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Conversations with experts of holistic wellness and sustainable living practices!

Pacific Rim College Radio Todd Howard

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Conversations with experts of holistic wellness and sustainable living practices!

    #76 Dr. Angeli Chitale on Ayurveda, Generational Medicine, and Diabetes

    #76 Dr. Angeli Chitale on Ayurveda, Generational Medicine, and Diabetes

    In this episode, Angeli Chitale and I discuss Ayurvedic medicine, past and present, and across cultures. From her grandparent’s home in India to her naturopathic practice on the west coast of Canada, Ayurveda has had a major influence on her view of health. Speaking about her relatives both as medical practitioners and as patients, she shares much that she has learned from them.

    We also cover topics such as the dangers of self prescribing herbal medicines, diabetes and various approaches to treating those afflicted, and milk, from enzymes to digest it to cultural traditions and ancient preservation practices.

    Angeli is a faculty member at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC, and an instructor in the Holistic Nutrition Online Certificate Program offered through PRCOnline. She first embarked on a career in molecular biology and genetics before finding her passion in Naturopathic Medicine. After graduation with her naturopathic degree, she obtained further qualification in restorative medicine for the treatment of thyroid, adrenal, and other endocrine/metabolic conditions.

    Please enjoy this episode of Pacific Rim College Radio with Dr. Angeli Chitale.

    Episode Links:

    https://thyroidcare.wixsite.com/restorativemedicine

    Holistic Nutrition Online Certificate Program at PRCOnline

    Learning Links:

    School of Holistic Nutrition at PRC

    Online Holistic Nutrition courses at PRCOnline

    Student Clinic at PRC

    • 1 hr 28 min
    #75 Judy Worsley and David Berkshire on Presence, Causative Factors, and Natural Order

    #75 Judy Worsley and David Berkshire on Presence, Causative Factors, and Natural Order

    Judy Becker Worsley and David Berkshire return for another episode and a deeper dive into the Worsley Five Element lineage.

    Judy continues to share with us the impact on her life of the philosophies of the Five Elements system and how it has always served as a compass for her. The teachings of JR Worsley, that she and David continue to passionately share, help to liberate practitioners from the brainwashing of society, including the fallacy that by labelling people, we better understand them.

    Foundational to JR’s teaching are the practices of humility, curiosity, and presence. These not only are hallmarks of impactful practitioners of medicine but also of practitioners of life as they help the individual transform into state of freedom and peace.

    We also explore more technical details of Five Element medicine, especially through an examination of the differences between constitutional factors and causative factors. And we conclude with the power of Five Elements in helping us to better understand the natural order of all.

    Judy Becker Worsley has been a devoted student of Professor JR Worsley since 1973, and was designated by JR to succeed him as Master of the lineage upon his death. Prior to his death, they founded the Worsley Institute, which is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Worsley Five Element Acupuncture tradition that is rooted in natural law.

    Joining Judy in this episode is David Berkshire, President of the Worsley Institute, located in Portland, Oregon, where David also has a busy clinical practice.

    Please enjoy this episode of Pacific Rim College Radio with Judy Becker Worsley and David Berkshire.

    Episode Links:

    Worsley Institute

    Learning Links:

    School of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at PRC

    Online Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine courses at PRCOnline

    Student Clinic at PRC

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #74 Bill Porter on the Dance of Translation, Finding Hermits in China, and Impacting Millions

    #74 Bill Porter on the Dance of Translation, Finding Hermits in China, and Impacting Millions

    I waited a very long time to have this discussion with Bill Porter, and it was well worth the wait. Bill is a prolific writer and adventurer, and also, under the pen name of Red Pine, a renowned translator of ancient Chinese works from Cold Mountain to Lao Tze.

    Bill has written and translated dozens of books over many decades, and his radio shows in China were tuned into by millions a day. Those shows featured the accounts of his ambitious adventures, including travelling the length of the Yellow River from its mouth to its source. Bill also sought out and found hermits living in the mountains of China, and his book, Road to Heaven, has sold over 2 million copies in China and is credited with helping to revive the Taoist hermit tradition there. We spend some time talking about not only Bill’s adventure in finding hermits, but also hermit life, then and now.

    Bill continues to translate today, still as Red Pine and is nearing completion of a new book of poetry. We talk about how he acquired his name Red Pine and his inspiration for translating in the first place.

    Bill is a fascinating interviewee, having interviewed hundreds of guests himself on a radio show in China, and has lived a life of incredible cultural explorations and the subsequent sharing of their details. His storytelling is superb, and his material endless.

    I have no doubt that you will enjoy this episode of Pacific Rim College Radio with Bill Porter.

    Episode Links:

    Red Pine Facebook page

    Learning Links:

    School of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at PRC

    Online Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine courses at PRCOnline

    Student Clinic at PRC

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #73 Elham Ansari on Ayurvedic Nutrition

    #73 Elham Ansari on Ayurvedic Nutrition

    In this episode Elham Ansari takes us on a millennia-long journey inside of Ayurvedic medicine. In expert fashion, she distills down what can be a dauting philosophy to make pragmatic into a practice that anyone can adopt into their daily routine.

    We spend a lot of time covering Ayurvedic nutrition, from the exotic to the local, including animal-based food medicine. We also discuss other aspects of Ayurveda including marma points, which are similar to acupuncture points, and other therapeutic tools, and the philosophical foundations of Ayurveda, including the doshas and elements. From within this philosophy, we find the spiritual roots of Ayurveda and how it applies to our personal journeys in this life, the scientific roots that allude to genetics and DNA long before those terms existed, and the similarities to other traditional medicines.

    Elham has been an instructor of Ayurveda at Pacific Rim College for nearly a decade and has been in practice far longer. She studied under the renowned Ayurvedic practitioner Vasant Lad, and we talk about how that experience impacted her. Her Ayurvedic nutrition courses and clinics at PRC are all live online and thus her teachings and therapies can be accessed from around the globe.

    Please enjoy this episode of Pacific Rim College Radio with Elham Ansari.

    Episode Links:

    elhamansari.com

    10 Opposite Pairs of Attributes

    Learning Links:

    School of Holistic Nutrition at PRC

    Holistic Nutrition courses at PRCOnline

    Student Clinic at PRC

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #72 Judy Worsley and David Berkshire on JR Worsley, the Spirit of Acupuncture Points, and Awakening the Senses

    #72 Judy Worsley and David Berkshire on JR Worsley, the Spirit of Acupuncture Points, and Awakening the Senses

    Judy Becker Worsley has been a devoted student of Professor JR Worsley since 1973, and was designated by JR to succeed him as Master of the lineage upon his death. Prior to his death, they founded the Worsley Institute, which is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Worsley Five Element Acupuncture tradition that is rooted in natural law.

    Joining Judy in this episode is David Berkshire, President of the Worsley Institute, located in Portland, Oregon, where David also has a busy clinical practice.

    Judy shares with us her quest to find something more meaningful in life than her law studies, which led her to England in 1973 to find her mentor in JR and eventually her life partner. We talk about the five element system of acupuncture that he created, his unparalleled clinical acumen, and his genius for understanding and integrating many forms of medicine.

    Fundamental to the Worsley system is the mastery of the sense organs, and David and Judy discuss the reawakening of the senses, especially smell, but also sight and hearing. We also explore the spirit of acupuncture points, which JR devoted much of his life to understanding and mastering, and now Judy and David also work extensively to preserve and expand upon this ancient knowledge.

    There is so much to explore of the history and impact of JR Worsley and the Worsley system that we only scratch the surface in this episode. We expect more episodes to follow.

    Please enjoy this episode of Pacific Rim College Radio with Judy Becker Worsley and David Berkshire.

    Episode Links:

    Worsley Institute

    Learning Links:

    School of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at PRC

    Online Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine courses at PRCOnline

    Student Clinic at PRC

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #71 Julian Scott on Pediatric Acupuncture, Aging Mindfully, and Treatment of the Eyes

    #71 Julian Scott on Pediatric Acupuncture, Aging Mindfully, and Treatment of the Eyes

    Julian Scott is a legend in the field of acupuncture and holds special distinction in pediatrics. He has more than 40 years of practical experience and has authored numerous books including Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children and Acupuncture for the Eyes.

    We enjoy a very easy-going conversation exploring Julian’s path to becoming an influential figure in the spread of acupuncture to the West, along with some of his well-known colleagues. He shares stories of and lessons from multiple mentors from whom he gleaned much of his knowledge and clinical acumen.

    Julian explains how he was sought out as an expert in both pediatrics and ophthalmology before he considered himself to be worthy of such distinction. We also talk about many other timely topics such as the impact of vaccinations, childhood anxiety, degenerative conditions, and the stages of aging. Julian shares incredible insights in all these areas.

    Although now nearing 80, Julian still aspires to help others heal and to educate. His bank of online courses can be found at treatingchildren.com, which include many of the topics above as well as a course on pain free needling. His teachings have inspired countless, and his heart-centred, humorous personality warms the spirit.

    Please enjoy this episode of Pacific Rim College Radio with Julian Scott.

    Episode Links:

    Treatingchildren.com

    Learning Links:

    School of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at PRC

    Online Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine courses at PRCOnline

    Student Clinic at PRC

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

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Breazy RB ,

Really fascinating

Poignant questions are asked. Fantastic people interviewed. I’ve learned so much!

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