Insomnia is one of the top five issues clients come to me with. They’ve tried everything: Powering down electronics an hour before bed, yoga, meditation, no caffeine after 3pm… you name it.

The first thing you have to do is identify WHY you’re having sleep issues, which involves a little investigative work. Is it because…

  • Your cortisol levels are too high from hormone imbalances?
  • You need to add melatonin to your bedtime routine?
  • Blue light from your TV is affecting your circadian rhythms?

or is it because your husband recently got demoted and you’re stressed beyond belief?

There are so many physical and emotional reasons for poor sleep.

My superpower as an integrative physician and coach is linking the physical and emotional. They’re ALWAYS related!

When people are searching online for someone who can connect the dots, they always seem to find me.

Sleep is a complex topic, and there are many different approaches I take with my clients to make sure they’re getting restorative sleep every night. What will help you depends completely on your biology, physiology, environment, and so much more.

Today I want to share just one of my secret weapons that’s helped countless clients sleep better:
Reishi tea.

Reishi is a totally natural, medicinal (non-hallucinogenic!) mushroom that’s known for its soothing effects on the body, immune-boosting properties, and much more.

This elixir isone of the many tools I use when clients are struggling with sleep. Any supplement or remedy is always just one piece of the custom holistic plan I create for each client.

Keep in mind that reishi — and anything else you might experiment with — only works under the right conditions. You need someone to look at your health from a 360 degree view and give you real answers.

Reishi has been very effective for a diverse number of my clients.

When nothing else was working, adding reishi in was THE thing that helped them sleep deeply and wake up feeling refreshed.

Although most people feel calmer and sleep a little better after the first time they take it, like any supplement, you must be consistent to see results, and it takes time. You can’t take it one time and expect to sleep perfectly well the same night.

Try a 30-day reishi elixir challenge where you drink a cup before bed every night. Notice the impact it has on your ability to fall asleep, your sleep quality, and your energy levels. I recommend having it an hour or two before bed.

You don’t need a prescription for reishi, and you can buy it online. It’s available in my Amazon store, and if you’re a prime member like me it’ll be on your doorstep in a couple days.

You might be wondering: Is reishi safe? How does it work?

Reishi is a medicinal mushroom varietal that exists in nature and is 100% safe. It has a calming effect on the nervous system, helping you quiet your thoughts and unwind.

You can take reishi as a tea, or in capsule form. I love the nightly ritual of a warm elixir – it feels special and soothing.

Why is sleep important? Because good sleep is foundational for good health.

If you’re not sleeping well it’s much harder to lose weight, keep your hormones in balance, and control your stress levels… all crucial for preventing serious health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.

On top of supporting restful sleep, studies have shown that reishi can…

  • relieve stress and anxiety
  • cool down inflammation
  • balance out hormones
  • boost sex drive
  • reduce blood pressure
  • mitigate asthma and bronchitis
  • lower the risk of heart disease

This study1 even shows the anti-tumor effects of reishi in breast cancer cases, demonstrating just how powerful this mushroom is.

If you’re someone who’s always struggled with sleep and you want to boost your immune system way up, I’m so excited to share this mini miracle with you today.

Click here to purchase reishi tea through my Amazon store, where you’ll find all my favorite healthy products that I personally use and recommend to my private clients.

Do you have trouble sleeping? Will you try reishi? If you have any questions, post them below and I’ll respond to as many as I can. It’s always great to hear from you.

Enjoy the deep zzz’s, you deserve ‘em.

P.S. If you want to learn more about the healing properties of medicinal mushrooms, check out my conversation with Jerry Angelini, Mushrooms for Cancer, Cold & Flu, Hormones, and Low Libido.

References

1 Reishi, Ganoderma lucidum and Ganoderma tsugae: Bioactive substances and medicinal effects