“Mushrooms don’t work immediately. You have to take them regularly and they work in the background.”
“Our society conditions us in a way.”
“We often get into pathways that are fixed.”
“We are nature; nature is us. That ultimately is probably the most important thing we could realize.”
Key Takeaway: This week, we got to chat with a world-leading expert on mushrooms, Jeff Chilton. Tune in for a super educating episode about the nutrients mushrooms provide, how to distinguish between different types of mushrooms, and common misconceptions people have about mushrooms.
- Studied Anthropology in university and started studying mushrooms in different cultures and society throughout time
- Different types of mushrooms – psychedelic, types you see at the store, and more medicinal-types of mushrooms
- How to Classify Compounds – different types of mushrooms produce different compounds. The type of compound that is produced is how you would differentiate between psychedelic vs. medicinal mushrooms
- Mushrooms have nutrients that are really positive for us. Mushrooms are really high in fiber; it’s something that’s really helpful in our bodies
- 1989- Made his first trip to China for a mushroom conference. At this point, he realized he didn’t want to be working with fresh produce for the market.
- Sourcing mushrooms in China was the only way to be bringing medicinal mushrooms to the United States
- Most (if not all) American companies that are selling “mushrooms” aren’t actually mushrooms; they’re different types of fungus that are being labeled as mushrooms
- Most people don’t know how to “look” for the right information to make sure they’re getting quality products and quality mushrooms. Most people have no clue about them, how they grow, and what they should look for. The people selling these products capitalize on that lack of knowledge.
- Some ways to know if you have a genuine product – look at the label, look for words like mycelium
- Taste the product! If the product tastes bland or like grain, chances are you have a pseudo mushroom product.
- Another detector method is to empty the capsules and put a couple drops of iodine in there. Iodine reacts with starch and mushrooms aren’t supposed to have any starch. If there is a reaction, your product is not purely mushroom.
- Jeff talks about some of his mushroom products and extracts, and explains some of the benefits of these products
- Jeff Chilton talks specifically about Lions Mane mushrooms and how they relate to neurons
- Sometimes it’s not noticeable right away; sometimes you have to stop taking mushrooms to realize that they were working
- When you’re out in nature, you feel energy differently.
- Deep down, these mushrooms can take you to the place that is the ultimate healing experience.
Jeff”s Company: Nammex – raw material provider for mushrooms