Medicinal Mushrooms with Danielle Ryan Broida of Four Sigmatic

Medicinal Mushrooms with Danielle Ryan Broida of Four Sigmatic – Episode 28 – Mushroom Revival Podcast
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A podcast devoted to the wild and wacky world of Mushrooms!
Episode 28 is a super interesting episode with Danielle Ryan Broida. Who is National Educator with Four Sigmatic. This is a great episode if you want to learn more about medicinal mushroom culture in the US, as well as mush more!
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Danielle Ryan Broida is the national educator for the medicinal mushroom company Four Sigmatic. Danielle is Colorado based, and an international soul. As a Registered Herbalist (AHG), Holistic Nutritionist, and Instructor of Mycology, my passions all blossom from the natural world. “I believe fungi are the most important teachers on our planet, silently guiding us towards a world of more connection with each other, the earth, and the answers we need to solve many of Earth’s problems. In my free time, you can find me anywhere outside—whether under the sun or stars, summer heat or winter snow. I’ll either be gardening, cooking plant-based recipes, rock climbing, hiking, skiing, surfing, or scuba diving. My favorite color yellow sums me up: full of fire, bright as light, and brimming with energy.”

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Mushroom Revival is an Organic medicinal mushroom company based in South Deerfield Massachusetts. We help people gain more energy, a better nights sleep, a clearer mind and a bullet proof immune system. We plant one tree for every product we sell, revitalizing health inside and out with organic medicinal mushrooms. We are the biggest producer of Cordyceps militaris mushrooms in the western world and the only certified organic producer in this half of the globe.

Naturopathic and Homeopathic Medicine with Dr. Christine Kuhlman

Naturopathic and Homeopathic Medicine with Dr. Christine Kuhlman
– Episode 27 – Mushroom Revival Podcast
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A podcast devoted to the wild and wacky world of Mushrooms!
Episode 27 is a special interview with Dr. Christine Kuhlman. This is a great episode if you want to learn more about what a naturopathic doctor is and how it differs from a traditional western doctor. As well as chronic fatigue syndrome and mush more!
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Dr. Kuhlman went into nursing in 1970 and has always felt called to the healing professions. She started out in conventional medicine, but has always acknowledged the bodies natural healing and eventually shifted her focus to herbal medicine and homeopathy. She went to Naturopathic Medical School and has been a naturopathic doctor since 1997.

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Mushroom Revival is an Organic medicinal mushroom company based in South Deerfield Massachusetts. We help people gain more energy, a better nights sleep, a clearer mind and a bullet proof immune system. We plant one tree for every product we sell, revitalizing health inside and out with organic medicinal mushrooms. We are the biggest producer of Cordyceps militaris mushrooms in the western world and the only certified organic producer in this half of the globe.

The Science and Spirit of Mushrooms with Reishi Strauss – Episode 26

The Science and Spirit of Mushrooms with Reishi Strauss – Episode 26 –  Mushroom Revival Podcast
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A podcast devoted to the wild and wacky world of Mushrooms!
Episode 26 is a special interview with Reishi Strauss. This is a great episode if you want to learn more about the medicinal mushroom industry, scientific testing, mycelium on grain  vs fruiting bodies, cordyceps extraction techniques and much more.
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Reishi Strauss has been a long time friend of ours and lead scientist for some Cordyceps studies she conducted with our cordyceps at Bastyr University over the last two years. A scientist and herbalist who attended Bastyr University, an accredited University in Seattle that is the only school in the world to offer a Bachelor’s of Science in Herbal Sciences. After taking classes in Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Ethnobotany, First Aid, Herb/Drug Interactions, Disease Processes, Anatomy, History of Herbal Medicine, and more, she finished her program with her final project conducting a study on cordyceps militaris. She then partnered with students the next year to conduct phase two of this study with first ever data on this research in the field of science.
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Materials and methods

Fresh and dried fruiting bodies were generously donated by Mushroom Revival LLC. Fresh fruiting bodies were kept at 35F during the duration of research. These fruiting bodies were prepared into fresh and dried extractions including the following: 7 minute hot aqueous infusion, 25 minute hot aqueous infusion, 15 minute decoction, 1 hour hot aqueous infusion, 1 hour room temperature aqueous infusion, 2 hour room temperature aqueous infusion, 10 hour cold aqueous infusion, 12 hour room temperature aqueous infusion, 14 hour room temperature aqueous infusion, 16 hour room temperature aqueous infusion, and a 16 hour hot aqueous infusion. Infusions were prepared by pouring boiling water over a finely ground sample using a 1:10 ratio of cordyceps to water. These samples were covered completely during the entire duration for each infusion. Decoctions were prepared using covered glassware heated on a hotplate. For the cold infusion, maceration time was kept at 35F. Preparations of mycelium were graciously donated by Mushroom Revival LLC and were prepared into the following extractions: 1 hour room temperature aqueous infusion, 15 minute decoction. These preparations followed the same protocol as above. Weight-volume ratios of 1g C. militaris to 10 mL deanimanted water applied to all extractions. 2 mL of each preparation was transferred to 2 mL sample tubes before being centrifuged for five minutes in order to remove all sediment. The samples were then transferred to 25 clean 1.5 mL tubes in preparation for the final dilution. Before assessment via HPLC, all preparations were diluted to 1:5 in deaminated water within 26 glass 2 mL vials. HPLC methods were built upon what was established in a previous study done upon the separation and extraction of cordycepin and adenosine from cordyceps fungal material. 6

Results and Conclusion – can use bullets 

As a soft bodied mushroom, cordyceps does not need to follow the usual hard bodied medicinal mushroom protocols for preparing extracts. Our research will help herbalists and scientists alike craft the most potent medicine from this widely useful fungus. The following data was assessed using the standard curves shown in Figure 3 and Figure 4. We found that our cordycepin’s absorption amount was consistently the highest in each respective aqueous temperature preparations when it was taken from a dried source. The times themselves differ between the highest concentrations. These two factors are communicated when expressing the results. Our highest cordycepin aqueous extract was the 15 minute dry decoction that yielded 2683.65 ug cordycepin per gram of herb, while our highest adenosine aqueous extract was our 1 hour dry hot infusion that granted 44209.90 ug adenosine per gram (Figure 6 and 7). These two constituents together suggest having an extraction preference for hot temperatures although their time of absorption differ. For some comparison our most potent cordycepin from a fresh extract was the 14 hour room temperature extraction resulting in 2777.07 ug cordycepin, while the strongest adenosine extract was 13660.74 ug adenosine from a 1 hour fresh hot extraction. For our mycelium preparations the 15 minute decoctions provided the highest concentration with cordycepin reaching 345.86 ug while adenosine being 1053.01 ug (Figure 6 and 7). Our previous hypothesis that the fresh material would offer higher amounts of both cordycepin and adenosine was incorrect. These new findings suggest that both cordycepin and adenosine may begin degrading as soon as the fresh material is harvested. Very little relevant studies have been done on the extraction qualities of cordyceps involving cordycepin and adenosine, therefore these findings suggest that more studies should follow. “

 

Other findings in our studies:

  • Mycelium is ~8-40 times weaker than fruiting bodies.
  • Mycelium post fruiting or pre fruiting have about the same medicinal compounds
  • dehydrating cordyceps does not degrade any of the cordycepin or adenosine
  • 60% alcohol is the best for extracting cordyceps
  • Ultrasonic assisted extraction helps the process of extraction dramatically.
  • Supercritical Co2 extraction is the best way to extract Cordyceps militaris

 

Special Spooky Mushroom Episode with Alex Dorr and Madeline Niemackl

October 31, 2019
Alex Dorr and Madz Niemackl

Special Spooky Mushroom Episode with Alex Dorr and Madeline Niemackl – Episode 25 – Mushroom Revival
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A podcast devoted to the wild and wacky world of Mushrooms!
Episode 25 is here to celebrate this spooky time of the year and Halloween. We wanted to bring you something special, so this episode is full of fun facts about fungi, fungal diseases, and how fungi are taking over the world! This is great episode to hear Alex and Madz chat, get spooky, and so mush more!
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Alex Dorr is a student and Mycophile who graduated from Hampshire College with a bachelor’s degree studying mycology with a focus on mycoremediation. CEO of Mushroom Revival, a mushroom company based in South Deerfield Ma, focused on growing medicinal mushrooms like cordyceps militaris and making medicinal supplement products.
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Originally a student of philosophy, founder Alex Dorr was amazed to learn about the power of mushrooms to fulfill many of society’s most complex needs. From the common cold to cancer, from building our soils to remediating oil spills, from insulating homes to connecting 95% of plants, fungi are here to help us. Having been used medicinally for thousands of years, today, peer-reviewed research papers on the benefits of mushrooms are widely available. Yet when Dorr started learning about medicinal mushrooms, it seemed their power had almost completely faded from our collective consciousness.
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Inspired by the few contemporary pioneering voices in the field of mushroom medicine, Dorr was excited to help carry the torch. “This information, it’s not that people don’t know about it,” Dorr says, “it’s that we forgot. The information has always been there; it’s in our DNA. We know on a deep level that this is good for us, it’s better than chemicals, we just have to take the effort to remember. And at Mushroom Revival, we are more than happy to ring the bell again.”


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Madeline Niemackl is a student and Mycophile as well that came to us all the way from Kansas to join the Mushroom Revival team. Madeline spends most days in the lab here, but she has her hand in just about everything going on at Mushroom Revival. Leading cultivation and always studying ways to perfect our methods, Madeline is the heart and soul of Mushroom Revival. In the past Madeline studied in linguistics and sculpture, with a minor in French and Art History. Always a passion for science and being an environmentalist. Madz was meant to land here at Mushroom Revival where her two passions can grow together.


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Mushroom Revival is an Organic medicinal mushroom company based in South Deerfield Massachusetts. We help people gain more energy, a better nights sleep, a clearer mind and a bullet proof immune system. We plant one tree for every product we sell, revitalizing health inside and out with organic medicinal mushrooms. We are the biggest producer of Cordyceps militaris mushrooms in the western world and the only certified organic producer in this half of the globe.

Radiation and Melanized Fungi with Ekaterina Dadachova

Radiation and Melanized Fungi with Ekaterina Dadachova – Episode 24 – Mushroom Revival
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A podcast devoted to the wild and wacky world of Mushrooms!
Episode 24 is a special interview with Ekaterina Dadachova. This is a great episode if you want to learn more about relationships between fungi and radiation, species that are found in Chernobyl,  the function of melanin in these fungi, and so mush more!
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Ekaterina Dadachova received her Bachelor in Chemistry and PhD in Physical Chemistry degrees from Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia. She did her postdoctoral studies in radiopharmaceutical chemistry at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) in Sydney, Australia, followed by a stint as a Visiting Associate at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA.
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She subsequently held a Professorship in Radiology, Microbiology and Immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
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At the end of 2016 she joined the University of Saskatchewan for Nuclear Innovation, is the Chair in Radiopharmacy and a Professor at the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition.  Her laboratory has pioneered radioimmunotherapy of infections including fungal and bacterial infections and HIV. Kate has recently been awarded several Canadian grants to treat osteosarcoma and blastomycosis in dogs with radioimmunotherapy. Her other research interests are radioimmunotherapy of melanoma and pancreatic cancer as well as melanin-based radioprotectors.
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Her melanin-based research is currently funded by the Canadian Space Agency.
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Kate’s research has been funded by NIH, US Department of Energy (DOE), US Department of Defense (DOD), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as private industries. She has over 150 published peer-reviewed articles, 11 book chapters, and has 6 US patents.  She received several awards such as Philips Young Investigator Award, Young Professionals Award, Mary Kay Ash Research Award, Top 10 researchers at Einstein in 2013, and 2017 Burroughs Welcome Travel Award. She is an Academic Editor for Public Library of Science, and for the Scientific Reports Journal.

Mushroom Revival is an Organic medicinal mushroom company based in South Deerfield Massachusetts. We help people gain more energy, a better nights sleep, a clearer mind and a bullet proof immune system. We plant one tree for every product we sell, revitalizing health inside and out with organic medicinal mushrooms. We are the biggest producer of Cordyceps militaris mushrooms in the western world and the only certified organic producer in this half of the globe.

Intersectionality of Fungi in Community with Mario Ceballos

Intersectionality of Fungi in Community with Mario Ceballos –  Episode 23 – Mushroom Revival
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A podcast devoted to the wild and wacky world of Mushrooms!
Episode 23 is a special interview with Mario Ceballos. This is a great episode if you want to learn more about intersectionality, POC (people of color) fungi community, fungi and culture, indigenous mushroom use, and so mush more!
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Mario Ceballos is a Chicanx from Kumeyaay territory also known as San Diego CA. Mario is a stay at home parent of three children, and when they aren’t braiding hair or making lunch they are thinking of ways to heal their community. Whether that be by using medicinal Fungi, direct action, smashing the patriarchy, or painting rocks with kids. Mario advocates for all marginalized people and looks to indigenous ways and models for organizing community and cultivating resilience. Growing up in a ” border town”, Mario has been forced to navigate two different worlds, with family on both sides of the border, they have first hand experience with the devastating effects of colonization and the re-traumatization of an increasingly militarized border. In a attempt to mitigate appropriation of traditional medicine and to increase access and representation for people of color, Mario created the POC Fungi Community.


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Mushroom Revival is an Organic medicinal mushroom company based in South Deerfield Massachusetts. We help people gain more energy, a better nights sleep, a clearer mind and a bullet proof immune system. We plant one tree for every product we sell, revitalizing health inside and out with organic medicinal mushrooms. We are the biggest producer of Cordyceps militaris mushrooms in the western world and the only certified organic producer in this half of the globe.

Mushroom Education in Guatamala and Magic Mushroom Online School

October 03, 2019
Alex Dorr and Madz Niemackl with guest Oliver Merivee

Mushroom Education in Guatamala and Magic Mushroom Online School with Fungi Academy – Episode 21 – Mushroom Revival Podcast
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Streaming on Soundcloud, Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more!
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A podcast devoted to the wild and wacky world of Mushrooms!
Episode 21 is a special interview with Oliver Merivee of Fungi Academy. This is a great episode if you want to learn more about mushroom schools, Guatemala, online magic mushroom universities, and more!


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Originally born in Estonia, Oliver is one of the founding members and a cultivation instructor at Fungi Academy Guatemala and the founder of School of Soma, an online sacred mushroom course. Since the beginning of 2016 he has been teaching hundreds of people how to cultivate their own mushrooms. His relationship with fungi began when he discovered psilocybe mushrooms and experienced their transformative power. The sacred mushroom medicine helped him to free himself from depression and tobacco addiction. Oliver is curious about all types of fungi but his main passion is empowering modern psychedelic explorers to cultivate a personal relationship with sacred mushrooms
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Mushroom Revival is an Organic medicinal mushroom company based in South Deerfield Massachusetts. We help people gain more energy, a better nights sleep, a clearer mind and a bullet proof immune system. We plant one tree for every product we sell, revitalizing health inside and out with organic medicinal mushrooms. We are the biggest producer of Cordyceps militaris mushrooms in the western world and the only certified organic producer in this half of the globe.

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Fun with Fermentation and Yeast with Gordon Walker – Episode 20

Fun with Fermentation and Yeast with Gordon Walker – Episode 20 – Mushroom Revival Podcast
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Streaming on Soundcloud, Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more!
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A podcast devoted to the wild and wacky world of Mushrooms!
Episode 20 is a special interview with Gordon Walker. This is a great episode if you want to learn more about beer making, wine making, pairing wine with mushrooms, fermentation, yeast, and mush more!
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Originally from Cambridge, MA, Dr. Gordon Walker moved to California to attend UC Santa Cruz where he developed a passion for scuba diving and home brewing. His interest in yeast and fermentation inspired him to attend UC Davis for graduate school where his doctoral research focused on the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine production.

Specifically yeast physiology and metabolism as it related to the fermentation ecology. After receiving his doctorate in Biochemistry from UC Davis, Gordon worked at Opus One Winery, isolating wild yeast for wine production and establishing redox potential as process parameter for the wine industry. Beyond his love of yeast, Gordon is an avid mycophile who runs the @fascinatedbyfungi account on Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok, and iNaturalist. Beyond his obsession with fungi, he enjoys gardening, cooking for friends, and cats.

Mushroom Revival is an Organic medicinal mushroom company based in South Deerfield Massachusetts. We help people gain more energy, a better nights sleep, a clearer mind and a bullet proof immune system. We plant one tree for every product we sell, revitalizing health inside and out with organic medicinal mushrooms. We are the biggest producer of Cordyceps militaris mushrooms in the western world and the only certified organic producer in this half of the globe.
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Conservation of Fungi with Giuliana Furci – Episode 19

Conservation of Fungi with Giuliana Furci – Episode 19 – Mushroom Revival Podcast
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A podcast devoted to the wild and wacky world of Mushrooms!
Episode nineteen is a special episode with Giuliana Furci. This is a great episode if you want to learn more fungi conservation, endangered fungi, mycology education in school systems, women in mycology and mush more!
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Giuliana founded Fungi Foundation in 2012, through which she has focused on the conservation of fungi, sustainable collection of edible wild mushrooms, education, mycological explorations, the curatorship of the FFCL Fungarium, and the creation of national and international mycological capacity. Her achievements have led her to work and partner with important international institutions such as the Farlow Herbarium of Harvard University, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and the Telluride Mushroom Festival, among others. Chile is the only country in the world that has included fungi in its environmental legislation at the highest legislative level, thanks to Giuliana’s fundamental role. This legislation has created dozens of jobs for and initiated formal financing for mycologists in Chile. Giuliana has written and collaborated with numerous publications including “Fungi Austral” and “Field Guide to Fungi of Chile” vol 1. and 2.
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Mushroom Revival is an Organic medicinal mushroom company based in South Deerfield Massachusetts. We help people gain more energy, a better nights sleep, a clearer mind and a bullet proof immune system. We plant one tree for every product we sell, revitalizing health inside and out with organic medicinal mushrooms. We are the biggest producer of Cordyceps militaris mushrooms in the western world and the only certified organic producer in this half of the globe.

Mycoremediation and Mushrooms in Mexico with Daniel Reyes – Episode 18

August 26, 2019
Alex Dorr and Madz Niemackl with Guest Daniel Reyes

Mycoremediation and Mushrooms in Mexico with Daniel Reyes – Episode 18 – Mushroom Revival Podcast
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Streaming on Soundcloud, Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more!
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A podcast devoted to the wild and wacky world of Mushrooms!
Episode Eighteen is a special interview with Daniel Reyes. This is a great episode if you want to learn more mycoremeditation, mushrooms in Mexico, the oil and gas industry, industrial remediation, mushroom travel and mush more!

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Daniel Reyes has been learning, teaching, experimenting with, and researching fungi in many different capacities for the last 5 years. He found fungi through his career as a Hydrogeologist in the Oil and Gas industry and quickly immersed himself in the field of mycology. His main interests in fungi are their uses in Mycoremediation, Mushroom Cultivation, Ecology & Sustainability, and Health & Wellness. These interests have enabled him to travel the world to lecture and teach hundreds of people. He’s been part of a few different projects, most notably Myco Alliance and Central Texas Mycological Society in Austin, Texas; the Amisacho Restauracion Project in Ecuador; and the Telluride Mushroom Festival in Colorado. Currently he is now launching the next chapter in his journey to explore the world of mycology through Fungi International.
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Mushroom Revival is an Organic medicinal mushroom company based in South Deerfield Massachusetts. We help people gain more energy, a better nights sleep, a clearer mind and a bullet proof immune system. We plant one tree for every product we sell, revitalizing health inside and out with organic medicinal mushrooms. We are the biggest producer of Cordyceps militaris mushrooms in the western world and the only certified organic producer in this half of the globe.

Cordyceps Around the World with Daniel Winkler

Cordyceps Around the World with Daniel Winkler – Episode 17- Mushroom Revival Podcast
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A podcast devoted to the wild and wacky world of Mushrooms!
Episode SEVENTEEN is a special interview with Daniel Winkler. This is a great episode if you want to learn more Cordyceps, mushrooms around the world, fun facts about entomopathogenic fungi, Cordyceps on truffles, entomopathogenic fungi acting as endophytes, and mycorrhizal fungi in plants, Cordyceps changing their food sources over time, growing different types of cordyceps, if cordyceps can infect humans or other animals, indigenous mushroom use throughout the world, and so mush more!.

Daniel grew up in Munich, Bavaria, and started hunting Steinpilz (Boletus edulis) with his family at age three. Daniel is the author of field guides to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California (both Harbour Publishing, 2011 and 2012), Amazon Mushrooms (2014, co-authored) and brand a new “Field guide to Medicinal Mushrooms of North America with Robert Rogers”. He grew up collecting and eating wild mushrooms in the Alps and has been foraging for over 20 years in the PNW and beyond, sharing his enthusiasm as a mushroom educator and guide and as Puget sound mycologal society vic e-president. His Cordyceps research has been featured in The Economist, National Geographic, New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, BBC World Service etc. In the last decade Daniel started exploring neotropical fungi. With his travel agency MushRoaming Daniel is organizing mushroom focused eco-adventures to Tibet, Bhutan, China, the Amazon, Colombia, the Austrian Alps and the Pacific Northwest since 2007
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Mushroom Revival is an Organic medicinal mushroom company based in South Deerfield Massachusetts. We help people gain more energy, a better nights sleep, a clearer mind and a bullet proof immune system. We plant one tree for every product we sell, revitalizing health inside and out with organic medicinal mushrooms. We are the biggest producer of Cordyceps militaris mushrooms in the western world and the only certified organic producer in this half of the globe.

Capturing carbon in the Soil Sponge with Fungi with Sue Van Hook

Capturing carbon in the Soil Sponge with Fungi with Sue Van Hook – Episode 16 – Mushroom Revival Podcast

August 13, 2019
Alex Dorr and Madz Niemackl with guest Sue Van Hook

Capturing carbon in the Soil Sponge with Fungi with Sue Van Hook – Episode 16 – Mushroom Revival Podcast
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Streaming on Soundcloud, Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more!
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A podcast devoted to the wild and wacky world of Mushrooms!
Episode SIXTEEN is a special interview with Sue Van Hook. This is a great episode if you want to learn more about mycorrhizal fungi, climate change, soil health, the soil sponge, soil fungi, and more!


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Sue is a mycologist, naturalist, teacher and healer. She has been studying the taxonomy and ecology of fungi for the past 45 years, having begun her coursework in the Pacific Northwest where the mushroom season lasts 9 months of the year. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in botany and mycology at Humboldt State University under the tutelage of Dr. David L. Largent. For 18 years she taught biology and environmental science labs at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. While at Skidmore she served as a mycological consultant to Ecovative for the first three years before becoming the full time Mycologist at the company. In her retirement she consults and teaches about fungi.
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Mushroom Revival is an Organic medicinal mushroom company based in South Deerfield Massachusetts. We help people gain more energy, a better nights sleep, a clearer mind and a bullet proof immune system. We plant one tree for every product we sell, revitalizing health inside and out with organic medicinal mushrooms. We are the biggest producer of Cordyceps militaris mushrooms in the western world and the only certified organic producer in this half of the globe.
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