Learning to Slay the Beasts Podcast

A podcast for health conscious adults focused on learning to overcome all the mentally, physically and emotionally challenging things in life or ‘beasts‘, like food allergies and intolerances, mental health issues (anxiety, OCD, depression), eating disorders, autoimmune and neuroimmune disorders, health and relationship issues…

Episode 64: PANDAS/PANS Options & Pendulum by S.E. German Chapter 1

Posted on April 27th, 2021

On this week’s episode, I provide an overview of some of my recent learnings on PANDAS/PANS from the Get Unstuck Parenting Summit hosted by Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, a conversation with Dr. Jennifer Bahr, a webinar, the Ultimate Health Podcast with Dr. Tom O'Bryan, and other treatment opportunities. I also talk about the dilemma that many families feel in terms of how to choose their next step to optimize their child's health.

I also provide the audio version of the first chapter of my new middle-grade novel Pendulum by S.E. German. If you are interested in sampling this heartwarming story, you can listen for free! Pendulum follows the story of a young boy that experiences mental health challenges (anxiety, OCD, depression), ADHD and tics following an infection, a disorder called PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated With Streptococcal Infections).

This book can act as a catalyst to start conversations about mental health with your child. Here are some prompts:

Does your child ever feel the emotions that the character talks about?
Which ones do they identify with?
How do these issues feel in their body?
How would your child feel if that situation came up?
Does your child use any of the tools mentioned?
It’s important to start these conversations so your child knows they can talk with you about mental health.


As always, this podcast is based on experiences and should not be construed as medical or professional advice. Please speak with a medical professional.

My new middle-grade fiction novel Pendulum by S.E. German is available on FriesenPressBarnes and Noble, Amazon Worldwide (Amazon.com,  Amazon.ca) and more!

The novel follows a young boy whose personality and behaviour changes overnight from happy, funny, energetic and silly to anxious, obsessive, emotional, angry and depressed. After visiting over 20 doctors, getting seven misdiagnoses and his mental health declining further, the boy is finally diagnosed with a little-known and understood disorder without a cure called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). The heartwarming story follows the boy as he enters middle grade with regular school and peer challenges, moving for a healthy lifestyle and continues to cope with mental health issues like anxiety, OCD and depression. 

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