I had my wisdom teeth removed last Tuesday... all 4 of them. I'm 36 and a couple were pretty deep so I was surprised at how long the recovery has taken but my doc thinks I'm coming along on target.
I want to tell you about how I did my recovery different than most. And not only was it different, but I set it up in a way that I would walk away from the experience stronger than I went into it.
For the record, I did NOT follow all the doctor's orders. Mostly when it came to medications. I'm a big believer in using as little pharmaceuticals as possible. They can be very disruptive to your system and can do a lot of damage, especially when it comes to antibiotics.
We'll start there. They wanted me to start antibiotics as soon as I got home. We know that the gut is your second brain and that antibiotics destroy your gut biome, so I let them know that I would not be taking the antibiotics. I think they exist for a great time, when it's life or death, not for preventative care.
Instead, I took the opposite, a probiotic. And you know me. I'm not going to just take any probiotic from the store. I got my Super Human Probiotics from Elemental Wizdom. This is a human strain probiotic, meaning that it's made from human samples, not like other probiotics made from other animals or plants. These are actually meant to populate and culture in your body. These probiotics will fight any "bad" bacteria that's existing in your body that may cause an infection, and increases the rate of recovery by creating a solid environment for the tissue to heal.
For inflammation, I took the best natural anti-inflammatory on the market, PowerCurc 50 by Human Garage. It's not like other "turmeric" supplements out there. It's curcumin with a twist. There are 3 different types of curcumin and one of them holds most of the power. PowerCurc is made primarily of the the type of curcumin that reduces inflammation the best. Think of it as the equivalent of eating 40 pounds of turmeric.
For stress and immunity I used a good bit of medicinal mushrooms. The product I use has 10 different mushrooms that all do various things and what I was most concerned with for this past week was the improved immunity and the adaptogens that it provides. The adaptogens basically take stress responses, reduce them, and transform stress hormones into productive hormones that signal your body to adapt vs just stress out. The other mushroom in the mix offer stronger immunity as well, keeping me safe throughout the healing process. The product I use is Metamorphosis from Elemental Wizdom.
For pain I used a combination of Ibuprofen, THC, CBD, and Kratom. The ibuprofen is what the doc gave me and I used it for a week. It works well when in combination with others. During the day I use a version of kratom that keeps me alert and has pain therapy benefits as well. In the evening I used a 3:1 ratio of THC to CBD. This is pretty ideal for pain relief and a speedy recovery. Plus, the CBD also helps with inflammation tremendously. The kratom is from a friend so I can't really point you in the right direction for that right now but for the THC and CBD I used Jambo Superfoods. They have a whole slew of amazing products. I highly recommend you checking out all their stuff.
Toothpaste, yup I even get weird here too. I haven't used traditional toothpaste in a long time. Most pastes are doing the same thing antibiotics are doing. Killing good and bad bacteria alike. Making your mouth a perfect place for infection and bad breath.
Over the years I've been using some type of clay or charcoal or something. And with this surgery my teeth became even more valuable to me more than ever. So I upped the ante and got serious. I started using the kind of toothpaste that baby Jesus would be proud of. Check out Oralight if you want some next level shit. Try it and see if you can go back to Colgate, I dare you.
And lastly, I spent some time under my Joovv light. This sucker helps heal and generate more mitochondria. That's the powerhouse of the cell. This creates healthier DNA and when you're needing to replicate cells it makes sure that it's done right without mutations and whatnot.
Thanks for reading about my experience. I hope you find it useful in your own life.
In a previous post, we discussed the value of nootropics as a tool in the neurohacker’s toolbox. They can help get us dialed in with laser focus and get things done. They can aid with concentration, learning, and memory. But productivity isn’t the only context for the human experience, and it would be sad if we shaped ourselves solely for the purpose of being more effective cogs in a machine. Neurohacking is just as interested in getting better at asking “why” and “what” as in building capacity around “how”.
Enter, psychedelics, empathogens, entheogens and ‘plant medicines.’ Though many of these chemicals are currently schedule-1 drugs in many countries, humans have been using them for thousands of years for healing, self-inquiry and visioning into the nature of reality. In fact, some propose that the evolution of human consciousness itself was catalyzed by the use of mind-expanding substances discovered or concocted by early man. If neurohacking is about upgrading the hardware our consciousness runs on, we would be remiss not to mention these technologies of altered states.
The rose tinted days of “tune in, turn on” are long past. Contemporary Neurohackers are exploring these chemicals for everything from accelerated learning to healing major trauma, reprogramming underlying associations that lead to habitual behavioral or thought patterns, shadow work, paradigm engineering, and, of course, the continued exploration of the nature of reality itself.
Below are some introductions to the ways these substances are being used in the neurohacking community.
But first, check out this short video by Jason Silva introducing MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) and the concept of programming the psychedelic experience for therapeutic purposes.
-Passion, know who you are
-I stopped having questions and the whole world opened up
-External chaos, internal peace
-Accepting others experience
-Bag full of mushrooms
-When I live for self its a muted self, self interest is altruism
-Sober in inebriation
-Whatever pussy you get while you’re drunk is not the pussy you get the next day
-Collusion w/ the universe living in appreciation
-How will this decision affect the connectedness of my life
-You want a new life: the price is your whole life
-Habitualizing the process
-Awareness: you can act your way into right thinking. You can’t think your way into right acting
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If You're a Phoenix still in the Ashes
Right now you're being called forth to something new and greater in your life. You're at a crossroads and it's time to draw a line in the sand! It can be both a scary and exciting time. You can either take 5 steps back, continue to struggle, suffer, stay in the confusion or you can take powerful decisive action.
In these times motivation for change is higher, yet unfortunately our ability to make empowered decisions is lower. Many will want to hibernate or isolate themselves and the desire to fight, flee or freeze is very real. We feel anxiety and stress in our body and our emotions can be all over the place. Doubt is often high and FEAR is higher!
This can be a defining moment, this can be, "The Moment it ALL Changed" or just a pattern you continue to repeat.
Welcome to the pre-party three way... On this episode, we circle up on my living room floor to chat a bit before little house party to discuss how we got to where we are, allowing growth into our lives, profound changes fueled by the psychedelic experience, and how to get the most out of Burning Man.
Adam Roa's skill set is varied yet congruent. Without fail, his potent spoken word poetry and deeply moving multi media creations take the viewer on a transformational journey that leads to greater self awareness and compassion for all of life. His ability to see the 'big picture' and translate highly complex concepts into tangible results makes him a highly sought after Human Optimization Strategist. Whether he's supporting high-impact individuals in creating profitable businesses, captivating audiences from the screens and stages or facilitating breakthroughs at workshops and retreats, Adam shows up to life with consistent excellence and soul-inspired passion.
-Leadership as an institution
-”Practicing freedom within structure” (harmony)
-Vagabond on a bike, recalling the Naval Academy days, to almost sex talk,
-”bros understanding feminism”
-Seeing the deep art
“Understanding the deep level of mastery of others”
Co-founder at IntimacyFest, Blogger at Boodaism and Humble Spiritual Leader at Boodananda @davebooda
Jöhg Ananda has been described as a "Cultural Revolutionary" by Dr. Chris Ryan. He is a serial entrepreneur (Healthy Surprise, The Dirt Paleo Personal Care, Jambo Superfoods) and founder of Union Yoga.
Jöhg has invented over 50 consumer products, the subscription snack box category, several guided yoga kriyas and designed a factory. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Mixergy amongst others. Jöhg has developed and holds ‘Sacred Savasana’ a five-hour psychedelic yoga ceremony that he tours across the nation.
His focus is consumer packaged goods and the health and wellness sector. His previous career was in the construction industry (where he still holds his general contracting licenses) provides expertise in project management, contracts & licensing deals.
Founder, CEO at Healthy Surprise, CEO & Co-Founder at Jambo Super Foods and Co-founder at The Dirt
Amateo & Jordanne are the founders of Avant Terra. Avant Terra is a Global community of real life superheroes whose mission is to support and inspire the leaders unifying humanity into the new renaissance age. Their clients are elite visionaries and global game changers who produce World-Class transformational experiences and events.
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