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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.

SuperFeast Podcast Mason J. Taylor

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 412 Ratings

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.

    The Spirit and Energy of Liver Wood with Stephanie Nosco

    The Spirit and Energy of Liver Wood with Stephanie Nosco

    Today Stephanie expands this journey, taking us more specifically into the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of the Liver Wood season- the visionary spirit of Hun and the onward and upward energy of the Liver Organ System and Wood Element. These seasonal podcasts are a beautiful way to connect with our internal landscape and observe nature and the energetics of each Element as we move through them.


    Stephanie discusses the underlying theme of Liver Wood season being one of renewal and envisioning; An upward growth in the direction of our Tao and informed by the Spirit of Hun. Stephanie speaks to the importance of the dream world and allowing space for dreaming during this season, as it is the Hun soul that guides and communicates our dreaming into reality.


    Stephanie provides medical Qigong practices for Liver stagnation and when the Wood Element is out of balance, as well as cleansing and purging practices that support our physical and energy bodies. 


    Stephanie and Mason discuss:
    -Pause pratice.
    -Dream work.
    -Liver stagnation.
    -The spirit of Hun.
    -The Hun and dreaming.
    -Qigong practices for Spring.
    -The spirit of Hun and the Liver.
    -The emotion of aggression and the Liver.
    -Cleansing practises for Liver Wood season.
    -Healing sounds for purging the energy body.
    -How to support the Liver on a physical level.
    -Movement practices to shift Liver stagnation.
    -Spring is the season for planning and visioning.
    -Creating consistency in our movement practices
     
    Resource guide
    Guest:
    Nosco Yoga
    Stephanie's Instagram
    Stephanie's Facebook
    Yin Yoga Teacher Training 
    Stephanie's YouTube channel
    Mentioned in this episode: 
    Shaking Qigong
    Shaolin Qigong
    Tendon changing classics Qigong
    Standing Meditation guided by a Taoist master
    Tonics for Spring Liver Wood:
    MSM
    Schisandra
    I AM GAIA
    BEAUTY BLEND
    Deer Antler Velvet  
    Relevant Podcasts:
    The Wu Shen and Alchemy Vs Ascension with Stephanie Nosco (EP#123)
    The Importance of Sleep For Healthy Hun and Qi with Jost Sauer (EP#102)
     
    Check Out The Transcript Here:
    https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ep-180-stephanie-nosco-liver-wood-pod
     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Yin and Yang of Hot and Cold Therapy with Dr Marc Cohen

    The Yin and Yang of Hot and Cold Therapy with Dr Marc Cohen

    Marc Cohen is a doctor that focuses on prevention and keeping people well. A registered medical doctor with a PhD in TCM, Dr Marc has been practising and paving the way for progressive integrative medicine for over three decades. A professor, researcher and contributor to the fields of nutrition, herbal medicine, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, detoxification, bathing, water quality, saunas, hot springs, and elite athletic performance- he is a true gift to the wellness industry.
    Today Dr Marc joins Mason on the podcast to discuss the Yin and Yang of hot and cold therapy. This conversation moves away from the surface elements of how the hot/cold therapy industry is usually marketed- to the depths of what the Finnish call- 'loyly'- a word that describes the steam that is produced when adding water to the hot sauna rocks but translates to 'Spirit of Life'.


    Dr Marc talks about the many health benefits of hot and cold therapy with specific techniques for improving your circulation and overall organ function. He discusses how controlling the breath is essential to any hot/cold exposure experience, his go-to hot and cold therapy hacks that anyone can try at home, and the common sense safety protocols he recommends.


    Like many conversations we air on the podcast, the golden thread that runs through this conversation is finding that sweet spot where the Yin and Yang are balancing. Dr Marc explains the importance of balancing hot and cold therapy with equal amounts of deep relaxation and how, when following this method, we find the sweet bliss point of homeostasis. This conversation will ignite (or reignite) inspiration for hot/cold exposure and maintaining the Yin and the Yang in all facets of life.
    Marc and Mason discuss:
    -Saunas.
    -Ice baths.
    -Hot springs.
    -Hot therapy.
    -Cold therapy.
    -Thermodynamics.
    -Heated hammocks 
    -Forced mindfulness.
    -The key to cold immersion.
    -The Yin and Yang of hot/cold therapy.
    -Getting comfortable in the uncomfortable.
    -The health benefits of hot and cold therapy
    -Finding the blissful midpoint of homeostasis.
    -The benefits of sauna for people with heart disease.
    -Hacks to put your body into parasympathetic mode.
     
    Resource guide
    Guest 
    Dr. Marc'S Website
    Dr. Marc Extreme Wellness
    Mentioned in this episode 
    Wim Hoff
    Extremely Alive Tonics
    Maruia Hot Springs NZ 
    Relevant Podcasts:
    Healing Heat: Infarerd Saunas (EP#84)
      
    Check Out The Transcript Here:
    https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/dr-marc-cohen-ep-179
     

    • 54 min
    Spring Detox: Eliminate Toxicity in the Body with Daniel Reid

    Spring Detox: Eliminate Toxicity in the Body with Daniel Reid

    The season of Spring-Liver-Wood is a time of release and replenishment- it is the optimal season for cleansing (particularly the Liver Gallbladder organ system) and eliminating the accumulation of toxicities we've allowed to edge their way into our lives. 
    Today Mason chats with best-selling author and renowned expert on Chinese medicine/philosophy and Taoist longevity- Daniel Reid, about Taoist protocols for the prevention and treatment of toxic buildup and why he considers stress to be the most dangerous toxin for our health.
    The idea of detoxing for many feels like such a complex daunting task- that unless we outsource to be led by an expert or attend a retreat, it rarely (if ever) happens. However, as Daniel explains in today's episode, detoxing can be tailored to the needs of your lifestyle, and the ancient Taoists had many simple protocols for treating and eliminating toxins from the body daily. 
    Daniel speaks to the dangers of high-stress lifestyles, the body's ability to automatically 'self cleanse' when in the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and relax mode), and why the organs of elimination can't function when in a state of 'fight or flight'-which for many people this is a constant state. Daniel explains the best breathwork practices for cleaning out the accumulation of toxicity and practices to help support emotions and toxic thoughts that need to be released when cleansing.
     
    Daniel and Mason:
    -Colonic irrigation.
    -Fasting protocols.
    -Intermittent fasting.
    -Herbs for detoxing.
    -Environmental toxins.
    -The art of Chinese Tea.
    -Qi Gong for toxin elimination.
    -Toxic emotions stored in the organs.
    -Breathing exercizes to alkalise the body.
    -Taoist herbal formulas to eliminate toxins.
    -How to get the body into an Alkaline state.
    -Breathing- learn how to use your diaphragm.
    -How to treat the buildup of toxins within the body.
    -Supporting the emotions that arise when cleansing.
    -Combatting 5G and wifi through the parasympathetic nervous system.
     
    Resource guide 
    Dan Reid website
    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity - Daniel Reid
    Shots From the Hip. Sex, Drugs, and The Tao - Daniel Reid
    Memoir Energy, Light, and Luminous Space - Daniel Reid Memoir 
    Mentioned in this episode 
    Otto Warburg
    Oolong Tea.org
    Eden Organics Idf#1
    Eden Organics Idf#2
    The Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea - Daniel Reid
    The Tao of Detox: The Secrets of Yang-Sheng Dao by Daniel Reid 
    Tonics for Spring / Liver Wood:
    MSM
    Schisandra
    I AM GAIA
    BEAUTY BLEND
    Deer Antler Velvet  
     
    Check Out The Transcript Here:
    https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/dan-reid-ep-178-detox
     

    • 55 min
    The Taoist Map To Brain Health with Mason and Sophia

    The Taoist Map To Brain Health with Mason and Sophia

    Today, in conversation with Sophia, Mason speaks to the subject of brain health, touching on the western perspective and expanding into the more holistic and conceptual Taoist lens- a perspective more geared towards long-term brain health. 
    The modern mind certainly has to work for its peace and solitude. Pervasive technology, busy schedules, high-stress lifestyles and poor sleep habits put the average brain under substantial pressure. Which poses the question- What are you doing to protect and cultivate the health of your brain long-term? What are your desires and intentions for long-term brain health? 
    In this episode, you will learn about nootropic herbs for brain health, how SuperFeast's potent neural nectar blend protects and upgrades mental acuity and why brain health is ultimately a result of full-body harmony and healthy flowing Qi through the organ systems.
     
    Mason and Sophia discuss:
    -The Dantiens.
    -The Three Brains.
    -What is a nootropic?
    -The blood brain barrier.
    -The six extraordinary organs.
    -The function of The Sea of Marrow.
    -What's your brain health intention?
    -The Brain and the Kidney connection. 
    -The best herbs for long-term brain health.
    -The SuperFeast Brain Bundle-how to use it.
    -How Jing herbs improve brain health and Intelligence.
    -Neural Nectar contraindications and considerations. 
    -Mason's personal story behind creating the Neural Nectar blend.
    -Why the QI Blend and Neural Nectar Blend work so well together.
     
    Resource guide 
    Sophia's Instagram
    Mason's Instagram
    SuperFeast Instagram 
    Mentioned in this episode 
    Heartmath Institute
    Brain Tonics:
    QI Blend
    JING Blend
    Lion's Mane
    Neural Nectar 
    Brain Gains Bundle
    Relevant Articles: 
    Nootropics- What Are They? (article)
    Neural Nectar and Its Incredible Nootropic Benefits (article) 
    The Taoist Brains: Who Are The Tao & What Is Their Philosophy?
    Relevant Podcasts:
    Brain Optimisation and Neurodegeneration with Jo Grabyn (EP#09)
    Superior Di Dao Sourcing From China with Mason Taylor (EP#162)
     
    Check Out The Transcript Here:
    https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ep-177-brain-podcast-mason-in-conversation-with-sophia
     

    • 49 min
    Improve Your Sleep and Know Your Chronotype with Olivia Arezzolo

    Improve Your Sleep and Know Your Chronotype with Olivia Arezzolo

    Sleep- a naturally recurring altered state of consciousness in which all our vital systems get restored, and our psyche unfurls. The timing of our sleep depends on hormonal signals from the circadian clock- the circadian clock synchronises with solar time (light). Naturally, when our circadian clock shifts out of rhythm-sleep quality and overall vitality will be affected. However, as we will learn in today's episode with Australia's leading sleep expert Olivia Arezzolo- it is also the psychology and somatics of sleep that cradle sleep issues and disorders into existence.
    The subject of sleep from the Tao is something that weaves its way into many conversations on the podcast- last year Mason recorded a brilliant episode with Qi practitioner Jost Sauer, The Importance of Sleep For Healthy Hun and Qi. Today, sleep expert Olivia Arezzolo moves beyond the top-line sleep supports (no blue light/devices before bed, magnesium, diet, dark room, routine etc.) to the deeper elements at play causing havoc with people's rest. We're talking about the stories and beliefs that exist around sleep- "I'm a light sleeper", "I've always been a bad sleeper", "I've just got too much on at the moment", "I can't sleep because I'm stressed". 
    Olivia's repertoire of studies is one of the things that make her approach to guiding people to better sleep so successful. With studies in psychology, sleep psychology, personal development, nutrition, and fitness- her guidance to better sleep is a symbiotic combination of all these elements. Her coaching and programmes provide people with a step-by-step guide to long-term healthy sleep practices that work.
    Within Olivia's work, there is a distinct consideration for the Yin and the Yang- an integration of practical sleep support tools and the assertion of more complex psychological factors that sabotage sleep. 
    Olivia discusses the three chronotypes of sleep that most people fit into, which she has also written a book about (Bear, Lion, Wolf). Olivia explains how the chronotypes reflect one's inherent circadian rhythm preference, and through knowing our 'Sleep type'- the path to better sound sleep will become one of less resistance.
    Tune in, and scroll down for lots of beautiful resources Olivia offers on her website, including the chronotype quiz- where you can discover and learn more about your sleep type.
     
    In this episode Olivia and Mason discuss:
    -Sleep anxiety.
    -Sleep saboteurs.
    -Sleep psychology.
    -Sleep chronotypes.
    -Sleep support tools.
    -Why sleep guidance/coaching?
    -Personal development for sleep.
    -Embracing the Yin for better sleep.
    -Being fluid within our sleep structure.
    -Basic (fundamental) supporters of sleep.
    -Living in alignment with the Dao for sound sleep.
    -Sleep strategies that are accessible for everyone.
    -How lack of sleep affects our hormones and health.
    -CBTI therapy (cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia)
    Resource guide
    Olivia's website 
    Chronotype quiz
    Olivia's Sleep Kit
    Olivia's Instagram
    Bear, Lion or Wolf- Book
    email: enquiries@oliviaarezzolo.com.au
     
    Tonics:
    Reishi
    Ashwagandha
    Ashwagandha capsules
    Sweet Dreams Bundle 
    Relevant Articles: 
    Sleep: Our Top10 Tips (article)
    Sleepy Ashwagandha Milk (recipe)
    The Amazing Benefits of Adaptogen Ashwagandha
    Relevant Podcasts:
    Reishi, Mushroom of Immortality with Dan Sipple (EP#08)
    The Importance of Sleep For Healthy Hun and Qi with Jost Sauer (EP#102)
     
    Check Out The Transcript Here:
    https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/ep-176-sleep-podcast-with-olivia-arezzolo
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Six Thieves of Taoism with Mason Taylor

    The Six Thieves of Taoism with Mason Taylor

    On the podcast today, we travel beyond the system of tonic herbalism through the gateway of philosophy to explore the revered wisdom teachings that underpin Taoism: A nature-based way of living that ultimately seeks to cultivate harmony within the mind and body.
    Many people desire a sense of harmony to be resolved within their life and restored within themselves. But how do we bring ourselves back to centre when the Ying and The Yang are out of balance? Today, Mason delves into the Taoist teachings of The Six Thieves (the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind), The Seven emotions, Seven Injuries, and Ten Weaknesses; Teachings laid out by the Immortals to support the intention of harmony and guide us out of excessiveness.

    Mason discusses the beautiful anchorage of a foundational Yin/Yang lifestyle, when cravings and desires lead to excess, how a healthy flowing liver and strong heart will keep us out of excessiveness, and why women and men are most centred when following the rhythms of the moon and Qi cycles.
     
    Mason discusses:
    -What are The Six Thieves?
    -The Seven Emotions and Injuries.
    -What are The Ten Weaknesses?
    -How the Six Thieves steal our Jing/Qi/Shen.
    -Why the 24 hour Qi cycle is essential for men.
    -The Yin Yang foundation of a woman's moon cycle.
    -Why we thrive with a Yin/Yang foundational lifestyle.
    -Moving from cravings/desires to intention/perception.
    -The relationships between the seven emotions seven injuries.
     
    Resource guide
    Mason's Instagram
    SuperFeast Instagram 
    Cultivating Stillness book- Eva Wong
    Qi Health Cycle poster - Jost Sauer

    Beauty Tonics:
    Tremella
    QI BLEND
    Schisandra
    BEAUTY BLEND
    I AM GAIA BLEND.
    Radiant Skin Bundle
    Relevant Articles: 
    The Three Treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen)
    The Taoist Brains: Who Are The Tao and What Is There Philosophy?
    Relevant Podcasts:
    Yin Yang Wuxing For Inner Harmony with Rhonda Chang (EP#89)
    The Wu Shen and Alchemy Vs Ascension with Stephanie Nosco (EP#123)

     
    Check Out The Transcript Here:
    https://www.superfeast.com.au/blogs/articles/excessiveness-and-the-six-thieves
     

    • 41 min

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