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Originally published November 20 2008

Daniel Vitalis Teaches Rare Chaga Mushroom Wildcrafting Secrets in Dec. 4 Teleconference

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) Wild foods expert Daniel Vitalis is teaching a rare course on the wildcrafting of Chaga mushrooms in a teleconference on Thursday, December 4th, at 7pm Eastern Time. The course includes a one-hour teleconference, a downloadable audio file of the live teleconference, a downloadable video showing mushroom recipes and preparations, and additional support materials from Vitalis.

Chaga is a prized medicinal mushroom best known for its powerful anti-cancer properties. As stated on Wikipedia (

"The antimutagenic action of the molecules found in the white part of birch bark where chaga feeds inhibits free-radical oxidation and also induces the production of interferons, which helps induce DNA repair. The substances, contained in white part of birch bark contribute to the decrease of hypoxia and to increase of the stability of organism to the oxygen deficiency, being antihypoxant correcting the metabolism of cells. The anti-cancer properties of betulin or betulinic acid, a chemical isolated from birch trees, is now being studied for use as a chemotherapeutic agent. Chaga contains large amounts of betulinic acid in a form that can be ingested orally, and it also contains the full spectrum of immune-stimulating phytochemicals found in other medicinal mushrooms such as maitake mushroom and shiitake mushroom."

Daniel Vitalis has emerged as one of the most deeply knowledgeable people about wildcrafted mushrooms. He's a gifted speaker and a spiritual follower of the transformative Asian healing arts. Until the last year or so, few people knew about Vitalis, but through various speaking engagements (such as the Best Weekend Ever with David Wolfe and Len Foley), he has become one of the most sought-after experts on real-world, practical harvesting and use of medicinal mushrooms.

NaturalNews highly recommends his teleconference to anyone interested in learning how to get closer to nature by wildcrafting these remarkable medicinal mushrooms, straight from nature. Although this seems like the Winter in many parts of the world, it's actually a great season for harvesting Chaga mushrooms in many areas, and the knowledge Vitalis provides is invaluable year-round.

The normal cost to sign up for the course is $67. NaturalNews readers receive a $5 discount by using coupon code: NTRNWS. To enroll in the course, simply email [email protected] and include the "NTRNWS" coupon code. Vitalis' staff will contact you via email for payment arrangements (yes, they take credit cards).

Warning: Do NOT attempt to wildcraft mushrooms unless you know exactly what you are doing. Some species of mushroom are toxic to humans and can be deadly. Make sure you are acting with qualified guidance when you harvest mushrooms in the wild.

A PDF brochure of the Dec. 4 event is available here:

Remember, to join the course, just email [email protected] and include coupon code NTRNWS to get $5 off the course price of $67.

If you're into wild foods and natural medicine, you'll be thrilled by the content of this course. Daniel Vitalis is a fantastic presenter of this information, and he's extremely knowledgeable on this subject. Enjoy!

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