Christmas is still in its 9th day, but by now, my true love is probably a little flabbergasted that shops, malls, toilets(piped-in) has already switched to the upbeat waifs of Lunar New Year music. In an instant, we’ve gone from the … Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people.
Like many out there, I’m always rather skeptical when choosing or purchasing health supplement products that goes into the body. By the way, that coupled with the fact that I really dislike popping pills as well. When mom first introduced … Continue reading
Both mom and I try to keep track of our customers reactions to KENREISHI reishi during the initial stages of taking the supplements. It’s one of our ‘unwritten’ standard operating procedures (SOPs) that we have to make sure everyone is … Continue reading
A Reishi Mushroom a Day May Keep the Doctor Away By Dr. Cathy Sabota, Horticulture Specialist During the past 50 years, Asian countries have conducted an abundance of research on the medicinal value of several edible mushrooms. Their claims include reduction … Continue reading
Japan Reishi Association (JRA) Product Safety Alert Due to public concerns related to the nuclear incident in Japan, an increasing number of consumers have inquired about the safety of imported Japanese reishi supplements. In regards to product safety, the Japan … Continue reading
While researching my own thesis for my Masters program, I decided to tap on the University electronic library resources. A single type of the word ‘ Reishi’ churned out so many articles and research documents I gave up reading after … Continue reading
As always, I’m constantly on the lookout for current research and credible info on Reishi and its benefits towards all of us. This abstract below is from a research study done on breast cancer cells, conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Department of Physiology, Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine, Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Published Sept 2011. Because it contain medical mumbo-jumbo which might bore you from reading further, I’ve highlighted the key findings in BOLD.
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most lethal and least understood form of advanced breast cancer. Its lethality originates from its nature of invading the lymphatic system and absence of a palpable tumor mass. Different from other metastatic breast cancer cells, IBC cells invade by forming tumor spheroids that retain E-cadherin-based cell-cell adhesions. Herein we describe the potential of the medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) as an attractive candidate for anti-IBC therapy. Reishi contains biological compounds that are cytotoxic against cancer cells. We report the effects of Reishi on viability, apoptosis, invasion, and its mechanism of action in IBC cells (SUM-149). Results show that Reishi selectively inhibits cancer cell viability although it does not affect the viability of noncancerous mammary epithelial cells. Apoptosis induction is consistent with decreased cell viability. Reishi inhibits cell invasion and disrupts the cell spheroids that are characteristic of the IBC invasive pathology. Reishi decreases the expression of genes involved in cancer cell survival and proliferation (BCL-2, TERT, PDGFB), and invasion and metastasis (MMP-9), whereas it increases the expression of IL8. Reishi reduces BCL-2, BCL-XL, E-cadherin, eIF4G, p120-catenin, and c-Myc protein expression and gelatinase activity. These findings suggest that Reishi is an effective anti-IBC therapeutic.
The abstract can be found here on an excellent public medical resource PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Access the link here
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Spotted at my playground downstairs… Errr….I don’t think I’ll harvest it and leave the production of Reishi to credible sources instead. Heh. More information here
Pretty darn excited. That summarises the overall feeling at this current point in time. Making new connections into potential ventures, stretching my personal epistemology in my deep thinking and reflection skills via the killer Masters programme and ultimately, elated at the near possibility of securing a cozy, warm and unpretentious wedding venue. Yup. In short, it’s been some time since the last update, but I promise the absense had been no short of productive.
In this short update via the cellphone, I admit the underlying intentions of letting everyone know that my REISHI business is still here and kicking, I’m still here and kicking, and I hope all of you are kicking butt in live’s endeavours as well. I wish all good health in this present and circulating season of the common cold, and while everyone around is sneezing, coughing and feeling a tad under the weather, I’m still bloody kicking.
I owe it to REISHI, and I advocate it, up to you to be convinced.