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How Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Depression From An Entirely New Angle
A new study on the psychoactive drug in magic mushrooms reveals a possible reason why it ’s making headway against treatment-resistant depression. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Is The ‘ Souping ’ Trend For You?
 By Lisa Drayer, CNN (CNN) — When I first heard of “souping,” it brought me back to my clinical days working in a hospital, where pureed soups and other easy to digest foods — also known as “full liquids” — would be prescribed for patients recovering from gastrointestinal surgery, or those who had difficulty chewing or swallowing. Then I reflected upon how much I regularly enjoy soup, especially for the comfort it provides on cold, dreary days — even though, thankfully, I have no health issues that would require such an easily digestible meal. Soup is often my go-to in t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Diets Source Type: news

Harvesting mushrooms for food and fire: Tips for identifying them
(Natural News) Mushrooms – depending on which ones you pick, they can either be the boon or the bane of any outdoorsman. Just as there are multiple edible and nutrient-filled varieties of mushroom, there are also just as many that can kill you with a bite. Fortunately, telling the difference between a mushroom that will... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithium biofortification of medicinal mushrooms Agrocybe cylindracea and Hericium erinaceus - Rzymski P, Niedzielski P, Siwulski M, Mleczek M, Budzy ńska S, Gąsecka M, Poniedziałek B.
Although an increase in dietary lithium (Li) has been suggested as a possible method for mood stabilization and for decreasing violence and suicidal rates, no Li-enriched food has entered the market. Here we continue to explore the feasibility of mushrooms... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Ask Well: What Is the Health and Nutritional Value of Mushrooms?
Mushrooms are a “ powerhouse of nutrition ” and not a white food to be avoided, said one nutritionist. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Mushrooms Vitamins Diet and Nutrition Antioxidants Selenium (Element) Source Type: news

Skinny pigs? Low-fat craze gone too far
Let’s face it. You and I both know most Americans are struggling with their weight. I see it in my practice every day. There’s not one study that will tell you otherwise. What’s more, there’s been an explosion of not only obesity, but of related diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. But did you realize that the rates of obesity and disease in America began rising at the exact same time the health authorities told us to eat a low-fat diet? It started in 1977 when George McGovern led a Senate Committee that released its “Dietary Goals for the United States.” According to ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition clogged arteries fat heart healthy low-fat polyunsaturated fats skinny Weight Loss Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Magic mushrooms: Treating depression without dulling emotions
Antidepressants may cause 'emotional blunting.' Can a 'magic mushroom' compound treat depression while avoiding this side effect? Two new studies explore. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Strangest things: fossils reveal how fungus shaped life on Earth
Fossil fungi from over 400m years ago have altered our understanding of early life on land and climate change over deep timeMuch of the weirdness depicted in the TV show Stranger Things is distinctly fungal. The massive organic underground network, the floating spores, and even the rotting pumpkin fields all capture the “otherness” of fungi: neither plants nor animals, often bizarre-looking, and associated with decay. As weird as they may seem to us, fungi are integral to the story of the evolution of our landscapes and climate.Molecular studies show us that animals and fungi share a more recent common ancestor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Susannah Lydon Tags: Fungi Fossils Science Plants Climate change Biology Evolution Source Type: news

Amatoxin-containing mushroom poisonings: species, toxidromes, treatments, and outcomes - Diaz JH.
Amatoxins are produced primarily by 3 species of mushrooms: Amanita, Lepiota, and Galerina. Because amatoxin poisonings are increasing, the objective of this review was to identify all amatoxin-containing mushroom species, present a toxidromic approach to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Analysis on clinical features and risk factors of death in 210 patients with acute mushroom poisoning - Wen L, Wu W, Li L, Gan L, Ou S.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical features and risk factors of death in patients with acute mushroom poisonings. METHODS: The clinical data of 210 patients with acute mushroom poisoning admitted to the Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical Univ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Correlation between model for end-stage liver disease score and prognosis in mushroom poisoning patients: a multicenter clinical study - Cai Q, Jia Z, Liu T, Zhang C, Hui Z, Dong X, Liu Z.
OBJECTIVE: To find out the clinical indicators related to prognosis in patients with acute mushroom poisoning, and approach its correlation with prognosis. METHODS: Clinical data of patients with mushroom poisoning admitted to the First Hospital of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

A new kind of magic mushroom: New sustainable material made of mushrooms can provide housing, food security, water filtration
(Natural News) While some people are worried that we might one day run out of building materials, a group of experts has revealed that they have successfully created wood-like blocks out of mushrooms. Architect Chris Maurer and his collaborators at Redhouse Architecture in Cleveland, Ohio, aim for the creation of whole communities using mushroom “wood”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms help depression without 'blunting' emotion
Mushrooms are effective for patients with serious symptoms, found a study by Imperial College London. Yet scans show they don't dampened area of brain that processes emotions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacon, flour and mushrooms: 2018’s TOP superfoods to boost health and detox
NEW YEAR will bring numerous weight loss diets, but these superfoods could help you to detox, while reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and strokes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peter Thiel backs company with plans to start clinical trials of magic mushrooms to treat depression
(Natural News) There are many interesting tech celebrities floating about in Silicon Valley, but few people can compare to billionaire Paypal founder Peter Thiel. Ever since starting what is arguably the world’s largest online payment processor, he’s had a hand in many other industries. He has been so prolific, in fact, that he has investments... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How do you like your mushrooms? Researchers find that grilled is the best way to preserve the nutritional benefits
(Natural News) Spanish researchers have been able to show that grilling is the best way to preserve mushrooms’ nutritional benefits. Scientists from Mushroom Technological Research Center of La Rioja (CTICH) sought to measure the influence of different cooking methods (boiling, frying, grilling) of betaglucans content, antioxidant activity, and proximate composition of four cultivated mushroom species.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mobile genetic elements that alter the function of nearby genes are detected
(Elhuyar Fundazioa) Ra ú l Castanera-Andr é s, an engineer in the Agri-Food Engineering and Rural Environment Department of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has worked on detecting mobile genetic elements (transposons) in basidiomycete fungi, a type of well-known fungi because they produce edible mushrooms and are active degraders of lignocellulosic waste. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eating mushrooms every day fights chronic disease: Button mushrooms are high in antioxidants, researchers discover
(Natural News) Eating small portions of mushrooms every day can make a big impact on your health. A recent study has found that mushrooms, particularly button mushrooms, contain important antioxidants that fight off chronic diseases, such as dementia, heart disease, and cancer. To reach this conclusion, researchers from Pennsylvania State University analyzed the relationship between mushroom... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belarusian mushrooms found to be contaminated with radioactive cesium
(Natural News) A shipment of Belarus mushrooms has been seized by French officials due to low-level radiological contamination. As reported by Yahoo.com, customs officials discovered that the 3.5-ton shipment, coming through Frankfurt, Germany, contained traces of cesium-137 or radiocaesium. Though the shipment of mushrooms wasn’t stated to be a health threat, they will still be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France Stops Large Shipment of Radioactive Belarusian Mushrooms France Stops Large Shipment of Radioactive Belarusian Mushrooms
France has stopped a large shipment of Belarus mushrooms contaminated with radioactivity from Chernobyl, but there is no link with a radioactive cloud from Russia last month.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

France stops large shipment of radioactive Belarus mushrooms
PARIS (Reuters) - France has stopped a large shipment of Belarus mushrooms contaminated with low-level radioactivity probably from Chernobyl and not linked to a radioactive cloud that appeared in southern Russia last month, officials said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

France stops large shipment of radioactive Belarusian mushrooms
PARIS (Reuters) - France has stopped a large shipment of Belarus mushrooms contaminated with radioactivity from Chernobyl but there is no link with a radioactive cloud from Russia last month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

France finds traces of radioactive cesium in Russian mushrooms
PARIS (Reuters) - France has found traces of radioactive cesium on mushrooms imported from Russia, the head of French nuclear regulator ASN said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

France finds traces of radioactive cesium in Russian mushrooms: ASN
PARIS (Reuters) - France has found traces of radioactive cesium on mushrooms imported from Russia, the head of French nuclear regulator ASN said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

MRI reveals brain changes caused by depression, anxiety
Major depressive disorder and social anxiety disorder lead to abnormal modifications...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI reveals that 'magic mushrooms' reduce depression fMRI links brain disruptions to Parkinson's hallucinations fMRI locates brain region tied to sleep-related depression fMRI scans may help choose depression treatment strategy fMRI shows emotional areas of brain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics and outcome of toxicity from Amanita mushroom poisoning - Trakulsrichai S, Sriapha C, Tongpoo A, Udomsubpayakul U, Wongvisavakorn S, Srisuma S, Wananukul W.
OBJECTIVE: To describe and analyze the clinical characteristics and outcome of amatoxin poisoning cases. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of amatoxin poisoning cases from Ramathibodi Poison Center Toxic Exposure Surveillance Syste... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Flower attracts insects by pretending to be a mushroom
(Kobe University) The mysterious flowers of Aspidistra elatior are found on the southern Japanese island of Kuroshima. Until recently, scientists thought that A. elatior has the most unusual pollination ecology among all flowering plants, being pollinated by slugs and amphipods. However, direct observation of their ecosystem has revealed that they are mainly pollinated by fungus gnats, probably thanks to their resemblance to mushrooms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential
Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State researchers. In a study, researchers found that mushrooms have high amounts of the ergothioneine and glutathione, both important antioxidants, said Robert Beelman, professor emeritus of food science and director of the Penn State Center for Plant and Mushroom Products for Health. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Eating mushrooms could be the key to staving off dementia
EATING mushrooms could help to ward off diseases including cancer and dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mushrooms may help you fight off aging
New research examines 13 species of mushroom and finds high concentrations of antioxidants that may stave off aging and cognitive decline. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

Five button mushrooms a day could reduce dementia risk
Pennsylvania State University researchers found mushrooms contain high amounts of ergothioneine and glutathione which combat 'free radicals' - molecules linked to dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating mushrooms could STOP Alzheimer's disease – scientific study reveals INCREDIBLE fact
DEMENTIA and Alzheimer's disease could be halted by consuming a diet rich in mushrooms - particularly the popular porcini type - according to ground-breaking new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Beware of Mushroom Poisoning
[The Herald] The rainy season beckons, and once again we feel duty-bound to raise the red flag, true to the dictum a stitch in time saves nine. Wild mushrooms account for a large number of food poisoning fatalities the world over, a development related to the morphology of fungi that makes it almost impossible to distinguish between edible and toxic species. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential
(Penn State) Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 9, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What can gorillas teach us?
All the gorillas were dying… Over 50 years of trying to breed gorillas in zoos and nothing was working. It didn’t matter where they tried — San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis — not even the best zoos in the country could get these gorillas to reproduce. They were facing extinction. And everyone simply accepted that it was impossible to breed gorillas in zoos. That was until one caretaker took a closer look at what the gorillas were eating. For decades, zoos fed the gorillas what they called gorilla biscuits. But, on top of being unable to reproduce, the gorillas were developing diseases like heart di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition carbs coconut oil diabetes gorillas heart disease high blood pressure insulin obesity Syndrome Zero triglycerides Source Type: news

Diabetes is not genetic
She was a beautiful woman. A patient who was easy for me to relate to. When she started to weep, I understood. I’ve heard stories like hers hundreds of times since the beginning of my career, back in Lake Worth in 1992. Let me tell you why I think this is important for you. She said, “My doctor told me I have diabetes, and it’s incurable.” So I told her, you’re not broken. There is no gene for type 2 diabetes. The things we’ve been telling people about diabetes being genetic is just dead wrong. Research has shown that genetic predispositions for most chronic diseases explain very little ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition Chronic diseases diabetes diet Glycemic glycemic index GMO grains high Glycemic foods low-glycemic food Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

"Magic mushrooms" may "reboot" the brain, relieving depression, according to new study
(Natural News) A new study finds that psilocybin, the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” may restart the brain and relieve depression, as reported by The Daily Mail. Researchers from the Imperial College London studied 20 participants with depression, all of whom were unresponsive to traditional antidepressants. They recruited participants from this group to take psilocybin;... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feel fuller longer with fungi for breakfast; researchers say mushrooms will help you lose weight and fight dementia
(Natural News) Fungi for breakfast? A new study suggests that eating mushrooms for breakfast keeps you from getting hungry, thus helping you lose weight, as reported by The Daily Mail. Researchers from the University of Minnesota matched common mushrooms and meat according to their levels of protein, which is the most satiating macronutrient, and calories.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why medicinal mushrooms should be considered a staple in every household across America
(Natural News) The world needs to take a deep breath. Stress is unbelievably high, chronic disease is becoming more prevalent (and at earlier ages), and it sometimes feels like the whole world is going to hell in a handbag. Perhaps it’s time to take a chill pill. Maybe we need to shut off the TV.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating mushrooms at breakfast may help you feel fuller
Conclusions Though of interest, this study doesn't provide strong evidence that you should eat mushrooms if you want to lose weight. The study has a number of limitations: It's a short-term study that didn't look at effects on weight. It showed that people reported feeling fuller after eating mushrooms, but there were few signs this actually led to them eating less. As the researchers openly acknowledge, there could be other explanations for the findings. To match the protein content in mince required a much larger volume of mushrooms, and therefore a larger sandwich that would have taken more time and effort to chew. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Investigation and analysis of Galerina sulciceps poisoning in a canteen - Xiang H, Zhou Y, Zhou C, Lei S, Yu H, Wang Y, Zhu S.
INTRODUCTION: Guizhou Province in China has an abundant resource of wild mushrooms, including numerous poisonous species which contain various toxins. The mortality rate from wild mushroom poisoning has been high in this area in recent years. Galerina sulc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Magic Mushrooms Show Promise As Depression Remedy By'Resetting' The Brain
New research on the psychedelic drug psilocybin suggests that it may be effective for treating people with treatment-resistant depression. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

' Magic Mushrooms' Effective for Severe Depression'Magic Mushrooms' Effective for Severe Depression
Psilocybin, the active compound in'magic mushrooms,'has been shown to improve a variety of psychiatric conditions, including depression. A study focuses on the neurobiology underlying its effect.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mushrooms stave off hunger pangs and help people feel full
University of Minnesota researchers claim that mushrooms for breakfast, perhaps on toast or in an omelette, stave off hunger pangs and leads to a greater feeling of fullness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feel fuller, longer with mushrooms
(Mushroom Council) A new study on satiety published in the October issue of the journal Appetite indicates that eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness after the mushroom breakfast compared to the meat breakfast. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms discovered to "reset" the brains of depressed people ... So why are they still illegal?
(Natural News) Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering with depression? The World Health Organization reports that nearly 300 million people are affected by this debilitating condition around the globe, that it is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and that for those most severely affected, suicide can seem like the only way... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Magic mushrooms' may help 'reset' depressive brains, study claims
Conclusion For people with depression who are not helped by conventional treatment such as antidepressants and talking therapies, studies such as this one may offer a glimmer of hope. This and previous studies on psilocybin suggest it may one day become a treatment option for people with a range of psychiatric conditions. It's important to note that this is experimental, early-stage research. The study lacked a control group, so it's hard to know whether the improvement in mood, or the changes seen on MRI scans, can be attributed to the drug. The study is very small and we should bear in mind that half of those taking part...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms may 'reset' the brains of depressed patients
Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of their brain activity. The findings come from a study in which researchers from Imperial College London used psilocybin - the psychoactive compound that occurs naturally in magic mushrooms - to treat a small number of patients with depression in whom conventional treatment had failed. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Can 'Magic Mushrooms' Kick-Start Depression Treatment?
Title: Can 'Magic Mushrooms' Kick-Start Depression Treatment?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Analysis of spatiotemporal patterns and influential factors for mushroom poisoning in Hunan Province in 2015 - Shi W, Liang J, Wang T, Liu Y, Chen L.
OBJECTIVE: To understand the spatial distribution of mushroom poisoning in Hunan Province and its influential factors, and to provide the evidence for control of the mushroom poisoning. 
 Methods: The surveillance data for mushroom poisoning cases from 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news