#69 Michael Pollan: Could Psychedelics Solve the Mental Health Crisis?
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Many of you will know Michael Pollan as a world-renowned food writer but now he has written a book that brings psychedelic drugs into mainstream consciousness. But why? Long before they gained a bad reputation, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as though psychedelics were going to be the new wonder drugs for mental illnesses. They promised to treat conditions like alcoholism, depression and anxiety without the side effects associated with conventional drugs. But unfortunately, in the 1960’s, there was a backlash against the counter-culture who had embraced psychedelics and all further research was banned. Now, decades later, the world is in the grip of a mental health crisis. But thankfully, there is a glimmer of hope – research has recently begun again on the amazing potential of LSD, DMT and psilocybin. This week, I sit down with Michael Pollan to take a deep dive into this extraordinary world. We explore the remarkable history of psychedelics, the findings of the current research in this area and Michael shares his own personal experiences with psychedelics under the guidance of therapists. Whilst larger scale studies are still needed, we talk about how therapist-guided psychedelic drug therapy could potentially change the way healthcare is delivered for mental illnesses – perhaps meaning a resolution of not only symptoms for patients, but also in many cases, the fundamental root causes. Finally, we discuss the potential wider use of psychedelics as a tool for social change. This really is a gripping and eye-opening conversation – I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast
The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast
Dr Rupy Aujla
#84 The Brain Series (Part 2 of 3). Eating for ADHD with Dr Rachel Gow
Research highlights a crucial link between nutrition, ADHD and brain health, and there is some evidence, although not fantastic quality evidence, but some nonetheless, that indicates smart food choices for ADHD and Brain Health and data on supplementation which can influence cognitive Function. On the show we have Dr Rachel Gow, Ph.D who is both a nutrition professional and experienced researcher plus a parent of a child with ADHD who has the experience of being in the position of not knowing what to do to help their child. ADHD affects 1 in 20 children - 500,000 in the UK and roughly one in every classroom. And there are some incredibly well known figures in business, the arts and dance who are diagnosed with ADHD, but there is also a darker side to the condition that doesn’t get as much airtime and is something that we should be mindful of. Rachel is a London based psychologist specialising in child and adult mental health and has specific expertise in ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety and related learning and behaviour conditions. In addition, Dr. Gow is a Registered Nutritionist and has a Masters of Science in Psychological Research Methods, She has published approximately 22 peer reviewed book chapters and scientific papers, and her first book “Smart Foods for ADHD and Mental Health” is being published by Hachette in February 2021.  Dr. Gow frequently lectures at London Metropolitan University, the University of Surrey and has an honorary role at The Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London On the show today we talk about: * Rachel’s personal story with her child's development * OMEGA-3 Fatty acids and why they are critical for the brain and it's function  * Clinical trials looking at supplementation * The impact of the gut on Serotonin, Dopamine, Neurogenesis and Brain Inflammation * OMEGA-3 for depression and ADHD Do check out The Doctor's Kitchen Website for full show notes and social media links for this episode and others.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 21 min
Plant Proof -  Evidence based nutrition
Plant Proof - Evidence based nutrition
Plant Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories
The future of protein with Founder and CEO of Food Frontier
In *Episode 115* I sit back down with Thomas King, the Founder and CEO of Food Frontier, a not for profit organisation that is helping build* the future of protein in Australia*. *In this episode we cover:* * Findings from a new report food Frontier performed on the healthfulness of Plant Based Meats * Cellular agriculture - what it is, how it works and companies in this space in Australia. * Why growth of these industries is important - the problems they are solving. * How these industries have changed in the past few years including - for example new legislation in Singapore which will see the first cellular agriculture products on shelves available to consumers. * And much more *Resources:* * If you enjoy this topic you will also want to listen to Episode #109 with Bruce Friedrich * Food Frontier reports * Supporting Food Frontier * Food Frontier on Instagram * Food Frontier on Twitter * Cellular agriculture companies in Australia: * A few of the Australian companies in this space - Vow, Change Foods, Heuros & Cass materials * Perhaps the largest cellular agriculture company in the world - Memphis Meats *My Book:* My book is coming out early 2021 published with Penguin - I cannot wait to share with you. In the lead up the launch I am going to share information about the title, cover, ways to win a copy, live event dates, free e-books etc. Register your email here so I can keep you up to date. *Want to support the show?* The single best way you can support the show is by leaving a review on Apple podcast app - it only takes a few minutes and would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance. *Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Sports Physiotherapist * Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof Podcast Connect with me on Instagram and Twitter
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The Ultimate Health Podcast
The Ultimate Health Podcast
Jesse Chappus
387: Gary Taubes - Are Carbs Making You Fat?
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Mo Gawdat
Marcelo Garcia - The Fasting Episode (or How a Human Can Thrive Without Food for 50 Days)
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Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
Dhru Purohit
#187: A Masterclass on Fasting with Dave Asprey
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1 hr 11 min
Good Life Project
Good Life Project
Jonathan Fields / Wondery
Unlocking Your Brain's Potential | Dr. Ryan D'Arcy
For generations, when it came to your brain, we pretty much assumed that once you reach adulthood, it pretty much is what it is. That meant you couldn’t get smarter or faster or wittier or optimize it to perform at a higher level and, on the other side, if you suffered an injury, there was very little you could do to help your brain recover or even rewire itself to function at a higher level again. Turns out, much of that was wrong, and my guest today, Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, is an acclaimed neuroscientist and entrepreneur who is at the leading edge of this awakening.  The co-founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer of HealthTech Connex a brain health technology company, he also holds Professorship appointments at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, where he serves as a BC Leadership Chair in neuroimaging and neurotechnology. He has published more than 260 academic works, and led major scientific advances include the discovery of white matter activation in functional MRI, the world's first VR simulator for neurosurgical training and planning, the development and deployment of the world's first brain vital sign framework, and the utilization of neuroplasticity in brain injury to drive recovery well beyond conventional limits. Today, we’re talking about some of the incredible innovations in brain science across the four domains of performance optimization, mental health, neurological diseases, and brain injury recovery and you are going to be amazed at the work he and others are doing and where things are heading. You can find Dr. Ryan D'Arcy at: Website: https://healthtechconnex.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neurocatch/ Check out our offerings & partners:  Fundrise: Fundrise.com/GOODLIFE Plushcare: PlushCare.com/GOODLIFE
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Ordinary Vegan Podcast
Ordinary Vegan Podcast
Nancy Montuori
Ordinary Vegan Podcast #93-Raising Vegan Children Safely with Pediatrician Reshma Shah
It is more and more common for parents to discuss raising vegan children. But, is a plant-based diet nutritionally adequate for kids? Today we ask an expert. Reshma Shah, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician and clinical instructor at Stanford University of Medicine. Along with her colleague, Brenda Davis, RD, they are the authors of a new book called "Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families." The book answers many of the common questions that often worry parents about raising vegan children. Podcast #93 will answer all the critical questions and misconceptions about plant-based food and children along with: * Nutrition specifics for every stage of childhood * The best plant-based milk for babies and toddlers * Is soy safe for children * Protein requirements for kids of all ages * How parents can get their children excited about eating healthy foods * Most reliable sources of vitamin B12 and Vitamin D * Avoiding food anxiety * Strategies to follow to help a child meet their calcium needs * Tips and strategies for transitioning to plant-based eating Thanks to Dr. Shah for sharing her expertise on raising vegan children with the Ordinary Vegan community. You can find Dr. Reshma Shah on Instagram and buy her book "Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families" on Amazon. Thanks to Ordinary Vegan Organic CBD oil from hemp for sponsoring today’s podcast. You can find my organic vegan CBD products made from hemp on my website. If you have any questions about how CBD may help you, don't hesitate to reach out to me at questions@ordinaryvegan.net. For recipes and inspiration, follow me on Instagram @ordinaryvegan and join our fun Facebook group and community. Sign up here so you don't miss any of Ordinary Vegan's podcasts or recipes. Are you looking for a no fuss simple plant-based recipe book? You can purchase my book “The Easy Five-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook” here. If you find these conversations valuable, there are many ways you can support this podcast. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify and share the podcast with your friends via social media. Please stay safe, healthy, and always follow your bliss.
37 min
The Darin Olien Show
The Darin Olien Show
Darin Olien
#55 Fatal Conveniences™: Crayons: Safe or Toxic?
Everyone has fond childhood memories revolving around crayons. These colorful waxy sticks represent hours of creative fun. I was an avid coloring book fan, and I can’t even tell you how many boxes of crayons I went through as a kid. No one wants to have these cherished memories tainted, but are crayons safe or toxic? And what are they doing to our planet? Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health, and the health of the environment around us. I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you. Between 45,000 and 75,000 lbs of broken crayons are discarded in US landfills every year. This one is tough for me, because I really don’t want to bash crayons. I love crayons! We all did. And I’m sure if you have kids, you have multiple boxes of these colorful things all over the house. So I’ll just cut to the chase. Crayons consist of paraffin, which is a petroleum, crude oil by-product. And lab tests show some crayon brands are full of toxins like lead and even asbestos. In this segment, I break down the uncomfortable truths about this kid-favorite drawing tool. It’s not just our kids we need to worry about. Unfortunately, these things are ending up in our landfills and waterways. But it’s not all bad news. Some brands are safer than others. Like most things, the cheaper it is, the more toxic it probably is. Thankfully, there are plenty of environmentally friendly, safe alternatives. And I’ll be sure to give you plenty of resources to find those as well. So don’t worry guys, you don’t have to hide those coloring books. Let’s just make a conscious effort to be aware of what’s in our kids’ favorite crafting supplies. Other info in this segment: * The history of Crayons * The history of Crayola * Why are these toxins allowed in kid products? * Crayons and the planet * Safe alternatives Links & Resources: Major Brands of Crayons Contain Asbestos Warning After Asbestos Found in Crayons Toys R’ Us and Other Retailers Remove Crayons The Efforts Crayola is Making to Improve Crazy Crayons - The National Crayon Recycling Program Eco-Friendly Crayons? The Best Non-Toxic Crayons for Your Kids Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer Download my amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”
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The One You Feed
The One You Feed
Eric Zimmer|Wondery
370: Dr. Jud Brewer on Habits to Heal Anxiety
Dr. Jud Brewer is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the science of self-mastery. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University.  In this episode, Eric and Dr. Jud talk about his book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind and they explore something called the Habit Loop, using it to understand and heal difficult emotions like anxiety. If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you.  To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, click here. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! In This Interview, Dr. Jud Brewer and I discuss Habits for Healing Anxiety and… * His book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind * Reward-Based Learning * Trigger, Behavior, Result * The Habit Loop * Addiction defined as continued use despite adverse consequences * Habits: Set and Forget * How if we don’t pay attention to how rewarding the habit is right now, we can’t change the behavior * How to heal anxiety as well as emotional eating using the Habit Loop * The role of curiosity in healing anxiety * Learning to be with difficult emotions and learning to allow them to pass * How to remember to be mindful throughout the day Dr. Jud Brewer Links: drjud.com Instagram Twitter Green Chef: The first USDA Certified Organic Meal Kit Company that makes eating well easy and affordable. Go to www.greenchef.com/wolf90 and use code WOLF90 to get $90 off including free shipping. Peloton: Of course the bike is an incredible workout, but did you know that on the Peloton app, you can also take yoga, strength training, stretching classes, and so much more? If you download the Peloton App today through January 30, 2021 you get 2 free months free!  Kettle & Fire: Bone Broth and soups carefully crafted by world-class chefs, made with the best whole ingredients and the bones of humanely raised animals delivered right to your door. Go to www.kettleandfire.com/wolf and use promo code WOLF for 20% off. If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Jud Brewer on Habits for Healing Anxiety, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Dr. Jud Brewer on Addiction and the Craving Mind (August, 2018) BJ Fogg on Tiny Habits James Clear on Compounding Nature of Habits-Part 1 James Clear on Compounding Nature of Habits-Part 2
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