We live in a culture that is very interested in “eating clean” and eating foods that are as good for us as possible. The sudden interest in clean eating and the benefits of consuming vitamins, minerals, and even herbs has many asking if medicinal herbs and mushrooms should be consumed by more people. It is an interesting question, one that has been answered by Daniel Vitalis.
The point of view that Vitalis has is amazing and when you stop and think about it, it makes so much sense. Daniel Vitalis explains that today it doesn’t matter if you buy produce at the farmers market, from the organic section, or at the grocery store off of the shelf, the plants have been so domesticated over time that they no longer possess the same natural medicinal value they once did. So, most of the fruits and vegetables we are eating today are not truly in their best form. Instead, we need to consume the wild form of a plant to get the organ and tissue ‘tonifying’ medicinal power that they offer.
Because the wild form is hard to find in the way of produce, this is where medicinal herbs and mushrooms come in. For instance, one can consume dandelion root tea in an effort to clean and strengthen the liver. When food was found in it’s wild form it all served a purpose and would cleanse a different area of the body (look at the shape of a food which may offer a hint as to the body part it serves well). Because we have domesticated every type of food, in the opinion of Vitalis it is important that we consume the medicinal herbs and mushrooms to give our body what it needs to be at its best.