Category Archives: Podcast

IHR Podcast #21: Criticizing science in truthless times

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I reflect on the following question: How can we challenge and expose bad ideas and corruptive influences in mainstream science without playing into the hands of anti-intellectuals in this age of … Continue reading

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IHR Podcast #20: What am I doing here?

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I think out loud about the question “What am I doing here?” before rambling on about everything under the sun.

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IHR Podcast #19: Living one’s dreams in the age of digital distraction

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I reflect on what it means to be healthy in this age of digital distraction. This is a seriously low-energy podcast. I really need to learn how to bring some enthusiasm … Continue reading

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IHR Podcast #18: Neurogenesis and Holistic Health

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I respond to Brant Cortright’s thesis that one’s rate of neurogenesis (growth of new brain cells) may be the most important biomarker for one’s brain health. I recently blogged about all … Continue reading

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IHR Podcast #17: Joanna Moncrieff and the politics of psychiatric drug treatment

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I ramble on about the inadequacy of current terminology to describe “integral” mental health perspectives, and then introduce one such perspective — the critical psychiatry of Dr. Joanna Moncrieff. Relevant media: … Continue reading

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IHR Podcast #16: Critical Thinking

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I string together some loosely formed thoughts about the centrality of critical thinking in all walks of life. Related media: Critical Thinker Academy: Good website with lots of free resources about … Continue reading

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IHR Podcast #15: To screen or not to screen (everyone for depression)

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I discuss the new depression screening guidelines proposed by the The US Preventive Services Task Force, the response to these guidelines by Allen Frances, and the perils of podcast procrastination. Related … Continue reading

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IHR Podcast #14: Thoughts on Integral Theory and the associated community

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I discuss my current perspective on Ken Wilber’s “Integral Theory” and the associated community, especially in light of the recent New York Times article on Marc Gafni, a known sexual predator … Continue reading

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IHR Podcast #13: Bruce Levine and the anti-authoritarian mental health movement

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I talk about the anti-authoritarian pushback against mainstream mental health perspectives, highlighting an excellent video presentation by psychologist Bruce Levine. Related media: – My recent blog post on Levine’s presentation – … Continue reading

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IHR Podcast #12: Lifestyle and mental health

In this episode of the Integral Health Resources Podcast, I revisit an incredibly important and sadly under-appreciated article (written in 2011) by Dr. Roger Walsh called Lifestyle and Mental Health. The article outlines eight major lifestyle factors that are woefully … Continue reading

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