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Mushroom Magic: Unveiling the Power of Adaptogens for Longevity and Health – Episode 229


Welcome to the Gladden Longevity podcast; Dr. Gladden speaks with Mason Bresett in this episode. Mason is a naturopathic doctor (ND) with a strong background in mycology. Mason has experience using functional mushrooms in a clinical health and wellness setting. He has a full-time naturopathic practice in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. He gives conference talks internationally on functional and medicinal mushroom topics. He uses functional mushrooms daily to support his patients. He continues to provide a balance of historical and up-to-date mushroom research for health and wellness professionals. He is also actively engaged in multiple projects with universities, medical doctors, and functional oncologists, setting up research studies using mushroom extracts. Mason is the Chief Science Advisor at Real Mushrooms. In this podcast episode, the spotlight is on the myriad health benefits of mushrooms, packed with diverse, active compounds that position them as a nutritional powerhouse for immune support and overall well-being. The discussion delves into the role of dietary mushroom intake and extracts in promoting longevity and holistic health. Amidst the growing fascination with mushrooms, the episode advocates for separating truth from fiction. Actionable takeaways underscore mushrooms as a superfood with versatile applications, emphasizing the importance of the fungal part in determining functionality. The episode encourages easy integration of mushrooms into daily food choices, from coffee and smoothies to various recipes.

Listen to this episode to learn about making 100 the new 30 and living young for a lifetime!

Show Notes

Great conversation talking about mushrooms. (00:40)

Steve talks about his key takeaways from the conversation. (1:11)

Dr Gladden introduces Mason as a guest. (3:10)

Mason says that mushrooms are an herb that hit a lot of targets. (5:00)

Mushrooms, as an adaptogen, can help us adapt to the modern world. (7:01)

Mason says most people should be eating mushrooms but with a more targeted approach. (9:10)

Mushrooms can modulate the immune system. (11:42)

Dr. Gladden wants to know how mushrooms help with stress and performance. (14:05)

Mason explains that in using any herb, we must consider what research, transition, and history says. (17:09)

Mason gives examples of how he uses mushrooms in his daily life. (20:45)

To use mushrooms for health purposes, you may have to escalate the dose. (23:40)

Amson started out working for a herb company. (26:14)

Steve would love to grow some mushrooms that are easy to grow at home. (28:47)

Steve has been a big fan of Mushroom for years and is happy to do a podcast about it. (32:20)

Dr. Gladden asks Mason about the status of psychedelics in Canada. (35:40)

Dr. Gladden asks Mason what keeps him up at night. (38:35)

Mason dreams of becoming a bigger-scale farmer. (41:20)

Mason consults with Real Mushrooms. (42:55)

To know more about Mason:



Facebook: @Real Mushrooms

Instagram: @real_mushrooms

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