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Alter Your Health

Oct 7, 2019

Mental Health is a huge part of our clinical practice at Alter Health. We don't see the mind and body as distinct entities. That said, addressing the area of Mental Health directly is not something we have yet done on this podcast!

I was happy to connect with my colleague, and ex-classmate, Dr. Matthew Hicks, who has specialized in this area from a holistic, naturopathic perspective.

Among other things, Matthew is passionate and well-informed of the emerging field of Psychedelic Medicine, an absolute area of interest of mine as well! This topic filled the bulk of our conversation, though we covered so many other wonderful areas in the world of mental health.


Some highlights include... 

  • Matthew's personal connection with Mental Health and witnessing the Mind-Body connection
  • Ways addressing mental health symptoms with vitamins and nutrients
  • The conventional approach to mental health and why it is failing
  • The value of human connection and heart-to-heart conversation
  • Getting out of your comfort zone to heal loneliness and isolation
  • How MDMA, psilocybin, DMT (ayahuasca), and LSD impact cognitive function
  • The clinical utility of psychedelic substances in mental health
  • Why SET and SETTING are fundamentally important in when using any psychoactive substance
  • What the future holds of psychedelic medicine


You may also be interested in these mental health and spirituality episodes...

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Episode 60 -

Episode 95 -


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