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Dr. Howard Wetsman: On Ending Addiction in America

Dr. Howard Wetsman: On Ending Addiction in America

May 4, 2020

Howard Wetsman, MD is an Addiction Psychiatrist who has pioneered the treatment of addiction as a primary complex biological illness regardless of reward involved. He has been using genetics to guide the treatment of patients for over 10 years in various capacities.

He currently blogs at genedsystems.com and medium.com and has a web series on YouTube called Ending Addiction.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/addictiondocMD 

Website: https://genedsystems.com/ 

Medium: https://medium.com/@addictiondocMD 

“The drug isn’t the agent that causes addiction”- Dr. Howard Wetsman

Top takeaways:

  • Why addiction should be classified as an illness.
  • The role of dopamine in accelerating and decelerating addiction.
  • Why drugs aren’t the cause of addiction.
  • The genetic components that affect addiction levels.

Key Moments:

  • [1:28] What did Dr. Howard learn in medical school about alcoholism?
  • [4:00] Why he uses the term illness when defining addiction.
  • [6:13] The story of addiction and where it began in America.
  • [8:14] The power of chemical dopamine release, its functions, and how its contribution to addiction.
  • [16:04] Dr. Howard’s mission of making addiction not a problem in America since there’s no sophisticated medicine for the illness.
  • [20:37] How he made a solution for addiction and why he believes nobody cares about it.
  • [23:22] He shares his views on ASAM’s decision of coming up with another definition of addiction.
  • [27:30] Why we need to work on our attachment on drugs and not the drug itself.
  • [32:21] He explains the genetic component that affects dopamine which in turn affects addiction.
  • [39:53] Do drugs really cause addiction?
  • [43:07] Why cocaine in itself doesn’t release dopamine.

 

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Daily Community Meetup 3/22 with Britt Frank

Daily Community Meetup 3/22 with Britt Frank

March 23, 2020

Today's Special Guest: Britt Frank, psychotherapist and trauma specialist

NOTE: During the pandemic, I hosted daily ZOOM meet-ups called the "Daily Community Meetup" - the recordings were posted here on the podcast

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Daily Community Meetup 3/19 with Dr. Michelle Robin

Daily Community Meetup 3/19 with Dr. Michelle Robin

March 19, 2020

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Daily Community Meetup 3/18 with Jen Elizabeth

Daily Community Meetup 3/18 with Jen Elizabeth

March 18, 2020

Today's Special Guest: Jen Elizabeth 

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Daily Community Meetup 3/16 with Brent Pease of The Kyle Pease Foundation

Daily Community Meetup 3/16 with Brent Pease of The Kyle Pease Foundation

March 16, 2020

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Dr. Kelly Brogan: Own Your Self

Dr. Kelly Brogan: Own Your Self

February 21, 2020

Dr. Kelly Brogan returns to the pod!  She was on the podcast 2 years ago--loved her then, love her now! You can listen to Episode 61 here.

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the NY Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your OwnOwn Your Self, the children’s book, A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression.

She is the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset, and the membership community, Vital Life Project. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms.

She is on the board of GreenMedInfo, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, Functional Medicine University, Pathways to Family Wellness, Mindd Foundation, SXSW Wellness, Chickasaw Nation Wellness, and the peer-reviewed, indexed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. She is Medical Director for Fearless Parent and a founding member of Health Freedom Action. She is a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga teacher and a mother of two.

 

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Pilar Gerasimo: The Healthy Deviant

Pilar Gerasimo: The Healthy Deviant

January 1, 2020

Pilar Gerasimo is an award-winning health journalist, pioneering social explorer, and author of the forthcoming book, The Healthy Deviant: A Rule-Breaker’s Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World (North Atlantic Books, January 2020).

Best known for her work as founding editor of Experience Life magazine, which today reaches more than 3 million people globally, Pilar has also served as Chief Creative Officer for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and as top health editor for The Huffington Post.

Today, Pilar co-hosts a top-rated weekly podcast called The Living Experiment (with Whole30 co-founder Dallas Hartwig) and serves as a strategic advisor to Brian Johnson’s Optimize Enterprises. She speaks at universities, leads workshops at top retreat centers and consults for organizations committing to transforming health and happiness around the globe.

When she’s not travelling, Pilar hides out on an organic, communal family farm in Wisconsin her goofy pit bull pal, Calvin.

Connect with Pilar:
New Book & Website: www.healthydeviant.com
Twitter: @pgerasimo
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pilargerasimo
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Dr. Will Cole: The Inflammation Spectrum

Dr. Will Cole: The Inflammation Spectrum

October 14, 2019

Dr. Will Cole, leading functional-medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam at www.drwillcole.com and locally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top fifty functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert for Mind Body Green and Goop.

Dr. Cole is the author of the upcoming book, The Inflammation Spectrum in which he explores how inflammation exists on a spectrum, where it can manifest in the body, and how to discover your food triggers to overcome inflammation and reach optimal health. He is also the author of Ketotarian where he melds the powerful benefits of a ketogenic diet with a plant-based one.

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Website: https://drwillcole.com/
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93: Bob Harper: From The Biggest Loser to the Biggest Heart - Survivor & Thriver

93: Bob Harper: From The Biggest Loser to the Biggest Heart - Survivor & Thriver

January 12, 2019

Bob Harper. Need I say more? I LOVE BOB!

As a health and fitness expert and a best-selling author, Bob Harper inspired audiences nationwide to get fit on the hit show The Biggest Loser. He was the picture of health. Bob never considered that a heart attack could happen to him. But it did. “It was hugely shocking to me,” Bob reveals. “I learned a lot about myself.”

Bob was working out, as he did each day, when he lost consciousness. He woke up two days later and learned he’d had a near-fatal heart attack and had gone into cardiac arrest. He had to be shocked three times by an automated external defibrillator (AED) device to restart his heart.

Today, Bob is passionate about another kind of training: emotional recovery. While changes to his diet and exercise routine are an important part of his physical recuperation, Bob credits further education with helping him evolve his mindset and believes this plays an equally important role. That’s why he’s committed to help other survivors find the support and encouragement they need.

Follow Bob

Web: https://www.survivorshaveheart.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/bobharper

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mytrainerbob 

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92: The Best of the Same 24 Hours: Some of the Greatest Advice You’ll Ever Hear

92: The Best of the Same 24 Hours: Some of the Greatest Advice You’ll Ever Hear

December 19, 2018

As we near the end of 2018, I put together a powerful compilation of some of the best advice from the guests on The Same 24 Hours Podcast. *Listener Warning*

In this episode, you will hear treasures and snippets from the amazing Tony Hawk (Episode 88), Dr. Shefali (35), Laila Ali (73), Melissa Hartwig (68), Dr. Aviva Romm (39), Lizzie Velasquez (65),  Lauren Zander (22), David Leite (17), the Pease Brothers (4, 26), Chrissie Wellington (60), Jeff Galloway (18), Mike Reilly (46), Randy Spelling (53), James Lawrence (57), Anthony Malone (40), Jason Jaksetic (50), Annie Grace (29), Brian MacKenzie (89), Natalia Cohen (27), Kyle Maynard (82) and Shay Eskew (77) (and more!).

The 2019 Season of the Podcast launches in January!

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