Medicinal Mushrooms - A Simple Way to Boost Health [Infographic]

Medicinal Mushrooms - The Simple Way to Boost
Your Health
Infographic from the Underground Health Reporter

This infographic from Underground Health Reporter illustrates and summarizes some of the key health benefits of eight "medicinal mushrooms" -- mushrooms that are exceptionally nutrient-dense and thought to promote health and longevity as well as prevent and assist in the healing of numerous chronic diseases and medical conditions, including:

📌  Certain cancers
📌  Certain auto-immune diseases
📌  Alzheimer's and Dementia
📌  Asthma
📌  Bacterial, Parasitic and Viral Infections
📌  Candidiasis
📌  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS-ME)
📌  Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke
📌  Depression
📌  Diabetes
📌  Hypertension
📌  Immune System 
📌  Influenza
📌  Insomnia and Anxiety
📌  Psoriasis
📌  Weight loss and healthy weight management

Traditional Medicinal Use

Many cultures around the globe have used a variety of edible mushrooms to generally promote good health, well-being and longevity.  Certain mushroom species have a long history of medicinal use in natural healing remedies.  A good example is the use of mushrooms in Traditional Chinese Medicine and other Asian cultures. 

Scientific Studies

A large number of scientific studies have been done on the pharmacologically active compounds in mushrooms.   Many of these studies have shown that certain substances in mushrooms may have antimicrobial, antiviral, antiallergic, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, and immuno-modulating properties. 

Meet the Mushrooms

The eight medicinal mushrooms -- including their key health benefits -- summarized in this Infographic are:

🍄 Reishi
🍄 Lion's Mane
🍄 Turkey Tail
🍄 Shiitake
🍄 Enoki
🍄 Yun Zhi
🍄 Maitake
🍄 Cordyceps

For more general information, as well as detailed information on each of these mushrooms, please visit Medicinal Mushrooms:  The New Frontier in Preventing and Reversing Disease - The Underground Health Reporter (pdf)

To view a large version of the Infographic, please visit:  Why Medicinal Mushrooms Are the Simplest Way to Boost Your Health


The Mushroom Advantage:  Health Benefits and Other Uses

The Mushroom Advantage - Health Benefits and Other Uses

The Mushroom Advantage - Fungi Nutrition, Health Benefits
and Other Uses
Infographic from

The Often Overlooked Mushrooms

Edible mushrooms have a long history of culinary and medicinal use in many cultures throughout the world.  Yet, in the United States, they have been and often continue to be overlooked as an excellent source of nutrition and as potential agents of health and natural healing.

Health Benefits

Various mushrooms have been extensively studied for their nutritive and health promoting benefits.  The scientific studies continue but, so far, regular consumption of certain mushrooms has been associated with:

  Boosting the immune system
  Modulating the human gut microbiome
 Reducing the risk for certain cancers
  Lowering cholesterol levels
  Reducing high blood pressure
  Reducing the risk of osteoporosis and joint pain
  Helping to regulate blood sugar levels
 Eradicating certain viruses, pathogenic bacteria and yeasts
 Aiding in weight loss

Medicinal Mushrooms

This infographic from illustrates four mushrooms that are often referred to as medicinal mushrooms due to to their high concentrations of antioxidants, minerals and phytochemicals:

🍄 Shiitake
🍄 Reishi
🍄 Turkey Tail
🍄 Himematsutake


Some mushrooms are poisonous and foraging for wild mushrooms should be left to the experts.  Before consuming mushrooms in any form, educate yourself regarding the species, source, storage and other safety concerns.


For a larger version and to read the accompanying article, please go to Mushroom Nutrition: Discover Outstanding Fungal Nutritional Benefits


Medicinal Mushrooms - A Simple Way to Boost Health

How Hormones Affect Weight Loss and Gain [Infographic]

How Hormones Can Affect Weight Loss
Infographic from U Weight Loss Clinics

Its Complicated

Calories in vs. calories out does matter but, unfortunately, when it comes to weight loss, weight gain or healthy weight maintenance, its often much more complicated than only how many calories are consumed versus how many calories are burned over a given period of time.

As any person (who has tried to lose weight and then keep it off) knows, many factors come into play - including:

   Health Status
   Level of Physical Activity
   Food Quality (Whole or Processed)
   Macronutrient Ratio (Protein, Carbs, Fats)
   Type of Diet (Low Fat, High Fat, Raw, Vegan, Paleo, FODMAP, etc.)
   Micronutrient Density
   Low / High Glycemic Index / Load Foods
   Meal Timing

This is just a partial list of the many factors that can affect how easy or difficult it is for a person to store fat and gain or lose weight as well as regain lost weight.

Hormones and Body Weight

When considering body weight and fat storage or fat loss, it is helpful to understand the role that certain hormones play in the metabolism of the food we eat.

Whenever we eat anything, it triggers, among other things, a hormonal response.  Many hormones are involved in the regulation of body weight, including fat storage or loss.

This infographic briefly covers the following four hormones and their impact on weight gain or weight loss:

📌  Insulin 
📌  Glucagon
📌  Cortisol
📌  Thyroid Hormones

Other key hormones that play a role in metabolism, fat storage and body weight regulation are:

📌  Leptin
📌  Ghrelin
📌  Growth Hormone
📌  Adiponectin


This infographic from U Weight Loss Clinics.  To see a large version of this infographic and for more information on hormones, dieting and weight loss, please visit  How Hormones Can Affect Weight Loss - U Weight Loss Clinics.


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