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70. Shawn Wenzel on Living with Degenerative Disk Disease

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70. Shawn Wenzel on Living with Degenerative Disk Disease
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My guest from Denver Colorado was diagnosed with degenerative disk disease and lives with severe chronic pain. Unable to receive adequate pain management, she found kratom, uses it in moderate amounts, and it works for her. This Shawn Wenzel and this is her kratom story. Disclaimer: None of the content in this or any episode …

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69. Dr. Christopher McCurdy and Dr. Brian Pearson on the Future of Kratom

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69. Dr. Christopher McCurdy and Dr. Brian Pearson on the Future of Kratom
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Dr. Chris McCurdy is a medicinal chemist who has done groundbreaking research on kratom since 2004, starting at the University of Mississippi. In 2017 Dr. McCurdy moved to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy where he continues his research today with an expert team of pharmacologists, unlocking the function of kratom’s many alkaloids and …

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68. Dirk Netter, Author of Kratom: Ethnobotany, Application, and Culture

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68. Dirk Netter, Author of Kratom: Ethnobotany, Application, and Culture
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Dirk Netter from Germany is the author of one of the only German language books on kratom called Kratom: Ethnobotany, Application, and Culture. As a student at Phillips University in Marburg, Germany he formed the Student Association for Interdisciplinary Psychedelic Research. Dirk Netter has active in the formation of a European kratom alliance to advocate …

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67. Martial Arts/Boxing Trainer Dru Clay on Athlete Psychology, Dealing with Pain, and Safe Use

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67. Martial Arts/Boxing Trainer Dru Clay on Athlete Psychology, Dealing with Pain, and Safe Use
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Dru Clay, named after legendary comic Andrew “Dice” Clay, grew up in a rough area of Modesto, California. That necessitated a need for self protection, that Dru ound in martial arts. Dru competed in tournaments growing up, studied sports medicine and psychology, and became a boxing trainer. Because of the constant physical pain endured by …

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66. Pascal Tanguay, Drug Policy Expert Talks About Kratom in Thailand

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66. Pascal Tanguay, Drug Policy Expert Talks About Kratom in Thailand
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Kratom Science is very grateful to bring you this interview with Pascal Tanguay. For 20 years, Pascal has been working on harm reduction policies in Southeast Asia and in Thailand where he lives. Pascal is a bottomless well of knowledge on the history of drug policy and kratom. He’s worked with the International Drug Policy …

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Journal Club #27: Does Kratom Kill…E-coli and Streptococcus Pneumoniae?

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #27: Does Kratom Kill...E-coli and Streptococcus Pneumoniae?
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Spoiler alert: kinda, but its more the quercetin in kratom, which is available in many food plants and as a dietary supplement on its own. This study comes to us from a team at Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya (UNUSA) in Surabaya, Indonesia, on the island of Java, south of the island of Kalimantan, where most …

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65. Claudia Merandi, Pain Patient Advocate and Author

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Kratom Science Podcast
65. Claudia Merandi, Pain Patient Advocate and Author
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Hulu’s final episode of Dopesick aired yesterday. “I cancelled my Hulu account,” says my guest, Claudia Merandi. “I called it Dopesickening. Hollywood had to profit off the pain community… I refuse to watch.” Claudia Merandi has suffered from Chrohn’s disease since she was a child, as documented in her book Crohn’s: The Other ‘C’ Word: …

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64. Veterans Day Special: A Look Back on Four Veterans Who Told Us Their Kratom Stories

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Kratom Science Podcast
64. Veterans Day Special: A Look Back on Four Veterans Who Told Us Their Kratom Stories
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November 11, 2021 is Veterans Day! We take a look back at four veterans of the United States military who had a kratom story to share. From episode #13, Drew Turner is a US Navy veteran who served in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. He appeared in the kratom documentary A Leaf of Faith. Drew discusses …

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63. Chewing Kratom Leaves with Soren Shade

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Kratom Science Podcast
63. Chewing Kratom Leaves with Soren Shade
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Soren Shade visits Brian in Pittsburgh bearing gifts: mature kratom leaves and a kratom plant the Top Tree Herbs greenhouse in West Virginia. This is the 2nd time the Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia producer and kratom entrepreneur has been on the podcast – the first time being #47. Brian chews kratom for the first time, and we …

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Journal Club #26: High Dose Mitragynine Causes Cognitive Impairment in Mice

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #26: High Dose Mitragynine Causes Cognitive Impairment in Mice
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Dr. JC and Brian look at a study out of University of Science, Malaysia. The comprehensive and detailed study in mice from University of Science, Malaysia revealed mitragynine in very high doses is an agonist (binds to and activates) cannabinoid receptor Type 1 (CB1). Mice administered with high-dose mitragynine demonstrated similar reward-seeking behavior and cognitive …

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