Practical Healing

Bethany Ortlip, FNP from Practical Healing discusses functional medicine and empowering patients with Nick Angelis, CRNA. Cutting-edge TMS, ketamine infusions–or breathing and eating better? What happens when we get too obsessed with our health? Chiropractors, naturopaths, nutritionists, psychiatrists–how much is too much? Transcript below. [Music] hello and welcome to the Ascend Health show I’m Nick … Read more


Nurses, doctors, teachers–all of us in the helping professions are facing a crisis. What do we do? How do we maintain the fire to help people without being taken advantage of or needing to be helped ourselves? Lisa returns to the show with a full list of resources from Carve your Own Path so we … Read more

Trauma & the Brain

How do the frontal lobe and limbic system affect trauma? Can we “unstick” the brain from painful memories without patronizing or justifying? Victoria Gutbrod, LPCC-S from Renew Counseling Ministries here in Fairlawn, Ohio, and Nick Angelis, CRNA discuss the latest research about our complex nervous systems. The brain can be reborn, and the spiritual imagery … Read more

Yoga and Addiction

Therapist, Yogi, and Reiki Master Lisa Shaefer, LSW, LICDC-CS, RYT-200 from Carve Your Own Path, here in Copley, discusses yoga and addiction with nurse anesthetist Nick Angelis, MSN, CRNA. There’s a continuum in mental health between simple movement and posh inpatient rehab retreat facilities. As we continue to delve deep into spiritual topics on Ascend … Read more

Spirituality and Mental Health

Do I need Jesus or Xanax? Nurse anesthetist Nick Angelis discusses difficult topics as a Christian and a clinician with Hank the Sonic Shaman. The medical system can’t answer spiritual questions. Unmet expectations can harm our mental health, substituting truth and sincerity for shallow self-righteousness. The first step is to know ourselves. Are Psychedelic and … Read more

Wellness is a Journey

Continuing our smoothie episode, Chef Cat and Nurse Bridgette talk about ways to eat delicious, nutritious food as part of a sustainable plan to live healthy. Captions below. 0:00:24.080,0:00:28.480 welcome to the ascend health show i’m your  host nick angeles and you’re so confused 0:00:28.480,0:00:33.120 right now as far as why am i drinking  a … Read more

Smoothie with a Smile

Nurse Anesthetist Nick teamed up with Chef Cat and Nurse Bridgette from A 2 Z Living Well Solutions for this informative series on eating healthy without sacrificing taste. Diet is an important part of pain and mental health management. Depression, anxiety, and neuropathic pain are worsened by inflammation. Inflammatory, processed foods are a clear culprit. … Read more

Could TMS Be the Answer to Your Anxiety?

Could TMS Be the Answer to Your Anxiety? If you suffer from Anxiety, you are not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults. While many treatments are available for Anxiety, some people do not respond well to medication or therapy. Could TMS be the answer … Read more

Can a Narcissist Have a Happy and “Successful” Marriage?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the success of a narcissist depends on a variety of factors. However, there are some things you should know about how narcissists function to make an informed decision about whether or not they can be happy and prosperous. In this blog post, we will explore the … Read more

Why Eat Healthy?

We won’t get healthier or lose weight until we have our “why.” It may be a superficial reason or delve deep into the soul. Our nurse anesthetist from Ascend and Nurse Bridgette from A 2 Z talk about why fad diets fail and how to start sustainable change. Of course, eating nutritionally dense food does … Read more

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