Join me in a deep exploration of one of human kinds more wonderful companion plants; cannabis. As a herbal medicine this plant, its many strains and it’s phytochemistry are an obvious inclusion for medicine going forward in creating a holistic and integrated approach to healing the body. Shrouded with controversy and authoritarian suppression, cannabis has been dragged through an intense slander campaign for the past 100 years and has been denied to millions as a medicine we may incorporate into our lives and systems; but that is changing. Justin Sinclair is a patient advocate, herbalist and researcher who is on the front line here in Australia and internationally in bringing forth both the shift in cultural narrative around cannabis as well as the data and lore that blatantly tells us how deeply this plant can contribute to our wellness. We have the sovereign right to access medicine, especially when it offers no threat or harm. In this interview Justin and I explore this subject in depth.
One of the more epic episodes for you today gang. Recorded in an old world gin bar in Redfern, Sydney, Charlie Casben, a wonderful bartender and sommelier who owns Moya’s Juniper Lounge and drinks good booze well…
I worked for years with Charlie back in the day when I was tender bar and I knew that in that time I only scratched the surface of his knowledge around the wonderful world of herbalism, botanicals and alcohol. As I got more into the health game I became more and more bored with the flatland commentary that health “leaders" had about alcohol simply being bad and wanted to go deeper into the nature of this substance and continue to do the work to bring an integration between the world of health and booze; I got considerable closer in this interview. If you’re ready to take your health to another level then grab some good booze and strap in for a ride into the old world as we explore the journey herbs and botanicals have taken till we see the current culture emerge around bars and booze, and where we’re going to be able to take it so that a true progression is possible in the way we move forward as an integrated culture.
Creating a potent, personalised culture of health around food and the kitchen is one of my main focuses on this health journey and that’s why I’ve invited Simon Favorito to join us on this episode. I’ve had the honour of sharing a house with Simon years ago and have had an up close look at how effective he is a bringing the romance back to way we interact with food, how to use food addictions as an access for transformation and ensuring that all senses are engaged in the cooking process so that we can get the best possible health and happiness from our food.
Had to have one of my favourite humans on the show for a second time. As I move deeper into my personal work with Benny Ferguson I wanted him to dive deeper into the unique and potent movement principles that he teaches. Through his teachings people all over the world move beyond movement fads and find a system that gives them access to releasing tension, increasing mobility, embodying strength and cultivating flexibility; all in a way that works uniquely with their body. With a focus on understanding gravity and how it flows through the body Benny and I go deep into the physiology and intention evolutions that come with developing a personal practice that leads to a body that is tension free and ready to engage with life in a dynamic and personalised fashion. Strap yourselves in and be ready to take your movement practice to another level as we chat and laugh our way through a beautiful discussion about movement and the human body.
Staying healthy in a toxic world can be one of the most difficult aspects of this health journey, and that’s why we need some heavy hitting practices on our side to get in deep and keep our organs and tissue healthy. I’ve been doing infrared saunas since I was 16 years old, not knowing at that point just how fortunate I was to have integrated into my life one of the most ancient, time-tested and effective methods of detoxification and rejuvenation into my life.
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 in to 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.
This is a special episode, part 1 of our Pregnancy Prep and our Childbearing Year. For months my beautiful partner Tahnee and I (especially her though) have been asked about our approach to pregnancy thus far. So on the 39 week mark of growing our baby we sat down together to share with you all the ins and outs of how we have prepared in this 2 part podcast. Tahnee especially dives deep in this episode into how she has cleansed her body over the years leading up to conception via deep organ detoxification.
Jason Bawden-Smith has been on a mission to get to the core of his own and society’s degenerating state of health for decades. After discovering his metabolic syndrome was largely caused by an addiction to technology and disconnection to nature he began to uncover the effects that our technological culture is having on our bodies and cells. His journey is described in detail in his new book In The Dark – New Ways To Avoid The Harmful Effects Of Living In A Technologically Connected World. We go deep into the contents of the book and his story in this incredible interview.
Set in the shadow of Mt Wollumbin (Mt Warning) in the Northern Rivers of NSW at Jimi’s healing sanctuary, this interview was a lot of fun and went deep into the philosophy of healing. Jimi loves the healing path, and after years of studying and walking various ancient lineages (spliced with modern insights) has maintained what I can only describe as an impressive professional sovereignty that sees him going deep into the paths of learning the art of healing while not losing his identity within them (something that is rampant in the healing world), giving him the ability to stay malleable, insightful and cross-pollinating that many traditions as he continues to ask the deep questions that revolve around the mystery of healing.