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SuperFeast Podcast

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 235 episodes, 3 days, 1 hour, 55 minutes
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Welcome to the SuperFeast Podcast! Join tonic herbalist and health educator Mason Taylor as we explore the magical world of Tonic Herbalism. We will explore the relevance of these ancient herbs and medicinal mushrooms in our modern culture of health to invigorate the body, restore organ health, create badass immunity and bring harmony to the hormones. Want to enhance performance, longevity, energy and radiance? Then dive in with us and learn why tonic herbal adaptogens have been used for millennia for this exact intention. So get ready to activate your SuperHuman health as we deliver this deep tonic herbal philosophy right your eardrums.
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#220 Taoist Internal Practices for Women with Roni Edlund

In this episode of the SuperFeast podcast, Tahnee interviews Roni Edlund, a senior teacher at the Lotus Nei Gong School in Bali and an acupuncturist. Roni shares her journey of being exposed to Taoist internal cultivation practices despite their rarity in Sweden. She discusses feeling a void in her life and how she transitioned from a passion for horse riding to a path of holistic health and well-being. Tune in to learn more about Roni's unique journey and her fascinating experiences in the world of cultivation practices.   For those eager to delve deeper into Nei Gong and the teachings of Damo Mitchell, the current HQ for Lotus Nei Gong is in Bali, Indonesia. It is here that many of the most in-depth and advanced trainings of Lotus Nei Gong material take place. To learn more about Lotus Nei Gong, visit the website here.   Roni & Tahnee discuss: - Women's Qigong and the Tahnee's Practice - Menopause as a Second Spring - The Importance of Blood in Taoist Philosophy - Cultural Views on Menopause - When to Start Cultivation Practices - The Role of Craft and Creativity in Cultivation - Chinese Medicine for Women's Health - Lack of Menstrual Health Education - The Momentum of Nei Gong Practice - Gender Balance in Lotus Nei Gong School - The Activation Phase in Nei Gong - Women's Connection to the Moon and Menstruation - Pregnancy and Cultivation Practices - Emotional Clearing and Pregnancy - Preparing for Pregnancy with Chinese Medicine - Returning to Practice Post-Pregnancy   RESOURCE GUIDE Guest Links Lotus Nei Gong International Roni Edlund Bio Damo Mitchell Bio Roni’s Instagram Damo’s “A Comprehensive Guide to Daoist Nei Gong” Book Lotus Nei Gong Bali HQ Mentioned In This Episode "Taoist Neigong for Women" by Roni Related Podcasts Pregnancy Prep with Tahnee and Mason Taylor (EP#14) After Birth We Eat Strong Food; Postpartum Care with Jenny Allison (EP#38) Nurturing All Phases of Birth with Nutritionist Tahlia Mynott (EP#138) Real Nutrition For Maternal Wellbeing with Lily Nichols (EP#98) Connect With Us: SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below:  https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/taoist-internal-practices-for-women-with-roni-edlund
4/12/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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#219 Heart Perception In Herbalism with Stephanie Hazel

In today's episode, prepare to be transported into the enchanting world of herbalism as Mason sits down with the incredible Stephanie Hazel. Stephanie, a traditional Western herbalist, teacher, and earth lover, brings forth a passion for her craft that is as robust as it is poetic, inviting listeners to explore realms beyond intellectualism and linear thought. Stephanie and Mason embark on a captivating exploration of the sensory landscapes, diving deep into topics that range from heart perception and animism to herbal dieta and apprenticeship. With each exchange, they unveil the rich tapestry of wisdom woven through Stephanie's experiences and teachings. At the heart of their conversation lies the concept of heart perception in herbalism—an idea that transcends the notion of the heart as merely a pump. Stephanie eloquently elucidates how heart perception involves listening with both body and heart, allowing for profound insights into the healing properties of plants to emerge. Emphasising the fusion of intellectual knowledge, intuitive knowing, and embodied experience as essential components in cultivating herbal wisdom. Stephanie generously shares her approach to teaching herbalism, highlighting the importance of reverence and respect when interacting with plant allies. She advocates for a guided process that honours the deep connection between humans and plants, ensuring a safe and meaningful exploration of this sacred relationship. For those eager to delve deeper into Stephanie's teachings, her courses—Plant Allies and The Wild Edge of Herbalism—offer unique opportunities to engage with herbalism in a way that transcends conventional education. Each course is a doorway to a world where plants become not just subjects of study, but cherished partners in the journey of self-discovery and healing. Stephanie's wisdom shines through as she and Mason explore the practice of embodied listening, highlighting its transformative power in fostering harmony with plants and the environment. Their conversation serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of honouring perceptive senses alongside intellectual understanding—a testament to the profound wisdom that awaits those willing to listen with an open heart. Tune in today for a powerful and profound journey into the heart of herbalism with Stephanie Hazel—a true plant person and universal voyager whose insights will leave you inspired and enlightened. To learn more about Stephanie and her courses, visit her website here.   Mason & Stephanie discuss: - Heart perception in herbalism. - The power of using single herbs over formulas. - What it means to hold an animist worldview, in herbalism, and life. - Plant dieta and the importance of holding reverence in herbal practice.    Resource guide Guest Links Stephanie's Website Stephanie's Podcast Stephanie's Instagram Stephanie's FacebookStephanie's Herbal Allie's Online Course Stephanie's Wild Edge Of Herbalism Online Course Mentioned In This Episode Stephen Harrod Buhner Mathew Wood HerbalistThe Emerald PodcastSuperFeast Reishi Related Podcasts Wild Woman Way with Susun Weed (EP#23)Entering The Imaginal Realms with Stephen Harrod Buhner (EP#88)Alchemystic Fungi with Bryan & Mikaela (EP#190) Connect With Us: SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/heart-perception-in-herbalism-with-stephanie-hazel-ep-219  
3/11/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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#218 Journey To The West with Sibyl & Zoe Coldham

Sibyl and Zoe Coldham join Mason on the show today, to share about their documentary, Journey To The West, an award-winning film that follows the journey of Chinese medicine into Western culture, exploring the roots of the profession, and the many obstacles it has faced, especially within the realm of consciousness held by mainstream medicine and allopathic thought.  Journey to the West navigates between an in-depth exploration of Chinese medicine's struggle for legitimacy and a serene unveiling of Chinese medical philosophy. Weaving historical and contemporary plot lines, to reveal the intricacies of a profession that seeks acceptance and understanding by the Western medical model at large. Throughout the podcast Sibyl and Zoe speak passionately from the heart, discussing the film's inception, creative process and their overarching intention; to tell the story of Chinese medicine in a way that is accessible to a wide audience. The women express that limitations in the Western education system, including the curriculum often offered, stand as great obstacles to the continuing legacy and authentic practice of the craft. Highlighting that the methodologies of the scientific model, particularly the placebo effect as applied to acupuncture, should never get in the way of the actual medicine. They go to share why energetic medicine can not be accurately measured in the same way as a pharmaceutical drug, where the placebo is a dead entity, and results against an active constituent will never compare. Western medicine's political terrain is also covered, particularly within the context of the UK's National Health Scheme, who's views on Chinese medicine differ greatly from those here in Australia. An aspect of the conversation that allows us to understand the influence of social ideology on the integration of Chinese medicine and acupuncture into mainstream systems of healthcare at large.  The duo emphasise the importance of understanding the philosophy and principles of Chinese medicine and the need for practitioners to continue their work with patience and perseverance. An illuminating chat today, offering many thought provoking concepts for us all to marinate on. Dive in and enjoy.   Sibyl, Zoe & Mason discuss: - The challenges Chinese medicine faces in the West. - The scientific model and its limitations when applied to Chinese medicine. - Where Chinese medicine fits within an allopathic system. - Why Chinese medicine can't change to appease the limitations of the education system.    Resource Guide: Film LinksJourney To The West WebsiteJourney To The West Instagram Related Podcasts The Body Electric and Chinese Medicine with Dr. Daniel Keown (EP#150)   Connect With Us: SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below:  https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/journey-to-the-west-with-sibyl-zoe-coldham-ep-218  
3/4/20241 hour, 13 seconds
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#217 Preconception & Naturopathic Care with Jennifer Ward

Today, Tahnee welcomes Naturopath Jennifer Ward of Halsa Health onto the show. Jennifer specialises in women's health, particularly in preconception, pregnancy and postpartum care. The women share a beautiful conversation surrounding preconception, what it is, what it entails, the role diet, lifestyle and stress play in hormonal health and why both women and men need to share the load when it comes to fertility and conception. Throughout their chat, Tahnee and Jennifer explore the intricacies of preconception, delving into the many elements that are involved on the journey of preparing the body and psyche to carry and birth a child.  Jennifer, through her extensive work within a holistic and clinical setting, emphases the importance of an individualised approach, one that involves simple, sustainable, daily health practices to create an environment in which the body feels safe to host a growing child. Jennifer highlights that ideally fertility is engaged with as a daily practice, and not thought of as something that is only tended if and when a woman wants to become pregnant. Offering practical advice on managing stress and tuning into the body's natural rhythms through simple acts such as getting enough sleep, spending time in nature, and practicing gratitude. The women explore the nuanced balance between being informed and becoming overwhelmed by the plethora of information available on preconception care, and the often overlooked role that male partners play in the preconception process overall. With attention called to the fact that their health and stress levels also play a crucial role in a successful conception. This episode is a reminder that the journey to motherhood and beyond is deeply personal, and that women, by taking the time to listen to their bodies and seek support from the modalities and practitioners that feel aligned with their innate and individual needs can make all the difference. After all each woman is the oracle of her own living system.  For those interested in learning more about Jennifer's work or seeking personalised support, find her at Halsa Health, and the links below.  Jennifer & Tahnee discuss: - Body literacy and the menstrual cycles. - The importance of preconception care for both women and men.  - How diet, lifestyle and stress influence fertility and hormonal health. - Embracing preconception as a long term daily practice. - The connection between diet culture and nutrient deficiencies in women.    Resource Guide: Guest Links Jennifer's Website Jennifer's Instagram Jennifer's Facebook Halsa Health Website Halsa Health Instagram Halsa Health Facebook Mentioned In This Episode Jennifer's Preparing The Body For Pregnancy Online Course Related Podcasts Nurturing All Phases of Birth with Nutritionist Tahlia Mynott (EP#138)   Connect With Us: SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/preconception-naturopathic-care-with-jennifer-ward-217    
2/26/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 19 seconds
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#216 The Blue Zones Uncovered with Dan Sipple & Marcus Pearce

Mason, and long time SuperFeast friends, Dan Sipple and Marcus Pearce join forces today for an insightful conversation around diet, lifestyle and longevity in the world's Blue Zones, and how the quality of life experienced by the individuals living in these areas is cultivated through joy, community, resilience and pace. The tread that weaves itself so gracefully throughout this conversation is one of unbridled self expression, of the value in allowing ourselves the freedom to include and relish in the aspects of our lived experience that we most enjoy, those feel like a balm not only to our bodies and hearts, but our souls as well. We're given insight on these musings as Marcus shares from his experiences spending time with the people of Ikaria, an island located on the coast of Greece in the Eastern Aegean Sea. Here the people live slow and in community, moments are savoured and enjoyed, alcohol is commonly consumed but rarely in excess, the same goes with meat. Things get done in the time it takes to do them and deadlines are not really a thing. The pace and the variants considered essential for life are vastly different to those that we are indoctrinated to esteem through the Westernised systems that the majority of us are engaged in, with motivation for "success" often derived from pursuits laced in capitalism. Listening to Marcus, Dan, and Mason discuss research on the factors that contribute to wellbeing and longevity in the Blue Zones worldwide, we can identify that it is not the frantic striving for shinier, more, better, higher, younger, that enables a human to flourish, it is in fact the very essence of the dutiful notion of chop wood, carry water, and not duty as in oppression, more so an agreement with what is, carried forward allowing space to enjoy the simple yet enriching facets of life that can only be accessed in the present with presence. We're introduced to the fact that when measuring the two separately, social connection has a more potent positive influence on health than diet, and those that have the most abundant sense of health are embracing both in equal measure. In the field of wellness individual's are so often told (and sold) that health is something that can only be accessed on the other side of "clean" living, and that longevity is derived from the perfect morning routine, nutrient intake, exercise and supplement regime. However in reality often the people that live the longest (and happiest) lives are those that are living in joyful communion with the things that they enjoy, vices included. We've all seen or heard the stories of the 100+ year old woman or man who attributes their longevity to their daily cigarette, coffee or can of coca cola. Centenarians are not exclusively green juice drinking yogini's or those who engage in a multifaceted wellness routine, Many are those that live simply, at natures pace, in community with purpose and without too much stress. Those who are culturally rich. How your life looks is not nearly as important as how your life feels, for you, regardless of the thoughts/opinions of an external audience. It is not always accessible for those living in the psyche of the Western grid to live like the inhabitants of the Blue Zones, however what is accessible is the knowledge of a different way, and the inspiration to include more of what and who you love in your days, and that that is often more powerful than any perfected way of living.   Mason, Dan & Marcus discuss: - The Blue Zones diet controversy. - Adapting Blue Zone lifestyles to a modern setting.  - Traditional lifestyle and its influence on health.  - Social life over diet for longevity. - Authenticity and success, what it is and how you measure it. - The power of adopting an individualised approach to health.    Resource guide Guest Links Dan Website Dan Facebook Dan Instagram Marcus WebsiteMarcus Longevity Podcast Marcus Facebook Marcus Instagram Marcus Youtube Marcus Linkedin Marcus X Mentioned In This Episode Dan BuettnerGraham HancockWeston PriceThe China Study Book Dan Sipple's Netflix Blue Zone Documentary Instagram Post Related Podcasts Moving Towards Destiny with Harmony with Marcus Pearce (EP#181) Connect With Us: SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education      
2/19/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 45 seconds
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#215 Chinese Medicine; Beyond The Surface with Peter Galle

Today Mason welcomes the remarkable Peter Galle onto the show. Peter is a practitioner of true Classical Chinese medicine, one of many exceptional individuals keeping the practice of this lost healing art present and alive in the current diluted culture of Westernised appropriation. Peter and Mason go deep in this episode, inviting us to acknowledge with gravity, the enormous value the sensory faculties of sight, smell, taste, touch and perception hold in the fruitful practice of healing, regardless of the modality. Both men share their knowledge and insights passionately, many of which are heavily influenced by the Huang Di Nei Jing, The Yellow Emperor's Classic Of Internal Medicine, a seminal text on Chinese medicine that captures the root intention of the Classical approach. Peter speaks from the heart, with care and diligent reverence for those who walked before him, whose path of mastery was apprenticed in alignment with the original guidance of this ancient craft. Covering all manner of topics; including the challenges practitioners face when working to harmonise complex pathologies, the importance of honouring lineage and working with classical texts, why self-cultivation and self-care are crucial aspects for the longevity of the healers' practice, developing perceptual sensitivity and the acuity and discipline that is required to accurately read the body and its subtle cues, plant medicine and the indigenous use of Cannabis in China and so much more! This episode is rich and valuable, a truly insightful listen for all, especially those in communion with the practices of Chinese medicine.    Peter & Mason discuss: - The difference between commercialised Chinese medicine and true Chinese medicine. - The challenges faced by practitioners in treating complex illness. - The magic and interconnectedness of plants in healing. - The importance of self-cultivation for practitioners. - The layers of the body and disease in Chinese medicine. - Honouring the lineage and working with classical texts in Chinese medicine. Resource guide Guest Links Peter's Website Peter's Instagram Mentioned In This Episode Stephen Harrod Buhner Books Related Podcasts Qi Cycles And The Dao with Jost Sauer - Acupuncturist (EP#48)Lifestyle Medicine with Acupuncturist Jost Sauer (EP#63) Connect With Us: SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/chinese-medicine-beyond-the-surface-with-peter-galle-215  
2/12/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 23 seconds
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#214 High Performance Herbalism with Logan Christopher

In today's episode Mason shares the mic with Logan Christopher founder and CEO of US company Lost Empire Herbs. The gents discuss performance based herbalism, the power of spagyrics and the Taoist approach to health, all the while sharing deep camaraderie around what it's like to grow through an evolving family owned business. Logan takes centre stage as he narrates his personal journey through the herbal landscape, shedding light on the significant role herbs play in bolstering vitality and well-being. The duo examine how herbal tonics, with their multifaceted properties, can be strategically utilised to cultivate distinct levels of health and performance, while providing a holistic approach to personal wellness. Logan shares his insights on spagyric tinctures, and the transformative experience's he's faced while working with them, offering us a glimpse into the alchemical intricacies and multidimensional nature these meticulously crafted elixirs can embody.  We're introduced to the concept of "health beyond danger" and reminded of the Taoist principals surrounding balance and moderation. Mason and Logan share candidly about the challenges and rewards that come with owning a herbal business, both reflecting on what's involved in their roles as founders and CEO's. From the nuances of decision-making to the art of team-building, the men emphasise the importance of building a cohesive team that aligns with the company's overarching vision. Both sharing anecdotes and lessons learned from their journey's at the helm of a burgeoning herbal empire. Tune in for more.   Logan & Mason discuss: - Logan's introduction to tonic herbs and his journey in the health industry.  - Herbal spagyrics and their metaphysical nature. - Performance and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). - Herbs and business; going from founder to CEO. - Tonic herbs for hormonal/sexual health. - Lost Empire Herbs latest product range.    Resource guide Guest Links Lost Empire Herbs Instagram Lost Empire Herbs Facebook Lost Empire Youtube Lost Empire Herbs Website Legendary Strength Website Logan's Substack Mentioned In This Episode School Of Evolutionary Herbalism Related Podcasts Mind & Body Peak Performance with James Newbury (EP#106)Herbs For Performance and Dì Dào (地道) with Mason Taylor on The Awoken Athlete podcast (EP#130) Connect With Us: SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/high-performance-herbalism-with-logan-christopher-ep-214    
2/5/202454 minutes, 5 seconds
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#213 Orgasmic Birth & Mothering with Yolande Norris-Clarke

Tahnee speaks with the phenomenal Yolande Norris Clarke. Yolande is a birth liberation activist, birth-witness, spell-breaker, way-shower, childbirth educator, midwifery teacher, and mother of 9 (soon to be 10) beautiful children. In this juicy episode with Tahnee, Yolande shares her birth stories and the powerful insights she's gained both working and being in the free birth space.  The women speak to the growing awareness and education surrounding free birth, sharing thought-provoking dialog around the impact of subconscious programming and the role manifestation plays in creating one's reality, inviting us to question beyond the “traditional” institutionalised approaches women are most often sold as gospel, and consider the power of choice in shaping an individual's birthing experience.  Yolande shares her love of German New Medicine, celebrating its holistic mind-body approach and the positive implications it has had for her own healing and parenting. Passionately encouraging mothers to embrace and trust in their children's innate ability to heal, emphasising that love, support, and validation are the most essential elements on the parenting journey.  This beautiful conversation serves as a catalyst for reflection, inviting individuals to consider their choices, to embrace the power of surrender, and recognise the profound impact the mind has on the birthing experience and beyond.  We’re left with a rich tapestry of insight into the realms of birth, motherhood and self-healing, reminded that the human organism has the innate power to self organise, and is coded to reproduce as nature intended, in a wild, unfiltered and undomesticated way.   Yolande & Tahnee discuss: - Free birth, Yolande's birth stories and surrender as a discipline. - The "perfect pregnancy" and the myths surrounding it. - Birth as an initiation and spiritual experience. - Reclaiming the joy of motherhood. - Creation, manifestation and commitment. - German New Medicine.   Resource Guide: Guest Links Yolande's Website Yolande's CoursesYolande's German New Medicine Salon Yolande's Book Yolande's Instagram Yolande's FacebookYolande's TikTok Mentioned In This Episode Free Birth Society Ina May Gaskin Books Janine Parvati Baker BooksJane Hardwicke Collings Related Podcasts Birth Is A Body Based Event with Clancy Allen (EP#79)Birth Work, Ceremony, and Rites of Passage with Caitlin Priday (EP#148) Connect With Us: SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/orgasmic-birth-mothering-with-yolande-norris-clarke-ep-213    
1/29/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 53 seconds
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#212 Phytoplankton: Superfood Of The Sea with Mark Pages

Phytality founder Mark Pages, joins Mason for an illuminating conversation around the profound health promoting benefits of marine phytoplankton and other plant based sources of omega-3. The pair discuss the history and resurgence of marine phytoplankton as a life giving superfood, its primordial origins, and its potential as a sustainable dietary replacement for other more commercialised, processed and anti-environment sources such as those derived from fish and krill oils. Mark and Mason cover the controversy surrounding marine phytoplankton and the importance of ensuring its purity and quality. Mark breaks down the manufacturing processes used at Phytality to ensure the finished product is both highly bioavailable and nutritionally rich. Emphasizing the vital need for a balanced intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, especially when aiming to reduce inflammation and support cardiovascular health. Mark draws our attention to the potential risks of consuming excess dietary omega-6, highlighting the importance of mindful choices for overall well-being. The antioxidant properties of phytoplankton are also spoken to, particularly the benefits of zeaxanthin and lutein, and their impact on eye health. With an overall emphasis on the necessity for high-quality, bioavailable sources of omega-3 in the daily diet. An incredibly informative chat today.   Mark & Mason discuss: - The history and resurgence of marine phytoplankton as a superfood. - The primordial origins of marine phytoplankton. - The health benefits of marine phytoplankton. - The importance of purity and quality when sourcing phytoplankton. - Phytoplankton, plant protein & nutrient bioavailability. - The importance of maintaining a balanced omega-3 to omega-6 ratio when consuming omega rich foods.   Resource guide Guest Links Phytality Website website Phytality Instagram Phytality LinkedIn Mentioned In This Episode Phytoplankton Introduction from Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionMarine Planktonic Cyanobacteria OriginWorld’s Biggest Oxygen Producers Living in Swirling Ocean Waters Study: Appearance of Fatty Acids In Human PlasmaStudy: Maintaining Low Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio for Reducing the Risk of Autoimmune Diseases, Asthma, and AllergiesStudy: Benefits of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Human Health: An Update for 2021What Impacts The Conversion of Alpha-linolenicacid (ALA) To DHA and EPA? How Industrial Agriculture Affects Our SoilPhytality Phytoplankton Growing ProcessPhytality Production FacilitiesThe Biochemistry Of Fats YoutubeRhonda Patrick On The Benefits of Omega-3sSuperfoods Book, David Avocado Wolfe Related Podcasts A Plant Based Approach That Works with James Newbury & Matt Legge (EP#187) Connect With Us SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/phytoplankton-superfood-of-the-sea-with-mark-pages-ep-212    
12/4/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 50 seconds
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#211 Failing Forward with Lola Berry

Mason welcomes nutritionist, author, actor, podcaster, yoga teacher and public figure, Lola Berry, on to the show today, for a grounded and insightful chat on the art of failure, and how to repurpose the energy behind adversity and loss into the creation of something beautiful, purposeful, and close to your heart. Having ventured into the world of acting from the tender age of 18, Lola is no stranger to rejection. Anyone who operates within an industry where the stakes are high and the failure rate is about 99%, has to have thick skin. Lola has just that.  As a hard working triple Virgo, and self proclaimed A type personality, Lola always digs deep, choosing to fuel her pursuits through embodied optimism, a stance that allows her to embrace personal setbacks with the gumption of the phoenix rising; the one who recognises that renewal and rejuvenation can be found in the fiery ashes of the alchemical process.  It's refreshing to hear Lola speak to failure as something that is workable, a medium that is malleable and open to interpretation, especially as the fear of failure is so often associated with people not taking action on the dreams and visions that lay dormant inside them, waiting to be birthed and appreciated by the world at large. Lola teaches us that with an open and hopeful heart, diligent gestures of effort, and an unwavering belief in the infinite possibilities available to those who try, success is always an option, no matter what that may mean to each individual.  Mason and Lola speak to the value in consistently seeking support, celebrating therapy as an integral component to self evolution, grace and forward momentum. Lola's enthusiasm, unapologetic passion and grounded authentic nature are such a balm, her welcoming, encouraging and inspiring presence reminding us that failure need not be an obstacle in the pursuit of our passions, more so a stepping stone that enables us to reimagine our trajectory with humility, patience and a willingness to prevail.    Lola & Mason discuss: - Embracing failure as a tool for self evolution. - The brutal nature of the acting industry. - Trusting the unknown & feeding your soul fire. - The power of living in alignment with your personal truth. - Mental health and the value in seeking the support of a therapist.  - Being an open vessel for spirit to work through. Resource guide Guest Links Lola's Instagram Lola's TikTok Lola's Facebook Lola's Linkedin Mentioned In This Episode Fearlessly Failing Book Fearlessly Failing Podcast Related Podcasts Moving Towards Destiny with Harmony with Marcus Pearce (EP#181) Connect With Us SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/failing-forward-with-lola-berry-ep-211  
11/27/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 9 seconds
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#210 Trauma & The Feminine Experience with Kimberly Ann Johnson

Tahnee sits down with the formidable and incredibly inspiring, Kimberly Ann Johnson, for a raw and potent chat about the feminine experience. The women explore the role of archetypal rites of passage; birth, menarche, menopause, death, and the unique, nuanced and powerful technology that female physiology inherently embodies.   Informed by her work as a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, author, yoga teacher, mother and postpartum advocate, Kimberly speaks with true reverence for the cyclic nature of womanhood, expressing that the faculty of listening, witnessing and holding space for the processes that are forever unfurling themselves within the body, mind and spirit of women is one of the most nurturing acts that women can offer both themselves and others. When we give our deep attention to the beauty, wildness and non linear nature of the feminine experience we agree to a rebellion against the rigid societal structures that feel as though they are designed to keep women confined to an existence that is far too small for the raw force of their intrinsic nature.  Kimberly shares her work with people in trauma, defining trauma as the outcome of an incomplete cycle, an event that because it has gone unwitnessed and unacknowledged in its full, lingers as injury in the body and psyche. Here we are introduced to the profound impact of circle work, of sitting in the presence of and holding space for the buoyancy and the dullness that colour the spectrum of human experience.  As Kimberly speaks she allows herself to feel and express emotion as it arises, her voice at times choked by the acknowledgement of grief, joy, love and despair, and it is truly freeing to receive. The courage of heart, the embodiment of all she teaches and practices is a breath of fresh air, a humbling gesture of solidarity to the part in all of us that longs to feel safe within the full scope of our somatic experience. I loved this one, I hope you do too.    Kimberly & Tahnee discuss: - Kimberly's origin story. - Community and what women really need postpartum. - The power of witnessing and circle work. - Feminine trauma, what it is and how it presents in the body. - Archetypal rites of passage. - Menopause & not giving a f#ck. - Kimberly's work with Stephen Jenkinson and the  value of wisdom and eldership in our society.   Resource guide Guest Links Kimberly's Website. Kimberly's Instagram. Kimberly's Facebook. Kimberly's YouTube. Kimberly's Linkedin. Mentioned In This Episode Mother Circle Online CourseKimberly's BooksSecond Spring Book - Kate CodringtonJane Hardwicke Collings WebsiteJane Hardwicke Collings Four Seasons JourneyJane Hardwicke Collings Autumn Woman Harvest Queen WorkshopUma Dinsmore-Tuli Yoga Nidra Related Podcasts The Power Of Menopause with Jane Hardwicke Collings (EP#77)Only Living People Die with Stephen Jenkinson (EP#203)Sexual Activation and Feminine Embodiment with Eva Williams (EP#144) Connect With Us SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/trauma-the-feminine-experience-with-kimberly-ann-johnson-ep-210    
11/20/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 15 seconds
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#209 Tonic Herbalism & Taoist Practice For The Family Culture with Mason Taylor on The Melissa Ambrosini Show

In today's episode Mason takes the guest seat and sits down to chat with Melissa Ambrosini on her #1 rated podcast; The Melissa Ambrosini Show Melissa is a multiple bestselling author, keynote and TEDx speaker, and queen of mastering your Mean Girl.  In this explorative and thought provoking conversation, Mason shares the download on Taoist tonic herbalism, conscious conception/birth, how to incorporate SuperFeast herbs into your daily life/family culture, the signature China sourcing that makes SuperFeast so unique and the importance of tradition and lore in herbal cultivation. Mason also runs us through the practice of Gua Sha and emphasises the importance of connecting to the ancient roots that lay so deeply at its core. With a shared passion for holistic health, Mason and Melissa cover vast ground, their dialog spanning the realms of medicinal mushrooms, tonic herbs and Taoist philosophy. Whether you are new on the herbal path, are a sometimes herbal friend, or a seasoned pro, there are many pearls of wisdom littered for all throughout this informative conversation.     Mason & Melissa discuss: - Birth Magic & the conscious birth of Mason and Tahnee's two children. - Taoist Tonic Herbalism. - SuperFeast sourcing. - The Three Treasures; Jing, Qi, Shen. - Longevity and the merit of daily practice in the cultivation of it. - The SuperFeast origin story. - Herb dosage for postpartum, breastfeeding and children. - Gua Sha, what is it and how to utilise it in your life.   Resource guide Guest Links Melissa's Website Melissa's  Podcast Melissa's Facebook Melissa's Instagram Melissa's Twitter Melissa's YouTube Time Magic Book Wholy Mama Mentioned In This Episode SuperFeast YIN Gua Sha Tool SuperFeast YANG Gua Sha Tool SuperFeast QI SuperFeast JING SuperFeast I Am Gaia SuperFeast Astragalus SuperFeast Mason's Mushrooms Related Podcasts Gua Sha: Become Your Own Healer with Mason Taylor (EP#174)   Connect With Us SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/tonic-herbalism-taoist-practice-for-the-family-culture-with-mason-taylor-on-the-melissa-ambrosini-show-ep-209  
11/13/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 33 seconds
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#208 Reviving Classical Acupuncture with Ann Cecil-Sterman

We're in for a real treat today as we welcome author and doctor of classical Chinese Medicine, Ann Cecil-Sterman, on to the show. Ann is a passionate participant in the revival and preservation of the classical teaching's of acupuncture. In a societal landscape where this incredibly rich and time-honoured craft is continually being dried out and robbed of its innate magic and energetic intelligence, Ann's work is profoundly needed. Speaking to us of the emergence and history of acupuncture, Ann takes us on a journey through its origins, emphasising its birth as a complete system devoid of any gradual elemental development. Instead, over time, its holistic essence has been eroded by the commercialisation and materialistic pursuits of the Western world. Ann sheds light on the fact that even the term "Traditional," commonly used to describe this ancient practice (e.g. Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM), is a relatively recent addition, tacked on to the modality by Chairman Mao at the time of its colonisation. We're reminded that classical acupuncture is a practice founded on the principals of animism, a shamanic offering that ultimately aims to heal an individual's ailing spirit through devotional intention, a medicine that is truly of the heart.  Ann graciously guides us through the intricate network of acupuncture points and channels, highlighting how the Western approach, driven by intellectual rigour, has often oversimplified this comprehensive system. Confusing rote learning and academia with genuine skill and mastery. Throughout this incredibly inspiring and thought provoking chat, the message we're continually left with is this; the core essence of Chinese medicine and acupuncture is derived from the concept of conservation, one that holds deep reverence for bodily energy as a finite resource. The human form is seen to be the bridge between what is of the heavens and what is of the earth, and following the Tao, the way; nature, is a task that asks us to be considerate of what surrounds us, above, below, and in all directions. To know deeply that although we exist within a sea of infinite energetic potential, that the flesh, sinew, bone and blood of our body is at the mercy of elemental forces, and to live long and prosper, we must be moderate in our consumption of life and experience. Listening to Ann share her profound wisdom with Mason is a genuine pleasure, offering a discourse that I hope all our listeners will savour and contemplate.   Ann & Mason discuss: - The historical emergence of classical acupuncture.  - How the true practices of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been diluted through colonisation. - Reducing degenerative disease with lifestyle medicine. - The connection between mental health and Kidney Essence. - Cold exposure through the lens of Chinese medicine. - The healing potential of warm water.   Resource guide Guest Links Ann's WebsiteAnn's Instagram Ann's Facebook  Ann's Twitter  Mentioned In This Episode Becoming Healthy, Staying Healthy Book Related Podcasts Why Chinese Medicine Is Failing Us with Rhonda Chang (EP#80) YinYang Wuxing For Inner Harmony with Rhonda Chang (EP#89) Preserving Classical Chinese Medicine with Dr. Simon Feeney (EP#127)   Connect With Us SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/reviving-classical-acupuncture-with-ann-cecil-sterman-ep-208  
11/6/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 17 seconds
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#207 Sexuality & Endogenous Psychedelics with Dr Jenny Martin Part 2

Mason is joined by Dr Jenny Martin for the second instalment of their conversation exploring the connection between sexuality, altered states of consciousness, and endogenous psychedelics. In today's segment Dr Jenny takes us further into the cervix and its role in female pleasure, highlighting that women, by design, are innately wired to experience mystical states of consciousness through sex. Dr Jenny take us on a wild ride into subtle realms that the body exists in and is a part of, traversing both the science and traditional lore on topics such as quantum and torsion physics, dark matter, piezoelectricity, Kirilian photography, the body's electromagnetic field, HeartMath and more. Exploring how the intelligence behind all of these theories and schools of thought can aid us in understanding our inherent capabilities and how to utilise and potentiate the capacity of our human form, both earthy and otherwise.  Mason shares his knowledge in the area of Taoism, translating many of these concepts through the expression of Five Element Theory and the Taoist organ wheel, marrying the East vs West approach in a relatable and digestible way.  Dr Jenny explains polyvagal theory through the lens of female pleasure, outlining the various elements of perception and stored trauma that can inhibit an individual's ability to experience bodily welfare regardless of the environmental safety that they may physically find themselves in. Furthering our understanding of the mind/body connection and the subtle energetics that are always at play, when engaging in sex, partnered or otherwise. There is just so much terrain covered in this episode, with many threads to explore and tunnels to delve deep into, we are continuously invited to consider what and who we are beyond the confines of the literature we are strategically fed or allowed exposure to, and the societal structures and norms continually imposed on us.  Take a moment, take a breath and let your psyche spiral around the mysteries and magic of your innate metaphysical nature.   Dr Jenny & Mason discuss: - Healing trauma through sexual practice. - Consciousness, physics and the multidimensional nature of the  human body. - HeartMath and reaching altered states through sex. - Polyvagal theory, fear and female pleasure. - Social media and the colloqualisation of trauma. - Relationship as a gateway to spiritual development. - The intersection between sex, pleasure, and reproduction from a biological and spiritual perspective. Guest Links Dr Jenny WebsiteDr Jenny CoursesDr Jenny Substack Mentioned In This Episode Stealing Fire BookDr Daniel KeownA Spark In The Machine BookThe Uncharted Body Book Related Podcasts Sexuality & Endogenous Psychedelics with Dr Jenny Martin Part 1 (EP#205) Connect With Us SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/sexuality-endogenous-psychedelics-with-dr-jenny-martin-part-2-ep-207  
10/30/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 16 seconds
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#206 Finding Joy, Authenticity, and Renewed Purpose with Jinti Fell

In today’s episode, Mason is joined by SuperFeast's longtime friend and ally, Jinti Fell, for a heartfelt and candid conversation about her journey as entrepreneur, online personality and content creator. Together, they explore the ups and downs, the challenges, and the transformative moments that shaped her path. Jinti's story offers valuable insights into the complexities of online identity and the pursuit of authenticity in the online space.  Jinti takes us back to 2016, when she first entered the world of online content creation, a time when YouTube was still evolving, and the idea of creating content professionally wasn't widely accepted. Jinti shares her initial motivation, which was to find a creative outlet while navigating the experience of motherhood. Little did she know that this venture would lead her down a remarkable and life altering path. As her online presence grew, Jinti felt the pressure of meeting external expectations, openly sharing her tendencies as a high achiever and people-pleaser, traits which led her to constantly seek validation through success and approval. In the process, Jinti admits to losing touch with her authentic self, consumed by the opinions of her online community.  Despite the complexities of her life as a public figure, Jinti emphasises the simplicity of her ultimate goal—to lead a happy, un-compromised life. Her journey serving as a reminder that staying true to your values and seeking joy can stand as powerful guiding forces when navigating life's twists and turns. A down to earth and relatable chat today.   Jinti & Mason discuss: - Jinti's journey into entrepreneurship and online content creation.  - Ego death, authenticity and the complexities of online identity. - External expectations and the importance of staying true to your personal values. - Creating a life in alignment with your personal why and using joy as a guiding force. - The herbs and supplements Jinti uses to keep well.   Resource Guide Guest Links Jinti's InstagramJinti's TikTok Jinti's Website Jinti's Youtube Mentioned In This Episode Why The Weak Are Crumbling Right Now with Jost Sauer (EP#143)SuperFeast JING BlendSuperFeast Eucommia BarkSuperFeast Deer AntlerSuperFeast SHEN BlendSuperFeast QI Blend Shilajit Related Podcasts Motherhood, Birth, and Embodying Your Truth with Jinti Fell (EP#129) Connect With Us SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/finding-joy-authenticity-and-renewed-purpose-with-jinti-fell-ep-206  
10/23/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 51 seconds
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#205 Sexuality & Endogenous Psychedelics with Dr Jenny Martin Part 1

Today on the show Mason is joined by Dr Jenny Martin to share a thought-provoking conversation around sexuality, the body's ability to manufacture DMT and other endogenous psychedelics, religion's influence on our relationship to sex, pleasure and wellbeing, and so much more! With a doctorate in psychology and a vast field of knowledge in the areas of female sexuality, consciousness, neuroscience, neuroplasticity, mind-body medicine, and the heart/brain connection, Dr. Jenny knows, from the inside out, just how powerful our body's apparatus can be, especially when we know how to use it! A passionate advocate for feminine pleasure and achieving flow states, joy and total transformation through the art (and science) of sacred sexuality, Dr. Jenny takes us on a journey through history, sharing how prevalent these practices have been for millennia within Christianity and many ancient cultures and schools of thought around the globe. Highlighting that the energetics of the masculine/feminine principle are intrinsic to life and our nature as human beings.  Jenny speaks to the somewhat controversial concept that the original practice of Christianity was explored through the lens of sexuality, allowing us to entertain the notion that perhaps sexiness is next to godliness after all! In all seriousness though, what may be useful to consider in this particular context is the deeper meaning of the colloquial phrase, “cleanliness is next to godliness”  If we delve a little deeper into the meaning of this concept what we're left with is the translation that keeping one's expression of life "clean" or more accurately, ordered, affords us a sense of ease through the application of balanced or measured action. We could also explore what cleanliness or order means in relationship to sexuality and through the lens of the masculine/feminine principle, which is what, at a foundational level, is being spoken of when exploring the potential to use sexual practice as a means to illicit the production of neurotransmitters and endogenous psychedelic substrates such as DMT and oxytocin. Compounds that enable us to cultivate harmony and health within the body and mind.  How do we keep our expression of sexual energy “tidy” not in the inhibited or frigid sense but functionally, applied in the same manner as the master, with reverence and respect for its power and potential capability?  Through the Taoist lens, sexual energy is synonymous with life force energy, so we can confidently hypothesis that the more we can optimise and utilise this currency of energy through application and practice, the more life or aliveness we can experience, hold and entertain.  Dr Jenny and Mason only touched the tip of the iceberg in this explorative chat, join us for part two, coming soon.   Dr Jenny & Mason discuss: - Endogenous psychedelics. - Religion's influence on our relationship to sex, pleasure and well-being.  - Sex as a way of invoking the divine.  - The goddess archetype and the importance of integration when exploring sacred sexuality. - Near-death experiences and endogenous DMT. Female orgasm & the vagus nerve.   Resource Guide Guest Links Dr Jenny WebsiteDr Jenny Substack Mentioned In This Episode Book: The Woman With The Alabaster Jar.The Spirit Molecule Documentary.Literature On Female Orgasm By Barry R Komisaruk.Psychedelic Literature From Michigan University. Related Podcasts Love, Sex, and Psychedelics with Dr. Molly Maloof (EP#137)+   Connect With Us SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/sexuality-endogenous-psychedelics-with-dr-jenny-martin-ep-205  
10/16/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 53 seconds
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#204 Rewilding The Beauty Industry with Montana Lower

Tahnee takes the mic in today's special episode as she welcomes Montana Lower, founder of holistic skincare company Bluem, on the show. Tahnee and Montana share a beautiful discourse around the raw nature of mothering, what it's like to be a mother and business owner/CEO, greenwashing in the beauty industry, using nature as medicine, trusting your body's inherent wisdom and letting your intuition guide the way.  The women recount their journeys into motherhood, championing pregnancy and birth as portals into self-love, self trust and personal power. Tahnee and Montana share passionate exchange on the medicinal actions of plants, both emphasising that natural lore will always reign supreme over the scientific model.  Montana poses the question; is it nature backed by science or is it science backed by nature? Do we as a collective put our faith only in the word of a strategically measured metric or do we trust the innate knowing of the earth and the seeds that sprout into the flora of her nurturance? An advocate for living life in alignment to your values, Montana is no stranger to making difficult decisions, choosing only to engage with practices and products that sustain and nourish the land and the creatures who occupy it.  You can feel the integrity in each word Montana speaks, her energy is infectious and inspired, it's impressive to hear such grounded conviction in someone so young.    I really enjoyed this one, I hope you do too.   Montana & Tahnee discuss: - Montana's journey into motherhood.  - The birth of her company Bluem. - Healing ancestral wounds & working with your family.  - Greenwashing in the beauty industry. - Mothering in business. - Trusting in nature over science. Resource guide Guest Links Bluem Website Bluem InstagramMontana Lower Instagram Related Podcasts Reclaiming Pureness and Sovereign Living with Jessika Le Corre (EP#96) Deconstructing The Beauty Industry with Jessica DeFino (EP#152)   Connect With Us SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/rewilding-the-beauty-industry-with-montana-lower-ep-204  
10/9/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 6 seconds
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#203 Only Living People Die with Stephen Jenkinson

Today Tahnee sits down with Stephen Jenkinson, author, storyteller, musician, and culture activist, for a very real and very potent conversation around living, dying, and what it takes to embrace the fragility and asymmetry of life.  Influenced by a diversity of life experience and his work in death centred care, Stephen holds deep reverence for the art of living, a journey that is synonymous with loss. As an advocate for embodying death within the experience of life, Stephen asks us to engage with the practice of loss, of learning to live in the absence of something we once held dear or true as a preparation for the promised and very tangible characteristic of life; death.  Stephen views dying as a moral obligation, inviting the idea that to die mindfully, deliberately and consciously is a political act, a religious or spiritual event worth respecting as much as the breathing part of life.  Stephen poses the very important question that is so absent in our western culture; what is to become of me when I die?  Inviting us to hold awareness around the suggestion that to acknowledge the transient nature of life, is to be pertetually overwhelmed, a notion that is so beautifully captured in the following line he recites from an old provencal prayer; "God help me. My boat is so small and your sea so immense."   Throughout this discourse, Stephen encourages us to welcome the entire spectrum of living, to embrace the varied gradients that are expressed and experienced. We're summoned to ask ourselves whether we can cultivate the courage and embody the wisdom to remember the ones we love in the myriad of contexts they may inhabit. Whether we can we love the decrepit and decaying aspects of ourselves and others with as much vigour and enthusiasm as the parts that are robust, shiny and effervescent. If we can we sit alongside the dying with a smile instead of a grimace as they dissolve out of the breath based living that is so pedestaled and celebrated in our death illiterate culture. We are prompted to consider why death is continuously shunned and sanctioned to the dark corners of our psyches, asked whether we, in our enduring efforts to be the biggest, brightest and most gallant version of ourselves, are missing the poetry of loss?  It's in these questions that perhaps we begin to decipher the language crafted around our living and therefore our dying, to know and to develop the relationship we share with it.  A powerful and important chat today.   Stephen & Tahnee discuss: - Stephen's journey into death work.  - Living as an embodiment of death.  - Natural vs medicated death. - The extension of life as an extension of death. - Shepherding children through death and loss. - Approaching death with willingness vs resistance.    Resources Guest Links Orphan Wisdom Website Orphan Wisdom FacebookStephen's Youtube Mentioned In This Episode Die Wise Book Faith, Hope and Carnage Book Related Podcasts Death, Ceremony, and Walking Towards Grace with Zenith Virago (EP#117) Connect With Us SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/only-living-people-die-with-stephen-jenkinson-ep-203  
10/2/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 2 seconds
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#202 Ditching Diet Culture with Jessica Cox

Nutritionist Jessica Cox joins Mason for an illuminating conversation around the topics of holistic health, diet culture and the connection between food, mood and gut health. With a shared passion for the healing potential that medicinal mushrooms and tonic herbs provide, Jessica and Mason joyously jam out, sharing the simple yet delicious ways these beautiful plant allies can be consumed through the daily diet while covering where they're positioned in a more clinical diagnostic setting.  With 15 years experience on the ground working with people in clinic, Jessica shares how the extreme approaches to diet currently occupying the wellness space are causing more harm than good, and the work she does as a practitioner to manage expectations and shepherd her clients through lifestyle change.  In this episode Jessica and Mason aim to demystify diet culture and bring awareness around the seasonal place extreme or therapeutic type diets hold, emphasising that seasons in our lives may call us to adjust our approach but ultimately dietary diversity is the key to long-lasting health. Jessica stresses the limitations of a one-size-fits-all all attitude and champions the powers of building strong foundations with a back-to-basics methodology.  It's a delight to witness the camaraderie these two share as they weave the knowledge and wisdom they've individually gained through years lived thoroughly through all facets of the wellness space. Ultimately reminding us that beyond the circulation of dietary fear, confusion and dogma, exists the middle path of balance, a place where solace can be found through the practice of sensibility and moderation.  A beautiful and grounded chat today, well worth the listen for beginners and those in the know. Enjoy.   Jessica & Mason discuss: - Extreme diet culture and the harm it causes. - The connection between food, mood, and emotions. - The practitioner/client relationship and the importance of trust in creating positive treatment outcomes. - Ego, practitioner as god, and helping the person in front of you.  - Dairy and calcium. - Dietary diversity and gut health. - Anti-nutrients and the myths surrounding them. - The clinical and nutritional use of medicinal mushrooms.   Resource guide Guest Links Jessica's WebsiteJessica's InstagramJessica's FacebookJessica's YoutubeJessica's PinterestJessica's TwitterJessica's Recipes Related Podcasts Optimising Your Gut Bacteria with Dan Sipple (EP#68) Tonics For Season Pimped Up Matcha Latte (recipe by Jessica Cox)   Connect With Us SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ditching-diet-culture-with-jessica-cox-ep-202  
9/25/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 14 seconds
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#201 Conscientious Parenting with Mason & Tahnee Taylor Part 2

Back for part two of their chat on conscientious parenting, Mason and Tahnee come together today to expand their discourse into the area of the conscious and subconscious mind, exploring how ingrained patterns of thinking and behaving influence our ability to show up for our children and partners in the ways we desire, highlighting that awareness and presence are ultimately at the crux of all these things. Tahnee speaks to the RIE parenting method and the work of Magda Gerber and Janet Landsbury, sharing their framework around empathy, and how to use it as a tool of enquiry and understanding, especially when experiencing interpersonal difficulties with your child.   The topic of empathy poses the existential question; how do we walk on the hot coals of our experience with grace and regulation? Tahnee and Mason both champion engaging with personal practice and developing tools that enhance the cultivation of your mental, physical and spiritual capacity, whether these be through herbal allies, meditation, movement, breath or self compassion.  Tahnee emphasises how difficult it can be to break habitual patterns, recounting a recent experience she had relocating the tea towels in her house, Tahnee found she kept going back to their previous location, which stands as a simple (and very sweet) reminder that it takes time to change and it's imperative that we allow ourselves humility as our bodies and minds catch up to new terrain. Rhythm, routine and being realistic with expectations is also explored, along with using play as a tool for learning.  Another stimulating conversation between our favourite pair.   Mason & Tahnee discuss: - Empathy for your child's experience as a key pillar in conscious parenting. - How to communicate with your kids without being condescending.  - The books and tools Tahnee & Mason use to support their parenting intentions. - Treating your child like an individual with unique needs, regardless of their age. - Using rhythm and routine to create stability/safety in the family culture. - How to use seasons and celebratory festivities to punctuate time throughout the year.  - The work of Rudolf Steiner. - The importance of encouraging play, wonder and magic in parenting.  - Using Astrology, German New Medicine and Human Design to support your children.   Resource guide Guest Links Tahnee's website Tahnee's Instagram Mason's Instagram Mentioned In This Episode RIE Parenting MethodJanet LansburyMagda GerberNew Earth Mama InstagramHow to Talk So Little Kids Will ListenGerman New Medicine Related Podcasts Conscientious Parenting with Mason & Tahnee Taylor Part 1 (EP#200) Connect With Us SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/conscientious-parenting-with-mason-tahnee-taylor-part-2-ep-201  
9/18/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 46 seconds
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#200 Conscientious Parenting Part 1 with Mason & Tahnee Taylor

Mason and Tahnee Taylor come together today in celebration of our 200th episode for a special conversation on one of our most requested areas of interest; conscious parenting. The pair prefer the term "conscientious engaged parenting", highlighting how they endeavour to use awareness as a tool in their approach to family culture and raising their two children, Aiya and Leo. It is lovely to have Mason and Tahnee sharing the mic to shed light on their very human, and very humble take on conscious parenting, highlighting the importance of a grounded approach that champions all parents regardless of their societal disposition or socioeconomic means. Both Mason and Tahnee engage with a style that is rooted in a strong foundation of adaptation, learning and integration. Tahnee speaks to the difference in hardships faced by children of prior generations who were exposed to famine and war, those who had a responsibility to the family far beyond their years, how many children in the current age are completely removed from these types of stressors, and how that informs their innate resilience and ability to intercept worldly challenges.   Mason shares the importance of operating from a place of non judgement and appreciating how difficult it can be to raise children in a society that is grossly removed from sustainable ways of living, both at the socioeconomic and nature based levels. Emphasising it is more about working to co-evolve with society than to completely override it. A grounded, inspired and thought provoking chat today, and like most endeavours in life, honour is found in the volition of the intention rather than the perfection of the execution.  Enjoy.   Mason & Tahnee discuss: - What the concept of "conscious parenting" means to them. - Using boundaries to create closeness and connection as parents and children grow and evolve. - The modern day coddling of children through societal regulation. - The power of co-regulation in diffusing challenging parenting situations. - Parenting through the lens of Taoism; the Spleen and how it's connected to the mother wound. - Learning from elders and honouring the past while embracing new ways of being and doing. - Conscious uncoupling. - The importance of continually making space to tend to the relational union.   Resource guide Guest Links Tahnee's website Tahnee's Instagram Mason's Instagram Mentioned In This Episode The Continuum Project BookDifficult Conversations Book Related Podcasts The Birthing of Our Son (Part 1) with Tahnee and Mason (EP#163) The Birthing Of Our Son (Part 2) with Tahnee and Mason (EP#167) Connect With UsSuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/conscientious-parenting-with-mason-tahnee-taylor-part-1-ep-200  
9/4/202355 minutes, 29 seconds
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#199 Yoni Power & Embodied Sexuality with Rosie Rees

Mason is joined on the show today by the magnificent Rosie Rees. Rosie is a leader and pioneer in the field of sexual wellness, and and activist and advocate for the feminine form and its vast array of power and prowess. Rosie champions women of every age and expression to embrace their bodies and reclaim their right to body sovereignty and pleasure. This chat has been a long time coming and it is truly such a gift to have Rosie here with us sharing her special flavour of magic. Throughout the conversation Rosie and Mason touch on the areas of Taoist sexual practice, yoni de-armouring, using self pleasure as a gateway to living through the intuitive lens, sexuality through a woman's seasons; pre and post menopause, conscious relating and so much more! Within the dialog shared around the practice of self pleasure, Rosie highlights the importance of curating a relationship with pain, emphasising the prevalence of numbness that many women commonly suffer from within their yoni space. Rosie puts forward that the process of transforming numbness into pleasure is alchemical and involves an entire spectrum of sensation which may include physical and emotional pain. Rosie goes on to champion the power of holding oneself through this process and re-iterates that self pleasure is a self lead healing practice where anything can come up, in, out and through for release. As with any journey of self knowledge the heroine will be asked to delve into the subterranean depths of her body and psyche, her liberation guided by her willingness to meet whatever arises on her path of embodiment.  A potent, juicy, fun and refreshing exploration into the realms of feminine pleasure today, take a moment and dive in.   Rosie & Mason discuss: - Marriage and conscious coupling. - The importance of calling on your wellness tools in times of stress or ill health.  - The dangerous side effects of Intrauterine devices (IUD's). - The power of yoni egg practices for overall health and wellness. - Applying traditional Taoist sexual practice to the modern age. - Rosie's origin story, and the magic of following the intuitive breadcrumbs when working to bring your dreams into fruition. - Yoni de-armouring; the breakdown and the breakthrough. - Sexuality in perimenopause & menopause.   Resource guide Guest Links Rosie's Website Rosie's InstagramRosie's FacebookThe Golden YoniSplash Blanket Website Yinn Body Website Yinn Body InstagramYinn Body Facebook  Related Podcasts Life-Changing Sex Makes Anything Possible with Kim Anami (EP#28)Sexual Activation and Feminine Embodiment with Eva Williams (EP#144) Connect With Us SuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/yoni-power-embodied-sexuality-with-rosie-rees-ep199
8/21/202359 minutes, 22 seconds
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#198 Herbal Allies In Leadership with Laura Howarth

Today Mason welcomes Laura Howarth of Happy Herbs Co on the show for an insightful conversation around holistic business, using herbs as allies, staying in alignment with the vision and allowing the intention of the intuitive heart to lead. Having been in each others orbit for the past 7 or so years through Happy High Herbs; the former incarnation of Happy Herbs Co, Laura and Mason share history in the herbal space. Recalling fond memories of times past when SuperFeast was operating out of a small garage in South Golden Beach in the NSW Northern Rivers Region. The pair reminisce on the simpler days while offering the ways in which the spirit of a business will call for change as it grows and expands.  Through Happy Herbs Co, Laura champions a humanistic approach, highlighting that community and connection will always be at the core of everything she does as the custodian of one of Australia's leading herbal institutions. In a digital age where ecommerce is increasingly outsourcing the interpersonal relationships forged through bricks and mortar business, Laura's ethos is centred around keeping human to human contact alive in a world driven by artificial intelligence. It is inspiring and beautiful to hear Laura share the Happy Herbs Co story, reminding us that benevolent acts of rebellion have the potential to pioneer long lasting change. With the rise in coverage and appreciation for the medicinal use of psychoactive and non psychoactive herbs within this country and abroad, let us all take a moment in reverence for the collective of humans, who through care and diligent action, have paved the way in the face of governmental bureaucracy and backlash.  Whether you're a seasoned supporter or new to the Happy Herbs phenomenon, this chat offers a wonderful window into the history of the holistic medicine community in Australia.   Laura & Mason discuss: - The evolution of Happy High Herbs into Happy Herbs Co. - Laura's origin story. - Intention, integration and using herbs as allies in business.  - The value of human connection & in person offerings in the digital age. - The Happy Herb Humanity charity.   Resource guide Guest Links Happy Herb Co Website Happy Herb Co Instagram Happy Herb Co FacebookHappy Herb Co Youtube Related Podcasts Herbalism; The Peoples Medicine with Erin Lovell Verinder (EP#141) Connect With Us SuperFeast Instagram SuperFeast Facebook SuperFeast TikTok   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/herbal-allies-in-leadership-with-laura-howarth-ep-198  
8/7/20231 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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#197 Vedic Healing with Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith of Vital Veda joins Mason on the show today for an expansive conversation around the Vedic sciences, and how to use the natural lores on which these were founded to formulate your life from a place of flow rather than friction. Dylan is certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and holistic health educator who uses the vast depth and breadth of his knowledge to help, to heal and to teach. Drawn to the craft through his own initiating experiences of Panchakarma, Dylan's path is one of well trodden embodiment.  Dylan unfurls his knowledge and wisdom in a gentle and considered way, sharing how the practical application of this ancient philosophy can assist in the very tangible material decisions one is required to make in their every day life, such as where to live, where to work, how to eat, when to evolve a relationship and more. In Ayurveda it is said that the number one quality for successful healing is to surrender to the hands of the healer; the physician. Dylan shares the concept of hasta vasti; the power of the hand that heals, explaining that it is not so much the herb or the method that elicits the medicine but the that hand it comes from. In a contemporary climate where regulators and governing bodies have the dominion to inhibit and repossess the credentials of a practitioner based solely on their capacity to concede to the law and order of obligation, what is left for the sovereign individual in which these choices don't align? The hands the heal. What Dylan is speaking to through the lens of hasta vasti is the inherent power of the healers touch, the aura, the energy, life force, Prana, Qi or seeming magic that works through the body of the practitioner as a conduit of harmony. When the apparatus is taken away and the herbs held hostage to capitalistic greed, what's left over is the craft, the heightened sensory system, trained meticulously to perceive, to feel, to hear and to know. There is so much potency in this, this is nature based wisdom, universal to all beings. The hands of the healer could be the hands of the practitioner you hold dearly in esteem, these hands could also belong to you, perhaps the most powerful healer of all; the self.  I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation, may it bring inspiration and insight.   Dylan & Mason discuss: - How to use the Veda's to manufacture your life in alignment with the universal flow. - Vedic Astrology. - Yin and Yang through the Vedic lens, and how this philosophy can be applied to the practicalities of being and doing. - The inception of Ayurveda and Chinese medicine into Western allopathic medicine. - The future of holistic health practice beyond regulation. - Dhanvantari and initiation of the Ayurvedic healer. - The guru/disciple relationship. - Karma and trust as key elements in healing. - Jyotish herbology.   Resource guide: Guest Links: Vital Veda Website Vital Veda Instagram Vital Veda FacebookVital Veda Podcast Mentioned In This Episode: One Eleven Website Related Podcasts: The Ayurvedic Way with Wayne Celeban - Ayurvedic Practitioner (EP#51)Ayurveda and Yoga - The Healing Arts with Myra Lewin from Hale Pule (EP#55) Ayurvedic Healing with Susan Van Daal (EP#41) Connect With UsSuperFeast InstagramSuperFeast FacebookSuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/vedic-healing-with-dylan-smith-ep-197  
7/24/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 27 seconds
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#196 Ayurveda & An Inside-Out Approach to Living with Myra Lewin

We're delighted to welcome Myra Lewin of Hale Pule back on the show today to share her insightful dialogue in the realms of Ayurveda, yoga and business with Mason. Myra was first on the show back in February 2020, a moment in time we all look back on now with a pivotal understanding. Back then Myra spoke with Tahnee about the foundational aspects of yoga and Ayurveda and how these tools can be used to create harmony in one's body and life. Today Myra connects with Mason about the importance of "the why" when engaging with a personal or vocational endeavour and how her offerings through Hale Pule have changed since the pandemic when the world went primarily online. Myra speaks to the Ayurvedic approach, of interacting with the body as a self correcting organism, and using herbs and practices to support the body's natural cyclic functions and the inherent intelligence embodied in each of its cells. Originating from a previous life lived through the lens of the scientific medical model, Myra shares how her experiences with Ayurveda shaped her holistic understanding of the body, mind, spirit, and being as a whole, and how the linear workings of her mind are continually cracked open through the practice of Ayurveda and its governing principals.  Myra and Mason explore how many of the premier herbs of the Ayurvedic cannon are used in a casual and one dimensional fashion, especially in the contemporary field of health, and how this approach can often mask the core issue rather than resolve it, as traditionally practised via the ancient roots of this highly revered system.  Sharing their resonance for embodied health in an explorative, grounded and charming conversation, the pair provide us with deep insight, wisdom and light hearted sentiment as they explore the many similarities that Ayurveda and Taoism share.  Take a moment, take a breath and settle in for the sweet journey this episode takes us on. A truly enjoyable listen. P.s Myra will be hosting an incredible 3 day event focusing on Ayurvedic wisdom for anti ageing and longevity in Sydney later this year, click here to view the entire program.  PLUS SuperFeast will be partnering with Hale Pule for a special in person offering in the Northern Rivers on 11th November, mark the date in your calendar and stay tuned for more details.    Myra & Mason discuss: - The power of "the why" in keeping focus on any endeavour; business, personal or otherwise. - The Ayurvedic approach to health and healing. - How the practice of Ayurveda challenges the linear based thinking present in many Western models of health.  - The importance of laughing at yourself, embracing mistakes and honouring the merits of both the ego and the higher self. - How to begin your journey with Ayurveda and view health through the elements and doshas. - Ayurvedic herbalism.   Resource guide and Guest Links: Hale Pule Website Hale Pule Blog Hale Pule Instagram Hale Pule Facebook Hale Pule Pinterest Hale Pule YouTube Hale Pule PodcastsHale Pule Sydney Event   Mentioned In This Episode: Hale Pule Agni Therapy Online Course   Related Podcasts & Content: Ayurveda and Yoga - The Healing Arts with Myra Lewin from Hale Pule (EP#55) Tonic: Sleepy Ashwagandha Milk Connect With Us: SuperFeast Instagram SuperFeast Facebook SuperFeast TikTok SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ayurveda-an-inside-out-approach-to-living-with-myra-lewin-ep-196  
7/10/202358 minutes, 6 seconds
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#195 Embodiment & Trauma with Dr Mario Alam

The wonderful Dr Mario Alam joins Mason on the show today to share a genuine and open hearted conversation centred on the nature of empathy and connectivity, and how these elements are innately wired into our universal humanity. Mason and Mario traverse the somatic and cerebral landscapes as they explore how unresolved trauma at both the childhood and multigenerational level can interfere with our inherent capacity to confidently feel, rather than think our way through life. Mario highlights what happens at a physiological level when the body and mind experience prolonged stress (emotional and physical) and the many tools and practices one can use to release tension in these areas and the being as a whole.  Throughout this conversation we can feel the open tone of receptivity as Mason and Mario share this important dialogue, relaying the personal experiences that have influenced them individually on their journeys toward a life lived from an embodied state.  We explore the therapeutic outcomes that are available through the appropriate application of various psychedelic mediums, including MDMA, psilocybin, DMT and iboga, especially in the treatment of addiction and other mental health conditions. Mario and Mason cover an enormous amount of ground within the scope of holistic healthcare, carrying an overarching message that embodiment is key when working to restore harmony within the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual planes. Emphasis is placed on the importance of honouring the intricacies of the mind/body connection and the integrative process that is so integral to healing, but often missing from more unilinear modalities of health.  Two kindred spirits, on a mission in their own right, to alleviate unnecessary suffering and degeneration, uniting through a passionate exchange to vision a harmonious and vibrantly well future.   Dr Mario & Mason discuss: - Empathy; how to utilise this gift and move it through the body. - How trauma impairs our ability to trust the sensations of the feeling body. - Using acupuncture and kinesiology to help children process their somatic experiences and emotions. - How trauma impacts the body's physiology. - The prolific application of steroidal medicine in the Western medical model. - Using Taoist tonic herbs to regulate the body and nervous system. - Micro dosing psilocybin and neuronal connectivity.  - The power of Psychedelic assisted therapies in the treatment of mental health conditions.   Resource guide: Guest Dr Mario WebsiteDr Mario Instagram   Mentioned In This Episode Little Jewels Acupuncture Go Fund Me PageKhalil Gibran Poem - Children   Related Podcasts The Future Of Psychedelic Assisted Therapies with Tania De Jong (EP#189) Love, Sex, and Psychedelics with Dr. Molly Maloof (EP#137)   SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/embodiment-trauma-with-dr-mario-alam-ep-195  
6/26/202359 minutes, 43 seconds
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#194 Jing; The Pilot Light Of Potential with Mason Taylor

In celebration of #30daysofJING; our annual soiree into the depths of Kidney Water and Jing Essence - the primordial lifeblood of our very existence - we're taking a trip down memory lane, showcasing an episode from the archives (EP#166), in which Mason, our favourite larrikin and main herbal man, passionately explores why something as simple as including Jing herbs into your daily diet, consecutively for 30 days, can create life changing results. In our modern landscape of living we're surrounded by the notion of *more, whether that's the desire for more money, more freedom, more rights, more comfort, more knowledge, intellect, a new car! Do we ever stop to think however, that the energy behind this messaging to strive for more, to consume or take, also requires us to give? The currency of that giving is funded by our bodily resources, it's the mental processing required to operate a computer program, app or smart phone, the physical strength it takes to carry the groceries to the car, to weed the garden, the agility to chase the grandkids around the park, to engage in a daily movement practice, the discipline required to keep up with personal admin, chores, the visceral material needed to be able to dream and vision, to create, prioritise, compartmentalise and execute. This giving currency is our Jing, our Kidney Qi, it's the innate stuff we're born with, passed on from our ancestors, from our mum and dad.  Jing is the primal Essence of our life. Cultivation practices are essential if we are to adapt to and make the most of this wild and wonderful life, the more available potential we have stored, the more we're able to materialise, and by more I don't mean the physical accumulation of stuff, it's more capacity to face challenges with grace, more courage to fiercely love through our shared humanity, more emotional resilience so we can harvest knowledge from the experiences we encounter and transform it into wisdom that can be used to nurture, teach, influence and inform. The messages in Mason's words may have been transmitted many months ago but the potency still rings true, after all this wisdom is thousands of years old, and it's simple; embrace your cyclic nature, and that of the seasons, take good care of your body, mind and Spirit through appropriate thoughts and actions, and most of all, considerately nourish your Kidneys so you can hold your health in own hands and confidently lead yourself through your lived experience informed by your own personal flavour of sovereignty.  A potent chat today; simple actions, powerful outcomes.   Mason explores: - What Jing Essence is at its core. - The quintessential Jing herbs of the Taoist tonic system.  - The relationship between Jing Essence and the Kidney's. - The Yin/Yang transformation cycle. - How to protect and cultivate Jing essence. - Setting an intention for the 30 days of JING. - Addiction and excess in the western lifestyle - The deep recesses of Kidney Water. - Creating rhythms in our life that create automated flow. - How 30 days of JING can positively influence vitality and longevity.   Resource guide Mason's Instagram SuperFeast Instagram 30 Days Jing Starter Kit 30 days of Jing Facebook SuperFeastTonicHerbs - TikTok   Jing Tonics JING blend SHEN Blend Deer Antler  Cordyceps Eucommia Bark Related Articles: Jing: What Is It? How to Cultivate It? JING Blend: Our Favourite Adrenal Tonic JING Challenge: 30 Days To Restore Core Energy Adrenal and Kidney Health- Breathing and Movement The Three Treasures: Jing, Qi and Shen   Related Podcasts Jing Energy with Mason Taylor (EP#02) Adrenal Fatigue and Repair with Sage and Dan (EP#170) How I Formulated the JING Blend with Mason Taylor (EP#171) SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below:  https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/jing-the-pilot-light-of-potential-with-mason-taylor-ep-194  
6/12/202336 minutes, 32 seconds
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#193 Cold Therapy & Breath Work with Benjamin Berry

Benjamin Berry or Your Mate Benny as he's fondly known, joins Mason on the podcast today to chat about the medicinal value of functional breath work and cold therapy. Benny came into the global spotlight at the time of the infamous flooding that decimated much of the Northern Rivers landscape in 2022. As a civilian on the ground responding to the needs of his community, Benny's presence began permeating the wider populace via a series of Instagram posts calling for stronger government intervention, many of which received thousands if not millions of views. Throughout the flood relief effort, what Benny did was show us that with persistence, heart and authentic care; people power works. People can only be as powerful as they are adaptable, which leads us to the theme of today's episode; how the practices of breath work and cold exposure can create mental, physical and emotional resilience when applied appropriately.  Throughout this conversation, we get a sense of just how potent the effects of these practices can be, especially when an individual is faced with a challenging situation. Benny carries a distinctly reassuring calm and grounded energy, one that is reinforced by the daily lifestyle habits he keeps and shares through his powerful work. Like any health-promoting protocol that rises to fame, there is plenty of misunderstanding and misinformation around the useful application of breath work and cold therapy, so it is a great pleasure to have Benny, one of the leading Australian advocates for these crafts, on the show today to graciously guide us through.  Enjoy.   Benny & Mason discuss: - The role of community at times of big life transition. - Benny's involvement in the Northern Rivers 2022 flood relief effort. - The importance of using integrity when holding space in breath work ceremony, and how this influences positive outcomes. - The experiences that lead Benny to the work he offers today. - The difference between true ice bathing and cold immersion.   Resource guide: GuestBenny's Instagram   Mentioned In This Episode The Wim Hoff Method Conscious Club Solhouse Studio WebsiteSolhouse Studio Instagram   Relevant Podcasts The Yin and Yang of Hot and Cold Therapy with Dr Marc Cohen (EP#179)   SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below:  https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/cold-therapy-breath-work-with-benjamin-berry-ep-193  
5/29/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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#192 Chiropractic Care & The Power Of The 5 Elements with Dr Aisha Ahmed

Chiropractor Dr Aisha Ahmed joins Mason on today's show. Aisha is an incredibly well-studied and accomplished individual with 20 years of experience working across many healing modalities. Aisha has always been drawn to caring for others and began her journey in the industry at the age of 15 working alongside her father in his medical clinic. With a deep reverence for the power of hands-on adjustment and a passion for the holistic approach, along with a myriad of tools in her practitioner belt; including a Masters in Chiropractics, certifications in Jungian Psychology, Dry Needling, NeuroEmotional Technique and 10 years apprenticing with a highly regarded traditional Chinese herbalist, Aisha uses the knowledge she's gained to restore her clients capacity to feel vibrant, energised and pain-free.   In this jovial conversation, Aisha and Mason emphasise the importance of viewing the body as one unified organism comprised of many systems and explore the role of integrative care in achieving positive client outcomes. The pair passionately speak to the power of the Five Element Theory and Chinese medicine framework, highlighting the simple yet effective lifestyle approaches, that when practised with consistency, can be the difference between an individual's recovery and a life laced with pain. An inspiring and informative listen for all, especially those who want to support the longevity of their body, mind and Spirit; an endeavour which could be as simple as wearing a scarf when it's windy, and socks when it's cold... Enjoy.   Dr. Aisha & Mason discuss: - The integration of holistic modalities within the medical system and the power they hold for positive treatment outcomes.  - The marriage between chiropractics and Chinese medicine. - The potency of physical touch and body manipulation in health and healing. - The inadequacy of standard medical training in understanding the body as unified organism.  - The simple lifestyle hacks Chinese medicine uses to help people live well for longer. - Treating injury with heat instead of ice. - Cancer through the lens of Chinese medicine.   Resource List Guest  Aisha's Facebook Mentioned In This Episode  Dr Simon Morgan Chiropractor  Related Podcasts Why Chinese Medicine Is Failing Us with Rhonda Chang (EP#80)YinYang Wuxing For Inner Harmony with Rhonda Chang (EP#89)   SuperFeast Online Education Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/chiropractic-care-the-power-of-the-5-elements-with-dr-aisha-ahmed-ep-192  
5/15/202357 minutes, 30 seconds
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#191 The Path Of The Wounded Healer with Dr. Jimi Wollumbin

Today we welcome back the poetic and exquisitely wonderful Dr. Jimi Wollumbin, one of our beloved local medicine men and regular SuperFeast podcast guests. From the first few minutes of this conversation Jimi does what Jimi does best and dissolves the armouring around our collective heart as he eloquently speaks to the harrowing yet beautifully humbling path of the healer. The wounded one within all of us, that through necessity, is given no other choice but to be a student of its lived experience.  Jimi and Mason speak of the alchemical process, of Taoist fog walking, of the medicine contained in the shadows of life, the places pregnant with transformative possibility, the tunnels we fear to enter despite knowing there is light at the end. Through this conversation we're taken on a journey that calls us to embrace the entire spectrum of our human experience, to know strife as a teacher equal in esteem to love. We're reminded of the deficit of life that light-washing leaves us in, to honour the gradient of emotion in between what is "good" and what is "bad" because after all our misery is universal, and so is our joy. We all breathe, bleed, love, despair, succeed and fail. Just as the revolution of natures seasonal wheel inevitably turns, rising and falling, growing and decaying, so too do we; rise, fall, grow and decay, and it is these very innate, very human, very necessary processes that allow us to evolve, to adapt, to renew and to regenerate. To be alive in our living. This was a very special conversation, it is my sincere wish that you draw as much solace from it as I did.    Mason & Jimi discuss: - Initiation and walking the medicine path. - Love and Strife as the Western translation of Yin and Yang. - Ego death, surrender and soul growth. - The absence of cultural lore and rights of passage in our modern systems of living, and the impact that has on our psychology at both an individual and collective level. - Using seasonal imagery to guide you through the transitional phases of life. - Adaptation as a necessary and very innate aspect of life. - Jing Essence, the reserve that fuels our capacity to transmute challenging circumstances.  - Resilience, hormetic stress and the power of integration. - Befriending your grief.    Resource guide: Dr. Jimi Wollumbin Website Dr. Jimi Wollumbin Patreon Jimi Wollumbin Instagram Dr. Jimi Wollumbin Facebook Related Podcasts: Trauma, Resilience and Natural Disaster with Dr. Jimi Wollumbin (EP#155) Microbes and Viruses - The Hidden Wonders of The Invisible World with Jimi Wollumbin (EP#58)   SuperFeast Online Education Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-path-of-the-wounded-healer-with-jimi-wollumbin-ep-191  
5/8/202355 minutes, 37 seconds
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#190 Alchemystic Fungi with Bryan & Mikaela

Mikaela and Bryan of Alchemystic Fungi join Mason today for an explorative conversation around the multidimensional nature of the mycelial world.  Connected through their shared passion and reverence for mother nature and her plant queendom, Mason, Mikaela and Bryan dive deep into the unifying and medicinal role fungi play on the planet, placing a spotlight on the plethora of functional applications it can have, especially as a remedy to the industrial impacts of our time.  Whether it's churning through plastic, alchemising industrial waste, feeding the forests or supplying sustainable swaps for common synthetic materials, throughout this conversation we can begin to glean hope that despite the looming doom of the climate crisis, we have a future; and that future is fungi. Mikaela and Bryan spend their days on beautiful Bundjalung Country, visioning, researching, fossicking, educating and creating in the realms of fungi. Profoundly devoted to their craft and quest, this dynamic duo are deeply rooted in nature based ethics, unified by a circular economy where nothing goes to waste and everything is fed back into the death, birth, growth cycle of the earth.  Alchemystic Fungi have big dreams and I personally cannot wait to see Mikaela and Bryan bring their visionary magic into continuous creative form. A rich and inspiring listen.    Bryan, Mikaela & Mason discuss: - Heart math and the work of Stephen Harrod Buhner.  - The Alchemysitic Fungi origin story. - The mushroom market; competition verse connection and infinite unity. - Mycelium, water filtration and environmental toxins. - Mycorrhizal associations; the symbiotic relationship between a fungus and a root system. - Fungi and atmospheric carbon. - Mycelial based materials as the future of sustainable industry.   Resource guide Guest Alchemystic Fungi Website Mentioned in this episode  Paul Staments Christopher Hobbs Stephen Harrod Buhner Relevant Podcasts Entering The Imaginal Realms with Stephen Harrod Buhner (E#88) Psilocybin Journeywork & Fungi Academy with Jasper Degenaars (EP#120) The Wild World Of Medicinal Mushrooms with Jeff Chilton (EP#37)   SuperFeast Online Education Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/alchemystic-fungi-with-bryan-mikaela-ep-190  
5/1/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds
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#189 The Future Of Psychedelic Assisted Therapies with Tania De Jong

Tania De Jong from Mind Medicine Australia joins Mason for another inspiring and informative conversation on the topic of psychedelic assisted therapies. In the time since Tania was last on the show, the TGA, Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration, made the monumental decision to reduce the scheduling of MDMA and psilocybin, two key allies in the successful treatment of drug resistant mental health conditions. The ruling to reschedule these compounds from Schedule 9 Prohibited Substances to Schedule 8 Controlled Drugs is incredibly important for the future of psychedelic assisted therapies, and although their immediate legal application is only indicated for a narrow index of specialised cases; MDMA for drug resistant PTSD and psilocybin for drug resistant depression, it's a huge win for Australia as the front runners in the legalisation of this movement.  Tania relays what these scheduling changes mean for the future of psychedelic assisted therapies, and introduces us to The Healthy Person’s Trial, an exciting new research experiment for therapists operating out of The Australian National University in Canberra. Tania shares her personal story with psychedelic assisted therapies, and the experiential journey that lead to the creation of Mind Medicine, the not for profit company she founded with her husband and business partner Peter. Tania speaks with grace and humility, eloquently educating on what's happening on the ground with this movement. A penetrating and illuminating listen for all.  Tania & Mason Discuss: - Why the TGA's decision to schedule the therapeutic application of Psilocybin and MDMA is a big deal. - The future of psychedelic assisted therapy in Australia. - CPAT, Mind Medicine's Certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapies course. - The Australian National University's Healthy Person's Trial. - Connection as a key factor in healing from mental health conditions. - Tania's personal experience with psychedelic assisted therapies. - The Mind Medicine's origin story.   Resource guide Tania's WebsiteTania's TED TalkTania's MusicMind Medicine WebsiteMind Medicine Instagram Mind Medicine Facebook Mind Medicine YoutubeCreativity Australia   Mentioned in this episode  Driftwood The Musical Mind Medicine CPAT CourseTania's Heaven On Earth Album   Relevant Podcasts: Psychedelic Assisted Therapies & Mental Health with Tania de Jong (EP#124)   SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-future-of-psychedelic-assisted-therapies-with-tania-de-jong-ep-189  
4/24/202341 minutes, 57 seconds
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#188 Your Human Design with Kohta Mitamura

Kohta Mitamura joins Mason for a deep dive into the guiding principles of Human Design. Speaking graciously to technology's influence on the rise of individualisation, Kohta shares his insights on how the principles of Human Design can enable individuals to harness their unique genius and apply that knowledge to create communities that transcend the moralistic world views often imposed on them by birth. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of both permaculture farming and Human Design, Kohta explores the correlation between these systems and how their foundational aspects can be utilised to gain self knowledge and create harmony on both an individual and collective level. Ultimately we can understand Human Design as a self regulating open sourced profiling system, founded on a backbone of astrology, the chakra system, Kabbalah and the teachings of the I Ching. Human Design offers a mechanical understanding of the circuitry that all human consciousness is comprised of. Mason and Kohta met on a permaculture farm in the Northern Rivers many moons ago and it is a delight to have them reconnect through this heartfelt and informative conversation today.     Kohta and Mason discuss: - The foundational principles of Human Design. - The four profiling types in Human Design. - How to apply Human Design to your life. - Using Human Design to create harmony in relationships. - The relationship between Human Design and Astrology. - Individual and collective destiny through the lens of Human Design. - Materialism and belonging.   Who is Kohta Mitamura? Kohta has spent last 15 years living in farming communities in Hawaii, Australia and Japan. With a mystical yet pragmatic inclination, Kohta found the study of Permaculture and Human Design as foundational frameworks for his pursuit of holistic well being. Kohta is a new staff member at Human Design America and is developing educational materials for their creative individuals. Resource guide Guest Human Design America Relevant Podcasts Maximsing Your Human Potential with Dr Molly Maloof (EP#47)   SuperFeast Online Education   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/your-human-design-with-kohta-mitamura-ep-188  
4/17/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 23 seconds
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#187 A Plant Based Approach That Works with James Newbury & Matt Legge

Today Mason explores the world of plant based nutrition and performance with crossfit legend James Newbury and ATP Science co-founder and naturopath Matt Legge. The episode opens with an introduction to Phyba, James and Matt's new plant based protein powder, leading us down into a wonderful and very nuanced rabbit hole that exposes the cutting edge thinking and technology utilised to develop it. Throughout this conversation the gents speak passionately on a vast area of topics including epigenetic's, holistic living, the importance of fresh, seasonal and local foods, how the colour green has been used to manipulate consumers in the supplement industry, the key role the alcohol and perfume industries have played in the preservation of botanicals across history, cellular adaptation and so much more! What really shines through in this episode is the deeply heartfelt and devotional energy James and Matt carry on their mission to help people feel happy and be well. A mission that is fuelled by innovation, education, razor sharp vision and joy. We go deep into the nuts and bolts of the body's metabolic pathways, exploring the microbiome and how to best utilise plant based nutrition to create vibrant long lasting health.  Within the health industry exists an incredibly dense sea of quick fixes, fads, rules, restrictions and misinformation, and it is folks like James and Matt that allow us to breathe a breath of fresh air with their grounded, well researched and factual approach. A beautiful and insightful listen for all; regardless of dietary disposition or preference.   James, Matt and Mason Discuss: - Fibre and the importance of phytonutrient rich forms in the daily diet. - The key role of epigenetic's in health and wellness. - The link between branch chain amino acids, diabetes and depression. - Plant based protein, anti-nutrients and disturbances in the microbiome. - The misinformation surrounding green foods in the supplement industry. - Global food culture and the myths around it. - The pivotal role alcohol and perfumery have played in the preservation of botanicals throughout history. - The mission beyond the product and being a custodian of a company's spirit rather than of the company itself. - Performance fatigue, lactic acid and mitochondrial biogenesis. - Using discernment when applying ancient wisdom to a modern life.   Resource guide Guests Matt WebsiteJames Instagram James Website Mentioned in this episode  Phyba WebsitePhyba Facebook Phyba InstagramPhyba Podcast Tonics for Performance & Recovery Cordy Na Na Smoothie Relevant Podcasts The Power Of Recovery with Crossfit Champion James Newbury (EP#65)Mind Body Peak Performance with James Newbury (EP#106)   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/a-plant-based-approach-with-james-newbury-matt-legge-ep-187  
4/10/20231 hour, 30 minutes
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#186 Yi, Bringing Spirit into Matter with Stephanie Nosco

Stephanie Nosco joins Mason for another instalment of our Five Element seasonal series. Today we're exploring the Earth Element and Yi; the Spirit of the Spleen. In this insightful conversation Stephanie shares the simple lifestyle measures we can take to nourish our Earth Element and allow our Yi to express freely. The Spleen/Earth Element corresponds to the practical magic of our daily toil, when harnessed with intention and care, this is the energy that allows us to anchor our visions and materialise them into tangible form. Yi is at the centre of this manifestation process. Yi is intercepting medium between what is of the heavens (Yang) and what is of the earth (Yin). Yi enables us the ability to reduce our projects into achievable bite sized tasks, think the methodical magic of a well written to do list. In relation to the seasonal cycle, Yi and the Earth Element are connected to Late Summer, the period that follows the Yang of Spring/Summer and precedes the descent into the Yin of Autumn/Winter.  This energy is characterised by digestion; whether that be on the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual planes. Yi governs intellect and applied thinking; processes that allow us to make sense of our experience through the organisation of thoughts and feelings. Yi is heavily interconnected with the Shen (cognition and clear thinking) and Hun (higher vision/planning), when all 3 are working in harmony we are more equipped to live our lives on purpose, devoting the chop/wood carry water of our daily actions to the embodiment of our destiny, and the establishment of a legacy that will exist beyond our physical form.   Mason and Stephanie discuss: - Yi, the Spirit of the Spleen. - Moving Earth; using the Five Elements to create bonds and boundaries. - Writing a to do list as a spiritual act.  - Pacifying overwhelm with celebration. - Bringing dreams into fruition and the energy or I vs we; individuation vs unity. - Navigating the upper, middle and lower worlds with Wu Shen. - Devotion and legacy; the relationship between the Fire and Earth elements. - Using Spleen energy to bring yourself back into centre. - The diaphragm; embodying Heaven on Earth through breath. - Rumination, knotted Qi and Damp Spleen. - Consumerism and Spleen imbalances. - Lifestyle tips to consider when working to nourish the Spleen/Earth Element.   Resource Guide Guest Nosco Yoga Stephanie's Instagram Stephanie's Facebook Yin Yoga Teacher Training  Stephanie's YouTube channel   Mentioned In This Episode Mantak Chia Lorie Dechar   Relevant Podcasts Shen, The Heart Compass and Fire Element with Stephanie Nosco (EP#185) The Wu Shen and Alchemy Vs Ascension with Stephanie Nosco (EP#123) Calm Mind, Joyful Spirit: The SHEN blend with Mason and Tahnee (EP#91) How To Eat In Spleen Season with Kimberly Ashton (EP#151) Check Out The Transcript Below https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/yi-spirit-stephanie-nosco-ep-186  
4/3/202358 minutes, 42 seconds
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#185 Shen, The Heart Compass and Fire Element with Stephanie Nosco

"The whole point of the Shen is to be our compass on earth, not to fly back up to heaven, because the Shen will do that. But it's really, can I call the Shen down and have the Shen and it's rhythm inform my life?" Oh, heavenly Shen! The ultimate expression of true intelligence and Joy, the bridge between heaven and heart, where wisdom lives and love reigns supreme. As we sit in the balmy heat of the hottest (and last) month of Summer- the Heart Fire element, we want to take a moment to journey to the core of this season and explore its equally soulful and outward Yang expression. Guiding us through this conversation, bridging the esoteric and physical nature of the Heart Fire element so gracefully, is Medical Qigong therapist, Yin Yoga teacher, psychotherapist and 5 Element educator Stephanie Nosco. Stephanie explores the apex of expression, which is the Fire Element- when the sun is at its highest point, nature is bursting with life, and the ascending energy of excitement fills the air. Stephanie also discusses the practices, protectors and boundaries to be mindful of in Heart Fire season and why balance is essential. This conversation is a divine exploration of how we can show up shining and expressing our full potential in the Summer season without soaring too high in the excitement and losing that soul connection to self and consciousness. Mason and Stephanie discuss: -The Shen Treasure. -Meditation and Shen -The expression of Shen. -Heart resonance and Shen. -Protectors of the Heart. -Boundaries of the Heart. -Practices for Heart Fire season. -The Small Intestine and discernment. -Listening to the compass of the Heart. -How the Heart Fire Element is expressed.  -The difference between excitement and joy. -Shen and the relationship with ourselves. -Gratitude practices to nourish Heart Shen. -Speech is the centre of the Heart and the Shen. -The physical and energetic purpose of the triple burner.   Resource guide Guest: Nosco Yoga Stephanie's Instagram Stephanie's Facebook Yin Yoga Teacher Training  Stephanie's YouTube channel   SHEN blend  SHEN blend - The Incredible Benefits. (Article) Relevant Podcasts: The Wu Shen and Alchemy Vs Ascension with Stephanie Nosco (EP#123) Calm Mind, Joyful Spirit: The SHEN blend with Mason and Tahnee (EP#91)   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/summer-with-stephanie-nosco-ep-185  
2/1/202354 minutes, 27 seconds
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Entering The Imaginal Realms with Stephen Harrod Buhner

In this special interview Mason shares a deep conversation with one of his greatest inspirations in work and in life, Stephen Harrod Buhner. Stephen's work in herbalism, heart perception, plant medicine, earth poetry, Lyme's disease, bacterial intelligence and more, has reignited the journey's of many into the indescribable "imaginal" realm that plant enthusiasts, artists and adventures throughout time have known well. In this chat Stephen invites us to reach beyond the reductionistic mental approach to life that our Western culture insists upon and "trains" us for, to discover and dance with the wild non linear spaces that lay within. Mason and Stephen touch on many beautiful topics ranging from wild terrain medicine, herbal antibiotics and the effect of pharmaceuticals on the planet. Delving into the mystical and empowering realm that is driven by feeling, the place where we can start to develop a deep relationship with the planet and the plants that help us to heal. Stephen's books and work are transformational, and we cannot recommend them highly enough! Among Mason's favourites are; The Lost Language Of Plants, The Secret Teachings Of Plants, Plant Intelligence And The Imaginal Realms and Sacred And Herbal Healing Beers.    Who is Stephen Harrod Buhner ? Stephen Harrod Buhner is a interdisciplinary, independent scholar, polymath, Fellow of Schumacher College UK and head researcher for the Foundation for Gaian Studies. Stephen is an extraordinary human who, like many (if not all), cannot be summed up in a simple paragraph, to read more about the universe that is Stephen Harrod Buhner, please see his extensive bio here.   Resources: Stephen's Website Stephen's Books Stephen's Articles The Foundation For Gaian Studies
12/14/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds
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#184 2022 SuperFeast Podcast Wrap Up

Welcome to the podcast wrap-up episode for 2022- Although the year still has a few months to go, we're taking a brief hiatus to recharge, revamp and upgrade our beloved podcast on multiple levels. It's been a stellar year of rich conversations for everyone contributing and tuning in. Mason and Tahnee continued to push and explore the edges of many topics within the realms of Taoism, tonic herbalism vitality, and sovereignty of body-mind-spirit. These episodes then give life to conversations that disperse beyond the SuperFeast community into society- this is what it's all about. Mason started the SuperFeast podcast inspired by a larger mission to turn around excessive, unnecessary degeneration and leakage of Jing in society. By creating a space for conversations that contribute to the cultivation of Jing through consistent practice and tonic herbalism, this podcast will continue in its pursuit of the ultimate expression of wisdom- Shen. Today's episode is a selection of clips from some of our most loved and varied podcasts from the past year- If time permitted, we would have included clips from all the episodes because they're all worthy. Thank you to everyone who has tuned in, written in with feedback and contributed to this podcast. Mason and Tahnee will be back in 2023 with a wave of new episodes and conversations to keep you inspired on your journey. In the meantime, you can explore the SuperFeast podcast library to revisit favourites or episodes you may have missed. For links to all episodes featured in today's podcast, scroll down, and you will find them in the Resource section below.     Resource guide  Podcast episodes featured in order from start to finish: Menopause Perimenopause and Hormone Repair with Lara briden (EP#154) Sexual Activation and Feminine Embodiment with Eva Williams (EP#144) The Birthing Of Our Son with Tahnee and Mason (EP#163) The Privilege of Wellness with Acupuncturist Russell Brown(EP#146) Herbalism: The Peoples Medicine with Erin Lovell Verinder (EP#141) The Body Electric and Chinese Medicine with Dr. Daniel Keown (EP#150) Connecting to Country and Community with Ella Noah Bancroft (#EP164) Trauma, Resilience and Natural Disaster with Dr. Jimi Wollumbin (EP#155) Deconstructing The Beauty Industry with Jessica DeFino (EP#152) Adrenal Fatigue and Repair with Sage and Dan (EP#170) How To Eat In Spleen Season with Kimberly Ashton (EP#151) Stop Taking Vitamin C, D and Iron with Dan Sipple (EP#158) The Spirit and Energy of Liver Wood with Stephanie Nosco (EP#180) Daoist Herbs and Practices For Sexual Vigour with Mason (EP#160) Stop Taking Vitamin C, D and Iron with Dan Sipple (EP#158) The Six Thieves of Taoism with Mason Taylor (EP#175)   Mentioned in this podcast Is It PCOS or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (Undereating)? Cure Your Fatigue Morley Robbins Check Out The Transcript Below:  https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/final-podcast-wrap-up-ep-184  
11/1/202245 minutes, 43 seconds
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#183 Sleep Quality, Breathing & Child Development with Cole Clayton

Today on the podcast, Mason is joined by Osteopath and long-time friend Cole Clayton. Cole is a unique and brilliant osteopath with a specialised interest in breathing and paediatric cranio-facial growth. He is also the creator of Baseline Breathing- an education programme for those wanting to journey into understanding the practical application of breathing physiology and breathing techniques. As someone who grew up suffering from undiagnosed sleep-disordered breathing, Cole is passionate about helping kids with the inextricably linked sleep/breath/behavioural problems realise their innate intelligence through breathing and airway early intervention. This conversation provides a fascinating insight into child development issues of the face, tongue, and airways that translate into sleep and breathing issues. If you're a mouth breather or want to understand what's at play on a deeper level underneath the inability to breathe through the nose (with ease)- I highly recommend tuning in to this episode. Cole also shares why he deeply aligns with cranial osteopathy. A philosophy of osteopathy that works with embryological growth forces, and honours the body's inherent wisdom and self-healing capacity. Scroll down to explore the fascinating topics discussed in this episode, and check out the resources at the bottom of the page for links to Cole's course and all specifics mentioned in this episode.     Cole and Mason discuss: -Pneumopedics. -Jaw pain and hearing. -Cranio-facial osteopathy. -The blocked nose epidemic.  -Embryology and osteopathy. -Mitochondrial DNA damage. -How sleep impacts behaviour. -How Cole works with the body. -How our breath affects everything. -Skull and airway underdevelopment. -Cole's baseline breathing programme. -Child development, sleep and breathing. -Conception, birth and growth development. -Honouring the body's ability to heal itself.    Resource guide Guest: Cole's website Bay Osteopathy Dr. Levis Clinic Baseline Breathing Course Mentioned in this episode: The Uncharted Body- Book by Dr. Daniel Keown Breathe- The New Science Of a Lost Art (book by James Nestor)  Tonics for Spring: MSM Schisandra I AM GAIA BEAUTY BLEND Deer Antler Velvet   Relevant Podcasts:  Transcending The God Matrix with George Kavassilas (EP#119) The Cosmic Adventure of Life- George Kavassilas on The Mason Taylor Show Health In a Technologically Connected World- Jason Bawden-Smith on The Mason Taylor Show   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/cole-clayton-ep-183  
10/24/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 45 seconds
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#182 Regenerative Culture and The Female Cycle with Velan Cadden

Velan Cadden is a movement devotee and has taught in the field of human transformation for nearly two decades. Through his work, he explores the limits, edges, and boundaries of the human experience. The opportunity to listen to Velan speak about quality and presence in practice and the ever-evolving dialogue between the feminine, masculine, and the cycles of nature is an opportunity to expand the soul. In dialogue with Mason, Velan joins us on the podcast delivering potent truths that encourage us to observe our relationships with ourselves, those we walk this life with and above all, Mother Nature, the elements and indigenous wisdom. Velan speaks to the themes of regenerative culture, the reciprocity of energy, honouring natural cycles, and the renewing effects on all of society when women step outside the patriarchal system and have space to stop and be in ceremony when they bleed. This is an inspiring conversation encouraging those who listen to ponder- How do we as individuals and a collective turn towards that which feels uncomfortable? In a society that offers us every reason not to, how do we turn towards ourselves, observe and sit with our actions?   Velan and Mason discuss: -Sincere dialogue. -How to shift culture. -Regenerative culture. -The essence of the altar. -The seasons of a woman's cycle. -What a woman's cycle activates in men. -Transformation through consistent practice. -Healthy systems need reciprocal dialogue. -Our relationship with nature and the elements. -Turning towards ourselves; transforming the uncomfortable. -How men can engage with the rhythms of a woman's cycle. -Business system structures that don't align with a woman's cycle. -How do we renovate and renew cycles within our relationships? -Going beyond the habitual movement of practice into the quality of presence.   Resource guide Guest  Velan's Instagram Art Of Relating Course with Adya and Velan  One Movement Embodiment School  Carmen  Vicente - School of Secrets Mentioned in the episode Carmen  Vicente - School of Secrets  Tonics for Spring:  MSM Schisandra I AM GAIA BEAUTY BLEND Deer Antler Velvet     Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ep-182-velan  
10/17/202246 minutes, 38 seconds
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#181 Moving Towards Destiny with Harmony with Marcus Pearce

Today's podcast guest Marcus Pearce is passionately devoted to helping others live fully charged lives with optimised effectiveness. A wellness coach, mentor, podcaster (100 Not Out podcast) and author of Your Exceptional Life- Marcus's work is ultimately about leaving a legacy of impact through inspiring others to their lives with complete activation and purpose.  In conversation with Mason, Marcus shares his potent wisdom cultivated from years of experience as a wellness coach and interviewing people about the secrets to ageing well and with grace in body-mind-soul. A big takeaway from this episode is that fulfilling one's destiny and moving towards longevity is not about doing exceptionally well in one or a few areas of our lives. It is an ever-evolving journey that requires us to nurture and apply diligence to every facet of our lives- no matter how banal or medial it may seem. Marcus speaks to the ten facets of life, which he has found through years of experience to be the definitive areas for ultimate soul fulfilment and living an inspired life with no regrets. Marcus breaksdown simple tools and insights for staying on path and in the flow of our destiny, as well as the outcomes and signs that present themselves when one id not living exceptionally.     Marcus and Mason discuss: -Aligning with destiny. -Progress over perfection. -The main tenants of longevity. -Why inspiration is magnetising. -Moving away from 'labels' towards freedom. -Keep it simple; complexity is the enemy of progress. -Cultivating willingness and strength in all areas of life. -Daily practices that guarantee harmony and fulfilment. -How to avoid regret and live a live of fulfilment and harmony. -How 30 minutes of daily exercise decreases chances of dementia. -The compound effect of having high standards in each area of life.   Resource guide Guest  Marcus Pearce website 100 Not Out Podcast Marcus Pearce Instagram Your Exceptional Life by Marcus Pearce Create Your Exceptional Life - Byron Bay 2022 Mentioned in this episode  Healthy at 100- book by John Robbins. Tonics for Spring: MSM Schisandra I AM GAIA BEAUTY BLEND Deer Antler Velvet   Relevant Podcasts: Personal Transformation and Purpose with Nick Perry (EP#153)   Check Out The Transcript Below: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/marcus-pearce-ep-181  
10/10/202253 minutes, 4 seconds
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#180 The Spirit and Energy of Liver Wood with Stephanie Nosco

Today Stephanie expands this journey, taking us more specifically into the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of the Liver Wood season- the visionary spirit of Hun and the onward and upward energy of the Liver Organ System and Wood Element. These seasonal podcasts are a beautiful way to connect with our internal landscape and observe nature and the energetics of each Element as we move through them. Stephanie discusses the underlying theme of Liver Wood season being one of renewal and envisioning; An upward growth in the direction of our Tao and informed by the Spirit of Hun. Stephanie speaks to the importance of the dream world and allowing space for dreaming during this season, as it is the Hun soul that guides and communicates our dreaming into reality. Stephanie provides medical Qigong practices for Liver stagnation and when the Wood Element is out of balance, as well as cleansing and purging practices that support our physical and energy bodies.  Stephanie and Mason discuss: -Pause pratice. -Dream work. -Liver stagnation. -The spirit of Hun. -The Hun and dreaming. -Qigong practices for Spring. -The spirit of Hun and the Liver. -The emotion of aggression and the Liver. -Cleansing practises for Liver Wood season. -Healing sounds for purging the energy body. -How to support the Liver on a physical level. -Movement practices to shift Liver stagnation. -Spring is the season for planning and visioning. -Creating consistency in our movement practices   Resource guide Guest: Nosco Yoga Stephanie's Instagram Stephanie's Facebook Yin Yoga Teacher Training  Stephanie's YouTube channel Mentioned in this episode:  Shaking Qigong Shaolin Qigong Tendon changing classics Qigong Standing Meditation guided by a Taoist master Tonics for Spring Liver Wood: MSM Schisandra I AM GAIA BEAUTY BLEND Deer Antler Velvet   Relevant Podcasts: The Wu Shen and Alchemy Vs Ascension with Stephanie Nosco (EP#123) The Importance of Sleep For Healthy Hun and Qi with Jost Sauer (EP#102)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ep-180-stephanie-nosco-liver-wood-pod  
10/3/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 6 seconds
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#179 The Yin and Yang of Hot and Cold Therapy with Dr Marc Cohen

Marc Cohen is a doctor that focuses on prevention and keeping people well. A registered medical doctor with a PhD in TCM, Dr Marc has been practising and paving the way for progressive integrative medicine for over three decades. A professor, researcher and contributor to the fields of nutrition, herbal medicine, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, detoxification, bathing, water quality, saunas, hot springs, and elite athletic performance- he is a true gift to the wellness industry. Today Dr Marc joins Mason on the podcast to discuss the Yin and Yang of hot and cold therapy. This conversation moves away from the surface elements of how the hot/cold therapy industry is usually marketed- to the depths of what the Finnish call- 'loyly'- a word that describes the steam that is produced when adding water to the hot sauna rocks but translates to 'Spirit of Life'. Dr Marc talks about the many health benefits of hot and cold therapy with specific techniques for improving your circulation and overall organ function. He discusses how controlling the breath is essential to any hot/cold exposure experience, his go-to hot and cold therapy hacks that anyone can try at home, and the common sense safety protocols he recommends. Like many conversations we air on the podcast, the golden thread that runs through this conversation is finding that sweet spot where the Yin and Yang are balancing. Dr Marc explains the importance of balancing hot and cold therapy with equal amounts of deep relaxation and how, when following this method, we find the sweet bliss point of homeostasis. This conversation will ignite (or reignite) inspiration for hot/cold exposure and maintaining the Yin and the Yang in all facets of life. Marc and Mason discuss: -Saunas. -Ice baths. -Hot springs. -Hot therapy. -Cold therapy. -Thermodynamics. -Heated hammocks  -Forced mindfulness. -The key to cold immersion. -The Yin and Yang of hot/cold therapy. -Getting comfortable in the uncomfortable. -The health benefits of hot and cold therapy -Finding the blissful midpoint of homeostasis. -The benefits of sauna for people with heart disease. -Hacks to put your body into parasympathetic mode.   Resource guide Guest  Dr. Marc'S Website Dr. Marc Extreme Wellness Mentioned in this episode  Wim Hoff Extremely Alive Tonics Maruia Hot Springs NZ  Relevant Podcasts: Healing Heat: Infarerd Saunas (EP#84)    Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/dr-marc-cohen-ep-179  
9/26/202254 minutes, 27 seconds
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#178 Spring Detox: Eliminate Toxicity in the Body with Daniel Reid

The season of Spring-Liver-Wood is a time of release and replenishment- it is the optimal season for cleansing (particularly the Liver Gallbladder organ system) and eliminating the accumulation of toxicities we've allowed to edge their way into our lives.  Today Mason chats with best-selling author and renowned expert on Chinese medicine/philosophy and Taoist longevity- Daniel Reid, about Taoist protocols for the prevention and treatment of toxic buildup and why he considers stress to be the most dangerous toxin for our health. The idea of detoxing for many feels like such a complex daunting task- that unless we outsource to be led by an expert or attend a retreat, it rarely (if ever) happens. However, as Daniel explains in today's episode, detoxing can be tailored to the needs of your lifestyle, and the ancient Taoists had many simple protocols for treating and eliminating toxins from the body daily.  Daniel speaks to the dangers of high-stress lifestyles, the body's ability to automatically 'self cleanse' when in the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and relax mode), and why the organs of elimination can't function when in a state of 'fight or flight'-which for many people this is a constant state. Daniel explains the best breathwork practices for cleaning out the accumulation of toxicity and practices to help support emotions and toxic thoughts that need to be released when cleansing.   Daniel and Mason: -Colonic irrigation. -Fasting protocols. -Intermittent fasting. -Herbs for detoxing. -Environmental toxins. -The art of Chinese Tea. -Qi Gong for toxin elimination. -Toxic emotions stored in the organs. -Breathing exercizes to alkalise the body. -Taoist herbal formulas to eliminate toxins. -How to get the body into an Alkaline state. -Breathing- learn how to use your diaphragm. -How to treat the buildup of toxins within the body. -Supporting the emotions that arise when cleansing. -Combatting 5G and wifi through the parasympathetic nervous system.   Resource guide  Dan Reid website The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity - Daniel Reid Shots From the Hip. Sex, Drugs, and The Tao - Daniel Reid Memoir Energy, Light, and Luminous Space - Daniel Reid Memoir  Mentioned in this episode  Otto Warburg Oolong Tea.org Eden Organics Idf#1 Eden Organics Idf#2 The Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea - Daniel Reid The Tao of Detox: The Secrets of Yang-Sheng Dao by Daniel Reid  Tonics for Spring / Liver Wood: MSM Schisandra I AM GAIA BEAUTY BLEND Deer Antler Velvet     Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/dan-reid-ep-178-detox  
9/19/202255 minutes, 32 seconds
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#177 The Taoist Map To Brain Health with Mason and Sophia

Today, in conversation with Sophia, Mason speaks to the subject of brain health, touching on the western perspective and expanding into the more holistic and conceptual Taoist lens- a perspective more geared towards long-term brain health.  The modern mind certainly has to work for its peace and solitude. Pervasive technology, busy schedules, high-stress lifestyles and poor sleep habits put the average brain under substantial pressure. Which poses the question- What are you doing to protect and cultivate the health of your brain long-term? What are your desires and intentions for long-term brain health?  In this episode, you will learn about nootropic herbs for brain health, how SuperFeast's potent neural nectar blend protects and upgrades mental acuity and why brain health is ultimately a result of full-body harmony and healthy flowing Qi through the organ systems.   Mason and Sophia discuss: -The Dantiens. -The Three Brains. -What is a nootropic? -The blood brain barrier. -The six extraordinary organs. -The function of The Sea of Marrow. -What's your brain health intention? -The Brain and the Kidney connection.  -The best herbs for long-term brain health. -The SuperFeast Brain Bundle-how to use it. -How Jing herbs improve brain health and Intelligence. -Neural Nectar contraindications and considerations.  -Mason's personal story behind creating the Neural Nectar blend. -Why the QI Blend and Neural Nectar Blend work so well together.   Resource guide  Sophia's Instagram Mason's Instagram SuperFeast Instagram  Mentioned in this episode  Heartmath Institute Brain Tonics: QI Blend JING Blend Lion's Mane Neural Nectar  Brain Gains Bundle Relevant Articles:  Nootropics- What Are They? (article) Neural Nectar and Its Incredible Nootropic Benefits (article)  The Taoist Brains: Who Are The Tao & What Is Their Philosophy? Relevant Podcasts: Brain Optimisation and Neurodegeneration with Jo Grabyn (EP#09) Superior Di Dao Sourcing From China with Mason Taylor (EP#162)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ep-177-brain-podcast-mason-in-conversation-with-sophia  
9/13/202249 minutes, 28 seconds
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#176 Improve Your Sleep and Know Your Chronotype with Olivia Arezzolo

Sleep- a naturally recurring altered state of consciousness in which all our vital systems get restored, and our psyche unfurls. The timing of our sleep depends on hormonal signals from the circadian clock- the circadian clock synchronises with solar time (light). Naturally, when our circadian clock shifts out of rhythm-sleep quality and overall vitality will be affected. However, as we will learn in today's episode with Australia's leading sleep expert Olivia Arezzolo- it is also the psychology and somatics of sleep that cradle sleep issues and disorders into existence. The subject of sleep from the Tao is something that weaves its way into many conversations on the podcast- last year Mason recorded a brilliant episode with Qi practitioner Jost Sauer, The Importance of Sleep For Healthy Hun and Qi. Today, sleep expert Olivia Arezzolo moves beyond the top-line sleep supports (no blue light/devices before bed, magnesium, diet, dark room, routine etc.) to the deeper elements at play causing havoc with people's rest. We're talking about the stories and beliefs that exist around sleep- "I'm a light sleeper", "I've always been a bad sleeper", "I've just got too much on at the moment", "I can't sleep because I'm stressed".  Olivia's repertoire of studies is one of the things that make her approach to guiding people to better sleep so successful. With studies in psychology, sleep psychology, personal development, nutrition, and fitness- her guidance to better sleep is a symbiotic combination of all these elements. Her coaching and programmes provide people with a step-by-step guide to long-term healthy sleep practices that work. Within Olivia's work, there is a distinct consideration for the Yin and the Yang- an integration of practical sleep support tools and the assertion of more complex psychological factors that sabotage sleep.  Olivia discusses the three chronotypes of sleep that most people fit into, which she has also written a book about (Bear, Lion, Wolf). Olivia explains how the chronotypes reflect one's inherent circadian rhythm preference, and through knowing our 'Sleep type'- the path to better sound sleep will become one of less resistance. Tune in, and scroll down for lots of beautiful resources Olivia offers on her website, including the chronotype quiz- where you can discover and learn more about your sleep type.   In this episode Olivia and Mason discuss: -Sleep anxiety. -Sleep saboteurs. -Sleep psychology. -Sleep chronotypes. -Sleep support tools. -Why sleep guidance/coaching? -Personal development for sleep. -Embracing the Yin for better sleep. -Being fluid within our sleep structure. -Basic (fundamental) supporters of sleep. -Living in alignment with the Dao for sound sleep. -Sleep strategies that are accessible for everyone. -How lack of sleep affects our hormones and health. -CBTI therapy (cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia) Resource guide Olivia's website  Chronotype quiz Olivia's Sleep Kit Olivia's Instagram Bear, Lion or Wolf- Book email: [email protected]   Tonics: Reishi Ashwagandha Ashwagandha capsules Sweet Dreams Bundle  Relevant Articles:  Sleep: Our Top10 Tips (article) Sleepy Ashwagandha Milk (recipe) The Amazing Benefits of Adaptogen Ashwagandha Relevant Podcasts: Reishi, Mushroom of Immortality with Dan Sipple (EP#08) The Importance of Sleep For Healthy Hun and Qi with Jost Sauer (EP#102)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ep-176-sleep-podcast-with-olivia-arezzolo  
9/5/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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#175 The Six Thieves of Taoism with Mason Taylor

On the podcast today, we travel beyond the system of tonic herbalism through the gateway of philosophy to explore the revered wisdom teachings that underpin Taoism: A nature-based way of living that ultimately seeks to cultivate harmony within the mind and body. Many people desire a sense of harmony to be resolved within their life and restored within themselves. But how do we bring ourselves back to centre when the Ying and The Yang are out of balance? Today, Mason delves into the Taoist teachings of The Six Thieves (the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind), The Seven emotions, Seven Injuries, and Ten Weaknesses; Teachings laid out by the Immortals to support the intention of harmony and guide us out of excessiveness. Mason discusses the beautiful anchorage of a foundational Yin/Yang lifestyle, when cravings and desires lead to excess, how a healthy flowing liver and strong heart will keep us out of excessiveness, and why women and men are most centred when following the rhythms of the moon and Qi cycles.   Mason discusses: -What are The Six Thieves? -The Seven Emotions and Injuries. -What are The Ten Weaknesses? -How the Six Thieves steal our Jing/Qi/Shen. -Why the 24 hour Qi cycle is essential for men. -The Yin Yang foundation of a woman's moon cycle. -Why we thrive with a Yin/Yang foundational lifestyle. -Moving from cravings/desires to intention/perception. -The relationships between the seven emotions seven injuries.   Resource guide Mason's Instagram SuperFeast Instagram  Cultivating Stillness book- Eva Wong Qi Health Cycle poster - Jost Sauer Beauty Tonics: Tremella QI BLEND Schisandra BEAUTY BLEND I AM GAIA BLEND. Radiant Skin Bundle Relevant Articles:  The Three Treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen) The Taoist Brains: Who Are The Tao and What Is There Philosophy? Relevant Podcasts: Yin Yang Wuxing For Inner Harmony with Rhonda Chang (EP#89) The Wu Shen and Alchemy Vs Ascension with Stephanie Nosco (EP#123)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/excessiveness-and-the-six-thieves  
8/22/202241 minutes, 21 seconds
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#174 Gua Sha: Become Your Own Healer with Mason Taylor

"This is probably the first time we've talked about the San Jiao meridian- the invisible Yang Organ System. The San Jiao is responsible for the transportation of fluids through the body. It's responsible for the functional relationship between various Organs involved with fluid metabolism and metabolism in general. It's between the Lungs, Spleen, Kidneys, Small Intestine, and Bladder, and it's paired with the pericardium. It helps the body transport lymphatic fluid and prevents toxic build up". - Mason Taylor    Today on the podcast, we're taking a moment to observe and acknowledge the ancient healing tradition of Gua Sha. A healing technique that spans ages and cultures, bridging the gap between the practitioner's office and the home through direct engagement with the physicality of our bodies. Mason runs through the specific techniques and details of using the SuperFeast Bian stone Yin/Yang Gua Sha tools- how to engage, use them safely and feel connected to this ancient wisdom and ancient lore. Mason explains the function of eliminating internal heat and stagnation through the gentle scraping of the Gua Sha tool, supporting and assisting the movement of lymphatic fluids through the San Jiao meridian system. The Gua Sha tool offers profound benefits when incorporated into a daily facial-beauty routine, offering lasting radiance and buoyancy to the skin. But it is far more than just an elegant beauty tool for the face- it is a safe and gentle way of moving Qi around the body and preventing disease in our daily lives.   "The San Jiao meridian is the regulatory capacity for the body to move between the lower dantian, the middle dantian, the upper dantian, and the three burners-the three centres. And when they're in sync, you're connecting the Three Treasures, the Jing, the Qi, and the Shen. Everything's being regulated, harmonised, and connected, and the waters are moving on".  - Mason Taylor   Mason discusses: -Facial Gua Sha for detox. -Why Bian Stone for Gua Sha? -Chi Nei Tsang organ massage. -Immune function and Gua Sha. -How long do we use Gua sha for? -Gua Sha and the lymphatic sytem. -Gua Sha and the meridian systems. -San Jiao- the invisible Yang organ system. -How to use SuperFeasts Yin Yang Gua Sha tools. -The distinction between facial Gua Sha and body Gua Sha.  -Gua Sha and the distribution of Qi through the Gallbladder. -Why the San Jiao meridian system is essential for detoxification. -Stagnation-an indication of disease and disharmony within organ systems.   Resource guide Guest  Mason's Instagram SuperFeast Instagram    Mentioned in this episode  Movement Monk SuperFeast Gua Sha Bundle SuperFeast Yin Gua Sha Tool SuperFeast Yang Gua Sha Tool Chi Nei Tsang massage (Mantak Chia)    Beauty Tonics Tremella QI BLEND Schisandra BEAUTY BLEND I AM GAIA BLEND. Radiant Skin Bundle Relevant Articles:  Schisandra and Detox Go Hand in Hand Detoxification Guide -  A look At The Body's Detox channels Relevant Podcasts: Healing Heat: Infared Saunas with Sebastian Mierau (EP#84)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/gua-sha-mason-ep-174  
8/15/202240 minutes, 32 seconds
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#173 The Pursuit Of Beauty Through the Taoist Lens with Mason

Today on the podcast, we're talking about Beauty-in particular, beauty as it is understood and pursued through the Taoist lens. The Taoist embodiment of beauty could simply be summed up through the understanding that internal harmony is the key to external radiant beauty, and the preservation of youth. As within, so without. Our radiance- the quality of our skin, hair, eyes, nails, and how we hold ourselves physically, is an insightful indicator of our internal organ health.  But what are the elements of this internal harmony that deliver sparkly eyes, healthy skin, glowing Shen, animated Qi, and well cultivated Jing? In conversation with Sophia, Mason discusses the ancient practices, tonic herbs, and Taoist wisdom available to us in our pursuit of beauty through the many seasons of life. Rather than forming an unhealthy, unrealistic, obsessive relationship with beauty- this ancient ark of knowledge passed down from the Taoist immortals will keep us in an embodied, balanced, holistic pursuit of beauty- one that supports the cultivation of us evolving into graceful, wise, Shen-filled elders. Mason also goes through the beauty-focused, single tonic herbs and tonic blends within the SuperFeast range- explaining why we love to use them and how they deliver external radiant beauty; from within. This conversation is a beautiful Yin/Yang dialogue between Sophia and Mason, with many pearls of beauty-wisdom, both practical and esoteric. Make sure you scroll down to see the many topics discussed in this episode.     "As we go along, we need this barometer to ensure the body is being preserved enough. Do we have enough juice, enough sexual juices- enough Yin essence to ensure we can go through these graduation cycles and evolve into truly beautiful elders"? - Mason Taylor   Mason and Sophia discuss:  - Ageless beauty. - Blood and beauty - Spleen and beauty. - Fertility and beauty. - Shen is radiant beauty. - Preservation of Yin Jing. - Schisandra for hair health.  - Beauty and Shen development. - Herbs that regulate the Liver system. - The preservation of health as beauty. - Signs that your youth/health is deteriorating. - Lung function, Qi cultivation and beautiful skin. - Chi Nei Tsang for healthy organs and radiant beauty. - SuperFeast herbs that support the embodiment of beauty.  - Why the Liver health is a critical key to embodying beauty.    Resource guide Guest: Mason's Instagram SuperFeast Instagram  Jost Sauer Organ Wheel poster Stephen Harrod Buhner Books Beauty Tonics: Tremella QI BLEND Schisandra BEAUTY BLEND I AM GAIA BLEND. Radiant Skin Bundle Relevant Articles:  Schisandra And Detox Go Hand In Hand BEAUTY BLEND: It's Amazing Health Benefits The Incredible Health Benefits Of Tremella Mushroom Relevant Podcasts: The Ancient Daoist Beauty Tonics with Mason Taylor (EP#29)  Deconstructing The Beauty Industry with Jessica DeFino (EP#152) Natural Beauty; Holistic Self Care and Dental Care with Nadine Artemis (EP#101)     Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/beauty-taoism-mason-ep-173  
8/8/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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#172 Skip Resting in Winter At Your Peril with Mason and Tahnee

As we enter the last month of Winter here in the Southern Hemisphere, it's very tempting to daydream about the sweet Spring air and warmer weather that awaits us. However, as we will learn in today's Winter podcast, this last month of Winter is critical to how we show up in Spring, Summer, and beyond. So as much as you can- REST, sleep, nurture and nourish yourself in these last days before spring arrives... Reflection, restoration, rest- through these Winter practices, we are able to access the wisdom of the Kidneys and the cultivation of Jing that will sustain us through Spring, the peak of Summer, and beyond. Today on the podcast, Tahnee and Mason share the practices, Kidney herbs, and Taoist wisdom of Winter/ Water time in a way that calls us to reflect and ask ourselves- Are we getting enough rest? If we observe the health of the collective during our current Winter season, the answer points to no. Tahnee dives deep into the energy of the Kidneys- explaining why rest/sleep in these cooler water cultivating months is critical to our vitality in every season.  Mason speaks to the Kidneys relationship with fear- when it's useful- when it's destructive, and how when we surrender to the stillness and darkness this season grants us, there is an opportunity for profound transformation- spiritually-mentally-physically.  This conversation comes at a most significant time, bringing up the much broader and ubiquitous question of sustainability. How sustainable are the lifestyles we live- and at what cost do they come to our health?   "I'm sleeping until seven most mornings, and I'm really feeling this deep nourishment from sleep at the moment. Obviously, we have a business and children, so naturally, we still end up burning the candle. But how many of us push through winter not getting that hibernation time, that deep rest of restoration in the Qi and the Organs? Then we get sick, and then we're suddenly crook all the time. It's like this because- as a culture, we keep the momentum going all year round. We don't have this time of acknowledging and making sacred the rest and the sleep that we require".    -Tahnee Taylor   Mason and Tahnee discuss: -Qi Gong -Jing energy -Qi cultivation -The organ wheel -Fear and the Kidneys. -Yin Yang Kidney herbs. -Why we need rest in Winter. -Herbs and foods for Winter. -Transforming fear into wisdom. -The Heart and Kidney meridians. -The esoteric nature of the Kidneys. -Balancing our Yin and Yang energy. -The Water element and the Kidneys. -Why we need sleep to cultivate Jing. -Why we protect ourselves against the cold. -Practices and meditations to support us through Winter. -What the menstrual flow says about our Jing/Kidney essence.   Resource guide Tahnee's website  Tahnee's Instagram Mason's Instagram SuperFeast Instagram  Jost Sauer Qi cycle poster Yoga Nidra: Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine- a new translation of the Neijing.  Tonics: JING blend  Cordyceps Deer Antler Eucommia Bark Three Treasures bundle Relevant Articles:  Jing: What Is It? How To Cultivate It.  Adrenals and Kidney Health- Breathing and Movement. Relevant Podcasts: Adrenal Fatigue and Reapir with Dan and Sage (EP#170)  Water Element and Winter Food Therapy with Kimberly Ashton (EP#168) The Importance Of Sleep For Healthy Hun and Qi with Jost Sauer (EP#102)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/winter-rest-tahnee-mason-ep-172  
8/2/202255 minutes, 26 seconds
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#171 How I Formulated the JING Blend with Mason

Today is the first of many podcasts to come, where we take a monograph-style deep dive into herbs and blends within the SuperFeast apothecary. Being 30 days of JING- and being our star foundation blend, it felt fitting to start with the JING blend.  In dialogue with Sophia- a long-time SuperFeast team member, stellar human being, and herb educator, Mason discusses the process of developing the JING blend, its beautiful balance of Yin/Yang herbs, and why it's an essential foundational blend for most people. We use the term foundational because the JING blend specifically focuses on servicing blood, core energy, libido, bones, marrow, longevity, brain capacity, youthfulness, buoyancy, and general hormonal regulation. In short, it's the blend to go to when you start to feel exhaustion and fatigue settling within your system. In this episode, Mason talks in depth about Jing essence- the driving force, resilience, and momentum that allows us to meet life with optimal capacity and stay grounded through the most challenging and animated times. As with everything we do at SuperFeast, the intention of evolving towards elderhood with grace and ease is bound to our Jing essence- our ability to cultivate, store and use it wisely. Mason goes through the individual herbs within the JING blend detailing their herbal actions, why he incorporated them in the blend, and the organ systems they tonify and work through. It's one thing to take a herb/blend and see results as they permeate through the body- but to understand the herbal actions and grasp how they work within your system- while feeling that action and seeing results takes healing to another level. Mason also weaves in a few of the mystical lore-based Classical Chinese Medicine stories behind some of the individual herbs, taking us back to the magical roots of this revered ancient herbal system.   Mason and Sophia discuss: -Jing, Qi and Shen. -Jing and Lung function. -Jing and Spleen function. -Jing and Kidney function -Prenatal and postnatal Jing. -Herbal actions of the JING blend. -Signs of Jing depletion within the body.  -Why JING blend is great for menopause. -How JING blend stops premature ageing. -When to incorporate JING blend into your life. -JING testimonials that have transformed lives. -How the JING blend services the Kidneys and Lungs. -Sourcing regions and Di Dao for each of the herbs in JING blend. -JING blend; a great grounding-introductory product to the SuperFeast range.   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/jing-with-mason-ep-172  
7/25/202257 minutes, 1 second
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#170 Adrenal Fatigue and Repair with Sage and Dan

Are you living a life of excess? Do you feel like your battery pack is running on empty; and in constant need of a recharge? It may be time to check in with your Adrenal Glands (aka. Adrenals) and see how they're holding up.  We're just over halfway through 30 days of JING- the month where we give our Adrenals and Kidneys the nourishment and recharge they deserve. Today on the podcast, we're bringing one of favourite recordings out of the SuperFeast catalogue to keep you inspired and aligned for the remaining weeks of 30 Days of Jing and beyond. Mason, naturopath Dan Sipple, and herbalist Sage Dammers go deep in delivering vital knowledge on Adrenal health, Adrenal fatigue, and why these relatively tiny glands that are the powerhouse of the endocrine system play such a critical role in our day-to-day function. Each of them bringing their own unique wisdom and expertise to the conversation, Mason, Dan, and Sage lay out the foundations of Adrenal health, how they function, their role within the endocrine system, how they become fatigued, and the chronic illness that can set in when the symptoms of fatigue get ignored. A massive part of this conversation is dedicated to herbs/supplements that support Adrenal gland function, how gut health supports our Endocrine system and how to revitalise the Adrenals and get them back functioning optimally after fatigue.     Dan, Sage and Mason discuss: -Adrenal Fatigue. -Addison's disease. -The Endocrine System. -The role of the Adrenals. -Inflammation leaks Jing. -Mitochondrial dysfunction. -Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue. -Adaptogens for Adrenal Fatigue. -How trauma affects the Adrenals.  -Neurofeedback sessions for trauma -The emotion of fear and the Kidneys. -Chronic stress and cortisol secretion. -Herbs and Supplements for Adrenal Fatigue. -How gut health affects the Endocrine System. -Hormone production and the Endocrine System.   Foods For Adrenal Fatigue Root vegetables,  clean starches, good quality sea salt, sweet potatoes,  your taros, quinoa, buckwheat, black rice, black olives, black sesame seeds and oil, tamari or soya sauce, miso, capers, sea vegetables, jujube dates, blackberries, black beans, kidney beans, black tahini, mushrooms, seaweeds, dark kale.   Herbs that Support Adrenal Health: JING blend QI blend SHEN blend Cordyceps Deer Antler Ashwaghanda Eucommia Bark Schisandra   Who is Dan Sipple?  Dan Sipple also known as The Functional Naturopath is based on the south coast of NSW and has a special interest in gut health, immune dysfunction, pro-metabolic health, mineral rebalancing & hormones.  Dan has been in the health and wellness arena for over a decade and blends traditional herbal medicine systems and knowledge with cutting-edge functional and integrative testing to best facilitate a patient's journey to peak wellness. Who is Sage Dammers? Fuelled by a passionate desire to help people live the ultimate life and create a better world, Sage studied raw and superfood nutrition and traditional herbal systems, especially Taoist tonic herbalism. He has worked with and trained under the world’s leading master herbalists and nutrition and longevity experts in Costa Rica, Australia, Bali, China, and America. Sage has developed products internationally and given lectures on peak performance nutrition in Australia, Bali, America, and France. His years of experience in this unique arena have allowed him to cultivate an unparalleled combination of cutting edge nutritional and culinary expertise. Sage has started tonic elixir bars in 5 star luxury hotels in Paris and Sydney serving longevity elixirs disguised as gourmet treats, introducing the novel concept of healthy indulgences to the market of world travellers. Resource guide Dan Website Dan Instagram Sage's website Sage's Instagram Mantak Chia Clearlight Infrared Saunas Benny Fergusson- The movement monk   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/adrenal-fatigue-ep-170  
7/19/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 20 seconds
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#169 Becoming a Herb Combining Expert At Home with Mason Taylor

Here at SuperFeast, we take great pride in the quality of our superior tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms. We follow Di Dao philosophy and do our best to empower and educate you, our community on this ancient form of Chinese medicine sourcing that delivers the highest quality herbs and mushrooms imbued with integrity and powerful healing properties. New to SuperFeast or not, chances are at some point on your tonic herbal journey to health sovereignty you have wondered one or some of the following questions: -Which blend/formula is best for me? -What is the intention of each formula? -How many single herbs can i take at one time? -How many SuperFeast blends can i take at once? -Which bundle should I get at this point in my health journey?  In today's podcast episode Mason brings clarity to all these questions as well as breaking down the combining of herbs in tonic herbalism and the usage of single herbs within the context of Taoist tonic herbalism so you can feel empowered when integrating SuperFeast single herbs into your lifestyle and diet. Mason brings in some contextualisation around the different grades and classifications of tonic herbs, why SuperFeast chooses to use the safe superior tonic herbs (and not any major dangerous herbs), and the difference between taking practitioner level single herbs and classical/traditional Chinese medical system single herbs. There is a big difference, and both have their place.  There is a place for advanced clinical herbalist specialisation to treat specific symptomology and advanced disease states, and there is a place for individuals having their own decentralised tonic herbal engagement underpinned by an intention of proactive, sovereign, glowing health. Plants and herbs are for the people and tonic herbalism is there for all of us to engage with on different levels. Mason dives deep into the intentions behind each SuperFeast bundle as well as explaining the layered nuance when creating tonic herbal formulas that are both good for the general population and support a specific system within the body.    Mason discusses: -Combining herbs. -Herbal formulations. -Taking single herbs. -Advanced herbalism. -How to take the herbs. -Formulation in tonic herbalism. -What are superior tonic herbs? -Major, minor and supportive herbs. -Biophilia activations with single herbs. -The combining of herbs in tonic herbalism. -The classification and safety rating of herbs. -The purpose and intent of each SuperFeast bundle. -The distinction between clinical and tonic herbalism. Resource guide Guest: Mason's Instagram SuperFeast Instagram Tonics: SuperFeast Blends  SuperFeast Bundles SuperFeast Tonic Herbs Relevant Articles:  Tonic Herbs, What Are They? Everything You Need To Know. Medicinal Mushrooms: The 8 Most Powerful and Potent Mushrooms Relevant Podcasts: Yin Yang Wuxing For Inner Harmony with Rhonda Chang (EP#89) Entering The Imaginal Realms with Stephen Harrod Buhner (EP#88) Herbalism: The People's Medicine with Erin Lovell Verinder (EP#141) Preserving Classical Chinese Medicine with Dr. Simon Feeney (EP#127) The Science and Spirit of Herbal Medicine with Sajah Popham (EP#109) Relevant Books Plants For The People Book- Erin Lovell Verinder The Lost Language Of Plants- Stephen Harrod Buhner The Secret Teachings Of Plants- Stephen Harrod Buhner Plant Intelligence And The Imaginal Realms- Stephen Harrod Buhner  The Ancient Wisdom of Chinese Tonic Herbs- Ron Teeguarden book   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/herb-combining-and-bundles  
7/11/202245 minutes, 34 seconds
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#168 Water Element and Winter Food Therapy with Kimberly Ashton

July is upon us, 30 days of JING has begun, and we have well and truly fallen into cooler temperatures that call for nourishment, replenishment, and slowing down. Today on the podcast, we’re reminding you of all things warming, tonifying, and delicious to replenish you in these cooler months with wellness coach and Qi Food Therapist Kimberly Ashton. We love having Kimberly on for our seasonal Five Element food podcasts- she reminds us to eat local, eat for the season, and above all, eat intuitively. Within the Five Element philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, there is an understanding that the more we rest in Winter, the more harvest we can expect in Late Summer. Understanding this critical element of Water/Winter time helps us surrender more willingly into hibernation and doing-less mode. Just as nature withdraws to compound its reserves for the warmer months, so should we.  In this episode, Kimberly takes us on a journey through the flavours, foods, and cooking styles of the Water Element, explaining the philosophy behind eating and preparing food specifically for this season. Think salty flavours, Yin nourishment, and slow-cooked casseroles that leave you feeling satiated and warm. As always, Kimberly inspires us to localise our minds when buying produce, forage where possible, and eat intuitively- even if it means breaking the rules. Tune in and make sure you scroll down for Kimberly's deliciously warming black sesame superfood latte recipe.    Kimberly and Mason discuss: -Yin foods for Winter. -Winter shopping list. -Cooking styles for Winter. -Winter foods and flavours. -Supporting local produce. -The truth about soya foods.  -Foods that nourish the Kidneys. -Wild foraging Water Element foods. -How to eat if you have a Yin deficiency. -Why we don't eat the same foods all year round. -Traditional Chinese Medicine Five Element philosophy.   Kimberly's black sesame superfood latte recipe  Ingredients: -1 cup soy milk, cashew, or oat milk -1 teaspoon black sesame powder -1/2 teaspoon black tahini -1/2 teaspoon walnuts/hemp seeds (blended into powder)- optional -1 teaspoon coconut sugar/brown rice syrup or sweetener of choice -1/4 teaspoon SuperFeast JING tonic herb- optional -1/4 teaspoon Mason's Mushrooms tonic herb- optional -2 Jujube dates, to enjoy on the side    Method: -Add milk to a small pot with the black sesame powder and black tahini -Bring to a boil and then simmer -Add the sugar/sweetener, stir  -Add the walnut/hemp seed powder, stir -Turn off the heat and add the SuperFeast tonic herbs, stir well -Serve with the Jujube dates for a delicious morning or afternoon tea snack (alternatively you warm the milk and blend ALL the ingredients with the milk in a blender, including the Jujube dates- just remove the piths first).   Winter Kindney nourishing shopping list Salty condiments, good quality sea salt, tamari or soya sauce, miso, olives, capers, sea vegetables, jujube dates, Medjool dates, blackberries, black beans, black lentils, kidney beans, black sesame, black tahini, lamb, beef, beetroot, seafood, walnuts, mushrooms, seaweeds, dark kale, black rice, buckwheat.   Resource guide   Kimberly's website Kimberly's instagram Five Seasons TCM Kimberly's Element E-Book Five Elements and Cycles E-Course Tonics: Tremella Cordyceps JING blend Relevant Podcasts:  How To Eat In Spring with Kimberly Ashton (EP#133) Eating For Vitality in Summer with Kimberly Ashton (EP#147) How To Eat In Spleen Season with Kimberly Ashton (EP#151)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ep-168-winter-podcast-kimberly-ashton  
7/4/20221 hour, 45 seconds
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#167 The Birthing of Our Son (Part 2) with Tahnee and Mason

In Part two of the birthing of their son- Tahnee and Mason pick up where they left off in sharing their journey and the deeper learning that has settled ten weeks after the birth of baby Leo.  In this expansive conversation about birth and union, we hear the final moments of Tahnee and Mason's free birth experience. Mason, receiving Leo as he entered the world posterior, Tahnee birthing the placenta, and the moments after birth where only Aiya, Tahnee, and Mason present, at home in the birth space. Tahnee shares the fears that arose in her mother-lead birth experience, how she processed fear, coped with surges of pain as she progressed deeper into labour, and how her strength to push through was animated by Mason's steadfast presence. Mason reflects on his experience, sharing valuable advice for birth partners on how to hold their purpose while a mother is journeying through pain and how to feel the intensity/pressure without reacting to it- "If it's not amazing for the mother, then it's not amazing for the father. Anyone in the birth space- strongly consider if you're reacting from and bringing your fear into the space. Also, be aware of the scope of fear mothers can carry with them into birth". This is a beautiful conversation about the bond and union created between parents and the family unit when a birthing experience is healthy. It also highlights why it's so important to allow space within the pregnancy to weave in discussions about the layered passages of birth and the opportunity to have the ideal birth-the way you envision.     "And that for me, I think was what I found so rewarding about this birth in particular was I feel like I got to dig very deep into my strength and my capacity to hold myself and be held through this experience and through the pain".    - Tahnee Taylor   Mason and Tahnee discuss: -Freebirth -Posterior birth. -Preconception. -Birthing the placenta. -Placenta encapsulation. -Children in the birthspace. -Low and high intervention birth. -Craneosacral therapy for babies. -Postpartum insights from Tahnee. -The pressure birth partners experience. -Honouring and respecting the birth partner. -How Tahnee coped with the pain during birth. -How Tahnee managed her energy during birth. -How Tahnee and Mason prepared for the pain of birth. -The spectrum of fear women and birth partners bring into the birth space.    Resource guide Tahnee's website  Tahnee's Instagram Jane Hardwicke Collings -Four Seasons Journey Jane Hardwicke Collings- Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy. Tonics: Reishi Tremella I am Gaia Beauty Blend   Relevant Podcasts: Pregnancy Health with Tahnee and Mason (EP#20)  Birth Is A Body Based Event with Clancy Allen (EP#79) Motherhood, Birth and Embodying Your Truth with Jinti Fell (EP#129) Nurturing All Phases of Birth with Nutritionist Tahlia Mynott (EP#138) Birth Work, Ceremony, and Rites Of Passage with Caitlin Priday (EP#148)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/birthing-part-2-ep-167  
6/27/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 58 seconds
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#166 Jing: The Source Of Core Energy with Mason Taylor

If there is one thing the western lifestyle is exceptional at cultivating- it's EXCESS ...  The fast pace, busy busy busy, high-stress western lifestyles many of us live has us on the hamster wheel of always 'doing' and simultaneously always trying to cope with how much we're doing. In an attempt to handle (or survive) these obligatory motions of the daily grind, we reach for our beloved vices- coffee, sugar, meditation, alcohol, exercise, sex, Netflix, shopping, doom scrolling (you get the picture) to alleviate the stress and lighten the load. The more stressed we are, the more we tend to reach for a vice in an attempt to cope. Not such a bad thing if your 'vice' is conducive to good health- but for many, it tends to be the quick fix, like a coffee at 7:30, on route to school drop then work, while you mull over your endless 'to-do list in your head. Coffee is in the top ten most consumed legal addictive stimulants globally- humans LOVE to consume coffee. Sadly, our Kidneys and adrenals do not. Caffeine, alcohol, and a high-stress lifestyle, all excessively deplete our core energy- our Jing essence, which is stored within the Kidneys. The amount of Jing energy one has stored in their Kidneys is indicative of; Lifespan, immune system, and ability to cope with stress without reaching for a stimulant.  Enter 30 Days of JING. As many of our SuperFeast community know, The 30 days of JING Challenge is an annual opportunity to get off the stimulants and rejuvenate kidney and adrenal essence so you can begin regaining the zest in your step that was so familiar in our youth. In today's episode, Mason discusses his personal story with the Jing herbs (how they changed his life) and how the 30 days of JING challenge can transform your month, year, and (as an annual event)-the trajectory of your life. Mason dives deep into the dark waters of Kidney energy from a Taoist perspective and explains why 30 Days of JING, more than quitting coffee, is about creating an intention that will deepen our relationship with ourselves and our Jing essences through foundational lifestyle practices.   Mason discusses: -What is Jing essence? -Addiction and excess. -What are the Jing Herbs? -The Kidney's and Jing essence. -Yin and Yang transformation in the body. -How to protect and cultivate Jing essence? -Setting an intention for the 30 days of JING.  -Diving into the darkness of our Kidney essence. -Creating rhythms in our life that create automated flow. -How does 30 days of JING improve longevity and vitality?   Resource guide Guest: Mason's Instagram SuperFeast Instagram 30 Days Jing Starter Kit 30 days of Jing Facebook Tonics: JING blend SHEN Blend Deer Antler  Cordyceps Eucommia Bark Relevant Articles: Jing: What Is It? How to Cultivate It? JING Blend: Our Favourite Adrenal Tonic JING Challenge: 30 Days To Restore Core Energy Adrenal and Kidney Health- Breathing and Movement The Three Treasures: Jing, Qi and Shen Relevant Podcasts: Jing Energy with Mason Taylor (EP#02) Why The Weak Are Crumbling Right Now with Jost Sauer (EP#143)    Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/30-days-of-jing-with-mason-taylor-ep-166  
6/21/202231 minutes, 39 seconds
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#165 How to Integrate Psychedelics with Tobias Penno

There are all sorts of reasons people seek out a psychedelic experience.  For some, psychedelic-assisted therapy helps treat depression, some seek a deeply embodied therapeutic experience to traverse major trauma or grief, and some seek a little magic-an escape from the mundane of the day-to-day 9-5 grind.  Whatever it may be, the depth of research and data proving the benefits of a well-integrated embodied psychedelic experience- is making the vision of psychedelic-assisted therapy becoming a recognised/available integrated form of healthcare a realistic vision for the near future. Today Mason chats with Tobias Penno, A government-funded psychedelic researcher and founder of ‘Psychedelic Healthcare’- a therapeutic service specialising in psychedelic integration work in Australia. Tobias talks about the benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy and its capacity to open up the mind/body interface for deep therapeutic work and mystical experiences that can evolve consciousness.  As with all journeys that crack open the psyche- The process of integration after any psychedelic experience (assisted or not) is an essential part of the journey. Tobias explains what integration after a psychedelic experience looks like when done well, the holistic self-work it takes to integrate meaningfully and embody the changes in your life, and how we can benefit from this type of therapy both on an individual and societal level.  Mason and Tobias discuss the intersection of the Taoist herbs and a well-integrated psychedelic/plant medicine experience  And how these majestic herbs and plant medicines can assist us on the journey towards becoming an evolved elder that embodies health and love in mind, body, spirit.   "People come to psychedelics looking for this silver bullet, thinking it's going to suddenly change their life. I think it's important to slow that right down because they're not a silver bullet. They're not right for everyone. There are some people who probably don't need psychedelics- they're already so open, so connected already. They kind of already have an inner psychedelic state, either through other practices or just by nature of their personality. And for them, throwing psychedelics in the mix is probably just adding more chaos than they really need".  - Tobias Penno   Tobias and Mason discuss: -Ayahuasca. -Somatic work. -What is a Dieta? -Psychedelic integration. -Psychedelic healthcare. -Holotropic breath work. -Plant medicine journeys. -Psychedelic integration groups. -Relational dose psychedelic therapy. -Why psychedelics aren't for everyone. -Somatic mapping and psychotherapy. -Deeper psychotherapeutic types of work. -High-quality preparation before a psychedelic experience. -Psychedelics are great prep for good deep therapeutic work. -Personal and collective integration of a plant medicine journey. -What happens when there is no integration after psychedelics?   Who Tobias Penno? Tobias Penno is a government-funded psychedelic researcher at the University of Western Australia (U.W.A.). His first academic publication titled 'How Ayahuasca Offers Psychosocial Wellbeing' won the social work research prize in the school of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Science at U.W.A. in 2017. Tobias is the current chair of the Australian Psychedelic Society (WA Chapter) and his current doctoral research is titled 'Interpersonal Neurobiology in Psychedelic Healing’. Tobias is also the founder of ‘Psychedelic Healthcare’, a therapeutic service specialising in psychedelic integration work in Australia. One day he hopes to provide psychedelic-assisted therapy within an integrated model of emotional healthcare practices.   Resource guide Guest: Tobias's website  Tobias's Instagram Tobias's Facebook Psychedelic support Australian Psychedelic Society Tonics: JING blend Relevant Podcasts: Love, Sex and Psychedelics with Dr. Molly Maloof (EP#137) Psychedelic Journeywork and Fungi Academy with Jasper Degenaars (EP#120) Psychedelic Assisted Therapies and Mental Health with Tania De Jong (EP#124)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/psychedelics-with-tobias-penno-ep-165  
6/14/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 49 seconds
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#164 Connecting to Country and Community with Ella Noah Bancroft

Today on the podcast, we are graced with the presence of Ella Noah Bancroft, An indigenous-born artist, storyteller, published author, public speaker, mentor, and founder of The Returning Indigenous Organisation.  A proud Bundjalung woman- for the past decade, Ella has been deeply invested in decolonizing to thrive across all aspects of community, helping both indigenous and non-indigenous folk connect to the immense depth of knowledge and spirit her culture and this great land holds.  Ella, accompanied by Jataya, a young Bundjalung girl she mentors, chats with Mason about the recent Northern Rivers Floods in which she has played an integral role at the Koori Mail hub in Lismore. This 100% volunteer, First Nations-led response team for a natural disaster that shook the Northern Rivers to its core saw our First Nations brothers and sisters protect, support, and provide for a broken community when they had nothing. Ella shares her experience of volunteering at the hub and witnessing her community stand up as a backbone to the people of Lismore. "It's been an incredible way for us to reclaim what our cultural role is here, which is to protect all community, anybody that is on these lands, that we, us that have blood ties to these lands- It's our purpose to be here, to protect everybody. More than human kin and the natural world included in that space".   This heart-centered, wisdom-filled conversation is about bridging the disconnect between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia through building better relationships, investing in country and community, and building businesses that replenish and work with the natural world rather than those that extract and destroy it.  A must-listen, tune in now.    Ella and Mason discuss: -Localisation. -Community. -Mental health. -Investing in community first. -First Nations wisdom; guiding us to a better world. -Lismore floods - the aftermath and where it's at now. -Investing in the natural world over the man-made world. -Koori Mail; A First Nation's led response team in the floods. -Community work for indigenous mob affected by the floods. -Business designed to work with and replenish the natural world.   RESOURCE GUIDE:   Guest: Koori Mail Ella's website Ella's instagram Women Up North Work with Ella Noah Bancroft The Returning Indigenous Organisation Donate to The Returning Indigenous Organisation   Books:  It Takes Courage To Tell The Truth - book by Ella Noah Bancroft   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ella-noah-bancroft-ep-164  
6/7/202246 minutes, 32 seconds
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#163 The Birthing of Our Son (Part 1) with Tahnee and Mason

Free birth, sovereign birth, natural birth, undisturbed birth, DIY birth, no matter how you describe it, the reclamation of birth by women away from the medical system is a beautiful thing to witness and be a part of as a birth partner. Today on the podcast, we are celebrating the wild pregnancy and free birth experience Tahnee and Mason journeyed through to bring their beautiful son Leo into the world the way they envisioned.  There has honestly never been a podcast that we've had so many requests for and questions about than today's episode. Over this two-part birth podcast series, Tahnee and Mason will be answering all the questions asked, plus telling the story of their journey from conception to postpartum. Recorded only three weeks after giving birth, Tahnee talks very openly about her experience of bringing her son into the world and laboring undisturbed at home with only Mason and Aiya present. Tahnee and Mason discuss how they prepared for the birth, mentally, physically, individually, and as a couple, the fears that came up and were integrated, why they chose to birth the way they did, and why it's so important to protect the ceremonial gateway of birth. There's a special guest appearance from baby Leo too, with lots of adorable baby cooing in the background (it's heart-melting), plus some suspense at the end that will have you tuning in for Part two.    Tahnee and Mason discuss: -Birth as Ceremony. -Mason's advice for birth partner's. -Birth as a cultivation of Jing, Qi, Shen. -There is no right or wrong way to birth. -Mother's advocating for themselves in birth. -Ultrasounds and scans; the pro's and con's. -What Tahnee did to prepare her body for birth. -Knowing what can go wrong and being prepared. -Knowing your rights when you're in a hospital system. -Why Tahnee and Mason chose to do a free birth course. -Fears that come up for Tahnee during birth and pregnancy. -Energy cultivation work that helped Tahnee prepare for birth. -Tahnee and Mason's birth with Aiya compared to Leo's birth. -How Tahnee and Mason prepared their birth space and birth altar. -The trauma from the western medical system inflicted on women, family and babies.    RESOURCES:  Tahnee's website Tahnee instagram Birth Pool- Water filter Birth altar tarot cards Birth a float birth pools  The radical birth collective- Wild Pregnancy and Free Birth Course   Tonics: Reishi Tremella  I am Gaia  Beauty Blend   Books:  Ina May's Guide to Childbirth Spiritual Midwifery - Ina May Gaskin Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering - Sarah Buckley Way of the Peaceful Warrior - Dan Millmen   Articles:   Tonic Herbs For A Healthy Pregnancy   Relevant Podcasts: Pregnancy Health with Tahnee and Mason (EP#20)  Birth Is A Body Based Event with Clancy Allen (EP#79) Motherhood, Birth and Embodying Your Truth with Jinti Fell (EP#129) Nurturing All Phases of Birth with Nutritionist Tahlia Mynott (EP#138) Birth Work, Ceremony, and Rites Of Passage with Caitlin Priday (EP#148)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/free-birth-tahnee-mason-ep-163
5/31/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 58 seconds
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#162 Superior Di Dao Sourcing From China with Mason Taylor

One of the most common questions we get from customers new to SuperFeast is, Why do we source our Mushrooms from China? The answer is simple and rooted in integrity and hundreds of years of ancient Daoist philosophy; Di Dao.  Di Dao is the concept of growing herbs in their spiritual and native homeland; The preferred environment, atmospheric energy, pressure, and altitude required to grow and thrive. When tonic herbs and mushrooms are grown Di Dao, they deliver their intended spiritual intention and potency to the body. Contrastingly when herbs or mushrooms are not grown Di Dao and are instead grown on grain, oats, or even wood- away from their natural environment, they inevitably lack quality and their innate energetic potency.  In today's episode, we're answering ALL your questions plus more as Mason travels through China, visiting the pristine mountains and valleys where SuperFeast grows and forages its Di Dao tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms. You can hear the reverence and awareness in Mason's voice as he discusses the lineage of Daoism and the wisdom that has been handed down from the ancient shamanic Daoists to ensure the knowledge, healing, and essence of these revered herbs, is not lost. You will learn about the philosophies of tonic herbalism and shamanic Daoism, wild foraging, the conscious farming operations of SuperFeast medicinal mushrooms and tonics, and why we are so proud to grow our herbs Di Dao. Tune in for all of this and more.    Mason discusses:   -Meteria medica. -Di Dao philosophy. -How herbs are classified. -What are Inferior herbs? -What are superior herbs? -What is wild and semi-wild crafting? -How SuperFeast herbs are sourced. -The preventative approach to health. -How to grow the best schisandra and Chaga. -How Traditional Chinese Medicine lost its way. -Shamanic Daoist style of herbalism and its origins. -Why mushrooms grown on grain or oats are inferior. -How to make a herb more adaptogenic through conscious farming.   RESOURCE GUIDE: Tonics: JING Reishi Chaga Schisandra Lion's Mane Eucommia bark   Books:   Shen Nong The Divine farmer's Materia Medica   Articles:   Tonic Herbs, What Are they? Everything You Need To Know. The Daoist Brains: Who Are The Dao and What Is Their Philosophy?    Relevant Podcasts: Transformation with Tonic Herbalism (EP#4)  The Ancient Daoist Beauty Tonics With Mason Taylor (EP#29)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/di-dao-ep-162  
5/24/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 43 seconds
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#161 Ideology and Comedy with Mason Taylor on The Overview Effect podcast

Today on the podcast, Mason joins James Perrin as a guest on The Overview Effect podcast for an illuminative dialogue, exploring the most transformative and pivotal moments in his personal evolution. Mason talks about his conflicting relationship with the wellness industry and how both Daoism and heading up SuperFeast (from birth to success) have been at the centre of his expansion.    Mason and James discuss stifled thinking in society, the pitfalls of ideology, herd mentality, and the effects of personal power and sovereignty willingly being handed over to governments and organisations. Mason talks about his relationship with comedy and how comedians continue to keep our minds liberated through challenging the status quo, genius mockery, sarcasm, and satire. This conversation is a brilliant exchange of progressive thought and freethinking. Don't miss it.   James and Mason discuss: - Innovations. - Cultivating Qi - Identity and ideology. - Decolonising the mind. - The problem with ideology. - Studying things in isolation. - Virtues and values in business. - Self awareness and self reflection. - Taking on responsibility in life/business. - How comedians are pioneers in society.   RESOURCE GUIDE: Mason's Instagram The Overview Effect podcast The Overview Effect with James Perrin Instagram   Products and Books: Shen Blend Three Treasures Bundle   Articles: The Three Treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen) The Daoist Brains: Who Are The Dao and What is Their Philosophy?   Relevant Podcasts: Calm Mind, Joyful Spirit: The Shen Blend with Mason and Tahnee (EP#91) Sovereignty and Self Responsibility with Tahnee on Super Woo Radio (EP#159)    Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/mason-taylor-ep-161  
5/17/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 30 seconds
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#160 Daoist Herbs and Practices For Sexual Vigour With Mason Taylor

Are you looking to ignite the dulled flame of your sexual essence? Are you feeling depleted and lacking lustre for the day, let alone for having a robust lib*do? Perhaps you're looking to support your sexual vigour so you can continue to thrive, love life, and enjoy sex well into your later years. We're all sexual beings, and having the energy, spirit, and capacity to express ourselves in such a way is the spark that keeps us inspired and in love with life. Earlier this year, Mason did a live webinar on the topic of Lib*do and how Daoist tonic herbalism serves as a beautiful gateway into the cultivation of lifelong practices that will continue to expand sexual capacity, sexual vigour, and keep our essence burning strong well into our 60's, 70's and 80's. The webinar was so well received; that we've decided to make it an episode on the podcast. This episode is a holistic, integrated guide to establishing your intention and awareness of where you want your sexual vigour and capacity to be in 10, 20, and 30 years. Mason explains the relationship between Jing (Yin and Yang Jing), foundational energy, the kidneys, and how they are all inextricably woven into our potential for sexual desire and vigour. He also lays down an integrated guide to the Daoist tonic herbs, discussing how specific blends work within the organs to cultivate sexual essence, lasting potential and can work as a support system right through to our elderly years. Ultimately this is a holistic discussion around how we can use the teachings of Daoism to embody the most sexually robust, unique, love-filled expressions of ourselves! There is also a compact resource guide below with links to everything mentioned (and more) in the webinar, be sure to check it out.    Mason discusses:   -Yang Jing herbs -The quality of lib*do. -Foundational energy. -Protecting our essence. -Spontaneous joy and sex. -The Daoist tonic herbs and lib*do -The cultivation of Jing, Qi and Shen. -Yin Jing- cultivating the waters of life. -Good sleep practices for sexual vigour. -How adaptogens help to restore lib*do. -Jing foundational essence and lib*do. Bonds, boundaries, spleen energy and protecting Jing.    RESOURCE GUIDE:   Products and Books: JING Blend Cordyceps Schisandra Ashwagandha  Deer Antler Velvet JING, QI, SHEN (Three Treasures bundle) Eucommia bark (primary Yang Jing herb). Ron Teeguarden - The Ancient Wisdom Of Chinese Tonic Herbs (Book)   Articles: Cordyceps Health Benefits- Article The 7 Sexy Benefits of Schisandra- Article The Three Treasures (Jing, Qi, Shen)- Article  Jing: What is it, and how to cultivate it- Article  Cultivating Passion and Desire Article by Molly Helfend. Discover Deer Antler Velvet Impressive Benefits- Article   Relevant Podcasts: Authentic Sex with Juliet Allen (EP#31) Sexuality and Libido with Nick Perry (EP#45)  Semen Retention with Taylor Johnson (EP#46) Nurturing Stability & Earth Energy with Tahnee & Mason Taylor Your Erotic Blueprint with Ian Ferguson from Jaiya Inc (EP#60) The Dao of Health, Sex & Longevity with Daniel Reid (EP#115) Love, Sex and Psychadelics with Dr. Molly Maloof (EP#137) Life-Changing Sex Makes Anything Possible with Kim Anami (EP#28)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/mason-taylor-ep-160  
5/10/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 11 seconds
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#158 Stop Taking Vitamin C, D and Iron with Dan Sipple

We're discussing metabolic health, metabolic healing, the kinship of different nutrients and minerals, and how an imbalance of certain nutrients and minerals such as copper, zinc, iron, and magnesium are at the root cause of a range of health conditions becoming prevalent in society. In pursuit of health and healing, most people, at some point in their life, have been told by a doctor or healthcare practitioner that they need to take Vitamin C, D, and Iron supplements to bring their body back into a state of harmony. At some point in their life, many women will also be told they are anaemic. In this episode, Dan breaks down how and why many people who have been diagnosed as anaemic are actually not, and how downsizing the number of synthetic supplements you take daily (a less is more approach)- could be the missing link in achieving health harmony. Dan discusses his health journey finding out he was copper anaemic, which lead him to researching the relationship between ceruloplasmin production, copper deficiency, tissue-stored iron, retinol, D3, and whole-food vitamin C. We love having Dan frequent the SuperFeast pod; his non-dogmatic approach and devotion to upgrading his knowledge in health and vitality keep us inspired and on point. In this episode, Dan delivers accessible health protocols for acute situations and lifestyle maintenance and discusses what an ancestrally aligned diet looks like, and why our bodies thrive on them.   Mason and Dan discuss:   -Anaemia. -Zinc deficiency. -Copper anaemia -Pyrrole disorder. -Metabolic health. -Metabolic healing. -Ancestral nutrition. -Bioavailable copper. -Autoimmune disorders. -DHEA supplementation. -The Importance of retinol. -Hemochromatosis in men. -Terrain theory vs germ theory. -Copper deficiency symptoms. -The difference between retinol and beta carotene. -The relationship between retinol and D3 supplements. -Whole food vitamin C vs ascorbic acid and liposomal C.    Resources:   Dan Website Dan Instagram Gut Health Podcast 1 Gut Health Podcast 2 Autoimmunity and Medicinal Mushrooms (EP#18) Optimising Your Gut Bacteria with Dan Sipple (EP#68) How to Turn Your Immune System On with Dan Sipple (EP#131)   Resources mentioned in the podcast:   Truth Calkins book Matt Blackburn website Morley Robbins - Cure Your Fatigue (book) Ray Peat- Generative Energy Restoring The Wholeness of Life   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/dan-sipple-ep-158
4/26/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 40 seconds
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#157 Caesarean Section Recovery and Healing with Nicole Alfred

One in five women worldwide has had the major abdominal surgery commonly known as C-section- the word major is no hyperbole. Seven layers of tissue (both abdomen and uterus) are cut through, to deliver the baby. Traditionally C-sections were only used in emergencies where either the mother's or baby's life/health was at risk. In modern-day society, they have become a regular pre-elected surgery.  Today on the podcast, Tahnee talks to C-section Recovery Coach, Doula, and specialised Massage Therapist, Nicole Alfred about all things C-section trauma, recovery, and post-surgery care. Working in this field for over 15 years and having experienced C-section herself, Nicole brings much depth of knowledge and awareness to the lack of C-section rehabilitative care available to women within the healthcare system globally. Nicole's work focuses on changing the current narrative about C-sections, not to promote them like they're better or safer than vaginal birth, but rather something to be avoided where possible. Nicole also works passionately to bring awareness to the lack of preparation and follow-up care that would routinely happen with any other major surgery. Through her multi-layered healing programme (The C-Section Recovery Method), Nicole guides women back to a place of connection within their bodies on every level- physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.    Tahnee and Nicole discuss the untold realities of what happens during and after C-section, the trauma women carry (physically and emotionally) post-C-section, why women need to be advocates for themselves and the care they receive no matter how they birth, and so much more. Make sure you tune in for this beautiful, eye-opening conversation.   Tahnee and Nicole discuss:   -C-section trauma -What happens in a C-section? -Massage for C-section scarring. -Body acceptance post C-section. -Bacterial infections post C-section. -Urinary incontinence post C-section. -Subsequent pregnancies and VBAC. -Healing the pelvic floor post C-section. -The damaging 'bounce back' ideology. -REST - why it's so important post ALL birth. -Dyspareunia (painful intercourse) post C-section. -The feeling of failure many women experience post C-section. -Corsets/belly binding - when and how we should be using them.   Resources:   Nicole's Instagram C-section recovery Facebook group  C-section recovery method website Nicole's massage- Fully Alive Wellness Diastasis Recti book- Katy Bowman   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/nicole-alfred-ep-157  
4/19/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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#156 Autumn: The Metal Element, Lungs and Nature with Tahnee and Mason

It's time again for us to tune into the elements, our bodies, and the soothing subtle shifts occurring around us in nature; here in the Southern Hemisphere, we have entered into Autumn. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Autumn is the season of the Metal Element. As we come down from the energised Yang energy of warmer months into the Yin, we naturally find ourselves slowing down and going within. It is a time for introspection, reflection, and letting go of anything mentally, emotionally, or physically that no longer serves us. The Lungs and Large Intestine are the organs associated with the Metal Element. The Lungs, also known as the Seat Of Wisdom, play a vital role in the natural process of fortifying surface immunity (protective Wei Qi), strengthening Qi and our overall immune system. The Lungs also purify; The fresh Autumn air is inhaled and processed into True Human Qi, which is then carried throughout the body and distilled down to the Kidneys. This beautiful flow of transformation and distillation is why it's a good practice to take nourishing Yin herbs that keep the Lungs moisturised and protect the chest area from the cool, drying Autumn air. The Large intestines release toxins and waste from the body that is no longer required.  Mason Taylor: So if your Qi is transforming with flow through each of the organ systems through yang and yin, yin and yang, and different degrees and expressions, and let's say, you have a terrain which can protect itself. But that doesn't mean you'd be disrespectful to the system and be aware that it's not as much as it is infinite. It also is finite in what it can do because it's yin and yang. And therefore, you still put a scarf on when the wind is coming in cold to stop that the wind invading in through your throat. You still make sure that your kidneys are nice and warm, so the cold doesn't invade them all through your feet. So, it's yes to both. So, I'll just put it... because I had someone who wanted me to talk about it. Now, that's my piece   Tahnee and Mason discuss the herbs, practices, and emotions of this season, why breathwork practices are essential in this season and the importance of reflecting on the movements of nature with early bed, early rising, and lots of rest.     Mason and Tahnee discuss:  -Lung Foods. -Qi and Lung herbs. -Surface immunity and Wei Qi. -Convalescing foods for Autumn. -The energy of Lung Metal season. -The emotions of Lung Metal season. -Exercises for Autumn and Lung energy. -Contraction and introspection in Autumn. -The relationship between the Lungs skin. -The Lung and Large Intestine relationship. -How to strengthen Qi and build immunity. -Breathing practices for Lung Metal season. -Connecting with the seasons through nature. -Honouring the transition of seasons for good immunity.   Tahnee and Mason Taylor Tahnee and Mason Taylor are the CEO and founder of SuperFeast. Their mission with SuperFeast is to improve the health, healing, and happiness of people and the planet, through sharing carefully curated offerings and practices that honour ancient wisdom and elevate the human spirit. Together Tahnee and Mason run their company and host the SuperFeast podcast, weaving their combined experience in herbs, yoga, wellness, Taoist healing arts, and personal development with lucid and compelling interviews from all around the world. They are the proud parents of Aiya and Goji, the dog, and are grateful to call the Byron Shire home.    Resources: Shiitake Qi Blend Cordyceps Schisandra Astragalus Turkey Tail   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/tahnee-and-mason-ep-156  
4/12/202234 minutes, 2 seconds
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#155 Trauma, Resilience and Natural Disaster with Dr. Jimi Wollumbin

How do we simultaneously exist and heal ourselves in a world that is in crisis? How do we integrate traumas when they occur at a community level? How can we turn a crisis situation into an opportunity for healing? Today on the podcast, we are journeying into all of this and more as we explore all types of trauma; with the guidance, knowledge, and wisdom of Dr. Jimi Wollumbin. Dr. Jimi Wollumbin is a renowned expert in his field of traditional Chinese Medicine and has been practicing for over 20 years. He is the CEO and founder of One Health Organisation, a wellness-based charity that has distributed over ten metric tonnes of herbs and supplements to 100 locations across 13 countries for the past 15 years. Jimi is an incredible human whose life soul work is devoted to the holistic healing and reconnecting of all humanity.  Over the past month, SuperFeast, and the entire Northern Rivers community of NSW, Australia, have experienced the worst flooding ever recorded in the history of this region. Thousands of people have been left homeless, heartbroken, and traumatised. Our hearts go out to all those who've been affected by these floods and suffered a tragic loss. It is true; that even a crisis like this allows us the opportunity to build resilience, strength, and experience growth. But what happens to the trauma left within us unhealed and unprocessed? Trauma cracks, leaks, and is passed on from person to person, through generations. Dr. Jimi explains: "It can not be walled off. You can't ignore it. The only way to heal trauma is to integrate it. When trauma heals, it becomes a rhizomatic resilience web built on love and connectivity". In this curative conversation, Dr. Jimi Wollumbin examines humanity's history of collective trauma and how these traumas are still affecting us today as a community in modern culture. Through metaphor and anecdote, Jimi illustrates the fragmented nature of trauma and compassionately explains how we can integrate our trauma wounds to become active conscious caretakers of any crisis, rather than adding to and further becoming a part of the problem.   Mason and Jimi discuss:   -Survivors guilt. -Vicarious trauma. -Collective trauma. -Community trauma. -How trauma leaks. -Epigenetic switching. -The perpetrator model. -How to integrate trauma. -Victims, perpetrators and trauma.  -How to deal with the effects of trauma. -Shamanic medicine, trauma and soul retrieval. -How do we live and heal in a world that is in crisis?   Resources: Dr. Jimi Wollumbin Website Dr. Jimi Wollumbin Patreon Jimi Wollumbin Instagram Dr. Jimi Wollumbin Facebook   Resources mentioned In the Podcast: The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine Microbes and Viruses with Jimi Wollumbin (EP#58) SuperFeast Podcast   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/jimi-wollumbin-ep-155  
4/5/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 49 seconds
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#154 Menopause, Perimenopause and Hormone Repair with Lara Briden

Today on the podcast, we have one of our most loved returning guests; naturopathic doctor and best-selling author Lara Briden. If you have had the pleasure of listening to Lara on one of our previous podcasts, you know she is an absolute wealth of knowledge for all things women's reproductive, menstrual, and hormonal health. As a woman, listening to her illustrate the inextricable relationship between female reproductive health, mental health, and hormone systems, there is a sense of belonging and reclamation for the natural cycles that have been medically interrupted.   Over the years, we've had Lara on the podcast talking about period repair, PCOS, Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, and all they encompass; Today, Lara is joining us to talk about the transitions into perimenopause and menopause. Lara's enlightened wisdom reminds us that menopause is not something to dread or treat as a medical 'condition' to be corrected; but rather a gateway and rite of passage to be honoured and exalted.    In this beautiful conversation with Tahnee, Lara dispels menopausal fallacies replacing them with profound knowledge and biological facts about what this sacred transition within the female body/psyche represents. Lara reframes the metabolic/hormonal shifts between the reproductive years and perimenopause,  details the best diet/herbal medicines for menopause, and offers a beautiful evolutionary perspective of menopause across time and cultures. "How the perimenopause transition is going for a woman depends on a lot of factors. Your stress, your adrenal system, your stress support system, how stable it is, how strong your circadian rhythm is, how well-nourished you are, how your immune system is. All of those things, including, unfortunately, how many environmental toxins you have been exposed to. Any of those negative things can increase the symptoms of the perimenopause transition".    - Lara Briden    Tahnee and Lara discuss: -Menopause. -Perimenopause. -Contraceptive drugs -The reproductive years. -Pill bleeds are not periods. -The phases of perimenopause. -The transition into menopause. -Herbal medicine for menopause. -Hormone therapy for menopause. -Why alcohol and menopause don't mix. -The difference between progesterone and progestin. -Bone density loss with perimenopause/menopause. -The hormonal shifts during perimenopause/menopause. -At what age do women start getting symptoms of menopause?   Who Lara Briden? Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and author of the bestselling books Period Repair Manual andHormone Repair Manual. With a strong science background, Lara sits on several advisory boards and is the lead author of a 2020 paper published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. She has 25 years’ experience in women’s health and currently has consulting rooms in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she treats women with PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, perimenopause, and many other hormone- and period-related health problems.   If you're wanting to enrich your knowledge and dive deeper into Lara's work, make sure you check out the resources below linking to Lara's websites, books and previous podcasts.      Resources: Dr. Lara's website Dr. Lara's Instagram Dr. Lara's Facebook Lara Briden Forum The Period Repair Manual-Lara Briden Period Repair with Lara Briden (EP#21) The Power of Menopause with Jane Hardwick Collings (EP#77) Is It PCOS or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea with Lara Briden (EP#99)   Resources Mentioned In The Podcast:   The Power of Eating Enough - Lara Briden Blog Post The Difference Between Progesterone and Progestin - Lara Briden Blog Post The Slow Moon Climbs - The Science, History, and Meaning of Menopause (book mentioned by Lara in podcast)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/lara-briden-ep-154
3/29/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 45 seconds
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#153 Personal Transformation and Purpose with Nick Perry

Today on the podcast, we welcome back holistic lifestyle coach and men's work facilitator Nick Perry for a cultivating chat around personal transformation, fulfilling soul purpose, calling in harmony, and prioritising health in our daily lives. Both champions in their own right, carving out the lifestyles they desire with integrity and vision, Nick and Mase offer their insights on becoming the best version of your authentic self so you can show up for the grind of life, ready to achieve goals with more ease. In a world that seems progressively unpredictable and uncertain, there has never been a better time to dive into foundational self-development and hone in on core values that bring about the evolution we desire in ourselves and our future world. Nick discusses both the challenges and importance of prioritising self in all holistic facets to embrace life feeling confident and equipped for any challenge that comes our way. Having mentored and transformed the lives of many individuals on their paths to fulfillment and success, Nick gives some poignant words on finding your truth, connecting with your soul's purpose, and not diluting the unique essence you have to offer to the world.   Mason and Nick discuss: -Fatherhood -Relationships -Goal setting. -Value systems. -Value building. -The pain teacher. -The transformation process -Personal Development tools. -Taking responsibility for yourself. -Finding your identity, your authentic you. -Who are you and what do you want in life? -Having congruency and integrity with intentions and goals so we can achieve them.    Resources: Rhythm Health Nick's Instagram Nick's Facebook ManKind Project Australia Sexuality and Libido with Nick Perry (EP#45)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/nick-perry-ep-153  
3/22/202253 minutes, 24 seconds
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#152 Deconstructing The Beauty Industry with Jessica DeFino

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but how much of our perception of what we perceive as 'beautiful' is being prescribed, moulded, and manipulated through marketing campaigns and products? What if beauty brands were regulated by a set of ethical standards that didn't allow them to prey on our insecurities to sell their products? Let's be real, beauty brands have a vested interest in you not feeling good about yourself, in you wanting to change something about your appearance or enhance your features; It's how they sell their products.      We're exploring all these topics and more today on the podcast, as Tahnee chats with prolific beauty industry journalist and author of The Unpublishable, Jessica DeFino. You may have read some of Jessica's articles in Vogue, Harper's BAZAAR, Allure, The New York Times, Elle, Cosmopolitan, or Marie Claire. Jessica has earned herself a reputation for debunking marketing myths, exposing the ugly truths behind beauty product ingredient lists, and as the HuffPost once put it, "basically giving the middle finger to the entire beauty industry". We love Jess for this and are so excited to share this podcast with you.   In this episode, Tahnee and Jessica deconstruct the beauty industry as we currently know it. The insidious impact patriarchy, white supremacy, colonialism, and capitalism have on the industry, how things like colourism, sexism, and ageism are enforced constantly through marketing campaigns, the ethical dilemma of dermatologists offering (and often suggesting) aesthetic cosmetic procedures like Botox and fillers, the role of self-care as we age, and so much more. Most importantly, Jessica talks about the power individual behaviours have when it comes to shaping culture and the future of beauty culture for the better. Jessica also breaks down how and why we need to stop participating in this psychologically damaging industry that is the root cause of so many physiological and psychological disorders. There is so much in this episode; Jessica inspires transparency, truth, and the kind of beauty that can only come from within.   Host and Guest discuss: -Botox. -Topical steroids. -Filter vs. Reality. -Psychodermatology. -The Skin/Brain connection. -How meditation benefits the Skin barrier. -The ploy of 'community' used in branding. -The problem with the clean beauty industry. -Jess's natural skincare routine and suggestions. -The culture of consumerism and the beauty industry. -Performative beauty masquerading as empowerment. -Self Care; What It Means and How It Changes As We Age. -Racism, colourism, sexism and ageism in the beauty industry. -The Kardashian's, and the beauty standards they perpetuate. -The most pressing health issue in beauty is the psychological harm of beauty standards.   Resources: Jessica's website The Unpublishable Jessica's Instagram    Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/jessica-defino-ep-152  
3/15/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 46 seconds
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#151 How To Eat In Spleen Season with Kimberly Ashton

With late Summer underway here in the Southern Hemisphere, we are experiencing those last balmy bursts of sweet summer energy with the dampening effects of late afternoon storms and muggy weather. Within the five Element framework of Chinese medicine, late summer is associated with the Earth Element, Stomach, and Spleen. More so than any of the other five elements, the earth element or spleen season is one to put aside your strict diets, feel into your intuition and cravings, and not only prioritise but ENJOY your food. As TCM Five Element Food Therapist Kimberly Ashton puts it, "The theme of the Earth Element is enjoying the sweetness of life".   The easiest way to understand the Earth element and how we can nourish the Spleen is to look out into nature at the earth itself; Think, soil, microbiome, digestion. The way we eat in this season is pivotal for nourishing our core, bringing balance back into the digestive system, and cultivating an intuitive relationship with what our body wants and needs. Helping guide and inspire this intuition through the fabric of functional food therapy and Chinese medicine wisdom, we have TCM food expert Kimberly Ashton covering the energetics, foods, cooking styles and associated emotions of this season. Mason and Kimberly journey into this multifaceted, (both) sensitive and practical element and discuss how we can bring balance back into our lives and digestive system through the foods we eat and how we prepare them. Kimberly outlines the exact foods and flavours to welcome into the kitchen and why Spleen energy is all about relaxing, enjoying and embracing the sweet aspects of food and life. Tune in now.   Mason and Kimberly discuss: -Digestion. -Food cravings. -Spleen/Soil Qi. -The Earth Element. -Digestive imbalances. -Foods for Spleen season. -Warming foods for the spleen. -Cooking styles for this season. -Food Therapy for the earth element. -Spleen energy: bonds and boundaries. -Alleviating dampness and balancing digestion. -Managing dampness within the body through food.   Resources: Kimberly's Website Five Seasons TCM  Kimberly's Instagram Kimberly's Element E-BOOKS 5 Elements & Cycles E-Course How To Eat In Spring with Kimberly Ashton (EP#133) Eating For Vitality In Summer with Kimberly Ashton (EP#147)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/kimberly-ashton-ep-151  
3/1/202241 minutes, 29 seconds
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#150 The Body Electric and Chinese Medicine with Dr. Daniel Keown

Today's guest Dr. Daniel Keown is an author (The Uncharted Body and The Spark In The Machine), licensed acupuncturist, and a registered medical doctor (trained and specialising in emergency medicine). In this fascinating conversation, Tahnee and Daniel discuss the problem with western medicine (and its lack of predictive power), the subtlety of acupuncture, Qi in the body, The TCM Channel system (Jing Luo), Fascia, understanding how the body works, and the all-pervading spark that is electricity.   Daniel's brilliant mind and extensive education allows him to illuminate the distinctions and integral components of traditional Chinese medicine and western allopathic medicine with a simplicity that seems effortless. This conversation is a beautifully comprehensive scope into the organising life force of the body (Qi) and the Jing Luo channel system that allows us to reimagine the body as a landscape with folds, creases, hollows, and structures, all connected by a system of energetic intelligence.    Tahnee and Dan discuss: -Qi is Spirit. -The Triple Burner. -Movement and electricity. -Pregnancy and Jing essence. -How Qi operates in the organs. -The TCM channel system (Jing Luo). -Hypertension and low blood volume. -The Lymphatic system and Gaul bladder. -How Qi, Jing and Shen operate in the body. -The predictive power of traditional Chinese medicine. -The subtleness of acupuncture in emergency medicine. -Why movement is so important to the flow of Qi in the body. -The damaging effects of Western pharmaceuticals on the body.   Resources: Dr. Daniel's website The House Of God book. The Uncharted Body- Dr. Daniel Keown The Spark In The Machine- Dr. Daniel Keown   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/dr-daniel-keown-podcast  
2/22/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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#149 How To Get Turned On By Life, and Sexually with Juliet Allen

We're keeping the sexual embers alive and burning on the podcast today. Australia's leading sexologist (and SuperFeast's favourite), Juliet Allen, talks to Mason about post-birth sexual desire, how to funnel sexual energy into all areas of your life and filling your cup first so it can overflow with more energy for yourself and others. Almost eight months after the birth of her son, this conversation reveals another blooming layer of Juliet that we've never seen before. She talks very openly about her lib*do, while fully immersed in the role of motherhood, her evolution as a sexologist with such longevity in the industry, and why advocating more time for self is so connected to our sexual vigour. Mason discusses the best herbs and practices for supporting our Jing/Kidney essence and how to maintain long-term sexual vitality well into our old age. Make sure you tune in, you don't want to miss this episode.   Mason and Juliet Discuss: -Sexuality in isolation. -Lack of lib*do shaming. -Birth and sexual energy. -Excessive leaky sexuality. -Jing essence within the Kidneys. -Self pleasure without ejaculation. -Leaking Jing and long-term sexual vitality. -The Yin/Yang expression of sexual essence. -SuperFeast tonics for sexual essence / lib*do. -Why advocating for time to self is so important. -Tantra; Choosing with awareness what brings joy. -Juliet's postpartum journey with her sexual desire.   Resources: Juliet-Allen.com Juliet Allen podcast Juliet Allen Instagram Yinn Body Instagram Superfeast Deer Antler Superfeast Cordyceps   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/juliet-allen-ep-149  
2/15/202243 minutes, 46 seconds
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#148 Birth Work, Ceremony, and Rites of Passage with Caitlin Priday

Caitlin Priday has been devoted to the path of women's healing and birth work, weaving her threads of medicine through nourishing food and ceremony into future generations of women for over a decade now. A Kinesiologist, full-spectrum birth worker, shamanic practitioner, women's work facilitator, ceremonialist, and co-author of the brilliant book, Nourishing Those Who Nurture (More than a Food Bible for new mother's). Caitlin is an embodied full feminine force of integrity, supporting, teaching, honouring, and witnessing women as they traverse the many seasons of life, meet their shadows, and journey through sacred rites of passage. There is currently a remembering, a renaissance of women's work and birth work, rising up in communities globally. A new (but ancient) paradigm of birth work is emerging, with increasing numbers of women choosing to transition through the realms of birth at home while being supported and held by birth workers like Caitlin. Everywhere women are reclaiming birth, and with it comes both the shadow work and generational healing.   In this full spectrum conversation, Tahnee and Caitlin journey deep into the birthing portal exploring all facets of doula work, postpartum planning, the inextricable relationship between fear and pain, birth as a rite of passage, and why we need more advocacy and education around birth. Caitlin discusses her powerful ceremonial work with the obsidian egg, womb boundaries, her upcoming workshops, and the sacred act of living life as ceremony.    Caitlin and Tahnee discuss: -Birth work. -Postpartum care. -Rites of passage. -Caitlin's doula work. -Closing of the bones. -Kinesiology and birth. -Integrating the shadow. -The history of doula work. -The potent energy of obsidian. -Working with the obsidian egg. -Honouring the maiden season. -Community and supporting the mother. -Father's and their important role in birth. -Shadow work; Identifying and working with it. -Rebozo; A way of life and how it is used in birth.   Resources: Rebozo  Obsidian egg  Caitlin's website Caitlin's Instagram Sharon Bolt's website Mother Tree Creations Catering Empress and the Dragon workshop Caitlin Priday Shamanic Energy Training Nourishing Those Who Nurture Book   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/caitlin-priday-ep-148  
2/8/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 32 seconds
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#147 Eating For Vitality In Summer with Kimberly Ashton

Something we're passionate about at SuperFeast is honouring the depths and beauty of living with each of the five season seasons. Through observing the energetics of nature and consuming foods that are in season, we can flow in harmony with the element of each season. Summertime is the season of joy, festivities, sunshine, the heart and is associated with the Element of Fire. The energy of this season is upward and outward and driven by Yang energy. Naturally, we crave full sunshine, warmth, cooling foods, and activities that bring a sense of excitement. All too often in this season, we tend to overdo it and exhaust ourselves to the point of depletion. More than any other season, Summer is about maintaining balance (not always easy); The true art of living in Summer is to energise without exhausting. When the Fire element is in balance, the heart is strong, the mind is calm, and sleep is sound.    Here to introduce and explore the flavours, fruits, grains, vegetables, herbs, and spices of Summer, we have our favourite TCM Food Therapist, Kimberly Ashton. Kimberly's healing work centres around the power of functional food, Chinese medicine, the 5 Elements, food energetics, emotional anatomy, and energy medicine. Kimberly and Mason discuss dampness within the body, the Five-Element cycle, how to nourish the Yang energy and not overexert yourself to the point of affecting the kidneys, and adrenal burnout. Kimberly gives the full breakdown of what foods and flavours we should be eating to support vitality and how the energetics of these foods and the fire element work together within the body.   Mason and Kimberly discuss: -The Fire organ system. -Foods to eat in Summer. -Burnout and the Kidney's. -How to avoid Summer burn out. -Chinese medicine food therapy. -The beauty of the afternoon naps. -Why we need to sweat in Summer. -What is the Fire Element and Fire Qi? -Signs your fire element is out of balance. -Cooking and preparing food in Summer. -Bitter and spice; The flavours of Summer. -Listening to your body and seeing what it wants. -Dampness and not over cooling the digestive system.   Resources: Kimberly's Website  Kimberly's Instagram Soothing Liver Qi Stagnation 5 Elements & Cycles e-course   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/kimberly-ashton-ep-147  
2/1/202248 minutes, 42 seconds
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#146 The Privilege of Wellness with Acupuncturist Russell Brown

Today on the podcast, we have acupuncturist Russell Brown; Founder of Poke Acupuncture LA, with over 15 years of experience practicing this ancient medicine with exquisite finesse. Using his distinctive voice and gentle wisdom, Russell advocates for a realisation of the constraints and meritocracy of the current whitewashed, capitalist-driven wellness industry. Russell is an educator and a brilliantly poetic writer who brings forth the kind of gentle healing one's soul longs to fall into at the end of the day. As a practitioner of acupuncture, Russell operates through the subtle energetic realms of Chinese medicine with ease, translating the insightful metaphors of this ancient knowledge into soothing remedies for the intensity of modern life. In this episode, Russell offers his nuanced perspective on the invention and westernised packaging of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the existence of cultural appropriation and privilege within the wellness industry, and how conscious social activism lies at the confluence of these topics. Tahnee and Russell discuss the Eight Extraordinary meridians, constitutional energy and life trajectory, The Five Elements, and the type of strength required of practitioners to support their patients through healing.    Tahnee and Russell discuss: -The Wei Qi. -Yuan Qi (source Qi). -The Five Elements. -The eight extraordinary meridians. -Doing the work of social activism. -The whitewashing of the wellness industry. -Stomach 36 and our relationship to nourishment. -The importance of creating and nurturing as humans. -The history of Traditional Chinese Medicine communism. -The institutionalisation and education system around TCM. -Becoming very clear on your perspective as a practitioner.   Resources: Poke Acupuncture Instagram Russell's website - Poke Acupuncture Subscribe to Poke Acupuncture Substack    Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-privilege-of-wellness-with-acupuncturist-russell-brown-ep-146  
12/14/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 47 seconds
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#145 Healing Skin (and Autoimmune) from Within with Karen Fischer

Today on the podcast, Tahnee is joined by nutritionist and award-winning author of The Healthy Skin Diet, Karen Fischer, for a very real breakdown of why so many people suffer from skin conditions and how healing from within is always possible. Working as a nutritionist specialising in eczema and skin health for the past 20 years, Karen has just about seen it all when it comes to skin inflammation issues (acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis) and the lineup of factors that cause them. The author of seven health books, including best-sellers The Eczema Diet, The Eczema Detox, and The Healthy Skin Kitchen, Karen's approach to healing the skin is utterly holistic; She addresses lifestyle, environment, emotional wellbeing, and diet. Whether you're a mother of a baby who has eczema, someone who suffers from acne or allergies, has an autoimmune condition, or wants to have clear, healthy skin; This episode is brimming with something for everyone. Karen discusses the increasing prevalence of salicylate sensitivity, autoimmune conditions, food elimination diets, nourishing the liver for healthier skin, calming the nervous system, Inflammatory load, protocols for skin conditions, and provides practical lifestyle, diet-related skin advice.     Tahnee and Karen discuss: -Acne. -Eczema. -Rosacea. -Psoriasis -The itchy dozen. -Salicylate foods. -Salicylate sensitivity. -Inflammatory load. -Eczema in babies. -The eczema detox. -Oils to eat/avoid or acne. -Histamine intolerance. -Salicylates and the Liver -Autoimmune conditions and skin. -Glycine for food chemical intolerance. -The mind-body connection and skin sensitivities. -The correlation between lung function and health skin. -FID programme: Food Intolerance Diagnosis programme -Why child teething gel is not great for babies with eczema.   Resources: Skinfriend.com Eczema Life website Karen's Instagram Eczema Life podcast Skin Friend Facebook The Eczema Diet Facebook The Healthy Skin Kitchen Facebook The Healthy Skin Kitchen website Shop all of Karen Fischer's Books and products HERE   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/healing-skin-and-autoimmune-from-within-with-karen-fischer-ep-145  
12/7/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 52 seconds
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#144 Sexual Activation and Feminine Embodiment with Eva Williams

Eva Williams is the founder of Golden Lotus; A divine online portal of meditations, movement practices, and sexual/spiritual energy education designed to cultivate spiritual awakening, sexual activation, and embodied sovereignty. This episode explores rebirth and the unfolding of the sacred feminine through preparation and activation rituals, with a deep dive into birth and pregnancy. Tahnee and Eva journey into the numinous layers of Eva’s healing work, her Golden Lotus portal, her focus on cultivating and purifying the body through ancient techniques, sexual embodiment, self-pleasure practices, and the many dimensions of birth work. A healer and teacher with over a decade of experience in bodywork, energy work, and feminine sexual cultivation techniques, Eva carries a depth of knowledge that women need now more than ever. Currently, the way most women in society birth is within the structure of an over-medicalised patriarchal system. Sacred feminine lineages of natural birthing wisdom have been at large, replaced with time constraints, interventions, inductions, and regulations; The antithesis of a naturally unfolding feminine space. How did we end up here? With so much of her work focused on this space and where sexual embodiment falls into birth, Eva discusses the importance of birth preparation; From detoxing, orgasms, and opening the pelvis to the deep work of trusting the body and baby to do what they instinctively know how to do. This conversation is a deep weaving of energetic, sexual, and birth culture healing; For all women, past, present, and future.   Tahnee and Eva discuss: -Doula work. -Ultrasounds. -Inducing labour. -Foetal monitoring. -Dolphin midwives. -Birth preparation. -Empowered birth. -Tantric practices. -Devine Female Orgasm. -Self-pleasure practices. -Feminine embodiment. -Female sexuality and birth. -The pelvis is a fluid body. -Somatics and embodiment. -Time constraints placed on pregnancy and birthing.   Resources: goldenlotus.com Golden Lotus Instagram   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/sexual-activation-and-feminine-embodiment-with-eva-williams-ep-144  
11/30/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 53 seconds
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#143 Why The Weak Are Crumbling Right Now with Jost Sauer

Over the past two years, the world has witnessed an onslaught of lifestyle stress and disruption brought on by a global pandemic and its ripple effects. The mental stability of many has suffered, and we are currently witnessing a mental health implosion like never seen before. On the podcast today, with remedy and reason for staying robust and ready for any invasion (microbial or psychological), we have our favourite lifestyle medicine man/Qi practitioner, Jost Sauer; Supercharging us with wisdom and guidance on maintaining sovereignty and strength. If you're a regular listener of the SuperFeast podcast, your ears have most likely been blessed with Jost's lifestyle elixirs before.   Given the current circumstances, we thought it was time for another injection of Jost's knowledge, guidance, and warrior mindset. This episode carries a potent message of going within, getting back to earth, and taking care of our inner world, our health, and not being sucked into noisy distractions of the outside world. Jost shares his insights on approaching COVID as a personal growth strategy; An opportunity for a new level of growth not yet encountered, and a reason to nourish the body, spirit, and essence. Jost also breaks down simple Daoist instructions on how to get in sync with nature, our organs, protect our Jing, Qi, and Shen, and follow the path of yin and yang; So we can maintain sovereignty and strength, no matter how many times we get knocked down. Be sure to tune in for this poignant, powerful conversation.   Host and Guest discuss:   -Signs of depleted/weak blood and Jing. -The best hours for deep rest, and why. -Why blood/Qi levels are at an all-time low. -How fear triggers weakness within the body. -Lifestyle practices to harness and guard Jing. -The Metal element Lung-Kidney relationship. -The importance of having a spiritual connection. -Why we guard the three treasures; Jing, Qi, Shen. -Why people are feeling depleted and weak right now. -Following the Qi cycle model to strengthen blood/Jing. -Why rest and recovery are essential for a robust immune system. -Supporting your health/wellbeing through consistency and lifestyle. -The body/mind connection and how weak blood/Jing leads to a weak mind.   Resources: Jost Website Jost Facebook Jost Instagram Jost Youtube Jing Blend SuperFeast Eucommia Bark SuperFeast The 15 Minute Bodyweight Workout Higher and Higher Book - Jost Sauer  Chi Health Cycle- Jost Sauer's new book Qi Cycles And The Dao with Jost Sauer (EP#48)   Lifestyle Medicine with Accupuncturist Jost Sauer (EP#63) The Importance of Sleep For Healthy Hun and Qi with Jost Sauer (EP#102)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/why-the-weak-are-crumbling-right-now-with-jost-sauer-ep-143  
11/24/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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#142 Honouring Masculine Strength and Spirit with Aaron Schultz

Today's episode is one of the most important conversations we've had on the podcast all year. In this first of our Brovember episodes, Mason chats with Aaron Schultz, the founder of Outback Mind, A mental health and wellbeing programme that helps men from regional Australia manage anxiety and develop the right skills to stay healthy in the body, mind, and spirit. Growing up in regional Australia himself, experiencing the downward spiral of mental health issues, unfulfillment, and toxic environments, Aaron knows first hand the challenges men can face. A healing journey ignited by an introduction to Buddhism and self-love, Aaron has spent the past 20 years building a career around helping men to become more conscious and connected to their true selves. Today, Aaron is a leading Anxiety Management teacher, meditation/yoga teacher, and a specialised mind/body coach, with a great ambition to help others; Particularly men from regional areas. Aaron works to bring about a level of consciousness and understanding to a whole collective of men, born into an environment where a natural trajectory is to work for the economy and serve the colonial system; With little to no cultural ideologies in place that nurture them connecting to their true purpose. His organisation, Outback Mind; Focuses on creating a culture and lifestyle that gives these men the tools and solid foundation needed to deal with emotions and realise their heart purpose. In this soul-centred conversation, Aaron talks a lot about untying the embedded emotion of fear in society. An emotional response instilled in most of us; Fear permeates the colonial structure and has become a default operating system for so many. Fear of judgment, being different, or being vulnerable inhibits a lot of men from discovering their true purpose and potential. This is a beautiful conversation about masculinity, vulnerability, and the destructive cultural ideologies placed upon men. Mason and Aaron dive into Men's holistic health, the changes we need to make in society so men can thrive, and why we can't wait for a system that's not serving us to bring about the changes we need. If we want to change, we have to activate it ourselves by supporting each other and our communities in the areas that matter. This episode honours the strength, spirit, and wellbeing of men and is a much larger conversation about humanity. Tune in.   Host and Guest discuss:   -Men's circles -Yin Yoga for men. -Men's mental health -Self love and acceptance. -Resources for a purposeful life. -Processing anger in a healthy way. -Learning from indigenous cultures. -Using physical exercise to process anger. -Compassion for ourselves and each other. -The prison system as an industry to make money. -Developing a relationship with the masculine and feminine. -The power of daily routine for a purposeful and productive life. -Getting in flow with the seasons, cycles and our circadian rhythm.   Resources: Shen blend Cordyceps Deer Antler Ashwagandha Eucommia Bark Outback Mind website Outback Mind podcast Yin Yoga with Anatomist Paul Grilley   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/honouring-masculine-strength-and-spirit-with-aaron-schultz-ep-142  
11/16/202159 minutes, 6 seconds
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#141 Herbalism; The Peoples Medicine with Erin Lovell Verinder

Today on the podcast, we are graced with the highly cultivated holistic healer; Erin Lovell Verinder for an intimate discussion around her devotion to the plant path, the world of herbalism, and why we are witnessing a timely resurgence of this revered profession of healing. A Herbalist, nutritionist, energetic healer, mentor, and author of two incredible bodies of work, Erin's the kind of woman that leaves you wondering; How does she do it all? Birthed consecutively amidst a pandemic, Erin's books, Plants For The People (Thames & Hudson 2020) and The Plant Clinic (Thames & Hudson 2021), are modern classic guides to the world of plant medicine and herbalism, endowed with elegant visual codes of your favourite coffee table book. This is the second time we've had Erin on the podcast, and we're so thrilled to have her back. Both versed in the love language of plant medicine, this conversation between Tahnee and Erin is a celebration of herbalism, filled with nuance and some progressive insights on not gendering herbs through their application. Erin discusses what she calls her pillars to thrive, supporting the immune system during the pandemic, and the profound effect of having a gentle approach to healing and detoxing. A remembering, a becoming, and unfolding of the world of holistic herbal healing; This episode is one for everyone. Tune in.   Tahnee and Erin discuss: -Immunity protocols. -Drop dosing for kids. -Herbal remedies for kids. -The gendering of herbs. -Detox and cleansing culture. -Viewing fear as a mental virus. -Herbs as the people's medicine. -The matriarchal lineage of herbalism. -The process of healing and becoming. -Knowing yours, and your child's constitution type. -Healing the gut; An energetic core of our constitution.   Resources: Erin's Instagram  erinlovellverinder.com The Plant Clinic Book Plants For The People Book Plants For The People SuperFeast podcast   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/herbalism-the-peoples-medicine-with-erin-lovell-verinder-ep-141  
11/9/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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#140 Epilepsy and Loving your Diagnosis with Lainie Chait

Today on the podcast, we have the performer stand-up comedian, author, and Love Your Diagnosis podcaster Lainie Chait (more famously known as Electro Girl) sharing her incredible story, wisdom, and revelations from more than 20 years living symbiotically with Epilepsy. Lainie's journey with what they call 'the invisible illness' (Epilepsy) is a testimony to intuitive holistic healing and the power of transmuting trauma into something beautiful. Diagnosed with Epilepsy at the age of 19, Lainie suddenly found herself in the depths of managing an illness that her teenage self wasn't ready to accept. What followed; An integrative journey spanning over two decades of denial, rebellion, acceptance, and the birthing of a phenomenal woman dedicated to inspiring others. Lainie has written and self-published a book, Electro Girl (2017), performed a one-woman stage show, done stand-up comedy, and now hosts a podcast dedicated to sharing the stories of people like herself, who have defied the odds of their diagnosis. There is no doubt that Lainie has taken the road less traveled with her approach to living with Epilepsy. Not willing to accept a lifetime of prescribed pharmaceutical medication, she thrust herself into the throes of trauma healing, alternative medicine, research, visceral guidance, and lots of trial and error. Almost 300 tonic clonic, grand mal seizures (aka the big ones) later, she is here with a message for anyone who's had a dire diagnosis to jump in the driver's seat, direct their journey, and believe in the power to heal; However that may look. This is a truly inspiring episode laced with comedic cure and a potent message of why we need to handle our brain, nervous system, and ourselves with care. Tune in.   Mason and Lainie discuss:   -Trauma and Epilepsy. -Understanding Epilepsy. -What triggers seizures? -Healing through comedy. -Over-prescribed pharmaceuticals. -Allopathic vs holistic healing approach. -Lainie's healing protocols and supplements.  -Lainie's diet; What she avoids and what helps.  -Taking care of the brain and nervous system.   Resources: Electro Girl Book Electro Girl website Lainie Chait Twitter Lainie Chait Linkedin Love your Diagnosis podcast   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/epilepsy-and-loving-your-diagnosis-with-lainie-chait-ep-140  
11/2/202143 minutes, 36 seconds
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#139 How To Become Flexible with Benny Fergusson

Benny Fergusson, aka The Movement Monk, joins Mason on the podcast for an insightful discussion around how we can be more adaptive in our physical practices, embody flexibility with integrity, and bring a broader range of diversity into the way we approach movement. Bringing 20 years of experience and wisdom to the table, Benny comes versed in many forms of physical practice; Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Shaolin Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Yoga, Bodyweight training, to name a few. But what really lights him up and continues to evolve his work is providing people with unhomogenised frameworks of physical movement; Connecting them back to their unique bodies, their nature, and supporting them to thrive and achieve what they never knew was possible. Through his business (The Movement Monk), Benny and his team offer personal support, coaching, and an epic range of transformational online courses that hone in on movement exploration, better physical performance, and personal growth. In this episode, Benny explores many notions of movement and flexibility. He encourages the listener to look beyond mainstream prescribed ideas of physical workouts towards a limitless realm of movement exploration; One that isn't bound by body image, a singular goal, or a season. Mason and Benny also move around the concept of approaching both life and physical practice with more flexibility and connection to the body/self; With less dogma and more diversity, allowing us to change and adapt with ease as we go through the different seasons of life. Benny is a pioneer revolutionising the way we approach movement. Tune in now.   Mason and Benny discuss: -Hypermobility. -Hypomobility. -Embodied flexibility. -The quality of flexibility. -Flexibility, stability and injury. -Benny's process of movement. -The explorative mobility method. -Sustainability in physical practice. -Chronic tension and pain in the body. -Not letting our bodies do not define us.    Resources: The Freedom Academy Embodied Flexibility Course The Movement Monk Website The Movement Monk YouTubeThe Movement Monk Facebook The Movement Monk Instagram Use The Code MASON10 For 10% Off   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/how-to-become-flexible-with-benny-fergusson-ep-139  
10/26/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 1 second
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#138 Nurturing All Phases of Birth with Nutritionist Tahlia Mynott

Holistic nutritionist and author Tahlia Mynott understands the importance of nourishing the mother through every phase of the birthing journey; So much so, that she has dedicated her career to it, along with women's health. In this very special Women's Series episode, Tahnee and Tahlia (both mothers) take us on a journey through the beautiful expanse that is motherhood. From the highs of postpartum oxytocin joy to the depths of menstrual healing and processing miscarriage (a topic that isn't talked about enough). In 2021 Tahlia self-published her first book, Nourishing Those Who Nurture, co-authored with doula and trauma-informed kinesiologist Caitlin Priday; The book is both a bible and an accessible guide for all women, regardless of their circumstances. The beautiful intention behind Nourishing Those Who Nurture is to take the overwhelm out of the postpartum rollercoaster through easy, nourishing, warming recipes (tailored to the needs of the postpartum mother) and preparation guidance for managing the massive shifts mother's traverse in their postpartum period. Tahlia and Tahnee dive deep into prenatal preparation, PCOS and menstrual cycle healing, the power of food as medicine, restoring the integrity of the pelvis after birth, postnatal care, and the emotional/physical complexities that come with experiencing a miscarriage. Tune in!   Host and Guest discuss: -Healing PCOS. -Dysmenorrhea. -Preconception. -Miscarriage and healing. -The Postpartum phase. -Restoring the pelvic floor. -Seed Cycling for hormones. -Healing the menstrual cycle. -Phases of the menstrual cycle. -The transition from maiden to mother. -Supporting hormonal health through food.   Resources: @livinghormoniously @lunaholisticnutrition @nourishingthosewhonurture www.lunaholisticnutrition.com Reishi for helping heal PCOS Schisandra for preconception Seed Cycling for hormone balance Nourishing Those Who Nurture Book Mothering From Your Center Book Brighton Baby book by Roy Dittmann Spirit Babies book by Walter Makichen Pregnancy Preparation with Tahnee (EP#14) Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/nurturing-all-phases-of-birth-with-nutritionist-tahlia-mynott-ep-139  
10/19/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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#137 Love, Sex and Psychedelics with Dr. Molly Maloof

We have one of our favourite returning guests on the podcast today, entrepreneur and practicing MD Molly Maloof, who is back this time going straight to the heart of health and happiness; Love, sex, relationships, and the harmonious intersection of medicine and love. One of the many reasons we love the work of Dr. Molly is she's all about maximising potential and better function within the human body. Evolving in her practice and true to form with her ever-innovative mind, Dr. Molly's work has recently taken a more focused move into the space of relationships and how the quality of our close relationships significantly determines our long-term health. Healthy relationships help us cope better and defuse the external stresses of life; So why not focus on improving relationships? Inspired by years of experience and research in psychedelics, the neurobiology of love, and drug-assisted therapy, Dr. Molly is developing a company that aims to improve relationships and strengthen bonds through drug-assisted therapy. A complete paradigm shift in the way we view modern medicine and an upgrade to the human condition and relationships. As always with Mason and Dr. Molly, this episode is energised and thought-provoking. They explore the topics of psychedelic-assisted therapies, sexual dysfunction and the root causes of relationship problems, the history of MDMA and couples therapy, where modern medicine is falling short, and so much more. Tune in for good convo and sovereign health.   Mason and Molly discuss: -Natural Aphrodisiacs. -Entactogens (empathogens) -The psychedelic movement. -Psychedelic assisted therapy. -Combatting stress through love. -Relationships, community, and happiness. -How relationships affect long-term health. -Exploring root trauma and healing sexuality. -Technology and the decay of relationships. -Sexual dysfunction and relationship problems. -Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Oxytocin, and Serotonin.   Resources: Cordyceps Deer Antler Molly's Twitter   Molly's Linkedin  Molly's Website Molly's Facebook Molly's Instagram  Psychedelic News Hour with Dr Molly Maloof Maximising Your Human Potential with Dr. Molly Maloof (EP#47) Spiritual Awakening and Biohacking with Dr. Molly Maloof (EP#108)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/love-sex-and-psychedelics-with-dr-molly-maloof-ep-137  
10/12/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 52 seconds
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#136 Earth Medicine and The Gateway of Healing with Asia Suler

Asia Suler is a writer, teacher, medicine maker, and earth intuitive bringing forth, healing into the world and helping people connect to their intuition and the earth's guidance. She is also the creatress behind One Willow Apothecaries; An online heart-centered space for learning, healing, connection, and a virtual apothecary where you can order Asia's celestial flower essences and Elixirs. Both a seeker and sage, Asia keeps herself connected to the wisdom of the earth, living and working from the lush green Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina, also the ancestral lands of the Cherokee. Her courses in herbalism, vaginal healing, medicine making, and business are available online, both through One Willow Apothecaries and as a core online teacher at the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Asia's gifts of healing come wrapped in compassion and goodness with an overarching understanding that we are all our own healers; We sometimes need just a little guidance tapping into our inner navigational system, and this is where she works. In this powerful conversation, Tahnee and Asia talk about the alchemy of healing through heartache/pain, learning to trust intuition, the healing power of Daoist stone medicine and the mineral world, healing through holistic herbalism, Asia's Pussy Portal online journey, and so much more spiritual, esoteric goodness.   Tahnee and Asia discuss: -Daoist stone medicine. -Daoist poetry and animism. -Communing with nature. -Dealing with chronic pain. -Asia's Pussy Portal course. -Vulvodynia and chronic pain. -How Asia works with stone energy. -Remembering The Truth Of Feminine Energy. -Opening your intuitive connection with plants. -Our relationship with stones and the mineral world.   Resources: The Pussy Portal Asia's Instagrtam Asia Suler YouTube One Willow Apothecaries What Is Your Earth Healing Archetype?   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/earth-medicine-and-the-gateway-of-healing-with-asia-suler-ep-136  
10/5/202157 minutes, 4 seconds
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#135 Restore Your Eyesight and End Myopia with Jake Steiner

Jake Steiner claims he is just another guy from the internet, but for the past 20 years, he's been successfully pioneering natural myopia (nearsightedness) control and built a global community of people seeking to do the same through his website endmyopia.org where he offers a plethora of resources, articles, and courses for free. Prior to his journey of scientific exploration Jake Steiner was very nearsighted with minus 5.00 diopter's of high myopia, on a path of his vision getting progressively worse, with no end of wearing lenses insight. Today Jake no longer wears glasses, has 20/20 eyesight, has corrected his myopia without the use of eye vitamins, eye exercises, or surgery, and is passionate about providing guidance and resources for other myopes to do the same. One thing Jake touches on a lot in this conversation is screentime. Screen time has become so prevalent and woven into our everyday lives that we consciously need to counterbalance and mitigae its effects to prevent strain on our eyesight and Liver Qi. In TCM the Liver meridian is connected to the eyes and supports blood circulation and the flow of Qi through the eyes. It is the main meridian responsible for healthy vision. Mason and Jake discuss the fundamentals of myopia, lifestyle factors that affect our eyesight, the massive wholesale to retail lense markup, herbs to nourish the Liver, and empowering people to take back control of their health, no matter what the diagnosis. Tune in.   Jake and Mason discuss: -Pseudomyopia. -Screen addiction -How diopters work. -Lens-induced myopia. -Natural myopia control. -Measuring your eyesight. -Acupuncture for eyesight. -Eyesight muscle spasms. -The Liver-Eye connection. -Herbs to nourish Liver Qi. -Screen addiction and eyesight. -Lifestyle habits that affect eyesight.   Resources: Shisandra Beauty Blend End Myopia Website Shortsighted Podcast Jakes 7 Day Free Course To Fix Eyesight   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/restore-your-eyesight-and-end-myopia-with-jake-steiner-ep-135  
9/28/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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#134 Cygnet Perfumery and The Purity of Scent with Sondrine Kehoe

Sondrine Kehoe's love affair with scent and botanicals came into being at a very young age. Kindled by childhood curiosity; Mixing flowers, honey, and alcohol to make her first perfume. What started as a creative outlet has now grown into a successful regenerative business. Cygnet Perfumery creates the most divine collection of handcrafted botanical extrait de parfum's and regenerative skincare, made in limited and small batches using sustainable sources and methods. Whether it be a parfum or skincare, Sondrine only uses the most carefully considered natural ingredients ( no synthetic fragrances or endangered plants), the process of creation is slow and intentional, with every extrait de parfum released exclusively in limited batches. Listening to Sondrine talk about the alchemical creation process of her potent products; It becomes clear that Cygnet Perfumery is a business centred around integrity and conscious practices. Sondrine's devotion and attention to every aspect of creating these divine bottles of joy for our most primal sense are admirable and something worth celebrating. This conversation is heart and soul-worthy and will teach you a lot about the art of botanical perfumery. Tune in to hear Tahnee and Sondrine discuss botanical formulation, conscious business, the power of scent, essential oils, motherhood, birth, midwifery, and so much more.   Tahnee and Sondrine discuss: -Botanical perfumery -How we experience smell. -The skin microbiome. -What is regenerative skincare? -Skincare ingredients. -The golden age of perfumery. -Native Australian botanicals. -Aromatherapy and oil guidelines. -Home birth and midwifery. -Why the scent of parfum changes over time.   Resources: IFRA Perfume Body cygnetperfumery.com.au Cygnet Perfumery Instagram   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/cygnet-perfumery-and-the-purity-of-scent-with-sondrine-kehoe-ep-134    
9/21/202157 minutes, 14 seconds
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#133 How To Eat In Spring with Kimberly Ashton

For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, the scents, sounds, and sensations of Spring are upon us again. The Sun is beaming longer, warming up the earth and our bodies as we are transition away from contraction, welcoming the feeling of expansion. Here to help us bridge this shift in season, we have TCM Food Therapist Kimberly Ashton on the podcast, chatting with Mason and taking us on a journey through the energetics, foods, and flavours of Spring; The Wood Element, and Liver Qi.   As a healer, Kimberly Ashton's work centres around the power of functional food, Chinese medicine, the 5 Elements, food energetics, emotional anatomy, and energy medicine. When talking about the energy of Spring, Kimberly describes it as, "A season of transition, ideally, one that we ease our way into patiently and enjoy at its own pace". Observing our master teacher (Nature), we look around and see everything right now is in a moment of birthing; Slowly emerging from hibernation, gently transitioning in movement, reflection, and animation. Is your body craving some Spring regeneration? Can you feel a bit of Liver stagnation? Tune in as Kimberly brings her depth of food wisdom forth with a breakdown of the foods, herbs, flovours (and desserts) that cultivate the distinct energy in the body required to support Liver Wood and its function in this season.     Host and Guest discuss: -The Wood element.  -Liver Qi stagnation.  -Liver Qi building foods.  -Teas and herbs for Liver heat.  -Foods and habits to avoid in Spring. -Foods to support Liver Wood function. -The emotional energy in the Wood element. -Liver Wood cooking and preparation methods.  -Functional foods to cleanse the Liver and Gallbladder.   Resources: Kimberly's Website Kimberly's Instagram Soothing Liver Qi Stagnation 5 Elements & Cycles e-course   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/how-to-eat-in-spring-with-kimberly-ashton-ep-133  
9/14/202155 minutes, 15 seconds
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#132 Mindful Travel with Nina Karnikowski

Travel writer and author Nina Karnikowski is putting a new lens on the way we view travel. In her recent sustainable travel handbook, Go Lightly- How to travel without hurting the planet, Karnikowski urges the reader to forget the bucket list and replace it with an itinerary that's more about connection. Connection to the lands we visit and the cultures native to them. Connection to the impact that our travel is having on local economies; 95% of travel dollars get funneled out of the destinations we visit (a term called 'leakage' in the travel industry). Connection to the languages spoken by the artisans that whittle and weave crafts to feed their families. And more connection to the idea of sustainable travel, which means doing a lot less and making our actions count in every possible.   For many of us, venturing overseas to explore far-off corners of the globe is something of a right of passage into early adulthood, and for some, a way of life. But as Karnikowski states, 'the staggering reality is, that only 6% of the world's population have ever even set foot on a plane'. This statistic really puts the idea of privilege into perspective, and as the adage goes, 'with great privilege comes great responsibility. Working as a travel writer for over a decade, traveling to some of the world's most remote destinations, Karnikowski has seen firsthand the destructive side of global travel. In this chat with Tahnee, Nina offers soulful insights and practical notions of how we can not only leave a lighter footprint but maybe even leave a place better than we found it through regeneration and mindful reciprocity. This conversation will have you yearning for connection, inspire you to do better, and make you incredibly nostalgic for travel. Mostly, it will open your eyes to the many little things we can be doing to make a positive impact on the places we choose to travel and the type of memories we create.   Tahnee and Nina discuss: -The power of conversations. -How to travel more sustainably.   -Leakage in the travel industry.  -How to support local artisans. -The art to a good travel wardrobe. -The potency of a daily writing practise. -Over tourism; Thinking twice about geo-tagging.  -Being more mindful of how we spend our travel dollars. -The negative impacts of tourism on local accommodation. -Slowing down and spending more time connecting to people and nature.   Resources: Nina's website Nina's Instagram Go Lightly Make A Living Living, Be Successful Doing What You Love   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/mindful-travel-with-nina-karnikowski-ep-132  
9/7/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 30 seconds
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#131 How To Turn Your Immune System On with Dan Sipple

We've been receiving loads of emails from our SuperFeast community wanting to know what they can do to turn their immune system on and keep it fortified. Recently Mason caught up with our favourite functional Naturopath, Dan Sipple, to discuss go-to herbs, minerals, foods, and lifestyle practices to increase the body's immunological capacity. Embodying health sovereignty in a time of COVID has become quite a contentious topic; Who would have thought that trusting the body's immune system could become so politicised? Regardless of how you sit with the whole vaccinated/unvaccinated approach to the virus, bolstering the immune system is something (hopefully) most of us can agree is essential. People are now thinking about their immune system in ways they never have before, and we are here to offer guidance in any way we can.    Imagine a society where mainstream consensus was to value and trust the body's natural immune system over pharmaceutical drugs. Imagine a world where superior herbs and medicinal mushrooms were mandated, subsidised, and heavily endorsed to keep us all thriving and truly living our best lives. To quote John Lenon 'imagine all the people living life in peace' (instead of fear); We are here for this vision. Tune in to hear Mason and Dan explore all the ways they would reinforce and support people's immune systems if they were to (hypothetically speaking) dictate all members of society take part in an Immune MAXzine. Where empowered sovereign health is the goal, and we live with reverence for Mother Nature's unassailable healing intelligence. This episode is packed full (and I mean full) of expert knowledge to have you feeling equipped and in an embodied state of health. We're advocating less divisiveness, more connection, and holistic health for everyone. Don't miss it.   Mason and Dan discuss: -What is immunity?  -Microbiome analyses. -The skins microbiome. -Strengthening the Wei Qi shield. -Colostrum for the immune system. -Herbs for long-term immune regulation. -Dietary applications for the immune system. -Medicinal mushrooms for the immune system. -Arming the immune system in acute situations. -Astragalus for lung, spleen, and surface immunity. -The effects of stress and sleep on the immune system. -How the immune system is influenced by the microbiome. -What causes the immune system to become dysregulated? -Lifestyle practices to increase your immunological capacity.   Resources: Dan Website Dan Instagram Gut Health Podcast 1 Gut Health Podcast 2   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/dan-sipple-ep-131
8/31/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 4 seconds
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#130 Herbs For Performance and Di Dao with Mason Taylor on The Awoken Athlete podcast

The words Di Dao (Di Tao) is a concept that most of our SuperFeast community would be familiar with, as it's the way we source our herbs. Di Dao herbs are of the highest quality and grown with integrity to ensure optimal, powerful healing properties. For a herb to be classified Di Dao, it must have been grown in its natural habitat; Which means the right region, soil, and microclimate for that specific species. The beauty of Di Dao herbs is they perform optimally, much like the human body when it is holistically cared for and nourished the way it needs to be. In this episode, Mason chats with Jansen Andre on The Awoken Athlete podcast about SuperFeast's commitment to Di Dao sourcing, herbs for optimal performance, and a holistic perspective of the nuances that affect performance within the body at all levels. Mason details the integrity behind Di Dao sourcing and how it ensures the livelihood of micro-farming stays alive; Continuing the wisdom and teachings of Di Dao within communities. Whether you're an athlete or not, we're all being physically, emotionally, and mentally pushed with our hectic, under-nourished lifestyles. This episode addresses the best herbs for lifestyle support and performance on all levels.    Mason and Jansen discuss: -Qi and performance. -Cordyceps and performance. -Adaptogens and performance. -Jing, Qi, Shen; How they work. -Comparing Di Dao and organic. -Preventing injury and exhaustion. -Jing; nourishing a solid foundation. -How to take SuperFeast tonic herbs. -Di Dao; growing, sourcing, and integrity. -Disease, healing, and building the body back up. -The colonisation and institutionalisation around healing ourselves. -Performance in business and the freedoms of staying investor-free.   Resources: Mason Instagram SuperFeast Instagram SuperFeast Apple Podcast The Awoken Athlete Podcast Mind and Body Peak Performance with James Newbury (EP#106)    Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/herbs-for-performance-and-di-dao-with-mason-taylor-on-the-awoken-athlete-podcast-ep-130  
8/24/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 27 seconds
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#129 Motherhood, Birth, and Embodying Your Truth with Jinti Fell

Here on the SuperFeast podcast, we love to celebrate and acknowledge beautiful humans who kindle a light, embody their truth, and bring forth a unique offering of human goodness to the world; Today's guest Jinti Fell is a woman who does just that. A mother of three (currently pregnant with the third), Jinti and her partner Chris have become known for sharing their nomadic and intentional living with the online world. Living life in a converted bus to tiny house bliss, toddlers, newborns, a magical off-grid home birth thrown in the mix, their way of living radiates an air of simplicity, freedom, and intentional creation. In this very open chat with Tahnee, Jinti speaks to her journey through motherhood, her incredible undisturbed home birth, and how she navigates the duality of sharing her life online and remaining true to herself. Tahnee and Jinti share some beautiful insights on ecstatic birth and sexual energy; Going deeper to connect with the cervix and womb space during pregnancy/birth and why women are often culturally shamed for experiencing such pleasure. This episode is a must-listen for all women and a divine exploration of womanhood, motherhood, sexuality, and the journey within to our innate wisdom.   Tahnee and Jinti discuss: -Wild pregnancy. -Prenatal nutrition. -Conscious conception. -Jinti's undisturbed birth -The journey of pregnancy. -Homeschooling/unschooling. -Living life from a place of truth. -Connecting with the cervix/womb space. -Cervical orgasms and pleasure during birth. -Exploring sexual energy throughout pregnancy. -Observing the emotion of fear in pregnancy and birth. -Jinti's journey of pregnancy outside the medical system. -Navigating social media without compromising your truth.   Resources: Jinti's Instagram Jinti's Home Birth Vlog Jinti's Youtube Channel Life Changing Sex Makes Anything Possible with Kim Anami (EP#28)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/motherhood-birth-and-embodying-your-truth-with-jinti-fell-ep-129  
8/17/202154 minutes, 56 seconds
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#128 How To Live For Longevity with Mason Taylor

We're bringing you a special edition on the podcast today, as Mason steps out of the interviewer seat and is interviewed by Tommy Moore on the Mind Body Plants Podcast. If you've ever wanted to listen to Mason go through the entire SuperFeast apothecary in both poetic and articulate detail; What's in the mindfully curated blends, the Organ systems they nourish, how the herbs are sourced, the seasons they best connect to, and the stories behind the formulations, this episode covers it all.   Tommy asks some great questions, and Mason dives deep into the world of Daoist tonic herbalism, discussing the lineage and how these heavenly messengers oscillate through Mind/Body/Spirit to bring healing and longevity. Mason opens up about his decade-long journey with SuperFeast, from grassroots beginnings to the epic company it is has grown into; Still maintaining the same core intentions of supporting people in maintaining wellness and longevity through tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms. In comparing the western medical system with classical Chinese medicine, this conversation goes many places. Mason lays down what you need to know about Jing herbs, cultivating Qi, Nootropics, Brain health, Di Dao sourcing, and living in harmony with yourself and nature. This episode is the reminder we all need to stand empowered in our sovereign health.   Tommy and Mase discuss: -Mycology.  -Tonic herbalism.  -The Daoist lineage.  -Yin/Yang cultivation.  -The culture of SuperFeast. -The nature of Adaptogens. -The SuperFeast apothecary. -Di Dao sourcing and preserving tradition. -Superior herbs (lifestyle herbs) and dosage. -Autoimmune conditions and medicinal mushrooms. -Brain health and nootropic herbs for neuro-plasticity.  -The journey of SuperFeast; 10 years on from grassroots.  -Psychedelic mushrooms, micro-dosing and mental health.  -Cultivating organ health, longevity, and wisdom through herbs. -Western medical system and classical Chinese medical system. -Mason's personal journey from a uni student starting SuperFeast.     Resources: Mason Instagram SuperFeast Instagram   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/how-to-live-for-longevity-with-mason-taylor-on-mind-body-plants-podcast-ep-128  
7/27/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 23 seconds
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#127 Preserving Classical Chinese Medicine with Dr. Simon Feeney

Dr. Simon Feeney's journey along the virtuous path of classical Chinese medicine and healing has been far from ordinary. His integrity and purist approach to everything he does, has successfully set a new standard for wholesale Chinese Herbs in Australia, with the establishment of his company/clinic Empirical Health six years ago. Purity, Quality, and Potency are the principle values of Empirical Health; The first and only Australian certified organic Chinese herb wholesaler dedicated to Dao Di principles. A Physician in Classical Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist, extensively knowledgable herbalist, and ongoing devoted scholar (20 years) of ancient medical Burmese scriptures, Simon's passion for upholding essential ancient knowledge is evident in everything he does. Like all journeys of the heart, Simon's is full of incredible stories; Stories of ancient manuscripts with cures for Leprosy, herbal preparations to treat malaria, being held at gunpoint in the name of preserving ancient teachings, and quests of translating bygone measurements for 2000-year-old formulas used in the Han Dynasty. In this potent conversation, Simon and Mason discuss the preservation of Classical Chinese medicine through lineage, the institutionalisation of TCM (where it's lacking), concocting ancient formulas, species identification when it comes to Dao Di, and the reverence for classical Chinese medicine as a complete system. Tune in for ancient knowledge and so much more.   Host and Guest discuss: -Pulse diagnosis. -The Han Dynasty. -Chinese herbalism. -Energetics of herbs. -Availability of herbs. -Plant identification. -Administration techniques. -Therapeutic alkaloid testing. -Quality discernment of herbs. -Dao Di (original growing region) principles -The evolving nature of Chinese Medicine. -Genetic testing and proper identification of herbs. -The current Chinese medicine renaissance in the west. -Dosage; The right dose, for the right person at the right time.   Resources: Facebook Instagram Empirical Health Empirical Health Shop empiricalhealth.com   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/preserving-classical-chinese-medicine-with-dr-simon-feeney-ep-127  
7/20/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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#126 Male Preconception with Peter Kington

Acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner Peter Kington has built a successful fertility and pregnancy-focused practice, working with couples and individuals experiencing sub-fertility. In this very open conversation with Mason Peter discusses erectile function, semen analysis, reproductive health, male health literacy, lifestyle, emotional, spiritual factors of male preconception, red flags for infertility, and breaking down cultural barriers around the male role in conception. Living in a world where infertility issues and IVF procedures are increasing, one can find an array of lifestyle, biological, and environmental factors that play a role in both men and women not being as optimally fertile as they could be. But how can we get to the root of what's causing infertility if the right diagnostic tools aren't being used, and the right conversations are not being had? Looking through the holistic lens of Chinese Medicine, Peter explains why male preconception is a vulnerable topic for men to openly discuss, especially when there is an infertility factor present that lies with them. One of the things that stands out about Peter Kington as a practitioner is his approach to diagnosis and his sensitivity to understanding the male psyche. In this insightful conversation, he explains that a good diagnosis is about looking for bits of information that give insight into the patents mind/body connection and being aware of the cultural narratives around male reproductive function.   Mase and Peter Discuss: -Masturbation. -Semen analysis. -Low sperm count. -Male sexual health.  -Healthy ejaculation. -Male preconception. -The lifecycle of sperm. -Male physical examination. -Erectile function/dysfunction.  -Male vulnerability around sex. -The pressure of conception.   -Pornography and low sperm counts. -The micro environment of the Testes.  -Sperm/Semen; Whats the difference? -The IVF path and options to support it.  -The impact of infertility and infertility treatment on men.    Resources: Peter Kington.com.au   Peter Kington Facebook Peter Kington Instagram   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/male-preconception-with-peter-kington-ep-126  
7/13/20211 hour, 57 seconds
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#125 Kid's Immunity & Liver Flushing with Helen Padarin

Today on the podcast Mason chats with naturopath, nutritionist, medical herbalist, and best-selling author Helen Padarin about kid's immunity, nutrition, Liver and Gallbladder flushing, and the seriously empowering works she does with kids, families, and remote indigenous communities. A big running theme in all of Helen's work as a practitioner is empowerment. Whether it be through supporting indigenous communities to continue their traditional ways of eating or her courses that focus on remedies, and hands-on tools to keep parents and children healthy; Helen is giving people the right building blocks and bridging the gap between disempowered and empowered health. Her passion is teaching people to come back to themselves, trust their intuition, and get back to centre so they can thrive in health. With 20 years’ experience as a practitioner, Helen brings so much wisdom and experience to this conversation. Helen and Mason hone in on kid's immunity, nutrition, gut health, and why not suppressing fever in children is an empowering act that builds resilience and teaches us to trust our immune system. Helen takes us through the courses she runs and the full function/protocol of Liver and Gallbladder flushing; Why we do it, the basic preparation, and how it improves thyroid function. Tune in for health sovereignty and empowerment.   Mason and Helen discuss: -Seasonal eating. -Vitamin D and Zinc deficiency. -Liver and Gallbladder Flushing. -The Thyroid Gallbladder connection. -Kid's immunity and nutrition. -Fever and neural development. -Looking at fever as a valuable process. -Fevers in children; How to handle them. -Carnivore and Paleo eating; How they can support the body. -How current reference ranges of blood test results are limited. -Foraging, hunting and gathering in indigenous communities. -Supporting indigenous communities and their traditional ways of eating.  -How non-indigenous Australian's can learn so much about connection and belonging from the ancient wisdom of indigenous people.   Resources: Poop chart  Together Retreat Helen's Facebook Helenpadarin.com Bubba Yum Yum book The Complete Gut Health Cook Book   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/kids-immunity-liver-flushing-with-helen-padarin-ep-125  
7/6/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 51 seconds
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#124 Psychedelic Assisted Therapies & Mental Health with Tania De Jong

Tania de Jong is an inspiring woman on the path of helping others to heal. Leaving a trail of positive change and innovation wherever she sets her philanthropic vision, her most recent contribution; Alleviating the mental health crisis in Australia and eventually worldwide, is a breath of hope and fresh air. Two years ago, Tania and her husband founded the organisation Mind Medicine Australia; A charity focused on reducing the ongoing suffering caused by mental illness through effective psychedelic-assisted treatments such as medicinal psilocybin within safe clinical environments. The long-term goal: Making Psychedelic Assisted Therapies an intrinsic part of Australia's Mental Health System, significant improvement in mental health statistics, and accessibility for everyone. With the mounting pressures of life compounded by global lockdowns and their ripple effects, the current mental health crisis continues to grow, with treatments (predominantly pharmaceutical) nowhere near as effective as they could be. Before entering into a sound understanding of this topic, it's essential to know that the history of research and clinical trials for psychedelic medicines is shrouded in propaganda, censorship, and half-truths. Fueled by Nixon's War On Drugs campaign in the '50s and '60s, clinical trials and the progression in this area of medical science were brought to an abrupt halt, but as the nature of truth goes, it finds a way, somehow. Enter Mind Medicine Australia; A charity organisation that funds clinical psychedelic research conducted by independent associations and affiliates, set to change the face of Mental Illness. Tune in for this epic conversation as Mase and Tania discuss the future of healing and Psychedelic Assisted Therapies.   Mase and Tania discuss: -Holotropic Breathwork. -The mental illness pandemic. -Psychedelic Assisted Therapies. -The screening process of patients.  -Decentralised use of psychedelics. -Nixon's War On Drugs and propaganda. -Federal/State legislation and accessibility. -TGA-Special Access schemes and pathways.  -Qualifications needed to become a trained therapist. -Making Psychedelic Assisted Therapies accessible to all Australians.   Resources: Mind Medicine Australia Tania de Jong's website Tania de Jong Facebook Creative Universe website Creativity Australia website Tania de Jong TED Talk-How Singing Together Changes The Brain   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/psychedelic-assisted-therapies-mental-health-with-tania-de-jong-ep-124  
6/29/202129 minutes, 35 seconds
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#123 The Wu Shen and Alchemy verse Ascension with Stephanie Nosco

Today on the podcast, we're bringing ancient teachings to life as we journey through the Daoist delineation of the human psyche by way of storytelling. In this transformative conversation, Mason and Yin yoga, meditation, and medical Qigong practitioner Stephanie Nosco discuss the Wu Shen, also known as The Five Spirits; A system of spiritual descent, allowing us to live out our Dao through bringing the light of Heaven down to Earth, and alchemising pain into growth. Stephanie's transfer of knowledge and her ability to bring this elusive spiritual system to life through story and metaphor is brilliant. This intrinsic part of the Daoist teachings can't be measured or quantified but is the consciousness behind everything. Descending from the Heavens with Shen and moving through Hun, Yi, Po, and Zhi, Stephanie takes us on a journey, pulling out the light and different expressions of each spirit along the way. In a realm of work she's so passionate about Stephanie expresses that compassion for ourselves is essential on this path of healing. For true transformation, wisdom, and inspiration will arise from our psyche, only when we are willing to go into the murky depths to do the work, and begin to consciously live out our Dao. Tune in for wisdom.   Mason and Stephanie discuss: -The Five Spirits. -The spirit of the organs. -Mingmen and our destiny. -The wisdom in storytelling. -Bringing Shen into the body. -Practices to nourish the Hun. -Hun disturbance and depression. -Practices to help the Yi spirit. -Po disturbance and breathwork. -Medical Qigong to nourish the five spirits. -Yin yoga as an avenue to explore the spirit dimension.   Resources: Nosco Yoga Stephanie's Instagram Stephanie's Facebook Yin Yoga Teacher Training  Rooted In Spirit Book Sarah Powers Yoga   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-wu-shen-and-alchemy-verse-ascension-with-stephanie-nosco-ep-123  
6/22/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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#122 The Flower Shaman with Adrian Anteros of Pureheart Alchemy

Enter the world of flower shaman Adrian Anteros, where the language is flower, the scent is heavenly, and the rhythm; A symbiotic flow of direct communion with plants and flowers. Anteros is the founder of Pureheart Alchemy; the most divine range of living flower essence mysts, massage oils, and tonic essences to emerge from Gaia's garden. One myst/inhale of these powerful healing essences, and you instantly feel your energetic state shift, intuitively you come into centre, and in that moment you sense your vibrations elevate.   In this inspiring episode, Mase and Adrian explore shamanic practice, ceremony, the frequency and healing of flowers, the language of plants, and opening up the higher mind and heart through these powerful botanical essences. Adrian takes us on a journey through his intuitive alchemical creation process that entwines magic and integrity on every level; Pureheart Alchemy creations contain world heritage Blue Mountains wild spring water, 24k gold Ormus, and are hand-tuned with harmonious frequencies found in nature to assist in raising vibrations. Tune in for Magical plant wisdom.   Mason and Adrian discuss: -Speaking flower. -Plant medicines. -Flower Essences. -Plant communion. -Spagyric alchemy. -Integrity and the creation process. -How the plants are speaking to us. -Essential mysts and how to use them. -The immunity shield of Flower Essences. -Raising our frequency through the vibration of plants.   Resources: Pureheart Alchemy Instagram Pureheart Alchemy Facebook Pureheart Alchemy Website Medicina de Flores Sacred Sage  Lyrical Heart Brethren   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-flower-shaman-with-adrian-anteros-of-pureheart-alchemy-ep-122  
6/15/202156 minutes, 23 seconds
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#121 Winter, The Water Element and Rest with Tahnee & Mason Taylor

It's time again for our guiding seasonal podcast with Tahnee and Mason, where they tune into the energetics, undertones, and wisdom of the season within Daoism. With 30 days of Jing in full swing, and people easing back off stimulants, this episode couldn't have landed at a better time. In Daoism, the season of Winter is associated with the element of water and the wonderful Kidneys. The Kidneys are the bedrock of our yin/yang energy, a storehouse for our Jing, and govern the regulation of fluids in our body. Of all the seasons, Winter is the most Yin. The beauty to be found in this season comes from allowing space for introspection, reflection, restoration, and the inner alchemy of the kidneys, transforming fear into wisdom. As with all the seasons we move through, Tahnee and Mason translate a fluent foundation of what embodying this season looks like; The warming foods to eat, herbs to have on hand, and practices that best support us, both in this season and in this point in time collectively. Dress for the elements, protect your Qi with layers and woolies, observe Mother Nature; And as the sun sets early and rises late, so should we flow with her motion and allow our bodies to rest, and consolidate our essence into Jing. Tune in   Mase and Tahnee discuss:   -The energetics of Winter. -Why rest is crucial in Winter. -Herbs and foods for Winter. -Observing fear-kidney related. -Transforming fear into wisdom. -Balancing Yin and Yang energy. -The esoteric nature of the Kidneys. -The Water element and the Kidneys. -What menstruation blood says about our Jing essence. -Practices and meditations to support us through Winter.   Resources: Jing Tonic Chaga Deer Antler 30 days of Jing Sleep-Our Top 10 Tips Yoga Nidra    Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/winter-the-water-element-and-rest-with-tahnee-mason-taylor-ep-121  
6/8/202156 minutes, 11 seconds
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#120 Psilocybin Journeywork & Fungi Academy with Jasper Degenaars

Jasper Degenaarsis is on a mission to share and empower the global community with the magical wisdom of sacred mushrooms and the archetypes they bring forth for healing. Nestled in the lush green lands of Guatemala is the Fungi Academy HQ, a space Degenaars envisioned for journeying, learning, growing, creating, cultivating, and intentional community living. An extension of this Psilocybin empowering community is the Sacred School Of Mycology; An online space where people connect globally to learn the art of sacred mushroom cultivation and become skilled psychonaut's through psychedelic journeywork courses. With the growing consideration around normalising/legalising the use of psychedelic medicine, this conversation between two chief mushroom men couldn't have landed at a better time. Mase and Jasper get into the realities and beauty of community living, how to responsibly grow and hold space for people journeying with sacred mushrooms, the emergence of the psychedelic 'industry', and staying connected while living in a capitalist world and honouring the financial part of a successful business. This conversation really highlights the beauty and healing our magical fungi friends are bringing into the world. Tune in!   Mase and Jasper discuss:   -Sacred mushrooms. -Reimagining education. -Psychedelic censorship. -Psychedelic journeywork. -Why quality products matter. -Decriminalisation of psychedelics. -Clinical application of psychedelics. -Mycorrhizal sphere (aka. the wood wide web). -Growing Psilocybin as an individual vs big labs. -Psychedelics for PTSD, depression and healing. -The power of online psychedelic integration circles.   Resources: Tiktok Twitter Youtube Facebook The Fungi Academy Sacred Mycology School Fungi Academy Instagram Jasper's personal Instagram Julian Vayne/Getting Higher Book SUPERFEAST (discount code for cultivation course)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/psilocybin-journeywork-fungi-academy-with-jasper-degenaars-ep-120  
6/1/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 42 seconds
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#119 Transcending The God Matrix with George Kavassilas

We’re bringing a full spectrum intergalactic, God matrix transcending, health sovereignty-love-fueled conversation today on the SuperFeast podcast. In this stellar conversation, Mase sits down with Exo and cosmopolitical specialist George Kavassalis for a journey through the unified field of love and universal veils of human experience. Do you consider yourself to be truly free? Do you believe in the God matrix? And what is the journey of humanity thus far that you won't find in history books? In discussing what it means to embody organic sovereignty, George expresses why he feels now more than ever human civilisation is at a point where every individual needs to harness their creative powers and take responsibility for their experience and wellbeing. Disclosing control systems that utilise the intelligence within technology, and Exopolitical mysteries; This conversation is rich, multi-dimensional, and at the heart of it is a message steeped in love, co-creation, honour, and respect for each other. There's a reason why the George Kavassilas episode was the most downloaded episode ever on The Mason Taylor Show. Tune in for this transcending conversation.   Mase and George discuss: -Natural lore. -Incarnation. -Exo politics. -Cosmo polotics. -Phasing out 5G. -Sacred geometry. -The God matrix -Celestial entities. -Where Gods reside. -Cosmic conquerers. -Reality Management. -The Multi-and Omniverse -TI (Technological Intelligence). -mRNA technology and nanotechnology.   Resources: George's website To contact George Superwoo Radio (George's Podcast) Our Universal Journey (George's Book)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/transcending-the-god-matrix-with-george-kavassilas-ep-119  
5/25/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 34 seconds
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#118 Are You Dehydrated? Hydrate with Tracy Duhs

Tracy Duhs is a modern wellness hydration expert that has devoted her life to helping people awaken their vitality and feel alive. An educator, founder of two naturopathic clinics, and host of the podcast 'Hydrate with Tracy Duhs'; Through research on the vibrational frequency of the voice, sound, and how it affects our immune system, Tracy's approach to healing took a turning point. "I found out that our bodies are 98.9% water molecules, and water is the source-receiver of all information that we're in contact with. I realised that the words I was saying, and thoughts I was thinking we're imprinting the body of water that I am". For a deeper understanding of this theory, you needn't look any further than Dr. Masaru Emoto's work around crystals formed in frozen water and the changes that occur when concentrated thoughts are directed towards them. Emoto discovered that water from clear springs and water exposed to loving words showed radiant, complex, and colourful snowflake patterns. Contrastingly, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, formed incomplete patterns with dull colours. Tracy's education and healing work is underpinned by the belief that our cells have their own innate intelligence, and by removing the obstacles for healing, giving the body the building blocks for biogenesis, and allowing our cells to do what they know how to do, we can thrive in good health. In this energised chat, Mason and Tracy discuss the nature and different qualities of water, with Tracy giving her best guidance on how to access mineral-rich water, build back up filtered water, and the types of adulterated, traumatised water we should avoid. Be sure to tune in for this epic information, and so much more!   Mason and Tracy discuss: -Eating for hydration. -Quinton and its benefits. -The fourth phase of water. -Deuterium depleted water. -The crystalline structure of water. -Hydration through your movement. -The benefits of molecular hydrogen. -Creating a hydration focused lifestyle. -Why hydration is not just about water. -Gratefulness to build up the structure of water in our body. -Filtered water; Not as good for your health as you may think. -Metabolic water; The purest most deuterium depleted, structured water there is.    Resources: Tracy's website Tracy's Facebook Tracy's Instagram graceandparker.com Hydrate with Tracy podcast Hydrate with Tracy Duhs (Book)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/are-you-dehydrated-hydrate-with-tracy-duhs-ep-118  
5/18/202150 minutes, 56 seconds
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#117 Death, Ceremony, and Walking Towards Grace with Zenith Virago

Today on the podcast, Mason chats with the incredibly humble and heart-centered Zenith Virago; Marriage celebrant, educator, facilitator, author, speaker, and Death Walker. Zenith was recently named 2021 Byron Shire Citizen of the Year, for the highly respected member of the shire she is, and for the devoted work she's been doing in the community over the past 20 years. In this incredibly moving conversation around death as a right of passage, transitional space, and courageous act, Zenith shares her gratitude for having death as her teacher and for the opportunity it's given her to practice presence. As a Deathwalker, Zenith brings a holistic experience to death, ceremony, and loss. Her death ceremony work is sacred, walking with those dying, and with the bereaved, co-creating spaces and supporting them in honouring their loved ones. This conversation is moving and real. Zenith flows between courageous and beautiful stories of death and loss, imparting wisdom and bringing a sense of normality to this gateway, so many of us fear.    Mason and Zenith discuss: -The acceptance of death. -Why death is an inside job. -Sleep as a practice for death. -Crafting a ceremony for death. -How facing death enhances life. -The many ways we deal with loss. -Dissolving the resistance of death. -The phenomenon of terminal lucidity. -How to support healthy bereavement. -How to support children through death. -The important practicalities around death. -The advanced health care plan (The Natural Death Care Centre)   Resources: ZenithVirago.com Zenith's Facebook Zenith's Instagram The Natural Death Care Centre Death and After Death Care Plan   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/death-ceremony-and-walking-towards-grace-with-zenith-virago-ep-117  
5/11/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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#116 Star Lore, Anthroposophy, & Astrology with Mary Stewart Adams

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another; A wise man named Plato once said. Mary Stewart Adams has been on a journey of star communication and celestial wonder for what seems like her entire life. A star lore historian, leading dark sky advocate, author, and astrologist who weaves the esoteric knowledge of spiritual science, literature, ancient mythologies, and fairy tales into contemporary astronomy and astrosophy star wisdom. Mary's relationship with the stars is more than a personal journey; It's a quest to inspire others to know and understand the stars in a way that strengthens what it means to be a human living in the 21st Century. In what feels like an other-worldly conversation, Tahnee and Mary weave their way through Egyptian/Greek mythology, Rudolf Steiner's philosophy of anthroposophy, astronomy, and fairytales, all of which are threads in man's eternal relationship with the stars. It's not every day you get to listen to someone like Mary speak; her words will leave you longing for a deeper awareness of the constellations above. Her understanding as a star lore historian and unique expression of this ancient knowledge is truly something divine. Enjoy   Tahnee and Mary discuss: -Astrology and astronomy. -The theory of seven year cycles. -Egyptian and Greek star Mythology. -Constellation mythology and fairytales. -Building a relationship with the night sky. -Rudolf Steiner's work on the platonic year. -Tropical, sidereal, and Heliocentric astrology. -Gregorian, Julian and Egyptian solar calendars. -International dark sky movement; protecting natural darkness. -Rudolf Steiner's philosophy of anthroposophy and star wisdom. -Ancient architecture and ceremonial practises connected to star knowledge.    Resources: Mary's Facebook Mary's Instagram Star Lore Website Storytellersnightsky.com Mary's weekly radio reading The Star Tales Of Mother Goose International Dark Sky Association   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/star-lore-anthroposophy-astrology-with-mary-stewart-adams-ep-116  
5/4/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 27 seconds
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#115 The Dao of Health, Sex & Longevity with Daniel Reid

There's something about the energy and spirit of Daniel Reid that makes you want to sit, listen and experience his wisdom. A bestselling author, leading expert on eastern philosophy and medicine, Reid has written several books and memoirs on Asian self-health, self-healing practices, Daoism, and his journey on this path. Living in Taiwan for 16 years studying and writing, Reid's international reputation stems from a deep understanding of traditional Chinese culture, Chinese medicine, and ancient Taoist health and longevity systems. In this conversation with Mason, Reid discusses how western medicine is failing society and will continue to as long as it tries to overcome nature. Contrastingly, he details the beauty and simplicity found in all aspects of the Daoist philosophy and spirituality, the way of respecting nature, and our innate ability to heal ourselves. Tune in for wisdom and healing.   Mason and Dan discuss:  -Doaist thought. -The Dao De Jing. -Qigong and tea-gong. -The Dao principle of Wu Wei. -The three powers of Daoism. -Following the flow of the Dao. -Personality types of the five Daoist elements. -The principle of Yin Yang and the five elements. -Quantum physics, Daoism and energy. -Drawing wisdom from essential nature. -Daoism on facing mortality/immortality.   Resources: Dan Reid website Oolong Tea.org The Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea - Daniel Reid The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity - Daniel Reid Shots From the Hip. Sex, Drugs, and The Tao - Daniel Reid Memoir  Energy, Light, and Luminous Space - Daniel Reid Memoir  Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-dao-of-health-sex-longevity-with-daniel-reid-ep-115  
4/27/202155 minutes, 46 seconds
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#114 Blue Blockers, Eye Health & Sungazing with Dayne Barkley

We're talking eye health, good sleep practices, and brand integrity on the podcast today as Mason chats with Dayne Barkley from Barkley Eyewear blue-blocking glasses. With his wife (and co-founder) Indi, Barkley has built an epic eyewear company that not only focuses on blue-blocking technology to protect eyes from the ubiquitous screens and artificial lights that invade our lives. But also embodies all aspects of eye health, brand quality and stems from a place of integrity. Barkley breaks down the relationship between artificial lighting and poor sleep and how practices like sungazing and grounding daily can bring more joy into your life. The lads ruminate over the cyclic journeys of health and the key components that launched them into the world of entrepreneurship. Tune is for progressive conversation.    Mason and Dayne discuss: -Sungazing. -Grounding. -Eye health. -Blue blocking technology. -Daily eye protection practices. -Melatonin levels and natural lighting. -Light boxes vs conventional house lighting -High cortisol levels, false lighting and Insomnia. -Moving with the natural rhythms of life and light. -Deer Antler to take your business to the next level. -Brand integrity and values when running a successful business.   Resources: Dayne's Instagram Barkley Eyewear Barkley Eyewear Instagram Barkley Eyewear Facebook Living Holistically with Dayne & Indi podcast Iris Tech Blue Blocking Software Verilux Light Therapy Products Deer Antler For Vitality   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/blue-blockers-eye-health-sungazing-with-dayne-barkley-ep-114  
4/20/20211 hour, 15 seconds
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#113 Addiction, Influencing & Orthorexia with Vanessa Fitzgerald

Today on the SuperFeast podcast, Mason chats to holistic health coach and nutrition response testing practitioner Vanessa Fitzgerald about her healing journey with addiction, Orthorexia, Hashimoto's, and navigating her platform as a wellness influencer. What I loved most about this conversation was Vanessa's realness, discussing everything from her 13-year Adderall (prescription amphetamine) addiction to the pervasiveness of Orthorexia among people working in the wellness industry. Her candid approach to wellness is something Vanessa's known for, often using her influencer platform to talk about the uncomfortable truths that come with all facets of mind/body healing. Vanessa opens up about her work as a holistic wellness practitioner and why she's so passionate about helping others heal themselves from addiction, PCOS, mental illness, and auto-immune, the way she did herself. Make sure you tune in for this authentic conversation.   Mase and Vanessa discuss: -Adderall detoxing. -Autoimmune healing. -Perfectionism burnout. -Addiction and withdrawal. -Healing the gut; food as medicine. -SOT chiropractic technique for post addiction. -Nutrition Response Testing for the nervous system. -Supporting the brain and nervous system through withdrawals. -Orthorexia; a common eating disorder in the wellness industry. -Ashwagandha and other tonic herbs for healing and rebuilding post addiction.   Resources: Veeshoney Website Veeshoney Instagram Veeshoney Facebook [email protected] Veeshoney linktree Lionsmane Ashwagandha   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/addiction-influencing-orthorexia-with-vanessa-fitzgerald-ep-113  
4/13/202159 minutes, 56 seconds
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#112 Brain Health and Adaptogens with Naturopath Monica Shepherd

Something we aim to deliver here on the SuperFeast podcast is a sense of health sovereignty and empowerment through diverse conversations. We hope to bring you inspiring individuals, their stories, and valuable knowledge that empowers your mental/physical/spiritual wellbeing. With all of us feeling the ripple effects of these unprecedented times, there has never been a better time to talk about mental health practices to keep us healthy as a society and better equipped to deal with stress. We hope you all tune in for today's podcast as Mason sits down with mental health-focused naturopath Monica Shepherd (The Organic Naturopath), facilitator of The Connected Brain course, for a conversation around mental health and adaptogens. Monica unpacks the healing nature of these powerful herbs and their ability to improve neuroplasticity, behavioural disorders, and all facets of mental health. An empowering conversation, shedding light on a subject that sometimes feels a bit heavy to pick up, Monica reminds us that not only are our brains designed to survive in life, but also to thrive.      Mason and Monica discuss: -Addiction healing. -Balancing the HPA axis. -Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. -Healing trauma through adaptogens. -Adaptogens for children with trauma & anxiety. -What happens in the body when we experience trauma. -EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitation technique). -Adaptogens for mental illness. -Amygdala balance through adaptogens. -How adaptogens enhance brain neuroplasticity. -Adaptogens for the liver and lymphatic system.   Resources: Monica's website ( The Organic Naturopath) Instagram (The Organic Naturopath) SuperFeast Adaptogens Ashwagandha - Your New Best Friend To Beat Stress   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/mental-health-and-adaptogens-with-naturopath-monica-shepherd-ep-112  
4/6/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 34 seconds
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#111 Herbs and Practices for Autumn with Tahnee & Mason Taylor

We have Tahnee and Mason jumping on the podcast today, delving into the season of Autumn - Lung Metal time with all the essentials on the best practices and herbs to support our Lungs, digestion, Qi, and protective Wei Qi as we descend into these cosier months. In the tradition of Chinese medicine the Lung is paired with the Large Intestine, so not only is this a season to focus on breath, letting go, and cutting away what is no longer needed, it's also a time to direct energy towards digestion. Tahnee and Mason dive into the foods for this season to best nourish digestion and the cathartic process of digesting, assimilating and, releasing experiences in this last cycle of seasons.    As the air cools down and we observe Mother Nature contracting into her next rhythm, we find ourselves in a macro/micro reflection, naturally being pulled to go within. With wisdom and nurturing truth, Tahnee and Mason encourage us to fall into this space of transformation, exhale the high energy of warmer months, condense our Yin energy and support ourselves through daily practices that allow what is no longer needed to fall away. Tune in for soul nourishing knowledge.    Tahnee and Mason discuss: -Specific protective herbs to cultivate and maintain Qi & Wei Qi. -Supporting and regulating Qi in the body. -Supporting Yin energy. -The qualities of Metal energy. -The importance of seasonal living. -Herbs to support the Lungs and Kidneys. -Herbs and practices to prepare the body for Winter. -The 'medicine' that comes through evolving with the seasons. -Physical exercises to support Lung Metal energy. -Breathwork, meditation, and practices for introspection. -Foods, herbs, and tips for hydration and fluid regulation in this Yin cultivating season.   Resources: Tremella Astragalus Qi Blend Reishi Cordyceps Mason's Mushrooms   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/herbs-and-practices-for-autumn-with-tahnee-mason-taylor-ep-111  
3/30/202135 minutes, 14 seconds
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# 110 Cannabis In Australia & Psychedelic Stories with Nicholas Morley

We're talking medical cannabis in Australia with a few psychedelic stories for good measure on the SuperFeast podcast today. Mason sat down with Nicholas Morley from Greenlight Health for an uncensored conversation around this highly politicised powerful plant. Woven into ancient texts and stories, from early Chinese emperors to the Assyrians, Greeks, and Romans, Cannabis has a long-standing relationship with humans utilising its healing properties. Sitting in a somewhat grey area, medical cannabis in Australia is technically legal but still massively restricted for use (in many ways). Despite all hindrances and risking their livelihoods the whole journey, Nicholas Morley and his business partner at Greenlight have taken on the good fight to advocate for the use of medical cannabis in Australia, helping so many people suffering along the way. Mason and Morley get into the health benefits of full-spectrum CBD oil, specific applications for healing, brain/mental health, plant medicine, micro-dosing psychedelics, and why giving up the fight for the right to legally use this plant to heal people is not an option. Tune in for epic conversation.   Mason and Nicholas discuss: -Healing benefits of Mucuna; a great mood and brain regulator. -Microdosing psilocybin. -The increase in people on anti-depressants. -Depression, anxiety, and plant medicines. -Ayahuasca medicine ceremonies. -The stigma surrounding the highly politicised cannabis plant. -Alleviating stress through herbs. -The endocannabinoid system. -Medical Cannabis for sleep. -Psychedelics. -The vape delivery method. -CBD Topicals. -CBD Lubrication. -Why topical application is just as effective and ingesting.   Resources: GREENLIGHT website Greenlight Health Facebook Greenlight Health Instagram  Greenlight Movie Mother Flower Medicinals Neural Nectar    Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/hemp-in-australia-psychedelic-stories-with-nicholas-morley-ep-110  
3/23/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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#109 The Science & Spirit Of Herbal Medicine with Sajah Popham

In this rich conversation, Mason sits down with the brilliant herbalist Sajah Popham; Founder of School Of Evolutionary Herbalism and Organic Unity in southern Oregon, for a journey into the otherworldly space of plant alchemy, herbal remedies, spagyric medicine, and the inextricable relationship between man and our magically healing plant friends. Geared with both the Science and esoteric understanding of herbal medicine and trained in real alchemy by the great Robert Bartlett, Sajah brings a holistic understanding of the universal truths and principles that govern plants and healing. Sajah's depth of knowledge and reverence for plants as healers is truly a gift to this world. A guardian of the plant kingdom, he walks his path devoted to healing and teaching people that plants are not something we use mindlessly and forget about once healed. He reminds us they are our allies, guides, and protectors, that we should seek to understand and develop a connection that deepens with time. Make sure you tune in for this one!   Mason and Sajah discuss: -Spagyrics and the process of creating medicine. -Medical astrology. -Medical Alchemy. -The three philosophical principles of alchemy (Tria Prima). -How do we bring together science and spirituality? -Universal themes among ancient medicine systems. -Esoteric knowledge and how it relates to plants and healing. -The importance of developing a relationship with the plants we utilise as medicines. -Looking at people and plants through an energetic lens. -The three Doshas of Ayurveda. -Integrative medicine; Eastern and Western systems of medicine coming together. -Returning to the heart space and sitting in earth energy for healing.    Resources: School Of Evolutionary Herbalism Facebook (School Of Evolutionary Herbalism) Instagram (School Of Evolutionary Herbalism) YouTube (School Of Evolutionary Herbalism) Evolutionary Herbalism Book The Plant Path Podcast with Sajah & Whitney Popham Organic Unity- Alchemical Herbal Extracts   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-science-spirit-of-herbal-medicine-with-sajah-popham-ep-109  
3/16/202152 minutes, 35 seconds
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#108 Spiritual Awakening & Biohacking with Dr. Molly Maloof

We're so excited to be bringing you today's episode of the SuperFeast podcast. Mason sits down for a chat with the innovative and ever inspiring Dr. Molly Maloof for an epic conversation spanning from the highly contentious COVID 19 vaccine to stress, sleep, biohacking, spiritual awakenings, and many relative roamings in-between. The world has had some massive shifts since the last time Dr. Molly was on the show; Dr. Molly opens up about her 2020 spiritual awakening, views on psychedelics, and life in America in a time of COVID. Dr. Molly shows her expertise honing in on the topics of stress, sleep, insulin resistance, and why she utilises technology devices like the Ōura ring to prevent illness and optimise health.   Perhaps what I enjoyed most about this episode, other than Dr. Molly's fascinating technological health insights, was how this conversation flowed despite moments of contrasted views. There was no ideological tribalism, just good conversation; in the name of high quality, investigative thought. Tune in for mind expansion.   Mason and Dr. Molly discuss: -COVID 19 vaccine; Dr. Molly's journey. -Protecting against viruses by keeping stress levels low. -How viruses disrupt metabolism and increase inflammation in the body. -Self-actualisation and ego transcendence. -Cracking yourself open; doing the work emotionally and spiritually. -The Ōura ring; heart rate variability and sleep monitoring. -Therapeutics devices to monitor stress. -What HRV (heart rate variability) says about stress levels. -Dr. Molly's approach to treating clients and assessing health. -Your muscles are a power pack, and exercise charges your batteries. -Chronic Fatigue and burnout. -Biomarkers from over-exercising. -Insulin resistance; How to recognise and avoid it within your body. -Interoception, and why we should all aspire to have it. -Biohacking.   Who is Molly Maloof? Dr. Molly Maloof’s goal is to maximise human potential by dramatically extending the human healthspan through medical technology, scientific wellness, and educational media. Her fascination with innovation has transformed her private medical practice, focused on providing health optimisation and personalised medicine to San Francisco & Silicon Valley investors, executives, and entrepreneurs. Molly's iterative programs take the quantified self to the extreme through comprehensive testing of clinical chemistry, metabolomics, microbiome, biometrics, and genomic markers.   Resources:   Molly's Website Molly's Facebook Molly's Instagram Molly's Linkedin Molly's Twitter Maximising Your Human Potential with Dr. Molly Maloof (EP#47)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/spiritual-awakening-biohacking-with-dr-molly-maloof-ep-108  
3/9/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 56 seconds
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#107 Nurturing Stability & Earth Energy with Tahnee & Mason Taylor

It's that time of year again, where we descend from the peak of summer months, from the highs of long days and energised bodies, into a coming back to earth and ourselves. This fulcrum between seasons, coming out of summer but not quite in the preparations of Autumn/metal time, corresponds with the earth element. It's a time to anchor yourself in a place of equilibrium and nurture where you are out of balance through solitude, grounding practices, and nourishing foods. From this place of harmony and groundedness allows the bridging of heaven and earth, where dreams and aspirations come into reality. On the podcast today, we have our favourite duo exploring the earth element and how we can support ourselves, our families, and all of humanity in this axis point between seasons. In their natural ebb and flow, Tahnee and Mason discuss the earth element in all its dimensions, foods and practices for grounding energy, and nourishment of the digestive system with a specific focus on the pivotal role of the spleen in this time.   Tahnee and Mason discuss: -Late summer, entering into the earth element. -Exploring the harmony and groundedness that the earth element brings. -Grounding practices for the mind/intellect and body -Getting grounded to take specific action and manifest dreams. -The spleen/earth relationship -The role of the spleen. -Signs of spleen and digestive imbalance. -Spleen consciousness; The reasoning mind and our ability to make clear judgments. -Foods to eat in the late summer/earth season to nourish the spleen and pancreas. -Nourishing the digestive system to support clear vision and thinking. -Supporting digestion through warming foods. -Qi blend to support the spleen and earth element. -Mother Earth, the ultimate source of nourishment; how this translates to our relationship with our bodies is this season.   Resources: SuperFeast Qi Blend  YingYang Wuxing For Inner Harmony with Rhonda Chang EP#89   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/nurturing-stability-earth-energy-with-tahnee-mason-taylor-ep-107  
3/2/202152 minutes, 26 seconds
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#106 Mind & Body Peak Performance with James Newbury

Today on the podcast, Mason's joined by CrossFit legend, 2019's 5th fittest man in the world, and newly Australian Men's bobsled competitor, James Newbury for an inspiring conversation around the world of high performance; where mindset is everything and consistency is the key. Whether doing intense training for the World CrossFit Games or leveling up to compete and train with the Australian Men's bobsled team, James Newbury is very familiar with the realms of mental and physical peak performance. He understands the score of what works, what doesn't, and above all, the discipline and stamina it requires. The boys talk Float therapy, CrossFit, bobsledding, mental and physical preparation, and James drops a bunch of knowledge on the breathing, visualisation, and recovery techniques he uses to push himself to his peak. An insightful junction between high-performance sport and business with Mason and James bringing their insights to the table. Make sure you tune in!    Mason and James discuss: -Hot and cold water therapy protocols post-workout. -Quarantine routine; What James did to maximise his time in quarantine. -Bobsledding with the Australian men's team at the European Cup. -High performance rest and recovery. -How James gears up for training, post time off from CrossFit. -Maximising the body for optimal performance and longevity. -Mental and physical preparation. -Why consistency and discipline are key ingredients to any form of high performance. -The health benefits of Float Therapy. -The power of visualisation. -How James combines visualisation and his Floating time. -Maximising the gains of training and rest. -Maintaining balance and minimising stress for high performance periods.  -Breathwork techniques James uses to get him through his most intense training and competing. -Pre and post-workout diet/Supplements; Cordyceps, MSM, and others.   Who is James Newbury? With a background in semi-professional Rugby League, James Newbury has dabbled in many sports. Finding his passion in CrossFit in 2011, James has consistently worked to earn himself a name both nationally and internationally within the CrossFit arena. Named Australia’s fittest 4 X times, and coming away from the 2019 World CrossFit games with a placing of 5th, he earned himself the title of 5th fittest man on Earth. Newbury is somewhat of a master at pushing himself both physically and mentally. 2020 saw a break away from the CrossFit scene due to COVID 19 implications, opening up the time and opportunity for James to develop tiny-timer ( https://www.tiny-timer.com), a remote-controlled, pocket-sized timer that is magnetic mounted and battery-operated. In 2020 James successfully trialed with the Australian Men's bobsled team, going on to represent Australia as part of the Aussie Men’s team in The 2020 European Cup.   Resources: James Instagram James Facebook James Website tiny-timer.com tiny timer instagram The Power of Recovery with CrossFit Champion James Newbury (EP#65) Cordyceps High-Performance Tonic   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/mind-body-peak-performance-with-james-newbury-ep-106    
2/23/202153 minutes, 5 seconds
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#105 Your Microbiome & Gut Dysbiosis with Jason Hawrelak

We're so excited to be bringing you today's episode of the SuperFeast podcast; Mason sits down for a chat with the super knowledgable Dr. Jason Hawrelak and delves into the microbiome, gut dysbiosis, disease and, pre-and probiotics. Microbiome health is quite a ubiquitous topic these days and with good reason. Your microbiome is essentially a portal to longevity, and if you want to invest in your future, then it's wise to invest in the health of your gut ecosystem. Dr. Jason Hawrelak is a naturopath (over 21 years of clinical experience) and educator with a passion for gastrointestinal health, the GIT microbiota, pre-and probiotics, and a wealth of knowledge in his field. This episode is full of essential goodness on the gut/vaginal/breast milk microbiome and the importance of the gut ecosystem to all other disease states prevalent in the western world. Dr. Hawrelak touches on the exciting advancements, tools and, technologies that allow us to shift the imbalances in our microbiome, as long as we are willing to make the necessary changes. Make sure you tune in for this one!   Mason and Dr. Jason discuss: -What your microbiome says about your health.  -Bacterial DNA testing. -Stool analysis. -Chronic Western diseases and the dysbiotic gut. -Probiotics and prebiotics for better health and immunity. -Which foods have the best sources of prebiotics? -What Dr. Hawrelak recommends for a healthier gut ecosystem. -Leaky gut and emulsifiers. -Why a diverse diet is essential for a healthy microbiome. -Microbiome modification. -Depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's, and gut dysbiosis. -Optimising the gut ecosystem pre-conception and during pregnancy. -The Vaginal microbiome and causes of dysbiosis. -The breast milk microbiome. -The link between the gut and breast milk microbiota. Who is Dr. Jason Hawrelak? Dr. Jason Hawrelak is a researcher, educator, and naturopath with over 21 years’ clinical experience. He did his PhD examining the capacity of probiotics, prebiotics, and herbal medicines to modify the gastrointestinal tract microbiota and teaches widely, both in Australia and internationally, on these topics. He has published extensively (including 20 textbook chapters) in this field. Dr. Hawrelak is on the Medical Nutrition Council of the American Society for Nutrition and is a Fellow of both the American College of Nutrition and the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia. He is currently the Senior Lecturer in Complementary and Alternative Medicines at the University of Tasmania’s School of Medicine (Hobart, Tasmania), where he coordinates the Evidence-based Complementary Medicine programmes. He also teaches natural approaches to Gastroenterology within the University of Western States Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program (Portland, Oregon). Additionally, Dr. Hawrelak is Chief Research Officer at ProbioticAdvisor.com, a searchable database that enables easy, evidence-based prescribing of probiotic products and online resources for clinicians and health-conscious members of the public to learn more about the human microbiome and how they can positively influence these ecosystems.   Resources: ProbioticAdvisor.com Probiotic Advisor Courses Probiotic Advisor Facebook    Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/your-microbiome-gut-dysbiosis-with-jason-hawrelak-ep-105  
2/16/202153 minutes, 48 seconds
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#104 Healing Through The Energetics of Food with Andrew Sterman

Today on the SuperFeast podcast, Tahnee is joined by Chinese dietary coach/practitioner, herbalist, Qigong teacher, author, and man of wisdom Andrew Sterman for a multifaceted conversation around the energetics of food and their power to heal. With his depth of knowledge and spirited ease, Andrew takes us on a journey back to the basics of where good food meets good health. In a world of endless niche diets that leave us cynical and confused, Andrew assures us the power to heal ourselves lies in the accessible space of our kitchen where cooking is kept alive and through inherently knowing our health. Andrew brings the modern context of food to life while keeping the wisdom of how and why we do things intact. A brilliant conversation with something for everyone.    ''The most important player here is the home cook because the home cook is the director of family health''.  - Andrew Sterman   Tahnee and Andrew discuss: -The fusion of age-old food wisdom with a contemporary context. -Understanding the basic energetics of food and how to apply them. -Cooling and Heating effects of different foods on the digestive system. -Tongue diagnosis; What your tongue says about your health. -SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). -Slow-cooked food and the benefits for the stomach. -Preparing food for better digestion. -The home cook is the key player in good health. -Foods and spices to warm the stomach for better digestion. -Eating according to where you live and the climate.  -Carbohydrates; why we don't need to be terrified of them. -Keto and Paleo diets for short term therapy but not long term health. -Sugar and how it affects digestion. -Food Stagnation.   Who is Andrew Sterman? Andrew Sterman is the author of Welcoming Food, Diet as Medicine for the Home Cook and Other Healers. The two volumes of Welcoming Food offer a unique entry into understanding the energetics of food, explain how foods work in common sense language, and provide easy-to-follow recipes for everyday eating. Andrew teaches courses in food energetics internationally and online and sees private clients for dietary therapy and medical qigong. He has studied broadly in holistic cooking, meditation, qigong, and tai chi. Andrew has also been a student of Daoist Master- Jeffrey Yuen for 20 years in herbal medicine, qigong, and of course, dietary therapy from the classical Chinese medicine tradition. Visit Andrew at andrewsterman.com/food .   Resources: Andrews Website Welcoming Food, Book 1 : Energetics of Food and Healing Welcoming Food, Book 2 : Recipes and Kitchen Practice Andrew's Instagram Facebook-Understanding Food: An Energetics Approach Food and Healing Course Riding The Wave: A free weekly group meditation Food Chat with Andrew Sterman (twice a month via zoom) Qigong Classes with Andrew Sterman Corona Virus Help-Live Offerings   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/healing-through-the-energetics-of-food-with-andrew-sterman-ep-104  
2/9/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 44 seconds
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#103 Endo & Why Painful Periods Aren't Normal with Dr. Amanda Waaldyk

Tahnee's back on the Women's Series today, with returning guest Dr. Amanda Waaldyk talking female reproductive health, with a spotlight on endometriosis (endo). Recent figures on the  Endometriosis Australia page show approximately 1 in 9 women worldwide suffer from this at times debilitating disease, that's around 200 million. These are pretty alarming statistics, considering it takes (on average) 7-10 years for endo diagnosis. Amanda has so much knowledge in this space; she is the founder/director of Angea Women's Health Clinic (Melbourne), doctor of Chinese Medicine, acupuncturist, yoga teacher, and energy healer. Being diagnosed and living with endo herself, Dr. Amanda's personal experience has deepened her holistic approach to treating this disease and is helping so many women on their journey of healing. This episode is a must for all women; the ladies get into pertinent aspects of the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, the contraceptive pill, and how they're affected by endometriosis.    Tahnee and Dr. Amanda discuss: -What is endometriosis, why is it so painful? -Endometriosis and the vital role of the liver.  -Chinese herbs for treating gynecological issues.  -Treating endometriosis holistically. -Adenomyosis vs endometriosis, what's the difference? -Dyspareunia (painful intercourse) and dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), as common symptoms of endometriosis.  -Why painful menstruation is not normal. -The genetic link with endometriosis; looking at paternal and maternal family history.  -Why is endometriosis often misdiagnosed as IBS?  -The DUTCH test (advanced hormone testing) and why it's essential when diagnosing endometriosis.  -The benefits of abdominal, Mayan, and womb massage for the female reproductive system.  -Understanding endometriosis as an inflammatory condition and foods to avoid.  -Yoni steaming.   Who is Dr. Amanda Waaldyk? Amanda is the founder and director of Angea Women’s Health Clinic, an integrative Chinese medicine practice that focuses on fertility, female endocrinology, and supporting women through every phase of life. With extensive experience in reproductive/hormonal conditions, menopausal concerns, endometriosis, and PCOS, Angea clinic is truly a haven for women. Amanda’s practice is soul meets science, guiding her patients to ultimate health by providing a whole-body approach. Amanda is a Doctor of Chinese medicine, yoga and meditation teacher, acupuncturist, hormone expert, and energy healer. Amanda empowers and educates her clients to reconnect with their inherent body wisdom, navigate their way back to balance (naturally), and live the happiest and most thriving version of their lives.    Resources: Angea Clinic Angea Instagram Angea Facebook  Women's Yoga Training Holistic Fertility with Dr. Amanda Waaldyk (EP#35) I Am Gaia (the SuperFeast Nourishing Women's Blend) read about it here   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/endo-why-painful-periods-arent-normal-with-dr-amanda-waaldyk-ep-103  
2/2/202150 minutes, 31 seconds
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#102 The Importance Of Sleep For Healthy Hun & Qi with Jost Sauer

Today on the SuperFeast podcast, we have one of our favourite returning guests: Lifestyle medicine man, acupuncturist, author, Qi practitioner of 40 years, and all-around cosmic wisdom keeper, Jost Sauer is chatting to Mason about Lifestyle Health, from the global pandemic to Qi. It is so refreshing to have Jost on, reminding us that health starts with us, and if we take care of our health, we can have a very different response to things like pandemics. Mason and Jost dive deep into the importance of sleep, both for our physical body and healthy Hun. In his brilliant way, Jost weaves the physical and ethereal, describing Hun as the movement of the soul, our dreaming, creativity, visions, inspiration, and antidote to fear. Tune in for this one. Jost brings so much knowledge, vitality, and Daoist wisdom.   "The healthier you are, the more wisdom from the body will come to you, the more you will be guided by the body". - Jost Sauer   Mason and Jost explore: -Pandemic or syndemic? What has caused the fragility of health in society as a whole? -Sleep; Why it’s essential for Qi energy. -The importance of having a ‘switch off time’ from technology before sleep. -Technology; finding a flow that benefits both the physical and spiritual self. -Strengthening Lung Qi. -Strong Immunity; Living correctly for strong Lung Qi and Metal energy. -Rituals for waking that prepare you for the day.  -Tuning into your Qi cycle. -Waking up; why breathing techniques are better than coffee. -Understanding Hun and Po energy, within the Daoist philosophy. -Hun energy and the Liver. -What happens to our Hun when we sleep? -Meditation and plant communication. -Herbs; the elements of nature that build the body/mind/spirit. Who is Jost Sauer? Jost (aka the lifestyle medicine man) was born in Germany in 1958 and is an acupuncturist, author, Qi practitioner of 40 years, and healthy lifestyle expert. His background includes competitive skiing, body-building, and ironman training. Post-drug addiction and suicidal depression led him to martial arts, TCM, the power and cycle of Qi, and the understanding that a natural rhythmic lifestyle holds the secrets to anti-aging, health, and success. Jost has been using lifestyle therapeutically for his clients for over 20 years. Jost is an expert in Chinese Medicine, which he lectured in for over a decade at the Australian College of Natural Medicine, has been running successful health clinics since 1991, initially specialising in addiction recovery, and has treated tens of thousands of clients. His passion is sharing his ongoing discoveries about making lifestyle your best medicine through his books, blogs, articles, workshops, and retreats (all of which we linked in the resources below).    Resources:    Jost Website Jost Facebook Jost Instagram Jost Youtube The 15 Minute Bodyweight Workout Higher and Higher Book  Qi Cycles And The Dao with Jost Sauer (EP#48)   Lifestyle Medicine with Accupuncturist Jost Sauer (EP#63)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-importance-of-sleep-for-healthy-hun-qi-with-jost-sauer-ep-102  
1/26/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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#101 Natural Beauty; Holistic Self Care and Dental Care with Nadine Artemis

We're bringing you another golden episode of The Women's Series today as Tahnee chats to Nadine Artemis, founder of the divine holistic skin and oral care wellness brand, Living Libations (if you haven't checked out their products, you need to). Nadine is also the author of Renegade Beauty and Holistic Dental Care, two inspiring books that encourage people to rethink conventional notions of beauty and wellness and provide how-to knowledge for those seeking holistic alternatives to chemical-laden products. As her book title suggests, Nadine walks a path of renegade beauty. She is successfully setting a new standard regarding what we put in and on our bodies, one that puts integrity before profit. More of this, please! This conversation is a reminder to look beyond the artfully marketed beauty products full of toxic ingredients to the inherently flawless mother nature.   Tahnee and Nadine discuss: -Essential oils, the distillation process and what determines their quality. -Should we be ingesting essential oils? -What goes into making Living Libations range of skin, oral, body, hair care, and essential oils such high quality.  -Positive change occurring in the beauty industry due to smaller companies breaking up the monopoly. -Dysbiosis of the microbiome due to microscopic buildup of toxic matter. -Inflammation and high blood sugar, and how they affect our skin quality. -Marketing manipulation; Are we paying a lot of money for cleverly marketed toxic concoctions of nothingness? -Progressive integrative dental care. -Questions to ask a prospective holistic dentist. -The dentinal lymph system; how this fluid transport system is at the heart of understanding our teeth. -The oral microbiome. -Using essential oils and their QSI (quorum sensing inhibitors) as anti-biofilm agents. -Root canals and how they affect overall health. -Essential vitamins and minerals for healthy teeth.   Who is Dr Nadine Artemis? Nadine Artemis is the author of the two holistic health books Renegade Beauty: Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance and Holistic Dental Care. She is the creator of Living Libations, a luxury line of organic wild-crafted non-GMO serums, elixirs, and essential oils for those seeking the purest of the pure botanical natural health and beauty products on the planet.  Artemis is an innovative pharmacologist, developing immune-enhancing formulas and medicinal blends for health and wellness.  Her healing creations, along with her concept of renegade beauty, encourage effortlessness, eschew regimes, and inspire people to rethink conventional notions of beauty and wellness.  Her potent dental serums are used worldwide and provide the purest oral care available. Nadine is a key speaker at health and wellness conferences and a frequent commentator on health and beauty for media outlets. She has received glowing reviews for her work in The Hollywood Reporter, GOOP, Vogue, People, Elle, Yoga Journal, Natural Health, W Magazine,  The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and National Post. Celebrity fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Shailene Woodley, Renee Zellweger, Julianne Moore, Carrie Anne Moss, Mandy Moore, The First Lady of Canada Sophie Trudeau, and many others.   Resources: Renegade Beauty Book Holistic Dental Care Book Living Libations Website Living Libations Youtube Living Libations Facebook Living Libations Instagram Living Libations Twitter Living Libations Pinterest What to Ask a Prospective Dentist (Living Libations Article) Self Dentistry in 8 Simple Steps (Video)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/natural-beauty-holistic-self-care-and-dental-care-with-nadine-artemis-ep-101  
1/19/20211 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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#100 Reflections on 100 Episodes Of The SuperFeast Podcast with Tahnee and Mason Taylor

Today marks a special 100 episodes of the SuperFeast podcast, that's 100 episodes of inspiring conversations with brilliant humans progressing the world through health and wellness! Over the past 100 episodes, the SuperFeast podcast has had hundreds of thousands of downloads and connected with people from Nigeria to Greenland. This evolving journey wouldn't be what it is without you, the listeners, your interaction, and the energy you bring to this space. On Today's podcast our favourite dynamic duo, Tahnee and Mason sit down for a reflective conversation on the journey thus far; the most listened to episodes, the guests that filled them up, and exciting prospects for the future of SuperFeast podcasts. It's always magic when Tahnee and Mason share the mic, and with the 100th episode and a new year ahead of us, it's a perfectly aligned reason to have them back on the podcast connecting with the SuperFeast community.   Tahnee and Mason discuss: -Reflections of the SuperFeast podcast, looking back six years from the Mason Taylor Show to now.  -The evolution of the podcast landscape over this space in time. -The most popular episodes/guests and the topics that consistently resonate with listeners (we've linked them all in the resources below). -Health protocols in our ever-changing contemporary landscape; intentionally creating a healthy space to continue questioning beliefs, integrate opposing ideas, and move into a place of harmony, which is in alignment with every traditional system.  -The guests that influenced and cultivated Tahnee and Mason's introspective journeys. -Navigating the newly emerging health scape where holistic traditions are being meshed with more reductionist methods. -The Women's Series; Tahnee's journey through the many dimensions of experience her guests have brought and the gift of sharing space with women who have so much wisdom to offer. -Future directions and Visions. -Sex; a popular topic that always gets ratings.  -Gratitude and the value of reviews.    Tahnee and Mason Taylor Tahnee and Mason Taylor (recently married!) are the founder and CEO of SuperFeast (respectively). Their mission with SuperFeast is to improve the health, healing, and happiness of people and the planet, through sharing carefully curated offerings and practices that honour ancient wisdom and elevate the human spirit. Together Tahnee and Mason run their company and host the SuperFeast podcast, weaving their combined experience in herbs, yoga, wellness, Taoist healing arts, and personal development with lucid and compelling interviews from all around the world. They are the proud parents of Aiya and Goji, the dog, and are grateful to call the Byron Shire home.   Resources: The Power of Menopause with Jane Hardwicke Collings (EP#77) Life-Changing Sex Makes Anything Possible with Kim Anami (EP#28) Yin Yoga with Anatomist and Yogi Paul Grilley (EP#59) Why Chinese Medicine is Failing Us with Rhonda Chang (EP#80) Ayurveda and Yoga-The Healing Arts with Myra Lewin From Hale Pule (EP#55) Reclaiming Pureness and Sovereign Living with Jessika Le Corre (EP#96) Tools For Healthy Living with Dr. Claudia Welch (EP#32) Authentic Sex with Juliet Allen (EP#31) Embodied Movement with The Movement Monk Benny Fergusson (EP#56)   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/reflections-on-100-episodes-of-the-superfeast-podcast-with-tahnee-and-mason-t  
1/12/202130 minutes, 28 seconds
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#99 Is It PCOS or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea? with Lara Briden

On the Women's Series today Tahnee has the pleasure of chatting with returning guest Dr. Lara Briden, author of the game-changing book for women's health, Period Repair Manual and soon to be released Hormone Repair Manual. A naturopathic doctor with 25 years of clinical practice to her name, Dr. Lara is somewhat of a women's health activist on a mission to help women achieve healthy natural menstrual cycles (without hormonal birth control). This conversation is brimming with goodness as the ladies delve into the distinct differences between PCOS and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, two conditions quite prevalent among women of varied ages and commonly misdiagnosed. As always, Dr. Lara ignites a sense of empowerment in femininity and reminds us of the plainspoken truth that a woman's period is not only a sign of good health but a creator of good health!   Tahnee and Lara discuss: -PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome); what is it? Why an ultrasound alone is not enough for diagnosis. -Hypothalamic amenorrhea; what is it? Why is it so commonly misdiagnosed as PCOS? -Recovering from hypothalamic amenorrhea; Dr. Lara's advice. -What is the difference between hypothalamic amenorrhea and PCOS? -What are the correct testing procedures for hypothalamic amenorrhea and PCOS? -Different reasons why a woman's period may be missing. -The spike in the last decade of women losing their periods due to under-eating, and how this is partly contributed to by 'clean eating' 'low carb' diets. -How the female body works and what women need, in terms of food and carbohydrate intake. -The concept of gynecological age. -Pregnancy and its protective health benefits, due to the natural hormone surge. -How exposure to hormones from the natural menstrual cycle helps women live longer. -The assumption that contraceptive drugs will give the same benefits as hormones from pregnancy or menstrual cycles. -The benefits of the menstrual cycles; how to utilise it. -Bone health and how the health of this living tissue is directly related to the menstrual cycle.  -Why insulin resistance is a distinctive feature of PCOS? -Post contraceptive pill hormonal effects. -Zinc for good health; Why Dr. Lara can't recommend this nutrient for women enough.   Who is Lara Briden? Dr. Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and the period revolutionary, leading the change to better periods. Informed by a strong science background and 25 years of clinical practice under her belt, Lara is a passionate communicator about women's health and alternatives to hormonal birth control. Her book Period Repair Manual is a proclamation full of natural treatment for better hormones and better periods and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones. The book is now in its second edition and has become an underground sensation, helping so many women to reclaim their menstrual health. Lara has a second book coming out in February 2021, Hormone Repair Manual, a book that reframes perimenopause and menopause, looking at all its benefits through the lens of evolutionary biology.   Resources: Dr. Lara's book - The Period Repair Manual Dr. Lara's website Dr. Lara's Instagram Dr. Lara's Facebook Period Repair with Lara Briden (SuperFeast podcast EP#21) Is It PCOS or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (Undereating)? Blog Post Do Women Need Periods? Blog Post   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/is-it-pcos-or-hypothalamic-amenorrhea-with-lara-briden-ep-99  
1/6/202156 minutes, 32 seconds
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#98 Real Nutrition For Maternal Wellbeing with Lily Nichols

SuperFeast is bringing you another epic episode of the Women's Series today as  Tahnee sits down for an insightful conversation with Lily Nichols, registered dietician, nutritionist, accomplished diabetes educator, author, comprehensive researcher, and mother. Her books Real Food for Gestational Diabetes and Real Food for Pregnancy hone in on evidence-based nutrition for prenatal/pregnancy health and are thoroughly researched assets to the field of maternal wellbeing. Her work stands out for the grounded approach it takes and has not only helped tens of thousands of women manage gestational diabetes but has also influenced nutrition policies internationally. For all women and men currently expecting or thinking about having children in the future, you don't want to miss this episode! Tahnee and Lily discuss: -Nutritional research; the benefits to be gained when moving away from a reductionist approach to the observation of traditional cultures who are still thriving. -Current Dietary guidelines for pregnant women; are they doing more harm than good? -A micronutrient-forward approach to nourishing the body when pregnant. -Gestational Diabetes and how to manage it through diet. -The evolution of prenatal and pregnancy nutrition. -Blood sugar levels during pregnancy; the subsequent effects they can have on the hormonal system, weight gain, and postpartum period.  -Different variables that can influence nutritional research and intern misinform people. -Epigenetics; how our health is determining the genes of the future generation and their risk of disease. -Gut and microbiome health. -Carb cravings in the first trimester, why we get them, and why mothers can allow themselves some grace. -Postpartum thyroid issues, iodine, and other nutrients to support this gland. All things methylation; methylfolate, folic acid, folinic acid, and looking to the other groups involved in methylation (Vitamin B12, B6, choline, glycine, betaine, riboflavin, copper, and magnesium). Glycine and the crucial role it plays in all aspects of pregnancy.   Who is Lily Nichols? Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and sensible. Her bestselling book, Real Food For Gestational Diabetes (and online course of the same name), presents a revolutionary, nutrient-dense, lower carb approach for managing gestational diabetes. Her work has not only helped tens of thousands of women manage their gestational diabetes (most without the need for blood sugar-lowering medication) but has also influenced nutrition policies internationally. Her clinical expertise and extensive background in prenatal nutrition have made her a highly sought after consultant and speaker in the field. Her second book, Real Food For Pregnancy, is an evidence-based book that addresses the gap between conventional prenatal nutrition guidelines and what is optimal for mother and baby. With over 930 citations, this is the most comprehensive text on prenatal nutrition to date. Lily is also the creator of the popular blog, lilynicholsrdn.com which, explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition.    Resources: Lily's Blog Lily's Instagram Lily's Facebook Lily's Twitter Lily's Pinterest  Women's Health Nutrition Academy (professional training & webinars) Real Food for Gestational Diabetes Real Food for Pregnancy   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/real-nutrition-for-maternal-wellbeing-with-lily-nichols-ep-98  
12/14/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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#97 Thriving Postpartum with Dr. Oscar Serrallach

Tahnee is back on The Women's Series today for a moving conversation with Dr. Oscar Serrallach, author of The Postnatal Depletion Cure, Integrative GP specialising in women's postnatal health, and devoted father, working passionately to bring more focus on mothers postnatal health into the world. His project The Postnatal Depletion Cure has been inspired by witnessing/treating so many women with chronic postnatal depletion and the lack of awareness this dilemma has, both at a societal and medical level. Dr. Oscar believes mothers are the fabric of our society, and through supporting healthy mothers, we create a healthier world for everyone.  This heart centred conversation is of relevance to everyone. The time to honour and support all mothers, including the great Mother Earth, is now. "We almost forget as a collective that there is no more important job than making another human being, and there is no more important job than teaching that human being how to love, that's a mother's job. As a father, I can teach my kids around the complexities of love, but the actual fundamentals, that starts in the womb and is learned early on, in that house of love".   Tahnee and Dr. Oscar discuss:  -The often undervalued role of mothers; Mothers are the centre of society, and as a collective, it's everyone's responsibility to make sure they are well supported. -Motherhood in the 21st Century, how far have we fallen? Motherhood has shifted from being a role of central importance to a secondary thing that women add to their already busy lives. -Displaced badges of honour; the pressure put on mothers to  get back to work instead of honouring and supporting the transition of the maiden to mother. -Brain changes women experience during a single pregnancy and how these fundamental changes relate to cultural beliefs around holding a mother in the postpartum period. -The importance of a postnatal care plan. What Dr. Oscar recommends and why. -The idea of the super mum; how this term can be detrimental to the health and well-being of mothers. -The essential role of the matriarch and the 'grandmother hypothesis'. Why the menopausal years are about giving back and passing on wisdom. -The increase in Postnatal Neuro Inflammatory Disorders (postpartum fatigue, postnatal depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder). What are the causes? How can we avoid them? -Autoimmune conditions during and post-pregnancy. -Harnessing the power of the placenta; how this amazing organ and subsequent pregnancies can provide an opportunity for healing the mother. -Nervous system practices to maintain and rebuild a mother's health.   Who is Dr. Oscar Serrallach? Dr. Oscar Serrallach graduated with a medical degree (MBChB) from the Auckland School of Medicine, New Zealand in 1996. He received his fellowship of Family Medicine and General Practice in 2008 and is currently completing a Fellowship in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. He is the owner and principal doctor at the Mullumbimby Integrative Medical Centre based in Northern NSW Australia, which he has been running since 2011. Dr Serrallach is the author of the groundbreaking book for women The Postnatal Depletion Cure, a programme and book for women that bridges that gap in women’s postanal health, and has brought hope and healing to so many women suffering with postnatal depletion. Dr Oscar Serrallach is dedicated to remaining at the cutting edge of wellness healthcare and continues to advance and bring awareness to the field of women's postantal health.   Resources: Dr. Oscar Serrallach websiite The Postnatal Depletion Cure Dr. Oscar Serrallach Facebook Dr. Oscar Serrallach Instagram   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/thriving-postpartum-with-dr-oscar-serrallach-ep-97  
12/7/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 21 seconds
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#96 Reclaiming Pureness & Sovereign Living with Jessika Le Corre

Tahnee returns today on the Women's Series to bring you this truly discerning, multi-dimensional conversation with the ethereal Jessika Le Corre; foundress of the divine skincare company Feather Eagle Sky, author, herbalist, mama to three beautiful children, and overall incredible sovereign being. Raised completely immersed in nature, within the realms of both highly religious and native spirituality. Jessika is a woman who stands deeply connected to mother earth, keeping one foot in the natural world and one foot in the spirit world. "I think one of my greatest purposes is sharing that great spirit is everywhere and that the plants are alive in there. The earth is alive and how can you protect her if you don't even know how her? How can you protect that which you don't know, which you're never in"? - Jessika Le Corre   Tahnee and Jessika discuss: -The spirit world in its all-encompassing divine forms; from religions of the world to Mother Nature and Great Spirit. -The intention, envisioning, manifestation, and hard work that goes into everything Jessika does; from birthing/owning a successful skincare company to living her dream life and being a super mama. -The story of Feather Eagle Sky, and the ceremony that is woven into the creation process of these potent plant-based products, that are helping women all over the world reclaim their beauty. -Using ceremony, meditation, and connecting with Mother Nature as portals of sacred space to come back to the true expression of ourselves as women. -Parenting and laying a conscious, love based foundation for children where they can live in the natural world, be taught how to care for the earth and connect with the spirit of who they truly are. -The importance of self-examination when it comes to belief systems. Are our beliefs based on direct experience and personal understanding, or just something that you've been conditioned and taught to believe? -Sovereign living & getting back to what truly matters, as the ultimate act of peaceful protest. -The necessity for true leadership in the world right now; leaders who value the importance of caring for the earth, all living beings and promote unity instead of hate, fear, and division. -Jessika's personal experience of living in a small Mexican community, where she and her family have not only created a life they love and thrive in but where they also give back, support, and care for other members of their community.   Who is Jessika Le Corre? Jessika Le Corre the creatrix of FeatherEagleSky, a well-respected pure organic skincare line that aims to reconnect us to the magic of the plant kingdom, the mother of three children, Feather, Eagle, and Sky, and an author (Moonbow, Nocturnal Outpost). Her work is deeply rooted in ancestral wisdom and ceremony. Jessika studied skincare, herbs, flower remedies, essential oils, and works with plant medicines with a seasoned Shaman. She incorporates the multidimensional aspects of life into everything she does, with an emphasis on the health of the whole (mind, body, spirit). Resources: Feather Eagle Sky website Feather Eagle Sky Facebook Feather Eagle Sky Instagram Jessika's personal Instagram Moonbow Book   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/reclaiming-pureness-and-sovereign-living-with-jessika-le-corre-ep-96  
11/29/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 48 seconds
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#95 The World of Ayurvedic Cleansing with Wayne Celeban

Enter the mindful world of Ayurvedic Medicine as Mason and practitioner/teacher Wayne Celeban go deep into the holistic layers of Ayurvedic cleansing; A revered ancient system with a unique and gentle approach. With a focus on the importance of springtime cleansing, the undeniable health benefits of being in flow with the seasons, and the sophisticated system of Ayurvedic cleansing, Wayne takes us on a complete journey into bringing the body back to a state of balance and optimal health. ''In Ayurveda, everything can be used as medicine. Everything is potential medicine, but everything is also a potential poison. It means the right application is key". - Wayne Celeban   Mason and Wayne discuss: -The importance of adaptability in business, personal life, health, and how the season's interplay with these aspects. -Getting into the flow of the intent and energy of different seasons. -The value of gearing rituals, ceremonies, and celebrations to seasonal changes; How this aspect alone can bring us closer to nature, connect us with the foods that grow seasonally, and build our understanding of the kinds of foods to prepare. -The importance of cleansing in spring as a necessary means of supporting that natural elimination process and bolstering our health. -The concept of Panchakarma; the five actions of elimination used in Ayurvedic cleansing (Nasal administration, Vamana, Virechana, Basti, and Rakta Moksha). -Addressing cellular health and cleansing tissues at a deeper level to ensure that channels of elimination are working optimally when cleansing. -The importance of membrane health, gut biodiversity & microbiome health. -Enema therapy within Ayurvedic medicine; looking at the large bowel as a route for administering medicine, the relationship it has with the nervous system, mind & endocrine system. -The Ayurvedic diet, what it provides, and the role of specific food preparations for vitality and maximum nourishment. -Medicated ghee and its vital role in Ayurvedic cleansing.  -Herbal Steam Therapy to support cleansing; the positive effects it has on dopamine/serotonin levels and how it regulates the nervous system. -The importance of cleansing to keep the sense organs healthy and functioning, as ultimately all the things that we love in this life, we experience and perceive through our sense organs.   Who is Wayne Celeban? Wayne Celeban is a Naturopath and Ayurvedic practitioner with over 18 years experience in clinical practice.  Wayne has studied in numerous Ayurvedic clinics and hospitals in India including JSS Ayurvedic University, Mysore. In 2012 Wayne was accepted into the SDM Ayurvedic Hospital and College post-graduate internship program in Hassan, India where he continues his clinical training. To achieve successful outcomes for his clients, Wayne combines the 5000-year-old traditions of Ayurveda and Yoga philosophy with western medical science and nutritional medicine. Wayne's experience and knowledge is evident in his professional practice and dedication in developing practical and effective health care programs to support his patients in becoming the best version of themselves emotionally​, mentally and physically.   Resources: Yukti Facebook Yukti Website Wayne's personal Instagram   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-world-of-ayurvedic-cleansing-with-wayne-celebanep-95  
11/23/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 54 seconds
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#94 Diet; The Art of Balance in a Polarised World with Dan Sipple

In this third and final Episode of our Brovember series, Mason sits down with naturopath and good friend Dan Sipple for a conversation around long term diet optimisation for men's health and the journey of coming to a place of balance within a world of trending diet extremes. With a central focus on the pro's and con's of both Carnivore and plant-based diets, this is a relevant conversation for everyone.. not just the bros! Mason and Dan discuss: -The upsides and pitfalls of different diets from a clinical perspective; Carnivore, Veganism, Keto, and Ancestral diets. -Which diets give the best mitochondria and hormonal output and allow men to experience the greatest health within their bodies. -The balancing act of forming a diet that works for the individual, in a world where we have the privilege of choosing with ultimate convenience. -The health benefits/therapeutic nature of the Carnivore diet and how it will weigh up over time with the retrospect of science catching up.  -The importance of eating organ meats; How it impacts and benefits the microbiome, mitochondria, metabolism, and hormonal system long term. -'Diet Dogma' in a pop culture that views 'balance' as boring. -The benefits Diet as Therapy. -Image issues within the male community and how this factor often plays a huge role in the way men navigate/choose their diet. -People moving back towards the practices of Hunting and Gathering.   Who is Dan Sipple? Dan is a also known as The Functional Naturopath who uses cutting-edge evidence-based medicine. Experienced in modalities such as herbal nutritional medicine, with a strong focus on environmental health and longevity, Dan has a wealth of knowledge in root-dysfunction health.   Resources: Dan Website Dan Instagram Gut Health Podcast 1 Gut Health Podcast 2   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/diet-the-art-of-balance-in-a-polarised-world-with-dan-sipple-ep-94  
11/16/202046 minutes, 42 seconds
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#93 A Feminist Introspection On Masculinity with Oni Blecher

In this second episode of our Brovember Series Mason sits down with Renaissance Woman, Oni Blecher, for a heart centred, honest conversation around Masculinity, Feminism, and Men’s Mental Health through the lens of her ethnographic studies in the field of Masculinities. With a background deeply embedded in Women's work, Midwifery, and Craniosacral Therapy, Blecher’s transformational journey of understanding and questioning her perspectives on Masculinity is one of empowerment for Men and Women alike. Mason and Oni delve into: -Equality for all human beings regardless of Sexual Identity and Gender. -Lack of accessibility to health and how this is affecting the landscape of Men's Mental Health, particularly in isolated communities. -How Men's Mental Health is essentially the Family's Mental Health. -Feminism and what this loaded word means to each woman individually.  -Breaking down Gender Ideologies. -The grave statistics of Male Mental Health and domestic violence in Australia; Are we adequately addressing the root causes of this problem? -Male Stereotypes and how these stereotypes are being perpetuated by a lack of opportunity and space for discussion groups amongst men. -The importance of more women advocating for Men’s Mental Health and more Men advocating for Women's issues in order to create a healthy society for all. -Unifying together as a society to create a force of good, progression, and evolution for all.   Who is Oni Blecher? Oni has a diversity of roles and experience within the physiological, media/journalism, creative arts, and academic realms. Oni studied a bachelor of midwifery and has assisted many women in the antenatal, birth and postnatal periods. She is on the development team as Vice President and a Podcast host for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Media; a media channel focused on maternity health advocacy; to Inform and Inspire people to re-think intergenerational wisdom through child birth and family education.  In the past, she has facilitated regular village postnatal support groups and other education in all-women’s spaces.  Oni works practicing visionary craniosacral work, Arvigo Techniques of Maya abdominal Therapy, myofascial release and urogenital osteopathy. She also runs The Temple of Words; a monthly poetry gathering in Byron Bay and Sydney. Recently completing her masters degree with a research focus of Australian masculinities and male mental health within a Creative Industries perspective, Oni is even more invested in the vision of uniting the healthy feminine and the healthy masculine through shifting social perspective.  Resources: Pregnancy, Birthing and Beyond Website Oni's Instagram Temple Of Words Instagram Oni Blecher Email Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/a-feminist-introspection-on-masculinity-with-oni-blecher-ep-93  
11/9/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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#92 Men's Sexual & Mental Health with Taylor Johnson

We're pumped to be kicking off our Brovember series with sex educator and relationship coach, Taylor Johnson. Every year throughout the month of November we place a spotlight on men's health, particularly men's sexual and mental health. We absolutely love taking this time to celebrate men, and explore the many factors that enable them to establish rocking health, not only in their bodies but in their minds and hearts as well. Taylor and Mason share openly about  sex, tantric and Daoist sexual practice, maintaining harmony in relationships, pleasure and the use of male sex toys. It's always potent and juicy when Talyor comes on the show and today's episode is no different, a great listen for all. Mason and Taylor discuss: -The deification of semen retention practices, Taylor stresses that semen retention is just one part of a holistic lifestyle practise, along with diet, movement, sleep, rest etc. -Taylor's semen retention courses and his personal journey with the practice. -How to approach the topic of sex and establish a safe environment in which to share your experiences with friends and practitioners. -The connection between mental health, sex and relationships. -The dysfunctional ideology around twin flames. -The tools Taylor uses to create harmony in his relationships (plutonic and romantic). -Relationships as systems, cyclic and regenerative in nature. -Sex toys for the boys. -Anal sex.    Who is Taylor Johnson? Taylor Johnson is a sex educator and coach. Taylor helps men master their sexual energy and use it to supercharge their entire life. Taylor's programs and coaching synthesise elements of Tantra and Daoist sexuality with western practicality - in a grounded, accessible and powerful way.   Resources:  Taylor's Website Taylor's Instagram Taylor's YouTube Taylor's Fleshlight Article   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/mens-sexual-mental-health-with-taylor-johnson-ep-92  
11/2/202055 minutes, 1 second
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#91 Calm Mind, Joyful Spirt: The SHEN Blend with Mason & Tahnee

Mason and Tahnee (the dream team) join forces on the podcast today, to introduce us to Shen, the Third Treasure of the Daoist system. Mason and Tahnee reveal our new SuperFeast baby - the SHEN blend, journeying through the herbs present in the formula and the actions and virtues they afford us when we work in harmony with them. We're beyond thrilled to finally have our beloved SHEN blend launching ready for our SuperFeast community to explore, completing our propriety Treasure series, sharing the stage with our darling JING and QI blends. If you're new to the Three Treasures and want to learn more, check out our JING podcast here and QI podcast here. Mason has also written a brilliant article on the Three Treasure so you can read it here. Enjoy!  "Shen.. It's just you, without the bullshit"  - Mason & Tahnee   Mason and Tahnee discuss: -The Three Treasures of the Daoist system. -The treasure of Shen, what it is, how it is embodied. -The East vs West approach to the mind, the Heart vs the brain. -The importance of building strong foundations within the body in order to cultivate Shen. -The healing profiles of the herbs in the new SuperFeast SHEN blend. -When to use the SuperFeast SHEN blend and why. -The difference between the Poria in our Masons Mushrooms and the Spirit Poria in our SHEN blend. -Harvesting our Poria and why we source all our herbs Di Dao. -The beautifying effects of the SHEN blend.   Who Are Mason Taylor and Tahnee McCrossin? Mason Taylor: Mason’s energy and intent for a long and happy life is infectious. A health educator at heart, he continues to pioneer the way for potent health and a robust personal practice. An avid sharer, connector, inspirer and philosophiser, Mason wakes up with a smile on his face, knowing that tonic herbs are changing lives. Mason is also the SuperFeast founder, daddy to Aiya and partner to Tahnee (General Manager at SuperFeast). Tahnee McCrossin: Tahnee is a self proclaimed nerd, with a love of the human body, it’s language and its stories. A cup of tonic tea and a human interaction with Tahnee is a gift! A beautiful Yin Yoga teacher and Chi Ne Tsang practitioner, Tahnee loves going head first into the realms of tradition, yogic philosophy, the organ systems, herbalism and hard-hitting research. Tahnee is the General Manager at SuperFeast, mumma to reishi-baby Aiya and partner to Mason (founder of SuperFeast).   Resources: The Video Of Mason Harvesting Poria In China   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/calm-mind-joyful-spirt-the-shen-blend-with-mason-tahnee-ep-91  
10/29/202054 minutes, 38 seconds
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#90 Spring: The Season of Liver Wood with Mason & Tahnee

In this wonderfully conceptual discussion, Mason and Tahnee cover the emotions that may arise during Spring, the Spring archetypes and how to essentially, live more aligned to nature and her exquisite rhythms. The dynamic duo discuss their fave Liver Yin herbs to support your Spring experience. Tune in, to be invited to explore seasonal living and what that may look like for you - you are going to enjoy this one. Mase and Tahns explore: -The Mason term: Spring trap, just what is it? -Just how important grounding is -We are a part of nature (can I get a hell yes to that)! -Frustration, feeling stuck, menstrual challenges, hay fever... why are these things common in Spring? -Exactly what is Wood energy and how does it translate in our day to day lives -The Spring archetypes... the general, the artist -The natural tendency for us to seek out bitter, cleansing foods during Spring -Herbs / mineral to consider: Beauty Blend, Schizandra, MSM   Resources: How To Get Grounded When The Seasons Change Why Chinese Medecine is Failing Us Rhonda episode YinYang Wuxing Rhonda episode 100 Days of Schizandra challenge, join us! Dan  Sipple Gut Bacteria podcast episode   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/spring-the-season-of-liver-wood-with-mason-and-tahnee-taylor-ep-90  
10/26/202045 minutes, 44 seconds
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#89 YinYang Wuxing For Inner Harmony with Rhonda Chang

We're so stoked to have one of our favourite guests, Rhonda Chang, back on the podcast with Mason today. Initially we weren't sure whether our SF community would be ready to receive Rhonda's wisdom, however, to our absolute delight everyone frothed on her first episode - you can check it out here. We always knew we had to have Rhonda back on to continue sharing her deeply authentic application of the traditional philosophy and practice of true Chinese medicine, or what Rhonda refers to as 'Yi'. Rhonda has a brilliant article explaining the difference between Yi and what many of us know as modern Traditional Chinese Medicine, I highly recommend you check it out here.  Mason and Rhonda discuss: -Yinyang wuxing theory and how that relates to the body and organ systems. -The qualities of the five elements; Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. -The spirit and body as inspearable parts of the whole, and the importance of holding this view when working to heal dis-harmony in the body, mind and spirit. -Rhonda's classification of  tonic herb. -How the practice of Yinyang wuxing is a method of healing, and not a 'medicine'.   Who is Rhonda Chang? For the past 40 years Rhonda Chang has been involved in the study and practice of traditional healing. The journey has been long and tortuous. Rhonda began her studies at the Beijing College of Traditional Medicine. After graduation Rhonda worked as a physician at a number of hospitals in China. In 1986 she migrated to Australia and opened her own treatment clinic.  Rhonda operated her clinic up until 2012, where she felt that government regulation was overly restricting her practice of healing and that the professionalisation of TCM in Australia had subordinated it to modern medicine. Since then Rhonda has focused her energies on writing books and promoting a return to traditional YinYang Wuxing healing principles. Resources: Rhonda Website Rhonda Podcast Rhonda Books   Rhonda's Facebook Group   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/yinyang-wuxing-for-inner-harmony-with-rhonda-chang-ep-89  
10/19/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds
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#88 Entering The Imaginal Realms with Stephen Harrod Buhner

In this special interview Mason shares a deep conversation with one of his greatest inspirations in work and in life, Stephen Harrod Buhner. Stephen's work in herbalism, heart perception, plant medicine, earth poetry, Lyme's disease, bacterial intelligence and more, has reignited the journey's of many into the indescribable "imaginal" realm that plant enthusiasts, artists and adventures throughout time have known well. In this chat Stephen invites us to reach beyond the reductionistic mental approach to life that our Western culture insists upon and "trains" us for, to discover and dance with the wild non linear spaces that lay within. Mason and Stephen touch on many beautiful topics ranging from wild terrain medicine, herbal antibiotics and the effect of pharmaceuticals on the planet. Delving into the mystical and empowering realm that is driven by feeling, the place where we can start to develop a deep relationship with the planet and the plants that help us to heal. Stephen's books and work are transformational, and we cannot recommend them highly enough! Among Mason's favourites are; The Lost Language Of Plants, The Secret Teachings Of Plants, Plant Intelligence And The Imaginal Realms and Sacred And Herbal Healing Beers.    Who is Stephen Harrod Buhner ? Stephen Harrod Buhner is a interdisciplinary, independent scholar, polymath, Fellow of Schumacher College UK and head researcher for the Foundation for Gaian Studies. Stephen is an extraordinary human who, like many (if not all), cannot be summed up in a simple paragraph, to read more about the universe that is Stephen Harrod Buhner, please see his extensive bio here.   Resources: Stephen's Website Stephen's Books Stephen's Articles The Foundation For Gaian Studies   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/entering-the-imaginal-realms-with-stephen-harrod-buhner-ep-88  
10/12/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 10 seconds
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#87 From Physical Pain To Freedom with Benny Fergusson

We've got our favourite Movement Monk, Benny Fergusson, back on the show with Mason today. The gents continue the conversation around embodied movement and the many elements involved when exploring life and personal growth through the physical form. As always Benny is humble in his delivery and intelligent in his approach, inviting us to delve beyond the gross layers into the subtleties that lurk beneath our habits, patterns and intentions. Another beautiful and insightful chat to wrap your ears around. Mason and Benny journey through various terrain, discussing both the tangible and intangible aspects of movement as experienced through the lens of the body, mind and spirit. The gents explore: -Movement practices as a continuation of both Yin and Yang, Benny shares how he is embodying this concept in his current practice and what is showing up for him as he explores. -Changing your relationship to discomfort through stretching "to me stretching first and foremost is a metaphorical idea, a symbol of going to where there is discomfort and finding resolve in that." - Benny. -The Western approach to chronic pain and how to address it through a consistent and curious movement practice. -Pain as an effect, not a cause of dis-ease in the body, mind or spirit. -The Western perspective that a diagnoses is the pathway to a cure, how to release our attachment to this ideology and begin to view pain and discomfort as malleable information as opposed to a static state. -Feeling safe in your experience of the body as a foundational tool for embodiment and healing. -Benny's hardware vs software analogy, and the importance of addressing both the physical and mental/emotional programs that inhibit us from feeling ease within our experience of the human form. -Honouring the seasonality of practice without judgement. -An introduction into Benny's 5 levels of activity; physical, work, contentment, spiritual, and silence. -Benny's new Movement Monk platforms and the courses he offers. Who Is Benny Fergusson? After living with chronic scoliosis & pain for years, and getting no lasting relief from mainstream fitness and therapies.. Benny embarked on a journey to heal his body and get to know himself better. Through years of research and the practice of movement & meditation arts, Benny found a way to restore his physical freedom, leading to profound personal growth. Benny now shares his findings with his students at MovementMonk.xyz.   Resources: The Movement Monk Website The Movement Monk YouTube The Movement Monk Facebook The Movement Monk Instagram    Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/from-physical-pain-to-freedom-with-benny-fergusson-ep-87  
10/5/202058 minutes, 38 seconds
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#86 Gut Health and Healing SIBO with Dr Nirala

We know that gut health is trending, it's pretty hot right now, right?! Well, tune in to today's episode as Mase explores SIBO with a bonafide SIBO doctor. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, it's a deep dive today, exploring what the heck is this actually?! Mason and Dr Nirala cover the nuanced approach required to treating SIBO, exploring why it may be overdiagnosed and other gut symptoms (constipation, food sensitivities and more).   If you've ever traveled to a third world country, got some sort of bug, 'fixed it' and then realised you never truly recovered, then today's episode is for you! (Also, if gut health and immunity are important to you, you are going to love today's episode.) Dive in, here are some of the stuff discussed in today's episode: -The nuanced nature of SIBO when compared to irritable bowel syndrome -To heal from SIBO, a strategic approach is required, not just a one-size-fits-all -What role chronic stress plays in suffering from SIBO -How hypothyroidism, mould exposure and other autoimmune diseases are connected to SIBO -The misunderstanding around 'reseeding' the gut -How the 'breath' test works in diagnosing SIBO -Which foods to avoid during SIBO -Dr Nirala's dietary treatment plan -Dr Nirala covers the three possible treatment plans (herbs, antibiotics, diet) -A brief touch on the Blood Type diets   Who is Nirala Jacobi? Dr. Nirala Jacobi, BHSc, ND (USA) graduated from Bastyr University in 1998 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. Dr Nirala practiced as a primary care physician in Montana for 7 years before arriving in Australia and is considered one of Australia’s leading experts in the treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a common cause of IBS. Dr Nirala is the medical director for SIBOtest, an online testing service for practitioners. Dr Nirala is so passionate about educating practitioners that she founded “The SIBO Doctor”, an online professional education platform. Dr Nirala lectures nationally and internationally about the assessment and treatment of SIBO and is the host of the popular podcast The SIBO Doctor podcast for practitioners. Dr Nirala is the medical director and senior naturopathic physician at The Biome Clinic, center for functional digestive disorders in Mullumbimby, New South Wales. Dr Nirala is the co-founder of the Australian Naturopathic Summit. When she is not actively researching, seeing patients or lecturing, Dr Nirala can be found enjoying the beauty of nature   Resources: Dr Nirala's Instagram The Human Microbiome Project Dr Nirala's  FREE SIBO Questionnaire The SIBO Success Plan 8 Hour Course SIBO Mastery Program (for practitioners) Visceral Manipulation Barral Institute Feeding Your Microbiome (Dr Nirala Podcast with Dr B) The Blue Zones book Healthy to 100 book Blood Type Diet   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/gut-health-and-healing-sibo-with-dr-nirala-ep-86  
9/28/202053 minutes, 11 seconds
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#85 Is Spring Water The Ultimate Medicine? with Chris Sanborn

Welcome to the second installment of the SuperFeast Water Series. Today Mason chats to Chris Sanborn. Chris is the lead visionary behind Alive Water and the director of the Find A Spring foundation. Chris is an absolute living water enthusiast who devotes a large portion of his time and energy to sourcing and harvesting the most nutritious spring water available. In this chat the gents explore the differences between the various water sources available to the modern human, and how these sources can either nourish or impair the health of the body, mind and spirit. The question of focus is; could obtaining good health really be as simple as consuming raw spring water? Tune in to hear our take.  Mason and Chris explore: -Chris's spring water journey. -The health outcomes that occur when consuming wild spring water. -How wild spring water connects us back to the earth and our innate nature as human beings. -The difference between raw spring water, processed spring water and water that has been treated through the municipal system. -The water filters Mason and Chris are loving. -Bitcoin, meteor mining and US currency.   Who is Chris Sanborn? Chris Sanborn is the leading visionary for Alive Water and the Find A Spring foundation. When Chris is not building tools to access fresh spring water in the worlds best glass he enjoys spearfishing, hunting, and foraging. Chris envisions a future where water is more deeply revered as sacred. Through this process people will return to a deeper connection with the spirit and beauty of this earth.   Resources: Find A Spring Website Alive Water Website Alive Water InstagramAlive Water Facebook Alive Water Youtube The Water Shop Website   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/is-spring-water-the-ultimate-medicine-with-chris-sanborn-ep-85  
9/21/202059 minutes, 27 seconds
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#84 Healing Heat: Infrared Saunas with Sebastian Mierau

Mason is joined by his best mate, and CEO of Clearlight Saunas International, Sebastian Mierau. The gents explore the medicinal wonders of infrared sauna technology and the many very tangible health outcomes that one can experience by spending time in them. Tune in for a fun and insightful chat between two of our favourite health nerd legends.    Mason and Sebastian explore: -Sebastian's journey with Clearlight Saunas. -Infrared saunas and weight loss. -Infrared saunas and detoxification; the times and temperatures that work best. -The healing power of the infrared vibrational frequencies. -The pro's of getting full body exposure whilst in the infrared sauna. -Sauna technology and EMF exposure. -Stress as a foundational component to all illness and dis-ease within the body. -The health benefits of extreme temperature exposure. -The importance of replenishing the body with hydration and minerals post sauna. -The link between heat therapy and longevity. -Saunas and skin health.   Who is Sebastian Mierau? Sebastian is a lifelong wellness enthusiast with a passion for the outdoors, sustainability and happiness. Sebastian grew up in Germany and started his career as an environmental engineer, before starting his company in Australia. Sebastian is the co-founder and CEO of Clearlight Saunas International, specialising in luxurious and state-of-the-art infrared saunas, with huge demand around the world from residential and commercial customers. Clearlight has a focus on bringing wellbeing, health, and happiness to staff, customers, and their families. Some of Clearlight's points of difference are their lifetime guarantee, exceptional customer care, ultra-low EMF and ELF heaters, and full-spectrum infrared technology.   Resources: Clearlight Infrared Sauna's Website The Sauna Show Podcast Clearlight Life Facebook Page Clearlight Life Instagram Page   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/healing-heat-infrared-saunas-with-sebastian-mierau-ep-84  
9/13/202055 minutes, 9 seconds
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#83 Saving Sacred Land From Corruption with Jake Cassar

Mason is joined by Jake Cassar on the show today. Jake is a bushman, conservationist, youth mentor and all round legendary character, who is out there doing good things for the planet and the community. Jake is a passionate bushcraft teacher with specialist knowledge in the area edible and medicinal plants native to both Australia and beyond. Jake works passionately to protect and conserve sacred land within Australia, and speaks with us today about the proposed development of the Kariong Sacred Lands by the Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council.  "Good people have just got to band together and do as much good as we can. It's the journey, not the destination." - Jake Cassar Mason and Jake discuss: -The mysterious big cat Jake has been tracking in the scrublands of Northern Sydney. -Jake's work as a 'responsible adult' (Jake doesn't like the term activist) in the protection of the Kariong Sacred Lands and the politics involved.  -The nature of activism; the sacrifice and the satisfaction. -The value of coming together as a unified community, and doing what you can to preserve the land we live on with patience and persistence. -The importance of appealing to the humanity in each person, and treating people with respect, even if you don't agree with their beliefs or behaviours. -Moving from a survival of the fittest to a survival of the most co-operative mentality. Asking ourselves how can we best work together to create a safe and sustainable future.   Who is Jake Cassar ? Jake Cassar is a passionate Bushcraft teacher, youth mentor and conservationist specialising in edible and medicinal native and introduced plants in Australia. Jake is well known for leading successful campaigns to create new National Parks on the Central Coast and for his devotion to raising funds and awareness for local charities such as homeless outreach centres, mental health support services, suicide prevention networks, youth support organisations, animal welfare groups and many more. Jake is fast becoming known as one of Australia’s foremost authorities on edible and medicinal plants, and has been referred to as a “Bush Tucker Guru” by the Daily Telegraph and “Aussie Bear Grills” by the Today Show on Channel 9. Jake has featured on Triple J radio, ABC radio, The History Channel, and National Indigenous Television (NITV). Jake has spent most of life fine tuning his survival knowledge in what he calls “The University of the Bush” and has taught himself much of what he knows through personal experience spending over 20 years doing annual trips 'out bush' and living from the land for weeks at a time. Jake has worked with much respected Aboriginal elders in NSW and Central and Western Australia and has given presentations with well known people in Botany such as Les Robinson, Alan Fairley, Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia) and Aboriginal Bush Tucker Chef, Mark Olive. Jake has presented at Universities for nearly a decade with a presentation he calls " The Science of Survival" where University lecturers, Indigenous Elders and Indigenous students, all collaborate to share knowledge regarding the uses of native plants.  Jake’s presentations, courses and tours are upbeat, interactive, engaging and include a comprehensive display of native and exotic plants and an in-depth description of some of the plants uses. Jake will share information on how to make rope from tree bark, fire from sticks, soap from Wattle leaves and much more.   Resources: Jake Website Jake FacebookJake Youtube Coast Environmental Alliance Facebook Group   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/saving-sacred-land-from-corruption-with-jake-cassar-ep-83  
9/7/202044 minutes, 10 seconds
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#82 Reducing Your Exposure To Toxic Water with Nicole Bijlsma

Mason welcomes building biologist Nicole Bijlsma, back on to the podcast today, to take a deep dive (pun intended) into the realm of water. The pair discuss the contaminants that lurk in the municipal water supply, the serious implications they can have on human health, and the things we can do in the home to reduce our exposure. Nicole delivers punchy truth bombs from the minute the tape starts rolling on this chat. Nicole is a woman who is fully loaded with information gathered from her thorough research and clinical practice. Nicole uses her insights as an arsenal against a system that is generally corrupt and ill-informed. Today's chat is juicy and eye opening. The speed and precision in which Nicole hits her target when sharing her knowledge is truly impressive. An important and informative listen for all. "If you don't get a filter, your body and your kidneys will be the filter." So a water filter is absolutely necessary. It's not a luxury. " - Nicole Bijlsma Mason and Nicole discuss: -Nicole's upcoming 'Healthy Homes' 6 week e-course. -The importance of water quality, not just quantity, in regards to health. -Chlorine as an antibacterial agent, and the threat chlorinated water can have on microbiome diversity.  -The use of Fluoride as a pharmaceutical drug, and the health implications associated with its use in municipal water supplies. -Australia as a minority in comparison to 95% of the global community who do not fluoridate their water supply. -The common contaminants that can lurk in your local water supply, and how to reduce harmful exposure. -Water filters, the ins and outs, and what to look for when purchasing. -The obesogen hypothesis; how the body responds to a high exogenous toxic load. -The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme, and the loopholes that allow international products to enter into Australia without chemical testing. -The correlation between tank water and lead exposure. -The diet, supplement and lifestyle measures you can take to reduce your toxic load. -Detoxication, prebiotic foods and dis-ease prevention. -The dangers of recycled water. -Alkaline water and low stomach acid. -Water as an energetic medium.   Resources: Nicole's Website Nicole's Book Nicole's Water Resources Australian College Of Environmental Studies Website The Australian Government Recalls Website   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/reducing-your-exposure-to-toxic-water-with-nicole-bijlsma-ep-82  
8/31/202057 minutes, 35 seconds
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#81 Menstruation & Menopause with Clare Pyers

Tahnee is thrilled to be speaking with the wonderful Clare Pyers on the Women's Series today. Clare is an integrative medical practitioner who specialises in women's health, particularly in the areas of reproductive health and complex health conditions. Clare has a broad educational background including Chemical Engineering, Chinese Medicine, Integrative Medicine and Yoga. Clare is a leader in the industry of Chinese Medicine, having written the first comprehensive textbook that shows practitioners how to translate between the paradigms of Conventional, Functional and Chinese Medicine. A true renaissance woman, Clare also hosts Qiological, a podcast specifically crafted for Chinese Medicine practitioners. Clare joins Tahnee today, to bridge the gap between the East vs West approach to women's health, sharing her insights in a manner that is highly informative and easy to understand. Clare's clinical work is practical and thoroughly grounded in a holistic approach. Clare's methods allow women to feel safe, held and completely nourished on their journey to harmonious health.   Tahnee and Clare explore: -How Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views hormones, and the East vs West approach to addressing hormonal issues. -The natural ebs and flows of the female reproductive cycle and the importance of the 'Chong Mai' vessel in TCM. -The significance of the transitions between the body's phases of Yin and Yang, and how a disturbance in the body's natural course of Qi interferes with establishing menstrual harmony.  -The masculine nature of Western society, and how operating a system that is dominated by this energy impairs female reproductive health. -The Heart as the female palace of glory, and the Daoist system views this important organ. -The misdiagnoses and misuse of herbs in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). -Reproductive capability as a reflection of overall health, the idea that an organism cannot create new life in an environment (the body) where life is deficient. -The Liver's role in female reproductive health. -The difference between deficiency and excess. -How TCM views menopause. -The connection between the thyroid, iodine and salt. -Hashimoto's and Graves Disease.   Resources: Clare's Website Clare's Facebook Clare's Instagram Heavenly Qi Podcast   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/menstruation-menopause-with-clare-pyers-ep-81  
8/24/202057 minutes, 27 seconds
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#80 Why Chinese Medicine Is Failing Us with Rhonda Chang

Mason is thrilled to welcome Rhonda Chang to the podcast today. Rhonda is a traditional healer who specialises in the art and healing principals of yinyang wuxing. After becoming disillusioned during her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in her native home of China, Rhonda decided to go her own way. Straying from the path of convention to re-educate herself through the exploration and deep analysis of the classical texts. After 30 years of research and practice Rhonda published two books: Chinese Medicine Masquerading As Yi - A Case of Chinese Self-colonisation and Yinyang Wuxing Spirit, Body & Healing, and continues to raise awareness around the true origin and principals of Classical Chinese Medicine. Today's chat is truly eye opening and informative. Rhonda is a rebel with a cause, and it is an absolute delight to have her with us, sharing her wisdom and knowledge with integrity and conviction.   Mason and Rhonda discuss: -The difference between Classical Chinese Medicine and Modern Chinese Medicine, which otherwise known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) -The concept of 'Yi'. -Wuxing - Five Element Theory. -Rhonda's process of "de-colonising" herself from the standardised TCM curriculum she was originally trained in. -Symptoms vs diagnoses; how Westernised TCM is still operating within a symptom based ideology. -Rhonda's top tips for wellness.   Resources: Rhonda Website Rhonda Podcast Rhonda Books   Rhonda Facebook Group   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/why-chinese-medicine-is-failing-us-with-rhonda-chang-ep-80  
8/17/202057 minutes, 33 seconds
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#79 Birth Is A Body Based Event with Clancy Allen

Tahnee is back with another soulful Women's Series episode on the podcast today. Clancy Allen joins us to unpack and explore the depth and nuance of the birthing process. Clancy is a Doula with prior professional experience as a civil litigation lawyer and training in kinesiology and yoga. It is Clancy's deep desire and burning passion to facilitate women on their birthing journey's, helping them cultivate their inner power, and find their voices within a medical system that is often unsupportive. Clancy creates a sacred container for women in the birthing space, helping them to recognise and dissolve fear and overwhelm, guiding them towards the harmony that exists between their intellect and intuition.   Tahnee and Clancy explore: -Clancy's story and birth journey. -The role of the doula in the birth space. -The value of creating a birth plan and what a birth plan can offer you.  -How to use your psychic antenna to align yourself with birthing allies. -Pregnancy and birth as highly intuitive times in a woman's life. -Birth as a portal to shadow work and self healing. -Obstetrics and the technocratic model in child birth. -The Birthing From Within paradigm. -How to step into your innate power as a woman.   Resources: Clancy's Website Clancy's Instagram Birthing From Within Website   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/birth-is-a-body-based-event-with-clancy-allen-ep-79  
8/10/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 33 seconds
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#78 Building Biology & 5G with Nicole Bijlsma

Mason welcomes Nicole Bijlsma onto the podcast today. Nicole is building biologist who single handedly established the building biology industry in Australia. After 15 years of clinical practice as a Naturopath and Acupuncturist, Nicole switched things up, changing her career pathway after noticing a strong correlation between the ill health of many of her patients and the health hazards they were exposed to in their homes. Nicole is a ball of passion, knowledge and insight, delivering the cold hard facts about environmental hazards such as 5G, EMFs, mould and more! Truly a woman on a mission, Nicole has great zeal for raising awareness and educating individuals on how they can create health in their body, homes and general environments. Mason and Nicole discuss: -Building biology, what it is and what a building biologist does. -The concept that the home or building we spend our time in, being like a third layer or extension of our skin. -New home technology and exposure standards; human safety vs profit. -The health impacts of EMF exposure. -The relationship between immune deficiency and mould, EMF, chemical  sensitivity. -The importance of taking a full case history when working to identify the root of chronic disease, and how the mainstream medical system fails us in this regard - "taking a thorough environmental exposure history is the most important thing a doctor can do, and none of them were trained to do it" -5G and why the configuration of the network is problematic for health. -The origin of 5G technology, why it was developed and what it was used for.  -The data on heavy metal load and electromagnetic sensitivity in humans. -Identifying health risks in the home. -The myths around EMF shielding equipment and technology. -The importance of a healthy lifestyle and home environment in cultivating resilience against EMF exposure.    Resources: Nicole's Website  Nicole's Book Australian College Of Environmental Studies Website Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/building-biology-5g-with-nicole-bijlsma-ep-78  
8/2/202047 minutes, 30 seconds
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#77 The Power Of Menopause with Jane Hardwicke Collings

The incredible Jane Hardwicke Collings joins Tahnee on the Women's Series today, to explore the cyclic nature of womanhood and the potency of menopause. Jane is a menstrual educator, midwife, teacher and writer. It is an exquisite delight and absolute honour to share in the vast nature of her knowledge and wisdom. The conversation shared between Tahnee and Jane is powerful, an important listen for all the women out there, both young and wise, who are keen to learn more about their own innate rythmns. Or for the men folk who are eager to understand and support their female friends and loved ones. Tahnee and Jane discuss: -The cyclic nature of womanhood. -Menstruation, menopause and the lunar cycle. -The medicalisation of menopause, "menopause is not a disease. It doesn't have a diagnosis, and therefore it doesn't have symptoms." - Jane Hardwicke Collings -Birth, menarche, motherhood and menopause as rites of passage. -Rites of passage as key indicators of how individuals are valued culturally, based on which phase of the cycle they're in. -How the menopausal shift in luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone can increase a woman's intuition and visionary capacity. -What our experience of menarche teaches us about being a woman and how that impacts our experience of menopause. -The cultural shame that surrounds the menstrual cycle in Western society. -What menopause or 'mimi' signifies in the cultures of Australia's First Nations Peoples. -The concept of the "mother line" or "red thread" theme when going through menopause. -How to prepare for yourself for menopause - "the best thing anybody can go into menopause with is inner strength." - Jane Hardwicke Collings   Resources: Jane's Website Jane's Online Courses The School of Shamanic Womancraft  The School Of Shamanic Womancraft Podcast About Bloody Time Book Cedar Barstow Website Christiane Northrup Website Lara Owen Website   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-power-of-menopause-with-jane-hardwicke-collings-ep-77  
7/27/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 1 second
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#76 Cannabis, CBD & Medicinal Mushrooms with Jenny Sansouci

Mason is joined by the wonderful Jenny Sansouci on the show today. Jenny is a Brooklyn based author, blogger and certified health coach who has a keen interest in the healing powers of cannabis, CBD and medicinal mushrooms - a woman after our own heart! Jenny has just released her new book The Rebel's Apothecary: A Practical Guide to the Healing Magic of Cannabis, CBD, and Mushrooms. We're beyond thrilled to have Jenny with us today, sharing her knowledge around these healing herbs. Tune in for the full download. Mason and Jenny discuss: -The medicinal use of cannabis. -The journey that lead Jenny to researching and working with cannabis, CBD and medicinal mushrooms. -How to talk to your doctor about using alternative therapies in conjunction with your standard treatment plan. -The use of CBD as an adjunct therapy for chemo patients. -The Eastern vs Western view of cancer. -The healing potential of Psilocybin in depressive disorders.   Resources: Jenny's Website Jenny's Instagram Jenny's Book   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-rebels-apothecary-and-medicinal-mushrooms-with-jenny-sansouci-ep-76  
7/20/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 41 seconds
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#75 Remembering Your Wild Self With Claire Dunn

Claire Dunn joins Tahnee on the podcast today. Claire is an author, journalist, educator and barefoot explorer. Claire is dearly passionate about fostering a deep connection to the earth, the self and community. Claire's work centres around ‘rewilding’ both the inner and outer landscapes. Claire has a keen interest in the psychology of the human-nature connection and offers retreats and Vision Quest's to help guide people back to their true and wild selves.  Tahnee and Claire discuss: -The journey that led Claire to her rewilding work. -The universality of our human connection to earth. -The concept of "claiming place". -Supported solitude and Claire's year without matches. -Moving out of patriarchal cultural conditioning into an embodied feminine space. -Claire's new book Rewilding The Urban Soul. -The importance of knowing your neighbor in these isolating times. -Self sufficiency vs community sufficiency.   Resources: Claire's Website Claire's Facebook Claire's Events and Workshops   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/remembering-your-wild-self-with-claire-dunn-ep-75  
7/13/202044 minutes, 19 seconds
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#74 Going Plastic Free with Kate Nelson The Plastic Free Mermaid

We're thrilled to have Kate Nelson aka The Plastic Free Mermaid on the podcast with Mason today. Kate is an ocean lover, self professed mermaid, yogi and passionate activist working diligently to reduce and educate against single-use plastic. Kate eliminated single-use plastics from her life ten years ago and hasn't looked back! Today's chat offers a grounded and informed dialog around the burden plastic has on the earth, the ins and outs of recycling, the simple questions we can all ask ourselves about the things we consume and the companies we support. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and I reckon you will too! Mason and Kate discuss: -Kate's new book "I Quit Plastics" and the process around her decision to bring a new "thing" into the world. -The "away" place, the invisible destination of our waste when it's shipped offshore. -Plastic recycling; the in's, the out's, the truth and the lies. -Kate's journey to becoming plastic free. -Self care and activism. -Individual change vs systems change in activism, and the importance of taking action now in whatever way you can. -The question "does our world need saving?"   Resources: Plastic Free Mermaid Instagram Plastic Free Mermaid Website Plastic Free Mermaid Facebook Plastic Free Mermaid Podcast Plastic Free Blog   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/going-plastic-free-with-kate-nelson-the-plastic-free-mermaid-ep-74  
7/6/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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#73 Courage & Empathy In The Face of Change with Catherine Ingram

Catherine Ingram joins Tahnee on the podcast today. Catherine Ingram is an international dharma teacher and former journalist specialising in empathy and activism. Catherine is the author of several books including; In the Footsteps of Gandhi, Passionate Presence, A Crack in Everything, and the long-form essay “Facing Extinction.” Catherine has published over 100 articles and interviews throughout the 1980s and early 1990s with leading thinkers and activists of our time. Catherine and Tahnee take a deep dive today, sharing a beautiful conversation around the philosophical landscape of activism, empathy, Buddhism, dharma practice, mindfulness and sensitivity. Tahnee and Catherine explore: -The mindfulness industry and how it is often misguided. -The 1970's Dharma movement. -Catherine's experience of Buddhist meditation and philosophy. -The nature and burden of sensitivity - "if you're not at least a little bit sad, you're not paying attention" - Catherine Ingram -The relationship between grief and love. -Activism, empathy and compassion. -The themes of Catherine's essay; Facing Extinction. -The Resilient Byron project.   Resources: Catherine's Website Catherine Facing Extinction Essay In The Deep Podcast Coronavirus: Courage and Calm PodcastCatherine's Books The Resilient Byron Project   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/courage-empathy-in-the-face-of-change-with-catherine-ingram-ep-73  
6/29/202053 minutes, 10 seconds
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#72 What Is Your Poo Telling You? with Sarah Greenfield

Mason welcomes Sarah Greenfield onto the podcast today to wax lyrical on the wonders of poo! Sarah is a registered dietitian, functional medicine practitioner and absolute poo aficionado. As someone who has personally struggled with digestive issues for the better part of her life, Sarah knows just how vulnerable and overwhelming it can feel to take the reins of your health and make long lasting change. It is Sarah’s deep desire, and mission to assist those suffering from health and digestive issues to heal from the inside out. "I truly believe that your poop is the direct reflection and a perfect way to measure what's going on internally." -  Sarah Greenfield Mason and Sarah discuss: -How monitoring your poo's can help you learn the language of your health. -What the ideal poo looks like. -The importance of identifying dietary irritants and bacterial dysbiosis when working to heal digestive issues. -The gut/nervous and endocrine (hormone) system connection. -The perils of diet dogma, how extreme diets impair digestive capacity. -High fat diets as a source of pro-inflammatory bacteria. -To float or not to float? What it means if your poo sinks or swims. -Lifestyle, sleep and stress as important markers for digestive health. -The impact macro and micro nutrients have on microbiome diversity.   Resources: Sarah's Website Sarah's Instagram Sarah's Facebook Sarah's Courses Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/what-is-your-poo-telling-you-with-sarah-greenfield-ep-72  
6/21/202046 minutes, 41 seconds
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#71 Go Local, Think Global with Helena Norberg-Hodge

Tahnee welcomes Helena Norberg-Hodge to the podcast today. Helena is a pioneer of the New Economics movement and has spent many years studying the driving forces behind why our economies are failing us, and what we can do about it. Helena’s perspectives are informed by a systems based approach and coloured by the many years she spent in Ladakh, part of the larger region of Kashmir, where she watched global capital completely transform entire communities. Today's chat is deeply insightful and informative, for anyone interested in creating a global community where we all thrive Tahnee and Helena discuss: -Helena's journey and the time she spent in Ladakh as the catalyst for her path into activism. -Food and human centred supply chain. -The problem with neoliberal multinational global economics. -How small business is threatened by the global economic model. -How change needs to occur at both an individual and systemic level. -How we can create sustainable systems at the local level by drawing on insights from the global community. -Technology as a part of the problem not the solution. -Helena's upcoming online event, World Localisation Day.   Resources: World Localization Day Event  Local Futures Website Economics Of Happiness FilmAncient Futures Book   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/go-local-think-global-with-helena-norberg-hodge-ep-71  
6/15/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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#70 Pelvic Health with Heba Shaheed WS

Tahnee welcomes Heba Shaheed to the Women's Series today. Heba is a qualified women's health nutritionist and physiotherapist who specialises in pelvic and sexual pain, menstrual health, bladder and bowel health, pregnancy, postpartum, and complex trauma. Heba provides women’s health and paediatric pelvic health services including physiotherapy, exercise and nutrition. Heba’s mission is to make women's health information accessible globally and to provide high-quality women's healthcare in the privacy and comfort of a woman's own home. Heba believes women's healthcare needs to be disrupted so that women can stop suffering in silence. Heba is a global leader in her field and an absolute wealth of knowledge. Today's chat is informative and truly inspiring, if you're a woman or know one - tune in!   Tahnee and Heba discuss: -The anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor. -The normalisation of period pain. -What healthy bowel and urinary movements should look like. -Mechanical constipation. -The functionality of the squat. -The pelvic floor and child birth. -The use of Jade eggs - best and worst practice. -The East vs West approach to pelvic floor therapy. -Releasing trauma from the psoas. -Multidimensional health and the importance of taking an integrated approach, heart, mind, body.  -How and where the body stores emotion.  -The subjective nature of pain. -Retraining the brain and neuroplasticity. -The correlation between pelvic pain conditions and childhood trauma. -Sensitivity, self awareness and the importance of developing emotional boundaries. -Tips for creating a happy and healthy pelvic floor.   Resources: Heba Website The Pelvic Expert Website The Pelvic Expert Instagram The Pelvic Expert Facebook The Pelvic Expert Youtube The Pelvic Floor Program - Paid 4 Week Course   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/pelvic-health-with-heba-shaheed-ep-70  
6/6/202056 minutes, 50 seconds
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#69 Integral Anatomy for Modern Somanauts with Gil Hedley

Gil Hedley joins Tahnee on the podcast today. Gil is an anatomist and self proclaimed "Somanaut" - a person who is "dedicated to exploring the inner space of human form". Gil has encouraged thousands of fellow "somanauts" to appreciate, explore and embody the wonders of human form through his lecture presentations and hands-on human dissection courses in the laboratory. Tahnee and Gil dive deep today, exploring the intricate nature of the of these bodies we call human. The pair share their insights through the lens of anatomy, philosophy and spirituality. This one is a bit of a mind bender folks, but in the best possible way. Tune in to be taken beyond the linear understanding of the human body into the expansive realm of universal connection. Tahnee and Gil discuss: -Integral vs regional anatomy, embodied understanding vs intellectual analysis. -The heart as a factual vessel not a 'pump'. -Taoist sexuality and sexual anatomy. -Religion and spirituality. -The intricacy and non symmetrical nature of the human form. -The human body as a whole, each individual as a cellular representation of the whole - the universal body. -Martial Arts and the textural foundations of the body. -The fascial system.   Resources: Gil's Website Gil's Facebook Gil's Youtube Gil's Free Online Courses Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/integral-anatomy-for-modern-somanauts-with-gil-hedley-ep-69  
5/30/202055 minutes, 2 seconds
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#68 Optimising Your Gut Bacteria with Dan Sipple

Functional Naturopath Dan Sipple is back on the show with Mason today to discuss the intricaces of gut health. The pair explore the methods you can use to optimise your health and build a rocking microbiome.  "You're the custodian of your microbiome. Look after it, learn how to nurture it, learn what affects it.. You want to pass that on to your kiddies. So do right by it and live long and prosper." Dan Sipple (inspired by Dr. Jason Hawrelak) Mason and Dan discuss: -The origins of your personal gut bacteria and the critical life stages in which your microbiome is influenced. -Gut health and pregnancy preparation. -What to look out for when purchasing a probiotic supplement. -Preboitics and botanical dietary variation as long term strategies for sustainable microbiome health. -The lifestyle factors that damage health. -The danger of restrictive diets, particularly those deficient in dietary fibre. -The types of prebiotic fibre and what foods contain them (see resource section below for specifics) -The benefits of short chain fatty acids (SCFA's) such as butyrate. -The pros and cons of fermented foods. -Soluble and insoluble fibre. -How to create a gut friendly plate. -Colonics and enemas. -The various microbiomes within the body as a whole e.g. the scalp, the mouth, skin etc. -Essential oils and the disastrous antimicrobial action they can have on the microbiome.   Resources: Dan Website Dan Instagram Gut Health Podcast 1 Gut Health Podcast 2 Candida And Medicinal Mushrooms Podcast  Vaginal Steaming Podcast Microbia Lab Testing Missing Microbes Book Prebiotic Foods: -Inulin/Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) – asparagus, dandelion, onion, garlic, leek , chicory, burdock, artichoke. -Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) – legumes, beans, beets, lentils, etc. -Pectin - apples, bananas, potatoes, berries. -Resistant Starch - green bananas, cooked cooled potatoes, plantains, sorghum, sweet potatoes.  -Polyphenols - the skins of dark fruits/veg best e.g. pomegranate, blackberries etc. -Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum (PHGG). -Polysaccharides/beta glucans - medicinal mushrooms, oats etc Strain Specific Probiotics - What Strain For What Condition:   Leaky Gut/Strengthing The Ingregrity Of Gut Lining -Saccharomyces boularrdii -Lactobacillus rhamnonsus GG -Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 1224 -Bifidobacterium longum BB536   Establishing A Healthy Microbiome - Mums and Bubs -Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG -Bifidobacterium breve M-16v -Bifidobacterium longum BB536 -Bifidobacterium animalis BB-12 Maintaining General Gut Health - Kids and Adults -Lrhamnosus LGG -Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM -Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 -Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 -Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis HN019 Rebuilding Microbiome Post Antibiotics -Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis BB-12 -Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG -Saccharomyces cerevisiae (boulardii) (SB) Allergies / Autoimmunity -Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG -Lactobacillus paracasei LP33 Poor Immunity / Recurrent infections -Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG -Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM -Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 -Lactobacillus plantarum HEAL9 -Lactobacillus paracasei 8700:2 -Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 -Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 IBS -Lactobacillus plantarum 299V   Candida / Dysbiosis -Saccharomyces cerevisiae (boulardii) (SB) -Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07   Metabolic health/Weight Loss -Bifidobacterium animalis spp. lactis B420 -Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis HN019   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/optimising-your-gut-bacteria-with-dan-sipple-ep-68  
5/24/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 7 seconds
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Fireside Friday - Mason X Kathrin Hecht

Kathrin Hecht speaks with Mason about his life experience with tonic herbalism and the way he integrates his practises into everyday.   Resources: SuperFeast Tonic Herbs Adaptogens, Mushrooms & Blends Support your adaptability 100% herbs only No nasty fillers/additives Immune tonics Increase your resilience   Kathrin's Instagram @ www.instagram.com/kat.hecht/ Kathrin's Podcast @ www.linktr.ee/kat.hecht   Tell all your friends and family and share online! Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn - @superfeast
5/20/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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#67 Plants For The People with Herbalist Erin Lovell Verinder

Tahnee is joined by Erin Lovell Verinder on the podcast today. Erin is a fully qualified Herbalist, Nutritionist and Energetic Healer who has worked in the healing realms for twenty-one years. Erin is deeply passionate about individualised treatment approaches, empowering others to reconnect to their innate ability to heal and rediscover the primal foundations of thriving health. Working deeply in one on one sessions, Erin enables her clients to unfold profound change in their health and wellbeing by bridging together herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, energetics and lifestyle change. We're thrilled to have Erin on the show today, sharing her experience as an intuitive Western Herbalist. “There's medicine everywhere.. There really is” - Erin Lovell Verinder Tahnee and Erin discuss: -Erin's journey into energetics and herbalism. -Embodied healing, physical, mental, spiritual. -The medicinal powers of culinary herbs. -The beauty and strength of medicinal weeds. -Wildcrafting and plant identification. -The restorative powers of time in nature and adequate nutrition. -Herbalism as activism. -Herbalism in Australia - how the institutionalised regulation of the craft has stolen some of the magic. -The lack of knowledge and understanding that surrounds our native Australian herbal medicine. -Folk medicine in America.   Who is Erin Lovell Verinder ? Erin is a fully qualified Herbalist, Nutritionist and Energetic Healer who has worked in the healing realms for twenty-one years. Erin holds a Bachelor of Western Herbal Medicine, an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine and a Diploma of Energetic Healing and is a member of the (ATMS) Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Walking the plant path, Erin is a woman in tune with the natural world. On a full hearted mission to educate, assist and up-level how we can all heal with the rhythms of nature, through the bounty of plant medicine and gentle innate interventions to unearth thriving health and wellbeing. Marrying the wisdom and philosophy of naturopathic medicine as the golden compass, to treat the whole- not just the symptom is the pure guiding force in Erin’s practice. Getting to the roots of ill health is the solid intention and directive, addressing the drivers and encouraging the body gently to return to balance and harmony with food as medicine, medicinal plants, lifestyle changes, functional testing and energetic medicine to deliver a wholesome high vibrational experience and to ultimately promote healing. Resources: Erin's Website Erin's Instagram Erin's Book - Plants For The People   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/plants-for-the-people-with-herbalist-erin-lovell-verinder-ep-67  
5/16/20201 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Fireside Friday - Enter the Yin

This week we venture onto the dark side of the hill; the Yin side. We live in a Yang dominated world. Learn some distinctions about how to enter into the world of Yin and ensure that this Winter you don't miss the opportunity to develop deep wisdom, personal insight and nuanced, personally-driven inspiration.   Resources: SuperFeast Tonic Herbs Adaptogens, Mushrooms & Blends Support your adaptability 100% herbs only No nasty fillers/additives Immune tonics Increase your resilience   Tell all your friends and family and share online! Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn - @superfeast
5/14/202012 minutes, 54 seconds
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#66 Preconception Practices & The Family Culture with Mason & Tahnee From SuperFeast

We're switching up the roles on today's pod folks! Our SuperFeast mamma and papa, Tahnee and Mason, take the guest seat as Oni Blecher from the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond podcast takes the mic to explore reproductive health, the family culture and pregnancy preparation with our fearless leaders. Mason and Tahnee absolutely loved offering their insights in this beautiful conversation, we just had to share it with ya'll. Mason and Tahnee explore: -Reproductive health from the Taoist perspective. -Reproductive health as an equal responsibility between BOTH the male and female. -Preconception planning. -Health sovereignty and personal culture. -Tips on how to cleanse and prepare the body for conception. -The tonic herbs, medicinal mushroom and minerals suitable for preconception. -Developing personal and family culture, inviting in sustainable practices that can be carried forward long-term over the lifespan. -Children's immune health.   Resources: Nourishing Her Yin Event Video The Brighton Baby book Pregnancy Preparation SuperFeast Podcast Episode Pregnancy Health SuperFeast Podcast Episode   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/preconception-practices-the-family-culture-with-mason-tahnee-from-superfeast-ep-66  
5/10/202033 minutes, 5 seconds
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Fireside Friday - Can I Mix My Herbs?

Can I mix my herbs? Are there rules with this? How many is too many? Mason explains the ins and outs of mixing your herbs in your daily practise.   Resources: SuperFeast Tonic Herbs Adaptogens, Mushrooms & Blends Support your adaptability 100% herbs only No nasty fillers/additives Immune tonics Increase your resilience   Tell all your friends and family and share online! Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn - @superfeast
5/7/20204 minutes, 7 seconds
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Fireside Friday - How to Make Ashwagandha Taste Good

In this Mason explains why ashwagandha tastes like crap to some, and how to make it go down sweetly, because whether you love or dislike the taste, we can all agree it’s a herb we want in the diet.   Resources: SuperFeast Tonic Herbs Adaptogens, Mushrooms & Blends Support your adaptability 100% herbs only No nasty fillers/additives Immune tonics Increase your resilience   Tell all your friends and family and share online! Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn - @superfeast
5/2/20205 minutes, 53 seconds
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#65 The Power of Recovery with CrossFit Champion James Newbury

Today we've got James Newbury on the show. James is an absolute legend in the CrossFit community, he was awarded Australia's fittest man in 2017 and has consistently reached new levels of physical excellence throughout his career. James takes a soulful and holistic approach to fitness and athleticism catering his movement programs and classes to serve his wider community. James is passionate about longevity in body and in mind, and places a huge emphasis on the power of intentional rest and recovery, especially when training hard. James shines a light on the potency of an embodied physical practice, for anyone out there who is into CrossFit or curious about it, tuning into today's chat is an absolute must.   Mason and James discuss: -The practice of CrossFit. -The importance of mindset and sustainable training. -Exercise/movement as preparation for life. -James' cycling accident and the natural measures he used to accelerate his recovery. -The power of recovery in general, one of James’ favourite sayings is "recover harder than you work out". -Longevity in fitness and in life itself. -Using visualisation as a performance strategy. -James' top recovery practices. -James' favourite herbs, foods and supplements. -The potency of nose breathing.   Who is James Newbury ? With a background in semi professional Rugby League James Newbury has dabbled in many sports, eventually finding his true passion in CrossFit. In 2013 James founded Adelaide specialist gym, Soul65. From here James has excelled in CrossFit competitions across the sport and is currently the 27th fittest man in the world. James has competed at the CrossFit Pacific Regionals for the past 5 years finishing 1st in 2017 earning him the title of Australia's Fittest Man.   Resources: James Instagram James Facebook James Website James' Gym   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-power-of-recovery-with-crossfit-champion-james-newbury-ep-65  
4/30/202049 minutes, 41 seconds
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#64 Body Literacy & The Menstrual Cycle with Nicole Jardim

Tahnee is joined by Nicole Jardim on the Women's Series today to wax lyrical on all things menstrual. Nicole is a Certified Women’s Health Coach and the creator of Fix Your Period, a series of programs that empower women to reclaim their hormone health. Nicole's passion for women’s health arose in response to her own hormonal journey and negative experience using hormonal birth control in her early twenties.  Nicole takes a holistic approach, placing her focus on identifying and addressing the root cause of dis-ease within the bodies and minds of her female clients. Nicole believes that the fundamentals to healing any hormonal imbalance lie in an approach that addresses the unique physiology of every woman, and that this is essential to reclaiming and maintaining optimal health and vitality at any age. We say amen to that sister! Tahnee and Nicole discuss: -Nicole's period journey - how the traditional medical model failed to connect the dots between her oral contraceptive use and the myriad of undesirable health complications she experienced as a result. -The lack of education and female body literacy in our society. -The fact that menstrual disharmony is generally considered normal. -The horrific side effects synthetic birth control can cause. -The menstrual cycle and female empowerment. -What a normal menstrual cycle looks/feels like. -The sensitivity of the female organism, how this aids our fertility and serves as a defense mechanism at the physiological level. "We are exquisitely sensitive to stressors and it is a good thing." -  Nicole Jardim -The impact of diet culture and "health" fads on female reproductive health. -Nutrition - the power of mastering the basics. -Self observation as simple yet profound tool in health and healing. -Nicole's take on hormone testing.   Who is Nicole Jardim? Nicole Jardim is a Certified Women’s Health Coach, writer, speaker, mentor, and the creator of Fix Your Period, a series of programs that empower women to reclaim their hormone health using a method that combines evidence-based information with simplicity and sass. Nicole's work has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of women around the world in effectively addressing a wide variety of period problems, including PMS, irregular periods, PCOS, painful & heavy periods, missing periods and many more. Rather than treating problems or symptoms, Nicole treats women by addressing the root cause of what’s really going on in their bodies and minds. She passionately believes that the fundamentals to healing any hormonal imbalance lie in an approach that addresses the unique physiology of every woman. This is essential to reclaiming and maintaining optimal health and vitality at any age. Nicole is the author of Fix Your Period: 6 Weeks to Banish Bloating, Conquer Cramps, Manage Moodiness, and Ignite Lasting Hormone Balance, and the co-author of The Happy Balance, a recipe book filled with over 80 hormone balancing recipes. Finally, Nicole is the co-host of The Period Party, a top-rated podcast on iTunes - be sure to tune into that if you want to learn more about how to fix your period - and has been called on as a women’s health expert for sites such as The Guardian, Well+Good, mindbodygreen and Healthline.     Resources: Nicoles Website Nicole's Programs Nicole's Podcast Nicole's Book Nicole's Instagram Nicole's Facebook Nicole's Twitter Nicole's Period Quiz   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/body-literacy-the-menstrual-cycle-with-nicole-jardim-ep-64  
4/24/202052 minutes, 5 seconds
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Fireside Friday - Dosing your herbs

How do you dose? Mason discusses where to start, right to the extremes of dosing your herbs and everywhere in between.   Resources: SuperFeast Tonic Herbs Adaptogens, Mushrooms & Blends Support your adaptability 100% herbs only No nasty fillers/additives Immune tonics Increase your resilience  
4/23/202031 minutes, 58 seconds
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#63 Lifestyle Medicine with Acupuncturist Jost Sauer

We're absolutely thrilled to have acupuncturist Jost Sauer back on the pod today sharing his cosmic insights. In today's chat Jost and Mason explore the role of intuitive understanding in the Chinese Medicine model, and how going beyond the linear into the realm of the energy field and consciousness is a key factor in healing. Today's conversation is deep and insightful, Jost is an absolute wealth of knowledge and wisdom, sharing his experience as both a practitioner and student in a easy and accessible way. Dive on in to challenge your analytical mind and expand your cosmic awareness. "With being human comes obligation, and the obligation of the human is to free our blockages. If the whole planet frees the blockages, we are in Paradise." - Jost Sauer Mason and Jost discuss: -Intuitive understanding as a foundational pillar in Chinese Medicine. -Chinese Medicine and the energetic realms. -Five Element Theory. -Human beings as energy beings. -The soul as our human blueprint. -The physical organs vs the energy organs; the Western and Eastern concepts of what these are and what they embody. -The life/dealth, Yin/Yang cycle. -The importance of a daily Qi practice to creating harmony within the body, mind and spirit - consistency is key here. -The definition of health - "my perception of health is the ability to transform symptom into flow." Jost Sauer -The body as a crystalline structure. -Tonic herbs as messengers from heaven. -Fad diets and intermittent fasting. -The link between your level of health and your capacity for intuition. -Using herbs and practice to clear obstructions in the meridians and energy body.   Who is Jost Sauer? Jost (aka the lifestyle medicine man) was born in Germany in 1958 and is an ex-hippie, anarchist and drug runner turned acupuncturist, popular author and healthy lifestyle expert. His background includes competitive skiing, body-building, and ironman training, but after post-drug suicidal depression led him to martial arts and the study of TCM, he discovered the power of Qi, the cycle of Qi of Chinese medicine and that a natural rhythmic lifestyle holds the secrets to anti-ageing, health and success. Jost has been using lifestyle therapeutically for his clients for over 20 years. Jost is an expert in Chinese Medicine, which he lectured in for over a decade at the Australian College of Natural Medicine, he has been running successful health clinics since 1991, initially specialising in addiction recovery, and has treated tens of thousands of clients. His passion is sharing his ongoing discoveries about making lifestyle your best medicine through his books, blogs, articles, workshops and retreats.   Resources: Jost Website Jost Facebook Jost Instagram Jost Youtube Clock On To Health Book   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/lifestyle-medicine-with-acupuncturist-jost-sauer-ep-63  
4/20/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 16 seconds
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#62 5G - Is It Harmful To Health? with Damian Donoghue

Damian Donoghue from SuperHealth joins Mason on the podcast today to discuss and the health implications of the 5G network. Damian is extremely well read in the areas of health, wellness, detoxification and environmental pollutants and has a keen interest in finding solutions against harmful EMF exposure. Tune in for a wildly interesting and eye opening chat. Mason and Damo discuss: -The 5G network, what is it? -The cellular harm 5G can cause and the strategies we can embody to cultivate resilience against it. -The ins and outs of non native EMF exposure. -Environmental awareness and community based action as drivers for change. -Building biology as a preventative tool. -The actions steps you can take to reduce 5G paranoia and anxiety. -The importance of distance when protecting against 5G frequencies. -Using the pineal gland as a navigational tool. -Heavy metal exposure. -Data collection and advertising. -The importance of detoxication and forest bathing. -Health sovereignty and cultivating Qi. -Simple tips for blocking non native EMF's and blue light in your home. -Melatonin and it's role within the body. -Damian's favourite supplements and lifestyle practices for full body protection and potentiation.   Who is Damian Donoghue? Damian has been researching natural ways to heal the body for the last 20 years. After healing himself of an 8 year bout of chronic fatigue, Damian set out to empower others to reach a peak state of health and wellbeing. Damian loves helping people to optimise their health by flooding the body with nutrition from superfoods and tonic herbs and teaching effective detox strategies for removing heavy metals and toxic chemicals. One of Damian's main areas of focus is helping people to protect themselves from the constant onslaught of the health depleting microwave radiation being emitted from all of our wireless technologies like smart phones, smart meters, WiFi and 5G. Damian is extremely passionate about life and helping others and is a proud health crusader fighting for humanity.   Resources: Damian's Website Damian's Facebook Damian's Instagram Damian's Youtube SuperHealth EMF Protection Pack Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt Website Iris Blue Light Screen Filter Ra Optics Blue Blocking Glasses How To Block Blue Blue From Your Phone Screen Video 5G Apocalypse Documentary Barrie Trower Ex Royal Navy Microwave Weapons Expert EMF Bed Canopies Ken Rohla - Staying Healthy with 5G Wireless and the Internet of Things, EMF Protection Dr Deitrich Klinghardt – Pineal gland, 5G, Aluminium, Glyphosate, Fluoride and WiFi Dr Mercola's Interviews with Dr Deitrich Klinghardt About EMF's Dr Katherine Horton Speaking About Eye implants, 5G and Depopulation Plan By The Shadow Government   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/5g-is-it-harmful-to-health-with-damian-donoghue-ep-62  
4/12/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 6 seconds
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#61 Transforming Anxiety into Action with Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson is on the pod with Tahnee today and just quietly the whole SF crew are pretty stoked about it. Many of you may recognise Sarah as "that I quit sugar lady", after all she pioneered the movement and has written and published many books on the subject. In 2018 Sarah sold the I Quit Sugar franchise and gave all the proceeds to charity, a legendary act considering the success the movement has had globally. Sarah is a journalist and activist at heart, spending a lot of her time avidly researching and seeking the truth, sharing her insights with absolute fervour through her books, media appearances, blog and social media platforms. Sarah's expertise and main areas of interest surround the issues of mental health, the environment and sustainability, politics and healthcare. Sarah is someone who "gives a shit", a deeply passionate soul on a quest to save what's left of the planet for generations to come. Sarah's approach is accessible, community minded and no fuss. Today we have the pleasure of discussing the theme's in her latest book, First We Make The Beast Beautiful, a personal text exploring anxiety and bipolar disease through lens of spirituality and philosophy.   "fight for rightness" - Sarah Wilson   Sarah and Tahnee explore: Anxiety and mental health, the highs, the lows, the gifts. Loneliness. Collective despair "we're in the middle of a human despair crisis, and it's completely understandable. We're all avoiding talking about it in that language because we're just not ready yet." Carrying what Sarah calls "radical hope" in your heart in these globally turbulent times. "I was like, what's the point of just feeling good myself when the planet's burning, you know? I need to get out there" -The inextricable nature of politics and spirituality. -The plight of the individual, where neoliberalism fails us and the importance of community. -The corona virus and the toilet paper crises. -Sarah's daily non negotiable's, think movement, meditation, real food and like minded community. -Why walking is such an effective tool against anxiety. -Non-consumerism and travelling light. -The one thing Sarah does hoard - personal letters and postcards!   Who is Sarah Wilson? Sarah Wilson is a multi-New York Times bestselling and #1 Amazon bestselling author. A former journalist and editor of Cosmopolitan Australia, Sarah also hosted the first series of MasterChef Australia, the most watched show in Australian television. Sarah founded the I Quit Sugar Movement and has published 15 sugar-free cookbooks which sell in 131 countries. Sarah's latest cookbook, Simplicious Flow, is the world’s first zero-waste cookbook. Sarah's international bestselling book, First We Make The Beast Beautiful, reframes anxiety and bipolar disease through a philosophical and spiritual lens and has become both a #1 Amazon bestseller and New York Times bestseller. Sarah ranks as one of the top 200 most influential authors in the world (2017 and 2018) and has a combined digital audience of 3 million. Sarah closed the IQuitSugar.com digital business in 2018 and gave all funds to her charity trust. She know builds projects to assist both those in need and combat creeping individualism. Sarah is a foster carer and vocal anti-consumerist, hiking enthusiast and rides her bike everywhere. Her next book will be published in Australia and the US August 2020.   Resources: Sarah's Blog Sarah's Books First We Make The Beast Beautiful Sarah's Instagram Sarah's Facebook   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/transforming-anxiety-into-action-with-sarah-wilson-ep-61  
4/5/202048 minutes, 37 seconds
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Fireside Friday - Autumn - Lung Metal Season

Mason and Tahnee talk about the seasonal energy of Autumn and how we can stay optimal and in harmony during this Lung season. They discuss the practices, food, herbs and inner processes that take priority during this time of the year, and how ensuring we stay in flow now with the current energy allows us to flow smoothly through winter. Furthermore, they lay out the big opportunity we have during this season that is a necessity for developing our Shen/wisdom long term.   Resources: SuperFeast Tonic Herbs Adaptogens, Mushrooms & Blends -Support your adaptability -100% herbs only -No nasty fillers/additives -Immune tonics -Increase your resilience   Tell all your friends and family and share online! Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn - @superfeast
4/2/202028 minutes, 51 seconds
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#60 Your Erotic Blueprint with Ian Ferguson from Jaiya Inc.

Ian Ferguson from Jaiya Inc. joins Mason today for a juicy chat about relationships, intimacy and sexuality. Ian works with his partner Jaiya to empower people to own their desires and express their true sexual nature. Ian believes an individual's relationship to their sexuality reveals how they live every aspect of their life. Tune in for a truly fascinating and grounded chat about the things many of us don't often address let alone talk about!   "having sex is natural, but making love is an art." - Ian Ferguson   Mason and Ian explore: -The challenges couple's face postpartum, how having a child can interfere with intimacy and sex drive and what to do about it. -The erotic language of arousal, discovering what turns you and your partner on and learning how to communicate it. -The limerence period. -The lack of communication and awareness around sexuality in general. -The five sexual blueprint types - the energetic, the sensual, the sexual, the kinky, and the shapeshifter. -The Erotic Breakthrough Course; how to embody, heal and expand your sexual blueprint type. -Sexuality as a common thread amongst us all - "Where did we all come from... We all came from sex." Ian Ferguson   Who is Ian Ferguso ? The consummate Renaissance Man and a lifelong student of Human Potential, Ian Ferguson has been featured on Good Morning America, Anderson Live, VH1, and in Details magazine. From his youth as tap dance king of Ohio to directing and performing in Off-Broadway theatre in New York; from building a seven-figure design business serving celebrity clients like Drew Barrymore, Ashton Kutcher and Michelle Pfieffer to co-creating Jaiya Inc., an international company with the mission of uplifting sexuality as something to be openly and honestly discussed, celebrated and enjoyed, Ian has been driven by his desire to create a world with freedom of expression for all, a world where people are more connected to the truth of their bodies and each other through authentic, honest communication, and love. In 2007, Ian partnered with Jaiya, an internationally recognized, award-winning sexologist and best-selling author to co-found Jaiya, Inc., spreading the word about Jaiya’s revolutionary framework, the Erotic Blueprint Breakthrough, designed to radically transform how we talk about and experience sex.   Resources: Ian's Website Erotic Breakthrough Quiz Ian's Facebook Youtube   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/your-erotic-blueprint-with-ian-ferguson-from-jaiya-inc-60  
3/28/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 56 seconds
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Fireside Friday - Immune-Upgrades and Freedom From Fear

Today we share an interview our friend Belinda Sims was interviewing Mason. She invited him onto her channel to discuss what we can do to upgrade our immune system at this time, and we just had to share it. Mason discusses how to use this time to set up long term immune-healthy habits in your life, how to navigate the uncertainty of the current world, what to do if you're immune-compromised, and why we need to learn to navigate outbreaks and pandemics better in the West and in our lives. Enjoy. Resources: Superfeast Adaptogens, Mushrooms & Blends
3/26/202047 minutes, 5 seconds
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#59 Yin Yoga with Anatomist and Yogi Paul Grilley

Tahnee speaks with her beloved Yin Yoga teacher Paul Grilley on the pod today. Paul is the founder of the modern form of Yin Yoga. Paul has a deep passion and interest in Anatomy and Chakra Meditation and has been teaching and practicing yoga for decades. Along with his wife Suzee, Paul has trained thousands of yoga students and teachers across the globe and is an absolute specialist in his areas of interest. Today we explore the traditional foundations and teachings of yoga, what is has come to mean in our modern and westernised society. We delve into anatomy, Taoist philosophy, the concept of Qi and bust a few myths around the practice of asana. Whether you're an established yogi, a yoga beginner or just curious, today's chat will offer you a grounded and insightful view of the practice that is yoga. Tahnee and Paul explore: -Paul's path to yoga, how he got to where he is today. -What yoga has become in the west. -The underbelly of the yoga industry; power, influence and hierarchy. -The rise of Yin Yoga; why it has become so popular in western society today. -Complementing Yang yoga with Yin. -Yin Yoga as a platform for introspection. -The power of the hold; stillness as a transformational element in the practice of Yin Yoga. -Qi, the intelligent and creational force - "maintaining form without disfunction is Qi" - Paul Grilley. -Anatomy and range of motion; the impact a persons skeletal structure has on their ability to achieve certain poses in asana practice - "different shaped bones will have different ranges of motion, because every reasonable range of motion eventually the bone hits the bone it's pivoting against." - Paul Grilley. -Whether there is enough education in modern 200hr teacher training courses.   Who is Paul Grilley? Paul Grilley has been teaching Yoga since 1980 and his special interest is the teaching of Anatomy and Chakra Meditation. He is the founder of Yin Yoga in its modern form and has trained thousands of yoga students and teachers with his wife Suzee Grilley. Paul and Suzee practice yoga postures in the style of Paulie Zink and pattern their philosophy on the writings and researches of Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama - a yogi and scientist from Tokyo, Japan. This philosophy integrates the Taoist meridian and acupuncture theories of China with the yogic and tantric theories of India. Paul and Suzee live in Ashland, Oregon.   Resources: Paul's Website Paul's Online Anatomy Course Paul's Chakra DVD Paul's Anatomy DVD Paul's Yin Yoga DVD Paul's Chakra Book Paul's Yin Yoga Book   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/yin-yoga-with-anatomist-and-yogi-paul-grilley-ep-59  
3/23/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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Fireside Friday - The Phases of Covid-19 Invasion

Herbalist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Jimi Wollumbin is back on the podcast for this special Friday Fireside. After chatting with Jimi a few days ago about the broader, philosophical nature of viruses and their spread, this episode is very specific to the stages and phases of Covid-19 infection/invasion, and how practitioners can be treating this. This is not meant to be a laid out guide to treatment, simply information to help you stay empowered in your knowing of how this virus is spreading. We keep the conversation in more of a Chinese Medicine realm, so get ready to learn how this virus is seen as an invasion, and how it can be dynamic in the way that it moves through the layers of the body. We are talking here about treating the body, not the virus. This is a huge difference to modern medicine, and may be useful for you in understanding why it is difficult for practitioners on the front line to give people the exact protocols for treating this. We get technical at times, but there is lots of practical wisdom that we can be adopting into our knowledge-bank and home to keep us healthy through this, and well into the future. Who is Jimi Wollumbin ? Jimi Wollumbin is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Jimi is one of those rare individuals that is an expert in his field that also has the ability to teach others. He has spoken at the United Nations, opened for Deepak Chopra and has even been personally insulted by the Dalai Lama. He teaches integrative doctors across America, sits on the faculty of the America Integrative Health and Medicine Association and is a lifetime member of the Tibetan Medical Institute's 'Friends of Tibetan Medicine'. After completing his internship in Chinese Medicine in TCM in Beijing hospital he has since completed 3 research exchanges at Ayurvedic hospitals in India, 2 with the Lama-physicians at the Tibetan Medical Institute, 1 with the Persian Hakims of the Unani Tibb Hippocratic tradition, 2 at the Trad-Med Department of the Mongolian National University in Ulaan Bataar and a 2019 trip through Siberia to research Shamanic medicine. Jimi’s original degree at the ANU was in philosophy and eastern religion which is why Dr Seroya Crouch describes him as ‘a philosopher of medicine’. He has written several books, none of which have been published, acclaimed or even read... yet. Jimi is the CEO and founder of One Health Organisation, a wellness-based charity that has distributed over 10 metric tonnes of herbs and supplements to 100 locations across 13 countries since 2005. Jimi brings passion and enthusiastic hand gestures to every conversation he is a part of. For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/microbes-and-viruses-the-hidden-wonders-of-the-invisible-world-with-jimi-wollumbin-ep-58  
3/19/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 45 seconds
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#58 Microbes and Viruses - The Hidden Wonders of The Invisible World with Jimi Wollumbin

Jimi Wollumbin joins Mason on the show today to wax lyrical on all things microbe and virus related, very fitting considering the current climate and international lock down. Jimi is true renaissance man, who, over the last 20 years has had the opportunity to research and practice some of the most respected traditional medical systems on the planet, including the Chinese, Tibetan, Indian, Mongolian and Persian traditions. Jimi has also worked extensively in community health and international aid initiatives. These days Jimi's passion lays in the death and birth cycle of transformation. Jimi believes this is what the world needs on both an individual and global level. Jimi supports his clients through this transformational process at his Artemisia, his clinic based out of Northern NSW. “viruses are the medium of evolution, and they're distributed intelligent networks inside a massive big biosphere, which is Gaia, which is a huge supercomputer, single living organism that thinks, and responds, and computes really significantly. So we have to think of viruses in that context if we've got any hope of starting to approach what's happening at the moment, right?” - Jimi Wollumbin.   Mason and Jimi discuss: -Crises as a part of the universal order. -Disease as a factor driven by your individual belief system and lifestyle. -Corona Virus. -The role microbes play in the web of life. -Drug resistant bacteria. -Viruses as a distributed intelligence. -Viral replication and eco harmony. -The use of reductionist linear thinking in a nonlinear universe. -The value of exploring ancient mythology when transforming your personal health culture. -Traditional medicine and integrative thinking vs evidence based medicine. -Using herbs as allies in healing vs using herbal medicine within the "pills for ills" ideology. -Healing and the death/birth cycle of transformation. Who is Jimi Wollumbin ? Jimi Wollumbin is Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Jimi is one of those rare individuals that is an expert in his field that also knows how to teach others. He has spoken at the United Nations, opened for Deepak Chopra and has even been personally insulted by the Dalai Lama. He teaches integrative doctors across America, sits on the faculty of the America Integrative Health and Medicine Association and is a lifetime member of the Tibetan Medical Institute's 'Friends of Tibetan Medicine'. After completing his internship in Chinese Medicine in TCM in Beijing hospital he has since completed 3 research exchanges at Ayurvedic hospitals in India, 2 with the Lama-physicians at the Tibetan Medical Institute, 1 with the Persian Hakims of the Unani Tibb Hippocratic tradition, 2 at the Trad-Med Department of the Mongolian National University in Ulaan Bataar and a 2019 trip through Siberia to research Shamanic medicine. Jimi’s original degree at the ANU was in philosophy and eastern religion which is why Dr Seroya Crouch describes him as ‘a philosopher of medicine’. He has written several books, none of which have been published, acclaimed or even read... yet. Jimi is the CEO and founder of One Health Organisation, a wellness-based charity that has distributed over 10 metric tonnes of herbs and supplements to 100 locations across 13 countries since 2005. Jimi brings passion and enthusiastic hand gestures to every conversation he is a part of.   Resources: Jimi's Website Jimi's Blog Jimi's Instagram   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/microbes-and-viruses-the-hidden-wonders-of-the-invisible-world-with-jimi-wollumbin-ep-58  
3/15/20201 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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#57 Schizandra: The Magical Berry with Mason and Tahnee From SuperFeast

Mason Taylor and Tahnee McCrossin, our lord and lady of SuperFeast, are back at it on the pod today, waxing lyrical on the juicy wonders of Schizandra berry. Our dynamic duo explore Schizandra's adaptogenic qualities, the herbal lore surrounding its historical use, its potency as a Liver and sexual tonic and so much more! Tune in for the full download. “If you want to be initiating into tonic herbalism long term we get out of, “I've got a symptom, I take tonic herb to solve it,” but rather we're trying to bring a smooth flow of Qi through all of our organs” - Mason Taylor   Tahnee and Mason discuss: -Schizandra as the five flavour fruit. -Schizandra's actions on the Liver, Lung and Kidney channels. -How harmonising your Liver Qi can aid sleep. -The adaptogenic qualities of Schizandra. -Schizandra as a potent sexual tonic for both men and women. -Expressing reverence for the tonic herbs you are consuming and appreciating the lineage you get to be apart of by doing so. -Schizandra; breast feeding and pregnancy. -Schizandra and menopause.    Resources: SuperFeast Schizandra SuperFeast Website SuperFeast Instagram SuperFeast Facebook Qiological Podcast Episode   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/schizandra-the-magical-berry-with-mason-and-tahnee-from-superfeast-ep-57  
3/8/202041 minutes, 39 seconds
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Fireside Friday - Corona Virus and Mindset

Coronavirus fever has struck the world. We talk about managing our energy as we approach this viral outbreak, and why upgrading your immune system shouldn't happen when the pandemic hits, it should be your entire life. Have a robust immune system! Don't forget basic hygiene and  Medicinal Mushrooms & Blends.
3/5/202017 minutes, 14 seconds
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#56 Embodied Movement with The Movement Monk Benny Fergusson

Benny Fergusson joins us on the pod today. Benny is the founder of the The Movement Monk Project and long time friend of SuperFeast. The Movement Monk Project is a method of functional movement, developed with the intention to restore the body to its natural powerful state. Benny guides his students along the path to physical mastery, empowering them to discover how to become injury resistant, highly flexible, strong and fluid in the way they move. Benny has been working as a physical therapist and movement teacher for over 16 years and is also a master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Patterning (NLP). If you're interested in living a long, vibrant and pain free life today's pod is for you!   Mason and Benny discuss: -Embodying your own unique expression of movement, putting the 'you' into any exercise or practice you participate in. Making it your own. -The importance of self inquiry in your movement practice, getting clear on what personally inspires or motivates you to move in the way you do. -The value of looking within, non comparison and jealousy. -Approaching life from a parasympathetic state. -Experiencing love and gratitude for the gift of having a physical body and moving from that space. -Perceiving the frequency of existence. -Moving from your centre. -Tension in the mind reflecting tension in the body - "tension is just often a symptom of conflict between the body and the mind." -Reaction vs response in life and in movement. -Proficiency in practice. -The quality of one dictates the quality of all; in movement and in breath. -Strength and flexibility; are they the same thing? "strengthening the body is about moving the body under better control."   Who is Benny Fergusson? After living with chronic scoliosis & pain for years, and getting no lasting relief from mainstream fitness and therapies. Benny embarked on a journey to heal his body and get to know himself better. Through years of research and the practice of movement & meditation arts, Benny found a way to restore his physical freedom, leading to profound personal growth. Benny now shares his findings with his students at MovementMonk.xyz.   Resources: The Movement Monk Website The Movement Monk YouTube The Movement Monk Facebook The Movement Monk Instagram    Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/benny-fergusson-ep-56  
3/1/20202 hours, 10 minutes, 30 seconds
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Fireside Friday - Appreciation For The Herbal Practise

With such an abundance of herbal medicine on our community's plate, how do we cultivate the gratitude and appreciation for them that used to be drawn from scarcity and effort?   We are SuperFeast, where tonic herbs & adaptogens reign supreme. These magical herbs have captured our imaginations with their history, having emerged from the Taoist system that is thousands of years old. Their ability to work with the deep & innate systems, organs & energetics of the body is truly unique & allows us to powerfully support our body to return to harmony. Join us in using these adaptogenic medicinal mushrooms & tonic herbs, to potentiate the function of your entire being, leading you down a path of extreme health & longevity.
2/27/202012 minutes, 33 seconds
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#55 Ayurveda and Yoga - The Healing Arts with Myra Lewin from Hale Pule

Tahnee is joined by the wonderful Myra Lewin on the show today. Myra is a yogi and Ayurvedic practitioner who has been studying, practicing, and teaching the Ayurvedic and Yogic arts since the late 1980s. A ‘incurable’ health condition led Myra onto her journey through Ayurveda and the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda have become the foundation for Myra’s life ever since. In 1999 Myra founded Hale Pule Ayurveda & Yoga; a home-based holistic educational and healing centre where people gather to connect to their true selves and to the power of nature. Over the last 20 years, Myra and the Hale Pule team have guided thousands of people to live a more balanced and bountiful life through the practices of Ayurveda and Yoga. We feel very blessed to have Myra joining us to share her wisdom on the SuperFeast podcast today   Tahnee and Myra explore: -Myra's journey to and relationship with Ayurveda. -The concept of dis-ease being a result of the disconnection from self. -Yoga and Ayurveda as healing containers that allow us to return home to our truest expression of self. -The healing power of nature; living in sync with the innate rhythms of nature. -The Ayurvedic doshas. -Living your life from the inside-out. -The importance of digestion and digestive fire (Agni), “our ability to digest food and life are one” - Myra Lewin -Emotional disturbance and autoimmune dis-ease. -The Ayurvedic approach to preconception and procreation. -Ayurveda's four pillars of health. -Ayurveda's philosophy on food. -Self nourishment and connection with mother.   Who is Myra Lewin? Myra Lewin (loo-in) has been studying, practicing, and teaching Ayurveda and Yoga since the late 1980s. Myra holds a Certificate of Advanced Clinical Study in Ayurveda. She was grandfathered with Yoga Alliance as one of the first ERYT500s in the United States and is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). Myra is the author of two easily understood books on Ayurveda, Freedom in Your Relationship with Food and Simple Ayurvedic Recipes, and is the host of two remarkable podcasts on holistic healing, Everyday Ayurveda and Yoga at Hale Pule and Spark Your Intuition. As the founder and director of Hale Pule Ayurveda & Yoga, originally established in Hawaii and now based in New Zealand, Myra supports people in all phases of life and health with her work.   Resources: Myra's Australian Tour Dates Everyday Ayurveda and Yoga at Hale Pule Podcast Spark Your Intuition Podcast Hale Pule Website Hale Pule Blog   Hale Pule Instagram Hale Pule Facebook Hale Pule Pinterest Hale Pule YouTube Ayurveda, Freedom in Your Relationship with Food Book Simple Ayurvedic Recipes Book   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ayurveda-and-yoga-the-healing-arts-with-myra-lewin-from-hale-pule-ep-55  
2/23/202051 minutes, 41 seconds
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Fireside Friday - Spleen Earth Season

It's late Summer, its humid, it's the season of earth and spleen. Mason talks on how to cruise through this time of year whilst we are experiencing extreme heat and humidity.
2/20/202021 minutes, 26 seconds
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#54 Chi Nei Tsang with Mason and Tahnee from SuperFeast

Mason Taylor and Tahnee McCrossin; the King and Queen of SuperFeast, join forces on the pod today to bring us a beautiful conversation around the healing art of Chi Nei Tsang. Chi Nei Tsang is the ancient form of massage practiced in the Taoist healing system. Chi Nei Tsang is used to detoxify and energise the body's organ systems via the release of stagnant Qi. Chi Nei Tsang is performed primarily on the abdominal region however the technique is a full body practice. Tahnee shares her personal healing journey with the practice both as a student and Chi  Nei Tsang practitioner, outlining the methods you can use at home to encourage the smooth flow of Qi throughout the body as a whole.   Tahnee and Mason discuss: -Tahnee's healing journey with Chi Nei Tsang. -Chi Nei Tsang as a healing art. -The core philosophy of Chi Nei Tsang. -Integration and congruency as an integral part of personal evolution. -Tonic herbs as vessels for change. -Health sovereignty and home based health care. -The energetic personality of the body's organs. -The value of rest and listening to your body's wisdom.   Resources: Nourishing Her Yin Event Video (The Chi Nei Tsang portion of the chat starts around the 38:45min mark) Mantak Chia Website Mantak Chia Self Massage Book Mantak Chia Chi Nei Tsang Book Dan Keown   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/podcast-ep-54  
2/17/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fireside Friday - The organs we work on with tonics

It's another Friday Fireside Episode. Mason talks about the organs we work on with tonics. Also Mason introduces the new blend the QI Blend! and its incredible benefits. For more details about this new blend head over to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/collections/all
2/13/202016 minutes, 51 seconds
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#53 Qi - The Transformational Force with Mason & Tahnee From SuperFeast

Mason and Tahnee come together on the podcast today, to take a dive deep into the wonders of Qi, the second Treasure in the Taoist system. In the West most of us are familiar with the concept of Qi being energy, however the Taoists understood Qi in a more expansive context. Today we're excited to explore the philosophy and application of the Qi Treasure and to introduce our SuperFeast family to our new baby - The QI blend! Tune in to get the full download and learn how these beautiful Qi herbs can help you activate your potential and feel truly vibrant.   Tahnee and Mason explore: -Classical Chinese Medicine vs modern acupuncture application and diagnoses. -Qi as a force present in all things, tonic herbs included. -Dis-ease as a manifestation of blocked/stagnant Qi - "the only time we get ill is when our Qi is blocked" - Tahnee -Inherited physical, emotional and mental patterns as factors that can interfere with an individual's free flow of Qi. -Personal practice and Qi cultivation. -Constitutional typing and Five Element Theory. -The new SuperFeast QI blend. -The relationship between Qi and Blood. -The Taoist concept of humans being the bridge between heaven and earth. -The Three Treasures; Jing, Qi and Shen. -Qi as a subtle but transformational force. -The self healing capacity of the body. -When and how to use the QI blend. -Wei Qi and external environmental pathogens.   Resources: Yi Jing - The Book Of Changes  Rhonda Chang Digesting The Universe Book Karma and Reincarnation - Dr Motoyama Book The Power Of The Five Elements - Charles Moss Book   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/podcast-ep-53  
2/9/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 16 seconds
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Fireside Friday - Tahnee talks I Am Gaia and Women's Period Recovery

In today's Fireside Tahnee takes the mic to talk about the adjustment period for repairing a period cycle. It's been a couple of months since the women's formula I Am Gaia and we wanted to touch base with how everyone is going through these especially women nourishing herbs, and remind you of process when normalising hormones and menstrual cycle; the 100 day grace period is a great distinction that Tahnee covers. Enjoy!
2/2/20207 minutes, 2 seconds
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Fireside Friday - Prepping for Winter, #30daysofJING and mushrooms for dampness

A very special inaugural episode for you today as we introduce our Friday Fireside chat! Every Friday Mason and/or Tahnee will sit down and talk tonic herbalism as it relates to the here and now, giving you tips, updates and insights into how to take your herbal practice to the next level. In this ep Mason talks about why mushrooms are essential when we enter late, muggy, Summer, as well as a Winter message for those in the North (30daysofJING). We also start the conversation about how to prepare for Winter now so that you cruise through illness free. Enjoy! For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/jennifer-fugo-clinical-nutritionist-ep-52  
1/29/202023 minutes, 19 seconds
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#52 Healing Chronic Skin Conditions with Jennifer Fugo - Clinical Nutritionist

Jennifer Fugo joins Tahnee on the women's series today. Jennifer is a clinical nutritionist who specialises in healing chronic skin conditions and digestive issues. Through her work, Jennifer's ultimate goal is to resolve the health issues that standard medicine loves to medicate away. With experience and wisdom taken from her own personal health journey, Jennifer knows first hand that what we eat matters. In her clinical practice Jennifer uses a toolbox that includes food, micronutrient supplements, herbs, lifestyle changes, and stress management to help her patients reclaim their own good health.     -Tahnee and Jen discuss: -Jen's personal health history and what inspired her to start Skinterrupt and The Healthy Skin Show podcast. -The underlying disharmonies responsible for most chronic skin conditions. -Healing skin conditions using a multidimensional approach. There's no one size fits all cure here folks! -The importance of addressing an individual's liver function and detoxification pathways. -Grief and trauma as catalysts for dis-ease within the body. How these factors can impact the health of the organs and body as a whole.  -Health sovereignty and non judgement in the healing journey. -The dangers of elimination diets, especially when they are not personalised. -The importance of having adequate stomach acid not only for digestion but for the prevention of pathogenic invasion. -Using caution when applying coconut oil topically to the skin. -The concept of "leaky skin".   Who is Jen Fugo? Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS is a clinical nutritionist empowering women who’ve been failed by conventional medicine to beat chronic skin and unending gut challenges. Because she’s overcome a long history of gut issues and eczema, Jennifer has empathy and insight to help her clients discover missing pieces and create doable integrative plans. Simply put, Jennifer believes that YOU deserve better. That’s why she launched www.Skinterrupt.com -- to interrupt the failed conversation about chronic skin problems with helpful alternatives that you aren’t being told about.  Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Jennifer's work has been featured on Dr. Oz, Reuters, Yahoo!, CNN, and many podcasts and summits. Jennifer is an Amazon best-selling author and the host of the Healthy Skin Show.   Resources: Jen's Website Jen's Facebook  Jen's Pinterest Jen's Instagram Jen's Youtube Skininterupt Website Healthy Skin Show Podcast Jen's Stomach Acid Guide   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/jennifer-fugo-clinical-nutritionist-ep-52  
1/19/202057 minutes, 32 seconds
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# 51 The Ayurvedic Way with Wayne Celeban - Ayurvedic Practitioner

We're exploring the science of Ayurveda with Wayne Celeban on the show today. Wayne is a Naturopath and Ayurvedic practitioner with over 18 years clinical experience. Wayne is passionate about empowering individuals to be sovereign in managing their own health and wellbeing. Wayne uses Ayurvedic and nutritional medicines, yogic breathing techniques, and integrated evidence-based research to assist in the management of common conditions such as chronic stress, digestive disorders and hormonal imbalance. Today's chat takes us beyond the dosha's (Vata, Pitta and Kapha), into the realms of the mind and the psychology behind dis-ease and disharmony according to the Ayurvedic system.   Wayne and Mason unpack: -Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine and it's application in the western landscape. -The Ayurvedic dosha's; Vata, Pitta, Kapha. -The four goals of health according to the Ayurvedic System. -The "witnessing factor" the part of every human that is witnessing our experience on earth. -The origins of dis-ease in the Ayurvedic system. -Not taking life too seriously, indulging in your personal curiosity and being present with where you are right now. -The misuse of our intelligence in regards to our health choices. -Wayne's favourite herbs and health practices.   Who is Wayne Celeban? Wayne Celeban is a Naturopath and Ayurvedic practitioner with over 18 years experience in clinical practice. Wayne received his qualification in Ayurvedic medicine from one of the leading colleges outside of India under the guidance of the renowned Dr Vijay Murthy (BAMS, MS, B.Nat, MPH, PhD). Wayne has studied in numerous Ayurvedic clinics and hospitals in India including JSS Ayurvedic University, Mysore. In 2012 Wayne was accepted into the SDM Ayurvedic Hospital and College post-graduate internship program in Hassan, India where he continues his clinical training. To achieve successful outcomes for his clients, Wayne combines the 5000-year-old traditions of Ayurveda and Yoga philosophy with western medical science and nutritional medicine. Wayne's experience and knowledge is evident in his professional practice and dedication in developing practical and effective health care programs to support his patients in becoming the best version of themselves emotionally​, mentally and physically.   Resources: Yukti Website  Yukti Facebook Yukti Instagram   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/wayne-celeban-ayurvedic-practitioner-ep-51  
1/12/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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#50 Lyme Disease with Amina Eastham-Hillier - Naturopath

We've got Amina Eastham-Hillier back on the show today. This time around Amina is talking all things Lyme disease. Amina is an experienced Lyme literate naturopath who specialises in testing and treating Lyme disease, Lyme co-infections, mould related illness and chemical sensitivities. Amina is a treasure trove of knowledge in her area's of expertise and today's chat offers a grounded and holistic approach to healing stealth infection and Lyme disease.  Mason and Amina cover: -Lyme disease. -Health sovereignty and the importance of taking charge of your own health. -The multifaceted approach required to remedy chronic health conditions. -Ticks - "the dirty needles of nature". -Principals of prevention, tips and tricks you can embody to minimise exposure to Lyme and other pathogenic bacteria. -Inflammation and gut health. -Stealth viruses and the havoc they can wreak. -Living in harmony with nature, and that includes viruses and bacteria.   Who is Amina Eastham-Hillier? Amina owns a successful multi-modality clinic in Noosa comprising of 18 practitioners. With over 15 years of Naturopathic and 25 years of Nutritional practice, Amina successfully treats chronic illnesses and complex cases. Amina is a Keynote speaker presenting to medical doctors and naturopaths at international conferences, medical documentaries, TV interviews, radio, seminars, webinars, podcasts and workshops. Author of “Lyme Natural” Amina won the award for ‘Australian Practitioner of the year’ in 2017 and is currently finalising her second book (Chronic stealth infections – Filling in the missing pieces).   Resources: Amina Website Amina Facebook Amina Instagram Lyme Natural Website   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/amina-eastham-hillier-naturopath-ep-50  
12/17/20191 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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#49 Wild Food with Daniel Vitalis - Forager

We welcome Daniel Vitalis onto the pod today and might I just say stoke level is pretty high! Daniel is a forager, registered Maine Guide, writer, public speaker, interviewer, and lifestyle pioneer who is deeply passionate about helping others reconnect with wildness, both inside and outside of themselves. After learning to hunt, fish, and forage as an adult, Daniel created WildFed; a show, podcast, and lifestyle brand that integrates hunting, fishing, foraging, and ecology with nutrition, cooking, community, and outdoor adventure.    "WildFed on its face is about food, but beneath the surface of that, it's about a lot more. It's about how we are in relationship with wild species and wild places." -  Daniel Vitalis   Daniel and Mason discuss: -Daniel's WildFed food philosophy. -The importance of becoming enmeshed into your ecosystem and utilising your local food shed. -The hunting, gathering, collecting and foraging of wild foods. -Staying grounded and undogmatic in your approach to living consciously, sustainably and in harmony with the earth. -Applying traditional hunter gather philosophy and practice to modern day life. -The significance of developing a relationship to the earth and to the species that inhabit it, especially in our modern era of artificial intelligence and disconnect.   Who is Daniel Vitalis? Daniel Vitalis is the host of WildFed. WildFed is a show, podcast, and lifestyle brand that integrates hunting, fishing, foraging, and ecology with nutrition, cooking, community, and outdoor adventure. For ten years Daniel lectured around North America and abroad, offering workshops that helped others lead healthier, more nature-integrated lives. A successful entrepreneur, Daniel founded the nutrition company SurThrival.com in 2008. Most recently, Daniel has hosted the popular podcast ReWild Yourself.  Daniel is a Registered Maine Guide, writer, public speaker, interviewer, and lifestyle pioneer who’s especially interested in helping people reconnect with wildness, both inside and outside of themselves.  After learning to hunt, fish, and forage as an adult, Daniel created WildFed to inspire others to start a wild-food journey of their own. Headquartered in the Lakes Region of Maine, he lives with his beautiful wife Avani and their Plott Hound Ellie.   Resources: Daniel Vitalis Instagram Daniel Vitalis Facebook WildFed Website WildFed Podcast WildFed Interactive Program WildFed on Facebook   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/daniel-vitalis-forager-ep-49  
12/11/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds
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#48 Qi Cycles And The Tao with Jost Sauer

Today on the pod, we're joined by Jost Sauer. Jost Sauer is an author, acupuncturist, therapist and all round legendary character who has a deep passion for health and fitness. Jost's loves to share his ongoing discoveries about making lifestyle your best medicine through his books, blogs, articles, workshops and retreats. Jost share's his experience using the principals of the Tao to create health and vigour in the body, mind and spirit. Jump in folks, it's a fascinating, mind expanding ride.   Jost and Mason explore: -Jost's journey from drugs to the Tao. -The power of the Taoist practices. -The importance of integration when "enlightened" states are experienced. -Yin and Yang theory. -The TCM body clock. -The matrix of the Qi cycle. -Herbal alchemy and personal practice -  "I use my practice to correct symptoms, and I'd do the herbs to nourish my soul."   Who is Jost Sauer? Jost (aka the lifestyle medicine man) was born in Germany in 1958 and is an ex-hippie, anarchist and drug runner turned acupuncturist, popular author and healthy lifestyle expert. His background includes competitive skiing, body-building, and ironman training, but after post-drug suicidal depression led him to martial arts and the study of TCM, he discovered the power of Qi, the cycle of Qi of Chinese medicine and that a natural rhythmic lifestyle holds the secrets to anti-ageing, health and success. Jost has been using lifestyle therapeutically for his clients for over 20 years. Jost is an expert in Chinese Medicine, which he lectured in for over a decade at the Australian College of Natural Medicine, he has been running successful health clinics since 1991, initially specialising in addiction recovery, and has treated tens of thousands of clients. His passion is sharing his ongoing discoveries about making lifestyle your best medicine through his books, blogs, articles, workshops and retreats.    Resources:  Jost Website Jost Facebook Jost Instagram Jost Youtube   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/jost-sauer-acupuncturist-ep-48  
12/4/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds
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#47 Maximising Your Human Potential with Dr Molly Maloof

Today we're in for a real treat, Mason chats to Dr Molly Maloof. Dr. Molly is a physician, technologist and entrepreneur. Dr Molly aims to cultivate a global wellness consciousness and promote a preventive, predictive, participatory and personalised field of medicine. One that creates health, increases quality of life, and enhances human resilience. Dr Molly is a passionate speaker and an abundant source of information in her area's of expertise. Tune in for the download.  Molly and Mason discuss: -The medicinal use of psychedelics. -Spirituality and meditation. -Grounded "enlightenment". -Clinical medicine. -The importance of "Jing" herbs and "adaptogens" in our modern society. -Holistic entrepreneurship and life satisfaction. -The practices essential for bone health. -Food preparation and sourcing. -Sovereign health.   Who is Dr. Molly Maloof? Dr. Molly Maloof’s goal is to maximise human potential by dramatically extending human health span through medical technology, scientific wellness, and educational media. Her fascination with innovation has transformed her private medical practice, which is focused on providing health optimisation and personalised medicine to San Francisco & Silicon Valley investors, executives, and entrepreneurs. Molly's iterative programs take the quantified self to the extreme through comprehensive testing of clinical chemistry, metabolomics, microbiome, biometrics, and genomic markers.   Resources:  Molly's Website Molly's Facebook Molly's Instagram Molly's Linkedin Molly's Twitter   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/dr-molly-maloof-ep-47  
11/28/20191 hour
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#46 Semen Retention with Taylor Johnson

Taylor Johnson joins Mason on the podcast today. Taylor is a sex educator and relationship coach who is deeply passionate about helping people to supercharge their sex lives and build powerful intimate relationships. Taylor believes that sexuality is at the core of what it means to be human, and when you supercharge your sex life, you supercharge your entire life. Taylor takes a grounded, practical and real approach to his work and we're thrilled to have him chatting to us today.    Taylor and Mason discuss: -Premature ejaculation and self love. -Taoist sexual practice and Tantra. -Tension as a global epidemic and as a major factor in sexual dysfunction. -Semen retention. -Sexual practice as part of a holistic lifestyle. -Re-channelling sexual energy into work and creativity. -Multiple orgasm and edging.   Who is Taylor Johnson? Taylor Johnson is a sex educator and coach. Taylor helps men master their sexual energy and use it to supercharge their entire life. Taylor's programs and coaching synthesise elements of Tantra and Taoist sexuality with western practicality - in a grounded, accessible and powerful way.    Resources:  Taylor's Website Taylor's Instagram Taylor's YouTube Orgasmic Mastery Course   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/taylor-johnson-ep-46  
11/19/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 30 seconds
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#45 Sexuality and Libido with Nick Perry

Continuing with our focus on men's health this month, we've got Nick Perry on the show. Nick works as holistic lifestyle coach and a corrective exercise specialist. With a special interest in men's health, Nick loves to take a holistic approach. Exploring the relationship between the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional bodies and how they relate to sexual health and our expression of life in general. Today is a juicy one folks! Tune in to hear Mason and Nick journey through the multidimensional landscape of sexuality and libido. Nick and Mason discuss: -Libido as a messenger, what is your body trying to tell you? -Personal practice and self inquiry as pillars of health and wellness. -Sexuality and sexual practice. -Insecurity and cock shame. -Self love, what does that term mean for each of us individually? -How libido serves us beyond the bedroom.   Who is Nick Perry? Nick Perry is a Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Remedial Massage Therapist who is passionate and driven by authentic relating and inspired living. Nick’s education in Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology (CHEK) draws from personal mentoring and learning from some of the world’s leading healers and physical therapists. Known for his deep presence and down-to-earth nature, Nick’s goal when working with clients is to leave them feeling empowered and aligned in themselves - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.   Resources: Nick's Website Nick's Instagram Nick's Facebook ManKind Project Australia   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/nick-perry-ep-45  
11/13/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 9 seconds
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#44 Prostate Care, Hormonal Balance and Men's Mental Health with Dr Ralph Esposito

We've got Dr Ralph Esposito (or Dr Espo as we like to call him) back on the pod today. We're stoked to have this legend on the show with us again, especially as we're celebrating the bro's this month for Brovember. Today Dr Espo shares his insights on men's health, particularly in areas of prostate care, men's hormones and men's mental health. With his extensive experience as a naturopath, licensed acupuncturist and functional medicine practitioner, Dr Espo is an absolute weapon of knowledge in his field of expertise, so strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.  Mason and Dr Espo bro down on: -The link between cortisol and prostate health. -High insulin as a driving factor of dis-ease. -The risk factors involved in prostrate cancer. -Keeping up to date with your GP for regular prostrate exams.  -The male hormonal cascades. -Testosterone and oestrogen. -How the liver supports hormonal balance. -The diet and lifestyle interventions a man can embody to prevent testosterone aromatisation. -The importance of men's mental health and the shame that often surrounds it. -Male "man-o-pause, aka andropause.   Who is Dr Espo? Dr. Esposito is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist and functional medicine practitioner specializing in Hormones, Integrative Urology and Men's Health. His precise and personalized style embodies a progressive approach to medicine. He has been published and is a peer reviewer in well-respected medical journals. Furthermore, Dr. Esposito has authored several medical textbook chapters and has designed education modules for health professionals specifically on urological conditions, fertility, male and female hormone dysfunction, Low Testosterone, exercise, fitness, men’s health and sexual dysfunction. He has trained at NYU Integrative and Functional Urology Center. Dr. Esposito also holds a position as adjunct professor at New York University where he lectures on integrative medicine.   Resources: Dr Espo Instagram  SuperFeast Deer Antler  SuperFeast Ashwagandha   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/dr-ralph-esposito-ep-44  
11/4/201949 minutes, 14 seconds
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# 43 Men's Hormones: Everything You Need To Know with Dan Sipple

November, or Brovember as we like to call it, is all about our men's health at SuperFeast. Today we're thrilled to have our good friend Dan Sipple back on the podcast. Dan is absolute gem and wealth of information in his field of natural medicine. In today's chat Mason and Dan discuss the importance of men's hormonal health and outline the diet and lifestyle factors men can embody to keep their hormones primed and rocking.  Dan and Mason break down: -The male hormonal cascades. -The importance of brain and cognitive health in regards to male fertility. -The influence of diet and lifestyle on healthy hormonal function. -The two simple pillars of hormone health; Sleep and Breath. -Testosterone; the amazing hormone. -Detoxification and reproductive health. -Genetic testing. -The connection between abnormally high iron (ferritin) and male infertility.  -The role zinc plays in the conversion of androgens. -The damaging effects of chronic inflammation in regards to hormonal health. -Naked sunbathing and vitamin D3. -The herbs that stimulate and antagonise androgens.   Who is Dan Sipple? Dan is a also known as The Functional Naturopath who uses cutting-edge evidence-based medicine. Experienced in modalities such as herbal nutritional medicine, with a strong focus on environmental health and longevity, Dan has a wealth of knowledge in root-dysfunction health.   Resources: Dan Instagram Dan Email Benny Fergusion - The Movement Monk The Dutch Test - Carrie Jones Podcast with Tahnee The Wildcrafting Brewer Book by Pascal Baudar SuperFeast Deer Antler  SuperFeast Ashwagandha SuperFeast Eucommia Bark SuperFeast Cordyceps   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/mens-hormones-everything-you-need-to-know-with-dan-sipple-ep-43  
10/28/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 30 seconds
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#42 The Core 4: Embrace Your Body and Your Power with Steph Gaudreau

In today's podcast Mason chats to Steph Gaudreau. Steph is a Nutritional Therapy Consultant, author, strength coach, blogger and podcast show host. Steph believes women have the right to be strong and take up space because the world needs their voices now more than ever, and we would have to agree! Steph and Mason discuss: -Steph's Core 4 principals for health and happiness. -Dogma in the areas of health and fitness. -Embracing your bio individuality. -Nutrition and food preparation. -The importance of moving with intention. -Aligning your activity with your life. -Self worth, value and non attachment.   Who is Steph Gaudreau?  Steph Gaudreau’s is a Nutritional Therapy Consultant, author, strength coach, podcaster, and the creator of the former Stupid Easy Paleo. Steph's mission is to help women create bigger, bolder and fiercer lives by building health from the inside out. Steph has written three books. Her newest book The Core 4, is a No. 1 Amazon best-seller. Steph is the host of her own chart topping podcast; Harder to Kill Radio, here she talks all things fitness, nutrition and mindset about how to build unbreakable humans.   Resources: Steph's Website Steph's Podcast Steph's Facebook Steph's Instagram Steph's YouTube Steph's Twitter Steph's Book: The Core 4   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-core-4-embrace-your-body-and-your-power-with-steph-gaudreau-ep-42  
10/15/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 52 seconds
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#41 Ayurvedic Healing with Susan Van Daal

In today's podcast Mason chats to Susan Van Daal. Susan is a passionate practitioner of the Ayurvedic healing sciences. Susan believes that the "potential for healing lies in understanding nature, connecting with nature and adjusting to nature.“ Specialising in digestive health, with a focus on food as medicine, Susan incorporates her knowledge in the areas of Qigong, postnatal care, the emotional freedom technique (EFT) and biochemical science to guide her clients on the path of their own good health. Mason and Susan discuss: -Ayurvedic medicine. -Digestive health. -Food and plants as medicine. -Mindset as a tool for creating health in the body. -The power of intention when using herbs to heal. -Ayurveda and postnatal care.   Who Is Susan Van Daal?  Susan van Daal is an Ayurvedic practitioner, doula and founder of Inanna care. Inanna care is the embodiment of her call to inspire vital living, health, and longevity. Susan guides people through the healing of digestive disorders, such as IBS, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's and supports women through different stages of feminine health: from fertility through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. A significant vector of her work is healing through food and plants as medicine. Her ambition is to transform other people’s lives by sharing nature’s laws and rhythms based on Ayurveda.    Resources: Susan's Website Prakriti by Robert Svoboda  Textbook of Ayurveda by Vasant Lad  The Yoga of Herbs' by David Frawley and Vasant Lad  Dravyaguna for Westerners' by Atreya Smith    A few of the Ayurvedic terms Mason asked Susan to pronounce in the chat: -Cedrus deodara (latin name) Devdaru (sanskrit name) (Himalayan Cedar wood) - is a very powerful herb especially for the Kapha dosha.  This herb is a strong tonic that acts as a expectorant, carminative and laxative, while creating a calming effect on the mind. -The moment before sunrise is called Brahma - muhurta -Anupanus - is a substance, such as ghee, that helps medicinal herbs reach deeper or more specific tissues in the body.   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ayurvedic-healing-with-susan-van-daal-ep-41  
10/6/201945 minutes, 11 seconds
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#40 Nourishing Her Yin: Live Podcast Event with Mason Taylor and Tahnee McCrossin

You're in for a real treat SuperFeast fam! Today's podcast is a live recording taken at our special women's event: Nourishing Her Yin, earlier this year. Today we bare witness to the epic conversation that unfolded between our SuperFeast founder, Mason Taylor and the exquisite Tahnee McCrossin (GM of SuperFeast), covering all things women's health, with a deep emphasis on what that means from a Taoist perspective. Mason and Tahnee host a Q & A with the audience at the end of their chat, so stay tuned until the end, this is an episode not to be missed!   Mason and Tahnee explore: -Health sovereignty.  -Discerning collective ideology from innate individual insight. -Honouring the seasonal elements of life and human nature. -The Yin and Yang of nutrition. -The role of the organ systems in regards to women's health. -Chi Ne Tsang abdominal massage. -The spleen as the mother of blood. -Self massage. -Honouring your needs as a woman. -The herbs, foods and practices that can support feminine health. -Anatomy and female reproductive health. -The new SuperFeast blend. -Audience Q & A.   For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/high-vibe-living-with-tara-schulenberg-and-brit-deanda-ep-39  
9/22/20192 hours, 15 minutes, 58 seconds
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#39 High Vibe Living with Tara Schulenberg and Brit Deanda

In today's podcast Mason chats with Tara Schulenberg and Brit Deanda of Elevate The Globe. Elevate The Globe was founded with intention to raise the vibration of the entire planet, one person at a time. Tara and Brit use their expertise as kundalini yoga practitioners to empower, support and educate individual's to live their best lives. The ladies believe that when we focus on feeling good and doing our inner work, we elevate our vibration. Creating a ripple effect that elevates the entire collective. Today is all about energy magic and high vibe living!    Mason and Ladies explore: -The power of Kundalini yoga. -High vibe living, and what the involves. -Meditation and the transformative nature of a daily practice. -Energy work. -Mindfulness and manifestation. Who are Tara Schulenberg and Brit Deanda? Tara Schulenberg and Brit Deanda are High Vibrational Lifestyle Experts, Kundalini yogis, and two best friends on a mission to elevate humans, and make this world a more loving place.Tara and Brit are obsessed with living the high vibe life and empowering others to do the same.  On their journey's through personal challenge, heartbreak and loss, Tara and Brit were lead down individual paths of transformation. Along the way the ladies learned the high vibrational philosophies and techniques which allow them live fully enriched lives today. Tara and Brit use these tools to empower their communities and move through life’s ups and downs with grace and a neutral mind.    Resources: Elevate The Globe Website Elevate The Globe Instagram Elevate The Globe Facebook Elevate The Globe Youtube   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/high-vibe-living-with-tara-schulenberg-and-brit-deanda-ep-39  
8/30/201943 minutes, 13 seconds
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#38 After Birth We Eat Strong Food; Postpartum Care with Jenny Allison

In today's podcast Tahnee speaks with Jenny Allison. Jenny is a seasoned acupuncturist with a special interest in women's health postpartum. With 25 years of experience under her belt, Jenny is a wealth of information and a true master of her craft. "A woman is never more beautiful than after the birth of her first child"     The ladies explore: -The four common themes integral to postpartum care across traditional cultures. -The importance of understanding the physiological processes that take place in the body postpartum. -Nutrition care postpartum; how to use food to nourish the blood and strengthen the Qi. -The link between food and postpartum depression. -The essential role good quality complex carbohydrates play in women's health postpartum. -Honouring the transition into motherhood. -The East vs West approach to postpartum care. -The concept of "the golden opportunity", a healing window available to women in the various seasons of their reproductive cycle.   Who is Jenny Allison? Jenny Allison is an acupuncturist and graduate of ACA, Sydney (1984). Jenny has trained with teachers in Nanjing, Hangzhou, London and Sydney. Jenny's passion for the last 25 years has been women’s health, with a special interest in women's health postpartum. An the author of Golden Month, Caring for the World’s Mothers after Childbirth (Beatnik Pub. 2016), Jenny has interviewed many mothers, grandmothers and midwives as part of the research for her book. Jenny has found that Chinese medicine offers a unique perspective in interpreting traditional postpartum practices worldwide. These practices have served women well for many generations, whereas the modern Western lack of good postpartum care, along with social pressures around appearance and workplace productivity, is not serving women or their health. Jenny is committed to preserving the worldwide heritage of women’s postpartum wisdom, and to improving the care of mothers everywhere. Jenny has two grown-up children, is grandmother of twin girls and practices acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Auckland, New Zealand.   Resources: Jenny's Book   Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast? A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify! We got you covered on all bases ;P   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/after-birth-we-eat-strong-food-postpartum-care-with-jenny-allison-ep-38  
8/22/201942 minutes, 11 seconds
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#37 The Wild World Of Medicinal Mushrooms with Jeff Chilton

In today's podcast Mason chats to Jeff Chilton. Jeff has been working in the medicinal mushroom industry since 1973 and is an absolute specialist in his field. Jeff is the founder of Nammex, the leading supplier of organic mushroom extracts in the world today. With over 40 years of mushroom growing experience, Jeff was one of the first people to bring mushroom extracts to the North American market. All you medicinal mushroom nerds out there make sure you catch this episode, Jeff is a deep reservoir of knowledge and insight!   The gents wax lyrical over: -The ins and outs of mushroom harvesting. -The difference between products made from mushroom mycelium as opposed to their fruiting body.  -Cordyceps Cs-4. -The inferior nature of grain grown medicinal mushroom products. -The nature of the medicinal mushroom industry at large, and what to look out for in regards to quality and authenticity. -Following your passion in business. -Retaining your integrity in the mushroom industry. -Polysaccharides and betaglucans. -China as a superior source   Who is Jeff Chilton ? Jeff Chilton has been in the mushroom industry since 1973. Jeff is the founding member of the World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products and a member of the International Society for Mushroom Science. Jeff's company, Nammex, was the first company to offer certified organic mushrooms to the supplement industry in the United States. Nammex extracts are used by supplement companies across the globe and are considered to be of the highest quality based on scientific analysis of the active compounds.   Resources  Nammex Real Mushrooms   Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast?   A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify and Soundcloud!   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-wild-world-of-medicinal-mushrooms-with-jeff-chilton-ep-37  
8/5/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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#36 The Mysteries of Mould Toxicity With Amina Eastham-Hillier

In today's podcast Mason chats to Amina Eastham-Hillier. Amina is a highly experienced Lyme literate naturopath who specialises in testing and treating Lyme disease, Lyme co-infections, mould illness and mould and chemical sensitivities. Mason and Amina take a deep dive into all things mould related, exploring how this often invisible toxin can lead to chronic dis-ease within the body. Mason and Amina unpack: -Stealth infections and mould exposure. -Cold constitutions and chronic illness. -Qi stagnation and dampness. -Genetic susceptibility and mould sensitivity. -Mould and compromised immunity.  -The symptoms of mould toxicity. -Mould toxicity in the home. -Mould exposure and neurodegeneration. -Detoxing from mould. -Using binders such as clays, activated charcoal etc to aid detoxication. -Pathogenic biofilms and how to remove them. -Common foods that contain high amounts of mould. -Lifestyle practices you can embody to support the body in healing from mould.   Who is Amina Eastham-Hillier? Amina owns a successful multi-modality clinic in Noosa comprising of 18 practitioners. With over 15 years of Naturopathic and 25 years of Nutritional practice, Amina successfully treats chronic illnesses and complex cases. Amina is a Keynote speaker presenting to medical doctors and naturopaths at international conferences, medical documentaries, TV interviews, radio, seminars, webinars, podcasts and workshops. Author of “Lyme Natural” Amina won the award for ‘Australian Practitioner of the year’ in 2017 and is currently finalising her second book (Chronic stealth infections – Filling in the missing pieces).   Resources: Amina Website Amina Facebook Lyme Natural Website #038 Healing Lyme with Amina Eastham-Hillier - The Mason Taylor Show Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast? A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify! We got you covered on all bases ;P   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-mysteries-of-mould-toxicity-with-amina-eastham-hillier-ep-36  
7/20/201957 minutes, 30 seconds
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#35 Holistic Fertility with Dr Amanda Waaldyk

In today's podcast Tahnee chats with Dr. Amanda Waaldyk. Amanda is a wholistic practitioner specialising in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. A yoga and meditation teacher, hormone expert and energy healer, Amanda applies an integrated approach to health and healing drawing inspiration from her own personal journey.   Tahnee and Amanda take a deep dive into: -The spirit of Anjea. -The journey of motherhood, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. -The cycles of fertility. -The east vs west approach to fertility and reproduction. -Women as the embodiment of yin essence. -The concept of rest and nest. -Stress and daily survival. -The cycles of creation, maintenance and destruction in regards to the evolution of the earth and human kind. -The importance of taking the time to pause, listen and create space in the cultivation of health and creativity. -Amanda's fertility and birthing journey. -Fertility and veganism. -The energetic phases of the female cycle. -Fertility and exercise. -Endocrine health as a positive feedback system. -The period as a key indicator of overall health. -Being in 'flow'.   Who is Dr Amanda Waaldyk? Amanda is the founder and director of Angea Women’s Health clinic, an integrative Chinese medicine practice with a focus on fertility, female endocrinology and supporting Woman through every phase of life. Amanda’s practice is soul meets science, guiding her patients to ultimate health by providing a whole body approach. Amanda is a Doctor of Chinese medicine, yoga and meditation teacher, hormone expert and energy healer. Amanda empowers and educates her clients to reconnect with their inherent body wisdom, navigate their way back to balance (naturally) and live the happiest and most thriving version of their lives.   Resources: Angea Website  Angea Instagram Angea Facebook  SuperFeast Website SuperFeast Instagram SuperFeast Facebook   Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast? A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify! We got you covered on all bases ;P   For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/holistic-fertility-with-dr-amanda-waaldyk-ep-35  
7/3/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 17 seconds
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#34 Cordyceps Medicinal Mushroom: The Potentiating Powerhouse with Dan Sipple

In today's podcast Mason welcomes good friend and functional naturopath, Dan Sipple, back to the mic. The gents wax lyrical on the many medicinal wonders of Cordyceps, a revered Taoist tonic herb and potent adaptogenic powerhouse. The guys explore: -Cordyceps as a potent 'Jing' herb. -Cordyceps and autoimmunity. -The clinical use of Coryceps. -The Yin and Yang balancing action of Cordyceps. -Using Cordyceps for fertility in both women and men. -Cordyceps as a Qi tonic. -The interesting history of Cordyceps. -The cultivated form of Cordyceps, Cs-4. -The use of Cordyceps in Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism. -The benefits of Cordyceps in cases of Epstein Barr Virus. -The importance of circulation in overall body health and how Cordyceps assists here. -The benefits of Cordyceps for the young and young at heart.   Who is Dan Sipple? Dan is a also known as The Functional Naturopath who uses cutting-edge evidence-based medicine. Experienced in modalities such as herbal nutritional medicine, with a strong focus on environmental health and longevity, Dan has a wealth of knowledge in root-dysfunction health.   Resources Dan Instagram Dan Email SuperFeast Cordyceps Christopher Hobbs Sajah Popham   Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast?   A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus we're on Spotify and Soundcloud!   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/cordyceps-medicinal-mushroom-the-potentiating-powerhouse-with-dan-sipple-ep-34    
7/1/201942 minutes, 45 seconds
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#33 The Medicinal Magic Of Chaga Mushroom with Mason Taylor and Sage Dammers

Today Mason and Sage explore the medicinal magic of Chaga mushroom. The gents discuss the use of this potent herb from both a eastern and western perspective. Taking us through the herb's myriad of uses in the traditional and contemporary setting. In this podcast Mason and Sage chat about: -The importance of sourcing sustainable fully wild crafted Chaga. -The influence of Chaga's environment on it's medicinal potency. -The concept of 'earning' the healing a herb can provide you. -Activating the placebo in regards to healing and your intentions around it. -Chaga and endurance. -Chaga and inflammatory gut conditions. -Chaga and antioxidants. -Chaga and adaptability. -Chaga and immunity. -The benefits of working with dual extracted Chaga. -Chaga and gut health. -Using Chaga with pharmaceutical medications.   Resources: SuperFeast Chaga SuperFeast Website (sign up to the epic SuperFeast newsletter for 10% off your first order!) SuperFeast Instagram Addictive Wellness addictivewellness Instagram Addictive Wellness Choccies on Amazon Mason At The Chaga Farm On Chang Bai Mountain The Amazing Benefits Of Chaga Blog    Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast? A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify!   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-potent-medicinal-magic-of-chaga-with-mason-taylor-and-sage-dammers-ep-33  
6/13/201951 minutes, 58 seconds
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#32 Tools for Healthy Living with Dr. Claudia Welch

In today's podcast Tahnee speaks with Claudia Welch. Claudia is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an Āyurvedic practitioner, educator and author. Claudia and Tahnee examine women's health through the lense of naturalistic duality, cycles and rhythms, sharing their knowledge and experience in a holistic and approachable way. The ladies explore: -Life's ever present dualities that transverse the paradigms and philosophies of health. -The importance of rest and activity. -The concept of balance in regards to health and wellness. -Learning to live with awareness to the natural rhythms and cycles of nature. -Daily routines and morning rituals and how they fit into the micro and macrocosms of our humanistic rhythms. -Using the potency of a morning practice to re-pattern outdated ways of being. -The diligence of self care. -Using the concept of yin and yang to explain health, healing and medicine. -The intricate nature of hormones.   Who is Dr Claudia Welch? Dr Claudia Welch is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an Āyurvedic practitioner and educator, and the author of several books including Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness Through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Western Science and, The Four Qualities of Effective Physicians: Practical Ayurvedic Wisdom for Modern Physicians. Dr. Welch lectures internationally on Oriental and Āyurvedic medicine, exploring how ideas in Eastern medicine apply to Women’s Health, and today’s reality in general. She has served on the teaching faculty of The Āyurvedic Institute, Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Southwest Acupuncture College, and Acupractice Seminars.   Resources: Claudia Welch Website Claudia Welch Facebook Claudia Welch Instagram Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life Book The Four Qualities of Effective Physicians Book Claudia's Online Courses   Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast? A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify! We got you covered on all bases ;P   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/tools-for-healthy-living-with-dr-claudia-welch-ep-32  
6/2/201944 minutes, 27 seconds
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#31 Authentic Sex With Juliet Allen

Today Mason chats to Australia's leading sexologist Juliet Allen. Juliet is a deeply talented and educated woman who openly shares her knowledge from her background in psychology and sexology. Juliet is a qualified Yoga Teacher and Kundalini Tantra practitioner who is committed to freeing people from mundane and disempowered sexual relationships. Juliet authentically shares from her own personal experiences as a sexually empowered woman, and truly believes that great sex can be experienced by women and men every single day.   *Note this podcast contains explicit (sexy) language. In this podcast Mason and Juliet discuss: -The renaissance of holistic sexuality emerging in today's society. -The foundations of holistic sexuality. -The importance of self love and self pleasure in the quest for true connection in life and in love. -The power and potency of sexual energy. -Sexual sustainability in body, mind, spirit and practice. -Mindful masturbation. -The continuous nature of foreplay. -The art of knowing yourself sexually. -Embodied orgasm. -The connection between sound foundational health and libido. -Sexual archetypes.   Who is Juliet Allen Juliet Allen is a Sexologist, Coach, Tantra Practitioner and host of the Authentic Sex podcast.  With a reputation for her bold and straight-to-the-point manner, Juliet facilitates 1:1 coaching sessions, educative workshops, and transformative online courses. Juliet’s purpose is to empower men and women to embrace their sexuality and transform their sex and relationships.   Resources Juliet Allen Website Juliet Allen Instagram Juliet Allen Facebook Authentic Sex podcast Juliet & Mason Chat Medicinal Mushrooms, Tonic Herbs and Sexuality Mantak Chia   Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast? A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify!   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/authentic-sex-with-juliet-allen-ep-31  
5/25/201955 minutes, 29 seconds
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#30 Yoga As Medicine With Tiffany Cruikshank

In today's podcast Tahnee chats with international yoga teacher, author and health and wellness expert Tiffany Cruikshank. A specialist in her field, Tiffany is known as the teacher's teacher and she's the founder of Yoga Medicine. Tiffany is internationally recognised and acclaimed for her unique ability to fuse the worlds of both eastern and western medicine and apply her knowledge to the practice of yoga in an accessible and relevant way.   The ladies explore: -The concept of yoga as medicine. -Yoga and health sovereignty. -The East vs West approach to women's health and yoga. -Yoga as a platform for self exploration. -Deficiency and excess in regards to TCM. -How to use yoga and TCM philosophy to support the menstrual cycle. -The subjective nature of what a healthy body feels and looks like. -The yoga of stress. -The importance of mindset in health and healing. -Yoga, pain and the placebo effect. -Yoga as a practice of presence. -How to really embody your yoga practice. -Yoga as a lifestyle approach. -How to stay healthy and balanced when traveling. -Environmental toxins and the resilience of the body in our modern world.   Who is Tiffany Cruikshank? Founder of Yoga Medicine Tiffany Cruikshank is an internationally renowned yoga instructor, who has spent the past 20 years crafting a methodology for teaching and practicing yoga, wherein the practice is melded with Eastern and Western notions of medicine. Cruikshank’s teaching is held up by her work as a holistic health practitioner, acupuncturist, and sports medicine expert. Based in Seattle, Cruikshank teaches regularly for YogaGlo, and travels extensively around the world. She is also the author of Meditate Your Weight. Her approach has helped thousands of yogis around the world see their practice in a new light as a result of Cruikshank’s innovative thinking and dedication to the practice.   Resources: Tiffany Cruikshank Website Do A Class With Tiffany: Yogaglo.com Tiffany Instagram Tiffany Facebook Tiffany's Sydney event TCM course online Meditate Your Weight  Optimal Health for a Vibrant Life  Tiffany's fave protein powder  Tiffany's Herbal Medicine Teacher   Check Out The Transcript Here:   https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/yoga-as-medicine-with-tiffany-cruikshank-ep-30  
5/19/20191 hour, 8 seconds
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#29 The Ancient Taoist Beauty Tonics with Mason Taylor

Today Mason explores the concept of beauty from the Taoist perspective. Diving deep into the wisdom and lore of some of the orient's most revered beautifying tonic herbs. Famed throughout millenia for their ability to revitalise and enliven the organ and meridian systems of the body. Herbs such as Schizandra, Goji, Longan and Pearl take the centre stage here, and Mason explains how you can use these potent tonic herbs to bring both inner and outer radiance to the entire being; body, mind and spirit. In this podcast Mason chats about: -What properties a herb needs to embody to instil inner and outer radiance. -The importance of creating clear detoxification pathways in the cultivation of fully embodied 'beauty'. -Herbal synergy and energetic integration in regards to beauty. -The herbs in SuperFeast Beauty Blend, Schizandra, Goji, Longan and Pearl. -The primary 'beauty' organs. -The three treasures; Jing, Qi and Shen and how they relate to beauty. -The western and eastern uses and actions of Schizandra, Goji, Longan and Pearl.   Resources 100 Day's Of Schizandra Beauty Blend Schizandra SuperFeast Website (sign up to the epic SuperFeast newsletter for 10% off your first order!) SuperFeast Instagram Mason's Visit To The Schizandra Farm The Beauty Shot Recipe The 7 Sexy Benefits Of Schizandra   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/the-ancient-daoist-beauty-tonics-with-mason-taylor-ep-29  
5/11/201950 minutes, 18 seconds
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#28 Life-Changing Sex Makes Anything Possible with Kim Anami

In today's podcast Tahnee chats to Kim Anami, an incredible woman and a self professed vaginal weight lifter. Kim is a passionate holistic sex and relationship coach, devoted to enlivening the sexual potential of both women and men across the globe. With an extensive background in the tantric and Taoist arts, the teachings of Osho and transpersonal psychology and philosophy. Kim uses her knowledge to elevate her clients into higher stratospheres of connection, intimacy, energy and creativity.   Tahnee and Kim discuss: -Sex as a powerful portal for healing and transformation. -Using your sexual energy as a vessel for self realisation. -The body's innate wisdom and how many common symptoms of sexual dysfunction are indicative of imbalances and blockages occurring in the body system as a whole. -Sexual and creative energy. -Self awareness and sexual empowerment. -The importance of positive role models for children in regards to holistic sexuality. -The conversation around having a tight vs open vagina. -How to use sexual energy pre, during and postpartum. -The meaning of Kim's term: "the well fucked woman". -Using sexual energy as a means of transcendence.   Who is Kim Anami? Kim is a holistic sex + relationship coach, here to bring more juice to your life and your bed. Kim has propelled millions into higher stratospheres of connection, sensuality, energy + aliveness. Connecting with people all over the world via her online sex + relationship school and her intimacy retreats in Bali and Mexico. Kim's main message is: Everyone ought to be having more sex. And better sex; because when you are, you’ll revitalise not only your intimate relationship but everything else in your life from your career to your bank balance.   Resources: Kim Anami Website Kim Anami Instagram Kim Anami Youtube Kim Anami Twitter Kim Anami Online Sex Salon Mantak Chia   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/kim-anami-ep-28  
5/2/201956 minutes, 53 seconds
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#27 Herbs, Steaming and Massage with Laura Clemmons

In today's special women's edition, Tahnee (General Manager at SuperFeast) talks with Laura Clemmons - a shamanic Strega healer who uses several modalities to help her clients getting to the core of their health issues. Laura utilises plants as an integral part of her healing touch and empowers her clients to make their own medicine. The ladies explore the intuitive nature of claiming one's health and the wisdom of plants and their healing properties. During this deeply gentle and spiritual chat, Tahnee and Laura explore what it is to tune into yourself, nourish and nurture your body and care for your mind. You might even hear cameo roles from both ladies children ;P!   The ladies dive deep into: -How instinct and intuition need to be trusted when working with tonic herbs and life, in general -How we often can lose our way a little, but essentially, this is just a transition period into becoming more strong in your own self - we call it sovereignty -Who are the ancient Strega (the traditional Italian healer) -The commonalities between healing practices across the globe, including the Mayans, the Chinese -How nature and animals can provide the most amazing cues for us to follow via observation and intuition -The dynamic dance of a herbs constituents is where the magic is - not the individual constituents -How powerful the act of prayer is to come in to a state of receiving -How connected uterine massage is to a spiritual clearing -How the womb has the tendency to store great emotions -How vaginal steaming can be very beneficial for women, the volatile oils of the plant will be drawn and absorbed straight into the tissue -The 101 on vaginal steaming  -Some tips to balance motherhood and self-care -Why self-love can be tricky! -Sharing your women's business with your kids and family can provide great support and connection -Men too, have their own cycles; self care is just as important for blokes too -How we each are in charge of our own body, let go of any fear    Who Is Laura Clemmons? Laura Elvira Clemmons is a certified herbalist and graduate of the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies. She studied under Dr. Gu Ding in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Shen Nong Center in Philadelphia, PA, and Mayan Traditional Healing Practices and Uterine Care with Ms. Beatrice Waight, Belize, Ann Drucker, Boulder, CO and Rosita Arvigo, Belize. She held an apprenticeship with Linda White Dove in herbal medicine; an apprenticeship with Claudia Rosewolf in traditional North American indigenous healing practices; and an apprenticeship with Pei Fen Yan in Chinese Medicine in Boulder, Colorado.  She believes that all medical modalities are lifelong learning processes and that the more education one has increases the tools in one’s tool box. Along with a finely tuned sense of intuition she combines these healing techniques to create a healing protocol for her clients. Laura comes from a lineage of Italian stregas, or healers, and strives to maintain her ties to that tradition in her practice. She named her business, Strega Gardens, after that lineage as a way in which to honor and embody the work of her ancestors. She has practiced for over 15 years and prefers to grow or wildcraft most of the herbs used, as well as make her own tinctures, tea blends, glycerites, oils, and any other concoctions that are needed. Laura concentrates on female reproductive health.  Her work attends to physical, psychological and spiritual issues, being that these systems are integrated and inseparable.  Laura believes that caring for the reproductive system is one of the most important things that we can do, being that it is literally the gateway through which spirits are drawn from the ethers into this world.  She feels that learning to accept and love oneself is a critical aspect of the healing path, and that paying attention to the subtle messages the body sends is a crucial part of supporting the body's natural dance back into balance.  To do this, she feels we must take responsibility for our bodies and our health, and as a result we will find the healing we seek by bringing consciousness to our everyday thoughts, words and actions. Ultimately, she feels her work is to help women to discover the medicine within and does so through her practice as well as the classes and workshops she teaches. Contact her at [email protected] or +1 720-380-9916 or find her on the web at stregagardens.com   Resources Ina May Gaskin The Strega and the Dreamer Chi Nei Tsang Miss Beatrice Mindy Green Aromatherapy Trager Therapy Laura's Website Contact Laura at [email protected] Call Laura at +1(720) 380-9916     Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/herbs-steaming-and-massage-with-laura-clemmons-ep-27  
4/23/201946 minutes, 25 seconds
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#26 Adrenal Fatigue with Sage Dammers & Dan Sipple

In today's podcast the terrific trio, Mason, Dan and Sage, come together to talk all things adrenal health. The boys address the concept of adrenal fatigue and what that term has come to embody in todays society.   The gents discuss: -Adrenal fatigue and deficiency. -The role of adrenal health in day to day function. -The concept of Jing essence and how that effects our adrenal health. -Just how important adrenal health is in keeping the rest of the body in harmony and balance. -The role of the 'fight or flight' response and how that has changed from primitive times to now. -Stress and fatigue related disorders. -The hormone interplay that occurs when the adrenals are taxed. -Indicators of 'adrenal fatigue', tissue cortisol vs salivary cortisol. -HPA (hypothalamic pituitary adrenal) disfunction. -Adrenal health and lifestyle design. -The importance of cortisol in keeping inflammation in check. -The power of 'walk about' in healing. -Reprogramming the nervous system and the significance of sleep. -Switching from 'active' to 'passive' exercise to aid adrenal health. A take away quote from this epic chat: "The sage would adopt any life imposed on him without incrimination or remorse, without losing his good humour and contentment, because his intimate being posses the means to communicate with the organisation of the world in such a way that wealth, honour, leisure or their opposites are incapable of effecting the power of the soul."    Who is Dan Sipple? Dan is a also known as The Functional Naturopath who uses cutting-edge evidence-based medicine. Experienced in modalities such as herbal nutritional medicine, with a strong focus on environmental health and longevity, Dan has a wealth of knowledge in root-dysfunction health.   Who is Sage Dammers? Fuelled by a passionate desire to help people live the ultimate life and create a better world, Sage studied raw and superfood nutrition and traditional herbal systems, especially Taoist tonic herbalism. He has worked with and trained under the world’s leading master herbalists and nutrition and longevity experts in Costa Rica, Australia, Bali, China, and America. Sage has developed products internationally and given lectures on peak performance nutrition in Australia, Bali, America, and France. His years of experience in this unique arena have allowed him to cultivate an unparalleled combination of cutting edge nutritional and culinary expertise. Sage has started tonic elixir bars in 5 star luxury hotels in Paris and Sydney serving longevity elixirs disguised as gourmet treats, introducing the novel concept of healthy indulgences to the market of world travelers.   Resources: Power Of The Five Elements  Mantak Chia  Clearlight Saunas Benny Ferguson Movement MonkDan InstagramDan Email Addictive Wellness  addictivewellness Instagram Addictive Wellness Choccies on Amazon   Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast?   A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify and Soundcloud!   For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/adrenal-fatigue-with-sage-dammers-dan-sipple-ep-26
4/14/20191 hour, 39 minutes, 2 seconds
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#25 Everything They Forgot To Tell You About Women's Health with Nat Kringoudis

Today Mason and Dr Nat Kringoudis discuss the missing link in reproductive health - the fact that our youngsters are not being appropriately educated in this field. Dr Nat is extremely passionate about empowering the young and educating our children, rather than letting them find their way in the big, bad online world. They explore the skills that a care giver can incorporate in their repertoire to hold space for these conversations around fertility, reproductive health, sex and everything in between. Dr Nat raises the point that, from a young age, we are told narratives around most sexual, reproductive and gender-specific body functions. But why? For example, why do we tell our youngsters that babies are delivered by a stork? Tune in to today's episode to explore how we can begin to redefine the sexual educairon of our teens, for healthier generations to come.    You will hear about: -How normalizing sexual/reproductive facts with kid's is a really proactive preventative measure to educate the future generations -30% of teens are googling reproductive health; let's shift their first experience from the online forum, to a face to face age-appropriate conversation -The stress around infertility, tends to overtake any structural or physiological fertility issues -Synthetic hormonal birth control (like the pill) mask any underlying symptoms -Kids observe and absorb; we need to make sure we are educated and empowered to lead by example -If you suffer from PCOS, intermittent fasting can be a game changer -The biggest hormonal issues stem from stress -Try aligning to the feeling you want, rather than the goal -How synthetic birth may encourage infertility -STD's can have devastating long-term fertility effects -Hormonal issues are normal until around age 18 for females -How condoms and barrier methods should be non-negotiable for teens   Who is Dr Nat Kringoudis?   Nat Kringoudis is a Dr of Chinese Medicine, acupuncturist and best selling author. She’s also the owner of The Pagoda Tree, a hub for natural fertility and women’s health in Australia. She recgonised the large gap between conventional medicine and supporting wellness and has developed a unique style to women’s natural health care – integrating the western medical approach with alternative therapies, Chinese medicine and natural fertility methods. Natalie has accepted the task of inspiring wellness, not only to those embarking on becoming parents, but equally important to her, educating young women of how their choices shape their future health. She believes this is the key to addressing the hormone imbalance and infertility epidemic. For Natalie, fertility isn’t just about babies, it’s about outstanding health. Her knowledge in fertility and natural medicine regularly features in her column in Australian Natural Health magazine, in major publications, including Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan as well as regular TV appearances as a wellness expert for the Today Show and The Morning Show. She is also a two times best selling author, her latest achievement Beautiful You helps young women to understand and support their hormones through their lifestyle.   Resources Beautiful You Nat Kringoudis Website:  natkringoudis.com.au Twitter: Nat Kringoudis Facebook: Nat Kringoudis Instagram: NatKringoudis Podcast: The Wellness Collective   Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast?   A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify and Soundcloud!   For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/nat-kringroudis  
4/3/201946 minutes, 11 seconds
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#24 Candida and Medicinal Mushrooms with Sage Dammers and Dan Sipple

In today's podcast the boys come together to discuss candida overgrowth, its frequency within the population, the varied symptomatology associated with this common yeast-like infection and the strategies you can use to bring the body back into balance. Mason, Dan and Sage draw on their superior knowledge of this condition from personal experience, sharing their wisdom from a traditional Taoist tonic herbal perspective and a functional naturopathic approach.   The gents discuss: -The fact that Candida albicans is a naturally occurring organism within the body and only becomes problematic when imbalance occurs -how chronic use of antibiotics can contribute to the condition -how diet and lifestyle practices can help to bring things back into harmony -the common symptoms that candida overgrowth is present, e.g. chronic fatigue, brain fog, digestive disturbances, weakened immunity, oral thrush, fungal infections within the the skin and nails etc -the particular clinical tests you can use to investigate and diagnose candida within your body -how you can use your symptoms and health history to identify whether candida is a problem for you -foods that aggravate the immune system and exacerbate candida overgrowth -the importance of food combining in regards to candida -candida from a naturopathic perspective and the clinical markers used to identify the condition -the importance of normalising the body's circadian rhythms and adrenal response is in regards to healing -candida from a Taoist perspective and what's happening within the organ systems, particularly the spleen -how candida leads to jing depletion and exhaustion within the system as a whole -the correlation between candida and leaky gut -the Jing herbs you can use to rebuild your foundational energy stores, these include he shou wu, cordyceps, rehmannia, morinda etc -the importance of lifestyle factors such as sleep, rest, breathing practices, nature time and reduced caffeine and sugar intake to bring combat candida overgrowth -the lifestyle tweaks you can use to bring the body back into its parasympathetic mode so you can heal. Reishi and Ashwagandha are game changers here -how cutting carbs and sugar can help manage candida symptoms -using fats (ketones) as fuel -how herbs such as pau d'arco, chaga and reishi can assist healing -the benefits of probiotics and fermented foods such as sauerkraut and coconut kefir  -the Body Ecology Diet -the importance of sunshine and vitamin D, sweat and movement -the herbs and nutraceuticals you can use to break up stubborn biofilms -the importance of supporting the liver with herbs such as schizandra, burdock and dandelion root and st mary's thistle  -the importance of full body detoxification in healing from candida overgrowth -the three phases of liver detoxification and the nutrients your body needs to successfully complete them -the immune boosting powers of medicinal mushrooms when healing from candida, particularly chaga, reishi, turkey tail, maitake, Mason's Mushrooms -the difference between ground dwelling mushrooms and those that grow on trees e.g medicinal mushrooms  -bringing awareness around the glycemic load of gluten free products when working to heal candida overgrowth -the tests you can use to distinguish candida from other bacterial loads within the body, particularly the OAT (organic acids test)   Who is Dan Sipple? Dan is a also known as The Functional Naturopath who uses cutting-edge evidence-based medicine. Experienced in modalities such as herbal nutritional medicine, with a strong focus on environmental health and longevity, Dan has a wealth of knowledge in root-dysfunction health.   Who is Sage Dammers? Fuelled by a passionate desire to help people live the ultimate life and create a better world, Sage studied raw and superfood nutrition and traditional herbal systems, especially Taoist tonic herbalism. He has worked with and trained under the world’s leading master herbalists and nutrition and longevity experts in Costa Rica, Australia, Bali, China, and America. Resources Clearlight Saunas The Wim Hoff Method Body Ecology Mason in China at the Poria Farm Benny Ferguson Movement MonkDan InstagramDan Email Addictive Wellness  addictivewellness Instagram Addictive Wellness Choccies on Amazon   Check Out The Transcript Here: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/candida-and-medicinal-mushrooms-with-sage-dammers-and-dan-sipple-ep-24  
4/1/20191 hour, 40 minutes, 52 seconds
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#23 Wild Woman Way with Susun Weed

Today Tahnee chats to Susun Weed, the grandmother of herbs. Susun is a true wise, wild elder, a wonderful story-teller and exposes women to ideas outside of the mainstream. Susun attended the School of Life, and is passionate about everything to do with women, health and herbs. Tahnee and Susun discuss standing in your power regarding your reproductive rights, feminism versus being female and how there are no guarantees in life - we just have to do the best that we can. The ladies chat about empowering women to get back to their intuitive wisdom, via the ancient botanical system. You guys are going to love this one!   You will hear about: -Susun's view on lying to your health care practitioner about your last moon cycle, to ensure your unborn baby is not induced! -The true history of blue for boys, pink for girls (who knew?!) -How Susun makes herbal infusions -How potent nettle can be for women -How all minerals are not created equal -How comfrey can help prevent pregnancy stretch marks -Mammograms and how they may not be the best measure for breast cancer -Phytoestrogens versus phytosterols -How standardisation of herbs is detrimental to the botanicals properties -Bio-individuality means herbs can have different effects on us   Who is Susun Weed? Susun S. Weed, a green witch and wise woman, is an extraordinary teacher with a joyous spirit, a powerful presence, and an encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and health. She is the voice of the Wise Woman Way, where common weeds, simple ceremony, and compassionate listening support and nourish health/wholeness/holiness. She has opened hearts to the magic and medicine of the green nations for five decades. Ms. Weed's five herbal medicine books focus on women's health topics including menopause, childbearing, and breast health. Visit her site www.susunweed.com for information on her workshops, apprenticeships, correspondence courses and more! Go to: www.wisewomanmentor.com for Susun’s free herbal ezine and also mentorship offerings for those who want to go deeper.   Resources Susun Weed books Susun Weed website Susun Weed Instagram Juliette de Baïracli Levy SuperFeast Stance on Standardisation   Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast?   A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify and Soundcloud! We got you covered on all bases ;P   For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/wild-woman-way-with-susun-weed-ep-23
3/26/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 2 seconds
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#22 Ashwagandha with Sage Dammers

Today, Sage Dammers (tonic herbalist and master chocolatier) and Mason cover everything you need to know about the newest addition to the SuperFeast apothecary, ashwagandha! The guys dive deep into the lore and traditions behind this Ayurvedic herb. The countless benefits of this calming adaptogen range from dialling down the stress response, nourishing the nervous system, balancing hormones and providing reproductive system support. And plenty more. A botanical which is an aphrodisiac, that's not overly stimulating, that is also a nervine?! What! A! Herb!   Ashwagandha really is the herb for modern times - Sage Dammers     In today's episode, you will hear about: -Up to 15 clinical applications have been thoroughly researched for ashwagandha -Traditionally a 'muscle, marrow and semen' builder and supporter -Regrows damaged synapses in the brain from heavy metal toxicity -Provides the sexual energy and vigour of a horse  -The ultimate rejuvenating herb for the elderly, kids and everyone in between -Small doses are incredibly effective, more is not always better -Stimulates blood production in the body, may be good for vegetarians / vegans who may need blood building support -Need to build blood? Try SuperFeast Deer Antler and SuperFeast Ashwagandha  -When starting with ashwagandha, if you are in a rebuilding stage, give it time to rebuild. Then the rejuvenating effect will kick in -Slightly heating and drying herb and helps to move water Qi by supporting spleen function -Positive effect on male fertility via the decrease in stress and increase in adaptability (results in healthier sperm and hormone levels) -A cortisol-dependant state can be positively balanced by ashwagandha  -Helps to balance blood sugar -Also a powerful fertility enhancer for women via balancing of hormones   Who is Sage Dammers? Fueled by a passionate desire to help people live the ultimate life and create a better world, Sage studied raw and superfood nutrition and traditional herbal systems, especially Taoist tonic herbalism. He has worked with and trained under the world’s leading master herbalists and nutrition and longevity experts in Costa Rica, Australia, Bali, China, and America. Sage has developed products internationally and given lectures on peak performance nutrition in Australia, Bali, America, and France. His years of experience in this unique arena have allowed him to cultivate an unparalleled combination of cutting edge nutritional and culinary expertise. Sage has started tonic elixir bars in 5 star luxury hotels in Paris and Sydney serving longevity elixirs disguised as gourmet treats, introducing the novel concept of healthy indulgences to the market of world travelers.   Resources Addictive Wellness SuperFeast Ashwagandha  SuperFeast Deer Antler addictivewellness Instagram Addictive Wellness Choccies on Amazon   For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ashwagandha-with-sage-dammers-ep-22  
3/16/201936 minutes, 23 seconds
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#21 Period Repair with Lara Briden

In today's Women Series episode, Tahnee chats with Dr. Lara Briden who is on a mission to empower women to reclaim their menstrual cycles. Dr. Lara refers to women's monthly cycles as their monthly report card and how ovulation is a vital sign of health. The ladies discuss how ovulation is so much more than just making a baby. Even though PMS and infertility are normalised in the Western world, Dr. Lara breaks it down that these symptoms are not healthy nor necessary. Hormonal birth control options are discussed and the ladies dive into the difference between PCOS and hypothalamic amenorrhea. To help empower women gaining confidence and knowledge about their cycles Dr. Lara shares methods to track ovulation and tips on dietary lifestyles to feel vital and healthy as a woman.   The ladies discuss: -Without ovulation, there is technically no cycle -PCOS sufferers often experience anovulatory cycles (a bleed, without ovulation) -Did you know a regular cycle occurs every 21-35 days? -Tips to track ovulation include cervical mucous and basal body temperatures -Fertile mucous looks like raw egg-white and is a sign of estrogen -When you are on the Pill, you will not produce fertile mucous -A blood test looking at progesterone is risky as progesterone fluctuates throughout the cycle -The idea that the Pill supports fertility is a myth; it shrinks the ovaries and may bring on menopause earlier -Hormonal birth control essentially induces a menopausal state -It takes 12 years (TWELVE!) for a female's hormonal systems to fully mature -Younger girls can often successfully treat period issues with anti-inflammatory foods and being dairy-free -How a vegan diet can pose severe challenges for women's hormone health   Who is Dr. Lara Briden? Dr. Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and the period revolutionary leading the change to better periods. Informed by a strong science background and more than twenty years with patients, Lara is a passionate communicator about women's health and alternatives to hormonal birth control. Her book Period Repair Manual is a manifesto of natural treatment for better hormones and better periods and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones. Now in its second edition, the book has been an underground sensation and has worked to quietly change the lives of tens of thousands of women.   Resources Dr. Lara's book - The Period Repair Manual Dr. Lara's website Dr. Lara's Instagram The Right Way to Test Progesterone Danish study looking at the Pill and depression   Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast?   A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify and Soundcloud!   For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/period-repair-with-dr-lara-briden-ep-21  
3/6/201941 minutes, 36 seconds
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#20 Pregnancy Health with Tahnee McCrossin

The mammoth episode many of you have been waiting for. This is part 2 of our childbearing series, and the one where Tahnee and myself dive deep into the practices, philosophy, diet, herbalism and more that went into creating the year in which Tahnee was childbearing little Aiya. This podcast was recorded during the first week of the bubba's life, so the sharing experience of the birth is fresh; something Tahnee was wishing to be able to infuse into this intimate sharing of how she chose to approach nourishing her body during pregnancy. Here’s briefly what we cover in the episode plus some more extensive notes than usual from Tahnee for those who are on their own pregnancy journey:   -Pregnancy + Home Birth Plans -How did I know? -We found out at four weeks, basically I was very aware that something was different in my body!! We’d both felt the baby come in November, and exactly three months later we were pregnant, and I’ve heard that’s common -Our Pregnancy diet -We don’t follow a dietary plan, more intuitive -Generally vegetarian, though we do include meat in our diet, probably once or twice a week? fish, buffalo, occasionally organic chicken and beef, other wild meats (rabbit, goat, boar), broths/stocks -More mindful of eating a variety of foods and definitely eat more quantity, smaller meals, regularly -Organic and local as much as possible - farmers market and Santos/Source keep us fed -Fridge/freezer is stocked -Wild foods, high mineral content -Fermented foods Best supplements during pregnancy -I didn’t take a lot of vitamins or anything like that, apart from lipsomal vitamin C -Lots of herbs, mostly tonics, plus raspberry leaf and nettle, slippery elm occasionally, yellow dock, dandelion, milk thistle, ginger -Lots of probiotics -Iodine until I saturated -Silica -Personally most concerned about losing minerals as bubbas drain mamas (for every baby a tooth, is an old saying!) so been keeping up the minerals -Megahydrate -Estroblock when we had it, just one cap per day of the pro -Clays and charcoal (you might’ve heard of pica - desire to eat clays - common in pregnant women) -DHA, EFA: fish oil, also raw seafood, fish and oysters -Sea minerals The best tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms during pregnancy -Best suggestion is reishi, but I took everything in the SuperFeast range at various stages, kidney jing herbs lately (postpartum) to heal and boost recovery Best herbs during pregnancy -Avoid steroidal herbs, emmenagogues -Check out Susun Weed’s book and Aviva Romm Symptoms of pregnancy -Been lucky, apart from tiredness and needing to eat a lot more, I’ve had very little to complain about. Have felt body change, but that’s been fine, I’ve enjoyed being pregnant. Heartburn when my uterus got really big (apparently babies with lots of hair give their mamas heartburn…), but that stopped when baby dropped, ‘growing pains’ around my ribs (like when I was a kid), car sickness if I had an empty belly Pregnancy cravings / changes -Started eating meat again, pretty mindfully -Needed lots of simple carbs in the first trimester, regularly. Like, every two hours. Bilbo Baggins style - breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoons I wasn’t a hungry, but at least one snack and then dinner. And often needed to eat in the middle of the night. So I did. 😃 -Waking up starving - that’s new for me! -Generally more calories -Haven’t put on much weight, I don’t think, except for boobs and belly and in third trimester around my bum and hips. I haven’t weighed myself Exercise during pregnancy -Yoga - only consideration, IMO, is how the mother feels and to listen to her body - if you’re a regular yogi, you will be less flexible in certain areas, this is OK, it’s not about extreme ROM it’s about being mindful about what needs support during the transitions — for me, pecs (chest - boobs!!) and lower traps, rhomboids, hip flexors, quads, glutes and lateral body (QL and thoracolumbar fascia) - I have avoided a lot of ‘hip openers, they made my pelvis feel unstable (deep hip flexion, ext rotation, e.g. pigeon), though I’ve loved square… -Used a lot of props, have not gone deep but have stayed in poses for a long time. Early pregnancy I wanted to be very active, so preferred more active, mobile classes, teaching ashtanga etc lots of Embodied Flow with Tara Judelle on YogaGlo. -WALK! I think this is the best thing you can do - I TRY and walk daily (an hour, in nature, but that’s changed as I’ve gotten bigger) - most ‘traditional’ women walk on average 5 kms per during their pregnancies, so I tried to do about an hour a day…that’s dropped off lately, as I get crazy contractions when I walk -Swimming - though mostly just a dip -Stay active - most important, I think Lots of additional pregnancy tips -Vit D on boobs, belly as much as possible = naked sun time -Saunas in winter (short, until I felt too hot, not forced), hot tub -Massage, moxa -Yoga nidra Home birth prep and planning -Really just made sense to me, was only option as far as I was concerned. I did not want to be travelling during labour or after birth -Super lucky to have access to the midwives program, through the Byron hospital -Two experienced midwives and one student attended birth, Daddy delivered -Birth pool hire - Birth Afloat (small heated pool) -Spring water - Wild Oasis (filled and added Crystal Energy and sea salt) -Placenta encapsulation Other tips - buy lots of old towels from op shop!!! Herbs for post-birth - jing herbs (cordyceps, deer antler, eucommia bark), reishi, lion’s mane, placenta, daily tonic tea: schizandra, raspberry leaf, nettle, vanilla, rhemmania, chaga. Book Resources -Ina May Gaskin: Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, -Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding -Aviva Romm: Natural Pregnancy -Sarah Buckley - not so much her book, but her interview with Daniel Vitalis about hormone cascades was awesome, ReWild Yourself podcast -Susun Weed: Wise Women’s Herbal for the Childbearing Year, and her blog -Jeannie Pavarti Baker - all her books -Tami Lynn Kent: Wild Feminine, Mouthing from Your Centre -Jane Hardwick Collings: Ten Moons -Didn’t get to read this, but it looks good, Jenny Blyth: Down to Earth Birth -Penny Simkin: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn -Roy Dittmann: Brighton Bab -The Holistic Stages of Birth   For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/pregnancy-health-with-tahnee-and-mason-taylor-ep-20  
2/26/20192 hours, 5 seconds
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#19 Female Hormones with Dr Carrie Jones

In today's Women Series episode, Tahnee dives deep into listening to your body's innate wisdom, with Dr Carrie Jones. Dr Carrie is the medical director of the DUTCH, which is a relatively new analytic to test hormones and safe to say it greatly differs from the traditional Western blood-test approach. The ladies discuss the HPA axis and how the thyroid is best tested. Adrenal fatigue is explored and the discussion around slowing down and not being a master of all the things, all the time, is covered. Keto and veganism lifestyles are discussed. This is a beautiful conversation around a woman's wellbeing and how it is a complex and dancing conversation between all the organ systems and hormones. You don't want to miss this one!   The ladies discuss: -Blood tests show that moment in time; blood doesn't present what each constituent piece is doing, where it's going, or how the body is interacting with it -Accurately testing cortisol via blood, is challenging -DUTCH show the metabolites, which present how each hormone was processed -The ideal Western standard range for blood test data is very arbitrary -A slow thyroid slows down everything - hair, nails, metabolism, cortisol -Thyroid testing is best via blood -Cortisol and melatonin and sort of the like the sun and the moon, like Yin and Yang -Circadian rhythm irregularities (e.g. poor sleep) will effect all our rhythms, our female cycle included  -We love routine and structure, honour the body by having positive sleep hygiene practices and routine meal time. Basics are key -Why keto and intermittent fasting might not be for you -How symptoms easily become the normal, but feeling anxious, feeling tired all the time, are not the sign of health -How "adrenal fatigue" is the body's way of saying slow down -Quality truely is key when it comes to supplements  -How veganism has the tendency to deplete a woman's systems -What's leptin resistance?  -The physiology behind polycystic ovarian syndrome -Biologically speaking, survival is the priority, reproduction is not. Hence why stress can play havoc with a women's cycle -Libido is a strong sign of robust health, low libido is an indicator there is imbalance -Why informed decision-making, regarding the Pill is critical -Why menopause symptoms can differ so significantly between women Who is Dr. Carrie Jones?   Dr. Carrie Jones (ND, MPH) is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women’s health and hormones. She graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine, School of Naturopathic Medicine in Oregon, where she also completed her two year residency in women’s health, hormones and endocrinology. Later she graduated from Grand Canyon University’s Master of Public Health program with a goal of doing more international education. She was adjunct faculty for many years teaching gynaecology and advanced endocrinology/fertility and has been the Medical Director for two large integrative clinics in Portland. She is the Medical Director for Precision Analytical, Inc, creators of the DUTCH hormone test.   Resources DUTCH test Chi Nei Tsang Reishi the Shen tonic Michael Pollan 1700s Book with boriginal fat, sleep like seals, liking sugar  Gerson Therapy  Dr Carrie Jones Instagram Dr Carrie Jones Website Thera Health   Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast? A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify andSoundcloud!   For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/female-hormones-with-dr-carrie-jones-ep-19  
2/21/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 46 seconds
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#18 Autoimmunity and Medicinal Mushrooms with Dan Sipple

Autoimmunity (AI). You've heard it, but what is it? Today Mason is joined by SuperFeast fave naturopath, Dan Sipple to explore the beast that is autoimmunity and what factors play a role in autoimmune conditions. Perhaps the Western definition of AI is too cut and dry; the guys discuss the Eastern approaches and how the gut environment plays a key role (we've got two gut health podcasts Part One and Part Two, if you want to brush up on your gut health). This episode dives deeply into the ancient Daoism behind AI patterns and which tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms can help support the body during these times. If you're afflicted with an AI condition, this episode is for you.   "Autoimmunity is when the body is seemingly attacking itself" - Mason Taylor The guys discuss: -Suppression of autoimmune issues leads to significant illness later on -Treatment of autoimmunity from the Taoist perspective -Leaky gut (intestinal permeability) causes a barrage against your immune system - a significant initiating factor of AI -Pleghm, edema, heat toxicity, dampness, all AI symptoms; the TCM patterns  -According to TCM, upright Qi is vital for immunity (astragalus for the win) -Yersinia enterocolitica -SuperFeast Chaga, Reishi and Astragalus, the top there immunity herbs -The tightening / tenseness within the body is exacerbating AI symptoms; must release the tension -There are hard coded AI genes, BUT environment / diet / movement / community / purpose / stress all affect their expression Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) in the morning, helps determine the degree of autoimmune cells tagged in the thymus gland for destruction by your immune system. So if your CAR is flat lined (from smashing coffees, burning the candle at both ends, constant fight or flight / Yang state), cortisol production is low and you're more prone to unchecked destructive inflammation The traditional Western belief that high Th1 causes AI, is no longer relevant Those with AI - do not put chemicals on the skin, get in the sun, skin brush    Who is Dan Sipple? Dan is a also known as The Functional Naturopath who uses cutting-edge evidence-based medicine. Experienced in modalities such as herbal nutritional medicine, with a strong focus on environmental health and longevity, Dan has a wealth of knowledge in root-dysfunction health.   Resources Mason in China at the Poria Farm Benny Ferguson Movement Monk Mason Retreat February 2019  Dan Instagram Dan Email Gut Health - Mase and Dan   Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast? A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or check us out on Stitcher:)! Plus we're on Spotify and Soundcloud!   For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/autoimmunity-and-medicinal-mushrooms-with-dan-sipple-ep-18  
2/10/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 38 seconds
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#17 Beyond the Pill with Dr. Jolene Brighten

Today Tahnee chats with Dr. Jolene Brighten, who is the author of Beyond the Pill. As the name suggests, this book explores the effects of the Pill and how to transition healthily off it. Coming off the Pill can often lead to a whole host of symptoms, but these symptoms can be seen as opportunities for greater health. The ladies share their experiences as new mum's and the challenges that must be navigated. So often, women can lose trust in their body and ability to heal and part of this can be associated with how often women's needs are dismissed in the general practitioner forum. Informed consent around the Pill is required and often missing in the Western setting. The ladies remind us that our bodies never betray us, they want us to thrive!   The ladies discuss: -Postpartum challenges -How magnesium is a godsend for cramps -A Pill bleed is not a true cycle, it is simply a withdrawal bleed from the medication -The natural approach will always take time, so be patient -During third trimester, the female brain shrinks! To allow for hyper focus on the newborn. Baby brain is real!! -Liquorice is very beneficial for new mums and PCOS sufferers, it's anti-inflammatory, supports cortisol and helps manage androgens -The ins and outs of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) -Using the Pill increases your chances of several health issues (cardiovascular disease, clots, diabetes) -The key to balanced hormones are a supported liver and gut system -Regardless of your want to have a baby or not, during the reproductive years, being fertile is integral to overall health  -DIM and broccoli sprouts are a girls best friend when dealing wth estrogen issues -Ever feel dizzy upon standing up? Add some good quality salt to your water -Birth control-anxiety-depression; there's a connection to explore -Don't be scared of eating a bit of dirt every now and again :)!   Who is Dr. Jolene Brighten? Dr. Jolene Brighten is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the founder of Rubus Health, a women’s medicine clinic that specialises in women’s hormones. She is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome and the long-term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. Dr. Brighten is the author of Beyond the Pill, a 30-day plan to support women on birth control, help them transition off, and eliminate symptoms of post-birth control syndrome. She is a speaker, women’s health advocate, and a medical advisor for one of the first data-driven apps to offer women personalised birth control recommendations.   Resources Dr. Brighten's website Dr. Brighten's Instagram Dr. Brighten's new book - Beyond the Pill Dr. Brighten's book - Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth Dr. Brighten's Favourite Lion's Mane Chi Nei Tsang Terry Wahls - Minding your mitochondria Imperfect Produce Environmental Working Group Butcher Box Girl who had all waste in a jar in from 4 years   Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast? A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We’d also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify and Soundcloud!     For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/beyond-the-pill-with-dr-jolene-brighten-ep-17  
1/27/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 56 seconds
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#16 Becoming A Tonic Herbalist with Sage Dammers

This episode is for parents, health enthusiasts, practitioners, health coaches, herbalists and for those just wanting to dive deeper into answering the call as a tonic herbalist. Today, Sage Dammers (tonic herbalist and master chocolatier) and Mason cover all bases on how to develop yourself and your offering; Sage has dedicated himself to the herbs. What exactly does it take to become a tonic herbalist? Tune in to find out. The guys cover the ground knowledge and a good run down on what you are going to experience as you navigate this herbalist world. Oh and there's also a bit of speak about chocolate ;P so tune in today and lay down those foundations to becoming a tonic herbalist.       In today's episode, you will hear about: -How chocolate is a beautiful vehicle for herbs -Tonic herbs and adaptogens are not symptom-based, but support the body to balance it's own systems -Identifying with your symptom can be terribly damaging - find a new mantra -Creating space (sitting down, taking time and setting an intention) to drink your herbal tonic can be transformational -Sage likes to begin his relationship with a new herb with 1/2ts in hot water in its pure and isolated form - get to know the herb -SuperFeast tonic herbs, in powder-form, forces you to connect with and forge a relationship with the adaptogen (versus a capsule / tablet) -Supplements can provide challenges in the later years - what exactly are the long term effects which have not been researched? -SuperFeast JING really provides that foundational energy -Sitting infront of a computer daily, means your eyes are focused on a static distance, this can be detrimental long term -Neural Nectar and Lion's Mane are specially effective for upgrading brain faculty -Eye issues (strain, poor sight) is connected with liver, so get onto Schizandra to support your liver -Tonic herbs are here with us, not for us -The Three Treasures, in particular Shen -Consistently having coffee does leak your Jing -Medicinal mushrooms are for long-term immunity, prevention people! -Write to us - what would you like Mason and Sage to talk about next! Email us [email protected]   Who is Sage Dammers? Fueled by a passionate desire to help people live the ultimate life and create a better world, Sage studied raw and superfood nutrition and traditional herbal systems, especially Taoist tonic herbalism. He has worked with and trained under the world’s leading master herbalists and nutrition and longevity experts in Costa Rica, Australia, Bali, China, and America. Sage has developed products internationally and given lectures on peak performance nutrition in Australia, Bali, America, and France. His years of experience in this unique arena have allowed him to cultivate an unparalleled combination of cutting edge nutritional and culinary expertise. Sage has started tonic elixir bars in 5 star luxury hotels in Paris and Sydney serving longevity elixirs disguised as gourmet treats, introducing the novel concept of healthy indulgences to the market of world travelers.   Resources Addictive Wellness Erewhon Organic Grocer SuperFeast JING SuperFeast Neural Nectar SuperFeast Lion's Mane SuperFeast Schizandra addictivewellness Instagram Addictive Wellness Choccies on Amazon   For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/sage-dammers  
1/21/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 40 seconds
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#15 Composting and Sustainability with Andrew Hayim de Vries

In today's eco-minded episode, Mason is joined by designer and inventor Andrew Hayim de Vries. Are you interested in the environment? Are you an eco-warrior? Or maybe you've cottoned on that we only have one earth and she is in a spot of bother ;P - well today's episode is for you. Andrew shares his absolute passion for the environment and in particular, his passion for all things composting. Want to help create a synergy of life force, by redirecting a significant waste stream? Then get involved in composting. Andrew has been developing the below-ground composting solution - the Subpod™. The guys talk about composting and how you can make sure your home or business system is good for the environment. And do you know how much food waste we have globally? Andrew will shock you!    **SuperFeast HQ's works with Andrew weekly for our community composting system   You will hear about: -What makes an effective composting system -Above ground systems (in warm climates) are NOT a good solution -Food wastage is real -How can we view the food waste situation and improve the current landscape? -Soil degradation and monocultures provide considerable challenges for soil integrity -The village / community mentality creates engagement and accessibility -Businesses have an ethical responsibility to educate and lead the way in environmental practices -How the current status of landfill faces several key issues -Imagine buying food based on nutritional value, NOT on weight   Who is Andrew Hayim De Vries? Andrew Hayim De Vries, is an ecologically-focused Australian artist and designer, with a host of professional works spanning 35+ years. He is driven by a passion for recycling and up-cycling, composting and permaculture, the future health of the environment and education! Andrew is based in Byron Bay, where his focus is on establishing an interactive compost education facility, titled Compost Central, which introduces the necessity of composting on-location. Andrew's  Subpod™, after successful trials and prototypes in many locations in Byron Bay and in an eco-resort in Sri Lanka, Subpod™ is now ready for manufacture, to make it available for purchase and installation globally.   Resources: Andrew's Compost Central Website Free compost talks at Santos (Byron Bay) Subpod Subpod Prototype Talalla Pilot Project in Sri Lanka Subpod Tropic at Talalla Retreat in Sri Lanka - Video Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio Summit 1992 Dan Schreiber at Earth Frequency   For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/composting-and-sustainability-with-andrew-hayim-de-vries-ep-15  
1/15/20191 hour, 48 seconds
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#14 Pregnancy Preparation with Tahnee McCrossin

SuperFeast founder Mason and his work and life partner Tahnee gave birth to their first babe on December 4, 2016. For those of you who are pregnant or approaching pregnancy, they recorded this very special episode discussing their childbearing year. At week 39 of pregnancy, Mason and Tahnee sat down to reflect on their pregnancy experience. This episode continues to grow from strength to strength, as individuals are continuing to seek out conscious experiences as they navigate life. We simply had to reshare this episode. Part 2 to follow. What you’ll learn: -The role the liver plays in pregnancy and why cleansing it is critical -How to embody detox and nourishing practices into your lifestyle so your body is always prepared for pregnancy (or just to have a rocking hormonal system) -Simple techniques for removing heavy metals from your system so your baby doesn’t get overloaded -Why men must prepare for pregnancy just as much as the woman for the sake of the child -Simple yet powerful techniques for cleansing and healing the gut so you can bring your microbiome back into balance -How the gut bacteria a woman has is passed on to her child’s immune system -Why you must look back into your past for clues into what you need to cleanse and nourish in your body -Our top herbs for cleansing the parasites out of your system -The best and most effective methods for deep organ cleansing -A breakdown on the best tonic herbs to restore strength to your system so it is ready for the childbearing year -How learning to release tension assists conception and creates ease in pregnancy   For more details go to: https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/pregnancy-prep-with-tahnee-and-mason-taylor-ep-14