It’s Movember around the world and that means the focus is once again on men’s prostate health, so this week I dive deep with men’s health specialist Dr Ralph Esposito. While much of the mainstream is focused on treating men’s prostate and hormonal imbalances when its too late, Dr Espo and I explore how we can integrate practices and herbs into our lives so that optimal sexual health (and beyond) can be maintained. We explore the effect that pornography has on men’s health and erectile dysfunction and how we can overcome this with some simple processes. Physiological factors play a huge part in this dysfunction and they are heavily discussed. The physiological harm of stress on men’s health leads to some wonderful insights about why we need to be keeping stress down if we want erectile and hormonal function to be strong. Adaptogenic herbs are at it again in helping maintain optimal health and I loved the herbs Dr Espo is using, I’ll be upping their intake and I’m sure you’ll be doing the same. The depth of insights into how to get a hormonal flow that leads to sexual potency, a long life and potentiated health is inspiring and there are some great surprises for you in regards to how simply raising testosterone isn’t the answer to getting better sexual function.
If you’re into herbs then you’ll want to listen to this. Sajar is an epic herbalist and is having the conversations about herbal practice that I love and allows us to get into closer relation with the herbs and exactly how they are working in the body. Get ready to stop being confused by the excessive information about herbs in the textbooks and learn how to begin understanding the patterns that herbs make in our bodies.
Lyme Disease is running rampant in Australia, but what is this infection? Amina Eastham-Hillier is a naturopath and herbalist who specialises in treating stealth infections, especially the Lyme bacteria and its co-infections and has lots to say on the topic. Ever wonder why it's so difficult to heal this illness? Join us as we go deep into exploring the nature of this stealth pathogen and the process that it undertakes while infecting the body; and no, it isn't the same for everybody and depends on which co-infections have hit you and where in the body presents the greatest weakness. Treatment for Lyme takes time, however as you'll discover in this interview it can be done with an experienced team, clever strategy, time and tenacity. Enjoy diving deep into this epic conversation about healing Lyme.
Since getting bitten by a Lyme infected tick last year I’ve been very interested in helping inform people about what exactly this infection is, the controversy surrounding it and how to treat it (big discussion). Peter Dobie has been doing all these things for many years in Australia, in fact he’s one of the longest serving integrative doctors in Oz and he a lot of insights and practical information to share in regards to the research behind Lyme, getting it acknowledged by the modern medical system (because it IS here), treatment options and heaps more. If you’re in an area where Lyme is prevalent, or plan to travel to any such places, it is important to be aware of what to do in the instance of infection, this podcast lays it out.
Juliet Allen is back and we’re diving deeper into the topic of sex and intimacy than ever before. It’s been over a year and a half since she graced the podcast and we had a lot to explore in regards to how we can get deeply in touch with our own sexual practice and start creating the sex life we’ve always dreamed of. There were many distinctions here Juliet dropped that have opened up some deep considerations for myself and my relationship with sex and I know there they will for you too. Get ready to integrate on a whole new level with yourself and your partners sexually.
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.