Today I’m chatting with Danielle Ryan Broida, National Educator at Four Sigmatic! Danielle is a Registered Herbalist (AHG), Holistic Nutritionist, and Instructor of Mycology at Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. Danielle brings her passion and expertise in herbal medicine, clinical practice, teaching, formulation, and her deep love for fungi, to the Everyday Magic™ of Four Sigmatic.
In this episode, Danielle shares how she developed a love for herbs and functional mushrooms, what plant medicine really means, and why people have fallen out of using herbal remedies. We discuss using Ayurvedic principles for healing, lessons she’s learned from traveling the world, and her approach when helping clients with Lyme disease and autoimmune diseases. We also discuss the power of the fungi kingdom, why plants might show up by your house, the importance of the extraction method of your mushrooms, the benefits of using a tincture instead of a pill, and what to check your mushrooms for. She also dives into the health benefits of popular functional mushrooms like chaga, reishi, lion’s mane, turkey tail, cordyceps, and more.
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