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Could Mushrooms Aid in the Treatment of Cancer?

Mushrooms

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  • Mushroom extracts have been shown to stimulate immune function in cancer patients as well as lead to complete tumor regression in animal studies
  • Unextracted whole mushroom products have been shown to improve immune status in immunocompromised breast cancer patients following standard primary oncologic treatment
  • Compounds from mushrooms such as shitake, maitake and reishi may have anti-cancer effects and may increase survival rates of cancer patients
  • Mushrooms are powerful immune boosters and are also excellent sources of antioxidants, including ergothioneine, which scientists are now beginning to recognize as a 'master antioxidant'
  • When consuming whole mushrooms or mushroom supplements, make sure they’re organic in order to avoid harmful contaminants that mushrooms absorb and concentrate from soil, air and water

By Dr. Mercola

Mushrooms are neither plant nor animal. They're fungi and have been valued for their medicinal properties for centuries.


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