Staying in the Game, A Plum Dragon Herbs Podcast
EP08 Eat to Perform: Expert Weighs in on Healthy Choices and Habits

EP08 Eat to Perform: Expert Weighs in on Healthy Choices and Habits

September 12, 2019

In this podcast series, we are speaking to Craig Williams, a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of East Asian Medicine in private practice in Austin, Texas. 

Highlights:

◉ Find out what you need to eat to perform at your best, whether you’re punching bags at the gym or running up the stairs at home.  

◉ Craig walks us through what a healthy and sustainable routine includes and how to find balance in life. 

◉ Nutrient-dense foods, whole herbs, the right exercises (note: must be something we enjoy!) and what we put into our minds all play a critical role in our health and fitness.

Craig is a Clinical Herbalist (R.H.) with the American Herbalist Guild, a NAMA Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, and an East West Certified Herbalist ( E.W.C.H.). Craig has a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine and is a Nationally Certified Instructor of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Craig is also an ACE Certified Health Coach, Certified Eat to Perform Coach, Certified Revolution Running Coach, ACE Certified Sports Conditioning Coach, AFPA Certified Holistic Nutritionist, and a NASM Certified Nutrition Coach.

EP07 Knock Out Your Ego Before Your Opponent

EP07 Knock Out Your Ego Before Your Opponent

July 19, 2019

Welcome to the Plum Dragon Herbs Podcast Series “Staying in the Game.” In this podcast series, we are speaking to Josh Walke again, whose passion for Chinese medicine and martial arts led him to become the original founder of Plum Dragon Herbs in 2005. He currently works as a software engineer and runs the central U.S. chapter for the Tabimina Balintawak Group, a combative style of martial arts that originated in the Philippines, where he recently visited. We're so glad that he could join us again today.

Josh discusses the best dit da jow to meet your training goals. He also discusses the importance of suppressing the ego in training.

EP06 Healing Emotional Pain With Trauma Informed Yoga

EP06 Healing Emotional Pain With Trauma Informed Yoga

June 18, 2019

Welcome to the Plum Dragon Herbs Podcast Series “Staying in the Game.” In this podcast series, we are speaking to Yogini Rachel, a trained trauma informed yoga Instructor and Owner of Under 1 Ocean Yoga. Yogini Rachel is an experienced private yoga instructor with a demonstrated history of working in the alternative medicine industry along with strong community and social services. She is a professional graduate from the East West College of Natural Medicine had received a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She also trained and worked as an EMT for several years prior to following her current career path in yoga.

 

Yogini Rachel discusses how trauma informed yoga can help people to heal from past hurts and move forward in life.  The present moment forward is the only thing we have control over. 

EP05 Budo Brothers Share How Failure Can Lead to Success in Life

EP05 Budo Brothers Share How Failure Can Lead to Success in Life

April 30, 2019

Welcome to the Plum Dragon Herbs Podcast Series “Staying in the Game.” In this podcast series, we have conversations about mindset and techniques for staying at the top of your game. In our fifth episode, we’re talking to Erik Allen and Kyle Mahadio, lifelong martial artists and co-owners of the Budo Brothers, a martial arts lifestyle company. Erik and Kyle share how their challenges and failures in life ultimately led to their success.  

EP04 Healing Through Meditation, Mindfulness & Bodywork Therapy

EP04 Healing Through Meditation, Mindfulness & Bodywork Therapy

March 22, 2019

In our fourth episode, we’re talking to Jason Lage, a therapeutic massage, bodywork, and reflexology practitioner whose goal is to revitalize health and lessen pain and stress for his clients. He is the owner of "Tranquil Heart Enterprises," and practices in the Minnesota area.

EP03 Walking Through Fire to Make the Strongest Dit Da Jow: A Founder’s Story

EP03 Walking Through Fire to Make the Strongest Dit Da Jow: A Founder’s Story

January 28, 2019

Welcome to the new Plum Dragon Herbs Podcast Series “Staying in the Game.” In this podcast series, we have conversations about mindset and techniques for staying at the top of your game. In our third episode, we’re talking to Josh Walker, whose passion for Chinese medicine and martial arts led him to become the original founder of Plum Dragon Herbs in 2005. He currently works as a software engineer and runs the central U.S. chapter for the Tabimina Balintawak Group, a combative style of martial arts that originated in the Philippines.

Josh shares why he started Plum Dragon Herbs and how the company’s flagship products, Dit Da Jow formulas, were created to fill a gap in the existing offerings of herbal remedies for pain relief.  Helpful tips on using Dit Da Jow and picking the right formula are discussed in this podcast. Josh also shares his mindset and belief that every person needs to walk through their own personal fire in order to become a more effective person.

 

EP02 Never Say Die: The Warrior Mindset of a TCM Practitioner

EP02 Never Say Die: The Warrior Mindset of a TCM Practitioner

November 29, 2018

Kenton Sefcik, a seasoned acupuncturist and martial artist, author, and mentor shares how his 'never say die' attitude has served him well in life. He is also the creator of TCM Graduate TV where he provides online education to up and coming acupuncturists and naturopathic doctors.

EP01  Never Give Up and Manage Pain Naturally: A World Champion’s Story

EP01 Never Give Up and Manage Pain Naturally: A World Champion’s Story

August 1, 2018

Joining us today is Tomm Voss, a world-champion martial artist, a skilled stunt fighter, actor, fitness expert and motivational speaker. Tomm will be sharing how he was introduced to a Filipino stickfighting art through a student of Bruce Lee's training partner, and used the ancient Chinese practice of Qigong to overcome chronic pain and serious health problems.…He then went on to become a World Champion StickFighter. Tomm believes in the power of vision and commitment, and his motto "Never Give Up" is a strong theme in today's interview.

Music from today’s episode is by Kevin Macleod.