Cooked Mushrooms, Not Raw


By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog


According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …

“Mushroom and baked potato with the skin are a complete protein when dextrinized.”

“Eat peanuts, mushrooms, and a dextrinized baked potato to make a complete protein. Add onion for chlorine to clean.”

“A ruptured tongue fungates. B-6 and cofactors are in the black mushroom. The black mushroom is for fungated tissue.”

“A mushroom looks like a tongue. Soak black mushrooms with onions, bamboo shoots, and deveined shrimp to get a healthy film back on the tongue.”

“Raw mushrooms cause fungi deposits to build up in the lungs. Apple cider vinegar will bring this fungi out.”


Whenever I ordered a salad at a restaurant (which was seldom), I’d usually say, “No raw fungus on my salad, please.”


According to Ray Peat …

“Considering the longevity and stress-resistance of germ-free animals, choosing foods (such as raw carrots or cooked bamboo shoots or cooked mushrooms) which accelerate peristalsis and speed transit through the bowel, while suppressing bacterial growth, seems like a convenient approach to increasing longevity.”


Haidut/Georgi (“Fungal Sugar (trehalose) May Treat Fatty Liver Disease,” Ray Peat Forum, Feb. 28, 2016) wrote …

“Ray wrote in one of his recent newsletters about mushrooms and their beneficial effects on human health (if well cooked). In particular, he wrote about the sugar trehalose found exclusively in mushrooms and how it stabilizes the cells of the animals that eat it. This study now says that eating the human equivalent of about 20g-25g trehalose daily can not only reverse fatty liver disease but also lead to weight loss. This amount of trehalose is easily achievable by eating about 3-4 ounces of mushrooms.

“The only thing I don’t like about this study is the mechanism they propose for trehalose’s effects. The study says that trehalose was beneficial due to interfering with the liver’s ability to metabolize fructose. I personally don’t buy that, but still the main takeaway from the study is that a relatively low dose of mushrooms eaten for a few weeks can reverse fatty liver disease that apparently at least 25% of the US population has.”


According to Annie Pauline Doughty (“How to Cook Mushrooms,” Oct. 5, 1896) …

“Since the mushroom contains a large proportion of proteid as compared with other moist vegetables it may be used in the place of meat. It can be cooked together with rice or macaroni thus giving a nearly perfect food combination containing all the elements necessary to sustain life and maintain the body in good condition. It is also fine served with tomatoes or with eggs, in sandwich or salad, alone or in made dishes.

“Remembering the wide range in flavor and characteristics of our fungi we should not cook all mushrooms alike. For fancy dishes in which mushrooms figure as a garnish or sauce consult the cookbooks — French, Italian, English and American authorities. There are also some excellent recipes in Gibson’s ‘Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms.’

“The true epicure always cooks his mushrooms in the simplest fashion.”

According to the same source …

“With so many excellent varieties to select from one ought to be able to please every palate, simulating as they do all the flavors of fish, flesh and fowl.”

'Cooked Mushrooms, Not Raw' have 6 comments

  1. March 1, 2018 @ 7:44 am Atom

    Lucien Marcus Underwood (Moulds, Mildews, and Mushrooms: A Guide to the Systematic Study of the Fungi and Mycetozoa and Their Literature, 1899) wrote …

    “Fungi inhabit nearly every form of matter living or dead. Decaying wood and other vegetable matter, dead flies and fish, saccharine fluids like preserved fruits, greasy bones, food stuffs like bread and cheese, all furnish the medium in which saprophytic species develop and thrive. Parasitic forms live on flies, grasshoppers, fish, birds and even man among the animals; others attack pollen, grain, diatoms, pond scums and other algae, and even other fungi, and every spermaphyte from the conifers to the composites has one or more parasitic species living at its expense. We have rusts, mildews, moulds, smuts and leaf spots not only on every known cultivated plant, but on the wild plants of moor, of forest and of bog, their name is legion.”


    • March 1, 2018 @ 10:12 am Patricia Valenzuela

      Hey Atom what dovtou think about chaga mushroom tea every night and at what time should I drink it?


      • March 1, 2018 @ 4:51 pm Atom

        Re: What do you think about Chaga mushroom tea every night and at what time should I drink it?

        Wild Chaga grown on birch has more bioavailable nutrients than other kinds of Chaga.

        Circulation-Sex Time (7:00-9:00 p.m.) is an ideal time for mushrooms.

        Most mushrooms are best eaten between 6:30 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.

        Cooked tree mushrooms can be eaten between 6:30 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.


  2. March 1, 2018 @ 4:55 pm Atom

    Mandatory Evacuation again!

    25,000-30,000 people ordered to hit the road.

    We’re not leaving.


    • March 3, 2018 @ 5:48 am catalin voinea

      Stay safe!


      • March 3, 2018 @ 9:41 pm Atom

        We stayed behind, and we’re as safe as a baby bird in its mother’s nest.


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