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This Month’s Resources
What is Fasting?
Fasting – the voluntary abstinence from food and drink – is an ancient tradition, long believed to be vital to humans’ physical and spiritual health. Practiced for millennia by various cultures and religious groups, fasting is now widely appreciated for its beneficial effects on human metabolism and healthspan.
Most people who practice fasting report feeling energized and more alert at the end of their fast, which may represent a “resetting” of their body’s natural metabolic rhythms. This transformative effect of fasting appears to be linked to certain aspects of repair and rejuvenation that are integral to fasting physiology and may provide critical elements in optimizing lifespan and healthspan.
What is Lion’s Mane?
- A medicinal mushroom used for thousands of years
- Promotes mental clarity, focus, and memory
- Provides cerebral and nervous system support
- Many studies have identified a NGF (Nerve Growth Factor) in Lion’s Mane
- Optimizes nervous and immune system health
- Supports cognitive function
- Read more about lion’s mane here
- Listen to Paul Stamets (a mycologist, author and advocate of bioremediation and medicinal fungi) on The Joe Rogan Experience here.
Black Bean Brownies!
Black Bean Brownies! According to Chocolate Covered Katie, “These black bean brownies are healthy brownies that DO NOT taste healthy, and I can say that with assurance, as they’ve been tested on three different groups of people used to “normal” desserts.”
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