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The Ultimate Health Podcast

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Jesse Chappus has in-depth conversations with health and wellness leaders from around the world. Topics include lifestyle, nutrition, fitness, self-help, sleep, meditation, spirituality and so much more. Tune in weekly to take your health to the next level!


295: Dr. Andrew Weil - Cooking As A Form Of Meditation, Moods Are Contagious, Microdosing Psilocybin

Dr. Andrew Weil (IG: @drweil) received a degree in biology (botany) from Harvard in 1964 and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1968.

He is the founder and Director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. The Center is the leading effort in the world to develop a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine.

Dr. Weil is the editorial director of the popular website, and appears in video programs featured on PBS. He is the founder and partner of the growing group of True Food Kitchen restaurants. A frequent lecturer and guest on talk shows, Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine, and the reform of medical education.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The difference between doctors of the past and the present
  • Becoming pescatarian
  • Eat food you grow
  • Cooking as a form of meditation
  • Why Dr. Weil never practiced medicine
  • Studying healing practices & cultures while traveling
  • The healing power of nature
  • The 1st cannabis study in 1968
  • Therapeutic benefits of CBD
  • Experimenting with psychedelics
  • Are allergies learned responses?
  • What is mescaline?
  • Microdosing psilocybin
  • Medicinal properties of mushrooms
  • Starting Matcha Kari
  • The difference between matcha & green tea
  • The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique
  • Mouth breathing vs. nose breathing
  • Moods are contagious
  • Keeping a gratitude journal
  • Integrative medicine vs. functional medicine
  • Dogs are good for your health
  • Walking is the perfect exercise
  • Have fun in life
  • The story behind True Food Kitchen

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Andrew T. Weil, M.D., Norman E. Zinberg, M.D., & Judith M. Nelsen, M.A. - Clinical and Psychological Effects of Marijuana in Man (published paper, 1968)

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