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By Yaakov Levine
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner 

Nutritionally Speaking: Medicinal mushrooms: potent medicine for people and planet


April 18, 2019

The estimated number of mushroom species ranges from 30,000 to 1.5 million. We have had a close relationship with mushrooms and have enjoyed the benefits they offer for thousands of years. The mushroom life cycle includes three distinct phases; mycelium, fruiting body and spore. They spend most of their life as mycelium, extracting nutrients from the environment and protecting themselves from invaders. Humans have evolved with them and many different cultures have relied on mushrooms as a wholesome food source and medicine. Through trial and error, and more recently through science, we have...

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