Episode 176

Your Path to Health, Healing and Happiness with Dr. David Rabin
March 5, 2024
Dr. David Rabin is a neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist, and founder of health tech company Apollo Neuroscience.
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In this episode of Win the Day:

Dr. David Rabin has built a career out of curing the incurable. Now, he’s on a mission to revolutionize health and medicine – and reveal just how much power we have to heal ourselves from injury and illness.

Dr. Dave is a neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist, and health tech entrepreneur. His company Apollo Neuroscience has developed the first wearable technology that actively improves energy, focus, and relaxation, using a novel touch therapy that signals safety to the brain, all backed by science.

On the cutting edge of medicine and the mind, Dr. Dave has always been fascinated by consciousness and our inherent ability to heal ourselves from injury and illness. As such, he has specifically focused his research on the clinical translation of non-invasive therapies for patients with treatment-resistant illnesses like PTSD and substance use disorders, as well as chronic stress.

In addition to his clinical psychiatry practice, Dr. Dave is currently conducting research on the epigenetic regulation of trauma responses and recovery to elucidate the mechanism of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and the neurobiology of belief. He is also the co-founder and executive director of the Board of Medicine, a nonprofit organization of physicians and scientists establishing the first peer-reviewed, evidence-based clinical guidelines for the production and safe use of currently unregulated alternative medicines, including plant medicines.

Dr. Dave and his work has been featured in media all over the world, including The New York Times, Men's Health, Vogue, and on The Tim Ferriss Show. He has been married to his co-founder, Kathryn Fantauzzi, since 2016.

In this episode:
• The impact of chronic stress in how we live today
• How plant and alternative medicines are reshaping the medical industry
• What role you should play in your own health journey; and
• How to kickstart your own health, healing, and happiness.

Let’s WIN THE DAY with Dr. Dave Rabin!


0:25 Who is Dr. David Rabin?
1:48 Interview starts
4:20 Growing up in a culture of questioning everything
6:31 How to raise independent children who can think for themselves
9:35 Never judge your emotions (and why kids need to learn how to breathe)
13:12 The problem with growing up Jewish in America
16:55 How to manage the transition from childhood to adulthood (and the gift of gratitude)
20:57 How your thoughts create your reality
26:02 How to stop passing trauma to your children
30:40 Safety is at the root of healing – and how to heal anyone
33:30 Should pharmaceutical companies be allowed to advertise
35:51 Placebo vs Nocebo
38:34 How much of our brain do we use – and how to live to your potential
41:30 How to help someone change their mindset
45:37 How to heal from painful memories
48:50 What you need to know and understand to overcome anxiety
52:09 Apollo Neuro wearable
1:00:04 What are the most important parenting skills
1:04:30 Affirmation
1:07:03 Rocket Round

Resources / links mentioned:

⚡ Dr. David Rabin website

⚡ Apollo Neuro website

📝 Dr. David Rabin LinkedIn

📷 Dr. David Rabin Instagram

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Inspiring quotes in this episode:
  • “We are so wrapped up in everybody following the rules that we’ve forgotten about independent critical thinking.” – Dr. David Rabin
  • “When you teach kids how to breathe, think, and feel, their emotions become a tool – a superpower they can use.” – Dr. David Rabin
  • “If you think about yourself as unworthy of love, you literally rewire your brain to default to thinking about yourself that way.” – Dr. David Rabin
  • “Safety is at the root of healing. We can't heal unless we feel safe because our nervous system won't function if it thinks it's under threat.” – Dr. David Rabin
  • “If trauma is radical fear, why can't radical safety reset that? And it turns out that it does.” – Dr. David Rabin
  • “In the healing process, understand the power of belief and align your actions with your intentions.” – Dr. David Rabin
  • “Is it possible that who you know yourself to be and what you know yourself to be capable of is not the complete story?” – Dr. David Rabin
  • “The source of all anxiety comes from thinking about things we don't have control over. So the antidote is to think about things you do have control over.” – Dr. David Rabin
  • “Anxiety is not good or bad. It's a signal that's telling us to pay attention to something in the environment. Feel it and understand what it's trying to tell you.” – Dr. David Rabin
  • “A diagnosis is not for the patient. It's for doctors and clinicians to communicate patterns of illness with each other so we can figure out how to treat things better.” – Dr. David Rabin
  • “The best way to teach a child is to role model how you respond to the stress in your own life.” – Dr. David Rabin
  • “The best thing to teach kids is to breathe. They will become so much more resilient and high functioning because they're able to tolerate discomfort.” – Dr. David Rabin
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