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Worth The Fight Podcast

Jan 10, 2020

It's a special honor to share the inspired healing our Navy SEALs and Special Forces are engaging: Psychedelic medicines to combat post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury from wartime service. Amber and Marcus Capone bring compassion and duty to this movement, offering humane treatment options to our war veterans amid a mental health crisis and suicide epidemic. We talk Marcus' overcoming, TBI, post-traumatic growth, and the often forgotten wives and overlooked children in the wake of this tragedy.


Show Notes Amber & Marcus Capone #16

We discuss:



-Marcus experience with Ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT (4:15),


-First experience w/psychedelic medicines (4:40),


-Addiction struggles, heavy alcohol drinking in the Navy SEALS community(5:15),


-The awakened dream state (6:30),


-Ibogaine synthesized from Iboga root (6:45),


-Inspiration for service work at Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions, VETS (9:30),


-Over 100 Navy SEALS in 2018 with retrospective research study (11:40),


-“We’ve learned more about the human brain in the last 10-20 years than we have in the previous 2000 years.” - Jim Kwik (13:16)


-Akshay Nanavati’s, “Fearvana”: “Suffer well!” “Find a worthy struggle or struggle will find you.” (17:30),


-Speak out, things won’t change unless we share our vulnerability (19:00),


-True strength is vulnerability (19:27),


-VA handing out bags of antidepressants aren’t helping us (23:00),


-Psychedelic healing has brought the family unit together(32:00),


-Traumatic Brain Injury(TBI) (33:00),


-“The veteran voice is one of the strongest tools this psychedelic movement has in de-stigmatizing these plant medicines.” - Jesse Gould (39:30)


-Marcus bullied in youth. (41:05),


-Trauma & War (42:30),


-Sebastian Junger’s “Tribe” We are lacking integration rituals for soldiers returning from overseas (47:10)


-VETS in fundraising mode: Sharing is caring! Please help if you can. (52:10)


-Ketamine, psilocybin, ibogaine: Any medicines that have research behind them (54:00)


-Three pillars of VETS: Resources. Research. Advocacy. (56:00)


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