My name is Anna Sitkoff and I live in Seattle, Washington. I work as an Herbalist at Dandelion Botanical Company and I am in my 4th year of Naturopathic medical school at Bastyr University – deepening my understanding of our phenomenal bodies. I have spent time learning about mushrooms through many lenses. First, by 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 that has been done, and through Bastyr I have been 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 will be teaching a few classes at Dandelion Botanical Company, and various conferences. Here, I provide my notes, recipes, and monographs. Enjoy!
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