June 27, 2019

Beware of Deer Ticks

Previously unknown in our latitudes, Lyme disease has been steadily progressing northwards: it affects more and more hikers. It begins with localized rash but...
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January 28, 2019

Mushrooms in the new Canadian Food Guide

Health Canada writes somewhere that "mushrooms are part of a healthy diet and provide many of the nutrients your body needs." Why aqren't mushrooms mentionned...
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February 27, 2017

Mushrooms named desire

Through time and people, mushrooms have had the reputation of boosting sexual ardour.   The truffle, for example, had this reputation among ancient Greeks....
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March 28, 2016

Greed in the mushroom patch

In a public confession written over 21 years ago, disclosed only early this year, Olympic champion Wang Junxia, 46 years old today, and nine of her then...
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July 9, 2015

Overview of poisonings in North America

Annually in the US, the North American Mycological Association registers very few deaths related to wild mushroom consumption, generally less than four per...
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November 18, 2013

Keep flies away from your dried mushrooms

Most mushrooms lend themselves wonderfully to dehydration: their savour is thus concentrated without losing their nutritive value.  Away from humidity, they...
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November 10, 2012

Chaga: The Mushroom of Many Surprises

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a polypore mushroom that is widespread throughout boreal forests, particularly those here in North Eastern North America. You...
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January 20, 2012

A Healthy Treat

In what seems now to be another life, my opinion of mushrooms was that of my family’s: spongy “vegetables” found on pizza toppings. The common belief was...
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September 26, 2011

Our Medicinal Mushrooms

Since ancient times mushrooms have been known for their healing properites. Ötzi, the prehistoric hunter killed by an arrow in the back five thousand years...
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August 14, 2011

Healthy Mushrooms

 Contrary to popular belief, edible mushrooms are often more nutritious than their vegetable counterparts, containing more essential amino-acids, proteins,...
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