Tonight’s guests…

Dr. Susan Smith Jones – 8pm to 9pm
Website: susansmithjones.com
Book: Walking On Air: Your 30 Day Inside and Out RejuvenationMake-over

For a woman with three of America’s most ordinary names, Dr Susan Smith Jones has certainly made extraordinary contributions in the fields of holistic health, anti-aging, optimum nutrition, and balanced living.  Founder and President of Health Unlimited, she has authored over 25 books. She has just released her newest book: Walking On Air: Your 30 Day Inside and Out RejuvenationMake-over.

This heart-warming book takes you on a 30-day journey from wherever you are right now to an extraordinary life filled with an abundance of joy, peace, prosperity, self-confidence, success, healthy relationships, and high-level wellness. Whatever issues you are dealing with at this time, rest assured that this life-changing book provides all the tools you need to balance and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. Susan recommends that you read this book through once in its entirety, and then start again and read one chapter each day or each week, slowly and deliberately, and follow her down-to-earth, back-to-the-basics sage advice.

Related links:

20 Tips to Prevent Weight Gain & Promote Vitality Over the Holidays (Susan Smith Jones)

78 Instant Stress Busters (from Reader’s Digest)

How to get through the holidays (tips from Good Housekeeping)

National Sleep Foundation (lots of info here)

Susan’s Healthy Living Report for December 2011


Kat Elton  9pm to 10pm
Website:  www.katelton.com
Book: A Resilient Life, Learning To Thrive Not Just Survive.

Kat has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Pomona College and a master’s degree in occupational therapy from New York University. She currently works as an integrative occupational therapist, and as a  consultant. Kat Elton wrote her book, “A Resilient Life, Learning To Thrive Not Just Survive,” because she knows it isn’t easy, moving beyond disease and into a well-lived life, regardless of your circumstance. Kat has more than twelve years experience in the health care field and thirty nine years experience living with rheumatoid arthritis.

Planned topics (time permitting):

  • Give me a background about your experience with rheumatoid arthritis. When did you first realize you had it?
  • How did it affect your everyday life as a child/teen?
  • Give me an idea of the daily experience of living with rheumatoid arthritis?
  • What techniques do you use to help control the pain?
  • Was there a specific event or time in your life when your attitude about the disease changed?
  • Are there any common misconceptions about rheumatoid arthritis and people who have this disease?
  • What advice do you have for parents of children with chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis?
  • What is the most important aspect to resilience when living with chronic disease?
  • What has been the most challenging aspect of living with a chronic disease for you?
  • Is there anything your grateful for?
  • Are there any special diets or treatments that you’ve found to work for you?
  • What does resilience mean to you?
  • When did you decide to write your book and what was the main inspiration for your book?
  • What is the most important advice you can give people who are dealing with hard times and disease?
  • You see drugs ads for rheumatoid arthritis everywhere these days. How do you feel about this?
  • How has your disease and subsequent attitude changed your outlook on life?
  • What advice would you give to someone who was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis?


Dr. Crump and Dr. Stan (in the studio)








Gary L Crump, MD  –  9pm to 10pm
3430 Newburg Rd Ste 250
Louisville, KY 40218
Office Phone:(502) 893-3963

Dr. Gary Crump is a board-certified Rheumatologist here in Louisville KY and specializes in treating Rheumatoid Arthritis as well as other arthritis and related diseases. Dr. Crump is originally from Louisville and returned to Louisville in 1988 after his medical training to practice rheumatology. He has been a volunteer and member of the Board of Trustees of the Arthritis Foundation, and has given numerous medical lectures both regionally and internationally.

Planned topics (time permitting):

  • Could you please explain what a rheumatologist is?
  • Tell us a liitle bit of your background and what influenced you to go into the field of arthritis?
  • Can you explain what Rheumatoid Arthritis is and how it differs from other common types of arthritis?
  • Who gets Rheumatoid Arthritis?
  • Explain what an autoimmune disease is.
  • How are patients diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • Describe the doctor-patient relationship in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • So, what have the medical advances been in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis in recent years?
  • What is the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis like in 2011?
  • What is the prognosis for a patient diagnosed with RA today?
  • Many people still commonly think of Rheumatoid Arthritis as a bad and crippling disease. Is that still true?
  • How do patients get to referred to a rheumatology specialist like you?

Related links:

Arthritis Foundation

Exercise and Arthritis (Arthritis Foundation)

Inflammation: What You Need to Know (Cleveland Clinic Foundation)

Living Well with a Rheumatic Disease (American College of Rheumatology)

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Rheumatoid Arthritis (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Rheumatoid Arthritis (Medline Plus)

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet: Do Certain Foods Reduce Symptoms? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

Rheumatoid Arthritis Fact Sheet (Arthritis Foundation) – PDF

Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicines: A Guide for Adults (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Treatment Options: A Guide for People Living In Pain (American Pain Foundation)  – PDF

Info for listener re Dowager’s Hump:




Osteoporosis (lot’s of info at Medline Plus)

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