Upright Health

Upright Health

Hosted by: Matt Hsu

This podcast covers ideas, tips, and tricks to help you help yourself overcome pain, get stronger, and become a more resilient and energetic version of yourself. Hosted by Matt Hsu, a former chronic pain sufferer...

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This Is Perverse Mind Control (Knee Pain +Joint Pain)

Today we're talking about the perverse way conversations about joint pain get slanted to favor surgery and medical intervention. This subtle slanting of perspective leads you to think muscles are somehow irrelevant to...
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How to Fix Pain (Like a Killer Whale)

What lessons about chronic pain can we learn from an orca? What can we learn from flaccid fins in killer whales in captivity? Find out how killer whales can better shape our perspectives on fixing chronic pain. Move...
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Buy Your Way Out - Part 2

In this episode, we dive deeper into the Buy Your Way Out Fallacy to see how it relates to orthopedic diagnoses and treatments like FAI (hip impingement) and back pain.  RESOURCES Upright Health articles BMJ...
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The Buy Your Way Out Fallacy

Let's look at one of the most ubiquitous fallacies floating around the medical and health industries. Save money, get stronger, and reap the rewards when you recognize the game that's being played with so many...
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Why I Don't Trust Doctors

In this episode, I discuss why I don't trust doctors. I share personal anecdotes of being fed medical falsehoods and big-time foul-ups in medical history. www.uprighthealth.com Support this podcast:...
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What is healthy?

What is healthy? How do we get ideas about what is healthy for us? In this episode we discuss:  Why do we think some things are good for us?  Who promotes the idea that certain things are healthy for us?  What is our...
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Wallow in Weakness

Wallow in weakness? Today we discuss: Fibromyalgia and why it makes me mad Medical diagnoses that make no sense and how they trap you in pain Wallowing in weakness and the antidote that will bring pain relief and...
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Cut Screen Time to Cut Chronic Pain - Limits and Lessons from the Trenches

In today’s episode we discuss: how screen time contributes to chronic pain how to cut screen time effectively limits that will lead to better sleep compulsive email checking compulsive social media usage how to break...
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Breaking Painful Habits

We discuss how to identify habits that put us in pain, how to identify them, the most common excuses we come up with when confronted with them, and a simple assignment to get you thinking right and moving right....
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The Best Sport for Hip Health?

Can you naturally build hip strength without going to gym? What is the best sport for developing and maintaining hip strength naturally? Find out how soccer, golf, tennis, and weightlifting stack up! Video version:...
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Safe to Fix Hunchback Posture While Pregnant?

Is it safe to fix hunchback posture while pregnant? Can you even exercise while pregnant? Understand how women can fix their posture safely while carrying a baby! Video version: https://youtu.be/CTtEU4LCr8M
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Why am I always in pain?

I often used to ask myself, "why am I in pain?" I couldn't figure out why I had chronic pain. In this episode, I discuss the perspective and strategies that helped me get chronic pain relief. HELPFUL LINKS 👉Chronic...
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