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Ask Dr. Bunny. Overcoming opioid addiction and reclaiming your life? Dr. Randy Nordyke, guest.

Dr. Randy Nordyke

Dr. Randy Nordyke joins Dr. Bunny to discuss pain, opioids, addiction, and getting your life back.  Dr. Nordyke shares a very personal story about having knee replacement, surviving 9 blood clots, becoming addicted to opioids, his journey to overcoming opioid addiction and reclaiming his life.

Tune in as Dr. Nordyke tells us about the scariest night of his life, and the lesson he learned from this whole experience.  We’ll also learn about what Dr. Nordyke is doing to help others avoid opioid addiction.


About Dr. Randy Nordyke:

Dr. Randy Nordyke is an experienced medical professional who has enjoyed a 30-year career working as a doctor, entrepreneur, product innovator, and mentor. After spending several years as a professional motocross racer, a number of injuries forced Dr. Nordyke to retire from the sport and pursue occupation elsewhere. Dealing with his injuries opened his eyes to how incredibly rewarding a career in medicine would be. He followed this interest and found practicing medicine to be incredibly fulfilling, enjoying especially treating difficult or unusual cases. In a way, practicing medicine gives Dr. Randy Nordyke the same kind of thrill and excitement that had first drawn him to motocross years before.

Dr. Randy Nordyke is most proud of his surgical procedure that treats nail fungus. Due to health or environmental reasons, the finger- and toenails of some individuals become distorted and disfigured, causing undue embarrassment and shame in physical appearance. Dr. Nordyke developed a procedure that can take even the worst-looking nails and restore them to their original glory and help them look normal again. Although nail fungus is certainly a minor concern in the scope of practicing medicine, it can inhibit people’s lives in many ways. Now, these patients — with the help of Dr. Randy Nordyke — have regained the confidence to wear open-toed shoes in public and visit the beach with family and friends without fear. His technique proved to be a truly life-changing procedure that gave back many great aspects of people’s lives.

Furthermore, within his work in medicine, Dr. Randy Nordyke has greatly enjoyed his entrepreneurial pursuits as well, developing life-changing products and procedures, including his Wound Honey. Dr. Nordyke’s Wound Honey is a product that was and is now being sold all across the globe. Wound Honey provides a safe and sanitary option for minor cuts and wounds that has proven extremely beneficial in helping people who do not have the ability or the resources to seek medical attention to treat their injuries.

Now, Dr. Nordyke has developed what he feels is his best product to date; INSPIRIT CBD Crème. This cannabinoid-based creme is a breakthrough Pain Crème that has no negative side effects, yet is highly effective in reducing pain and inflammation for people who chronically suffer from joint or inflammatory pain. This product can, in many cases replace, or at least reduce, the need for over the counter pain medications, for which more and more negative side-effects are being discovered all the time.

Rob 20 Foundation:

Dr. Randy Nordyke is committed to making serious changes within the United States’ pharmaceutical industry, specifically reducing the number of opiate prescriptions. Although the United States makes up only 5% of the world’s population, it’s citizens consume 99% of all Vicodin and 86% of all pain medication combined. While there has been legislation introduced to reduce the number of prescriptions, and there is evidence that it has reduced these numbers ever so slightly, greater awareness needs to be made.

In an effort to address this growing problem, Dr. Randy Nordyke has worked to establish the Rob 20 Foundation, which stands for Reduce Opiates by 20%. This non-profit will work to create an awareness campaign through online channels and speaking events with physician groups so that they can educate the public on this “epidemic of opiates.” The foundation will also provide resources for patients and physicians who are abusing drugs and/or alcohol.

Dr. Nordyke states that every physician understands that there is an epidemic with opiates in America, but what they do not understand is that every single doctor that over-prescribes is part of the problem. Rob 20 Foundation hopes to change that perspective, by making every doctor accountable to help make a positive change with this American epidemic.

Contact Dr. Randy Nordyke at drnordyke@gmail.com

Also visit: https://inmotionpaincreme.com

SNAP! Unhypnotizing Hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy stories and more! Teresa Crocker, guest.

Teresa Crocker joins Dr. Bunny today to discuss Hypnotherapy.  Teresa is a fellow Hypnotherapist and shares why she got involved in Hypnotherapy.  Recently, Teresa was able to see first-hand how amazingly beneficial Hypnotherapy can be, when her husband had a major surgery and did not need any pain meds – that was Hypnotherapy in action!

There’s also another first-hand story Teresa shares with us – why she had a major phobia of crickets & grasshoppers, and how she overcame that!  One Hypnotherapy session & it was gone (much to the amazement of her kids!).

Teresa and Dr. Bunny talk in depth about fears & phobias, and share stories about how quickly they’ve seen Hypnotherapy help people with a multitude of fears & phobias.  

Teresa and Dr. Bunny also discuss their new “Opioid-Free! Release Yourself From Addiction” project  that they’ve launched with Dr. Johannes Ramirez Boden, and share their goals of helping people trust Hypnotherapy more than they trust the pill bottle.  They both see Hypnotherapy as a very important tool in fighting the opioid addiction epidemic, and explain their reasons why.

A powerfully informative interview you don’t want to miss!

About Teresa Crocker:

Having been involved in the recovery business since 1988 I watched with growing concern as the use of opioids as an ‘automatic go-to’ for ANY type of pain became the norm. Personally, I have suffered lower back pain since my early 20’s when I had one too many car accidents and know first hand what chronic pain is. I became active in exploring alternative ways to manage my pain without the use of drugs. But I also became aware that it can be quite an expensive road that often yields to zero results.

Then I went to a hypnotist to stop smoking – and it was successful. I kept thinking: if this can help chronic (ab)users of substances as addictive as tobacco, why not pain meds? And, if it can re-direct the neurons in my brain that have an established pathway for years – to a NEW pathway that doesn’t include smoking, why not with other habitual thinking processes?

This seemed a perfect fit for me as, in running two successful Women’s Sober Living homes and being the chair for the Sober Living Coalition of Ventura County I am a voice for those already struggling with a drug problem.

I got certified in hypnotherapy and went on to study under well-established hypnotherapists such as Dr. Bunny Vreeland, Shelly Stockwell-Nicholas and Richard Nongard to name a few. I  got certified in Pain Management by Seth Deborah Roth, who is not only a CRNA but also the President of Hypnotherapy for Health and became a member of the International Hypnosis Federation.

It has been exciting and enriching for me to be a part of helping those who wish, to empower themselves with the skills necessary to set in motion a different path. A path of their own making. Because – it is never too late to be who you always wanted to be!

Contact Teresa Crocker, Certified Hypnotherapist at (805) 415-7800 or e-mail: teresalcrocker@gmail.com 

Also visit: https://www.turningpointhypnotherapy.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

Also visit: https://bunnyvreeland.org/ https://vreelandcollege.org/ https://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.com https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

SNAP! Unhypnotizing Hypnotherapy. Opioid-Free! Release Yourself From Addiction

Dr. Bunny Vreeland has joined forces with Dr. Johannes Ramirez Boden and Teresa Crocker to address opioid addiction.  Together they created the program “Opioid-Free!  Release Yourself From Addiction” to provide positive solutions to this growing epidemic.

Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Robbins-Madanes trained Coach, Dr. Bunny Vreeland, has spent 20+ years helping her clients become free of addictions to cigarettes, gambling, food, alcohol, and more, so when she heard about the opioid epidemic, her first thought was how beneficial hypnotherapy could be.

Dr. Bunny is a graduate of the Neuro Concepts Institute in Laguna Hills, CA, she earned her Ph.D. in Hypnotherapy from Huntington Pacific University in 2007.  In addition, she’s a certified Bariatric Hypnotherapist and certified Hypnotic Anesthesiologist.

Opioid addiction became personal to Dr. Bunny after a family member struggled with addiction following a surgery.


“Opioids” is a name given to drugs that bind to opioid receptors in the body. They include everything from heroin and fentanyl to prescription pills like oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine and morphine.


More than 115 people in America die every day due to accidental misuse of these drugs–that’s one person every 12 minutes–and “the opioid epidemic” is the term used to describe this health crisis.


In the 1990s, there was a massive marketing blitz from pharmaceutical companies for their new opioid pills. This coincided with a nationwide push to take patient pain more seriously. Early marketing materials from pharmaceutical companies made reassurances about their product, claiming their opioid pills were virtually non-addictive. However, heroin is one of the most addictive drugs on the planet and prescription opioids are chemically similar to heroin.
Meanwhile, illegal drugs flooded in–like heroin and illicitly-produced fentanyl–which people turned to once their prescriptions ran out, or they craved something stronger, or they needed something less expensive than prescription opioids. The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports nearly 80% of heroin users started with prescription opioids. And during that 1999-2016 time frame, overdose deaths from heroin increased by 7 times. And deaths from synthetic opioids like fentanyl increased almost 21 times.
This is the opioid epidemic. And we want to help.

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland: (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: BunnyV123@yahoo.com

SNAP! Unhypnotizing Hypnotherapy. Does everyone get addicted to opioids? Dr. Johannes Ramirez Boden, M.D., guest.

Join Dr. Bunny Vreeland and Dr. Johannes Ramirez Boden, M.D., as they discuss the opioids.  You’ll learn what opioids are used for, what the effects of opioids are, and how they can be helpful (as well as harmful).  Dr. Ramirez Boden also answers the question “Does everyone get addicted to opioids?”, and reminds us that this is not the only time in history where there has been an opioid addiction.

Dr. Ramirez Boden gives us information about how, and why, opioids are designed to bypass the liver and get into your bloodstream.

This is a wonderful interview, full of details about the world of opioids, medicine, pain relief/management, and addiction – with some karma viewpoints and mind-expanding thoughts added.  Uplifting & enlightening!

Dr. Ramirez Boden has recently become Board Certified in Interventional Pain Management, specializing in Non-Opioid Treatments for Pain. Dr. Ramirez has a Master’s in Physiology and Neurobiology and over 20 publications in print. He has been a practicing OB/GYN for 28 years and has the unique experience and qualifications which blend together to provide a cohesive approach to patient care. He stays up to date with the latest developments in women’s health issues and renews his certification with the American College of OB/GYN board annually.

When not with his patients, Dr. Ramirez Boden enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three children, kite surfing, and golfing. He is also a private pilot with over 500 hours flight time.

Contact Dr. Johannes Ramirez Boden at (805) 485-8515.

Also visit: https://www.johannesramirezmd.com/

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit: https://bunnyvreeland.org/ https://vreelandcollege.org/ https://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.com https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Opioid Addiction? Part 3.

Join Dr. Bunny Vreeland as she continues her new series of shows dedicated to the opioid addiction epidemic.

Our guest today (who has asked to remain anonymous), shares her story of how her doctor prescribed opioids for pain for a variety medical conditions.  Due to the fact that she knew the possibility for addiction, she tried using over-the-counter Naproxen, only to find that it led to creating a heart murmur!

Tune in as our guest shares her story of the wild ups and downs she’s incurred with many doctors, how opioids have affected her life, and how she has chosen not to take them.

You’ll also learn more about this growing epidemic, how to recognize the signs of someone who’s become addicted, and how you can get help if you, or a loved one, is addicted to opioids.

Many people think that an opioid addiction is something a ‘typical’ drug addict has, and that opioids are an illegal substance. Both of those assumptions could not be further from the truth.

Opioid addiction spans every generation, every walk of life, and affects people who have never been addicted to anything else. The stories are many and varied, and you will be stunned at the people who have unknowingly become addicted to something that was given to them by their doctor.

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit: https://bunnyvreeland.org/ https://vreelandcollege.org/ https://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.com https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/


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