Medicinal mushrooms for the immune system

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Need an Immunity Boost? Medicinal Mushrooms to the Rescue!

Shitake mushroom

Shitake mushroom

Although science and technology have made miraculous advancements in the field of health, much of “modern” medicine was originally derived from nature. Penicillin, the breakthrough that transformed medicine as we know it, was discovered from a mold (fungi) in 1928. The fungi kingdom is now known to possess not only anti-bacterial properties, but also anti-viral, anti-microbial and immune enhancing capabilities. This is because fungi are susceptible to many of the same infections that afflict humans, so they have “adapted” natural defenses against them. By consuming mushrooms that contain these specific properties we can boost our own immune systems to fight infection- naturally! (more…)