Episode 112 – Mushroom Benefits, How To Get Quality Mushrooms For Efficacy w/ Jeff Chilton

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Episode 112 – Mushroom Benefits, How To Get Quality Mushrooms For Efficacy w/ Jeff Chilton

I love mushrooms, like reishi, chaga, and the list can go on. I’m sitting down with Jeff Chilton who is the President of Nammex. We talk about the health benefits of mushrooms {and there are TONS out there!} + how to make sure you find a good quality mushroom extract to actually get these benefits that we’re talking about today!

Make sure to connect with Jeff over at www.nammex.com and www.realmushrooms.com

You can connect with Lahana on Thrival Nutrition on Facebook, Instagram, and the blog!

About Jeff Chilton

Jeff Chilton, raised in Pacific Northwest, studied ethno-mycology at the University of Washing-
ton 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 US fresh shiitake sales in 1978.
In the late seventies he was a founder of Mycomedia, which held 4 mushroom conferences in
the Pacific Northwest. These educational conferences brought together educators and experts in

mushroom identification, ethnomycology, and mushroom cultivation. During this period Jeff co-
authored the highly acclaimed book, The Mushroom Cultivator, which was published in 1983.

In the 1980โ€™s he operated a mushroom spawn business and in 1989 he started Nammex, a
business that introduced medicinal mushrooms to the US nutritional supplement industry. He

traveled extensively in China during the 1990โ€™s, attending conferences and visiting research fa-
cilities and mushroom farms. In 1997 he organized the first organic mushroom production sem-
inar in China.

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 Chiltonโ€™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.

Lahana Vigliano
lahana@thrivalnutrition.com

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Thrival Nutrition. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and currently pursing her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@thrivalnutrition).