My name is Anna Sitkoff and I live in Port Townsend, Washington. I am a naturopathic physician, avid researcher, botanical medicine enthusiast and exceptionally curious applied mycologist. I have spent time learning about mushrooms through many lenses. First, through spending time with them in the forests, doing mushrooms fasts and watching them through the seasons. I got to know them more through different medicine making processes and uncovering their secrets through different extraction methods. I check the literature about once a week for new research, and through while at Bastyr I was fortunate to have the opportunity to do mushroom research – looking specifically at different cancer cell lines and the cytotoxic and immune-modulating effects of Fomitopsis cajanderi. My hope in writing this blog, is for people to feel educated and empowered through having well researched information available to them. I am a primary care physician at Bear Root Apothecary in Port Townsend, WA and I teach classes in the community and at various conferences. Here, I provide my notes, recipes, and monographs. Enjoy!
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