Shiitake – the Hidden Gem of Ordinary Mushrooms

Shiitake – the Hidden Gem of Ordinary Mushrooms

Lentinula edodes, aka Shiitake, is one ordinary yet quite spectacular mushroom. It might not yet be well-known in the United States for its medicinal value, but the Shiitake mushroom offers several culinary and curative applications. This mushroom’s dual function is why it has enjoyed such popularity for so long, and why it needs to be on your radar.

August 23, 2021
So You Think You Can Drink Your Vitamins? Juicing vs Smoothies

So You Think You Can Drink Your Vitamins? Juicing vs Smoothies

The juicing craze has slowed down, but it looks like it will be around for a good while. Obviously, as a snack or meal replacement instead of fast food, juicing is a huge plus, but for meeting your daily nutritional requirements, it has some serious drawbacks. So, before you put all your eggs (or vitamins) in one blender, let’s look a bit deeper.
August 12, 2020
So You Think You Don't Need to Take a Vitamin D Supplement?

So You Think You Don't Need to Take a Vitamin D Supplement?

While our bodies can make Vitamin D, getting enough “D” in modern life is not as easy as some may think.  While you can obtain sufficient vitamin D from natural food sources alone, it is difficult.
February 07, 2017
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