Share0 Tweet0 Pin0 Mushrooms are versatile living organisms that are part of the fungi family and can be seen worldwide. Although you can find several different types of mushrooms in a host of shapes and sizes, not every kind is suitable for consumption. Some are mildly toxic, while others can be downright poisonous and fatal […]
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Anecdotal reports have shown psilocybin to be effective in treating mood disorders, like depression and anxiety.
In 2011, a pilot study showed that psilocybin effectively lowered depression and end-of-life anxiety in terminally ill cancer patients.
Researchers also confirmed that a single dose of psilocybin treatment significantly improved the symptoms of depression and anxiety for up to six months. This study eventually got approval for phase II research by the FDA.
What Are Adaptogens? Adaptogens are a unique group of herbal ingredients used to improve the health of your adrenal system, the system that’s in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress. They help strengthen the body’s response to stress and enhance its ability to cope with anxiety and fight fatigue – slowly and […]
If you havn’t heard of Yoga by now then you have probably been living under a rock or you have misheard the name and thought that it was a small green man living on the planet Dagobah.
Joking aside Yoga is now one of the most popular forms of exercise around and is normaly in peoples top five exercises in the west, along with running, walking, cycling and swimming.
So why is Yoga so popular?
We hope thet article below from our guest writer Manmohan Singh a Yoga teacher from India can shed some light on the matter.
Lets get inspired!
Stress is a response your body creates when you’ve overwhelmed your nervous system. The body becomes flooded with chemicals that prepare you to either fight or run away. These stress responses are natural and are there to save your life in a dangerous situation. However, when stress occurs for the small things in life, it wears your body down and you can suffer consequences like high blood pressure.
In Japanese, reishi translates to divine or spiritual mushroom. At a recent conference, Dr. Willard stated, “The reishi is by far my favorite of the medicinal mushrooms.” Christopher Hobbs uses reishi extract daily, writing that it is a “deep level tonic” used traditionally as a blood cleanser. And, Paul Stamets classifies it as the most broad spectrum healer of all medicinal mushrooms.
For over 2000 years Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) have been recognized by Chinese medical professionals as a valuable remedy. Its Chinese name Lingzhi, means “spiritual potency”. Reishi mushrooms are regarded by the Chinese as the “Medicine of Kings”. Dr. Shi-Jean Lee, the most famous Chinese medical doctor of the Ming Dynasty, strongly endorsed the effectiveness of Reishi in his famous book, Ban Chao Gang Moo (“Great Pharmacopoeia”). He stated that the “long-term taking of Reishi (Lingzhi) will build a strong, healthy body and assure a long life.”(2)
People started to consume mushrooms as food and medicine more than 2,000 years ago. Besides being a potent anti-inflammatory food, we know that many of the fungi we use today contained active compounds that have anti-cancer, anti-hypertensive, blood sugar-lowering, and other potentially valuable therapeutic properties.