Journal

Cordyceps for stamina

Lisa Petty, PhD @ 2021-12-22 06:12:22 -0800
Stamina isn’t simply about endurance and exercise. It’s also about being able to stay healthy despite all the mental and physical challenges you may face in your day-to-day life. Cordyceps also has a role here. 

Reishi: The Queen of the Mushroom Kingdom

Lisa Petty, PhD @ 2021-08-13 18:17:10 -0700

While it’s true that traditional Asian medicine has turned to mushrooms for centuries, we’re still only on the cusp of fully understanding the many ways functional fungi can optimize our body and mind. One of the most interesting members of the Mushroom Kingdom is Reishi, a fungi ingested for over 2,000 years for various health benefits. Dubbed the “Queen of Mushrooms,” Reishi is believed to promote, among other things, longevity and wellbeing. But before we get into the advantages of Reishi—as a potential stamina booster, stress reliever, and sleep aid— let’s figure out just exactly what it is.

Focus on Lion's Mane

Lisa Petty, PhD @ 2021-11-10 12:21:42 -0800

Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) grows on broadleaf trees and has been used as a medicine for treatment of impaired digestion and gastric disease in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 1000 years.[1] Named because the plentiful spines on its surface resemble the tumble of a lion’s mane, this mushroom is both a culinary and curative masterpiece. This mushroom’s flavour has been compared to crab and lobster, which makes it a favourite of chefs around the globe. With its thick texture, lion’s mane is suitable for deep frying, roasting, sauteing, or added to stews and sauces. Besides being delicious, this mushroom...

Turkey tail: Uncommonly good for you

Lisa Petty, PhD @ 2021-11-24 12:13:59 -0800
As a nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich medicinal mushroom with powerhouse PSK and PSP that can boost the immune system and halt tumour formation, turkey tail mushroom is the whole package.

Chaga is King

Lisa Petty, PhD @ 2021-11-22 13:04:44 -0800
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) has been used as a traditional medicine to boost immunity and as a general health tonic in Russia, Alaska and northern Canada. In fact, the Corpus Hippocraticum provides the oldest documented use of chaga in medicine: Hippocrates used infusions of this mushroom externally to cleanse wounds.
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