How To Find Wild Lion’s Mane (Hericium species)
Lion’s Mane are an easy to identify gourmet and medicinal species that you need to add to your wild foraging repertoire. Typically “Lion’s Mane” refers to Hericium erinaceus, which is the variety that is cultivated for both culinary and medicinal species. But there are two other closely related hericium species that you are much more likely
Why We’re Still Talking About Turkey Tail Mushroom 3000 Years Later
Turkey Tail (otherwise known as Trametes versicolor) is a one of the most studied, the most storied, and the most ancient of all the medicinal mushrooms. It’s also the one you’re most likely to see on a short jaunt through the forest. And even though the mushroom itself is quite common, the benefits and amazing
5 Medicinal Mushrooms You’ve Never Heard Of (Benefits and More)
Medicinal mushrooms are all special and unique in their own way.
But some get more attention than others.
In this article, I wanted to take a look at some of the less-popular, but still super powerful and interesting medicinal mushrooms.
Lion’s Mane and Maitake – The Hardest Working Medicinal Mushrooms
Some mushrooms just work a little harder than others… In this case, the two that come to mind are quite possibly the hardest working mushrooms of all- Lion’s Mane and Maitake. What makes them so special? Lion’s Mane and Maitake hold the designation of being both delicious culinary mushrooms AND medicinal powerhouses. So whether you
Why Cordyceps and Chaga are SUPERSTARS of The Mushroom World
All medicinal mushrooms have polysaccharides, and they are all different shapes. These compounds interact with our bodies in different ways, which is why you can think of each mushroom as having its own “super power.” Other than polysaccharides, mushrooms also contain phenols, sterols, triterpenes and more- which can all benefit our health in different ways.
4 Things You Need To Know If You Use Medicinal Mushrooms
If you’re at all interested in using mushrooms to benefit your health, you should always consider this: Not all mushroom products are created equal. In fact, there can be an enormous difference between products that appear (on the surface) to be equivalent. You need to consider how they are grown, how they are extracted (if
How To Find and Identify Wild Oyster Mushrooms
Oyster mushrooms are easy to identify, grow all over the world, and are a delicious gourmet mushroom that can be added to almost any meal. Plus, they have some pretty awesome health benefits. Of course, you could always just find your oyster mushrooms at the grocery store, or even grow them yourself– but there is something special
9 Best Things to Drink in the Morning for Sustained Energy
Many people don’t realize what they reach for first thing in the morning can set the course for their energy levels all day long. The question is, are you giving your body and brain the hydration and nutrients it needs? Energy drinks certainly provide some caffeine and even some nutrients or amino acids. However, they’re
This Is Why Mushrooms Support Your Immune System
Mushrooms really are magical. Not just in how they grow, but in what they can do for our health and overall wellbeing. For a species to be considered a “Medicinal Mushroom” however, is a very high bar to pass, and out of the tens of thousands of species of fungi around the world, only a
Getting Ready For Mushroom Hunting Season
Are you ready for mushroom season? We are still a while away from mushroom season here in Alberta. It’s halfway through March, but it’s still really, really cold. But without a doubt, spring is coming, summer is coming, and soon it will be time to get out in the woods and hunt mushrooms. I wanted
10 Supplements and Vitamins to Boost Your Coffee (Besides Butter)
Coffee is awesome on its own with tons of caffeine and antioxidants. Sometimes, however, you want to squeeze a little more from your morning cup. You can find plenty of supplements and vitamins for coffee to boost your cup and make it taste great at the same time. From brain power to workout support, try
Valerian Root Vs. Melatonin: What’s the Best Sleep Aid for You?
Sleep deprivation is a serious health issue. Your body needs sleep – high-quality sleep – to remove toxins, produce certain hormones, and regenerate cells. Sadly, the productivity-centric American culture means that most people are sleep deprived. The CDC reports that one out of every three Americans suffers from chronic sleep deprivation. In communities of color,