#8. How Breathing and Plant Flavors Influence Gasotransmitters

This is what I learned from several lineage Taoist masters and famous doctors in China. This is the nuance that makes plant-based medicine click. After this you will understand the how-and-why of every breathing method and botanical medicine you encounter.


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Show notes:

:10 Intro

:25 Understanding pumps in the body

3:26 Four movements of gas

5:49 How we breathe to affect gas

9:07 Cycles of gas

10:05 Influence on vasodilation

10:22 Free Divers and gases

11:53 Gas imbalances, hallucinations, mental illness and addictions

13:15 Spleen blood reserves

14:00 David Carradine

15:00 Hibernation and temperature regulation

15:25 Lab mice hibernation and hydrogen sulfide

15:56 Tummo Meditation

18:00 Dangers of ignoring nuance

20:51 Knowing if you have too much or too little

26:14 Gas-centered physiology and botanical medicine

28:22 Biphasic and dose-dependent effects of gas

28:58 Bitter plants

30:30 Salty plants

31:49 Bitter + salty flavors and water retention

32:41 Temperature axis: sour and pungent

33:45 Combining flavors to influence temperature and moisture

37:36 Englightenweight book

37:59 Applications

43:52 Why increasing dose can give the opposite results

47:00 Cultural and personal context

One Comment

  1. Reply
    tocallyh August 1, 2017

    Excellent podcast on the flavor and nature of the herbs as they relate to gasotransmitters. This is the missing link in drug pharmacology, someday this may change due to Andrew and Lan Miles’ incredible work. Pass it on.

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