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Health & Wellness Podcasts

A renowned educator in the fields of nutrition and Chinese Herbalism, Roger Drummer brings his 30 years of experience as a Diplomate of Chinese Herbology to these engaging conversations. Tune in for cutting-edge information on today's important health topics. Roger's unique style takes the guesswork out of complicated health issues. HerbWorks is committed to helping you improve your health and enhance your life, through herbs and common sense.


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A renowned educator in the fields of nutrition and Chinese Herbalism, Roger Drummer brings his 30 years of experience as a Diplomate of Chinese Herbology to these engaging conversations. Tune in for cutting-edge information on today's important health topics. Roger's unique style takes the guesswork out of complicated health issues. HerbWorks is committed to helping you improve your health and enhance your life, through herbs and common sense.








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...


(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


(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


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 function00:30 Every generation is getting dumber03:45 Harming unborn babies' nervous systems11:45 Detoxify your...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


Eating Vegans?

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.


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...


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...