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LET'S TALK PLANT MEDICINE: Cannabis, Psychedelics & Pharmaceutics with Dr. O

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This show is for educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice, Dr. O is a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis. In this podcast, you will learn about alternative ways to improve your health and well-being using the healing power of medicinal herbs such as cannabinoids, psychedelics, and conventional therapy.
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What's Ape behavioral studies and Gorilla got with cannabis?To help answer the above questions is today’s guest; cannabis coach Candice Rohrer. Candice is a psychology-trained professional that got into cannabis during her father’s battle with cancer. After her father lost his battle with cancer, Candice decided to use the knowledge she acquired as his caregiver and her background in Ape Behavior Research to help people and animals living with post-traumatic stress disorders navigate their journey.Dr. O and Candice dived deep into all things cannabis and how behavioral therapy can be an added tool in clinicians’ toolbox to help clients and animals alike. This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Candice here:https://www.facebook.com/candice.rohrermedina Sign up for Dr. O’s incredible Masterclasses, Health equals Wealth membership and Newsletter here:https://wci-health.com/offer-masterclass/https://wci-health.com/offer-health-wealth/https://wci-health.com/#newsletter Those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“My father had cancer, felt miserable with chemo, but wouldn’t use cannabis for a long time …he was scared of the stories he’s had about cannabis”“Time to start telling the truth about cannabis…how can part be ok, but the whole is illegal?”“I’m trying to help get retired Apes used in circus back to their natural habitat & self, free of fear” …. Psychologist Candice Rohrer VALUABLE RESOURCESJoin Dr. O’s Village. Follow her on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: www.venmo.com/u/wcihealthhttps://cash.app/$wcihealthABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specialized in cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professionals, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
Plant medicine is nothing new to mankind. How do environmental factors affect human’s response to plant medicine like cannabis? To help answer the above questions is today’s guest; Arleen Crider, chair of the diversity-inclusion of the American Cannabis Nurse Association (ACNA). Arleen aka #1 dope nurse, is a Licensed practical nurse for over 15 years. She is a curriculum developer, makeup artist & creator of Indotherapies.Dr. O and Arleen dived deep into all things plant medicine; including divine guidance, Dr. Sebi’s work, fighting impostor syndrome among others. This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Arleen here:www.calendly.com/indotherapieshttps://www.instagram.com/1dopenursearleen/ Sign up for Dr. O’s incredible Masterclasses, Health equals Wealth membership, and Newsletter here:https://wci-health.com/offer-masterclass/https://wci-health.com/offer-health-wealth/https://wci-health.com/#newsletter Those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“I grew up being spooky. my parents were very into psychic and our indigenous root…”“Part of why I got into cannabis is its potential to help with cancer. Cancer is the #1 illness that my family dies of. But continuously saying it runs in family is like casting a spell…“Casting spell is speaking things into existence. So, I speak health to my food & my surrounding” …. Arleen Crider VALUABLE RESOURCESJoin Dr. O’s Village. Follow her on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: www.venmo.com/u/wcihealthhttps://cash.app/$wcihealthABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specializing in cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professionals, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
Psychedelic therapy is not without its controversy. Issues of abusive practices are valid concerns. On today's show; bioethicist Dr. Sandra Dreisbach walks us thru the best practices in the space.Dr. Sandra is an ethics advisor, facilitator, and a Reiki master; active in integration, education, and advocacy. She is also a professor of Bioethics at the University of California, Sant Cruz.Dr. O and Dr. Sandra dived deep into all things ethics, especially as it relates to the indigenous people and the minority communities.This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Dr. Sandra here:https://www.instagram.com/drsandradreisbach/ Sign up for Dr. O’s incredible Masterclasses, Health equals Wealth membership and Newsletter here:https://wci-health.com/offer-masterclass/https://wci-health.com/offer-health-wealth/https://wci-health.com/#newsletter Those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“Sometimes people look at ethicists as police. That’s not my job. It’s the communities’ job to come up with a solution. I’m here to help discern and navigate, especially as it affects the indigenous people, BIPOC, and other disenfranchised communities…”“Psychedelics are not new. We in the West need to come back to the plants with humility and reconnect ourselves with traditions...”“I have so many hopes. One of them is that people come to work with the plants more in a communal mindset…in a balanced way to create healing, connecting more in love” … Dr. Sandra Dreisbach VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: www.venmo.com/u/wcihealthhttps://cash.app/$wcihealthABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specializing in cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professionals, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
For most plant medicine-based businesses, having their products and services in front of ideal clients is not a “walk at the park”. This week, we spoke with Gina Vensel and Elizabeth Sheldon of Plant Media Project (PMP) on how to solve these problems.Gina is a media professional, CEO of Easy Street Promotions; LiveMusicPGH; and a TEDx director from Pittsburgh.Elizabeth is a DC insider with history in Capitol Hill. She is the former publisher of The New Republic and Washington Technology magazines. Elizabeth is also an advocate for plant medicine.Dr. O, Gina, and Elizabeth dived deep into issues facing plant medicine entrepreneurs and how to get around them.This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Gina & Elizabeth here:https://plantmediaproject.com/Sign up for Dr. O’s incredible Masterclasses, Health equals Wealth membership, and Newsletter here:https://wci-health.com/offer-masterclass/https://wci-health.com/offer-health-wealth/https://wci-health.com/offer-terpenes/ Those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“I’ve always been a plant medicine user as a youngster to feel better…“I’m a lot more thoughtful about plant medicine usage now…should be used with intension and integration” …Elizabeth Sheldon“Geofencing is a legal tool that can be used by restricted plant medicine businesses for marketing”The “war on drugs” needs to be reconsidered…there are so many people wanting to know more about cannabis as wellness tools…Gina Vensel VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-PsychedelicNewsletter: https://wci-health.com/Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: www.venmo.com/u/wcihealthhttps://cash.app/$wcihealthABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specialized in cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professionals, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
Plant medicine is nothing new to mankind. Indigenous people learned how to use herbs way back.  Are these plants in danger of extinction as a result of increased usage? What happens to people that rely on them for food and religion?To help answer the above questions is today’s guest; a 4th generation Jamaican herbalist, Oskii Chevanier. He is a plant-based nutritionist with a foundation rooted in the techniques passed down by his grandfather who passed at 103 years in 2010.Dr. O and Oskii dived deep into all things plant medicine; including cannabis landrace and the danger it poses for the next generation. Oskii currently works with western-trained integrative clinicians interested not just in western medicine, but the ancient traditions in the management of diseases. This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Oskii here:https://www.instagram.com/11hyholistic_hylyfe/ Sign up for Dr. O’s incredible Masterclasses, Health equals Wealth membership, and more here:https://wci-health.com/offer-masterclass/https://wci-health.com/offer-health-wealth/https://wci-health.com/offer-terpenes/Those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“Vegan has got nothing to do with being healthy. Veganism is a political activist’ war against animal consumption…”“The top ten diseases seen today didn’t even exist years ago…”“Many diseases are symptoms of western lifestyles. Cannabis is not a Cure-all, Lifestyle is” …. Herbalist Oskii Chevanier VALUABLE RESOURCESJoin Dr. O’s Village. Follow her on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-PsychedelicNewsletter: https://wci-health.com/ Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: www.venmo.com/u/wcihealthhttps://cash.app/$wcihealthABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker with a focus on cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professionals, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
The retail market is been shown to be indispensable in the world today. The importance of the retail market, especially when it comes to cannabis was revealed during the peak of the pandemic. This week; Adam Wick, a frontline cannabis retailer gave his perspectives on the challenges of working in a highly regulated market and how he’s been able to use creativity to meet the needs of clients. Adam is the founder and CEO of Healthy Hemp Outlet, a retail health and wellness company with one of its stores located in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Per Adam, retailers are the first line of defense when it comes to patients getting valuable information on wellness products. Anecdotal data is the basis for further research into qualified clinical trials. Where else can we get this information if not from retail clients?Dr. O and Adam dived deep into all things retail cannabis with a focus on removing the medical jargon so that patients can have access to educational material that’ll help them make an informed decision needed to help them level up on their wellness journey.This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Adam Wick here:instagram.com/healthy_hemp_outlet To sign up for Dr. O’s incredible masterclass go to https://wci-health.com those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“I’ll rather spend time with people that understand cannabis and want to prevent diseases….”“Cannabis is like our lettuce; we make choices every day which type we want…. iceberg or romaine?”“Homeostasis is like a Yoga instructor helping you to find balance. CBD can be seen in similar light” .... Adam Wick, CEO HH Outlet VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: www.venmo.com/u/wcihealthhttps://cash.app/$wcihealthABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specialized in cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professional, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
The “Green and the Psychedelic Renaissance” is here at last to stay. To deny its inevitability can be likened to denying one’s next breath of fresh air. Studies show that depression is the #1 mental illness and the most debilitating worldwide. Psilocybin (aka Magic Mushroom) has been shown to be effective in the management of treatment-resistant depression. Our guest today, Ankh Ankhara Akeru is a psilocybin specialist with a focus on the indigenous practices and the mysticism surrounding psychedelic plants.Ankhara is the founder of Psilocypher Session on the clubhouse. He is a meta-physician, world Bridger, psychedelic, and integration techniques educator. Ankhara is also a gatekeeper that teaches people how to hold space.Dr. O and Ankhara dived deep into all things psychedelics with a focus on psilocybin and how to take the good news of plant medicine to our dying world in a safe and thoughtful way; respecting the indigenous communities that made it possible for us to fellowship with this sacred plants.This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Ankh Ankhara Akeru here:https://www.instagram.com/cosmic_roots_creations/ To sign up for Dr. O’s incredible masterclass go to https://wci-health.com those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“The most forgiven teacher for me is psilocybin. She is my “chosen one” that I go to…”“There is no easy way to psychedelic experience unless you’re willing to do the integrative work…It’s not all rainbows, fairies, and butterflies…”“Baba Kilindi as a mentor, charged me to meet the needs of our communities thru teaching” .... Alchemist Ankhara Akeru VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: www.venmo.com/u/wcihealthhttps://cash.app/$wcihealthABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specialized in cannabis and psychedelics.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
The injustices experienced daily in the Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) communities in the United States is nothing new. These injustices are even more heartbreaking if you happen to be a minority veteran. Our guest today,  Staff Sargent, Sabrina “Charli” Smith is no stranger to both scenarios.Charli is the founder/CEO of Krown Level Enterprises, DBA Genie’ Healing Elements with a focus on helping working families explore holistic wellness using plant medicine like cannabis. She is a decorated combat veteran in the United States Air Force,  using her platform and events to advocate on issues affecting the veterans and the minorities.Dr. O and Charli dived deep into some of the issues affecting the veterans and the BIPOC communities as it relates to access to affordable healthcare, injustices seen in the cannabis space, especially as it relates to the people of color; and entrepreneurship.This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Staff Sargent Charli Smith here:https://linktr.ee/CharmingCharli To sign up for Dr. O’s incredible masterclass go to https://wci-health.com those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“Your health is your responsibility to take care of…Don’t contract it to others”“Your body is like a vehicle. If you don’t do proper maintenance like putting gas and proper tune-up, you’ll not have a vehicle for long” …. Staff Sargent Sabrina “Charli” Smith VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: www.venmo.com/u/wcihealthhttps://cash.app/$wcihealthABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specialized in cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professional, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
Cooking with plants can be challenging. In order to break up their starchy walls into digestible forms, some plants require high temperatures, while some don't. Our guest today, Necole Hines has perfected the acts of cooking, not just with any plants, but the "king of plants" itself.Necole is a Canadian cannabis chef, educator, and advocate who loves to add cannabis to her life. She’s the founder of “Faded Living”, an educational and event company that set out to break down the stigma surrounding cannabis with her 420 friendly events. Necole is also a member of “Louder Together Cannabis Advocacy Society with a focus on issues affecting the Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) and cannabis.Dr. O and Necole dived deep into all things cannabis as it relates to cooking and consuming safely.This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Necole Hines here:https://fadedliving.com/ To sign up for Dr. O’s incredible masterclass go to https://wci-health.com those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“I use a slow cooker to infused my oil. The temperature should not be greater than 240 degrees when cooking with cannabis”“I recommend Canola oil if new to infused cooking…I’m from Canada, Maple is big here…I love infused Jerk meals. I guess that’s the Jamaican in me”“I started my company to normalized adult cannabis use. Although it’s legal in some countries, there’s still a lot of stigmas attached. If I could present it to people with food, it wouldn’t be so foreign and scary…. something people can relate to….” Chef Necole Hines VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: www.venmo.com/u/wcihealth$CashApp: https://cash.app/$wcihealth ABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis, psychedelics; and a public speaker with a focus on cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professional, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
The whole world is in the psychedelic renaissance. Psilocybin is one of the plants that come to mind when psychedelics are mentioned. But, thousands of other non-hallucinogenic mushrooms such as Reishi, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, and Chaga have been in existence for over 4,000 years and are used as medicines especially in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Our guest today, Jeff Chilton, has been working with these fungi before it became the “New Woke.”Jeff is an ethno-mycologist that has been working with Shrooms since the late 60s. He’s traveled all over the world, including Asia, teaching and learning the best techniques to grow and extract high-quality organic mushrooms. Jeff is the founder of Nammex, the first Certified Organic mushroom extracts for supplements. He’s also the co-author of the acclaimed book, “The Mushroom Cultivator” published in 1983.Dr. O and Jeff dived deep into all things Shrooms and how to harness their medicinal properties to level up on your wellness journey.This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Jeff Chilton here:https://www.facebook.com/realmushrooms To sign up for Dr. O’s incredible masterclass go to https://wci-health.com those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“Mushrooms are in their own kingdoms. We have the kingdom of plants and animals…Fungi are in-between plants and animals. They are unique”“How do I grow mushrooms? They don’t have seeds…”“In the 60s, the "power that be" criminalized plants and agents like LSD so that they can lock us up in jails…and they’ve been doing it to the minorities for generations” .... Jeff Chilton, President Nammex VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: www.venmo.com/u/wcihealthhttps://cash.app/$wcihealthABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specialized in cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professionals, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
Not many people can say that they’ve experienced grid living, tending to nature, learning about its beauty, especially the healing that can come from fellowshipping with it. Our guest today is one of those very few. Patrick Ironwood is the creator of “Nature of Reaction”, a futuristic anthropology museum showcasing what some of the objects found underwater would look like in years to come due to climate change and its impact on our world. He is a bio evolutionary, transmedia artist, an inventor, forest dweller, festival advocate, self-authoring post theist, and a star monkey…WOW!Dr. O and Patrick dived deep into all thing’s psychedelics, spirituality, and the future of medicine in this episode.This conversation is a must-listen if you’re new to the psychedelic space, or would like to learn more from an individual that has actually worked with most of these magical plants. Connect with Patrick Ironwood here:https://www.instagram.com/natureofreaction https://natureofreacton.blogspot.com/ To sign up for Dr. O’s incredible masterclass go to https://wci-health.com those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”!BEST MOMENTS“The indigenous people work with plants and see them as healers... I read the book Plant of the Gods…because I didn’t have a specific spirituality at the time, I started believing in the magical plants as healers, and they sure are....”“My parent were missionaries. I was born in Nigeria, Africa. This impacts how I see others . I became an activist because growing up in rural TN, I saw a lot of injustices towards others that I felt wasn’t right…” Patrick Ironwood VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: www.venmo.com/u/wcihealthhttps://cash.app/$wcihealthABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specialized in cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professional, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
We all agreed that the opioid epidemic is gone out of control, especially here in the US. Over 81,000 Americans overdosed (OD) on opioids between 2019 and 2020. According to CDC, at least 100,000 people are estimated to OD on an opioid in 2021 (especially with the trauma from the pandemic).Our guest today, Levi Barker is a Bwiti Iboga Provider at Iboga Wellness Center in Costa Rica. The Bwitian, from west-central Africa, have worked with Iboga root for generations in the management of various ailments and for spiritual purposes. Levi has worked with Iboga root to beat his addiction to heroin and now sharing the positive power of this plant to help those that are called to work with it.Dr. O and Levi dived deep into not just Iboga, but also ibogaine, the primary active compound as well as the negative side effects that can result from the usage of the plant.This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Levi Barker here:https://facebook.com/ibogawellnessTo sign up for Dr. O’s incredible masterclass go to https://wci-health.com those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“I was one of the 1st generations of the opioid epidemic after a snowboarding accident, was prescribed Percocet…which led me to heroin addiction”“My friend introduced me to Iboga. I went through the ceremony…woke up and basically free of drugs”“There’s no other compound that can physically stop the physical withdrawal of opioid, Iboga is the only one” .... Levi Barker VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: www.venmo.com/u/wcihealthhttps://cash.app/$wcihealthABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specialized in cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professionals, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
What’s cannabis got to do with patience, self-care, and your Heart’s Oracle Deck? Today’s guest, mindfulness guide Tori Rerick, Pharm.D. answers all that questions.Tori is a doctor of pharmacy that dispenses mindfulness and self-care for self-healing. She is an advocate for cannabis as medicine, who traded traditional pharmaceutics for holistic wellness shortly after becoming a mother.Dr. O and Tori dived deep into all things Chakra, Crystals, and how prioritizing your mental health, self-care, and general wellbeing is not being selfish, but self-love!This conversation is a must-listen if you’re looking for alternative medicine & tools to level up your wellness journey. Connect with Tori Rerick here:https://torirerick.com/ To sign up for Dr. O’s incredible masterclass go to https://wci-health.com those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“After reaching my healing limit with antidepressants, I decided to go natural with my anxiety treatment…. Cannabis was one of my allies on this journey”“I was dedicated to feeling better for real…This led me down the rabbit hole of personal development and self-healing. I got into crystals, Christianity, journaling, and reading literature that was holistic and metaphysical…I even started yoga” “My purpose is to walk alongside those who are healing... normalizing cannabis as medicine” ...Tori Rerick, Pharm.D.VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: www.venmo.com/u/wcihealth$CashApp: https://cash.app/$wcihealthABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmDClinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis, psychedelic plants, and a public speaker passionate about all things cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professionals, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
Not many people know that human’s reproductive organs (ovaries, uterus, prostates & testes), are rich in CB1 receptors where cannabinoids like THC binds to exact their effects. Today’s guest Laura Hamilton is on a mission to change that. Laura is the founder of “Women, Sex and Cannabis.” She is a Certified Cannabis Educator that helps people understand how cannabis can help alleviate symptoms of menopause, erectile dysfunction, and other hormone-related issues that makes life unbearable for many people.Dr. O and Laura dived deep into how cannabis can help not just women, but men deal with age-related sexual and reproductive challenges.This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Laura Hamilton here:https://www.womensexandcannabis.com To sign up for Dr. O’s incredible masterclass go to https://wci-health.com. Those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“The more I learn about cannabis, the more I see how it can help alleviate menopausal symptoms ...and women don’t have to be ashamed or suffer in silence anymore”“Cannabis needs to be general public knowledge so that we all can make a positive life-changing decision for our health”“I’m on a mission to take cannabis, sex, and menopause out of the TABOO dictionary” .... Laura Hamilton VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic Subscribe on: Apple Podcast, wci-health.com/podcast. Leave a review & Share.Support the show Here:Patron: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthVenmo: https://www.venmo.com/u/wcihealthCashApp: https://cash.app/$wcihealthABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specialized in cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professionals, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
Cannabis has been around for many generations and has been used as medicine not just by regular people, but also by healthcare professionals.Today’s guest, Julie Battel CNM, MPH is a seasoned healthcare professional with expertise in women’s health, plant medicine, and more.Dr. O and nurse Julie dived deep into various topics including Cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, racial justice in cannabis space, and how to better help patients get access to all their medicine including cannabis. This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Chief NP Julie here:https://www.instagram.com/julie_battel/ To sign up for Dr. O’s incredible masterclass go to https://wci-health.com those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“I’ve worked with pharmaceuticals all my career…. cannabis is the safest medicine I’ve ever worked with”“Weekly, I get people say to me, cannabis changed their lives”“I don’t believe cannabis is magic, we’re still learning  a lot about it, but to some patients, it sure feels like it” ....NP Julie Battel VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic   CH: @cannabisdoctorSubscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com, and leave a review. Become a Patron here: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth ABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH (Alternative Health & Wellness Hub)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specialized in cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professionals, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money, avoiding adverse reactions and living their best lives NOW!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
Can cannabis help with the stress of contact sports like football, basketball, and boxing?Today’s guest, Darryl Howard II (aka Chief Skillz) of Chief Skillz’s tribe is a leader and NAACP award recipient. Darryl shared his experience as an athlete and the role he thinks cannabis can play in athletes’ post-game recovery.Dr. O and Chief Skillz also dive deep into the issue of diversity, the recent controversy involving Sha’carri Richardson, and the Olympic federation. This conversation is a must-listen. Connect with Chief Skillz Tribe Here:bit.ly/chiefskillzmerchTo sign up for Dr. O’s incredible masterclass go to https://wci-health.com those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”! BEST MOMENTS“I don’t see anything “down” in children with down syndrome…I see their challenges as a super-power”“Children with a disability just want to be treated like any other kids… That’s what I do in my training camp…It might take them a little bit more time, but they got these”....Chief Skillz VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic   CH: @cannabisdoctorSubscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com, and leave a review. Become a Patron here: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth ABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD  Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specialized in cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professionals, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
Can cannabis improve the symptoms of those suffering from ADHD?Cannabis has been demonized for many generations but there are so many positive and useful properties to the plant. In this episode, Dr. O explores the role cannabis, particularly CBD, can play in those individuals with ADHD.To sign up to Dr. O’s incredible masterclass go to https://wci-health.com those who register will also receive a free signed copy of Dr. O’s book “A Pharmacists Guide to Cannabis”!KEY TAKEAWAYS·      Dr. O is always trying to break down medical jargon so everyone can understand. When she talks about cannabinoids, she is referring to compounds found in cannabis, such as CBD & THC.·       When someone mentions ADHD many people think of ‘hyper-active’ children. But ADHD is so much more than this stereotype.·       In adulthood, the symptoms of ADHD can present multiple problems in everyday life, such as holding down a job, maintaining relationships, and can of course have a strong correlation with poor mental health.·       It is worth noting that ADHD symptoms can be relieved using diet, therapy, and exercise and should always be explored first before medication.·       According to many cannabis users, cannabis helps in the management of their symptoms. ·       Good fats are essential in keeping the brain healthy. Cannabinoids have been proven to be rich in the unsaturated fats needed for good brain health.BEST MOMENTS“When do you go from kids being kids to kids being deficient in attention…what is really ADHD?”“Most adults don’t even get diagnosed…we keep hustling and striving but it is a big deal, the struggle is real”“One size doesn’t fit all…not everyone is a candidate for plant medicine but education is the key” VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social: IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-Psychedelic CH: @cannabisdoctorSubscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com, and leave a review. Become a Patron here: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth ABOUT THE HOSTDr. Lola Ohonba, PharmD Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistFounder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness)Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specialized in cannabis and psychedelics.Dr. O helps healthcare professional, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level-up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
 We know that Terpenes are used as protection for plants, we also now know that plants use their healing properties too. So, the more we can find and utilise safely, the better! In this episode, Dr O explores a Terpene not outline in her book, Sabinene! KEY TAKEAWAYSDr O grew up using and learning about nature and it’s healing properties. There are barely any ailments that you can think of that the West African community don’t have something natural to help with the symptoms! Dr O wants you to learn and utilise this knowledge like she has so you can save money and reap the benefits of plant medicine.Sabinene has lots of uses including cancer prevention, anti-aging and has both anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.Sabinene has a similar smell to pine and orange and is generally found in black pepper, basil, Norwegian spruce and carrot seed oil.Dr O is all about taking the ‘hocus pocus’ and the mysteriousness out of medicine, she likes to get rid of the jargon and communicate knowledge to people so they can understand, without needing a medical background.BEST MOMENTS “Most of the smells around us are from terpene”“Inflammation itself isn’t a bad thing, it’s our bodies way of telling us that somethings not right and trying to heal itself”"We are just talking about using our food as medicine, as a preventative medicine for our body"  VALUABLE RESOURCESFollow Dr. O on social:IG: https://www.instagram.com/wcihealth19/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lola-o-ohonba-pharm-d-247352199Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/Cannabis-PsychedelicHandle on CH: @cannabisdoctorSubscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com, and leave a review. Become a Patron here: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth  ABOUT THE HOST/Dr. Lola Ohonba, PharmDClinical Pharmacist, Certified Medical Cannabis SpecialistPresident/Founder WCI HEALTH LLC (Alternative Health & Wellness) Dr. Ohonba (aka Dr. O) is the founder and CEO of WCI HEALTH LLC, an alternative health and wellness company. She’s a clinical pharmacist certified in medical cannabis and a public speaker specialized in health-related topics including cannabis and psychedelics. Dr. O helps healthcare professional, dispensaries and alternative medicine enthusiasts understand the health benefits of plant medicine using her background as a clinician and an herbal medicine user growing up in West Africa; so that they can assist their clients to level-up on their wellness journey, saving money and avoiding adverse reactions. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
This episode is all about another route of administration for cannabis called infused edibles. Dr O, talks all about the different varieties of edibles available and when patients should opt for edibles over other methods. Dr O helps plant medicine enthusiasts succeed in their wellness journey using the healing power of botanicals like cannabis and psychedelics.This podcast is to help plant professionals and plant curious people get the benefits of plant medicines for themselves and/ or their patients. Are you tuning in to every episode and wondering how you can support the show? 👇🏿Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com, and leave a review. Become a Patron here: https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealthFollow Dr. O on socialIG- @wcihealth19TWITTER - @wcihealth CLUBHOUSE - @cannabisdoctorSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
Dr. O helps plant medicine enthusiasts succeed in their wellness journey using the healing power of botanicals like cannabis and psychedelics.This podcast is to help plant professionals and plant curious people get the benefits of plant medicines for themselves and/ or their patients. In this episode, Dr. O takes the time to explain the difference between smoking and vaping cannabis, the reasons you would opt for one over the other, and the benefits and disadvantages of each option. Are you tuning in to every episode and wondering how you can support the show? 👇🏿Subscribe on Apple Podcast, wci-health.com and leave a review or become a Patron here: https://www.patreon.com/DoctorLola/posts?fan_landing=true Follow Dr O on socialIG- @wcihealth19TWITTER - @wcihealth CLUBHOUSE - @cannabisdoctorSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/WCIHealth)
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