Getting Your Gut Right: Pt. 1 – Gut-Buddies

If your bacteria are healthy – you’re healthy. That’s right – the health of the giant mass of living micro-organisms in your large intestine (and on your skin, in your nasal cavity and everwhere) has an essential role to play in the health of your brain and nervous system, your liver, your immune system, and…

The Five Phases

Five Element or Five Phase Theory is something which many people are increasingly familiar with, whether they have a background in Chinese Medicine or not. It sometimes goes by the Wuxing (“Five Phase” in Chinese), and dates back to approximately 200 BC. The five phases are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. The phases are…

Men’s Reproductive Health

CAUTION: Includes explicit topics related to men’s reproductive health. As stated in the last article, men are at a higher risk of developing jing deficiency through lifestyle than women. In Chinese culture, it is considered harmful if a boy begins masturbating before puberty. This drains jing before the jing-boost that happens when a young man reaches…

Jing: The Substance of Vitality

Jing – it’s what you’re made of. CAUTION: Includes explicit topics related to reproductive health. In Chinese physiology, there is a substance that each of us possesses called jing – it’s often translated into English as “essence” or “vitality”. Jing is said to be stored in the kidneys and is believed to decline with age. In…

This is Your Body on Microwaves

Let’s face it: We’re microwaving ourselves. Cell phones, microwave ovens, Wifi routers, bluetooth devices, and other electronics that use microwave and radiowave frequencies have been encroaching on our lives for decades – and they’re hurting our bodies. It’s the official position of the industry and the NIH that because the radiation coming from electronic devices…

Free Brainwave Entrainment

The following is a brainwave entrainment file I produced. Disclaimer: I accept no liability for any ill-effects experienced by anyone who partakes in brainwave entrainment. Use discretion and continue at your own risk. There are two tones being played, both with an isochonic beat of 7.83hz, the resonant frequency of the Earth’s ionosphere or “Schumann…

This is Your Body on Plastic

Almost as challenging as getting people to get their feet on the ground and their bodies in the sun or to convince them to eat enough animal products is convincing people to ditch unnecessary plastics in their lives. Part of this resistance is because plastics are so ubiquitous. Using plastic utensils, food and drinking containers,…

Introduction to Daoist Alchemy

This is a presentation I did on Daoist Alchemy at Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in July, 2017. This research is based primarily on the work of Fabrizio Pregadio and Wang Mu. I hope you find this as fascinating as I do! For more information on similar topics, check out MakingTheMedicine.com. Also, on this…