I am focusing on my healing my broken heart and mind with whole foods, exercise, friendship, self love and time spent outdoors among the trees and moss. I am learning about the wonderful medicinal properties of particular plants, and discovering how they can help me to feel better mentally, emotionally and physically. One of these plants is the humble mushroom. There are so many different varieties: some poisonous, some magical, some medicinal. As long as they're aren't the poisonous kind, I am totally open to seeing how all these little fungi can be of service to me, my spirit and my body.
I have been experimenting with micro-dosing dried Golden Teacher mushrooms this week and it's noticeably improved my mood and cognitive tendencies. I am very excited about this progress and where it might take me. I have a few friends that are excellent, direct, organic sources for these mushrooms (welcome to the west coast). I am also taking pharmaceutical anti-depressants which frankly have been doing nothing beneficial for me, even though I've been on them for over a month now. But sometimes they don't show desired effects until 6 weeks of treatment, so I'm holding out. So far the only thing that has resulted from them was a total loss of energy, appetite and motivation which lasted for about two weeks. I am still hopeful though. I used to be against pills and Big Evil Pharma, but since then I have gotten my head out of my ass and realized that drugs can save lives. They don't work for everyone, in fact they don't work for a lot of people (especially anti-depressants) but they do wonders for some. If something can turn a person's life around for the better, who am I to say they shouldn't take advantage of that? Watch this video and get back to me if you disagree. Yes, the economic incentives in the pharmaceutical industry are arguably misplaced and damaging, but we shouldn't throw the baby out with the bath water here. Anyways, back to holistic plant medicine! I am very appreciative of the mushrooms in my life right now, and how they help me to get into more positive thinking patterns and not obsess over negative ideas or irrational beliefs. Add whatever your fave mushroom is to this smoothie, you probably won't even taste it but it'll do ya good!
MAGICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE
2 frozen bananas
1/4 cup mint leaves
1 teaspoon spirulina powder
1 1/2 cups chilled coconut milk
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1 teaspoon mushroom powder (ex. reishi, chaga, whatever you like...)
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth! Enjoy!
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