Herb-Drug Interactions in Cancer Care
In this article, we describe the mechanisms via which interactions between herbs and prescription drugs may occur, and highlight four popular herbs and a medicinal mushroom commonly used by cancer patients, along with reports of their interactions with standard drugs. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: K. Simon Yeung, PharmD, LAc, Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE Source Type: news

The powerful medicinal potential of four little-known superfoods
(Natural News) You have probably heard of superfoods like garlic, ginger, and turmeric. But there are many other foods and herbs with powerful healing properties that are far from popular. An article in Waking Times covers four of the most promising groups of unknown superfoods. Medicinal mushrooms are excellent means of improving vitality and restoring... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spread of death cap mushroom in B.C. prompts advisory warning for people to 'play it safe'
Officials are asking foragers to be on the lookout for the deadly fungus and to avoid picking urban mushrooms altogether. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Psychedelic Mushrooms Are Closer to Medicinal Use (It ’ s Not Just Your Imagination)
Researchers say psilocybin, the active compound in the mushrooms, should be reclassified to treat anxiety and depression. But any such move would be years away. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURA M. HOLSON Tags: Research Mushrooms Anxiety and Stress Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Johns Hopkins University Johnson, Matthew Source Type: news

Eat more mushrooms for a healthier brain
(Natural News) Every year, more people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia – it is estimated that sufferers will reach 42 million by the year 2020. In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, Malaysian researchers suggest that edible and medicinal mushrooms can be used to nourish the brain and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mushrooms found to be a potent source of key antioxidants
(Natural News) Here’s one more reason to love mushrooms, if you haven’t already: In a recent study conducted by Penn State researchers, they found that mushrooms contain a surprising amount of antioxidants that can improve well-being and mitigate the effects of aging. Mushrooms contain high levels of ergothioneine (ERGO) and glutathione (GSH) – both of which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The medicinal benefits of cordyceps mushroom can be enhanced with lactic acid bacteria
(Natural News) Since ancient times, cordyceps mushroom has been widely used as a traditional medicine that assists the immune system in fighting off disease and infection. Korean researchers were recently able to further empower the immune activity of the traditional medicine by using lactic acid bacteria to ferment the mushrooms. The resulting probiotic product is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I Never Did Hard Drugs
“Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.” – Kurt Cobain I grew up in a close-knit, fairly religious family where children were seen and not heard, where mealtime meant everyone sat down together and exchanged pleasantries while enjoying the prepared-at-home repasts, complete with dessert. There was no distraction, either from television or radio, and the telephone ringing was a rare occurrence, quickly dispatched once the caller learned we were eating. In fact, nothing was so urgent back then. It was, indeed, a peacefu...
Source: Psych Central - September 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse Alcoholism Drug Abuse Opioid Addiction Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Fried rice with mushrooms
This fried rice is as flavorful as your favorite takeout version and it's packed with brown rice and veggies. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network ? just in time for you to try over the weekend. You also can [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New edible mushrooms among thousands of recently discovered fungi
Fungi are vital to life on Earth but little studied – new species of mould were found on baby-carrier backpack and an oil paintingNew species of porcini, chanterelle and portobello mushrooms were among 2,000 new species of fungi discovered in 2017, which scientists say shows how little is known about the organisms.More than £30bn of edible fungi are sold each year, according to theState of the World ’s Fungi report published on Wednesday by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in the UK. But the lifeforms are even morevital to plants– 90% rely on fungi to thrive – and many human medicin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Plants Fungi Environment Biology Science World news Source Type: news

FT Health: Quality not quantity
Magic mushroom trials, inactivity, female-friendly toilets (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Does getting high hurt? Characterization of cases of LSD and psilocybin-containing mushroom exposures to national poison centers between 2000 and 2016 - Leonard JB, Anderson B, Klein-Schwartz W.
BACKGROUND: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are serotonergic hallucinogens that are used primarily for recreational abuse. Small studies evaluated the efficacy of LSD and psilocybin for several psychiatric conditions. There are limited safe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

First ever trials on the effects of microdosing LSD set to begin
In Silicon Valley they say taking tiny amounts of the hallucinogenic drug increases creativity and productivity, but is it all in the mind?•‘It lifted me out of depression’: is microdosing good for your mind?Silicon Valley geeks say it sharpens their thinking and enhances creativity. Other people say it lifts the fog of depression. A novel experiment launching 3 September 2018 will investigate whether microdosing with LSD really does have benefits – or whether it’s all in the mind.Microdosing using psychedelic drugs – either LSD or magic mushrooms – is said to have become very popul...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Medical research Drugs Science World news Health & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Ketamine May Ease Depression By Acting Like an Opioid, Study Suggests
Ketamine, once known primarily as a club drug, has in recent years gained legitimacy among some scientific experts as potential therapy for hard-to-treat depression. It works faster than antidepressants but wears off fairly quickly, and the health consequences of taking ketamine over months and years is so far unknown. The drug is FDA-approved as an anesthetic, and several academic centers across the U.S. run ketamine clinics; private ketamine clinics run by doctors have also sprung up. But new research points to what could be a major drawback of the drug. It seems to behave like an opioid in the brain, which experts worry...
Source: TIME: Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Clinical trial using magic mushrooms to treat depression gets go-ahead from FDA
(Natural News) The FDA has just granted U.S. approval to a life sciences startup in London to use the psychedelic ingredient found in magic mushrooms in a trial for treating depression. The startup, Compass Pathways, was launched just two years ago with the backing of Peter Thiel. The trial is a phase IIB study of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first trial on magic mushrooms as depression treatment
Psilocybin, the active ingredient in 'magic mushrooms' has shown promise for treating depression. Today, the FDA approved the largest trial of the drug globally, and the first in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have you heard of l-theanine? This compound is crucial for improving brain health and mental well-being
(Natural News) L-theanine, as a supplement or tea, is essential for improving brain health and mental well-being. This amino acid has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. L-theanine is mostly found in teas, such as white, green, oolong, and black teas, although it can also be found in small amounts in Bay bolete mushrooms. Out... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family sickened from eating meal of wild 'vomiter'...
Eating chlorophyllum molybdites is the classic rookie error among foragers. It is the most common poisoned mushroom in the US. This Virginia family found out the hard way. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reishi mushroom and certain microalgae are great ways to enhance your immune system
(Natural News) Every day, you are exposed to free radicals which, if uncontrolled, can cause various diseases. According to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the combination of extracts from reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) and Chlorella vulgaris (CV) can be an effective weapon against free radicals and their harmful effects.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How eating mushrooms may improve blood sugar control
A common mushroom can alter gut bacteria and the production of blood sugar, a new study shows. How does this happen, and what are the wider implications? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Is LSD a wonder drug for mental health?
Faith Salie reports on how LSD and "magic mushrooms" are being studied for their ability to help patients conquer anxiety and depression without the psychedelia long associated with mind-altering drugs. Salie talks with author Ayelet Waldman, who microdosed LSD and overcame a deep depression, and with NYU professor Tony Bossis, who conducted a clinical trial of cancer patients treated for depression with a one-time dose of the psychedelic Psilocybin. (Originally broadcast March 18, 2018.) (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating a serving of button mushrooms a day could prevent diabetes
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University believe mushrooms act as a prebiotic, which are indigestible ingredients that 'fertilise' the growth of bugs in the digestive tract. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating a serving of button mushrooms a day could prevent diabetes: Fungi improves glucose control
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University believe mushrooms act as a prebiotic, which are indigestible ingredients that 'fertilise' the growth of bugs in the digestive tract. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mushrooms may improve glucose control
According to a study, published in theJournal of Functional Foods, a daily portion of button mushrooms, fed to mice, increased their levels of gut bacteria that are known to influence glucose production.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Using mushrooms as a prebiotic may help improve glucose regulation
(Penn State) Eating white button mushrooms can create subtle shifts in the microbial community in the gut, which could improve the regulation of glucose in the liver, according to a team of researchers. They also suggest that better understanding this connection between mushrooms and gut microbes in mice could one day pave the way for new diabetes treatments and prevention strategies for people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The combined extracts of the reishi and Egyptian chlorella vulgaris shown to have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
(Natural News) The reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) and Chlorella vulgaris are known as superfoods. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers sought to uncover the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and synergistic properties of the two. Aqueous extracts from reishi (GLE) and C. vulgaris (CVE) were collected for testing. These were examined for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving the immune-enhancing properties of cordyceps mushrooms through fermentation with probiotics
(Natural News) Korean researchers investigated the possibility of improving the immuno-stimulatory activity of cordyceps mushrooms (Cordyceps militaris) by fermenting them with probiotic strains of bacteria. They reported that fermentation improved the boost that cordyceps bestowed upon the immune system and improved the availability of beneficial nutrients. Gachon University supported the study. The findings were published in the journal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roasted asparagus and wild mushrooms
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxicity of muscimol and ibotenic acid containing mushrooms reported to a regional poison control center from 2002-2016 - Moss MJ, Hendrickson RG.
BACKGROUND: Amanita muscaria (AM) and A. pantherina (AP) contain ibotenic acid and muscimol and may cause both excitatory and sedating symptoms. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are not classically described but have been reported. There are relatively few r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

The 8 most powerful medicinal mushrooms known today
(Natural News) Mushrooms are not only used as cooking ingredients, but also for their medicinal purposes. At least 270 mushroom species are known to have therapeutic properties. Medicinal mushrooms have been used traditionally for their ability to fight cancer, enhance immunity, and prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes – benefits that are heavily... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mushrooms of the Far East hold promise for the anti-cancer therapy
Mushrooms from the Far East area contain the natural chemical compounds, which could be used for the design of the novel drugs with highly specific anti-tumor activities and low-toxicity. These compounds may offer new avenues for oncology, providing us with either stand-alone alternatives to chemotherapy, chemopreventive medicines, or drugs to be used in combination with other therapies. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning epidemiology in the United States - Brandenburg WE, Ward KJ.
Ingestion of wild and potentially toxic mushrooms is common in the United States and many other parts of the world. US poison centers have been logging cases of mushroom exposure in The National Poison Data System (NPDS) annual publications for over 30 yea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mushrooms of the far east hold promise for the anti-cancer therapy
(Far Eastern Federal University) Mushrooms from the Far East area contain the natural chemical compounds, which could be used for the design of the novel drugs with highly specific anti-tumor activities and low-toxicity. These compounds may offer new avenues for oncology, providing us with either stand-alone alternatives to chemotherapy, chemopreventive medicines, or drugs to be used in combination with other therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hallucinogenic mushrooms and their legal status in Turkey - Akata I.
Fungi are rich and diverse groups of organisms and it includes more than 100,000 species but the global biodiversity of the fungi has been estimated at about 1.5 million species. Mushrooms are those fungi that form large sporocarps visible without using a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning - Kara BA, Dedeo ğlu AE.
Just like in our country mushroom poisoning (mushroom toxicity) is considerably prevalent and it is commonly encountered throughout the world. Different types of toxins found in mushroom may cause serious and severe poisoning and rapid death. Mushroom toxi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Heart Diet Hype vs Heros: Seaweed, Omega-3s, Mushrooms
(MedPage Today) -- ACC review tackles what clinicians should know on trendy foods (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Vitamin d deficiency: Eat mushrooms to boost your vitamin d levels
VITAMIN d deficiency could be combatted by making changes to your diet. The vitamin is essential for building and maintaining strong bones, as it helps the body absorb calcium. Add this to your diet to boost vitamin d levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of mushroom poisoning in Iran: April-May, 2018 - Soltaninejad K.
From April 28 to May 28, 2018, more than 1200 patients with impression of mushroom poisoning were referred to hospital emergency departments in 13 west and northwestern provinces, Iran; 112 (8.9%) patients were hospitalized and 19 were expired (ie, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reishi mushroom powder is an effective treatment for mouth ulcers
(Natural News) The medicinal mushroom known as “Reishi ” in Japan was the subject of a recent Chinese study on alternative treatments for recurrent oral ulceration (ROU). The results showed that freeze-dried reishi mushroom powder provided effective treatment for the most prevalent mouth ulcer disease in the world. ROU is considered an autoimmune disease. It... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation on an incident of groups mushroom poisoning - Jia JE, Jian XD, Wang K, Wang WJ, Wu YZ, Yu LJ, Zhang ZC.
Objective: To investigate an incident of mushroom poisoning and related clinical data. Methods: A descriptive analysis was performed to investigate an incident of poisonous mushroom poisoning in Jinan, Shandong Province, China in July 2016. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

The powdered form of reishi mushrooms can treat recurrent oral ulceration
(Natural News) A Chinese study investigated the potential of using freeze-dried powder from reishi mushrooms as an alternative treatment for recurrent oral ulceration (ROU) in rats. They reported that the mushroom powder could serve as a possible means of therapy for recurring mouth ulcers. The Ministry of Science and Technology of China provided the funding... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could psychedelics transform mental health?
Could a drug made from magic mushrooms have the potential to transform how the condition is treated? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning mimicking painless progressive jaundice: a case report with review of the literature - Perisetti A, Raghavapuram S, Sheikh AB, Yendala R, Rahman R, Shanshal M, Thein KZ, Farooq A.
Mushroom poisoning is common in the  United States. The severity of mushroom poisoning may vary, depending on the geographic location, the amount of toxin delivered, and the genetic characteristics of the mushroom. Though they could have varied presentatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Try this type of mushroom to slash your BP reading
HIGH blood pressure, or hypertension, can be treated through making changes to your diet. Caused by a high salt diet, lack of exercise and high alcohol consumption, among other factors, you could reduce your BP reading by eating more of this 33p a portion food. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Add this type of mushroom to your diet to slash BP reading
HIGH blood pressure, or hypertension, can be treated through making changes to your diet. Caused by a high salt diet, lack of exercise and high alcohol consumption, among other factors, you could reduce your BP reading by eating more of this 33p a portion food. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These 5 Tips From Dietitians Will Make It Easier to Eat Healthy
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Migala / Health Tags: Uncategorized Healthy Eating Nutrition onetime Source Type: news

Mushroom-based products could soon replace leather, cloth, and even bricks
(Natural News) A San Francisco Bay startup is using fungi-based materials as possible substitutes for leather, cotton, wood, and bricks. In a Waking Times article, the company showed that they could turn mushrooms into a sustainable source of eco-friendly biomaterials for many common products. In 2016, MycoWorks developed a way to turn fungi into a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: An Uptick in Legionnaire's
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the possible legalization of hallucinogenic mushrooms (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - May 29, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Mushrooms contain 4 important nutrients that keep you young and disease-free
(Natural News) It turns out mushrooms are not only perfect as pizza toppings or garnish for gourmet food. Scientists found out that mushrooms contribute more positive effects to the body than what most have previously known. Dr. Robert Beelman, food scientist and Professor Emeritus of Food Science at Penn State University, said mushrooms contain four key nutrients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat this many mushrooms a week to keep you heart healthy
HOW TO live longer is the secret everyone wants to know the answer to, and research over the years has found some simple change to your lifestyle, such as what you eat, can increase your lifespan. One food recommended to include in your diet is mushrooms, proven to keep the heart healthy and to help regulate blood pressure - but how many should you be eating? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news