MUSHROOMS THAT HEAL By Fran Fainman

Millions struggle with the physical and emotional burden of chronic illness every day. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs may temporarily relieve symptoms, but often cause unwanted side effects. Medicinal mushrooms nourish, heal, and protect your body so it can return to a state of balance.

DID YOU KNOW? Medicinal mushrooms have been shown to increase the ability to handle physical, mental, and emotional stress. This makes them beneficial for anyone living with a chronic illness. 5

REASONS TO LOVE MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS 

  • They are adaptogens, this means they help support the body's ability to handle the physical and emotional stress of chronic illness. 
  • They contain nutrients that help balance the immune system and help the body heal itself. 
  • They kill the bacteria, viruses, and mould that accumulate and contribute to autoimmune disease.
  • Lion's Mane medicinal mushrooms are more effective at treating ulcers than prescription proton pump inhibitors. 
  • Cordyceps medicinal mushrooms contain natural steroids that can help treat tuberculosis. 

Use Reishi, Shiitake, and Maitake to Treat Chronic Candida Syndrome

Candida is a yeast that occurs naturally in the digestive and vaginal tract. In small amounts, this yeast lives in harmony with your body and causes no ill effects. But, if you have a compromised immune or digestive system, you could develop chronic candida (systemic candidiasis). This condition can cause a host of symptoms that mimic many common diseases.

Some of these symptoms are:

- Frequent yeast infections (women and men)

- Autoimmune disease (including eczema and psoriasis)

- Brain fog and concentration problems

- Bloating, constipation, or diarrhea

- Severe seasonal allergies

Reishi medicinal mushrooms have been shown to treat chronic candida syndrome by supporting the immune system and detoxifying the body. It has a protein called ganodermin, which has strong anti-fungal properties.

Shiitake medicinal mushrooms support the immune system and prevent the spread of pathogenic bacteria in your body.

Maitake medicinal mushrooms can be used to support your immune system and encourage detoxification.

Use Lion's Mane for Neurological Conditions

Neurological conditions like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and muscular dystrophy reduce quality of life for so many South Africans.

A study of Lion's Mane medicinal mushrooms conducted by Tohoku University in 2008 revealed that out of all edible mushrooms available today, only this one has a positive impact on nerve repair. This is because some of the particles of this medicinal mushroom when digested and distributed throughout the body, cross the blood-brain barrier and stimulate the production of enzymes that release nerve growth factor. This is a protein critical to the growth, maintenance, and survival of certain types of neurons. Nutrients in this medicinal mushroom also show promise in repairing the myelin sheath, the protective insulation that surrounds nerves.

Use Reishi for Joint Pain and Limited Mobility

Joint pain and limited mobility are caused by a variety of conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, Epstein-Barr, Lyme disease, and fibromyalgia.

Reishi medicinal mushrooms improve joint mobility by supporting the immune system and reducing inflammation. They also help kill the viruses, mould, and bacteria that build up in your body as a result of autoimmune disease. With a wide array of nutrients, they help the body return to health.

Use Lion's Mane for Stomach Ulcers

An infectious bacterium known as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is responsible for 78 to 80 percent of stomach ulcers. Lion's Mane strengthens intestinal mucosa while providing antioxidant protection and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Use Cordyceps to Treat Tuberculosis

Cordyceps medicinal mushrooms contain natural steroids that help treat chronic inflammation and boost physical endurance during a long illness. It's particularly good with Tuberculosis.

These mushrooms are also rich in polysaccharides called beta-glucans, which have been shown to increase immunity by enhancing the function of killer cells, responsible for destroying foreign invaders.  

For more information visit www.medimushrooms.co.za.

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