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“Stay Healthy Spokane” Podcast

Episode 14: “Back Pain & Sciatica: Effective Strategies for Lasting Pain Relief”

Do you or a loved one suffer from lower back pain and/or “sciatica”? If so, you won’t want to miss this episode! Luke shares an in-depth look at what causes back pain and sciatica, how to test for the various causes, and ultimately how to achieve lasting pain relief (so you can enjoy an active lifestyle!). Whether you have mild pain, moderate pain or severe pain, you’ll find this information will help you discover effective strategies for lasting pain relief. 

Episode 13: “How to Improve Your Balance & Prevent Falls”

Luke is back with another solo episode, sharing a huge amount of information about how you can improve your balance and reduce the likelihood of having a fall. The topic of balance/dizziness/fall prevention is one of the most important topics for many adults, as it can have such a dramatic impact on their lives. Make sure to share this with someone who’s had a fall or would like to do everything they can to avoid one!

Episode 12: “Sleep: Why It’s SO Important & How to Get More of It!” w/ Dr. Lindsay Donahue

Dr. Lindsay Donahue (Naturopath) from “Valley Naturopathic & Acupuncture” returns to the podcast for the second time to discuss the importance of sleep, why so many people struggle to get a full night of it, and how we can improve our quality and quantity of sleep (which leads to improved health across the board!). If you struggle with sleep, this episode should be an excellent resource for you!

Episode 11: “10 Ways to Achieve Your Goals in 2020!”

Luke is back with another solo episode, this time discussing ideas for making positive changes in 2020. During the episode, he’ll share 10 ideas to help you reach your goals in 2020, starting with advice on how to change the way you think, followed by specific tactics to implement. He also shares several resources and books for continued learning and growth. 

Episode 10: “Intro to Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine” w/ Emily Farish

Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner Emily Farish joins the show to discuss the origins of acupuncture, how acupuncture works, and who typically benefits from treatment. She also shares her knowledge of Chinese herbal medicine and explains how it compliments using acupuncture. Prepare for a wealth of information!

Episode 9: “Health Benefits of Cryotherapy” w/ John Brumbaugh

John Brumbaugh, owner of “Spokane Nutrishop & Cryotherapy” joins the show to discuss the potential health benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC). Listen to John and Dr. Luke discuss the history of WBC, how it works, and the people who experience improved health with its use.

Episode 8: “Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care” with Dr. Rachae Bell

Although most people are familiar with chiropractors in general, most have never heard of “upper cervical chiropractic” care. In this episode, Dr. Rachae Bell joins the show to explain this specialized field of medicine, as well as the benefits for things like headaches, neck pain, neurologic diseases, and post-surgical pain.

Episode 7: “8 Natural Ways to Reduce Pain & Inflammation” (Part 2)

Luke is back with part 2 of this topic, sharing 4 additional natural strategies you can use to reduce pain and inflammation, without relying on medications (or at least not as your first option).

Episode 6: “8 Natural Ways to Reduce Pain & Inflammation” (Part 1)

In his first solo full-length episode, Luke shares some key insights into how he helps his clients reduce their levels of pain and inflammation naturally. During this episode, he shares the first 4 strategies, and the next 4 will be covered in Part 2 (8 strategies total).

Episode 5: “A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils” w/ Cori Noll

Cori Noll with doTerra joins the show to discuss the health benefits of using essential oils. As the title implies, the discussion was geared towards people who are looking to get started with essential oils but want to know more about the common oils, as well as some easy ways to use them. Cori provides some awesome beginner’s information!

Episode 4: “How to Live Well with Parkinson’s Disease” w/ Dr. Jason Aldred

Dr. Jason Aldred, neurologist and Parkinson’s expert, joins the podcast to discuss how people with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) can still live an active and enjoyable life. The podcast covers for main topics: early signs and symptoms of PD (including diagnosis), treatment options (natural and medical), other issues related to PD, and additional resources and research in the field.   Click the link for more details and show notes!

Episode 3: “Soil Health & Nutrition” with Jenny Stuchell

Jenny Stuchell, nutrition enthusiast and owner of Pantry Fuel, joins the podcast to discuss how “soil health” has an impact on the nutrition of the foods we eat. She also shares her journey to creating Pantry Fuel, which prepares delicious meals for people who don’t always have the time or energy to cook nutrient-dense meals. Click the link for more details and show notes!

Episode Two: “All About Natural Medicine” with Dr. Lindsay Donahue

Dr. Lindsay Donahue (Naturopath) joins the show to discuss the ins and outs of natural medicine, as well as sharing some simple and effective ways to maximize your health. A great start to the “Stay Healthy Spokane” podcast!  

Episode One: Welcome to the “Stay Healthy Spokane” Podcast!

Welcome to the very first episode of the “Stay Healthy Spokane” podcast, hosted by Dr. Luke Gordon, physical therapist and owner of Gordon Physical Therapy. This podcast is dedicated to helping people in and around the Spokane region stay as active and healthy as possible, while avoiding things like painkillers and more invasive medical procedures…

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