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Embracing the Healing Power of Medicinal Mushrooms

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Our local forests are filled with beautiful medicinal mushrooms, each holding its own unique bioactive profile and capacity for supporting our body systems...

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, fall brings with it a sense of transformation and renewal. Fall is the perfect time to explore the lush forests of this region and uncover the hidden treasures that lie beneath the towering conifers. These fungi are not only a crucial component of the ecosystem but also boast a wide array of medicinal benefits that have been recognized for millennia. Our local forests are filled with beautiful medicinal mushrooms, each holding its own unique bioactive profile and capacity for supporting our body systems.

As we transition into the cooler months, strengthening our immune systems becomes a top priority. Medicinal mushrooms support our immune systems in a variety of ways. Many of the medicinal mushrooms are high in Beta-glucans; polysaccharides that are responsible for the immune modulating effects of mushrooms.

Local medicinal mushrooms like reishi species, turkey tail, red belted conk and agarikon are top picks for their immunomodulating properties and contain an abundance of beta-glucans! These fungi contain compounds that can enhance the body's natural defense mechanisms, such as improving host resistance to infections, reducing stress, promoting a balanced nervous system, enhancing memory and cognitive health as well as normalizing cellular functions and improving the energy production of mitochondria, making them essential allies in maintaining our well-being during fall season.

Let's delve into a couple of these remarkable mushrooms...

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum):

Known in Chinese medicine as the mushroom of longevity, Reishi is a prized adaptogen that modulates stress responses, fortifies immune system, supports liver detoxification and protects against cancer and heart disease.

Psycho-spiritually, Reishi is deeply grounding and is a metabolizer of experiences. It supports us to integrate our experiences while being held by the wisdom and stillness of the ancient forests where it’s found. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reishi is used to nourish the Shen (the energy related to the heart that influences the mind, consciousness, and emotional balance). Reishi is supportive for bringing balance to any disturbance of the Shen (anxiety, insomnia, nightmares, mood disturbances and poor memory).

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor):

A powerful immune modulator and antioxidant, making it a great ally to ward off bacterial and viral infections, as well as to support and nourish a depleted immune system. Beyond immune support, turkey tail supports our detoxification pathways (specifically the liver), digestion (acting as a prebiotic for the microbiome) and an effective adjunct to cancer treatment.

Psycho-spiritually, Turkey Tail helps us to connect with our authentic self and discover harmony by revealing patterns and conditioning that no longer serves. It is a valuable ally during times of change, uncertainty and the changing of seasons.

If you're keen to explore the healing potential of Medicinal Mushrooms further, we invite you to watch this FREE two-hour webinar that delves deeply into the world of these remarkable fungi and their incredible benefits.

During this educational session, we will guide you through the following key topics:

Introduction to Medicinal Mushrooms: Get acquainted with the fascinating world of medicinal mushrooms and discover their centuries-old history as natural remedies.

Exploring the Health Benefits: Learn about the extraordinary health benefits associated with our top 5 selected medicinal mushrooms, and how they can enhance your well-being.

Understanding Extract Types: Gain clarity on the distinctions between dual extracts, micronized extracts and powders, empowering you to make informed choices when incorporating these mushrooms into your daily routine.

Fruiting Body vs. Mycelium: Understand the crucial difference between the fruiting body and mycelium of mushrooms, and why this distinction matters in maximizing their medicinal potential.

Selecting Trusted Suppliers: Discover the importance of sourcing your medicinal mushrooms from reputable suppliers, ensuring the purity and efficacy of your chosen products.

Confidently Incorporating Mushrooms into Your Life: Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to start integrating medicinal mushrooms into your life, making them a valuable addition to your wellness routine.

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