The Power Of Psilocybin To Heal Our Minds And Our Bodies with Paul Stamets
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Dr. Mark Hyman
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Health & Fitness
Publication Date |
Sep 06, 2023
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We’re in the midst of a psychedelic renaissance. Compounds that have long been considered recreational drugs by conventional standards are finally being recognized through science as powerful tools for overcoming hard-to-treat health issues like PTSD, depression, addiction, and more. 

Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m excited to talk to my good friend and one of the world’s most renowned mycologists, Paul Stamets, all about psilocybin and how this compound is helping us reimagine our way of treating one of the most important public health crises today—mental illness. 

Paul Stamets is a speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher, and entrepreneur and is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi: habitat, medicinal use, and production. His breakthrough research has created a paradigm shift for helping ecosystems worldwide. He has received numerous awards, including Invention Ambassador for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Mycologist Award from the North American Mycological Association (NAMA), and the Gordon & Tina Wasson Award from the Mycological Society of America (MSA). In 2020, Paul was inducted into the Explorer’s Club. He has been awarded myriad patents in the field of mycology. Paul is the founder and sole owner of Fungi Perfecti, LLC, the maker, and marketer of the category-leading myco-supplement Host Defense line.

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Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

  • Why we should care about mushrooms (6:50 / 4:39)
  • Why mushrooms are the zeitgeist of our time (12:35 / 10:00) 
  • Health benefits of mushrooms (13:54 / 12:07) 
  • How psilocybin works in human brains (29:34 / 25:48) 
  • Psilocybin as treatment for mental health and addiction (33:07 / 28:55) 
  • Specific psilocybin molecules that influence us neurologically (40:04 / 35:46)
  • Research on psilocybin for mental health issues (51:58 / 48:06)
  • The Stamets Stack microdosing method (1:02:41 / 58:57)
  • The future of psilocybin use in our society (1:15:43 / 1:11:50) 
  • A day in the life of Paul Stamets (1:20:16 / 1:16:22) 

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