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Should You Consume Raw Mushrooms?

Should You Consume Raw Mushrooms?

With the increased use of mushroom products, I feel a personal responsibility to inform the public about safety issues regarding mushroom preparations. Misleading marketing causes consumer confusion, risk, and damage to our industry, which is always under scrutiny. At Host...

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MycoPesticide Update

MycoPesticide Update

In response to the many letters, calls and emails we have received requesting more information about Paul Stamets' research into mycological solutions for insect control, we have put together a MycoPesticide update, with answers to some of the most frequently...

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Celebrate Decomposition!

Celebrate Decomposition!

Humans are experts in their misguided attempts to clean up the environment. Such is the case with our misunderstanding of the importance of decomposition. I wish to help reframe the benefits of fungi with a “Let it Rot” campaign. Rather...

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Mushrooms and Mycelium Help the Microbiome

Mushrooms and Mycelium Help the Microbiome

Above: Trametes versicolor, commonly known as the Turkey Tail Mushroom Few people know that we are more closely related to fungi than to any other kingdom. 650 million years ago, we split from fungi. We evolved to encircle our nutrients within a...

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Place Mushrooms in Sunlight to Get Your Vitamin D

Place Mushrooms in Sunlight to Get Your Vitamin D

(Originally published online in Huffington Post's Healthy Living section.) Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that boosts the immune system and plays vital roles in human metabolism. Did you know that tasty mushrooms are one source for vitamin D, and...

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Beta-Glucans and the Seven Pillars of Immunity

Beta-Glucans and the Seven Pillars of Immunity

3D model of a 1,4 β-glucan. Image courtesy of Wikipedia. Q: Why don’t you list beta-glucan content on your products? A: Because we want to be accurate. The testing methods used to determine beta-glucan content are highly inaccurate. Over the years,...

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What is the Stamets P Value® System?

What is the Stamets P Value® System?

An unavoidable fact that affects all life on this planet—including humans and fungi—is that we age. When we are young, the number of downstream cell divisions is vast, but incrementally declines as we grow older. Recently, cell division limiting factors...

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The Petroleum Problem

The Petroleum Problem

Thank you for visiting fungi.com, and for your interest in the BP oil spill disaster and the potential for mycoremediation. We are being inundated with requests and cannot individually address all of the questions we have received. We are in...

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