Rank #3: #040: A Nootropics Roundtable
Rank #4: #129: LSD With Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris
Rank #7: #137: DMT: Dr. Rick Strassman’s Breakthrough Work With “The Spirit Molecule”
Dr. Rick Strassman is something of a legend in the psychedelic research community. His studies in the early 1990s re-opened a door which had been securely bolted for almost three decades: a prohibition against testing psychedelics on human research subjects.
The post #137: DMT: Dr. Rick Strassman’s Breakthrough Work With “The Spirit Molecule” appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.
Rank #8: #113: Porn Addiction and the Brain
The fallout from porn addiction goes beyond sexual dysfunction -- way beyond. The brain's dopamine system is the major motivational system for everything we do. Desensitizing it with surging arousal from porn can cause the brain to lower its overall sensitivity in all areas of life.
Rank #9: #221: Marijuana, the Non-Medical Kind ;)
It's easier to smoke marijuana legally these days than it is to study it. Strange, but true. But with tens of millions of Americans using recreational marijuana regularly...isn't it time we learned what it's doing to our brains?
Rank #11: #074: Know Your Neurotransmitters: Dopamine
Rank #13: #118: Turmeric: Spice for your Brain
The adaptogen plant turmeric has been a mainstay of Indian and Asian cooking for millenia. Its root is chock-full of bioactive curcuminoid compounds that have been shown to provide wide-ranging benefits from the reduction of oxidative stress to the reduction of psychological stress.
Rank #14: #057: Rhodiola rosea: “Santa’s Stimulant”
Rank #16: #120: Intermittent Fasting and Cognition with Dr. Mark Mattson
Dr. Mark Mattson, neurologist at Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of Health (NIH), has decades of work in the fields of nutrition, brain health, and the complex interplay between diet, exercise, "feeding windows," and macronutrient ratios. Join us in Episode #120 to learn his many insights.
The post #120: Intermittent Fasting and Cognition with Dr. Mark Mattson appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.
Rank #17: #177: Know Your Neurotransmitters: Acetylcholine
It’s high time we covered acetylcholine — the most plentiful neurotransmitter in the body. And our Know Your Neurotransmitters series continues with the best guest possible to talk to us about acetylcholine.
Rank #18: #116: Psilocybin and the Potential for “Psychedelic Therapies”
Dr. Frederick Barrett discusses recent and upcoming studies into psilocybin -- the psychoactive ingredient that puts the "magic" in magic mushrooms. This currently "Schedule 1" drug, in addition to reasonably reliably provoking mystical experiences in users, also shows promise as a therapeutic treatment for depression, PTSD, and hospice care. Dr. Barrett and colleagues at Johns Hopkins Medical Center are at the forefront of the latest research.
The post #116: Psilocybin and the Potential for “Psychedelic Therapies” appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.
Rank #19: #125: Exercise and Cognition
Brains and Brawn, long positioned as polar opposites, turn out to be anything but. In this episode, Jesse talks with fitness trainer Sal di Stefano -- also the co-host and resident science geek at the MindPump podcast -- about best practices to use physical exercise to enhance your cognition.