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
info_outline Dr. Ayla Wolf and Dr. Clayton Shiu on Neurology and Chinese Medicine 02/06/2020
Dr. Ayla Wolf and Dr. Clayton Shiu on Neurology and Chinese Medicine Dr. Ayla Wolf and Dr. Clayton Shiu discuss neurological testing and Chinese Medicine as well as their upcoming classes.
info_outline Corona Virus as a Damp Plague 01/28/2020
Corona Virus as a Damp Plague Epidemics are not new to Chinese society and that their populations have remained steady throughout the dynasties is a testament to the potential of plant based medicines. 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).
info_outline Ghosts, evil winds, and microbiota. 01/20/2020
Ghosts, evil winds, and microbiota. 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?
info_outline Secret Herbal Bag for Colds, Allergies, and Wandering pain 08/20/2019
Secret Herbal Bag for Colds, Allergies, and Wandering pain In Sichuan I would go to a special clinic whenever I had a cold and this special mixture fixed restored me right away. They also used it to treat chronic pain and had many patients who swore by this formula. Then as I was about to return to the US, the owner let me in on his secret recipe.
info_outline Microbiota, Mucus, and Bipolar Disorder 07/03/2019
Microbiota, Mucus, and Bipolar Disorder In 1347 Chinese physician Zhu Dan Xi described the pathogenesis of Bipolar disorder as originating from mucus accumulation in his book "Heart Method". Modern research on gasotransmitters and the mucosal biofilm seems to support his theory. Can his botanical formula help those suffering from bipolar disorder today?
info_outline Plastic Consumption and Hidden Pathogens: A Deadly Alliance 06/20/2019
Plastic Consumption and Hidden Pathogens: A Deadly Alliance Plastic permeates our water and air making us fat, infertile, and susceptible to hidden pathogens. It is producing strange disease patterns that leave many clinicians at a loss. If we are to protect ourselves we must learn to leverage plant based medicines to adapt to these increasing environmental pressures.
info_outline Lyme Disease Adhesions with Dr. Clayton Shiu and Fabrice Piche 06/11/2019
Lyme Disease Adhesions with Dr. Clayton Shiu and Fabrice Piche Lyme disease causes far more than pain and fatigue, it can also lead to adhesions and reduce joint mobility. Discover how Fabrice Piche and Dr. Clayton Shiu worked to improve mobility with a patient suffering from chronic Lyme disease.
info_outline Gegen in Microgard Plus 06/02/2019
Gegen in Microgard Plus Gegen, (radix pueraria) Seriously, how do you pronounce that in latin? is an important herb in Chinese medicine. Here we discuss the folktale, pharmacology, clinical use and why we included it in our most popular formula "Microgard Plus".
info_outline Pengzu: The Grandfather of Biohacking on living a wonderful life 05/20/2019
Pengzu: The Grandfather of Biohacking on living a wonderful life Where does Biohacking come from? Silicon valley entrepreneurs didn't invent it in the last decade. Its actually thousands of years old and many of the coolest "new" ideas are in fact very old and based on East Asian methods of nourishing life (Yang sheng). We go strait to the source by looking at the life of Pengzu, the Grandfather of biohacking to see what he and his contemporaries can teach us about living a wonderful life.
info_outline Ease Chronic Joint Pain With This Sacred Herb 05/14/2019
Ease Chronic Joint Pain With This Sacred Herb Eucommia ulmoides known in Chinese as Du Zhong 杜仲. It is a powerful herb said to help with back pain and is even used to guide the effects of other herbs directly to the lower back. To find out more we traveled to Sichuan province to see it growing wild. Join us as we explore the traditional folktales and pharmacology of this powerful plant.
info_outline Biohacking Jet lag, Culture Shock, and Traveling Well 05/01/2019
Biohacking Jet lag, Culture Shock, and Traveling Well Want to beat jet lag, side step culture shock, and travel effortlessly? After ten years and over twenty flights I got it down to an art.
info_outline Finding the Myserious in China: Taoist Acupuncture 04/07/2019
Finding the Myserious in China: Taoist Acupuncture What does Taoist acupuncture look like in a back alley in Chengdu? How does it compare with western fantasies of the Orient?
info_outline Biology of Tongue Diagnosis Pt 5: Under the Tongue 04/04/2019
Biology of Tongue Diagnosis Pt 5: Under the Tongue Discover what sublingual veins and creepy skin tag tentacles may be telling you about your body as a whole.
info_outline Biology of Tongue Diagnosis Pt 4: Taste receptors and Hedgehog Signaling 03/23/2019
Biology of Tongue Diagnosis Pt 4: Taste receptors and Hedgehog Signaling Can recent developments in hedgehog signaling help us better understand the five neurotransmitters, five flavors, and five phases of Chinese medicine?
info_outline Biology of Tongue Diagnosis 3: Peeled, Cracked, and Geographic 03/16/2019
Biology of Tongue Diagnosis 3: Peeled, Cracked, and Geographic Tongues get cracked, peeled, and geographic. Can this tell us something about the body as a whole?
info_outline Biology of Tongue Diagnosis Pt 1: Scrolls, Apps, and Microbiology 03/03/2019
Biology of Tongue Diagnosis Pt 1: Scrolls, Apps, and Microbiology Variations in oral microbiota have been observed with obesity, auto immune disorders, and even various types of cancer. In this 5 part podcast series you will discover its history, embryology, microbiology, and gastro neurology immunology.
info_outline Mold Toxin Seizures Vs. Chris Volesky 02/18/2019
Mold Toxin Seizures Vs. Chris Volesky With a successful career and a happy family she felt unstoppable. Then mold exposure struck. At first it was allergies and respiratory problems. Irritable bowel disorder followed. Then came the career killings brain-fog. First she lost her job. Then her marriage. Finally she started having worsening seizures which threatened to kill her. Discover how Chris Volesky L.Ac used elegant botanical strategies and breathing exercises to restore her life.
info_outline Rheumatoid Arthritis with Dr. Sandra Subotich 02/12/2019
Rheumatoid Arthritis with Dr. Sandra Subotich Wow, this one really blew me away. Dr. Subotich reversed a case of Rheumatoid Arthritis. This sent me down a rabbit hole of microbiology and pharmacology. I promise I was just excited and haven't suddenly developed a fondness for cocaine. You may want to play this one on slow. We cover liposacharides, IL-17, gut microbiota, and how molecular mimicry is creating false endocrine signs which have so many doctors failing where Dr. Subotich is succeeding.
info_outline From a Wheelchair to Walking, How a CEO Biohacked MS 01/28/2019
From a Wheelchair to Walking, How a CEO Biohacked MS Myelin is crucial for optimum neural function. Its helps us increase and maintain muscular coordination and health. Could plant based medicine be the key to unlocking the mysteries of myelin and neural optimization?
info_outline Mold Toxins, Fatigue, and Practical Feng Shui 01/19/2019
Mold Toxins, Fatigue, and Practical Feng Shui A social worker becomes sick, irritable, and run down after moving into a new home. As she watches her and her children become sick she knows she needs to act, but doesn't know where to begin. Her road to recovery leads her back to her traditional culture and gives her new insight into how hidden environmental toxicity can contribute to domestic disharmony and sabotage success.
info_outline Yair David Danon and Andrew Miles talk about Dr. Jin Zhao 01/07/2019
Yair David Danon and Andrew Miles talk about Dr. Jin Zhao Yair David Danon and Andrew Miles DOM discuss Dr. Jin Zhao, a handsome herbalist from Chengdu who dishes up clinical miracles with simple herbal formulas. How does he see up to 200 people a day with accuracy and simplicity? Its not special herbs. Its not a super secret method. Its a slight shift in perspective that has helped herbalists from all over the world dramatically increase their clinical ability.
info_outline Enzyme BiOptimization with Matt Gallant 12/08/2018
Enzyme BiOptimization with Matt Gallant Matt Gallant is the CEO of BiOptimizers and has a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He’s been a strength and conditioning coach for multiple pro-athletes, a self-defense instructor, and has over 10 years experience formulating supplements.
info_outline Is Your Brain Decaying In Its Own Filth? Glymphatic Drainage and Bai Zhi "Angelicae Dahuricae" 11/07/2018
Is Your Brain Decaying In Its Own Filth? Glymphatic Drainage and Bai Zhi "Angelicae Dahuricae" Cellular waste in the brain can decay nerves contributing to brainfog, chronic pain, and even mental illness. Tom Whalen MD, Jeremy Cornish L.Ac and Andrew Miles DOM explore ancient texts, botanical tradition, and cutting edge research to shed light on how to activate the most powerful component for optimizing brain function: The glymphatic system