I can’t remember when I first discovered mushrooms, but I remember the subtle, earthy flavor made me feel in some unique way connected to nature. It tasted wholesome and nurturing.


I had no clue of the medicinal value of what I was eating at a young age, I just knew I liked it! When they are cooking, I can smell the earthiness and yumminess, be it a stew, sautéed or grilled!


Please don’t eat mushrooms from your yard or forest without the advice of a professional trained in edible mushrooms, not all are edible. Some are very poisonous.


Mushrooms are types of fungi that not only offer great medicinal and nutritional value but also help support the earth, plants, water, air, and us. Mushrooms are not mold or yeast. However, to err on the side of caution, if you have candida overgrowth, discuss mushroom consumption with a qualified health professional.


World Wood Web!


Mycelia are tiny thread-like structures that make up mushrooms and fungi. While mushrooms might be the most familiar part of a fungus, most of their bodies are made up of a mass of thin threads known as mycelia.


We now know that these threads act as a kind of underground internet, linking the roots of different plants. Wow, did you get that? Mycelia acts as an underground communication network between plants of all kinds.


That tree in your garden is probably hooked up to a bush several yards away, thanks to mycelia. Because of this network of communication, each mycelium helps boost the immune system of plants and trees and helps transfer nutrients and water between plants connected to the underground network.


The largest living organism in the world is a 2,000-plus-year-old 2200-acre bed of mycelia in Oregon. It’s the World Wood Web!


Mushrooms Detoxify Soil


Mushrooms are also powerful detoxifiers of the soil in the ground. They can break down hydrocarbons in petrochemicals, turning them into harmless chemicals. Mushroom expert Paul Stamets describes how mycelium and mushrooms do this natural, very beneficial task. They also break down rock over and over, creating soil.


Next time, we’ll get into the health benefits of mushrooms and how you can better incorporate them into your diet. Vive Shake includes an extract of Lion’s Mane mushroom. To see how this whole-food, fiber-rich supplement can add to your wellness routine, contact us today at info@viveshake.com or 877-878-3009.


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