Posts in Category: Digestion

#46. Eating Disorders- A gut-brain discussion with Thomas Whalen MD and Andrew Miles DOM

What can botanical medicines teach us about psycological disorders ?

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#45. Adapting To Antibiotics

Modern medicine rests on the foundation of antibiotics. We love them for their fast acting, life saving capacity and yet we also understand the trauma they cause to our gut microbiota. In some cases your gut flora may take years to recover. This will affect every aspect of your physiology. How can we make the best uses of both antibiotics and plant-based medicine? Go beyond probiotics and discover some easy ways to cultivate your internal kingdom.

We have a coming seminar on the tradition, psychology and  science of fibromyalgia by Andrew Miles, DOM, Thomas Whalen, MD & Xuelan Qiu, PhD on March 10th & 11th in San Antonio, TX. If you are interested, sign up here.

#26. Fecal Transplants: An Unusual, But Highly Effective Solution for Restoring Harmony in the Gut

What if there was an easy way to treat colitis using microscopic flora found living within us? Today we are joined by microbiologist Amy (Bunny) Christie to talk about fecal transplants and their applications.

#25. Animal Ailments

Does dog diarrhea ever destroy your day? Feel sad seeing your pets limp around with arthritis? Do you hate it when your warhorses are suffering from parasites while defending the Chinese border from blood thirsty Jurchen hordes? Whether you want to enjoy a happier time with your pets, reduce your vet bills, or simply win a war with medicine, this is the podcast episode you will want to download and share with your friends.

Show notes:

:05 Intro

1:30 Story of war horses and herbs

6:14 Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang-an arthritis herbal formula for pets and people: pharmacology and usage

9:35 Dog Molly and moxibustion: Book: Moxibustion: The Power of Mugwort Fire by Lorraine Wilcox

10:35 Digestion of dogs: herbal formula Shen Ling Bai Zhu San

13:20 Pharmacology of Shen Ling bai Zhu San



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