Welcome to the Align Podcast, hosted by me, Aaron Alexander. This is a place where we focus on optimizing your mind, body, and movement through exploring unconventional approaches and unique viewpoints on all things health, wellness, and life. I'm joined by top wellness experts and world-renowned thought-leaders, including Byron Katie, Bruce Lipton, Aubrey Marcus, Jim Kwik, Marriane Williamson, Ben Greenfield, Robb Wolf, Shawn Stevenson, Abel James, Mark Sisson, Wim Hof, James Clear, Zach Bush, Gabby Reece, and many more. Get ready for deep conversations that open you up to new perspectives and ways of life that will ultimately take your mental, physical, and emotional wellness to the next level. If you love this podcast, I would love for you to connect with me on Instagram, @alignpodcast.
Do you ever have a sudden fear of not having enough time left in your life?
In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Zach Bush and I chat about the divergence of humans from nature, the function of this split, as well as the effects of this split in our society now. We also talk about the relationship between art, and “play” with medicine. We touch the process of healing our past traumas as well as the core idea of intrinsic health. Lastly, we talk about the idea of looking past the obsolete idea of aging and how it can positively impact our body.
Zach Bush, MD is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is the co-founder and CEO of Seraphic Group and the non-profit Farmer's Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health. His education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and his ongoing efforts are providing a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and planet.
2:30 - Divergence of humans from nature
5:40 - What is the evolutionary function of our split with nature?
9:30 - Why are we capable of seeing ourselves “separate”?
13:27 - Maximizing the experience of pleasure and beauty
16:28 - What are the societal effects of our split with nature?
20:08 - Interconnection between awe-inspiring aesthetics and medicine
24:58 - What is the value of “play” in medicine?
31:59 - Is there a blueprint to get back into "cooperative play” state?
37:40 - How do we heal our ancestral and deep traumas?
39:45 - Understanding the journey of intrinsic health
52:43 - What happens to us biologically if we start appreciating aging?