Maitake mushrooms (Grifola frondosa) have been used over the centuries to treat many illnesses.   They are now being used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, the triumvirate of nutritonal diseases. These illnesses are driving an epidemic of chronic illnesses in America.   This delicious food is a valuable ally in the fight against these nutritional diseases.   Maitake have been called many names over the years, names…
Silver Ear (Tremela Fuciformis) has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat asthma, bronchitis and dry coughs.   It is also used extensively in Chinese cooking.     T. Fuciformis is high in fiber and vitamin D and is thought to stimulate the immune system, as well as lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels.     T. Fuciformis contains a unique beta-glucan that is believed to have great water-retention…
Mushrooms belong to the fungi kingdom.   Mushrooms are best thought of as nature’s recyclers.   Mushrooms convert dead organic matter into humus and then converts humus into life supporting nutrients.   From wikipedia In soil science, humus (coined 1790–1800; from the Latin humus: earth, ground) refers to the fraction of soil organic matter that is amorphous and without the "cellular cake structure characteristic of plants, micro-organisms or animal  …