This easy-to-use guide begins by describing how ancient cultures utilized mushrooms to combat disease. It then explains how modern science has refocused its attention on the healing properties of mushrooms and, along the way, discovered wonderful new properties. Included are chapters that examine the folklore, health benefits, and culinary uses of mushrooms, including detailed instructions for buying, storing, and using eight major varieties of this marvelous medicinal.
Georges M. Halpern, MD, PhD, attended medical school at the University of Paris, France. A Fellow of the American Academy
of Allergy and Immunology, Dr. Halpern is board certified in internal medicine and allergy.
“I thought this book was an excellent source of information on healing mushrooms. There is enough information to satisfy most inquiring minds. I looked at some other books on mushrooms but found this one to be more to my liking. I know there have been other research papers published regarding the mushrooms in this book but this book satisfied my need for information. If you want to know about healing mushrooms I would recommend you start with this book. ”
- Mark F
“I'm 81 years old and have been getting into new food items that hopefully will enhance my health and longevity. First was seaweed, then miso and now mushrooms. This book is exactly what I was looking for. The author is highly qualified and explains all about mushrooms and how certain ones affect your health, where they are grown and who sells them. He focuses on eight medicinal mushrooms and mentions a number of mushrooms still being researched. For someone wanting an excellent introduction to mushrooms, this is the book.”
“Dr. Halpern has presented the latest finding about Medicinal Mushrooms in this book. There has been a tremedndous amount of research done in this field since the previous books on the subject were published, and Dr. Halpern has reported on all these research trials. He has a very easy to read style, and has that rare ability to convey complex information in an easy to understand format. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in this field. ”
- John Holliday