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35. Kratom in the Workplace with Michael McCunney

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Kratom Science Podcast
35. Kratom in the Workplace with Michael McCunney
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Working in a competitive environment in the sales and marketing field, my guest Michael McCunney uses kratom as a stimulant, cognitive boost, and for general well-being. We talk about the importance of doing research, finding a good source, discovering your dose, and staying hydrated. Music: Risey, “Memories of Thailand” The Kratom Science Podcast is produced …

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Journal Club w/ Dr. Jonathan Cachat #4: Human Evolution and Psychoactive Plants, Scratching the Surface of Kratom History, and Kratom Alkaloids

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club w/ Dr. Jonathan Cachat #4: Human Evolution and Psychoactive Plants, Scratching the Surface of Kratom History, and Kratom Alkaloids
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This episode, Dr. Jon and I use the journal article “Following the Roots of Kratom” published in 2015 by BioMed Research International as a jumping off point to talk about kratom history, human evolution and psychoactive plants, Terence McKenna’s “Stoned Ape” theory, and drug in religious cults . Plus, we answer listener mail about kratom …

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34. Rod The Steelworker Switches to Kratom From Norco for Chronic Pain

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34. Rod The Steelworker Switches to Kratom From Norco for Chronic Pain
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Rod the Steelerworker is from Michigan and has been a steelworker for 24 years. As a young man his hobbies were skateboarding and 4-wheeling. As a result of those hobbies, a career doing repetitive physical labor, along with Degenerative Disk Disease, diverticulitis, and IBS, he suffers from chronic pain. A prescription to Norco led him …

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Journal Club with Dr Jonathan Cachat #3: Kratom Addiction, Listener Mail, and Elephants on LSD

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr Jonathan Cachat #3: Kratom Addiction, Listener Mail, and Elephants on LSD
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Dr. Jon Cachat and I talk about the article “Kratom instrumentalization for severe pain self-treatment resulting in addiction – A case report of acute and chronic subjective effects” – This is an open access article that you can read for free https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7378692/ Müller, E., Hillemacher, T., & Müller, C. P. (2020). Kratom instrumentalization for severe …

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Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat #2: “The Potential for Kratom as an Antidepressant and Antipsychotic”

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat #2: "The Potential for Kratom as an Antidepressant and Antipsychotic"
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This is the Kratom Science Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat, neuroscientist and expert in psychopharmacology. In each episode we discuss an article in a peer reviewed journal. For episode 2 we discuss the article, “The Potential for Kratom as an Antidepressant and Antipsychotic” published in Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, edition 93, June …

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33. Pain Management for Interstitial Cystitis with Maranda Flynn

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Kratom Science Podcast
33. Pain Management for Interstitial Cystitis with Maranda Flynn
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Maranda was diagnosed at 22 with interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder disease. She went into pain management and became addicted to opiates. After 3 years a friend introduced her to kratom. she got out of opiate hell, and was able to be present for her children and husband, who also used kratom to beat alcoholism. …

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32. A Light at the End of the Tunnel with Angie Childs

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Kratom Science Podcast
32. A Light at the End of the Tunnel with Angie Childs
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Angie Childs says the road to her addiction started with an abusive childhood. She was first prescribed demerol as a teenager for PTSD-related migraines. After several years of opiate addiction and two near-death experiences, Angie found the strength to get sober. She has found kratom to be a powerful tool both to stay off opiates …

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Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat #1

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat #1
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Dr. Jonathan Cachat joins Kratom Science Podcast host Brian Gallagher to talk about kratom research. Each episode we pick a study about kratom published in a peer-reviewed journal. This week we discuss “Patterns and Reasons for Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) Use among Current and Former Opioid Poly-Drug Users” published in Journal of Ethnopharmacology, March 2020. Full …

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31. A Kratom and Cannabis Success Story with Jacob Ringstad

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Kratom Science Podcast
31. A Kratom and Cannabis Success Story with Jacob Ringstad
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Jacob Ringstad never liked opiates. But at 18 he was diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease. At 19 he was injured in car accidents. This would lead to over a decade of managing chronic pain with opiates. Three years ago Jacob decided to get sober for the sake of his daughter. Using kratom and cannabis, Jacob …

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30. Dr. Darshan Singh, University of Science in Malaysia

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Kratom Science Podcast
30. Dr. Darshan Singh, University of Science in Malaysia
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My guest is Dr. Darshan Singh from the Center for Drug Research at the University of Science in Malaysia. Dr. Singh studies substance abuse, addiction treatment, and harm reduction. He has conducted multiple studies of kratom consumers, and has found kratom in its pure form to be a safe and effective way to decrease substance …

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