MinistriesHarvest Health Center Cortney Campbell: Website: anticancermom.com Instagram: @anticancermom Story: Season 3 Podcast Interview HealingStrong: Website: healingstrong.org Find a Free Support Group: healingstrong.org/groups Free Downloads: healingstrong.org/resources Contact: help@healingstrong.org 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:00:21:35

62: How Healing turned into HealingStrong w/ Jeff & Suzy Griswold

9/25/2023
Suzy has served in various roles in education and community health for 30 years. In 2009, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Her personal family losses coupled with extensive research and prayer led her to choose a holistic approach inspired by Dr. Max Gerson, and is now a 13+ year Thyroid Cancer Thriver. Her vision for HealingStrong began as a true grassroots movement to help connect others to life giving hope and empowering patients with healing truths.⁣ HealingStrong equips its group participants through small community groups worldwide. Jeff Griswold is married to Suzy and has served HealingStrong since day 1. You will often find him behind the scenes preparing videos or directing the conferences. Married for 31+ years, he loves all things soccer, and being Dad to their two adult sons. Jeff’s passion is getting the stories of hope into the hands of those who need it most. In this episode, Jeff and Suzy discuss the family dynamic during Suzy’s own diagnosis and healing journey, plus the conception and growth of HealingStrong. A special thank you to our Conference Sponsors: Chris Beat Cancer, Chris WarkTempleton Wellness Foundation, James TempletonHope4Cancer Treatment CentersHealingStrong Houston Group on behalf of Nigel RyderJourney U MinistriesHarvest Health Center HealingStrong: Website: healingstrong.org Find a Free Support Group: healingstrong.org/groups Free Downloads: healingstrong.org/resources Contact: help@healingstrong.org 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:00:33:57

61: Group Leaders & their Journeys w/ Gel & Mary Houston Group Leaders

9/18/2023
Gel (Angelica) and her husband promptly brought her 2015 diagnosis up to the Lord and He led them to a path that involved implementing a better lifestyle; employing non-conventional therapies; uplifting the soul; collaborating with integrative practitioners; and partnering with praying friends that surround us with positivity. HealingStrong is Gel’s answered prayer and so she is dedicating this ministry to all that may be encouraged and have a closer relationship with the Healer.⁣ Mary was introduced to Suzy and HealingStrong in 2014 as her husband Nigel was fighting colon cancer. Mary and Nigel recognized the benefit of going beyond conventional treatment to include Spiritual and Emotional healing, dietary changes and realizing that Hope is a huge strategy when battling chronic diseases. Mary joined the HealingStrong Family as a leader in Houston in 2016 and is a Regional mentor. The Houston group is the longest running HealingStrong group. Mary’s focus is on ensuring that each person going through a cancer journey has a Village of support, Hope, Faith, & Love. In this episode, Mary and Angelica share the origin of their connection, running the Houston HealingStrong group and conference happenings to celebrate HealingStrong’s 10 year anniversary. A special thank you to our Conference Sponsors: Chris Beat Cancer, Chris WarkTempleton Wellness Foundation, James TempletonHope4Cancer Treatment CentersHealingStrong Houston Group on behalf of Nigel RyderJourney U MinistriesHarvest Health Center HealingStrong: Find a Free Support Group: healingstrong.org/groups Free Downloads: healingstrong.org/resources Contact: help@healingstrong.org HealingStrong Houston Group: Contact: healingstronghouston@gmail.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:00:27:44

60: Faith in the Healing w/ Dr. Antonio Jimenez & Suzy Griswold

9/11/2023
DR. ANTONIO JIMENEZ, M.D., N.D., is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Hope4Cancer Treatment Centers—a world leader at the frontier of integrative oncology—with locations in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. For more than 30 years, Dr. Jimenez has dedicated his life to the study, clinical research, implementation of integrative strategies to treat cancer, chronic infections, and immune disorders. Affectionately known by his patients and colleagues simply as “Dr. Tony,” Dr. Jimenez is one of the most trusted voices in the world of integrative cancer therapy. His 7 Key Principles of Cancer TherapyTM, the basis for his comprehensive, integrative protocols, are discussed in detail in his highly acclaimed book, Hope for Cancer: 7 Principes to Remove Fear and Empower Your Healing Journey. Dr. Jimenez is one of seven physicians worldwide certified to treat patients with the Gonzalez Protocol. He is known as an avid educator who has shared his wisdom with large audiences in dozens of countries across the world including through his free Dr. Tony’s Integrative Webinar Series. Suzy Griswold is a 13 plus year Thyroid Cancer Thriver, and the Founder and President of HealingStrong. Suzy took a natural approach to healing and when she learned of other survivors, a true grassroots movement began. HealingStrong empowers, inspires and equips group participants and members to live more whole and hope filled lives through small community groups worldwide. In this episode, Dr. Tony and Suzy share memories, common missions and the connections between Hope4Cancer and HealingStrong. A special thank you to our Conference Sponsors: Chris Beat Cancer, Chris WarkTempleton Wellness Foundation, James TempletonHope4Cancer Treatment CentersHealingStrong Houston Group on behalf of Nigel RyderJourney U MinistriesHarvest Health Center HealingStrong: Find a Free Support Group: healingstrong.org/groups 2023 Conference Details: healingstrong.org/conference (discount code: H4C2023) *Tickets, while supplies last Free Downloads: healingstrong.org/resources Hope4Cancer Clinic: Website: hope4cancer.com Facebook: facebook.com/Hope4CancerMexico Instagram: instagram.com/hope4cancermexico FAQ: hope4cancer.com/frequently-asked-questions 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:00:30:56

59: Truths of Emotional Healing with Laura Bradshaw

9/4/2023
Laura Bradshaw was called into ministry in 2011 and in 2017 became the head of Journey U. Laura is a writer, speaker, life coach, and prayer minister. She is the author of “Trace Modeling: Tracing Back Negative Life Patterns, So You Are Free to Move Forward” an 8-course curriculum that guides students through their personal inner healing journeys. This curriculum was written from Laura’s personal healing journey and the leading of the Holy Spirit to help others apply the same truths and tracing model in their lives through God’s word. Suzy Griswold is a 13 plus year Thyroid Cancer Thriver, and the Founder and President of HealingStrong. Suzy took a natural approach to healing and when she learned of other survivors, a true grassroots movement began. HealingStrong empowers, inspires and equips group participants and members to live more whole and hope filled lives through small community groups worldwide. In this episode, Laura shares about Journey U, how the journey of emotional healing is not quickly overcome. That it is, in fact, a journey, and what they can do to help those in need during their own journey. A special thank you to our Conference Sponsors: Chris Beat Cancer, Chris WarkTempleton Wellness Foundation, James TempletonHope4Cancer Treatment CentersHealingStrong Houston Group on behalf of Nigel RyderJourney U MinistriesHarvest Health Center HealingStrong: Find a Free Support Group: healingstrong.org/groups 2023 Conference Details: healingstrong.org/conference (discount code: JOURNEYU2023) *Tickets, while supplies last Free Downloads: healingstrong.org/resources Journey U Ministries: Website: journeyu.org Facebook: facebook.com/journey.u.org Instagram: instagram.com/journey.u_ Contact: journeyu.org/contact 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:00:32:40