Psychedelic Solutions to Reduce Stress & Anxiety with Dr. Dave Rabin – Episode 375

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

Stress will KILL you. 

Maybe not today… But, if you’re not consistently implementing ways to reduce stress and chill the f*ck out, you’re putting yourself on the fast track to an early grave.  

Dr. David Rabin is a neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist, health-tech entrepreneur, and inventor who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for more than a decade.  

He’s also the co-founder and chief innovation officer at Apollo Neuroscience, which has developed the first scientifically validated wearable technology that actively improves energy, focus, and relaxation.  

Dr. Rabin is currently conducting research on the epigenetic regulation of trauma responses and recovery to explain the mechanism of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and the neurobiology of belief.  

If that all sounds a little complicated, don’t stress.  In this episode, David gives you some simple, straightforward ways to reduce stress and anxiety and improve your health.

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Show Notes:

  • What first interested Dr. Rabin about neuroscience?  [2:42]
  • Quick and simple ways you can reduce stress and anxiety.  [5:01]
  • How stress affects digestive health, recovery from training, and sexual performance.  [13:17]
  • Does high stress also mean high inflammation in your body? [15:20]
  • How your diet impacts your stress, anxiety, and emotional state.  [17:54]
  • Should you avoid caffeine if you’re already high-strung or stressed out?  [20:27]
  • The importance of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and how you can improve yours. [23:53]  
  • How to incorporate breath work and meditative practices into your daily routine.  [28:55]
  • The incredible benefits of spending time in float tanks.  [31:52]
  • Other practices to help you recover and de-stress.  [33:36]
  • What is Apollo and how can it help you?  [35:45]
  • Can THC, Ketamine, and psychedelics improve HRV?  [46:32]
  • Does belief (aka “placebo”) impact the effects of drugs? [51:03]  
  • Why you have no idea how good you could feel.  [55:04]
  • How does Dave know if psychedelics are right for his patients?  [58:53]
  • How can you benefit from mushrooms or ayahuasca?  [1:01:53]
  • What are his thoughts on micro-dosing?  [1:08:00]
  • Root causes of addiction, and effective treatment options.  [1:10:19]


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