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83. Medicinal Mushrooms with Dr. Lindsay Chimileski

Episode Summary

Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in food and medicine. To unlock the mysteries of mushrooms and how they can help you is Dr. Lindsay Chimileski. Dr. Chimileski is a clinician and professor of botanical medicine at University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. She teaches mushroom courses to the public and is an assistant leader of ethnobotanical ecotours through Jamaican rainforests.
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Key Takeaways To Tune In For

  • [01:10] What is ethnobotanical
  • [02:45] How many species of mushrooms are there
  • [03:45] Are mushrooms beneficials in dietary supplement
  • [05:00] The benefits of mushrooms 
  • [07:10] Understanding mushrooms 
  • [09:30] How mushrooms help the immune system  
  • [11:30] Which mushrooms should you be eating 
  • [15:45] How to find the best dietary supplement 
  • [18:00] Mushroom benefits for hormones 
  • [21:30] Jamaica vs U.S mushrooms 
  • [23:00] How mushrooms support mental health 
  • [30:30] Dr. Chimileski’s parting words

Resources talked about in this episode

  • Guest social media – Dr. Chimileski’s  Instagram
94. Using Food as Medicine

94. Using Food as Medicine

In general, a whole food, unprocessed diet that emphasizes healthy protein and fats, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes, and lean meats or fish, is consistently linked to better health. But, you may be wondering, how specifically do healthy foods work their magic?

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