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Elizabeth Fisher
Jun 7 2024
Elizabeth Fisher
We are thrilled to have Elizabeth Fisher, EFT or Tapping Expert, on the show.  Have you ever felt the emotional hit of your condition more than the physical symptoms?  Could it all be in your head?  It could, but tapping may really help you release that.  We talk about some real weird conditions and how Liz helps people get back to health. Summary Liz shares her personal journey of overcoming trichotillomania, a body-focused repetitive behavior, through the use of tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). She explains that trichotillomania is often a way for highly sensitive individuals to soothe themselves and protect themselves from uncomfortable emotions. Liz also discusses how tapping can lower cortisol levels and help manage anxiety and stress. The mechanics of tapping involve accessing energy pathways and acupressure points on the body. Tapping can be a powerful tool for reducing addictive behaviors and promoting emotional well-being. Tapping on specific points of the body can help lower cortisol levels and regulate the autonomic nervous system. The nine tapping points correspond to different organs and energy channels in the body. Tapping can be used for various conditions, including ADHD, tinnitus, and TMJ. The words used during tapping are important and should be specific to the issue being addressed. Negative beliefs about tapping can be addressed through tapping as well. Tapping can bring up underlying traumas or emotions that need to be worked through. It is a personalized approach that can be effective for many different issues. In this part of the conversation, Matt and Liz discuss the effectiveness of tapping and how it can lead to immediate course corrections. They also talk about the importance of daily tapping and the need to work on different aspects of an issue. Liz emphasizes that everyone is different and there is no set timeline for healing. They also touch on the idea of past life regression and future self therapy. Liz mentions matrix re-imprinting as another modality she is interested in exploring. In this final part of the conversation, Liz discusses the use of EFT and matrix re-imprinting to address trauma and negative experiences. She explains how matrix re-imprinting works by replacing negative memories with positive ones. Matt and Tom joke about the website for matrix re-imprinting and their backgrounds in web design. They also discuss the challenges of working in marketing and the high levels of anxiety it can cause. The conversation then shifts to the topic of perimenopause and the need for more open discussions about women’s health issues. Liz shares information about her podcast and the various topics she covers, including tapping and energy medicine. Keywords trichotillomania, body-focused repetitive behaviors, tapping, EFT, cortisol, anxiety, stress, addictive behaviors, emotional well-being, tapping, cortisol levels, autonomic nervous system, energy channels, ADHD, tinnitus, TMJ, negative beliefs, traumas, personalized approach, tapping, course correction, daily practice, different aspects, healing timeline, past life regression, future self therapy, matrix re-imprinting, EFT, matrix re-imprinting, trauma, negative experiences, website design, marketing, anxiety, perimenopause, women’s health, podcast Takeaways Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can be an effective tool for managing and reducing addictive behaviors.Trichotillomania, a body-focused repetitive behavior, is often a way for highly sensitive individuals to soothe themselves and protect themselves from uncomfortable emotions.Tapping can lower cortisol levels and help manage anxiety and stress.The mechanics of tapping involve accessing energy pathways and acupressure points on the body.Tapping can be a powerful tool for promoting emotional well-being and reducing the impact of traumatic experiences. Tapping on specific points of the body can help regulate the autonomic nervous system and lower cortisol levels.The nine tapping points correspond to different organs and energy channels in the body.Tapping can be used for various conditions, including ADHD, tinnitus, and TMJ.The words used during tapping are important and should be specific to the issue being addressed.Tapping can bring up underlying traumas or emotions that need to be worked through.It is a personalized approach that can be effective for many different issues. Tapping can lead to immediate course corrections and visible changes in posture and facial expressions.Daily tapping is important for creating lasting change and rewiring neural pathways. Working on different aspects of an issue is necessary for complete healing. There is no set timeline for healing, as everyone is different. Past life regression and future self therapy are other modalities that can be explored for personal growth. Matrix re-imprinting is another modality that can be used in conjunction with tapping and hypnotherapy. EFT and matrix re-imprinting are effective techniques for addressing trauma and negative experiences. The website for matrix re-imprinting is outdated and in need of improvement. Working in marketing can be highly stressful and lead to anxiety. Perimenopause is a topic that needs more open discussion and support. Liz’s podcast covers a range of topics related to energy medicine and tapping. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Setting the Stage 08:10 Liz’s Personal Journey with Trichotillomania 13:39 The Psychological and Physical Mechanisms of Tapping 22:03 The Science Behind Tapping: Lowering Cortisol Levels 24:08 Tapping and the Management of Fear and Addictive Behaviors 26:42 The Nine Tapping Points 30:17 The Importance of Words in Tapping 32:59 Addressing Negative Beliefs through Tapping 37:45 Tapping as a Tool for Healing Traumas and Emotions 45:42 A Personalized Approach to Tapping 47:43 The Power of Tapping for Course Correction 49:31 Working on Different Aspects of an Issue 55:12 Exploring Past Life Regression and Future Self Therapy 57:43 Matrix Re-imprinting: Another Modality to Explore 01:06:37 Healing Trauma with EFT and Matrix Re-imprinting 01:08:24 The Challenges of Marketing and Web Design 01:11:07 Exploring Energy Medicine and Tapping on the PodcastThe post Elizabeth Fisher first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Dr. Dave Montgomery
Jun 6 2024
Dr. Dave Montgomery
When we landed Dr. Dave Montgomery, we knew he would be a great guest.  He has his own podcast, like ours, but with a studio, a band, and really well-educated guests.  Other than our brilliant guests, I guess we do not have that much in common.  Tom does the show in a converted closet in his basement.  While that is sad, Dr. Dave brought passion and energy, and we had a brilliant discussion about the need to reach people with proper messaging about health.   Summary Dr. Dave Montgomery, a cardiologist, shares his journey and passion for educating people about heart health. He emphasizes the importance of getting the message out to people where they are and not talking down to them. Dr. Montgomery started in print media, then moved to radio and TV, using these platforms to spread awareness about heart disease and prevention. He believes that there is no limit to human attainment and that everyone has the potential to live a healthy life. Dr. Montgomery also discusses the need for partnership and collaboration in spreading the message of health. The conversation revolves around the importance of preventive healthcare and the need for better messaging and education. The hosts discuss the challenges of getting people excited about health and the misconceptions surrounding certain health markers. They also touch on the role of marketing and PR in healthcare and the need for trust and transparency. The conversation highlights the need for early screenings and regular check-ups, especially for those with a family history of health issues. The clinic mentioned in the conversation follows a preventive model and sees patients twice a year, with more frequent visits for specific conditions. In this conversation, the hosts discuss the importance of personalized healthcare and the limitations of a one-size-fits-all approach. They emphasize the need for individuals to seek medical advice from professionals and undergo personalized testing to understand their unique health needs. The conversation also touches on the role of AI in healthcare and the potential for AI to improve diagnostic accuracy and empathy. The hosts highlight the importance of collaboration and sharing of medical knowledge to provide better care for patients. They also discuss the impact of marketing in healthcare and the need to effectively communicate health information to the public. Keywords cardiology, heart health, education, media, prevention, partnership, preventive healthcare, messaging, education, challenges, misconceptions, marketing, PR, trust, transparency, early screenings, regular check-ups, family history, preventive model, personalized healthcare, one-size-fits-all, medical advice, personalized testing, AI in healthcare, diagnostic accuracy, empathy, collaboration, medical knowledge, marketing in healthcare, health communication Takeaways Spreading awareness about heart health is crucial in preventing heart disease, the leading cause of death.Using various media platforms, such as print, radio, and TV, can help reach a wider audience and educate them about health.It is important to meet people where they are and communicate health information in a way that resonates with them.Collaboration and partnership are key in spreading the message of health and making a greater impact.There is no limit to human attainment, and everyone has the potential to live a healthy life. Preventive healthcare is crucial for maintaining overall health and preventing serious conditions.Effective messaging and education are needed to get people excited about their health and to dispel misconceptions.Marketing and PR play a role in promoting healthcare and building trust with patients.Regular screenings and check-ups are important, especially for those with a family history of health issues.A preventive healthcare model can help identify and address health concerns before they become serious. Personalized healthcare is crucial as one-size-fits-all approaches may not be effective for everyone.Seeking medical advice from professionals and undergoing personalized testing can help individuals understand their unique health needs.AI has the potential to improve diagnostic accuracy and empathy in healthcare.Collaboration and sharing of medical knowledge are essential for providing better care for patients.Effective marketing and health communication are important for disseminating health information to the public. Sound Bites “I went to Steve Harvey. We did a show on heart disease. Okay, go figure. He was a cardiologist. We did a show on heart disease and a woman who didn’t know she had it. Obviously listening were very many women and one woman wrote in two weeks later and she said, thank you, Steve, for doing that show. I found out that I had a hundred percent blockage in my RCA.” “I started the Health Mastery Cafe podcast. It was in a cafe, literally downtown Chicago. I was like, Oh, let’s not do it in like, you know, studio that’s boring. And this was back when it was just audio podcasts. I was doing it myself. I’m recording and I’m editing in logic express, which is, you know, the little, uh, yeah, I’m learning how to do all this stuff, you know, tee tee tee tee tee.” “I’m a clown. I want to be on TV, you know, so but then the purpose was there. And, and man, if that doesn’t make your spine tingle, come see me. I got a I got the medicine for you, you know, like that. That’s what it’s about.” “How do you get people excited about this stuff?” “Trust is earned. And because we lost it a long time ago, there are whole groups of people who got demolished by healthcare and science and doctors and all that stuff in the past.” “One of his test subjects goes, ‘Yeah.'” “One size doesn’t fit all.” “The only way that you know is experiential, right? So you gotta go see the guy to know.” “You want to see what the state of your arteries are, the large ones.” Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Fastest Record 03:01 The Importance of Education and Teaching 05:56 The Role of the Messenger in Health Education 09:18 The Need for Effective Health Communication 11:08 Selling Health and Taking Responsibility 13:35 Using Media to Reach People 20:30 The Challenge of Keeping Up with Research 25:59 The Role of Marketing and PR in Healthcare 29:13 The Need for Early Screenings and Regular Check-ups 36:49 The Benefits of a Preventive Healthcare Model 45:47 Introduction 47:38 The Role of AI in Improving Healthcare 50:46 The Impact of Marketing in Healthcare 57:57 Effective Health CommunicationThe post Dr. Dave Montgomery first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Amy Reiley
May 31 2024
Amy Reiley
Aphrodisiacs, is it all in your head?  Do eggplant and peach emojis do it for you?  Shuck a couple dozen oysters and listen to the boys talk with Amy Reiley, author of a bunch of cookbooks that will keep your pasta “al dente,” if you know what we mean.  If you don’t know what we mean, well, you might want to check out the episode on penile health. Summary The conversation covers the topics of aphrodisiacs, nutrition, and sexual health, with a focus on the differences between men and women. Amy Reiley shares her personal journey and expertise in the field, discussing the impact of diet on health and relationships. The conversation also delves into the challenges of navigating misinformation and the complexity of women’s sexual health. The conversation covers a wide range of topics related to food, health, relationships, and presence. It delves into the impact of food on sexual health, the importance of presence, and the experience of cooking together. The discussion also touches on biohacking, the use of technology, and the significance of being attentive and engaged in various activities. The conversation covers a wide range of topics related to food, sensuality, and aphrodisiacs. It delves into the science and psychology behind food and its impact on arousal and desire. The discussion also explores the cultural and historical significance of certain foods and their perceived aphrodisiac properties. Additionally, the conversation touches on the impact of molecular gastronomy and the sensual experience of food preparation. Keywords aphrodisiacs, nutrition, sexual health, diet, relationships, misinformation, women’s health, men’s health, food, health, relationships, presence, cooking, biohacking, technology, attentiveness, engagement, sexual health, food, sensuality, aphrodisiacs, science, psychology, arousal, desire, cultural significance, historical, molecular gastronomy, sensual experience, food preparation Takeaways Diet has a profound impact on health and relationships.Navigating misinformation about aphrodisiacs and sexual health is challenging.Women’s sexual health is complex and varies throughout the menstrual cycle.The conversation highlights disparities in healthcare and research, particularly in the context of women’s health. The impact of food on sexual health and libido is influenced by the nutrients and ingredients consumed.The importance of presence and attentiveness in various activities, including cooking and relationships.The experience of cooking together as a way to create intimacy and connection in relationships.The role of biohacking and technology in health and wellness, and the significance of being engaged and attentive in daily activities. Food has a significant impact on arousal and desire, involving both physical and psychological factors.The cultural and historical significance of certain foods plays a role in their perceived aphrodisiac properties.Molecular gastronomy offers a scientific approach to food preparation, but may lack the sensual experience associated with traditional cooking methods. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Setting the Stage 03:09 The Impact of Diet on Health and Relationships 10:02 Navigating Misinformation About Aphrodisiacs 22:59 The Influence of Food on Sexual Health and Libido 26:37 The Importance of Presence and Attentiveness 29:29 Cooking Together: Creating Intimacy and Connection 32:22 Biohacking, Technology, and Engagement 40:59 The Sensual Science of Food and Desire 43:05 Cultural and Historical Significance of Aphrodisiac Foods 44:32 Exploring Molecular Gastronomy and Sensual Food PreparationThe post Amy Reiley first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Ariel Garten
May 24 2024
Ariel Garten
Ariel Garten…please consider this episode our Ode to her.  Meditation has been a cornerstone of our lives; Muse Headband has made it better.  Ariel is the company’s co-founder, and when we’re not being total fanboys, she explains the ins and outs of this medical-grade home device.  Yes, we have an affiliate link, just ask. Summary Ariel Garten, the co-founder of Muse, discusses the journey of creating a brain-sensing headband that tracks brain activity and provides real-time feedback to improve meditation, sleep, and overall brain health. She shares her background in neuroscience and how her passion for understanding the brain led her to develop Muse. Ariel explains how Muse uses EEG technology to give users feedback on their brain activity during meditation, helping them establish a meditation practice. She also discusses the expansion of Muse into clinical research and the potential for personalized AI health coaching. The conversation concludes with a discussion about the future of Muse and the benefits of meditation. They talk about the importance of practitioner training and building a community around Muse. They also discuss the idea of creating live meditations and exploring the use of Muse in different contexts, such as during a podcast episode. They touch on the concept of streaks and the motivation they provide, as well as the neuroscience behind meditation and its impact on the brain. The conversation ends with a question about the recommended meditation practice for the average person. Keywords Muse, brain-sensing headband, meditation, sleep, brain health, neuroscience, EEG technology, clinical research, personalized AI health coaching, Muse, practitioner training, community, live meditations, streaks, neuroscience, meditation practice Takeaways Muse is a brain-sensing headband that tracks brain activity and provides real-time feedback to improve meditation, sleep, and overall brain health.The idea for Muse came from Ariel Garten’s background in neuroscience and her desire to understand how the brain works.Muse uses EEG technology to give users feedback on their brain activity during meditation, helping them establish a meditation practice.Muse has expanded into clinical research, with studies using Muse to track sleep and cognitive function.The future of Muse includes personalized AI health coaching and the integration of third-party apps to enhance the user experience. Practitioner training and building a community around Muse can enhance the user experience and promote the benefits of meditation.Live meditations and incorporating Muse into different contexts, such as podcasts, can create engaging and interactive experiences.Streaks can be a motivating factor in maintaining a meditation practice, and consistency is more important than the length of each session.Meditation has positive effects on the brain, including maintaining the thickness of the prefrontal cortex and down-regulating the amygdala.Starting a meditation practice at any age can have beneficial effects on brain health and overall well-being. Titles The Future of Muse: Personalized AI Health Coaching Using EEG Technology to Improve Meditation and Sleep The Motivation of Streaks and Consistency Exploring Live Meditations and New Contexts Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 09:29 Using EEG Technology for Meditation and Mindfulness 13:36 Real-Time Feedback and Audio Landscape 21:10 Expanding into Brain Health and Third-Party Apps 28:02 The Relationship Between Muse and Research Studies 30:27 Democratizing Scientific Studies with Muse 30:35 Practitioner Training and Building a Community 32:01 Exploring Live Meditations and New Contexts 37:48 The Motivation of Streaks and Consistency 45:44 The Neuroscience of Meditation and Brain Health 50:33 Recommended Meditation Practice for the Average PersonThe post Ariel Garten first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Dr. Dave Heitmann
May 23 2024
Dr. Dave Heitmann
Some people are on another level.  Let us introduce Dr. Dave Heitmann. We talk about AI, but this guy is about to use it to make people immortal.  Well, not immortal, but a hell of a lot healthier, at least.  Imaging all your data from smart devices pulled together to create a perfect diet, exercise, and health regimen for you. True N=1 shit. Summary In this conversation, Matt, Tom, and Dr. Dave discuss various topics including their experiences before hitting record, their interest in AI, and Dr. Dave’s background in sports medicine and chiropractic. They also touch on the importance of understanding epigenetics and the limitations of the current healthcare system. Dr. Dave shares his journey from burnout to becoming an ultra-athlete and his fascination with AI and its potential in healthcare. The concept of the energy bucket is introduced as a way to understand the importance of recovery and balancing physical and mental demands. The conversation explores the concept of the energy bucket and its role in maintaining optimal health and well-being. The energy bucket represents the balance between activities that fill the bucket and those that deplete it. The discussion also touches on the potential of AI in healthcare, specifically in analyzing data from various sources to provide personalized insights and recommendations. The conversation highlights the importance of context and perspective in understanding and utilizing data effectively. Additionally, the conversation delves into the idea of creating communities based on shared health data and experiences. Dr. Dave discusses the importance of awareness and personalized coaching in improving health. He highlights the limitations of AI-driven recommendation engines and the need for individualized approaches. The conversation also touches on the flaws of traditional healthcare systems, such as BMI measurements, and the need for a more holistic and personalized approach to health. Dr. Dave shares his own journey of overcoming health challenges and emphasizes the importance of taking control of one’s own health and well-being. Keywords conversation, AI, sports medicine, chiropractic, epigenetics, healthcare system, burnout, ultra-athlete, energy bucket, recovery, energy bucket, AI in healthcare, personalized insights, data analysis, context and perspective, creating communities, awareness, personalized coaching, AI-driven recommendation engines, traditional healthcare systems, BMI measurements, holistic approach, individualized health, taking control of health Takeaways The importance of hitting record at the start of conversations to capture valuable contentThe potential of AI in healthcare and the need for a holistic approach to patient careThe significance of understanding epigenetics and its impact on health and performanceThe limitations of the current healthcare system and the need for a more personalized and comprehensive approachThe importance of recovery and balancing physical and mental demands in achieving optimal health and performance The energy bucket concept emphasizes the importance of balancing activities that fill and deplete our energy levels.AI has the potential to analyze data from various sources and provide personalized insights and recommendations for optimal health.Context and perspective are crucial in understanding and utilizing data effectively.Creating communities based on shared health data and experiences can lead to collective learning and support. Awareness is key in improving health and well-being.AI-driven recommendation engines often fall short in providing personalized and effective advice.Traditional healthcare systems have limitations and may not address individual needs.Taking control of one’s own health and well-being is crucial for long-term success. Chapters 00:00 Hitting Record and Cool Conversations 02:24 Understanding the Impact of Epigenetics 05:44 The Limitations of the Current Healthcare System 09:17 The Importance of Recovery and Balancing Demands 27:18 Context and Perspective in Data Analysis 39:13 Creating Communities for Collective Health 48:15 The Power of Awareness and Personalized Coaching 50:23 Challenging Traditional Healthcare Systems 52:49 Taking Control of Your Health and Well-beingThe post Dr. Dave Heitmann first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Dr. Mary Sanders
May 17 2024
Dr. Mary Sanders
Dr. Mary Sanders joins us to talk about spiritual women of a certain age and the importance of whole-being support. Summary Dr. Mary shares her journey of how she got into energy work and the importance of understanding and managing our energy. She discusses her background in chiropractic medicine and how she realized the role of energy in healing. She also talks about her experience with burnout and the need to set energetic boundaries. Dr. Mary emphasizes the importance of energy in our daily interactions and how it affects our well-being. She specifically focuses on supporting spiritually driven women over 40 who are committed to their healing journey. The conversation explores the importance of the endocrine system in regulating hormones and the interconnectedness of the body’s systems. It emphasizes the need to address imbalances in the endocrine system as a whole, rather than isolating individual glands. The discussion also touches on the significance of grounding and connecting with the Earth’s frequency to promote healing and trust. The concept of generational trauma and its impact on DNA is explored, highlighting the importance of addressing deep-rooted issues for holistic healing. Takeaways Understanding and managing our energy is crucial for our well-being.Energetic boundaries are essential to prevent burnout and depletion.Empathy and energy exchange occur in all interpersonal relationships.Dr. Mary focuses on supporting spiritually driven women over 40 in their healing journey.Energy work is not limited to physical health but also encompasses emotional and spiritual aspects. The endocrine system plays a crucial role in regulating hormones and maintaining balance in the body.Imbalances in the endocrine system can affect the entire system, highlighting the need to address the system as a whole.Grounding and connecting with the Earth’s frequency can promote healing and trust.Generational trauma can impact DNA and the body’s ability to regulate the central nervous system.Addressing deep-rooted issues is essential for holistic healing. Titles The Role of Energy in Healing and Well-beingSetting Energetic Boundaries to Prevent Burnout Generational Trauma and its Impact on DNAAddressing Deep-Rooted Issues for Holistic HealingTitles Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Casual Conversation 01:22 Dr. Mary’s Background and Journey into Energy Work 06:05 Setting Energetic Boundaries to Prevent Burnout 08:49 The Impact of Energy in Interpersonal Relationships 13:02 Expanding the Scope of Energy Work Beyond Physical Health 26:48 Understanding the Interconnectedness of the Endocrine System 30:38 The Importance of Grounding and Connecting with the Earth’s Frequency 38:14 Generational Trauma and its Impact on DNA 44:13 Addressing Deep-Rooted Issues for Holistic HealingThe post Dr. Mary Sanders first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Dr. Amelia Scott Barrett
Apr 26 2024
Dr. Amelia Scott Barrett
Migraines suck! We lucked out getting Dr. B on the show.  Not only is she fun to talk with, but she’s also helping people (especially women) who suffer from chronic migraines.  She’s making functional medicine more accessible by covering all your body’s systems through online courses. Summary In this conversation, Dr. Amelia Scott Barrett discusses migraines and the impact they have on women’s lives. She shares her personal journey and explains how migraines can be misdiagnosed as other conditions. Dr. Barrett emphasizes the importance of understanding the underlying causes of migraines and explores the role of genetics, lifestyle factors, and alternative care in managing and preventing migraines. She also highlights the limitations of pharmaceutical treatments and the need for a holistic approach to healing. Dr. B helps people with migraines by providing guidance and online courses. Migraines are 100% helpable, although there is no magic wand to make them go away forever. The process involves gathering information about the body through functional labs and genetic testing. The first step is to listen to the body’s signals and then have a clear path forward. The major categories to focus on are inflammation, gut health, nutrients, toxins, and chronic stress. Dr. B aims to democratize healthcare by making it accessible and affordable through group online courses. In this conversation, the speakers discuss the role of diet and gut health in managing headaches. They explore the impact of sodium and MSG in processed foods, as well as the challenges of making dietary changes. They also touch on the importance of food sensitivity testing and the potential benefits of gut microbiome testing. The conversation highlights the need for a personalized approach to managing headaches and emphasizes the connection between overall health and headache frequency. Keywords migraines, women’s health, misdiagnosis, genetics, lifestyle factors, alternative care, pharmaceutical treatments, holistic approach, migraines, guidance, online courses, helpable, functional labs, genetic testing, inflammation, gut health, nutrients, toxins, chronic stress, democratize healthcare, headaches, diet, gut health, sodium, MSG, processed foods, food sensitivity testing, gut microbiome testing, personalized approach, overall health Takeaways Migraines have a significant impact on women’s lives and can be misdiagnosed as other conditions.Understanding the underlying causes of migraines is crucial for effective management and prevention.Genetics, lifestyle factors, and alternative care play a role in the development and treatment of migraines.Pharmaceutical treatments have limitations and a holistic approach to healing is necessary.Navigating the overwhelming amount of information on migraines can be challenging, and it is important to seek reliable sources and evidence-based practices. Migraines can be managed and controlled with the right guidance and approach.Functional labs and genetic testing can provide valuable information about the body’s needs.Inflammation, gut health, nutrients, toxins, and chronic stress are important factors to consider in managing migraines.Democratizing healthcare and making it accessible to more people is crucial for addressing the migraine problem. Processed foods high in sodium and MSG can trigger headachesFood sensitivity testing can help identify specific triggersImproving gut health may reduce headache frequencyA personalized approach is key to managing headachesOverall health and lifestyle factors play a role in headache management Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Excitement about Migraine Topic 09:02 Limitations of Pharmaceutical Treatments 31:04 Democratizing Healthcare for Migraine Management 38:06 The Complexity of Nutrient Needs 45:27 Navigating Time Constraints in Pursuit of Health 53:15 Taking a Personalized Approach to Headache Management  The post Wholistic Migraine relief with Dr. Amelia Scott Barrett first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Simeon Schnapper
Apr 25 2024
Simeon Schnapper
Out on the road today, I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac.  No, Don Henley isn’t on the show.  We did better; Simeon Schnapper, head of JLS Fund: A Plant MedicineFund, joins us.  He brings a wealth of knowledge to the show, and we talk about investing in psychedelics, the issues between traditional use and modern medicine, and, most importantly, how to be ethical in this newly emerging world.  This guy has been at the forefront of this field for so long that we could have talked to him for hours and almost did.  We hope he comes back just to hang out. Summary In this conversation, Matt and Simeon discuss their personal experiences with psychedelics and their passion for the research and therapeutic potential of these substances. They talk about their involvement in the psychedelic community and the importance of integrating therapy with psychedelic experiences. Simeon shares his journey from being a curious teenager to becoming an investor in the psychedelic space. They also discuss the different areas of focus in their investments, including drug discovery and development, technology, and education. Overall, the conversation highlights the transformative power of psychedelics and the need for a balanced approach that combines science, therapy, and fun. The conversation explores the intersection of technology, psychedelics, and policy. The guests discuss the advancements in technology that allow us to scan the brain and observe its changes, as well as the potential of wearable devices to measure biometrics and track health. They also touch on the importance of policy and law in shaping the future of psychedelics and other emerging therapies. The conversation highlights the need to protect natural resources and indigenous knowledge while embracing technological advancements. The guests express optimism about the future and the potential for psychedelics to revolutionize mental health. In this final part of the conversation, Simeon discusses his passion for the potential of plant medicine, particularly in the context of the opioid crisis. He highlights the need for effective treatments for substance use disorder and the potential of plant-based therapies like ibogaine. Simeon also touches on the intersection of psychedelics and pharmaceuticals, emphasizing the medicalization and FDA approval of these substances. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the future of the industry and the challenges of keeping up with evolving regulations. Keywords psychedelics, research, therapy, investment, drug discovery, technology, education, technology, psychedelics, policy, brain scanning, wearable devices, biometrics, health tracking, natural resources, indigenous knowledge, future, mental health, plant medicine, opioid crisis, substance use disorder, ibogaine, psychedelics, pharmaceuticals, medicalization, FDA approval, regulations Takeaways Psychedelics have the potential to transform consciousness and have therapeutic benefits.The psychedelic community is passionate about research and the integration of therapy with psychedelic experiences.Investment in the psychedelic space is focused on drug discovery and development, technology, and education.There is a growing trend in developing psychedelic compounds without the psychedelic experience, but the importance of therapy should not be dismissed.The transformative power of psychedelics lies in their ability to address root causes and promote healing. Advancements in technology allow us to scan the brain and observe its changes, providing valuable insights into the effects of compounds and therapies.Wearable devices have the potential to measure biometrics and track health, offering new ways to monitor and improve well-being.Policy and law play a crucial role in shaping the future of psychedelics and other emerging therapies, and it is important to consider the ethical and moral implications.Protecting natural resources and indigenous knowledge is essential while embracing technological advancements.The convergence of technology, psychedelics, and policy is creating exciting possibilities for the future of mental health. Plant medicine, particularly ibogaine, shows promise in treating substance use disorder and addressing the opioid crisis.The psychedelic industry is moving towards medicalization and FDA approval, which offers more legitimacy and protection for these therapies.Keeping up with evolving regulations and analogs is a challenge in the psychedelic industry.The cannabis industry paved the way for the acceptance and legalization of psychedelics.There is growing interest and investment in the potential of plant medicine, both from a medical and economic standpoint.   Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 03:23 The Passion for Psychedelics and AI 09:23 The Transformative Power of Psychedelics 14:06 Psychedelics as a Profound Experience 23:38 The Intersection of Technology and Psychedelics 26:50 Psychedelics and Root Cause Healing 27:21 Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Psychedelics 29:05 The Potential of Wearable Devices in Health Tracking 30:34 The Role of Policy and Law in Shaping the Future 36:36 Balancing Technological Advancements and Environmental Conservation 39:35 The Promising Future of Psychedelics in Mental Health 54:51 The Potential of Plant Medicine 55:03 Latecomers to the Space 56:30 The Forgotten Compound 57:55 Introduction to Plant Medicine 58:22 Challenges of Opioid Treatment 59:10 Detox and Withdrawal 01:00:48 The Potential for Growth 01:01:07 Political Support for Research 01:02:29 The Future of the Industry 01:06:58 The Importance of the Plant 01:07:33 Challenges of Keeping Up with Regulations 01:08:44 The Slow Progress of Legalization 01:09:18 The Gateway Legality of Cannabis 01:14:28 Connecting on LinkedInThe post Simeon Schnapper first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Lenerd Louw
Apr 19 2024
Lenerd Louw
Who doesn’t love talking about sexual practices?  Lenerd Louw shares his journey from being a party animal to finding a balance between the masculine and feminine by harnessing sexual power.  Oddly, we didn’t mention dicks as much as you’d think. Summary The conversation explores the journey of self-discovery and the rediscovery of forgotten knowledge. The guest, Lenerd Louw, shares his personal journey from being a CEO of an insurance company to exploring spirituality and sexuality. The conversation touches on topics such as the balance between masculine and feminine energies, the challenges faced by young men in today’s society, and the importance of self-love and awareness in sexual practices. The concept of ejaculation control and semen retention is also discussed. Lenerd Louw discusses his journey with non-ejaculatory orgasms and the benefits of ejaculation choice. He emphasizes the importance of exploring one’s own sexuality and experimenting with different practices. Lenerd also introduces his 21-day program, which helps men develop self-control and experience the benefits of non-ejaculatory orgasms. He highlights the need for open conversations about sexuality and the importance of sharing knowledge to combat shame and guilt. Lenerd encourages men to find their own rhythm and practice self-pleasure in a way that aligns with their individual needs and desires. Keywords self-discovery, spirituality, sexuality, masculine energy, feminine energy, balance, ejaculation control, semen retention, non-ejaculatory orgasms, ejaculation choice, sexuality, self-pleasure, shame, guilt, 21-day program Takeaways The journey of self-discovery often involves rediscovering forgotten knowledge and exploring topics that are not commonly discussed.Finding a balance between masculine and feminine energies is important for personal growth and healthy relationships.Young men today face unique challenges in understanding their place in the world and navigating the concept of masculinity.Self-love and awareness are key in sexual practices, including ejaculation control and semen retention.The concept of balance is crucial in addressing various problems and challenges in life. Experimenting with non-ejaculatory orgasms can lead to enhanced sexual experiences and increased vitality.The 21-day program helps men develop self-control and explore the benefits of non-ejaculatory orgasms.Open conversations about sexuality are essential in combating shame and guilt.Finding one’s own rhythm and practicing self-pleasure in a way that aligns with individual needs and desires is key.Sharing knowledge and experiences can help educate and empower others in their sexual journeys. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Multicultural Conversation 08:01 The Impact of Parasites and the Awakening Journey 15:24 Reflection on Past Experiences and Building Blocks of Personal Growth 32:27 Ancient Wisdom and Practices in Sexual Energy Management 39:45 Breaking the Taboo: Open Conversations about Sexuality 50:32 Finding Your Rhythm: Individualizing Self-Pleasure PracticesThe post Lenerd Louw first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Matt & Tom Talk News
Mar 16 2024
Matt & Tom Talk News
Wait, we really talked about Tommy Bahama? That’s what the AI says, at least. We covered a bunch of health topics that were in the news within the last few days; it seems like there are a dozen new ones every hour.  Is Sinclair’s book Lifespan for real?  There is some skepticism.  Tom’s gearing up to go to a memorial. Summary In this conversation, Matt and Tom discuss their love for Tommy Bahama shirts and the nostalgia of 90s movie-themed t-shirts. They also talk about the rise of internet t-shirt companies and the potential of print-on-demand technology. The conversation then shifts to David Sinclair’s health hacks and the skepticism surrounding them. They also discuss the role of AI in healthcare and the influence of the full moon on human behavior. The conversation concludes with a discussion on smoking and its impact on health. In this conversation, Matt and Tom discuss various topics ranging from aromatic oils to virtual reality and cultural references. They also plan a ski trip to California and talk about attending an acupuncture society event to honor their mentor. The conversation highlights the deep connections between martial arts and acupuncture and the importance of carrying on the legacy of their respective fields. Takeaways Aromatic oils like the Thieves Blend and Amanita Mascaria have deep cultural and historical significance. Cultural references to mushrooms and psychedelic experiences can be found in various forms of media. Planning trips and attending events that honor mentors and connect with like-minded individuals can be fulfilling and inspiring. The legacy of martial arts and acupuncture is built on dedication, gratitude, and a commitment to continuous learning. Chapters 00:00 Tommy Bahama 01:13 T-Shirt Collection 02:51 Internet T-Shirts 04:04 Print-on-Demand T-Shirts 06:36 David Sinclair’s Health Hacks 07:51 Debunking Health Hacks 09:08 AI in Healthcare 19:20 The Influence of the Full Moon 25:04 Google’s AI in Healthcare 32:20 Smoking and Health 33:19 Discussing the Thieves Blend and Aromatic Oils 34:00 Virtual Reality and Amanita Mascaria 36:08 Deeply Ingrained Cultural References 38:32 Planning a Ski Trip to California 40:57 Attending an Acupuncture Society Event 42:55 Honoring a Mentor in Acupuncture 45:31 The Legacy of Martial Arts and Acupuncture 47:20 Upcoming Events and FarewellThe post Matt & Tom Talk News first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Justin Glaser
Mar 7 2024
Justin Glaser
Cue C+C Music Factory.  Okay, we’re old.  But today’s guest is Justin Glaser, who wrote the book Sweat.  Justin shares his health journey and the reasons he wrote a book about sauna use.  It’s a quick ready with great interviews and even has a protocol to help people use saunas for detoxification.  Okay, seriously, does anyone have an old Jock Jams CD?  We really need to hear that song. Summary In this conversation, Justin Glaser discusses the benefits of sauna and its role in detoxification. He shares his personal journey of discovering the power of sauna and how it helped him overcome health challenges. The conversation also explores the underestimated impact of toxins on health and the importance of detoxification. The challenges of finding reliable sauna options and the issues with the sauna industry are discussed, including the presence of EMF in saunas. The conversation concludes with a discussion on genetic factors in detoxification and the need for EMF protection in saunas. The conversation covers topics such as EMF shielding and manufacturing quality, red light therapy and prototypes, concerns about spectrum and dosage, unintended negative consequences of saunas, hyperhidrosis and hypo-hydrosis, and the benefits of niacin. The conversation explores the benefits and process of the niacin sauna protocol for detoxification and health. The protocol involves taking niacin supplements and using a sauna to induce lipolysis and release stored toxins from fat cells. The discussion highlights the effectiveness of the protocol in treating various health issues, including the detoxification of 9/11 survivors. The importance of proper dosage, timing, and replenishment is emphasized. The conversation concludes with the recommendation to seek guidance from a coach or expert when implementing the protocol. Takeaways Sauna can be a powerful tool for detoxification and improving overall health.Toxins are often underestimated as a root cause of health issues.Finding reliable sauna options and addressing EMF concerns can be challenging.Genetic factors can influence an individual’s detoxification capacity. Manufacturing quality can affect the EMF shielding of saunas.Red light therapy machines can have multiple features and be customized.Dosage is an important consideration when using saunas.Unintended negative consequences can arise from not considering all aspects of sauna use.Hyperhidrosis and hypo-hydrosis are conditions that affect sweating.Niacin has various benefits and can be used in conjunction with saunas. The niacin sauna protocol is a powerful detoxification method that involves taking niacin supplements and using a sauna to induce lipolysis and release stored toxins.The protocol has been shown to be effective in treating various health issues, including the detoxification of 9/11 survivors.Proper dosage, timing, and replenishment are important factors to consider when implementing the niacin sauna protocol.Seeking guidance from a coach or expert can help ensure the safe and effective implementation of the protocol.   Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 03:53 Discovering the Benefits of Sauna 12:05 Toxins as a Root Cause of Health Issues 20:49 Genetic Factors in Detoxification 24:08 Issues with Sauna Industry and EMF 24:59 Personal Experience with Sauna and EMF Protection 25:40 EMF Shielding and Manufacturing Quality 26:25 Red Light Therapy and Prototypes 27:10 Red Light Therapy Machine with Multiple Features 28:14 Chinese Manufacturers and Cost Comparison 29:24 Concerns about Spectrum and Dosage 30:06 Dosage Concerns for Infrared Saunas 33:32 Toxins and EMF as Main Concerns 39:00 Unintended Negative Consequences 45:38 Preference for Infrared Saunas 46:46 Therapy Window and Sweating 49:00 Hyperhidrosis and Hypo-hydrosis 50:36 Theories on Hyperhidrosis 50:58 Niacin and its Benefits 51:22 The Niacin Sauna Protocol 52:42 Dosage and Timing 53:44 The 9/11 Rescue Project 56:12 Detoxification and Healing 58:23 The Role of Fat Cells and Lipolysis 59:22 The Niacin Sauna Protocol Process 01:00:22 Niacin Dosage and Replenishment 01:01:43 The Niacin Sauna Protocol with Binders 01:02:50 Conclusion and Next StepsThe post Justin Glaser first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Jill Sitnick
Feb 29 2024
Jill Sitnick
Who thought talking about massive trauma could be so much fun?  Today, Jill Sitnick shares her trauma and, more importantly, her passion for MDMA-assisted therapy.  Even without talking to Molly, we loved this show and Jill’s mission. Summary In this conversation, Jill Sitnick shares her journey of healing PTSD with psychedelic MDMA. She discusses her childhood trauma, the need for therapy, and the transformative power of psychedelics. The conversation also explores different approaches to psychedelic journeys and the language and perception surrounding psychedelics. The work of Hopkins Lab in the field of psychedelics is also highlighted. Jill shares her journey with psilocybin therapy and how it helped her heal from childhood trauma. She discusses the use of psilocybin for smoking cessation and the debate on treatment protocols. Jill also talks about the process of integration and the importance of journaling. She explores the concept of forgiveness and how she found freedom from her past through her psychedelic experiences. Finally, Jill discusses her decision to write a book about her journey and the support she received from an editor. In this part of the conversation, Jill Sitnick discusses the growing interest in psychedelics and the emergence of psychedelic hedge funds. She shares personal experiences with psychedelics and explains the risks of serotonin syndrome. The conversation takes a lighthearted turn as they discuss unconventional family traditions and Tom’s ordination as a minister. Jill talks about the process of writing her book and starting a YouTube channel to educate others about psychedelics. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the impact of psychedelics and the importance of psychedelic therapy. The conversation explores various themes related to psychedelics and personal health. It emphasizes the importance of set and setting in psychedelic experiences and the unique and personal nature of these experiences. The conversation also delves into the evolution of mindset and cultural attitudes towards psychedelics, as well as the role of generational differences. It highlights the shift in perception and acceptance of psychedelics and the need for personalized approaches to health. The conversation also touches on the importance of regulation and safety in the psychedelic industry, the dangers of pseudoscience and misinformation, and the power of individualized medicine. It concludes with a discussion on taking responsibility for personal health and the need for due diligence and research. Takeaways Psychedelic MDMA has shown promise in healing PTSD and trauma.There are different approaches to psychedelic journeys, ranging from traditional ceremonies to designer experiences.The language and perception of psychedelics can be nuanced and specific to those who have experienced their transformative effects.Hopkins Lab is at the forefront of psychedelic research and therapy. Psilocybin therapy has shown promise in helping people quit smoking.Integration and journaling are important aspects of the healing process.Psilocybin therapy can help individuals find forgiveness and freedom from childhood trauma.The debate on treatment protocols highlights the need for individualized approaches.Sharing personal experiences through writing can be a powerful way to inspire and educate others. There is a growing interest in psychedelics, with the emergence of psychedelic hedge funds and increased media coverage.Personal experiences with psychedelics can vary, and it is important to be aware of the risks, such as serotonin syndrome.Unconventional family traditions and rituals can shape one’s upbringing and perspective on life.Writing a book and starting a YouTube channel can be effective ways to educate others about psychedelics and share personal experiences.Psychedelic therapy has the potential to have a profound impact on mental health and well-being. Set and setting are crucial factors in psychedelic experiences.Psychedelic experiences are unique and personal, varying depending on the individual and the context.Generational differences play a role in the perception and acceptance of psychedelics.Personalized approaches to health are important for overall well-being.Regulation and safety are essential in the psychedelic industry.Pseudoscience and misinformation can be harmful in the context of psychedelics.N-of-1 medicine empowers individuals to take control of their health.Due diligence and research are necessary when considering psychedelic experiences. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Origin Story 03:07 Healing PTSD with Psychedelic MDMA 10:07 Discovering the Need for Therapy 14:07 Different Approaches to Psychedelic Journeys 19:07 The Work of Hopkins Lab 20:14 Psilocybin and Smoking Cessation 21:23 Jill’s Journey with Psilocybin 22:14 Integration and Journaling 23:06 Debate on Treatment Protocols 24:03 Healing Childhood Trauma 27:25 Finding Forgiveness 29:02 Reconnecting with Parents 30:10 Integration and Fear 31:04 Second Journey and Staying Awake 35:46 Nightmare and Third Journey 38:40 Freedom from Childhood Trauma 42:14 Writing the Book 44:09 Interest in Psychedelics 45:00 Psychedelic Hedge Funds 46:05 Personal Experiences with Psychedelics 48:25 Serotonin Syndrome 50:23 Unconventional Family Traditions 53:21 Ordained Minister in the Universal Life Church 57:10 Writing the Book and Starting a YouTube Channel 59:32 The Impact of Psychedelics 01:02:16 The Importance of Psychedelic Therapy 01:04:22 The Importance of Set and Setting 01:05:07 The Unique and Personal Nature of Psychedelic Experiences 01:06:08 The Evolution of Mindset and Cultural Attitudes 01:07:34 The Role of Generational Differences 01:09:06 The Shift in Perception and Acceptance 01:10:00 The Importance of Personalized Approaches to Health 01:11:05 The Need for Regulation and Safety in the Psychedelic Industry 01:12:02 The Dangers of Pseudoscience and Misinformation 01:13:06 The Importance of Individualized Medicine 01:14:17 Taking Responsibility for Personal Health 01:15:19 The Power of N-of-1 Medicine 01:16:09 The Need for Due Diligence and Research 01:18:27 Continued Conversation and Future TopicsThe post Jill Sitnick first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Dr. Paul Gittens
Jan 11 2024
Dr. Paul Gittens
We are definitely not mature enough for this one.  Dr. Paul Gittens joins us to discuss male health.  We really tried to hold back the dick jokes.  Of course, we ran out of time to talk about Scrotox.  Yeah, its a thing. Summary In this conversation, Dr. Paul Gittens discusses male sexual health, specifically focusing on erectile difficulties and the use of shockwave therapy and penile pumps as treatment options. He highlights the importance of proactive health measures and the link between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular health. Dr. Gittens also emphasizes the need for a personalized approach to treatment, taking into account individual circumstances and lifestyle factors. Overall, the conversation sheds light on the growing field of male sexual health and the various options available for men seeking to improve their sexual function and overall well-being. In this conversation, Dr. Paul Gittens discusses various topics related to men’s sexual health, including pre-workout supplements, the use of L-citrulline for nitric oxide production, the effectiveness of penis pumps, and the use of PRP therapy for erectile dysfunction and orgasm. Dr. Gittens explains the process and benefits of PRP therapy, including the number of injections and the use of topical numbing. He also discusses the off-label use of medications and the challenges in the healthcare system. Overall, Dr. Gittens emphasizes the importance of discussing and addressing men’s sexual health concerns.   Takeaways L-citrulline is a preferred supplement for nitric oxide production due to its better metabolism in the liver compared to L-arginine. PRP therapy can be an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction and orgasm issues, with a treatment timeline of 4 to 8 weeks. Penis pumps can increase girth and length, but their primary purpose is to improve blood flow to the penis. The off-label use of medications and treatments is driven by the slow adoption of new technologies and the high cost of the FDA approval process. Specialized care, such as Dr. Gittens’ practice, allows for more personalized and comprehensive treatment for men’s sexual health issues.   Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 01:47 Dr. Paul Gittens’ Specialization 03:06 The Neglect of Male Fertility 04:14 Gender Differences in Seeking Healthcare 05:18 Changing Attitudes Towards Men’s Health 07:00 The Rise of Concierge Medicine 08:20 The Importance of Proactive Health Measures 09:18 Understanding Erectile Difficulties 11:34 Treatment Options for Erectile Difficulties 13:09 The Link Between Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Health 15:13 Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction 18:33 Different Types of Shockwave Therapy 20:52 The Benefits of Shockwave Therapy for Healthy Individuals 24:34 The Use of Penile Pumps 28:00 Recommended Usage of Penile Pumps 30:02 Prophylactic Use of Penile Pumps 31:43 Pre-workout supplements 32:22 L-citrulline and nitric oxide 32:57 Supplement regimen for fertility 34:01 Misconceptions about penis pumps 34:48 Penis pumps and girth/length 35:44 PRP therapy for erectile dysfunction 36:06 PRP therapy process 37:28 PRP therapy for orgasm 38:48 Injection placement for PRP therapy 39:06 Number of injections for PRP therapy 39:11 Numbing for PRP therapy 39:31 Frequency of PRP therapy 40:00 Combining PRP therapy with other treatments 41:01 Goal of coming off Viagra and Cialis 41:37 Accessibility of Viagra and Cialis 42:24 Off-label use of medications 43:35 Adoption of new treatments in medicine 45:13 Reasons for off-label use 46:01 Adoption of shockwave therapy 47:18 Use of equine treatments in humans 48:08 Importance of discussing penis health 49:32 Treatment timeline for erectile dysfunction 50:45 Self-pay model for specialized care 53:19 Reasons for starting a specialized practice 55:13 Challenges in the healthcare system 56:27 Finding Dr. Gittens 58:45 Providing good healthcareThe post Dr. Paul Gittens first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Porn Addiction with Jessica Jordan
Dec 15 2023
Porn Addiction with Jessica Jordan
Matt and Tom learn how much porn is too much. Do we listen? Probably not. Seriously, our guest Jessica Jordan talks all about sex addiction, helping men deal with porn addiction, and naturally…surveying west coast forests of owls and nearly dying from bad smoked oysters. Summary In this conversation, the hosts discuss various topics, including unconventional living situations, the Northern Spotted Owl, ciguatera and brain damage, strength of mind technique, rewiring the brain and healing, transitioning from a victim mindset to purpose, and understanding porn addiction. This conversation explores the connection between trauma and addiction, specifically focusing on the impact of childhood trauma on adult addictive behaviors. The discussion highlights the different types of trauma and their potential links to specific addictions. Personal stories of trauma and addiction are shared, emphasizing the complex and individual nature of these experiences. The conversation also delves into the role of hypersexuality in addiction and the formation of sexual identity. The process of reprogramming the subconscious mind through self-hypnosis is discussed as a means of overcoming addiction and creating a new identity. In this conversation, Jessica Jordan discusses the process of rewiring the brain to overcome addiction and trauma. She emphasizes the importance of trust in the process and addresses skepticism and resistance that may arise. Jessica also highlights the need to address escapism behaviors and the power of self-accountability. She shares her experiences with measuring success and setting goals, as well as the challenges of marketing her services. Ultimately, Jessica encourages individuals to become the rulers of their own lives and find empowerment through healing. Takeaways Unconventional living situations can provide unique experiences and challenges.The Northern Spotted Owl is at risk of extinction due to deforestation and competition from the invasive Eastern Barred Owl.Ciguatera, a neurotoxin found in certain seafood, can cause brain damage and long-term health issues.Strength of mind technique, such as meditation and tapping, can help rewire the brain and promote healing.Shifting from a victim mindset to finding purpose can lead to personal growth and transformation.Porn addiction is often a symptom of unresolved trauma and emotional needs. Childhood trauma can significantly increase the risk of addiction in adulthood.Different types of trauma can lead to different addictions, such as sexual addiction.Hypersexuality can be a coping mechanism for individuals with a history of trauma.Reprogramming the subconscious mind through self-hypnosis can help overcome addiction and create a new identity. The process of rewiring the brain to overcome addiction and trauma can vary in duration, depending on factors such as the severity of the condition and the individual’s trust in the process.Addressing escapism behaviors and identifying activities that weaken neurology to stress can be crucial in achieving long-term success in overcoming addiction.Self-accountability is a powerful tool in the healing process, as it allows individuals to take action and create positive change in their lives.Success in overcoming addiction and trauma is not solely measured by the absence of relapse but also by improvements in emotional quality of life and the ability to create a better future. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Morning Energy 01:28 Unconventional Living Situations 04:46 The Northern Spotted Owl 08:49 Ciguatera and Brain Damage 12:42 Strength of Mind Technique 19:38 Rewiring the Brain and Healing 28:19 From Victim Mindset to Purpose 32:19 Understanding Porn Addiction 36:18 The Impact of Trauma on Addiction 37:32 Different Traumas and Different Addictions 38:44 Personal Stories of Trauma and Addiction 39:59 The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction 40:36 Understanding Addiction and Substance Use 42:33 Determining Addiction and Unhealthy Habits 43:45 The Complexity of Addiction and Substance Use 44:44 The Impact of Addiction on Relationships 45:57 Hypersexuality and Addiction 47:44 The Role of Childhood Trauma in Hypersexuality 50:23 The Influence of Early Experiences on Sexual Behavior 53:04 The Formation of Sexual Identity 55:15 The Impact of Trauma on Sexual Behavior 58:05 Reprogramming the Subconscious Mind 01:06:12 Using Hypnosis to Reprogram the Subconscious Mind 01:08:11 The Importance of Identity in Overcoming Addiction 01:10:36 The Power of Self-Hypnosis and Placebo Effect 01:12:38 The Process of Rewiring the Brain 01:13:33 The Timeframe for Rewiring 01:14:03 The Importance of Trust in the Process 01:15:04 Overcoming Skepticism and Resistance 01:15:40 Validating Non-Traditional Approaches 01:19:38 Measuring Success and Setting Goals 01:21:31 Addressing Escapism Behaviors 01:22:27 The Power of Self-Accountability 01:24:19 Marketing Challenges and Spreading the Message 01:25:57 Becoming the Ruler of Your Own Life 01:31:08 Closing RemarksThe post Porn Addiction with Jessica Jordan first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Marni Wandner Ashby
Nov 3 2023
Marni Wandner Ashby
Today’s guest, Marni Wandner Ashby, incorporates the Chinese Five Element System to coach people out of burnout. Of course, Tom couldn’t wait to nerd out with someone other than Matt on a topic.  Marni has an amazing take on incorporating this system into your lives.  Who knew a 3000-year-old system would still be relevant today?  Well, Tom, every other East Asian practitioners worldwide, millions of patients….anyway this modern evolution can help you too! Summary The conversation explores the topic of burnout among creative professionals, particularly in the music industry. The guest, Marni Wander, a health and performance coach, discusses the challenges faced by creative professionals, such as perfectionism, overthinking, and high-pressure environments. She emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and finding a balance between pushing oneself and taking care of one’s well-being. Marni introduces the concept of the Chinese five elements and explains how she uses an assessment to identify individuals’ primary and lowest elements. This assessment helps her tailor her coaching approach and guide clients in building resilience and overcoming limitations. In this conversation, Marni Wandner, an East Asian medicine practitioner, discusses the practical application of the Five Elements theory in supporting individuals’ overall well-being. She explains how the Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water) can be used to understand and address imbalances in different aspects of a person’s life. Marni emphasizes the importance of individualized approaches and consistency in creating sustainable changes. She also highlights the need to adapt ancient practices to fit modern lifestyles and the importance of supporting and nurturing one’s natural tendencies. Keywords burnout, creative professionals, music industry, perfectionism, overthinking, high-pressure environments, self-awareness, balance, Chinese five elements, assessment, coaching, resilience, limitations, Five Elements theory, East Asian medicine, well-being, imbalances, individualized approaches, consistency, sustainable changes, ancient practices, modern lifestyles, natural tendencies Takeaways Burnout is a common issue among creative professionals, who often face high-pressure and unpredictable environments.Self-awareness is crucial in recognizing the signs of burnout and taking steps to prevent it.The Chinese five elements assessment can provide insights into an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, helping them develop strategies for self-improvement.Finding a balance between pushing oneself and taking care of one’s well-being is essential for long-term success and fulfillment.Coaching and support can play a significant role in helping creative professionals manage stress, build resilience, and overcome limitations. The Five Elements theory can be used to understand and address imbalances in different aspects of a person’s life.Individualized approaches and consistency are key in creating sustainable changes.Adapting ancient practices to fit modern lifestyles is important.Supporting and nurturing one’s natural tendencies is crucial for overall well-being   Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Apologies 01:49 Guest Introduction and Background 03:02 The Challenges Faced by Creative Professionals 06:01 The Unsustainability of High-Pressure Environments 09:14 Recognizing the Signs of Burnout 12:01 Using the Chinese Five Elements Assessment 20:00 The Importance of Finding Balance 23:15 Integrating the Chinese Five Elements into Coaching 24:27 Pragmatic Approaches to Overcoming Burnout 25:13 Introduction to the Five Elements theory 27:26 Challenges for creatives in implementing practices 29:41 Addressing imbalances in different aspects of life 33:15 The importance of honoring the history of East Asian medicine 36:09 Neuroplasticity exercises for building new pathways 42:44 Supporting and nurturing natural tendencies 48:59 Conclusion and contact informationThe post Marni Wandner Ashby first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Scromiting and Cancer Microscopes
Sep 21 2023
Scromiting and Cancer Microscopes
Today, we cover a few articles that were recently published.  AI, cancer technology, and Scrolling? The last one is definitely written by the remaining “Just Say No” spokesperson. Summary The conversation covers various topics including book publishing, grants, health tracking devices, and the limitations of quantifying health. They also discuss the challenges of finding accurate information online and the sensationalism of certain health topics. The conversation ends with a discussion about an artificial intelligence microscope developed by Google and the Department of Defense. The conversation explores the potential impact of AI in various fields, including healthcare, writing, and music. The hosts discuss the use of AI in diagnosing diseases and the potential for AI to outperform human doctors in accuracy and empathy. They also touch on the implications of AI on the entertainment industry, particularly in the context of the writer’s strike and the use of AI-generated content. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the governance of AI and the need for public ownership and regulation. Takeaways Book publishing and grants: The hosts discuss their experiences with book publishing and applying for grants.Limitations of health tracking devices: They talk about the limitations of health tracking devices and the challenges of quantifying health.Finding accurate information: The hosts express frustration with finding accurate information online and the sensationalism of certain health topics.Artificial intelligence microscope: They discuss an artificial intelligence microscope developed by Google and the Department of Defense. AI has the potential to revolutionize healthcare by improving accuracy and empathy in diagnosis.The entertainment industry is grappling with the impact of AI-generated content and the need for new regulations.The governance of AI is a complex issue that requires public ownership and regulation to ensure the technology is used for the benefit of all.The rapid advancements in AI technology present both opportunities and challenges for various industries.Creativity and adaptability are key skills in navigating the changing landscape of AI. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Book Publishing 08:29 Finding Accurate Health Information Online 26:23 Advancements in Artificial Intelligence Microscopes 36:50 The Impact of AI on the Entertainment Industry 48:46 The Governance of AI 56:41 Navigating the Changing Landscape of AIThe post Scromiting and Cancer Microscopes first appeared on Irreverent Health.
Permissions
Sep 14 2023
Permissions
Did you ever have that one really good idea and failed to act?  Can you go back?  What if the information is even more relevant now?  Matt found an old sketchbook and inspired this conversation. Summary The conversation between Matt and Tom covers various topics, including their experience at a sprinkler supply store, finding old sketchbooks, the struggle of completing projects, and the importance of recognizing accomplishments. They also discuss the evolution of technology and the potential for writing a book on eye posture corrective exercises. Overall, the conversation highlights the challenges and quirks of everyday life and the constant flow of ideas. The conversation touches on various topics, including the evolution of technology, the importance of timing and opportunity, the concept of niche markets, the value of persistence and hard work, the balance between quantity and quality, the limitations of studies and research, and the future of luxury and health. Takeaways The search for specific items can lead to unexpected adventures, like visiting a sprinkler supply store.Old sketchbooks can hold surprises and memories from the past, sparking reflection and nostalgia.The struggle to complete projects can sometimes lead to self-doubt and feelings of failure, but it’s important to recognize and celebrate accomplishments.The evolution of technology has changed the way we work and communicate, creating new challenges and opportunities.Writing a book on eye posture corrective exercises could be a valuable resource in the digital age.Everyday life is filled with quirks and unexpected moments that make for interesting stories and conversations.Ideas are constantly flowing, and it’s important to capture and explore them, even if they don’t all come to fruition. The evolution of technology can shape our perception of what is valuable and important.Timing and opportunity play a crucial role in the success of an idea or concept.Niche markets can have a significant impact on specific industries and professions.Persistence and hard work are essential for achieving success in any field.Balancing quantity and quality is a challenge that requires careful consideration.Studies and research should be interpreted with caution, as they may not always provide a complete picture.The future of luxury may involve a focus on health an Chapters 00:00 Adventures at the Sprinkler Supply Store 08:36 The Struggle to Complete Projects 16:24 Embracing the Quirks of Everyday Life
Wegovy
Aug 17 2023
Wegovy
Seems like everyone is looking for the magic weight loss bullet.  Tom tried it. Now you all have to hear about it. Summary The conversation revolves around the topic of weight loss and the use of a drug called semaglutide (Ozempic) for this purpose. The hosts discuss the flaws in the political system, the influence of algorithms and targeted advertising, and the potential risks of sharing personal data. They also touch on the pharmaceutical industry’s profit-driven approach and the lack of incentive to conduct studies on off-label uses of drugs. The conversation highlights the complexity of weight loss and the role of genetics, set points, and behavior change. The hosts express skepticism about the long-term effectiveness and safety of the drug, as well as the societal emphasis on appearance and the blame placed on individuals for their weight. They question the ethics of the pharmaceutical industry and the need for a more holistic approach to health and well-being. The conversation explores the challenges of obesity and weight loss, discussing the increasing rates of obesity and the difficulty of maintaining weight loss. The hosts share their personal experiences with weight loss drugs and lifestyle changes. They also discuss the complexities of health and the importance of diet and exercise. The conversation touches on the potential risks and side effects of weight loss drugs and the need for more regulation in the medical field. The hosts express their desire to share their knowledge and help others achieve better health. Keywords weight loss, semaglutide, Ozempic, politics, algorithms, targeted advertising, personal data, pharmaceutical industry, off-label use, genetics, set points, behavior change, appearance, blame, ethics, holistic health, obesity, weight loss, weight loss drugs, health, diet, exercise, side effects, regulation, knowledge sharing Takeaways The pharmaceutical industry prioritizes profit over curing diseases, leading to a focus on managing symptoms rather than finding permanent solutions. Weight loss is a complex process influenced by genetics, set points, and behavior change, and cannot be solely attributed to calories in versus calories out. The use of drugs like semaglutide (Ozempic) for weight loss raises concerns about long-term effectiveness, safety, and the need for behavior change to maintain results. Society places too much emphasis on appearance and blames individuals for their weight, ignoring the influence of genetics and environmental factors. A more holistic approach to health and well-being is needed, focusing on overall wellness rather than solely on weight loss. Obesity rates are increasing, and maintaining weight loss is challenging. Weight loss drugs may have potential risks and side effects. Diet and exercise are essential for long-term health and weight management. There is a need for more regulation in the medical field to ensure the safety and effectiveness of weight loss drugs. Sharing knowledge and experiences can help others achieve better health. Chapters 00:00 The Profit-Driven Approach of the Pharmaceutical Industry 10:03 The Skepticism Surrounding the Long-Term Effectiveness of Semaglutide 15:14 The Societal Emphasis on Appearance and Blame for Weight 27:16 The Challenges of Obesity and Weight Loss 31:23 The Complexities of Health and the Importance of Diet and Exercise 33:28 The Potential Risks and Side Effects of Weight Loss Drugs 36:01 The Need for Regulation in the Medical Field 51:37 Sharing Knowledge to Help Others Achieve Better Health
Patenting your Cool AI Thing
Aug 10 2023
Patenting your Cool AI Thing
AI again? We just talked about that last week.  Seriously, this will be the biggest disruptor around, and yes, it could revolutionize your health and everything else. Summary The conversation explores the evolution and impact of AI, the convergence of technologies, the accessibility of AI tools, the uneven distribution of AI knowledge, the power of AI in antibody design, the debate on patenting AI-generated work, the intersection of AI and art, and the challenges and opportunities of AI in medicine. The conversation explores the challenges and implications of patenting AI-created inventions, the changing definition of patents, and the enforcement of patents for AI-created solutions. It delves into the impact of AI on various industries, including healthcare, education, and government. The conversation also highlights the polarization of views on AI and the need for technologically savvy leaders. It discusses the potential of blockchain and quantum computing, the emergence of alternative currencies, and the disruption of traditional systems by AI. The conversation concludes with a focus on the intersection of technology and healthcare, the challenges of implementing AI in healthcare, and the potential for positive change with AI. Takeaways AI has rapidly evolved and is impacting various industries and aspects of life.The convergence of technologies, such as AI, robotics, and DNA sequencing, is leading to new possibilities and advancements.The accessibility of AI tools is increasing, allowing more people to leverage its capabilities.The distribution of AI knowledge is uneven, with only a small percentage of the population fully understanding and utilizing AI.AI is revolutionizing antibody design and the development of new treatments.The patenting of AI-generated work raises questions about ownership and creativity.AI is intersecting with art, challenging traditional notions of creativity and authorship.AI has the potential to revolutionize medicine and improve healthcare outcomes. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Reflection on the Podcast 01:30 The Evolution of AI and Its Impact 05:49 The Accessibility of AI Tools 08:43 The Uneven Distribution of AI Knowledge 11:39 The Power of AI in Antibody Design 16:14 The Role of AI in Solving Problems 25:27 The Intersection of AI and Art 29:08 The Challenges and Opportunities of AI in Medicine 30:24 The Challenge of Patenting AI-Created Inventions 31:16 The Changing Definition of Patenting 32:14 Enforcing Patents for AI-Created Solutions 33:29 The Impact of AI on Various Industries 34:16 The Role of AI in Education and the Workplace 35:21 The Polarization of Views on AI in Healthcare 36:08 The Influence of Government in Technological Advancements 37:19 The Control and Manipulation of Society 38:00 The Lack of Technological Understanding in Government 38:56 The Need for Technologically Savvy Leaders 40:28 The Potential of Blockchain and Quantum Computing 44:22 The Emergence of Alternative Currencies 46:42 The Disruption of Traditional Systems by AI 50:21 The Excitement and Uncertainty of AI in Healthcare 52:12 The Shift Towards Problem-Solving and Impactful Solutions 56:30 The Intersection of Technology and Healthcare 59:13 The Challenges of Implementing AI in Healthcare 01:00:29 The Potential for Positive Change with AI 01:02:23 The Shift in Goals and Priorities 01:03:05 The Freedom of Creativity and Artistry
Editing, Manipulation, and Bias in our News
Jul 13 2023
Editing, Manipulation, and Bias in our News
All marketing is a lie.  We’d be scared to make that comment if we were more well-known.  Yes, even the scientific study you heard about on the news may misrepresent the data to make you feel a certain way.  We’re starting to feel Rowdy Roddy Piper putting on sunglasses in They Live.  Google it, it’s a cult classic. Summary The conversation covers various topics related to media misrepresentation and biased reporting. It begins with a discussion about the obsession with handmade posters and transitions into the upcoming book launch and media promotion. The hosts then delve into the problem with news reporting and the misinterpretation of biased books. They highlight the manipulation and editing that occurs in the media. The conversation also touches on the flaws in a study on marijuana use and its link to surgical complications. The hosts discuss the insignificant difference in risk and misleading links in the article. This conversation explores the challenges of navigating and interpreting research findings in the digital age. The hosts discuss the misleading nature of some studies and the importance of thoroughly vetting information. They also highlight the need for critical thinking and fact-checking, as well as the influence of echo chambers and health hacks. The conversation touches on the misrepresentation of research on various topics, including cannabis consumption, artificial sweeteners, and aspartame. The hosts emphasize the importance of understanding research designators and the limitations of retrospective observational studies. They also discuss the complexities of media ownership and sponsorship in shaping public perception of research findings. Takeaways Media misrepresentation and biased reporting are prevalent issues in today’s news landscape.Studies and books can be easily misinterpreted and weaponized to fit certain narratives.The 24-hour news cycle often prioritizes entertainment, fear, and anger over accurate and balanced reporting.Flawed studies and misleading headlines can contribute to misinformation and public confusion. Thoroughly vet information and fact-check before accepting it as true.Be aware of the limitations and nuances of research studies.Avoid falling into echo chambers and relying on health hacks for information.Develop critical thinking skills to navigate the abundance of information in the digital age. Chapters 00:00 Obsession with Handmade Posters 02:10 Book Launch and Media Promotion 03:21 The Problem with News Reporting 05:06 Biased Books and Misinterpretation 07:10 Media Manipulation and Editing 09:15 Media Misrepresentation 10:53 The 24-Hour News Cycle 13:03 Publishing Biased Articles 14:10 Misleading Headlines 15:22 Flawed Study on Marijuana Use 19:06 Inaccurate Study Findings 21:07 Cannabis Use Disorder and Surgery 23:22 Flawed Study Design 24:17 Insignificant Difference in Risk 25:09 Misleading Links in the Article 25:57 Analyzing Misleading Studies 26:33 The Importance of Thoroughly Vetting Information 27:18 Understanding the Context of Medical Procedures 28:12 The General Public’s Lack of Critical Thinking 29:01 The Responsibility of Writing Unbiased Articles 29:31 The Limitations of Retrospective Observational Studies 30:15 The Complexity of Different Forms of Cannabis Consumption 31:15 The Importance of Disclosing Bias and Conflict of Interest 32:02 The Influence of Health Hacks and Echo Chambers 32:28 The Need for Critical Thinking and Fact-Checking 33:03 The Ineffectiveness of Warning Labels 33:19 The Nuances of Carcinogenic Classifications 34:20 The Misrepresentation of Research Findings 35:23 The Importance of Proper Grammar and Typography 36:08 The Misinterpretation of Research on Fermented Foods 37:00 The Lack of Understanding of Research Designators 37:15 The Inaccurate Portrayal of Aspartame as a Carcinogen 38:16 The Misleading Use of Quantities in Research 39:20 The Complexity of Artificial Sweeteners and Research Findings 40:11 The Challenges of Navigating Information in the Digital Age 41:33 The Influence of Media Ownership and Sponsorship 43:06 The Importance of Critical Thinking and Nuanced Understanding 44:31 The Uncertainty of Research Findings and Future Developments 45:09 The Need for Further Exploration of THC and Atherosclerosis 46:11 The Complexity and Contradictions of Research Findings 48:01 The Challenges of Managing Multiple Projects