from May 6, 2020
with Jeff Chilton
from May 6, 2020
What exactly is a mushroom, how are they cultivated, and what are their benefits? Why are the growing method and growth stage of a mushroom so important to the production of medicinal compounds? What are the quality control measures and analytical tests that can be used to insure a genuine, high quality product? This talk covers everything you need to know about mushrooms and more.
Jeff Chilton studied Ethno-mycology at the University of Washington in the sixties and became a large scale commercial mushroom grower. He is a co-author of The Mushroom Cultivator and the founder of Nammex, the first company to supply medicinal mushroom extracts to the Nutritional Supplement industry. Jeff is also a founding member of the World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products.
with Mason BresettSee In Store
Medicinal mushroom extracts are becoming a popular treatment strategy in today’s health and wellness industry. This webinar will present an overview on the impact of medicinal mushrooms on the immune system. A thorough look at the different physiological impacts mushrooms have on different immune cells and systems relating to the immune system will be a focal point.
The webinar will also focus on dosing, safety and the importance of quality.
Medicinal mushrooms have a reuptation for being key immune-modulators when working with acute, chronic and even autoimmune illnesses. Like plants, different species of mushrooms have different applications, active compounds, uses and contraindications. Because medicinal mushroom extracts are formed from food, there therapeutic index is quite large compared to other nutraceuticals and medications.
Some of the most common medicinal mushrooms such as: lions mane, cordyceps, reishi, turkey tail, chaga, oyster, shiitake and maitake will be covered. Active compounds like ergothioneine, beta-glucans, triterpenes and ergosterol will be introduced.
Mycological part (mycelium, mushroom and spore) classification will be covered. This mycological classification system is an important discussion point which will be touched on multiple times throughout the webinar.
If you are curious about the modern advances and functional ways to include medicinal mushrooms into your practice, this is a great webinar for you.
Mason is a naturopathic doctor and co-founder of The Health Creation Lab , a naturopathic primary care clinic in Sarnia, Ontario. Mason has extra training in herbal medicine and mycology. Mason has a deep respect for medicines from our earth (fungi, herbs, plants, and trees).
Mason is a naturopathic doctor and co-founder of The Health Creation Lab , a naturopathic primary care clinic in Sarnia, Ontario. Mason has extra trai...