Herbal Ally, Mysterious Mushrooms

As the summer evenings turn to autumn, the Catskill mountain forests in upstate New York come alive with magical, mystical, and therapeutic mushrooms. “Toadstool”, which is a shorthand for the many mushrooms that appear between rains, is technically called “fungi”. Fungi are plants. They don’t have flowers, roots, or chlorophyll. Some mushrooms can have strange, sexy shapes. Others can grow (and glow in the darkness) and are an obvious addition to any witches’ stew. To make mushrooms a constant part of your diet, there are other reasons. Is avoiding cancer enough of a reason to eat mushrooms? You can buy shrooms online in this site.

It’s true. It is true. We don’t know why. Perhaps it is because fungi concentrate and share the trace minerals necessary to support strong, healthy immune responses. Maybe it’s the richness of polysaccharides, interesting complex sugars that are all around health-promoters. It could also be that mushrooms are good sources of protein as well as B vitamins. However, they have very low calories and contain little sodium. The stalk, caps, and gills are all rich in anti-cancer compounds, anti-tumor substances, and even underground structures (mycelia), which can be used to treat any edible mushroom.

It is important to properly cook mushrooms. Scientists at Nebraska Medical School found that mice who were fed unlimited amounts of raw mushrooms (“Agaricus bisporus”) developed malignant tumors significantly faster than mice who were fed a controlled diet.

Everywhere I go in August/September – whether walking barefoot over vibrant green and fragrant mosses or walking lightly across the deeply-scented pine and needles of fallen pine; whether climbing rocky outcrops studded with ferny whirls or skirting swamps hummed with mosquitoes, whether I am following the muddy banks of a flowing stream or balancing on old stones walls inhaling righteous rot scents – I am always looking for my fungi friends

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