Is a savory super food mushroom combination healthier than bone broth?

Are you looking for a way to get a nutritious broth that is plant-based? Enter Boneless Broth a nutritious blend of fermented food, complete plant protein and certified organic sea vegetables that packs a healthy punch.  It is tasty, warming, and invigorating – a synergy of taste that many have raved about.

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Ever since The Food Movement’s  Boneless Broth launched, we’ve been getting feedback from vegans, and other kinds of eaters, who love the savory nutritious Moringa Miso taste.  Many have said, why don’t you add mushrooms – a known source of super food nutrients and ‘umami’ taste?  The answer is – one man, Paul Stamets, and his brand, Host Defense (part of his Fungi Perfecti company), have done mushrooms so perfectly – there is little to be improved upon.

So we at the Food Movement so as we advise others to do – we soup up our broth with freeze-dried mycelia from Host Defense, and add it to the delicious Boneless Broth Moringa Miso.  My favorite combination is simple :

1 tablespoon Boneless Broth Moringa Miso

3 capsules of freeze-dried Mycelia

add to at least 6 oz. of warm (but not boiling water)

I first worked with Paul Stamets’ mushrooms and mycelia during my time at the Eclectic Institute, founded by the late Dr. Ed K Alstat (God rest).  They truly are the best in the world, and today his brand Host Defense bring mushroom health to many across the world.

We’ve been adding Stamets 7 to our Boneless Broth from the beginning… simply by opening capsules of the fresh freeze-dried mycelia or even drops of the Stamets 7 extract.  But now, I am so excited to announce that to try this amazing taste combination you no longer have to open those pullulan caps with your fingers. That’s right…. it is coming…

Screen Shot 2019-02-08 at 10.15.20 PMSoon you will be able to add Stamets 7, the amazing blend of 7 medicinal mushrooms formulated by Paul Stamets to any of your kitchen creations (including the savory Boneless Broth) because next month Host Defense is launching the famous Stamets 7 formula as a powdered super food!  There are other mushrooms out there, but none is like Host Defense.

Paul Stamets designed this blend of seven mushroom species (Royal Sun Blazei, Cordyceps, Reishi, Maitake, Lion’s Mane, Chaga and Mesima) to support general immunity.* Many use Stamets 7® as a functional food multiple for maintaining peak performance and health.*

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Coming next month, Fungi Perfecti and Host Defense will be offering Stamets 7 as a freeze-dried organic mycelial powder, along with 6 other innovative mushroom powders.  The mushroom revolution has just begun!

Why do I need Vegan Vitamin D3?

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Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the bioactive form of the essential nutrient Vitamin D.  For years it was only available as a derivative from sheep’s wool lanolin.  Since 2011 the Food Movement has been offering this essential nutrient in a plant-based form, making Vegan Vitamin D3 a reality!

While your body does make its own D3 in response to exposure to natural sunlight, this amount is negated by sunscreen, busy lifestyles and less than optimal metabolism.  Scientific studies have uncovered a much greater need for supplementation with Vitamin D3 than realized before.

Omega Research, a third party resource, published scientific studies on the benefits of D3. They group, this research into categories of benefit : Bone Health/Falls/Fractures, Cancer, General, Immune Health, Deficiency/Insufficiency,  and Lung Health / Bronchial.

 

Alkalize 55 benefits humankind as a revolutionary new supplement

ALKALIZE 55 2.jpgBefore macrobiotic pioneer Dr Michio Kushi left the planet and his physical body, he had one last mission he wanted to complete.  He and his family, including his wife Aveline, had started schools, restaurants and stores – written countless texts – and forever changed the course of the investigation of the connection between diet and disease.

Dr. Kushi saw many companies selling “whole food” supplements that were in TRUTH anything but.  He wanted to try to ferment and concentrate the most healing foods on Earth to make a “daily fermented food supplement” that would compliment a multivitamin, probiotic, and other daily nutritional supplements as a strategy for better health.

The Food Movement Company was able to collaborate with the Kushis before Michio’s passing to create a humic/fulvic mineral supplement made with the 55 biodynamic triple-fermented super foods created through Kushi’s work.   The result was Alkalize 55, a daily dose of food and minerals from the Earth designed to promote the health of the microbiome and prolong/enhance human life.   Today the original formula is again available on Amazon, from the Food Movement and in health food stores everywhere.

Today, the original formula is once again being sold in over 400+ independent health food stores (website coming soon!) and direct to consumers at The Food Movement. 

Inbetween this writer’s efforts relaunching Alkalize 55 to the people, I have also been been finalizing a comprehensive book on the subject of humic fulvic minerals and human health – LIVING ORGANIC EARTH – a small part of the research for which is represented on the blog http://www.livingorganicearth.com.  The goal is, as it always has been with true health food folks, to make the world a better place. The revolution, as the people say, has to start somewhere.

There are some controversies around ‘the alkaline diet’ but part of the confusion there centers around a book written by a specific doctor who acted in some suspect ways.  

The health benefits of humic fulvic Zeolite

Have you heard of the powerful nutritional supplement Zeolite?  You may be asking – what is this, and what can it do for me? Well, many health experts recommend Zeolite because it has a unique cage-like structure which allows it to trap and neutralize pollutants in the body.

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Internet health expert Doctor Nick Zyrowski has called Zeolite “the most effective detoxification” supplement available today.

And he’s not alone! Dr Gabriel Cousens has used liquid Zeolite to treat many patients, and has written the following :

In my research to develop a detoxification system for prospective mothers, I recently learned about a naturally occurring mineral called zeolite, which has a unique, negatively charged, crystalline structure.
Zeolite is formed from the fusion of lava and ocean water, and combines all four elements. I feel that zeolite is an alchemical gift from God. It has been used for more than 800 years in Asia as a remedy for overall health and well-being, and is on the FDA’s GRAS list (generally recognized as safe). Zeolite is available commercially in a purified, activated form, in the zeolite product.”

Dr. Cousens continues :

“The results of research on zeolite are very impressive:
Zeolite appears to prevent and may become an important treatment for cancer. In one study, 78 percent of the 65 participants with terminal cancer (many types) are now in complete remission for 12 months (LifeLink Pharmaceuticals, 2005, currently not published).
“It has a chelation-like effect in removing heavy metals (particularly lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic), pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, and other toxins from the body, shown in a study of miners at Duke University. These toxins are strongly correlated with the occurrence of a wide range of diseases, including cancers and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, autism, and dementia.
“Zeolite also improves liver function, indirectly improving elimination of pesticides, herbicides, and xeno-estrogens.

“Zeolite appears to block viral replication, and may prove to be a potent anti-viral and general remedy for all viruses. To date, 40 anecdotal cases of herpes zoster have reportedly been healed.
“Preliminary anecdotal case studies suggest that it may help alleviate rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis C as well as the common cold and flu.

“Zeolite’s binding power was proven during the Chernobyl disaster, when tons of it were used to remove radioactive cesium and strontium-90 before they contaminated local water systems.

“Zeolite creates a natural buffer in the system by establishing an optimal pH level (between 7.35 and 7.45), which in turn activates healthy brain function and a strong immune system.” *

Black Earth Zeolite, sold by the Food Movement Company, combines liquid Zeolite into a base of humic fulvic minerals.  The combination of organic acids and minerals makes for a very safe detoxification agent that is extremely safe, and effective in neutralizing toxins and contributing to a more alkaline pH in the blood stream.

*These quotations are from Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MD, renowned medical authority and author.  They are not intended to endorse any specific product and are not intended by the author of this article to treat, cure or mitigate disease.

Good Health : The Revolution Starts Within

We live in an era of icons.  At the popular intersection of social media and marketing, the line between truth and advertising is blurrier than ever.  Diet fads pass through the slipstream of TV culture, yet how many onlookers make lasting changes to their health and their lifestyle because of daytime talk shows or tabloid articles?

It can be frustrating when we see folks come running based on a ‘celebrity’ opinion.  I don’t care how much I trust any one person’s opinion, in this day and age, why wouldn’t all of us be fact-checking and doing our own independent research? Especially regarding things we’re going to be putting in our bodies.

In short, after years of being involved in the business of making people healthier (widely known as the natural products industry) I have learned to truly value third-party information.  Not just because in the US the law (i.e. DSHEA) requires it; but because critical thinking does.

Informed consumers must have access to a variety of information, and never exclusively that of manufacturers.  When the marketplace is dominated by information that is generated for-profit, the impartiality of potentially good science is overshadowed by an extremely biased natural healthcare market.  As John Lennon (and Generation X) once said “Just gimme some truth!”

There are many organizations which serve as objective mediators for various modalities; the Council on Responsible Nutrition with supplements, and the American Herbal Products Association with botanicals, have represented their constituents well in the public forum.  Yet there seems to be far less advocacy for natural medicine as a whole; less advocacy for access to various modalities and alternatives for end users.

I myself have come to the conclusion, that while much learning is community-driven, the widest part of the path to sustained good health is personal and individual. Hence the revolution from within; because in seeking good health there is no diet ’revolution’ or one-size-fits all solution, other than that which starts from within each of us.

Sometimes in exploring natural medicine we get hung up on certain traditions.  Western herbalists sometime struggle with the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine which are so different in diagnosis and direction than they are used to.  Ayurveda deals primarily in body types or doshas which are a foreign concept to others.  Every tradition has some kind of natural medicine which finds a way to turn the light energy of plants into the healing energy of food.  The underlying principle which every tradition must connect with is the human body’s own intinsic desire to continually seek homeostasis.

Our bodies are natural healers. We must all find balance, by any means necessary. And oh yeah… the revolution still will not be televised.