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HerbWorks - Healing Your Life with Herbs & Common Sense
103 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
Optimal Performance Podcast w/ Sean McCormick
Roger Drummer joins the Optimal Performance Podcast In this episode we cover: • Brain injuries and the need for certain nutrients. • Roger’s mystical experience drinking reishi mushroom tea. • Roger's bladder cancer diagnosis and how he disappeared his tumors naturally. Now he's cancer free for 3+ years. • How we just flat out do not and cannot consume the right nutrients for optimal performance without herbs and adaptogens. • What is an adaptogen? • How adaptogens are often mislabeled. • How the HPA axis - hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal - effects your stress and everything in your body is regulated by the HPA. • How to think about how you react to adaptogens. If you get tired, that may be important to pay attention to. • The whole point of herbs and adaptogens is to empower the body.
58 minutes | Feb 8, 2019
(Pt. 2) Hacking the Self: Reducing Stress with Chinese Herbalism
Chinese herbalism is an ancient form of biohacking and the use of these herbs continues to offer great benefits to your health. In part two of this episode, Adrian Baker and Roger Drummer discuss the proper way to reduce stress and improve your health with the use of adaptogens. You can learn more about Adrian Baker at https://hackingtheself.org
61 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
(Pt. 1) Hacking the Self: Reducing Stress with Chinese Herbalism
Adrian Baker and Roger Drummer discuss what makes Chinese herbology unique – the fundamental principal of recognizing a person’s core imbalance and correcting it. A healthy constitution can withstand tremendous outside influence by restoring and maintaining vitality. You can learn more about Adrian Baker at https://hackingtheself.org
46 minutes | Nov 15, 2018
Adaptogenic Herbs and the Keto Diet
Every diet has its nuances - the ketogenic diet can be adopted to fit any lifestyle or health program. After reading a recent article trying to discredit the success of the ketogenic diet, Roger looks into key information you should keep in mind when reading any study. Learn all about the various stages of ketosis, low carb, and high fat dieting to make the most out of this amazing diet.
68 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
Tired? Low Libido? You May Have a Thyroid Issue!
Do you feel like you have thyroid symptoms but your doctor says it's normal? Roger Drummer and Dr. Ann Barter, a chiropractor and Functional Medicine practitioner from Longmont, CO focus on an incredible depth of knowledge about thyroid issues and how they impact your health. When looking at Functional Medicine and its similarities to Chinese medicine, both look to root causes instead of just treating symptoms. You can learn more about Dr. Ann Barter and her practice at http://altfammed.com
37 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
Diets Are NOT The Key to Losing Weight
There is a rise in obesity and the problem is with diets. Roger discusses the concept of getting healthy by eating all you want as well as dealing with stress and food cravings. The secret starts with eating healthy REAL foods and eliminating JUNK.
63 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
Hope and Healing w/ Dave Johnson & Roger Drummer
In this special episode, Roger Drummer discusses the concept of Hope and Healing with his good friend Dave Johnson. Roger and Dave have both experienced miraculous healing from cancer by using the ketogenic diet, as well as natural therapies. Learn all about the process they used to heal themselves and how they feel it can offer hope to others who may be suffering from chronic illness.
38 minutes | Oct 5, 2018
Energy Medicine: Creating Your Own Miracles
We all have the ability to create miracles, it’s just about putting yourself into the proper position to do so. Learn about cases of miraculous health changes from altering your personal environment, as well as using herbs, diet, and meditation. The universe is just an energetic grid that moves when the opportunity presents itself.
38 minutes | Sep 26, 2018
Is Coconut Oil Poisoning You?
The entire diabetes and obesity epidemic in America is a result of faulty science used to promote the sales of certain foods, drugs, and even diets. Roger Drummer discusses the claim of coconut oil being a poison that was recently "proven" by a Harvard scientist. Unfortunately, this kind of scientific bias and the basic misinformation that drives the medical system today has already killed millions of people.
29 minutes | Sep 21, 2018
Boosting Energy and Cleansing
Did you know that you can stimulate your own body’s amazing cleansing process called autophagy? One of the main benefits of a juice cleansing is that it can have a great benefit to how your liver processes carcinogens and other toxins. Sometimes the liver just needs a break and a good juice fast focused on greens can do the trick.
32 minutes | Sep 12, 2018
Everyday Toxins Are Lowering Your IQ
According to modern science, the average IQ has been tumbling down on an average of 7 points per generation. It’s not surprising, considering the trend of poor nutrition, exposure to fluoride, pesticides, and other neurotoxins. Learn how to reverse this growing trend in your own family through awareness, food choices, and proper nutrition. SHOW NOTES 00:00 Toxins interrupt brain function 00:30 Every generation is getting dumber 03:45 Harming unborn babies' nervous systems 11:45 Detoxify your system within a couple of months 17:30 How government subsidy lowers the quality of our food 19:00 Flavor enhancers lower your IQ 22:25 Essential nutrients that are required to produce new neurons
34 minutes | Sep 6, 2018
Antibiotics...They're in Your Food!
Did you know that antibiotics could be in the food that you eat every day? The introduction of antibiotics transformed Western medicine and could easily be described as the most important medical discovery of the last 100 years. Roger discusses the wonders and dangers of antibiotics, as well as how their success has crippled the industry - as it cannot let go of this idea of a single chemical cure.
31 minutes | Aug 30, 2018
Protecting Yourself from Pesticides
Are herbicides, pesticides, and environmental toxins in the food that you eat? Probably. Monsanto recently lost a $289 million dollar lawsuit due to the relationship of Roundup causing cancer in humans, and were also hit with a study by the Environmental Working Group, alleging unsafe levels of Roundup in foods that you eat everyday. Roger discusses how to protect yourself from pesticides and set up your body to get rid of the toxins in your system from foods you've eaten and why switching to eating organic is so important. Environmental Working Group Links Dirty Dozen Clean 15 App for iPhone Breakfast with a Dose of Roundup
35 minutes | Aug 22, 2018
Death by Medicine
You know something is wrong with the medical system when you’re diagnosed with indigestion and sent home, but you die from heart disease. Learn all about the 3rd leading cause of death in America, Iatrogenic Death—better known as “Death by Medicine” The daily news is filled with traumatic events that occur within our medical system - the combination of drug reactions, needless surgeries, and other medical mistakes that claim hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Roger also discusses his “Miracle Child” and how his 18 month old daughter avoided complications when doctors made the proper decisions for her treatment.
36 minutes | Aug 16, 2018
The Speed Molecule
Are you properly feeding your brain ? Roger Drummer discusses the “speed molecule” acetylcholine - one of the most important neurotransmitters in your brain, and why high quality herbs & nutrients are essential to keep your brain healthy. SHOW NOTES 03:30 Complex mental tasks require a well fed brain 04:40 Reducing inflammation in your brain 07:00 Why your brain needs choline 10:10 High quality B vitamins can make a difference 13:05 Protecting your blood-brain barrier 21:00 Rebuilding your brain 24:10 Depression and overmedicating 27:15 Supporting dopamine to power up your brain
34 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
Anti-Aging and Tonic Herbalism
If you take herbs or are thinking about taking herbs, you MUST listen to this podcast! Roger Drummer discusses true anti-aging, from the perspective of tonic herbalism, and explains why putting energy back into a worn out system is much more profound than simply taking antioxidants. While both are good for you, only tonic herbalism will change a worn out person back into a functional human being.
39 minutes | Aug 2, 2018
Building Immunity and Recovering from Antibiotics
Exploring the world of antibiotics, Roger Drummer discusses the best way to avoid overuse and exposure. You'll even learn how to build your own medicine chest at home and avoid being dependent on antibiotics in the first place. SHOW NOTES 01:50 Antibiotics weaken your immune system 04:30 How your diet plays an important role 07:10 Your body can become resistant to antibiotics 09:15 Avoiding drug free foods by buying organic 17:15 Overprescribing antibiotics 21:00 What you can do to survive antibiotics 22:30 How a probiotic enema can help 26:00 Building general immunity to stay healthy
31 minutes | Jul 26, 2018
Is eating meat right for you? Roger Drummer discusses eating meat, from the perspective of being a long time vegetarian. This isn’t about eating a Vegan diet, but rather eating animals that are Vegans, and how that may affect your health. Learn all about the effects on Roger's physical and mental well-being after adding bison and lamb meat to his diet.
33 minutes | Jul 20, 2018
Protecting Your Brain from Premature Aging
Are you experiencing premature aging of the brain? Brain health is influenced by toxic exposures, exercise, and especially nutrition. Your brain has certain requirements and if they aren’t met, you'll experience brain starvation. What we call memory loss may simply be the result of your brain lacking the proper food over a long period of time. SHOW NOTES 02:30 Neuroplasticity…your brain CAN rewire itself 04:15 An undernourished brain can cause memory loss 08:00 Inflammation causes accelerated damage in your brain 11:10 Neurotoxins that damage your brain 22:00 Good things that you can do for your brain 25:15 How the right nutrients can properly feed your brain
29 minutes | Jul 16, 2018
Adaptogenic Herbs in Inner Peace
Did you know that adaptogens can retrain your body to function at an optimized level? Roger Drummer talks about the adaptogens in Inner Peace and their positive effects such as calming your nervous system, deeper sleep, and even detoxing your brain. SHOW NOTES 00:20 Why most health issues are related to stress 02:30 Deeper sleep with Inner Peace 04:45 Removing tension from your nervous system 09:30 Listen to your body 12:00 Why athletes benefit from adaptogens 13:35 How adaptogenic herbs help you sleep 16:00 Adaptogens adapt depending on your stress level 22:00 Your body recovers ONLY during deep sleep
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