by Taetske | 3:50 pm
(Last Updated On: August 5, 2021)


How Mushrooms can save our Planet


Basket with Chantarelle

Basket with Chantarelle image Barbroforsberg


Childhood memories

I have very fond childhood memories while still living in Holland. On the weekends, my parent would often take me to visit the Hoge Veluwe park. Aside from being able to visit the famous Kruller Muller museum with the paintings of Vincent van Gogh, you will find beautiful nature, wild boars, and deer.

When the season was right, after some rain in the autumn, my mother would say it would be nice to go there and see if we might find mushrooms. She would make great omelets with Cantarella and from the velvet-looking Boletus she would make up a dish where you would taste pieces of meat.

They taught me that one should never pick the small ones, give them time to grow. Neither should one take all the mushrooms to not destroy that place. Always leave some so they can expand again. I am talking about the years from 1956 to 1965 because I left Holland that year to go and study, but I still remember the smell of those woods after a light rain.



Boletus image Anja


Mushrooms and its many healing properties

Mushrooms have a lot of health benefits for us humans. There you see how Mother Nature provides for us. Mushrooms have been used by most ancient civilizations for thousands of years, as their healing properties are amazing. Research has identified more than 299 conditions where eating mushrooms would have a positive effect.

They boost your health and help prevent many diseases. They are full of important nutrients, B vitamins, selenium, potassium, copper, and the important vitamin D. People who replaced most of the meat in their diet with mushrooms were reported having lost weight over a longer period as well had less diabetes.

It has been proven that mushrooms are a top fighter against cancer. They found antitumor compounds in different mushroom species. Taking them in your diet on a regular basis helps fight the risk of getting breast cancer, uterine cervical cancer, gastric cancer, and quite a lot more cancer types.

In a study by the University of Western Australia in Perth 2000 women who consumed at least a third of an ounce of fresh mushroom dropped their risk of getting breast cancer by 64%


A great mushroom dish

A great mushroom dish image Rita


The above might not be new to my reader, but the following news which I recently heard could well surprise you. Mycologist Mr. Paul Stamets explains in his very popular Ted Talk that mushrooms might well have the ability to solve some of the most pressing and serious problems we have today. Mushrooms are not only good for your health, but they have a much bigger capacity still.

First, have a look at this video about how to collect wild mushrooms the right way.



Some unknown and amazing facts on mushrooms

  • They can clean up oil spills. How often it has happened these past years that somewhere in the world a ship would wreck, leaving beaches with black blobs and killed birds, fish, and other animals living there.
  • Absorb farm pollution. We now know that cows pollute, especially kept in stables in bad and unnatural conditions. What about the products used by the farmer on his land? There is a lot of pollution to clean.
  • The mushroom battles smallpox and Flu viruses. That is a better method than letting big Pharma take care of those problems.
  • Combat insects. Here again, to have a natural method to find a balance between all living things is better than taking your killer spray every day.
  • The creation of healthy environments for farms and forests. How good would that be? Be in harmony with nature. I think there is a place for everything in our world.
  • Mushrooms could present a sustainable fuel source in the near future. A clean source that does not pollute and does not pose a health risk for all living things. Mushrooms form part of nature’s recycling system and in case they would not exist there would be no plants as mushrooms and mycelium break down rocks and organic matter, turning it into the soil which plants need to grow.


How about a special cookbook?

When you come home with a basket full of Chantarelle, Porcini, and Boletes, what dishes are you going to cook? This book will help you decide. Fifty mouth-watering recipes, lovely photos, and all the tricks of the trade to become an expert.

This book is the perfect gift to yourself or anybody who is a forager and mushroom lover. Enjoy your meal.


Soups, Stir-Fries, and Full Courses from the Forest to the Frying Pan


Please have a look at this video, it is so interesting and eye-opening.
Thank you, Mr. Paul Stamets, for this uplifting news. By the way, this video is of 8 Mai 2008 but we are still mainly talking instead of doing.



An afterthought

Mother nature has her own ways to heal herself. We can learn many things by observing nature.  How to mend our mistakes. It does not take much to learn to live in harmony with creation. Teach your children from a young age how to collect mushrooms the right way.

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Source: Lindsay Oberst of the Food Revolution Network provided this exciting news.

Photo Source: Pixabay


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Absolutely wonderful and thank you very much

Sep 12.2017 | 04:31 pm


    Good afternoon Paul,

    Thank you for visiting my website.
    I find it absolutely fascinating that the mushroom can have such a big impact on our world. I hope you also enjoyed this TED talk, I find them so inspiring and also hope giving.

    Regards, Taetske

    Sep 12.2017 | 04:39 pm


I have always been a mushroom eater, but I never knew they were all that nutritious.
After reading your article How Mushrooms can save our Planet. I have a new found appreciation for mushrooms beyond my dinner plate!
Quite amazing I must say, thanks for a great read1

Sep 17.2017 | 09:03 pm


    Good Morning Brendon,

    Thank you for commenting on my post. I also see Mushrooms in a different light knowing they can save our Planet. I am happy my parents taught me when I was a little girl to be careful when you pick them, never take them all and always leave the little ones. I am always happy when I come on something positive as our planet needs help. My new post will be on something very positive which I have just now read about. Hope to see you again.
    Regards, Taetske

    Sep 18.2017 | 06:16 am


Hi Taetske

Great article about mushrooms, I always new they were good for you, but to be honest I didn’t realise just how many benefits they had. They seem pretty potent for fighting cancer as well. Anything that is good for cancer and diabetes, you cant go wrong with.
I was surprised to see that they have greater benefits as well Do you eat yours raw?

Sep 17.2017 | 09:07 pm


    Good Morning Freddy,

    Thank you for visiting my website. To answer your question, yes, I do eat raw Mushrooms in my salads, I personally like it. In the Lidl super market nearby they sell a mixture frozen which is good as you would never get all these varieties together in nature. I am also interested in health and write on my other website about that. In our modern times it is quite difficult to remain healthy as toxins, pesticides, hormones, plastic, you name it, are everywhere and also in the food we eat. Hope to see you again.

    Regards, Taetske

    Sep 18.2017 | 06:25 am


Hello Taetske,
Thanks so much for sharing this great article about mushrooms, quite interesting to learn about how good they are for human health.
In Mexico people use to have mushrooms as a part of our daily diet, you can find there all kind of different edible mushrooms,
Have a nice weekend.

Nov 10.2017 | 10:37 pm


    Good Morning Alejandra,

    Thank you for reading my post on Mushrooms. Don’t you think it is amazing all the things Mother Nature provides for us? I wish that modern man would be more in touch with nature and instead of destroying her learn and benefit. Where I live in the south of Spain there are not many mushrooms, there is too little rain. This year has been very dry for the whole country anyhow. Still, in the supermarket you can find a mix of mushrooms which are frozen, that will have to do instead of the fresh ones. Thank you for your visit.

    Regards, Taetske

    Nov 11.2017 | 07:25 am


Great article about how mushrooms will save the planet.  I am a huge mushroom enthusiast and I spend a lot of time hunting for mushrooms in Colorado and Oregon.  Last year’s big wildfires in Colorado should make mushroom hunting super fun this year.  I love cooking and eating with mushrooms they are very healthy and offer so many benefits for me and my family but I didn’t know that they did so much for our environment as well. Loved the informative Ted Talk by Mr. Paul, Stamet so interesting, thank you for including it.  Thanks for sharing the word about how truly amazing the humble mushroom is!

Mar 13.2019 | 06:11 pm


    Good evening,

    The mushroom is quite amazing. All the health benefits and the fact it tastes great in so many dishes. To then find out it can do so much more, that it is really important for our world. I was also surprised when I found out about that. The video is very good and tells us to take good care of our environment. Something which is so important nowadays.

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 13.2019 | 07:55 pm


Thanks for this article. It’s quite amazing the benefits inside a little mushroom. I love eating mushrooms, however I don’t know how to make a meal with mushrooms. Now that you’ve enlightened to the wholesome benefits of mushroom, I will go and personally learn some mushroom soup recipes. Thanks for the information.

Mar 13.2019 | 06:11 pm


    Good evening Louis,

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    One can make really nice meals with mushrooms. I also eat them raw and like the taste. I wish you happy cooking.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 13.2019 | 07:25 pm


Thank you for sharing the amazing facts about mushroom with us. I love mushroom especially portabella mushroom. When you cook it in olive oil with just a pinch of salt and pepper, it tastes like steak. I had no idea that mushroom can absorb oil and can be the fuel. I wonder how can it repel insects though, I have to look it up. 

I used to live in New Jersey and I would see mushrooms everywhere. I collected it once but my local friends said they are poisonous so I threw them out. It is hard to tell because they are all white and looks like the one you can get at the store. Gotta look into it more. 


Mar 13.2019 | 06:14 pm


    Good evening Nuttanee,

    Nice to see you again. Thank you for your comment.

    Mushrooms have a list of “tricks” to get rid of insects. I will forward an interesting link.

    Regards, Taetske.

    Mar 13.2019 | 07:15 pm


Hi Taetske,

Your site is very interesting, I like your niche it’s very unique. I agree that mushrooms have many benefits for our health, mushrooms are one of my favorite food. I usually cook them with flour to make them crispy and serve with spicy chili sauce. I’ve heard that there are several types of mushrooms that are harmful if eaten. Do you know the kinds of mushrooms that are harmful to humans?

Mar 13.2019 | 06:36 pm

Linda Frankson

Taetske as I dive more and more into your amazing work I am mesmerized by the work you put into your posts, it makes my work feel unbeneficial.

But as I meditate on this I find no not so all these facts are important. There is scripture that I love the signs that will come forth shall be a marvellous work and a wonder. out of small things, great things will take place.

So no matter what we are doing all thing have a meaning if it is for the greater good.

With all the crap that we dig up it seems hopeless, but behind the scenes, there are people working to bring about change that is much needed. The small thing that we do create a ripple effect.

We are contributing to this marvellous work and wonder under the ripple effect.
I should not feel insignificant in what I do only find joy in just maybe I will be joined to this ripple
This small little insignificant parasite is a clear example of this. how a loving heavenly father has placed certain people here on the earth this time in man’s journey. A time that seems hopeless there is still much hope.
always a better way

With coming over here it has helped me understand this more clearly. Behind the scenes there as thousands of people uniting in the ripple it’s that a wonderful thought

Mar 15.2019 | 05:07 pm


    Good Morning Linda,

    Thank you for your visit and comment, it is much appreciated.
    What we do with our websites is spreading news and offering help to people who are looking for answers. Whatever we have chosen as a niche I think is good as there are so many questions out there.
    I know your website and think it is very good as it will be a guideline for many people. We all bring in what we can and hope somebody will benefit from what we are offering.
    What we are doing each personally will not have a huge effect but united it for sure will. Still, when you look at history the action of 1 person can have a longlasting effect. Just now we saw a great example of this. That young girl who protested and did not go to school. She caused a worldwide protest of young children and teenagers telling us to take care of our environment. That has caused an immense ripple for sure.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 16.2019 | 08:04 am


This is so nostalgic I am really interested in learning more about the healing properties of the mushroom. I am glad you brought this to my attention through this insightful article, Wasn’t aware of all the nutrients the mushroom had and it doesn’t stop there it helps in minimizing pollution. This is awesome thanks for this article.

Sep 06.2020 | 07:48 pm


    Good Morning Tracey,

    Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    There are so many things that happen we are not aware of. We often come with bull dosers to flatten everything. Instead, we should study nature, and then learn how to live in harmony with the creation. There is a place for all of us.

    Regards, Taetske

    Sep 07.2020 | 10:40 am

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