The Shift Episode 125: The Theory of Terrain with Dr. Andrew Kaufman

In this episode, host Doug McKenty takes a deep dive into the controversial Terrain Theory of disease with Dr. Andrew Kaufman. Though much of modern medicine is based on the notion that invading microorganisms are the root cause of disease, Dr. Kaufman questions the prevailing theory and posits environmental causes are the reason people get sick. If true, detoxification, and immune-boosting supplementation, should replace many prevalent treatment protocols which may reduce symptoms, but never achieves the homeostasis required to live a truly healthy life. He has recently produced two documentaries elucidating his position. In “Terrain: The Film” he painstakingly addresses the scientific foundations of germ theory, while “Hippocratic Hypocrisy” details a corrupt history of modern medicine allowing the propagation of treatments that may be profitable, but show little efficacy in actually curing disease. Find both documentaries and much more by going to

The Shift Episode 124: The Black Nobility with Ian Ferguson

In this episode of The Shift, host Doug McKenty discusses the concept of the Black Nobility with astrologer and podcaster Ian Ferguson. They take a deep dive into the theory that a lineage of very wealthy families originated in the Middle East, migrated to the Mediterranean, then remained in power long after the fall of the Roman Empire. Their reach extended into the royal families of Europe, and some speculate their power and wealth continue to manipulate world events in the modern age. Find out more about the work of Ian Ferguson by going to

The Shift Episode 123: Rituals of Initiation with Mare Heironimus

Enjoy this episode where host Doug McKenty discusses the need to bring back rituals and ceremonies into the consciousness of modern human life with dancer, artist and author Mare Heironimus. Her book, Systems of Indoctrination and the Wild Rose of the Soul, describes how patriarchal institutions have stripped humanity of the ability to process more profound psychological phenomena resulting in healthy individuation. She goes on to reveal just how the development of modern rituals can rectify the situation, steering modern culture in a healthier, more sustainable direction. Find out more about her work at

The Shift Episode 122: Internal Energetics with Bianca Ruehlig

Enjoy this conversation between host Doug McKenty and Bianca Ruehlig, author of Activate Your Pineal Gland. They discuss Bianca’s personal transformation from a Bay Area software developer into a spiritual teacher and advosor. She is now the purveyor of The Crystal Bowl, a health and wellness center based on strengthening and tonifying the internal energy centers of her clients and customers. In her book, she not only describes this internal system and how it functions, but she also provides practical meditations and other techniques that harmonize this system to provide physical and psychological health to those who participate. Find out more at

The Shift Episode 121: The WHO and National Sovereignty with Susan Guest

In this episode, host Doug McKenty discusses the recent amendments to the World Health Organizations’ International Health Regulations with researcher Susan Guest. Much has been discussed concerning these changes allowing the WHO broad powers over member nations in the case of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Could this be the end of national sovereignty as it has been historically practiced? This conversation places the proposed amendments within the proper context of international law and asserts the battle is far from over. Find out more about the work of Susan Guest at