Live Yes! with Arthritis

You may have arthritis, but it doesn’t have you!

About the show

Join the conversation with the Arthritis Foundation’s podcast – Live Yes! With Arthritis . Hosted by arthritis patients, Rebecca and Julie, this unique podcast features:

• Discussing and sharing smart solutions to issues people with arthritis deal with every day, tips they believe really work and can help you change your life
• Interviewing experts on topics that matter the most to you and that you care about – everything from eating right, staying fit and helping you focus on the things to help you manage arthritis such as diet/nutrition, mindfulness, the latest treatments, relationships, and much more
• Invite you to learn and laugh together with a community who really gets what you are going through

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Episodes

  • Episode 35: Body Image, Self Esteem & Arthritis

    May 11th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  39 mins 25 secs
    arthritis, body image, disability, fibromyalgia, gout, intimacy, invisible illness, juvenile arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, relationships, rheumatoid arthritis, self-esteem

    Learn how to foster a healthier body image to better care for your mental and physical health – despite the unpredictability of living with arthritis. Additionally, learn coping strategies for bad days, not only so you can have a better relationship with yourself, but also with those around you.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast
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  • Episode 34: Arthritis Patient Experiences with COVID-19

    April 27th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  41 mins 25 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, biologics and covid-19, coronavirus, covid symptoms, covid-19, covid-19 vaccine, emotional well-being, exercise, gout, immunosuppressed, isolation, lupus, osteoarthritis, pandemic and arthritis, physical activity, psoriatic arthritis, recovering from covid-19, rheumatoid arthritis, stigma

    People with chronic conditions like arthritis have particular concerns about COVID-19. In this episode, listen to two arthritis patients talk about their experiences with the virus and how they dealt with it.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

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  • Episode 33: Occupational Therapy Benefits for Arthritis

    April 13th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  39 mins 5 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, daily living tasks, energy conservation, gout, joint protection, juvenile arthritis, lupus, occupational therapist, occupational therapy, osteoarthritis, ot, pain management, patient education, psoriatic arthritis, research, rheumatoid arthritis, self-management, tens, therapy, ultrasound

    Whether you are recently diagnosed with arthritis or are well into your journey of living with the disease, occupational therapy can help you learn to manage your symptoms and get you back to doing activities you want or need to do. Learn about the many benefits of adding occupational therapy to your care and the research that supports available treatments.

  • Episode 32: Brain Fog, Mental Clarity & Arthritis

    March 30th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 49 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, brain, brain fog, chronic inflammation, cognitive dysfunction, dementia, depression, fatigue, fibro fog, fibromyalgia, focus, forgetfulness, gout, hypothyroid, juvenile arthritis, lupus, meditation, memory recall, mental clarity, methotrexate, methotrexate hangover, mind and body, neuroimaging, neurological function, osteoarthritis, peripheral inflammation, psoriatic arthritis, psychology, rheumatoid arthritis

    Mental fuzziness, or “brain fog,” is a frustrating phenomenon that often occurs with arthritis and related conditions, like fibromyalgia. Listen to experts discuss some suspected causes and ways to deal with it.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

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  • Episode 31: Mindful Eating & Weight Loss

    March 16th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 5 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, compulsive eating, diet, diet app, fibromyalgia, food behavior, gout, healthy lifestyle, healthy living, juvenile arthritis, lupus, mindful eating, mindfulness, nutrition, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, weight loss, weight management, wholistic health

    Maintaining a healthy weight is key to managing arthritis, but gaining control over mindless munching can be difficult during stressful times. In this episode, learn mindful approaches to eating that can help you manage your weight, stick to a balanced diet and develop a healthy relationship with food and your body, without all the gimmicks and hype.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

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  • Episode 30: Advocating for Arthritis

    March 2nd, 2021  |  Season 3  |  31 mins 40 secs
    access to care, advocacy, advocates, advocating, affordable care, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, capitol hill, federal laws, fibromyalgia, gout, grassroots, health care, healthcare, juvenile arthritis, lawmakers, legislation, lupus, osteoarthritis, patient engagement, policy, policy-making, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatologist shortage, state laws

    People with arthritis face unique barriers to care – and we are working hard to break down these barriers by advocating for the arthritis community with lawmakers and decision makers on Capitol Hill and beyond. Our guest expert, Anna Hyde, will help us understand how sharing our arthritis stories with policy makers can be a driving force for change.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

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  • Episode 29: COVID: One Year Later & Vaccines Update

    February 16th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  37 mins
    ankylosing spondylitis, anti-inflammatory, arthritis, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, drug interactions, fibromyalgia, gout, hydroxychloroquine, inflammatory response, influenza, juvenile arthritis, lupus, moderna, mrna, mrna vaccine, osteoarthritis, pfizer, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, side effects, supplements, symptoms, transmission, vaccine, vaccine development

    It’s been a year, but people with arthritis still have many questions about how COVID-19 will affect them. In this episode, Dr. Ted Mikuls, a rheumatologist and researcher at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, helps answer questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines, emerging variants of the virus, and all that we have learned in the year since the pandemic began.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

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  • Episode 28: Medical Cannabis & Arthritis

    February 2nd, 2021  |  Season 3  |  40 mins 1 sec
    ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, arthritis symptoms, axial spondylitis, back pain, cannabidiol, cannabis, cbd, chronic pain, effectiveness, fibromyalgia, gout, lupus, medical cannabis, medical marijuana, osteoarthritis, pain, pain management, psoriatic arthritis, research, rheumatoid arthritis

    CBD, THC, hemp, medical marijuana – these terms are used interchangeably but a good understanding of medical cannabis critical for making an informed decision about this pain management option. Hear what the latest research says about effectiveness for different types of arthritis pain and potential safety and medical issues, and how to weigh the pros and cons with your doctor.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

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  • Episode 27: Microbiome, Gut Health & Arthritis

    January 19th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  40 mins 35 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, antibiotics, arthritis, bacteria, balanced diet, diet, fibromyalgia, fungi, gout, gut health, itis diet, juvenile arthritis, lupus, metabolites, microbial diversity, microbiome, microorganisms, osteoarthritis, prebiotics, probiotics, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, vitamin k, yogurt

    Microbiome, microbes, microorganisms – these terms may be confusing, but the types of bacteria living in and on our bodies can impact arthritis. Learn what helps or harms the microbiome and the health of your gut and discover dietary changes that can make a difference.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

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  • 2020 Happy Holidays Message

    December 18th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  8 mins 21 secs
    appreciation, arthritis, happy holidays, live yes with arthritis, message, thank you

    Reflections on the 2020 Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast episodes with hosts and arthritis patients Rebecca Gillett and Julie Eller. A holiday message of appreciation and joy to our listeners.

  • Episode 26: Mind Over Stress

    December 8th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  39 mins 43 secs
    acute stress, ankylosing spondylitis, anxiety, arthritis, cbt, chronic stress, cognitive behavioral therapy, deep breathing, depression, fibromyalgia, gout, homeostasis, hormonal cascades, hormones, inflammation, juvenile arthritis, lupus, meditation, menses, mental health, mindfulness meditation, mood, mood disorders, neurochemical hormones, osteoarthritis, pathophysiology, physical stress, psoriatic arthritis, psychological stress, psychology, rheumatoid arthritis, stress, stress hormones, tai chi, worry, yoga

    Ever wondered why your arthritis symptoms seem worse when you’re experiencing a lot of stress? In this episode, we explore the stress-arthritis connection, including how chronic stress contributes to pain, inflammation and decreased immunity. We’ll also discuss proven strategies to help reduce stress and manage arthritis symptoms so you can live your best life and thrive mentally and physically.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

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  • Episode 25: Anti-inflammatory Diet Myths & Facts

    November 24th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  36 mins 9 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, anti-inflammatory, apple cider vinegar, arthritis, arthritis-friendly snacks, carcinogenic, celiac disease, cherries, coffee, dairy, edamame, eggs, elimination approach, elimination diet, fibromyalgia, food, food allergy, frozen foods, ginger, gluten, gout, high-fat, inflammation, juvenile arthritis, keto, lectins, lentils, lupus, meal prep, meat, nightshade vegetables, nutrition, oil, omega 3, omega three, oncology nutrition, osteoarthritis, poultry, probiotics, psoriatic arthritis, raw diet, rheumatoid arthritis, saturated fat, soy, tempe, tofu, tomatoes, turmeric, vegan, whole grains

    With so much information about what to eat for arthritis, it can get confusing – quick. Learn the truth about common arthritis diet myths as well as proven healthy eating tips from registered dietitian, including how to tailor a diet for your individual needs.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

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  • Episode 24: Food As Medicine

    November 10th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  28 mins 17 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, anti-inflammatory diet, arthritis, fibromyalgia, food, food insecurity, food pharmacy, gout, juvenile arthritis, lupus, mediterranean diet, nutrition, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

    Eating a healthy diet is a key to managing arthritis, but time and budget constraints can make it difficult to stay on track. Get shopping, cooking and preparation tips to maximize powerhouse foods for any budget, as well as tips on how to use food as a tool to help manage your arthritis.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

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  • Episode 23: Your Physical Activity Routine

    October 13th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  31 mins 24 secs
    activity, activity routine, ankylosing spondylitis, axial spondyloarthritis, exercise, fibromyalgia, fitness, fitness plan, gout, gym, gyms, juvenile arthritis, lupus, movement, osteoarthritis, personal trainer, physical fitness, physical therapy, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, therapy

    Making physical activity part of your routine can be challenging — and perhaps even more difficult during the pandemic. In this episode, we talk about healthy ways to easily integrate movement into your everyday activities. Learn how to get motivated, as well as what to look for if you’re considering a personal trainer or a gym membership.
    Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, FACSM, is the president and chief science officer for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He stewards ACE’s development of strategies to deliver exercise-science and behavior-change education in ways that are engaging and compelling, recruiting more people to become exercise professionals and health coaches and equipping them for growth in their respective fields. He leads ACE’s exploration of how science-based programs and interventions appropriately integrate into health care and public health. Dr. Bryant earned both his doctorate in physiology and master’s degree in exercise science from Pennsylvania State University.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

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  • Episode 22: Building a Personal Pain Plan

    September 22nd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  37 mins 2 secs
    ankylosing spondylosis, arthritis, axial spondylitis, chronic pain, clinical research, fibromyalgia, gout, lupus, osteoarthritis, pain, pain management, pain plan, pain psychologist, pain strategies, psoriatic arthritis, research, rheumatoid arthritis

    Whether you have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or some other chronic pain condition, your experience of pain is deeply personal and shaped by various biological, emotional, and psychological factors. Learn how to build personal pain plan by identifying the different factors that affect you the most, including how your attitude impacts your ability to effectively manage pain.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

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  • Episode 21: Take Control of Back Pain

    September 8th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  47 mins 58 secs
    advocate, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, arthritis of the spine, axial spondyloarthritis, back condition, back pain, chronic back pain, community, degenerative disc disease, disability, neck pain, non-radiographic spondyloarthritis, oa of the spine, osteoarthritis, patient leader, psoriatic arthritis, spine health, support group

    Millions of people suffer with chronic back pain and many of the causes can be arthritis related. The physical, social, and mental impacts can be devastating leading to increased depression and anxiety. On this episode, you will hear from two chronic back pain patient leaders, Rita Roy, MD, MS and Jed Finley, who share strategies to take control of pain and discuss how building a strong community of support can provide hope.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the guest blog written by Jed Finley and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

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