Lentinula edodes, aka Shiitake, is one ordinary yet quite spectacular mushroom. It might not yet be well-known in the United States for its medicinal value, but the Shiitake mushroom offers several culinary and curative applications. This mushroom’s dual function is why it has enjoyed such popularity for so long, and why it needs to be on your radar.
The body is made up of and requires many kinds of minerals to perform basic processes. Some of these minerals are more necessary than others and are involved in multiple body functions. Electrolytes are such minerals. There are seven primary electrolytes: Bicarbonate, Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Sodium.
Speaking of how the sun feels on our skin, basking in those summer rays isn’t always a good thing. 5-15 minutes daily (up to 30 minutes for darker skin) of unfiltered sunlight helps our bodies get enough natural vitamin D, but any more than that can start to cause damage. How?
One of the most fascinating mushrooms that is commonly used in health supplements, is actually an extremely rare mushroom. Cordyceps sinensis is native to the high altitudes of Asia where it must meet very particular conditions to be grown. In fact, it is so rare that pure wild cordyceps sinensis costs near $15,000 per kilogram.
Chocolate Chia Reishi Pudding is a simple yet delicious treat. It might be just the easiest, healthy dessert recipe you can make and without any baking! Because the chia seeds expand in your stomach, it will help you feel fuller longer. So not only is it tasty, but it’s a treat you can feel good about eating even when you are dieting. It’s rich, decadent and chocolatey, and you don’t need to feel guilty about enjoying it!
There are several mushrooms that offer numerous health benefits, but today we want to talk about a mushroom that doesn’t look like your typical mushroom. In fact, it’s technically not a mushroom. Native to the cool, wintery climates of Siberia, Canada, and Northern Europe. “Friend” to birch trees. And known for its coal-like exterior, let us present – the chaga mushroom.
A year ago, working from home became a new norm for several people. Hoping that it wouldn’t be a permanent change, not everyone was quick to adapt and still some may struggle. But many people have found that they actually thrive working from home – it all comes down to finding a good work-life balance.
Beta-glucan is typically a soluble fiber found in the cell walls of bacteria, yeasts, algae, grains and mushrooms (like Reishi, Cordyceps, Maitake, Shiitake, Lion’s Mane and Chaga). The beta-glucans in mushrooms are attracting a great deal of attention due to their many health benefits.
In the modern world with so many options to fill your day, sometimes your health gets set on the back burner. But as women, we must realize that our health is important – we have much to live for and we’ve been blessed with the gift to keep life flowing on this planet. We are nurturers; we must take care of ourselves so we can continue to help others grow.
Do you ever look back on your childhood, teen years, and even early 20’s and wish you had that kind of energy again? Nutrition plays a huge role in our energy levels and by eating the right types of foods, you can give your body a natural energy boost.
The juicing craze has slowed down, but it looks like it will be around for a good while. Obviously, as a snack or meal replacement instead of fast food, juicing is a huge plus, but for meeting your daily nutritional requirements, it has some serious drawbacks. So, before you put all your eggs (or vitamins) in one blender, let’s look a bit deeper.
It is important to understand that digestion is the foundation of your health and health is the measurement of how efficiently the cells in your body conduct thousands of life functions. These functions are possible only when enough energy and raw materials are present, and digestion is the process that makes these things available. Thus, the saying, “You are what you eat” or “You are what you absorb” should instead be, “You are what you digest.”
October 09, 2019
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