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  • The healing power of mushrooms - Fox News, 4/4/12 - "Shiitake ... The mushroom contains a polysaccharide called lentinan, and another known as Beta 1.3 glucan, both of which appear to possess powerful anti-viral and anti-tumor powers ... Shiitake also enhances immunity by boosting the production of T cells, macrophages, phagocytes, natural killer cells and other white blood cells. It even helps to fight flu, due to the presence of a polysaccharide known as KS-2. Further clinical studies show that Shiitake even protects against the damaging effects of radiation and chemotherapy ... consumption of shiitake leads to a drop in serum cholesterol of between 7 and 12 percent. Russian and U.S. studies show that shiitake inhibits platelet aggregation in the blood, thereby reducing the buildup of arterial plaque - which is the cause of hardened arteries. This mushroom also inhibits the formation of arterial lesions, and lowers high blood pressure ... Reishi mushrooms fight tumors, presumably due to the presence of the polysaccharide Beta 1.3, which occurs in shiitake. Reishi also increases immune-protective T cells and macrophages ... Reishi protects the liver from damage by chemical toxins such as carbon tetrachloride ... Maitake ..."
  • Extracts From Reishi Mushroom And Green Tea Shows Synergistic Effect To Slow Sarcoma - Science Daily, 4/8/08 - "Both the reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum; Lingzhi) and green tea have long held a place in traditional medicine in China and other Asian countries, for the general promotion of health and long life and for the treatment of specific diseases. More recent scientific studies have confirmed that both enhance the body┬╣s immune functions and hold the potential for treatment and prevention of many types of cancer" - See reishi at Amazon.com and green tea extract at Amazon.com.
  • Mushrooms Against Cancer? - Dr. Weil, 12/11/07
  • Best Bet for Breast Cancer Survivors? - Dr. Weil, 7/15/03
  • Medicinal Mushrooms - Nutrition Science News, 1/00
  • A Shield of Immunity - Nutrition Science News, 9/99