SuperFeast Podcast

By Mason J. Taylor

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daphne
 Feb 1, 2019
I really love the range of topics that are discussed across the podcasts. There are also really great show notes which make it easy to look up resources etc.

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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.

Episode Date
#18 Automimmunity and Medicinal Mushrooms with Dan Sipple
01:31:38

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!

Feb 10, 2019
#17 Beyond the Pill with Dr. Jolene Brighten
01:09:56

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!
Jan 27, 2019
#16 Becoming A Tonic Herbalist with Sage Dammers
01:07:40

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 team@superfeast.com.au

 

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

 

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:

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:

Jan 21, 2019
#15 Composting and Sustainability with Andrew Hayim de Vries
01:00:48

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

 

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!

Jan 15, 2019
#14 Pregnancy Preparation with Tahnee McCrossin
01:16:00

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

Resources:

 

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!
Jan 09, 2019
#13 Mindfulness Through Tea with Sam Gibb
01:02:27

Today, Mason is joined at the podcast mic by Sam Gibb, founder of Cloud Hidden Tea. Tea is not only one of the most sacred plants on earth, it is the second most consumed herb on the globe. This beautiful plant can be taken for granted sometimes; the lineage behind its magic and the deep ceremony ensconced in this epic leaf is next level. In today's catch up, Sam sheds light on tea and mindfulness and reminds us how every part of the day is an opportunity to practice mindfulness. The guys discuss the miracles of life and all dip in and out of esoteric matters - it was always going to happen when discussing all things tea. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

 

“Tea is such a soft beautiful god and she really just wants to help you and meet you where you are.”
Sam Gibb
 
 
The guys discuss:
  • How to judge the quality of tea by the way it smells
  • There are sourcing similarities between SuperFeast tonic herbs and good quality tea - the notion of Di Tao
  • Fermented clay tea pots brew a superior tea
  • What makes an ideal tea?
  • Caffeine is never isolated in nature
  • Reactions to tea is always the pesticides or the processing
  • Four virtues of tea (harmony, purity, reverence and tranquility)
  • Tea purifies on the physiological level, as well as the spiritual level

 

Who is Sam Gibb?

Sam Gibbs is the founder of Cloud Hidden Tea. He’s empowering others to share tea ceremonies in yoga studios, schools, hospitals, corporate settings, prisons and more. As a devoted student of the leaf for almost two decades, Sam has traveled and explored the world in search of the finest teas and shared cups with tea experts, specialists, artisans and tea masters. Sam is now developing and introducing mindfulness-based training and education, through tea ceremony.

 

Resources

Cloud Hidden Tea
Cloud Hidden Tea Instagram
Cloud Hidden Tea Facebook
Cloud Hidden Tea Workshop - helping you start or deepen your tea practice
Ultimate Hot Choccy Recipe with Mason
Global Tea Hut
The Devine Farmer's Materia Medica

 

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!

Dec 17, 2018
#12 The Lowdown on Hemp with Cade Turland
01:11:04

How hot is hemp (marijuana for our American friends)? Is there anything this magical plant can't do??? Today Mason and founder of Hemple - Cade Turland - talk about the biological hard-wiring we humans have towards receiving the magical properties of hemp. In particular, it is the fat profile of hemp, that make this very nurturing plant so health-promoting. The guys end up in esoteric discussions, reflecting on life truths and how to live a life based on integrity and authenticity. It's no wonder that the pharmaceutical industry is heavily investing in hemp research, it being a hugely sustainable botanical. Cade talks about the 120 cannabinoids and their interaction with the bodily receptors. This one you won't want to miss!

 

 

The guys discuss:

  • The essential fatty acid (lipid) profile of hemp is outstanding, the ratio is the perfect Omega 3 to Omega 6 1:3
  • Hemp seed (oil in particular) can really improve skin issues like eczema, as it essentially turns down the inflammatory response
  • With 25% of your daily zinc requirements, hemp protein is potent for hormonal health and a robust immune system
  • The slightly nutty flavour profile of the hemp protein and hemp seeds, means it can contribute to ANY dish
  • Hemp has phytoremediation properties - it detoxifies the soil, it pulls radiation and toxins (like pesticides) from the soil
  • Humans have an endocannabinoid system, a biological system perfectly aligned to receiving cannabinoids
  • Is the grandfather of cannabinoids, CBG, the new and improved CBD?

 

Who is Cade Turland?

Food is in Cade Turland’s, blood. With a dairy farming background, growing up in Bowral NSW, Cade and his foodie family have always appreciated seasonal food and the farms on which it’s grown. Cade developed an interest in hemp, seeing an opportunity to introduce Australians to the versatile superfood, with a host of health benefits including highly bioavailable edestin protein, plus a positive environmental profile. Cade is the founder of Hemple.

 

Resources

Hemple Website
Hemple Instagram
GLA is found in breast milk
Ultimate Hot Choccy recipe

 

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!

 

Dec 04, 2018
#11 Gut Health - Part 2 with Mase and Dan
01:12:43

Gut Health Part 2 is here! If you haven't already listened to last week's Part 1 episode, we suggest you drop in now and have a listen. The guys pick up where they left off, diving deep into the energetics of the digestive system and referencing the ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy. Probiotics and prebiotics are discussed in great detail and the role they play with chronic disease manifestations, like leaky gut. Dan (The Functional Naturopath) brings his clinical observations to the table with real-life client experiences.

 

The guys discuss:

  • 100% alkaline everything is NOT health promoting, sometimes acidity is beneficial 
  • The Spleen is connected to the whole digestive system, think of it as the digestive fire
  • Spleen deficiencies generally call for dietary adjustments and stress management 
  • Dampness can arise from depleting kidney essence (excessive amounts of cold, raw foods and fasting)
  • What diet is sustainable for decades, what flows naturally for you?
  • Extreme dietary regimes generally result in exhaustion and depletion 
  • High fat diets require more bile; some inflammatory gut species eat bile, this paired with leaky gut leads to a surge in systemic inflammation (endotoxemia)
  • Prebiotic fibre feed the beneficial native bacteria, don't forget PREbiotics!
    • Prebiotics: garlic, onion, asparagus, cooled rice and potato
  • Kidney essence relies heavily on healthy microbiome
  • Poor spleen function has emotional connections to: excessive worry, inability to tend for yourself, complaining a lot, needing gratification 
  • How medicinal mushies contain gut-boosting constituents 
  • What is Phase III of liver detoxification and how we can support it
  • How candida is opportunistic and how to lower excess levels
  • Medicinal mushies (unlike culinary mushrooms) help with fungal issues
  • We are built for walking, walk more for healthy waste excretion
  • Physical manipulation can really benefit a sluggish / toxic digestion

 

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

JING
Ubiome
Schizandra Lemonade - great morning tonic 
The Beauty Shot
Tahnee Facebook Post
Bellicon Trampoline 
Bristol Stool Chart

 

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:

Nov 20, 2018
#10 Gut Health - Part 1 with Mase and Dan
01:04:42

Gut health - what a minefield! Well, after today's Part 1 episode, we hope you'll be feeling more empowered understanding your gut health. Dan Sipple (The Functional Naturopath) joins Mason today as the boys dive deep into the depths of your gastro-intestinal tract! This subject is so vast, we have Part 1 and Part 2 to follow - stay tuned for next week. This episode covers the basics, what is digestion, what is good gut health and how we can build a robust gut microbiome - all the topics to get you in the driver's seat of your health. Dan shares his personal gut health journey (inclusive of viral load and Epstein-Barr) and once again, Dan brings his clinical observations to the table with real-life client experiences.

Nov 12, 2018
#09 Brain Optimisation and Neurodegeneration with Jo Grabyn
01:02:07
Keeping the brain nourished, free from toxicity and active is one of the keys to epic health and longevity. In this awesome interview Mason dives deep into the neural world with brain health expert Jo Grabyn. 
 
Neurodegenration is a current epidemic in the West and it is getting worse. Modern medicine has yet to get to the root cause of the premature ageing of the brain. One of the amazing distinctions to come out of this interview is how there are 6 general types of Alzheimer's, not just one, and how this tells us that lifestyle and environmental factors play major roles in creating these diseases/symptoms; this means the power is in your hands to make changes. 
 
You will learn: 
- The top causes of neurodegernation, including Alzheimer's and dementia
- The lifestyle choices you can make now to prevent the onset of premature ageing of the brain
- Treatment protocols for degeneration of the brain
- The signs to watch out for and act upon early for brain health
- How the gut and brain are connected through the vagus nerve 
- Ways to become a detective and discover the root cause of your brain symptoms
- And heaps, HEAPS more
 
Jo Grabyn has a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine), and studied psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI) and psycho-neuro-endocrinology (PNE); basically, how your thinking creates & changes brain chemistry, affecting your hormones, your immune system & your whole body in turn. Jo is qualified in the Bredesen Protocol (also known as the MEND Protocol), making me one of the few in Australia who can use this method to tackle and reverse—or prevent—the onset of early Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. She trained recently with the institute of functional medicine studying neurodegeneration on a deep level and the integrative medicine for mental health. 
 
Resources:
 
Welcome to your brain article:
 
The Taoist Brains article:
 
Lion's mane:
 
Neural Nectar:
Nov 05, 2018
#08 Reishi, Mushroom of Immortality with Dan Sipple
01:21:59

Today's episode is dedicated to talking all about our favourite mushrooms; reishi. Known as the mushroom of immortality and the mushroom of spiritual potential, this herb truly is a wonder and a gift to our health. Mason is joined by his friend Dan Sipple (clinical naturopath @the.functional.naturopath) to discuss the lore, history, clinical use and wide range of benefits of this ancient herb. Mason shares his experience from getting thousands of people onto reishi mushrooms and what he's seen as the consistent theme, while Dan shares what he's seen in his wide array of patients when given reishi. 

We will discuss:

  • How to use reishi for candida
  • Reishi and pregnancy
  • Whether children can take reishi
  • How to ensure your reishi is quality
  • Autoimmunity and reishi
  • How to take this magic mushie
  • Reishi for sleep
  • The compounds that make reishi adaptogenic
  • How reishi calms the Shen (spirit)
  • Reishi for balancing emotions and calming the mind
  • How to identify reishi

 

Resources:

Reishi mushroom:
https://www.superfeast.com.au/products/wild-reishi-powdered-extract

The Secret Teachings of Plants by Stephen Harrod Buhner

Oct 30, 2018
#07 SuperFeast 101 with Mason
01:06:42

All your most frequently asked questions answered by Mason in this fun and interactive session. Get ready to become a SuperFeast tonic herb aficionado. 

Resources:

5 Reasons Why Medicinal Mushrooms Are So Hot Right Now
https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/5-reasons-why-medicinal-mushrooms-are-so-hot-right-now

The 8 Most Powerful Medicinal Mushrooms You Need to Know About
https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/the-8-most-powerful-medicinal-mushrooms-you-need-to-know-about

Tonic Herbs, What Are They? An Introduction 
https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/tonic-herbs-what-are-they

Top 5 Most Popular Elixir Recipes 
https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/our-top-5-most-read-tonic-elixirs

Oct 22, 2018
#06 The 5 Elements for Modern Taoists with Heath Daly
01:31:30
Big one today. Mason chats with Heath Daly from Raw Kitchen in Perth. Basically 2 guys sharing their deep perspective on the 5 elements and Taoist tonic herbalism and how they’ve witnessed this wisdom transform their lives. Heath has been studying this topic and many other aspects of health and healing for over 20 years and has a wonderful way of getting right down to the key points that will help us to transform our health. By the end of this chat you’ll have a grasp of 5 elements theory and Taoist herbalism in a way that is grounded and able to be integrated into your life. 
 
We cover:
  • How to live a life of purpose
  • The magic of the 5 elements 
  • How to get closer in tune with nature
  • How to use tonic herbs in a purposeful life
  • Taoism as guide to life
  • How to be deeply in the body while staying spiritual
  • How to do a 5 elements mediation 
  • How to stay adaptive with your health practice and not get “bogged” down by dogma
  • How to connect deeper with your vital organs
  • Ways to get the liver unstuck
  • The top virtues of the organs and the body
  • The magic of the breath
  • Insights to take the 5 elements from a theory to a living reality
  • Ways to do fasting in a balanced lifestyle
  • Using herbs to tone the elements 
 
Heath Daly is the owner of The Raw Kitchen and a Naturopath with over 20 years experience in holistic medicine. He was a senior lecturer at The Australian College of Natural Medicine and has been public lecturing on health and wellness for the last 12 years. Heath is a progressive health educator on a mission to help people connect back to nature and heal.
Oct 15, 2018
#05 Ancient Secrets of Tonic Herbalism
01:03:33
Mason is travelling through China visiting the pristine mountains and valleys where we grow and forage our tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms. Right in the middle of these experiences, he is dripping with the awareness and perception of the Taoist tonic herb tradition that emerged on this ancient land and the majesty of the herbs, and he shared this passionately in this podcast. 
 
You are going to learn all the ins and outs of the wild foraging and conscious farming operations of medicinal mushrooms & tonics and how to ensure you’re sourcing the absolute greatest possible tonic herbs. If you are buying your herbs from SuperFeast, you will learn why our products work so well and are superior in quality. If you’re not sourcing our herbs you will learn the questions to ask the people providing you medicinal mushrooms and herbs to ensure you are not being swindled into buying an inferior product.
 
We will take a journey into the roots of this herbal philosophy and learn when the split occurred away from traditional healing towards a reductionist approach to healing and herbalism (towards modern medicine), and the consequences. Mason covers what is needed to become an integrated practitioner that keeps develops expertise in the prevention and optimisation approach to health that tonic herbalism and shamanic Taoism is rooted within. 
 
In this episode we will cover:
  • Why prevention beats treatment every time
  • The origins of Taoist tonic herbalism
  • What Shen Nong had to say about where to source herbs
  • Di Tao as the ultimate way to source herbs
  • How to ensure your herbs stay heavy metal and radiation free
  • Why wild chaga is superior
  • How to grow the best schizandra ever
  • Why modern doctors have got it wrong
  • How Traditional Chinese Medicine lost its way 
  • Why mushrooms grown on grain are the worst ever
  • The two types of people that grow mushrooms on grain
  • How to make a herb more adaptogenic through conscious farming 
  • And heaps more! 
Oct 08, 2018
#04 Transformation with Tonic Herbalism
01:13:52
Today on the episode we’ve got a bit of a twist. In this ep Mason is the one being interviewed. After sitting down with Estée Manning from The Hotel Guest Wellbeing Show we felt it was too good not share with you guys. These 2 basically talk about everything that you’d want to know about the SuperFeast herbs, whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned herb nerd. They jam out why we source the way we do, which herbs to choose during different times of your journey, WHEN to take the herbs, how much to take and the general philosophy that you want to be adopting and just so more epic stuff.
 
If you want to know everything about SuperFeast, why we do things the way se do ‘em and how to navigate our world of tonic herbs then this episode is for you. Plus, Estée asks Mason some epic questions about what purpose is to him, what is exciting him right now and others that will give you a further insight into the energy that is behind SuperFeast. 
 
We talk about:
  • The science behind medicinal mushrooms 
  • How mushrooms are an ancient herbal food for humans
  • Using herbs to tone and increase your flow of Qi (Chi)
  • How herbs affect your spirit and why reishi is amazing for this
  • The art of adding these herbs to coffee
  • Ways to incorporate these herbs into your life
  • How to have happy hormones through tonic herbs
  • How we extract the herbs and why it’s effective for our culture
  • The 3 classifications of herbs as told by Shen Nong
  • Keys to longevity
  • The difference between Qi and Jing
  • The 3 treasures of Taoist philosophy
  • Redefining beauty and how real beauty lies in the organs
  • The connection between herbalism, mindset and emotions
  • The importance of purpose for a long and happy life
  • And HEAPS more
 
Resources:
Estée Manning’s podcast
 
Video of Estée Manning interviewing Mason
 
Recipes to use SuperFeast herbs
Oct 01, 2018
#03 Men’s Health with Dr Ralph Esposito
01:15:13

Our first guest to the podcast – Dr Ralph is in the house! In today’s show, Mason and Dr Ralph explore all things men’s health and sexual dysfunction (and what you can do about it to get your sex drive rocking) and look at the tonic herbs that can 10x a man’s sexual health. Dr Ralph is a medical consultant and research analyser in New York and shares the most common health complaints he sees from his male patients. The guys cover erectile dysfunction, pornography, tips to resensitise the male body, sperm health and how it’s important to converse with your partner on these topics to regain a healthy sex life. The interaction between chemical neurotransmitters and molecules is explored and how they affect a male’s sexual function. Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy is weaved throughout the podcast and several herbs and practical lifestyle practices are explored to reinvigorate the male function and energy. 

“Erectile dysfunction in younger men….is alarming….it should not be an issue in young fertile men” – Dr Ralph’

In today’s episode we will cover:

  • The most common issue in men’s health and what to do about it
  • Adaptogens for daddy issues?!
  • The erectile dysfunction epidemic in young, fertile men
  • The HPA axis and how it relates to the biological chain of events in the body
  • Reishi as an immunomodulator and stress modulator
  • How men completely underestimate how strong the mind is and what role it must play in health and sexual function
  • Deer antler; the super yang herb to increase sexual vigour
  • How stress is the key factor related to psychological issues of erectile dysfunction
  • The connection between sleep, testosterone and sex drive
  • The connection between sexual dysfunction and pornography
  • The healthy nature of masturbation
  • The fact that sharing with your partner your wants, needs and desires is critical to a healthy relationship and sexual function
  • The magic of mucuna for men’s health
  • Meditate and testosterone
  • The immortal question: Is more testosterone ALWAYS better?
  • The number one anti-erection molecule and what you can do to reduce it
  • Testicular health 101
  • Colourful foods are high in antioxidants and great for testicular health
  • And heaps more.

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’s site
https://doctorespo.com/

Dr Espo’s insta
https://www.instagram.com/dr.ralphesposito/

Schizandra article https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/the-7-sexy-benefits-of-the-wonder-berry-schizandra 

HPA axis H-P-A- what? https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/stressssss-we-ve-all-heard-of-it-and-we-ve-all-experienced-it-but-what-is-actually-going-on-in-our-bodies-when-we-feel-stressed)

Sleepy Reishi tonic recipe https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/the-greatest-reishi-mushroom-tonic-for-deep-sleep-recipe-and-video 

Reishi article
https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/long-live-the-reishi-queen 

DUTCH test
https://dutchtest.com/

Deer Antler
https://www.superfeast.com.au/products/deer-antler-powdered-extract

 

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.

 

Sep 23, 2018
#02 Jing Energy
47:33

Join Mason as we take a deep dive into the mysterious and vitally important energy that lives in our kidneys; Jing. ‘Jing’ is the Chinese word for ‘essence’ - specifically kidney essence. In the ancient Taoist tradition, fatigue, weakness and hormonal imbalance, were all considered a result of Jing depletion. By learning to nourish Jing we begin to stop any “leaking” of this energy, and therefore cease to be in states of exhaustion and restore this energy so that our body can grow deep roots of health to grow upon. When the Jing is strong and being used sustainably we experience healthy hormones, less stress, a rocking libido and strong bones, back, hips and knees. Mason covers the primary herbs and practices needed to ensure healthy levels of Jing in the body, this is our first step to ensuring a nice long, healthy life is experienced. 

In this podcast you will learn:

  • The key principles to stop leaking Jing and start accumulating it
  • What is Jing and why does it live in the kidneys
  • Why Jing is the key to great digestive fire
  • How to get away from being exhausted and start building energy in your organs
  • How stress leaks your life essence
  • Why weak knees, hips and lower back are a sign of deficient Jing
  • How Kidney health determines the capacity of ALL your vital organs
  • The keys to ensuring your libido is rocking
  • The best herbs to build back your core Jing energy and how to take them
  • Why the JING blend is a key for long term energy

Resources

“What is Jing and How To Cultivate it” Article

https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/what-is-jing-and-how-to-cultivate-it

30 Days of JING Challenge

https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/30-days-of-jing-challenge-to-restore-core-energy

JING tonic recipe
https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/instant-jing-recipe

JING blend
https://www.superfeast.com.au/products/jing-kidney-and-adrenal-tonic

Deer antler velvet
https://www.superfeast.com.au/products/deer-antler-powdered-extract

SuperFeast Website
superfeast.com.au (sign up to the epic SuperFeast newsletter for 10% off your first order!)

SuperFeast Instagram
@superfeast

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.

 

Sep 23, 2018
#01 What is Tonic Herbalism? with Tahnee McCrossin
01:04:58

Today at SuperFeast headquarters, Mason and Tahnee talk all things Taoist tonic herbalism. What the heck is Taoism? Don’t worry, by the end of this discussion, you’ll be all over this ancient philosophy (especially when it comes to herbal practice!) SuperFeast prides itself on respecting the ancient tradition of tonic herbalism that emerged through the Orient and respecting the ancient wisdom from those before us. Mason and Tahnee dive deep into how the ancient tonic herbalists lived and how we, the modern human, can learn and incorporate these practices into our daily lifestyles. Exactly how does our current Western lifestyle affect us? The lifestyle which disturbs our circadian rhythms and promotes us being out of flow with the natural cycles of nature? Short answer - degeneration and ageing; we’re here to change that. Listen to join us on this mission.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Taoist tonic herb philosophy
  • Macrocosm vs microcosm of herbalism
  • Why women should have as much sex as they like
  • The formula for good Qi flowing through the body
  • What Qi is and how it animates you
  • Our approach to diet
  • Why we search for the path of least resistance in health and herbal practice
  • Why an adaptable mind allows for epic health
  • How to become a ‘somanaut’ through the tonic herbs
  • Why separation from nature is the root cause of illness
  • How to prevent having “flabby” immune systems
  • Transformation through these herbs
  • Why we’re dropping reishi bombs of consciousness around the world
  • Why longevity isn’t an overnight phenomenon
  • We provide good quality, epic, non-irradiated wild herbs - based on Di Tao principles
  • Tonic herbs are multi-directional and their benefits accumulate over time
  • Quick overview of the three treasures Qi, Jing and Shen - more in future episodes!
  • One of the missing links in Western philosophy, the energetics of herbs

About Mason

Mason Taylor is a wellness educator, host of The Mason Taylor Show podcast, professional speaker and retreat facilitator. He is a passionate tonic herbalist and founder of Australia’s leading tonic herb and medicinal mushroom provider, SuperFeast. Mason is dedicated to teaching people of all walks of life how to embrace and benefit from the healing forces of nature as they create a unique and dynamic health philosophy. A long and happy life is the intention. Mason also brings a refreshing and cheeky sense of humour to his talks, podcast, and life, because longevity relies on a good belly laugh.

 

About Tahnee

Tahnee McCrossin is a student of the body, weaving the ancient healing traditions of Yoga and Taoism with somatic exploration and modern scientific understanding into an integrated system that supports longevity and self-healing of the body-mind-spirit. Through her work as a yoga and meditation teacher, chi ne tsang practitioner and health researcher, she is striving to reunite the modern body-mind with the spiritual and psychological wisdom of the ancients. She is grateful to be a current student of Mantak Chia, Paul Grilley and Michael Tierra.  

 

Resources

SuperFeast Website
superfeast.com.au (sign up to the epic SuperFeast newsletter for 10% off your first order!)

SuperFeast Instagram
@superfeast

Mason Instagram
@maysonjtaylor 

Tahnee Instagram
@tahneemccrossin

SuperFeast Phone
1300 769 500

SuperFeast Email
team@superfeast.com.au - got any podcast ideas? Let us know ☺!

Mason and Tahnee are learning with Michael Tierra
https://planetherbs.com/

Shen Nong The Divine Farmer’s Materia Medica
https://www.amazon.com/Divine-Farmers-Materia-Medica-Translation/dp/0936185961

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.

 

Sep 23, 2018
#00 Welcome to the SuperFeast Podcast
28:05

Hey Superfeasters, today marks the inaugural SuperFeast podcast and we are super stoked to say the least! SuperFeast founder Mason Taylor shares airtime with his work and life partner, Tahnee McCrossin. In today’s introductory podcast, Mason and Tahnee cover everything you need to know about SuperFeast, themselves and what you can expect from this epic podcast. This includes how SuperFeast was born (literally from Mason’s mum’s spare room) and explore an umbrella view of the herbs, what they are, how to integrate them into your daily life and the countless benefits that arise from working with the herbs.

“It’s not just about putting a powder in your smoothie it’s about connecting with the energy of something from the earth that has its own intention and its own consciousness” - Tahnee McCrossin

In today’s episode we will cover:

  • Who are Mason Taylor and Tahnee McCrossin?
  • The personal journey that lead to SuperFeast’s creation in 2011
  • Why we are so into medicinal mushrooms
  • Adaptive herbs and how they support and nourish the bodily systems (our core philosophy)
  • Why we chose to work with herbs that support conscious and constitutional shifts
  • Learning about the magic of these herbs knowing they’re not a silver bullet
  • Tonic herbs are aligned with natural rhythms and long term health upgrades
  • The herbs have their own intention and connection to the source
  • We love our SuperFeast community!
  • Why we source herbs Di Tao
  • Purity of SuperFeast herbs – wild and no fillers
  • SuperFeast core values and intentions
  • Reconnecting with an ancient herbal system
  • The crazy benefits of sourcing wild and semi-wildrcrafted herbs
  • Practical uses for the herbs and daily integration

About Mason

Mason Taylor is a wellness educator, host of The Mason Taylor Show podcast, professional speaker and retreat facilitator. He is a passionate tonic herbalist and founder of Australia’s leading tonic herb and medicinal mushroom provider, SuperFeast. Mason is dedicated to teaching people of all walks of life how to embrace and benefit from the healing forces of nature as they create a unique and dynamic health philosophy. A long and happy life is the intention. Mason also brings a refreshing and cheeky sense of humour to his talks, podcast, and life, because longevity relies on a good belly laugh.

About Tahnee

Tahnee McCrossin is a student of the body, weaving the ancient healing traditions of Yoga and Taoism with somatic exploration and modern scientific understanding into an integrated system that supports longevity and self-healing of the body-mind-spirit. Through her work as a yoga and meditation teacher, chi ne tsang practitioner and health researcher, she is striving to reunite the modern body-mind with the spiritual and psychological wisdom of the ancients. She is grateful to be a current student of Mantak Chia, Paul Grilley and Michael Tierra.  

Resources

SuperFeast Website
superfeast.com.au (sign up to the epic SuperFeast newsletter for 10% off your first order!)

SuperFeast Instagram
@superfeast

Mason Instagram
@maysonjtaylor 

Tahnee Instagram
@tahneemccrossin

SuperFeast Phone
1300 769 500 

SuperFeast Email
team@superfeast.com.au - got any podcast ideas? Let us know !

What are tonic herbs? https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/tonic-herbs-what-are-they

What is Di Tao? https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/superblog/what-is-di-tao

 

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.

 

Sep 23, 2018