Welcome back to "A Chat With Benedetta!" As we have touched on before, food and preventative care is key to holistically caring for your body, as well as your spirit. On this episode, we are joined by our newest guest Jeff Chilton, Founder of Nammex Organic Mushroom Extracts. We discussed the medicinal and nutritional benefits of mushrooms, and the understanding of "food as medicine"; the effort that goes into the production of organic mushroom extracts; and what to be beware of as a consumer in the supplement market!
Jeff is a pioneer in the Organic Mushroom industry, and an advocate for educating consumers. Jeff's level of consciousness and understanding regarding quality control along with precise growing practices (as they pertain to each mushroom type), and analytical testing is, in Julia's opinion, unmatched. The takeaway from our chat with Jeff is one we warn our listeners about when it comes to good efficient care for your skin, and that is: "Buyer beware".
Give it a listen and know more than you thought you knew about the health and medicinal value of mushrooms!
You can find further educational reading on Jeff's website, https://www.nammex.com. Read more of his story in this excerpt from the Nammex website:
"In 1983, after 10 years of commercial mushroom growing experience, Jeff co-authored and published the classic, bestselling book on small-scale mushroom cultivation, The Mushroom Cultivator. That same year he moved his family to British Columbia to start a mushroom spawn laboratory and small specialty mushroom growing facility. By 1989, after much research, it became clear that many of the specialty mushrooms had beneficial properties and this was the wave of the future.
In 1989 Jeff made his first trip to China to attend the International Society for Mushroom Science’s (ISMS) conference in Nanjing and he discovered the depth of mushroom knowledge and production capacity that China offered. The relationships Jeff built over the next 10 years laid the foundation that made Nammex a leader in the new category of health promoting mushrooms. This same year, 1989, Nammex was founded."
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