In this episode, Micah sits down with Sam Peterson and Jeffrey Haughland, Co-Founders of Invictus Project. In the show they talk about the Invictus Project, a mission to empower veterans to live more fulfilled lives by treating the root causes of traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
They both received traumatic blasts while serving terms as bomb technicians in Afghanistan
When they got back they were told to get used to their new normal
Their symptoms kept getting worse and they were only given more pills, which led them to become suicidal
They started researching neurochemistry and neurobiology to find the root cause of their problems
Their goal is to make these treatments the standard of care
“The biggest problem in mental health is that nobody is examining the organ they treat prior to treating, they rely solely on patient reporting” – Jeffrey
They used their own treatments and therapy model on themselves first
They did Ketamine infusion therapy right at the start
They used TBI Therapy
They mention Wavi Med, a company that made a device they used to scan the brain
They then used hyperbaric oxygen therapy
They also used a nasal, stem cell platelet rich plasma and insulin regimen
Jeff was tested before the stem cell treatment, and then tested again a month after
Voltage output in the brain was increased by 30%
Clarity, focus, emotional regulation were all improved
What they are really trying to do is to bring quality of life to their patients
They are looking to have a giant health and wellness facility with Invictus in the back
The goal is to bring people in the door who have broken brains, fix their brains on a cellular level, get them back to a healthy baseline, and input them directly into programmatic lifestyle modifications and a community of people that are trying to create better versions of themselves
Sam is a former US Army Bomb Technician who has served multiple
tours in Afghanistan. He and Jeffery Haughland founded the Invictus Project in order to bring access to more effective care to patients suffering from mental illness.
About Jeffrey Haughland
Jeffrey is a former US Army Bomb Technician who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and sustained multiple injuries in the line of duty. Jeff’s drive to help others suffering from traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress comes from his experiences as a patient.