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Oh, My Health...There Is Hope!

Aug 8, 2022

In this episode of Oh My Heath ... There's HOPE! Jana talks with Jeff Chilton


Jeff Chilton studied Ethno-mycology at the University of Washington in the late sixties and in 1973 began a 10-year career as a large-scale commercial mushroom grower. Jeff is the co-author of The Mushroom Cultivator, published in 1983. In 1989 Jeff established Nammex, the first company to supply medicinal mushroom extracts to the Nutritional Supplement industry. In 1997 he organized the first organic certification workshop for mushroom production in China.


Jeff is a founding member of the World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products in 1994 and a Member of the International Society for Mushroom Science. Nammex extracts are used by many supplement and food companies and are noted for their high quality based on scientific analysis of the active compounds.

"Mushrooms have many helpful nutrients, including beta-glucans for immune enhancement, ergothioneine for antioxidative potentiation, nerve growth stimulators for helping brain function, and antimicrobial compounds for limiting viruses." -Paul Stamets


This 30-minute episode is on:
1) Jeff talks about Growing up in the 60s 
2) Removing some of the myths surrounding Mushrooms
3) How do mushrooms support the body
4) Learning all about all the varieties of Mushrooms
5) What makes a functional mushroom vs nonfunctional 


This episode is about:
Growing up in the '60s. Removing some of the outdated myths around mushrooms. Learning how mushrooms support the immune system. Jeff talks about a lot of varieties we may be less familiar with. 


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