When Cameron George first got to college, he was a healthy kid and a competitive cross-country runner. But things took a dramatic turn in his sophomore year.
Suddenly, this seemingly healthy 19-year-old’s immune and nervous system crashed. He was weak, tired, and unmotivated. They thought he was just burnt out from running, but Cameron actually developed an autoimmune disorder. The next few years were horrific for the George family: Cameron’s health and mental cognition steadily declined, while they were going from doctor to doctor and medication to medication – but nothing helped.
Years went by like this, and just when they thought things couldn’t get any worse, his body started to reject all food and water. While Cameron was surviving through IVs, he desperately searched for answers – and, luckily, he found former guest Dr. Dan Pompa, who had overcome his own health struggles.
Together, they set out to try using kava, a plant indigenous to the South Pacific, to calm down his overexcited nervous system. The plant medicine seemed promising, but what they found was that the traditional methods of preparing kava were too physically demanding and the extracted forms out there didn’t produce noticeable results. I personally love kava root and I can attest to this. I’ve spent far too much time, money, and energy acquiring extracted kava products that just weren’t up to snuff.
But with some help preparing a traditional kava drink, Cameron started to see positive results – so he set out on a quest to create a simpler, more effective, and tastier method of receiving the healing benefits of kava. He found what he was looking for and created KAVAPLEX, a full-spectrum kava oil that delivers almost all of the healing benefits of the traditional kava tea.
Not a lot of people in the U.S. (or, really, anywhere that’s not the South Pacific) even know what kava is – but you’re going to learn a LOT about it in this episode and you’ll be grateful that you did.
TOPICS DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE:
The root of Cameron’s sudden autoimmune and chronic illness
Cameron’s proclivity to becoming addicted
Why Cameron ended up going on random buying sprees, including buying exotic animals in an effort to pursue his lifelong dream to recreate Ace Ventura Animal Detective
Taking a drug – even a prescription drug – is a huge and potentially life-altering decision
Everything Cameron tried that didn’t work
The 3000-year history of kava use in Vanuatu
Why scientists are studying what happens when you give kava to people with cancer or metabolic disorders
A huge misconception about kava that has been perpetuated by the pharmaceutical industry
“Daily drinking” kava, or noble kava strains
The improved method of kava extraction that Cameron helped create so that they could produce full spectrum kava products
The need for more perspective in today’s world
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