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Thread: do you know about mushroom Extract Maitake D-fraction?

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    Just to add my two cents...The Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) is well known to boost the immune system. From wikipedia

    Lingzhi may possess anti-tumor, immunomodulatory and immunotherapeutic activities, supported by studies on polysaccharides, terpenes, and other bioactive compounds isolated from fruiting bodies and mycelia of this fungus (reviewed by R. R. Paterson[17] and Lindequist et al.[43]). It has also been found to inhibit platelet aggregation, and to lower blood pressure (via inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme[44]), cholesterol, and blood sugar.[45]

    Laboratory studies have shown anti-neoplastic effects of fungal extracts or isolated compounds against some types of cancer, including epithelial ovarian cancer.[46] In an animal model, Ganoderma has been reported to prevent cancer metastasis,[47] with potency comparable to Lentinan from Shiitake mushrooms.[48]

    The mechanisms by which G. lucidum may affect cancer are unknown and they may target different stages of cancer development: inhibition of angiogenesis (formation of new, tumor-induced blood vessels, created to supply nutrients to the tumor) mediated by cytokines, cytoxicity, inhibiting migration of the cancer cells and metastasis, and inducing and enhancing apoptosis of tumor cells.[17] Nevertheless, G. lucidum extracts are already used in commercial pharmaceuticals such as MC-S for suppressing cancer cell proliferation and migration.

    Additional studies indicate that ganoderic acid has some protective effects against liver injury by viruses and other toxic agents in mice, suggesting a potential benefit of this compound in the treatment of liver diseases in humans,[49] and Ganoderma-derived sterols inhibit lanosterol 14α-demethylase activity in the biosynthesis of cholesterol .[50] Ganoderma compounds inhibit 5-alpha reductase activity in the biosynthesis of dihydrotestosterone.[44]

    Besides effects on mammalian physiology, Ganoderma is reported to have anti-bacterial and anti-viral activities.[51][52] Ganoderma is reported to exhibit direct anti-viral with the following viruses; HSV-1, HSV-2, influenza virus, vesicular stomatitis. Ganoderma mushrooms are reported to exhibit direct anti-microbial properties with the following organisms; Aspergillus niger, Bacillus cereus, Candida albicans, and Escherichia coli.

    You can do more search on this plant, but from what I have read it is a very potent plant very well researched.
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    Taking polysaccharide krestin (PSK), a substance found in coriolus versicolour mushroom, may improve some cancer patients’ response to chemotherapy. PSK has been used in Japan for several decades for breast cancer, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, lung cancer, hepatic cancer, colorectal cancer, and nasopharyngeal cancer. Results have varied.

    You may also want to take a look at PSP (polysaccharide peptide) which is another extract from the Coriolus Versicolor Mushroom. There have been over 400 medical and clinical studies carried out on this mushroom which has been used in China since the Ming Dynasty. Im just amazed that nobody has mentioned it before on this site. You can find references to it all over the internet including most of the major US cancer establishments etc.

    I use a product called inforce immune builder to keep my immune system up. It contains a mix of PSK & PSP but there is another form called inforce platinum which only contains PSP and has been known to reduce tumours.

    Do your research

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    Quote Originally Posted by immuno View Post
    To emphasize "you cannot actually buy the real D fraction published by Dr. Nanba anywhere in the world. It's not for sale. It does not exist on the market".
    In his paper Dr Namba writes:
    The author acknowledges Maitake Products, Inc. 222 Bergen Turnpike, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 for supplying the Maitake D-fraction and Maitake crude powder.

    Does it mean he was actually using something available commercially?

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    In the maitake mushroom has the special structure substance called Beta-D-Glucan. It will help strengthen the immune system. In addition, the study of the biologist of the fungus named Hiroaki Nanba and Keiko Kubo. They found that a compound maitake mushroom named High-Molecular Polysaccharide, called X-fraction or D-fraction and MD-fraction. It helps to control glucose levels or have features prevent diabetes, too (The meaning of D-fraction and MD-fraction is the actual mechanism of self-defense. It consists of glucan and protein complexes that provide the most beneficial to the body).

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    I no longer have the books I read that had good cites for Japanese mushrooms' anticancer properties. But they were authoritative sources.

    As you might have guessed, I've incorporated them into my regular diet. Shitakes and enokis, at least, because they're easy and inexpensive to come by here. Most health food stores have small packages of exponentially overpriced reishis and maitakes.

    No manufacturer has come up with a magic-bullet pill or extract as far as I know. But Mother Nature's version is supposed to be pretty good.
    Dxed with Stage IB2 cervical cancer by one doctor and IVB by another in 10/11. Finished six weeks of pelvic chemorad in 12/11. Lung tumor found in 10/11 dxed as IB NSCLC in 8/12. Dec. '12 scan showed clear pelvis, no growth in lung tumor and new activity in remote lymph nodes. Is it a Stage I and a Stage IV, three Stage Is, or a cured cancer with something benign going on? Lost interest and went off the reservation after a year of unsuccessfully fighting for a good biopsy.

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    I have just removed my angry ranting comment, aimed at Chemo man.
    Sorry about that!
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    Hi

    Ok. I am on holiday. I have limited internet access but i will get back to you. I will agree that i was wrong in my statement that the immune system does not detect cancer cells. There has been some interesting findings of late on how cancer cells evade detection. I think that is the point cancer evades detection even with a healthy immune system.

    My point that you cannot 'boost' the immune system stands. It either works well or it does not. Once again i will address this in a later post.

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    Hi Immuno

    I have deleted my erroneous post. Sorry and point taken. As I said in my last post i will adress this in the future. Give me a reminder in 2 months

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    I saw this elsewhere.

    http://sunriserounds.com/?p=903

    Starve a cold, feed a fever. Eat a balanced diet, don’t overeat, he is so thin he should fatten up before he wastes away, avoid junk food, she needs to keep her weight down; Our society is obsessed with food and food advice, and nowhere is that more true than when dealing with cancer.
    Nearly 100% of the time when an oncologist sees a new patient, they are asked about nutrition. This is a natural extension of the rest of life since from the time of birth the drive to feed our children is an expression of protection and love. Every meal delivers not only food, but emotional commitment and support, often cooked with a slice of advice, inquiry and correction.

    As we age meals provide not only sustenance for the body but give us the chance to share precious moments and experience. Whether a backyard picnic, a wedding feast or the Thanksgiving turkey, it is no just about calories; Food is part of our bond to each other. Finally, as we age, and when we are ill, food is a vehicle to mend both body and soul.

    Part of the diet conversation with the doctor has to do with personal control and the desire to do everything to stop the cancer. There is a common belief that certain diets kill cancer. Therefore, we turn to something we can change, what we eat.
    Gurus recommend less sugar, more vitamins, less carbs, more or less protein, vegetarian, macrobiotic or purging dietary plans. Liquefied asparagus, Kelp, algae, mushrooms and complex organic brews promise to clean out the cancer, if we can swallow them down. These ideas bombard us and patients or families desperate to turn every stone are tempted to make radical changes in consumption.
    A basic biologic concept is in order; Cancer is the out of control growth that occurs when one of our own cells starts to divide. It starts to divide because of genetic damage. This damage may occur because of heredity, outside injury (i.e. smoking, chemicals or radiation) or just as a matter of age. The genetic mutation happens years before the cancer is evident. Once that genetic injury occurs the cancer cell is on autopilot and does not require any outside stimulation to grow. The damaged genetic switch controls the cell’s growth and it will not stop.

    The key statement above is in italics …. Our own cells. It is not foreign; it was originally an important and healthy part of us. That means that a cancer cell eats what we eat, needs the exact same sugars, protein, fats and vitamins as every other cell in our bodies and has no special nutritional needs. It is not possible to artificially change one’s diet so radically that a cancer will stop growing, unless we literally starve the patient to death. Therefore, the goal of nutrition during cancer care cannot be to directly attack the cancer. That approach will fail.

    None-the-less proper nutrition during cancer care is vital. Malignancy and treatment can significantly affect both the ability to eat and the body’s nutritional needs. Maintaining adequate protein, calorie, fat, vitamin and fluid intake is vital for healing and for tolerating therapy. For the average cancer patient who has a treatable or curable condition, the focus of nutritional need is not around directly defeating the cancer, but around maintaining the individual so that their body and the treatment itself can succeed.

    Discussions of diet are important to have with the oncologist and often with a nutritionist. The key is to find a diet that the patient can ingest easily, whether just because it is familiar or because easy to swallow and digest. If the patient cannot eat because of physical problems, such as pain on swallowing or nausea from chemotherapy, than focus on fixing or working around those problems. Loss of appetite can often be addressed and if needed medications can be used to stimulate eating.

    Experimentation is needed by changing texture, food type, and temperature, perhaps with different soups, vegetables, meats or pasta. The answer may be to eat multiple small meals or nutrient dense foods. Many patients find juicing an excellent technique to take in natural foods in an easy to consume way. In extreme situations, it may be advisable to provide nutritional support via tube feeding or even by intravenous alimentation. Experimentation is important, as is communication with the health care staff.

    People have been successfully eating for millions of years and thus the body knows what it needs. Often during cancer care certain foods will take on a noxious flavor. This is the body saying, “No, I do not need or want that.” Other times there may be odd cravings. Within reason, listen to those desires. The body is trying to heal.
    After a patient has survived a battle with cancer, nutrition is important to rebuild and prevent cancer recurrence. A recent article in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association supported diets high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and fish, noting increased cancer recurrence from diets based on refined grains, red meats, desserts and high-fat dairy products. The article also emphasized exercise in preventing new disease in cancer survivors. With 12 million American cancer survivors it is time to focus on their long-term health and diet is certainly part of that prescription.

    Complex manipulations of diet in a cancer patient cannot slow or kill the disease. Our goal should be to support basic nutritional needs to help the patient maintain strength, immune function and healing. The wonderful part of this natural nutritional remedy is that we can achieve health benefits not only by what we cook, but because we serve it with a giant helping of love.
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    I come from a laymans position regarding diet and cancer.
    I don't even propose to suggest I understand complex nutrition in the fight against cancer, even though my Bsc in chemistry is nearly 50 years outdated.
    What I do understand is that cancer cells are not "invaders" but of our own chemical and genetic makeup, changed by whatever external or internal influence that initially triggers certain cells to become rogues within our cellular makeup.
    No one knows how far back in time cancer stretches, did our forebears thousands or millions of years suffer from cancer, who knows.
    What I firmly believe is since this world started manipulating our food chain, using inorganic fertilisers, pesticides, preservatives, emulsifiers, antioxidants, cellulosic bulkers, colorising agents, the additives goes on into thousands, have we opened a door that as far as cancer is concerned, we cannot now close.
    What I do know is simply this
    Our body is the most complex chemistry laboratory known to mankind, given the right diet it naturally without need of supplements produces every single chemical our body needs to develope and survive.
    This wasn't an accident, it developed over millions if not billions of years from simple cell organisms that we are told mankind originated from until to today.
    What has changed, our lifestyle, external influences, playing about with our basic foods, introducing inorganic chemicals into our food chain, smoking, airnborn pollutants from every source we can think of, energy production, manufacturing, oil use in every form down to the daily use items, furniture polishes, air fresheners, hair sprays (no I don't use), inorganic chemicals in our toothpaste, mouth washes, the list is endless.
    Does the incidence of cancer correlate to the increased use of inorganics consumed and used in our daily life. For sure, we will never be told.
    What is sensible is Didee's statement on nutrition, important absolutely yes, as a cure for cancer No.
    If a natural cure was available, our bodies by now would have found the answer and cancer would have been naturally eradicated.
    Therbye ends my take on this discussion which is one that has been debated for decades and to this day not everyone can be swayed or convinced one way of the other.
    I'll take the middle line, eat well, live as well as I can, reduce as much the daily stress and let my body take care of what it can AND if My cancer does return I won't be eating mushrooms or juicing I'll be seeing the specialists that can help me, yes using synthesised chemicals most probably in an attempt to cure me.
    Thus endeth my laymans dissitation.
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