Our editorial content investigates everything from therapy to functional foods and adaptogens, to breath work and psychedelics.
Is lion’s mane a psychedelic?
Lion’s mane mushrooms have gained popularity in recent years for their potential health benefits. These fascinating fungi have become a staple in many natural wellness communities, leaving some to wonder: is lion’s mane a psychedelic? The short answer is no. Lion’s mane mushrooms do not contain any psychedelic properties. That doesn’t mean they aren’t beneficial though.
Adaptogens for Stress Relief
Adaptogens are special plants and fungi that can help your body adapt to stress. They work by helping the body cope with physical and psychological stressors, increasing its resistance to both mental and physical fatigue. Adaptogens have been used for centuries in traditional medicine throughout the world and are gaining popularity today as an increasingly popular way to naturally improve our physical and mental wellbeing. Each of the herbs below are known to help you cope with stress and anxiety, helping to improve your overall wellbeing. 1) Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) Holy Basil, or Tulsi, is known as “The Mother
Adaptogens and adrenal fatigue
Adrenal fatigue is a condition naturopathic doctors often point to when patients show symptoms of chronic exhaustion, and recommending adaptogens for adrenal fatigue is relatively common practice. But is adrenal fatigue a real diagnosis? Here’s what you need to know about the condition, what western medicine has to say about it, and how adaptogens may be able to help with symptoms.
Functional mushrooms vs. Psychedelic mushrooms
At the most basic level, comparing functional mushrooms vs. psychedelic mushrooms comes down to the presence of hallucinogenic effects. Psychedelic mushrooms have psychoactive effects and can produce a “trip”, whereas functional mushrooms do not. Both types of mushrooms can offer both physical and mental health benefits, but the specific effects they have on the mind and body are very different.
Functional cannabis: combining THC, CBD, and adaptogens
The therapeutic effects of cannabis have been appreciated since antiquity, as evidenced by its presence in ancient Chinese texts and Indian medical practices. Cannabis was often included in traditional medicines such as Ayurveda to treat a variety of ailments including pain, inflammation and digestive issues. It makes sense then that one might combine cannabis and adaptogens to enhance beneficial effects. Enter, functional cannabis.
What are adaptogens? Everything you need to know about these healing herbs
If you’re at all interested in health and wellness, you’ve almost certainly heard the term “adaptogen”, and probably have some questions: what are adaptogens? What do they do? And how can you benefit from them? In this article, we’ll explore all of that, along with some examples of popular adaptogenic herbs and supplements, and the best ways to introduce them to your diet.
Adaptogens for hormonal balance
Medicinal plant have been used for centuries for hormonal support, and are still very commonly used in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This article covers how adaptogens affect hormones, and how to use herbs and adaptogens for hormonal balance.
Are functional mushrooms adaptogens?
Functional mushrooms and adaptogens are becoming increasingly popular for their potential health benefits. But with the two buzzy wellness items seeming to have similar properties, it can be hard to parse the difference between them. Are functional mushrooms adaptogens? Read on to find out.
Medicinal Mushrooms 101: What are they and what do they do?
From chaga to shiitake, learn about six medicinal mushrooms, their healing powers and how to use them in your wellness routine.
Ashwagandha Benefits for Mind and Body
Discover the many health benefits of ashwagandha, an ancient medicinal herb that has been used for centuries for its healing properties.
Where to buy Lion’s Mane mushrooms and What to Look For
If you’re interested in natural health, you’ve probably heard of Lion’s Mane mushrooms. These mushrooms are prized for their medicinal properties and have been long used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. If you’re looking to add Lion’s Mane mushrooms to your diet, there are a few things you should know about where to buy them and what to look for.
Identifying the Most Potent Psychedelic Mushroom Strains
Join us as we explore some of the most potent psychedelic mushroom strains, their effects, and how you can identify them.