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You’ve heard the quotes from Hippocrates time and time again, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” There is true brilliance in that statement. But when you need the best medicine, what food do you go for?

Four thousands upon thousands of years mushrooms have stood head-and-shoulders above all over foods for their medicinal qualities. So much so that there’s even a category of mushrooms called medicinal mushrooms that really take the fungi cake.

Today you’re going to learn some of the surprising science on medicinal mushrooms. Our special guest Tero Isokauppila is going to blow you away with tips and insights hailing from the mushroom kingdom. You’re going to learn how to ensure you stay healthy when you travel, how to slow the aging process, how to make the world’s healthiest coffee and a whole lot more!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What the 3 different categories of mushrooms are.
  • How mushrooms “eat” nutrients like humans do.
  • Why mushrooms are distinctly different from plants.
  • What human DNA and mushroom DNA have in common (this will shock you!).
  • The surprising number of top selling medications that utilize fungi.
  • The differences between mushroom spores, mycelium, and fruiting bodies.
  • How to best extract the nutrients from medicinal mushrooms.
  • What a mushroom decoction is.
  • The unique way that medicinal mushrooms interact with your immune system.
  • Which powerful antioxidants you can get from chaga mushrooms.
  • Which mushroom has the rare ability to encourage brain growth and development.
  • How safe mushrooms are and the best ways to use them.
  • Which medicinal mushroom was used as a coffee substitute.
  • Why blending medicinal mushrooms with coffee has such beneficial effects.
  • How tasting the supplement (versus taking it in pill form) might help assimilation.
  • Why extensive travel requires a change in your nutrition.
  • Which energizing mushroom has the ability to increase your oxygen utilization.


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  2. I love all of your shows, but am leaving my first comment ever because I just really like this guy. He is so genuine and tuned in, and his passion and knowledge are evident. I had no idea mushrooms were so powerful. I live in Ireland surrounded by several rich and diverse forests. I’ve always wanted to forage mushrooms but didn’t know where to get the knowledge to do it safely. I just signed up for Mushroom Academy and hope that this is one thing I can gain from it. I’m really looking forward to trying the Lion’s Mane and learning more! Thanks Tero, Shawn and Jade- keep up the good work. ❤

  3. The one food that I’m allergic to is mushrooms lol. Any alternatives for me?


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