Human Optimization: The Neuroscience of Plant Medicine

March 27, 2023
Hosted by Lena Franklin

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We're in a time where the mergence of Science & Spirituality is at the forefront of the health, wellness and even medical fields. Neuroscience is beginning to describe what ancient mystics and spiritual masters have known for many centuries ~ that plant medicines straight from Pachamama (Mother Earth) are multi-dimensional tools for healing and provide a direct path to Universal truths. On this episode of Medicine Wisdom, we’re stepping you into some of those potent truths with Neuropsychophysiologist, Kayla Osterhoff, as we discuss how plant medicines are powerful tools to optimize your human functioning by changing your neural anatomy. I first met this incredible woman and world-renowned Women's Health Expert in-person when we were both speaking at a wellness event in Austin, TX. Kayla's open-hearted wisdom and depth of knowledge are gifts to this world. Kayla bridges the gap of science and spirituality with power and grace, and her novel research and innovations are changing the landscape of feminine health. She is formally trained across the health sciences with a bachelor of science in health ecology, masters of science in public health and she's currently pursuing her doctoral degree in neuropsychophysiology. In this episode, you'll learn how ethical, responsible use of medicines straight from the Earth can be game-changers in up-leveling your mental health and human functioning… changing your neural anatomy, and thus, your life. Plus, in my capacity as Medicine Woman and founder of The EAST Institute, I’ll be sharing more about the in-depth plant medicine healing programs offered through our global organization for healing and transformation. This episode is truly packed with potent education and embodied wisdom!

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Hosted by Modern Medicine Woman and Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Lena Franklin, Medicine Wisdom is a Radio Talk Show that will guide you on expansive journeys of transformation, inspiration, and powerful embodiment of your soul's purpose. We ALL have a medicine, a unique gift, that's meant to flow through us and into the world. Wisdom comes when we transform the false aspects of our inner and outer lives in service of embodying the truth and light of our most expansive desires. Your heart-ignited desires are the axis points into discovering who you are and why you’re here on Earth (Pachamama). Lena will share her heroic human journey of transmuting a misaligned life based in fear to embracing her true calling as a globally renowned medicine woman. Journey with Lena in each episode to learn from the stories, transmissions and teachings of Medicine Wisdom's change-making guests including shamans, spiritual teachers, doctors, business leaders and more!

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Lena Franklin

Lena Franklin is a Modern Medicine Woman, Transpersonal Psychotherapist, and Sacred Feminine Maestra, offering the ancient practices of meditation, energy medicine and psycho-spiritual healing in an accessible way for a modern lifestyle. Lena is also the Founder of The EAST Institute, a leading global organization integrating the use of traditional plant medicines as a re-emergence in modern medicine for the treatment of Mental Health and personal transformation. Raised in a hybrid Buddhist/Christian home, Lena was introduced to meditation as a young child and now integrates Eastern philosophy with Western neuroscience in her healing and teaching work. Formally trained with a bachelor of science in psychology and a master of science in social work, Lena is dedicated to guiding others on a journey of embodied purpose, presence and liberated wholeness. Additionally, Lena has studied and trained in Asia and South America, her sacred lineages of Mahayana Buddhism and Q'ero Peruvian Shamanism, weaving these ancient traditions into her global work. Lena has taught transformational workshops and retreats all over the globe, guiding thousands to transform their suffering into strength by accessing their multi-dimensional existence as souls in human form. Lena has been featured on Bravo, Lifetime, the cover of Yoga Magazine, and in The NY Times, Telegraph, World Travel Magazine and more. Visit her websites to learn more: and

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