My guest on the show today is Danielle Ryan.
Danielle is a Registered Herbalist (RH) of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), Certified Holistic Nutritionist and National Educator at Four Sigmatic. Prior to joining forces with Four Sigmatic, she received her BA in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from Whitman College.
She studied Ayurveda in India and became a Certified Yoga Instructor on the banks of the Ganges River. She then worked with a Naturopathic Doctor in Indonesia where she became a Certified Raw Chef and Detox Coach. But it was leading trekking adventures into the backcountry of Thailand where she became particularly fascinated by herbal medicine.
After several years in Asia, she landed in Boulder, Colorado to formalize her education in holistic medicine. Upon completing her graduate studies at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism (CSCH), she opened a private practice, Danielle Ryan Wellness, where she worked with hundreds of clients across the US, specializing in treatment for individuals with autoimmune conditions and chronic illness. She was invited to become the Instructor of Mycology at CSCH, where she still teaches.
Danielle brings her passion and expertise in herbal medicine, clinical practice, teaching, formulation, and her deep love for fungi, to the Everyday Magic of Four Sigmatic as their National Educator.
In her free time, you can find her outside—whether under the sun or stars, summer heat or winter snow. She’ll either be gardening, foraging, cooking plant-based recipes, rock climbing, hiking, skiing, surfing, or scuba diving.
In this episode Danielle and I dig in (pun intended) to the magic of mushrooms and the benefits of herbal medicine, specifically fungi, in our everyday nutrition and nourishment rituals.
In This Episode:
- Meet today’s guest, Danielle[ 2:26 ]
- Danielle’s journey to mushrooms [3:00]
- Herbalism [6:40]
- Functional mushrooms [8:20]
- Fungi species + properties [11:40]
- Functional mushrooms + uses [23:22]Health benefits of mushrooms by type [26:20]
- Closing messages [58:00]
Links & Resources Mentioned:
Connect with Danielle + Four Sigmatic here: Four Sigmatic's Instagram
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