This week join the gang as Jeremie takes them on a little audio journey into the world of sleep apnea. For years Taylor has been telling Jer, "You got sleep apnea bro". So Jeremie finally booked himself an appointment at a sleep clinic. After a sleep test and some phone calls, we finally get to the bottom of whether or not Jeremie is in fact nearing death every time he dozes off to la-la land. Spoiler alert, you probably won't be surprised by the results. Big shout out to all of the guest appearances on this episode! Jer's mom, Maxine, Bryde, Bekah, Bigby and of course our friend and RT Maria!
This week Brian and Jeremie sit down with Meredith. She is pursuing her Master’s at MSVU in Dietetics and her research revolves around weight bias in healthcare. We touch on the BS of BMI, set weight, intuitive eating and more. More importantly we touch the biases that fat people face in the healthcare system. To quote Meredith, "I can argue until I am blue in the face that fat people can be healthy (which they can!), but sometimes talking about health masks the real issue, which is that people of all sizes deserve respect and fair treatment, regardless of their health status." This is is a conversation made to make you think, but what we hope everyone takes from this one is that language and compassion are everything! For more info check out Merediths blog post over at www.sickboypodcast.com/blog
This week on Sickboy, the guys sit down with Ellie to talk about epilepsy and brain surgeries! They get to the heart of what everybody is wondering: when someone is having a seizure, do you or don't you stick something in their mouth?! And also, is it sadder when an animal is epileptic or a human? Ellie thoughtfully explains the intricacies of brain surgery and neuropsychology assessments and the boys are one step closer to getting their honourary medical degrees!
This week we have something extra special. We sat down with Dina, a palliative care social worker from Montreal, to discuss the gaps in the Canadian health care system. We talk about those who financially fall through the cracks when they or a loved one becomes sick, how the federal government can do better to support those who are vulnerable and steps you can take to feel safe and secure if sh*t hits the fan!
HUGE thank you to MP's Andy Filmore, Darren Fisher and Geoff Regan and to Bionova Executive Director, Scott Moffitt, for sitting in on this important conversation!