A white dropper bottle of Rainbo medicinal mushroom supplement on a counter filled with fresh colourful produce including apples tomatoes cabbage bananas avocado and greens

Holistic Immune Tips

While many know this time as flu & cold season, it doesn't have to be! Our bodies are designed to adapt to the world we...

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Mushroom Foraging Guide

Mushroom Foraging Guide

Going foraging for edible or medicinal mushrooms? Read our guide first! We cover the bases of what to bring, how to pick/how not to pick...

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a graphic of the wood wide web, two trees of different species that show their roots branching out into the ground connecting to and in communication with the mycelial roots of fungi. Above ground we see the mushroom fruiting bodies of those fungal roots.

The Wood Wide Web

The internet but, like, organic. While we are familiar with the World Wide Web - the network of information accessible through the internet - the...

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Infographic image of mushroom life cycle. Starting with a large fruiting body mushroom with arrows to the release of spores, with arrows showing spores growing into hyphae, hyphae combine to create mycelium, primordia formation into fruiting body.

The Mushroom Life Cycle

How do mushrooms grow? The mushroom part we can see above ground is actually just the reproductive body of the fungus at large. It produces billions...

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the map of north america overlaid with different coloured translucent squares representing the territories of the indigenous peoples who were first native to the land

Traditional foods of the Canadian Indigenous

What did Indigenous peoples of Canada eat as traditional foods before contact with Europeans and subsequent colonization? And what about the traditional use of fungi...

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Black Lives Matter. Resources & Education

A note to our Rainbo community from our founder Tonya Papanikolov as well as Rainbo's commitments, an education resource list complied by our team which will...

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a pair of hands holding reishi mushrooms that are gold brown and tan bands shiny in appearance

What is an adaptogen, really?

Adaptogens are what help the body to adapt to both psychological and environmental stress. Some potent adaptogenic powers lie within medicinal mushrooms, which is one...

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an old piece of art from the Mayan or Incan traditions showing two human like figures holding out plates with brown cubes of whats thought to be cacao

Cacao + Mushrooms: Food of the Gods & Flesh of the Gods

With a relationship rooted in ancient history, cacao and mushrooms have a profound connection. The official name of the cacao tree is theobroma cacao, made up of the greek roots theo...

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4 spoons are lined up on a sandy grey background the first one has honey in it, the second has maple syrup, the third coconut sugar and the fourth is refined white sugar

Sugar: The Better Alternative!

Refinement is the process of removing impurities, so let us refine our concept of refined sugar and all of it's cousins. Sugar has a pretty bittersweet...

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a vintage postcard shows two young children outside in the snow picking bright red mushrooms with white spots on them and putting them in baskets. They wear matching red with white polkadot hats and are surrounded by evergreen trees laden with snow.

Santa was a Shaman

The most famous mushroom in pop-culture is a psychedelic mushroom - the iconic toadstool with a red cap and white dots is called Amanita muscaria....

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Close up picture of oyster mushrooms on their side. The photo has been edited to make them look purple at the top and fade into a pink at the bottom.

How Do Medicinal Mushrooms Support Immune Function?

Our immune system is essential. It’s our vital line of defence against pathogens and rogue cells, and we need it for survival. With the change...

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close up image of orange cordyceps that are dried. image by rainbo

Medicinal Mushroom Science: Benefits & Superpowers

A scientific review of the medicinal properties of each mushroom in our 11:11 tincture. These powerful and magical organisms have an ancient history of traditional...

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a bunch of different coloured mushrooms all piled together with dirt around and on them. Each mushroom is either orange, yellow, grey, beige or purple in colour

Foray with Rainbo

We're excited to announce our first Foray of the season scheduled for October 5, 2019, lead by Tonya Papanikolov and Antonio Cillero Rodrigo from Mushroom Guerrilla and Mycological Society...

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