Episode 177: Microbiome Biohacking
with Dr. Andrew Miles
It’s always interesting to dive deeper into the places where modern research starts to overlap with the teachings of Chinese Medicine and Dr. Andrew Miles joins this conversation to do just that. With potent information on the functions of the micobiome and molecular mimicry, Dr. Miles shares his insights into the body as a teeming, ever-changing sea of energy.
Drawing from the perspective he gained from living and studying Chinese Medicine in China after having already studied it for several years in Canada, Dr. Miles enlightens us with ways to improve the communication within our bodies.
On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
- Getting specific with how we talk about Qi and gasotransmitters
- The importance of learning to observe, without controlling, the breath
- How our understanding of excess dampness and its effects has evolved recently
- What herbs he’s seen commonly used in other cultures that could benefit us
- Why foot soaks have become a focus in his practice
Dr. Andrew Miles, DOM grew up with a Taiwanese stepfather immersed in Chinese culture, martial arts, and medicine. He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in Canada at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and later studied advanced diagnostics and integrated medicine at the Chengdu University of TCM in Sichuan, China. He lived in China for years learning more about Chinese medicine in laboratories and learning from China’s top specialists. He is the host of the Botanical Biohacking podcast and works with an expert panel to source sustainably wildcrafted herbs for dampness. He has consulted for pharmaceutical companies, practiced medicine and taught martial arts in China, and has been recognized by the Taiwanese and Chinese governments for promotion and preservation of traditional Chinese culture.
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