The Power of Mushrooms in Healing
A beautiful morning relaxing with an inspirational book. The whole experience just got better with a cup of organic coffee with a scoop of medicinal mushrooms, yum!
When you start your day with inspirational thoughts, healthy natural foods, and wholesome supplements you shift your vibration and moods. You activate genes which create healthy cells and balance your perspective so that you can have a productive, happy day.
From the depths of the earth and the wisdom of the ancient healing traditions, come the healing power of mushrooms. Their gift to us is their ability to activate and balance the immune system, support stress, and improve cellular communication in the body. These amazing fungi are now part of the Nature’s Sunshine line of products.
My Immune Defense is a 100% organic, non-GMO, powdered mushroom formula. It combines 6 medicinal mushrooms: Reishi, Turkey Tail, Changa, Maitake, Cordyceps and White Button. Mushrooms are full of health building potential. I will share with you some of their key medicinal properties –
Reishi – A true “stress buster” reishi mushroom improves our ability to handle stress while having a calming effect on the body. It is very helpful with combating anxiety, has natural anti-depressant properties, and improves sleep patterns. Reishi also helps to build a healthy immune system. There has been a lot of research done indicating reishi as having powerful anti-cancer properties.
Turkey Tail – Stands in the spotlight for its immune building properties. In a news report form Bastyr University, October 2014, reported that researchers from Bastyr University under the leadership of University professor and oncology researcher Cynthia Wenner, PhD, spoke to about 100 clinical oncologists in Tokyo, Japan on the anti-tumor, immune-boosting effects of an extract from Turkey Tail mushroom called Polysaccharide K (PSK). Turkey Tail helps reduce inflammation in the body, is high in antioxidants and contains prebiotics which improve the health of gut bacteria.
Changa – is high in antioxidants and is known for helping to reduce inflammation and combating free radicals; making this a key player for a healthy immune system. Like Reishi it is known for its anti-cancer properties and is also renowned for its anti-aging properties and helping to lower LDL cholesterol.
Cordyceps – This turbo charged fungi is well known for enhancing physical performance, energy and stamina. It has also been shown to enhance muscle recovery after exercise. Like Reishi, cordyceps is known for its mood enhancing, sleep improving and anti-tumor properties. In addition, the Chinese revere these fungi for their rejuvenating properties on the kidneys and lungs and for their ability to help balance blood pressure.
Mataike – I found it interesting that “Maitake” means dancing mushroom in Japanese. The mushroom is said to have gotten its name because people were so happy to find this highly revered mushroom in the wild, that they danced with joy to celebrate. As with our other medicinal mushrooms Mataike is known for its immune balancing and cancer protecting properties. Mataike has properties which enhance the performance of certain immune cells such as T cells, B cells, macrophages and natural killer cells, making your immune system “smarter”. Mataike mushrooms also contain beta-glucans which help to modulate your immune system, so it operates efficiently. This is very helpful for those who suffer from auto-immune illness which results from an overactive, confused immune system.
White Button mushroom – is included in this formula as a natural vegan source of vitamin D, to further boost the immune building benefits of this formula. In addition, this little mushroom is full of antioxidant power and contains the minerals selenium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
I’m very excited to add this formula added to my daily nutritional program. It will be great to help build and protect my immune system over the coming winter months, as well as enhance my energy and moods 😊
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