Dr. Ted Achacoso is, in my opinion, one of the smartest physicians in the world, and he’s back today to share more from his depth of knowledge about human consciousness and wellness. I think this conversation is so important for moms, since our awareness around this topic affects the next generation.
We start by delving into the idea of consciousness and what that term really means, how to understand our own egos, and why it’s relevant to our families and kids today.
Episode Highlights With Dr. Ted Achacoso
- What consciousness is and the difference between the medical understanding and other theories (and why this matters)
- The global consciousness theory vs the integrative theory of consciousness
- Does something need to be conscious to be alive?
- The biological life definition of consciousness
- 80% of oxygen is created by phytoplankton in the ocean and not the trees: how this interdependence matters for consciousness
- The emerging field of synthetic biology and what this means for our kids
- How the seat of the ego is now said to be known
- The difference between the self and consciousness and why this matters
- The self is an appearance within consciousness
- What the default mode network of the brain is and why it’s important to understand
- Why self is not a noun but a verb, continually being created and destroyed
- How to turn down the self-referential feeling and the importance of the feeling of selflessness
- Why we are the cause of our own suffering (and the real source of suffering)
- How to respond instead of react
- Why most people who are depressed have very active default mode vs task positive networks (and what that means)
- How the different types of meditation help the formation of a non-judgmental awareness
- The way to learn to watch the ego arise
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- 437: Health Optimization Medicine, Nootropics, and Anti-Aging With Polymath Dr. Ted Achacoso
- Troscriptions– Use code WELLNESSMAMA for 5% off
- Santa Sold Shrooms
- Ryan Holiday books on Stoicism
- How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
- Podcast with Dr. Dennis McKenna
- Dr. Jud Brewer
More From Wellness Mama
- 274: Spirituality, Psychedelics & Circumcision: Taboo Topics With Luke Storey
- 289: Stoic Wisdom for Modern Life and Parenting With Ryan Holiday
- 253: A (Semi) Serious Ultra-Spiritual Conversation With JP Sears
- 332: An Eastern, Ancient Traditional Approach to Health & Longevity With Simon Cheng of Pique Tea
- 141: How to Accept Yourself, Foster Community & Be Unlimited with Dr. Mark Atkinson
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