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Lions Mane in Post-Menopausal Cookies?! Ya right!

Lion’s mane mushrooms are drawing the attention of researchers for their nerve-regenerative properties. These are not your ordinary-looking gilled mushrooms. Instead, lion’s mane display cascading spines. This nutritious mushroom is roughly 20 percent protein and tastes a bit like seafood.Lion’s mane mushrooms are increasingly studied for their neuro-protective effects. Two classes of Nerve Growth [...]

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White Chocolate?!

Did you know that cacao butter, the pure oil of the cacao bean, is what white chocolate is made of? This yummy oil is the perfect addition to dessert recipes, smoothies, ice creams or any chocolate creation.Our Cacao Butter is created through a proprietary cold-pressed method by cold-pressing organic cacao nibs in such a way [...]

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Shiitake-enjoyed in the Orient for thousands of years!

Shiitake mushrooms, native to China, have been enjoyed in the Orient for nearly 6000 years. Shiitake mushroom cultivation began in the mountains of central China in the 12th century. Early cultivators were able to plant spores on fallen trees and then logs to help nature produce a larger crop. These delicious mushrooms are now the [...]

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Mushrooms as large as basketballs...are you kidding?!

Maitake mushrooms have been consumed in the Orient for at least 3000 years. Commonly called Hen of the Woods, they have frond-like growths which resemble the feathers of a fluffed-up chicken. These delicious-tasting mushrooms grow deep in the mountains of northeastern Japan, as well as east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States. Maitake, [...]

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What on earth is Natto?!

I first learned about natto when I was a purchaser for Erewhon Natural Foods in Boston in the early 70's.  Though the natto smelled awful, I tasted it and although unpleasant, the healing feeling I had in my gut was noticeable. Two types of Vitamin K exist: Vitamin K1 and Vitamin K2. Vitamin K1, phylloquinone, [...]

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Reishi...once exclusively consumed only by royalty!

REISHI may be the single most influential medicinal mushroom in Asian history. Used for thousands of years, this fungus known as The Mushroom of Immortality, was once exclusively consumed by royalty. Highly regarded in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this woody mushroom is believed to promote health and longevity, lower the risk of cancer and heart disease, [...]

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Turmeric Rocks...but you already knew that!

You would have to be living under a rock to not know that turmeric rocks!Even though there have been thousands of studies conducted on turmeric, researchers keep discovering more and more benefits. This deep yellow root has over a hundred therapeutic activities that promote the body’s natural defenses. Unlike synthetic antibiotics, turmeric has no negative [...]

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Chaga, King of the Mushrooms

Chaga, most often referred to as a medicinal mushroom, is actually a sclerotium-a hardened mass of mycelium which draws its nutrients out of living birch or other cold-loving trees. This dark charcoal mass doesn’t look very appetizing but this ugly-looking thing turns out to actually be very good for you! It’s also an ingredient in most of Mushroom Mama’s teas.Chaga [...]

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The Circling of People and Mushrooms

Ah, my heart is full as I sing along to Joni Mitchell’s The Circle Game. A beloved (I know every word of it) song rooted in my youth, now scattering its seeds in this time of my not-youth...my aging.Here we are again. The first, new, fresh, blessed, pristine day of another year in the circle game. Time to [...]

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Get your Mojo on!

CORDYCEPS mushrooms gained fame when Chinese Olympic athletes in 1993 credited their successes to taking this mushroom. After winning 3 Gold medals and breaking 5 world records for woman’s running as well as other track records the team was tested for steroids. The results were negative but the coach admitted to giving the entire team Cordyceps mushrooms. Yeah, baby, these [...]

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