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Apr 21, 2022

Podcast Intro:

Taking medication is a normal part of many people's daily routine, and these medications are used to treat disease and promote health. Although medications can help you feel better and recover, it is vital to understand that all medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, have risks as well as benefits.


The advantages of drugs are the beneficial results they provide when used, such as decreasing blood pressure, curing infection, or relieving pain. But what are the chances that anything unfavorable or unexpected may happen to you if you utilize them? How can you assess the risks and advantages while deciding which medications to use? How can lifestyle change, diet, and medication help you control chronic diseases?

When the advantages of treatment outweigh the known hazards, the FDA considers it safe enough to approve. However, before using any medicine, as with many other things you do on a daily basis, you should weigh the benefits and risks in order to make the best decision for you.

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • The study of drug versus lifestyle changes in patients
  • FDA is mechanized to protect big pharmaceutical companies
  • How drug advertisements are unregulated
  • How drugs are not tested with diets and lifestyle changes for efficacy.
  • What is the placebo effect
  • How wild habits organize you
  • What are the unconventional habits are your best medicine
  • How chronic inflammation is driven by habits
  • The devastating effect of the microbiome that leads to dementia



  • Cate encourages listeners to know more about what a particular disease and its chronic symptoms look like so you can make a distinction between chronic inflammation over acute ones
  • Cate discusses that the generational split is around 30% of adolescents 50% of adults 85% of elders who overconsume drugs according to statistics.
  • Cate talks about Modern Medicines are formulated to treat acute conditions rather than chronic inflammation
  • Cate talks about the relationship between microbiome and serotonin


  • [01:56] What is Medicine?
  • [05:33] Pharmademic 
  • [06:14] How drugs generate sales through media advertisement
  • [06:42] The Gloom to Bloom Ads
  • [07:26] Cures and Curses: The controversial history of pharmaceutical advertising
  • [09:12] Drug Side effects when not coupled with lifestyle changes
  • [10:07] Allopathy
  • [17:23] Relationship between Chronic Inflammation and Habits
  • [18:39] Disrupted Microbiome
  • [19:50] Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue in the Body
  • [21:11] Mental Chronic Fatigue Symptoms
  • [22:21] Allergy Medication


  • “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.”
  • “If you're tapped into your senses and nature every while that human medicine is everywhere, from your own mind to walking outside to harvesting invasive weeds in your ecosystem.”
  • “If you have symptoms or a disease of chronic inflammation, you may be more vulnerable to promises of drugs marketed by pharmaceutical companies, driven by profit for shareholders.”
  • “There's an entire mechanism established for testing drugs. There isn't an entire mechanism established in terms of scientific rigor for testing lifestyle changes.”
  • “It just doesn't make sense to me to allow a drug to be advertised as preventing cardiovascular disease. When you have included lifestyle changes as an arm in the study. It's just so crystal clear that the purpose of the study is to sell the drug. It's not to prevent cardiovascular disease.“
  •  “We know why drugs can't get to the root generation of chronic inflammation, but can alter how the body responds to chronic inflammatory habits. But how overdosed are we and does that hinder reversing chronic?”
  • “Humans as a species are drugged at epidemic inflationary rates.”
  • “Because drugs don't sell themselves, the drug makers buy media in the form of advertising, which in the US is largely unregulated.”
  • “Almost half of all ad dollars are centered on prescription drugs to treat chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes, and depression.”
  • “The conglomeration of the food industry, advertising industry, Big Pharma and healthcare, and big media make short-term gains for stockholders at the expense of overdosing the population. All these trends are shepherded by the US the trend is global”
  • “Shareholders profit while the species generate the lack of integrity and big picture solutions lead to a physiological and psychological breakdown at the epigenetic and genetic level.”
  • “Drugs cause dysbiosis, promoting more inflammation, hindering digestion, doubling emotional sensitivity, and come with specific unrelated side effects.”
  • “Symptoms of chronic inflammation are meant to force our hand to wake up to develop antifragile habits of resilience.”
  • “Rewiring habits is the way out of the pain cave.”
  • “Wild habits shift your mindset towards the positive so you can preference your future self over your current habits leading to breakthroughs.”

Guest BIOCate Stillman

Cate Stillman is an Ayurvedic practitioner, yoga instructor, and wellness coach with a vision for the future. She educates people who want to thrive on how to improve their health, careers, and lives in an instant, as well as wellness experts on how to expand their influence and money while living their best lives.

She has been an Ayurvedic Practitioner since 2001 and has completed Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training. Cate also co-hosted The Ayurveda Summit, published Body Thrive in 2015, and is currently working on Master of YOU, which will be released in 2020. Since founding Yogahealer in 2001, she has helped thousands of people improve their health, families, and communities.