Episodes: Masonry

Ep 68: Endometriosis Interview with Dr. David Redwine, World-Renowned Excision Surgeon. Part 2

Until his retirement in 2012, Dr. David Redwine headed the world-renowned and award-winning Oregon Institute of Endometriosis at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, Oregon, treating thousands of people with endometriosis via excision surgery from all across the US, Canada, and beyond. His research is on the website endopaedia.info and has been vital to the endometriosis...

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Ep67: Endometriosis Interview with Dr. David Redwine, World-Renowned Excision Surgeon. Part 1

Until his retirement in 2012, Dr. David Redwine headed the world-renowned and award-winning Oregon Institute of Endometriosis at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, Oregon, treating thousands of people with endometriosis via excision surgery from all across the US, Canada, and beyond. His research is on the website www.endopaedia.info and has been vital to the endometriosis...

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Ep66: Our Relationship with Food. Part 2

CW: Eating for comfort. As we continue to examine our relationship with food here in part 2, we talk about the general and common practice of “eating our feelings” and using food to soothe our feelings instead of actually being with them. We discuss the importance of learning to be with our feelings, and some...

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Ep65: Our Relationship with Food. Part 1

CW: fear of food, reluctance to eat, being obsessive and controlling with food. For many with endo, eating can be a struggle as it may lead to digestive symptoms, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, pain, fatigue, and other horrible symptoms. This may lead us to change our diet, which can feel restrictive, limited, or depriving. Or it...

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Ep64: Talking about Gender and Inclusivity with Lori Johansson

While endometriosis primarily affects people assigned female at birth (AFAB), not everyone who has endometriosis and is AFAB identifies as a woman. We speak with Lori Johansson about gender, gender identity, and ways to be more inclusive in our endometriosis advocacy. Lori is a nonbinary endo advocate with both endo and adeno, and as part...

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Ep63: Endometriosis and Relationships

We talk about how we can have strong relationships, in general and especially as people living with chronic illness. We discuss some keys to relationship success (especially romantic relationships) and what Amy learned from her divorce. We also talk about how we are ALL worthy of love, which is something we want everyone to take...

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Ep62: Estrogen Metabolism

We give an overview of estrogen in the bodies of people assigned female at birth, including the different types of estrogen and where they are made in the body. We talk in depth about the process of estrogen metabolism, the role of the liver and the gut, what we can do to help this process,...

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Ep61: Is Finding Peace with Endometriosis Possible?

Is it possible to find peace with the pain, the symptoms, and the countless ways endo devastates our lives? We discuss our own journeys of searching for peace – what ‘finding peace’ means to us, what benefits it has brought us, and where we are in terms of acceptance. While there is no ‘correct way’...

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Ep60: Endometriosis Interview (Part 2) with Wendy Bingham DPT, Founder of ExtraPelvic Not Rare

Wrapping up Endometriosis Awareness Month, we are back for part 2 with Wendy Bingham DPT, founder of the non-profit ExtraPelvic Not Rare, which is dedicated to starting conversation about extrapelvic endometriosis, while providing correct, up-to-date information about the signs and symptoms, diagnostics, and appropriate treatment referrals. In this episode, we speak about what different cases...

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Ep59: Endometriosis Interview (Part 1) with Wendy Bingham DPT, Founder of ExtraPelvic Not Rare

As a part of Endometriosis Awareness Month, we speak with Wendy Bingham DPT, the founder of the non-profit called ExtraPelvic Not Rare, which is dedicated to starting conversation about extrapelvic endometriosis, while providing correct, up-to-date information about the signs and symptoms, diagnostics and appropriate treatment referrals. In this episode, we speak about why the definition...

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Ep58: Endometriosis Interview with Heather Guidone, BCPA, CEC Program Director

In honor of March and Endometriosis Awareness Month, we are thrilled to speak with Heather Guidone, Board Certified Patient Advocate, and Program Director of the Center for Endometriosis Care in Atlanta, GA. Heather is responsible for the CEC’s comprehensive multidisciplinary care program, clinical research facilitation, disease education and legislative/public policy endeavors to promote better care...

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Ep57: Endometriosis is NOT the Endometrium. Part 2

In part 2, we talk about how endometriosis is different from the endometrium in terms of its estrogen and progesterone receptors. These directly affect the biological processes of the endometriotic tissue, causing it to act differently than the endometrium does in response to estrogen and progesterone, ultimately leading to… you guessed it! Pain and inflammation!...

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