The 2015 Great NEWS posts are dedicated to sharing simple Healthy Habits to enhance our health, longevity, nutrition and wellness. After being inspired and reminded by a Paul Stamet’s YouTube video today’s post will share Seven Magnificent Medicinal Mushrooms that help do just that. Mushrooms may be one of the most overlooked health foods for the average person. Even though they are known to contain a wide variety of important nutrients and powerful compounds. Consuming medicinal mushrooms on a regular basis may be one of the smartest steps we can take to ramp up our immune system and support our body and brain with these amazing super foods. Billions of dollars are wasted on fake, fast, and junk food that could be invested in healthy foods like medicinal mushrooms. Imagine the benefits as they help super charge our immune system to help avoid the medical procedures and pharmaceutical drugs that can drain our emotions, finances and health. This post will share Seven Magnificent Medicinal Mushrooms and information that will help you understand their amazing health properties.


Medicinal mushrooms have been used in herbal medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries.

Medicinal mushrooms have been used in herbal medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries. It is well documented that the early Egyptians and people in Asia believed in them for healing, health and longevity. Today people in Asia, Eastern Europe and Western Europe are some of the largest consumers of medicinal mushrooms in the world. Unfortunately too many people are uneducated in the health properties of medicinal mushrooms and rarely if ever consume mushrooms.


Medicinal Mushrooms?

You may be asking what is a medicinal mushroom and how does it help? The simple answer is many mushrooms have been found to contain important and medically significant metabolites that offer beneficial properties for our healing and health. Some medicinal mushrooms have been proven  scientifically to have anti-bacterial. anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. This means they can assist our body in preventing and maybe even reversing diseases.

Medicinal mushrooms are packed with potent and powerful antioxidants, enzymes, minerals, polysaccharides, trace elements and vitamins. As more people continue to struggle with dementia, deterioration, disabilities and disease more pharmaceutical companies and universities are researching the potential and power of using medicinal mushrooms to prevented and reverse health issues.

Seven Magnificent Medicinal Mushrooms


Always be careful to source them through a reliable, reputable and well known supplier and vendor to help insure quality controls are in place to insure the absence of harmful compounds and purity of the product.

The following seven medicinal mushrooms are well documented to have significant health and medicinal benefits.

  • Chaga
  • Cordyceps
  • Lions mane
  • Maitake
  • Reishi
  • Shittake
  • Turkey Tail

It would be easy to talk and write about the benefits of each of these medicinal mushrooms for hours. Rather than write another long post as I tend to do it may be best to recommend you do your own homework and research the many benefits of these magnificent medicinal mushrooms. It may mean more to you to hear and see the content from medicinal mushroom experts like Paul Stamets so a youtube video link is provided below.

Most of them can be found at Asian grocery stores, farmers markets, health food stores, herbalist shops, online through Amazon, specialty stores and Traditional Chinese Medicine centers. Always be careful to source them through a reliable, reputable and well known supplier and vendor to help insure quality controls are in place to insure the absence of harmful compounds and purity of the product. Quality control and testing are essential due to numerous issues with some products containing contamination from chemicals, heavy metals and other toxic substances. It is easy to enjoy the many benefits of medicinal mushrooms since they can be consumed as capsules, dishes, powders, soups, teas and tinctures. Bon appetit!

Healthy Habits

The Healthy Habits 2015 series offers simple suggestions to help create and maintain our health and harmony. Medicinal mushrooms are an easy to do healthy habit to help protect our health, resilience, vitality and well being.It is so simple some people make excuses, minimize or over look how beneficial this healthy behavior, habit and routine could be in making you virtually immune to the bacterial, fungus, pathogens and virus waiting to make you their home and host. When we come to realize that our long term  emotional, financial, mental and physical health could be turbo charged by medicinal mushrooms we just might find the pull or push needed to create a medicinal mushroom mastery action plan.

This Great NEWS post on Healthy Habits shared seven magnificent medicinal mushrooms to provide easy, effective and efficient antioxidants and polyschariddes for enhanced anti-aging and immune function. When we add medicinal mushrooms to our nutrient dense organic whole foods nutrition program we are helping to prevent and protect against deterioration, disabilities and disease.

What is your current Gap?

What magnificent medicinal mushrooms are you missing out on that could help your happiness, health and hormones? What are you willing to do to insure you access mushrooms for better health?

Mastery Action Plan (MAP)

What mastery action plans will help you consume some medicinal mushrooms on a daily or weekly basis? How and why will these small steps help you improve your beauty, energy, health, hormones and over all well being? What research, resources and role models are needed to help you commit to consuming medicinal mushrooms? Watching Paul Stamets an expert on medicinal mushrooms will quickly change the way you think about mushrooms. View his Six ways that mushrooms can save the world and his TED Talk – Solutions from the Underground: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World to get excited about mushrooms.

Call to Action

What comments, commitments or concerns come to mind regarding medicinal mushrooms? What other ideas and inspiration will help motivate us towards even better behaviors, beliefs and biology for a healthier 2015 and beyond?

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