Some mushrooms are poisonous and can kill you. Some are a wonderful addition to a diet, if cooked. It is not recommended to consume raw mushrooms. Cooking is required to break down their cellular membranes in order for the body to properly break it down. There is also the position that a component of mushrooms (as well as other foods, such as black beans) contain glutamine; which is an excitotoxin. Glutamine will fuel cancer growth. So if you want to enjoy mushrooms as a food, you should do so responsibly – cooked and in limited quantities.. I refer you to Dr. Russell Blaylock in Episode 4 of The Truth About Cancer’s “A Global Quest” for a more detailed explanation of glutamine and excitotoxins.
There is also a component of mushrooms called Beta 1, 3D Glucan. I refer you to “Beta Glucan: Nature’s Secret” by Vaclav Vetvicka, Ph.D. Glucans, as I’ll refer to them here, provide a tremendous support to your immune system. It is what’s known as an “immune response modifier”, meaning that it will adjust your immune system in whatever way is needed. Your body only needs a certain amount, and any taken in excess will essentially be a waste of money. This is not a supplement where more is better (most supplements don’t operate on that premise in any event – the body only being able to absorb and utilize so much). Any excess will be excreted, and when you are purchasing a top quality Beta Glucan, you do not want to consume an excessive amount to no benefit. Follow this link to the highest quality Beta 1, 3D Glucan.
There are such a wide variety of medicinal mushrooms that have numerous benefits. Immune support (cancer), antioxidant support, stress and fatigue reduction, blood sugar balance, etc. Reishi, Turkey Tail, Cordyceps, Maitake, Chaga and many more. Do not discount them because they are a fungus, and how abundantly they are grown. They are a powerful medicine placed here for our use.They are best consumed on an empty stomach, although some manufactures discount or do not specify this. They contain vitamins and minerals. They promote white blood cells and help to produce natural killer cells, required in the body’s attack against cancer cells.
Including medicinal mushrooms in your protocol is extremely important. Do your research on the different kinds of mushrooms available that address your concern, as well as the different extraction methods. Often, there is more than one. Look for an organic supplier, and ensure that there is passionate research behind their product and the quality they produce. After all, mushrooms grow everywhere! Make sure you are getting a responsibly sourced, organic and pure product. It will come at a price. And, more expensive doesn’t ALWAYS mean more effective. Availability is a big component. But extraction methods and ensuring bioavailability do come at a price; so weigh your options.