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The Elixir of Life Raw Superfood Mushroom Cordyceps

Cordyceps Militaris - Coryceps MushroomMushroom Cordyceps – also called the mushroom of world records, the Chinese Longevity Mushroom and the elixir of life is an incomparable broad-spectrum superfood with extremely advantageous effects on the entire mind and body.

Cordyceps mushrooms come from the small Southwestern regions of China, Tibet, Nepal and nearby areas in the high Himalayas. The altitude extremes of over 11,000 feet alongwith the isolated and severe habitats, made the natural gathering and harvest of this amazing mushroom rare, difficult, and very expensive.

For centuries, this exotic mushroom has been prized by the Chinese as a panacea to restore energy, promote longevity and improve the quality of life. In the second century, B.C., the first emperor of China used Cordyceps as a tonic for longevity, legendary Chinese beauty Yang Kue-fei (719-756 A.D.) also took Cordyceps regularly, considering it her fountain of youth. Today, thousands of years later, Cordyceps is very popular. The Sherpas who harvest this mushroom today consider it worth "more than gold". What have the ancient Chinese known for centuries about this mushroom that the rest of the world has just begun to find out?

The medicinal properties of this mushroom are remarkable. One of the highlights of modern research has been the discovery of novel antibiotics in this mushroom. One of these, Cordyceptin, is very effective against all sorts of bacteria that have developed resistance to the other antibiotics. It is especially effective against Tuberculosis! It has been shown to increase cellular Oxygen absorption by up to 40%. It is thus effective in all types of lung and respiratory infections and in the treatment of Leprosy.

The best known medicinal action of Cordyceps is for increase in physical stamina. The Chinese national games in 1993 brought this to the limelight. A group of nine women athletes who had been taking it shattered Nine World Records! The record for the 10 km run was beaten by an unprecedented 42 seconds. Another major use of this mushroom is in the treatment of Leukemia. It has shown outstanding results against human Leukemia in many trials in China, Japan and elsewhere. One of its main uses in Traditional Chinese Medicine has been for asthma and other bronchial conditions. Extensive studies have proven its effectiveness in strengthening of Immune System by revitalizing the body's Army of Natural Killer (NK) cells.

These special cells are the immune system's primary line of defense in fighting infections. This versatile superfood also helps in increasing Libido and Sexual Performance, supporting a strong and healthy Heart and Cardiovascular System, radically increasing cellular energy, improving memory, increasing Nutrient Absorption, reducing Stress and Anxiety, promoting Restful Productive Sleep and Cellular Detoxification.

These life sustaining and life nurturing properties of this amazing natural food definitely make it worthy of being called the elixir of life!

Article by Paul S Fitzgerald

Picture by E. Langer, German society for mycology

The Story Of Li Ching Yuen

Li Ching Yuen - Anti Aging with Goji BerriesHere’s a little story about Goji Berries. Li, Ching-Yuen or Li,Ching-Yun was a Chinese herbalist, martial artist and tactical advisor. It is claimed that he was born in 1734 while disputed records say he was born on 1677. His lifespan of 199 or 256 years, in any case, far exceed the longest confirmed lifespan of 122 years and 164 days.

The story goes that Li Ching-Yuen was supposedly born in 1677 in Qi Jiang Xian, Szechun province. He spent most of his life in the mountain ranges gathering herbs and knowledge of longevity methods. In 1749 when he was already 71 years old, he moved to Kai Xian to join the Chinese Army to be a teacher of the martial arts and a tactical advisor.

Professor Wu Chung Chieh, from the Chengdu University, found records from the Chinese Imperial Government congratulating Li Ching Yuen on his 150th birthday in 1827.

In 1927, 100 years later, he was invited by General Yang Sen in Wang Xien, Szechuan. There the general was fascinated at his youthfulness, strength and prowess despite his advancing age. His famous portrait was taken there.

In May 1933, he died of natural causes. General Yang Sen after Li’s death investigated the truth about his age. and later wrote the report and got published. Witnesses interviewed from his home province remembered already seeing Li when they were children and others reported that Li had already been friends with their grandfathers.

Sad to say this story will continue to be a longevity myth and not treated as a fact. His actual lifespan will never be firmly established due to the fact that the census documentation of rural 17th century China is so sparse with comparisons to modern records. Though his story has well been documented in a featured documentary by National Geographic magazine in 1930. Oh well, but at least one secret to Li’s longevity is already produced right now. Yes, the raw organic superfood Tibetan Goji Berries.

It is believed that Li consumed Goji Berries everyday. Some even say that this was his main source of food. Tibetan Goji Berries as a raw organic superfood is being honored to these day because of its longevity properties in a two week festival.

Wolfberries Goji Berries in ChinaDespite its longevity benefits, Tibetan Goji Berries also strengthens the immune system, increase energy and reduce fatigue, reduce the effect of free radical in the body, engender a sense of well-being and optimism and help curb appetite and over-eating.

As a raw organic superfood its nutritional profile is packed. Its loaded with nutrients and powerful antioxidants. 18 amino acids, more beta carotene than carrots, more iron than spinach, 21 trace minerals, 500 times more Vitamin C than oranges, 13% protein more than whole wheat, and loaded more with other vitamins such as Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and Vitamin E.

The secret is out. Tibetan Goji Berries for longevity. Eat it daily and live longer, but don’t forget that there are far more superfoods out there and that Goji Berries, as we know today are only the second best berries for anti aging, Acai berries contain even 4 times more antioxidants then Goji. If Li would haveknown what we know today about nutrition and superfoods, he could probably still be around to tell the story himself…

By: Paul S Fitzgerald

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