In a quest for true holistic health, it is important to realize that many chronic diseases and health conditions we struggle with today are actually preventable. Today's topic of discussion is about Topical Steroid Withdrawal. A horrific and debilitating skin condition that starts with the innocent use of steroids. This condition is definitely preventable and today Sunit interviews Briana Banos, the creator of the "Preventable" documentary. They each discuss their journey into and through this skin condition and their desire too create more awareness especially amongst mothers who may be wanting to help their small children. Listen in as they share the very real consequences of their choices, and how they are managing through such a difficult time. Watch the documentary: https://youtu.be/RMbtf3C8BZk If you need more information go to the ITSAN website: https://www.itsan.org
156: Recovering From Topical Steroid Withdrawal w/ Briana Banos
The Healthy Skin Show
If you've been following the show for a while, you've heard me talk about Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW). I find it fascinating, which is why I was so thrilled to talk to today's guest, Briana Banos. Briana released an incredible documentary about TSW to raise awareness about this little-known condition. My guest today, Briana Banos is the creator of Preventable, a documentary highlighting the consequences of overprescribing topical steroids, as well as showcasing the detrimental effects this can leave in a patient's life. She was a former professional dancer and aerialist for Royal Caribbean, and now teaches dance and theater at a charter school in her hometown. Briana is an avid believer in speaking up for yourself and being your biggest advocate. Join us as we talk all about Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW), and why taking care when using topical steroid creams is so important. Are you recovering from TSW? Let me know in the comments! In this episode: Why did Briana create the documentary "Preventable"? Why did she need steroids in the first place? How did Briana realize that steroids were causing her problems? Briana's tips for those struggling with the mental and emotional side of skin rashes Quotes “For me to spread awareness is the only way I can help someone not go through the frustration and the pain and the loss that I, and so many other people, have and are going through.” [18:38] “I feel the only way to keep yourself from crying is to find the light in it.” [20:25] Links Find Briana online here and here "Preventable" documentary GoFundMe "Preventable: Protecting Our Largest Organ" documentary ITSAN Healthy Skin Show ep. 104: Topical B12 For Skin Rashes w/ Dr. Peter Lio Follow Briana on Instagram | Instagram | YouTube
Briana Banos: From Dancer, To Near Death, To Documentarian (Ep 22)
Dream Chasers and Change Makers
Briana Banos’ life changed due to Red Skin Syndrome (RSS), a condition caused by topical steroid withdrawal (TSW). Before, she was professional dancer and newlywed with a world of possibilities in front of her. Briana never imagined that her pesky eczema would change her life’s path.Briana followed her doctors’ orders and applied steroid cream to her itchy skin and eventually found it was actually making it worse. To her surprise, stopping the steroid led to inflamed and oozing skin and tremendous pain. Unable to find relief, she took to Google, and found she was not alone. Reading the symptoms, she discovered that her condition matched a condition called Red Skin Syndrome, and she was not alone.A once very active person, a person who loved to make people smile, Briana’s felt suffering alone and mindlessly binge watching television was not the most she could make out of her life. She began documenting her journey of Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) on YouTube. Briana found a network of other people also dealing with the effects of Red Skin Syndrome. She also learned that the most medical community were not recognizing their condition as real. In the spirit of Briana Banos, she felt she could do more to spread awareness.Preventable: Protecting Your Largest Organ, A Film by Briana BanosDespite still very much dealing with her own painful symptoms of RSS, Briana Banos, in true dream chaser fashion, and no professional filmmaking education, set out to make a documentary. She fundraised, and was in awe of the support she received through fundraising, a not of approval from International Topical Steroid Addiction Network, (ITSAN), and the National Eczema Association.Briana Banos, one woman film crew, flew not only around the country but around the globe. She talked to families affected by RSS and TSW and heard their stories. She interviewed medical professionals that were not only agreeing that this is real- but providing treatment to patients. You can view Briana’s documentary here, for free.Connect with Briana Banos and DC&CM/The People Need to KnowYou can find Briana on her instagram page for the film, @Preventable_Doc, or on her YouTube channel, here. For the People Need to Know, she suggests Brené Brown’s Netflix Special, A Call to Courage. In addition, she recommends Ruthie Lindsey’s instagram, @RuthieLindsey.For the first time in DC&CM history, Betty and Alé share the same People Need to Know. They HIGHLY recommend Meggan Watterson’s masterpiece of a book, “Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & the Christianity We Haven’t Tried.” Purchase, here. Also, Alé recommends Meggan’s free meditiation, Prayer of the Heart, which you can listen to here on Apple Podcasts, or search wherever you listen to Podcasts.Join the conversation, and meet us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.The post Briana Banos: From Dancer, To Near Death, To Documentarian (Ep 22) appeared first on .
On this episode, I interview Briana Banos, a previous performer and aerialist on a popular cruise line whose life took a much different path after living through Red Skin Syndrome due to Topical Steroid Withdrawal. She now seeks to help others and raise awareness through her recently published documentary entitled Preventable: Protecting Our Largest Organ. Her documentary and more information can be found at https://preventabledoc.com/.
Briana has a B.A. in English & minors in Anthropology & Mass Communications from University of Florida. She worked as a performer & aerialist with Royal Caribbean before she began showing signs of Red Skin Syndrome. Briana sought to raise awareness about her condition. Through social media, she used her voice & pictures to show others of this extremely traumatic, yet preventable, syndrome. She was featured on The Doctors, & she accompanied ITSAN to Capitol Hill in Sept. 2016This show is brought to you by Talk 4 Radio (http://www.talk4radio.com/) on the Talk 4 Media Network (http://www.talk4media.com/).
Briana graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English and minors in Anthropology and Mass Communications. She worked as a performer and aerialist with Royal Caribbean before she began showing signs of Red Skin Syndrome. Once into her withdrawal, Briana sought to raise awareness about her condition. Through social media, she used her voice and pictures to show others of this extremely traumatic, yet preventable, syndrome. She has been featured on The Doctors show, as well as accompanied ITSAN (The International Topical Steroid Addiction Network) to Capitol Hill in Sept. 2016 to help build bridges in the dermatology community. Her biggest hope with Preventable: Protecting Our Largest Organ is to bring awareness to the medial community and patients about Red Skin Syndrome and to spur a reform in how topical steroids are utilized.