The Power of Neuroplasticity - An Interview with Brant Cortright, Ph.D.

The Power of Neuroplasticity - An Interview with Brant Cortright, Ph.D.

The bad news is there are toxins in our environment that can negatively impact our brain function, but the good news is we can heal the brain physically and psychologically with lifestyle changes. Clinical psychologist, Brant Cortright, Ph.D., sheds light on the processes of neurogenesis and explains neuroplasticity. He also describes the relationship between cognitive decline, anxiety and depression.

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From Spiritual Guru to the Death of a Cult: Andrew Cohen’s Untold Story

From Spiritual Guru to the Death of a Cult: Andrew Cohen’s Untold Story

Andrew Cohen, international spiritual teacher and founder of Evolutionary Enlightenment, a spiritual community which became a proper cult, joins us today to discuss the death and rebirth of his community and self.

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Using Probiotics to Improve Gut-Brain Connection - An Interview with Dr. Michael Ruscio

Using Probiotics to Improve Gut-Brain Connection - An Interview with Dr. Michael Ruscio

Best-selling author and clinical researcher Dr. Michael Ruscio dives deep into the gut-brain connection and how to strengthen their synergy with easy practical tips.

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How to Manipulate Light to Help Improve Mitochondrial Function - An Interview With Matt Maruca

How to Manipulate Light to Help Improve Mitochondrial Function - An Interview With Matt Maruca

In this episode Matt Maruca, CEO of Ra Optics, and citizen scientist joins us to unpack the science behind how light drives mitochondrial function and circadian rhythms.

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Understanding Non-Ordinary Experiences, Psychedelics and Our Reality: An Interview With Dennis McKenna

Understanding Non-Ordinary Experiences, Psychedelics and Our Reality: An Interview With Dennis McKenna

In this episode Dennis McKenna shares his professional and personal stories and discoveries on the interdisciplinary study of ethnopharmacology and natural psychedelics. 

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Reframing The Stigma Surrounding Death and End of Life Experiences: An Interview With BJ Miller, MD

Reframing The Stigma Surrounding Death and End of Life Experiences: An Interview With BJ Miller, MD

BJ Miller, hospice and palliative care doctor at the University of California, San Francisco Cancer Center and the co-author of the book "A Beginner's Guide To The End: Practical Advice For Living Life And Facing Death, joins us today to discuss a topic that is often avoided at all costs: death. 

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The Benefits of Grounding: An Interview with Clint Ober

The Benefits of Grounding: An Interview with Clint Ober

We are joined by the innovator behind the Grounding Movement and CEO of Earth FX Inc., Clint Ober. He is known for the Earthing movie and the author of Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever. We dive into the benefits of grounding and how it can help the body relieve inflammation. We go over science around grounding the tools we can use to help us ground effectively. 

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The Brain, Metacognition, and Consciousness: An Interview with Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP

The Brain, Metacognition, and Consciousness: An Interview with Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP

Today we have a very special guest, DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP. He is the founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. In this episode we discover how to unleash the explosive power of the brain. We dive into consciousness, metacognition and why the only measure of success is joy.

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Exploring Global Systems Through the Lens of Indigenous Thinking - An Interview With Tyson Yunkaporta

Exploring Global Systems Through the Lens of Indigenous Thinking - An Interview With Tyson Yunkaporta

Tyson Yunkaporta, academic, author, and a researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland, joins us today to discuss how Indigenous wisdom can help change the world for the better.

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What is Meta-Immunity? - An Interview with Dr. Benjamin Kaplan-Singer

What is Meta-Immunity? - An Interview with Dr. Benjamin Kaplan-Singer

Concierge medicine doctor with expertise in ketamine integrative treatment, integrative medicine and psychoneuroimmunology, Benjamin Kaplan-Singer MD, joins us today. He shares information about the true nature of meta-immunity, anti-fragility and biohacking tips to further improve your meta-immunity. Dr. Ben has 18 years of experience in biomedical research and has been teaching his patients how to be masters of self-care so they can be free from chronic disease and reclaim their vitality.

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How to Hack Your Mind - An Interview with Sir John Hargrave

How to Hack Your Mind - An Interview with Sir John Hargrave

Author of Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days, Sir John Hargrave joins us today and shares tips to hack your brain. This discussion is jam-packed with tips you can use in your daily life to get most out of your brain function. In this episode we discuss how mental clutter impairs optimal brain power and how to create your own reality.

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The Connection Between Lectins and Leaky Gut - An Interview With Steven Gundry, MD

The Connection Between Lectins and Leaky Gut - An Interview With Steven Gundry, MD

Dr. Steven Gundry is a medical doctor, clinician, researcher, and a well-known author who has spent the last two decades studying the microbiome and helps patients use diet and nutrition as a key form of treatment. He retired as one of the world’s top cardiothoracic surgeons to teach patients how to eat, guiding them on how to get ahead of the problem, not fixing it after the fact.

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Exploring Self-Actualization for Greater Happiness: An Interview With Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D

Exploring Self-Actualization for Greater Happiness: An Interview With Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D

In this episode Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D, humanistic psychologist, cognitive scientist, and educational philosopher joins us to dive deep into the topic of self-actualization for greater happiness.

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The Science of Meditation: An Interview With Ariel Garten

The Science of Meditation: An Interview With Ariel Garten

Join us as Ariel Garten guides us on a mindfulness meets science journey as we unpack the research that supports how meditation makes significant, actual changes inside the brain. She shares insider tips for using meditation as a tool for increased focus, managing anxiety, and greater self awareness.

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An Exploration of Religion: An Interview with Brian Muraresku

An Exploration of Religion: An Interview with Brian Muraresku

Founding executive director of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation and author of “The Immortality Key”, Brian Muraresku, joins us today. He shares the inspiration that led to writing his debut book. He also shares an inside look at Jesuit traditions, Kairos retreat experiences, and what triggered his interest into mysticism and accelerated dreams.

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Stress, HRV and Psychedelics: An Interview with Dr. David Rabin

Stress, HRV and Psychedelics: An Interview with Dr. David Rabin

We experience a stress response when we feel a threat, whether the threat is real or perceived. Teaching our bodies to respond appropriately to stressors is key in maintaining wellness. Dr. David Rabin joins us to discuss forward-thinking approaches to train the mind to turn on the parasympathetic nervous system and relieve chronic stress.

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How Stress Can Make You Resilient: An Interview with Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.

How Stress Can Make You Resilient: An Interview with Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.

Health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., joins us on the Collective Insights podcast. She is a leading expert in the new field of “science-help.” Today she shares with us a different view towards understanding stress, as she discusses why stress has benefits. It turns out that stress is what allows us to experience meaning, to make a difference in the world, to make progress on our goals.

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How to Make Viral & Ethical Content: An Interview with Tim Urban of WaitButWhy

How to Make Viral & Ethical Content: An Interview with Tim Urban of WaitButWhy

Famous content creator, whose TED talk reached over 10 million views, Tim Urban joins us today.  He is  a writer, illustrator and co-founder of Wait But Why. Today he shares with us his story in finding his niche and discovering his passion for creating content for Wait But Why thru using stick figures as his way of illustration. He also talks about innovative ways to sustain yourself in the world of content creation.

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Explaining Neurochemistry & Emotions: An Interview with Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D.

Explaining Neurochemistry & Emotions: An Interview with Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D.

Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D., top cited scientist for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience, joins us today as she shares some insights about her book, How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain. She expands on her famous TED talk in this discussion as she further explains how neuroscience reveals how our brains work and construct all of our experiences. She shares that what we see, hear and feel is very different from the way we experience it.

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Psychedelic Research at MAPS: An Interview with Rick Doblin, Ph.D.

Psychedelic Research at MAPS: An Interview with Rick Doblin, Ph.D.

Founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Rick Doblin shares with us the latest news on MAPS main project regarding  MDMA assisted-psychotherapy for PTSD. We explore how we can utilize psychedelics in mainstream medicine to move these powerful tools into wider use.

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Neuroscience & Experiences: An Interview with Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D.

Neuroscience & Experiences: An Interview with Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D.

American neuroscientist, author, photographer, entrepreneur and inventor, Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D. shares his dedication to human flourishing and his story of getting fascinated with outer space, inner space (the brain), and nature that led to the formation of his career in neuroscience. We dive into why the brain is such a complex system and how experience is the foundation of electrical or molecular simulation. 

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Ethnobotany & Psychedelics: An Interview with Wade Davis

Ethnobotany & Psychedelics: An Interview with Wade Davis

Wade Davis joins Jamie Wheal to share the indigenous practices using plant medicines that are highly relevant to today’s world and are still in use in modern indigenous cultures. There is a long history of psychedelic plant medicines, rituals and shamanic practices. Wade sheds light on the rich history of psychedelics in the Americas and the scientific research that started the ‘psychedelic era.’

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The Ethics of Technology and the Future: An Interview with Douglas Rushkoff

The Ethics of Technology and the Future: An Interview with Douglas Rushkoff

Futurist media theorist, author, podcast host, and Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens, Douglas Rushkoff joins Jamie Wheal to share the emergence of crypto fascism among QAnon, left-wing conspiracies, the new thought plandemic, digital memes as occult sigils, and the end of the world.

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Creating Great Habits for Sleep: An Interview with Molly Maloof, MD

Creating Great Habits for Sleep: An Interview with Molly Maloof, MD

If you can sleep, then you need sleep. Oftentimes people will sacrifice sleep in the name of productivity, but that actually makes you less effective and less productive. Dr. Molly Maloof is on the frontier of personalized medicine, medical technology, health optimization, and scientifically-based wellness endeavors. She joins us to share how sleep works and what we can do to get a better night’s sleep.

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The Science of Dating: An Interview with Helen Fisher

The Science of Dating: An Interview with Helen Fisher

Sexologist and anthropologist, Helen Fisher, Ph.D. joins Jamie Wheal in this interview. She was at Rutgers Univestiry and Kinsey institute, and she is the Chief Science Officer of match.com. Fisher is the leading voice of how we mate and date. She shares the surprising insight that there has been no culture that aligns how we ought to be and how we want to be in regards to relationships, romance and sex. She shares about her own relationships, and shares why she thinks millennials are so smart with how they date in a method she calls slow love. Read on to learn more.

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