Are Psychedelic Drugs The Next Medical Breakthrough?
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Today I have a guest post written by my husband, Eric! :) I've been wanting to share about some exciting new research that Tim Ferriss is helping fund, and Eric was nice enough to write it for me since I've been so busy. Enjoy!
The plant medicine discussion is growing at exponential rates. Bigger and bigger names have begun to embrace the very real medicinal benefits of psychedelic medicines. One of the most recent big names to step into the limelight is Tim Ferriss. Tim is the author of The Four Hour Workweek and The Four Hour Body, both of which are New York Times bestsellers. On his podcast he interviews top level performers from any field and deconstructs what makes them great. From Arnold Schwarzenegger to chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin, Tim plays host to some of the biggest names in the world.
Recently, Tim produced a podcast titled “Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough?” in which he interviews Dr. Martin Polanco and Dr. Dan Engle.
Martin Polanco (@Martin_Polanco7), M.D., is the founder and program director of Crossroads Treatment Center, based in Rosarito, Mexico. Crossroads specializes in helping patients conquer powerful addictions (heroin, cocaine, etc.) by using the African hallucinogen ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT, also referred to as “the God molecule.” Martin’s areas of expertise also include addiction medicine and therapeutic neurotechnologies.
Dan Engle (@drdanengle), M.D., is a psychiatrist and neurologist, who combines functional medicine with integrative psychiatry to enhance regenerative health and peak performance. His prior and relevant experience includes traumatic brain injury (TBI) and working in the Peruvian jungle with plant medicines such as ayahuasca.
Tim also raised over $94,000 for a pilot study for the treatment of major depression at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The new research will look at six patients who have not responded to conventional depression treatments. The hopes are to gain enough insight for a larger clinical trial.
You can find Tim Ferriss on his podcast The Tim Ferriss Show, his TV show The Tim Ferriss Experiment, or at his blog www.fourhourworkweek.com.