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This is Not What I Ordered: a podcast on full-hearted living with chronic illness + health challenges

Jan 29, 2018

Tara Cameron is a practitioner of East Asian medicine, functional nutritionist and licensed massage therapist based in Kirkland Washington, and is also a doctoral candidate for acupuncture and herbal medicine. Tara struggled with eczema from early childhood, later developing chronic pain and anxiety. More recently, she has had to contend with Red Skin Syndrome, a form of withdrawal from the topical steroids she'd long used to treat her eczema. In this interview, she discusses how her physical ailments have impacted her professional and personal well-being, as well as how she has embraced these conditions to improve her self-image, becoming an even more effective practitioner for her patients.

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This episode contains discussion of depression and suicidal ideation. If you're feeling distressed, we advise you contact the National Suicide Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or