Episode #107: Adrienne Nolan-Smith on Chronic Lyme + Advocating for Your Rights

May 29, 2019

While the women’s health series may be finished, the conversation still continues and today’s episode is no exception. Navigating the healthcare system is difficult to begin with, but women have it especially tough with a system that has been built to tailor to conventionally male needs. Changes need to be made, and it starts with conversations like these. Adrienne Nolan-Smith has had her own series of health issues in her lifetime and has dedicated her work to helping others navigate their own health struggles as a certified patient advocate. Today on the show we’re discussing her journey to take control of her body and get the resources she needed and how you can do the same.

On Episode #107 of the That's So Maven podcast Davida is chatting with Adrienne Nolan-Smith from Get WellBe on being your own health advocate and getting the resources you need from the healthcare system.

Today on the show we’re discussing:

  • Adrienne’s diagnosis of chronic lyme as a teenager
  • Her hormonal struggles and how she found the resources she needed
  • Helping her Mom navigate the mental health system
  • The “disease-care” system and what it means
  • Gaslighting in healthcare and how it affects women
  • Research-based evidence and how to find resources for her own health needs
  • How to make the most of your doctor’s appointments.

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