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The webinar will also focus on dosing, safety and the importance of quality.
Medicinal mushrooms have a reuptation for being key immune-modulators when working with acute, chronic and even autoimmune illnesses. Like plants, different species of mushrooms have different applications, active compounds, uses and contraindications. Because medicinal mushroom extracts are formed from food, there therapeutic index is quite large compared to other nutraceuticals and medications.
Some of the most common medicinal mushrooms such as: lions mane, cordyceps, reishi, turkey tail, chaga, oyster, shiitake and maitake will be covered. Active compounds like ergothioneine, beta-glucans, triterpenes and ergosterol will be introduced.
Mycological part (mycelium, mushroom and spore) classification will be covered. This mycological classification system is an important discussion point which will be touched on multiple times throughout the webinar.
If you are curious about the modern advances and functional ways to include medicinal mushrooms into your practice, this is a great webinar for you.
Introduction and Bio, types of products and life cycle of mushrooms, quality control and fungal parts.15 min - 30 min
Effect of medicinal mushrooms on the immune system30 min - 1 hrs
Specific mushroom actions and use, mechanism of action, active compounds and secondary systems medicinal mushrooms have an effect on1 hrs - 1.25 hrs
Specific mushroom species, dosing, safety, drug interactions and contraindications
Medicinal Mushrooms and the Immune System
About Mason Bresett
Dr. Mason Bresett ND studied human movement in Thunder Bay, Ontario and then studied naturopathic medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic (BINM) Medicine. His internships in Vancouver included sports medicine, chronic illness, immune disorders, HIV, and mental health focused care. During naturopathic medical school Mason was approached to work with St. Francis Herb Farm, an organic herb company growing herbs in Central Ontario. He went on to receive extra training in herbal medicine through various conferences, mentorships and clinical cases. His role was around educating health care providers across British Columbia on how to effectively and safely use herbal medicine. He became the Western Canada medical consultant for St Francis. He was also involved with research studies and applied herbal medicine training for students at BINM. While at BINM he also organized an experiential conference exploring the philosophy behind naturopathic medicine. While immersed in herbal medicine research and education, Mason gravitated towards the unique qualities of the adaptogen class of botanicals. While researching and prescribing adaptogens in his practice, he started to notice how many medicinal mushrooms were grouped into this group of natural therapeutics. From here he started to take courses and attend conferences rooted in mycology and medicinal mushrooms. Mason has a general family naturopathic practice in Sarnia, Ontario -The Health Creation Lab. He uses medicinal mushrooms, herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, nutrition and mind body medicine in his clinic to support his patients. He continues to provide up to date research and education for Real Mushrooms Practitioners - a group of health care professionals (MD’s, ND’s, DC’s etc) using mushrooms in their practices. He is also actively working with medical doctors and oncologists setting up research studies using medicinal mushroom extracts.
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