Dr. Elliott: Healing Power of Mushrooms
The Healing Power of Mushrooms
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There are approximately 100,000 varieties of mushrooms in the world.
The main body of the fungus lives on dead trees and tree roots, varying in size from a few inches to several miles wide. Mushrooms are uniquely able to develop natural biological defenses that prevent bacteria and viruses from entering their structure. This is what makes mushrooms important as medicinal aids in treating and preventing disease in animals.
A short time ago, a pouch of mushrooms was found near an unearthed frozen caveman estimated to be 5,000 years old. The mushrooms were found to have anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. This species was named "Ice man mushrooms".
In recent decades, scientific and medical research has been confirming the efficacy of mushrooms and identifying their bio active molecules. A number of purified compounds extracted from various mushrooms are now being used successfully against sarcomas, allergies, immune disorders, antibiotic activity and invigorating the immune system.
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Agaricus Blazei - High level of Beta-glucans and activates NK killer cells. Uses include immune booster, anti-tumor, anti-viral, antibacterial
Reishi - Anti-oxidant, immune modulator, lowers cholesterol, liver & kidney detoxification, supports immune system during chemotherapy
Corydyceps - Anti-tumor, cholesterol lowering, anemia, helps build bone marrow, liver & kidney fortifier
Maitake - Anti-diabetic, anti-viral, immune booster, arthritis, lung deficiencies, anti-parasitic, helps relieve side effects of chemotherapy
Oyster - B-Vitamins, 8 essential amino acids, fiber, iron, blood strengthener, sarcomas
Chaga - Anti-tumor, appetite stimulator, pain reduction
Lions Mane - Anti-microbial, immune modulator, stomach ailments, improved muscle & motor response
Shitake - Liver helper, strong anti-viral and anti-tumor properties, stimulates lymphocytes and immune helpers
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Additional information can be found in the premiere natural healing book “The Healthy Wholistic Dog”.