Shiitake – the Hidden Gem of Ordinary Mushrooms

Shiitake – the Hidden Gem of Ordinary Mushrooms

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.

August 23, 2021
Electrolytes – The Tiny Spark Your Body Needs

Electrolytes – The Tiny Spark Your Body Needs

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.

July 19, 2021
Have a Sun-Healthy Summer

Have a Sun-Healthy Summer

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?
July 05, 2021
A Tale of Two Cordyceps

A Tale of Two Cordyceps

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.
June 28, 2021
Chocolate Chia Reishi Pudding

Chocolate Chia Reishi Pudding

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!

June 07, 2021
CHAGA spelled out in chaga mushroom

The Chaga Story: A Fungus with Amazing Benefits

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.

May 24, 2021
Establishing Work-Life Balance: Working from Home

Establishing Work-Life Balance: Working from Home

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.
May 17, 2021
Beta-Glucans: What They Are & Why You Should Include Them in Your Diet

Beta-Glucans: What They Are & Why You Should Include Them in Your Diet

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.
May 11, 2021
A Woman’s Guide to a Healthier Life

A Woman’s Guide to a Healthier Life

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.
May 04, 2021
Energy-Boosting Smoothie Bowl

Energy-Boosting Smoothie Bowl

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.
March 19, 2021
So You Think You Can Drink Your Vitamins? Juicing vs Smoothies

So You Think You Can Drink Your Vitamins? Juicing vs Smoothies

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.
August 12, 2020
You Are What You Digest

You Are What You Digest

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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