Ashleigh and Ben have both been doing some traveling, and today’s conversation is all about sharing where they have been, the people they connected with and what they learned about themselves and other cultures in the process. Sometimes going to new places and trying new things requires us to step out of our comfort zones, to open our minds to experience the world around us in new ways. Whether you are trying medicinal plants for the first time, looking into the unusual perspective about water being a hazardous consumable or preparing yourself to eat fermented shark, it’s all about stepping outside of your convictions and being open to new ideas. In this episode, you will hear about breathtaking landscapes, the strong cultural heritage of the Icelandic, the awesome guests Ben got to record interviews with and a whole lot more!
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- Ashleigh on attending a retreat in Montana and connecting with Dr. Amy Killen. [1:30]
- The reward of getting out of your comfort zone to have new experiences. [5:10]
- An introduction to plant medicine and the ceremony surrounding ingestion. [7:30]
- Meditation and the need to sometimes override your prefrontal cortex. [13:16]
- More about Ayahuasca, micro-dosing and a new perspective on such substances. [14:22]
- Ben speaking at the Health Optimisation Summit and the great connections he made. [19:04]
- An unexpected encounter with Aubrey de Grey and surprising advice around water. [20:08]
- The possibility of eating the Icelandic delicacies of sheep’s head and fermented shark. [29:03]
- The wholesome diet of the Icelandic people and getting to meet the strongman Thor. [30:17]
- What Ben learned during his trip and how it relates to returning to ancestral roots. [32:54]
- The awesome products that you can get from our sponsor ButcherBox. [36:15]
- And much more!
Related Links/Products Mentioned
- Paleo Magazine
- The Health Optimisation Summit
- Glacier National Park
- Bee the Wellness
- The Center for Deuterium Depletion