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Mushrooms and Cancer

Can Eating Enoki Mushrooms Lower Your Cancer Risk?

Paul Stamets | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

While there are no clusters of enoki growers and enoki eaters to study in the U.S. like there are in Nagano, this Japanese study could inspire epidemiologists to study the effect of higher mushroom consumption.

Maitake: The Magnificent 'Dancing' Mushroom

Paul Stamets | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

Feeding upon the dead roots of aging trees, maitake mushrooms emerge from dark grey mounds that form a few inches under the soil at that base of the tree. From the underside of their flaring leaf-like protrusions, white spores dust the ground below or are sent adrift into the wind.

Reishi, Ling Zhi: 'Mushrooms Of Immortality'

Paul Stamets | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

While we cannot yet state that reishi mushrooms extend the disease-free period of cancer patients, reishi remains as an excellent candidate for augmenting chemotherapy, according to some cancer researchers.