When we want to take proactive steps to maintain our health and well-being, medicinal mushrooms can be a part of an ideal solution. Not only are they free of the side effects common with pharmaceutical drugs, but when combined with medications, mushrooms can help strengthen your immune system and restore balance in your body. A balanced body is less prone to disease and infection.
Mushrooms are a great way to take advantage of their medicinal benefits, as they contain antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, antibacterials, and other compounds that benefit your health. However, it is recommended that you buy organic mushrooms when possible; this will make sure they have not been exposed to any pesticides or chemicals that can alter the quality of their compounds. Medicinal mushrooms can be taken in many forms such as powder for teas or extracts capsule, powdered extracts, or tinctures.
In this episode, founder of West Wolf Medicinals Nicole Pressly Wolf explains the many benefits of adding mushrooms to your daily supplement routine. She suggests including varieties like Chaga, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Shiitake, Turkey Tail and Reishi to help promote healthy aging and overall well-being by supporting your immune system. If you are curious about what some of these mushrooms look like and want to watch the interview with Nicole, you can check it out on Modern Aging’s YouTube Channel, but if you want to listen, tune in above.
Let’s jump in!
Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[01:29] Immune system mushroom tea from the master mushroom extract.
[04:55] About the 6 master mushrooms and their benefits in health and aging.
[07:01] Turkey Tail Mushroom; the superheroes and immortality mushroom. Is there a stronger effect of taking mushrooms together? Find out!
[09:14] About beta-glucans in mushrooms, how they are extracted, and their benefits.
[13:37] Why should you choose organic mushrooms, and why is this important? Other mushrooms that are great for the immune system and longevity.
[16:22] Chaga conk and Shiitake and their medicinal benefits
About Nicole Pressly Wolf –
Raised as a city girl and a lifelong environmental activist, journalist, and secret science nerd, Nicole never imagined she could farm or care directly for the earth beyond her written activism. Moving west, she wanted her next “career” to be intentional work in a practical and tactile environment, not in front of a computer. Oh, and yeah — for the benefit of all.
Now, with America’s fungi awakening, Nicole has found her true way forward. Since the move, she has become fascinated with mushrooms and devoured books, films, and teachings. She attended numerous mushroom-growing workshops. Nicole started a daily supplement of powdered mushrooms looking for support with all that comes with aging, from brain power to general energy. Within weeks she noticed her memory had improved, and her energy was up. She was hooked! All that she has learned about the fungi kingdom inspires awe and wonder. Farming mushrooms and creating a permaculture farm has allowed her to offer health to her family, community, and the planet.
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