In another stellar episode, Paul Chek shares his approach to optimal health and performance with our host Dr. Greg Lane. Paul guides us though his fascinating history as an explorer and healer. He is the founder of the C.H.E.K Institute, which offers fitness and healthcare professionals a uniquely integrated and holistic approach to health, fitness and well-being.

The C.H.E.K Institute’s approach to functional exercise and optimal health was developed by Paul Chek and is based on his 30 years of clinical practice working with clients from all walks of life, as well as his diverse educational background as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Neuromuscular and Sports Massage Therapist. Paul’s methods are truly holistic, viewing the body as a system of systems – a fully integrated unit where physical, hormonal, mental, emotional and spiritual components must be considered.

Paul has produced hundreds of videos and 17 advanced -level home study courses.  He is an author of 11 books including the popular The Last 4 Doctors You’ll Ever Need” and “How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy” and a regular contributor to many publications and websites.

The C.H.E.K Institute’s four Advanced Training Programs include CHEK Exercise Coach, the four-level C.H.E.K Practitioner Program, the Golf Performance Specialist Program and the three-level CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Program.


Today we’ll be focusing on a specialized branch of Ayurveda called Kayakalpa. Kayakalpa is the conjunction of two Sanskrit words Kaya, which refers to the material subtle body and Kalpa, which means transformation or rejuvenation.  It is a specialized branch of the Rasayana practice within the Ayurvedic system and Siddha Medicine.

Prana is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, teacher of Ayurveda and CranioSacral Work. His passion is to help and educate people in resolving health issues effectively and efficiently. By integrating Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine and CranioSacral work he is able to treat different patients with a variety of conditions and provide natural remedies to activate the mind-body's innate ability for healing and longevity. He comes from and engineering background and has a master’s in business administration with 10+ years of leadership experience in working with executive teams of national and multinational companies and managing teams in creating and executing systems strategies.
Born in India, Prana has spent over thirty years studying and practicing healing work in the lineage of the Siddha tradition. He has traveled extensively through the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, and India, to learn meditative and healing practices. He practices a gentle style of acupuncture integrated with Ayurveda and CranioSacral work. He teaches Ayurveda and CranioSacral work in schools and workshops.

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August 7, 2018

Egoscue | Brian Bradley

Get ready for a fun interview with Brian Bradley of Egoscue. Special guest Jack Miller, President of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, joins Dr. Greg Lane in asking interesting questions about Egoscue. Topics include the history of the Egoscue Method and how we can start using it now to enhance our daily lives.

Brian is the Vice President of Egoscue, Inc.  Brian is on a mission to help millions of people learn how to live healthier, pain-free lives and achieve complete fitness. A frequent speaker at industry events, he presents, consults, and conducts training with corporations, organizations, and nonprofits on the topics of chronic pain, healthy living, and high-level performance. His clients include the Tony Robbins Companies, Bulletproof Radio, YPO, the Seattle Study Club, and the NFL.

Brian has been studying “true” biomechanics and human anatomy using The Egoscue Method for more than 25 years. As the Posture-Pain-Performance coach and motivational speaker, he has spoken in more than 15 countries, promoting a myriad of healthy principles for achieving success in all areas of personal and professional life. Brian believes that real and lasting change can happen when we commit to health as a lifestyle. His postural training, fitness experience and engaging personality get people of all ages moving and digging deep to get their best results.

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Joe Tafur, MD, shares his knowledge of ancient shamanic medicine to the modern research on psychedelics. He and Dr. Greg Lane explore the explosion in psychedlic research on treating emotional trauma such as PTSD and opening the doors of perception through disruption of the default node network. 

Joe Tafur, M.D., is a Colombian-American family physician originally from Phoenix, Arizona. After completing his family medicine training at UCLA, Dr. Tafur spent two years in academic research at the UCSD Department of Psychiatry in a lab focused on mind-body medicine. After his research fellowship, over a period of six years, he lived and worked in the Peruvian Amazon at the traditional healing center Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual. There he worked closely with master Shipibo shaman Ricardo Amaringo and trained in ayahuasca shamanism. In his new book "The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor's Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine," through a series of stories, Dr. Tafur shares his unique experience and integrative medical theories. To learn more about his work, visit and


In this episode, Dr. Greg Lane interviews Brett Rabin, acupuncturist for the San Diego Padres. We are invited to take a peek into a profession of working with athletes alongside an integrative medical team.

Brett is a California Licensed Acupuncturist specializing in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and the mitigation of pain associated with acute and chronic injuries. He has been the Acupuncturist for the San Diego Padres since the 2015 season and currently treats professional baseball players on the active rosters of MLB. He utilizes Sports Medicine Acupuncture alongside MLB Athletic Trainers, Training Staff, Team Doctors, Sports Physical Therapists, and Chiropractors in the on-going evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of professional baseball players on the San Diego Padres active roster.


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. They 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.