Amazing mushrooms: the medicinal properties of mushrooms and their value in the modern diet and medicine cabinet

Course Dates: 07/03/20
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Did you know that mushrooms have been used medicinally in China for hundreds of years BC? Did you know mushrooms can help to fight cancer and make your immune system stronger?


What is the course about?

Come and learn about the history of medicinal mushrooms and hear the latest research on the health benefits of eating mushrooms. Find out which ones are the best to eat, whether they are worth buying in a supplement form and how best to cook them.

What will we cover?

• The history of medicinal mushrooms
• The latest research on the health benefits of mushrooms
• Which mushrooms are the best to eat
• Mushrooms and their potential role in the treatment of cancer.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- List four types of mushroom which have health benefits
- Discuss the history of mushrooms in medicine
- Explain how mushrooms may help to improve the functioning of our immune systems and fight infection
- Suggest three different ways to cook mushrooms.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for everyone and no prior knowledge or skills are required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is a relaxed and very informative class. The teacher is warm and friendly and will lecture and use a PowerPoint presentation. There will be class discussion and you will be able to answer questions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a pen and paper or notebook so you can make notes if you wish.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

OIther nutrion courses from your extensive program.

Tutor Biographies
Ellie Holly

Ellie Holly has been practising herbal medicine and nutritional therapy for almost twenty years. She is highly qualified and experienced at treating patients with a wide range of health issues. She has been devising, writing and delivering nutrition courses to adults for over ten years. Ellie is passionate about using her knowledge to educate and enlighten people with energy and enthusiasm so that they are empowered to make positive changes in their diets and lifestyles. To find out more about Ellie, the courses she teaches and her work seeing patients in private practise, please visit her website:

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: FNR62

Sat, day, 07 Mar - 07 Mar '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £29.00
Senior fee: £29.00
Concession: £29.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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