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Collective Insights is a voyage through topics and technologies revolutionizing human wellbeing.

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Collective Insights is a voyage through topics and technologies revolutionizing human wellbeing.






Forrest Landry - What is Ethics? An Exploration of Choice and Love

Forrest Landry joins us for the first public podcast interview he has ever done. In this episode, Daniel Schmachtenberger interviews Forrest on the principles of ethics and choice. This is a critical conversation because we need to make choices in a different way than we have up to this point in history due to technology giving us ever increasing capacity for our choices to make huge impacts. We discuss: What differentiates morals from ethics? What is a good choice and what is a loving...


Ryan Smith - What are Peptides? An Exploration of Their Role in the Future of Medicine

There are a handful of folks diving into the world of peptides, but it’s very possible you’ve never heard of them. We invite you to explore a whole new world with us, as we offer a glimmer of hope for the future of personalized medicine. Today we have on Ryan Smith interviewed by Dr. Dan Stickler. After noticing a unique opportunity, Ryan decided to leave medical school and help open up one of the first pharmacies in the United States that focuses on peptide synthesis and formulations for...


Terry Wahls, MD - How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle: From Gut Health to Life Purpose

Today we have a very special guest, Dr. Terry Wahls. She healed herself from progressive MS and now conducts clinical trials testing the efficacy of therapeutic lifestyle to treat multiple sclerosis related symptoms. In this episode we dive into lifestyle and diet changes that promote good health. We discuss: Visit


Charles Eisenstein - Restoring Humanity: Exploring Our Connections to Earth & Each Other

Prepare to have your heart blasted open. Charles Eisenstein joins our host, Daniel Schmachtenberger, to explore the many facets of humanity that will contribute to large-scale healing of our earth and civilization. We take a look at things we do every day that are contributing to the breakdown of our relationships with each other and with our planet. In order to restore our meaning in life, we need to take care to heal the root of our addictions and patterns and understand the...


TRAILER: Charles Eisenstein - Restoring Humanity: Exploring Our Connections to Earth & Each Other

Join us as we explore the possibilities for a healing our planet by creating new narratives, taking a new approach to conflict and conversation, and restoring our connections. Full episode releases March 13, 2019 at


Greg Potter, Ph.D. - Circadian Rhythm: The Science Behind the Best Sleep of Your Life

The body clock plays a crucial role in sleep and overall human health. Greg Potter, PhD, an expert in sleep, diet, and metabolic health, joins our own Greg Kelly, ND to lead us through a journey in cultivating a healthy circadian rhythm. We discuss the importance of timing around light exposure, eating, sleeping and physical activity. We then explore the science of the master clock and peripheral clocks. Join as we go in-depth on how to entrain a healthy circadian rhythm and address what to...


Zach Bush, MD - Restore Gut Health: The Science Behind a Healthy Gut Microbiome

A healthy gut plays a crucial role in the health of our whole body and mind. Dr. Zach Bush joins our medical director, Dr. Dan Stickler, to discuss the latest research in how to restore gut health by understanding the gut microbiome. New studies are showing the surprising effects of antibiotics and the even more shocking effects of probiotics. We discuss why a diverse gut microbiome is best supported by lifestyle choices including eating local, organic foods and exposing ourselves to a...


Gerard Barron and Greg Stone, PhD - Environmental Sustainability: An Earth Friendly Way to Get the Resources We Need

Earth is our home, and future generations need its resources in order to survive and thrive. It’s crucial we move off of reliance on dirty energy and towards renewable energy. To create the physical resources for battery, wind and solar power, we need metal, but common metal mining practices cause huge negative impacts. Gerard Barron and Dr. Greg Stone with DeepGreen join our host, Daniel Schmachtenberger, to define environmental sustainability and discuss how it can coincide with economic...


Naveen Jain - Gut Health & Microbiome Diet: How to Create a Healthy Microbiome

Naveen Jain joins us to discuss solving the world’s greatest problems. We weave through innovative ideas including gathering resources from the moon, the future of education, and what direction to take to solve our current healthcare challenges. Naveen is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, Viome, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace. Since addressing our societal challenges starts with the vibrant health and empowerment of each individual, we hone in...


Neil Nathan, MD - How to Heal from Complex and Chronic Diseases

Most of us have had close encounters with the debilitating effects of complex chronic disease, either through our own experiences or those of a loved one. For 47 years Neil Nathan, MD has been a practicing family physician, and he has devoted his life to helping patients with multiple complex problems that have not responded to conventional medical care. His current work is focused on reaching as many patients as possible through continual medical practice, mentoring healthcare providers,...


Harry McIlroy, MD - Modern Medicine Needs An Upgrade And This Is It

Dr. Harry McIlroy has forged a very unique path across the vastly different fields of both Eastern and Western medicine. He has extensive training in everything from osteopathy to yoga and meditation. As an M.D. and a certified functional medicine practitioner, holding a masters degree in traditional Chinese medicine, he incorporates many modalities including acupuncture, herbal remedies, tui na, natural medicine, Western medicine, and medical marijuana. He advocates for the clinical...


Dr. Marcy Axness - The Struggles of Parenting: What is the Best Way to Raise our Children?

Dr. Marcy Axness is an early development specialist, popular international speaker, top blogger at and author of Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers. She joins us in this episode of Collective Insights to discuss the steps that every parent should take to ensure their children would develop a healthy brain and a healthy mind. Being a parent comes with a lot of responsibility to not only your children, but to yourself as well, and it is one of the...


Steven Kotler - Navigating the Upper Limits of Human Potential in an Interconnected World

Steven Kotler, a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project, joins us in this episode of Collective Insights to explore human potential. Kotler discusses the future of civilization and our world while factoring in technology, VR, AI, biodiversity, flow states, creativity and other states of consciousness. How do those things intersect? How do we actually build a good world considering those things? And what...


Dr. Stickler - The Best Technologies and Practices for Male Hormone Optimization

A growing number of people are taking a sovereign self-experimental approach to hormone boosting and supplementation. Dr Dan Stickler, cofounder of the Apeiron Center for Human Potential and the Apeiron Academy, is an expert in hormone optimization, longevity, and integrated wellbeing. In this discussion he expresses his understanding of this approach and offers a wealth of knowledge to those who seek to educate themselves in the field of testosterone therapies and male hormone...


Dr. Jamie Corroon - Unveiling the Truth About Cannabis and Your Well-Being

Dr. Jamie Corroon, ND, MPH, founder and Medical Director of the Center for Medical Cannabis, joins us in this episode of Collective Insights to discuss the massive misinformation regarding cannabis consumption. We take a look at how it affects our society and its future in medical health-care. Could THC and CBD be considered good medical drugs? Although THC provides a myriad of positive effects, including reduced pain, anxiety and improved sleep, its window for therapeutic value is very...


Michael Gelb - Getting Unstuck: How to Free Yourself From Negative Lifestyles

The world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development, Michael Gelb is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, executive coaching and innovative leadership. His clients include DuPont, Emerson, Genentech, Merck, Microsoft, Nike and the Young Presidents Organization. Michael co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and is on the faculty of the Institute...


Scott Nelson & Justin Strahan - Exploring Light Therapy For Improved Energy With Joovv

Scott Nelson and Justin Strahan join Dr. Heather Sandison, ND to discuss the science behind photobiomodulation, and specifically red light therapy. They guide us through the mechanisms of action on a cellular level to understand how red light therapy devices offer a wide-range of benefits, including muscle recovery, nerve regeneration and more. We live in an era where humans spend less than 10% of their life under sunlight. From an evolutionary standpoint, our body requires sunlight. In...


Brian Bradley - The Role Good Posture Plays in a Healthy Lifestyle

Brian Bradley is a Posture-Pain-Performance coach, motivational speaker, and pioneer of the Egoscue Method, brings to light a whole body approach for a healthier lifestyle. We dive deep into postural training, kinesthetic awareness, and discuss why the symptom focused mentality, associated with an allopathic health care model, is hindering our ability to view health as a lifestyle For full show notes visit:


Tristan Harris - How Social Media and AI Hijack Your Brain

Tristan Harris, founder of the Center for Humane Technology, has set in motion the Time Well Spent movement; a cultural awakening to the underhanded manipulation of our collective awareness through social media platforms and interactive tech. He is leading the conversation in consideration of ethics in the design of technology, especially the tech that pervades our every waking hour. Having previously worked behind the scenes of this attention maximizing industry, Tristan brings to light the...


Dr. Bill Walsh - How Nutrient Based Psychiatry is Revolutionizing Mental Health

Dr. Bill Walsh studied bio-markers of prisoners to uncover patterns in their chemistry and neuro-electrical function. He has identified several shocking underlying commonalities, which include specific imbalances and deficiencies. In this episode we take a deeper look at the correlations between toxicity, nutrient deficiencies, and conditions such as depression, violence, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Dr. Welsh’s remarkable explanations offer a new layer of understanding and hope for...