#3: Daniel Espeland – Why you should start eating mushrooms today

by | Oct 21, 2018 | Health & Fitness, Performance

What the hell should we eat? It is like every second day a new article is being published saying something is bad for you. Well to counter that it turns out mushrooms could be something to add more to our diet. That is why I had Daniel Espeland who a biohacker and mushroom expert on the podcast. He is a food entrepreneur and now works on food innovation with www.frokost.dk which supplies several million meals a year to companies in Denmark and Holland. Daniel shares his vast knowledge about mushrooms in this episode and ends up sharing his top biohacking routines.


  • Why Daniel got interested in mushrooms. 2:10
  • Why you can get a headache from eating the Button mushroom uncooked. 6:30
  • Where to get good mushrooms and which ones to eat. 8:28
  • How to get the most out of mushrooms. 10:54
  • What a fungus is. 12:13
  • Why some mushrooms are so good. 13:25
  • The mushroom that has close to 10 times the amount of antioxidants as the Acai berries. 16:00
  • The mushroom that helps with epilepsy, migraine or after concussion. 20:00
  • The mushroom for improving sleep. 21:47
  • What mushrooms that are useful as powder, extracts and which ones you need fresh. 22:15
  • Where to learn more about mushrooms. 26:13
  • Daniels routine. 29:20


Links to selected resources:

Four Sigmatic: https://international.foursigmatic.com/

Interview with Paul Stamets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPqWstVnRjQ

The book Mycelium Running: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/239395.Mycelium_Running


Recommended Mushrooms:

Oyster mushroom

Chaga mushroom

Lion’s mane mushroom

Shiitake mushrooms

Maitake mushroom

Turkey tail mushroom

Reishi mushroom


Links to people mentioned:


If you just bought one mushroom then Daniel recommends:

  • Oyster mushrooms


Connect with Daniel:



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