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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 • 404 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 Pursuit Of Beauty Through the Taoist Lens with Mason

    The Pursuit Of Beauty Through the Taoist Lens with Mason

    Today on the podcast, we're talking about Beauty-in particular, beauty as it is understood and pursued through the Taoist lens.
    The Taoist embodiment of beauty could simply be summed up through the understanding that internal harmony is the key to external radiant beauty, and the preservation of youth. As within, so without. Our radiance- the quality of our skin, hair, eyes, nails, and how we hold ourselves physically, is an insightful indicator of our internal organ health. 
    But what are the elements of this internal harmony that deliver sparkly eyes, healthy skin, glowing Shen, animated Qi, and well cultivated Jing?

    In conversation with Sophia, Mason discusses the ancient practices, tonic herbs, and Taoist wisdom available to us in our pursuit of beauty through the many seasons of life. Rather than forming an unhealthy, unrealistic, obsessive relationship with beauty- this ancient ark of knowledge passed down from the Taoist immortals will keep us in an embodied, balanced, holistic pursuit of beauty- one that supports the cultivation of us evolving into graceful, wise, Shen-filled elders.
    Mason also goes through the beauty-focused, single tonic herbs and tonic blends within the SuperFeast range- explaining why we love to use them and how they deliver external radiant beauty; from within.
    This conversation is a beautiful Yin/Yang dialogue between Sophia and Mason, with many pearls of beauty-wisdom, both practical and esoteric. Make sure you scroll down to see the many topics discussed in this episode.

    "As we go along, we need this barometer to ensure the body is being preserved enough. Do we have enough juice, enough sexual juices- enough Yin essence to ensure we can go through these graduation cycles and evolve into truly beautiful elders"?
    - Mason Taylor  
    Mason and Sophia discuss: 
    - Ageless beauty.
    - Blood and beauty
    - Spleen and beauty.
    - Fertility and beauty.
    - Shen is radiant beauty.
    - Preservation of Yin Jing.
    - Schisandra for hair health. 
    - Beauty and Shen development.
    - Herbs that regulate the Liver system.
    - The preservation of health as beauty.
    - Signs that your youth/health is deteriorating.
    - Lung function, Qi cultivation and beautiful skin.
    - Chi Nei Tsang for healthy organs and radiant beauty.
    - SuperFeast herbs that support the embodiment of beauty. 
    - Why the Liver health is a critical key to embodying beauty. 
    Resource guide
    Mason's Instagram
    SuperFeast Instagram 
    Jost Sauer Organ Wheel poster
    Stephen Harrod Buhner Books
    Beauty Tonics:
    Radiant Skin Bundle
    Relevant Articles: 
    Schisandra And Detox Go Hand In Hand
    BEAUTY BLEND: It's Amazing Health Benefits
    The Incredible Health Benefits Of Tremella Mushroom
    Relevant Podcasts:
    The Ancient Daoist Beauty Tonics with Mason Taylor (EP#29) 
    Deconstructing The Beauty Industry with Jessica DeFino (EP#152)
    Natural Beauty; Holistic Self Care and Dental Care with Nadine Artemis (EP#101) 
    Check Out The Transcript Here:

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Skip Resting in Winter At Your Peril with Mason and Tahnee

    Skip Resting in Winter At Your Peril with Mason and Tahnee

    As we enter the last month of Winter here in the Southern Hemisphere, it's very tempting to daydream about the sweet Spring air and warmer weather that awaits us. However, as we will learn in today's Winter podcast, this last month of Winter is critical to how we show up in Spring, Summer, and beyond. So as much as you can- REST, sleep, nurture and nourish yourself in these last days before spring arrives...
    Reflection, restoration, rest- through these Winter practices, we are able to access the wisdom of the Kidneys and the cultivation of Jing that will sustain us through Spring, the peak of Summer, and beyond.
    Today on the podcast, Tahnee and Mason share the practices, Kidney herbs, and Taoist wisdom of Winter/ Water time in a way that calls us to reflect and ask ourselves- Are we getting enough rest? If we observe the health of the collective during our current Winter season, the answer points to no. Tahnee dives deep into the energy of the Kidneys- explaining why rest/sleep in these cooler water cultivating months is critical to our vitality in every season. 
    Mason speaks to the Kidneys relationship with fear- when it's useful- when it's destructive, and how when we surrender to the stillness and darkness this season grants us, there is an opportunity for profound transformation- spiritually-mentally-physically. 
    This conversation comes at a most significant time, bringing up the much broader and ubiquitous question of sustainability. How sustainable are the lifestyles we live- and at what cost do they come to our health?
    "I'm sleeping until seven most mornings, and I'm really feeling this deep nourishment from sleep at the moment. Obviously, we have a business and children, so naturally, we still end up burning the candle. But how many of us push through winter not getting that hibernation time, that deep rest of restoration in the Qi and the Organs? Then we get sick, and then we're suddenly crook all the time. It's like this because- as a culture, we keep the momentum going all year round. We don't have this time of acknowledging and making sacred the rest and the sleep that we require". 
    -Tahnee Taylor
    Mason and Tahnee discuss:
    -Qi Gong
    -Jing energy
    -Qi cultivation
    -The organ wheel
    -Fear and the Kidneys.
    -Yin Yang Kidney herbs.
    -Why we need rest in Winter.
    -Herbs and foods for Winter.
    -Transforming fear into wisdom.
    -The Heart and Kidney meridians.
    -The esoteric nature of the Kidneys.
    -Balancing our Yin and Yang energy.
    -The Water element and the Kidneys.
    -Why we need sleep to cultivate Jing.
    -Why we protect ourselves against the cold.
    -Practices and meditations to support us through Winter.
    -What the menstrual flow says about our Jing/Kidney essence.
    Resource guide
    Tahnee's website 
    Tahnee's Instagram
    Mason's Instagram
    SuperFeast Instagram 
    Jost Sauer Qi cycle poster
    Yoga Nidra: Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra
    The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine- a new translation of the Neijing. 
    JING blend 
    Deer Antler
    Eucommia Bark
    Three Treasures bundle
    Relevant Articles: 
    Jing: What Is It? How To Cultivate It. 
    Adrenals and Kidney Health- Breathing and Movement.
    Relevant Podcasts:
    Adrenal Fatigue and Reapir with Dan and Sage (EP#170)
     Water Element and Winter Food Therapy with Kimberly Ashton (EP#168)
    The Importance Of Sleep For Healthy Hun and Qi with Jost Sauer (EP#102)
    Check Out The Transcript Here:

    • 55 min
    How I Formulated the JING Blend with Mason

    How I Formulated the JING Blend with Mason

    Today is the first of many podcasts to come, where we take a monograph-style deep dive into herbs and blends within the SuperFeast apothecary. Being 30 days of JING- and being our star foundation blend, it felt fitting to start with the JING blend. 
    In dialogue with Sophia- a long-time SuperFeast team member, stellar human being, and herb educator, Mason discusses the process of developing the JING blend, its beautiful balance of Yin/Yang herbs, and why it's an essential foundational blend for most people. We use the term foundational because the JING blend specifically focuses on servicing blood, core energy, libido, bones, marrow, longevity, brain capacity, youthfulness, buoyancy, and general hormonal regulation. In short, it's the blend to go to when you start to feel exhaustion and fatigue settling within your system.
    In this episode, Mason talks in depth about Jing essence- the driving force, resilience, and momentum that allows us to meet life with optimal capacity and stay grounded through the most challenging and animated times. As with everything we do at SuperFeast, the intention of evolving towards elderhood with grace and ease is bound to our Jing essence- our ability to cultivate, store and use it wisely.
    Mason goes through the individual herbs within the JING blend detailing their herbal actions, why he incorporated them in the blend, and the organ systems they tonify and work through. It's one thing to take a herb/blend and see results as they permeate through the body- but to understand the herbal actions and grasp how they work within your system- while feeling that action and seeing results takes healing to another level. Mason also weaves in a few of the mystical lore-based Classical Chinese Medicine stories behind some of the individual herbs, taking us back to the magical roots of this revered ancient herbal system.
    Mason and Sophia discuss:
    -Jing, Qi and Shen.
    -Jing and Lung function.
    -Jing and Spleen function.
    -Jing and Kidney function
    -Prenatal and postnatal Jing.
    -Herbal actions of the JING blend.
    -Signs of Jing depletion within the body. 
    -Why JING blend is great for menopause.
    -How JING blend stops premature ageing.
    -When to incorporate JING blend into your life.
    -JING testimonials that have transformed lives.
    -How the JING blend services the Kidneys and Lungs.
    -Sourcing regions and Di Dao for each of the herbs in JING blend.
    -JING blend; a great grounding-introductory product to the SuperFeast range.
    Check Out The Transcript Here:

    • 57 min
    Adrenal Fatigue and Repair with Sage and Dan

    Adrenal Fatigue and Repair with Sage and Dan

    Are you living a life of excess? Do you feel like your battery pack is running on empty; and in constant need of a recharge? It may be time to check in with your Adrenal Glands (aka. Adrenals) and see how they're holding up. 
    We're just over halfway through 30 days of JING- the month where we give our Adrenals and Kidneys the nourishment and recharge they deserve. Today on the podcast, we're bringing one of favourite recordings out of the SuperFeast catalogue to keep you inspired and aligned for the remaining weeks of 30 Days of Jing and beyond.
    Mason, naturopath Dan Sipple, and herbalist Sage Dammers go deep in delivering vital knowledge on Adrenal health, Adrenal fatigue, and why these relatively tiny glands that are the powerhouse of the endocrine system play such a critical role in our day-to-day function.
    Each of them bringing their own unique wisdom and expertise to the conversation, Mason, Dan, and Sage lay out the foundations of Adrenal health, how they function, their role within the endocrine system, how they become fatigued, and the chronic illness that can set in when the symptoms of fatigue get ignored.
    A massive part of this conversation is dedicated to herbs/supplements that support Adrenal gland function, how gut health supports our Endocrine system and how to revitalise the Adrenals and get them back functioning optimally after fatigue.
    Dan, Sage and Mason discuss:
    -Adrenal Fatigue.
    -Addison's disease.
    -The Endocrine System.
    -The role of the Adrenals.
    -Inflammation leaks Jing.
    -Mitochondrial dysfunction.
    -Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue.
    -Adaptogens for Adrenal Fatigue.
    -How trauma affects the Adrenals. 
    -Neurofeedback sessions for trauma
    -The emotion of fear and the Kidneys.
    -Chronic stress and cortisol secretion.
    -Herbs and Supplements for Adrenal Fatigue.
    -How gut health affects the Endocrine System.
    -Hormone production and the Endocrine System.
    Foods For Adrenal Fatigue
    Root vegetables,  clean starches, good quality sea salt, sweet potatoes,  your taros, quinoa, buckwheat, black rice, black olives, black sesame seeds and oil, tamari or soya sauce, miso, capers, sea vegetables, jujube dates, blackberries, black beans, kidney beans, black tahini, mushrooms, seaweeds, dark kale.
    Herbs that Support Adrenal Health:
    JING blend
    QI blend
    SHEN blend
    Deer Antler
    Eucommia Bark
    Who is Dan Sipple? 
    Dan Sipple also known as The Functional Naturopath is based on the south coast of NSW and has a special interest in gut health, immune dysfunction, pro-metabolic health, mineral rebalancing & hormones. 
    Dan has been in the health and wellness arena for over a decade and blends traditional herbal medicine systems and knowledge with cutting-edge functional and integrative testing to best facilitate a patient's journey to peak wellness.
    Who is Sage Dammers?
    Fuelled by a passionate desire to help people live the ultimate life and create a better world, Sage studied raw and superfood nutrition and traditional herbal systems, especially Taoist tonic herbalism. He has worked with and trained under the world’s leading master herbalists and nutrition and longevity experts in Costa Rica, Australia, Bali, China, and America.

    Sage has developed products internationally and given lectures on peak performance nutrition in Australia, Bali, America, and France. His years of experience in this unique arena have allowed him to cultivate an unparalleled combination of cutting edge nutritional and culinary expertise. Sage has started tonic elixir bars in 5 star luxury hotels in Paris and Sydney serving longevity elixirs disguised as gourmet treats, introducing the novel concept of healthy indulgences to the market of world travellers.
    Resource guide
    Dan Website
    Dan Instagram
    Sage's website
    Sage's Instagram
    Mantak Chia
    Clearlight Infrared Saunas
    Benny Fergusson- The movement monk
    Check Out The Transcript Here:

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Becoming a Herb Combining Expert At Home with Mason Taylor

    Becoming a Herb Combining Expert At Home with Mason Taylor

    Here at SuperFeast, we take great pride in the quality of our superior tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms. We follow Di Dao philosophy and do our best to empower and educate you, our community on this ancient form of Chinese medicine sourcing that delivers the highest quality herbs and mushrooms imbued with integrity and powerful healing properties.
    New to SuperFeast or not, chances are at some point on your tonic herbal journey to health sovereignty you have wondered one or some of the following questions:
    -Which blend/formula is best for me?
    -What is the intention of each formula?
    -How many single herbs can i take at one time?
    -How many SuperFeast blends can i take at once?
    -Which bundle should I get at this point in my health journey? 

    In today's podcast episode Mason brings clarity to all these questions as well as breaking down the combining of herbs in tonic herbalism and the usage of single herbs within the context of Taoist tonic herbalism so you can feel empowered when integrating SuperFeast single herbs into your lifestyle and diet.
    Mason brings in some contextualisation around the different grades and classifications of tonic herbs, why SuperFeast chooses to use the safe superior tonic herbs (and not any major dangerous herbs), and the difference between taking practitioner level single herbs and classical/traditional Chinese medical system single herbs. There is a big difference, and both have their place. 
    There is a place for advanced clinical herbalist specialisation to treat specific symptomology and advanced disease states, and there is a place for individuals having their own decentralised tonic herbal engagement underpinned by an intention of proactive, sovereign, glowing health. Plants and herbs are for the people and tonic herbalism is there for all of us to engage with on different levels.
    Mason dives deep into the intentions behind each SuperFeast bundle as well as explaining the layered nuance when creating tonic herbal formulas that are both good for the general population and support a specific system within the body. 
    Mason discusses:
    -Combining herbs.
    -Herbal formulations.
    -Taking single herbs.
    -Advanced herbalism.
    -How to take the herbs.
    -Formulation in tonic herbalism.
    -What are superior tonic herbs?
    -Major, minor and supportive herbs.
    -Biophilia activations with single herbs.
    -The combining of herbs in tonic herbalism.
    -The classification and safety rating of herbs.
    -The purpose and intent of each SuperFeast bundle.
    -The distinction between clinical and tonic herbalism.
    Resource guide
    Mason's Instagram
    SuperFeast Instagram
    SuperFeast Blends 
    SuperFeast Bundles
    SuperFeast Tonic Herbs
    Relevant Articles: 
    Tonic Herbs, What Are They? Everything You Need To Know.
    Medicinal Mushrooms: The 8 Most Powerful and Potent Mushrooms
    Relevant Podcasts:
    Yin Yang Wuxing For Inner Harmony with Rhonda Chang (EP#89)
    Entering The Imaginal Realms with Stephen Harrod Buhner (EP#88)
    Herbalism: The People's Medicine with Erin Lovell Verinder (EP#141)
    Preserving Classical Chinese Medicine with Dr. Simon Feeney (EP#127)
    The Science and Spirit of Herbal Medicine with Sajah Popham (EP#109)
    Relevant Books
    Plants For The People Book- Erin Lovell Verinder
    The Lost Language Of Plants- Stephen Harrod Buhner
    The Secret Teachings Of Plants- Stephen Harrod Buhner
    Plant Intelligence And The Imaginal Realms- Stephen Harrod Buhner 
    The Ancient Wisdom of Chinese Tonic Herbs- Ron Teeguarden book
    Check Out The Transcript Here:

    • 45 min
    Water Element and Winter Food Therapy with Kimberly Ashton

    Water Element and Winter Food Therapy with Kimberly Ashton

    July is upon us, 30 days of JING has begun, and we have well and truly fallen into cooler temperatures that call for nourishment, replenishment, and slowing down.
    Today on the podcast, we’re reminding you of all things warming, tonifying, and delicious to replenish you in these cooler months with wellness coach and Qi Food Therapist Kimberly Ashton. We love having Kimberly on for our seasonal Five Element food podcasts- she reminds us to eat local, eat for the season, and above all, eat intuitively.
    Within the Five Element philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, there is an understanding that the more we rest in Winter, the more harvest we can expect in Late Summer. Understanding this critical element of Water/Winter time helps us surrender more willingly into hibernation and doing-less mode. Just as nature withdraws to compound its reserves for the warmer months, so should we. 

    In this episode, Kimberly takes us on a journey through the flavours, foods, and cooking styles of the Water Element, explaining the philosophy behind eating and preparing food specifically for this season. Think salty flavours, Yin nourishment, and slow-cooked casseroles that leave you feeling satiated and warm. As always, Kimberly inspires us to localise our minds when buying produce, forage where possible, and eat intuitively- even if it means breaking the rules. Tune in and make sure you scroll down for Kimberly's deliciously warming black sesame superfood latte recipe. 
    Kimberly and Mason discuss:
    -Yin foods for Winter.
    -Winter shopping list.
    -Cooking styles for Winter.
    -Winter foods and flavours.
    -Supporting local produce.
    -The truth about soya foods. 
    -Foods that nourish the Kidneys.
    -Wild foraging Water Element foods.
    -How to eat if you have a Yin deficiency.
    -Why we don't eat the same foods all year round.
    -Traditional Chinese Medicine Five Element philosophy.
    Kimberly's black sesame superfood latte recipe 
    -1 cup soy milk, cashew, or oat milk
    -1 teaspoon black sesame powder
    -1/2 teaspoon black tahini
    -1/2 teaspoon walnuts/hemp seeds (blended into powder)- optional
    -1 teaspoon coconut sugar/brown rice syrup or sweetener of choice
    -1/4 teaspoon SuperFeast JING tonic herb- optional
    -1/4 teaspoon Mason's Mushrooms tonic herb- optional
    -2 Jujube dates, to enjoy on the side 
    -Add milk to a small pot with the black sesame powder and black tahini
    -Bring to a boil and then simmer
    -Add the sugar/sweetener, stir 
    -Add the walnut/hemp seed powder, stir
    -Turn off the heat and add the SuperFeast tonic herbs, stir well
    -Serve with the Jujube dates for a delicious morning or afternoon tea snack (alternatively you warm the milk and blend ALL the ingredients with the milk in a blender, including the Jujube dates- just remove the piths first).
    Winter Kindney nourishing shopping list
    Salty condiments, good quality sea salt, tamari or soya sauce, miso, olives, capers, sea vegetables, jujube dates, Medjool dates, blackberries, black beans, black lentils, kidney beans, black sesame, black tahini, lamb, beef, beetroot, seafood, walnuts, mushrooms, seaweeds, dark kale, black rice, buckwheat.
    Resource guide
    Kimberly's website
    Kimberly's instagram
    Five Seasons TCM
    Kimberly's Element E-Book
    Five Elements and Cycles E-Course
    JING blend
    Relevant Podcasts: 
    How To Eat In Spring with Kimberly Ashton (EP#133)
    Eating For Vitality in Summer with Kimberly Ashton (EP#147)
    How To Eat In Spleen Season with Kimberly Ashton (EP#151)
    Check Out The Transcript Here:

    • 1 hr

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