Western medicine cannot make money if you don’t get sick and visit doctors regularly. So why would a doctor tell you what organic food to buy? For many Americans, if you mention taking medicinal mushrooms, they look at you like you’re some kind of witch doctor, or a traveling medicine man with a covered wagon carrying little vials full of potions and concoctions.
America loves immediate gratification, and if something’s wrong with someone’s health, they jump to buy a “quick fix” pain killer at a convenient store, or race to their doctor to get a prescription to suppress the symptoms. Many drug stores are open 24 hours now, and Patient First and Doctors on Call are waiting to bill you a couple hundred bucks for your “weekend emergency.”
But what if you didn’t get sick anymore because your immune system was so well stocked, that when your spouse or siblings came down with something, or your children brought a cold or virus home from school, you never got it?
One of the World’s leading authorities on nutrition, David Wolfe, travels all over the world seeking natural ways to build immunity. Certain mushrooms we never see on grocery shelves or even at the farmer’s market are for sale in powdered form at just about every local health food store you can find, and they’re not expensive at all.
Japan and China have known about the benefits of mushrooms that grow on trees for thousands of years, especially the Reishi mushroom. Reishi, commonly known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, is the oldest herbal mushroom known to have been used as a medicine. The emperors in ancient times ate them like we eat lettuce and cucumbers.
Possessing over 400 active biomolecules, Reishi mushroom is a superior herb that can be taken for long durations without any side effects of any kind. Unlike the poisonous mushrooms that grow out of the ground in your yard, medicinal mushrooms grow off of bark, absorbing all the nutrients from the trees. By simply buying the mushrooms in powder form, or in pill form and opening the capsules and mixing them into your favorite smoothie or veggie drinks, or even in your tea, you are promoting healthy blood circulation, digestion, bowel regularity, and reducing fatigue, and that’s just for starters.
Medicinal mushrooms build your immunity to common colds, flu, disease, virus, bacteria, and much more. Wolfe recommends buying mushroom complexes that contain at least five Reishi, Cordyceps, Astragalus, Maitake, Shiitake, Lion’s Mane, and Oyster.
In case you were wondering, the common grocery store button mushroom, Agaricus Bisporus, isn’t so special, and can often carry mold under the cap that the pondering eye doesn’t catch. Portabello mushrooms and Crimini are nothing more than matured stages, or brown strains, of the button mushroom.
In the United States, most doctors go to medical school at prestigious universities to learn how to prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform surgery. That’s where the big money is made, and that’s how “patients for life” get costly, chronic care. Natural remedies are real and for sale at reasonable prices at your local health food store and vitamin shop.
Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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