Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Recipe

Brandon Gilbert | | Chaga Mushroom, Mucuna, Recipes, Uncategorized

Tis the season of everything pumpkin spice. While that pumpkin spice latte is full of flavorings and sugary syrups, this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is quite healthy. Pumpkin is full of vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, and B vitamins Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, and Folate. It...

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...

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...

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...

How Can We Boost Qi?

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Chaga Mushroom

How can we boost our Qi?. In this article, we will explore simple solutions to get your qi in balance while also explaining some functions of Chaga Mushroom within the context of TCM. Classified as a qi tonic: Chaga invigorates and replenishes the qi. What does it mean to be a...

3 Things You Need To Know Before Buying Medicinal Mushrooms

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Chaga Mushroom, Cordyceps Mushroom, Reishi Mushroom

The phrase, “You get what you pay for,” is almost always true, but in the health field, there always seems to be a gray area, being that it is ultimately the most money and most worth it.  In newer, more progressive areas of health supplements it’s a lot easier to...

Chaga Basil Proofed Coffee

Brandon Gilbert | | Chaga Mushroom

Ingredients:  Organic Coffee Beans 1 teaspoon Hyperion Chaga Extract 1 Bunch Organic Basil Birch Xylitol (To taste)  Ratio of Water & Coffee for French Press (You can also use this ratio if you don’t have a French press) Note that coffee beans are measured before grinding. 1 serving — 1...

Medicinal Muffins Pt.2: Chocolate, Peanut-butter, and Chaga!

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Chaga Mushroom, Medicinal Meals, Recipes, Tonic Herbs

Welcome to Medicinal Muffins, part 2, I’m literally bloated with snack ideas. What I find to be outlandish is that with this recipe and our other medicinal muffin using the he shou wu, the herbs made them better-tasting.  It’s like, the muffin was good (but “meh” to me because when...

The Cleansing Power of Tonic Herbs

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Chaga Mushroom, Schizandra

Cleansing With Tonic Herbs It’s a rainy morning here in Louisville, Kentucky- in fact, it’s the first rainy anything in quite some time.  We’ve been experiencing a prolonged period of excessive heat, humidity, drought and low air quality because of it.  This is certainly a nourishing change in weather for...

What Are Medicinal Mushrooms?

Brandon Gilbert | | Articles, Chaga Mushroom, Cordyceps Mushroom, Reishi Mushroom

Okay, so we’ve all at least heard of mushrooms, whether it’s been through a pizza topping or high quality health supplement, but what are medicinal mushrooms exactly?  How do they differ from the ones we toss in salads?  What components give them the medicinal profile?  And, lastly, what can they...