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Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. This is his podcast.

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Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. This is his podcast.

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English


Episodes

#123 Transforming Metabolic Health with a Low-Carb Approach | Dr. Elie Jarrouge

2/22/2024
In this episode of Hart2Heart, Dr. Mike Hart sits down with Dr. Elie Jarrouge to explore many facets of using nutrition and lifestyle to improve metabolic health markers. Dr. Jarrouge emphasizes looking beyond just LDL cholesterol to things like inflammation, liver health, HbA1C, and triglyceride/HDL ratio. He shares case studies of patients who transformed their health through individualized low-carb protocols. Guest Bio and Links: Dr. Elie Jarrouge is a board-certified nephrologist who practiced hospital medicine for nine years before focusing on lifestyle medicine and metabolic health coaching. He helps people improve conditions like diabetes, fatty liver, and high blood pressure through individualized low-carb protocols. Listeners can learn more about Dr. Elie Jarrouge and his work at https://www.metabolichealthmd.com/, on X @ElieJarrougeMD, and IG @elie_jarrouge Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast! Dr. Hart introduces guest, Dr. Elie Jarrouge to the listeners [1:10] Dr. Jarrouge's background and discovery of low-carb diets [5:30] Non-alcohol fatty liver disease is on the rise [7:45] Potential methods to reverse non-alcohol fatty liver disease [11:45] Two tools to use to reverse non-alcoholic fatty liver disease [15:00] Biomarkers to look at for lipids [19:30] Importance of triglycerides and HDL in metabolic health [26:30] LDL controversies [29:00] The Feldman Protocol [34:00] Metabolic health and mental health [38:30] Importance of muscle mass for insulin sensitivity [45:00] Types of carbs to eat around workouts --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap that exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:55:11

#122 How MDMA and SSRIs Affect Empathy | Dr. Ben Rein

2/15/2024
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart is joined by Dr. Ben Rein to discuss his research on empathy, MDMA, SSRIs, and mental health. They explore how drugs like MDMA and SSRIs impact empathy and social behavior. They also cover painkillers, dopamine, social media, mental health, and techniques like non-sleep deep rest to reset dopamine levels. Guest Bio and Links: Ben Rein, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University and a science communicator on social media. In his current research, Ben is exploring the neural basis of empathy and how drugs such as MDMA act in the brain to enhance social connection. Listeners can learn more about his work at his website www.benrein.com, on IG @doctor.brein, and on YouTube @dr_brein Resources: Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease Show Notes: [0:15] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast! Dr. Mike Hart introduces guest, Dr. Ben Rein to the listeners [0:45] Dr. Rein gives a brief introduction of himself [2:45] Question: How would you define empathy? [5:00] Discussion on whether empathy can be taught and learned [11:00] Differences between cognitive and emotional empathy. [17:00] Question: How do people fall into low empathy vs. high empathy or somewhere in between? [18:00] Empathy levels in people with PTSD [19:45] Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease [22:45] Dr. Rein shares his new research showing MDMA enhances empathy via serotonin [27:45] Studies show Tylenol reduces empathy for others' pain [28:15] “It seems that if empathy is yourself stepping into someone else's shoes and painkillers sort of turn off or dampen the areas that encode pain, then it makes sense that you would be less capable of understanding another person's pain if those brain areas are sort of less sensitive to your own pain.” [31:10] DO PAINKILLERS KILL EMPATHY?? [39:10] People on SSRIs may still get therapeutic effects from lower MDMA doses [40:30] Question: What's the latest research on SSRIs and MDMA and how dangerous is it? [47:30] Question: What is the benefit of nondeep sleep rest in restoring dopamine? [52:00] Decreasing inputs and benefits --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap that exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:54:06

#121 Lifestyle Factors to Help Reduce the Risk of Cancer with Dr. Joe Zundell

2/1/2024
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart, Dr. Hart sits down to dissect all you need to know about logistical ways to reduce the risk of a variety of cancers along with debunking some myths surrounding cancer causes. They also cover the importance of early screening for cancers like prostate and colorectal, the role of lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise, and the effectiveness of various health interventions like PSA tests and colonoscopies. Guest Bio and Links: Dr. Joe Zundell is a renowned cancer biologist focusing on early cancer detection and ways to reduce cancer risk. Listeners can learn more about Dr. Zundell at his Patreon Dr. Joe Zundell, on IG @dr.joezundell, and on Resources: Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by: Peter Attia Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast. Dr. Mike Hart welcomes guest, Dr. Joe Zundell to the listeners [1:00] Dr. Zundell gives a brief introduction and background of himself [3:00] Recommendations and the critical role of early screening for cancer [11:30] Dietary impacts on cancer risk [13:00] Lifestyle modifications can aid in cancer prevention [19:30] Correlation of fiber and longevity [24:00] Vitamin D and metastasis [27:15] Cancer and LDL [34:40] Based on Examine.com THIS is the top supplement to lower CRP [35:45] Acute vs. chronic inflammation [38:00] Debunking some myths with headphones, Bluetooth, and other electronic devices [48:15] Do microwaves increase the risk of cancer? [51:45] The downfalls of living a sedentary lifestyle [1:00:30] Fasting intervention and cancer reduction [1:04:30] Cannabis and cancer [1:10:00] Alcohol and cancer [1:14:30] Mammograms and cancer --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap that exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:01:19:15

#120 Let’s Normalize Boner Talk | The Queen of Men’s Health: Ali Gilbert

1/25/2024
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart chats with Ali about her journey to becoming a leading figure in men's hormonal health. Together, Mike and Ali dive deep into testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), and its impact on both physical and mental health, and women’s TRT. They also discuss the common misconceptions surrounding, training, nutrition, sleep, and alcohol to maximize your bodybuilding regimen. Guest Bio and Links: Ali Gilbert is a leading expert in men's health, specializing in hormone optimization and fitness. She runs Silverback Coaching, a business focused on helping men achieve their best physical and mental states. Known for her direct approach to sensitive topics, Allie is a pioneer in normalizing conversations around men's health issues. Listeners can learn more about Ali Gilbert at her website: https://ali-gilbert.com/, on IG @thealigilbert, and FB @AliGilbert Resources: #119 TRT, Heart Health, and Hair Loss with James O’Hara #111 Testosterone: Everything You Need To Know Silverback Summit Show Notes: [0:15] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart introduces guest, Ali Gilbert to the listeners [0:45] Ali gives a brief introduction about herself and her profession [1:00] Silverback Coaching [3:30] Lifelong commitment/resistance of TRT [8:30] Nutrition vs. time in gym [10:00] Alcohol and how its effects on bodybuilding [13:30] “The opposite of addiction is connection” [16:00] Normalizing the process of behavior change [19:00] Addressing root causes of binge eating or drinking [23:20] GPP for TRT [28:45] Ali’s concept of ‘Netflix cardio’ [40:45] #119 TRT, Heart Health, and Hair Loss with James O’Hara [42:00] Insights into erectile dysfunction treatment options [47:00] Stress impact on erections [51:30] Women’s TRT [57:00] Misconceptions about women taking testosterone --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap that exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:01:02:19

#119 TRT, Heart Health, and Hair Loss with James O’Hara

1/18/2024
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Mike Hart sits down with James O'Hara to discuss topics including testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), cardiovascular risk, managing cholesterol, SSRIs, risk factors of birth control, and treatments for hair loss. Guest Bio and Links: James O’Hara is a Nurse Practitioner practicing with Dr. Kyle Gillett in Kansas City. He co-hosts the Gillett Health Podcast and shares health insights on Instagram @jamesoharanp Resources: Adverse Events Associated with Testosterone Administration https://examine.com/ Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart introduces James O’Hara to the listeners [0:55] Adverse Events Associated with Testosterone Administration [2:00] In-depth analysis of TRT and cardiovascular health [8:00] The role of testosterone in managing blood pressure and cholesterol [15:00] Types of fibers to use to help lower your LDL [24:00] Viagra or Cialis… verdict is in [26:30] The versatility of Cialis beyond erectile dysfunction [29:00] SSRIs and sexual health [34:15] Long-term effects of birth control pills [37:30] Benefits of Boron [44:00] Approaches to hair loss treatments and DHT's role [51:30] Latanoprost for eyelash growth --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:55:24

#118 Keep Female Sports FEMALE | April Hutchinson

12/28/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart sits down with Canadian Powerlifter, April Hutchinson. April advocates for keeping transgender athletes separate from female sports. They discuss her record-breaking achievements in deadlifting, her experiences with transgender athletes, and her suspension from powerlifting. April also shares her experiences with alcohol and drug use along with her journey to becoming a sober athlete. Guest Bio and Links: April Hutchinson is a Canadian powerlifter. April has set remarkable records in her sport. She is a vocal advocate for fairness in women's sports and has been featured on various media platforms for her stance on transgender athletes competing in women's categories. Listeners can connect with April on Instagram @april.hutchinson and X @lea_christina4. To support her legal battle fighting for fairness against her federation and others alike check out: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/havochutch or purchase a Keep Female Sports Female Hoodie Resources: Keep Female Sports Female Hoodie Tucker Carlson REACTS to Zuby's 'Female' Deadlift Record Groupthink in the Medical Community - Dr. Mike Hart | Real Talk with Zuby #140 Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart [0:25] Dr. Hart introduces April Hutchinson to the listeners [2:30] April discusses being suspended for speaking out against biological males competing in women's sports [8:00] Testosterone and powerlifting [13:00] Addressing the challenges posed by transgender athletes in powerlifting [17:30] Independent Council on Women's Sports [22:30] Tucker Carlson REACTS to Zuby's 'Female' Deadlift Record [23:00] Groupthink in the Medical Community - Dr. Mike Hart | Real Talk with Zuby #140 [26:00] Discussion on gender-neutral restrooms [28:30] Bill C-116 [31:30] Insights into April's journey to sobriety [33:30] Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones [39:30] Addiction and mental health [46:00] Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity [50:00] April discussion her current nutrition regiment [55:00] Gender transition and children --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect with Dr. Mike Hart: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:01:00:57

#117 The Crisis in Family Medicine with Dr. Ramsey Hijazi

12/21/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart, Dr. Hart sits down with Dr. Ramsey Hijazi. They dive into the complexities of the healthcare system, emphasizing the crisis in family medicine in Ontario. They discuss the shortage of family doctors providing comprehensive care the impact of administrative burdens and funding cuts on patient care and ultimately how this is leading to burnout in Canada’s health care system. Guest Bio and Links: Dr. Ramsey Hijazi is a family doctor based in Ontario, actively involved in addressing the challenges faced by family physicians. You can learn more about OUFP at their website https://oufp.ca/ Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart introduces guest, and family doctor, Dr. Ramzi Hijazi to the listeners [3:30] Patient access to specialist care [5:00] Discussing the Union of Family Physicians in Ontario and healthcare system challenges [9:00] “People are being driven away from comprehensive family practice because, I think the conditions are so poor.” [15:30] Underlying problems with OHIP [18:00] Funding cuts and administrative work on family medicine [21:00] Strategies for addressing physician burnout and system inefficiencies [24:00] Proposals for Government action and improving patient care [32:30] The role of MPs and nurse practitioners in primary care [37:30] Lack of staffing in the medical field [41:00] The importance of patient-physician interaction [44:00] Addressing mental health in family medicine [48:30] “I think a lot of burnout is also derived from feeling like you're not doing the best job you could and not spending the time you can with patients.” --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:50:55

#116 Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Orthopedics with Dr. Amy West

12/14/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart host Dr. Mike Hart sits down with Dr. Amy, a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Together, they discuss optimizing patient health outcomes through nutrition and exercise, non-surgical treatments like cortisone injections and PRP, metabolic health markers, antidepressants versus exercise for mental health, and more. Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart introduces the guest, Dr. Amy West to the listeners [0:30] Dr. West gives a brief background of herself [2:00] Non-surgical treatments [9:30] Advances in stem cell treatments [11:00] PRP variability [19:00] Dr. West's involvement in CrossFit and views on nutrition [20:30] Critique of current nutritional education in medicine [26:00] Tips on how to live optimally versus meeting standard guidelines [34:00] Metabolic health markers and insulin resistance [40:00] Discussion on exercise as medicine [44:00] What to do when depression is getting in the way of your goals [48:00] “It's hard to advise people on healthy behaviors if you don't participate in those yourself.” [54:00] Supplements to consider adding to your diet [58:30] Listeners can follow more from Dr. Amy West on her Instagram @amywestmd --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:59:38

#115 Best Practices for Optimizing Your Immune System

12/7/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart discusses how to optimize your immune system to avoid getting sick. He also gives his best remedies for getting over common cold symptoms faster, including sore throat, cough, congestion, ear pain, and more! Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Today is a solo episode where Dr. Hart discusses how to optimize your immune system. [0:45] Basics of general immunity [1:10] Benefits of vitamin D [3:15] Value in sleeping 7-8 hours [4:00] Avoid ultra-processed foods [6:00] Role of Zinc in Immunity [7:00] Benefits of exercise in immunity [8:00] Vitamin C's Effectiveness [9:00] Quercetin and what it does [11:00] Sore throat remedies [12:50] Bee Propolis Throat Spray [14:45] Mike’s “ABBC” method for relieving sore throat symptoms [15:30] Cough remedies [18:00] Umckaloabo [22:00] Nasal Decongestants [24:15] Spirulina for Allergic Rhinitis and congestion [28:30] Ear pain remedies [32:45] Wrap up and summary of takeaways --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:34:59

#114 How to Cultivate Mental Resilience with Jen Thompson

11/30/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart, Dr. Hart sits down with guest Jen Thompson, a social worker. Together, they discuss Jen’s journey from being a traditional therapist to adopting the 'Sovereign Therapist' approach, focusing on independence and self-liberation. They also discuss scarcity vs. abundance mindsets, mental resilience, physical health, and much more! Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart welcomes guest, Jen Thompson to the listeners [1:05] Question: Why did you make the change to become a sovereign therapist? [3:45] Benefits of sauna and cold plunge therapy [5:00] Building resilience through physical challenges [11:45] Question: What is your routine for using both the sauna and the cold plunge? [15:00] Scarcity and abundance mindsets [18:15] “Whenever you catch yourself speaking as the victim to your circumstances, you are the only one holding yourself there. I mean, jealousy is a great emotion because it teaches us where we're lacking in our own life.” [23:40] The limitations of medication in treating depression [25:10] The importance of addressing the root causes of mental health issues [42:00] Embracing change and facing fears [46:00] Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks [51:00] “Any movement that pushes somebody else to feel a certain way or think a certain way, forcing other people to abide by your beliefs is bullying.” [54:45] Listeners can find Jen Thompson on her IG @thesovereigntherapist and her podcast The Black Sheep Podcast --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:56:11

#113 Ketamine and Psychedelics in Medicine with Dr. Boris Heifetz

11/24/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart, host Dr. Mike Hart talks with Dr. Boris Heifetz, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Stanford. Dr. Heifetz shares insights from his extensive research and clinical experience, touching on topics like the placebo effect, the interplay between drugs and patient psychology, and the future of psychedelic medicine. Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart introduces the guest, Dr. Boris Heifetz to the listeners [0:30] Trial of Ketamine Masked by Surgical Anesthesia in Depressed Patients [4:15] The debate of drug vs. ‘trip’ in psychedelic therapy [7:45] “The short answer is, I think you can achieve psychological transformation without dissociation.” [10:00] Ketamine for suicidal ideations [18:00] The concept of dream awakening and its impact on trauma [20:00] Discussing the scalability and accessibility of psychedelic therapy [22:00] Importance of aftercare in psychedelic treatments [30:00] Ketamine and opioid-like effects discussed [31:45] Painkiller [37:00] Dr. Boris Heifetz reiterates the idea of an inner healing intelligence [42:00] The interplay between SSRIs and psychedelics [52:00] Question: Do you feel ketamine falls into the care of family physicians? Or do you feel like that should be delegated more to anesthetists and psychiatrists? [53:30] If you want to know more about Dr. Boris Heifetz check him out on X @TheBorisLab or at https://heifetslab.stanford.edu/ --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:54:41

#112 Cross-Examining Justin Trudeau: A Conversation with Eva Chipiuk

11/16/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart Dr. Hart talks with Eva Chipiuk, a Canadian lawyer known for her role in cross-examining Justin Trudeau. They discuss a range of topics from the legal implications of the Canadian government's actions during the pandemic to the nuances of political dynamics in Canada. They also touch on topics like the influence of international organizations on Canadian policies, the carbon tax, and the need for more transparent governance. Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart introduces Eva Chipiuk to the listeners [2:30] The legal process related to the Emergencies Act [4:50] The decision-making process behind cross-examining Justin Trudeau [7:25] Insights into Trudeau's response during the cross-examination [13:45] Tucker Carlson and media influence [17:00] Eva’s thoughts on the polarization in political discourse [20:25] The role of personal autonomy in policy-making [25:35] Eva shares her experience as a business owner during COVID-19 [36:30] Empowered Canadians [37:00] Discussion about the carbon tax and its impact on Canadians [41:00] The importance of Canadian citizens’ involvement in governance [46:00] Alliance for Responsible Citizenship [50:30] WHO and UN on Canadian policies [54:00] Listeners can find Eva Chipiuk on X @forevaeva79 and her website: https://chipiuk.ca/ --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:55:30

#111 Testosterone: Everything You Need To Know

10/26/2023
In this solo episode of Hart2Heart with host, Dr. Mike Hart, Dr. Hart discusses the topic of testosterone: what it is, why it's important, symptoms of low testosterone, how to increase it naturally, and if and when testosterone replacement therapy may be needed. Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Today’s episode is a solo on testosterone [0:25] Question: What is testosterone? [2:00] Symptoms of low testosterone [5:00] Blood tests to order to check testosterone [10:00] Natural ways to increase testosterone [20:00] Supplements for increased testosterone [28:00] When it might be time to consider prescription testosterone [35:00] Prescription testosterone [42:45] Testosterone and fertility [50:24] Wrap up --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:51:13

#110 Cannabis, Psychedelics, Hormone Therapy, and MAID with Kelsi Sheren

10/12/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart, Dr. Hart sits down with Kelsi Sheren, a combat veteran, author, and host of the Brass and Unity Podcast. Together, they discuss a plethora of topics ranging from the effects of pharmaceuticals, and the benefits of plant medicine, to hormone therapies, SSRIs, and libido, as well as the evolution of the Canadian Military, and MAID. Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart introduces Kelsi Sheren to the listeners [0:49] Question: Can you give the audience a brief background about yourself? [0:57] Brass and Unity [1:26] Brass in Unity: One Woman's Journey Through the Hell of Afghanistan and Back [2:20] Military and Cannabis [4:15] Kelsi shares her detrimental experience with numerous pharmaceuticals [5:30] Question: What negatives were you getting from the pharmaceuticals specifically? [7:25] Question: What was the first alternative medicine you found relief with? [13:28] Types of Cannabis [14:10] Benefits of combining different forms of cannabis [17:05] Question: What benefits did you get from CBD? [23:16] Question: What are your thoughts on why the military is being so difficult with treating veterans with psilocybin? [29:40] Brass & Unity Podcast #95 - Kyle Creek "The Captain" [38:40] Question: What improvements did you see when you started using testosterone? [39:45] SSRIs and Libido [40:52] Benefits of Alpha GPC and CDP Choline [46:34] Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) law [59:43] Military Enlistment Rates [59:45] #103 From Combat to Science: Unraveling Truths with Andrew G. Huff [1:03:49] CRTC and Podcasting [1:10:39] Connect with Kelsi Sheren on IG @kelsi.brassandunity, Brass and Unity Podcast or her website Brass & Unity --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:01:11:20

#109 The Need for Systemic Change in Healthcare with Dr. Tro

9/28/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart, Dr. Hart sits down with Dr. Tro as they challenge conventional wisdom on weight loss, healthcare, and cholesterol. Dr. Tro shares his personal journey of overcoming obesity to critiquing the healthcare system. The episode delves into the inefficacies of calorie counting, the science behind low-carb diets, and the role of cholesterol in our bodies. Dr. Tro also discusses the importance of patient empowerment and the need for systemic change in healthcare. Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart introduces guest, Dr. Tro to the listeners [0:30] Check out The Low Carb MD Podcast with Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Brian Lenskes, Dr. Tro Kalayjian, and Megan Ramos [1:00] Question: How did you find the low-carb lifestyle? [1:20] Dr. Tro recounts a childhood experience that fueled his passion for healthcare [9:00] Question: What was it that you found that was definitely wrong that was being said in the mainstream media about nutrition? [12:35] Dr. Tro discusses the efficacy of calorie counting [16:53] Question: Let's touch on the thermodynamics part. If someone is eating excessive calories, are they going to put weight on? [20:15] The thermic effect of food, particularly protein, is discussed [23:38] Question: What role do hormones play in dieting? [26:00] Benefits of a low-carb diet and PCOS [28:25] Question: Do you need fiber in your diet? [30:30] Question: What would you recommend psyllium husk for? [37:18] Question: What's your approach when you're looking at lipids and what do you like to see on a lipid panel? [38:55] Three focus points to look at in LDL [44:50] Statins and LDL levels [48:20] Question: What's your opinion on statins? Do you ever prescribe statins? [55:40] Discussion on Metformin and Longevity [1:02:00] “You can be great. You can be an amazing practice, right? Take everything that's wrong with medicine and you can change it.” [1:08:45] Listeners can find Dr. Tro at his website https://doctortro.com/, on Twitter @DoctorTro, and on IG @doctortro --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:01:10:20

#108 Metabolic Health: What You Need to Know with Dr. Brian Lenzkes

9/21/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart, host Dr. Mike Hart sits down with Dr. Brian Lenzkes, an internal medicine doctor and host of the low-carb MD podcast, to discuss the often misunderstood world of metabolic health. Together they discuss the benefits of intermittent fasting and ketogenic diets to the pitfalls of traditional healthcare, Dr. Lenzkes shares his journey toward a more personalized approach to medicine. They explore the root causes of metabolic diseases, the importance of lifestyle changes, and the limitations of relying solely on medication. Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart welcomes guest, Dr. Brian Lenzkes to the listeners. [0:30] Low-Carb MD Podcast [1:00] Question: Can you tell the listeners a bit about yourself? [2:00] The shift to direct primary care is discussed [3:45] Question: Can you explain what being metabolically healthy means and why are we doing such a poor job of it? [4:40] Five key factors for a long, healthy life [7:30] Question: When someone is metabolically unhealthy, what are they mostly at risk of acquiring? [10:00] The dangers of visceral fat are explained [12:15] Parameters for metabolic health [15:30] What is CRP [19:00] The role of statin drugs in managing cardiovascular health [26:00] The value and importance of a sense of community in medical practice [29:40] Metformin and Berberine [34:30] The crucial role stress and sleep play in one's metabolic health [41:25] Muscle mass and metabolic health [52:10] The link between testosterone and metabolic health [56:00] Men's Health vs. Women's Health with Dr. Jaime Seeman aka Dr. Fit and Fabulous [58:00] Connect with Dr. Brian Lenzkes on twitter @BrianLenzkes, on IG @blenzkes at his website https://sandiegometabolichealth.com/brian-lenzkes-md/, and his podcast Low-Carb MD Podcast --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:59:33

#107 Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy with Numinus Founder Payton Nyquvest

9/14/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Mike Heart sits down with the founder and CEO of Numinus Wellness, Payton Nyquvest. Numinus supports access to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and other various therapies. Together, Payton and Dr. Hart discuss the use of psychedelics to treat chronic pain, benefits of psychedelics, proper integration tactics, and what’s next for the future of Numinus Wellness. Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart introduces Payton Nyquvest from Numinus Wellness to the listeners [0:50] Question: Can you give a brief background of yourself to the listeners? [3:00] Payton discusses the amount of chronic pain he went through and the lack of diagnosis received [4:25] Treatments and system management [6:40] Dependency on opioids [7:55] Payton details his journey with using ayahuasca for the first time for his chronic pain [9:00] Question: Has there been any research, either scientific or anecdotal research, in how ayahuasca can treat chronic pain? [14:30] Integration with psychedelics [14:50] Question: What do you think is the best approach for someone to do a retreat safely in terms of before, in terms of preparation, and during the session itself? And then anything afterward that you think may be helpful? [20:00] Ketamine assisted therapies [26:20] Using psychedelics to promote positive behavioral changes [32:10] Question: Do you think mushrooms should be legalized? [35:45] Benefits of a “bad trip” and the importance of being in the most optimal environment [42:50] Payton talks about his first time using ayahuasca and his thoughts throughout the experience [45:38] Question: What did you do in your integration that was successful? [46:30] Formation of Numinus Wellness Inc [49:10] Question: Are there any habits that you do now that you weren’t doing before? [49:25] Payton's non-negotiables in daily practices [53:46] Question: What we can expect to see from Numinus in the future? [58:30] Learn more from Numinus Wellness or find Payton Nyquvest on social channels @paytonnyquvest, @paytonnyquvest --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap that exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:59:46

#106 The Psychology of Dating

9/7/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Mike Heart sits down with guest Alex, a graduate student specializing in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, to dissect the complex world of dating and relationships. Together, they take on the pros and cons of dating apps, and sexlessness in young men and women. Alex also shares eye-opening data on the orgasm gap in committed relationships. Other topics covered are the emotional toll of polyamorous relationships, the impact of pornography, and the innate human desire for novelty. Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart introduces guest Alex to the listeners. [0:22] #102 Unpacking Relationships: From Personal Health to Chivalry with Dr. Taylor Burrowes [0:36] Question: Alex, can you give a brief background of yourself to the listeners? [1:02] Question: How did you get into the Psychology of Dating? [1:37] #73: Dr. Mike Hart and Ed Latimore, [2:49] Question: What percentage of people on dating apps are actually attached? [3:39] Question: Do you think dating apps are a valuable resource to look for a relationship? [5:48] Question: Are women over men more choosey online? [8:44] Question: Do you feel that because men are having less sex than ever, some of their self-esteem might be going down and they may be experiencing more mental health issues? [11:49] Divorce rates in online dating vs. meeting in person [12:55] Alex explains the data around preferred body count in both women and men [17:09] The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life ; Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope [18:35] The Reasons for Female vs. Male Infidelity Explained by Evolutionary Psychologist David Buss [19:00] Question: Why do couples stop making out? [19:30] Sternberg's triangular theory of love [21:00] The honeymoon phase and its inevitable end are discussed. [23:50] Question: Do you have any data on the success of polygamy? [27:10] Quality vs. Quantity of dates [29:20] Question: Is there an average amount of days a week or month that committed couples should be having sex? [31:47] Pros and Cons of sleeping together vs. separate [37:15] Question: What are some things that you've studied that you feel that a lot of people may not know about or things that you've kind of been surprised about through your research? [37:20] Alex reveals significant differences in orgasm rates for women in casual versus committed relationships [43:05] Pornography and dopamine response [43:23] Dr. Rena Malik: Improving Sexual & Urological Health in Males and Females | Huberman Lab Podcast [45:20] Alex discusses the guilt some habitual users of pornography might feel and how this guilt can cause problems in their lives [53:00] The idea of women being attracted to men who are "dangerous but disciplined" [58:00] Check out more from Alex on X @datpsych, at his website https://datepsychology.com, and on YouTube @alex.datepsych --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:58:35

#105: Canada is Dying with Aaron Gunn

8/31/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Mike Heart sits down with filmmaker and social commentator Aaron Gunn, best known for his controversial documentary "Canada is Dying." Together, they navigate the challenging landscape of Canada's drug crisis, issues with the healthcare system, and concerns with criminal justice. From the opioid epidemic's harsh realities to the inadequacies of the public healthcare system, Aaron gives his perspective and calls for reform across multiple societal dimensions. Whether it's demystifying government initiatives or unearthing the inadequacies in the justice system, this episode offers an unfiltered look into the pressing issues facing Canada today. Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Today’s guest is filmmaker and social commentator Aaron Gunn [0:30] Question: Aaron, can you give us a brief background about yourself? [1:30] Aaron dives into why he chose investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking [1:55] Canada Is Dying [4:59] Question: With regards to opioid deaths, you kind of said mostly young men, do you see that group being the most affected by what you're discussing? [8:29] Exposure around the troubling cycle where clean opioids distributed by the government are traded for stronger drugs [9:26] Question: What's been the mainstream media's coverage of all this compared to say what people are saying on the street or what the people in BC believe is going on? [13:17] Question: When you have looked into the numbers, what have they shown? Have they shown that when safe supply has been available more people are dying? [15:58] Normalization of opioid addiction, contrasting it with anti-smoking and anti-drinking campaigns [16:05] “I can't think of anything, more toxic with more negative side effects than becoming addicted to opioids. I mean, it's a cruel and destructive, force to become beholden to.” [18:35] Question: You had some people you interviewed with regards to repeat offenders, and it seems like there are people in Canada who are repeating crimes over and over, violent crimes, and they keep getting released. Can you go over a little bit of that with us? [21:57] The duo tackles the inadequate punishments for violent crimes [27:19] The importance of informed citizens for a robust democracy [31:24] Advocacy for competition and private sector involvement in healthcare [31:28] Question: When you were making this documentary, what was the most surprising finding that you found? [37:30] Efficiency in Healthcare [38:30] Analysis of international healthcare models, including Sweden and the UK, offering alternatives for Canada [41:15] Question: Is a two-tier system from your research the best way to go or who would be the best country to model after if we were to reform healthcare here in Canada? [46:00] Openness towards a two-tier healthcare system in Canada [50:11] How private hospitals could actually benefit public healthcare[58:01] Check more out from Aaron Gunn on Instagram @aarongunn, X @aarongunn and, Facebook @aarongunn --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:59:05

#104 Dr. Matt Strauss: A Critical Look at Healthcare, Courage, and Controversy

8/24/2023
In this episode of Hart2Heart with host Dr. Mike Hart, Dr. Mike Hart sits down with Dr. Matt Strauss, a critical care doctor from Ontario. Dr. Strauss, known for his writings on cannabis, obesity, and courage during the pandemic, shares his skepticism towards modern medical practices, his stance against lockdowns, and his passion for natural therapies. The conversation also discusses the Canadian healthcare system, the importance of a holistic approach to health, and the potential unknown effects of our modern diet. Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to the Hart2Heart Podcast with Dr. Mike Hart. Dr. Hart introduces guest, Dr. Matt Strauss, to the listeners [0:50] Question: Can you give the audience just a little brief background about yourself? [2:00] Dr. Strauss shares experiences of treating patients with recurring health issues due to smoking and mental illness [4:40] Discussion on natural therapies for depression, including exercise, diet, sunlight, and joining a choir [3:00] Weed May Play a Role in Weight Loss [3:44] Why natural depression therapies are better than pills [9:40] Skepticism about statin prescriptions and public health measures [11:40] Observation of the quadrupling rate of drug overdose among young men during the first lockdown in Ontario [17:40] Vitamin D and Covid-19 discussion [21:30] Question: Can you share your knowledge and experience on the growing issue of Canadians not having adequate access to a family doctor? [26:40] Criticism of comparing Canadian healthcare only to the American system, suggesting looking at other countries for improvement ideas [28:00] Question: Some data recently has shown that wait times are getting longer and longer in Canada. Do you see that becoming more of an issue and what would you suggest the solution be? [32:40] Highlighting the importance of teaching children how to cook healthy meals as a preventive health measure [35:40] Question: What are your opinions on statins? [39:44] Question: Do you believe that there is any drug that can extend your life? [43:40] Importance of a holistic approach to health and fitness [47:15] Question: In your year of journalism, is there anything you would like to share with everyone? [47:33] Courage is crucial in the fight against coronavirus [48:21] Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave (The Stoic Virtues Series) [50:20] Controversy around mask-wearing during the pandemic and the courage to voice unpopular opinions [52:00] You can find Dr. Matt Strauss on X (Twitter) @strauss_matt or his portfolio https://authory.com/MattStrauss --- Dr. Mike Hart is a Cannabis Physician and Lifestyle Strategist. In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients at his clinic, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medical cannabis educational gap which exists in the medical community. Connect on social with Dr. Mike Hart: Social Links: Instagram: @drmikehart Twitter: @drmikehart Facebook: @drmikehart

Duration:00:52:52