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Today’s Dietitian: Janet Zarowitz on ‘...

“Integrative Nutrition: Mushrooms as Medicine”Today’s Dietitian, March 2020 issue, by Jamie Santa Cruz I was excited to be interviewed for Today’s Dietitian magazine how I use clinically studied medicinal mushrooms in my nutrition practice. Mushrooms have unique properties that support the immune system. In my practice I use Turkey Tail mushroom supplements with clients who have a strong family history of...

Fantastic Fungi Movie!

I saw “Fantastic Fungi,” an absolutely engaging movie (with beautiful cinematography) about the amazing benefits of mushrooms. Did you know that mushrooms can do so many things — from helping to clean our environment to empowering our immune systems to saving our declining bee populations! I’ve studied the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms and used them with clients, especially those with family...

Complementary Cancer Treatments – Mushroom &...

Medicinal plants and fungi, and their derivative compounds, are being increasingly recognized as useful complementary treatments for cancer. Promising Adjunct therapy to Traditional Cancer Treatments For example, Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) medicinal mushrooms have shown positive results as a complementary cancer treatment. In fact, in Asia, there’s an approved anti-cancer drug (PSK, Krestin) that’s made...

Optimizing Cancer Survivorship with Nutrition

Both western medicine and integrative medicine have come so far in fighting cancer, keeping it in remission and even eradicating it. Most cancer survivors also known as “Thrivers” have years and full lives ahead of them after conventional treatments like surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. Cancer Survivorship Nutrition Research clearly shows that Thrivers have unique nutritional needs. Meeting these needs is a...