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TED conference on mushrooms: antimicrobial, antiviral, immune system boosting potential

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by Jarod, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Jarod

    Jarod Senior Member

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    Not claiming this is for ME/CFS treatment, but interesting information on health benefits of mushrooms. There is another video somewhere where this guy Stamets claims to help cure his mother of cancer using Turkey tail.

     
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    Interesting, he also has a website with mushroom extract products, if anyone was really keen also grow kits. There is clearly real potential in some mushrooms, where do you begin though.
     
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    I have been taking mushrooms since I got sick, Reishi is really great stuff especially.
     
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    Mushrooms make me nauseous - violently sick and I feel spaced out and awful on the tablets as well.

    They were being used in the 80's and 90's before antiviral drugs and immune modulating drugs were becoming available though.
     
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    I tried them and they had no effect, but I'm glad I tried. His book Mycelium Running changed the way I see the world.
     
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    JAM Jill

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    If you know what you have his staff is very knowledgable and helpful. I called them after my diagnosis and they suggested things based on previous experience, but made it very clear that they hadn't worked with my specific viral infection before.
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    From Amazon:

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    I have been taking a supplement, Maitake Mushrooms, along with monolaurin (from coconut oil) as natural anti-virals since around Feb or March. My feeling about them is that even if they ultimately do not help, they cannot hurt. Or at least in my case, I do not have any negative side effects from them (but of course if someone does, then do not take them!)
     
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    Mushrooms are also a source of polysaccharides, and therefore prebiotic.
     
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    You remember which ones you tried or had reactions to by any chance?
     
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    Good question. Nobody really knows...

    Saw Lions Maine growing on one of those indoor growing setups.

    Logs pre-plugged for Lions Maine, Shitakes, and probably more can be bought and grown in the yard I guess. Keep them moist and in the shade. That's my kind of gardening. The low maintenance kind.
     
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    JAM Jill

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    I've grown them in a closet before too.
     
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