EP168: Drinking Ayahuasca Tea is a Plant-Based, Medicinal Experience with Dr. Jeff McNairy of Rythmia


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Ancient cultures have used plant-based medicines to heal humans for centuries. Only since modern times have treatments been designed to keep people on a lifetime schedule of pharmaceuticals. Jeff McNairy, Psy.D., M.P.H. joins Drew to discuss his passion to change medicine for the better and his role at Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica. Dr. McNairy explains the chemical components of ayahuasca tea, drug interactions and possible side effects, and how Rythmia stays fully in compliance with the Ministry of Health in Costa Rica. If you think drinking ayahuasca tea is just something hippies do you want to listen to this episode.

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Key Takeaways:

[5:04] How Ice-T influenced Jeff to follow his passion to change the field of medicine for the better.

[7:46] Jeff started his career working with kids to empower them and increase their self-esteem.

[15:12] Jeff has seen plant-based medicine push people to make dynamic internal shifts.

[21:12] Rhythmia in Costa Rica is a bridge between ancient, plant-based medicine and modern, westernized medicine.

[24:47] Possible risks of taking plant-based medicines without the proper protocols.

[27:28] How is ayahuasca tea made and how does it affect the body?

[30:29] Is it possible to have an ayahuasca experience in the U.S. and what do U.S.-based doctors think about it?


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Mentioned in This Episode:

Dr. Jeff McNairy Website

Rythmia Spiritual Retreat Center

Listen to Episode 166: Drew Does Ayahuasca


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