Mushrooms contain some of the most potent natural medicines on the planet. Of the 140,000 species of mushroom-forming fungi, science is familiar with only 10 percent, according to world-renown mycologist Paul Stamets, who has written six books on the topic.
Mushrooms are a large part of my diet and I was just wondering if eating too many of them will cause anything to happen. I eat all kinds of fresh mushrooms (e.g. oyster mushroom, golden mushroom, some small mushroom from Japan) almost every day, and in large amounts each time. Someone told me mushrooms contain toxins. How true is this?
Most classified edible mushrooms have no known side effects particularly if they were prepared well before ingestion. But as with all things, take everything in moderation. Eat a wide range of foods to avoid the potential buildup of toxins that might be coming from a single food source, whether the single food source is deemed healthy or not. The food itself might be healthy, but maybe not the pesticides they are using on it. Our nutritionist always says “eat the rainbow”…eat as many foods representing the different colors of the rainbow.
Bottom Line: “Let food be your medicine, and let medicine be your food.” – Hippocrates
Here’s what natural health expert: Dr. Mercola has been saying since his interview with Steve Farrar, who has worked and studied mushrooms professionally for the last 30 years. Read More …
About 100 species of mushrooms are being studied for their health-promoting benefits. Of those hundred, about a half dozen really stand out for their ability to deliver a tremendous boost to your immune system.
It’s important to eat only organically grown mushrooms because they absorb and concentrate whatever they grow in — good OR bad. This is what gives mushrooms their potency. Mushrooms are known to concentrate heavy metals, as well as air and water pollutants, so healthy growing conditions is a critical factor.
As a defense against bacterial invasion, fungi have developed strong antibiotics, which also happen to be effective for us humans. Penicillin, streptomycin, and tetracycline all come from fungal extracts.
Some Hard Truths about whether eating too much protein…. Plant Versus Animal has any side effects
Balance is the key. And it can be reversed, in many cases, when you change your diet. I’ve seen people’s skin and bodies become soft and healthy. Metabolizing animal products creates acidity, and in an effort to neutralize itself, the body begins taking calcium compounds from the bones. There’s nothing sexy or strong about osteoporosis. Other possible complications with a high-protein diet include: constipation, bad breath, headaches, heart arrhythmia’s and more.
When you eat a balanced, whole-food diet, there’s no need to succumb to the marketing hype regarding high-protein foods, especially not when the protein comes from processed, highly refined soy or dairy and is delivered via processed foods.
Stop eating that crap. To have a strong, toned, beautiful body that ages well, you do not need to consume packaged products with added protein. Quite the opposite.
Other Beauty Foods that contain substantial amounts of protein apart from mushrooms include:
Raw nuts and seeds, including almonds, Brazil nuts, chia seeds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds
Chlorella and spirulina (good for athletes!)
Legumes and beans
Broccoli (11.2 grams per 100 calories)
Romaine lettuce (11.6 grams per 100 calories