Michael Pollan is a celebrated journalist and the author of How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.
What you'll learn from this episode:
More than four percent of the world's population live with depression, with women, young people, and the elderly most prone to its disabling effects.
An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015—a rise of about 18 percent in a decade.
Depression is the single largest contributor to years lived with disability.
A further 250 million people suffer from anxiety disorders, including phobias, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behavior, and PTSD.
How research into psychedelics is finally advancing after decades in legal limbo to help all of these people.
And much more!
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Resources from this episode:
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.
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