Dear reader Recently, I’ve been gaining information about the wonderful world of mushrooms. It started with the movie. Fantastic Fungi. Did you see it? Incredible. Mushrooms connect the whole forest ecosystem. And they are good to eat. Plus mushrooms have therapeutic properties to promote healing. They can also be used for altered reality and mystical journeys. I won’t be talking about those types of mushrooms here.
As you may know, there is a lot of fraud and sometimes innocent false representation in the natural food supplement industry. Recently, mycelial mushroom products advertise health benefits without containing the ingredients to support those claims. In order to be therapeutically effective mushroom supplements must contain the fruiting body not just the mycelia. And they must be concentrated. That’s why I work with mushroom supplements from 3rd Planet. They pass all the requirements for safety and effectiveness.
Lee Carroll is one of my mentors in this educational journey into the world of mushrooms. He now offers an in-depth self-study course into mycology, the study of mushrooms. I am currently using Myco rev Derma and Myco rev Tonic from 3rd Planet. Mushrooms are incredibly diverse. Here’s a brief introduction to five different mushroom blends. Myco rev Tonic containing Chaga, Cordyceps, and Lions mane offers whole body support. Myco rev Adapt contains Rhodiola and Cordyceps. That supplement is good for stress relief. Myco rev Immune has Reishi, Shiitake, and Maitake mushrooms. As indicated in the name, this supplement has thousands of years of Chinese medicine practice to prove effective support for the immune system. Myco rev Neuro includes Lion's mane, Bucklwheat, bovine brain and Turmeric for brain and central nervous system support. Their newest product, Myco rev Derma contains Tremella and olive fruit extract. It hydrates skin from within. Improves skin texture. And helps prevent oxidative stress that causes rosacea. Lee Carroll told a fascinating story about the use of Tremella during an ancient Chinese dynasty. Tremella was known to enhance beauty. One of the emperors’ concubines was so beautiful that he was distracted from affairs of state. So his underlings executed her to get his mind back on the business at hand. I wonder how effective that was? Justin Toal, the owner of Aduco the company that distributes 3rd Planet joked at that we all want to enhance our beauty just below the level of that ancient concubine! In addition to enhancing skin beauty, Lee told us that Tremella is also useful for improving cognitive function. At almost 71, I want all of those benefits! If you would like to know more or have me muscle test you to see if any of these mushroom supplements are right for you, please let me know. ph/text 415-847-3755. As always, here’s to your best health! Dr. Linda
FUN FACT. Strange as it sounds, some mushrooms glow in the dark. This phenomenon is called bioluminescent. They achieve this thanks to luciferins, the same compounds that make fireflies light up at night and some sea creatures glow. This surprising skill – known as foxfire – is used to attract insects. They then spread the mushroom spores elsewhere in the forest, allowing the fungi to reproduce. One example is the Mycena haematopus, or bleeding fairy helmet, which can be found in Europe, Asia, and North America. In the future, the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence could be used to genetically engineer luminescent trees as a – quite literally – green alternative to streetlights.
Dr. Linda Berry Healing Arts Chiropractic Nutrition Trauma Healing Please note: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical care. Always consult with your healthcare provider for advice before you begin taking new supplements. You are responsible for all of the health choices you make.