have been used for thousands of years to promote good health in
the Far East.
David Law writes:
mushroom can increase the production of interleukin1 and 2,
resulting in inhibition of tumor growth. Studies show that Reishi
can have a number of other positive effects on the body such
as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-viral (through
its interferon production), lowers blood pressure. It also acts
as a cardiotonic by lowering serum and increasing the production
of interleukin 1 and 2, which results in inhibition of tumor
cholesterol, expectorant, anti-tissue, liver protecting and
detoxifying, protection against ionizing radiation, antibacterial,
and anti-HIV activity. (46)
We live in
artificial environments where air is filtered and food is processed.
If we can keep our immune system functioning efficiently and strengthen
our daily programs with natural immunity building supplements such
as Reishi mushrooms, we can minimize the frequency and severity
of illness and recover more quickly.
To further mystify
your brain into believing that the FDA has not yet graduated from
kindergarten: the Chinese Chow Dynasty used Reishi mushrooms. This
means that people knew about the healing properties of Reishi mushrooms
over three thousand years ago.
found in Reishi mushrooms have been classified as Host Defense Potentiators
(HDP). These enhance the abilities of our immune system to protect
itself. These disease-inhibiting compounds include Hemicellulose
(AHCC), polysaccharides, polysaccharide-peptides, nucleo-sides,
triterpeniods, complex starches, and other metabolites. In combination
they strengthen the immune system, aid in neuron transmission, metabolism,
hormonal balance, and the transport of nutrients and oxygen.
I strongly advocate
the consumption of natural, unadulterated, non-processed, authentic
Reishi mushrooms. Purchase them in bulk, along with a seriously
sharp knife for these little guys are very tough. In order to cut
one into little pieces, you first must work yourself into a murderous
frenzy. Make believe you're an ex-football player and commence to
slay the little fungi.
treatment I drank:
Two cups of Reishi per day.
You may also take Reishi capsules, one 500 mg. three times per day.