Functional mushrooms have been used for over 5,000 years yet their introduction in the West is just emerging. Join Tero Isokauppila, the Founder of Four Sigmatic, as he walks you through the fascinating Fungi Kingdom, demystifying the wondrous world of mushrooms. Dive deeper into some of the world’s most studied superfoods, adaptogens, and mushrooms and discover how mushrooms may just be the key to longevity you’ve been looking for.
Tero will discuss fungi as a kingdom and why medicinal mushrooms are good for us, as well as benefits of mushrooms like Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail and Lion’s Mane.
Free mushroom beverage samples provided.
Tero Isokauppila is the founder of Four Sigmatic, a wellness company helping people to nourish their bodies inside and out. Tero’s roots (or mycelium, if you will) are in Finland, where he grew up foraging for mushrooms and other wild foods on his family’s farm. He later earned a degree in Chemistry, Business, and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition at Cornell University. In 2012, Tero founded Four Sigmatic with the dream of bringing a little Everyday Magic™ to the lives of all.
An expert in all things related to mushrooms, superfoods and health, Tero is the author of two best-selling books: healing Mushrooms, an educational cookbook from Avery Publishing, and Santa Sold Shrooms, a children’s book for adults about the magical origins of Santa Claus.
Tero was chosen twice as one of the world’s Top 50 Food Activists by the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, and has appeared in Time, Forbes, BuzzFeed, Vogue, Playboy, HQ, Harper’s Bazaar and Bon Appétit. He is also a sough-after speaker, featured at Summit Series, Wanderlust, WME-IMG, Google, and the Fast Company Innovation Festival. Tero currently resides in sunny Southern California.