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The Warrior Soul Podcast

US Marine Corps Veteran Chris Albert and Medically Retired Special Forces Operator Andrew Marr take veterans and other listeners through the tools, tactics, and techniques to help them live their best lives. They explore everything from fitness and health to virtual reality and consciousness in an effort to bring knowledge for better living to everyone.
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May 24, 2017

Gary Taubes is the author of The Case Against Sugar, Good Calories Bad Calories, Why We Get Fat, Bad Science, and Nobel Dreams. Gary's work in nutrition explores the many mistakes we've made in nutrition science including the idea that fat causes heart disease and diabetes. Gary's latest work, The Case Against Sugar, examines the role that sugar has played in the onset of death dealing disease and how many scientists worked to protect the sugar industry from the truth. 

6:05 What drives Gary and what are his challenges?

21:00 How did we come to think fat is unhealthy?

27:05 The impact of sugar on public health

37:00 Does sugar enhance performance?

47:28 How did we get to this point?

54:15 Is sugar addictive?

57:45 Gary's research methods

1hr 5 minutes: The role of insulin

1hr 12 minutes: Are calories important?

1hr 20 minutes: Is there a paradigm shift coming?

1hr 22 minutes: The VA system

 

May 21, 2017

Dr. Martin Polanco, MD is ta physician at Crossroads Ibogaine Treatment Center. Dr. Dan Engle, MD is a board certified expert in Psychiatry and Neurology with a clinical practice in holistic medicine, orthomolecular psychiatry and integrative spirituality. Dr. Engle and Dr. Polanco have been interviewed on the Tim Ferriss Podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, and Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey.

 

Dr. Engle also medically consults with Onnit Labs in Austin, Texas, a company leading the industry in peak performance methods and Total Human Optimization, as well the most visited and regarded ayahuasca healing center in the world – The Temple of the Way of Light Ayahuasca Healing Center in Peru.

 

Dr. Engle’s new book The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries is due out in October of 2017, you can pre-order it here.

 

You can find out more about Dr. Engle on his website http://www.fullspectrummedicine.com/

 

Dr. Martin Polanco is the founder and CEO of Crossroads Ibogaine Treatment Center. Dr. Polanco first witnessed the healing power of Ibogaine within his own family. After years of debilitating substance abuse and unsuccessful stints in rehab, it wasn’t until his relative underwent Ibogaine detox–then a very novel, underground treatment–that the addiction ended for good.

The transformation was so immediate and profound that Dr. Martin Polanco, a graduate of Universidad La Salle Medical School who was at the time was doing his residency in ophthalmology, decided to change course and focus entirely on Ibogaine. In 2001, he opened a clinic called the Ibogaine Association, where as medical director he personally supervised hundreds of Ibogaine treatments. A pioneer in the field, he also served as a consultant to Ibogaine clinics in Canada, Colombia, and Russia. In 2011, he founded Crossroads Treatment Center, and set out to provide the safest, most medically-sound Ibogaine detox available anywhere in the world. Dr. Polanco’s mission now is to have Crossroads’ model of best practices in clinical efficacy act as a guiding beacon in the efforts to legalize Ibogaine therapy in the United States.

 

 

 

 

May 10, 2017

The standard of care provided to veterans and active duty military members suffering from PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries is based on the idea of throwing pharmaceuticals at the issue. Many veterans who suffer from these ailments are on a dozen medications or more. Traditionally, Doctors look at PTSD and TBI as separate issues. PTSD is supposedly a reaction to traumatic events, and TBI is a result of concussion or a traumatic brain event. 

Dr. Mark Gordon is an interventional endocrinologist who's dedicated much of his life to studying traumatic brain injury. Dr. Gordon has worked with thousands of cases of TBI, and through his work he's found that both PTSD and TBI may have a common source in chronic inflammation. The problem is that none of the current standard treatments for these issues actually treat inflammation. 

Through the Warrior Angels Foundation, Doctor Gordon has helped hundreds of veterans eliminate the symptoms of TBI and PTSD altogether without standard pharmaceuticals by using nutrients and hormone replenishment. Doctor Gordon and Warrior Soul Podcast cohost Andrew Marr have made it their mission, through the Warrior Angels Foundation to make these treatments available to all veterans by bring them to the attention of the powers that be. 

Shownotes available at: https://warriorsoulagoge.com/blogs/podcast/episode40veterantbi

May 7, 2017

Kevin Flike is a medically retired Green Beret and graduate of the Sloan School of Management at MIT and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Kevin enlisted in the US Army in 2006 and volunteered for Special Forces training. In September of 2011, Kevin was shot through the lower abdomen while on deployment in Afghanistan. 

Kevin was medically separated from the Army, but did not rest. He immediately began working to get into graduate school at MIT and Harvard. Today, Kevin is a wealth manager for one of the top financial services firms in the world. 

In his life, Kevin has been through hardship, near death experience, pain, and giant obstacles, and yet he persisted each time until he accomplished what he set out to do. This is one of the most inspiring episodes we've put out. Regardless of who you are or where you're at in life, you will get a lot out of this episode.

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