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The Power Of Functional Mushrooms To Transform Your Body And Mind With Tero Isokauppila

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A little while back, I noticed that a lot of people whom I followed and admired online had started adding something kind of unusual to their morning coffee... mushrooms. Yep, you read that right: MUSHROOMS!

I’ve always loved the taste of these friendly fungi, but I only recently realized how incredibly medicinal and healing they are too. I’ve been wanting to dig deeper and get the full scoop on these everyday superfoods, so I’ve been absolutely hanging out to interview today’s podcast guest, Tero Isokauppila — the founder of Four Sigmatic.

Tero Isokauppila is a Finnish nomad turned fungi lovin’ foodpreneur. His mission is to bring the ancient wisdom and nutritional magic of mushrooms to modern kitchens around the world. This dream led him to start the juggernaut food company, Four Sigmatic — creators of a pioneering range of medicinal mushrooms, herbal adaptogens and other nutritional goodies. With the huge range of health benefits that mushies offer — everything from increased focus, to thriving hormones, to instant energy — it’s no wonder these products have been snapped up by high profile fans like Tim Ferriss and even my husband.

… and I’m betting that after hearing the benefits for yourself, you’ll be itching to add these mushies into your daily routine too.

So if you’d like to learn how to shift into a higher state of health, nurture your body from the inside out, and bring the magic of mushrooms to your own life, this inspiring conversation is for you...

In this episode we chat about:

  • His fascinating story from growing up on his family farm, foraging with his mum and farming with his dad in Finland, to where he is today: the owner and creator of the mega success that is Four Sigmatic (05:09)
  • How and why he created Four Sigmatic (07:07)
  • What the heck is a functional mushroom (and why are they so good for you?) (12:04)
  • Where to start if you want to add functional mushrooms to your life (17:02)
  • What to look for when sourcing your ‘shrooms (17:55)
  • What is dual extraction and why is it so important? (19:46)
  • The myths around candida and mushrooms (and which ‘shrooms to avoid if you have candida) (22:41)
  • The best mushrooms to look for and add to your life (27:33)
  • Plus so much more!

Episode resources:

Tero Website
Four Sigmatic
Mushroom Academy
Healing Mushrooms by Tero Isokauppila
Port of Mokha Coffee
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Swannies
f.lux
Open Wide by Melissa Ambrosini

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P.S. Please seek advice from a qualified holistic practitioner before starting any new health practice.

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    • Sue
      June 13, 2018

      Thank you so much for your commitment to bringing these amazing Podcasts to us all. I enjoy listening while sitting in my infrared sauna and usually come out so inspired and motivated to make changes in my world and the world of everyone around me.
      Namaste,
      Sue

    • June 22, 2018

      Hey lady, I loved this episode, like EVERY single episode you create - I'm officially a groupie ;-) Thank you for sharing your beautiful message with the world and inspiring a whole generations of young women to live to their fullest. Not sure you can answer this one, but I'll give it a go anyhow...For a long time I've wanted to get involved to help a seed bank that supports heirloom seeds (as Tero mentions towards the end.) But I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to agriculture - would you know of any resources / website to support heirloom seed farmers in Aussie or NZ I want to make sure I'm donating to the right people with the best intentions! If not no stress, have an amazing day.

      • June 22, 2018

        Hey honey, so glad you loved it ep as much as I did. Unfortunately, I don't but you could email Tero as he may know? I will keep an ear out for you though. xx

    • Stacey Rae
      September 21, 2018

      Hello Melissa! Wow, what a fabulously informative show. I learned so much and my interest in medicinal mushrooms has peaked even higher now. I really appreciate you having Tero on. This has been such an inspiring show, really. LOVED IT GIRL! xx

      • September 25, 2018

        So glad you loved it honey. Check out his products and let me know what you think. xx

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