Healing Adaptogens: The Definitive Guide to Using Super Herbs and Mushrooms for Your Body's Restoration, Defense, and Performance (Hardcover)

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Healing Adaptogens: The Definitive Guide to Using Super Herbs and Mushrooms for Your Body's Restoration, Defense, and Performance (Hardcover)


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Boost your body's internal ability to defend, perform, and restore with this guide to the 21 most common adaptogens and their healing properties from the team behind Four Sigmatic.

Are you suffering from chronic fatigue, anxiety, digestive, or autoimmune issues? Or are you seeking a simple way to bring whole-body health into your life with a food that is easy to integrate into your everyday routine with no muss, no fuss?

Welcome to the world of adaptogens: nutrient-dense, calorie-sparse superfoods that have been clinically proven to help your body:

  • defend your immunity and gut health,
  • perform through your cardiovascular and respiratory systems,
  • and restore balance through your neuroendocrine system.

By definition, adaptogens are nontoxic, nonspecific (meaning they build adaptive energy rather than exerting a specific effect), and normalizing (meaning there's a balancing bidirectional effect on physiological function). Tero Isokauppila, founder of Four Sigmatic, and registered herbalist Danielle Ryan Broida guide you through the scientific mechanisms and health benefits of the 21 most powerful species of adaptogens, from ashwagandha to chaga to turmeric.

Complete with client case studies and a shopping guide, Healing Adaptogens will educate, inform, inspire, and delight, giving you the tools you need to elevate your daily routine with adaptogens.
Tero Isokauppila is the founder of Four Sigmatic, a wellness company helping people to nourish their bodies inside and out. Tero grew up in Finland foraging for mushrooms and other wild foods on his family's farm. He later earned a degree in Chemistry, Business, and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition at Cornell University. Tero is the author of Healing Mushrooms, was chosen twice as one of the world's Top 50 Food Activists by the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, and has appeared in Time, Forbes, BuzzFeed, Vogue, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, and Bon Appétit. He is a sought-after speaker, featured at Summit Series, Wanderlust, WME-IMG, Google, and the Fast Company Innovation Festival. Tero divides his time between Southern California and Finland. You can visit him online at www.teroisokauppila.com.

Danielle Ryan Broida is a Registered Herbalist (RH) of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and the Certified Holistic Nutritionist and National Educator at Four Sigmatic. She studied Ayurveda in India, where she became a Certified Yoga Instructor. She then worked with a Naturopathic Doctor in Indonesia, where she became a Certified Raw Chef and Detox Coach. Upon completing her graduate studies at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism (CSCH), she opened a private practice, specializing in treatment for autoimmune conditions and chronic illness. She is the Instructor of Mycology at CSCH, and you can visit her online at www.danielleryanwellness.com.
Product Details ISBN: 9781401966744
ISBN-10: 1401966748
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication Date: September 27th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English
For decades I've been a fan of functional mushrooms and modulating herbs, also known as Adaptogens. They are some of the most underrated, yet powerful, tools for metabolic health, performance, and longevity. Tero, and this book, are an excellent entryway to learn how you can leverage them in your daily life. - Mark Hyman, M.D., 14x New York Times best-selling author

As a functional medicine expert, I have been a longtime fan of Adaptogens, but most of the information out there is confusing and difficult to wade through. Never before has there been such a comprehensive and easy to understand resource for those looking to take advantage of the healing power of Adaptogens. From the most popular Adaptogens, their numerous health benefits, where to buy them, and exactly how to use them, Tero makes it easier than ever to harness these often overlooked and misunderstood plant and herbal medicines for your health. - Dr. Will Cole, leading functional medicine expert, IFMCP, DNM, DC, host of The Art Of Being Well, and author of Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum, and New York Times bestseller, Intuitive Fasting

Finally, a comprehensive and accessible go-to guide on Adaptogens! For anyone who's heard the word but still doesn't truly understand how they work, this book is for you. Tero and Danielle offer a fun and easy-to-follow guide on these powerful super herbs and functional mushrooms. This is the book to help guide you toward a life of less stress, stronger immunity, sharper mental and physical performance, and an overall upgrade in your day-to-day wellbeing. Absolutely a must-read! - Kelly LeVeque, celebrity nutritionist and best-selling author

This book takes head-on the important but complex concept of adaptogens. It does a masterful job in introducing why this family of plant nutrients are so important in establishing health through promoting balance in how our bodies work. This book provides a guide for those who want to incorporate the power of plant adaptogens as a tool in achieving optimal health. - Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., president of Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute

Danielle is one of my go-to leaders in Adaptogens, herbs, and mushrooms. In this book, she has taken all her knowledge and condensed it in order to help us, the readers, understand the scientific benefit behind many of these popular health ingredients. No marketing jargon, just the facts about some of the most powerful herbs and agents out there. So happy that Danielle has provided this guide for everyone from a health & wellness advocate to a seasoned practitioner. Thanks, Danielle! - Christian Gonzalez, N.D., Integrative Oncology, Chronic Disease & General Medicine

Healing Adaptogens is a fantastic book on the benefits of these powerful super herbs and functional mushrooms. We finally have a definite guide in the functional benefits of Adaptogens. Tero makes learning about them easy and fun. If you're interested in being the best and healthiest version of yourself, this is a must-read! - Dhru Purohit, entrepreneur, investor, and podcast host

From the Chaga-filled forests of Finland to the shores of North America, Tero shines a light on the complex and fascinating world of Adaptogens and the beneficial role that functional mushrooms play. He and Danielle also demystify the extraction methods and quality issues that are essential to choosing top quality supplements. Highly recommended. - Jeff Chilton, mushroom expert and founder of Nammex

Healing Adaptogens is a practical guide to helping anyone feel and perform better, both mentally and physically. Easy to understand and implement, I recommend this book to everyone I know who feels the strain of modern life, which is everyone I know. The advice works and is a long-term solution to burnout. It's an investment in your future. - Brendan Brazier, best-selling author and co-founder of Vega and Pulp Culture

Adaptogens are a truly remarkable category within human nutrition. Today, when stress-related illnesses are at an all-time high, the education and utilization of adaptogens is more important than ever. Thankfully, we have a valuable guide available to us all in Healing Adaptogens. - Shawn Stevenson, author of USA Today best-selling book Eat Smarter and international best-selling book Sleep Smarter