Medicinal Mushrooms

54 Jeff Chilton: The Truth about Medicinal Mushroom Extracts

Conversation with JEFF CHILTON

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Why medicinal mushrooms are an important part herbal medicine

  • An overview and profile for two popular and important medicinal mushrooms

  • An overview of the common constituents found in medicinal mushrooms

  • What part of the mushroom contains the most potent medicine?

  • How do you choose the best quality mushroom supplements?

  • An overview of the process from mushroom to extract

About JEFF CHILTON

Jeff Chilton, raised in Pacific Northwest, studied ethno-mycology at the University of Washington in the late sixties and started working on a commercial mushroom farm in Olympia, Washington in 1973. During the next 10 years he became the production manager, responsible for the cultivation of over 2 million pounds of agaricus mushrooms per year and was also involved in the research and development of shiitake, oyster and enoki mushrooms which resulted in the earliest US fresh shiitake sales in 1978. In the late seventies he was a founder of Mycomedia, which held 4 mushroom conferences in the Pacific Northwest. These educational conferences brought together educators and experts in mushroom identification, ethnomycology, and mushroom cultivation.During this period Jeff co-authored the highly acclaimed book, The Mushroom Cultivator, which was published in 1983. In the 1980’s he operated a mushroom spawn business and in 1989 he started Nammex, a business that introduced medicinal mushrooms to the US nutritional supplement industry. He traveled extensively in China during the 1990’s, attending conferences and visiting research facilities and mushroom farms. In 1997 he organized the first organic mushroom production seminar in China. Jeff’s company, Nammex was the first to offer a complete line of Certified Organic mushroom extracts to the US nutritional supplement industry. Nammex extracts are used by many supplement companies and are noted for their high quality based on scientific analysis of the active compounds.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at  www.floranella.com . Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.

Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

53 Kristen Funk: Using Medicinal Mushrooms

Conversation with Kristen Funk

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How medicinal mushrooms are used in herbal medicine

  • The immune modulating aspects of medicinal mushrooms

  • When are medicinal mushrooms not a good choice, and when are the indicated?

  • Constituent overview of medicinal mushrooms

  • Specific profile and uses for 3 specific medicinal mushrooms

  • Safety considerations for medicinal mushrooms

  • Simple ways to incorporate mushrooms into your routine

  • Dual extraction method for medicinal mushrooms

About Kristen Funk

Kristen is a Medical Herbalist registered with the Canadian Herbalist's Association of BC, and underwent four years of training at the Pacific Rim College, on unceded Lekwungen territories (Victoria, BC). She received her Diploma of Phytotherapy, has independently studied various models of traditional medicine, including Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, and has a grounded understanding of nutritional health. As a practitioner, Kristen values empowerment of her clients in their own healing journeys, and inclusivity and accessibility at all levels.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at  www.floranella.com . Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.

Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.