Potatoes? Europe was not a fan of this weird, dirt-colored knob when it first arrived from Peru. So the French showily planted acres of spuds outside Paris, placing armed guards around the plots. As expected, attentive thieves came in and stole every potato they could lay their hands on; right out from under the secret grins of the phony guards. Voila!
Cordyceps; yes, the name is strange, but not as strange as this superfood’s bizarre origin story. Cordyceps is not a nodding little blossom delicately posing in the sun, and science is increasingly amazed at the healthful potency of what this weird stuff contains. But what exactly is it? Cordyceps is a ... well, it's ... maybe you should sit down.
You've seen these little wheatgrass stands. Usually there is a blender, an overly-energized server in an apron, and a decorative little plot of earth with bright green grass growing straight up out of it with therectitude of a marine drill sergeant's crew cut.
Since we’re trapped on this rock a scant 93 million miles from this bipolar nuclear neighbor, we’ll just have to find a way to make the relationship work. There are ways to partake of the sun’s glory without turning our skin into burlap. Let’s talk.
Sinatra never sang about the large intestine—not that we know of, anyway. But like Frankie's beloved NYC, your gut is a crowded microbial metropolis whose tiny and pugnacious citizens whistle for taxis, order takeout at 3 in the morning, and generally live the high life. When jackasses from out of town show up to bring disorder, our bacterial buddies swarm and conquer, thanks to Inulin. Talk about a city that never sleeps!
Following several thousand years of indigenous "field testing", Western science comes strolling onto the scene with their nagging questions and clipboards and smocks. Not surprisingly, they are wowed by what they're finding. Lion's Mane is a gift to your neuronal health. If you can stand to look at the stuff.