LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE
We've all heard it, the timeless advice from the mouth of Hippocrates "Let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food.” We’re just here to remind you + expand creatively around that, stating that our health doesn’t have to be so complex, so linear that it gets to be confusing. It starts with deciding to prioritize + invest in yourself. At the root of it, health is a choice to direct the quality of our own lives by considering, just like in anything else, that you get out what you put in. So let's add in the good stuff, let's LIVE IT, not diet! We appreciate that you're here, reading what we have to share, so HIGH FIVES to you my friends for taking the initiative to widen your scope on living a healthy lifestyle. It's all in the experimenting, deciphering what balance + radiant health feels like for you as an individual. There is no cookie cutter plan, or magical pill to living a healthy life. The health industry is overloaded with trends and fads (insert almost any synthetic multivitamin or fat loss supplement into this category), we want you to have clarity through all of that & get to the root of your struggle. Take a test run & think about it in terms of that when you feel good, you look good, you do good! Its simple, healthy people make for a better world…. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead. It’s an incredible thing when you FEEL TURNED ON, inspired, awake and energized from how you treat your body, by how you eat, all the way to how you think. Take a moment to check in with a deep breathe in, and out. Now feel the breath move through your body + relax into this moment. Feel the state where you're currently at within your body. How are you feeling vs how would you like to feel? Maybe there is pain or maybe there is pleasure. Possibly you're feeling at the healthiest you’ve ever been. Take a moment to reflect on your previous state of health. Has it increased, decreased, remained relatively the same? What did you change vs not change?
We can each learn so much within taking a moment to check in, to reflect & then ask “How can it get better than this?” Reflecting is an important key to growth, an essential key to a better future! If we could reflect far enough back into the lives of our ancestors we are sure we would find that they weren’t all that clueless. Rather they were resourceful and attuned to the natural landscapes that surrounded them, they were connected to their food. Now, the secret is that superfoods are nothing new, many have been used for centuries, found to be used throughout our ancestral lineages, all depending on where they lived. These foods seem to have been around forever (so we will call them ancient) but it’s just now that we have reliable access to them & good old science to back up the facts of truly how good they are for us! Our modern lifestyle has given us spectacular technological advancements and conveniences, it's a great time to be alive in the very reason that we now have easier access to the most nutritionally potent superfoods from around the planet. Here at Mutha Earth, we offer a diverse range that can maximize your health regime. Adding superfoods in isn’t totally like hitting the staples easy button, but it is pretty dang close. The future of health is bright if we can each re-wild ourselves with these foods + keep our inner ecosystem (the gut) thriving.
“The gut is very intimately connected with the immune system, the more diverse it is, the more immune you are.” The gut is a big focus for us + we take your gut health very seriously! The gut has been declared through scientific circles to literally be our second brain! Basically, the health of your gut shows your immune response. Studies suggest that improving gut health can improve certain allergies, lower the odds of contracting an autoimmune disease, protect against heart disease and even make you less susceptible to cancer to evening improving anxiety, depression, anger, so on so forth. Our guts are host to trillions upon trillions of bacterial cells that form their own living environment called the gut microbiome (our bodies are actually made up of more bacteria than they are human cells). This mini-ecosystem creates signals that go through the body and cause some physiological + immunological effects. It is alive throughout your digestive tract helping in basic terms to absorb + digest nutrients. This is an extremely important function. This is where the importance of gut diversity comes in; you don’t just want to have a lot of bacteria in your gut, you want a lot of different kinds of bacteria. The gut-brain axis is an interplay between the gut and the mind. It might not be surprising to learn that this exists since it’s relatively well known that indigestion can be a symptom of stress. But the connection works the other way, too: the gut can affect the mind because certain neurotransmitters, like serotonin, are created in the gut through the microbiome. The gut microbes have an impact on inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and that inflammation can cause the immune system to be more active. That can activate our nervous system and when that’s too active for too long, that can cause some psychological problems. Basically, if your body is super stressed out, that’ll impact your psychology.
So what exactly is a superfood? Maybe you're already all up in them, gaining their amazing benefits, feeling fly, keeping your good vibes high and energy balanced. Maybe you think they don’t really exist & it’s just regular “healthy” food...OR maybe you're just looking for a little more information! Let us break it down so you can get your groovy dance on with us. Superfoods are foods that hold a medicinal or herbal or like strength, a food with unique + extraordinary properties. Generally considered to contain a wide variety of essential nutrients while packing large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. These very special natural substances (SUPERFOODS) we offer have been associated with the highest qualities of living. The ideals of long life, slow aging, glowing health, happiness, wisdom, physical vitality, adaptability & sexual vigor. By achieving these, one can be said to have attained true "radiant health. By adding in superfoods your literally upgrading your body! When the body is nutritionally fulfilled, it no longer craves all the processed, artificial junk that numbs the senses and cuts us off from the bigger picture. They are a great way to create & support a solid self-care routine. Simply add these in to experience your best self.
MUSHROOMS - Our favorite superfood of all. Many say that mushrooms are the original superfood. With all the evidence supporting mushrooms they truly prove over and over again to be a powerhouses of potent nutrition. Our powders are made to be readily availabe (easily absorbed) by the human body. Mushrooms contain some of the most powerful natural medicines on the planet. Many species have been studied for their health-promoting benefits which is truly only the tip of the ice burg for the scientific community with the wide range of fungi species on our planet. Studies on mushrooms detail a wide variety of health benefits to date, including: improved weight management, improved nutrition, increased vitamin D levels, improved immune system function, powerful anti-inflammatory. Many have even been identified to be used as potential cancer drugs. With consideration to the vast amount of toxins we as humans are exposed to regularily mushrooms are a great solution to combat all that we are up against in todays world. As the ME Team, we are passionate and dedicated to sharing medicinal mushrooms, along with other plant based medicines so people can live healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives. Our mission is to have the human body operating at its higher potential through using nutrition as the foundation. We hope you enjoy your visit here at our site & wish you the best on your journey through health, growth & healing. IMAGINE a food that literally helps conquer the greatest killer CHRONIC STRESS! Stress leads to BODY TENSION, INSOMNIA, BRAIN FOG, HEART HEALTH, DIGESTION, LIBIDO SEX DRIVE - ADRENALLOW ENERGY. They are ADAPTOGENIC meaning they have a STRESS RELIEVING EFFECT, HELPS BODY AND MIND ADAPT…
IMAGINE A COMMUNITY FREE OF THIS?
Beyond the basic Portobello that everyone knows, an entire kingdom of mushrooms exists, many with amazing health benefits for immunity, energy, and longevity that have been studied for centuries. At Mutha Earth we believe in the real magic of functional mushrooms like Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane, as well as many others that with their use they can help us live healthier, more enhanced lives. We make drinking mushrooms and superfoods delicious and easy-to-do with our Mushroom Coffees + Elixirs, Mushroom Superfood Blends, and honest suggestions. They can be used in a myriad of ways, soups, salads, smoothies, coffee, pasta….Not in the mood to make up your own, no worries, we LOVE blending or mixing them in store for you!
We have a wide range available, single species to blends, both organic + wild harvested in powders, dried form or tincture style!
Remember Superfoods = Super Humans!
That which affects the stomach will directly affect the brain
Largely the gut has been overlooked but there has been a shift of awareness happening through the mind, body & in scientific circles around the world. There is a field of medicine called "Neurogastroenterology" where the new name for the abdomen has become "the second brain". Consider that though the brain may be located in the cranium the "mind" is actually located throughout the entire body. There is a natural cocktail of chemicals located in the gut that balance our emotions, our energy and our pain levels, which influences all areas of our lives (even our sleep). The head and the belly are constantly exchanging these electric chemical messages. Considering these incredible facts: that gut contains 100 million neurons (which is MORE than the spinal cord); the gut contains a large amount of neurotransmitters that are just about identical to those that reside in the central nervous system (aka the brain & spinal cord.); It has also been proven through scientifc study that the gut contains about 50% of the bodies dopamine (a neuro chemical produced by the body that enables the body to communicate within itself - required for movement, memory & pleasurable reward), as well as 90% of the bodies serotonin (a chemical produced by the body that enables the body to communicate within itself - required for maintaining mood balance, appetitite, digestion, sexual desire).
Creating connections with Medicinal Mushrooms
The evolution of mushrooms' highly developed immune systems are exactly what makes mushrooms so valuable to humans today. Mushrooms are a largely unexplored world especially in the Western hemisphere. They are not considered a plant because they don't go through photosynthesis. They are a fungus & a fungus that we need on top of that. Mushroom research is being recognized to hold many health promoting attributes. Mushrooms contain proteins, trace minerals, polysaccharides, amino acids and fiber to name a few, all of which promote ones overall state of well being. Mushrooms seem to play many different roles such as the following:
Support immune function, healthy gut flora and creates optimal digestion
Promote normal cellular growth & helps preserve cellular structure
Support your body’s normal detoxification process aiding in healthy fat loss
Mushrooms are Superior adaptogens, meaning they held the body adjust to stressors both physical and mental easier
High in antioxidants which protects the body from premature aging and illness/disease
A Mushroom Is More than What Meets the Eye, more than just the stem and a cap. What you and I consider a mushroom is actually the fruiting body of a much larger mass called "mycelium". The mycelium is the part of the mushroom we don't see or typically eat. It's the hidden part of the fungus where up to 95% of mushrooms total biomass lies beneath the surface of the soil. Mycelium is a vast network of living cells covering much of the earth's surface as one of the largest biological entities on the planet. They are like “fungal mats” & live for decades to even centuries! An important point we want you to take note of is Mycelium has one goal: To preserve and promote the existence of the species. Taking a look at their function in an ecosystem, it seems to mirror those same functions in the body when ingested. Mushrooms first work as decomposers, breaking down matter, purifying a space, providing essential nutrients to the soil, that is then cycled throughout the ecosystem. The mycelium work like a neuro-network, creating connections that may not otherwise be made. In comparison they provide very similar functions to the neuro-network in our bodies brain, spinal cord & abdomen. When we consume them, it is almost as if they knit our system, creating connections, detoxifying/purfiying the body (breaking down toxins and wastes in the body to be eliminated), as well as helping us sustain a healthy balance of essential nutrients. The power of the mycelium is truly its ability to promote life.
Mushroom or mycelium cells have developed highly efficient, proactive immune systems. What makes mushrooms so valuable to human health is this - their ability to help support the immune system.* They offer great value to humans to optimize our immune function without over-stimulation.
Mushrooms’ complex nutritional matrix of nutrients, polysaccharides antioxidants, beta-glucans, dietary fiber, pre-biotics, enzymes & other compounds have been shown to support healthy digestion and gastrointestinal tract function (our second brain).
Creating a stronger, healthier connection between You Gut, Brain, and Immune Function can be made through using ME Mushroom powders + dried pieces. A healthy immune system starts in your gut (your gastrointestinal tract). A healthy digestive system, means you can more completely digest food particles that might otherwise keep you from enjoying optimal health, while increasing/sustaining your energy levels. Harmful foods with toxins like pesticides & preservations, artificals flavours/colouring, to over cooked foods can all damage the gut flora leading to a comprimised immune system, with less mental clarity. Most people may not realize that 80 percent of the immune system lies in the gastrointestinal tract. If you want to help support your immune system, you must support your digestion. The brain & the gut are connected via the vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem down to your abdomen. This nerve explains why your gut and your brain influence each other so powerfully. This is why your intestinal health can affect your mental and neurological health. If you can support your immune system you will naturally support your brains health too.
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