I'm so excited about today's guests, Tero Isokauppila and Danielle Ryan Broida of Four Sigmatic, a functional foods company that wants to make the world's most studied, nutrient-dense foods – mushrooms – more delicious and easier to consume by bringing healthy upgrades to market.
Tero is the company’s founder and CEO, touting a long history of herbal understanding from his childhood in Finland and early exposure to the field of natural wellness. Danielle is a key player in the worldwide mushroom movement, having joined forces with Tero about five years ago.
As a registered herbalist, nutritionist, instructor of psychology and the head of education at Four Sigmatic, she’s teaching the world about the importance of a life on functional mushrooms. In this episode, they debunk misinformation behind the trendy food product and its widening commercialization, and go deep on the rich history of adaptogens around the world.
Their new book, the ultimate textbook for all things adaptogens, titled: Healing Adaptogens, is out now. Join us for an ultra-informative conversation as these two experts shed new light on these mysterious little organisms and the huge positive impact they can, and do, have on the world.
We also cover…
00:02:09 — Honoring Nature As Medicine
Tero’s Nordic wellness wisdom
Adaptogens for sports performance
Discovering the Japanese matsutake, ‘pine mushroom’ also grows in Finland
Danielle’s journey around the world to herbal medicine
Functional mushroom-based treatment
Referring her patients (then, herself) to Four Sigmatic
Accessing our Ancient Allies
00:25:51 — Adaptogens 101
The History of Adaptogens- Latin meaning: to fit or adjust
20 to 30 species fall under this category
Synergistic Beings- Non-toxic, normalizing, and non-specific