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45: An Informational Guide to the Nutritional and Medicinal Benefit of Mushrooms with Jeff Chilton
Erin Kinney, naturopathic doctor, naturopathy, functional medicine, food allergies, adrenal stress, genetic testing, hormone testing, nutritional counseling
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Nutritional and Medicinal Benefit of Mushrooms

45: An Informational Guide to the Nutritional and Medicinal Benefit of Mushrooms with Jeff Chilton

What is your perception of mushrooms? Have you ever read any studies or listened to any podcast episodes explaining the health benefits of mushrooms?


If not, this is the episode for you because Jeff Chilton is joining me to tell us all about his career, his journey, how he learned about everything to do with the mushroom industry, and more.


With over 40 years of experience in the medicinal (non-hallucinogenic) mushroom industry, Jeff is looking to spread his wealth of knowledge about our fungi friends and their incredible health benefits! 


In the late 60s after studying Ethno-mycology (the study of human-fungal interactions) at the University of Washinton Jeff began a career as a large-scale commercial mushroom grower. From there, with a lack of medicinal mushrooms and extracts available in the US market, he founded Nammex, the first certified organic mushroom extract and supplement company in the US. To this day Jeff continues to spread awareness of all the incredible health benefits mushrooms can have on the human body and to inform the public that most mushroom extracts on the market aren’t even real!


In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 


  • What attributes we share with the fungal kingdom as humans
  • How mushrooms repurpose organic matter for the benefit of other plants
  • The nutritional and medicinal benefits of mushrooms
  • The proper way to cook mushrooms to get the most out of them
  • Why everyone should use mushrooms as preventative medicine
  • How to make sure you choose the right mushroom
  • The difference between a pill and an actual mushroom


This conversation with Jeff is SO incredibly informative! He really opened up my eyes to all of the different types of mushrooms available to us, their benefits, and the research that is still being done! I hope you feel the same way after listening!


I really encourage you to begin implementing mushrooms into your diet asap! Just like Jeff says in the episode, they really are the missing dietary link that we all could benefit from.


If you are interested in Jeff’s supplement line or educational content, visit both of his websites linked below!


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