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Reishi Ganoderma Mushroom

Reishi GanodermaReishi, or Ling zhi is the extract of the Ganoderma lucium mushroom.

This mushroom has been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicines for thousands of years, who place it in the highest class of tonic medicines, those who benefit the vital life energy.

Often recommended for conditions such as:

  •  anxiety
  • high blood pressure
  • bronchitis and asthma
  • insomnia

It is particularly renowned for its use in hepatitis and other diseases of the liver and for promoting longevity. Reishi is used to prevent “fatty-liver” and cirrhosis.

The Western focus on reishi is on the mushroom’s immuno-enhancing and anti-tumor activities, the exact mechanism is still unknown, but it is thought that the mycopolysaccharides contained in the cell walls may hold the key to the mushrooms medicinal properties

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Mangosteen – Food of the gods

MangosteenThe mangosteen has been nicknamed the “Queen of Fruits” and in some parts of the world the “Food of the Gods” for its various health benefits and for its delightful taste. For thousands of years, Asian countries have been using the mangosteen in Chinese, Ayurvedic and folk medicine to support optimal health.

Used to treat skin infections, wounds, dysentery, thrush, and urinary tract infections.

 

 

MSM

MSMMethylsulfonylmethane

What is MSM? It is a stable metabolite of DMSO. It is a special biological sulfur found in all plants, soils, fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, eggs, meats and milk.

It’s found in nearly every cell in the body, and is structurally and functionally important to 150 compounds, including hormones, enzymes, antibodies and antioxidants. Sulfur itself is held mainly in the muscles, skin, bones, nails and hair. MSM provides the essential sulfur necessary for a number of body compounds.

MSM is used for a range of health problems including: arthritis, allergies, gastrointestinal problems, PMS, acne, lung problems, muscle pain, parasites, cancer & heartburn.

As a side note:

DMSO is a solvent uses to introduce nutrients into the body by use of the skin.

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Grass Fed Meats

Mary

Omega Fatty Acids: Getting down to the Grass Roots

by Mary Howard, RN

We will look at why some meat is better than others for you and why some fats are better than others for you. What are these Omega fats, anyway? We will also look at why the fat ratio of meat and eggs can be affected by the animal’s feed and living conditions. We’ll also touch on the fact that, just because an animal was raised on organic feed it still may not have the nutrients needed to make their meat healthy.

Mind, Body, Spirit

Mary

Living Better Longer: The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection

by Mary Howard, RN

Can you control your destiny? Well, maybe or maybe not but there are a few things you can do to help it along. Let’s look at physical drains and how they affect the mind and spirit and emotional drains and how they affect the physical body.