Thursday, October 19, 2017

What Causes Abdominal Bloating?

Tips for Reducing Abdominal Bloating



by Kathleen Lisson

I provide a recap of the presentation on Functional Medicine I attended at Pacific Pearl La Jolla. Board-certified Family Physician with board certification in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, Dr. Mona Ezzat-Velinov shared tips on how to diagnose abdominal bloating when routine medical tests have found nothing wrong.

Listen to the podcast here: https://overcast.fm/+JlsIRO8_w

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Having Crazy Feelings During Meditation?

Why Am I So Emotional During Meditation? 


by Kathleen Lisson



I sometimes feel strong emotions when I am meditating. Sometimes I am the victim or the aggressor.
The good news? Emotions last for 90 seconds if we do not fuel them. I talk about emotions and feeling body sensations in meditation in this episode of the Swollen, Bloated and Puffy podcast.

Listen to the podcast here: https://overcast.fm/+JlsKJTXOI

Tara Brach speaks about emotions:


Tara Brach speaks about emotions in this video:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I am a pretty good judge - or am I?

Judgemental Thoughts During Meditation


by Kathleen Lisson

The last few years I have noticed that judgement has become a larger part of my life. Things I thought all Americans agreed upon are all of a sudden divisive issues and my Facebook acquaintances are posting their opinions, not just easily likeable photos of their families. 

Judgement is also present during my meditations. A voice inside my head tells me whether I like the meditation or whether it will be effective, whether it is "right" or "wrong." I share how I handle judgemental thoughts in this podcast.

Listen to the podcast here: 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Puffy face after a bad night's sleep? You're not alone!


Sleep and Puffy Eyes


by Kathleen Lisson

How did you sleep last night? It's written all over your face, isn't it? When I don't get enough sleep or eat too much salt, my eyes swell up because the skin is thinner around my eyes and swells up easily. I talk about different ways to reduce eye puffiness in the book, but those are just covering the symptoms. The important thing to do it to stop swelling at the source - poor sleep.

Listen to my podcast here: https://overcast.fm/+JlsJpPG-c

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Holistic Healing and Lymphedema?

Can You Treat Lymphedema Holistically?


by Kathleen Lisson

I love seeing all the positive comments and photos I see on Instagram from ladies who love my book Swollen, Bloated and Puffy! I talk about one comment in today's podcast and urge you to pick the book back up and re-read the second half for plenty of ideas on how to balance your immune system naturally and holistically. 

Listen to the podcast here: https://overcast.fm/+JlsKdd2-A


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Lymphedema and Isolation

Are you Feeling All Alone in Having Lymphedema?


by Kathleen Lisson

I came across a blog post that really stopped me in my tracks, Facebook poster Lymphie Strong mentioned that people with a lymphedema diagnosis often are not friends with anyone else with Lymphedema. I talk about it on my podcast and offer a solution - join a Lymphedema-focused Facebook group.

Listen to the podcast here: https://overcast.fm/+JlsKSegPE

Friday, October 13, 2017

Exercise Warmup for those with a Lymphedema Diagnosis

Exercise Warmup for those 

with a Lymphedema Diagnosis

by Kathleen Lisson


As a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, I was excited to read an article on lymphedema in the ACE personal trainer magazine! Exercise is a great way to control lymphedema, but many personal trainers don't know enough about the condition to help their clients confidently. I mention some of the warmup exercises author Daniel J. Green recommends in the article 'LYMPHEDEMA: HELP YOUR CLIENTS MANAGE THIS COMMON SIDE EFFECT OF CANCER TREATMENTS' on my podcast. 

Listen to the podcast here: https://overcast.fm/+JlsKS3z9A

Link to the ACE fitness article I mention here: https://www.acefitness.org/certifiedarticle/6533/lymphedema-help-your-clients-manage-this-common-side-effect-of-cancer-treatments

Here is a more in-depth explanation of exercise and lymphedema from Lymphatic Education and Research Network.

What Causes Abdominal Bloating?

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