Podcast #104 Dr. David Nichols on the Future of Depression Treatment


David Nichols on Not Just PaleoToday's Guest

Dr. David Nichols, M.D. was seen in the documentary DMT: The Spirit Molecule for his role and aid in the creation of dimethyltryptamine (DMT) for use in Dr. Rick Strassman's research trials in the book.

Dr. David Nichols received his B.S. in Chemistry in 1969 from the University of Cincinnati, and the Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry in 1973 from University of Iowa. In 1974, after postdoctoral training in Pharmacology at Iowa with J.P. Long, he joined the faculty in Medicinal Chemistry at Purdue University. He became Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology in 1984.

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Today we discuss

  • The climate of drug treatments in the 1970's
  • MDMA, LSD and depression treatments
  • Video of Dr. Nichols role in DMT trials
  • The Hefter Institute and MAPS organization studying psilocybin
  • Solar flares and the carrington event
  • What would happen in a global disaster situation? Who would make it?
  • Corporations have gotten out of control. What do we do?

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