Found My Fitness with Dr. Rhonda Patrick – Dr. Charles Raison on Depression, the Immune-Brain Interface & Whole-Body Hyperthermia

She’s back.

Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Dr. Charles Raison talk all about the links between inflammation and depression, why depression occurs, and how we can utilize things like exercise and sauna use to combat it.

Enjoy!

Found My Fitness: Roland Griffiths, Ph.D. on Psilocybin, Psychedelic Therapies & Mystical Experiences

Summary:

Dr. Roland Griffiths is a pioneer in psychopharmacology research, having worked for over 40 years with mood-altering substances. Nearly two decades ago, Dr. Griffiths created the psilocybin research program at Johns Hopkins University.

Most recently his research demonstrated that high-dose synthetic psilocybin, when administered in a safe and clinical setting under the guidance of a team of professionals, was able to have a lasting effect on depression and anxiety in patients with life-threatening cancer mediated through mystical experiences that have a phenomenology and psychometric pattern that corresponds to the same sort of religious or mystical experiences documented throughout human history.

In addition to this most recent research, however, Dr. Griffiths has also done research on: the effects it can have on the so-called personality domain of openness, its effects in beginning and long-term meditators, and the effects it has on enhancing smoking cessation. He’s been a part of brain imaging studies and explored its pharmacological and neural mechanisms of action and conducted surveys on so-called “bad trips”, as well as looked at drug interactions.

This was a dense one, thank god for notes!

Found My Fitness Podcast: Ray Cronise, Cold Thermogenesis, Intermittent Fast, Weight Loss and Healthspan

Dr. Rhonda Patrick speaks with Ray Cronise, a former NASA material scientist and cofounder of zero gravity, a company that offers weightless parabolic flights to consumers and researchers. In this episode, coming at the tail end of a rather extreme 23-day water fast for Ray, we discuss, perhaps unsurprisingly, some of the benefits that are associated with fasting! Ray talks about shifting one’s perspective from looking at nutrition only through the lens of meeting day-to-day nutritional needs, and instead, also considering optimizing metabolism for longer-term effects as well, the importance of thinking about longevity in the context of functional healthspan, some of the similarities between the body’s physiological response to heat stress, cold stress, and exercise and so much more. Learn more about Ray Cronise by visiting his website at hypothermics.com (raycronise.com) or by saying hello on twitter: twitter.com/raycronise. Finally, Ray also has a book available for pre-order called “Our Broken Plate.”

Found My Fitness Podcast: Dr. Pierre Capel on the Power of the Mind & the Science of Wim Hof

Rhonda speaks with Dr. Pierre Capel, professor of experimental immunology who has studied Wim Hof to bring the science to explain his incredible ability to withstand cold and summon his immune system at well. Through this insightful discussion they also cover how the immune system is impacted by stress/meditation and just how dynamic our DNA really is.

Found My Fitness Podcast: The Ice Man, Wim Hof

I couldn’t help but get out some notes on the immensely intriguing Wim Hof (aka the Ice Man). He’s recently been on not just the FoundMyFitness podcast, but also the Tim Ferris Show and Joe Rogan Experience. He was also the subject of a VICE Documentary with over 1 million views to date.

It’s so easy to try out his deep breathing technique and see how many push-ups you can do or how long you can hold your breath after wards. It’s pretty amazing, I’ve tried it.

Found My Fitness Podcast: The Sonnenburgs on How the Gut Microbiota Interacts With Our Bodies

A ton of info on the microbiome, healthy eating and antibiotics when Rhonda speaks with the Sonnonburg’s who study microbiota in their Stanford lab

The Rich Roll Podcast – Ray Cronise & Julieanna Hever on Everything Plant-Based Nutrition

What happens when a NASA scientist teams up with a plant-based dietitian?

Julieanna and Ray join Rich for a mind-blowing geek dive into everything you ever wanted to know (and then some) about plant-based nutrition, weight loss, chronic lifestyle illness and more.