Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with Cindy Kennedy

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with Cindy Kennedy

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is so much more than just a curious double-jointed ability…so much more!

Imagine your limbs giving way as you run, jump, and play.

Imagine your developing teeth dislodging from their sockets.

Imagine the connective tissue structure of your bladder, your skin, even the integrity of your cardiovascular and digestive system constantly being compromised.... 

This is what Cindy Kennedy will take us through today, as she discusses both her professional and personal journey as a naturopath and mother of a child with EDS.

Cindy shares the various diet, lifestyle, nutritional and herbal therapies which she has found clinically successful in improving the quality of life for those facing this confronting connective tissue disorder. 

Covered in this episode

[00:38] Welcoming back Cindy Kennedy
[01:34] Cindy's personal experience(s) with autoimmune conditions
[02:38] The Ehlers Danlos diagnosis
[03:30] What is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS)?
[06:48] Signs, symptoms and differential diagnoses
[12:61] EDS complications
[16:33] The many types of EDS
[18:44] Medical options
[20:28] Physical limitations
[23:14] Hydrotherapy
[23:59] Patient-centred approach to therapy
[25:26] Opportunities for complementary medicine
[30:50] Cindy's personal experience with EDS
[34:59] Approaches to pain relief
[36:20] Pregnancy and childbirth
[39:11] Resources for patients and practitioners

**Please note; due to a slightly lower audio quality than usual, this interview was unable to be transcribed at this time. We still felt that this podcast needed to be released and shared. 

Additional Resources

Cindy Kennedy
Condy's Book: Help! My Child Has Hashimoto's
The Ehlers-Danlos Society

Other podcasts with Cindy include:


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