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Notes From The Health & Wellness Breakout Group

The following notes are from the Health & Wellness Breakout Group at the April 7th Cortes Island Virtual Town Hall meeting.

In our breakout group we addressed how to best take care of ourselves during the pandemic crisis. This is a summary of our conversation. Importantly, NONE OF THIS REPLACES APPROPRIATE MEDICAL CARE SHOULD RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS OCCUR. And of course, no herbs or supplements are known to be effective against COVID-19. Herbal medicines should not be used by anyone taking medications regularly before consulting a licensed health care professional.

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Ways To Reduce COVID-19’s Impact

ScienceDirect recently published a research paper by Paul Stamets and six scientists, from the University of Arizona and the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, called “Integrative Considerations During The COVID-19 Pandemic.” Though written in scientific terms, there is enough plain english words to make it understandable for lay people. For example: the key word in the phrase “liquiritigenin from Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice)”is, of course, ‘licorice.’ Stamets and his colleagues listed a number of ways to reduce COVID-19’s impact.  

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Paul Stamets’ Anti-dote for Colony Collapse Disorder

By Roy L Hales

There was an upside to this summer’s long ferry waits at the Whaletown terminal on Cortes island. One of North America’s leading fungi experts, Paul Stamets, was in the car in front of me.  While we were waiting for a second ferry, he told me about his discovery an anti-dote for colony collapse disorder. 

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Save the World one Mushroom at a Time

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM Paul Stamets love affair with fungi stretches back over 40 years. He has discovered several new species of mushrooms, written six books and pioneered countless techniques in the field of cultivation. This is the first part of an interview about Paul Stamets’ upcoming workshop at Hollyhock on Cortes Island. He discusses how we can “save the World one mushroom at a time.”
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