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.
You're in for a real treat SuperFeast fam! Today's podcast is a live recording taken at our special women's event: Nourishing Her Yin, earlier this year. Today we bare witness to the epic conversation that unfolded between our SuperFeast founder, Mason Taylor and the exquisite Tahnee McCrossin (GM of SuperFeast), covering all things women's health, with a deep emphasis on what that means from a Taoist perspective. Mason and Tahnee host a Q & A with the audience, so stay tuned until the end.
Mason chats with Tara Schulenberg and Brit Deanda of Elevate The Globe. Elevate The Globe was founded with intention to raise the vibration of the entire planet, one person at a time. Tara and Brit use their expertise as kundalini yoga practitioners to empower, support and educate individual's to live their best lives. The ladies believe that when we focus on feeling good and doing our inner work, we elevate our vibration. Creating a ripple effect that elevates the entire collective.
In today's podcast Tahnee speaks with Jenny Allison. Jenny is a seasoned acupuncturist with a special interest in women's health postpartum. With 25 years of experience under her belt, Jenny is a wealth of information and a true master of her craft.
In today Mason chats to Jeff Chilton. Jeff has been working in the medicinal mushroom industry since 1973 and is an absolute specialist in his field. He's the founder of Nammex, the leading supplier of organic mushroom extracts in the world today. With over 40 years of mushroom growing experience, he was one of the first people to bring mushroom extracts to the North American market. All you medicinal mushroom nerds out there make sure you catch this episode, He's a deep reservoir of knowledge and insight!
In today's podcast Mason chats to Amina Eastham-Hillier. Amina is a highly experienced Lyme literate naturopath who specialises in testing and treating Lyme disease, Lyme co-infections, mould illness and mould and chemical sensitivities. Mason and Amina take a deep dive into all things mould related, exploring how this often invisible toxin can lead to chronic dis-ease within the body.
In today's podcast Tahnee chats with Dr. Amanda Waaldyk. Amanda is a wholistic practitioner specialising in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. A yoga and meditation teacher, hormone expert and energy healer, Amanda applies an integrated approach to health and healing drawing inspiration from her own personal journey.
In today's podcast Mason welcomes good friend and functional naturopath, Dan Sipple, back to the mic. The gents wax lyrical on the many medicinal wonders of Cordyceps, a revered Taoist tonic herb and potent adaptogenic powerhouse.
Today Mason and Sage explore the medicinal magic of Chaga mushroom. The gents discuss the use of this potent herb from both a eastern and western perspective. Taking us through the herb's myriad of uses in the traditional and contemporary setting.
In today's podcast Tahnee speaks with Claudia Welch. Claudia is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an Āyurvedic practitioner, educator and author. Claudia and Tahnee examine women's health through the lense of naturalistic duality, cycles and rhythms, sharing their knowledge and experience in a holistic and approachable way.
Today Mason chats to Australia's leading sexologist Juliet Allen. Juliet is a deeply talented and educated woman who openly shares her knowledge from her background in psychology and sexology. Juliet is a qualified Yoga Teacher and Kundalini Tantra practitioner who is committed to freeing people from mundane and disempowered sexual relationships. Juliet truly believes that great sex can be experienced by women and men every single day.
In today's podcast Tahnee chats with international yoga teacher, author and health and wellness expert Tiffany Cruikshank. A specialist in her field, Tiffany is known as the teacher's teacher and she's the founder of Yoga Medicine. Tiffany is internationally recognised and acclaimed for her unique ability to fuse the worlds of both eastern and western medicine and apply her knowledge to the practice of yoga in an accessible and relevant way.
Today Mason explores the concept of beauty from the Taoist perspective. Diving deep into the wisdom and lore of some of the orient's most revered beautifying tonic herbs. Famed throughout millenia for their ability to revitalise and enliven the organ and meridian systems of the body. Herbs such as Schizandra, Goji, Longan and Pearl take the centre stage here, and Mason explains how you can use these potent tonic herbs to bring both inner and outer radiance to the entire being; body, mind and spirit.
In today's podcast Tahnee chats to Kim Anami, an incredible woman and a self professed vaginal weight lifter. Kim is a passionate holistic sex and relationship coach, devoted to enlivening the sexual potential of both women and men across the globe. With an extensive background in the tantric and Taoist arts, the teachings of Osho and transpersonal psychology and philosophy. Kim uses her knowledge to elevate her clients into higher stratospheres of connection, intimacy, energy and creativity.
Tahnee (General Manager at SuperFeast) talks with Laura Clemmons - a shamanic Strega healer who uses several modalities to help her clients getting to the core of their health issues. Laura utilises plants as an integral part of her healing touch and empowers her clients to make their own medicine.
In today's podcast the terrific trio, Mason, Dan and Sage, come together to talk all things adrenal health. The boys address the concept of adrenal fatigue and what that term has come to embody in todays society.
Mason and Dr Nat Kringoudis discuss the missing link in reproductive health - the fact that our youngsters are not being appropriately educated in this field. Dr Nat is extremely passionate about empowering the young and educating our children, rather than letting them find their way in the big, bad online world.
In today's podcast the boys come together to discuss candida overgrowth, its frequency within the population, the varied symptomatology associated with this common yeast-like infection and the strategies you can use to bring the body back into balance. Mason, Dan and Sage draw on their superior knowledge of this condition from personal experience, sharing their wisdom from a traditional Taoist tonic herbal perspective and a functional naturopathic approach.
Today Tahnee chats to Susun Weed, the grandmother of herbs. Susun is a true wise, wild elder, a wonderful story-teller and exposes women to ideas outside of the mainstream. Susun attended the School of Life, and is passionate about everything to do with women, health and herbs.
Sage and Mason cover everything you need to know about the newest addition to the SuperFeast apothecary, ashwagandha! The guys dive deep into the lore and traditions behind this Ayurvedic herb. The countless benefits of this calming adaptogen range from dialling down the stress response, nourishing the nervous system, balancing hormones and providing reproductive system support. And plenty more. A botanical which is an aphrodisiac, that's not overly stimulating, that is also a nervine?! What! A! Herb!
Tahnee chats with Dr. Lara Briden who is on a mission to empower women to reclaim their menstrual cycles. Dr. Lara refers to women's monthly cycles as their monthly report card and how ovulation is a vital sign of health. The ladies discuss how ovulation is so much more than just making a baby. Even though PMS and infertility are normalised in the Western world, Dr. Lara breaks it down that these symptoms are not healthy nor necessary.
#20 Tahnee and Mason dive deep into the practices, philosophy, diet, herbalism and more that went into creating the year in which Tahnee was childbearing little Aiya. This podcast was recorded during the first week of the bubba's life, so the sharing experience of the birth is fresh; something Tahnee was wishing to be able to infuse into this intimate sharing of how she chose to approach nourishing her body during pregnancy.
#19 Women Series episode, Tahnee dives deep into listening to your body's innate wisdom, with Dr Carrie Jones. Dr Carrie is the medical director of the DUTCH, which is a relatively new analytic to test hormones and safe to say it greatly differs from the traditional Western blood-test approach. Adrenal fatigue is explored and the discussion around slowing down and not being a master of all the things, all the time, is covered. Keto and veganism lifestyles are discussed.
Autoimmunity (AI). You've heard it, but what is it? Today Mason is joined by SuperFeast fave naturopath, Dan Sipple to explore the beast that is autoimmunity and what factors play a role in autoimmune conditions. Perhaps the Western definition of AI is too cut and dry; the guys discuss the Eastern approaches and how the gut environment plays a key role.
Today Tahnee chats with Dr. Jolene Brighten, who is the author of Beyond the Pill. As the name suggests, this book explores the effects of the Pill and how to transition healthily off it. Coming off the Pill can often lead to a whole host of symptoms, but these symptoms can be seen as opportunities for greater health. The ladies share their experiences as new mum's and the challenges that must be navigated.
This episode is for parents, health enthusiasts, practitioners, health coaches, herbalists and for those just wanting to dive deeper into answering the call as a tonic herbalist. Today, Sage Dammers (tonic herbalist and master chocolatier) and Mason cover all bases on how to develop yourself and your offering; Sage has dedicated himself to the herbs. What exactly does it take to become a tonic herbalist? Tune in to find out.
In today's eco-minded episode, Mason is joined by designer and inventor Andrew Hayim de Vries. Are you interested in the environment? Are you an eco-warrior? Or maybe you've cottoned on that we only have one earth and she is in a spot of bother ;P - well today's episode is for you. Andrew shares his absolute passion for the environment and in particular, his passion for all things composting.
SuperFeast founder Mason and his work and life partner Tahnee gave birth to their first babe on December 4, 2016. For those of you who are pregnant or approaching pregnancy, they recorded this very special episode discussing their childbearing year. At week 39 of pregnancy, Mason and Tahnee sat down to reflect on their pregnancy experience.
Today, Mason is joined at the podcast mic by Sam Gibb, founder of Cloud Hidden Tea. Tea is not only one of the most sacred plants on earth, it is the second most consumed herb on the globe. This beautiful plant can be taken for granted sometimes; the lineage behind its magic and the deep ceremony ensconced in this epic leaf is next level. In today's catch up, Sam sheds light on tea and mindfulness and reminds us how every part of the day is an opportunity to practice mindfulness.
How hot is hemp (marijuana for our American friends)? Today we talk about the biological hard-wiring we humans have towards receiving the magical properties of hemp. In particular, it is the fat profile of hemp, that make this very nurturing plant so health-promoting. It's no wonder that the pharmaceutical industry is heavily investing in hemp research, it being a hugely sustainable botanical.
Gut Health Part 2 is here! If you haven't already listened to last week's Part 1 episode, we suggest you drop in now and have a listen. The guys pick up where they left off, diving deep into the energetics of the digestive system and referencing the ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy.
Gut health - what a minefield! Well, after today's Part 1 episode, we hope you'll be feeling more empowered understanding your digestive system. Dan Sipple (The Functional Naturopath) joins Mason today as the boys dive deep into the depths of your gastro-intestinal tract! This subject is so vast, we have Part 1 and Part 2, so stay tuned for next week.
Keeping the brain nourished, free from toxicity and active is one of the keys to epic health and longevity. In this awesome interview Mason dives deep into the neural world with brain health expert Jo Grabyn.
Neurodegenration is a current epidemic in the West and it is getting worse. Modern medicine has yet to get to the root cause of the premature ageing of the brain.
Today's episode is dedicated to talking all about our favourite mushrooms; reishi. Known as the mushroom of immortality and the mushroom of spiritual potential, this herb truly is a wonder and a gift to our health. Mason is joined by his friend Dan Sipple (clinical naturopath @the.functional.naturopath) to discuss the lore, history, clinical use and wide range of benefits of this ancient herb.
Big one today. Mason chats with Heath Daly from Raw Kitchen in Perth. Basically 2 guys sharing their deep perspective on the 5 elements and Taoist tonic herbalism and how they’ve witnessed this wisdom transform their lives. Heath has been studying this topic and many other aspects of health and healing for over 20 years and has a wonderful way of getting right down to the key points that will help us to transform our health.
Mason is travelling through China visiting the pristine mountains and valleys where we grow and forage our tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms. Right in the middle of these experiences, he is dripping with the awareness and perception of the Taoist tonic herb tradition that emerged on this ancient land and the majesty of the herbs, and he shared this passionately in this podcast.
Today on the episode we’ve got a bit of a twist. In this ep Mason is the one being interviewed. After sitting down with Estée Manning from The Hotel Guest Wellbeing Show we felt it was too good not share with you guys. These 2 basically talk about everything that you’d want to know about the SuperFeast herbs, whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned herb nerd. They jam out why we source the way we do, which herbs to choose during different times of your journey,
Our first guest to the podcast – Dr Ralph is in the house! In today’s show, Mason and Dr Ralph explore all things men’s health and sexual dysfunction (and what you can do about it to get your sex drive rocking) and look at the tonic herbs that can 10x a man’s sexual health.
Today at SuperFeast headquarters, Mason and Tahnee talk all things Taoist tonic herbalism. What the heck is Taoism? Don’t worry, by the end of this discussion, you’ll be all over this ancient philosophy (especially when it comes to herbal practice!) SuperFeast prides itself on respecting the ancient tradition of tonic herbalism that emerged through the Orient and respecting the ancient wisdom from those before us.
Hey Superfeasters, today marks the inaugural SuperFeast podcast and we are super stoked to say the least! SuperFeast founder Mason Taylor shares airtime with his work and life partner, Tahnee McCrossin.