Medicinal Mushrooms for Super Immunity

food health Jan 17, 2016

Medicinal Mushrooms for Super Immunity
January 17, 2016
Gabriela Lerner
Have you tried using medicinal mushrooms yet? These include chaga, reishi, cordyceps and agarics blaze, with the main benefits being to increase immune function, help to fight viruses and infections and even combat cancer growth.


Medicinal mushrooms grow on trees, in fact they have a symbiotic relationship with the tree and are deeply connected with the earth’s energies. They often take a long time to grow, so it’s important to buy medicinal mushrooms from reliable, sustainable sources. As medicinal mushrooms become more popular, the demand increases and often leads to unsustainable harvesting practices that destroy eco systems. See below for good sources to buy your mushrooms.


My two favourite mushrooms are chaga and reishi because they are versatile and can be brewed into a tea, used in vegan hot chocolate drinks, can be turned into tinctures or powders to use in a...

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Participants of my raw food retreats are often parents concerned with the food their children eat. This usually leads to conversations about how to get children into better eating habits and also how to enrol the other parent into supporting healthy eating at home.

At one of my retreats a guest had recently decided to upgrade his family’s food intake towards higher nutrition after both his parents had been diagnosed with cancer. It was a wake-up-call for him and after a lot of research he came to the conclusion that the best he could do was to create excellent nutrition for himself, his wife and his young children. Now I usually have people in my class who are already quite familiar with eating raw vegetables and they really enjoy the foods I prepare. I was therefore particularly delighted that this participant openly stated that he didn’t like the food. ‘It all tastes really strange to me’ he said. But then followed it with ‘but I know...

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