Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms

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North Atlantic Books, Sep 11, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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Taking the counsel of Hippocrates—"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"—acclaimed author David Wolfe brings the wisdom of eating herbal medicine to today's health-conscious readers. His enthusiastic fan base, which includes celebrities such as Woody Harrelson and Angela Bassett, continues to blossom as more and more people realize the healing and immunity-boosting properties of raw and medicinal foods.

In Chaga, Wolfe presents the many virtues of medicinal mushrooms, which boost immunity, stave off allergies and asthma, help fight against cancer, and generally improve core vitality. But the star of the book is chaga—"the king of the mushrooms"—which holds the greatest storehouse of medicinal properties of any mushroom species.

In addition to exploring the extraordinary history, lore, scientific research, and future of this potent healing mushroom, Wolfe provides readers with recipes for teas, soups, fermentations, and tinctures—as well as tips on how to obtain quality chaga products. Other mushrooms are also discussed, such as the fabled queen of the medicinal mushrooms, reishi—which promotes a healthy immune system—and the cordyceps—which fights fatigue, improves endurance, increases lung capacity, and more.

The wealth of wisdom, research, recipes, and advice will enlighten and satisfy Wolfe's fans, as well as any reader curious about natural ways to improve health and promote healing.
 

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Contents

sees
13
More Polypore Lore Geology Mythology
33
The Anticancer Arsenal
51
How to Store Wild Chaga
69
Recipes
82
Chaga Superbowl Boil Tea
88
Oil Extracts
94
Chaga HuangQi
100
eeee
121
How Beta Glucans Help Us Heal
127
Chagas Melanin Content
137
Part IV
155
Sacred Chocolate
162
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169
Index
185
About the Author
195

Superhero Chaga Activator
106
Chaga as Food
107
Poetic Interlude
113
Final Words
203
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About the author (2012)

The author of best-selling raw food books such as The Sunfood Diet Success System and Eating for Beauty, as well as one of the world's leading authority on raw-food nutrition, David Wolfe conducts seventy to eighty health lectures and seminars each year in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the South Pacific, and hosts at least five health, healing, and beauty retreats each year at various
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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