I’m about to get all Eastern Medicine on you guys!
Let me just preface this, I’m all about health and I rarely try to do the herb thing. I’m more about eating well and getting nutrients from food rather than a Chinese fungus/mushroom.
A few days ago I wasn’t feeling too hot and I was hanging with my girlfriend and she was like,
“You need Reishi.”
It sounds kind of rashy, no?
And it’s not cute looking.
FitTip Fact #1:
Reishi is given to cancer patients and helps with basic immune function.
So the next day, literally, the moment I woke up, I rushed to Dragon Herbs .
It’s THE herb place in LA.
So, I walk in claiming to need Reishi and the herb specialist, asked to look at my tongue.
I would normally laugh, but I knew where I was so I stuck it out and he said my tongue was pale.
I didn’t know how to take this, so he then proceeded to ask me more questions like how I felt, why I thought I needed Reishi, what I normally eat and how often I work out.
It was in…teresting and in..tense!
But I wanted to drink Reshi!
He didn’t think I needed Reishi, he explained how it does have overall benefits, but I was having more cold/flu symptoms so he concocted a tonic that was only $5!
That’s cheap, you guys get coffee which ultimately dehydrates you, for $5.
Sorry, I’m not judging I promise.
This opened up a can of worms.
I’m going to Dragon Herbs later today for another tonic because I ate horrible last night and my stomach hates me.
My point to this post is Eastern MEdicine is fun and Madonna and Kate Moss, plus Gwyneth Paltrow, LOVE IT!
So perhaps instead of grabbing an advil today for your headache:
1. Look at your tongue, I found out I have slight anemia.
2. Try an herb instead!