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 Why Health Gurus Need to STFU about Epidemiology 12/10/2020
Why Health Gurus Need to STFU about Epidemiology Does being overweight disqualify experts? Does being in shape make one an expert in public health? How tattered is our society that I even have to ask these questions? Yep, this is rant. Buckle up.
info_outline Honouring Yin with Brodie Welch 11/18/2020
Honouring Yin with Brodie Welch 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 .
info_outline How your immune system can repair or destroy your brain with Dr. Ayla Wolf 09/08/2020
How your immune system can repair or destroy your brain with Dr. Ayla Wolf Just ...listen to this one. Its a little over an hr and well worth it.
info_outline Why Big Pharma Can't Heal You (Yet) 08/30/2020
Why Big Pharma Can't Heal You (Yet) 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.
info_outline Anxiety Relief, NRF2, and Free and Easy Wanderer (Xiao Yao San) 08/24/2020
Anxiety Relief, NRF2, and Free and Easy Wanderer (Xiao Yao San) 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.
info_outline Corydalis topicals with Eliz Erman-Britton 08/24/2020
Corydalis topicals with Eliz Erman-Britton 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.
info_outline Five Stages of Digestion with Wade Lightheart 08/19/2020
Five Stages of Digestion with Wade Lightheart 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.
info_outline Our 10 Star Rating System for Legit Natural Medicine. 08/09/2020
Our 10 Star Rating System for Legit Natural Medicine. 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.
info_outline Jin Zhao on The One True School of Classical Chinese Medicine. 07/25/2020
Jin Zhao on The One True School of Classical Chinese Medicine. 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.
info_outline Is idealizing ancient Chinese Medicine holding you back? Jin Zhao weighs in. 07/24/2020
Is idealizing ancient Chinese Medicine holding you back? Jin Zhao weighs in. 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.
info_outline Tiger King, Horny Cat Ladies, and Toxoplasmosis 07/11/2020
Tiger King, Horny Cat Ladies, and Toxoplasmosis 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.
info_outline Temperature, Herbs, and Gene Expression 06/10/2020
Temperature, Herbs, and Gene Expression 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.
info_outline White Gibbon's Secret to Agility 05/01/2020
White Gibbon's Secret to Agility 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.
info_outline Tantric Secrets for Quarantine 04/11/2020
Tantric Secrets for Quarantine exogenous Nitric oxide has been investigated for its antiviral effects. This same gas is an integral part of how acupuncture effects the body’s own antiviral defense system once a virus has passed the interferon system.
info_outline How to stop a virus using breathwork 04/02/2020
How to stop a virus using breathwork 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.
info_outline Dr. Sandra Subotich's 3 Herbal Formulas for Covid-19 Relief 03/24/2020
Dr. Sandra Subotich's 3 Herbal Formulas for Covid-19 Relief 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.
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. 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".