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February 1, 2024 60 mins
They’re not a plant or an animal — fungi are their very own kingdom of life. And their unique composition means they offer novel, often unbelievable, benefits to our health. Certain species of fungi are currently used to treat conditions ranging from cancer to depression.  The love of mushrooms (or mycophilia) has grown in recent years. And at the heart of this movement is biologist Dr. Merlin Sheldrake, author of the bestseller Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures.  In today’s episode of ZOE Science & Nutrition, Jonathan, Merlin, and ZOE Co-Founder Prof. Tim Spector ask: Why are mushrooms so special? 🌱 Try our new plant based wholefood supplement - Daily 30 *Naturally high in copper which contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism and the normal function of the immune system Learn how your body responds to food 👉 for 10% off Follow ZOE on Instagram. Timecodes: 00:00 - Introduction  1:42 - Quickfire round 3:04 - What are fungi? 8:40 - The connection between fungi, plants & gut health 14:10 - The human impact on fungi 19:41 - Mushrooms and mental health  28:01 - Fungi as medicine 35:34 - Why should we eat mushrooms 40:39 - How to introduce more mushrooms into your diet 46:56 - How often should you eat mushrooms 51:17 - Summary 56:01 - Outro Mentioned in today’s episode:  Potential role of ergothioneine rich mushroom as anti-aging candidate through elimination of neuronal senescent cells from Brain Research Medicinal mushrooms in adjuvant cancer therapies: An approach to anticancer effects and presumed mechanisms of action from Nutrire Immunomodulatory effect of mushrooms and their bioactive compounds in cancer: A comprehensive review from Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy  Episode transcripts are available here. Have feedback or a topic you'd like us to cover? Let us know here
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