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Are mushrooms healthy for you?

Are mushrooms healthy for you?

Morels: There are many health benefits from mushrooms but the specifics depending on what kind of mushroom it is. I will talk about what is most often called a morel. However, when we foraged for them in the blue ridge mountains as a child we called them merkels. They contain antioxidants and are reported to aid liver health. They contain fiber, vitamin d, potassium & iron. They are delicious (cont'd). ...Read more

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How to combat overstimulation on mushrooms?

How to combat overstimulation on mushrooms?

Don't use them: If you don't want to suffer the effects of mushrooms - then don't use them. There are many downfalls to use of illicit drugs. ...Read more

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Can you eat maitake mushrooms?

Can you eat maitake mushrooms?

Oh, yes: "maitake" means "dancing" -- ancient japanese people apparently danced with joy when finding these mushrooms. For thousands of years, healers have used them in tonics, soups, teas, prepared foods, and herbal formulas to promote health and long life. Researchers are now studying the medicinal effects of mushrooms on the immune system, cancer, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Is it hard to stop doing mushrooms?

Is it hard to stop doing mushrooms?

Narcotics Anonymous: Recommend that you become involved in narcotics anonymous. It is less difficult to fight an addiction with help. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to eat mushrooms?

How dangerous is it to eat mushrooms?

Could be: Commercial mushrooms come from safe sources. If you are into foraging for them, either you must be an expert or do this with an expert. Some like morels are easy to identify but others can be difficult and mushroom poisoning is something you would rather not acquire. ...Read more

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Is eating mushrooms good or bad for you? Please advise!

Is eating mushrooms good or bad for you? Please advise!

No: Commercial mushrooms added to food makes them more palatable and interesting. Mushrooms from this source have few nutrients however. Be careful about harvesting your own as there are some seriously poisonous varieties growing wild. In general, however, mushrooms are neither bad nor good in the usual sense of these words. ...Read more

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Are magic mushrooms bad?

Are magic mushrooms bad?

Not to the mushroom: I'm sure the mushroom might be offended if it knew that it had such a bad rap with humans....but to answer your question, they are currently not used medicinally because of their high potential for abuse and addiction. They cause changes in mental status and cognition and therefore, I would advise against their use as harm can come to you or others while under their influence. Try rhubarb instead. ...Read more

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What do magic mushrooms do?

What do magic mushrooms do?

Psilocybin: "magic mushrooms" contain a chemical called psilocybin, which is a natural hallucinogen (similar to lsd, which is synthetic). You can read warnings about it here: http://tinyurl.Com/9gxhsdz and lots more info, some of it very subjective and even positive here: http://tinyurl.Com/4f7qh like all powerful mind-altering drugs, psilocybin can be very dangerous depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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Do mushrooms cause hepatitis?

Do mushrooms cause hepatitis?

Some can: Amanita phalloides and others (a. Virosa, a. Verna, a. Bisporigera, galerina autumnalis, g. Marginata, g. Venenata, lepiota helveola) are associated with potentially fatal hepatitis. These are fairly uncommon varieties and wouldn't be found in stores. In general, wild mushrooms should not be consumed. ...Read more

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What can magic mushrooms do to a person?

What can magic mushrooms do to a person?

Hallucinations: Used recreationally, hallucinogenic mushrooms can lead to psychosis, intense fear, and panic. Doses are extremely variable, and can be too high. In contained therapeutic situations, research is being done with more moderate doses of the active compound, psilocybin. Some participants spoke of a mystical experience of sacred connectedness. For some, positive change. http://tinyurl.com/8o33k5a. ...Read more

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Are mushrooms (psychedelic) bad for you?

It depends: What mushroom, how much, in what context (the person taking it, age, medical conditions, why used etc) are all elements required to fairly answer that question. I don't think, however, just because something is psychodelic, it means it is bad for you, but that opinion is unfortunately not widely held in our current american culture. This brings up the legal concerns regarding use. ...Read more

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Are raw white cup mushrooms carcinogenic?

Are raw white cup mushrooms carcinogenic?

Not realistically: There is a hydrazine derivative in some mushrooms called agaritine that binds to DNA and in ridiculously high doses produces cancer in a few animal models. I know no bioscientist who avoids mushrooms. Such chemicals are ubiquitous and unavoidable. Orange juice and pepper contain similar stuff and so does your own feces. Enjoy life without troubling yourself over minuscule risks. ...Read more

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Why am I suddenly allergic to sep mushrooms?

Why am I suddenly allergic to sep mushrooms?

Maybe Not: Maybe you aren't allergic but simply had an adverse reaction due to the quantity of mushrooms or due to something else (like a new food, alcohol consumption, exercise, medications, etc). See an allergist for evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of psilocibin mushrooms?

What are the dangers of psilocibin mushrooms?

Dangers are Real.: The effects of mushrooms (psilocybin) vary significantly on their strength & purity. It is difficult to know much active material you are using. The significant issues occur when they are taken in large amt's.They have potential to cause nausea, vomiting, cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea, ^ blood pressure, ^ heart rate, impaired judgment, dizziness, anxiety & flashbacks, numbness, dizziness >. ...Read more

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Is it common to puke off of magical mushrooms?

Is it common to puke off of magical mushrooms?

No: Misidentification is a huge problem in mushroom ingestion. Psilocybin ("magic") mushrooms in 4-8 mg doses produce mostly mental and physical relaxation, a sense of separateness from surroundings, mild euphoria, and perceptual distortions. Some people experience profound insights about their lives. Nausea & vomiting indicate your mushrooms are poisonous ones misidentified as psilocybin. ...Read more

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Are mushrooms anywhere near equivalent to meat?

Are mushrooms anywhere near equivalent to meat?

Not sure what u mean: Do you mean from a nutritional standpoint? There are many differences in the two in nutrition (and there are many types of mushrooms). Mushrooms generally are very low in calories, but that also depends on how they are prepared. They also have much less protein than meat. They are commonly used as a meat "replacement" in vegetarian dishes more for their texture and flavor similarities to meat. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of magic mushrooms?

What are the health effects of magic mushrooms?

Depends: on what you are really getting. When it comes to herbal substances, especially in the US where they are essentially unregulated, you never know what you are getting. Even more so with illicit plant drugs like peyote, mescaline and psilocibin (which is the active ingredient in most 'magic' mushrooms). Bad trips with psychosis and flashbacks, anticholinergic effects -dry mouth, blurred vision etc. ...Read more

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I ate some mushrooms and now I can't pass urine?

I ate some mushrooms and now I can't pass urine?

Get medical help.: Certain types of wild mushrooms such as amanita smithiana, cortinarius orellanus, mycena pura, and omphalatus orarius can be mistaken for edible mushrooms. These mushrooms contain toxins that can cause kidney failure. If you feel you may have ingested wild mushrooms and still have not voided, seek medical attention for history, physical, and laboratory testing. ...Read more

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Can you have hallucinations on mushrooms in food?

Can you have hallucinations on mushrooms in food?

Not usually: The world of fungi is amazing and complex, but people don't usually put hallucinogenic mushrooms in food. Psilocybin mushrooms and amanita muscaria are two which are known to induce hallucinations -- and which can be poisonous. These are very different from the morels, truffles, and portebellos which safely enhance our spaghetti sauce and other edibles. ...Read more

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A friend told me about a magic mushroom. Does it exist?

Yes: But it is not magic. Or maybe it is because magic is not real , it's an illusion right? That pretty much sums up drugs and what becomes of people who are addicted to them, in the beginning the illusion is; life is better, more fun, your smarter, enlightened etc. However the reality is quite the opposite. ...Read more

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What kind of hallucinations do you experience with mushrooms?

What kind of hallucinations do you experience with mushrooms?

Variable: The naturally occurring hallucinogen in "magic" mushrooms (not the kind you put on your pizza) is psilocybin. The effects vary depending on mindset and environment. These can be frightening and paranoia-inducing, or what some call transcendent. The hallucinations themselves are usually visual, multicolored geometric shapes and vivid imaginative scenes & sequences. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prepare ourselves for magic mushrooms?

Wrong web site: This is not the kind of web site to garner such information. I don't recommend preparing your self at all, i dont recommend you use them. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take maitake mushrooms extract during chemotherapy?

Is it okay to take maitake mushrooms extract during chemotherapy?

Maitake: In 2009, a phase i/ii human trial, conducted by memorial sloan–kettering cancer center, showed maitake could stimulate the immune systems of breast cancer patients. Then it might be considered safe so far. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat dried mushrooms made near the troubled nuclear plant in japan?

Is it safe to eat dried mushrooms made near the troubled nuclear plant in japan?

Why take the risk?: It could be but your health is too valuable to take any risk you can avoid. ...Read more

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What other foods can I be allergic to if allergic to mushrooms? What cross reacts?

What other foods can I be allergic to if allergic to mushrooms?  What cross reacts?

Several: People with mushroom allergy are sometimes prone to something called "oral allergy syndrome" in which they experience oral itching and or rashes around the mouth. This can occur even with exposure to outdoor mold spores. However, several foods have been implicated - interestingly, the common link seems to be those foods that also have molecular similarity to latex. ...Read more