Turkey tail #mushrooms 🍄 (trametes verdicolor) have been studied extensively for their use in the treatment and prevention of cancer.
The mushrooms strengthen the immune system by enhancing T-helper cells; the cells that tell all of the other cells in the immune system what to do and to what degree. In cancer, runaway cells are known to secrete compounds that give false signals to the immune cells to stop working which enhances the ability of cancer to survive. A negative side effects of standard cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy is that they cause further damage to the immune system and even kill T helper cells along the way.
In 2009 when world-renowned mycologist @paulstamets mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and given 6-9 months to live, a natural treatment of mushrooms found her virtually cancer free after just 7 months!
There are so many beneficial compounds in this amazing fungi – that are so very helpful to the health of humans that it is worth taking a serious look at. #100thseed
Did you know bees cannot fly if it is below 55°F?
80s and sunny on Sunday we checked and feed the hives, as by Monday it was touted to be in the 50s. We were excited to see that Alfa hive now has beautiful new brood in the top brood box. All of the recent rain has brought fall flowers and it's been a bit like spring for them. Beta hive still has a few frames to build out. I was hoping they would brood up to a second box before winter. I'm loving and soaking in this cold front, but do miss the daily routine of seeing the bees forage. .
Beewax ▶(cera alba) is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis. ▶The wax is formed into "scales" by eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments of worker bees, who discard it in or at the hive. The hive workers collect and use it to form cells for honey-storage and larval and pupal protection within the beehive. ▶Chemically, beeswax consists mainly of esters of fatty acids and various long-chain alcohols.
Ladybird in action as I foraged for some Bog Myrtle, beautiful little creatures!
@canvas_brewery going to be making something tasty with it!
@hotpressmagazine was checking in at same time!
Another return from Ireland treat! I had the pleasure of foraging, cooking, eating, drinking, laughing & chatting with @ellenzachos when we were both invited by @thebotanistgin & @bruichladdich to be part of the International Foragers Summit on Islay in 2016. A great time that was! Looking forward to exploring the ideas & drinks in this book. #foraging#wildfood#wildbooze#cocktails#mixology#edibleleeds
Arrived safely back from 10 days in Ireland teaching, exploring, cooking & eating #fungi & this was awaiting my return. I've been brewing, fermenting for a number of years now but haven't fully explored all the potentials, not sure I ever will (so much to explore & everything is constantly evolving) but looking forward to exploring, playing & learning... #foraging#wildfood#fermentation#flavour#exploration#edibleleeds @nomacph @reneredzepinoma @david_zilber
Foraging considered, my goal for next year, alongside of trees, is getting to know algae. Here is bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosus, rakkohauru) presumably only edible alga (with its close relative Fucus radicans, Pikkuhauru in finnish) in baltic sea. But is it so? If you know anything about usable algae growing in baltic sea, let me know! #foraging#algae#balticsea#seaweed#campcooking#erätaidot#northfolk#northfolk_helsinki
Great to meet @emmatheforager of Never Mind the Burdocks this morning - and happy to announce there are plans afoot for some exciting foraging walks followed by foraged lunches at Potager in 2019 - sign up to our email newsletter to be the first to find out more!
I've totally stopped using #conditioner now. Instead I make an infusion with apple cider vinegar, herbs and essential oils. These are foraged nettle leaves for nourishing along with hibiscus for colour and elder flowers for softness. I add peppermint/rosemary/lavender essential oil after soaking for a few weeks and spray on my hair after washing, leave for a few minutes and rinse off. Very surprised at how soft it leaves my hair, without all the plastic and ickiness of regular conditioner. I keep the spray in the fridge in between washes.