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Examining The Future of EDS Diagnosis and Care with EDS Society CEO Lara Bloom
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Examining The Future of EDS Diagnosis and Care with EDS Society CEO Lara Bloom

In this episode, Dr. Linda Bluestein, the Hypermobility MD, hosts a captivating conversation with Lara Bloom, President and CEO of the Ehlers-Danlos Society. Lara shares her journey in advocating for rare diseases, the progress made in Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD), and the upcoming updates in diagnostic criteria. Tune in to learn about the challenges, successes, and future directions in EDS research and patient care. Takeaways: Global Progress: The Ehlers-Danlos Society has significantly advanced global awareness and research on EDS and HSD. Diagnosis Challenges: Misdiagnosis and lack of understanding among doctors persist; re-education efforts are ongoing. Bloom's Journey: Lara Bloom's path from volunteer to CEO highlights the impact of lived experience in advocacy. Diagnostic Criteria Update: The 2017 criteria for hypermobile EDS will be revisited by 2026, involving extensive research and collaboration. Movement and Self-Care: Regular physical activity is crucial for managing EDS and HSD symptoms, as emphasized by both Bloom and Bluestein. This episode is sponsored by EDS Guardians. If you want to learn more, check them out here: https://www.edsguardians.org/ Connect with YOUR Bendy Specialist, Dr. Linda Bluestein, MD at https://www.hypermobilitymd.com/. Thank YOU so much for tuning in. We hope you found this episode informative, inspiring, useful, validating, and enjoyable. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to level up your knowledge about hypermobility disorders and the people who have them.🎧 Join YOUR Bendy Bodies community at https://www.bendybodiespodcast.com/. Learn more about Human Content at http://www.human-content.com Podcast Advertising/Business Inquiries: sales@human-content.com YOUR bendy body is our highest priority! 🧬🔬🦓 Learn about Lara Bloom: Website: https://www.larabloom.com/ Twitter: @larabloom Instagram: @lara.bloom Youtube: @LaraBloom Keep up to date with the HypermobilityMD: YouTube: youtube.com/@bendybodiespodcast Twitter: twitter.com/BluesteinLinda LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/hypermobilitymd Facebook: facebook.com/BendyBodiesPodcast Blog: hypermobilitymd.com/blog Part of the Human Content Podcast Network
101. Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Chronic Illness with Ashok Gupta
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101. Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Chronic Illness with Ashok Gupta

In this conversation, Dr. Linda Bluestein interviews Ashok Gupta about his experience breaking the vicious cycle of chronic illness when he had ME-CSF. They discuss the impact of chronic conditions, the brain's priority of survival, and the vicious cycle of symptoms. Takeaways Chronic conditions often accompany joint hypermobility and can have a significant impact on individuals and the global economy. Brain retraining involves making patients aware of subtle danger signals in the brain and retraining the brain's response. The brain's priority is survival, which can lead to maladaptive responses and chronic illness. An independent audit looked at 16 different conditions for three months. They found improvement of 84% with Long COVID, 116% with Lyme disease, 67% with mold illness, and 85% with chemical sensitivities. Clinicians can recommend brain retraining by emphasizing that it is not in the mind but in the brain, and that the brain is triggering the immune and nervous systems. Healing and recovery are possible, and the brain's neuroplasticity allows for rewiring and improvement in various chronic conditions. The Gupta Program offers a free 28-day trial and a one-year money-back guarantee, making it accessible and low-risk for individuals seeking relief from chronic illnesses. Chapters ➡ 00:00 Introduction and Background 01:43 The Impact of Chronic Conditions 04:05 Understanding Brain Retraining 05:21 The Brain's Priority: Survival 09:40 The Vicious Cycle of Symptoms 12:46 The Gupta Program 16:28 Neuroimmune Conditioned Syndromes 30:33 Time commitment for results 33:07 Somatic retraining and brain structures 34:23 Recommending brain retraining to patients 36:06 Addressing the software issues 37:58 Effectiveness of medications with brain retraining 39:08 Duration of the program 41:50 Potential worsening during the program 43:15 Final thoughts and hope for healing 45:28 Neuroplasticity and changing the brain 51:22 Hypermobility hack: Make friends with your body 58:18 Duration and cost of the program 59:25 Accessibility and money-back guarantee 📺 Other Helpful Videos For You Milestones and Reflections: 100 Episodes of Bendy Bodies with Linda Bluestein, MD: https://youtu.be/5YTo9tb0OR0?si=UhORqzU4RPAYpB21 97. Learning to Spot the Signs of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes with Guest Host, Kate Colbert: https://youtu.be/Ebm0R8dvkD8?si=q7f1Sb1VqeFM43_k 95. Pain Care Redefined: Non-Drug Therapies for Pain Relief with Heather Tick, MD: https://youtu.be/Fu3mzL2rg4U?si=7D6FiQbn1W80erTG Connect with YOUR Bendy Specialist, Dr. Linda Bluestein, MD at https://www.hypermobilitymd.com/. Thank YOU so much for tuning in. We hope you found this episode informative, inspiring, useful, validating, and enjoyable. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to level up your knowledge about hypermobility disorders and the people who have them..🎧 Join YOUR Bendy Bodies community at https://www.bendybodiespodcast.com/. YOUR bendy body is our highest priority! 🧬🔬🦓 Resources: Neuroplasticity Intervention, Amygdala and Insula Retraining (AIR), Significantly Improves Overall Health and Functioning Across Various Chronic Conditions https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38404605/ Mindfulness-Based Program Plus Amygdala and Insula Retraining (MAIR) for the Treatment of Women with Fibromyalgia: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Mindfulness-Based Program Plus Amygdala and Insula Retraining (MAIR) for the Treatment of Women with Fibromyalgia: A Pilot https://www.guptaprogram.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@GuptaProgram #MECSF #GuptaProgram #BrainRetraining #ChronicIllness #Hypermobility #ZebraStrong #ZebraWarriors #Neuroplasticity #ChemicalSensitivity #LongCOVID #LymeDisease #MoldIllness #MindBodyConnection #HypermobilityHacks #Podcast #BendyBodiesPodcast #BendyBodies #MedicalPodcast #BendyBuddy #HypermobilityMD --- Keep up to date: YouTube: youtube.com/@bendybodiespodcast Twitter: twitter.com/BluesteinLinda LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/hypermobilitymd Facebook: facebook.com/BendyBodiesPodcast Blog: hypermobilitymd.com/blog - ⭐⭐⭐ About Bendy Bodies Podcast ⭐⭐⭐ Are you affectionately known as 'Gumby' among your friends and family? Being 'double-jointed' isn't just a quirky trait—it can lead to a host of problems throughout the body, even if you were once 'bendy' but aren't anymore. Connective tissue disorders, like Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), often go unrecognized by doctors, causing life-altering symptoms such as pain, frequent injuries, joints 'giving way,' fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, and insomnia. Welcome to the Bendy Bodies podcast, hosted by EDS expert, Dr. Linda Bluestein, MD. Join us as we delve into topics relevant to anyone experiencing symptomatic joint hypermobility. From insightful discussions with specialists boasting diverse expertise to practical tips for optimizing your hypermobile health, we're here to empower you on your journey to wellness.
Milestones and Reflections: 100 Episodes of Bendy Bodies with Linda Bluestein, MD
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Milestones and Reflections: 100 Episodes of Bendy Bodies with Linda Bluestein, MD

Dr. Linda Bluestein celebrates 100 episodes of Bendy Bodies discussing the most rewarding part of hosting the podcast and the challenges of podcasting. She emphasizes the importance of balancing the complexity of EDS and the need for healthcare professionals to understand and empathize with the struggles of patients. Dr. Bluestein discusses the symptom burden experienced by individuals with EDS and the challenges they face in getting their symptoms understood and validated by healthcare professionals. She shares her approach to treatment as well as the top three concerns among EDS patients. Dr. Linda Bluestein and guest host Kate Colbert discuss the importance of effective communication between doctors and patients, and the need for healthcare professionals to understand the patient's perspective. Takeaways Healthcare professionals should strive to understand and empathize with the struggles of patients with hypermobility conditions and recognize their heroic efforts in managing their symptoms. Offering the correct dose of hope is difficult, as it is important to be responsible and not oversimplify the complexities of hypermobility conditions. Individuals with EDS often experience a high symptom burden, including pain, fatigue, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Getting symptoms understood and validated by healthcare professionals can be challenging for EDS patients. Treatment approaches for EDS are discussed. Effective communication between doctors and patients is essential for better care. Patients can learn how to communicate better and doctors can understand how patients think. The Bendy Bodies podcast aims to improve care for people with symptomatic joint hypermobility, educate healthcare professionals, and support nonprofit organizations. Patients, caregivers, advocates, and medical professionals can contribute to the EDS community by representing it well, sharing their stories, and spreading awareness about the podcast. 📺 Other Helpful Videos For You 97. Learning to Spot the Signs of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes with Guest Host, Kate Colbert: https://youtu.be/Ebm0R8dvkD8?si=q7f1Sb1VqeFM43_k 95. Pain Care Redefined: Non-Drug Therapies for Pain Relief with Heather Tick, MD: https://youtu.be/Fu3mzL2rg4U?si=7D6FiQbn1W80erTG 86. The Unfair EDS Journey with Amanda Cassil, PhD: https://youtu.be/_KiZf5100p4?si=9dk9yuA_xDtVyDKW Chapters: 00:00 Introduction and Celebration of 100 Episodes 25:52 Understanding and Empathizing with Patients' Struggles 36:40 The Top Three Concerns Among EDS Patients 41:20 The Most Effective Treatment Approaches for EDS 44:23 The Role of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) 52:12 How an EDS Doctor can Facilitate a Patient's Healthcare Team 01:03:16 The Future and Goals of the Bendy Bodies Podcast: 1:05:21 Improving Quality of Care 01:14:05 Hypermobility Hack: Packing Heavy and Lightening the Burden on Your Body Connect with YOUR Bendy Specialist, Dr. Linda Bluestein, MD at www.hypermobilitymd.com Thank YOU so much for tuning in. We hope you found this episode informative, inspiring, useful, validating, and enjoyable. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to level up your knowledge about hypermobility disorders and the people who have them.🎧 Join YOUR Bendy Bodies community at www.bendybodiespodcast.com YOUR bendy body is our highest priority! 🧬🔬🦓 Resources: journals.lww.com/topicsinpainmanagement/citation/2023/04000/hope_for_hypermobility__part_2_an_integrative.1.aspx www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0161589014000546 www.edsguardians.org #MedicalPodcast #PatientAdvocacy #EDSAwarenessMonth #EDSAwareness #DoctorPatientCommunication #HSD #MCAS #ChronicIllness #EmpathyInMedicine #HealthcareInsights #Hypermobility #ZebraStrong #ZebraWarriors #hEDS #HypermobileEhlersDanlosSyndrome #Podcast #BendyBodiesPodcast #BendyBodies #BendyBuddy #HypermobilityMD #100thEpisode - Keep up to date: YouTube: www.youtube.com/@bendybodiespodcast Twitter: www.twitter.com/BluesteinLinda LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/hypermobilitymd Facebook: www.facebook.com/BendyBodiesPodcast Blog: www.hypermobilitymd.com/blog - ⭐⭐⭐ About Bendy Bodies Podcast ⭐⭐⭐ Are you affectionately known as 'Gumby' among your friends and family? Being 'double-jointed' isn't just a quirky trait—it can lead to a host of problems throughout the body, even if you were once 'bendy' but aren't anymore. Connective tissue disorders, like Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), often go unrecognized by doctors, causing life-altering symptoms such as pain, frequent injuries, joints 'giving way,' fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, and insomnia. Welcome to the Bendy Bodies podcast, hosted by EDS expert, Dr. Linda Bluestein, MD. Join us as we delve into topics relevant to anyone experiencing symptomatic joint hypermobility. From insightful discussions with specialists boasting diverse expertise to practical tips for optimizing your hypermobile health, we're here to empower you on your journey to wellness.
99. From News Anchor to Advocate: A POTS and EDS Journey with Summer Dashe
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99. From News Anchor to Advocate: A POTS and EDS Journey with Summer Dashe

Summer Dashe, a former news anchor and advocate for the chronically ill, shares her POTS and EDS journey. She covers how she manages her symptoms in everyday life and the challenges of getting diagnosed with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome). #dysautonomia #ChronicIllness #POTSAwareness Takeaways Getting a POTS diagnosis can be challenging, and it often takes multiple visits to different doctors before receiving a proper diagnosis. Awareness about POTS among doctors has improved over the years, but there is still a need for more education and understanding. Finding supportive coworkers and a job that accommodates your symptoms is crucial for managing a chronic illness in the workplace. Open and honest communication is key when asking for accommodations, and providing informed reasoning behind the request can help employers understand the need. Remote work has opened up opportunities for individuals with chronic illnesses, allowing them to work in a way that suits their symptoms and abilities. Managing the unpredictability of POTS requires self-compassion and finding strategies that work for you, even if it may not always feel graceful. Know your limits and make decisions based on your boundaries to remain reliable in work and personal life. Accepting a lifelong condition can be challenging, but it allows for a more realistic approach to treatment. Genetic research and advancements in technology provide hope for future awareness, treatment, and potentially a cure. It's important to be honest and transparent about the realities of chronic illnesses to better prepare patients for their journey. Technology played a crucial role in Summer's car accident, with her Apple Watch automatically calling 911 and alerting her emergency contacts. The support and care from family, friends, and coworkers were instrumental in helping Summer through the aftermath of the accident. Summer's experience highlights the importance of valuing oneself and advocating for accommodations in the workplace and she shares her favorite hypermobility hack. Chapters ➡ 00:00 Introduction and Background 08:01 Supportive Coworkers and Accommodations 16:01 Benefits of Remote Work 32:09 The Impact of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome on Treatment Approach 42:25 Hope for the Future: Advances in Awareness, Treatment, and Cure 49:39 The Role of Technology in a Car Accident 56:11 The Support System: Family, Friends, and Coworkers 01:06:31 Valuing Oneself and Advocating in the Workplace 📺 Other Helpful Videos For You 97. Learning to Spot the Signs of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes with Guest Host, Kate Colbert: https://youtu.be/Ebm0R8dvkD8?si=q7f1Sb1VqeFM43_k 95. Pain Care Redefined: Non-Drug Therapies for Pain Relief with Heather Tick, MD: https://youtu.be/Fu3mzL2rg4U?si=7D6FiQbn1W80erTG 86. The Unfair EDS Journey with Amanda Cassil, PhD: https://youtu.be/_KiZf5100p4?si=9dk9yuA_xDtVyDKW Connect with YOUR Bendy Specialist, Dr. Linda Bluestein, MD at https://www.hypermobilitymd.com/. Thank YOU so much for tuning in. We hope you found this episode informative, inspiring, useful, validating, and enjoyable. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to level up your knowledge about hypermobility disorders and the people who have them. 🎧 Join YOUR Bendy Bodies community at https://www.bendybodiespodcast.com/. YOUR bendy body is our highest priority! 🧬🔬🦓 Resources: Learn more about Summer Dashe https://www.summerdashe.com/ #SummerDashe #dysautonomia #ChronicIllness #POTsie #POTSAwareness #ZebraWarriors #ZebraStrong #POTS #EhlersDanlos #Podcast #BendyBodiesPodcast #BendyBuddy #HypermobilityMD --- Keep up to date: Subscribe to on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@bendybodiespodcast Follow me on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BluesteinLinda Follow me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hypermobilitymd/ Like my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BendyBodiesPodcast Read my blog - https://www.hypermobilitymd.com/blog --- ⭐⭐⭐ About Bendy Bodies Podcast ⭐⭐⭐ Are you affectionately known as 'Gumby' among your friends and family? Being 'double-jointed' isn't just a quirky trait—it can lead to a host of problems throughout the body, even if you were once 'bendy' but aren't anymore. Connective tissue disorders, like Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), often go unrecognized by doctors, causing life-altering symptoms such as pain, frequent injuries, joints 'giving way,' fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, and insomnia. Welcome to the Bendy Bodies podcast, hosted by EDS expert, Dr. Linda Bluestein, MD. Join us as we delve into topics relevant to anyone experiencing symptomatic joint hypermobility. From insightful discussions with specialists boasting diverse expertise to practical tips for optimizing your hypermobile health, we're here to empower you on your journey to wellness.
98. Environmental Triggers of Mast Cell Disease with Tania Dempsey, MD
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98. Environmental Triggers of Mast Cell Disease with Tania Dempsey, MD

Dr. Tania Dempsey discusses mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) with a focus on environmental triggers of mast cell disease. #MCAS #MastCell #MastCellDisease Chapters ➡ 00:00 Introduction to MCAS and Dr. Tanya Dempsey 02:28 Infections and MCAS 14:31 Immune Deficiency and Infections 28:37 Environmental Triggers 37:00 Air Purification and Food Quality 42:01 Quality of Meat vs. Pesticide-Free Vegetables 43:11 Fish as an Alternative to Meat 44:32 Toxins in Fish and Mercury Levels 46:02 Detoxing Mercury and Sushi Concerns 47:08 Reactions to Sushi and Scombroid Food Poisoning 48:43 Sensitivity to Scents and Environmental Triggers 49:30 Long-Term Antihistamine Use and Dementia 52:21 Reactions to Laundry and Facial Products 56:23 Treatment Options after Failing Xolair 57:12 Food Dyes and MCAS 58:18 EMFs and MCAS 59:22 Why Some Doctors Fail to Believe in MCAS 01:03:41 Immunotherapy for Allergies and MCAS 01:04:56 Managing Heat, Sun, and Exercise Triggers 01:09:54 Diagnosing MCAS and Lab Testing Challenges 01:11:20 Final Thoughts and Finding Answers Takeaways Infections can trigger mast cell reactions and people with MCAS may react differently than those without. Identifying and addressing environmental triggers, such as mold and plastics, is important in managing MCAS. Immunotherapy for allergies and asthma may impact MCAS symptoms. Treatment options like Xolair (Omalizumab), ketotifen, cromolyn, and low dose naltrexone (LDN) are discussed. Nutrition, particularly protein intake, affects MCAS symptoms. Fish can be a good source of protein, but be aware of mercury levels and choose smaller fish. Testing mercury levels can help identify potential toxicity and guide treatment. Antihistamines can be beneficial for managing MCAS symptoms and should not be feared. Individuals with MCAS may have sensitivities to environmental triggers. 📺 Other Helpful Videos For You https://youtu.be/Ebm0R8dvkD8?si=Um_wbmwWeY9AxRSU https://youtu.be/1FAgtedsV9I?si=hMr3PFoDgjHo7cLs https://youtu.be/cByF_gia6bE?si=fvDUt6NAawbh6r1d Connect with YOUR Bendy Specialist, Dr. Linda Bluestein, MD at https://www.hypermobilitymd.com. Thank YOU so much for tuning in. We hope you found this episode informative, inspiring, useful, validating, and enjoyable. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to level up your knowledge about hypermobility disorders and the people who have them.🎧 Join YOUR Bendy Bodies community at https://www.bendybodiespodcast.com. YOUR bendy body is our highest priority! 🧬🔬🦓 #EDSAwarenessMonth #HSDAwarenessMonth #Podcast #BendyBodiesPodcast #BendyBuddy #BendyBodies #HypermobilityMD Learn about Dr. Tania Dempsey, MD: Website: www.drtaniadempsey.com Mast Cell Matters Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mast-cell-matters-deep-dives-on-mcas-with-tania/id1717106678 Article: Learned Cautions Regarding Antibody Testing in MCAS https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37566881/ Article: Diagnosis of mast cell activation syndrome: a global "consensus-2 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32324159/ - Keep up to date: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@bendybodiespodcast X / Twitter: https://twitter.com/BluesteinLinda LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hypermobilitymd/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BendyBodiesPodcast Shop my Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hypermobilitymd - ⭐⭐⭐ About Bendy Bodies Podcast ⭐⭐⭐ Are you affectionately known as “Gumby” among your friends and family? Being “double-jointed” isn't just a quirky trait—it can lead to a host of problems throughout the body, even if you were once “bendy” but aren't anymore. Connective tissue disorders, like Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), often go unrecognized by doctors, causing life-altering symptoms such as pain, frequent injuries, joints “giving way,” fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, and insomnia. Welcome to the Bendy Bodies Podcast, hosted by EDS expert, Dr. Linda Bluestein, a board-certified MD with expertise in anesthesiology and the clinical management of pain in patients with hypermobility disorders. Join us as we delve into topics relevant to anyone experiencing symptomatic joint hypermobility. From insightful discussions with specialists boasting diverse expertise to practical tips for optimizing your hypermobile health, we're here to empower you on your journey to wellness. FTC: This video is not sponsored. Links are commissionable, meaning I may earn commission from purchases made through links. Disclaimer: This video is not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment or medical advice. Content provided on this Youtube channel is for informational purposes only. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment options. Information on this Youtube channel should not be considered as a substitute for advice from a healthcare professional. The statements made about specific products throughout this video are not to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
97. Learning to Spot the Signs of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes with Guest Host, Kate Colbert
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97. Learning to Spot the Signs of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes with Guest Host, Kate Colbert

In this special “EDS Awareness Month” episode of the Bendy Bodies Podcast, founder Dr. Linda Bluestein and guest host Kate Colbert discuss how everyone can learn to spot the signs of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes. #EDSAwarenessMonth #EDSAwareness #EhlersDanlosSyndrome Takeaways EDS Awareness Month is an opportunity to educate and spread awareness about Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD), and associated conditions. Healthcare professionals should listen to their patients and believe them, even if a clear diagnosis is not yet established. Teachers, daycare providers, and nannies can play a crucial role in identifying hypermobility conditions in children. Coaches and athletic instructors should be aware of the signs of EDS in athletes and dancers and provide resources for further evaluation and support. Several myths about EDS, such as the misconception that EDS does not cause pain and that only geneticists can diagnose it, should be debunked. Early intervention and appropriate treatment are crucial for better patient outcomes. Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) is an important condition to consider in individuals with environmental sensitivities, even if their tryptase levels are not elevated. Understanding and empathy are crucial in relationships where a partner has EDS or HSD, as the condition can cause dynamic disability and varying needs. Communication is key in relationships, and using mirroring techniques and talking boundaries can help improve understanding and compassion. Employers and coworkers should show support and offer accommodations to individuals with EDS, such as checking in with them, providing grace, and making the workplace more accessible. Increasing awareness about EDS and related conditions is essential to foster empathy, support, and better partnerships in healthcare, workplaces, and society. 📺 Other Helpful Videos For You 86. The Unfair EDS Journey with Amanda Cassil, PhD: https://youtu.be/_KiZf5100p4?si=eyOyNazMZ5t1pxE5 82. The Impact of Clinician-Associated Trauma on EDS and HSD with Colin Halverson, PhD: https://youtu.be/GSAKJRx0BgY?si=vrPX9-fPnMht-GBo 95. Pain Care Redefined: Non-Drug Therapies for Pain Relief with Heather Tick, MD: https://youtu.be/Fu3mzL2rg4U?si=t9SQMRGWQgxPjb9T Chapters ➡ 00:00 Introduction and EDS Awareness Month 09:30 Identifying Hypermobility Conditions in Children 31:06 Early Intervention and Appropriate Treatment 42:04 Supporting Individuals with EDS in the Workplace 54:59 The Importance of Awareness and Empathy for EDS and Related Conditions Connect with YOUR Bendy Specialist, Dr. Linda Bluestein, MD at https://www.hypermobilitymd.com/. Thank YOU so much for tuning in. We hope you found this episode informative, inspiring, useful, validating, and enjoyable. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to level up your knowledge about hypermobility disorders and the people who have them.🎧 Join YOUR Bendy Bodies community at https://www.bendybodiespodcast.com/. YOUR bendy body is our highest priority! 🧬🔬🦓 #EDSAwarenessMonth #EDSAwareness #EhlersDanlosMyths #HSD #MCAS #BendyBodies #HSDAwarenessMonth #EhlersDanlos #ehlersdanlosawareness #Hypermobility #Podcast #BendyBodiesPodcast #BendyBuddy #HypermobilityMD --- Keep up to date: Subscribe to on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@bendybodiespodcast Follow me on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BluesteinLinda Follow me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hypermobilitymd/ Like my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BendyBodiesPodcast Read my blog - https://www.hypermobilitymd.com/blog --- ⭐⭐⭐ About Bendy Bodies Podcast ⭐⭐⭐ Are you affectionately known as “Gumby” among your friends and family? Being “double-jointed” isn't just a quirky trait—it can lead to a host of problems throughout the body, even if you were once “bendy” but aren't anymore. Connective tissue disorders, like Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), often go unrecognized by doctors, causing life-altering symptoms such as pain, frequent injuries, joints “giving way,” fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, and insomnia. Welcome to the Bendy Bodies Podcast, hosted by EDS expert, Dr. Linda Bluestein, a board-certified MD with expertise in anesthesiology and the clinical management of pain in patients with hypermobility disorders. Join us as we delve into topics relevant to anyone experiencing symptomatic joint hypermobility. From insightful discussions with specialists boasting diverse expertise to practical tips for optimizing your hypermobile health, we're here to empower you on your journey to wellness.

Videos:

Publications:

Why do I hurt? Gaining a better grasp on hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Author: Jackie Duda

MDs With Chronic Illness Live in a Different Medical World

Author: Sarah Yahr Tucker

 

Does Hypermobility Make You More Prone to Sports Injuries?

Author: Beth Krietsch

 

Hope for Hypermobility: Part 2-An Integrative Approach to Treating Symptomatic Joint Hypermobility

Author: Victoria Daylor, BFA, Cortney Gensemer, PhD, Russell Norris, PhD, and Linda Bluestein, MD.

 

Hope for Hypermobility: Part 1-An Integrative Approach to

Treating Symptomatic Joint Hypermobility

Author: Victoria Daylor, BFA, Cortney Gensemer, PhD, Russell Norris, PhD, and Linda Bluestein, MD.

 

Millions have the same 'bendy body' disease as my daughter. Why isn't the medical profession paying more attention?

Author: Sarah Lazarus

My daughter and COVID: a tale of 3 doctors

Author: Laura Fernando and Linda Bluestein, MD  

 

What a lifetime of gaslighting by other doctors feels like

Author: Sarah Cohen, MD and Linda Bluestein, MD  

The journey to diagnosing a mysterious illness

Author: Linda Bluestein, MD and Lauren Vasko

 

Besides Being Bendy, Hypermobile Dancers May Experience These Surprising Symptoms

Author: Linda Bluestein, MD

The difficult to diagnose comorbidity that plagues Ehlers-Danlos syndrome patients 

Author: Linda Bluestein, MD and Julie Griffis, PT

Inflammation in the Dancer

Author: Linda Bluestein

The Dancer's Planning Guide to Optimizing Immunity During COVID-19 and Beyond 

Author: Linda S. Bluestein

Diagnosis of mast cell activation syndrome: a global “consensus-2” 

Authors:  Lawrence B. Afrin, Mary B. Ackerley, Linda S. Bluestein et al

"Disjointed | Navigating the Diagnosis and Management of hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders"

Editor: Diana Jovin, Contributors: Paldeep Atwal, M.D., Richard Barnum, M.D., Linda Bluestein, M.D. et al

 

Pain Management in Patients with Hypermobility Disorders

Author: Linda Bluestein 

Perioperative Care in Patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndromes

Authors: Pradeep Chopra and Linda Bluestein 

Understanding Hypermobility in Dancers

Author: Linda Bluestein for Healthy Dancer Canada

Anesthesia and Surgery Safety Card

Created by Linda Bluestein 


 

Podcasts:

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Bendy Bodies with the Hypermobility MD
Podcast

Founder and Host,

Dr. Linda Bluestein, MD

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Hypermobility Problems with Anesthesiologist Dr. Linda Bluestein

Knock Knock, Hi! with the Glaucomfleckens Podcast

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Hypermobility: Separating Fact From Fiction with Dr. Linda Bluestein

Acrobatic Arts Podcast

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Beyond - Health Connections You Need to Know with Dr. Linda Bluestein

Becoming Immune Confident Podcast

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Holistic Approaches to Navigating Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, POTS, and MCAS

Modern Pain Podcast

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Pain and Hypermobility with Dr. Linda Bluestein - Mast Cell Matters Series

The POTSCAST

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Hypermobility Disorders: The Power of Proactivity with Linda Bluestein, MD

Acrobatic Arts Podcast

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Treatment Room Secrets #19 - Dr. Linda Bluesteim M.D. - Hypermobility

Treatment Room Secrets Podcast

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Case #05: Kyle
With Dr. Linda Bluestein

Symptomatic: A Medical Mystery Podcast

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