Tero Isokauppila: Medicinal Mushrooms, Adaptogens + Shamanic Santa


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This episode is going to change the way you look at mushrooms! I talk with my friend Tero, a nutritional expert with deep roots in Finland, a dedicated food activist, and founder of Four Sigmatic. We dive in about what adaptogens and medicinal mushrooms are, exactly what they can do for your health and how to find the highest quality food and supplements to optimize your energy, gut health, brain function, immune system, skin health and more.We even discuss how the traditions of Santa Claus are tied to medicinal mushrooms. Join us as we explore the fascinating origins and uses of adaptogens and medicinal mushrooms.

Tero Isokauppila is the Founder of Four Sigmatic, a functional foods company helping to elevate people's wellness with the world's most nutrient dense ingredients.Tero’s roots (or mycelium, if you will) are in Finland, where he grew up growing and foraging natural foods on his 13th generation family’s farm. He later earned a degree in Chemistry, Business, and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition at Cornell University. In 2012, Tero founded Four Sigmatic with the dream of bringing a little Everyday Magic™ to the lives of all.

An expert in all things related to nutrition, health, and wellness. Tero is the author of two best-selling books: Healing Mushrooms, an educational cookbook from Avery Publishing, and Santa Sold Shrooms, a children's book for adults about the magical origins of Santa Claus. He is currently writing his next book with Hay House Publishing.

A few of my favorite things we cover this episode:

  • Tero’s diverse background in in nutrition, health and wellness and how Four Sigmatic came to be
  • Breaking down what an adaptogen is and the immense benefits they hold
  • The different ways we can utilize natural herbs and adaptogens
  • The subject of quality of our ingredients and foods
  • The difference between psychedelics and adaptogens when it comes to mushrooms
  • The ancient traditions and stories surrounding the origins of Santa Claus
  • Tero’s favorite Four Sigmatic products that he utilizes
  • How Tero relates to The Art of Being Well

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Dr. Will Cole

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Dr. Will Cole, DNM, IFMCP, DC is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the globe, starting one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Will Cole provides a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is the host of the popular The Art Of Being Well podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting, Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum and the brand new book Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel.