Inflammation Keeps Us Alive.

Our bodies inflammatory response is often mistaken for only being damaging. Here we talk about how it keeps us healthy and when it starts to harm us.
June 28, 2019 by allyson tovar

A Breakdown of Adrenal Fatigue.

Adrenal fatigue or burnout is a commonly diagnosed condition within the functional and integrative medicine community and there is a lot of controversy surrounding its validity. Here we offer a different perspective and focus on the root of the symptoms that are associated with adrenal fatigue.
June 20, 2019 by allyson tovar

The Fundamentals of Adaptogens.

All adaptogens work by stabilizing physiological processes and promoting homeostasis in your body. There are some that are more fine-tuned to be stimulating in the body and some are much more calming. Learn about the differences and how adding them to your daily routine can work to benefit your health.
June 14, 2019 by allyson tovar

Everything you need to know when buying mushroom supplements.

Your health is vital and it's important to read between the lines when buying the right medicinal mushroom supplement. The supplements industry is not all black and white and here you can learn how to differentiate between clever marketing terms and the products that will offer you true medicinal value.
June 07, 2019 by allyson tovar

Chaga : The antioxidant powerhouse

Inonotus obliquus commonly known as Chaga mushroom is actually a parasitic fungus and not a mushroom at all. It has the highest ORAC value for antioxidant content beating acai, pomegranate and wild blueberries by a landslide.
November 11, 2018 by Allyson Tovar

Cordyceps : A parasitic fungi that holds immense medical potential

Cordyceps is a widely known medicinal mushroom with extensive research upholding its potential to enhance exercise performance by supporting higher levels of endurance, stamina, and libido. One of the most interesting aspects of this species is the fact that it is parasitic, infecting a host (typically an insect) in order to grow. However, there are other methods taken when producing a cordyceps supplement.
October 25, 2018 by allyson tovar

Reishi : The mushroom of immortality

Reishi is known as the mushroom of immortality in regards to its potential benefits of enhancing immune system function. With a rich history in TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine) this polypore mushroom is truly a gem of nature with anti-allergy, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, immune boosting, and liver regenerating properties.
October 23, 2018 by Allyson Tovar

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is one of the highest revered herbs used in the ancient Indian medicine system of Ayurveda. Here is an overview of its origin, history, and potential medicinal benefits.
October 23, 2018 by allyson tovar

A General Intro to Mushrooms

An introduction of fungi that reviews common misconceptions of this species and their capability to heal the planet as well as ourselves via mycelium. Including a quick overview of popular medicinal mushroom species used in tradition for thousands of years, now upheld with science.
October 23, 2018 by Allyson Tovar