Do you eat mushrooms? If not you’re missing out on a potent source of nutrition. Mushrooms contain some of the most potent natural medicines on the planet. Here in Japan, there are a huge variety of mushrooms including reishi, shitake, eringi, maitake, nameko, enoki and white button mushrooms. Just astonishing how well the Japanese have made raising mushrooms an art and how mushrooms are readily available in most markets throughout Japan. My only concern is the environment the mushrooms are grown in because they will absorb and concentrate whatever it is they are grown in. Should probably seed the entire area around Fukushima with billions of mushroom spores and then abandoned the area for several years – problem solved. “Of the 140,000 species of mushroom-forming fungi known, science is familiar with only 10 percent”, that according to world-renown mycologist Paul Stamets, who has written six books on the topic.
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