Turkey Tails & Prostate Cancer

A new study published in the journal PLOSone provided evidence that the polysaccharopeptide (PSP) fraction of Turkey Tail mushrooms (Trametes versicolor) inhibits the development of prostate cancer (1). There is evidence that prostate cancer originates in a subset of...

Mushroom Medicine

Here’s a link to an article in the Durango Herald on a mushroom class I gave earlier in the year. http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20110509/LIFESTYLE04/705099992/Mushroom-medicine

Cleansing

I have to be honest: I cringe when I hear the word “cleanse”. What should be a rather straightforward, natural concept often refers to any one of a number of faddish, mis-directed and possibly damaging attempts to rid the body of toxins. Given that it’s April, I’d...

Rosmarinus officinalis

“Where rosemary flourished, the woman ruled.” (1) In Europe, it used to be common for the woman of the house to have a rosemary plant in her garden. Useful in cooking and as medicine, rosemary cuttings were passed along the maternal lineage, from mother to...

Talking Turkey about Turkey Tails

Most people in the US probably have never heard of Turkey Tails, a mushroom that is widespread here and throughout the world. Those who spend time in the woods have likely seen them, even if they didn’t know what the beautiful, striped mushrooms were.  The botanical...