A potent preventative mushroom against prostate cancer for father’s day, ahead of time
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. In the United States in 2007, 223,307 men were diagnosed with the illness, and 29,093 men died from it. The causes or specific factors, causing the cancer, are still unknown. Still, age is the strongest risk factor for prostate cancer. Obese men may be at greater risk for having more advanced prostate cancer and of dying from prostate cancer. Pharmacists and nutritionists in Washington, D.C. and Prince George’s county will be willing to provide prostate cancer information.
“Let be food, a first choice of preventive change”
Beneficial “medicinal mushrooms” at a glance.
A few species of mushrooms have already been reviewed for their amazing medical benefits and contribution for possible prevention and /or treatment of chronic diseases and other illnesses.
- Hen-of-the-Woods, “Maitake”, or Grifola frondosa is known for its stimulation effects on the immune systems of breast cancer patients, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, insulin and more.
- Employed for more than 2,000 years and listed in the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, Reishi mushroom or Ganoderma lucidum is also called “supernatural mushroom”. Its effects on cholesterol, platelet aggregation, blood sugar and different types of virus, have already been recognized.
- Second most popular edible mushroom, Shiitake or Lentinula edodes is credited for its nutritional value and healing potential. Natural biologic compounds may be useful as an antibiotic, anti-carcinogenic and antiviral.
- The most common mushroom in the American diet, White button mushroom or Agaricus bisporus, is being investigated for is possible effects on arthritis.
“Turkey tail” mushrooms another “medicinal mushrooms”
Valuable health properties
Known as Coriolus versicolor or Yun-zhi, a member of the Polyporales, belongs to the order of fungi in the class Agaricomycetes. Previously presented to possess anti-cancer properties, the mushroom had been widely used in Asia for medicinal benefits.
Research fellow Doctor Patrick Ling from the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre-Queensland and Institute for Biomedical Health & Innovation stated in an article, ”PSP, an active component polysaccharopeptide, extracted from the mushroom, Coriolus versicolor, is effective in targeting prostate cancer stem/progenitor cells responsible for cancer initiation as well as disease progression. PSP may be a potent preventative agent against prostate cancer. PSP treatment could completely inhibit prostate tumor formation”.
They are commercially cultivated and sold for consumption as food items and for medical purposes.
This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Any information is for educational purposes only.