Spoke with Dr Kate James, the integrative practitioner yesterday. After having discussed my scan results with her we decided I would try some chinese medicine such as Reishi mushrooms. There has been many studies into these mushrooms and their anticancer abilities.
Reishi is a popular Chinese mushroom with an impressive array of reputed health benefits, including antioxidant properties. The dried powder was popular as a cancer chemotherapy agent in ancient China. Reishi is also known as Ganoderma lucidum – Lingzhi – or Ling Zhi. Reishi clearly demonstrates anticancer activity in experiments with cancer cells and has possible therapeutic potential as a dietary supplement for an alternative therapy for breast and prostate cancer. And, it may enhance the immune response in those with end stage cancer. Study results showed that reishi mushroom and its polysaccharide constituents, especially triterpenes, inhibit the proliferation of a highly metastatic lung cancer cells through “apoptosis induction” and cell cycle arrest. Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is a normal process that rids the body of unwanted, genetically damaged and cancerous cells.
It may sound like a lot of supplements that I am taking but my body has been through so much and now it has to fight! I have 6- 8 weeks to make a difference and now I have been taking many supps for almost 3 months my body should definitely be resonding postiviely to it. I certainly feel well so that’s a great sign.
Yoga session tomorrow and I need it. After exercising this week I am so stiff!
I’m looking forward to the weekend with some girlfriends. I’m going to be chilling, eating and laughing a lot!