Reishi Mushrooms: Unlocking the Potential to Enhance Epigenetics and Reverse the Biological Clock
True health is not just the absence of disease, but the harmony of our whole being—where our vitality radiates as a reflection of internal health and wholeness. Thus, foundational solutions to anti-aging deserve our attention beyond skin-deep regimens that promote whole-body health - to our mind, cells, genes (epigenetics), brain, and every system and organ of our body.
First, a quick look at our genes. Epigenetics explores how genes can be turned on or off without changing an individual’s actual DNA code. These changes can have a significant impact on development, health, and even how traits are passed down through generations. Changes in gene expressions can be influenced by a variety of factors, including environmental conditions, lifestyle choices, and even experiences. Gene expression can have profound effects on health and disease. For example, epigenetic changes are implicated in various diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and neurological disorders. Additionally, they can play a role in processes like aging, the response to stress, and auto-immune and anti-inflammatory functions. In recent years, the study of epigenetics and its influence on the aging process has gained significant attention. Researchers are exploring how lifestyle factors, environmental exposures, and dietary choices can impact epigenetic changes, ultimately affecting how genes are turned on or off and influencing the aging process.
Brilliant anti-aging secrets are found within cellular and gene rejuvenation and restoration. Let’s unlace the ribbon to this gift of knowledge together and unveil the first secret in this article, within a sequel that will revolutionize and invoke an empowering mindset around anti-aging with health and vitality.
Mushroom compounds are the hidden gems!
Reishi mushrooms, with their rich history in traditional medicine and growing body of scientific research, have emerged as potential agents in enhancing epigenetic regulation and even reversing the biological clock. Reishi mushrooms have been traditionally revered for their longevity-enhancing effects. They are often referred to as the "mushroom of immortality" and are believed to have immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, and stress-reducing properties. Rich in polysaccharides and triterpenoids, Reishi offers antioxidant properties that can aggressively combat oxidative stress—a key contributor to cellular aging. Studies suggest that Reishi may modulate inflammatory pathways, effectively mitigating chronic inflammation associated with aging. Moreover, the adaptogenic qualities of Reishi aid in stress reduction, further slowing the body’s biological clock.
Remarkably, Reishi mushrooms contain approximately 400 different bioactive compounds, which in addition to triterpenoids and polysaccharides also include nucleotides, sterols, steroids, fatty acids, proteins/peptides and trace elements. These compounds are reported to have a number of pharmacological effects including immunomodulation, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, chemo-preventive, antitumor, chemo and radio protective, sleep promoting, antibacterial, antiviral (including anti-HIV), hypolipidemic, anti-fibrotic, hepatoprotective, anti-diabetic, anti-androgenic, anti-angiogenic, anti-herpetic, antioxidative and radical-scavenging, anti-aging, hypoglycemic, estrogenic activity and anti-ulcer properties. Reishi has been proven to be a powerful gift.
As we have discussed, epigenetic modifications play a pivotal role in aging and age-related diseases. While research is compelling and ongoing, these natural mushroom compounds might yield a comprehensive approach to counteract, in part, the effects of aging. Their collective impact on oxidative stress, inflammation, and epigenetic regulation showcases a promising avenue for anti-aging strategies. Their natural compounds present a compelling case for harnessing nature's gifts in the pursuit of deep whole-body health, healing, and aging with vibrance, vitality and radiance.
Here is one of my favorite recipes using Reishi mushroom in powder form:
If you would like to purchase mushroom products or speak with me about their healing properties in greater detail, please contact me at www.newbalancedlife.com or call me at 678.330.5676. I am passionate about assisting you toward deeper healing!
Dr. Joan Housley, a 23-year veteran in chiropractic, specializes in natural healing. She has a passionate heart for witnessing the restoration and wholeness of her patients, helping them realize and live in their full potential. Joan provides a powerful and multifaceted approach to health through several portals of entry: Physical, chemical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual. After spending her high school years abroad in England, Dr. Joan pursued a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University, a Doctorate Degree from Life University, and has received thousands of graduate and postgraduate hours in emotional healing, whole food and herbal nutrition, as well as many physical modalities. Dr. Joan possesses the innate ability to uncover the root cause of issues; she then assists in their uprooting, and helps empower each individual to make choices that lead to the freedom and restoration of hearts, souls, and lives.