By Tom Dabertin
Podcast viewers who want to learn more about migraine and headache disorders look forward to the weekly “Heads UP” podcast hosted by Lindsay Weitzel, and on September 8th her 100th episode will air for the National Headache Foundation (NHF). The podcasts are produced by Linda Summerfield, NHF Senior Director of Communications.
Dr. Weitzel offers a confident voice, personal experiences, and a range of headache experts as they navigate informative discussions on the latest treatment, research, lifestyle recommendations, and personal stories about living with migraine disease and headache disorders.
I could not be prouder of Lindsay and the ‘Heads UP’ podcast series initiated and supported by NHF. One hundred episodes is a major milestone, and we congratulate our faithful host as well as all her expert guests for their contributions and NHF dedicated staff in making this series a success.
We posed some questions of Dr. Weitzel about the podcast and her views on reaching this milestone:
What are your most favorite episode topics?
Episode 53 – Resilience
Episode 95 – Meditation, Neuroplasticity, Migraine, and Pain
Episode 90 – What to do When People Don’t Understand Your Disease
Episode 65 – Menstrual related migraine
Who were the top 3 guests you hosted on the podcast show?
Vince Martin, MD
Tim Smith, MD
Dawn Buse, PhD
What are the top 10 episode topics in order of popularity / positive responses?
COVID-19 and Migraine
Living With Cluster Headache
White Matter Lesions and Migraine Disease
Gluten and Migraine
Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Migraine
What motivates you to do this weekly podcast on top of your personal health, family, and work responsibilities?
I am getting to bring support, inspiration, and valuable information to people out there like me who have experienced migraine or other chronic headache disorders (possibly) most of their lives. I know that there are people listening who must be incredibly strong to even get out of bed each day because of this debilitating condition, let alone perform at work and be there for their families. I am motivated to host ‘Heads UP’ because I can bring them information to improve the course of their pain and empower them in their lives.
The ‘Heads UP’ podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, or wherever you get your podcasts. Our video version of Heads UP is available on our website, YouTube, and on our Facebook page.