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238 – What’s the Best Psilocybin Strain For Anxiety and Depression?

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Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey, how are you? Welcome back. This is Microdose U I’m Dr. Dave, and I’ve got some really good questions from some viewers and listeners that I want to answer on this show today. They’re very commonly asked questions that I’ve got. One of ’em is a real doozy. This is not a common one, but before I get into it, I wanna share with you, uh, this is what day three. Oh, yep. I have COVID right now. This is what day three looks like here. I am day three. COVID um, I shouldn’t be laughing, you know, COVID can be serious. Luckily, my case is not terrible and, um, I’ve been vaxxed and up to totally up to date with my vaccines. And also I am taking the, um, PLO vid, uh, it’s the antiviral because I’m in a high risk group. I am, I’m not immuno immunocompromised or anything, but I am over 60.

Dr. Dave: (00:53)
So they say that I am in a high risk group. So I wanna do everything I can to stay safe, stay healthy so I can continue giving you information and helping you with what I’ve been through and hopefully it’ll help you. So that’s okay. That’s that’s that’s it about? COVID I’m I’m okay. Tonight. I, I, I occasionally have to cough quite a bit. So if I do, I’ll edit that out. So you won’t even know I’m coughing. Okay. Let’s get right into the first question. And by the way, as you know, this is not to be construed or taken as medical advice, friend, talking to friend, I just wanna make sure because some people, you know, it’s a crazy society we’re in these days. And now I just wanna make sure that you know, that I’m, even though I’m a retired dentist, I call myself doctor.

Dr. Dave: (01:35)
I am a doctor. I’m not in the position to be giving medical advice. This is just my experience, what I’ve learned from my journey with microdosing and taking some occasional larger doses. Okay. Let’s get into the questions right now. Where are they? Where are they? Let’s get them. Um, okay. First question is, um, Dr. Dave, um, which strain is best for anxiety and depression for microdosing. Um, great question again. If this, all the time, I am not a strain expert, the most common species. Now there’s a difference between strains and species. Species is like a higher up group. So species would Bellicide Cubis. That’s the most probably common species of psychedelic mushrooms. Although there are others, there are other SIL side Cubis is, is the most common and within PIDE SIS, there are a ton of strains. I don’t even know how many, but there are a lot.

Dr. Dave: (02:29)
I don’t pretend to know them all, but the most common strains, especially for microdosing are ones that are kind of mild to moderate. They’re not like super, super strong strains. So the ones that come to my mind are B plus and golden teachers probably heard those a lot, mention a lot, uh, whoever you’re getting, you’re, whoever you’re sourcing from. Um, just ask them what type, what strain it is. And, and there’s a very good chance if they’re doing, if you’re doing it from microdosing, there’s a very good chance. It would be either B plus golden teachers or else listen to what they say. And if it’s some something in that category, that’s fine too. Okay. That’s best strains. Let’s get to the next question. Dr. Dave, I heard that psilocybin and other psychedelics may cause heart valve problems. Is that true? What’s the story? Um, that’s a great question.

Dr. Dave: (03:17)
I’ve heard the same thing. Um, I’m honestly not sure. I’ve tried to research this quite a bit because I would not wanna personally be taking something that could be harming my heart valves. I have not been able to find anything conclusive. I’ve seen things that hint that there could be problems with heart valves. If you’re taking psychedelics. Other studies say, uh, I don’t even know if they’re formal studies, but they say, no, they, they don’t see any problem. The, the, um, bottom line is I really don’t know, but I have a comment on that. Microdosing magic mushrooms has basically saved my life. So let’s just say, let’s make this up and say, there’s a possibility that over extended time and a lot of use of magic mushrooms, there’s a chance they could cause heart valve problems. Let’s just say that. So let’s say our chance is, okay.

Dr. Dave: (04:08)
We say, we don’t want to touch them because there could be heart valve problems involved. And so I want to keep on living the way I’ve been living. Now, in my case, it was depression. It was anxiety. It was post traumatic stress disorder from a controlled marriage. I’ll just leave it at that. Um, more things too. I was just my lifestyle, just things I got into during my life that just obviously didn’t work out for me. So my life was a mess and it caused all these problems. So, and, and talk therapy really did not work. It was way too slow. Antidepressants. Yeah, they helped some, but still didn’t feel a hundred percent. Um, I feel 100% now. I feel really, really good. In other words, I would normally wake up in the past. I would wake up in the morning and I would feel my heart beating my heart pounding strong.

Dr. Dave: (04:58)
I didn’t know why, but I, I started to, I started to think that was normal. Maybe my heart should be pounding. Maybe I should be anxious some of the time. Maybe I should be anxious a lot. I thought that was normal until it started to almost kill me. And that’s when I had to look into microdosing magic mushrooms. They have turned my life around. I am sitting here right now, talking to you. I feel really, really good. And that’s not to brag to anybody that’s going through some issues or trauma or problems I’m telling you this because I was there. It was horrible. It was really, really bad and they’ve turned my life around. So my point is, if there is a slight chance and it’s not conclusive, even if there’s a slight chance of causing heart valve problems, if I would’ve kept on going the way I’m going, I guarantee heart, uh, high blood pressure, heart problems stroke.

Dr. Dave: (05:50)
One of those, they would’ve killed me first. I guarantee that. So I feel so healthy now. I don’t think it’s going to cause any heart, uh, heart valve problems. Um, if it does, when I’m 96 years old, that’s the way it is. That means I lived decades of good life in between now. And then, so I don’t have a conclusive answer. It’s a great question. Um, but that’s my opinion. That’s this is my kind of rationalization of my answer. Thanks for the question. I really appreciate it. Okay. Next question. Uh, this comes from a person on YouTube named, um, or I guess, I guess nicknamed death stroke. Um, this is actually difficult for me, but I’m gonna read the question. Might it’s not even a question. Really? It’s a, it’s a comment. It’s a very strong comment. And I will tell you this. I get emails all the time from you guys.

Dr. Dave: (06:45)
I get comments on, uh, YouTube. I get all kinds of, however you reach me. I try my best to answer almost everything. And almost all of your comments or questions to me I should say are positive in nature. Um, I, I know you’re really trying to improve and you’re asking questions to help yourself out. Maybe help loved ones out or whatever. Sometimes I get comments and questions that are, I say more comments that are just not in, um, good spirit. And I wanna share this with you because sometimes I really don’t know what to do about it. I, I, I really am trying to help so many people, but when I get something like this, it is hurtful. So here it is Dr. Dave, I’ve had to unsubscribe to your channel. Now that you’ve changed the name to microdose you. I initially followed because your journey resonated with mine, but your knowledge of psilocybin and microdosing and macro dosing is too elementary for you to be in a position to teach at a university about it.

Dr. Dave: (07:47)
Even if it is just you two speaking of your journey and your experiences are one thing, labeling yourself as a microdose. You is another, I’m not making this up. It would’ve been better staying at microdose 1 0 1. I think you’re in way over your head, Dave, and you need to slow down and he ends with all the best in your journey. Dave, I hope your life continues to improve well with comments like that. How can my life improve? So Deathstroke, I will respond here. I’ll respond to anybody watching this video. After reading this comment, microdose U is just cute, clever name for my YouTube channel. If anybody thinks this is a true university, then you’ve got more problems that I could possibly help you with. Again, it’s a cutie name. I’m never implying that this is a accredited university on YouTube. And I’m a professor here.

Dr. Dave: (08:48)
I mean, are you serious? Are you really serious? I think you are. And also if you wanna unsubscribe, why do you have to write a note like that? To me telling me you’re unsubscribing. You just click unsubscribe. Like probably many people do it’s okay. I’m not for everybody, but as far as my knowledge, okay, let me tell you what I think about that. I never claim to be a genius or claim to be the most knowledgeable person about microdosing. I’m fully transparent that I’ve only been into this for a year and a half or less a year and a half ago. I knew nothing. But the thing I knew is that my life was totally up. I mean really bad. I expanded that on the previous questions. I don’t have to go into that again. It was really bad and nothing else, nothing else was helping.

Dr. Dave: (09:36)
I finally found something that was helping. There was no question about it. It’s not a placebo cause I’ve been doing this for over a year. Now, if it were a placebo, it would not last that long. It has truly turned my life around. Now. I know many people that I’ve met many people now with my YouTube channel and my podcast all over the world that are suffering in a way similar to mine or even a little bit different, but still nonetheless you’re suffering. And I put myself on the line several times per week, sharing my life story, which was horrible and sharing what I’ve done to turn it around. I never claimed to be an expert on psilocybin. Not many people are. I gotta tell you, but I claim to be a real person, a regular guy, somebody in their sixties who lived through a lot of hell and found a way to fix it every day.

Dr. Dave: (10:30)
Right now, like I said, from the last question, I feel really good. And if I can help one person, maybe even if I could tell one person a month, turn the life around and feel like I do every day. Then that is a huge success story. I never ask for any money from anybody I’m using my own time to do this for somebody like Deathstroke to rate this letter to me. And then at the very end to say all the best in your journey. Well, I say, that’s I call on that. You are passive aggressive. And that was a horrible letter you sent to me. And I just wanted to bring this to people, showing you what I have to deal with sometimes to maintain a channel where I try to help people every single day. That’s all I say about it. I’m so thankful for 99.9% of you that appreciate me and know that I’m a human being and know that I’m not an expert and know that I don’t know everything.

Dr. Dave: (11:24)
And I freely admit that I don’t know everything. And I appreciate every single one of you, the one in a hundred or so that I get are crazy and send me weird letters. And I get, I get several, I get several, but not many. Luckily I get several, but, um, I do my best. I deal with them sometimes. I even think, am I not good enough to do this show for you guys? Am I a failure? Am I somebody who knows nothing? That’s trying to put on a front. And then I think, no, I’m not like that. I’m a real person. And I’m somebody who’s lived through this, this craziness and figured out a way to fix it. And I’m sharing with people all over the world. Now that’s real. That is real. And how dare you? How dare you try to intimidate me or tell me the name of my channel is not a name that I should have, or that I’m claiming to be a university professor.

Dr. Dave: (12:11)
Okay. That’s enough. Let’s get on to the next question because it’s a good one and I appreciate good questions. Thank you so much for your awesome content. I subscribed. May I please ask, how long do we microdose? Do we do it for one month or two months? And would that help the brain and then stop? Or is this something that we need to do throughout our entire lives? I don’t wanna put myself in the position of permanently wanting to do microdosing to feel better. Eddie, Eddie. I promise you when I got that, I would share this online on my video, um, on my podcast and try to answer this as best as I can. It’s a great question. And Eddie, I don’t have the answer to that. I’m only a year and a half into this, or a little less than a year and a half into this.

Dr. Dave: (12:57)
And I don’t know. I mean, would it be great if everything I’ve done with microdosing, I could stop right now, never have to touch psilocybin again, and I’d be just feel great into my nineties or even a hundred years old. That would be fantastic. But I don’t know. The answer psilocybin is such a wonderful plan that I am willing to use it for as long as I need to, to feel this good. Now, admittedly, I take breaks since I told you at the beginning of the show that I have COVID now and I wasn’t even feeling well a few days before I even took my test. I have not microdosed and probably just about a week now. And so it’s been seven days and I feel totally fine. I don’t feel like I need it. I don’t feel like if I don’t take it in five minutes, I’m gonna be anxious and, and depressed.

Dr. Dave: (13:44)
I don’t feel like that at all. I feel really good. However, I like to continue my microdose because it works so well. I don’t wanna just stop. Um, there’s no reason I need to stop. I, I, I, it makes me just feel really good now. It’s funny. Um, I do have concerns. I I’ve thought about this in the past, although it’s, it’s kind of not a logical concern, but I have concerns that one day I’ll be really old. Um, I’m kind of old now, but not really old. one day I’ll be really old, um, laying in my bed in the nursing home and I’ll say, excuse

Dr. Dave: (14:17)
Me, can you get me the magic mushrooms? I need magic mushrooms to feel good. Can, can somebody get me some magic

Dr. Dave: (14:24)
Mushrooms? I think about that. I wonder, like what would happen now? Number one, at that point, maybe they’ll be legal. I don’t really know. Um, and I hope I’m never in a nursing home. My goal is to just live a great full life, be really healthy. And then one day just fall over and die or die in my sleep. That would be the best, uh, being informed in a, in a, in a nursing home for weeks, months, years. That’s not really what I see happen. I just, I don’t want that to happen to me. Um, but I digress that’s way off topic, Eddie. I hope it helps. I’m not sure. I know people like, um, trip Maxwell, really good friend of mine who is really into the larger therapeutic doses. Um, I think maybe threshold doses, he calls them, um, he would probably have an answer and he would probably say that once you take large doses, um, there’s a possibility you, you never need them again.

Dr. Dave: (15:19)
And I, I think some people take large doses, but every, maybe once a year or every few months they, they take another dose to maintain. I don’t really know, but I’m more of a, um, I don’t wanna call myself an expert or a professor cuz I’ll get killed again, but I’m more of a microdose person and um, I’m willing to do it as long as I need to. So I hope this helps. I just don’t have the definitive answer, but if it helps and it really helps and you feel great. What does it matter? That’s my, that’s my final answer. Okay guys, thank you so much for sticking with me. This is a long one long by my standards, but um, and the third one I threw in there, just a doozy, but I just wanted to share with you some of the things that I have to deal with to get these videos to you, I’ve gotta deal with the good, the bad, the, not so bad, the ugly, but I do it because I really care about you and I really care about helping people. I’ll leave it at that until next time, Dr. Dave, this is microdose you and I’m sticking to it and I’m not changing the name. See you later.

Dr. Dave: (16:21)
Hey, it’s Dr. Dave coming back to you after the show, I really appreciate you being here. And if you could just do me one little favor before you go, it’ll take you about 30 seconds of your time, go onto your podcast platform and give us a rating and a review. Um, it takes just a little bit of your time and it really, really will help the show immensely. I’m trying to get the word out to people all over the world because so many people are struggling and they need help. And this is the way they’re gonna find out about us. So take a little bit of your time, do it for us. I really appreciate you. Thanks so much.

Microdose U podcast

237 – The Microdose Mailbag

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Here is the transcript to today’s episode:

Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey there. How are you? Welcome back to microdose you. I am Dr. Dave and I’ve got some, um, letters I wanna share with you today. Letters. I’ve gotten some from a lot of my viewers and listeners. Uh, we’ll call this the microdose mail bag. How is that? They’re pretty powerful. And the second one is a little bit longer. I’ve read two of them today. The second one was a little bit longer, but I want you to listen to it till the end, because it’s really profound at the end. You, you are going to want to hear this, so I’ll get right into this. And by the way, nothing that I share on this channel is to be taken as medical advice through your own research. Talk to your own doctor, um, just sharing my experience and others’ experiences, but, um, be very careful with what you do now.

Dr. Dave: (00:39)
The first letter, Hey Dr. Dave, I started microdosing two weeks after watching your videos. The results are amazing so far. I can’t even believe it. I started swimming again, walking and riding my bike. This may sound dumb, but you couldn’t pay me again on a bike before this. I can already feel my anxiety starting to taper off. Thanks so much for doing what you do. Best regards Aaron, Aaron, you are very welcome. And I really appreciate you writing in. And I, I just hear story after story such as yours, people that have tried everything else, but, uh, they could not get really what they wanted. They couldn’t, they couldn’t feel the way they wanted to feel until they started microdosing magic mushrooms, psilocybin. So Aaron, congratulations, please stay in touch and let us know how it goes in the future as well. Just great to hear stories like this.

Dr. Dave: (01:30)
The second, the second letter I get. Hi, Dr. Dave, my name is Dom I’m 25 years old. I’m a brand new subscriber on your channel, and I really want to share my experience with you a bit with psilocybin mushrooms. For many years, I suffered from anxiety, depression, trauma, and some addiction. Also one time I felt like I was at a really bad point and I decided to get some psilocybin mushrooms to see if they could help me. At first, I started experimenting with microdosing and small doses, but eventually I worked my way up to five grams, the FD heroic dose, and I set my attention for wisdom. It was like nothing I had ever experienced. I saw my entire life flash before my eyes, and it was like, I contacted God or my higher power, or perhaps simply from my higher self, because I was receiving messages through my mind telling me beautiful things like messages of gratitude, forgiveness, and profound things of that nature.

Dr. Dave: (02:32)
And after the experience I was in shock and I soon realized that I felt there was a weight lifted off of me. And since then, I have not felt depressed at all. I genuinely feel like a different person because I feel mentally and emotionally stronger and more resilient. I feel super passionate about this, and I really want to help others see the potential of these mushrooms. And I hope one day for them to be legalized in my home country of Canada and beyond. I think that your method of microdosing is perfectly valid, but that taking a very large dose can produce similar, but much more rapid results with the potential benefits. I just wanna add one thing. It has actually been two and a half years since that experience and I still feel that difference. So in my experience, I feel a really long term positive change to my personality and outlook on life.

Dr. Dave: (03:23)
I just think that’s important to know, because if I just took them yesterday or a month ago, that’s pretty short term, but I feel the fact that it’s been so long lasting is really amazing. Dom, thank you so much for that. It’s, it’s such a great story to hear. And, um, although I don’t have the experience of taking the large dose, the, um, threshold dose, uh, here, some people call it heroic dose. I don’t have that experience personally. I’m more of a micro doser and, um, I take slightly larger doses. I’ve taken up to like one to two plus grams, but never anything in the five gram range. Uh, that’s not to say I won’t, um, working on that. And then, you know, there will be a time that I’ll be able to do that myself will report back to you. But, um, I, I feel that I’ve gotten personally a tremendous amount out of microdosing.

Dr. Dave: (04:10)
Granted, maybe I’ve been microdosing for close to a year and a half. Now. Maybe if I would’ve just started, started off on the five grams, maybe that’s all I would’ve needed and maybe some maintenance doses here and there. I’m not sure I don’t have that answer because, and I can’t go back because I’ve already done the microdosing for a year and a half. And I feel like it’s totally, totally changed my life. Um, but again, I’m very, very curious about the larger doses and maybe in the future, we’ll be able to get into that on this program. But for right now, it’s pretty much microdose you, but I I’m welcome stories from anybody, no matter how small or how large you’re taking, if it’s changed your life, I want to hear about it. Thanks so much for being here. I really appreciate each and every one of you at a time when the world is just, there’s so much craziness going on, it’s great to have this little community that we can all communicate with each other and help each other out, along with these amazing plants. Um, till next time, this is microdose you. I am Dr. Dave,

Dr. Dave: (05:09)
Hey, it’s Dr. Dave coming back to you after the show, I really appreciate you being here. And if you could just do me one little favor before you go, it’ll take you about 30 seconds of your time, go onto your podcast platform and give us a rating and a review. Um, it takes just a little bit of your time and it really, really will help the show immensely. I’m trying to get the word out to people all over the world because so many people are struggling and they need help. And this is the way they’re gonna find out about us. So take a little bit of your time, do it for us. I really appreciate you. Thanks so much.

Microdose U podcast

236 – I Told My Psychiatrist That Magic Mushrooms Fixed Me!

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Here is the transcript to today’s episode:

Dr. Dave: (00:00)
So I said to my psychiatrist, I’m fixed, I’m done. I don’t need you anymore. And then he looked at me and what he said back to me. Oh my God, I’m gonna talk about that right now. Standby. Hey, there I am Dr. Dave and welcome back to microdose you, as you know, um, on my channel here, I speak a lot about microdosing magic mushrooms, SIL assignment, because that is basically what has taken me out of this crazy, crazy funk that I had been in for many years called anxiety, depression, PTSD at a lot more so about, um, close to a year and a half ago, it’s bordering going a year and a half ago or so. Um, I was just getting so fed up with the way I was feeling. And I was in psychotherapy with my psychiatrist and it was all due to just some really crazy stuff going on, um, such as anxiety and depression and PTSD and insomnia, and just a lot more craziness.

Dr. Dave:: (01:00)
And I was going through talk therapy. Well, in my opinion, talk therapy either does not work or it’s so slow that it would take like decades and decades to really see some progress. Now I know everybody’s different and some people maybe get results from talk therapy very quickly. I’ve been in talk therapy on and off from my entire life. And other than it being kind of like a, um, a way to go in and just talk to somebody that has no, um, judgment or anything like that, it, it just, to me, it never seemed super helpful at, or it didn’t, it didn’t really help my anxiety or depression or anything like that. It just was a way to speak about it. So back about a year and a half ago, or close to it, when I said to my psychiatrist, I really believe I want to try microdosing magic mushrooms.

Dr. Dave: (01:48)
Um, I was on Lexapro at the time, which is an antidepressant of course, an SSRI. And I said, but, you know, I, I want your opinion. What do you think? And he said, absolutely. He said, I’ve got patients that use them that have had great results and it’s worth a try. That’s what he said. It’s, it’s definitely worth a try. So I did. And I started off not knowing anything at all about magic mushrooms. I just didn’t know anything about that world whatsoever. And if you wanna check back, if you wanna know more about how you can do it, if you want, this is not medical advice at all, but I did do a video. I’ve got a bunch of videos on this stuff on this channel, but I did one recently that is called the absolute beginners guide to microdosing magic mushrooms, because I’ve had so many questions from people from, from the start. Um, how do I do it? What dose do I take? Um, and, and I answer all the questions. So I just want to throw that your way in case you have any questions. So I started microdosing and after a short amount of time, I was able to get off some of my well, actually all of my blood pressure medication, my blood pressure went down totally to normal levels. It was actually starting to go too low. So that’s when I knew it was time to get off my blood pressure medication. Uh, I went

Dr. Dave: (02:58)
Off, I got off of anti-anxiety and I was still on my Lexapro, but after a period of time, I decided to start going down to a lower dose and a lower dose. Um, but recently I totally got off of my Lexapro. I’m I’m not taking any medication whatsoever now, and I’m not taking any pharmaceutical medication for my, um, things that I was going through such again, such as the, um, anxiety, depression, et cetera, about a, a very short time ago, like within a week or two ago, I went into my psychiatrist for a regular appointment and I sat down. I felt fantastic. I felt better than I have in my entire life. And I said, guess what, doctor I’m totally done. I am fixed. I feel better than I ever have in that I can remember in decades. And he looked right back at me and said, David, congratulations.

Dr. Dave:: (03:55)
I am so happy for you. He said, I was able to accomplish in several short months, which you know, was a year or so several short months, what it normally takes people decades to go through with talk therapy. But I told him, I said, I feel totally at peace. Now. I don’t have any anxiety. My depression is go. I just don’t feel it anymore. Um, a lot of the things that from I had experienced PTSD from, and no I’m not military, but it was from a, um, a really, really rough, uh, marriage, first marriage. And those feelings just melted away. The magic mushrooms reset my brain in some way. I don’t understand the exact physiology. Some people might, but it’s, again, it’s being studied a lot right now. So I don’t know if anybody has the exact answer, but all I can say is I don’t have to understand exactly how it worked.

Dr. Dave: (04:47)
I don’t, I don’t need to know exactly the physiology because I know it worked in no uncertain terms. This has been the most significant thing I’ve ever done in my life, as far as my mental health. And I only wish I would’ve known about this decades ago because I would not have had to go through some of the real hell that I went through in my life. Um, had I known about this? My, my whole life would probably be different and I’ve got no complaints about my life right now was where I am right now. I am 100% super happy and I would not want to have it any other way, but again, I had to pay dearly, um, in time in relationships, in things that I did not want to do and things that might have been really bad for me, I paid dearly there and it took quite some time to reset my brain from a lot of the trauma that I had. Um, you know, in my, in my past past life, meaning my earlier life, my younger, my younger self life. Um, so I no longer need any visits with my psychiatrist. I’m gonna go in and see him every three to six months, maybe just for a very short visit

Dr. Dave: (05:57)
To say hello, to catch up and, and let ’em know how I’m doing, but I no longer need therapy. I no longer need antidepressants. As I said, I’m off all of my blood pressure meds, which I, I imagine my blood pressure being elevated was due to anxiety. I just feel really, may I say it? I feel really good and I wouldn’t have it any other way. And again, if you’re watching this because you’re experiencing a lot of the same things, a lot of the same things that I went through, I am pretty darn confident that if you do what I did, it could really help you in a big way. Again, if you’re not sure how to do it, just go back and watch the video called an absolute beginners guide to microdosing magic com mushrooms. It should answer almost anything. Or a lot of the videos I have on this channel should answer a lot of your questions. Um, I wanna share that with you. I thought it was really important at a very, very significant time in my life until next time I am Dr. Dave, and this is Microdose U. You see you later.

Microdose U podcast

235 – I Did Transcendental Meditation Twice a Day For One Month

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Here is the transcript to today’s episode:

Dr. Dave: (00:00)
I have been doing transcendental meditation twice a day for 20 minutes at a time for one full month. And I’m gonna share with you exactly the changes that I have seen in my body and in my mind and in my life before I do. I just want to welcome you to microdose you. I am Dr. Dave, and on this channel I share with you, um, how microdosing magic mushrooms psilocybin has totally, totally changed my life for the better. So let’s get into the program today. I, yes, I have been, uh, doing TM, doing trans Atal meditation for exactly one month, twice a day, 20 minutes at a time. And I will tell you this, that I have found out that transcendental meditation and TM are both trademarked or copyright terms. And I am not really allowed to use them, but I will share with you, I am not associated with the organization in any way.

Dr. Dave: (00:54)
I’m not a certified instructor. I’ve never taken the instruction from them. I’ve done it from my research and I learned how to do it on my own, which I will share with you. But since I’m not allowed to call it transcendental meditation, let’s call it. I don’t know. Let’s call it just for the sake of today’s show. We’ll call it microdosing meditation. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, but since I’m not allowed to call it TM or transcendental meditation, um, if I’m talking about it or giving instructions on it, we’ll call it microdosing meditation for today. So, um, what have I noticed after one month? And I’m, by the way, I’m still going to continue to do it, but after one month, I think that’s a pretty safe time to share with you the changes I’ve noticed in my body and in my life.

Dr. Dave: (01:36)
And in my mind, I have been extremely calm and my sleep has been really, really good. And not only that, it seems to me like I need less sleep. I just got back from a one week road trip and on the road trip, it was a little bit more difficult since I was doing a lot of things with friends and family and activities. It was a little bit more difficult to get the amount of sleep I normally get, but even getting less sleep, I felt totally rejuvenated and really, really good and awake, um, each day with less sleep. So again, I’ll get into whether I think this was an effective TM or a result or a product of the TM or otherwise. And I’ll share that with you too. I can think super clearly, I’ve been at total 100% peace with myself. I feel like I’ve been more forgiving of other people, more understanding, and the list goes on and on, but those are kind of the main things that I have noticed since I’ve been doing the, uh, transcendental me. Oh, not transcend, I mean, re dosing meditation twice a day for 20 minutes at a time. And again, I’m going to show share with you. It’ll take me just a few minutes. Exactly, exactly how I do it every single day from start to finish. But, um, something I am not sure of. And that is

Dr. Dave: (02:58)
Since I’ve been microdosing, these are the same changes that I’ve noticed with my microdosing. So almost exactly the same. So I can’t really be sure that either the transcendental Medi the microdosing meditation the microdosing meditation has made it better, or whether it’s just a, a, a factor that I’ve been microdosing longer and I’m going through these changes anyway, I’m not positive. Um, but I, from what I’ve heard from what I’ve read, the, um, changes that we notice from microdosing magic mushrooms and from microdosing meditation, um, they’re very, very similar. So I will say for, for those of you that are a little bit reluctant, not sure about microdosing, you’re a little bit worried about using something that is in some areas, not legal, um, doing the microdosing meditation might be a safe and viable alternative for you. So let me share with you exactly how I do it now.

Dr. Dave: (04:06)
Again, I am not a transcendental meditation instructor. I’m not associated with the organization. I’ve never taken one of their courses. So I’ve gathered this just from years of, you know, I look, I grew up in the sixties and seventies, so I knew about TM back then. So I’m taking this from my years and years of hearing about it. Uh, hearing people talk about it, researching, et cetera, here is what I do every single day, twice a day. So I find my so first, the first thing I did was I selected a mantra. A mantra is a word or a sound that, um, you say repeatedly during your meditation, it can be anything, but here’s what I recommend. I recommend that it be two syllables or two words kind of put together, um, because I use the, my mantra in conjunction with my breathing in and out.

Dr. Dave: (04:59)
So when I breathe in during the meditation, I will say to myself, the first word or the first syllable of my mantra, and then as I breathe out and it’s all done through my nose, I will say the second and I will repeat it. So don’t worry. I’ll get, I’ll get back into that a second. So, um, I suggest that you choose a mantra. It could be a word, it could be a word from another language. It could be a made up word. The only thing I’m going to ask you is that it’s not a word that has meaning to you. And the reason for that is let’s say, for example, you, um, use the word pencil as a mantra, as you’re meditating, as you’re saying pencil to yourself for 20 minutes at a time nonstop as you’re breathing, you’re gonna have, at some point, you’re gonna have a, a vision of a pencil. You, it it’s look it’s impossible not to. So you’re gonna be thinking, you’re gonna be saying the word

Dr. Dave: (05:56)
Pencil, but you’ll be thinking about a pencil. That’s why it’s better to have a word that has no real meaning to you. A very common mantra is just simply the Sanskrit phrase, sat Nam. I mean, most people don’t speak San Sanskrit, so they don’t really know what that means if it has a meaning. So if you say soft, no, um, as, and again, that is a possible and very common mantra. Um, also you could pick something that you just make up and it sounds good to you and it resonates with you. I, I don’t think there’s any right or wrong, although in the organization I’ve referred to a little while ago, I think they make a really big deal and have a big ceremony about being assigned a mantra to me. I don’t think that’s that big of a deal. It has to be something that resonates with you that you can remember that you like, that feels good.

Dr. Dave: (06:49)
And I think that’s really about it, but again, make sure it’s something that you, that does not have a true meaning to you in the spirit of microdosing meditation. I do not share my mantra and I would recommend you do not share yours. Keep it very personal. If somebody asks you what yours is, just say, this is very personal to me and I don’t share it. So what I do is I pick a comfortable location, oftentimes on the sofa over there or wherever I could be. And I just sit down, get in a comfortable position. I set my timer to 20 minutes and I normally do not play any music. I just listen to ambient sounds around, but, um, uh, I don’t really play any, any different type of music or anything like that during my meditation. And for 20 minutes, all I do is try my best to clear my mind, but it’s all it’s automatically done when you repeat your mantra.

Dr. Dave: (07:43)
So I will take a deep breath in, not too deep, but I’ll take a breath in, and I’ll say the first part of my mantra, and let’s, let’s use the word pencil, cuz that’s not a good mantra, but I’m using that example. So as I breathe in, I’ll think to myself, pen and breathing out soul pen soul, and I’ll just keep reading in. And again, that’s not my mantra and I do not recommend that as a mantra, but that’s just an example how to do that. Then you just keep doing that and you don’t have to think about it. You don’t have to, like you don’t have to intentionally try to clear your mind because that’s the purpose of the mantra. The mantra does that for you. When you keep repeating something over and over and over, along with breathing, it’s gonna do the work for you.

Dr. Dave: (08:30)
You can even be somebody that does not believe it’s going to work. You can be skeptical. It doesn’t really matter because if you perform this microdosing meditation, as I explained, it will work for you. Then when your timer goes off at 20 minutes, that’s the end, the best times to do it are in the morning. When you wake up in the morning before you really start with your morning activities and in the evening, well, before you go to bed, probably, maybe right after dinner, before you start your evening activities, but there’s no, again, there’s no real right or no wrong, but you do need to do it twice per day, 20 minutes at a time, morning and evening are the best times to do it. You can do it if you’re a passenger in a car, um, don’t do it while you’re driving, but you can do it in situations where, um, as long as you can find a comfortable place to be and have reasonable, quiet, you know, you don’t want to do it in a construction zone.

Dr. Dave: (09:25)
Um, it, or you don’t wanna do it when somebody’s using leaf blowers or it’s super, super loud. That’s probably not gonna be conducive, but as long as reasonably quiet, um, and you can maintain that 20 minutes of breathing and saying your mantra. That’s what microdosing meditation is. I urge you to try it. Um, don’t just try it one time. Don’t just try it for a few days. Try it for at least a month, at least a month. They say it even could take a lot longer to see really, really great results. Um, I’m pretty certain it’s gonna help you quite a bit. It can lower blood pressure. It can absolutely decrease anxiety, but you have to do it in order for it to work. It’s a great adjunct to, um, microdosing magic mushrooms. It absolutely is. I think the two of them go really, really, really well together. Okay. I hope this helps you again. Thanks so much for being here with micro Rudo. You we’ll have more classes in the future. If you have not subscribed yet, make sure you click that subscribe button and enable notifications. I got a lot more stuff coming, coming at you. Talk to you soon, Dr. Dave.

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234 – I Saw a White Outline Visual on My Instructor While Microdosing Mushrooms

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Here is the transcript to today’s episode:

Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey there, Dr. Dave here, Microdose U, how are you today? I saw a really, , pretty cool, I would say visual effect that I’ve never seen before while I was just microdosing microdosing magic mushrooms. , so to start off, I will tell you I was taking, I, I took a, I would go into a class today. , my wife and I were going to a, , meditation slash sound bath class, where it was gonna be about two hours, the woman that was running, it was gonna be doing a little lecture first. And then we were gonna do some, , meditation, then a sound bath, and then some discussions. So it was gonna be about two hours and we’re sitting there in the class and I had taken a little nibble off of a, , chocolate I had at home. It was, , made by a friend of mine and it contained, , albino, penis envy.

Dr. Dave: (00:51)
And the, the entire chocolate say it was about, I don’t know about that big, but I took like just before class, just like a little nibble, like a tiny, tiny, Def, definitely a microdosed for sure. But I will tell you this, whenever I’ve taken albino penis envy in the past, it has always had like a, like a wow effect, even a tiny bit, this effect that I’ve never felt with any other, any of the regular strains, like golden teachers or any of the, you know, the normal things we usually microdose with. And it’s like, it’s like, wow. So you’re even just a little bit. So, , I did that, didn’t think much of it and we’re sitting in class and it’s, it’s the beginning of it. It’s kind of like the lecture part. And I’m looking at the woman who’s leading the class and I’m starting to see this.

Dr. Dave: (01:36)
, how can I describe it the best way I can describe it is really, , kind of like a white shadow outline, like a white outline, a thick white outline around her, around everywhere. Her, it appeared to be behind her. So wherever she would move, this outline would just move with her. And it was really, it wasn’t scary at all. It was, , it was actually really comforting, pleasing, , interesting. And it didn’t, , disturb me in any way and it didn’t, it didn’t take away from the lecture. It just, I recognized it. I knew that I had taken the nibble of the albino penis, envy mushroom chocolate before the class. So I knew what was going on, but it was really strange and it wasn’t always there. I had to be looking at her like, if I can explain this, and again, it’s, it’s kind of hard to explain, but I had to be looking at her like in a certain way. I think if I would just look regular regularly at her straight on head on, , I wouldn’t see it, but if I would like move my eyes or move my head in a certain way, it was like very vivid, very clear to the point where like, it would, I was wondering if anybody else was seeing this white outline around her, but then I realized, no, they probably weren’t. It was probably just me cuz I’m the only one that probably had the nibble of the albino penis and the mushroom.

Dr. Dave: (02:55)
, the class was really

Dr. Dave: (03:00)
Nice. I would say, I think once we did the sound bath, which was kind of, she’s playing these different, , ceramic singing bowls, , that are in tune to all of the chakras and real pleasant. I got a, I felt, I think I got a lot out of the class today. , I forgot to bring my journal then normally at the end of the class, I would start, I would journal, I would write some things in the journal, but I totally forgot my journal today. So, but that’s okay. But I just wanted to share that really interesting experience mainly with the, , very, very, very vivid white outline. I’m wondering whether any of you have ever seen anything like that. , there were no other like apparent visuals when I closed my eyes during the sound bath part during the meditation, I just had some closed eye visuals for sure.

Dr. Dave: (03:48)
But there were no, no real apparent, , open eye visuals except for the very vivid white, thick, white outline. And if I could explain again what it would just picture me a picture like this white figure, like almost like a ghostlike figure behind me. And you could only see the outline of it because I’m blocking it. So picture that. And then as I move, it’s moving with me almost like a shadow that surrounds me, but, but it’s white, it’s clearly white. That might be the best way to describe it. Like, like a clear white shadow behind her, , outlining her super interesting. I really look forward to experiencing something like this again and again, I’m just, , there’s really no lesson to this show today to this, , episode today that other than I wanted to share with you and find out if any of you have ever seen anything like it.

Dr. Dave: (04:43)
I tried to do a little bit of research online. I didn’t know exactly what to search for and , it, I didn’t really find anything about this, about this white shadow, , or white outline. So if, if any of you have experienced anything like this, I I’d love to hear about it. I don’t want, I, I, I, I really highly doubt. I’m the only one that’s experienced anything like this. So share with me comment below. , that’s all I have to say to you today. , appreciate you. And if you haven’t subscribed yet, who are you waiting for? This microdose? You, you have to subscribe. I’m Dr. Dave, none of this is medical advice, of course. And I look forward to seeing you really, really soon kisses.

 

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233 – Look in the Mirror

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Here is the transcript to today’s episode:

Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey there. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Hey, I’m Dr. Dave from microdose. U do you see somebody that’s too fat, too thin? Not beautiful enough, not handsome enough, looking too old, looking too ragged, looking like you’re not good enough to fit in. What do you see? I’m curious because I’ve been through times when I looked in the mirror myself and I did not like what I saw at all, what I saw in the mirror was actually a reflection of how I felt about myself. And a lot of times it was not, it was not good at all. The mirror doesn’t lie, but sometimes it does. You see, even though on the outside, I probably look good to most people out there. The way I saw myself just was not living up to my expectations. And no, it didn’t take any type of color in my hair or plastic surgery or anything like that.

Dr. Dave: (01:02)
Like, what do you call it? Like eye lifts or I don’t even know what you call this stuff. Botox wouldn’t take any of that. I, it, it finally got to the point where I had to feel good about myself, to look in the mirror and really be in love with that person that I saw reflecting back at me, microdosing magic mushrooms is a good therapy. It absolutely works. It turned my life around, but you have to work with them. Also as your brain starts to become rewired, you will start to enjoy looking at that person in the mirror that maybe in the past, you have not enjoyed, not enjoying looking at that person in the mirror will cause anxiety. It possibly could cause depression. It could cause all kind of things that you just don’t wanna feel and don’t want to feel about yourself. It will.

Dr. Dave: (01:56)
So that’s one of the reasons I started microdosing and magic mushrooms because I did not like who I was. I didn’t like the way I was feeling every day. The mushrooms have totally reversed that, but I still look in the mirror. And sometimes even to this day, sometimes I still feel that I’m too old looking or my face is too fat or whatever it might be. I’m really working on that. And it’s a work in progress and it does. I wanna share with you, it does not happen overnight. You will not get results overnight. You have to keep working with it and put the work into it as well. Not only in the magic mushrooms, but put the work into other things like journaling and meditation, which I’ve talked about some in previous videos and we’ll continue to talk about it in future videos. So if you’ve not subscribed yet, make sure you hit that little button there. Speaking of the mirror, I remember back, this goes back probably 30 years or so that I used to when I was practicing dentistry and seeing patients and I had a mirror in

Dr. Dave: (02:58)
My, my treatment room. And while I was working on patients, I was able to somehow fixate on this mirror. And in the mirror, I saw a person who was me, who was not enjoying his life, not enjoying what he was doing as a profession, not even enjoying who he was with all the time. I saw a person that I knew could improve, but did not know how to improve. And that’s why I paid the dear price of 30 plus years. Several decades of not living the life. That was true to me, no matter what the mirror told me and continuing, without trying to make any changes, it got to the point where I became sick and feeling horrible every day to it got to that point that I knew I had to do something or I would not live much longer. So I’m going to ask you to do this exercise, do it today, do it right now.

Dr. Dave: (03:51)
As soon as this video was over, look at your yourself in the mirror. What do you see? Please be honest, be honest with yourself. You don’t have to tell me what you see. Be honest with yourself. Do you see somebody that you are in love with? And I don’t mean being ego maniac or be narcissistic or anything like that. I mean, do you truly love yourself? Loving yourself is the first step to having a great life and feeling good every single day. If you don’t love yourself, you’re not gonna love your life. I promise you. So what do you see in the mirror? Do you see somebody that looks good? No matter, no matter how fat or skinny or old or how discolor your teeth may be or whatever you might have. If you’ve got pimples on your face or disfigure, what, whatever it is that doesn’t matter at all, you are a han being.

Dr. Dave: (04:44)
You are, you you’re alive. You’re breathing. You’re living your life. No matter what the mirror is showing you inside, feel good about yourself. Because then when you look in the mirror, you will see a beautiful human being. I promise you, this is true. Again, magic mushrooms will help get you there, but you have to start feeling good about yourself. Once your brain starts the rewiring process, it will work. I promise you. It worked for me. And if it worked for me, I was pretty far gone. It will work for you. So I hope this helps you short and sweet today. I love you. I’m sending you love to wherever you are on this planet. I’m Dr. Dave. I’m here at microdose university in a hotel room in Seattle visiting my family. I’ll talk to you soon.

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231 – The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microdosing Magic Mushrooms

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Here is the complete transcript to today’s episode:

Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey there. How are you? I am Dr. Dave and welcome to microdose U today. I’m gonna be sharing with you the absolute beginner’s guide to microdosing magic mushrooms. Um, I’ve been doing these videos for probably close to a year now. And, um, I, I seem to get like the same questions over and over and over again. So a lot of times I refer people to one of my videos or another video, but today what I’m going to try to do is to give you all the information you need to know in one video, that’s very easy to understand, very easy to digest. So this could kind of be your go to video. If you have any questions at all, from start to finish about microdosing, you should refer back to it because I’m gonna really try to answer every single thing you need to know about microdosing.

Dr. Dave: (00:47)
If you’re a beginner or if you’ve gotten into it and you have questions. Um, and this is also the type of video that if you have anybody that you know is interested in microdosing and they have a lot of questions, and they’re asking you, then refer them to this video because Dr. Dave here at microdose, you will take care of all of the questions. So let’s dive right into it right now. Let’s start with a question that’s, um, basic, and we need to start with this. What exactly is microdosing? So in this video and really in all my videos, when I refer to microdosing, I’m, I’m talking about microdosing magic mushrooms. The active ingredient is SIL Sabin, and there are a lot of other things you can micro dose with people, micro dose with L S D uh, MDMA. Uh, the list goes on and on, but my experience, and I was gonna say my expertise, but my experience is definitely only with magic mushrooms.

Dr. Dave: (01:41)
So I’m referring to magic mushrooms in this video, you can extrapolate to other plant substances if you like. But, um, in this video in particular, we’re only talking about magic mushrooms. So microdosing is taking a subception dose of magic mushrooms. So you’re not getting the psychedelic effect. You’re not going on a trip per se, but the subception dose is enough over time to take care of things that you might want to change in your life, things that are going on in your life that you wanna see improve. And that’ll actually segue right into the next section. What do people use it for? Why do people want to microdose? And the answer to that is, well, I’ll give you a list of things that I have used it for and continue to use it for. And there are others too that maybe I won’t even know about, but there, there microdosing has helped people with many different issues. The most common in some of the ones that I’ve used at four are depression, anxiety, um, insomnia, PTSD addiction. I personally have never had an addiction problem, but I know many people have. And I know that microdosing magic mushrooms has been very, um, instrumental and, and people have used it successfully in combating addiction problems.

Dr. Dave: (02:59)
Some people want to be more present in the moment, more mindful in their lives. And microdosing is an excellent, excellent tool for that. Some people wanna be more spiritual, understand the, their purpose of life. Um, things like that. And again, microdosing really helps with, with that as well. I actually had a problem sometimes when I wasn’t, maybe I was going through depression, anxiety. I just felt like I couldn’t get things going. I just, you know, I would wake up in the morning and just, I would just Dick around. And, and I had maybe like a list of things I wanted to do for the day, or even in my mind, but I just, I just couldn’t get going. I was just lazy, procrastinating and magic mushrooms have really helped me quite a bit with that. And some people wanna be more creative, better at their work.

Dr. Dave: (03:45)
Um, just enjoy things more and, and, and get the most outta life that they can. Magic mushrooms, microdosing, magic mushrooms are, um, in my opinion, perfect for these things. So before I get onto the next section, I just wanna reiterate magic mushrooms, microdosing magic mushrooms. You’re taking a subception dose. You’re not getting stone. You’re not getting high. You’re not going on a psychedelic trip. You’re not hallucinating if you I’m gonna touch on that a little bit later. But if you’re, if you’re experiencing any of that, then your dose is too high, but I’m gonna have a, a section here totally on how to start, how to, how to know what dose, um, what, how to know what dose you should be taking. I want to mention something about where to purchase, where to buy, where to source magic mushrooms. And I wanna make it very clear on my channel here.

Dr. Dave: (04:33)
I do not, I do not have anything to do with selling. I’m not a distributor. I’m not a, uh, I don’t sell magic mushrooms. I don’t recommend, uh, sources. I, I just wanna stay away from that area. I want, I want, I’m giving you information, but I don’t, I don’t at all get into where to purchase them. If you have a little bit of creativity, I will tell you like about a year and a half ago before I started, um, I had no idea, no idea where to get them, but with a little bit of research, a little bit of ingenuity, uh, a little bit of poking around it. I will tell you it, it’s not a problem at all. It’s very, very easy. I also wanna mention that on almost every video I do. Um, there is a group of scammers that come on and, and typically what they say is, um, we have, we have mushrooms.

Dr. Dave: (05:20)
We have DMT, we have LSD. We have, they, they name a whole bunch of drugs and they say, follow, go to my Instagram handle, or she’s got this, or he’s got this. I wanna make it very clear. These are all scammers. They have nothing to do with me. I’m not promoting them. I’m not asking them to be on my channel. I try my best to delete them and block them from the channel when I see them. But it seems like it’s, they’re like weeds. They, you get rid of one and, and four more popups. So it’s pretty much impossible to get rid of all of them. But if you ever see any of these scammers on my channel, please keep in mind, do not take their bait. Do not communicate with them. They are scammers. They will take your money. They are doing something illegal and terrible and ripping my people off.

Dr. Dave: (06:02)
If you succumb to that. So I’m making it very clear. These are not my people or my recommendations. If you see them, you can try to report them as well. Because I think you’re, you, you can click a couple buttons and report them, but I have no way of getting rid of them again. They, they multiply like, like, um, bunny rabbits. It’s just it’s oh my God, they need a life, but it’s a shame, but they do that. So let’s get into the next section. Now, how do you ingest magic mushrooms? What are the recommended forms? Well, the possibilities are, first of all, whenever I talk about magic mushrooms, I’m always talking about dried mushrooms. Typically also dried ground up mushrooms. You can grind them up in a coffee grinder, but, um, it’s very rare that, and I don’t have much experience in, in ingesting fresh mushrooms that are just picked out of the ground and they’re, and they’re still moist.

Dr. Dave: (06:49)
I, I don’t have experience with that. Every time I use them. It’s ground dried mu well, not necessarily ground, but at least dried mushrooms. Also, they come in edibles. I know some people that sell them as far as edible chocolates and, and all kinds of goodies they’re mixed in. And, and those are actually good, but those are more for macro dosing, more for taking larger doses with microdosing. Generally we don’t use edibles. Um, also some people use, um, teas. They soak, they soak the, uh, ground mushrooms in, in, in, in, in, in hot water and tea. And they, um, drink that and that’s, that’s okay. But the most common way to ingest a micro dose. And this is the way I almost always do it is in capsule form, dried ground mushrooms in capsule form. If you just take a bite off of a dried mushroom, stalk, or cap, um, the Sy in a mushroom is not uniformly dispersed.

Dr. Dave: (07:49)
So you could take a bite outta one and you could get either a lot of psilocybin or you could get almost none. That’s why I recommend take, if you don’t do it yourself, um, have their people that do this, um, grind, the mushroom in a coffee grinder, mix it all up, uh, several at a time maybe. And that way thes aside will be uni, uh, uniformly dispersed. And it won’t, you’re not eating the wrong party. You’re not eating too much or too little when you weigh it out, you’re, you’re getting an accurate, um, dose every single time. That’s why I highly recommend using pre-measured weigh out ground dried mushrooms in capsule form. And again, I can’t discuss where to get these, but you have to trust me. It’s not difficult, but remember, do not get taken advantage of by a scammer. Please do your due diligence.

Dr. Dave: (08:39)
Do your research, talk to other people. Okay. So how do you start? Where do you start? How, how many milligrams, how many grams now, when you’re getting into microdosing or using mushrooms, um, it’s really good to know grams and milligrams and the conversion back and forth. And I’ll give you a little primer. It’s really simple. It’s not difficult. You just basically move the decimal 0.3 times each weight, depending on how higher you’re going. So one gram of magic mushrooms, one gram, well could be one gram of anything is 1000 milligrams. So if you’re taking a half a gram of something, that’s 0.5 gram, that would be how many milligrams that would be 500 milligrams, 500 milligrams is 0.5 grams. Um, 100 milligrams is 0.1 grams when you get down below a hundred. So like 50 milligrams is 0.05 grams, know this, know this backwards and forwards.

Dr. Dave: (09:38)
So you don’t make a mistake and take way too little or way too much. You gotta be very careful. So know your metric system, write it out, make sure you’re right. If you, if you don’t understand it, just go on a computer and do conversion a milligrams to grams. And it’s very, very, very easy. So where do you start? A micro dose is generally, but somewhere between 50 milligrams. So again, that’s 0.05 grams, 50 milligrams, and about 300 milligrams. That’s kind of the very high end. Maybe some people would say 250 milligrams. Um, that’s a typical range of a micro dose. So where do you start? And how do you know where to start? My recommendation is to start at 100 milligrams. Unless for some reason you feel that in, in, during your life, you’re, you’re always extremely sensitive to medications and alcohol or whatever.

Dr. Dave: (10:31)
There’s no real correlation, but if you’re really sensitive and you normally take way lower dose in almost everything. And then I would probably start at 50 milligrams, but typically I’m gonna recommend starting at 100 milligrams. And how many grams is that? How many grams? 100 milligrams do you know? It’s 0.1 gram. So I’m gonna recommend you start at 100 milligrams or 0.1 gram. How do you do it? You generally take your dose first. This is what I do. First thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Okay. First thing in the morning, don’t eat because that will allow the medicine to get into your stomach and go through digestion and without having any other type of food or anything else interfere with that. That’s the cleanest and easiest way to do it and quickest as well. So let’s say on day one, you’re taking 100 milligrams do that in the morning.

Dr. Dave: (11:26)
Then a little while later, you eat your breakfast the first time you ever do it, the first time you ever dose. Now, remember this is a microdose. So it’s, subception, you’re not supposed to feel high. You’re not supposed to feel trippy. You’re not supposed to be seeing triangles and all kinds of patterns. No, you’re’s a micro dose. So if you ever take a micro dose and you feel like it’s really interfering, or it’s making you feel trippy or wavy, or you can’t really function, then that’s too much, then you need to back off. So let’s say you let’s just say you started with 100 milligrams and let’s say for some reason, I doubt it’s gonna be the case, but let’s say for some reason, 100 milligrams made you feel weird. You just felt like you couldn’t really function well and you just didn’t feel right.

Dr. Dave: (12:08)
Then the next day I would recommend backing down to 50 milligrams. Now this is more often, this is gonna be the case. If you take a higher dose and it’s gonna be too high from a microdose, and you wanna back down say from like 250 milligrams, you’ll probably go down to like 200 or two or, or 150 it’s it’s generally, generally not gonna happen with a hundred milligrams. That’s pretty darn low, but, but it could, it could. So on day one, you want to take your first dose. And again, we’re starting with 100 milligrams. Um, the first time you ever do it, people ask me, well, can you go to work? Can you drive? Can you be with your kids? Can you do this? And can you do that? So generally the answer is yes, but remember it’s subception, but the first time you ever do it, you don’t really know how you’re gonna react.

Dr. Dave: (12:54)
You might have upset stomach. You might feel trippy. So the first time you ever do it, I recommend just being by yourself or being with somebody that you know, can watch after you. Again, you’re not gonna go on a trip, but somebody just, that can be with you if you want. I didn’t. But, um, I wouldn’t microdose for the very first time and drive into work and then have to work an eight hour day. I, I just would be very careful the first time you do it, chances are 95% chance that you’re gonna be totally fine. You’re not gonna really notice anything really, really different. So on. If that’s the case on day two, you take the same dose at the same time on day three, you do it again. Now if day one and day two has been fine, you feel okay? Then I’d say day three is pretty safe to, you know, if you felt totally fine, if you have any effects, day three is gonna be safe to go into work, be with your kids, drive, whatever you need to do, because you’ve already tested for two days and you had no, um, you had no percept perceptual effects.

Dr. Dave: (13:55)
So I’d say that’s pretty safe. Now people always ask me how many days on a road do I do it? Do I need to take a break? And the answer is, yes, you do need to take a break. There’s a certain pattern we go by. Because if you do it every day, you’re going to develop a tolerance and it’s not going to work. Or at least it’s not going to work nearly as well. So the pattern I recommended, this is how I did it. When I started, there’s nothing said in stone and there’s, there are many different ways to do it. And there are different techniques that a lot of people, different people use, but what I’m gonna recommend for a beginner, for somebody who’s just starting is to do three days on. So that means you take day one in the morning, day two in the morning, day three in the morning, then you take two days off, two days of rest, introspection, just reevaluating.

Dr. Dave: (14:41)
See how you feel. And then if all is good, you go your next round three days in a row after you take your two days off and then you do it again. You take two days off after that and you do three days in a row. Now, after several cycles of that start noticing how you’re feeling. If you are taking the microdose for let’s just say the most common is probably depression and or anxiety. If you are not feeling any, okay, let let’s, let’s go back for a second. The best scenario is you’re starting to feel a little more relaxed. You’re starting to feel a little bit better. You’re starting to not ha be, not feel as depressed as you normally do. That’s great. Keep doing what you’re doing. Don’t change the dose. If you don’t notice any difference at all, after a few cycles, like I just feel still very anxious, very depressed.

Dr. Dave: (15:33)
I just, nothing seems to be any different. Then let’s say again, it’s not set in stone, but let’s say about maybe the third or fourth time around you wanna up your dose. And I would go from 100 milligrams up to one fifty, a hundred fifty milligrams. And how many grams is that? How many grams is 150 milligrams? It is 0.1, five grams. You getting the knack of this. You just move the decimal 0.3 places over. That’s all. So now you’re at one 50 because the 100 you, after several cycles, you didn’t really feel any change at all. So now you’re one 50 and you keep doing the same thing. If it, if you feel too high too, like it’s too much, like it’s CRA, then, then you back, you have to back off again. But if you still feel okay, you do this for a few more cycles, three days on two days off.

Dr. Dave: (16:26)
If after a few cycles, you are not noticing any difference with your anxiety and depression, then you go up again. So you’re gonna go up to what you’re gonna go up to 200 milligrams, which is 0.2 grams. And you do the same thing. Now, at some point, at some point you are going to say to yourself, I’m starting to feel better. It is going to happen. It will happen. I mean, there’s nothing, that’s a hundred percent and everybody’s different. And they’re, anti-depressants that work on some people and don’t work on others. But this is a plant medicine it’s been around for centuries and 10, I’d say tens of thousands of years, indigenous people have been using this. Um, it’s nothing new. It really should help you. It, it helped me incredibly. It, it totally changed my life around to, to the point where I was depressed, anxious on high blood pressure medication. I couldn’t sleep at night. Um, about a year later, about a year. It’s not, it’s not gonna be a quick fix. It’s not gonna happen overnight, but, but over time it really helped me. And, and I felt changes almost right away. But one year later, I’m, I’m over a year now, but at one year, at the one year point I was off of all medication, totally. 100% off of everything. And I have never felt this good in,

Dr. Dave: (17:49)
I say in decades, probably since my childhood and I’m 67 years old right now. And I cannot remember feeling this, calm, this relaxed, this confident I’m sleeping well, it’s it, it does work, but you have to give it a chance. You have to believe in it and it will work for you. So you need to get to a dose where you feel comfortable with it. It’s not too high, that it does not get in the way of you going about your normal day and watching your kids and going to work and driving, but also a dose that is working for you. So you can going up until you can get to that point where it’s you can’t function or it’s you feel a little weird. And then, and then you just back off 50 milligrams and then kind of, that should be your dose and, and you just keep doing it.

Dr. Dave: (18:35)
Um, you can, depending on how you feel, you can kind of get the feel for like, I was never on a, after, after the first couple months, I was not really on a strict, exact three days. On two days off, I, I kind of did it as I felt I needed it. Sometimes, maybe I did four days in a row. Sometimes, maybe I only did one day then took a few days off. But after you get into it and, and get into a rhythm and feel it, you will you’ll understand what I’m saying. Um, you don’t understand it now because you haven’t done it, but you will feel the mushrooms and you’ll feel the mushrooms working for you. And you’ll take it from there. You’ll kind of be your own boss. It’s not like you have a doctor looking over that says, you’ve gotta take this two times a day.

Dr. Dave: (19:18)
You know, I’m talking about another type me. You’ve gotta take this medication twice a day. And if you miss a day, you’re in tr you know, no, it’s not like that at all. Um, when I first started, people told me that you get to a point where you feel you don’t even really need it anymore. And I thought to myself, wow, that’s really cool. But if it works so well, I hope I always need it, but no, I’m at a point now where I can go for some time now without ingesting any magic mushrooms at all, and I’m fine. And then I’ll take a maintenance dose. And, um, I might take a little bit of a larger dose, but larger doses is beyond the scope of this video. I don’t wanna get into talking about larger doses or macro doses in this video. We’re only talking about microdosing and that’s really all you need right now.

Dr. Dave: (19:59)
Okay. Now a really, really common question I get asked is, should I take my microdose or should I use matching mushrooms? If I’m currently on antidepressants? Now I want to back up for a second and make it very clear that, um, this is not medical advice. This is advice I’m giving you based on my experience, my story, what I’ve done, but I am absolutely not going to tell you that you need to stop your antidepressant. That’s up that’s between you and your doctor. That would be irre, medically irresponsible for me to say, get off your, all your medication, get off your antidepressants. Get off. No, I, I can’t say that, but I will share with you what I did when I first started microdosing, I was using Lexapro. Lexapro is an antidepressant. It’s an SS I, which stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Um, it’s a very, very common antidepressant.

Dr. Dave: (20:55)
Even if, if you’re taking antidepressant, that’s not Lexapro. There’s still a very good chance. It’s an SS I, or S N R I, I think I got that right. S N R I they’re fairly similar. They all have to do with the, uh, uptake of serotonin or, or how serotonin is handled. So I was taking Lexapro and I did not quit my Lexapro. That would be again, that would be stupid irresponsible. I didn’t wanna do that. And you have to be very careful when you discontinue and, uh, and antidepressant because you can’t just stop cold Turkey. You’ve gotta taper off. Anyway. So along with my antidepressant, I started microdosing and almost immediately I started feeling better different. Um, it took like the edge off that it was even there with my antidepressant. It just took that edge off that I felt really, really good. Now over a period of time, over a long period of time, when I was very confident that the microdosing was working, I started weaning off of my antidepressant.

Dr. Dave: (22:02)
Now I am very lucky cause I have a doctor who is very, let’s say, um, psilocybin, magic, mushroom, friendly. I was very upfront with him. I told him what I’m doing. He was all in favor of, because he said, this stuff’s gonna be mainstream pretty soon. He said, it’s just, it’s, they’re doing studies. They’re doing clinical studies at Hopkins and many, many, um, you know, um, universities, um, it’s gonna be mainstream. So he he’s, he understands that. And he said, yes, Dave, you know, try it. So I did. And we got to the point where I felt I wanted to try to wean off of my Lexapro, which I did. And I did that. I start, I was on Lexapro at 20 milligrams, which is the most, um, so I started gradually taking it down. I took it down to 15, uh, did that for quite some time for a few weeks.

Dr. Dave: (22:50)
Um, then I took it down to 10. Ultimately got down to five, got the end two and a half and two and a half men breaking a five because five, I believe is the smallest, smallest amount, smallest tablet. So I, I was like cutting fives and half to two and a half. Finally, over several months, it took me several months and I was in no hurry at all. Um, I was totally weaned off of the Lexapro as I am right now and I feel fantastic. So again, is there a danger in using microdose magic mushrooms with Lexapro or an antidepressant? Um, again, from my experience and only my experience, no, your mild may vary. Be careful. There is something called serotonin syndrome, but that’s generally with taking much larger doses. And along with antidepressants, and even my doctor said to me, he said, you know, you really have, and this, again, this, he told me, it’s not what I’m telling you, but he said, you there’s very, it’s very unlikely the doses you’re taking the micro doses, that you’re gonna run into anything, even close to serotonin syndrome, which could be dangerous.

Dr. Dave: (23:53)
But he said, that’s not even anything to worry about. So I’m pacing that on to you again, it’s not medical advice. It’s friend to friend, I’m telling you what my doctor told me. And I think it’s pretty safe advice, pretty sound advice. But that’s the way it is. I certainly would never recommend saying to yourself, I’m just gonna get off of all my medication and then start microdosing again. I think that’s not good. It’s irresponsible. You’re not even sure whether the microdosing is gonna work or what dose it. So I think, um, at least in my case, I chose to do both together at the same time, but now I’m off of the Lexapro. If I hope that really helps you. Okay. So I wanted to touch on now how, again, I think I touched on this a little bit, but I’ll go back to is it’s very important.

Dr. Dave: (24:35)
How do you know if it’s working? Well, my simple answer to this is you will know. You will know if you feel better. I mean, if you feel every day after then, it’s probably not working, but there’s a reason and you can tweak it just because it’s not working when you first start. That doesn’t mean you need to quit tweak it as per my instructions at the beginning of the video with dosages. I mean, if you tweak it and you keep this up, if you’re looking for an overnight fix, this is not for you. This is something that is going take a little while. But hopefully even at the beginning, you’ll start to notice subtle differences. But it’s something that will take a little while. But again, the answer to the question is you will know you will be certain that it’s working. And I wanna touch on this too, because a very common question I get asked and I’ve run into many people that said when they started microdosing, they were, it got them super anxious.

Dr. Dave: (25:27)
They were just, they increased their anxiety. Well, I’m here to tell you that the reason it increases their anxiety is because they think it’s going to, they’re worried. They’re afraid of ingesting this medication, cuz it’s gonna make them go crazy. I will tell you, it will not make you go crazy. It will not make you more anxious only if you think it will. I’ve been doing this for well over a year. Now say 15 months, I can count the number of times on one hand that I’ve had anxiety from matching mushrooms. And that number is actually zero it’s, zero. It’s never, ever, ever made me anxious, micro doses or even larger doses. I’ve never really taken a macro dose or what they call a threshold dose, which is a very, very high dose. But I’ve, I’ve taken upwards of, you know, one to two plus grams and in all of my microdosing and macro dosing, um, again, I’ve zero anxiety.

Dr. Dave: (26:22)
It’s never made me anxious. So again, I think it’s only gonna make you anxious if you’re going into it worried about something or thinking that it will, and then it, anything can make you an any kind of medication that you take will make you anxious. If you think it’s going to, um, it it’s, that’s that’s gonna happen even though we’re still talking microdosing. If you’re worried about being anxious, first of all, don’t be because it’s not gonna make you anxious, but the first few times you do it just be in a relaxed setting. Um, put, if you want sit down and you’re in a comfortable room in your house, on the sofa on a really nice, comfortable chair and put something on TV. That’s funny. I like to a comedy, the three Stooges, something like an old funny show generally, um, is really relaxing and it gets, uh, your brain going in that direction where you’re laughing and you think things are funny.

Dr. Dave: (27:11)
It it’s it’s, it’s not going to make you anxious. So please do not worry about that part. So we’re wrapping this up. Another question I’d like to answer that is very common is how long do I need to microdose? Meaning do I need, is this something I need to do for the rest of my life? The answer is, and I did a whole video on this. So check back. I think the video was called, how long do I need to microdose or something like that? Or can I quit micro? I can’t remember exactly what it’s called, but I’ll see if I can put a link to it somewhere. Um, the answer is, I don’t know. It depends. Um, as I said, I’ve gotten to the point where I can take pretty long breaks and then I just kind of take a maintenance dose or sometimes I still do three on two off and, and depending on how I feel.

Dr. Dave: (27:56)
Um, so the answer is how long will you the answer to the question? How long do you need to microdose is again, there’s not a definite answer. Everybody’s different. You may feel that after a period of time, it it’s worked so well that you just don’t really need it or you which taking occasional dose. And that’s totally fine. You might find that you love it and you love the way you feel and you may never wanna stop it again. It’s personal, everybody’s different, there’s no right or wrong. It’s how you feel and how it works for you. So I think I’ve covered everything that I want to cover. I’ve covered the most common questions. I’ve covered everything you need to know. I think I did, uh, from start to finish and final thoughts would be just, this is not a pharmaceutical medication. It is a, a natural plant medicine that has been used for, I think, tens of thousands of years, uh, with indigenous people.

Dr. Dave: (28:56)
Um, it, it got a bad rap in the sixties and seventies when people were using it for partying and, and tripping all over the place. And that’s why, you know, because the war on drugs, they had to make it illegal and it became kind of a mess. I think we’re going to the other direction now where it’s going to become a very, very, uh, respected plant medicine, uh, that is going to be able, you’re going to be able to use this legally, um, right now in, in most areas where I’m in the United States, most areas, not all, but most areas, it remains illegal. It remains a felony. Is that the craziest stupidest thing? I can’t understand that, but yeah, if you get caught with this medication, um, you know, it’s possible you could become a felon. I mean, as ridiculous as, as that sounds, I think if you’re super, again, my opinion, I think if you’re super careful, um, you do this in the privacy of your home.

Dr. Dave: (29:50)
You’re not driving around with a carload of mushrooms. Um, you know, I mean, there are much more important things that I think that law enforcement needs to go after. Um, then a guy or a gal that’s microdosing these magic mushrooms for their health. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but you gotta be careful, of course. Um, that’s why I am. That’s why I never discuss and never, I never really show the mushrooms on video and never discuss where to get them. If you’re careful. Um, you’re, you’re gonna be okay if you’re, if you’re reckless, if you’re stupid about it, then you know, who knows what’s gonna happen, but you know, be careful eat these responsibly. Um, it’s gonna make you, it’s gonna change your life. It it’s, I can say it changed my life. The microdosing has changed my life for the better, like I said before, I, I have not felt this good in decades, decades, so that’s all I have to say.

Dr. Dave: (30:50)
If you have any questions, feel free to ask comment below. Um, liking this video will really help subscribe me to the channel will really help me. Uh, I, I think getting the word out to more people, to me and helping more people all over the world is the most important thing to me since it’s helped me so much. I just wanna get the word out because I found, I have found there are so many people, so many people suffering from mental illnesses, especially anxiety and depression. And, um, I think we can stop this. We can put an end to this and it’s just something that, um, has worked so well for me. That’s why I’m spreading the word. So subscribe like the cha um, like the video comment, ask questions, whatever you wanna do, refer this to others. Um, I’m here for you again, Dr. Dave, although I am a doctor, I’m a retired dentist. This is not to be taken as medical advice. This is my experience. It’s friend talking to friend and I’m here at microdose. You thanks so much for being with me. I’ll talk to you soon.

 

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230 – When is it Time to Stop Microdosing?

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Here is the complete transcript to today’s show:

Dr. Dave: (00:00)
So, how do you know if, and when it’s time to stop microdosing magic mushrooms, I’m going to answer that question for you right now. , I just wanted to reintroduce myself. I’m Dr. Dave, in case you don’t know me in case you’re new to my channel, I really appreciate you. And here’s where I share with you my experience and others’ experiences, as far as changing lives through magic mushrooms, and whether you’re listening to me on my audio podcast or on my video channel, , on YouTube, I really, really appreciate you and help me spread the word. If you can, if you think it’s appropriate for friends or family members, whoever to, , get this information, please, please share it with them. We are changing the world one person at a time. , anyway, I also want to apologize for not being able to reply. I, I try to reply and respond to all messages and help everybody out.

Dr. Dave: (00:50)
But for the past couple weeks, my wife and I have been on this road trip in our RV van throughout we live in, we live in Utah. So throughout Idaho, Montana, glacier national park into Canada, the Canadian Rockies ban lake Louise, , where else? Right now, I’m, I’m sitting on a, on a balcony in, , Emerald lake. I still in the Canadian Rockies is just, if you ever get a chance to come out here and visit this area, , of the United States and Canada is, is so awesome. But anyway, , I digress. I’ve been going through a lot of bad sell areas. I just can’t get online. Like I usually am when I’m home or when I’m somewhere. So I appreciate your patience and it’s not that I don’t love you anymore. It’s just that I have not been able to get online, to answer many comments at all.

Dr. Dave: (01:36)
Now let’s get back to the question that I asked at the very beginning. When is it appropriate? If, and when you should stop microdosing or using magic mushrooms as a medicine to help you with anxiety, depression, PTSD, , insomnia addiction, the list goes on and on and on. So I’ve been microdosing magic mushrooms for about, I, I guess probably about 14 months now, as I’m making this video, I started in April of 2021. , and they have literally changed my life. I, I tried everything else and nothing really helped my anxiety and my depression and my PTSD. , but when I, once I started using magic mushrooms or using them as medicine, , my world totally changed. And I could not imagine a time cause I really, not only were they helping me, but I enjoyed the feeling that I got while I, while I’m microdosing and I still do to this day. But I also heard along the way, people that say or told me that, you know, there comes a point where you don’t really need them anymore. You’re kind of, they kind of take care of you’re kind of fixed. You’re kind of cured if it’s okay to use that word cured. I don’t know if we’re ever cured, but you know what I mean? , so I can, but I can never imagine at a time they were working so well for me and I

Dr. Dave: (02:58)
Was feeling so good. I could never, ever imagine a time where I would just say, okay, I’m not using these anymore. I don’t need them anymore. But here we are about 14 months later after beginning. And I can understand, totally understand that now. , I feel right now totally at peace every single day. And it’s the first time I’ve been able to say this probably in my entire life or at least since I was a kid first time ever. And I’ve, I’m, I’ve tried everything. I’ve tried, you know, , talk therapy and all of the pharmaceuticals that they say you need to, to feel better about yourself and combat anxiety. I tried it all. And the only thing that really really changed my life has been the microdosing magic mushrooms, psilocybin. That is honestly, I guess it has reset my brain in some way that I have never felt like this before.

Dr. Dave: (03:53)
So now do I continue using magic mushrooms? Do I stop? Do I say I’m gonna stop, but I’m going to occasionally take a maintenance dose. Well, I’m not really sure of that answer right now, but I can really totally now understand why some people have told me in the past that you get to a point where you don’t need them anymore and you might want to just take an occasional maintenance dose. And I think that’s where I am right now. I think I feel so good. And sometimes I go for many days in a row without having to use magic mushrooms at all. I’m pretty confident that if I stopped using them now, my brain would be reset in a place that I would still continue to feel really, really good every single day. And yeah, maybe, maybe a maintenance dose I have in started incorporating transcendental meditation into my daily routine as well.

Dr. Dave: (04:44)
And it did a poll on my channel, , a few, couple days ago. And it seems like a lot of you don’t even know what transcendental meditation is. I think it’s also extremely powerful and it’s something that I am going to touch on in a, in a future video, I’ll be able to, , devote an entire video to transcendental meditation because I am learning that it is extremely powerful, especially when used as an adjunct to microdosing magic mushrooms. But again, getting back to the original question, when do we know it’s time to stop? Do we ever stop? Do we have to stop again? I don’t really have an exact answer to that, but now 14 months later, I can honestly understand why people say you do not need to use magic mushrooms at like a pharmaceutical, because when you’re on a pharmaceutical, when you’re on some, for example, , Lexapro or some type of SSRI or antidepressant, or anti-anxiety, you pretty much have to use that for the rest of your life, or it stops working. I do not believe PSI is the same way. I think once you get a reset, once your brain starts acting in different ways in better ways, you do not have to continue using them. Or again, it might be the type of thing that you take an occasional

Dr. Dave: (05:57)
Maintenance dose just to keep it going. But I’m in that phase right now where I am starting to experiment with longer times off. And again, I’m gonna let you know, I don’t have the exact answer right now, but there will come a time where not only I will have the answer, but I will probably not need to be using microdosing the way I’ve been for the past 14 months. I hope that answers the question again. I’m honest enough to admit I don’t have the exact answer at least for me, but I am getting there, but I do finally understand why some people say, no, this is not the kind of thing you need to keep doing for the rest of your life. Once you’re reset, you’re reset. And you’re pretty much good to go. And, and that’s the way I’m looking at it right now. So I hope this helps. , thanks again for being with me. I really appreciate it. If you have not subscribed yet, please subscribe. I will talk to you soon. I have Dr. Dave and remember, as I say on almost all of my shows, sometimes I forget, but this is not to be used as medical advice. It’s friend talking to friend, I’ll talk to you soon.

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229 – Are You Worried That Microdosing Will Make You Anxious?

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Welcome back to Microdose U.

Many people feel extreme anxiety from the thought of microdosing magic mushrooms. In this show, Dr. Dave sheds some light on how to prevent anxiety from microdosing psilocybin.

Here is the complete transcript to today’s show:

Dr. Dave: (00:00)
Hey there, if you’re hesitating, beginning your microdose journey, because you’ve heard it’s going to bring out all this anxiety and you, and you’re really afraid. It’s gonna make you super anxious. I’m here to help you on this video. Here we go. I’m Dr. Dave, this is not to be taken as medical advice, but I’ve been microdosing and also thrown in some larger doses over a period of, well over a year, 13, 14, 15 months, something like that now. And I’ve heard from so many people lately that they’ve got issues with anxiety, depression, and they really want to try microdosing, but they’ve heard from other people that it has the potential to make you extremely anxious. And for that reason, these people don’t wanna start because they’re afraid that it’s gonna make them so anxious. They can’t do it while I’m here to alleviate your fears. , in the 13, 14, 15, whatever one year plus, , that I’ve been microdosing.

Dr. Dave: (00:53)
I wanted shared with you how many times I’ve had anxiety from silocybin anxiety from microdosing, and I’ve done doses anywhere from a hundred milligrams up to larger than microdose up to maybe two grams. And the nber of times I’ve had anxiety from using psilocybin or magic mushrooms is zero that’s, right? It’s never, ever happened to me now. I realize everybody is different, but I really believe, and I don’t think anybody knows this for sure. So don’t believe everything you hear. I really believe that the reason people become super anxious after microdosing is because it’s all in their mind and they, they, it’s kind of starting an anxiety attack, but it’s not really the, the magic mushrooms. It’s not really the psilocybin is doing. It’s your mind. That’s doing it. I’ll give you a couple examples. , before I started microdosing, I had extreme anxiety. I remember one time I was driving my car.

Dr. Dave: (01:48)
I was at an intersection. It was a red light. I was stopped there. And for some reason, I don’t know what the reason is. I became super anxious. It was an anxiety attack. I didn’t know what to do. It was really, really bad, but was it my car that made me anxious? Was it the actual intersection? Was it other drivers? No, it was my mind. Something was going on in my mind that made me anxious. There was another situation where I was at one of the most peaceful places on the planet. , I was at whole foods. I mean, whole foods is peaceful. And I was, I remember walking over to the checkout line. I had a basket full of groceries. I was going to checkout. And for some reason I became super anxious. Now it was not the whole foods that made me anxious.

Dr. Dave: (02:32)
It was not the cashier. It was not the other people in line. It was me. It was my problem. That’s what caused the anxiety. Nothing at the whole foods caused me to be anxious. So the same thing, we’re using magic mushrooms. It’s when you’re microdosing, think about it. If you start and if you’re super afraid of this, I’m gonna recommend you start with 50 milligrams. It’s a super, super, super low dose. Keep this in mind. There are people that use magic mushrooms. It take 100 times 50 milligrams and, and they survive and they’re, and, and so that, so in other words, a five gram dose would be 100 times larger than what you’re taking as 50 milligrams. It’s not, it’s not gonna make you anxious. It’s inside of you thinking it’s gonna make you anxious, which makes you anxious. If that makes sense. It’s not the mushrooms.

Dr. Dave: (03:23)
A microdose is not going to bring out a 50 grand microdose is not gonna bring out all that anxiety. It’s just not going to now, again, I’m gonna backtrack. I’m gonna say everybody’s different, but from my experience and from what I know, and from what I, the, all the people I’ve talked to over the year that I’ve been doing it, , it just it’s it’s, it’s not, it should not happen with a microdose. So start off small, start off with 50 milligrams. Remember what? I said that when I was driving in my car, or I was at the whole foods, it was not the car. It was not the whole foods that made me anxious. That made me super anxious. It was me. And the same thing is gonna happen. If you go into microdosing and you think it’s gonna make you anxious, and you really believe it, it will.

Dr. Dave: (04:08)
But if you listen to me and know that it’s not, the mushrooms are gonna do it, it’s inside your head. That’s gonna make you anxious. I think that’s gonna help quite a bit. I’m gonna recommend a couple ways to do it again. Keep in mind if you’re starting with 50 milligrams, it is super, super low that I don’t even think that has the capability of making you anxious. And the goal is probably not to stay with 50 milligrams, but it’s a test to show you, to prove to yourself that these magic mushrooms are not going to induce anxiety at a micro dose. They’re just not going to, I’ll have a lot of, some people will disagree with me, but I’m telling you again, over one year over one year of microdosing and taking some larger doses, it has never caused any anxiety in me. And I am one that had a ton of anxiety before I started microdosing, , to make things even better.

Dr. Dave: (05:04)
I’m, I’m going to recommend a couple different scenarios, a couple different possibilities to start while you’re microdosing. Nber one, take the 50 milligrams as a start at home and be in a really relaxing setting. They say set and setting your mindset, which I’m talking to about now. And you’re setting, which where you’re gonna be are the two most important things. And again, keep in mind if, if you feel yourself ever started to get anxious, keep in mind. Dr. Dave said, it’s in your mind. It’s not the mushrooms doing it. And go back to what I’ve said about. They’re not going to make you anxious. So the first way to do it, I recommend is taking the 50 milligrams relaxing around your house, sitting on the sofa, watching some TV and put on something funny. I’ll tell you what I did the very first time I biker do. Cause I didn’t know what to expect either. I, I think I turned on the three Stooges

Dr. Dave: (05:56)
On YouTube. I just did a search for three Stooges and I was there on the sofa, just laughing and laughing is great medicine to alleviate anxiety anyway. So watch something funny. Listen to something funny. If you have a favorite podcast, that’s really funny. Just listen or watch something really funny. And I’m pretty much guaranteeing you. You’re gonna be totally fine. You will be fine. The second possibility is to ingest the 50 milligrams and then a short time later, they take anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes to, to go into to your systems so that if you were gonna feel anxious, that would be the time. But again, you’re not gonna feel anxious. You won’t. So the second scenario is go out and take a walk in nature. I wouldn’t walk around like a crowded city, , because you know, you don’t wanna be around a million people when you’re doing this, but go out on a nature hike, go out in, in, in a park, just relax.

Dr. Dave: (06:50)
And you’re gonna be totally fine. Again, if you get anxious from 50 milligrams, it’s it’s in your mind. So I want you to keep thinking this over and over and over again. That’s why I’m repeating myself over. Cause when you do these, when you do ’em for the first time, I want you to think of this video. Feel free to watch this video over and over and over again, because I’m telling you that 50 milligrams of magic mushrooms are not going to make you anxious unless you think they think they will. Same as when I was driving. Same as when I was at the whole foods, it was something inside of me that did it think of these magic mushrooms as something that’s going to help you. It’s going to alleviate anxiety. That’s why you’re doing this is gonna take care of your anxiety and your depression.

Dr. Dave: (07:36)
It’s not going to make you more anxious. It’s not going to make you more depressed if you really believe that. And by the way, it’s true. If you really believe that, and you watch this video a few times and learn from my experience, you’re gonna be totally fine. I promise you. And again, keep in mind, it’s such a tiny, tiny, tiny dose, even compared to what some people do recreationally it’s minuscule. So once you find that the 50 milligrams is not going to make you anxious and it won’t. Then again, watch one of my previous videos that talks about, , a beginner’s guide to microdosing and it walks you right through how to know exactly what dose is right for you. , I’ll see if I can give you a link right below in the description, because again, these two videos combined are going to help you.

Dr. Dave: (08:25)
They’re gonna prove to you that you’re gonna be totally fine. A micro dose. Again, it’s just that it’s a microdose. It would be TA it would be like taking, you know, somebody has like a, a, a can of beer in front of it’d be taking like a few drops of beer and saying, oh, this is really affecting me. No, it’s not going to affect you. It’s just really not. You’re gonna be totally fine. Take it from me. I’m Dr. Dave, I’m here to help you. I’m here to give you support we’re in this together. You’re fine. Talk to you soon.

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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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Here is the complete transcript to today’s show:

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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Here is the complete transcript to today’s show:

(00:00)
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.

(00:55)
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.

(01:46)
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

(02:58)
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.

(03:55)
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!

Here is the entire transcript:

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?

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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 https://youtube.com/c/rundrdave

Here is the complete transcript:

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!