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May 27, 2020

Dr. Craig Koniver, M.D. has been practicing Performance Medicine for over 18 years. Unsatisfied with the disease-based model of modern medicine, Dr. Koniver seeks to help his clients optimize their health and performance through more of a wellness-based approach.  

Dr. Koniver’s client list includes Navy SEALs, NFL players, PGA golfers, UFC Fighters, NHL players, executives, Congressmen, and well-known celebrities. He’s made many appearances on other notable podcasts such as Aubrey Marcus, Kyle Kingsbury & Ben Greenfield. 

You can find Dr. Koniver on Instagram @koniverwellness or at 

Topics Explored: 

> 13:13 What has been the trajectory of the global pandemic of COVID- 19 from Dr. Koniver’s perspective? What role has fear played? 

> 17:42 What is the efficacy of masks for protection

>  Will there be a second wave of the virus?  

> 21:00 Vaccines, civil liberties, personal sovereignty

> 26:34 What is the potential mental health fallout of the virus? How are loneliness, depression, isolation tied together?

> 28:45 Link between Hormones and Depression: Could your low mood be caused by a hormonal imbalance? What factors of the modern environment might be influencing our hormones? 

> 31:07 Sex hormones: progesterone & estrogen for women; the stress hormone cortisol which Dr. Koniver calls the big bully.

> 38:43 Testosterone as a biosocial hormone for men and the importance of testosterone for well being.

> 42:46 “Hormones are the most influential factor affecting an individual’s wellbeing on a day-to-day basis”

> 43:16 What is lighting Dr. Koniver up in his practice lately?

> 50:18 What is a miracle? Can changing the energetic vibration of our being by tapping into the power of reprogramming subconscious create miraculous recoveries? 

> 47:25 What’s the connection between consciousness and spirituality with our physical well being? Can we learn to work with consciousness to feel good no matter where we are or what we’re experiencing?

> 53:33 How does our mindset play into our overall health? (“Your ability to feel good in any sort of environment is up to you.”)

> 55:28 Why is ketamine (often regarded as a recreational drug) now being used as an alternative therapy to treat things like anxiety and depression?


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The Thought Room is a combination of edge-of-your-seat storytelling and groundbreaking interviews with celebrated thought-leaders like Erick Godsey and many more from around the world.

Recorded everywhere from hotel rooms in New York City, to a camper van in Maine; from the coastal forests of Costa Rica, to a picnic blanket amongst grapes in a vineyard in Sedona—host Hallie Rose captures rich, face-to-face interviews and intimate storytelling in a variety of eccentric locations.

From musicians to mathematicians, life coaches to psychonauts, PhDs to professional athletes—we’ll invite them all to step into the Thought Room to spill their stories and share their most distilled wisdom. The show covers a breadth of topics including psychology, spirituality, sex & relationships, psychedelics, ayahuasca, non-violent communication, law of attraction, bio-hacking, fitness, nutrition, alternative health, personal development, business & entrepreneurship, mindfulness, yoga, and meditation.


Quotes from my guests on Psychedelics:

“Psychedelics are like a direct portal to the Psyche” - Erick Godsey

“What my experience with psychedelics has taught me is that all the magic is here!” - Kyle Buller

“The medicines have a way of changing one's perspective powerfully and profoundly.” - Luke Storey

“Psychedelics are not suppressed because they are dangerous to users; they’re suppressed because they provoke unconventional thought, which threatens any number of elites and institutions that would rather do our thinking for us.” - Dr. Dennis McKenna


Quotes from my guests on Consciousness:

“I’m a true believer that our lives are a product of our imagination.” - Ollie Ollerton

“Never let those who lack belief in themselves rob you of yours.” - Dorian Yates

“Your ability to feel good in any kind of environment is up to you.” - Dr. Craig Koniver


Quotes from my guests on Ayahuasca:

“And I am leaving, knowing — I don’t want my dharma revealed to me...I want to create it, I want to walk it, I want to dance it, moment by moment. Thank you, Ayahuasca.” - Erick Godsey

“Ayahuasca is a symbiotic ally of the human species.” - Dennis McKenna


Celebrated guests include Dr. Dennis McKenna, Justin Wren, Erick Godsey, Ollie Ollerton & Dorian Yates. 


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