It’s been almost two years since the outbreak of COVID-19 began. And since it still looms over the health of billions, many are searching for natural ways to improve their health and boost their immune system. So, it should come as no surprise that Eastern cultures have looked to traditional medicines for answers. One of those answers lies in the herb, Andrographis.
Have you ever stopped to think about your allergies? Not everyone experiences allergies the same way because allergic reactions are the result of a chain reaction from your immune system. Thousands of things, of course, can be allergens. But how do you, or did you, get allergies in the first place? And what can you do to help manage them?
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.
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.
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.