Fascinating Fungi

Mushrooms — which are fungi, not plants — have recently been shown to have a positive effect on cognitive function. Adding them to your diet may be one of the simplest ways to support your brain health.

In September of 2018 I was fortunate to meet Sir Roger Philips, one of Britain’s foremost experts on wild food. He has written many books, including the essential illustrated mycological encyclopedia.  Once met, never forgotten, there is no-one quite like Rodger Philips, He is as fascinating as the subject matter he writes about and to forget him would most certainly be a suggestion of cognitive decline.  Pictured is a small section of his guided forage walk around Haywarden Estate in Chester, after which he demonstarted many muchroom recipes over the open camp fire. The love of mushrooms was intensified and I patiently await for mushroom season to return.


Mushrooms are packed with numerous vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that provide outstanding health benefits.


“A number of edible mushrooms have been shown to contain rare and exotic compounds that exhibit positive effects on brain cells both in vitro and in vivo … In short, these mushrooms may be regarded as functional foods for the mitigation of neurodegenerative diseases,” researchers wrote in the Journal of Medicinal Food.


Should you share our fascination of fungi and the man health benefits they impart, consider joining us for a Special Event at our Cultured HQ on May 4th where we explore the magic of the medicinal mushroom.  We will be joined by holistic nutritional counsellor, Barbara Faibish, to guide us through her favourite medicinal mushrooms and her favourite ways to eat these gifts of nature. 

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