Chaga Health and Wellness – June 29, 2019

Former Minister of Natural Resources, Jerry Ouellette, is Angelo’s guest. How did Jerry become the spokesperson for Chaga, the medicinal mushroom found in the Northern Ontario forest?

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  1. Hey Witch Doctor! Give us the magic words!

    Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
    Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
    I told the Witch Doctor I was in love with you!
    And then the Witch Doctor, he told me what to do!….take a dose of Changa

    Unless this Chaga is some sort of new scented bait, what in tarnation does it have to do with fishing? I am surprised Fish’n Canada is latching onto and promoting this product without first doing their own comprehensive study and investigation.

    Jerry Ouellette in his exuberance to promote this product has obviously omitted the harmful side effects of Changa. As a former Minister of Natural Resources, he should know better.

    You people are not Medical Doctors.

    Chaga is generally well-tolerated. However, no human studies have been conducted to determine its safety or appropriate dosage. In fact, Chaga can interact with some common medications, causing potentially harmful effects.

    For example, Chaga could pose risks for people on insulin or those with diabetes due to its impact on blood sugar.

    Chaga also contains a protein that can prevent blood clotting. Therefore, if you are on blood-thinning medications, have a bleeding disorder or are preparing for surgery, consult with your doctor before taking Chaga (22Trusted Source).

    Though some research shows that Chaga may help reduce inflammation, it may also cause your immune system to become more active. Thus, people with autoimmune diseases should seek medical advice before taking chaga.

    There is no research on the safety of Chaga for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Therefore, the safest option is to avoid use.

    Finally, remember to buy supplements from reputable sources, as Chaga is not monitored by the FDA.

    According, webmd.com states similar side effects and dangers :

    Side Effects & Safety :
    It isn’t known if chaga is safe or what the possible side effects might be.
    Special Precautions & Warnings:
    Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of chaga during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

    “Auto-immune diseases”such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: Chaga might cause the immune system to become more active. This could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it’s best to avoid using chaga.

    Bleeding disorders: There is concern that chaga might increase the risk of bleeding. Don’t use chaga if you have a bleeding disorder.

    Diabetes: Chaga might lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use chaga products. The dose of your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted by your healthcare provider.

    Surgery: Chaga might affect blood sugar control or increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using chaga at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

    Dosing :
    The appropriate dose of Chaga depends on several factors such is the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Chaga. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

    SUMMARY
    No studies have analyzed the safety or appropriate dosage of chaga. Unwanted side effects could occur if you have a bleeding disorder or autoimmune disease, take blood thinners or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

    Promoting a product without stating the serious and harmful side effects that will or can occur, sets a very dangerous standard.

    Hey Witch Doctor! Give us the magic words!

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