Mushroom Therapeutic Effect Chart
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To make Chaga tea, cut a few small pieces off the chaga and place it in a pot. Pour in about 2 liters of filtered water and cover with a lid. Bring the pot to a boil for a minute or so, then reduce the heat to a simmer and keep the lid off. Let this simmer for about an hour and then add in another liter of water and continue to simmer with the lid on for another hour. This will make approximately 1 liter of chaga mushroom tea. It is a time consuming process, but I think that the amazing benefits justify the process, plus it tastes great! It tastes like a nice vanilla flavored black tea. You can add honey or sweetener if you wish, but I think it tastes surprisingly delicious on its own.

Chaga contains the highest amount of anti-tumor compounds of any medicinal mushroom known, especially in the form of betulicinic acid. Betulicinic acid is a powerful anti-mutagenic compound naturally present in the white part of the birch bark. As Chaga mushroom feeds on this, it therefore contains a large concentration of betulin.
Chaga is a powerful antioxidant that is extremely high in vital phytochemicals, nutrients, and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, especially melanin. Melanin is the main pigment in human skin, the retina of the eye, and the pigment-bearing neurons within the brain stem. Chaga is second only to cacao in antioxidant content.
The Unlimited Benefits Of Chaga
Chaga has been known to promote the following benefits (based on thousands of studies done in Russia):
Protecting cell components against free radicals.
Protecting cells against DNA degradation.
Increasing longevity by slowing the aging process.
Improving the blood.
Nourishing skin and hair through it’s melanin compounds.
Improving digestion, relieving digestive distress and candida.
Treating chronic fatigue syndrome, flu, and HIV.
Inhibiting the cell mutations that are associated with cancer.
Fighting cancerous tumors, especially in mammary glands and sex organs.
Fighting Hepatitis, ulcers, diabetes, and gastritis.
Fighting inflammation and inflammatory disease, such as Shingles.
Knocking out the common cold.
Fighting viruses.
Detoxifying your liver.

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Chia:
High Protein Food:
Chia has a higher percentage of protein than any other grain. Chia's protein is easily absorbed and digestable and can replace the protein supplied in protein shakes. It is a complete protein source, with all the essential amino acids (19 amino acids total) in appropriate balance.
High Fiber Food:
Chia is an excellent food source of high fiber. 5%-10% mucilloid soluble dietary fiber (helps lower cholesterol and manage diabetes) 90%-95% insoluble dietary fiber (promotes healthy regularity). Taking chia daily will greatly aid your regularity, and sweep out old debris in your intestines helping to detoxify your system naturally. Chia aids in the assimilation of other foods and hydration retention.
High Antioxidant Food:
Chia is a natural food that has high antioxidant levels, more than blueberries. This gives dry seeds a 4 to 5 year shelf life. To name some of the more important antioxidants chia provides: chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, myricetin, quercetin, and kaempferol flavanol glycosides.
Omega 3 and 6:
Chia is the richest natural source of Omega 3. Omega 3 and 6 help our brain functions and brightens our mood. They also help our central nervous system and cell membranes health. Chia has a favorite ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6, and has the highest known natural percentage of alpha linolenic fatty acid. More than flax seeds (which needs to be ground, and has a limited shelf life) or salmon. Omega oils are important for vitamin assimilation, and for the health of your vital organs, especially your thyroid and skin cells. Chia contains long chain triglycerides in the right proportions to reduce cholesterol on arterial walls. Chia is an important part of heart healthy eating and cardiovascular health.
High Energy Food:
Chia is known as a mega energy food. Atheletes (like runners, climbers, weight lifters, etc.) take it because of it's prolonged sustained release of energy. It has twice the potassium as bananas. It easily gives me sustaining energy for my daily cardio and resistance workouts. You will be amazed at your energy increase.
Natural Weight Loss Aid:
Chia is called the 'Dieter's Dream Food'. It bulks up other foods, displacing calories without changing the flavor. It is filling, so you eat less, yet you don't feel weighed down. It also helps clean out your intestines.
Muscle and Tissue Regeneration:
Chia seeds promote regeneration of muscles and tissues that have been damaged. Chia's essential fatty acids boost metabolism and given it's being an optimal source of protein and balanced amino acids, build and maintain lean muscle mass. Chia seeds and chia seed oil, applied externally, or taken internally, are great for your hair and skin.
Stabilizes Blood Sugar:
Chia seeds are great for the 'diabetic diet'. When eaten with other foods it creates a physical barrier between carbohydrates and the digestive enzymes that break them down. This slows the conversion of carbs into sugar. The energy from food is released more steadily, thus not getting a sugar spike after eating foods. Chia helps lower insulin sensitivity. It also lowers systolic and diastolic pressure.
Joint Pain Relief:
Daily use of chia over time will greatly reduce or eliminate joint pain. Many with joint pain and the choice of surgery or giving up physical activity, experience an end to joint pain after a few months of use without giving up activities they enjoy.
Hydration and Electrolyte Retention:
One property of the chia seed, when exposed to liquid, is that it is a hydrophilic colloid. That is a gel like substance thats forms the underlying elements of living cells. The seeds absorb and retain 10-12 times their weight in water. Consuming them helps you retain hydration and your electrolyte balance. This property also aids in the digestion of other foods.
Easliy Digestable Food:
Chia is very easily digested and assimilated by our bodies. There are no known food allergies, or sensitivities to chia. It is not toxic.
More about Chaga Mushroom:
http://www.superfoods-for-superhealth.com/chaga.html
http://www.betterhealththruresearch.com ... sChaga.htm