Dr. Andrew Weil ON: Using Food As MEDICINE To Reduce Inflammation & HEAL THE BODY | Jay Shetty
In this enlightening discussion with Dr. Andrew Weil, Jay Shetty delves into the world of healing through food, the power of an anti-inflammatory diet, and the potential healing and mind-altering effects of certain plants.
They explore the concept of using food as medicine, the impact of inflammation on health, the benefits of specific diets, and the intriguing world of endogenous psychedelics.
Healthier Choices in Cooking Oils
Canola oil and palm oil have negative effects on health, whereas avocado oil, olive oil, and algae oil are healthier alternatives.
These oils are recommended for their high nutrient content and potential health benefits.
Therapeutic Potential of Psychedelics
Psychedelics, including cannabis and MDMA, are being increasingly recognized for their therapeutic potential.
They have been found useful in treating mental and emotional conditions such as PTSD, OCD, drug-resistant depression, and various addictions.
However, the responsible use of these substances requires trained guides to minimize harm and maximize positive potential.
Green Mediterranean Diet
The green Mediterranean diet, which reduces animal products and increases fruits, vegetables, and polyphenol-rich foods, is proposed to be even healthier than the traditional Mediterranean diet.
This diet emphasizes whole foods and healthy fats, and is found to be beneficial for overall health.
The Role of Cannabis in Medicine
Cannabis has complex chemistry and individual responses to it can vary.
Nurses trained in cannabis therapeutics have found it efficient for pain control and in hospice situations.
It’s considered one of the least toxic drugs with potential medical benefits.
Psychedelics and Consciousness
Psychedelics have the potential to induce a transformation of consciousness, leading to positive behavioral changes, such as a greater connection with nature.
They have been recognized for their therapeutic potential in treating various mental health conditions.
Endogenous psychedelics, specifically DMT, are believed to play a role in near-death experiences and out-of-body experiences, suggesting that our bodies may produce substances that can induce these profound experiences.
Chronic low level inappropriate inflammation is the root cause of most of the serious diseases that do people in prematurely. – Dr. Andrew Weil
The Influence of Dr. Weil’s Work
Dr. Weil’s books provide valuable insights into potential benefits of psychedelics and natural approaches to achieving happiness.
His ability to explain complex concepts in a relatable way opens up new possibilities for personal growth and well-being.
Future Insights from Dr. Weil
Dr. Weil hints at the release of a future book, suggesting that there will be even more valuable information and insights to come from his work in the field of health, food, and psychedelic substances.
Community Engagement Encouraged
Listeners are urged to engage with Dr. Weil and Jay Shetty on social media and share what they have learned from the episode.
This fosters a community of individuals interested in exploring these topics further, emphasizing the importance of ongoing dialogue and knowledge sharing.