Medicinal Mushrooms- their Role in Cancer - Lakeside Natural Medicine

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Medicinal Mushrooms- their Role in Cancer

BySarah Axtell, ND December 11, 2012

This review of a meta-analysis study highlights the benefits of the medicinal mushroom, Coriolus versicolor. Cancer patients that took Coriolus had a 9% absolulte reduction in 5-year mortality. The findings were most significant in patients with breast, colorectal and gastric cancers.

Coriolus supports the immune system during and after chemotherapy. To maximize the therapeutic value of Coriolus, it has to be hot water extracted.

In addition to Coriolus, the medicinal muchroom, Reishi, has prominent therapeutic value, especially in cases of breast cancer.

To prevent cancer, eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, especially nutrient-rich green leafy veggies and mushrooms. For supportive complementary care during conventional cancer treatment, consider supplementing with medicinal mushrooms (especially Coriolus).

For more Cancer-related articles and blog posts:

The Anti-Cancer Diet

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

Antioxidants- their Role in Cancer Care

Preventing Cancer with Collared Wraps

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

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