Pharmaceuticals and Psychoactives | Hamilton Morris on The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast #58

Hamilton Morris and Mikhaila discuss Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia’s newly released season 3. Mikhaila asks Hamilton about her personal experiences with MDMA and SSRIs… They also talk about Xenon gas and its applications, iboga ceremonies, Ambien’s bizarre positive reaction for the rare individual with brain injuries (not recommended as a cure), why some drugs become illegal while others don’t, and more.

Hamilton Morris is an American journalist, documentarian, chemist, and scientific researcher. He is the creator and director of the television series Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, which just finished its third season. He works extensively with Vice TV and has garnered a reputation as the guy to talk to about mind-altering drugs.

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Show Notes:
[3:00​] Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia newly released season 3
[6:30​] Xenon gasses effect, medical applications, and treating PTSD as an anxiety reducer.
[15:30​] How gases affect our brain
[22:00​] Mikhaila recounts her encounter with MDMA while on SSRIs (serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
[31:30​] Methods of coping with stress during the lockdown
[37:00​] Hamilton’s experience partaking in a West African iboga ceremony.
[44:00​] Mikhaila’s encounter at a traditional potlatch ceremony in Canada.
[48:00​] Ambien’s strange documented reactions with traumatic brain injuries
[53:00​] Why some drugs become illegal, and others don’t face the same scrutiny.
[59:00​] Hamilton’s thoughts on the need to understand pharmaceuticals and having better experiences with all “drug” substances.

Mikhaila Peterson (@mikhailapeterson Instagram) is a 28 year old mother, CEO, health influencer, writer and founder of the Lion Diet, from Toronto, Canada. She has put her idiopathic juvenile arthritis, severe depression (bipolar type II), and chronic fatigue (among other ailments) into remission using The Lion Diet - a beef, salt and water elimination diet. Although it may seem unorthodox, she’s thrived on it for over 2 years. Also recognized for her work with her father, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson (Canadian psychologist and author), she encourages others to take responsibility for every part of their physical and mental health, and teaches how to dramatically transform one's life by never giving up on yourself.

The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast is a podcast where host Mikhaila Peterson speaks with thought leaders, and industry changers - continually finding the best ways to improve the human experience. From stay at home mom’s to CEO’s, fitness enthusiasts to spiritual guides, nutrition researchers to health professionals - Mikhaila has interview-style conversations aimed at provoking thought, addressing difficult subjects, and speaking about topics that are generally shied away from.