Medicinal Mushrooms are exquisite and spectacular All edible mushrooms benefit the immune system and are cancer protective. At The University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine I teach oncology. I am not an oncologist. During the course I introduce the students to 15 - 20 medicinal mushrooms that have been studied and researched for their use in treatment /support in various cancers.

There are many useful books on mushrooms. One of the best books dealing with the understanding of mushrooms is Paul Stamett’s “ Mycelium Running “ A recent book by Stepfanie Romine called “ Cooking with Healing Mushrooms: 150 Delicious Adaptogen Rich Recipes that Boost Immunity, Reduce Inflammation and Promote Whole Body Health” should be in everyone’s library and kitchen.

Two mushrooms are also adaptogens- Reishi and Cordyceps. Turkey Tail conatins PSK that has been studied to inhibit cancer growth. Maitaki and Shitake were used to treat HV early in the disease. Osyter mushrooms contain a statin drog lovastatin which reduces cholesterol.

You can read Christopher Hobb’s Medicinal Mushrooms book to become familiar with different species Mushrooms should be part of every cancer patients list of supplements to ingest. I have learned so much about mushrooms over the years. You can too

Until tomorrow…