Thursday, October 19, 2017

Feel fuller, longer with Mushrooms ???

Another interesting New study which discovers how mushrooms can be as satiating as meat when protein levels are matched

But which mushrooms ??? Wood ear, crimini, oyster, Italian brown, enoki, white button, stuffing, shiitake, chanterelle, and portobello mushrooms were compared to see which was best at inhibiting aromatase enzyme activity. You'll be surprised.

Another kool study on a natural food item which can aid in weight loss. Remember my last post on the weight loss benefits of Olive Oil. So many interesting articles on how Mushrooms can fuel batteries, inspire tiny homes, be grown in diapers and even create building "sausages," which just might help construct the homes of  the future. But now we read that they can also help with weight loss. Paul Stamets even says they can save the universe. Well, maybe just the earth and reverse climate change. He gets overly excited about mushrooms. The Soil people say grassfed beef can reverse climate change. The reality is that to save the earth, all people in general all around the globe need to make numerous lifestyle changes and create different behavioral patterns, but how likely is that ?

In this new study published by the Mushroom Council in Eurekalert, an organization that obviously has a vested interest in promoting the benefits of edible fungi – 32 women and men were split into two groups. One group ate 226 grams of sliced white button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) twice a day while the other consumed 28 grams of meat twice a day. Those amounts contained equal amounts of protein, which proved significant in the study, with results showing that the people who included the mushrooms in their diets reported feeling significantly fuller and less hungry than the meat eaters. They also tended to eat less calories during the day if they started with the mushrooms in their breakfasts.
"Previous studies on mushrooms suggest that they can be more satiating than meat, but this effect had not been studied with protein-matched amounts until now," said gut health and satiety researcher and study author Joanne Slavin, PhD, RD, professor at the University of Minnesota. "As with previous published research, this study indicates there may be both a nutritional and satiating benefit to either substituting mushrooms for meat in some meals or replacing some of the meat with mushrooms."
Without adding anything further, you can read the rest of the account in the link below:
EurekAlert: "Feel fuller, longer with mushrooms"
Hmmmm 😏, Brown vrs White Button Mushrooms 😋

Interesting study and comparison of which mushrooms have some of the best nutritional properties. Here is the Youtube link (HERE).
Here is the link to the actual PubMed published study (HERE).
But on the subject of whicch one is best ? I like both 😁
Some Great Reference Links
Kitchn: "What's the Difference Between Cremini and Portobello Mushrooms?"
Oh and one more thing, stay tuned for a post on those Christmasy Magic Mushrooms and the origins of many traditions
The Amanita muscaria mushroom
Image by John Short 2012

Stay Tuned in December 2017 !

Friday, October 13, 2017

Human disconnect to reality of our times is like an infection and it's spreading

American Museum of Natural History

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, Lee, Katia, Maria, Nate, etc & that's just the Atlantic stuff. A plethora of devastating Earthquakes, Wldfires, Terror attacks and an impossible Mega-Tsunami refugee crisis in multiple regions around the world which are well beyond fixing. And what are most of the world's mainstream & social Media and their koolaid drunk followers focussed on ? Still trying to score political Brownie Points against their imaginary opponents. Anyone else find it uncanny how lulled to sleep everyone is becoming ? Rather than say much more which would be pointless anyway as far as holding your attention, I find pictures and illustrations much more effective. Last week I was in Copenhagen, Denmark, for a school. Five days of intensive study and discussion, also being without television or internet, I was clueless as to what was happening on the outside world. So I'll just focus on a few particular bits of News I missed about a further hurricane mess which happened while I was gone and a few things since. This is the Category 5 Hurricane Maria which steamrolled over what Hurricane Irma bulldozed the previous week. Not to mention many of the other countless devasting happenings which are taking place somewhere in the world every time you flick on the News.


This Category 5 Hurricane Maria hit practically straight on with the island of Dominica with Martinique close on the south and Guadeloupe on the north. Prior to all of this happening, Hurricane Irma and Jose hit many of these tiny islands. The island of Barbuda is now totally unlivable with everyone having been ordered to evacuate. In the Hurricane pathway map above, you can track where it went and at what strength. You can see above map of solid red where Hurricane Maria's eye wall is poised to make direct landfall on Dominica.
Carribean Island of Dominica
Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images
Roseau, the capital of Dominica, suffered devastating damage from Hurricane Maria. Anyway, here is a link to the devastation in Dominica (HERE). After bulldozing and steamrolling all over Dominica, US Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico were it's next direct targets.
St Thomas Island & St John Islands
Hilary Swift for The New York Times

The Caneel Bay resort on St. John was heavily damaged as
was most of the surrounding wild forests & other vegetation.

Hilary Swift for The New York Times

The Solar panels that provided a small percentage of power
 for St. Thomas were destroyed by Hurricane Maria.
Puerto Rico's Aftermath from Two Major Hurricanes
Ricardo Arduengo / AFP / Getty
After the passage of Hurricane Maria, a man rides his bicycle through a storm-damaged road in Toa Alta, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Alvin Baez / Reuters
Cars and people stop on a highway near a mobile phone antenna tower to check for mobile phone signal in Dorado

Joe Raedle / Getty
Telesforo Menendez surveys the damage in his neighborhood in Hayales de Coamo, Puerto Rico
Hector Retamal / AFP / Getty
Storm-damaged homes and vegetation on a mountainside in Naranjito, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Carlos Giusti / AP
Trees are reflected in the water in the Buena Vista community, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan
Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters
People gather on the roof of a damaged house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa
Ricardo Arduengo / AFP / Getty
A house sits precariously in an area affected by landslides in Corozal, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters
Fallen power lines and storm damage in Humacao, Puerto Rico.
No More Agriculture in Puerto Rico 
Hector Retamal / AFP / Getty
A cow lies dead after the storm in Ingenio, Toa Baja.
Carlos Giusti / AP
Dead horses lie on the side of the road after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.
(Victor J. Blue/The New York Times)
Jose A. Rivera, right, and his brother Jose Ramon Rivera look over their destroyed plantain crops in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, on Sunday. For as far as they could see, every one of the 14,000 trees was down. “There is no more agriculture in Puerto Rico,” Jose A. Rivera said. “And there won’t be any for a year or longer.”
(Victor J. Blue/The New York Times)
Felix Ortiz Delgado examines the ruined nursery where he works as a foreman in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, on Sunday.
Earthquakes, Wildfires & Terror Attacks Oh My! 
Photograph: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images
The 7.1 magnitude earthquake is deadliest to hit country in more than 30 years and has brought down buildings in the capital, Mexico City. Emergency crews and volunteers are digging through rubble with their bare hands in search of trapped survivors after a powerful earthquake stuck central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, toppling dozens of buildings and killing at least 225 people
Soldiers stood guard after a hotel collapsed in the town of Matias Romero, Oaxaca state. The 8.1 magnitude quake off the southern coast late Thursday was stronger than a devastating 1985 temblor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands.
Erie News Now
The gunman in the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip on October 2, 2017, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. At least 58 people were killed and more than 500+ people were injured Sunday (Oct 2nd 2017) night when Stephen Paddock rained gunfire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
Horrific Wildfires are plaguing California right now as they presently do elsewhere throughout the globe. In the above photo a postman delivers mail in fire-devastated Santa Rosa, California. The video was captured by Douglas Thron, an aerial cinematographer. Thus far as of my writing, 40+ people have died, 100s missing and 5,700+ homes and businesses destroyed and it's not even remotely over. Below here is an engine crew from the Berkeley Fire Department who shot this video as they arrived at the Tubbs Fire which had already burned into Santa Rosa destroying hundreds of homes. They were part of a five-engine strike team that had been told to stage at a K-Mart parking lot but when they arrived the entire store was engulfed in flames.

There's really not a whole lot more to say here. The pictures & google articles speak for themselves. But it's amazing how disconnected and out of touch most of the people are who are commenting on these events. Hard core Ideologues on various political sides rather than show genuine concern for fellow man are more interested in this stupid immature fingerpointing and scoring imaginary brownie points against their preceived worldview enemies. I'd encourage people everywhere reading to separate themselves from either side of this politically motivated controversy and consider what you can personally do for folks in need while at the same time watching carefully where you may be donating your money to what ever non-profits these days. There's really nothing more to say. I have 1000s of family and friends who are now organized and helping our folks who have been among the unfortunately ones to lose everything in all these events. The other  amazing thing here is that nobody even seems to be questioning why more and more of such devastating things are on the increase and at the same time viewing these as simply the new normal. No, this is NOT normal, it's the new abnormal folks. And you really need to start taking note. LIGHTLY brushing aside warnings can and will result in disaster. And what about Puerto Rico and the small island nations ? I doubt they will ever recover and it seems this incessannt politicking on all sides will keep the status quo around to the very end.
"And they took no note until . . . "
 Matt 24:39
"The nations on earth will be afraid . . . , and they won’t know what to do.  People will be so frightened that they will faint because of what is happening to the world." 
Luke 21:25-26
Reference Links to Photos & Articles