'The Enduring Pain of Societal and Global Threats'
August 24, 2022
Hosted by Dr. Trevor Campbell, MD, CCFP
Have we reached a point of 'crisis overload,' both at the societal and global level? We seem to trip through the caveats while the larger challenges seem intractable. We are already well aware that unbridled stress increases the risk of or worsens most physical and mental disease. But this time it's different. In previous decades, our guiding light was a credible media that mostly portrayed a journalistic 'best efforts' approach, in which many could have confidence. Not long ago, news became commodified, veracity taking a back seat to ratings, agendas and groupthink. A casual approach to the truth made truth itself the first casualty. In the age of the "Everything Crisis,' more than ever, trust and lucidity alone can save the day.
Wednesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
The podcast focuses on health rather than disease. The conversation centers on resilience and epigenetics, the study of how other factors like behaviors and environment can influence gene expression. It also highlights daily healthful behaviors and techniques that may reduce the progression and facilitate recovery from chronic physical and mental diseases including chronic pain, addictions and trauma.
Lastly, it highlights helpful usable technologies as well as education on current trending medical delivery issues such as over-investigation and over-diagnosis. The aim is to encourage and educate you to take a more active and holistic approach to your own wellbeing.
Healthscape can be heard Wednesdays at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.
Dr. Trevor Campbell, MD, CCFP
Dr. Trevor Campbell has been a family physician for 40 years. His work has included occupational and disability medicine and chronic pain management, where his expertise is now focused on the bio-psychosocial treatments for pain, (which deals with the psychological and social issues along with the medical). Originally from South Africa where he was educated, he has been working in Canada since 1996. He is the author of The Language of Pain, a self-help book for those with chronic pain and their caregivers, as well as an online course of the same name. He is (also) an avid hiker, cyclist and reader.