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Botanical Biohacking

Discover the tradition and science of plant-based medicine to help you live stronger, smarter, and maximize your genetic potential. by Dr. Andrew Miles & Dr. Xuelan Qiu. http://BotanicalBiohacking.com
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Nov 18, 2020

Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, and self-care strategist. Brodie helps self-aware, high-achieving women break the cycle of stress, overwhelm, and self-sabotage so they can enjoy the lives they’re working so hard to create, and truly embody self-respect. Working at the confluence of wellness and personal development, she has helped thousands of clients optimize their weight, digestion, hormones, sleep, mood, and vitality. A lifelong student of consciousness, Brodie has been practicing meditation, yoga, and qi gong for over twenty years and holds teaching certifications in each of these disciplines. She synthesizes ancient techniques from Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and yoga with the latest research in neuroscience, functional medicine and habit change to help her clients thrive. Through her coaching programs, she helps people bridge the gap between what they know they should be doing to take care of themselves and actually doing it – without feeling guilty. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon, where she has been treating patients since 2003. She’s also the creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world. Learn more at https://Brodiewelch.com.

Sep 8, 2020

Just ...listen to this one. Its a little over an hr and well worth it. 

Aug 30, 2020

Modern Medicine still rests on the old biology. This has been a tremendous gift, but its only part of the picture. It leaves a lot of diagnostic noise which makes treating chronic disease challenging. The new biology looks at the body as a series of ecosystems and seeks to cultivate them like a garden.

Aug 24, 2020
Anxiety and Depression are linked with inflammation. Key regulator of the cellular antioxidant response NRF2 may play a role. Discover how an ancient herbal formula may help us better understand the relationship between depression and inflammation as well as the role of metabolites as possible biological markers for more objective diagnosis of major depression. Xiao Yao Chapter of Zhuangzi https://ctext.org/zhuangzi/enjoyment-... Xiong, Xingjiang, et al. "Efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal medicine Xiao Yao San in hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Phytomedicine 61 (2019): 152849. Liu, Xiaojie, et al. "Plasma metabolomics of depressed patients and treatment with Xiaoyaosan based on mass spectrometry technique." Journal of ethnopharmacology 246 (2020): 112219. Ma Q. (2013). Role of nrf2 in oxidative stress and toxicity. Annual review of pharmacology and toxicology, 53, 401–426. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-pharm... Chen, Jia-Xu, et al. "Effects of Chai Hu (Radix Burpleuri) containing formulation on plasma β-endorphin, epinephrine and dopamine in patients." The American Journal of Chinese Medicine 33.05 (2005): 737-745. Martín-de-Saavedra, María Dolores, et al. "Nrf2 participates in depressive disorders through an anti-inflammatory mechanism." Psychoneuroendocrinology 38.10 (2013): 2010-2022. Martín-de-Saavedra, María Dolores, et al. "Nrf2 participates in depressive disorders through an anti-inflammatory mechanism." Psychoneuroendocrinology 38.10 (2013): 2010-2022. *Correction: At 8:10 I say 2,000 years. That should be 1,000 years. The formula its based on if nearly 2,000 years old being created at around AD 190.
 
 
Aug 24, 2020

Corydalis has been used for pain and was a major herb in formula for opiate addiction following the Chinese opiate wars. Discover how its use as a topic can relieve pain and enhance quality of life for those suffering from sharp or throbbing pain associated with blood stasis.

Aug 19, 2020

Wade has lived in ashrams, competed at the Mr. Universe as a drug free vegetarian, written several books, and co-founded a nutrition company. He's also served as an advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute. Why is this good for you? Because you get to discover how enzymes can help you look better, think clearer, and fix your tummy.

Aug 9, 2020

This is our filter for tradition and science in natural medicine. This is a huge time saver that can save you from wasting time and energy. It helps keep you focussed on the time tested, evidence backed natural health practices that actually work.

Jul 25, 2020

With his Ph.D in the various schools of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Jin Zhao is uniquely positioned to reveal the one true school of Classical Chinese Medicine.

Jul 24, 2020

Dr. Jin Zhao is a 5th generation doctor with his Ph.D in the history and development of schools of thought in Chinese Medicine. He is a professor and a very busy clinician who sees over 200 patients a day. He holds that mastery is not about esoteric knowledge or secret techniques, but better organizing what you already know in a more efficient way.

Jul 11, 2020

In this whiskey fueled discussion kilt clad Herbalist Brehan Crawford discusses The Tiger King, Horny cat ladies, and a dangerous parasite linked to behavioral changes. Discover the herbs shown to kill this parasite. 

Jun 10, 2020

After a round of antibiotics Cathy felt exhausted and was losing her memory. Her job was suffering as a result. By using herbs to "warm" her gut she recovered. What is behind the thermal nature of herbs? Recent studies have shown that it may have to do with gene expression with regard to metabolism, the immune system, endocrine system, cell proliferation, apoptosis, and blood circulation.

May 1, 2020

Stillness gives birth to movement. We explore a top down and bottom up approach to aligning the major joints of the body (seven stars) for greater tensegrity and then springing into life with white gibbon footwork. I then talk about the fabled "Lightness skill" of martial arts fantasy and explore the truth behind the myth as taught by Daoists near Qing Cheng Mountain in Sichuan.

Apr 18, 2020

Patchouli, aka Huo xiang is great for damp loving pathogens and you can grow it fairly easily. We explore its cultivation, uses, and recipes.

Apr 11, 2020

I learned some amazing Tantric Sex Secrets on Qing Cheng Mountain. If you apply these I guarantee it will improve your entire life. Discover where Tantra, Daoist sexuality, and botanical medicine converge and how you can apply this internal alchemy immediately.

Apr 2, 2020

We can't always reach for medicine. We can't always depend on others for healthcare, but as long as we are breathing, we can adjust our breathing to halt viral transcription. This is knowledge every human should have to keep our global tribe healthy.

Mar 24, 2020

Dr. Sandra Subotich got a call from an old friend. Her partner had just returned from Mardi Gras and was infected. Soon after she fell ill. Discover the three herbal formulas which she used to break the fever and return back to a normal life.

Feb 17, 2020

Dr. Jin Zhao has been working with a team of TCM doctors to successfully treat patients with the Corona virus (Covid-19) both in an integrative setting and using botanical medicine alone. 

Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Ayla Wolf and Dr. Clayton Shiu discuss neurological testing and Chinese Medicine as well as their upcoming classes.

Jan 28, 2020

Epidemics are not new to Chinese society.

Dr. Liu Qingquan (刘清泉),  director of Beijing TCM hospital and Dr. Tong Xiaolin (仝小林), vice director of Guang An Men hospital, were among the first doctors entering SARS infected area and both treated hundreds of SARS patients in 2003. 

Dr. Tong Xiaolin helped formulate the TCM treatment protocols which were used nationally and tremendously helped China to win the battle with SARS. 

16 years later, they arrived in Wuhan, the frontline of fighting the novel coronavirus. They saw patients from both the inpatient departments and ICU.  After carefully checking the patients, they and the expert panel came to the conclusion that the novel coronavirus causing pneumonia fell into the TCM categories of   “疫病”Yi Bing (Plague) and more specifically “湿瘟” Shi Wen (Damp Plague). 

 

Jan 20, 2020

A man becomes possessed during a Lakota ceremony gone wrong. An evil wind causes nightmares in Sichuan. A man wakes up with a sensation of a ghost pressing on him. Could there be a microbial component to our experiences with the supernatural? What can this teach us about consciousness and who we truly are?

Jan 2, 2020

Seeing a kid with a fever can be scary. Understanding how digestion plays a role can help make complex cases simple.

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