Greetings. Jan 31 2022.

Hello to you, reader of this blog.  I'm Julie, and I account for about 85% of the goings on around here at our humble Golden Gills HQ.  Before I get into all that other... stuff, I just wanted to say thank you, sincerely.  

Starting Golden Gills has been a scary and challenging leap of faith, in a mostly horrific time of being alive. I am fortunate though, and I have enjoyed the warm support blanket our friends and family have held up, and that collective encouragement and support has certainly kept my fire tended through the darkest and coldest months of this (second) pandemic midwest winter.

I intend to use this blog as a semi-continuation of writing that I used to do quite regularly while dealing with some inconvenient cancer.  I have regrettably fallen out of practice, which I feel badly about.  I had good reason though, the chemotherapy and surgeries stopped!  These days, there is much good to write about and share and discuss with one another in this world, and this is as good of a place as any to do just that.  

Maybe I'll talk about how medicinal mushrooms helped me through intense battles with both Lyme disease and breast cancer, but then maybe drop a recipe? That's probably weird... But that is likely how this will go. Sometimes when there are new treatments or discoveries published in the medical world, I might share some of those findings here too.

Most importantly, I hope it fosters discussion on our website and in real life, so people can learn more together - over coffee perhaps?!

To health,

Julie @ Golden Gills 


  • I’d love to hear more about how you used mushrooms to benefit your health! Which ones do you like best and in which form? What response did you notice in your health? I’m excited about what you are doing here.

  • Can you suggest recipes? I sauteed the blue oysters from my first kit but would love other ideas! Thanks for doing what you do.


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