Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health (Paperback)
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The one and only resource on using adaptogenic mushrooms to boost immunity and promote whole body health the natural way.
Adaptogenic mushrooms are one of today's buzziest superfoods, known for their ability to restore skin's youthful glow, increase energy levels, reduce brain fog, keep your hormone levels in check, and so much more. In Healing Mushrooms, you’ll learn about the ten most powerful mushrooms you can add to your daily diet to maximize your health gains. Though some of these mushrooms, like Tremella, Cordyceps, and Reishi will sound exotic, they're all easy to source online in extract form and easier to use in recipes. Even more familiar mushrooms, like Shiitake, Oyster, and Enoki, are full of seriously healing potential--you just have to know how to use them. Packed with practical information, fun illustrations, and 50 mushroom-boosted recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and even dessert!), Healing Mushrooms unlocks the vast potential of this often-overlooked superfood category and will be the go-to resource for adding mushrooms to your health and wellness regimen.
About the Author
Tero Isokauppila is the founder and President of Four Sigmatic, a natural superfoods company specializing in mushroom-based drink powders. Tero grew up in Finland and later earned a degree in Chemistry and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition at Cornell University. In 2012, he founded Four Sigmatic and is a subject matter expert on all things pertaining to mushrooms, superfoods, and natural health. He was chosen as one of the world's TOP 50 Food Activists by the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and has been featured in Vogue, Time, Forbes, W Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, BuzzFeed, and Bon Appétit, and has been a featured speaker at Summit Series, Wanderlust, WME-IMG, and Soho House.
"Mushrooms are one of the most underrated functional foods for improved physical performance, cognitive ability, and longevity. Everybody should learn why and how to incorporate them to their diet, and Tero is the ultimate dude to teach you just that."
—Ben Greenfield, athlete and author of the New York Times bestseller Beyond Training
“The medicinal value of mushrooms has long been neglected in the West. Healing Mushrooms seeks to change that, one cup of chaga chai at a time.”
—Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia
"What a gift. Tero Isokauppila has distilled 12 generations of wisdom around the power of food and jammed it into this amazing book. It's a much-needed reminder that we should look to our diets to cure what ails us."
—Marco Canora, chef, restaurateur, and author
“If you care about your health, it's time to get smart about mushrooms. Not only will you experience culinary and gustatory delight, but these medicinal fungi might just help you live longer, too."
—Abel James, New York Times bestselling author of The Wild Diet
"I'm in awe of Tero's commitment to wellness, and his passion for the fungi kingdom. This book is a deep dive into the healing benefits of mushrooms — a must-read for anyone seeking optimal health."
—Gabrielle Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back
“From soups to smoothies, shroom sushi to shiitake jerky, Healing Mushrooms shows you how to spice up your usual comfort foods, expand your family’s palettes and teaches you about the ten mushrooms everybody needs to add to their grocery list.”
—Cat Cora, world-renowned chef, restaurateur, and author
"Tero is the mushroom master! I love his passion and knowledge of these medicinal mushrooms that have changed the game in the health and nutrition industry!"
—Drew Manning, personal trainer and New York Times bestselling author of Fit2Fat2Fit
“I lift my green smoothie in honor of Tero Isokauppila and his gorgeous gift of adaptogenic magic into a world hungry for accessible and natural health. Cheers!”
—Kathryn Budig, author of Aim True and co-host of espnW's Free Cookies
"Healing Mushrooms is a fantastic resource for educating yourself about the powerful wellness benefits of these fascinating fungi!"
—Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author of Radical Beauty
"We finally have the definitive guide to understanding the remarkable benefits of medicinal mushrooms. Tero makes learning about these powerful mushrooms fun and accessible for everyone. If you're interested in being the healthiest, happiest version of yourself, this is a must read!"
—Shawn Stevenson, author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and host of The Model Health Show
"As a medical doctor who specializes in nutrition, I was fascinated to learn more about the exciting and extensive array of potential health benefits of the often overlooked mushroom family. After reading this book, I'm inspired to incorporate them more both personally and professionally!"
—Dr. Melina B. Jampolis, Physician Nutrition Specialist and Author of The Doctor on Demand Diet
“After reading Healing Mushrooms, I feel very happy to recommend Tero as an expert on the topic. He is smart, interesting, and his book provides a useful, easy-to-understand guide to using culinary and medicinal mushrooms in the kitchen.”
—Deborah Madison, chef and James Beard Award-winning author of In My Kitchen, The New Art of Vegetarian Cooking, Vegetable Literacy, and many more cookbooks
"This is an exciting debut, because this is the first book to focus on how adaptogenic and culinary mushrooms work to create whole-body health."
—Mark Hyman, MD, 10x New York Times bestselling author
“The advance copy of the book blew my mind.”