3000 BC the Egyptians believed mushrooms were a sacred food that
5,000-year-old "Ice Man" found in the mountains of Europe
carried a medicine kit of dried mushrooms.
help fight breast cancer
Recent scientific studies in Japan, the UK and the US have found
that some chemicals found only in raw, cooked and dried mushrooms
may strengthen immunity, help fight infections and prevent cancer.
friendly fungi may also may help with reducing high blood sugar,
high cholesterol, high blood pressure and the risk of blood clots.
Cancer Counter Measure
reduce estrogen production to lower breast cancer risk.
of large white mushrooms slashed estrogen production up to 50%.
white, portobello and crimini mushrooms had similar actions, but
were not as effective.
- Enoki - Lentinan
Lentinan is a chemical found in mushrooms.
many studies in Japan have shown that mushrooms have anti-cancer
properties, that lentinan is approved in cancer treatment there.
one study, Japanese farmers who regularly ate enoki mushrooms had
a 40 percent lower death rate from cancer than those whose diet
did not include mushrooms.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a protein
in the lectin family that is found in edible mushrooms which targets
cancer cells and stops them from multiplying.
review of mushroom international studies by Cancer Research UK reports
that many mushrooms can stimulate immune functions.
Harry Preuss, M.D., a physiology professor at Georgetown University
School of Medicine is fascinated by this mushroom. In his book,
"Maitake Magic (Freedom Press; $15.95)," he explains why.
is one of nature's richest sources of beta-glucans ... which are
among, or even may be, the most potent natural immune forces ever
discovered," he writes.
maitake may help combat cancer by stimulating immune responses.
A compound called maitake D-fraction is being tested for treating
advanced breast and prostate cancers.
Magic (Freedom Press; $15.95)
More about mushroooms' cancer fighting properties
on the Web:
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Updated April 21, 2017