Reishi Mushroom is a great food to incorporate into a diet, with its powdered form making it versatile to use in cooking or for quick smoothies or even as a part of supplementary powders made at home or purchased. It can add some extra vitamin D, and it is especially useful in Vegan diets, providing the full spectrum of B complex vitamins despite not being an animal product. Reishi’s possible immune-regulating effects are an added plus as well, helping you stay healthy and productive!
Also known as Dong Quai, this antioxidant rich, adaptogenic root has long been cultivated for its health effects, especially in women. This root contains compounds which have been shown to aid in gynecological regulation, which in turn can aid in the conditioning of women's skin.
Most of modern medicine comes from simply copying and refining what already exists in nature; from the acetylsalicylic acid that was medically used for thousands of years in the form of willow tea and now used in aspirin, to antibiotics such as penicillin that were discovered in fungi. Adaptogens are another such thing - in this case, herbs and fungi that contain compounds which counteract biological stress responses. Check out this list for adaptogens that counteract stress and fatigue.
"The term 'self-care' was coined by Audre Lorde during her own journey towards personal healing, but it hadn't been expanded upon until now. Self-care is prioritizing yourself over any other person or circumstance. It means being sure to love yourself by living a healthy life, both inside and out. " - Satya
"Wellness is not the latest fad. Wellness is listening to what your body is telling you. It’s paying attention to your body and the subtle cues it gives when it needs more or less of something. It’s also investigating the root cause of what’s going on rather than masking the symptoms with a pill or by ignoring them all together." - Christina Tidwell
"I truly believe beauty is inside and out. Inward beauty is rooted in self-love, self-awareness and self-enhancement, therefore it’s important that we pay attention to these things and how we nurture them, but I also feel that it’s totally fine for a person to care about their outward appearance. We have a right to that. " - Minaa B.