There are many ways for people to improve their health without constantly expecting doctors to prescribe something.
Mushrooms are good for you in other ways. Just getting out into the woods and noticing all the different ones that are shooting up this year is good for the soul. It’s been an incredible summer for wild shrooms. I eat 'em.
Cep Bolettes-high culinary value and plentiful in June-July. Red Cap Bolettes- very common. Even kids love 'em.
My new favorite is Reishi aka ganoderma tsugae- they grow on rotted hemlock here in New England. Big health benefits if you consume it in tea or tincture. Here’s info from online. From ganoderma lucidum which is very similar to our New England Reishi’s:
BENEFITS - WHAT REISHI MUSHROOMS ARE GOOD FOR
Reishi can help to regenerate healthy liver cells more quickly, which means more effective detoxification. It is also known to help remedy liver diseases and liver damage.
- Cognitive Ability
The reishi mushroom can help protect the brain from seizures. It can also stimulate both cognitive ability and nerve growth.
- Immune System Boost
Reishi mushrooms contain beta-glucans, as well as other compounds that can help strengthen the immune system.
Reishi mushrooms are an amazing source of antioxidants. They can increase antioxidant activity in the liver and protect the blood from oxidants.
- Lower Blood Pressure
Reishi can help improve blood flow and reduce the amount of oxygen used by the heart, which leaves more oxygen for the rest of the body. It may also reduce the amount of bad cholesterol.
- Inflammation Reduction
Reishi is well known to have inflammation reducing properties. It increases the amount of blood flow to the brain and can help when your body is suffering from a headache or recovering from an injury.
- Respiratory Support
Reishi can reduce irritation and allergic reactions that occur with asthma and bronchitis.
This mushroom can help boost immune system and blood vessel health. It can neutralize free radicals, which helps reduce the risk of chronic diseases and premature aging.
- Mental Energy
By helping to balance hormones in the body, reishi mushrooms can help boost your mental energy.
- Cancer Prevention
Reishi can help prevent and reduce tumor and cancer cells, even in advanced stages.