As the Lunar New Year looms closer (a matter of days in fact), and foreseeing that we at momlovereishi.com will be busy with the upcoming festivities featuring Chinese Reunion dinner, visitations to relatives(whom unfortunately we only meet once a year), feasting( that includes cooking), and the definite impromptu ‘ban-luck (blackjack)’ sessions, we’re still actively searching the world wide web and amongst other credible sources to keep everybody informed on the benefits of reishi. This time round we have Dr. Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac.O.M.D. who combines her diverse training in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Modern Biomedicine and Cell Biology with 30 years in private practice. She writes on the 6 cancer fighting medicinal mushrooms in the link here.
Oh by the way, from now till the 24th of January, 2nd day of Chinese New Year, we at momlovereishi.com will be giving away $18 Ang Pows (lucky red packets) filled with Singapore Sweep lottery tickets with every box of KENREISHI Reishi supplements purchased!
You may be the next lucky winner of $2.2 million…HUAT AH!
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 →
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
If you type in ‘Reishi’ in your Google search engine, approximately 1,470,000 results will be produced. I wished striking the weekly Toto(the local lottery) was just as easy… 😛 But anyway, I’m continuously doing the research here on my blog on … Continue reading →
For over 2000 years Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) have been recognized by Chinese medical professionals as a valuable remedy. As the ‘Medicine of Kings’, Reishi is widely used for different purposes. It is used for symptomatic relief of arthritis and of menopausal anxiety. It is also used in treating allergic asthma, hypertension, hypothyroidism, bronchitis, insomnia, general anxiety and stress, and cardiovascular problems. Reishi also is often the main ingredient in herbal formulas for immune dysfunction syndromes, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Reishi is prescribed in China for a number of psychiatric and neurological afflictions, including diseases involving the muscles, anorexia, and debility following lengthy illnesses. In an eight-month study of Alzheimer’s disease in Japan, patients taking a Reishi mycelium product demonstrated significant improvement.
Recently, Russian scientists have taken an interest in Reishi. They found that in addition to the cardiovascular benefits mentioned above, Reishi showed a significant preventive and therapeutic action against plaque build-up (‘Plaque’ is a fatty compound which is comprised of a combination of oxidized cholesterol, calcium, and degenerated white blood cells [‘foam cells’]. It is deposited on the walls of arteries which restricts blood flow by narrowing the passage within arteries resulting in arteriosclerosis).
In 1990, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio found that Reishi could be effectively used in treating stiff necks, stiff shoulders, conjunctivitis (inflammation of the fine membrane lining the eye and eyelids), bronchitis, rheumatism, and improving ‘competence’ of the immune system without any significant side-effects.”
Another piece of information from KENREISHI Co. themselves received in the email. I had requested for them to translate their material from Japanese to English….so while rather “raw” in the translation bit, it’s still comprehensible. Never knew it’s good for … Continue reading →
Back to work after a long long Lunar New Year break…and everyone seems refreshed in the office (excluding the grump expressions in the MRT) Spotted this in the news today…As always, prevention is always better than the cure. Big jump … Continue reading →
The weather’s been somewhat crazed…pouring on and off, and really literally realizing the saying: “When it rains, it pours..” The temperamental weather has especially not been too helpful since I was going to make a delivery of KENREISHI today. Drat. Since I’m … Continue reading →