- February 1st, 2013
Medicinal mushrooms have an uncanny “intelligence” within the body, seeming to sense areas that are toxic, stressed, injured, or damaged and focus their healing potency where it is needed most. Certain species of mushrooms have been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today there are over 270 different varieties with scientifically documented healing properties.An introduction to nature’s smartest healersBy Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- August 1st, 2012UnfeaturedWeekly Recipe:NonWeekly
1 1/2 pounds pea pods, trimmed
1 large summer squash, peeled and thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups cremini or white mushrooms, sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Coat bottom of large skillet with olive oil and heat to medium. Add pea pods, mushrooms, and squash. Sauté until vegetables are slightly soft.
- February 1st, 2012UnfeaturedWeekly Recipe:NonWeekly
½ pound mushrooms
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped tarragon or chives
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Heat oil, butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Sauté for 3 minutes. Raise heat to high and sauté for 2 additional minutes. When liquid has almost evaporated, add shallots and sauté for 1 to 2 more minutes. Add parsley and tarragon or chives. Season to taste.
- July 27th, 2011
What are they? Mushrooms are the spore-bearing fruits of a fungus. They are not categorized as a plant because they do not undergo photosynthesis, yet they still boast nutritional benefits of their own. They can be found in virtually any habitat, especially where it is warm and wet.
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- November 1st, 2008
Grow up in a household where Mom used mushrooms only one way, if at all—chopping up the white, button variety and tossing the bits into a casserole? It’s time to branch out if you haven’t already.Mushrooms work like magic when it comes to warding off disease.By Matthew Kadey, RD
- October 1st, 2008
Unlike the kind you heard about in college, the chemicals in these ’shrooms won’t give you special powers—or get you arrested for that matter—but they are creating quite a buzz. Developed in Japan in the mid 1980s, active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) is produced from the fermented extract of a hybrid of several medicinal mushrooms.By Nora Simmons
- March 1st, 2008
You might think of fungus as the last thing to benefit your complexion, but a growing body of research suggests mushrooms may soon play a starring role in luxe skincare products. Keep an eye out for lotions and potions infused with these skin-saving ’shrooms.
By Josie Garthwaite