The Spiritual Uses of Reishi Mushroom

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Reishi Mushroom

The Spiritual Uses of Reishi Mushroom For over 2 millennia, reishi has been a prominent forerunner in the herbal world for spiritual use.  Spirituality could mean a lot of different things for a lot of different people, but maybe a running theme amongst it all is the feeling of connection- of...

Fall Wellness Guide

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Chaga Mushroom, Tonic Herbs

During the fall, the focus is on detoxification and restoration to prepare for the coming winter. In this fall wellness guide, learn about the best practices, diet, and herbs for autumn.   Changing with the Seasons Autumn, The Minor Yin Just like the weather begins to cool and the focus starts...

Why You Should Take Tonic Herbs

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Tonic Herbs

Tonic herbs are an elite class of herbs used by both Western and Chinese herbal medicine systems. The term “tonic” generally refers to food based substances that are nutritionally dense and more potently nourish specific organs of the body than other herbs. They are intended to be consumed regularly for...

Cleansing with Chaga Mushroom

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Chaga Mushroom, Tonic Herbs

Cleansing and Detoxing Tonic Herbs offer a myriad of benefits, but one commonality with all tonic herbs is their ability to cleanse and detox the body.  Daily use of any tonic herb would aid the body in the removal of toxins and stagnation.  In order for an herb to be...

Reishi: The Mushroom of Immortality

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Reishi Mushroom, Tonic Herbs

Reishi is one of the most transformational, medicinal, beneficial, widely used, and well-known herbs in history. Reishi is known as the “mushroom of immortality” because of its myriad health and spiritual benefits. Thousands of years ago, its benefits were regarded as superior. Today, we have been able to analyze its nutritional constituents...

Fight Aging with He Shou Wu

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, He Shou Wu, Tonic Herbs

Fight Aging with He Shou Wu He Shou Wu, or polygonum multiflorum, is a medicinal vine also known as fleece flower. He Shou Wu is native to Southern and Central China and parts of Japan. It usually grows 2-4 meters tall on woody tubers. It is the tuber, or root...

Cordyceps Mushroom for Athletes

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Cordyceps Mushroom, Tonic Herbs

To date, the medical recognition of cordyceps mushrooms spans fifteen hundred years already. It originated from the Shepherds in Tibetan mountains that discovered the use of the mushroom to cure problems with organ functions, immune system and on well-being and general strength of people. The positive effects were first noticed on...

Chaga Mushroom: Longevity-Boosting Nutritional Powerhouse

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Chaga Mushroom, Tonic Herbs

In Norway, it is known as the “Cancer Polypore.” In Japan it is called the “Diamond of the Forest.” In China, it is referred to as the “King of Plants.” And in Siberia, where our wild chaga is harvested, it is called “Gift from God.” Chaga Mushroom is held in...

He Shou Wu Revealed

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, He Shou Wu

So, I’m sure you’ve all heard about how a glass of red wine a day can keep the old age and cancer away, and if you haven’t, well, you are now.  It has been proven that people who drink small amounts of red wine daily have been seen to live...

What’s The Point of Tonic Herbs?

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Video Podcast

This is quite an important question to ask and to explore because in our modern world we frequently lose sight of the true essence of things. For those reasons, its always good to take a moment to breathe, recenter, and come back to our foundations. We could ask, how vital can...