By Dr. Isaac Eliaz, M.D., M.S., L.Ac. Mushrooms are truly magical. We have always used mushrooms as food and medicine. In fact, many mushrooms have long been used throughout Asia for medicinal purposes. There are at least 270 species of mushroom that are known to have various therapeutic properties. The practice of using mushrooms in […]
Davyd and Emma Farrell have a message for you. It’s a message from their plants. It all started with a big mug of nettle tea, an afternoon meditation and a heart-opening ephiphany.
We all have a type. Each of us is a unique blend of characteristics, from the most superficial to the deeply complex. And while outward appearances are important, we know it’s really what’s on the inside that counts. If you haven’t figured out what excites you, inspires you and pleases you, it’s about time you […]
Perhaps the interconnectedness of nature is best exemplified by mycelium. It offers nourishment at every stage in the life cycle, from the soil to the plant to the human body. We know that medicinal mushrooms support the body at the most fundamental level – the immune system. In fact, medicinal mushrooms offer so many health […]
As any Mycophile knows, the more you understand about mycelium, the more you understand its intrinsic connection to all things. The real magic of mushrooms is their ability to provide life-sustaining solutions for creatures big and small, and it all starts with the soil.
Fantastic Fungi is quickly, uh, mushrooming into a community of serious fungi fanatics! From foragers to foodies, we’ve gathered quite the motley crew of shroom connoisseurs, and we’re just getting started. (Did someone say Mushroom Personality Quiz? Stay tuned!)
Wow. Thousands of amazing #MushroomRoadie images have been submitted, making it almost impossible for Louie and Paul to select a single winner for both Best Photo and Best Fungi Find. Winners were chosen, but we have also begun the exciting challenge of creating a gallery we will unveil to our online audience later this week. […]
At the Bertrand Delacroix Gallery in New York City, where Louie’s time-lapse and macro-cinematography was featured for the launch of Vizio’s P-Series, Eugenia chatted with Louie about her love for wild mushrooms and how she came to be obsessed with fungi. Here’s a small excerpt from their discussion.
From her paradigm-shifting new book, The Kitchen Ecosystem, Eugenia Bone shares a simple yet savory recipe that is sure to become a fall favorite.
“Alice remained looking thoughtfully at the mushroom for a minute, trying to make out which were the two sides of it; and as it was perfectly round, she found this a very difficult question.” ~ Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland If any mushrooms are going to save the world, it’s the psychedelic ones.
At 2pm PST today, a winner was selected. Congratulations goes to Fantastic Fungi fan KIKI for winning the Wild Edible Mushrooms book. Doesn’t stop you from taking the quiz for fun, though. Think you know your Tribal Leaders? Take this quiz to find out!
One of the best ways to become acquainted with the wondrous world of fungi is to venture out on a foraging expedition.
Would you be surprised to know that the “original internet” is actually 1.3 billion years old? That’s right. The world wide web mimics the very first organism on earth – fungi.
We know you’re curious. Are we REALLY creating a film about mushrooms? Why, yes, yes we are.
(Everyone Wins: Download Your Mushroom Foraging Checklist!) 800 quiz competitors, 400 more challenges, 1 beautiful mushroom hunting basket to give away… The suspense is killing us!… Over the past 7 days, 800 people took our quiz to win the chance at owning a beautiful mushroom hunting basket, courtesy of Dr. Paul Stamets and Fungi Perfecti.
In our quest to find the essential and fun-to-have items to bring and supply for successful mushroom foraging, we came across this wonderful post. It was a pleasure to make their acquaintance, and they generously agreed for us to re-post it here for you. Keep in mind, some of the pointers are Arizona-specific, but good […]
Imagine an organism that feeds you, cures you, reveals secrets of the universe, may have advanced the proto-human brain, and today could help save the planet. An organism that seems to be conscious. Now imagine that it’s in the ground beneath your feet.
Our friend, mycologist Paul Stamets, recently caught up with Discover Magazine to discuss all the amazing healing properties that lie within mushrooms.