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Curative Mushrooms

Curative Mushrooms

By Oliver Carlin
The amazing health benefits of medicinal mushrooms as well as how to grow mushrooms, cook mushrooms and hunt for mushrooms.

Mushrooms thrive in the worst environments and their survival depends on their ability to be able to filter out pathogens. If we consume them we can acquire many immune boosting benefits as well.

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Happy Mushroom Retreat In Costa Rica
We just finished up a life changing Happy Mushroom Retreat in Costa Rica... People flew out into the jungle of Costa Rica to have a guided experience to using mushrooms to help them overcome things like depression, PTSD, Anxiety and Addiction... and they were tired of anti-depressants and over the counter medicine that didn't do anything but numb their mind and make things even worse... Check out this podcast where one of the members will talk about their experience at the retreat. You can apply for our next retreat that will be help at the beginning of the new year in 2022 by clicking the link below:
October 31, 2021
Happy Mushroom For Sad People Growers Contest To Win $10,000 Q&A #4
Listen to the questions that people have who have entered the Happy Mushrooms For Sad People Growers Contest to win $10,000 growing mushrooms at home. This contest is designed for beginners who have never grown anything before in their life. Therefore all you need is one of our certified ugly grow bags and a spore syringe and you could win. If you have not entered to win the contest yet then go to the following link now:
May 31, 2021
2 Ways To Grow Morel Mushrooms at Home Outdoors | Slurry & Spawn
How to grow Morel mushrooms at home outdoors? It is the secret to having a Morel patch that no one knows about. Essentially hacking the season. The Morel mushrooms is a very elusive mushroom that is difficult to grow.   Most people don't even try because they have heard that it is to difficult but there are some people that have truly mastered growing the morel mushroom. The top to methods to grow Morel mushrooms outdoors are: 1)   Spore Slurry 2)  Morel Mushroom Spawn While the Morel mushroom spawn methods typically has a higher success, in this podcast we will talk about how the Spore Slurry method is actually better. To learn more about how to grow morel mushrooms at home outdoors, check out our article here: Thanks for listening and please share!
September 05, 2020
What Are Morel Mushrooms? The #1 Exciting Mushroom To Hunt
What are morel Mushrooms? The #1 mushroom to hunt in the wild, difficult to grown indoors, taste delicious and cost $20 a pound fresh. Morel mushrooms are a very unique mushrooms because: 1.   They are difficult to grow indoors. 2.  They are very unpredictable in that you never know where they will grow. 3.  Good Morel mushroom hunters take years to really get good. 4.  They taste delicious and have a very unique hollow inside. 5.  They only grow for 4 months a year and are very expensive to buy. Their scientific name is Morchella and there are 80 different species however you can break them down into 3 categories: 1.   Black Morel 2.  Yellow Morel 3.  Half Free Morel To learn more about what are Morel mushrooms, check out our article here:
September 05, 2020
How To Cook Chicken of the Woods Mushroom | 3 Healthy Ways
See how to cook Chicken of the Woods mushroom in many the same ways as you cook chicken. Healthy, easy & deliciously soup, sauteed and fried. Chicken of the Woods mushroom is a delicious choice edible mushroom that is jam packed with 21 grams of protein in a 2 cup serving size. Not only that, but this mushroom tastes delicious and can prepared in much the same way that you would prepare real chicken. In this podcast we will talk about our top 3 healthy and delicious ways of cooking Chicken of the Woods mushroom: 1)  Sauteed Chicken of the Woods 2) Deep Fried Chicken of the Woods 3) Chicken of the Woods Soup We will also go over how to clean it correctly as well. To learn more about how to cook Chicken of the Woods, check out an article we wrote about it here: Thanks for listening and please share on Facebook and tag us in it!
September 04, 2020
Real Morel vs False Morel & 4 Poisonous Morel Look Alikes
Easily tell the Real Morel from the False Morel by learning a few simple tricks to identify the top 4 poisonous Morel look alikes. If you are to accidentally eat a poisonous false morel by mistake it could lead to: 1) Stomach cramps 2) Nausea 3) Headaches 4) Diarrhea 5) Coma and death in 5 to 7 days! Don't worry though... After listening to this podcast you will be able to easily identify a true Morel with 100% confidence.... We will talk about the True Morel and it's 4 poisonous look alikes: 1)  Early False Morel (Verpa Bohemica) 2)  Bell Morel (Verpa Conica) 3)  Deadly False Morel (Gyromitra Esculenta) 4)  Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus) To learn more about the real morel vs the false morel, check out our article here:
August 10, 2020
Top 3 Types of Morel Mushrooms & Identification Tips
With 80 species of the Morchella genus lets see the top 3 types of Morel mushrooms & key Morel identification tips to harvesting like a pro. When you go hunting for Morel mushrooms you need to be 100% sure you have a True Morel because they have some poisonous look alikes that are deadly. The good news is that it is really easy to tell the difference between the true and the false Morels. The only time it gets tricky is with the half free Morels but even then we make it simple. After listening to this podcast you will be able to accurately identify a True Morel with 100% confidence and enjoy this delicious choice edible mushroom. For more information on identifying the Morel mushroom, then check out our article here:
August 10, 2020
How To Cook & Store Chicken of the Woods Mushroom
See how to cook Chicken of the Woods mushroom in many the same ways as you cook chicken and how to store them for 12 months raw in the freezer. Once you have properly identified the Chicken of the Woods mushroom and harvest you need to know how to properly cook and store it. You will have to make a choice to harvest all the Chicken of the Woods mushroom you find or leave some for the next forager to find.  This is because it can grow so large. The good news is if you do decide to harvest a lot after listening to this podcast you will know how to store it so you can have it available for a long, long time. We will also talk about the most common ways to cook this choice edible mushrooms to make it taste amazing. To learn more about how to cook and store the Chicken of the Woods mushroom, check out our article here:
July 24, 2020
Chicken of the Woods Identification & Poisonous Look Alike
The Chicken of the Woods mushroom key identification characteristics make it easy to identify and distinguish from it’s poisonous look alike. If you are walking in the woods in autumn you will find this is one of the easiest mushrooms to spot because of it's bright orange and yellow colors. It is also a choice edible mushroom that is jam packed with protein carbohydrates and medicinal benefits. Additionally, it is a great mushroom for beginner mushroom hunters to hunt for because it is so easy to identify from it's common look alikes, In this podcast we go over how to identify it and how to tell it apart from the following mushrooms: 1.  Chanterelle 2.  Jack-O-Lantern (Poisonous) 3.  Velvet Top Fungus After this podcast you will be able to easily identify this mushrooms and eat it with 100% confidence.  To learn more about how to identify the chicken of the woods and it's look alikes, check out our article here:
July 22, 2020
Top 4 Medicinal Mushrooms For Viruses | Antiviral Immune Boost
4 medicinal mushrooms for viruses stand out among the rest with their clinical studies in fighting viruses while boosting the immune system health. Mushrooms/mushroom mycelium is like the immunological network of nature.  Meaning it like natures way of providing immune boosting benefits to all the plants, insects and animals of nature. Beta-D-Glucans that are found in the cell walls of mushrooms is what provides an immune boosting by activating various virus killing elements in the body: 1.  Macrophages 2.  Neutrophils 3.  Natural Killer Cells (NK Cells) There are 4 specific mushrooms that have many clinical studies done on their virus fighting ability: 1)  Reishi Mushroom 2) Cordyceps Mushroom 3)  Maitake (Hen of the Woods) 4)  Shiitake Mushroom In this podcast we will discuss all of this as well as 3 additional bonus mushrooms for fighting viruses.   To learn more about antiviral mushrooms, check out the article we wrote on this topic:
July 01, 2020
Sterilization For Mushroom Cultivation | Cheapest & Most Effective
Correct sterilization for mushroom cultivation can be the difference in having a 50% chance of contamination or a 0% to 5% chance of contamination. You could not worry about sterilization at all and your mushroom would still grow effectively 30% of the time, however by understanding a few important things you can reduce it down to 0% to 5%. You need to understand that there are spores from competing fungi floating around all around you.  They are also all over you and in the air you breath all day. So, any time you take some thing that is sterile and expose it to normal air you risk some type of spore getting into your sterile product. This can be reduce by only opening the container for a few seconds or just long enough to make the transfer then immediately closing it again. In this podcast we also get into many more techniques you can use to include using a laminar flow hood, still air box, 70% alcohol, gloves, masks, and more. You can also check out an article we have written that expands even further on the information discussed in the podcast:
June 29, 2020
How To Grow Mushrooms From Spores, Culture or Spawn | Easy vs Hard
Whether you are growing mushrooms from spores, culture or spawn you will find that the process is much the same with each having its own separate advantage. Growing mushrooms from spores is good if you are ordering psilocybe cubensis online because it legal in most places to order spores. Spores are also good if you want to experiment and create your own strain of mushroom because every time you grow a new mushroom from spores you are creating a new strain of that species. The preferred way is to put spores into an agar plate or agar liquid that way you can easily see if there is any competing fungi that is growing.  Then once you have a good growth you can transfer it to other plates as well as to your different substrate to grow out and fruit. Cultures are good because you are not creating a new strain and are more predictable.  You can then follow the same steps as with spores. You can always take you spores or cultures and put them directly into your substrate and by pass the agar plates and liquid but are at higher risk of losing all your substrate. Finally you can order pre-made mushroom spawn where someone has done all of this for you already. Learn more about this in an article we have written here:
June 28, 2020
Top 13 Mushroom Growing Substrates | How To Make & Use
Mushroom growing substrates provide specific nutrients for different types of mushrooms to grow.  It is essentially the food for your mushroom to grow. Mushroom substrates are basically what the will consume for food and should contain: 1.  Lignin 2.  Cellulose 3.  Hemicellulose The components are found in the cell walls of plants and trees.  Some other trace minerals, nitrogen and moisture are also needed. As long as you substrate contains the correct nutrients then you mushroom should grow in it. However, everything needs to be tested.  People are constantly testing new ideas for different substrates with different mushrooms. This podcast goes over the 13 most common mushroom substrates that people use today to grow mushrooms: 1)  Supplemented Hardwood Sawdust 2)  Psilocybe Fanaticus Technique (PF-Tek) 3)  Straw 4)  Coffee Grounds 5)  Rye Grain 6)  Manure 7)  Masters Mix 8)  Logs 9)  Straw with Coffee Grounds 10) Straw with Coffee Grounds & Sawdust 11)  Coco Coir with Vermiculite 12) Cardboard 13)  Popcorn Grain To learn more about the exact ingredients and how to make all these substrates then check out our article here:
June 22, 2020
How to Grow Mushrooms at Home – Beginner to Advanced
How to grow mushrooms at home, indoors or outdoors requires the same understanding of the stages of a mushroom’s life cycle and what it needs to grow. Growing mushrooms at home can be as easy as put a piece of an oyster mushroom into a cup with coffee grounds you used to make coffee that morning. Then put the cup in the cabinet for a couple of weeks until it all covered in white mycelium.  Then take it out to expose it to fresh air and light and it will fruit in a week or so. Mushrooms can be grown by spores or mycelium.   You then pick a substrate that has lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose in it (basically elements found in the cell walls of plants and trees). Then put it into a warm dark place to grow.  Then put expose it to light and fresh air to fruit. Mushroom breath in oxygen and breath out Co2 (like humans) and they are made up of 90% water which means they need the environment to be as humid as possible. In this podcast we go over the 7 stages of growing mushrooms: Stage 1 – Choosing Mushroom Source Stage 2 – Choosing a Substrate Stage 3 – Substrate Micro Environment Stage 4 – Inoculate the Mushroom Substrate Stage 5 – Incubation Stage 6 – Mushroom Fruiting Stage 7 – Harvesting You can also check out the article I wrote to see cool 'how to' videos as well as more details on how to grow mushrooms at home:
June 21, 2020
16 Reishi Mushroom Benefits | Studies, Dosage & Side Effects
Clinical studies prove Reishi mushroom health benefits effectiveness in fighting cancer, boosting immunity, neuron health, improving mood and much more. Before you ever decide on consuming something on a regular basis you need to be sure you understand the benefits and if there are any risks to your health. If you look online you will see that the Reishi is one of the most researched mushrooms there are in regards to it's medicinal benefits with over 2,000 years of use in Chinese medicine. In this podcast we take a look at the 16 clinical studies that I cherry picked out of the hundreds of studies there are online to look at. I also looked up the best dosages and different ways to consume the reishi as well as all the potential side effects that other people have encountered with it. For more information on the reishi mushroom (ganoderma lucidum) then check out an article I have written that links you to all the clinical studies I talk about in this podcast:
May 15, 2020
How To Get Magic Mushrooms Anywhere and Be Safe Doing It
See how to get magic mushrooms anywhere in the world from online, on the street or in the wild and be safe doing it even it is illegal where your at. Once you decide that you want to experience all the amazing health benefits that magic mushrooms have to offer you have to figure out how to get them. In 80% to 90% of the world they are illegal so you can't just walk into the nearest GNC and purchase them. Not only that but unless you already know a supplier it can feel really awkward to try to go and look for one because you don't wont to feel like a drug addict or a criminal. Based on where you live you may want to consider getting them: 1)   Online through a grow kit, syringe, vial or spore print. 2)  On the street by asking a friend of your who smokes canibas if their supplier knows anyone that sell magic mushrooms. 3)  In the wild by reading my other articles to understand the habitat they live in. What ever you decide be sure you understand the risk in the whatever area of the world you live in. Check out an article I have written with more details on how to get magic mushrooms anywhere and it also has links to all the legal restricts throughout the world:
May 09, 2020
10 Best Psilocybe Cubensis Strains – For Beginners & Advanced
With over 40 psilocybe cubensis strains available, let’s take a look at the most popular cubensis strains used by beginners & advanced psychonauts alike. It can be confusing to do a search for psilocybe cubensis and have 40 different strains pop up.  How do you know which one is the best? Are some of them more potent than others? Are some easier to grow than others? Why are there so many different strains...Aren't they all just a cubensis? In this podcast we go over the top 10 most popular psilocybe cubensis strains (in order of popularity): 1)  Golden Teacher 2)  B+ Cubensis 3) Blue Meanie 4) Alacabenzi 5) Cambodian 6) PF Classic 7) Orissa India 8) Florida White (F+) 9) Penis Envy 6 10) Z Strain By the end of this podcast you will be able to confidently pick the best strain the psilocybe cubensis based on your personal preference. Fore more details on the best psilocybe cubensis strains, check out an article with pictures and links to buy the spores and substrates here:
May 08, 2020
Top 10 Types of Magic Mushrooms | Identification, Potency & Habitat
There are over 180 types of magic mushrooms all with different potency levels (some 12x more than others) in different habitats throughout the world. If you are walking through the forest and come across a mushroom that bruises a dark blue to almost black color and has a dark purplish spore print then you can almost be certain that you have come across a magic mushroom. In this podcast we cover the 10 common types of magic mushroom and their potency (in order of potency): 1)  Flying Saucer Mushroom (Psilocybe Azurescens) 2)  Knobby Tops (Psilocybe Baeocystis) 3)  The Bohemian Psilocybe (Psilocybe Bohemica) 4)  Liberty Cap (Psilocybe Semilanceata) 5)  Golden Caps (Psilocybe Cubensis) 6)  Wavy Caps (Psilocybe Cyanescens) 7)  Psilocybe Tampanensis 8)  Psilocybe Weilii 9)  Little Birds of the Woods (Psilocybe Hoogshagenii) 10)  Blue Ringers (Psilocybe Stuntzii) Once you understand these 10 mushrooms and listen to this podcast you will have the knowledge to confidently identify a magic mushroom and benefit from all their health benefits, to include treating: 1)  PTSD 2)  Depression 3)  Anxiety 4) Addiction As well as gain a new found love for yourself and the whole world. To learn more about the top 10 types of magic mushrooms (and see some pictures) then check out the article in the link below:
May 08, 2020
Magic Mushrooms Side Effects | Brain & Body Long Term Effects
Magic mushrooms side effects can effect your brain and body in the long and short term even from taking only a single dose. Magic mushrooms are loaded with many health benefits to include treating: 1.  Anxiety 2.  Depression 3.  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 4.  Addiction The most amazing part is it can cure these things by taking only one heroic dose. You can also experience having a whole new outlook on life as well as creating new neurological pathways in the brain that will allow to think of things and solve problems in a way you never would have know before. It allows you to take a hard look at your life and the things that you prioritize and creating a whole new feeling of love for yourself and every living thing. The main question is are there any side effects that need to be worried about in the long run.   Listen to the podcast to hear all the side effects or checkout an article I wrote for more details:
May 05, 2020
Magic Mushroom Dosage | Heroic Dose & Microdosing Correctly
A magic mushroom dosage differs with 180 different species and can have a 12x difference in potency. If you come across a magic mushroom in the wild, grow one at home or buy some from a friend what do you do with it then? It's not like a supplement that you would buy in the store where you can just read the recommended dosage on the back because they are illegal. The best person to get advice in this area on is Paul Stamets because has has been dosing with magic mushrooms for the past 50 years. However, it's not as simple as telling you to just take: 1)  Microdosing: 1/10th of a gram 2)  Lift Off: 1 to 4 grams 3)  Heroic Journey:  5 to 7 grams The reason it's not that simple is because it depends on the type of mushroom you are going to consume and if you are going to eat it wet or dry. The following dosage recommendation above is for Psilocybe Cubensis which is the most popular mushroom to buy however if you were to get Psilocybe Azurescens it would be half of the recommendation above. Listen to the podcast to learn more about proper dosing or check out the following article for more details:
May 03, 2020
Mushrooms for Depression, Anxiety & PTSD | Nature’s Magic Cure
Magic mushrooms are the worlds natural gift for curing depression, anxiety, PTSD and even addiction but the reality is they do so much more than that. Depression is a major problem that effects 246 million people and causes 800,000 people to commit suicide every year. 76% to 80% of people in lower income countries aren't even able to get treatment due to lack of trained physicians and the general negative stigma associated with mental health disorders. Depression also makes people to lose all enjoyment in their life and makes it impossible for them to appreciate the wonderful gift of life that we have all been given. If we only get once chance to truly enjoy this world then depression is the cancer for your life. Most people turn to talking to a psychiatrist and getting prescribed prescription medicine that only allows them to temporarily escape the pain and then have to soon come back to reality and face it again. Magic mushrooms have the ability to cure depression, anxiety, PTSD and addiction from only one single dose.  That is something 'Big Pharma' would not want you to know because there is no money to be paid for them. But the countless testimonials and clinical studies don't lie.  This has been proven for over 30 years so why have you not heard of it yet?  Because the government has made them illegal. Listen to this podcast to hear how magic mushrooms can help you or someone you care about with depression by actually allowing them to heal permanently. You can also learn more at an article we wrote here:
May 02, 2020
The Mushroom of Immortality (A.K.A. The Reishi Mushroom)
The mushroom commonly known as the Reishi Mushroom is also known as 'The Mushroom of Immortality'. The Reishi mushroom has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years and has an interesting story behind it that I discuss in the podcast. The reality is that it was coined the name of 'The Mushroom of Immortality' because it was believed to have the benefit of making people live longer or even forever. While there are over 250 species of the Ganoderma genus the one used back in Ancienet china was the Ganoderma Lucidum or the Chinsese name was Lingzhi. In modern day there are over 100 different clinical studies done on the Reishi mushroom to include many health benefits: 1.  Anticancer benefits 2.  Stabilize blood vessel formation 3.  Immune system boosting 4.  Liver protection 5.  Blood pressure lowering 6.  Cholesterol lowering 7.  Preventing heart attack and stroke by stopping platelet clumping 8.  Prevents allergic reactions 9.  Anticancer benefits 10.  Extremely potent antioxidant whose benefits are still being studied As well as many specific anti-aging benefits to include cellular protection and hormonal balancing. You can learn more about the many health benefits of The Mushroom of Immortality, how to prepare it and where to buy it in an article I have written here:
April 05, 2020
Best Mushroom Supplement Blends of 2020
Antiviral mushrooms could boost your immune system to help fight off the novel Coronoavirus (COVID-19). Several medicinal mushrooms have been proven through clinical studies to be able to kill viruses so it could be a good idea to start taking a mushroom supplement. However, antiviral properties are only one of the many proven health benefits mushrooms have to offer. But with there being over 1,000 different types of mushroom supplement blends it is very difficult to figure out which one is the best to take in 2020. If you examine the different types of mushroom supplements you will see the labels all say different thing: - Different levels of olysaccharides - Different levels of Beta-glucans - Some are made from Mycelium - Some are made from the fruiting body - Some are extracts - Some are mushroom powder - They all use different types of mushrooms in their blends - And many other differences... If you understand what polysaccharides and beta-glucans are as well as the difference between mycelium, fruiting body and extracts then you will be able to easily identify the best mushroom supplement to take. This podcast explains how to identify the best mushroom supplement but if you want to see a break down of the top 15 that I discovered then check it out on an article I wrote here:
April 04, 2020
Lion's Mane Mushroom Health Benefits
The Lion's Mane mushroom is a delicious choice mushroom but what about it's medicinal health benefits. This mushroom is a toothed fungus with long white strands that look similar to hair and can resemble the mane of a lion when it is more mature. A younger Lion's Mane mushroom will resemble more of a hedgehog appearance. The cool thing about this mushroom is that it is loaded with studies that have been done on it for it's medicinal health benefits, to include: 1. Mental Health Improvement 2. Antioxidant and Oxidative Stress 3. Immune System Boost 4. Increased Energy Levels 5. Supporting Diabetes Management 6. Cancer Fighting Properties 7. Depression and Anxiety Support 8.  Protects Against Stomach Ulcers 9.  Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Protection 10.  Cholesterol Lowering Benefits You can learn more about the medicinal health benefits of the Lion's Mane mushroom, as well as see the clinical studies done, in an article I have written here:
April 03, 2020
Chicken of the Woods Mushroom Nutrition & Health Benefits
It is important to understand a few key tips in the proper identification of the Chicken of the Woods Mushroom. The reason this is important is because there is a poisonous look-a-like out there called the Jack-o-Lantern musrhoom They are both bright orange but the Jack-o-Lantern mushroom has gills while the Chicken of the Woods mushroom is a polypore and has pores. The season start right after Morel season ends and runs all the way to November.   This mushroom is packed with 21 grams of protein in one serving of this mushroom not to mention other micro and macro nutrients as well as some proven medicinal benefits. For more information about the Chicken of the Woods mushroom check out an article where I go into detail here:
April 02, 2020
Morel Mushroom Hunting Secrets
If you don't already have a 'secret Morel mushroom growing stash' or are already an experienced Morel mushroom hunter then these tips will make you look like pro. The Morel is an interesting looking mushroom that has a 'brainy', 'sponge like' cap  that attaches to the stem and typically grows between March and May when the temperature is between 50 to 70 degrees. They mushroom grow symbiotically with the root systems of specific types of trees and grow out of the soil.  So if you learn to identify these trees then you can figure out where they are growing. There are over 80 species of the Morchella clade but they fall into 3 main types of Morel mushrooms:  The Black, Yellow and half-free Morels. They also have 3 poisonous look-a-likes that we talk about in the podcast. To learn more about hunting the Morel mushroom as well as to see pictures, health benefits and interactive maps then check out an article we have written here:
March 31, 2020
Top 7 Types of Oyster Mushrooms & 3 Poisonous Look-a-Likes
There are 202 types of Oyster mushrooms that fall under the Pleurotus clade but in this episode we are only concerned with the top 7. If you go onto Amazon and look up grow kits for mushrooms you will see a whole rainbow of colors.  It is kinda like the 'Mario World' of mushrooms. But which one is the best one? Which one taste the best? Are any of them poisonous? Do you have to cook them or can you eat them raw? I'm just confused now... In this episode we will discuss the top 7 Oyster mushrooms and answer all the questions you have about them. You can also check out an article I wrote on my website where I go into greater detail, have pictures and also discuss the medicinal health benefits of them as well here:
March 29, 2020
How To Cook Lion's Mane Mushroom
In order to cook the Lion's Mane mushroom correctly and is really one mane thing you need to do correctly. The Lions Mane mushroom is a member of the Tooth fungus and has many long strands that look like tentacles or strands of hair.  This is what makes it a little more challenging to cook. This biggest challenge is because of all the long strands it can soak up a lot of water which can destroy your attempt to cook it if you don't soak up as much of that water as you can. The good news is once you soak up all that water you can saute it, deep fry it or eat it raw just like you do any other mushroom. Check out a video I made of me cooking the Lion's Mane mushroom.  I saute it and deep fry it here as well as list the recipe I used:
March 29, 2020
Turkey Tail Mushroom Identification and 2 Common Look-a-Likes
The Turkey Tail mushrooms is one of the most common mushrooms to find while you are walking through the woods.  There are 2 common look-a-likes that will make it necessary to understand a few tips to help in the identification of it. Most people will search for the Turkey Tail mushroom because of it's many medicinal health benefits and it a very widely research mushroom.  There are a couple of look-a-likes that you need to know about which are the False Turkey Tail and the Violet Toothed Polypore. You can lean more about the health benefits of the  Turkey Tail and how to identify it in an article I wrote here:
March 27, 2020
The World's 6 Most Deadly Mushrooms Identified
While there are 250 types of poisonous mushrooms there are about 80 that are fatal when eaten. Even if you are not a mushroom forager you should be aware of at least the 6 most common types of poisonous mushrooms because many of them could be growing right in your back yard and you don't even know about it. You kids are dog could end up eating them by mistake.  And if you wait until the symptoms kick in before taking them to the hospital it will be too late and the  damage is already done to the liver and kidneys and the only thing that can save them is a liver or kidney transplant. They key to mushroom poisoning is to act quickly. If you are a mushroom forager it is ever more important to know how to identify poisonous mushrooms because many edible mushrooms have a poisonous look-a-like that can be harvested by mistake. Check out my article below for more information on how to identify poisonous mushrooms as well as pictures of the 6 most deadly mushrooms identified in this podcast:
March 26, 2020
Hunting Mushrooms With Confidence for Beginners
When it comes to hunting for mushrooms it can be a little scary especially if your are a beginner because there are so many poisonous mushrooms out there. The truth is there are not that many major poisonous mushrooms out there and very few people die every year from mushroom poisoning.  If you learn what the most common poisonous mushrooms are you will be fine. Then  a simple understanding the different mushroom seasons will help you to know which mushrooms to go out and hunt for at that time of year and then you can look up what types of poisonous look-a-likes it has.  Some mushrooms don't even have ANY poisonous look-a-likes at all. The next step is to understand where mushrooms grow  and what types of trees they associate with.  Then you can also take a look at some maps online to see if there are any of that type of mushroom growing near you. You can eat mushrooms yourself, sell them to make some profit or a mixture of both.  Hunting for mushrooms is like hiking with benefits. Check out our article we have written to learn more details about hunting for mushroom with confidence for beginners here:
March 25, 2020
How To Prevent the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with Antiviral Mushrooms
Since the Coronavirus was introduced we have been hearing many ways on how to prevent it from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  These recommendations include: 1)  Washing hands with soap and water 2) Using hand sanitizer when you can't wash your hands  3)  Wear a face mask if you have the virus to prevent spreading it 4)  Avoid contact with people that have traveled to an area where there are cases of Coronavirus or appear to be sick 5)  Stay home if your sick The biggest problem with this virus is there is no known treatment or cure because it is a brand new virus.  People rely solely on their immune system to beat it. Through clinical studies these are the top 4 mushrooms with studies down to show the ability to kill viruses: 1)  Reishi Mushroom 2) Cordyceps Mushroom 3) Maitake (Hen of the Woods) Mushroom 4) Shiitake Mushroom Check out the article that I have written that goes into depth on the CDC recommendations, how the mushrooms can help, more details of how the Coronavirus infects the body as well as the product I recommend to boost your immune system here: Give you body the best chance of beating the Coronavirus in case you end up getting it.
March 24, 2020
Morel Mushroom Health Benefits
The Morel mushroom is one of the most popular mushrooms in because it tastes delicious but it does have some health benefits that most people don't know about. It is a great source of antioxidants, a great source of Vitamin D as well as it protects that heart and liver. Check out our article here to learn more:
March 22, 2020
How to Grow Mushrooms at Home
We weren't taught in grade school how to grow mushrooms at home.  In science class they did teach us how to grow things from a seed but not from a spore. There are many reason to want to grow mushrooms at home since most exotic mushrooms are very hard to find in the wild and if you purchase them from someone else they are very expensive. This means if you learn to grow them at home you can gain all the medicinal benefits of the mushrooms that are hard to find with out having to find them somewhere in the wild and risk eating a poisonous one by mistake. If you get good at it you can also make some good money on the side.  Heck, some people quit there day job and sell them full time because of the amount of money they are able to make from it. Check out our article for more details on how to grow mushrooms at home here:
March 22, 2020
Top 3 Medicinal Mushroom to Boost Brain Function
Medicinal mushrooms can help with boosting your brain function and even prevent many cognitive disorders, such as: Alzheimer’s Aiding in more high quality sleep Anxiety Depression and many more… After doing research of many clinical studies we have identified the top 3 mushrooms to consume to boost your brain and overall health: Lion's Mane Mushroom Reishi Mushroom Cordyceps Mushroom Check out our article here to learn more:
March 21, 2020
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March 20, 2020