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Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.


#105: Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough?

September 14th, 2015

Episode 180 of 395 episodes

Martin Polanco(@Martin_Polanco7), M.D., is the founder and program director ofCrossroadsTreatment Center, based inRosarito, Mexico. Crossroads specializes in helping patients conquer powerful addictions (heroin, cocaine, etc.) by using theAfrican hallucinogen ibogaineand5-MeO-DMT, also referred to as“the God molecule.” Martin's areas of expertise also include addiction medicine andtherapeutic neurotechnologies. Dan Engle(@drdanengle), M.D., is a psychiatrist and neurologist,who combines functionalmedicine 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 asayahuasca. In this episode, we step outside the lines of traditional medicine to discuss impulse control, introspection, and self-awareness through the use of powerful psychedelic and hallucinogenic agents like iboga, ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT. We also discussflotation tanks, which can simulate or even replicate many of the benefits that can result from the use ofpsychedelic and psychotropic agents. So you don't have to be willing to experiment with these medicinesto receive something valuable from this episode. If you are interested in optimizing your psychological performance, emotional control and exploring alternative medicine, then this episode is for you. Enjoy! Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you byTrunkClub.I hate shopping with a passion.And honestly I’m not good at it, which means I end up looking like I'm colorblind or homeless.Enter TrunkClub, which provides you with your own personal stylist and makes it easier than ever to shop for clothes that look great on your body. Just go totrunkclub.com/timand answer a few questions, and then you'll be sent a trunk full of awesome clothes.They base this on your sizes, preferences, etc. The trunk is then deliveredfree of charge both ways, so you only pay for clothes that you keep. If you keep none, it costs you nothing. To get started,check it out attrunkclub.com/tim. This podcast is also brought to you byVimeo Pro, which is the ideal video hosting platform for entrepreneurs.In fact, a bunch of my start-ups are already usingVimeo Pro.WealthFrontuses it to explain how WealthFront works.TaskRabbituses it to tell the company’s story. There are many other names who you would recognize among their customers (AirBnB, Etsy, etc.) Why do they use it?Vimeo Proprovides enterprise level video hosting for a fraction of the usual cost. Features include: Gorgeous high-quality playback with no ads Up to 20 GB of video storage every week Unlimited plays and views A fully customizable video player, which can include your company logo, custom outro, and more You get all this for just$199 per year (that’s only $17 per/mo.). There are no complicated bandwidth calculations or hidden fees. Try itrisk-free for 30 days. Just go toVimeo.com/businessto check it out. If you like it, you canuse the promo code “Tim” to get 25% off. This is a special discount just for you guys.