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Mike Lane | The difference between head and heart communication and experiences with hallucinogenics

August 30, 2019
By Elaina Love

Mike Lane | The difference between head and heart communication and experiences with hallucinogenics

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About Dr. Mike Lane

Mike Lane, D.C is a chiropractor in Bend, OR who specializes in a unique technique called  Zone Therapy, he leads men’s retreats and runs a podcast called Men with heart. 

Dr. Mike Lane’s passion is guiding people into their bodies, so they feel empowered to take care of themselves intelligently and effectively. He is a Chiropractor, an Anatomy Teacher, and Master Foundation Training Instructor.

He lives in Bend with his wife and son and is excited to continue building his practice and community locally and internationally.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Mike and Elaina take a deep dive into exploring our own existence and how our beliefs affect our reality
  • How surrender was a profound answer and aha moment for Elaina
  • An easy technique to keep your heart open in moments of stress
  • Mike and Elaina’s experiences with hallucinogens like Ayahuasca, MDMA, and more.
  • Their heart-opening experiences with conscious music and yoga festivals 
  • A drum and breath journey experience that changed Elaina’s perception of her son’s death.

Mike’s Resources

Health Tip of the Day: Coffee!

  1.   Cut the Pain: Two cups of coffee can cut post-workout muscle pain by up to 48%. From the Journal of Pain, March 2007 (link)
  1.   Lowered risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Those who consumed 6 or more cups per day had a 22% lower risk of diabetes. From the Archives of Internal Medicine (link). A recent review of research conducted by Harvard’s Dr. Frank Hu showed that the risk of type II diabetes decreases by 9% for each daily cup of coffee consumed. Decaf coffee decreased risk by 6% per cup.
  1.   Lowered risk of Alzheimer’s disease: There is considerable evidence that caffeine may protect against Alzheimer’s disease. From the European Journal of Neurology (link). A recent study also isolated the compounds in roasted coffee that may be responsible for preventing the build-up of the brain plaque believed to cause the disease. 
  1.   Reduces suicide risk and Depression: A 10-year study of 86,000 female nurses shows a reduced risk of suicide in the coffee drinkers. From the Archives of Internal Medicine (link). Another study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who drink 4 or more cups of coffee were 20% less likely to suffer from depression. Study link.
  1.   Coffee drinkers have stronger DNA. A study published in the European Journal of Nutrition showed that coffee drinkers have DNA with stronger integrity since the white blood cells of coffee drinkers had far less instance of spontaneous DNA strand breakage. Study abstract.
  2.   Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis. Recent research showed that at least 4 cups of coffee a day may help protect against the development and reoccurrence of MS. It is believed that the coffee prevents the neural inflammation that possibly leads to the disease developing. The study was published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
  3.  Coffee reduces colorectal cancer risk. Even moderate consumption of coffee can reduce the odds of developing colorectal cancer by 26%. This protective benefit increases with more consumption. The study is described in detail here.
  4.  Reduced Liver Cancer Risk: Researchers at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center found that those that consume 1-3 cups of coffee a day have a 29% reduced risk of developing liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which is the most common type. Src.
  5.  Prevents Retinal Damage. A Cornell University Study showed that coffee may prevent retinal damage due to oxidative stress. Caffeine isn’t the culprit here, but chlorogenic acid (CLA), which is one of the strong antioxidants found in the coffee bean. link
  6. Black coffee prevents cavities. Researchers out of Brazil found that strong black coffee kills the bacteria on teeth that leads to tooth decay. Adding milk or sugar to coffee negates this benefit. –link
  7.  Coffee may protect against periodontal disease. As part of the US Department of Veterans Affairs Dental, Longitudinal Study coffee consumption and dental health among 1,152 men was tracked from 1968-1998. The researchers found that coffee didn’t promote gum disease and actually showed a protective benefit. Link
  8. Coffee may protect against melanoma. A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that melanoma risk decreases with coffee consumption and that this risk decreases with each cup consumed. Study link.

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