Ancient Psychedelic Plant Medicine for Modern Healing

Nov. 8, 2019

Daniel Cortez is a Primal Health and Movement Coach, Wim Hof Master Instructor, and Psychedelic Integration Specialist. After tirelessly seeking answers to overcome his own 15-year health struggle, he now guides others along the same path. From his home in Cusco, Peru, he coaches and leads retreats using the power of breath, movement, cold, and plant medicines. 

On this podcast, Daniel shares his personal story of chronic pain and cognitive dysfunction, and the events surrounding his whole-body transformation. He discusses the power of evolutionary science, modern psychology, and ancestral wisdom for restoring health, and describes how psychedelic plants play a critical role in healing.

Here’s the outline of this interview with Daniel Cortez:

[00:01:14] Daniel's health journey.

[00:03:48] Wim Hof.

[00:04:04] Chris Kresser.

[00:04:15] CIRS Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome; Ritchie Shoemaker, MD.

[00:04:56] Buck Institute for Research on Aging; Dale Bredesen, MD.

[00:06:03] Cholestyramine for mold; Podcast: NBT People: Mark Alexander.

[00:06:31] Mycometrics testing.

[00:10:34] Lucy Mailing; Podcast: How to Optimise Your Gut Microbiome, with Lucy Mailing.

[00:10:46] Dr. Michael Rose; Interview on Dan Pardi's podcast: Is the Paleo Diet Good or Bad for Aging? Podcast with Professor Michael Rose.

[00:11:23] Trader Joe's Paleo.

[00:13:18] Bruce Parry’s documentary on the Matis.

[00:17:10] Psychedelics for altered states.

[00:19:27] Microdosing LSD increases neuroticism; Study: Polito, Vince, and Richard J. Stevenson. "A systematic study of microdosing psychedelics." PloS one 14.2 (2019): e0211023.

[00:19:45] Researcher James Fadiman; Interview on the Tim Ferriss podcast; Book: The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide.

 [00:21:08] Jessica Bertram.

[00:23:04] Book: Keep the River on Your Right, by Tobias Schneebaum.

[00:24:07] Ayahuasca.

[00:27:30] Plants and animals are indistinguishable by some criteria; Diana Rodgers, RD interviews Andrew Smith on the Sustainable Dish Podcast.

[00:31:08] Books by Russ Harris: The Happiness Trap and The Confidence Gap, plus his training courses.

[00:39:38] Stephanie Welch; Podcast: The Need for Tribal Living in a Modern World.

[00:44:12] Mircea Eliade.

[00:45:00] Separation from the identity of having an illness.

[00:48:35] Sam Harris; Waking Up app.

[00:50:36] San Pedro cactus.

[00:54:25] Movement coach Ido Portal; Book: The Sports Gene, by David Epstein.

[00:55:31] John Ratey, MD; neuroplasticity through movement.

[00:56:14] A Book of Five Rings, by Miyamoto Musashi.

[00:59:14] Book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, by Jordan Peterson.

[01:04:00] Are psychedelics necessary?

[01:05:10] Carl Jung; Collective unconscious.

[01:17:32] Ben House, PhD; Flo Retreat Center; Podcasts with Ben: How to Manage Testosterone and Estrogen in Athletes, and Ben House, PhD on Strength Training: a Discussion at the Flō Retreat Center in Costa Rica.

[01:23:06] Find Daniel on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

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