Beauty Inside Out with Kimberly Snyder

Episode 191: Medical Mushrooms With Tero Isokauppila & Can Men Build Muscle on a Vegan Diet?

Aug. 21, 2017

Men sometimes seem leery of going vegan for fear of not being able to build muscle. But that's a myth, because there've been many men who perform at a high level and build an abundance of muscle entirely on plant foods. In this segment, Tony and I review some examples, top foods, sample diet plans and much more for men looking to build muscle as vegans. Next, I have my very special guest Tero Isokauppila who is the founder of Four Sigmatic. His mission is to make medicinal mushrooms, some of the world's most researched superfoods, more accessible to everyone. Tero has a strong personal interest in health and wellness, which includes activities like making raw chocolate and practicing yin yoga. Listen in as Tero shares his passion for mushrooms and how you can safely forage your own and implement them into your daily diets. Tony and I discuss the topic on building muscle and how it's relevant for both men and women... How Beauty Detox is very effective in helping us build muscle and making us strong... We share facts and practical tips on how you can really strengthen your muscles on a Vegan plant-based diet... What Radical Beauty says about the amount of protein that is required in our daily intake, based on weight and gender... How to increase protein efficiency with SBO probiotics... We share healthy beauty foods to consume before and after a hard workout... Tero shares why he is so passionate about mushrooms vs greens or spirulina... We discuss the variety of mushrooms and the different properties they supply... If mushroom should be consumed by those who have candida issues... Tero talks about foraging mushrooms and how to go about it... We talk about if all mushrooms have a good amount of Vitamin D... Tero shares some tidbits from his book, Healing Mushrooms and how they are great for skin health... How often mushrooms should be added to your diet and how they should be prepared before consuming... We discuss sleep and which mushrooms can be used in getting a good night's rest... Which mushrooms are the best choice to start with if a beginner... [FEATURED GUESTS] About Tero Isokauppila Tero Isokauppila, the founder of Four Sigmatic. Born in Finland to an agronomist father and nursing teacher mother, Tero grew up on a farm his family has owned since 1619. There, he foraged for mushrooms and other wild foods while learning about the natural food space at an early age. Following his early education on the farm, Tero later completed a Degree in Chemistry and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. In 2006, he won a Finnish innovation award for discovering that the sought-after Japanese culinary matsutake mushrooms also grow in Finland.  Tero has lived in eight countries on three continents. He founded Four Sigmatic in 2012 and its products are now sold in over 25 countries. Four Sigmatic's functional mushroom coffees, hot cacaos and elixirs are sold at retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods and other natural grocers, as well as online at FourSigmatic.com and through online health websites like Thrive Market. Tero and Four Sigmatic have been featured in prominent media outlets, including Vogue, Time, Forbes, W Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, BuzzFeed, Bon Appétit, Goop, Well+Good, MindBodyGreen and many others. About Anthony Flores, or "T" as Kimberly affectionately refers to him: He is a long-time friend of hers who, after graduating from Stanford University, began researching and writing professionally in the health space full-time. He has a passion for natural health, especially Beauty Detox, and loves to share exciting new studies and insights he learns with Kimberly and the community! He can be found writing spiritual/inspirational words on Instagram @poetrybyanthony. [RESOURCES / INFORMATION]               ...

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