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Kundalini Yoga, Cannabidiol, Psilocybin Mushrooms & More With Dr. Somer Nicole & James Radina.

Published on May 7, 2016

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode.

Last month, I had the pleasure of visiting Kauai, Hawaii and hanging out with a few of the coolest couples on the face of the planet. One such couple was big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton and his wife, volleyball Olympian and fitness celebrity Gabby Reece. You can listen to my podcast interview with them here.

Another couple was James Sol Radina and Dr. Somer Nicole, who you get to meet in this podcast episode.

Dr. Somer Nicole is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and specializes in CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release and is a Reiki Master/Teacher. She has teaches alignment-based Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga, has been teaching Yoga since 2002 and travels internationally for workshops and retreats. She also creates personalized Yoga videos for clients, lives in Kauai and has created an online platform for Yoga, Meditation and holistic living you can access at www.YogaDoctors.TV.

James Sol Radina, has been a podcast guest before in a special episode on CBD. He is CEO of EAD Labs, a co-founder of “The Science of Weed,” a documentary releasing in late 2016 that features over 40 of the top doctors and scientists on the subject of using cannabis for healing, has built a Hemp CBD product company that is the gold standard in the industry.

My time with James and Somer in Hawaii included some groundbreaking personal discoveries into how to use kundalini yoga, experimentation with psilocybin, more insight into the science of CBD and much more. During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Somer and James met…

-What Kundalini yoga actually is, and how it works from a scientific standpoint…

-The difference between Kundalini breathing and Wim Hof breathing…

-Why James does coconut oil pulling…

-How to decide what a custom yoga routine should look or feel like…

-Why James uses cannabidiol (CBD), and which forms he uses…

-The surprising use that Somer has discovered for CBD, specifically for women…

-Why James uses psilocybin micro-dosing…

-The proposed mechanism of action of psilocybin…

-What psilocybin can be “mixed” with to increase potency…

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

Book “Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy “

The movie “Neurons to Nirvana”

Earthrunner sandals

Ben's SmartDrugSmarts podcast episode on CBD

NatureCBD

Somer's custom yoga routines

My podcast episode with Wim Hof

Do you have questions, comments, or feedback about anything that James, Somer and I discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts below and one of us will reply. And remember to click here if you want to one of Somer's custom yoga routines at a $100 discount!


Also published on Medium.

18 thoughts on “Kundalini Yoga, Cannabidiol, Psilocybin Mushrooms & More With Dr. Somer Nicole & James Radina.

  1. But back to basics. Personally, I’ve found psilocybin mushrooms to be incredible psychiatric aids when taken in a relaxed set and setting. They have counterintuitively helped me get out of a severe drug addiction, and to this day i periodically go back to them whenever I feel I need an introspective evaluation on my life. That said, psilocybin is powerful medicine, and should be treated with respect. Any underlying emotions or repressed memories may be brought out during a trip, while you are in a vulnerable state. This has proven to be a very positive thing for myself, though sometimes not exactly what one would consider a “fun” experience. Mushrooms are to me a potentiator of life, be it the highs or the lows. Loving the show Ben, keep it up!

  2. Not for the fledgling psychonaut, but naturally sourced monoamine oxidase inhibitors have a profound effect on your brains breakdown of psilocin. Syrian Rue, passionflower, even chocolate, to name a few. Though their effects are far shorter term than there pharmaceutical counterparts, keeping an eye on your diet (i.e. tyramine rich foods) is still recommended, in my opinion. Again, not something to play with unless you’re fairly well experienced with psychedelics already.

  3. fyi, the lemon juice converts the psilocybin into psilocin which is the actual active component. It allows for a less nausea filled experience as well as for a quicker come up as the lemon is doing the heavy lifting that your body normally has to do if taken the normal way.

  4. Hi Ben.. I’m interested in the use of CBD for lowering inflammation throughout the body. But I’m also concerned about recent warnings issued by the FDA to companies selling this as a supplement. According to FDA.. This is still a class one drug therefore not legal in every state. Thoughts ?

  5. Hey Ben. Great show. I just found your podcast and have been tearing through the episodes. You’re sharing some thought provoking information.

    The “Why James does oil pulling” part of the podcast caught most of my attention because my girl friend was just recently told by a dentist that she needed a root canal. I’d love it if you could expand on this subject. I’d really appreciate any links and notes about the subject of oral health… especially as it relates to healing decaying teeth.

    Please no oral jokes. Thanks.

    Keep it up, Ben.

    David

  6. Hey Love listening to the podcasts at the office in the afternoons, it fills my 2:30 food craving!

    In Fridays podcast you were speaking of CBD pills and various forms…This is a new product to my knowledge base, and my qtn would be…Do you think this would help Parkinson Disease patients?

    Thanks for any insight you might have here.

    Regards J – Canada

  7. Hey Ben,

    You mentioned your children’s remineralization program. Can you provide any specifics? I’m curious, as I am looking to strengthen my own teeth after experiencing some enamel erosion. I believe this is due to some bacterial imbalance. Planning to see a gastroenterologist this week. I recently started using some oil of oregano to assist in killing the bacteria. Appreciate any advice!

    Thanks,

    Ben (it’s a good name)

  8. Coconut oil pulling is 100% bunk. There is zero science behind it.

    There was way too much woo-woo in this episode.

    But there were also some points that were pure gold. Those points were too few and too far between.

    1. If Oil Pulling works for me and others, then Results are Evidence that it works. You need to do 20 minutes every night before bed. If you disregard all the evidence in your life and wait for sponsored science you will have a mouth full of Mercury that may lead to Metal Toxicity which leads to Parasites; just ask Ian Clark.

      Clean up your Mouth and your words will inspire!

      Ben makes Bunk Commission on Coconut Oil, so you at least got to share a Bunk with ben tonight!

    2. Hey David, the absence of science doesn’t mean the absence of benefits. Gravity existed long before Newton explained the science behind it. Just a thought.

    1. Couldn’t there just be a better food-source out there for our protein-bar crickets? The article pointed out one thing really clearly: you can adjust the amount of protein accumulated in a cricket by adjusting it’s food source. There’s likely a sustainable protein mix out there that will outproduce the sources these scientists used in their study.

  9. Fantastic episode! My older brother spent 9 years active duty in the Army and suffered from PTSD, along with having a drinking problem. When he got out in 2012 we moved in together and slowly started experimenting with psilocybin mushrooms. He has since become a completely different person for the better. He is more open, friendly, caring, and has cut drinking out almost completely! It has helped change my life in extraordinary ways as well. Thanks for shedding some light on these topics so that others can learn more about these incredible medicines!

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