Today, I’m going to share with you one of the most powerful functional mushrooms that can help reduce your risk of heart disease, and heart attack, and stroke. This is not as well advertised, but definitely, we have a lot of research regarding this functional mushroom, and it is chaga and you’re going to find chaga in our 7M+. I love it. I love it. I love it. Chaga is a powerful Siberian mushroom that has powerful blood pressure-lowering and lipid-reducing influences on your cardiovascular health.
And this is really quite interesting. In the span of our talk already, there have been four or five heart attacks. Every 40 seconds, an individual suffers from a heart attack. One in five individuals are at risk of a heart attack.
That is a crazy, crazy statistic, but I’m going to share with you how you can use chaga to reduce unhealthy LDL levels that tend to be the leading factor, the underlying current, that causes clogging of your arteries and even is an underlying factor with cardiovascular impairment like arterial sclerosis. Also, chaga can, overall, reduce your inflammatory levels, which is a huge factor in terms of supporting your heart health.
Research Shows Chaga Reduces Inflammation & LDL Levels
What we know … Chaga has been studied , so there’s been several different scientific research pieces that have identified that when patients take chaga, their LDL levels are reduced.
Now there’s a direct correlation to this. LDL tends to be billed as like, “the bad cholesterol” and not all cholesterol is bad. HDL kind of they’ll label it like, “the helping HDL,” “the helper cholesterol.” You want more HDL than you want LDL, and a lot of times people are flip-flopped or they’re really low on HDL and moderate on LDL, but you want the ratio to be more prominent in HDL.
Free Radicals Damage the Vascular System
The reason being here is that when we have free radical damage, we have single cells that are roaming through our vascular system, they burn the lining of our cardiovascular channel, the walls of our vessels, our blood vessels, the walls of our arteries, and even impair our heart health. And that damage requires a band-aid.
The Liver Produces a Band-Aid Mechanism to Combat Free Radical Damage
So, I’m just breaking down how I describe, for my patients, what LDL and HDL, the function is. When we have a little burn in our vascular channel from a single free radical – which is not good. We don’t want a lot of free radicals. We want to reduce those. Free radicals are the sign of high inflammatory levels, so an elevation in inflammation. The free radicals damage the lining of the vascular channel, they burn it.
Well, the body has a band-aid mechanism and that mechanism is produced in the liver, and it is called LDL. So, LDL is going to go and, basically, it’s a fat that functions as like a “fat band-aid,” and it allows that wall behind that burn spot to heal. And then when it’s done, HDL, the helper HDL, comes and removes it. So, you want more things removing, you want more HDL removing the LDL, so that’s why we want that quantity of HDL to be higher.
There are two factors here that are influential. Number one, if you are constipated your LDL won’t necessarily be an accurate value when you’re doing labs because there’s this recycling of LDL in the bowels that gets absorbed up through the hepatic vein. The other thing that is influential is inflammation is the source of free radicals, so if we can lower your inflammation, we lower free radical damage. We reduce the need for a “band-aid LDL” to be present.
So, at the end of the day if you can have a supplement, or a functional mushroom in the case of chaga, do two things: reduce your inflammation levels, which is the source of the burn that requires the LDL, and you can have it reduce the LDL, so it helps metabolize it lower, it’s a lipid-lowering type of supplementation, it’s a win-win and that’s what chaga does.
Chaga Lowers Blood Pressure & Balances Cortisol
Chaga also can lower blood pressure levels. It’s very, very powerful as an adaptogenic herb, which is good for lowering stress. And when I say stress, this is internal, physiological, biochemical, neuroendocrine stress, hormonal stress. And the stress hormone is called cortisol. Cortisol is an inflammatory hormone. It serves a function when we’re fighting and flighting, and in a chronic state, it causes a lot of free radical damage. So, chaga addresses stress, it’s adaptogenic, it helps your body adapt to everyday stressors; physiological, and mental, and emotional, and helps to balance out cortisol levels and it has a direct impact on lowering those lipid levels.
So, I love to recommend our 7M+ that has chaga in it. It’s very chaga-forward, which means it’s a prominent part of the cascade of ingredients, and it’s powerful. And I find that individuals in my practice that are taking chaga, and deploying practices where they’re lowering their stress levels by meditating or taking yoga and exercising, that they really can have a significant impact in lowering that overall LDL level.
Try Chaga Instead of a Statin
And it’s better to do that than to take a statin, because a statin … One, long term, it has not been necessarily researched as a lifelong supplement or a medical resource. It’s supposed to be temporary, shorter-term in its function. But at the end of the day, a statin masks the problem, and what we need to do is we need to go deeper and look at that inflammation, the stress, and the reason why you are elevating, or having elevations in lipid levels.
So, I hope you will try chaga or add that to your regimen if you are looking at lowering your cholesterol, lowering your blood pressure levels, and helping support lowered inflammatory levels across the board within your body. It’s so wonderful and the research is definitely in support of using chaga for heart health.
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I’m so excited to share with you today four of our favorite, best resources here at Organixx for improving your heart health.
Number one is collagen. Our Clean Sourced Collagens are amazing for helping muscle and soft tissue repair. Our assortment, five different types of collagen, it’s very powerful. These collagen types are helpful at supporting the turnover of the cellular process of your heart health, as well as muscle health, and your vasculature. So, overall, collagen is a good repair agent for supporting the functionality of your heart and cardiovascular health.
2. Turmeric 3D
The second supplement that I love is our Turmeric 3D, or T3D. It’s very turmeric-forward, and turmeric is a powerful herb for supporting our heart health. One of the overwhelming benefits of turmeric is that it’s an anti-inflammatory. So, when we’re talking about heart health, and heart disease risks, and risk factors behind stroke and heart attack, and that kind of vascular inflammatory disorders, turmeric is very helpful at lowering overall systemic inflammation, and it also serves to function as a natural diuretic.
Now, quick warning on this, if you are taking any kind of blood-thinning medication like a warfarin, you want to be very cautious of taking also turmeric. So, turmeric is kind of the nature’s natural alternative to a warfarin or a blood thinner, and that’s the other powerful benefit that turmeric provides, is it does thin your blood and helps to move your blood.
So, folks that have been diagnosed with thicker blood or notate a little bit higher elevations of LDL being transported through the blood, that would be a very powerful resource.
3. Magnesium 7
Now, third is honestly one of my favorites, and it’s our combination, or multi-form magnesium, or Magnesium 7. So, magnesium, overall, is going to be one of the most powerful minerals for your heart health. And simply put, magnesium is like a cardiovascular bouncer. It helps to keep out calcium from all aspects of your vasculature.
So, it will help minimize the buildup of hard, kind of gunky bony plaque, which is simply from calcium that is not being articulated and remineralized in other areas, like our bone or our teeth. So, when we’re talking about magnesium in the function of supporting our heart health, calcium blocking is the core powerful function magnesium provides for your heart health.
Now, magnesium, again, this is all different forms, we’re giving you seven different forms of magnesium. Some forms of magnesium are going to be more functional and helpful at moving your bowels, and that is very powerful at helping lower cholesterol levels, keeping things moving. There’s also a lymphatic function where we get the lymphatic fluid moving, which helps minimize the arterial pressure. This is really complex, but basically, there’s this connectivity between our blood vessels and our lymphatic system. It’s how the blood gets rid of toxicity, and it also is the way that it moves the lymphatic system. And there’s this pressure, there’s this kind of interweaving of vessels where there’s a transport mechanism and there is a pressure. It’s pressurized. Well, magnesium helps to get things moving out and through your blood, your lymphatic system.
So, when we’re talking about, maybe you’ve got some congestive heart failure, or edema, or swelling of the ankles, or even maybe are dealing with gout, all of those things can influence the fluid levels and constrain your heart health. Magnesium is great for helping excess fluid that is in the interstitial space, the kind of open space in our vasculature and in around our body. It helps articulate it and move it out. That is very helpful for reducing the overwhelm the heart has in pushing the volume of blood and other fluids in our body.
4. 7 Mushrooms [formerly 7M+]
Now, our fourth, and just powerhouse, is a functional mushroom that you’re going to find in our 7 Mushrooms [formerly 7M+] product. And the functional mushroom here is called chaga. Chaga is one of my favorite adaptogenic functional mushrooms. Adaptogenic, meaning it helps your body adapt to everyday stressors. So, if you are studying and doing a lot of reading and are doing mental work, it helps you adapt to that mental work. If you, later on in the day, are doing a lot of physical activity, it helps your body process and recover and repair after that physical activity.
Chaga also has some really powerful heart-healthy benefits, and I highlight this in another video here this month. I’d have you reference that, but specifically, chaga is great for lowering your elevations of LDL, and it’s an anti-inflammatory.
So, overall, these four supplements, our collagen, our Clean Sourced Collagens, T3D, our MAG7, and our 7 Mushrooms [formerly 7M+] functional mushroom blend that’s chaga-forward. They’re great. So powerful for helping support your heart health.
And if you are looking at being proactive and reducing your heart health risk and helping reduce the inflammation levels in your body systemically, that is a powerful thing to do to reduce your risk of heart disease, strokes, and heart attack. So, I hope you check out these four items in our catalog here at Organixx. They are great for heart health.
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One of the submissions in the Ask The Doctor series comes from one of our viewers. They say, “Hello. I would like to try your 7M, but I have Candida and have been told to avoid mushrooms. How do you feel about that?”
Well, that is a wonderful question and it’s actually a common misconception that if you are dealing with Candida, or if you consume functional medicinal mushrooms, that that will create a greater overgrowth of Candida. And I’m here to set the record straight that that is totally false.
The Opposite Effect, Actually
So mushrooms, while they’re in the fungi kind of kingdom, mushrooms are not mold, and mushrooms are not yeast. And those are two things that can contribute to the overgrowth of Candida or the development of Candida within your body.
So with that being said, mushrooms, functional mushrooms, categorically these are going to be mushrooms like shiitake, maitake, turkey tail, we’re going to see chaga in this category, as well as an assortment of other commonly consumed mushrooms that have polyspores as a part of their fruiting body. And basically, what that means is that is how we as humans would consume these fungi mushroom combinations in our daily diet or in supplemental form.
So while they’re polysporic, that does not lead to enhancing Candida overgrowth or causes Candida overgrowth. What that does, actually, is protects our body, protects our immune system, and helps the body fight Candida or yeast overgrowth or an over overwhelm of this unhealthy bacterial balance.
Functional Mushrooms Ward off Candida Overgrowth
So, I hope I’ve kind of allayed your concerns and addressed this common misconception that mushrooms, functional mushrooms specifically, have a powerful benefit for anybody who’s dealing with Candida. And when you consume the blend that we have here available in the 7M+, this has all of the right functional mushrooms to support your immune state, to help your body ward off a Candida overgrowth, and to help minimize the overwhelm of Candida systemically within your body.
So, I hope that’s helpful. I hope you’ll click on the link down below and order 7M+ today because it’s so wonderful for your overall immune state. It’s really wonderful for supporting stress management, supporting optimal brain function and rejuvenation of your brain cells, as well as provides your body with an assortment of micronutrients and minerals and even peptides that can be highly beneficial with your body optimized or working in an optimized state. So, I hope that is helpful.
Mold, mold is something you definitely want to avoid, but that is not what you’re going to find when you’re consuming wonderful functional mushrooms. So, I hope that’s helpful.
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Today, I want to talk to you specifically about some men’s health imbalances that across the board are very good to support with some of our supplementation here at Organixx. I want to discuss men’s brain health and some of the risks to developing Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, as well as the category of mental health.
One of the things you might not realize is one of the leading causes of death in men over the age of 50 is suicide. Mental health is a really important thing when we look at overall brain health, and we have some great resources to power up the neurons of the brain to enhance neuroplasticity and neurogenesis.
How to Biohack the Brain
Those are two terms that you may or may not be familiar with. And I actually hosted a huge masterclass about supporting your brain and biohacking the brain. And I’m going to share with you that we can regrow our brain cells. We can enhance baby brain cells that help generate neurons and support cellular turnover and the detoxification of our brain in some amazing ways.
This is really exciting at any age, especially for gentlemen that might have some propensity, maybe genetic propensity, that they may develop Parkinson’s, or Alzheimer’s, or even ALS, as well as targeting mental health balancing. And this is really important because the two go hand in hand. We need nutritional support, and we need healthy neurons and communication pathways – these are called neurotransmitters – we need all these to be balanced, to support not only our healthy, supple brain in continuing through our adult aging lives, but also to support our mental health – feeling happy, having the right balance of serotonin and dopamine and other neurotransmitters to support a healthy mental outlook.
Brain Nutrition: Nootropics
First, I want to share with you one of my favorite supplements that we have here that is brain-focused and it is called “Brain Health 8” [formerly Ageless Brain]. And to be honest with you, I feel like any individual at the age of 50 or over should be taking Brain Health 8 as a daily supplement because it’s powered up with a ton of brain-focused nootropics. That is a term for brain nutrition. And then there are certain types of brain nutrition that we need.
Importance of Supporting the Blood-Brain Barrier
We have a blood-brain barrier. It’s almost like a little bit of a girdle, but it’s a vascular girdle that keeps all of the nutrition that the brain needs separate from the rest of the body. It also is protective of viruses and bacteria particles from combating and getting into and exposing the brain matter with things that need to be left out of the brain.
This blood-brain barrier can accept certain types of nutrition, and we have put in the Organixx Brain Health 8 those nutritional types. I’m going to share with you what we have in this. We have camu camu and cat’s claw. Those are two fantastic herbals that are really great for powering up and supporting the brain. Camu camu is a nootropic, and it also is very dense in vitamin C. And we know through a lot of scientific studies, vitamin C is very important for aging, the aging brain, and also to support our immune state.
We also have bacopa, which is another brain-supportive nootropic that has a lot of great scientific research in helping support neuroplasticity – that is the regeneration, and growth, and clustering of neurons. That is what helps us continue to be supple and functioning from a brain perspective, and can also combat some of these brain-aging diseases like dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. We also have dragon’s blood resin, we have cacao, and we also have pau d’arco.
This Brain Health 8 will enhance the circulation to the brain. It also helps support lymphatics. And the glymphatic process of your brain is actually just the detox process. It’s basically the lymphatic system connected to the glial cells. These are these little cleaning brain cells that actually help detoxify the brain. And that only occurs at night.
Supporting your body with Brain Health 8 will support supple brain health, it’ll help regenerate our brain cells, and it’ll help to detoxify any of the unused, unneeded, unnecessary inflammatory cells and brain cells that need to get detoxed. It’s very supportive of helping your brain continue to be youthful.
Not ‘Magic’ Mushrooms
Now, pairing up with the nootropic power of Brain Health 8, I like to add in functional mushrooms, and these are very specialized medicinal mushrooms – and don’t be alarmed, these are not psychedelic mushrooms.
There’s a lot of communication, a lot of research happening now in the psychedelic world. These are not psychedelics. They are more in the medicinal properties. They are adaptogenic, and they are also nootropic, and they are powered, or create power for your brain to regenerate neurons. It’s really great for helping neurons regrow and repair themselves. If there’s any brain damage, TBI, or maybe we’ve had a stroke, or have vascular impairment that is causing some brain dysfunction, as well as any mental health imbalances, 7 Mushrooms is a blend of an assorted amount of very powerful mushrooms like reishi and maitake, we also are going to find turkey tail and chaga, and chaga is a very powerful nootropic. It’s really great for reducing inflammation levels of the brain.
And reishi is one of my favorite mushrooms for the brain. There’s a lot of research with reishi that we get a calming of our central nervous system. That’s really important when we’re looking at mental health imbalances. We also will see a heightened central nervous system response. Calming down the brain, reducing the inflammation levels, and triggering with the polysaccharides in reishi, we’re going to see an enhancement in the neuron rejuvenation. That helps create new and healthier synapses and brain neuropathways that will communicate and signal the right hormones needed to keep our brain balanced from a mental health perspective.
Overall, functional mushrooms like reishi and chaga are very powerful at supporting our brain in balancing not just our inflammatory levels but also helping enhance the brain rejuvenation, the neuroplasticity, the growth of the neuron connections, and the neural tone by repairing our neurons, you’re going to find this is a very powerful blend together.
For any gentlemen that maybe have a family history, maybe early diagnosis of dementia – which by the way, I’m seeing more and more patients in their mid-fifties being diagnosed with early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s – and the most important way to target the reversal – which by the way, you can in early stages reverse this disease – is power up the neuroplasticity and the neurogenesis of your brain by using nootropics and functional mushrooms in this blend.
I’m excited to share that with you because these two supplements will have life-changing impact on the overall state of your mental health, your brain rejuvenation, and will help support the longevity of your brain. I’m excited to share that with you, and if you have any questions, send us a comment and I’ll make sure to answer them in a future video.
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If you are looking to prevent heart disease, I’m going to share with you five easy ways to maximize your cardiovascular health.
Cut The Sugar
So number one, this is the least discussed topic with many cardiologists and their patients, but it is at the core root of heart disease. And that is – cutting out sugar. Sugar is actually the number one leading cause of heart disease because sugar causes metabolic syndrome. It increases our insulin levels, it can increase our blood sugar, and it has a direct relation to the increases patients see with their blood pressure levels. When individuals curb the sugar intake in their diets, research shows it decreases the risk for heart disease.
Eat More Fats and Less Carbs
Number two is reach for more fats and less carbs. And this is piggybacking on keto diet focus, where individuals are utilizing more fats for energy than they are carbs. So, a lot of people don’t realize that carbohydrates – even more complex carbohydrates – ultimately end up turning into sugar in the body. And that leads to, again, an increase in insulin, increase in your blood sugar levels. And ultimately, carbs and sugar-dense diets create a situation where individuals present with insulin resistance and glucose intolerance.
The reason why we recommend eating more fat is, fat is an energy. So, consuming healthy fats like coconut oil, and ghee, and even flaxseed oil are going to be healthier than consuming carbs. And carbs actually are the… I’m going to take that back. Carbs can lead to subcutaneous fat increases as well, as visceral fat increases – that’s fat around your organ matter. So, it’s really critical that you look at making some subtle switches and adding healthier fat to your diet. The other thing that adding fat does to support your body is it will help balance out hormone levels. And we often see healthy fats will actually increase your HDL levels.
Increase Antioxidant Levels
Number three is increasing your antioxidant levels. Antioxidants are really important for lowering free radical damage and offsetting oxidative stress. We find that individuals who have heart disease or an assortment of cardiovascular impairments, when we test them, they have low antioxidant levels and high inflammatory markers. So antioxidants and inflammation go hand in hand – we have low antioxidants, we’ll have high inflammatory markers. So, the best way to address inflammation is to level up your antioxidants.
I’m going to share with you some amazing resources that we have here at Organixx. My favorite antioxidant blend is our Turmeric 3D. This is so wonderful because turmeric is a very powerful antioxidant, and this is in a fermented form that makes it way more bioavailable, so you’re getting the max dose of antioxidants in this supplement.
The other thing that we find is that functional mushrooms can also deliver antioxidants. One of my favorite mushrooms is chaga. And the 7 Mushrooms, this is listed as an antioxidant support because of chaga and some of the other mushrooms in the supplement. Chaga is the most naturally occurring antioxidant on what we call the org scale. It is the number-one natural organism on the antioxidant scale.
And so, adding Turmeric 3D and 7 Mushrooms to your diet is a really good way to power up your antioxidant. And another recommendation I have is to add CoQ10. That’s a powerful antioxidant. And if you follow along here this month, because it’s heart disease month, I’ll be talking a little bit more in-depth about CoQ10. So look for that email.
Consume More Magnesium
Now, my fourth recommendation is to consume more magnesium. And I like to recommend a complete magnesium blend, a comprehensive assortment of magnesium forms. And here at Organixx, we have Magnesium 7. This is so fantastic because magnesium is an amazing mineral that directly impacts our heart health.
And in fact, a lot of studies showcase that individuals with heart disease, or folks that have heart arrhythmias, heart attacks, or vascular impairment; they have lower magnesium levels. And my recommendation, if you are dealing with any diagnosed heart disease, is to take Magnesium 7 two times daily. And that would give you a good, broad, continuous level of magnesium supplementation. And make sure you ask your doctors to test your magnesium because unfortunately, that is not considered or evaluated in our normal chem panels, so it’s important to evaluate those levels. And I’ll be talking more about magnesium as well in future content here this month.
Manage Stress Levels
And last and final, number five is to manage your stress levels. Stress can cause heart disease. Stress is the root of a lot of inflammatory disorders and it can stress our cardiovascular system. So, there are some recommendations here:
Exercising obviously is a good one for reducing stress, but exercising 30 minutes or less is really ideal. The other thing I recommend is to meditate or reach for some sort of breathing, lowering-of-your-stress-level activity. It can be transcendental meditation, it can be Kundalini yoga, but incorporating breathing and stress management are very powerful at reducing and preventing heart disease. And then the last and final in stress management is to reach for adaptogens, which you’re going to find in the 7 Mushrooms here. This mushroom blend is rich in adaptogens that help your body adapt to and manage stress every day.
So, those are my five tips for preventing heart disease daily. I’m so excited for you to try these out in your lives.
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Today, I am so excited to share with you the healing power of mushrooms. This is one of life’s greatest little secrets of healing that you can tap into to harness the impact of the healing benefits of medicinal mushrooms.
I can’t wait to share with you the benefits here because many times, most of us are going to be consuming mushrooms, maybe on your pizzas or in your salads, but there is a greater quantity of mushrooms in what we call the mushroom kingdom. This is a potent class of compounds that have massive mineral density. Some of the most nutrient-dense foods are mushrooms, and this is across all different continents. We see a multitude of mushrooms that always register as the top 10 food sources with their nutrient density.
Anatomy of a Mushroom
One of the things I want to share with you, there’s definitely different parts of the mushroom that are going to be more potent and powerful for their medicinal properties. Often, you will see the fruiting body, that’s the head of the mushroom. That is what might be on the ground or growing out of a tree or on a log. That is what we call the fruiting body. And sometimes some of these mushrooms are going to have a fruiting body once a year. Other fruiting bodies take 20 to 30 years to fully develop. So you’re going to harness some of the mushrooms – for instance, like chaga – you’re going to harness the years of development and growth of the density and the nutrient properties inside this mushroom.
Mushrooms also have the root system. So if you consider a mushroom in whole as an apple tree, the actual trunk of the tree and the root system are the mycelium. That tends to be underground or not exactly visible by the human eye. This is really, really critical because a lot of times the root system will be not visible, but also feeding on the dirt and the earth.
What Makes Mushrooms So Medicinally Potent
And one of the things that we find that makes mushrooms so medicinally potent is that we, as humans, are actually closer in nature to mushrooms than we are to plants. I know that probably sounds really crazy – the DNA and everything’s totally different – but the plants are very different from mushrooms and mushrooms are in their own category. In the mushroom kingdom, we will find 1.5 million types of fungi. That’s what mushrooms are, they’re a type of fungus. These fungi need food sources, like us. And often the food sources that they feed on is going to be dirt, different types of soil, as well as trees. Sometimes living trees, sometimes dead tree stumps or logs, but it’s part of the ecosystem. And it’s really critical that with mushrooms, their survival is built on their capacity to expel carbon dioxide. So very similar to humans, we have a kind of pairing, if you will, to our capacity to intake these medicinal properties of mushrooms.
One of the things that I like to tell a lot of my patients is, folks that are like, “Oh, I’m not sure if I want to consume a mushroom tea or take a mushroom liquid tincture or an herbal capsule,” like the 7 Mushrooms, one of the things that I tell everybody is that mushrooms really are nature’s true, natural, original medicine cabinet. And there’s no coincidence that over 50% of the pharmaceuticals that are used on the market, their origin comes from mushrooms. So mushrooms are actually in the origin of the formulations of pharmaceuticals that we use and, in fact, top 10 pharmaceuticals used routinely. High blood pressure pills, cholesterol-lowering medications, blood sugar-balancing medications, those are all rooted in mushrooms. So I’m hoping you see a trend here, you can tap into the natural medicinal properties.
Key Benefits of Consuming Functional Mushrooms
So I want to list for you some of the key benefits that you’ll find by consuming mushrooms, functional medicinal mushrooms, on a daily basis. The benefits will include increasing your vitality, your vigor, your energy, your zest for life. Your mood and mental outlook increases. We will see overall that using certain medicinal mushrooms like chaga, reishi, maitake, lion’s mane, turkey tail, those are all also ingredients here in 7 Mushrooms, you will find a great bolstering to your immune health, and this is really critical.
There’s been a ton of research where we’ve seen the mushrooms, when studied, they help to improve cell turnover. So they help to enhance the capacity for your organs and your tissue to be more youthful, to have more capacity to handle stress internally, as well as externally. And ultimately, mushrooms fall into an adaptogenic category, meaning they are non-addictive, they’re natural in their orientation, and every day they’re utilized by your body differently to focus solely on normalizing your body’s systems to create homeostasis.
Homeostasis is a fancy term for body balance. So if you are watching this video and you’re thinking, “Oh my gosh, I feel tired. I feel fatigued. I have imbalanced blood sugar. Maybe I have high cholesterol. I have high blood pressure,” or maybe you feel stressed out, burnt out, brain foggy – mushrooms, medicinal mushrooms, can highly, highly benefit and turn around those often experiences that people have from stress or from imbalances within their body. So these mushrooms help to create balance and homeostasis.
They also energize our body, so they boost up our energy. They get our body better operating. We have vascular benefits that we see, a reduction in the blood pressure so that we have greater oxygenation, in many cases to the heart. That’s improved by some of the mushrooms.
We also see, because of the way mushrooms grow and how they get their source of food and energy, we find that the mushrooms directly positively impact our microbiota – our digestive gut microbiome. That’s a fancy term for the gut health. Your gut and the bacteria in your gut actually is greatly enhanced and balanced by consuming mushrooms. There’s been a lot of research here where we know that individuals who consume foods that are eating dirt and trees, tree bark, they have a greater optimization of their digestive flora, the gut bacteria levels balance and as a result, that improves our immune state.
Research on Brain Health and Mushrooms
Now, I also want to share with you some really amazing research, as well as details about the benefits mushrooms can have on our brain health. This is really critical for all ages, young children, who, like I have a six-year-old who’s in kindergarten, he’s using his brain a lot, we have him consuming functional mushrooms every day. And we have elder parents and they’re consuming functional mushrooms. So the whole broad spectrum of individuals who want positive, enhanced cognitive health really benefit by consuming mushrooms. Particularly lion’s mane is one of my favorite mushrooms that has an amazing amount of research showing that the mushroom itself, the properties of lion’s mane, can actually rejuvenate nerve tissue. Nerve cells rejuvenate, it restores functionality and vascularity to our brain and can limit brain fog and actually turn around depression.
It’s pretty phenomenal when you think about where we’re shooting this video right now, we’ve just gone through the time change, so if you find you have seasonal depression, if you live in the northern hemisphere or the southern hemisphere, these mushrooms can also help balance your central nervous system. So that’s really critical for individuals who have gone through a lot of stress and individuals that need adaptogenic support.
Let’s Talk Adaptogens
So I want to talk to you a little bit about adaptogens because this is really what I feel, as a naturopath, the true harnessing potency of mushrooms, where this lies. Simply put, adaptogens, in the mushroom kingdom, allow the body to use the multiple multitude of benefits, the multitude of properties – there are polysaccharides, there’s all sorts of cell-enhancing properties, there are massive amounts of minerals. Sometimes we will see, in some cases, certain mushrooms will have an increase in selenium, like shiitake, or we will see turkey tail will enhance liver production of bile. We will see certain polysaccharide peptides, again, in a turkey tail, that are highly, highly beneficial for supporting healthy cell turnover. And that may vary. Your need one day may vary from another day. If you are a fitness enthusiast, if you are exercising and training for a competition, or you’re planning to do a half-marathon or an Iron Man, this is where all of these mushrooms, particularly a blend like this, would be beneficial in consuming because you are going to get a multitude of benefits. You’re going to have your body recover faster.
Cordyceps: An Energy Booster
One of the most amazing athletic beneficial mushrooms is cordyceps. This is an energy booster. I use this for folks that have chronic fatigue, that are dealing with post-COVID long haulers. It enhances your stamina, it increases and boosts your physical recovery so you have better performance and you maintain the performance level longer. This particular mushroom, cordyceps, has been greatly, greatly studied, and it’s a really crazy mushroom. It doesn’t grow in the dirt and it doesn’t even grow on an actual tree. You won’t find it on a log unless it has fully grown in its full capacity.
So let me tell you a little bit about cordyceps. Cordyceps is actually known as a caterpillar fungus, and it starts its life on the back of a particular type of caterpillar. And over time, as it grows, it ends up consuming its own host. It is the craziest mushroom ever. But in part of that whole host consumption, it harnesses this energy, and the cellular energy helps slow down the aging process. We also will see it can help control autoimmune diseases. So for many of my patients that are dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, maybe Sjogren’s disease, they might be dealing with thyroiditis or Hashimoto’s, they might also be dealing with a multitude, cascade, MS, even they’ll have multiple diagnoses where there are multiple autoimmune disorders, sometimes we’ll see Crohn’s and colitis cases correspond to a rheumatoid arthritis or even a lupus case. This particular mushroom, cordyceps, would be greatly beneficial in helping to calm the immune health.
So there’s a bolstering of immune health in some cases that we will find where the mushrooms bring benefit. Then we will also see a calming of the immune state. For instance, in cordyceps with autoimmunity.
Turkey Tail: Stave Off Tumor Cell Growth
So turkey tail, I’ve mentioned a little bit about that particular mushroom, that actually has the ability to stave off and starve off tumor cell growth. So this is really critical for folks that might have precancerous cells or early stages of cancer diagnosis. We will also use this in a cancer protocol and post-recovery. Really, really beneficial. And the polysaccharides, these peptides are really, really critical for enhancing the benefits and harnessing the power of that particular mushroom.
A Personal Use Case You May Relate To
Now, I want to share with you another big benefit. We talked a little bit about stress and adaptogens, but we often will find that when the body is in a state of stress, and this could be not just the, “Oh, I’m stressed out,” but literally we have physiological internal stressors – you have a tear, you’ve had an injury, you might be dealing with just chronic joint inflammation, you have had a stressful work environment, you might have a situation like what we’re dealing with right now in my household. We just moved to Texas. Three weeks into moving into our house, we discovered we have a mold situation. Now that, friends, is what we call an external stressor, and it is quite overwhelming. We’ve had two mold tests now. I’m happy to report we have eradicated the really unhealthy black mold. And mold is a fungus, so there are healing fungi and there are unhealthy, toxic fungi. So there’s a balance in the mushroom kingdom as well.
But I want to share with you the whole aspect of the adaptogens are really critical here. So in my family, with our mold outbreak in our house, and we also discovered a lovely situation where the air vent was right alongside, and it was completely exposed to the mold spores. They were active, we had an active leak. And guess what? It got sucked up into our air and now we’re dealing with a bigger air quality issue. In that case, we and my family are using an assortment of functional medicinal mushrooms, and that’s where 7 Mushrooms comes in really, really handy for us and our family.
My six-year-old, while he doesn’t swallow the capsules, I break them open and I sprinkle about a half a capsule for him in the morning in his nut yogurt. So he’s able to consume the powder form of this assortment. There’s turkey tail, there’s chaga, there’s cordyceps, there’s shiitake, there’s reishi, maitake, and lion’s mane. All really, really beneficial.
Reishi: Calm The Central Nervous System
And what we’ve seen is, all of us, Brian, my husband, Gabriel, my son, and myself, we’re all dealing with an assortment of environmental stressors taxing our system. The nature of having mold remediation in our house while we’re trying to live here and work here has been challenging and highly stressful. So we are getting the benefits of reishi, for instance, will calm our body down. Reishi’s awesome to take at night. So if you are like us, we’re kind of having sleep imbalances because of the kick-up of the spores, we find that the central nervous system is soothed by a mushroom like reishi.
Lion’s Mane: Fights The Fatigue
And then for me, my main symptom is really massive fatigue. I feel like this mold is kicking up my chronic fatigue syndrome that I’ve had throughout my 20 years of dealing with my own health crisis, that’s what got me into this field, but lion’s mane is what I really am feeling highly beneficial in terms of me being able to keep my mind in the daily work mode and also helps me to support the fatigue I’m experiencing.
Shiitake: Bolster Immunity
Same with shiitake, I’m enhancing my white blood cell count there to enhance my cell response, the mechanisms of my immune system, to respond to the invader of any mold spores that I’m inhaling.
How to Use Mushrooms in Your Daily Diet for Health Support
So there are a lot of different ways that you can use mushrooms and incorporate these into your daily diet. I do recommend that you alternate how you’re consuming them, meaning if you need more central nervous system support because you have insomnia, maybe you need to take it at night. But then also if you’re feeling fatigued, like I feel fatigued and run down and I’m sleeping nine hours a night and I’m still tired, I take it in the morning as well. So there’s a lot of different ways for you to incorporate these into your diet. I also drink teas and I will also mix in the powders into some of my smoothies and things like that. So you can think outside the box in terms of using these mushrooms. But ultimately, if you are seeking to really, really tap into nature’s medicinal cabinet, if you will, all of the different things that we want to harness – vitality, energy, youthfulness, minimizing free radical damage, and that comes from us living in our world, it’s consuming our water sources and just really the aging process, that can be really, really beneficial.
And then for really serious chronic conditions, we can see turnover of cells. For instance, we can get a really good turnover of our liver cells specifically when we are going to consume reishi. Reishi has an amazing capacity to help the liver rejuvenate itself, so sclerosis of the liver, a non-alcoholic fatty liver, which is really common if you have high cortisol and high insulin levels.
But overall, these mushrooms will help address all of your body’s systems. We will see a reduction in the stress-response mechanism, so we will see a better capacity for your body to cope with and adapt to stress. We see a vascular benefit or cardiovascular health benefit. It has a direct benefit. We also see our pancreas be benefited by these mushroom properties, as well as their mineral density. The mineral density of these mushrooms allow our body to take in the key minerals to help minimize insulin resistance and glucose intolerance. The list goes on. I could go on seriously for hours about how many benefits and how many health conditions or concerns you might be dealing with that can have a benefit from consuming mushrooms.
But in the totality of my healing power of mushrooms talk with you today is I just want you to know you can harness the powerhouse of adaptogenic, antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, balancing multi-system homeostasis that mushrooms can bring to your life. They are fantastic. They’re so amazing. And I hope you’ll check out a link down below where I detail some of the different recommendations for 7 Mushrooms and also some additional supplements that can also max out the potency of those nutrients that are going to find in this supplement.
So I’m excited for you to try mushrooms today. Keep us posted. Let me know what symptoms you find positively benefited by consuming the 7 Mushrooms.