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Mushrooms, Cancer and the Myths Surrounding Them with Jeff Chilton Part of the Let’s Talk Series

Mushrooms, Cancer And The Myths Surrounding Them With Jeff Chilton Part Of The Let’s Talk Series

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Mushrooms, Cancer and the Myths Surrounding Them with Jeff Chilton Part of the Let’s Talk Series

Mushrooms are such wonderful healers that they have been the center of mythology on their healing powers. When it comes to terrifying diseases like cancer, this fear combines with hope for a cure. Used properly, mushroom are excellent tools in cancer treatment which makes it all more important to know the truth about what mushrooms can and can’t do. Mycology pioneer, Jeff Chilton takes the microphone to bust these myths so we can be better herbalists.

Mushrooms Mentioned in this Let’s Talk Episode


Turkey Tail


Shiitake (Lentinan)

Jeff Chilton

Jeff Chilton founded Nammex Organic Mushroom Extract Company in 1989 after more than a decade of growing, researching and collecting medicinal mushrooms. He is the co-author of the book, The Mushroom Cultivator, which still stands as a mushroom grower’s Bible. Jeff has built a connection with researchers and mushroom growers around the world to expand knowledge about his beloved fungal friends.

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Sue & Candace

Sue Sierralupé
Sue Sierralupé is a Certified Master Herbalist, Master Gardener and Sustainable Landscape Specialist. She is the clinic manager and lead herbalist at Occupy Medical clinic. Sue is author of The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World and co-author of The Practical Herbalist Herbal Folios series. Follow her blog at Herbalism Manifesto for commentary on herbs, parenting, nutrition and a whole lot more.
Candace Hunter
Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, or see her work at The Practical Herbalist,, and

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