All About Medicinal Mushrooms… Free 2020 Mushroom Calendar
Mushrooms In History
Mushrooms have been used medicinally for thousands of years. The Ancient Greeks used mushrooms for respiratory conditions. Hippocrates used mushrooms as far back as 450B.C.E. as an anti-inflammatory and to heal wounds. Native American tribes have been using mushrooms for spiritual growth and to rid the body of diseases. The Chinese have been using Reishi mushroom, also known as ganoderma, for increasing longevity and for respiratory conditions. Otzi the IceMan, the world’s oldest mummy, was found with a mushroom in his medicine kit that has antiparasitic and antibacterial properties.
Modern science has been interested in mushrooms medicinally, especially since the late 1990’s. Mushrooms have been used to help clean up oil spills, build renewable houses, and filter our water and air. More research has been conducted to figure out why these mushrooms have such a long history at helping us. Science has isolated the compounds that are beneficial to us. They are mainly complex sugars called beta-glucans and also antioxidants. Mushrooms also have the ability to enhance our immune system.
Free 2020 Mushroom Calendar
Download this free 2020 calendar and print from home. A3 format is the maximum size.
Five Medicinal Mushrooms You Should Know
The Five Elements have correspondences to nine different aspects of nature: seasons, directions, colors, environment, tastes, emotions, organs, sensory organs and body tissues. As acupuncturists, these correspondences help us suggest lifestyle recommendations for our patients.
Mushrooms in the Kitchen
Support optimal health by adding medicinal mushrooms into breakfast, lunch or dinner
Immune Support Mushroom & Brazil Nut Fruit Smoothie
Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti designed this blend of seven mushroom species (Royal Sun Blazei, Cordyceps, Reishi, Maitake, Lion’s Mane, Chaga and Mesima) to support general immunity.* Many use Stamets 7® as a functional food multiple for maintaining peak performance and health.* We love this powdered mushroom blend made with heat treated and freeze-dried mushroom mycelium powder. Powdered blends are palatable and can be added to smoothies, drinks, sprinkled on oatmeal or even added at the end of a cook, to thicken and enrich soups, stews or other foods.
Resources: Ready to learn more? Check out our friends at Fungi Perfecti in Washington state for classes, books and online information.
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt
- 1 Banana
- 1 Cup Frozen Fruit (mango and strawberry are delicious)
- 1 Tsp Immune Support Mushroom Mycelium Powder
- 5 Ice cubes
- 6 Brazil Nuts
To Garnish: Coconut, granola, mesclun greens, brazil nuts, and halved strawberries
Combine all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into bowl and garnish.
- Daily overall immune support
- Promotes respiratory, digestive, circulatory, cellular, lymphatic and systemic functions for foundational immunity
- Stamets 7® can increase Natural Killer Cells by more than 300%
- Enhances natural blood-sugar modulation
- Supports the body in adapting to physical, mental, and environmental stress factors*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
Try Mushrooms for Immunity and Brain Health
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