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Athletic performance, Chaga, Exercise recovery, functional mushrooms, Lion's Mane, mushroom health benefits, Reishi -

We’ve talked before about the supportive aspect of Cordyceps and how the tiny fungus is used by athletes around the world. It’s true, Cordyceps seems to increase stamina and have a positive effect on performance. Did you know, mushrooms can do more than fuel your workout? They can aid in your exercise recovery. Consider Lion’s Mane, or Hericium erinaceus. This shaggy fungus that grows in clumps or pom poms has been found to support neurological systems. It improves concentration, focus, and overall cognitive function. These are attributes everyone can benefit from In the case of weight lifting, it can support...

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, in part because the focus is on family and friends, being together and expressing our gratitude for the goodness in our lives. And it’s also about food! Fall is a great time to harvest mushrooms in many parts of the country. In the Southeast, maitake (Grifola frondosa), or hen of the woods, has been abundant this fall. We’ve also found some oysters, blewits, boletes, black trumpets, and lion’s mane, just to name a few. We plan to enjoy some of these for Thanksgiving, so we’ll be doing a simple roasted mushroom dish to...

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Athletic performance, Cordyceps, functional mushrooms -

We all know that exercise is vital to our overall health and wellbeing. Do you work out regularly? Is it something you look forward to or do you dread going to the gym? Do you wish you had more stamina to get through a tough workout? While mushrooms may not inspire your workout or make it more fun, there is a tiny fungus that can possibly help you make it to the end of that tough workout before running out of steam. I’m referring to Cordyceps. If you’re an athlete you may have already heard about Cordyceps. The little fungus...

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functional mushrooms, mushroom health benefits, mushrooms aid digestion -

Saturday we participated in our first live event. We were vendors at the 2nd annual WNC Fermenting Festival in Western North Carolina. I know what you’re thinking. What was a mushroom company doing at a festival celebrating all things fermented? We pondered that very question from our booth between a kombucha crafter and an artisanal gluten-free sourdough bread maker. One of these things is not like the other. But if you look a little closer, dig a little deeper, you’ll find that we had a legitimate reason to be there. Remember, fermented foods are great for a healthy gut. They...

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brain function, functional mushrooms, Menopause, Menopause symptoms, Natural menopause support -

As we age, we all go through a lot of changes. How these changes impact our bodies and minds often depend on factors like heredity and gender. For women, menopause represents a significant time of change. Our hormone levels fluctuate, impacting everything from mood to our weight. Our energy levels may decrease and our sleep is often interrupted. It can be a challenging time. We each have to find solutions that work for our unique circumstances. I like to start with a natural approach to health issues. Finding the right solutions can be overwhelming. There are tons of options out there: herbal supplements; diets; meditation;...

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