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Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms Paperback – September 11, 2012
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“Chaga features a range of tasty recipes using these healthful edible mushrooms, as well as a wealth of information about their history, their uses, how to properly prepare and store them, and their nourishing benefits.”
—Midwest Book Review
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retreat centers around the world. Wolfe is the middle son of two medical doctors, and has an extensive educational background, which gives him a unique perspective in the health field. He holds degrees in mechanical and environmental engineering, and in political science. He has studied at many institutions, including Oxford University. He concluded his formal education by receiving a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of San Diego.
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I am a avid user of Chaga Extracts with excellent results!
PART 1 of the book deals with the facts and history of Chaga and the Birch Tree from which Chaga grows on!
PART 2 of the book deals with preparing and enjoying Chaga with a good variety of Recipes, this includes preparing Teas which was interesting as David states not to boil the Chaga in Boiled Water but to simmer over a period of time so as to not destroy the natural Acids and beta-glucan polysaccharides etc.
PART 3 deals with the science of Chaga which I found the most interesting as this to me is the nuts and bolts of the Book.David has presented a comprehensive view of the individual constituents of Chaga These being Beta-glucans, Betulin,Betulinic Acid and Melanins.
Overall I was very happy with the book it wasnt a long book and was straight to the point with each particular topic presented within its pages with citations, I also enjoyed the photos spread out within the book photos of Chaga on a Birch Tree is something to admire!
I have a close Family member recently diagnosed Cancer and have started him on Chaga Extract with Turkey Tail in preparation for the onslaught of Chemotherapy and Surgery to boost his immune system.
The only downside to the book was no discussion on Powdered Extracts which would of been of interest to me as I have been using a fantastic Chaga Product from ORIVEDA!!
In my Oppinion the Book is excellent for anyone wanting to know the A to Z of chaga,once familiar with this wonderful mushroom start researching the Peer Reviewed Research Papers In depth pertaining to the benefits of taking this Mushroom!
The pictures of the mushroom show clearly what exactly this medicinal mushroom looks like, because you certainly don't want to harvest, and eat the wrong kind of mushroom. And of course the pictures of David show a charming, kind, and vital man, which helps to sell his idea of herbal medicine. His face practically glows with good health, something you can't photoshop in when needed.
David first introduces us to Chaga in the wild, showing us how it grows mostly on Birch trees and how it prefers a colder climate. How it was used by Siberian Shamans for healing. David gives us a list of the remarkable things that Chaga can do for our bodies such as being a 'premier herbal adaptogen(a metabolic regulator that increases an organism's ability to adapt to environmental factors and resist stress), cancer fighter, immune-system modulator, antitumor agent, gastrointestinal(digestive) tonifier, longevity tonic, and a genoprotective(DNA-shielding) agent." page 1
David made his case so well, that I went to his website, [...], and ordered some Chaga for myself. There were different forms of the Chaga, and David explains them all in this book, plus he tells you how to make your own, but that's not going to happen for me, so I too the easy route and pulled out my credit card.Read more ›
I wish everyone harvesting had this same aproch. Thank you for a great book!
I am taking it myself with wonderful results.
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After reading this book, went out our back yard and started looking for Chaga. Found all that we need for a long time. We are drinking the tea every day. Read morePublished 5 days ago by DEBRA C.
I haven't had the chance to read this yet...I lent it to my brother and his wife, and they said it is INCREDIBLE and full of all kinds of wonderful information!! I have no doubt. Read morePublished 21 days ago by DMac
Interesting theories, scientific background and creative recepies!
Great and informative. If you want to know more about chage here you go!Published 4 months ago by penny