Healing Intentions

Dr. Adrian Mehmedi, ND

Healing Intentions features conversations between naturopathic doctor, psychedelic activist and cannabis enthusiast Dr. Adrian Mehmedi, ND and guests covering a wide range of topics including natural health and wellness, mental health, therapeutic psychoactives, philosophy and spirituality to expand your mind and open your heart. read less
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Episodes

Episode 50: Randall Patten - Listening To The Divine(Self)/It's An Inside Job
Jun 7 2024
Episode 50: Randall Patten - Listening To The Divine(Self)/It's An Inside Job
In this episode I interview Randall Patten. Randall is a renowned life guide and spiritual advisor dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey to self-discovery and inner freedom. As the visionary behind RandallPatten.com, Randall blends ancient wisdom, modern psychology, and quantum physics to help people transcend mental constraints and find their true selves. With a compassionate and holistic approach, he offers personal guidance sessions, transformative workshops, and supportive community groups that address issues like addiction, depression, and the search for deeper cosmic connections. Randall's mission is to illuminate the path to purpose, fulfillment, and peace, creating a space where individuals can face their fears and embrace the unknown. Through his work, he empowers clients to peel back layers of negativity and emotional blockages, fostering a sense of authentic belonging and interconnectedness. Join us as we dive into Randall's unique approach to spiritual and psychological healing, and discover how his insights can help you lead a life marked by clarity and empowerment. Visit his website at https://randallpatten.com/ Connect with me on Instagram ⁠⁠⁠@dradrianmehmedi⁠⁠⁠ and let me know what you think of the episode! Subscribe to Healing Intentions: Spotify: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/0Br46boiZpBXbdbgLxhk0U⁠⁠⁠⁠ Apple: ⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-intentions/id1513511677⁠⁠⁠ YouTube: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCVBWBzJlgijJyHGJZ_Ziw⁠⁠
Episode 49: Christi Myers- Flow Integrative Ketamine, Meditation and Quantum Change
Apr 9 2024
Episode 49: Christi Myers- Flow Integrative Ketamine, Meditation and Quantum Change
In this episode I interview Christi Myers. Christi founded Flow Integrative® in 2020 with a mission to normalize psychedelic therapies for growth, symptom reduction and overall wellness for all. Christi recognizes the global mental health crisis and has a clear vision to “help the help” by providing supportive services for front-line workers and service men and women who face chronic and complex trauma in their line of work. Myers’ career began in 1999 where she served several agencies including the Department of Defense, American Medical Response, Life Flights, San Bernardino County Fire and Sheriff Department, and the Department of Justice. With experience sitting in the front row, Christi understands firsthand the unique, invisible, and cumulative toll of witnessing indirect human trauma daily, as demanded of emergency response personnel, and the few methods of support available for the well-being of these professionals. Graced by grit, and fueled by gratitude, Myers and the team she has formed share a desire to help mankind and to lift us all up to drive us forward as a conscious collective. Find out more about Flow Integrative by visiting the website here Connect with me on Instagram ⁠⁠@dradrianmehmedi⁠⁠ and let me know what you think of the episode! Subscribe to Healing Intentions: Spotify: ⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/0Br46boiZpBXbdbgLxhk0U⁠⁠⁠ Apple: ⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-intentions/id1513511677⁠⁠ YouTube: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCVBWBzJlgijJyHGJZ_Ziw⁠⁠
Episode 44: Chad Price - Conscious Entrepreneurship Through Creating Community
Jul 10 2023
Episode 44: Chad Price - Conscious Entrepreneurship Through Creating Community
In this episode I interview Chad Price. Chad is a seasoned serial entrepreneur with an impressive track record spanning over a decade. He founded Kettlebell Kings from scratch and orchestrated a remarkable 3 year multi-million dollar acquisition back in November of 2021. Today, it stands tall as a thriving international company, making waves in the esteemed Inc. 5000.In 2019, Chad pivoted into another passion of his, natural lifestyle products. His new company, Life Grows Green, is uprooting negative stereotypes about hemp and creating new products by only using the elements found in nature. With his background as a student athlete, Chad's passion for sports permeates every aspect of his work.Chad’s approach to business is the same as his approach to sports. Athletic competition is good, but outside the sports arena, competition takes new heights. His latest project is an upcoming book titled “Preparing for Battle”.Chad discusses a wide range of topics, from developing a winning mindset to creating a solid business plan, building a strong team, and navigating the challenges of scaling a modern-day business. “Preparing for Battle” is targeted at aspiring entrepreneurs and minority-owned business leaders who are looking for actionable advice and insights that they can apply in their own lives and businesses. You can connect with him on Instagram at @realchadprice or on his website here Connect with me on Instagram @dradrianmehmedi and let me know what you think of the episode!Subscribe to Healing Intentions:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-intentions/id1513511677 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCVBWBzJlgijJyHGJZ_Ziw Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Br46boiZpBXbdbgLxhk0U Google: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDgxNDMwLnJzcw==
Episode 41: Ramez Shamieh - Breath Work, Mind-Body Connection with Back Pain, Suffering as Your Greatest Gift
Mar 15 2023
Episode 41: Ramez Shamieh - Breath Work, Mind-Body Connection with Back Pain, Suffering as Your Greatest Gift
In this episode I interview Ramez Shamieh.  Ramez has always been full of energy his entire life. Over the years, he has learned how to channel this energy into creating a life full of abundance for his family and everybody in his path. He practices opening his heart daily and attributes the following practices to his growth: active listening, yoga, foundation training, meditation, and Breath work. One of his recent new passions is guiding breath work all across the country. He DJ’s on special occasions and loves connecting people. He built a successful law firm from the ground up and he attributes his success to his incredibly talented team. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas with his beautiful wife, Anissa, two year old son, Zealand and his doggy dog Zizeaux. Check out his Instagram @ra_musiqaa at https://instagram.com/ra_musiqaa?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Check out his Shamieh Law firm instagram at https://instagram.com/shamiehlaw?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Connect with me on Instagram @dradrianmehmedi and let me know what you think of the episode!https://www.instagram.com/dradrianmehmedi/Subscribe to Healing Intentions:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-intentions/id1513511677YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCVBWBzJlgijJyHGJZ_ZiwSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Br46boiZpBXbdbgLxhk0UGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDgxNDMwLnJzcw==
Episode 39: Dr. Maysa Alavi - Functional Psychedelic Medicine
Jan 8 2023
Episode 39: Dr. Maysa Alavi - Functional Psychedelic Medicine
Dr. Maysa Alavi, MD is a board-certified physician and internationally recognized speaker, practitioner, and teacher of Psychedelic Therapies, Ketamine Administration, and Integrative Medicine. She unites cutting-edge Western science with Eastern wellness philosophies to heal mind, body and spirit in what she terms ‘Functional-Psychedelic Medicine,’ addressing the psycho-spiritual as well as the material.She has studied at best-in-class institutions and organizations including The University of Southern California, University of Texas, UCLA, Institute for Functional Medicine, and Dr. Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Maysa is certified in MDMA Assisted Therapy by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and she is trained in psilocybin assisted therapy with COMPASS Pathways.Among her many roles are Study-Site Physician and Therapist for the MAPS Phase 3 Clinical Trials investigating the use of MDMA Assisted Therapy for the treatment of PTSD. She will be among the first providers to bring this form of therapy to the general public pending FDA approval. Dr. Maysa teaches for Fluence in the field of Ketamine Assisted Therapy (KAP) and she conducts small group trainings for medical professionals looking to start their own ketamine practice, teaching the fundamentals of psychedelic preparation and integration, and how to medically screen for and administer ketamine by its various routes. She is a consultant for start-up practices entering the psychedelic market and she serves on the Board of Advisors for the Veteran’s Alliance for Holistic Alternatives (VAHA). She has given many lectures on the topics of psychedelics, cannabis, and ketamine for the New Orleans Psychedelic Society and Cultivating Self, a non-profit continuing education platform for licensed healthcare professionals and RNs. Dr. Maysa humanizes health care by developing trusted personal relationships with her clients, empowering them to understand the root causes of their dis-ease and helping them connect with their own inner healing intelligence for long-term wellness. This goes above and beyond typical “symptom management medicine” by identifying and bringing awareness to the issue’s origin and its perpetuating and mediating factors.She incorporates multiple modalities into her practice—from functional labs, nutraceuticals and IV infusions to energy work, plant and psychedelic medicines and mind-body techniques. She works with clients to develop balanced healing plans that combine mind-manifesting therapies and advanced laboratory analysis with wellness approaches that nurture wholeness. Her plans include customized guidance on hydration, nutrition, breath-work, meditation, movement, stress-reduction, sleep optimization, supplementation, medication reconciliation and/or tapering for those on pharmaceuticals, and laboratory analysis. She applies her in-depth knowledge of traditional and indigenous plant medicines like psychedelic mushrooms, cannabis, ayahuasca, rapeh, kambo, salvia and sananga by educating clients on the safe and appropriate usage of these and other medicines. Dr. Maysa believes that simple changes yield meaningful results, namely: proper salt/mineral and water balance in the body, utilization of the light/energy spectrum, awareness of breath and optimizing airway and sleep, joyful movement, conscious consumption, and connection with community and one’s own inner world. She believes regular reboots of our “inner computer” are critical and can be accessed through mind-manifesting therapies including, but not limited to psychedelics and entheogens (heart openers). She is a huge proponent of daily meditation and Blessing of The Energy Centers. Visit Dr. Maysa’s website www.DrMaysa.com for more information about her, her offerings, and to book in-person or remote visits.
Episode 35: Steve Farrar - Mushroom Mycelium Vs. Fruiting Body Debate Finally Settled
May 17 2022
Episode 35: Steve Farrar - Mushroom Mycelium Vs. Fruiting Body Debate Finally Settled
In this episode I interview Steve Farrar. Steve has been involved in specialty agriculture and organic food production systems for his entire professional life.  He has been active in various aspects of mycology and mushroom production for over 35 years.  His initial focus was on the production of specialty, gourmet mushrooms for sale to restaurants and fresh produce markets.  He has been involved in the planning, startup and operation of several mushroom farms and has served as a consultant and mushroom equipment broker to mushroom farms all over the world. He has commercially produced many mushroom species as fresh produce items including Oyster, Enoki, Maitake, Shiitake, King Trumpet and Shimeji mushrooms.  Starting in 2007, his focus turned to the production and processing of selected species of medicinal, nutraceutical mushrooms for use as functional food and dietary supplement ingredients.   M2 Ingredients, Inc. (M2i), the company he cofounded with Dr. Sandra Carter in 2010, is currently growing and processing 11 species of functional/medicinal mushrooms in an indoor farm located in Carlsbad, CA utilizing a proprietary Solid State Fermentation process that consistently produces high-quality mushroom powders.  Development of this process and selection of the species and substrate for production involved multiple trips to Japan, Taiwan and Europe as well as consultation and cooperation with many mycological colleagues. M2i provides the mushroom powders used in our retail brand lines: OM Mushroom Superfoods (human), Equine Matrix (horses), and Canine Matrix (pets). M2i also provides organic mushroom powders as bulk wholesale ingredients to other formulators of dietary supplement and health food products.Check out more about Steve's companies below:https://www.m2ingredients.com/https://ommushrooms.com/Connect with me on Instagram @dradrianmehmedi and let me know what you think of the episode!https://www.instagram.com/dradrianmehmedi/Subscribe to Healing Intentions:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-intentions/id1513511677YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCVBWBzJlgijJyHGJZ_ZiwSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Br46boiZpBXbdbgLxhk0UGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDgxNDMwLnJzcw==
Episode 33: Josette Tkacik - Self Healing through Self Love, Dance and Water
Apr 20 2022
Episode 33: Josette Tkacik - Self Healing through Self Love, Dance and Water
In this episode I interview Josette Tkacik. In 2011, former professional dancer and new mom, Josette Tkacik was diagnosed with severe sudden onset of advanced rheumatoid arthritis, an excruciatingly painful and disabling auto immune disease for which current western medicine claims there is no cure. The only available treatment is radical and life shortening pharmaceuticals aimed (at best) to slow the progression of the disease. Ultimately Josette paved her own path, and self-healed RA without the assistance of Western Medicine. She was declared a Medical Miracle in 2016 as No Evidence of Disease could be found in bloodwork. She went on to become the Most successful zumba instructor in the world. She is a Santa Barbara Hero - Congressional award recipient and a top 3 author on DailyOM.  Josette passionately shares her wisdom to empower others to find the hero within.Connect with Josette on Instagram: https://instagram.com/josettetkacik?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=or check out her website: www.josettetkacik.comConnect with me on Instagram @dradrianmehmedi and let me know what you think of the episode!https://www.instagram.com/dradrianmehmedi/Subscribe to Healing Intentions:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-intentions/id1513511677YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCVBWBzJlgijJyHGJZ_ZiwSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Br46boiZpBXbdbgLxhk0UGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDgxNDMwLnJzcw==
Episode 32: Dorothy Andreas - Overcoming Limiting Beliefs, Entrepreneurial Excellence, Communication is Key
Mar 25 2022
Episode 32: Dorothy Andreas - Overcoming Limiting Beliefs, Entrepreneurial Excellence, Communication is Key
In this episode I interview Dorothy Andreas. At the age of 19, Dorothy Andreas sold her car, left college and bought a business. Over the next 4 decades she started and scaled 9 companies, winning over 80 awards for business ethics, business growth and entrepreneurial excellence. While building her companies and raising two young sons, mostly as a single mother, she also served in leadership capacity on several Boards of Governance. Dorothy has raised millions of dollars for the charities she is passionate about. Today, Dorothy is an international best-selling author, keynote speaker, business and mindset growth coach, and a lifelong learner. She is a wife and proud mother. You can learn more about her at StreamlinesSuccess.com, TheTimeClass.com, or read her books: Streamline Success; Eliminate Chaos and Conflict Revelation, both available on Amazon. https://www.streamlinesuccess.com/https://thetimeclass.com/Connect with me on Instagram @dradrianmehmedi and let me know what you think of the episode!https://www.instagram.com/dradrianmehmedi/Subscribe to Healing Intentions:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-intentions/id1513511677YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCVBWBzJlgijJyHGJZ_ZiwSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Br46boiZpBXbdbgLxhk0UGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDgxNDMwLnJzcw==
Episode 31: Andrew DeAngelo: Cannabis Activism and Consulting, Cali Sober Lifestyle
Feb 8 2022
Episode 31: Andrew DeAngelo: Cannabis Activism and Consulting, Cali Sober Lifestyle
In this episode I interview Andrew DeAngelo. Andrew is a visionary leader with a proven track record of enacting systemic social change and developing best practices in cannabis — he is the very definition of a trailblazer and someone who has proudly walked the road less traveled.During his almost 13-year tenure at Harborside, where he currently serves as an advisor, Andrew has pioneered legal cannabis business processes and provided groundbreaking political engagement and thought leadership to the cannabis community. Andrew also lends his vast cannabis business and political expertise as a consultant for hire to the global community at large, including several strategic partnerships with the world's leading cannabis-centric service firms.Andrew led the design and development of gold-standard cannabis retail by innovating many “firsts” for the industry. These include: introducing CBD medicines to heal severely epileptic children as documented in Discovery Channel’s Weed Wars, implementing the first lab-testing program in the history of cannabis dispensing, creating child-resistant packaging for edibles, standardizing inventory tracking, initiating senior outreach, and successfully preventing the federal government from seizing Harborside in forfeiture actions against the company in 2012.Andrew is co-founder and Chairperson of the Board for the non-profit Last Prisoner Project (LPP). LPP’s mission is to free and re-integrate all cannabis prisoners on earth into mainstream society. Since its inception in 2019, LPP has successfully re-integrated the formerly incarcerated and 2020 will be the year LPP frees its first constituent. Andrew is also a founding Board of Directors member of the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), the premier cannabis industry trade association in California, where he served from 2013 to 2020 building the organization from zero to 500 member companies. CCIA continues to represent the industry in California as it works on reforming Prop 64 to improve the legal and regulatory framework for cannabis trade throughout the state. Graduating with honors from Chapman University with a BFA degree in Communications & Theatre, Andrew began his political career as an activist while studying for his MFA in acting at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Over two decades as an activist, Andrew worked on a variety of voter initiatives which legalized medical and adult-use cannabis in San Francisco, Washington D.C, and the State of California. Andrew and his brother Steve recently formed DeAngelo Brothers Productions (DAB), which intends to produce, support, and distribute cannabis content over a variety of mediums and platforms. DAB’s mission is “to create new mythologies for cannabis in pop culture, smashing the stigma of the lazy stoner and replacing it with fresh and positive representations of cannabis in society.”As a speaker, Andrew has appeared at the MJBusiness Daily Conference in Las Vegas, ICBC, NCIA conferences in Chicago/Boston/San Jose, Emerald Conference, and the U.S Cannabis Conference in Miami. Andrew is scheduled to present at 2020 conferences across the globe. Courses on cannabis business training led by Andrew are available online through Green Flower Media. For more information, please visit: https://www.andrewdeangelo.comhttps://www.instagram.com/andrew_deangelo/ Forbes — Cali Sober Is Priceless, And The Next Billion Dollar Industryhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewdeangelo/2021/04/07/cali-sober-is-priceless-and-the-next-billion-dollar-industry/?sh=73381b2b53a0