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Can mushrooms cure cancer?

 
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This is an article from the Guardian in England. Pretty interesting perspective. They only use the more famous mushrooms. Check it out:

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/02/could-mushrooms-cure-cancer

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I've read a lot on chaga. the russians have a extract made from it that they use to treat cancer patients. they also have a chaga cream that they give to cosmonaughts to protect them from space radiation. people have been drinking its tea for over a thousand years. they commonly live to 100 plus and have nearly no cancer and they live in the most inhospitable area of russia, siberia! I've been drinking the tea for 4 years now and never have felt better! don't know if its protecting me from cancer but i will keep using it as i get my own and it costs me nothing plus i like the taste! lots of info i read says it contains 4 to 5 times more anti cancer organic chemicals than rieshi , turkey tail, shitake mushrooms combined! with cancer on the rise, ill stick to my chaga tea!
 
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Currently, 1 out of 2 men and 1 out of 3 women will get cancer. I think it makes sense to use low cost, natural preventatives, like you're doing, Steve. Treatment after getting cancer is largely ineffective, and can cost $1 million or more. Then you still die a horrible, painful death.

I use many different ones. Turkey Tail is among them. I also use a lot of Asian foods like shiitake, shirataki, amla, macha, and I drink green tea. It's fun to try new things that are healthy.
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i agree that consuming multiple species is best but if i could have only 1 i would use the chaga. i will sometimes make a tea with multiple species when i find them. around here its chaga, turkey tail, birch polypore and rarely reishi. i also grow and eat a lot of herbs for their benefits also!
 
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John Saltveit wrote:This is an article from the Guardian in England.  Pretty interesting perspective. They only use the more famous mushrooms.  Check it out:

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/02/could-mushrooms-cure-cancer

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these are all great but read up on chaga! the siberians been drinking its tea for centuries and have almost no cancer! a lot of them live to over 100 in one of the harshest environments on the planet! the russian scientists have made a extraction from chaga in the 1950's to use to treat cancer patients and also a cream for cosmoneaughts to protect them from radiation in space! it has the most antioxidants of any fungi! as well as many other beneficial organic compounds! do a search on it! its amazing!
 
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these are all great but read up on chaga! the siberians been drinking its tea for centuries and have almost no cancer! a lot of them live to over 100 in one of the harshest environments on the planet...


True enough, but i think that there is more to it than drinking the tea.
People in that region are also primarily eating from their lands.  Because of remoteness, and economy, they are consuming few, if any 'manufactured foods'.  You don't need a Master's degree in chemistry to read the ingredient list.  You pluck it out of the ground and consume it.

Cancers have rapidly spread throughout our populations with the spread of 'manufactured foods'.
 
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I think you're both right.  Healthy land, community, exercise, cold air is good for your body, chaga is widely noted. They can't get processed foods so they don't eat them.
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Don't forget maple syrup and baking soda. My niece was diagnosed with breast cancer about 10 years ago. Modern medicine did what it could but it was a native american medicine man that got her on chaga and turkey tail tea and also maple syrup/baking soda doses. She's doing great!
 
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If you read The Truth about Cancer or other alternative cancer sites, it is completely stunning how many natural foods, herbs and supplements can fight cancer.  I am using them as a preventative. After all, 1 out of 2 men and 1 out of 3 women will get cancer.  That's a lot of people. I don't want to join them.
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Hi to all - i am new here and i have a quick question - i received this thing as a gift: https://www.moja-lekarna.com/content/images/thumbs/0048356_crna-sibirska-caga-balzam-na-altajskih-travah-250-ml.jpeg. I just can not read Russian, but i think it is some kind of chaga - right?

I tried it and figured out it is insanely sweet.

Then i read somewhere that it is not ok to drink such sweet things if you have cancer etc. Please help me out  - what do you think. The growth of cancer cells is faster if you eat a lot of sugars - right?

Tomas, EU
 
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Chaga is a fantastic medicinal, and some natural medicines, such as licorice, are sweet.  I don't read Russian, so I can't tell you what it is.  

There is a lot of evidence that refined processed sugar, like white table sugar or high fructose corn syrup, are really bad for your health, especially if you are fighting cancer.  

Many experts, including Drs. Joel Fuhrman and Michael Greger have looked at the studies very carefully over the years and determined that actual whole unprocessed fruit helps you fight cancer.  Fruit juice, especially commercially made fruit juice, is boiled and a lot of the nutrition is lost, but the sugar remains. I would avoid commercial fruit juice.  If you make a smoothie with actual fruit in it, all the evidence I've seen is that it helps you fight the cancer.
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I talked to a friend who knows Russian, and this is their interpretation:


It says Balsam Chaga. Apparently Chaga is a type of mushroom. Then it says on Altansky  grass. I tried to find out what Altansky means and what I found was the Altan was the word used to Golden is reference to the Golden Horde (meaning Mongols) and not the usual Russian adjective for Golden.

Below that green part says something like the Altan award of health” like its some kind of certification like we have for organic

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John Saltveit wrote:I talked to a friend who knows Russian, and this is their interpretation:


It says Balsam Chaga. Apparently Chaga is a type of mushroom. Then it says on Altansky  grass. I tried to find out what Altansky means and what I found was the Altan was the word used to Golden is reference to the Golden Horde (meaning Mongols) and not the usual Russian adjective for Golden.

Below that green part says something like the Altan award of health” like its some kind of certification like we have for organic

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John - thank you for your research - that is really helpful. My college which gave that to me talked about some kind of grass - so now you made it clear for me. Tnx
 
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According to the American Cancer Society: ~~~"Nearly 1 out of 3 people in the United States will have cancer during their lifetimes.
Cancer can happen at any age, but nearly 9 out of 10  cancers are diagnosed in people ages 50 and older.  People of all racial and ethnic groups can get cancer."

Percentages listed in this discussion by another poster are too high. If you don't smoke (anything) your chances of getting cancer go way down. According to Cancer Research UK, worldwide cancer chances are somewhat higher because there continues to be more smoking in countries other than the US. --So yes, definitely eat good food, cut down on processed food, eat mushrooms, eat fresh fruit, and such. Exercise, think good thoughts, do charity, love each other, be a permie. And you'll have a healthier life all around. But the single best thing you can do to avoid being ill is to stop turning your pretty pink lungs into black mush by not smoking (anything).
 
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