An Herbalist's Perspective
with Guido Masé
Biohacking Your Brain
An Herbalist's Perspective with Guido Masé
Let's face it…on a daily basis, we need our brain to process more information at a higher speed than ever before.
Environmental factors such as increased noise and light pollution need constant background processing. An ever-increasing array of social media, internet, TV, and advertising pulls our attention in many directions.
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are on the rise. And, while we’re still unraveling the effects of Covid, evidence shows a clear impact on attention, memory span, and executive function.
If you’ve experienced any of these, your brain is calling for help. The good news is we live in an ecological system that is self-designed to support us!
In Biohacking Your Brain, herbalist Guido Masé offers an innovative cyclical approach to achieve peak brain performance.
Biohacking is a buzzword that we hear a lot these days, but, in reality, it is a simple concept. If you’re health-conscious, you probably have already engaged in biohacking without knowing it!
When you observe your biology and then make adjustments to improve it, you are biohacking. Guido Masé invites us to take this a step further.
To achieve peak brain performance, you need to balance your inward-looking and outward-seeking tendencies. You can achieve this by cyclically using herbal protocols to support both processes.
For example, you might use an herbal protocol for one week that focuses on outward-seeking processes, such as creativity and libido. The next week, you could focus on inward-looking processes, such as tending and caring for your internal garden.
In this program, Guido Masé guides us to start with a solid foundation of healthy lifestyle choices such as adequate sleep, good nutrition, and regular exercise, and then add in supportive plants and mushrooms in a cyclical approach. This cyclical protocol mirrors the ecology around us to create a balance between rest and action, inward and outward. It creates the space to allow us to receive and to give.
One of the most profound experiences of loss is the realization that we were taking something for granted and that it’s too late to make a change.
If you're here, it's not too late to optimize your brain's performance. Are you ready to begin Biohacking Your Brain?
What's Inside this Program?
Through the course of this extensive 6-week program, you will learn…
This program also includes the following bonuses…
Learn how to evaluate the components of mental health and ways to nourish and rebalance, including a gut flora “reset” protocol and ideas around cycling and micro-dosing entheogens.
This class, recorded on November 20, 2019,
is a savings of $35!
Unlock immense opportunity to improve your cardiovascular health with safe, complementary, scientifically supported, and traditionally taught herbal remedies.
Savings of $100 on the full program including a live Q&A with Guido Masé in February 2023.
What's the Schedule?
All classes start at 6:30pm Eastern Time. Guido Masé teaches the core classes on Tuesdays.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Explore the Brain with Guido Masé
Thursday, November 10, 2022
What we know about the brain and meditation, and how it can help us with Sarah Peyton
There is so much research that shows the benefit of meditation for practitioners—but what is actually happening in the brain? And what kinds of meditation have which effects? How can people spend years meditating and have very deep practices but not show much change in their closest relationships? How does meditation change our brain waves? What can we learn about meditation that will let us make our best choices for how we use our meditation time? Join Sarah Peyton for this exploration of research, including guided meditation experiences that will help you think differently and make choices about your meditation practice.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Addressing the Aging Brain with Guido Masé
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Neuroregeneration: Beyond Lion’s Mane with William Padilla-Brown
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Addressing Acute Brain Trauma and Stroke with Guido Masé
Both stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a significant impact on neurological function. “Accelerated aging,” disruption of excitatory neurotransmitters, sympathetic output, inflammation, and peripheral nerve dysfunction may need to be addressed. Developing a thorough protocol beyond the use of herbal tonics will be discussed.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Protocols for Neurodegenerative Diseases with Guido Masé
A review of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, vascular dementia, and “classic” age-related dementia will include specific protocols and a detailed and extensive review of the appropriate plant medicine.
Materia Medica includes turmeric, St. John’s wort, gotu kola, mullein root, valerian, calamus, huperzia, sage, capsaicin, ginger, hawthorn, ginkgo, rosemary, rhodiola, mucuna, skullcap, rauwolfia, bacopa, vinca, and more.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Pandemic Brain Fog: Herbal Support with Mimi Hernandez
Whether from a storied background of tradition or based on clinically relevant scientific inquiry, several herbs are considered to support clarity of thought. These herbs can be allies for those affected by the haze known as “pandemic brain fog.” Mimi reveals etiology affecting cognition during these challenging times and presents herbal strategies to help clear the cobwebs. Mimi also shares personal musings about her journey toward vibrant brain health throughout her long Covid recovery.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Healthy Cognition, Performance, and Mood with Guido Masé
A review of brain fog, distractability, hyperstimulation, lack of focus, memory and learning issues, anosmia (loss of sense of smell), and epilepsy will include a systematic review of nervines, adaptogens, and aromatic plants for appropriate support. This session will include a look at end-of-life support and key players, such as entheogens, that may support the transition.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
The Gut-Brain Connection with Maya Shetreat
The human body, especially the gut, harbors up to ten times as many microbial cells as human cells. In the last decade, exciting research has shown an extraordinary connection between the human brain and the microbiome of the gut. Brain fog, mood, decision-making, and even personality may be impacted by the bacteria that colonize the gut. Learn how to boost mental health and cognition by nourishing and re-balancing the microbiome, including a detailed description of a gut flora “reset” protocol.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Building a Therapeutic Protocol for Cognitive Performance with Guido Masé
Recognizing the value of a proactive approach to brain health is key to developing a well-rounded protocol for long-term brain health. From tonics to entheogens, healthy sleep to appropriate exercise, identifying goals, and crafting a program that cycles and flexes to meet the individual’s needs raises the bar and ensures a greater degree of long-term success.
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Final Wrap Up and Q&A with Guido Masé
This final class will provide an overview of the core material and bring the pieces together. There will be plenty of time for discussion and Q&A.
About Your Teacher
Guido Masé RH(AHG) is an herbalist and garden steward specializing in therapeutic herbalism and the pharmacology of plants and mushrooms. He spent his childhood in Italy, in the central Alps, and in a Renaissance town called Ferrara. After traveling the United States, he settled in Vermont, where he has been living since 1996.
He is a founder, faculty member, and clinical supervisor at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, a 501(c)(3) non-profit herbal medicine clinic and school. He serves as an herbalist, principal scientist, and chief formulator at Traditional Medicinals, where he works on herbal teas, supplements, bitters, and tonics. He is a founding member of Railyard Apothecary (Burlington, VT), where he works as part of a collaborative clinical practice. He is the author of The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants (Healing Arts Press, 2013) and DIY Bitters (Fair Winds Press, 2016).
He has a talent for explaining complicated subjects in an interesting and understandable manner. He creates a bridge between the scientific community and the public, feeding both groups with practical information that can be used personally in the home or with clients in a clinic.
Special Guest Presenters
In addition to the core classes taught live by Guido Masé, we’ve lined up 4 additional teachers to add even more depth to the topics!
Maya Shetreat, MD is a neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer, and author of The Dirt Cure. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Telegraph, NPR, Sky News, The Dr. Oz Show and more. Dr. Maya is the founder of the Terrain Institute, where she teaches Terrain Medicine™, earth-based programs for transformational healing. She works and studies with indigenous communities and healers from around the world, and is a lifelong student of ethnobotany, plant healing, and the sacred.
William Padilla-Brown is a Multidisciplinary Citizen Scientist practicing social science, mycology, phycology, molecular biology, and additive manufacturing. William founded and is the current CEO of MycoSymbiotics, a permaculture research and production business based in Central Pennsylvania focused on innovative practical applied biological science.
Mimi Prunella Hernandez
Mimi holds a Master of Science in Herbal Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health. A Registered Herbalist, Mimi has mentored many clinical and community herbalism students over the years. She has served as the Executive Director of the American Herbalists Guild for the past ten years. As an herbalist, Mimi believes strongly that keeping plant wisdom alive is essential and has dedicated her life's work to serving as an advocate for both traditional and professional herbal pathways while building cultural bridges of understanding.
Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and neuroscience educator, integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to heal personal and collective trauma with exquisite gentleness. Sarah is a sought-after expert who brings neuroscience expertise together with depth work, self-compassion, and the transformative potential of language. Sarah teaches and lectures internationally and is the author of three books: Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing, the companion Your Resonant Self Workbook: From Self-sabotage to Self-care, and Affirmations for Turbulent Times: Resonant Words to Soothe Body and Mind.
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Biohacking Your Brain
Are you ready to learn the tools to reclaim your brain's health and vitality?
6-week course with live classes
All classes are recorded
Lifetime availability to recordings
A vibrant community to learn and grow with
Bonus: Access to the prerecorded
class The Microbiome and the Brain
for FREE (a savings of $35)
Bonus: 50% off Guido Masé's
Natural Cardio Care program
(a savings of $100)!
100% Worth It!
We are so committed to our programs we will happily refund your full tuition price within 30 days of the start of the program if you are unhappy with it.
Need Help or Have Questions?
This course will take place within BotanicWise’s virtual Mighty Network Community.
The BotanicWise virtual community is compatible with all devices so you can conveniently access all class materials at home or on the go. You can download the Mighty Networks App directly from the App Store or Google Play Store by searching for "Mighty Networks." The iOS app is compatible for both iPhone and iPad, and the Android app is designed to work perfectly on your favorite Android device. Otherwise, you can use Text Me the App, the prompt at the bottom of your Personal Settings page of your Mighty Network account.
Who Is This Program Perfect For?
The course is geared towards both practitioners and individuals who have some experience with herbal medicine and self care. The information is particularly useful for those dealing with brain fog, cognitive impairment, neurodegenerative diseases and those who want to boost their brain's overall performance!
This is an online program that requires a computer, laptop, or device with internet access. If you lack the technology or know-how to participate online, this program may not be an option for you.
This program does cover advanced topics. Existing knowledge of basic brain biology and/or of herbal protocols is extremely helpful.
Tuition and Guarantee
Full tuition for this in-depth course is $375 and includes the The Microbiome and the Brain (valued separately at $35) as well as a 50% discount for Natural Cardio Care. Natural Care Care must be purchased separately. It also includes the Staying Smart series with Charis Lindrooth, Rosemary Gladstar, and Tammi Sweet.
There is no expiration date for access to course materials.
No, there is no need to renew membership. Your tuition includes ongoing access to course materials.
Yes! We offer a 100% “Worth It” guarantee. We are so committed to our programs we will happily refund you your full tuition price if you are unhappy with the course. Refunds must be requested by December 10, 2022.
We accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal.
Last Little Details
Yes! Classes include live Q&A sessions, plus you may reach out with questions at any time via the BotanicWise community chat feature.
Please reach out to the BotanicWise Team with any questions using contact form below!