Medical Freedom with Dr. Mary Ruwart CHP Ep. 15

Dr. Mary Ruwart joins me to talk about self-ownership, medical freedom and the seemingly radical idea of the Separation of Church and State.

You can follow her work at:

http://www.ruwart.com

Dr. Ruwart is a very warm, compassionate and intelligent person who truly believes, as I do, that the principles of individual liberty are the best ideas to organize a society upon.

We discuss her most recent book “Death By Regulation.” http://www.ruwart.com/product/death-regulation Dr. Ruwart makes the compelling case that the increased FDA regulatory authority granted by the 1962 Drug Amendment Act has led to a stifling of innovation, the massive increase in drug costs and the death of nearly 15,000,000 Americans.

http://www.ruwart.com/blog/a-1962-law-slowed-drug-development-changing-it-could-slash-drug-prices.html

I’ve bashed big pharma many times in the past and our conversation made me reconsider redirecting the blame more toward the FDA and those laws that give it the authority which has created the modern drug industry.

We also discuss the concept of self-ownerships. This is the concept that you own yourself and that when the government tells you what you can and can’t do they are violating this basic individual right.

Her take is that libertarianism or the repeat for individual rights is the compassionate way to organize society.

Dr. Ruwart was an early follower of Ayn Rand but felt there was something missing from her interpretation of individualism. She believes that humans have an innate need for other humans and that this is on the genetic level. And that charity and compassion are comparable with livery and help the person whose doing the helping more than those being helped.

Love thy neighbor is still valid today as it was 2000 years ago.

Dr. Ruwart also has a fascinating take on how government regulations are in fact a form of non-voluntary human experimentation that violates the ethical framework meant to protect people from being experimented upon without their consent. She is on the board of Institutional Review Board that is tasked with helping to insure that informed consent and certain guidelines are followed for human testing.

http://www.ruwart.com/blog/an-ethicist-asks-is-regulation-unethical-human-experimentation.html

During our conversation we also talk about the idea of The Separation of Medicine and State just as there is the Separation of Church and State. We discusses how both are based upon the same principle as self-ownership.

The topic of the opioid crisis came up as well. Dr. Ruwart shared her personal story of how she had to watch her sister with cancer needlessly suffering due to issues with the red tape around pain medicine. She also related how her sister became so ill and was in so much pain they decided together to go to Dr. Kervokian to end her life. A very powerful story and highlights how we need to change the laws to allow individual to exercise their inherent right of self determination and have painless, effective means of ending one’s own life.

We had a great conversation about how we would all benefit from getting government out of your healthcare choices, the compassionate ethical side of libertarianism and how it’s a matter of life and death when it comes to your medical freedom.

Thanks for tuning in. Let us know what you think about Medical Freedom.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

Chronic Pain, Pain Medicine and the Opioid Crisis – Ed Coghlan CHP Ep 14

Ed Coughlan journalist and editor of the National Pain Report joins us today. He covers the story about how the response to the opioid crisis is hurting many chronic pain patients. During our conversation we cover the political as well as the personal side of pain in America.

You can listen to our conversation here:

Chronically Human Podcast Ep 14 Ed Coghlan with National Pain Report

This is a very personal issue for me. I’ve been in chronic pain for over thirty years and I’ve definitely been affected by the current opioidphobia that’s gripped the nation. So I’m very grateful for Ed’s work and his perspective on this issue.

Ed does an amazing job over at the National Pain Report covering the news concerning pain, practical ideas that can help those in pain and giving a platform for people in pain to share their stories. We discuss the state of the pain community advocacy efforts and what can be done to help change the draconian and in some places, like Oregon, absolutely barbaric policies surrounding the treatment of pain.

During out talk we also touched on how the true enemies of those in pain aren’t people with addiction, doctors or people who advocate for alternative therapies but those who are lobbying the government to make it extremely difficult or in some cases impossible to get effective opioids to treat their pain.
Personally I advocate for the total separation of Medicine and State and that individuals have the right to consume what they choose. But as Ed said during our conversation the world has changed since the current opioid crisis started and that’s the reality we have to deal with. The question is now how can we gain back some of our freedom lost during the last few years, and once again to choose, along with our doctor, how best to ease our pain.

We also do talk about how underrated pain can lead some to contemplate suicide or actually take their own life. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts please reach out to friends and family or contact https://samaritanshope.org and you can also call or text them at 1-877-870-4673.

If you are in pain or know someone who is or you want to educate your friends and family about what the issues are surrounding politics, pain and how we can help those in pain suffer less, please check out and share our conversation.

After listening to the conversation head over to
http://nationalpainreport.com and check out the great work Ed is doing.

You can also follow him on
twitter @NatPainReport
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NationalPainReport/
I also mentioned that I have found success using Kratom to transition off of opioids and to manage my mild to moderate pain. If you are interested in learning more about Kratom check out https://www.americankratom.org .

I personally recommend Red Vein Bali from Natural Organix.

https://naturalorganix.com/home/70-204-buy-bali-kratom-online.html#/39-package_count-50_capsules

Use Promo Code: CH20 for a twenty percent discount.

Thanks for listening and let us know your thoughts on how to help to make sure those in pain can find the relief they deserve.

Pain will always be a part of the Human Condition but we have the gifts of nature and the products of our own reason to make that pain much easier to bear.

Thank for watching.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

The Chronically Human Podcast Ep. 12 Kat Murti – Libertarian Feminist

Kat Murti joins us today. She is libertarian feminist, helps to save animals from unnecessary government medical experiements and works with students around the world to End The War On Drugs.

We had a fascinating conversation about how Libertarianism and Feminism are compatible, how the government uses taxpayer dollars to kill kittens, and why she’s hopeful that college students will help finally put an end to The War On Drugs.

You can learn more about about

Liberty and Feminism

http://feministsforliberty.com

If you want to read more about Libertarian Feminism visit there Library page

https://feministsforliberty.com/library/

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

https://ssdp.org

White Coat Waste – help end taxpyaer funded medical experiments on dogs and cats

https://www.whitecoatwaste.org

Twitter” @Katmurti

 

Brad Miller

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The Chronically Human Podcast Ep. 13 Judge Jim Gray

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Judge Jim Gray is our guest today. He was a prosecutor, then a Judge in Orange County California for years, and is best known for running on the Libertarian Presidential ticket as VP in 2012.

You can listen to the episode here:

https://chronicallyhumanpodcast.castos.com/podcasts/1284/episodes/judge-jim-gray-libertarian-solutions-for-today39s-issues

He talks about how to end the War on Drugs, the libertarian case for Universal Basic Income, and how competition can help fix healthcare and education.

You can find out more about the libertarian and sensible approach for ending the War on Drugs in his book:

Why The Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It

His solution is to legalize drugs at the Federal Level and then let the States to decide taxation, distribution and sales, which is the system that was put in place for alcohol after Prohibition ended.

Drug War Book excerpts

He also mentions Universal Basic Income as a way to help those in need as well as streamline government and save taxpayer dollars.

Judge Jim Gray’s Blog

He bases his version of Universal Basic Income on Milton Friedman’s work which you can check out here:

Milton Friedman Explains the Universal Basic Income

Judge Gray also mentions that you can contact him directly at

jimpgray@sbcglobal.net

to receive his weekly two paragraph comparisons between free market solutions and government interventions to solve the complex problems society faces.

You can find out more about Judge Jim Gray and about practical Libertarian based solutions to the problems facing society by visiting:

Judge Jim Gray’s Website

You can learn more about the PeaceCorp here:

https://www.peacecorps.gov

I learned a lot and I hope you did as well. I think we can all agree it’s time to end the War on Drugs. If you support ending this wasteful, brutal and deadly war leave a comment, like this post or share it with your friends and family.

Thanks for listening.

Let us know what you think.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

Chronically Human Podcast Ep. 11 w/ Dr. Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute

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Dr. Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute joins us. He is a professor, author and a first class Austrian Economist.

Dr. Mark Thornton’s profile on Mises.org

The Mises Institute is a non-profit educational organization promoting Austrian Economics, Freedom and Peace. (Hard to argue with any of that)

Go to https://mises.org to check out their massive library of free online books, their daily articles as well as the coverage of current events.

Today we talked about the dangerous rise of socialism in America, the roots of this ideology and the historical results of what happens when it’s put into practice.

Death by Government

We also talked about ending the War on Drugs and about Modern Monetary Theory.

Mark’s book “Economics of Prohibition” – Free book

Check out Mark’s most recent book for free “The Skyscraper Curse”

Skyscraper Curse Book pdf

We talked a lot about Frederik Bastiat during our discussion, who was a French economist that lived in the first half of the 19th century.

I believe that Bastiat’s short work “The Law” is one of the best defenses of individual liberty and one of the best counters to Socialism as well as Neoconservatism that I’ve ever read.

You can read Bastiat’s pamphlet here. Bastiat’s The Law Pdf .

The Mises Institute has a huge library online you can read for free. I’ve read tons of great books there that have shaped my understanding of freedom, economics and the ideas of peace.

If you want to further explore the reasons why individuals act and what’s the best way to organize society, check out:

Ludwig Von Mises masterpiece “Human Action”

https://mises.org/sites/default/files/Human%20Action_3.pdf

Murray Rothbard’s Classic tome “Man, Economy and State”.

https://mises.org/sites/default/files/Man%2C%20Economy%2C%20and%20State%2C%20with%20Power%20and%20Market_2.pdf

Frederick Bastiat’s “Collected Works”

Bastiat Collected works pdf

You can follow them:

The Mises Institute on Facebook

and check them out on Twitter: @mises

Thanks for watching.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

Chronically Human ep.10: with Dave Herman from the American Kratom Association

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Dave Herman the Chairman of the American Kratom Association joins us today to talk Kratom.

You can watch our conversation on YouTube:

Chronically Human Episode 10 – Dave Herman with The American Kratom Association

Or listen to the audio only version here:

https://chronicallyhumanpodcast.castos.com/podcasts/1284/episodes/dave-herman-chairman-of-the-american-kratom-association-1

He explains what AKA is doing to keep Kratom legal, the science of Kratom, and dispels the FDA’s myths and misinformation about this miracle plant.

Whether you’re heard of Kratom or take it everyday, like I do, our conversation is important for anyone concerned about their ability to make their own decisions concerning their health and well-being without the interference of government.

If you are curious about Kratom or want to donate to keep Kratom legal, check them out:

American Kratom Association

Even if you don’t use Kratom consider donating as well because they are helping to defend all of our individual right to choose for ourselves how to improve our health and well-being.

I use Urban Ice Natural Organix Kratom – the brand I trust .

Personally I use Red Vein Bali for chronic pain. I make a tea each day.

You can see my review here of Urban Ice Natural Organix Kratom:

Review of Urban Ice Natural Organix Kratom

You can use the promo code: CH20 for a 20% discount off your next purchase.

You can see how I make my Kratom tea here:

How I make Kratom Tea

I use Urban Ice Natural Organix Kratom because they use a third party lab to test their products, they are part of the American Kratom Associations Good Manufacturing Program and they are the brand used by the documentary filmmaker, Chris Bell, who made “A Leaf of Faith”, which you can watch on Netflix.

You can read about the NIH grant going to University of Florida to research Kratom that will eventually involve human trials.

https://m.ufhealth.org/news/2018/uf-college-pharmacy-receives-35-million-nida-grant-bolster-kratom-research

Thanks for watching.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

Chronically Human Ep. 9 Fredrik Lindblom – Swedish Professional Golfer

Today I’m joined by my good friend Fredrick Lindblom. He’s a golfer from Sweden who left his country to pursue the American Dream.

You can watch it here on YouTube.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s7tN3bLqayI

We talk about how rude Swedes are to the benefits of CBD oil to how you shouldn’t drink form the water coolers at golf courses.

Fredrik also relates how he stays in shape on tour, the importance of diet and How mindset plays a huge role in success in life whether on or off the course.

Even if you’re not a golfer, you’ll enjoy hearing about Fred’s perspective on life, his persistent pursuit of his dream and how even after traveling all over the world still calls America home.

We discuss CBD oil at length and what benefits he’s found with it. He is part of a company how that uses third party testing to ensure quality, purity and to make sure there is no THC in their CBD oil products.

If you’re looking for a trusted, lab tested, zero CBD oil company check them out.

Go to Pure Swing CBD oil to get your’s today.

You can check out Fred’s YouTube Channel for golf tips:

Fredrik Lindblom Shortgame Golf instruction YouTube Channel

Check him out on Instagram and Twitter for an inside look at being a pro golfer

Instagram

@fredriklindblom

Twitter

@f_lindblom

I enjoyed my talk with Fred and I hope you do as well.

Please like, share and subscribe.

Thanks for watching.

Brad Miller

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Chronically Human Podcast Ep 7 Erica McBride Stark – National Hemp Association Executive Director

Thanks for checking out the latest episode of The Chronically Human Podcast- where we have conversations aimed at creating a better world with more individual freedom and less human suffering.

My guest today is Erica McBride Stark. She is the Executive Director of The National Hemp Association.

We had a fascinating conversation about the past, present and future of Hemp and how this miracle plant can help farmers, improve the overall economy, help people and animals become healthier and also help save the planet.

She clears up some myths about Hemp and explains the difference between Hemp, Marijuana and Cannabis.

We also touch on why Hemp was made illegal in the first place and how it’s become legal again to grow.

If you’re interested in CBD oil at all, she gives great advice about how to find a reputable CBD manufacture. Currently it is the Wild West our there. She suggests finding a company that lists third party lab testing on their website as well as has a way of keeping track of each batch. In the near future she hopes the FDA will give guidance on how the CBD oil industry will be regulated.

This the brand of CBD oil I currently use:

https://pluscbdoil.com

There seems to be no end to the versatility of the Hemp plant. As many as 25,000 different products can’t be made from Hemp. She explains how there are really two types of Hemp plants – one is grown for CBD oil and the other is grown for seed and fiber.

Hemp seeds turns out to be a superfood that she says is one of the healthiest seeds on the planet to eat. She also comments that it makes a wonderful animal feed as well, but bureaucratic red tape is holding that up at the moment.

Erica believes the Hemp industry could easily grow to be a $20 billion industry soon and that the main driver of this will be the demand for hemp fiber used in the manufacturing of car bodies. Currently Audi, BMW and Audi use Hemp fibers in their cars. Henry Ford experimented doing the same in the 1920’s.

She also explains that Hemp fibers can be used to make concrete and to reinforce other building materials. She says that in the future even the addition of small amounts of hemp in building products will make them stronger and lighter and also help the environment.

That’s another great aspect about Hemp. She says that it has the about the same input needs as winter wheat and can sequester massive amounts of carbon.

We also covered why Hemp and Marijuana were made illegal back in the 30’s and discussed where we’d be today if racism, ignorance, government corruption hadn’t ended the growing of Hemp 80 years ago.

She also has great advice for first time Hemp farmers. Start small, experiment with a few different varieties and work out your marketing channels before expanding into large scale production. With Industrial Hemp now legal to grow at the Federal Level she believes that soon the US will no longer have to import Hemp from abroad. This is a huge opportunity for new and existing farmers.

She says there is still a lot of work to be done now that the Feds deem it legal to grow Hemp. A lot of education, research and investment is going to be required for this incredible new/old industry to deliver on the projected promises of positively impacting economy and the environment.

If you are interested in CBD oil, growing Hemp, buying products made of Hemp, or manufacturing products made of this miracle plant, check out their website and consider becoming a member. That helps fund their educational programs and their work in helping grow the U.S. Hemp industry which I believe is good for everyone.

https://nationalhempassociation.org

The future of Hemp is bright according to Erica and I have to agree and after listening to our conversation I think you will as well.

Erica did say that she thinks Hemp is plant which may just save our planet. Listen to our conversation and let us know what you think about Hemp, it you’ve bought Hemp derived products in the past, if you’re interested in buying Hemp products in the future or to agree that you also believe Hemp can save the world.

Whatever your stance is on climate change or your political affiliation, the re-legalization of Hemp cultivation and production in the U.S. is something everyone can agree upon is a good thing.

To support the show please subscribe to the channel, like the videos, leave positive or constructive comments and share with your friends and family.

Thanks for watching.

Brad Miller

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Chronically Human Podcast Ep. 6 Keith Egan, optimist, personal trainer with Type I Diabetes, and a great motivator

Thanks for checking out this episode of The Chronically Human Podcast where I have a powerful positive conversation with my good friend Keith Egan

You can watch our conversation here on YouTube.

Chronically Human Ep. 6 Keith Egan

Thanks for checking out the Chronically Human Podcast – where we have conversations aimed at creating a world with more individual freedom and less unnecessary suffering.

Today, all the way from Ireland, is my good friend, Keith Egan. Keith is a personal trainer who has not let his battle with Type I Diabetes stop him from pursuing his dreams, which included coming to the states to go to university and playing collegiate sports. He’s now dedicated to helping others, with or without Diabetes, reach their fitness goals. Soon he’ll be launching Type I Fitness aimed at doing just that. And we’ll have him on again soon to talk about this promising endeavor.

You can stay in touch with Keith on Twitter @Keithegan17

On Instagram @Keithegan17 and on Facebook: Keith Egan

Keith does touch on ways he’s learned to manage his Type I Diabetes while at the same time be extremely active and fit. At one point Keith was playing soccer and at the same time a standout member of the university’s golf team.

He’s recently gotten into running 10k’s and he’s planning on doing marathons in the future. He gives great advice to those who want to get into running and don’t know where to start.

Non-runners Guide to Marathon Running

His advice that he gives his personal training clients is great for everyone who wants to improve their own life. He advises that first you have to have a goal, then take stock of where you are currently, next, take consistent actions toward your goal, record your results, and celebrate your improvements you’ve made over time, and above all it’s important to be grateful for all you have, including the struggles that come your way.

He recounts how he currently fills his motivation tank by listening to the audio version of David Goggin’s latest book as well as from reading the work of Wim Hoff.

David Goggin’s book “You can’t hurt me” on Amazon

https://www.wimhofmethod.com

We talk about taking on suffering voluntarily to achieve one’s goals and about how it’s important to be “comfortable with being uncomfortable”. He also mentions how beneficial the Wim Hof method of breathing and cold exposure has been for him in helping him to keep going even when his body wants to quit.

Keith is one of the most positive guys I know and he has a great take on how to be happier and at the same time have more success, no matter what your goals are.

I’ve know Keith for years and really appreciate his friendship. I learned plenty while talking with him today. I hope you enjoy our conversation. I’m sure you’ll be able to take away a lot from listening to Keith talk about his journey as well as his outlook on life.

Please let us know how you fill your motivation tank and what parts of the conversation you found most helpful.

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Thanks for watching.

I hope you’re doing great.

Brad Miller

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Chronically Human Podcast #005 with Tom Egan – former UFC Fighter and now one of the best MMA trainers on the planet

“The Chronically Human Podcast” is a place where we have discussions dedicated to creating a world with more individual freedom and less unnecessary suffering.

Today, our guest is my good friend, Tom “The Tank” Egan.

Tom hails from Ireland, he is a former UFC fighter and now one of the best Mixed Martial Arts trainers in the country. He shares a lot of great insights in his strong Irish accent, about fighting, freedom and America.

You can watch it here:

Chronically Human Podcast Ep. 005 Tom “The Tank” Egan

We had a great time talking about MMA fighting, Individual Freedom, Government Oppression, the importance of Culture and why being Personally Accountable for one’s actions, in the Octagon as well as in everyday life, is vital for success.

We start off by covering the UFC Brooklyn Main Event. Tom breaks down brilliantly what Cejudo did right and explains what a huge gamble TJ took by cutting so much weight.

He also said that we should still give TJ a lot of respect for making the weight cut and taking on that daunting challenge. Tom gives his unique perspective about the controversy surrounding the practice of interviewing fighters after a knockout or referee stoppage. He recounts his time being interviewed by Joe Rogan after a tough loss and how much of a big a deal that was for him as a young fighter.

From the discussion on fighting we delve into the topic of Individual Freedom. Specifically we talk about the Bill of Rights and how most Americans take this revolutionary document for granted. He touches on why he came to America and how his own views have changed since he’s been here.

Tom also offers great insight into the history of Ireland’s struggle for Freedom and how there is a big push to bring back the Gaelic language to reclaim some of its forgotten heritage. He also sheds light on how politicians (around the world) like to act as if what they are doing is what’s best for their people, but in the end most are only looking to raise their status, pad their pockets and ensure their spot inside the aristocracy.

We also talk about what happens when the inherent natural rights of the individual are denied and violated by the very governments that were instituted to protect them. He makes a great point about how the monstrous machine that Hitler created was done right under the nose of the German people.

If you want to be free you must also be responsible and we delve into the relationship between the two ideas.

I mention Jordan Peterson’s book “The 12 Rules for Life” – in particular Rule #2 Make your bed. I share Peterson’s admonition:

“You should sort yourself out before trying to fix the world.”

Making your bed everyday is one way to start making the world a better place with your own hands and initiative. By taking care of the smallest things in life we set the stage for more responsibility in the future. Unfortunately we have a large segment of the population who are a part of the outrage culture, who focus their attention on what others are doing or not doing. It’s extremely easy to fall into the trap of searching out the flaws in others instead of searching out our own.

We began by talking fighting and that’s where we ended the conversation. Tom relays how he had a fighter recently who was struggling outside the cage. He was blaming everyone else for his problems except himself. Tom told the young man that he should focus on what he can control, stop blaming everyone else for his problems and to start taking ownership of his actions. All great advice.

At the end of our talk I ask Tom what it takes mentally to get into the cage and fight another man. He gives a good accounting of his mental preparation before a fight as well as what type of mindset is needed to control the fear and to face it head on. This window into the mind of an MMA fighter and coach can be applicable in everyday life for any of us, who will never see the inside of an MMA Cage.

I thoroughly enjoyed our discussions today about Fighting, Freedom, Culture and Personal Responsibility. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.

A big thank you to Tom “The Tank” Egan for being on today. I highly recommend you follow him on Twitter and Instagram @teameganmma

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