Eric Brand is a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a fluent Chinese speaker. He is the author of A Clinician's Guide to the Use of Granule Extracts and the co-author of the text Concise Chinese Materia Medica. Eric has a particular passion for Chinese herbal processing, authentication and quality discernment. He recently completed a PhD in pharmacognosy at the School of Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong. He is the owner of the granule company Legendary Herbs, He is a Chinese medicine advisor to the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and currently serves as the U.S. Chair for the ISO TC 249 committee on international standards in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In this episode, Dr. Greg Lane interviews Dr. Robert Nations. They discuss the history, philosophy, and practice of Qi Gong and Tai Ji. They begin with an explanation of the meaning of the concept of Qi in Chinese philosophy and then delve into a wide ranging discussion on these practices in relation to achieving optimum health and peak performance goals. The explore both the traditional perspective on these practices as well as the growing body of modern research that supports them.
In this episode, Dr. Greg Lane interviewed Joanie Anderson, former X games gold medalist in snowboarding. Joanie grew up home-schooled in a large family in South Lake Tahoe. Her classroom was the mountains, so Joanie and her sisters naturally became competitive snowboarders. Joanie was eleven when she won her first national championship and continued to win nationals for many years following. When she was 16, Joanie was invited to join the U.S. Junior National Team. She won her first Junior World title in New Zealand in 2002, and the following year in Germany. At 17, she competed in her first X Games- competing in both boardercross and halfpipe. Joanie competed in X Games for eight consecutive years, winning a silver medal in 2006, gold in 2007, and bronze in 2010 in boardercross. At the 2009 Olympic test event in Vancouver, she dislocated her hip during a time trial run. That event began her phasing out of competitive snowboarding and into her next adventure as a student of Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Lane and Ms. Anderson talked about Joanie’s experience with diet, exercise, yoga, and other methods she relied on to become a champion.
This podcast is an interview between our host, Dr. Greg Lane, and Chad Conner of Pure Ratios. In this wide-ranging conversation, Mr. Conner and Dr. Lane discuss the latest research on the use of Cannabis extracts to enhance physical and cognitive performance, legal issues in the US and California, microdosing, the difference between CBD and THC, and much, much more.