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A podcast delving into plants, plant medicine, consciousness, holistic health, wellness, and myriad related topics. Hosted by Jason Grechanik. This podcast was created to give voice to the doctors, shamans, guides, facilitators, visionaries, anthropologists, linguists, researchers, and wisdom-keepers working on the ground day in and day out within their respective fields.
 
Stepping out of the Emergency Department and into the vast world of alternative therapies, Dr. Jude, AKA Dr. Body Mind Soul, takes you on a voyage of discovery of both the modern science of western medicine and ancient wisdom of eastern traditions for an integrated approach to healthcare and healing. Having spent the last 15 years working in hospitals, volunteering in Africa, the Amazon and Asia; becoming a Relationship Coach in Colorado and studying Soulful Psychology in London, she has tri ...
 
The TruthLover podcast is presented by Love & Truth Party (www.loveandtruthparty.org) and features Author, Speaker, Transformational Coach, Retreat Leader and Entrepreneur - Will Pye (www.willpye.com) in dialogue with fascinating visionaries and luminaries exploring Consciousness, the Nature of Reality, Awakened Activism, Individual Awakening and Collective Evolution, Science and Spirituality.
 
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Hey everybody! Episode 75 of the show is out. This is an interview I did with Gary Haskins on his podcast, The Conscious Perspective. Some of you have asked for some more interviews where I am speaking, so I thought this interview I recently did with Gary would serve that purpose well. In the interview, we talk about sacred plant medicines, their c…
 
David has a PhD in organic chemistry and spent 4 years in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Inspired by the placebo effect, he left the industry to write books and educate people in how they can harness their mind and emotions to improve their health. He is now author of 11 books, including, ‘The L…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 74 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Samer Mouawad. Samer lives and works in the Sacred Valley of Peru where he works with plant medicines and has a healing practice. I really enjoyed sitting down and talking with Samer. He has a really beautiful presence and is able to speak about many ideas of plant medicine…
 
This episode is here to Welcome the Witchy Women into the World. This is a new platform, founded by myself - Dr Body Mind Soul - to help you navigate the world of alternative therapies. This is a Home for Holistic Healers. It has been my experience as a doctor, that there is little to no guidance within the medical establishment for patients who wa…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 73 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Sondra Hamilton. I met Sondra in the Sacred Vallery of Peru and saw she had a really good knowledge of plants. I have been wanting to talk about herbalism on this show for a while, so I thought Sondra would be a perfect person to speak about that. She is an herbalist and ha…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 72 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Jeremy Narby. I was familiar with Jeremy for many years ever since the release of his popular book, The Cosmic Serpent. Jeremy recently released a new book, co-written with Rafael Chanchari Pizuri, called Plant Teachers: Ayahuasca, Tobacco, and the Pursuit of Knowledge. It’…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 71 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Dr. Eric Zielinski. I was familiar with Eric and his work on essential oils, and he seemed like he would be a really good guest as essential oils is a topic I have wanted to cover for a while now. I really enjoyed this conversation. Eric spoke about essential oils, the diff…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 70 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Jerónimo Mazarrasa. Jerónimo is the Social Innovation Coordinator for ICEERS (International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service). I was familiar with ICEERS as they collaborated with the Temple of the Way of Light, where I have worked, on one of the la…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 69 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Laura Dawn. Laura was recommended to me by a few friends and was on my friend Mike's podcast, Mikeadelic, which I really enjoyed. Laura and I sat down and spoke about some really interesting topics including psychedelic leadership, Tibetan mindfulness traditions, division a…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 68 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Dr. Ido Cohen. Ido came on episode 57 with our mutual friend Deanna Rogers and I thought it would be great to have him back as a solo interview. We got into a lot of really fascinating topics on this episode such as archetypes, the ideas of polarity, how that rela…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 67 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Paulette. Paulette and I met in the Sacred Valley of Peru where she has been residing. It was really a pleasure for me to sit down and catch up with Paulette. We’ve had a similar background and it is always fascinating for me to hear more about people’s stories. B…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 66 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Kunti. I met Kunti in the Sacred Valley of Peru where she was running a temazcal, a traditional sweat lodge from Mexico. I really enjoy that medicine and connected with Kunti and felt she held a beautiful space. We have gotten to know each other more and have both…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 65 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Kunti. I met Kunti in the Sacred Valley of Peru where she was running a temazcal, a traditional sweat lodge from Mexico. I really enjoy that medicine and connected with Kunti and felt she held a beautiful space. We have gotten to know each other more and have both…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 64 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Ben. Ben and I have had a similar path in life. We've both had a similar quest and interest in spirituality, shamanism, martial arts, and religion. We both have spent time with different cultures learning about various paths of healing and medicine. And we both sh…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 63 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Jenny Cundari. Jenny is a Naturopathic Doctor and works in the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy and integration. Jenny and I met a number of years ago at the Amazon plant medicine center, the Temple of the Way of Light, where she came to explore plant medicin…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 62 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend John Schott. John and I met a number of years back as we shared a mutual teacher, Dr. David Jubbs. John has been on an interesting journey of self-discovery through nutrition, bodywork, and health and wellness. John has done some amazing work in this area and I ha…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 61 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Alex Ecklin. Alex and I met about a decade ago when we were both students of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the great Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro in New York City. Alex went on to compete, medaling in world championships, teaching under Shaolin, and eventually opening his …
 
Hey everybody! Episode 60 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend John Keegan. John and I have been friends for a long time and we originally met in an acting class with the great Thomas G. Waites. John went on to take his improvisational skills to the streets to hone the art of meeting and connecting with people. He now teaches…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 59 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Kylea Taylor. Kylea and I met recently when we were both invited to speak on a panel together. I really liked what she had to say and how she spoke, and so I thought she would be a great guest on the podcast. Kylea works as a marriage and family therapist and developed and …
 
Hey everybody! Episode 58 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Will Pye. Will and I met many years ago when we both came down as guests to the Amazonian plant medicine center, The Temple of the Way of Light. I found myself in many discussions with Will over meals, and I knew and saw he had a great mind with a lot to share. I …
 
Hey everybody! Episode 57 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Deanna Rogers and Dr. Ido Cohen. They work together in the field of integration of plant medicine experiences. Deanna uses her own experiences combined with somatic therapy and the work of Gabor Maté while Ido is a psychologist and uses Jungian archetypes. It was …
 
Hey everybody! Episode 56 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friends Ynes, Laura, and Lila Lopez Sanchez. The three women are curanderas, or doctors, from the Shipibo people. Ynes is the mother and teacher of Laura and Lila. I have worked with the three of them on and off for the last decade and so it was a pleasure for me to sit …
 
Hey everybody! Episode 55 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Adam Aronovich. Adam and I met in the Amazon jungle working at the plant medicine center, The Temple of the Way of Light, where he originally came down working on his doctoral thesis. He ended up living, studying, and working in the jungle for five years. I think …
 
Hey everybody! Episode 54 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Scott Hussa. Scott and I met in the Amazon jungle working at the plant medicine center, The Temple of the Way of Light, where he facilitated ceremonies. It was a pleasure for me to sit down and reconnect with Scott and learn a bit more about his story, which he op…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 53 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Deanna Rogers. Deanna and I met in the Amazon jungle working at the plant medicine center, The Temple of the Way of Light, where she was facilitating ceremonies. Deanna has a broad range of tools from Somatic Experiencing to Gabor Mate's Compassionate Inquiry to s…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 52 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Juliana Bizare. Juliana and I met in the Amazon jungle working at the plant medicine center, The Temple of the Way of Light, where she originally came down as a teacher of yoga and meditation. Juliana has many years of working with plant medicine, yoga, meditation…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 51 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Leah Dietzen. Leah and I met in the Sacred Valley of Peru where she has been living and working. Leah works as a pranic healer, animal communicator, and with horse integration therapy. I have always had an interest in and draw to horses and so it was a pleasure to…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 50 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Julian Vayne. Julian was introduced to me through a mutual friend. Julian is an independent author and scholar on esoteric traditions including shamanism and entheogens. It was a real pleasure for me to sit down with Julian and pick his brain on a number of different subjec…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 49 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Bill Park. Bill and I met in the Peruvian Amazon about a decade ago. Bill created an Amazonia superfood company that works with indigenous communities and aims to empower them and preserve and regenerate the biodiversity of the jungle. He also started an NGO, Acat…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 48 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Kerry Moran. Kerry and I met while working together at the Amazonian plant medicine center, The Temple of the Way of Light. Kerry came down as a teacher of integrative practices, combining her knowledge with the plant medicine work that was being offered. She has …
 
Hey everybody! Episode 47 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Publio Valle. Publio and I met while working together at the Amazonian plant medicine center, The Temple of the Way of Light. Publio has taught yoga, meditation, and self-inquiry there, facilitated ceremonies, and also managed the center. Publio has a varied backg…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 46 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Joey Greenstone. Joey was introduced to me by mutual friends who had worked with him, and they both spoke very highly of him. Joey works with the Andean plant medicine Wachuma (also Huachuma or San Pedro). We spoke about Joey’s background, his voyage into the world of plant…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 45 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Tree Carr. Tree was introduced to me by a mutual friend, Luis, who I interviewed in episode 25 of the show. Tree is a Death Doula and also a Dreaming Guide. I find these two topics fascinating, because for me, if this path with plants and shamanism had to be boiled down to …
 
Hey everybody! Episode 44 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Roman Hanis. I have known about Roman since I arrived in the Amazonian jungles of Peru. And having worked in this field for the past decade, I've come to hear about many centers and people working with these medicines. It's rare to only hear good things about a place, but t…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 43 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Mike Brancatelli. Mike and I met when he came to the Amazonian plant healing center the Temple of the Way of Light. We hit it off right away, both coming from New York and having an interest in the ideals of Liberty. I’ve been on Mike’s podcast twice, so it was gr…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 42 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Martina Drassl. Martina and I met about a decade ago when we both arrived in the Peruvian Amazon and were working in respective plant medicine centers, myself at the Temple of the Way of Light and Martina at Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual. Martina is originally from …
 
Hey everybody! Episode 41 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Stefan Kistler. Stefan and I met about a decade ago when we both arrived in the Peruvian Amazon. Stefan has been living and working in the Amazon focusing on indigenous peoples’ rights and forest conservation. We got into a lot of topics around these issues as wel…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 40 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Beth Weinstein. Beth has been working with plant medicines for a number of years and has been focusing on how to integrate what she and her clients have learned to create a path forward in life. She focuses on what she calls spiritual business and entrepreneurship. This is …
 
Hey everybody! Episode 39 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Aline Horwath. Aline and I are actually neighbors at the moment during the pandemic and I often admire her beautiful garden. Aline is a botanist and plant biologist who has been studying mosses to find data about climate change. It was really interesting for me to…
 
On today's episode of the podcast Dr. Gabor Maté joins us, he is a renowned speaker and bestselling author, and is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case hist…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 38 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Ute Behrendt. Ute and I met at the Amazonian plant medicine center, the Temple of the Way of Light, where she works as a facilitator for plant-medicine ceremonies working with the Shipibo lineage of medicine. I’ve worked with Ute for a number of years now and real…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 37 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Will Spencer. Will and I met at the Amazonian plant medicine center, the Temple of the Way of Light, where he came down as a guest to work with ayahuasca in the Shipibo lineage. I befriended Will and followed his journey as it transpired from there onto a four-yea…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 36 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with my friend Irene Pérez Méndez. Irene and I met working at the Amazonian plant medicine center, the Temple of the Way of Light, where she initially came down to do research with ICEERS on the long-term effects of ayahuasca. While there, she also taught art therapy and worked …
 
Hey everybody! Episode 35 of the show is out. In this episode, I spoke with Monica Gagliano. Monica is a scientist and the author of the very good book, Thus Spoke the Plant. Monica’s scientific research has focused on plant intelligence, communication through sound, and cognition. She has a really interesting story and has not only experienced pla…
 
Today, on the final episode of Season 1, I am talking to Jason Grechanik. Jason has been on a journey which has led him around the world in search of questions he has had about life. I met him in Peru, at the Temple of the Way of The Light. An Ayahuasca Healing Retreat Centre, where Jason has been living, learning, and working for the last seven ye…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Dr Margaret Ross join us, she is the Chief Principal Investigator for Australia’s first psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy study. A true clinical researcher, Dr Ross combines oversight of this ground-breaking trial with palliative care clinical work in her role as Senior Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent’s Hospital …
 
Hey everybody!! Episode 34 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Richard Condon. Richard and I met at the Amazonian plant healing center, The Temple of the Way of Light, where he came to drink medicine and began offering his work and teaching to help align, deepen, and bring distinctions to the organization and work being done th…
 
Dr Jenna Macciochi is an immunologist who has recently published her first book - Immunity - the Science of Staying Well. In this book she brings her 20 years experience and education to bare - breaking down how our lifestyle interacts with our immune system and the impact this has on our health. At a time when our immune system has never been more…
 
Hey everybody! Episode 33 of the show is out. A number of people have been asking me to do some more solo talks so I thought this would be a good episode to release an interview I did recently with my friend Will Spencer on his podcast, The Renaissance of Men. On his podcast, we got into a number of topics including my story, my journey into plant …
 
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