Jeff Chilton, raised in Pacific Northwest, studied ethno-mycology at the University of Washington in the late sixties. In 1973 he started work on a commercial mushroom farm in Olympia, Washington. During the next 10 years he became the production manager, responsible for the cultivation of over 2 million pounds of Agaricus mushrooms per year. He was also involved in the research and development of shiitake, oyster and enoki mushrooms which resulted in the earliest U.S. fresh shiitake sales in 1978. 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, Mr Chilton’s company was the first to offer a complete line of Certified Organic mushroom extracts to the US nutritional supplement industry. Nammex extracts are used by many supplement companies and are noted for their high quality based on scientific analysis of the active compounds.
What We Discuss in This Episode:
- His passion for mycology
- The healing aspects of mushrooms
- Food as medicine
- The mushroom of immortality
- The value of bitter foods
- How mushrooms clean up our forrests
- The stages of mushroom growth
- Food mushrooms vs. supplement mushrooms
- How some mushroom products are mostly starch
- What to look for in a supplement
- What cordyceps can do for you
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