By Rev. Dr. Lisa R. Waltz, ND, DD, CNC

Jun 21st, 2015
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Let us begin by looking at mushrooms in general. Most of you who took a science class are aware that mushrooms are really in a category by themselves, and are classified as fungi. Each fungus is a unique organism, as they are not quite plants. They have no chlorophyll and no root systems. They are more like us in that they breathe the same way, using oxygen and giving back carbon dioxide.

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Marvelous Medicinal MushroomsBy Rev. Dr. Lisa R. Waltz, ND, DD, CNC Mushrooms. Those tasty little tidbits of fungus that we enjoy in our dressings, gravies, salads, with dips, stuffed, and in our favorite recipes are more than just culinary delights. Frightened of them? Don't be! The remarkable world of fungi brings us several that are proven around the world to be invaluable in natural medicine as well as proven tasty treats. Let us begin by looking at mushrooms in general. Most of you who took a science class are aware that mushrooms are really in a category by themselves, and are classified as fungi. Each fungus is a unique organism, as they are not quite plants. They have no chlorophyll and no root systems. They are more like us in that they breathe the same way, using oxygen and giving back carbon dioxide. The enzymes they produce break down, or digest, vegetative matter to use as food, making them an excellent planetary recycler. Some mushroom types actually form a symbiotic relationship with a living plant. Not all fungi are good, obviously, as we can see from athlete's foot and Candida problems. So there are different classes within the fungi family. To avoid boring you

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