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Saturday, August 20 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Lecture: Mushroom Medicine: Latest News, Science, Product Controversies, and Therapeutic Uses

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Author of Medicinal Mushrooms, the Essential Guide (2021), Dr. Hobbs will
discuss the historical and modern uses of the most important fungal species
for medicine, and their place in modern integrative health care and
medicinal practices.

Review the cellular signaling pathways activated by exposure to cell wall
constituents like beta-glucans, and the resulting immune changes that are
the well-studied mechanisms of action enhancing immune vigilance against
viruses and other pathogens, so important to today's world.

Mushrooms are a powerhouse of nutrition, and among the highest fiber foods,
and recent research on their health benefits as a source of prebiotics for
helping to increase microbial diversity in the human microbiome, and
associated health benefits will be reviewed.

Practical considerations for making mushroom powder concentrates for
addition to prepared foods like soups and smoothies will be detailed with
samples to try. How to collect or purchase fruiting bodies and make the best
extracts and preparations, as well as choose the best commercial products
including a discussion about recent controversies such as mycelium vs.
fruiting body, and testing for starch content in myclelium products.


Speakers
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Christopher Hobbs

CHRISTOPHER HOBBS is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, author, clinician, botanist, mycologist, and research scientist with over 35 years of experience with herbal medicine.Christopher has a doctorate from UC Berkeley in phylogenetics... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435