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228 – How You See the Past and Present on Mushrooms

Welcome back to Microdose U! Today Dr. Dave shares the meaning of time, both past and present, as learned from mushrooms.

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Transcript of today’s show:

Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey there. I’m Dr. Dave, I got a great question from a viewer. Her name is Kathy Leno and Kathy Leno is asking me, she said, Dr. Dave, I’m wondering, has microdosing had an effect on how you see your past? Do you remember more things from the past? Do you think microdosing distorts your memories? Can you see things as they are, or is it kind of like sugarcoating things? I take that to me. I take that to mean, or is it sugarcoating things in the present? That’s what I’m thinking. She’s meaning there, but I’ll address both anyway. She says, I hope you get what I mean. Thank you, Kathy Leno. , I absolutely understand what you mean, Kathy. Leino when you, when you ask this question in a comment on a previous video or somewhere where you asked it, , I immediately told you that it’s a great question.

Dr. Dave: (00:44)
And I’m gonna go ahead and do a little video to answer the question cause I could, cause I not only answer you, but I think so many people would wanna know about this. So I think microdosing, I don’t think, I know as for a fact, microdosing has made my past appear a lot clearer things that maybe I were hidden from me, things that were kind of like locked in the back of my brain somewhere, have all of a sudden kind of come out and are very vivid. Very, very clear. And I’ve actually, it’s, it’s funny that you asked this Kathleen, you know, because, , some of the videos I’ve done over the past month or so have, have been really clear on some of the things that have come outta my past. For example, the two main things I would say were, , my first marriage and, , becoming a dentist and going to dental school, it, for some reason, these things, these things are like popping out of my past and popping out of like hidden storage areas in my brain.

Dr. Dave: (01:39)
And they’re telling me that, yeah, I was on some really, really strange paths in my past. It’s not saying that I shouldn’t have done these. It’s not telling me anything, but it’s, it’s reminding me that it’s kind of bringing them to the forefront of, and, and probably sharing with me why, , and helping me understand why I have had to go through so much traa in my life to get to where I am right now. And the microdosing has absolutely helped me, but, , Kathy Leino. Yeah, I think the, , memories and the things from the past are, are very, very clear. Like if you’re like a really cool off topic example of something that just happened a couple days ago, , I was talking to my wife who happens to be from Japan and I do not speak fluent Japanese, but, but over the years of being with her, I’ve learned enough Japanese and I know enough phrases and things, but also because of my brain, I, I, if I don’t use it every day, I forget a lot of it, but some words and some phrases just came outta my brain without even thinking the other day.

Dr. Dave: (02:38)
And I started talking to her at Japanese. Now I’m not fluent. I I’m not even close to fluent, but my point is, these are some things that she said to me many, many, many years ago, I tucked them away somewhere, have not used them in a long time. But for some reason, for some reason, all of a sudden, a couple days ago, I started speaking these

Dr. Dave: (02:58)
Words, Japanese, it came outta nowhere. I absolutely attribute the magic mushrooms and the microdosing to this. It kind of opens up pathways that maybe have been locked closed for a while and just brings things to the forefront. If that helps now, as far as sugarcoating memories or sugarcoating, even the present, , I think things like, , SSRIs and antidepressants and things like that, people call them happy pills for a reason because what they do, I think they have a tendency to nb your feelings and sugar coat reality and just make things, oh, everything is great. Magic mushrooms, psilocybin microdosing does not do that. It actually makes things, I think, as far as I’m concerned, it’s that makes things more real for you. And you totally understand on, in a deeper way what’s going on and it helps you kind of process things in that way.

Dr. Dave: (03:55)
Again, I hope that makes sense. It’s maybe a little bit esoteric a little bit out there, but I think what it does it again, it opens up pathways in your brain that have not been opened before, whether it’s past or present and you can think much clearer. There is. There’s no question in my mind now I can think more clearly now than I could one year ago. I mean, there’s, there’s, that’s not up for debate. There’s, there’s zero question in my mind. So Lina, I hope this answers your question, , brings up the past, whether it’s good or bad, it helps you process the past. , it’s helped me a tremendous amount with those two major things, a failed marriage and becoming a dentist, two crazy things that maybe I shouldn’t have gone through, but a lot of you wrote in and said, well, don’t ever regret going through things in your life in the past.

Dr. Dave: (04:43)
That might have been bad because those are things that, , got you to where you are now. So you’ve gotta be thankful. And my friend trip Maxwell from, , Trp wood carry water, practical spirituality said to me the other day we were talking on the phone actually. And he told me that, you know, you can’t be upset about these things because everything happens for a reason. And if X hadn’t have happened, maybe Y would’ve happened and why could have been really bad or much worse. You never know. So things, everything happens on a timeline for a reason, be thankful, understand them process and move on and totally enjoy your life. So, Kathy, you know, again, thank you so much for that question. I hope I answered it. I definitely understand. , if you have any questions or comments, please let me know. I will try my best to get to almost everything.

Dr. Dave: (05:31)
And again, , if I, as I said before, many of you are really helping me out with this. I see it. I see it every day. If you, the more videos that are liked, the more comments that are liked and the more comments you make on your own, , and the more shares and things like that, it really does help the channel. So I appreciate you remember repeat after me. This is not medical advice. It’s friend talking to friend. I love when so many people repeat that back to me in the comments. I, I actually laugh out loud when I, when I read that, I love you guys. I will talk to you soon. I’m Dr. Dave, this is microdosing. You.

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EXTRA – Microdosing While You Have Covid – Here’s What You Need to Know

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Here is the transcript of today’s show:

Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey, welcome back to Microdose U. Dr. Dave, how are you today? I wanna share with you, , what it was like when I had, COVID just very recently and microdosing during COVID, after COVID, let’s get right into it now. Thanks for being with me. , so I did have COVID for about two weeks and I felt lousy. I, I never felt like deathly ill. , you know, when COVID first started, if it was, you know, possibly even a death sentence or a hospital sentence, when you got COVID, everybody was super scared nowadays when you get it, it’s kind of like, , it’s like flu type symptoms, maybe even just, , a really bad cold or congestion. So what I had was, , it felt like a bad, like a bad cold, like cough, , a lot of congestion, very tired, , loss of appetite, , just stuff like that.

Dr. Dave: (00:57)
Just, I just had to do nothing basically for, for a couple weeks, but, , and, and, and I felt it would be not a good idea to try to micro dose during that time that I felt really bad, but maybe after about five or six days, five days, something like that, I started feeling better. So I figured I had, you know, I’d been 5, 6, 7 days without a microdose. I figured this might be a good time to slip a little microdose in which I did. And I remember the microdose feeling a little bit stronger than normal, and I didn’t think much of it, and it wasn’t really that big of a deal, but I definitely noticed that the microdose felt stronger. And I think I microdosed maybe a day or two after that, but then I had, and with the same, same thing that happened, it was, , it felt, it felt stronger, but then I had what we call like a rebound and it’s kinda like, I felt the COVID was going away, but then it came back and it was like the total total was about two weeks.

Dr. Dave: (02:03)
So I kind of came from, , thought I was getting better back to the same symptoms, you know, just congestion, , you know, just not feeling well at all. Cough came back just the same old thing, fatigue. , and I did not microdose during that. Like when I felt lousy, I did not microdose at all, just zero. So then when I came out of it, finally, it was about two weeks later, probably more like even 15 days later from, from the fir from the very beginning. , I took a little bite off of a chocolate that I have here, and it’s a, it’s the chocolate is infused with, , albino P envi. So ape, which is a very strong strain, but it was, it’s a two gram chocolate, but I just took like a little, little, little tiny nibble off of it. And I will tell you that little nibble sent me sailing.

Dr. Dave: (03:01)
It was very, very strong, very strong. And I had to, I remember I had to kind of just sit it out and wait it out. It wasn’t, it wasn’t like a uncomfortable feeling, except if I did close my eyes, it, it felt like just things were really, really, really weird. So I just, I just knew that, you know, if I just waited out, it’ll be fine. And it was, it was totally fine. But what I’m trying to say is that, , if you do have COVID, , be very careful with your microdosing because from my experience, and only from my experience anecdotal not medical advice, remember that , , , it seems like the mushrooms magnify what’s going on in your body, like not feeling well, feeling weird and, and they just take that and, and run with it, magnify it. So, , if I had to look back now and redo it, I personally probably would not have microdosed during COVID.

Dr. Dave: (04:06)
, the only thing is, so here’s what I noticed though. So since, , my microdosing was, was very light during COVID and I skipped a lot. I did notice that towards the end and even when I finished with COVID and, , even up till a few days ago, I started feeling that little bit of, a little bit of a funk, like, like, like something was coming back a little bit. And, , I’ve subsequently hopefully gotten over that from the micro doses. And even like, I did like a little, even little bit of a larger dose, , this morning even, , definitely starting to feel the way I should, but just be careful because, you know, if you have COVID in it last, you know, a week, two weeks, and you’re not dosing at all, , nber one, be careful when you do it could be STR it could feel stronger and, and just realize that you, , everything you’ve worked for through the microdosing might start to creep back a little bit.

Dr. Dave: (05:06)
And so you have to, , you know, maybe when you’re finished totally, totally finished COVID you might have to take a couple, , slightly larger, slightly larger doses just to kind of get you back where, where you were. And again, none of this is scientific. This is, I’m just kind of experimenting as I go, because first of all, I’ve never had COVID, , I’ve only been microdosing for a year and a half, so this is all new and it it’s experimental and I’m just trying to work through it. And there’s really no right. Or no wrong, but I just sharing this with you, just so you’ll know that if, and when you do get it, , just be careful and know what to expect and know what to look for during and after. I think that’s all I have to say. It’s microdose you by the way. , if you made it this far, I really thank you. , every episode is available on my YouTube channel right here, which is called microdose

Dr. Dave: (05:56)
U and also I published the audio version, the audio version only in an audio podcast, also called microdose U available on apple podcasts. And, you know, all those platforms, Spotify, wherever. So wherever you like listening or watching, that’s totally fine with me. , I do have a resource page if you’re brand new to microdosing. , and I it’s always, I just always put it in the show notes that link to it. So it just, it answers a lot of, , like the, the frequently asked questions, the facts that people wanna know, , before, and even during, when they first start off microdosing. So it’s, it’s a, it’s a really good little primer for that. , so find all that stuff there. I thank you so much for being with me till next time, Dr. Dave it’s micro. Do you see you later?

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227 – I Quit Lexapro

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Hello and welcome back to Microdose U.
Dr. Dave has 100% quit Lexapro and he is ready to share his story! He credits microdosing psilocybin mushrooms to his success.

Here is the complete transcript:

Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey guys, it’s Dr. Dave and I am super excited to share with you today. I am officially off of Lexapro, 100% done, and I wanna share a little bit about my Lexapro journey and the feeling of Lexapro versus microdosing magic mushrooms or using magic mushrooms in general. And, , I want to, I probably do another video in the near future. Just being a little more specific and a little more descriptive, exactly like how I felt on Lexapro, how I felt on nothing and how I feel now on magic mushrooms. There’s is definitely a very, very large difference in the three. And I’ll share that with you probably in another video. I wanna make this a little bit on the shorter side today. It’s kind of a celebrate celebratory. That’s the word celebratory, , video about being off Alexa road. So I’ll just tell you a little bit about my Lexapro journey now, for those of you that are not sure.

Dr. Dave: (00:57)
Lexapro is an S S R I selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, pharmaceutical drug. It is designed to, , combat or take care of, or mitigate depression and anxiety. And it does work well. I don’t want to say that it doesn’t work. I don’t wanna say that it’s a bad drug. It’s, it’s actually a good drug. When I first started Lexapro probably about, I don’t, I’m just guessing that probably about a year and a half, , to two years ago, something like that. , I started because of anxiety and depression and I started on 10 milligrams and the 10 milligrams worked. Okay. But not as well as I thought it should have. And there were still some days that I had to supplement some, , benzodiazepine, some, some, , Vali with it because I felt too anxious and, and, or too depressed or something so that I needed something to help with the anxi mainly the anxiety.

Dr. Dave: (01:54)
I think, , I went up to 15 milligrams for a while. That was better, but not as good as I thought it should be. So ultimately I went up to 20 milligrams per day of Lexapro and stayed there for quite some time. It was working well. I was off of my, I didn’t have to take, , benzodiazepines at all. It was just the Lexapro. I, I felt pretty darn good every day, but I felt I could do better. I felt there that wasn’t really a long term solution for me, because quite honestly, I did not wanna be on Lexapro the rest of my life. And that would be that’s the only option cuz once you get off of it, you return to the way you were. It’s just, it’s, it’s something that works while you’re on it only, it’s not like a cure. It doesn’t, it doesn’t cure your depression or anxiety. So that’s when I learned about microdosing and I kind of got into the world of microdosing magic mushrooms and I started when I started microdosing magic mushrooms, I was on the Lexapro at the same time. It would be kind of, , irresponsible, I think to just say, I’m gonna get off my Lexapro. Totally. And then try something else. I wanted to try them both at the same time. And as long as you’re doing that

Dr. Dave: (02:58)
Again, as long as you’re doing that responsibly, I don’t think there’s a problem there at all with serotonin syndrome or anything like that. Again, this is not medical advice. This is my own personal experience, but it worked very well for me. As soon as I got on the microdosing of magic mushrooms, my body started feeling totally different to the point where I was able to get off blood pressure medication. I was able to totally throw out all of the, all of the benzos that I had because there was no use for them anymore. I never had to use them again, but I was still taking Lexapro at the same time that I was microdosing, but it got to the point where I said to myself, I don’t really feel, I need both of these and I don’t want to be on Lexapro forever. So I’m going to start weaning off of Alexapro.

Dr. Dave: (03:46)
And I did it over a long period of time. I think it was probably the beginning of this year. I started going down from 20 to 15 and I did that, , for several weeks, definitely several weeks, maybe even a good month or so before I went down to 10 mil to 10 milligrams of Lexapro. , I, and I stayed on 10 for a while. I just wanted to be safe and I didn’t wanna do anything too quick, too fast, too stupid. So then ultimately I went to five milligrams of Lexapro and then two, two and a half, which is a tiny, tiny fraction. It’s a half of the, of the five, cause I don’t even make two and a half and then I would do two and a half every other day. And then it came to the point where I said, I’m just gonna not gonna do my two and a half every other day.

Dr. Dave: (04:27)
I’m totally totally off. So that’s where I am right now. I feel absolutely fantastic. I feel, I would say better than I have felt probably in decades and it’s not an exaggeration in decades. And the only medicine me, the only medicine I take these days is magic mushrooms. That’s all I need. I probably, I mean, I’m gonna still be experimenting and see if I get to the point where I don’t even have to microdose anymore. Maybe just an occasional macro or something like that. I’m not really sure yet where this is gonna lead me, but I wanted to share the main point of today’s video is that, is that Lexapro is done. All pharmaceuticals are done. And again, I wanna reiterate pharmaceuticals are not necessarily bad, but they are generally not a cure. They’re a lot of them like high blood pressure meds and anti anxieties.

Dr. Dave: (05:18)
And anti-depressants, there’s some, the things you have to continue throughout the whole, your whole life. I don’t want that. I wanted a more of a natural cure and I will tell you this. I’m like I said, I’m gonna go back and do a whole video on this, cuz I think it’s, it’s worth, it’s worth doing more time for this. But if I could just compare the way I feel now only using magic mushrooms as to the way I felt when I was only using Lexapro. , there’s no comparison. There’s zero comparison. I’m standing here recording this video with an anxiety level of not only, not

Dr. Dave: (05:56)
Only an anxiety level of zero and a depression level of zero, but a level of feeling just that. , I’ve got everything back in my life that I think I should have had years ago, but didn’t know, didn’t know what to do. Didn’t know where to turn. It’s really nothing short of amazing. , I’m sold, I’m totally sold on this. It’s not a placebo. It’s not a fluke. It’s not a, a weird esoteric thing. This absolutely works. At least it does for me. I know everybody’s different. I know I’ve heard a lot of you say you’re afraid to use matching mushrooms cuz you, it makes you you’re just get anxious, even thinking about it. I, I, I hear you. I hear all that. I’m talking about my personal experience. This has been a godsend for me because again, I’m so happy that I was able to toss the Lexapro in the trash can toss the high blood pressure meds in the trash can toss the, , Vali in the trash can got, I mean my garbage collector is probably high and stoned and you who knows what to do but, but , that’s, that’s all I wanna tell you today.

Dr. Dave: (07:03)
, I get a lot of comments and a lot of emails and a lot of, , questions from a lot of you and, and my main, , theme of this video today is you can do, if I can do this, I’m just a regular guy. Yeah. I’m a, I’m a doc, I’m a retired dentist, but still a regular, a regular guy, a regular han being. If I can do this, I think anybody can do it. It, it is really, truly fantastic. Okay. I’ll stop. Now. I’ll come back on and do like a real comparison pretty soon on really how I felt on Lexapro and on nothing and on, , magic mushrooms, microdosing. I’m Dr. Dave do not use this as medical advice consult with your health professional, , comment question like the video, if you can comments and questions and liking the video, liking the channel really does help me a lot. And the more people I can reach to change lives all over the world. That’s I will do it. Talk to you soon. Bless you have a great day.

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226 – I Thought I Was Going to Die Here

Welcome back to Microdose U. Today Dr. Dave shares a story that he has never shared with anyone before. And as scary as it was at the time, he is happy to report that things are much better now!

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Here is the complete transcript to today’s show:

Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey, how are you? I’m Dr. Dave, in case you don’t know me, I’ve been doing a whole bunch of videos on, uh, how microdosing psilocybin or magic mushrooms have saved my life basically. And about two years ago, almost to the day I was sitting in this exact location here, I’m at east canyon, state park in Utah. And, um, right now I feel great, but two years ago, I really thought that was pretty much the end. I thought it was gonna be dying. I was going, I had a really horrible anxiety attack on the way here. See, it’s about, it’s about an hour and 15 minutes away from salt lake city. So not really a long drive, but for some reason, as my wife and I are driving along the road, driving our little van, um, I got like an anxiety attack. And by the time we got to the campground, I was loading myself up with Valium and, and whatever else I could find.

Dr. Dave: (00:46)
Cause it, I was like a disaster. I, I really thought this could be it. I, I don’t know why I had an anxiety attack. I was going through a tough time where I had a lot of anxiety, definitely some depression, um, insomnia, high blood pressure. I was, I felt like I was injured all the time. Just my body didn’t feel right. I was just tired. And my psoriasis was getting worse. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease. You probably know that was getting worse and worse. And I was just, I was trying to do every single thing I could, along with my doctors to get me out of this weird funk, which I didn’t even know what it was. It was the weirdest thing that ever happened in my life. I’ve always been super healthy in my life. And for some reason, two years ago, I just started like going really, really downhill.

Dr. Dave: (01:31)
It was just, it was really, really horrible. I was doing some talk therapy, um, that talk therapy, I think I’ll, I’ll, I’ll talk about that in a second, but that’s, I, I think it’s for somebody going through something that I was going through and possibly if you’re going through something, um, it’s, it’s really, really slow. I’m not saying talk therapy doesn’t work, but it could take, it could take decades to really work. Right. And well, and I still, I’m still not like a tremendous fan of talk therapy, totally turning somebody’s life around. I think it has to be in conjunction with other things. I decided that my life was pretty much on the line and I had to get myself out of this funk or whatever was going on with my health, because if I didn’t do anything, if I didn’t become like my own doctor, if I didn’t become like totally, totally proactive and maybe not even listen to all the doctors, because they don’t really know everything.

Dr. Dave: (02:22)
Um, they know a lot, but they don’t know everything that’s going on. Especially like with my body. I’m the one that lives in it and can feel it every single day. So I had to, I had to kind of take action and be proactive, and I really went on a, um, mission to save my life. So what did I do? What did I do to start to feel better? Well, the very first thing is I quit my job. I felt that I had been running my business for over 30 years. I kind of had enough. And, and, and I really think my business or what I was doing on a, on a regular basis, which was doing a lot of traveling

Dr. Dave: (02:59)
To speak to different groups on stage and, and, uh, coaching and consulting and just all kind of things like that. It, it was finally start just to get to me. So I, I, I said to myself, I said, I’ve gotta, I’ve gotta take a sabbatical. I’ve gotta just stop working at least for a while to see what happens with my health, because I’ll tell you something, my health and my life are more important than making a lot of money. So I had taken a backseat and don’t do anything anymore. And that’s really, really helped my health and my life. I was also diagnosed with sleep apnea. And at first the doctors were prescribing me a regular C P a P and being the doctor and the kind of like this science type guy that I am, I started doing a tremendous amount of reading on it.

Dr. Dave: (03:41)
And I found that my therapy with the C a P that I was prescribed really was not doing the trick. And I was still tired a lot. It, it was doing okay, but not really what it should have. So I really advanced myself to different types of C P a P machines. Those are D machines that give you positive air pressure during the night. So if you stop breathing, they’ll continue. They’ll make sure you keep breathing, cuz you don’t, you don’t wanna stop breathing in the middle of the night. And by the way, a lot of people have sleep apnea that are undiagnosed. So it’s something that, you know, you may think it’s possibility for you get that checked out. It’s super, super important. So finally over, I’d say over a year, it took, I finally tweaked the right type of, um, settings on a different type of machine that, and, and that’s been working really, really, really well for me.

Dr. Dave: (04:26)
I feel a tremendous difference just in that I had been a vegan for seven years. That’s right. I was eating no animal products whatsoever for seven years. And I really think, uh, again, I can’t be positive of any of this, but I’ll share with you at the end of the video, what the results were for me making all these changes. I stopped my vegan diet. Yeah. After seven years I started eating animal products again and over time. Yeah. I started really feeling a lot better. I don’t care what the vegans say. And a lot of them are actually sometimes kind of cruel if you want to, if you go back to not being a vegan, but it doesn’t really matter to me what the vegans say or what the vegans think. Because I can tell you with 100% certainty with my body, the vegan diet over a period of many years was not working.

Dr. Dave: (05:13)
That is a guarantee 100%. Would it work for you? I don’t know, but for me it wasn’t working. So vegan police, if you’re out to get me, if you wanna, uh, hate me for that. So be it, I was also with my talk therapy starting around the time. Um, two years ago that I thought I was going to lose my life here. I also started taking, um, Lexapro and, um, which is an antidepressant. And I was taking that along with, uh, Valium, diazepam. Sometimes I had days that were so bad. I needed like a little boost, but the, the Lexapro really wasn’t helping with. So I sometimes I had to take additional, uh, benzodiazepine, which was, which was Val. It’s not really a great thing to be on long term. I mean, short term for like a little bit, if you need it, but long term, that’s not a long term solution at all to anxiety and or depression.

Dr. Dave: (06:05)
It’s just not, it’s not good for your body and, and good luck weaning off of, because it is very, very addictive. Luckily I never got to the point where I, I got addicted to it at all, but, uh, it’s still a medicine that you don’t wanna be on for a long period of time at all. Then I made a discovery. I had been doing a lot of reading about magic mushrooms, which contains SIL as you know, and microdosing. And I did enough research and reading on my own to say, I wanna start this. There was basically nothing else left in my life to help me. So I said, I want, I just, I just, I just want to do this. And by the way, something, I think I did forget. I also, um, when I, when I quit the vegan diet also went gluten free.

Dr. Dave: (06:49)
I took gluten outta my diet and I’ll share that with you in a second. What happened there? But I started microdosing magic mushrooms and almost right away, almost right away. I started feeling a difference, um, a, a difference that meant better. And after about, and as I continued microdosing, um, the difference was more profound and more profound to the point where about a month or two after I started microdosing magic mushrooms, I was actually, I, I monitor my blood pressure at home cause I was actually able to get off all of my blood pressure medication. And to this day, my blood pressure is totally normal for me. And it’s, um, it, it’s, it’s incredible that I do not have to be on blood pressure medication anymore. And that I absolutely owe that to the magic mushrooms for sure. They kind of changed my, the wiring of my brain and something is different now.

Dr. Dave: (07:37)
And, and I don’t need, I, I just don’t feel anxious at all anymore. I don’t feel any depression. Uh, again, my blood pressure’s down. Guess what? When I went off my vegan diet and when I went gluten free, my psoriasis, which I had had for at least 25 to 30 years totally went away. Totally, totally went away. It’s gone. So again, I don’t know exactly the human body is very complex and all these things come into place. So whether it was the magic mushrooms more so calming me down or whether it was, uh, getting rid of the vegan diet or the gluten or, or whatever it might have been. I don’t see everything comes in. I don’t know. But that’s why I’m sharing with you. Every single thing that I did, because if I said to you, I only did magic mushrooms. Oh. And nothing else that would not be accurate.

Dr. Dave: (08:26)
And uh, so I wanna make sure you realize that I’m doing a lot of different things. Also. I stepped up my meditation if you’ve been a long term, long time follower, you know, that I not only meditate, but go to a sound bath. Um, every week I do yoga at least several times per week, get out there, move my body exercise. And let me just make sure there’s nothing else I’m forgetting. Cuz I did make a list because this is so important. Okay. No, I don’t think I forgot anything, but the list I just do do wanna share with you. I just wanna reiterate what

Dr. Dave: (08:55)
Happened to me. Um, since I’ve started changing my life. Um, no more blood pressure medication I SLE. Oh yeah. Here’s a big one. I sleep through the night almost every single night sleep through the night. That means not even getting up in the middle of the night to pee. I mean, I had not done that in probably 10 to 20 years. Uh, it’s a wonderful feeling. Being able to sleep entirely through the night. What else did I do? Um, so zero anxiety. My injuries have pretty much healed. I mean, I can’t say that I’m never gonna get injured again, but the way my body was feeling and I felt like I always had some type of injury. Um, that feeling is pretty much gone right now. Um, my Lexapro is almost well. I’m almost weaned off of it. I’m taking like a fraction fraction fraction of a tablet every day, but that’s gonna be by maybe by the time you even see this video within a couple days, it’s gonna be, that’s gonna be totally done.

Dr. Dave: (09:45)
And of course, no benzos, no Valium, no nothing. I haven’t actually done that almost since I started microdosing probably within several weeks of starting to micro dose was the last time I ever felt the need to take any type of benzo. So, um, I would say that I worked on it. I worked hard and it was not overnight. I never want to sit here and say that this is an overnight fix, cuz it’s not, you have to be patient. You have to do the right things. But if you do all the right things and they all come together, hopefully you’ll be sitting like I am short time, relatively short time. Um, after you’re going through a horrible, messy funk and you’ll be able to sit here and say, Dr. Dave, guess what? I feel fantastic today. And several years ago I thought I was going to lose it.

Dr. Dave: (10:33)
So I, I hope you can say that I it’s a wonderful feeling. Um, I’m still human being. I still have emotions if I, if I something really bad happens to somebody near me or if I, I hear some really bad news, I still have emotions. It’s not like I’m no, I feel, I feel like a human being should feel. I have emotions when I need to, but pretty much during the course of every day and night, I don’t have that revved up anxiety, anxious feeling that I used to have and depressed feeling. It was really awful, which obviously weighed on different parts of my body, which I just shared with you. It was an awful time. I really thought I there’s a chance. I might not make it through that time, but I, again, I put so much work into this because my life is worth it.

Dr. Dave: (11:15)
And now I’m here to help not only myself, but to help others and share my story with, with you. So, um, let me know if you have any questions, put ’em in the comments, section questions, comments. I try to look at everything. I try to answer everything. If you have a good enough topic, if you good, have a good enough question. Sometimes I actually make a whole video on somebody’s question because it’s so good. Um, can’t guarantee it, but I, I try my best. I’m here for you. Um, remember this is not medical device’s friend talking to friend. If you haven’t subscribed yet, make sure you click that button. Cause I got a lot more to share with you. This is not over by any stretch of the imagination. It’s it’s a life story that I’m sharing for the purpose of helping others. I’ll talk to you later.

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225 – Magic Mushrooms and Insomnia

Hey welcome back to Microdose U. Today Dr. Dave talks about how psilocybin has helped his insomnia.

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Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey, who wants to sleep with me? Well, hold, hold that. You might think that’s click bait, but it’s really not because this video I’m gonna do today, I’m gonna share with you how to get your best night’s sleep ever. So many people have shared with me, either in the comments section or emailing me that they’re having a tough time sleeping insomnia, whether it means they can’t get to sleep or you wake up in the middle of the night, you can’t get back to sleep. I’ll tell you something. Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health. And if you’re not sleeping well, it is going to chip away your health, perhaps more than anything else out there. So, um, in this video today, I’ll share with you how I dealt with my insomnia, how I finally, um, I think cured it because I’m sleeping through the night, every night now sleeping through the night.

Dr. Dave: (00:48)
That means not even getting up to go to the bathroom, which is very unusual for somebody my age. I used to get up two to three times every night to use the bathroom. Now I sleep like a baby through the night. So here’s what I have done. First of all, I got tested for obstructive sleep apnea. And as it turned out, I have obstructive sleep apnea, which means, um, I use a C P a P every night to sleep. And it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done other than magic mushrooms. Of course, um, the best thing I’ve ever done in my life to get a good night’s sleep and to sleep healthy and to, to make sure that I’m, I’m getting the right amount of oxygen every night, um, obstructive sleep apnea or any type of sleep apnea is potentially very, very serious. And a lot of cases, many CA most cases go undiagnosed.

Dr. Dave: (01:42)
Now I’m not telling you that you have obstructive sleep apnea. I have no way of knowing, but I will tell you this, if you don’t sleep well, if you’re tired during the day, if you fall asleep easily during the day, sometimes if you have high blood pressure, if you’ve experienced, um, anxiety, depression, if you snore, these could be signs that you have obstructive sleep at me. Now, again, I, there’s no way I can diagnose this over a video, but, um, if there’s a chance, um, especially if you are on the heavier side and you’ve got like a thicker neck, but that’s, again, people that are very thin have obstructive sleep ABNE as well. Um, I would recommend at, at the very least bringing it up to your doctor, make sure your doctor is well versed on this type of stuff. And perhaps having a sleep test, it absolutely could save your life. So that’s the first thing again, I wanted to throw that out there because it’s, it’s, it is very possible. Many of you watching have sleep apnea that just don’t know about it. And that’s, that’s a very dangerous thing. So let’s go on with, how do you sleep better through the night? How do you, how do you sleep go sleep right away and how do you sleep like a baby through the night? Well, first of all, I’m assuming that you’re doing all the things that everybody knows about

Dr. Dave: (02:58)
The proper sleep hygiene, things. In other words, don’t drink anything with, uh, caffeine AFF caffeinated beverages, um, past, I would say 1:00 PM, something like that, maybe even noon, 1:00 PM stay away from the caffeine. If you’re having a tough time sleeping, don’t take in caffeine in any way I would recommend if possible, not taking a nap during the day, or if you take a nap, time it to no more than 30 minutes. Because if you’re napping during the day, it’s going to be more difficult for you to sleep at night. I would also recommend that you move your body, maybe move your body more than you’re moving it. Now, the more exercise you get, and that could just mean a really nice several mile walk every day or almost every day, the more you’re moving your body, the more you’re exercising your body, the more your body is going to want to naturally sleep in the evening.

Dr. Dave: (03:52)
When it’s getting close to bedtime, I would start a wind down, uh, process generally after dinner, my wife and I just kind of hang around the house. We relax, we watch some TV or could listen to some music, but, uh, meditation is good. A little bit of light yoga is very good, but do something that’s gonna kind of wind your body down and get it in the right state for sleep your body. You know, if you’re, if you’re doing things, if you’re, um, watching news, that’s bad news. If you’re, if you’re, um, participating in something that’s maybe stressful, stressing your body out, um, it’s not going to be good for your sleep. So I I’m gonna highly recommend wind it down, calm down, listen to some relaxing music, listen to some psychedelic music, uh, whatever kind of music you wanna listen to, um, make it more on the relaxing side though, while you’re trying to go to sleep.

Dr. Dave: (04:51)
And even if you wake up in the middle of the night to not, I stress this, this is super, super important. Do not go onto your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, whatever device, computer don’t go onto your screen because ringing, because there are a few things that happen. First of all, it will give you a certain amount of light into your, into your pupils. And, and it’s going to, um, your body’s gonna think it’s time to wake up because you’re because when you start to go to sleep, um, you should be in a dark room. You should be in a cold, a cool dark room. Um, if you’re looking at a device that is absolutely the opposite of what your body thinks at once, when you’re trying to go to sleep. If you, again, if you wake up in the middle of the night, do not check to see who texted. You do not check Instagram, do not check the news. It is almost a 100% formula for disaster that you will not be able to get back to sleep, or you won’t be to sleep. You won’t be able to sleep well, lastly, but very, very important. At least for me

Dr. Dave: (05:58)
Is I do use a little bit of help before I go to sleep. Now I’ve tried melatonin that really didn’t do anything for me. And also I’m just relying on my body’s natural production of melatonin. But what I do, um, generally, generally, most nights is either take a little bit when I say a little bit, I say about, uh, what is it comes to about, um, 37 to 40 milligrams of something called hydroxyzine. That is an antihistamine. That also is a anti-anxiety agent as well. Um, since I started using that over time, again, don’t expect a quick fix. Nothing you do. I’ll tell you nothing you do is gonna help you sleep better in 24 hours or forward. It’s, it’s gonna take time for your body to get adjusted to your new lifestyle. So don’t give up on anything guys. It’s, it’s taken me. It’s taken me literally a couple years now with what I’m doing, the habits I’m into.

Dr. Dave: (06:52)
Now, it would be much shorter, but, um, realizing what was wrong and getting into better habits absolutely took me a couple years and your, and your body goes along with it. So again, your body, if your body’s used to something bad, then it’s not gonna say just right away. Okay, you’re doing things right. I’m gonna sleep perfectly. No, it, it takes time. Please be patient. I cannot stress that enough. So I either take, uh, about it’s about a tablet at a half of, uh, 25 milligram hydroxy. So do the math, whatever that’s on 25 to let’s, let’s just say 25 to 40 milligrams of hydroxyzine. I will either do that. Or, and I do that about probably two hours before I’m getting ready to go to sleep, or I will eat a, um, uh, th a cannabis edible and the cannabis edible could be anywhere from 10 to 20 milligrams of THC.

Dr. Dave: (07:45)
Um, either of those, I have not been able to show that one works better than the other. I will never do both at the same time, but one or the other of those helps me again, sleep comfortably through the night without weight, generally, without waking up. Sometimes I wake up one time, but my, the rule now is I generally don’t wake up at all, sleep through the night. Um, seven and a half hours is like the ideal amount of sleep. An adult wants to sleep. The, if you, you think you might think that nine, nine and a half hours is better, it’s not, um, if sleeping longer than seven, longer than seven and a half to eight hours is actually worse for your body. It’s as bad as sleeping four or five hours. So don’t think that, oh, I’m, I’m going to sleep so long.

Dr. Dave: (08:32)
I’m gonna be help. No, it’s not like that. Seven and a half to eight is really the sweet spot. You don’t wanna do any more than eight. If you practice what I’ve just shared with you in this video, again, uh, let me back up because the microdosing microdosing of magic mushrooms has been a tremendous help because, because what it does, it decreases your anxiety. It decreases your depression. It gets your brain to stop being all over the place and worrying and thinking, and, and it, it can help your, it can help you turn your brain off at night, which is really, really important. So I don’t wanna minimize the, um, magic mushrooms, the psilocybin microdosing that has helped me an incredible amount for getting sleep the way it should be. So, along with everything I spoke about, including the magic mushrooms, um, the things that could help you in the evening, such as THC cannabis or, um, hydroxyzine, if you do everything I told you, this is not medical advice though, but if you do everything I told you, there’s a very, very good chance.

Dr. Dave: (09:39)
Your sleep problems will be a thing of the past. And once you’re sleeping through the night, really, really comfortably and really deeply, and really well, you will feel like a new person every single day. I do promise you that, give it a try, work with it again, it’s not an overnight fix. You gotta be patient and work with it. If you think you could possibly even slightly possibly have a problem with sleep apnea, go see your doctor and get tested. The test is easy. You could generally, a lot of times do it at home. Now it’s simple, but I would really recommend that, especially if you’re, uh, you know, if you’ve got some of those signs and symptoms of sleep apnea, it’s could be very, very dangerous. Anyway, hope this helps you. Um, Dr. Dave, keep those questions and comments coming is that keeps my brain going and thinking about what can I talk about? What can I help people with next? It really does help me quite a bit. Um, I can’t promise I get to every single topic, but this is a really good one. Timely is just so many people we’re having this issue. So I hope this helps you till next time.

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224 – Will Magic Mushrooms Repair a Toxic Relationship?

Welcome back to Microdose U! Today Dr. Dave answers the question “Will mushrooms repair a toxic relationship?” Tune in as we dive into the answers!

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Can magic mushrooms fix a bad relationship. I’m gonna give you the answer right now, actually in a couple seconds. I’m Dr. Dave, I wanna introduce myself for those of you that are new to me and I’m on a morning hike, um, just, uh, around salt lake city, actually it’s called the living room hike and it’s a great hike. It’s a good thing to get up early in the morning and do this. It’s about 1.1 little over one mile up. It’s about a thousand foot vertical, so you’re gonna feel it. But once you get up here, you’re gonna reap the rewards. So, okay. Um, can, can magic mushrooms repair a bad relationship, whether it’s boyfriend, girlfriend, whether it’s, it doesn’t really matter the genders at all, whether it’s, uh, spouses, whatever. Um, my answer’s gonna probably surprise you a little bit. I’m gonna say, unless both parties are very serious and willing to get into the work that needs to be done to repair a relationship.

I’m gonna say the answer is no, what they will do for you, though, they will help you realize that you are in a bad relationship, something that’s toxic and you need to get out of it. That is if you’ve tried everything that needs to be tried to, to, to make things better. Um, but I was in, uh, my first marriage was 23 years long and the last 10 to 11 years of it were, were really, really bad. And, and I really wish I would’ve had magic mushrooms around to help guide me through the work that needed to be done to not only fixing it because fixing it was, um, I found, I figured it was impossible. Now it took me a long, long, long time to figure that fixing figure out that fixing was impossible. Um, the mushrooms would’ve helped me probably within several months or, or sooner realize how bad the situation was and to get out of it.

So if you are in a toxic relationship, I will tell you that. Um, and this is without even having you do magic mushrooms to figure this out, I would say, you need to get out and you need to get out now. No waiting. No, let’s see how things go. Let’s see if things get better. No, you know, in your heart, you know, in your heart, if things are not going well, and in a very decent percentage of relationships, people are just kind of waiting through, get going through the motions, hoping that things get better. Fig saying to themselves, this is what life is. You know, it’s not perfect, but you know something I’m here to tell you that is total. The reason I can tell you this confidently is because I’ve been through it all. I have been through this and trying to make the best out of a toxic relationship is going to get you nowhere, except for, uh, depression, anxiety, bad feelings every day are almost every day. Maybe not every day, but almost every day. And, and it’s not gonna work and you’re gonna reach an old age and you’re gonna pretty much look in the mirror and you’re gonna say, what in the did I do? Why did

I, why did I go through this? Why didn’t I get out of this? When I was younger, when I could, when I was more vibrant, when I could have found somebody else or found another direction in my life, I’m telling you guys gals, get with the program. I just actually was coaching somebody recently. And he, within the past few weeks, he messaged me and said, Dave, you saved my life. And that made me feel really good. But if also FA made me feel really bad, the toxicity that this person was going through, and he didn’t really see the forest from the trees and didn’t know what needed to be done, where it was very, very clear to me once I not only told him that, but pretty much, uh, made him, uh, become responsible for his actions as responsible for his life. Uh, he, he didn’t, he didn’t really know how to handle things or didn’t know really what direction to go in his life.

So I’m here to share with you. Um, you need to take action. You need to take action. Now, the plant medicine is only gonna help you so much and you need to take action and complete the job that maybe you’ve thought about starting, or, uh, really haven’t thought about starting. But now maybe watching me, you’re thinking about starting do it. It will be the next step to the rest of your life. And I promise you, uh, I don’t know you personally, but I promise you in most cases, it’s the thing that needs to be done. If you have any questions, make sure you just make, make them, put them in the comments. I’ll try to help as many of you as I possibly can until next time I’m up here in the living room. I really hope this was helpful. Get out there and do the work that you need to do. And don’t think the mushrooms alone are gonna make everything better. You, the mushrooms are gonna show you the way and help you make the changes in your life that are necessary. So next time, Dr. Dave, David magic, talk to you later.

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223 – Could Microdosing Help You With This?

Welcome back to Microdose U! Today Dr. Dave shares something that most people never think of as fas as microdosing magic mushrooms. But they have helped him incredibly with this. Tune in to find out!

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Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey there, Dr. Dave, back with you. And on this show, I share how microdosing magic mushrooms or psilocybin mushrooms has totally, totally changed my life around. And this morning, I’m just thinking about something, um, really cool. That it’s helped me with that I wanted to share with you a little bit today. Um, so okay. In the past and I’m I’m right now, I am in my psychedelic van, which we will be traveling around, um, the Western part of the country coming up pretty soon. And I’ll share it with you, let you know, and if you’re around, if we can meet up in the van, that will be pretty darn cool. Wouldn’t it. In the meantime, let’s get back to the subject for today. Um, so in the past, I I’ve always been like a little bit of a worrier, I would say warrior, w O R R I E R worry, not warrior, but warrior .

Dr. Dave: (00:52)
Um, and one of the things I would, I mean, I worried about a lot of things. A lot of things would get to me, but one of the things I would worry about, um, would be financial stuff in, in particular things that maybe I couldn’t even control now, I’ve got a really good financial plan in place and I stick to it and I’m really good about that type of stuff. But for example, let’s say, um, the stock market started crashing or even not even crashing, but just going down. I would, I would start to worry and I would start to become anxious and I would start to get upset because I’d have all these scenarios in my mind, like, oh my God, I’m gonna be homeless. Um, things are gonna go to zero. I’m not gonna have any money. I’m, I’m not gonna be able to put food on the table.

Dr. Dave: (01:31)
I mean, all these really weird scenarios would go through my mind. Um, but, and, and, and the thing is though the stock market and personal finance, it, you know, you, you do the best you can, but I can’t control the stock market. And over time, what happens is it always goes up. It then has periods where it will go down, but then it’ll go up again. And, and the net sum of it going up is much greater than going down. That’s why the stock market always, you know, if you look at it over time, it’s always like up, up, up, probably like a little down then up, up, up more the little down and during the downs, I would always get anxious and, and start to think that I can’t, I can’t go out to dinner tonight. I can’t, I can’t buy my wife a gift. I can’t do this and that to, because the stock market’s crashing. So a totally unrealistic, totally not even reasonable, because again, I have no control over it and it’s just not true. It goes down, but then it always comes back up. Since I have been using magic mushrooms, microdosing magic mushrooms, um, there’s been a much greater feeling of peace and calmness inside of me, even when the stock market tumbles, like, for example, as I’m recording this, it’s early May, 2022 and this past week, or even the past few weeks have been

Dr. Dave: (02:59)
Just awful. I mean, really awful. The, the, like, I think Friday, the stock market, the, the Dow went down like over a thousand points. Now in the past, that would put me in a panic. I would, I’d be off worried, anxious all of the above and a lot more now, since I’ve been, you know, working on myself and working on my body and my mind and everything. And of course using the magic mushrooms to microdose, I, it doesn’t, it doesn’t bother me. I mean, I’m realizing that, and I, I realized this all before. It’s not like, I, it’s not, like, I didn’t know it, but, but now the fact that it goes down, it crashes, whatever. That’s kind of what I say, you know, whatever it’s, it’s gonna be, okay, it’s gonna come back. It’s gonna come back bigger and stronger than ever. It’s right.

Dr. Dave: (03:50)
It’s fine. But in the past, I could never do that. I knew it in my heart. I knew it would, it would be okay, but I, I couldn’t get past that. And I would, I would actually literally have lousy days sometimes and lousy weeks and maybe even lousy months just because the market was in disarray fast for, uh, not fast forward, rewind, rewind back to, um, you know, 2008 in that timeframe. I was, I was a mess because I thought like, everything I had was just going, going to hell it didn’t happen. I mean, you know, the stock market started coming back in. I don’t know what was it, 2009 or so, whatever it was, and, and started coming back like crazy. And, and we had like the longest run bull market, maybe one of the longest run bull markets that we’ve ever had. So we’re due for a correction we’re due for it to go down and it it’s.

Dr. Dave: (04:39)
Okay. Just don’t I don’t do anything differently. I try not to obsess. I try not to watch it too much, but you know, sure. It’ll go down, but then eventually it’ll go back up and way more than it’s ever been. It, it just always happens when will it happen? I, I don’t know if I had the answer to all those things. I I’d go to the racetrack and, and, uh, or play the lottery and win a fortune. I don’t, I don’t, I don’t do either of those. Um, I just have a sensible financial plan. And since I have a, um, plan now for my mind to get that back on track and not to get distracted and disturbed and anxious, then things are much, much better. Now you might not be worried about the stock market at all, but there’s definitely something that probably makes you anxious.

Dr. Dave: (05:23)
That’s probably why you’re watching me today. It might be, um, something with your family, your job, um, uh, COVID, it, it could, it could be anything that when you see something in the news, you know, wars, things like that. When you see something in the news that gets you really aggravated, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to be aggravated, especially with things that are totally out of your control. But it’s easier for me to say that because you know, who am I to say, don’t get aggravated, you know, you, you can, I mean, you sh and it happens. I’m not saying that’s

Dr. Dave: (05:56)
Good, but you, but you, it does happen. But with the microdosing and using psilocybin, it’s done some type of a reset for my brain that I just, I go like, okay, you know, whatever another bad week in the stock market, another bad week, or another bad day doing this another bad, you know, whatever, whatever it might be, um, it’s outta my control. I can only do the best I can do, and it’s gonna give it’s gonna be fine. And that’s what I’m trying to say. The, the psilocybin has like totally reset my brain in a, in a very, very, very good way that I just don’t seem to worry or obsess over these things that we can’t control anymore. And that’s a real, real positive thing. And I wanted to share that with you, cuz I think on some level, whatever you might be worrying about or obsessing over or some, whatever. I think that, um, what I’ve been doing in the past 13 months with microdosing could possibly help you as well. Okay. That’s what I wanna say. That’s my kind of advice for the day. Thanks for being with me. I really appreciate it. And um, Dr. Dave, this is not to be taken as medical advice. I will really talk to you soon. Love you.

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222 – Exactly How Do I Microdose?

Hey all, welcome back to MICRODOSE U. Today I am sharing exactly how I microdose. Please enjoy this episode. And remember, you can watch the video versions of these podcast episodes by going to

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Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Okay. Hey there, Dr. Dave, back with you. Um, this could be one of the most important videos I’ve ever made on microdosing, magic mushrooms, psilocybin. Um, I get so many questions, the most popular ones being, um, how much do I take? What’s my dosage. How often do I take it? How long do I have to take it? Those are probably the most common questions. So even though I’ve done videos on this before, I wanna go ahead and consolidate all the information into one video that you can watch and rewatch and bookmark and make and refer back to it anytime you want, because it’s really important because I’m getting, um, as much as I think I’ve answered a lot of these questions, I’m getting them over and over and over again. So let’s make this, the video that explains everything. Now, I’m going by my experience and also other people that I’ve talked to in the community quite a bit.

Dr. Dave: (00:49)
Um, one thing to keep in mind though, everybody is different. That’s why, if you’re first starting, I’m going to give you a, um, dosage and schedule that should work out for you, even though keeping in mind, everybody is different. Now it seems like the most common reason, at least people that are asking me about microdosing, the most common reason that you want to microdose is because of depression and anxiety is a very, very close second. And a lot of times they’re, they’re actually related. Um, sometimes you have one with the other and vice versa because they kind of go together. It’s, it’s very common to have depression and anxiety together, so, okay. Let’s get started first. I’m gonna talk about dosing, how much you actually take each time you take it, then I’m gonna talk about how often you need to do this. And then I’m also gonna then after that, I’m gonna talk about how long you need to do this.

Dr. Dave: (01:41)
So in other words, is it, is it something you just do for a few months then stop? Is it something you do for years for the rest of your life? We’ll talk about all of that. So let’s get going right now. Okay. So dosing, how much do you start with, if you’ve never microdosed magic mushrooms before I’m going to recommend starting off with a dose. And when I talk about magic mushrooms, I’m talking about dried ground up mushrooms generally kind of, we talk about, I talk about the, um, Cubis strain, which is kind of like one of the more common ones that people are using for, for microdosing. Um, okay. So how much do you start with, I’m gonna recommend between 50 and 100 milligrams. Now you need to know the metric system a little bit, because sometimes people talk about that in grams and 50 gram, 50 milligrams, 50 milligrams is 0.05 grams. 100 milligrams is 0.1 grams. So all you need to do is move that decimal place, like three points over, and you’re gonna convert from milligrams to grams and vice versa, grams to milligrams. Just go the other way. Um, it’s not, it’s not that difficult, although it can be overwhelming to a lot of people that are not really used to the metric system. If you’ve never microdosed

Dr. Dave: (02:59)
Before. And you feel like you have a, um, low tolerance, like it takes you in general, it takes you very little bit of medication to, to work. Um, I’m gonna recommend starting with the 50 milligrams. If, if you’ve done different types of medication, antidepressants, maybe even some cannabis and you feel like your, um, tolerance is a little bit higher than, than average higher than most. I’m gonna recommend. You start with 100 milligrams, but again, you won’t make a mistake doing one or the other. You’re not gonna make a mistake. Now, um, you take your 50 milligrams or 100 milligrams to start off with one per day, once per day. Now how many days in a row can you go before you need to take a break again? There’s a lot of controversy out there. There’s so many different opinions. And again, the thing is everybody’s different.

Dr. Dave: (03:47)
So there’s no hard and fast rule. I’m gonna ask you not to harp on this so much because it’s not really that scientific generally as a general rule, uh, you should take maybe two to three days in a row. Then take one to two days off again. It’s it’s not in writing and it’s not in, it’s not carved in stone. You kind of do what you feel like again, there’s cuz there’s no right or wrong. And the most important thing is you need to take several days off for tolerance break or else. If you microdose every single day, you’re gonna become tolerant. And it’s not going to have the effect that it should have. That’s the reason you take breaks, but take a break as long as you want. As long as it’s not too long, I’d recommend, you know, a day or two or three days break somewhere, something like that.

Dr. Dave: (04:32)
Again, get a feel for it. After you start doing this, you will have a feel for how it affects your body. Cuz again, everybody is different. Repeat after me, everybody is different. So let’s say you started with, let’s use the 50 milligrams. You started with that and you do it three days in a row. And then you take two days off. That’s a pretty standard kind of protocol. Three days on two days off, let’s say you do that. And let’s say you do that. And let’s say you do that for several cycles. A cycle is three days on two days off, that would be considered one cycle. Let’s say you do that for several cycles and you just don’t feel any improvement whatsoever. Then I’m gonna recommend you go up to 100 milligrams, increase from 50 to 100 and repeat the same thing. Do that for a few cycles.

Dr. Dave: (05:22)
If it’s number one, if it’s too strong, back off to the 50 again, if you’re still not feeling any real change or effect after a couple cycles go up to probably about 150 or 200 milligrams per dose. What should you feel? Well, it’s a great question. You’re not supposed to feel like you’re tripping. You’re not supposed to be seeing visuals. You’re not supposed, you should be able to totally function and feel good while you’re microdosing. If you don’t, chances are you’re taking too much. So back off a little bit. Should you feel your depression goes away immediately? No, not necessarily at all. I I’ll tell you how it worked for me cuz I’m, I’m a pretty good example. Cause I’ve been microdosing for a little bit over a year right now. And notice when I said a little over a year, I didn’t do it for a few months, then just stop.

Dr. Dave: (06:12)
I I’m doing it. I’m doing it kind of on my schedule. The way my body tells me to do it, but I’m I’m microdosing. And when I first started, I did feel better almost right away. Now could that have been, been a placebo effect? Possibly. I don’t know. It doesn’t really matter at this point. Um, as time went on every month, I every month and let’s say I’m 12 to 13 months into this. Now I started feeling much better. I mean noticeably better even now than I’m 12 or 13 months into this I’m I can tell for sure I’m feeling better now. And when I see a better, when I say better, I mean, um, no depression and no anxiety. I’m feeling better now than I did four months ago with microdosing, even though I felt great four months ago, it was a tremendous improvement.

Dr. Dave: (07:00)
It seems like it’s getting better and better and better. That’s why I don’t plan to stop. Why would I wanna stop? I enjoy it. It’s not, it doesn’t affect my daily life or daily routine. I can totally function. It makes me actually feel better. So why would I ever wanna stop? Would I want to take a break at some point? Like when I say a break, I mean weeks or months, I don’t know. I, I, I haven’t really thought about that because it’s working so well again that it’s I see no reason to, to back off or take a break it’s it’s this is medicine. That is just, it’s what the doctor ordered for me. I mean it’s and, and it should be for you too, if you, if you do it right, if you follow what I’m saying, I feel so much better after one year of microdosing that I cannot even explain the difference. It, it really is.

Dr. Dave: (07:56)
I don’t wanna sound like a snake oil salesman and I don’t have to cause I don’t sell anything. I’m not selling a thing. So, but I say it’s like, it’s like a miracle. It’s like a miracle medicine. It’s, it’s something that has, I wish I would’ve known about this decades ago. I really do. It’s really taking care of my, um, problems that I had mentally. There’s there’s there’s no question in my mind. So I think I answered, um, the dosage and one more thing, one more thing about the dosage I kind of zeroed in, you know, you don’t just keep increasing, increasing, increasing. I kind of zeroed in the dosage that feels best for me when I take it. And I usually take it in the morning morning, seems to be the best time for me is, is 250 milligrams. That seems to be kind of like the sweet spot, um, less than that works also.

Dr. Dave: (08:39)
And more than that, I’ve I’ve done doses up to, and these are not micro doses that all I’ve done doses up to like two, two plus grams. And I’m gonna be learning more about, um, you know, larger doses and macro doses. But right now my videos and what I’m talking about purely are about microdosing microdosing works. Um, at least I can share it’s worked for me incredibly and other people that I’ve talked to have had fantastic results. So it’s not a placebo. There’s just, there’s no way the placebo could be working for this long. I would say maybe the first few days or the first couple weeks, it could be acting as a placebo cause you’re expecting it to do all this, but over a year, it’s a pretty fair trial period. And, and I can tell you with, with certainty, it is not a placebo.

Dr. Dave: (09:25)
There’s just, there’s just no way. There are other things that I recommend that you do such as be very intentional and meaning. Um, journal, write down what down, what, write down what your intentions are, write down what you wanna improve, write down how you’re feeling now and how you want to feel, write down the changes that you want to feel in your life like other than depression and anxiety and some PTSD. Some of the things I wrote down were I want to be more mindful. I want to be more accepting of others. I want to be, um, more in the zone when I work and I wanna be more creative and things like that. So write those down and study them all the time and edit as needed. Um, using magic mushrooms is not like popping Alexapro in the morning and then forgetting about everything.

Dr. Dave: (10:09)
It, it, you really do need to be a little bit more intentional, but the dividends it will pay off. Uh, it will be exponential, astronomical if you get my, if, if those words make sense, I think they do because it is true. They just, the dividends just are, are really, really high. The return on your investment is really, really high. Um, it, it, it doesn’t take a lot of work, but it does take some. So don’t obsess over it. Just think a lot and write down what your intentions are and write down how you want to, how you wanna feel in the future and, and study it. And that’s, you know, and do some meditation and do things like yoga. I go to a sound bath and just do things that help your body eat, right sleep well. Um, you know, get the right amount of sleep, move your body exercise.

Dr. Dave: (10:59)
When you do all these things together, including the things I taught you at the very, be more the beginning, the first half of this video, um, it really microdosing really, really should work for you. I tried to answer as many questions as I get. I know a lot of you write in and comment on my videos and ask these exact questions. So I hope you watch this and watch it over and over. If you’re not sure or take notes and bookmark and come back to it because this really has all of the basic information that you need to start microdosing. Even if you’re in the early stages, I hope this helps you a lot. Um, it is not meant to be medical advice. Um, it’s just meant to help you in your life as, as much as I can help you. Thanks so much. If you haven’t subscribed, just make sure you press that subscribe. I think it’s down there some yeah, down there somewhere or over there somewhere. I don’t know. And I’m gonna be announcing some upcoming live streams

Dr. Dave: (11:52)
As well. So what, what a live stream will do is I’ll be broadcasting live and you can ask me questions in real time and we’ll have like real discussions. I did it last week. It turned out great people loved it. And so I’m absolutely gonna be planning some more. So stay tuned, make sure you’re, uh, subscribe and press the notifications that you will get notifications every time a new video or live stream comes out till next time. I’m Dr. Dave, I will see you soon.

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221 – Important Advice For Before or During Microdosing

Welcome back. In today’s show, Dr. Dave shares some very important advice that should be used before or during microdosing psilocybin magic mushrooms. Please remember that this is not to be used as medical advice.

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219 – Microdosing Magic Mushrooms – Update – Here’s Where We Stand

Welcome back! Today Dr. Dave gives his update on where we stand right now with microdosing. Please feel free to comment or ask questions!

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218 – Microdosing and Surgery: What I Experienced

Welcome! Today Dr. Dave describes what he experienced when he scheduled an elective surgical procedure.

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217 – Something Else Major That Psilocybin Has Helped Me With

Hey welcome back to The David Madow Lifestyle Show. Today I will be sharing with you something else that microdosing magic mushrooms has helped me with.

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216 – I Am Stopping My Microdosing

Welcome back. In this episode, Dr. dave explains why he needs to stop his microdosing of magic mushrooms!

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215 – Microdosing Magic Mushrooms – One Year Review

Welcome back. In today’s episode, Dr. Dave talks about his first year of microdosing and what he has achieved.

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214 – Therapeutic Magic Mushroom Trip Report

In today’s episode, Dr. Dave shares how his “therapeutic trip” went the other day!

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213 – Four Things That Microdosing Has Helped Me With

In today’s show, Dr. Dave shares the four main things that microdosing magic mushrooms has helped him with!

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212 – How To Use Cannabis as a Psychedelic

In today’s show, Dr. Dave reveals how to take a psychedelic trip on cannabis! Hint, it has to do with microdosing magic mushrooms!

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211 – Time Explained While On a Mushroom Journey

Today Dr. Dave will explain a discovery about time that he had while using magic mushrooms!

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210 – Are Golden Teachers Too Weak For Microdosing?

In today’s episode Dr. Dave discusses whether Golden Teacher magic mushrooms are suitable for microdosing.