At one time, this “gem” of a food was so highly treasured for its health benefits that it was literally worth its weight in silver!
Now extracts of this natural food have been proven effective against a variety of cancers. Not only that — the extracts reduce blood sugar, making them a valuable supplement for diabetics. And it looks like they prevent or reduce high blood pressure, so they’re worthwhile for cardiovascular patients as well! What IS this wonder food? Keep reading and I’ll explain. . .
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It originated high in the mountains of northeastern Japan, usually at the base of oak trees, but sometimes also under maples and elms. It only fruited once a year, late in the season — from early September to late October.
Popular in Asia for the past 3,000 years, it’s also found in Europe, the northeastern United States and Canada.
This highly esteemed food, Grifola Frondosa, is also known as the “dancing mushroom” because people were said to dance for joy when they found it.
Besides “dancing mushroom” it goes by the names “hen of the woods”, “sheep’s head”, “cloud mushroom”, and “king of mushrooms” (because of its large size).
You may have heard it called the maitake mushroom.
The maitake mushroom is a polypore, meaning it lacks the gills on its underside that we often associate with mushrooms. Instead it releases its spores — the “seeds” that propagate the mushroom — through small pores.
Maitake mushrooms grow in layers of curved caps, and can become quite large. Their fruit body can spread to a width of several feet and weigh as much as 40 or 50 pounds. Some 100 pound specimens have been reported!
For thousands of years, Asian healers have used edible mushrooms in soups, tonics, teas, prepared foods, and herbal formulas as an adaptogen and to promote health and longevity. Maitake held elite status in Japanese and Chinese cuisine.
Until recently, maitake was merely the subject of folklore and traditional Chinese medicine. But since the 1980s, modern researchers have been studying its medicinal effects on a variety of health issues.
A great deal of evidence suggests maitake mushrooms are the most promising medicinal mushroom.
King of mushrooms unleashes your immune army
Maitake mushrooms are high in amino acids and in vitamins B-2, D, and niacin, as well as the minerals magnesium, potassium, and calcium. They’re even rich in fiber.
But Maitake’s real claim to fame is its polysaccharide fiber called beta-1,6-glucan, which stimulates the immune system naturally and lowers blood pressure. Beta 1,6-glucan is a protein bound polysaccharide — a large and complex molecule comprised of smaller sugar molecules.
Beta glucan stimulates your immune system and activates the white blood cells and proteins that attack cancer cells… including macrophages, T-cells, natural killer (NK) cells, neutrophils, and interleukin-1 and -2.
These immune system cells play a central role in boosting your general resistance to disease and preventing free radicals from wreaking havoc on your body. They help your immune system respond rapidly to illness, and they also remove cellular wastes and speed tissue damage recovery.
This giant Japanese mushroom
has cancer-fighting abilities
Research now shows this powerful Japanese mushroom can help you beat cancer.
Maitake researchers have found three ways this food can fight cancer:
- Keeping healthy cells from becoming cancerous
- Helping prevent metastasis
- Slowing or stopping the growth of tumors.
Published studies support all three of these benefits.
The precise cancer fighting mechanism of maitake molecules is still unclear. Some researchers think that instead of attacking tumors directly, they stimulate production of more T cells to fight cancer cells.
At the forefront of this promising research is Hiroaki Nanba, PhD and professor of microbial chemistry at Kobe Pharmaceutical University in Japan. Not only is he a four-time author, but he’s also the world’s premier medicinal mushroom researcher.
In one study, Dr. Nanba gave the mushroom to cancer patients who took no anticancer drugs. Yet they saw a regression in their tumors.
The Maitake D-Fraction extract
Maitake also contains a highly-concentrated cancer-fighting compound called D-Fraction.
Maitake D-Fraction® is a patented extract of the maitake mushroom, rich in beta-glucans, marketed as a dietary supplement in the U.S. and Japan. The terms “D-Fraction” and “MD-Fraction” simply refer to a concentration of maitake polysaccharides.
Even tradition-bound Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s experts now recognize the anticancer power maitake can exhibit. They completed trials in 2009 which suggest maitake can help breast cancer patients.
A phase I/II human trial showed that maitake extract stimulates breast cancer patients’ immune systems… which includes macrophages, which engulf and clean up cellular debris to keep cells healthy, and Natural Killer (NK) cells, which are your body’s “special ops forces” to search and destroy tumor cells. The study was published in the Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology.1
An earlier study published in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients (Feb/March 1996) involved 165 patients with advanced cancer who used maitake D-Fraction. It was found to be effective against leukemia, as well as stomach and bone cancers.2
Tests on lab mice showed that extracted human bladder cancer cells exposed to either maitake or the cancer drug interferon, or both, responded better after 72 hours than those that received no treatment. The treatment reportedly shrank tumors by 75 percent. But the research is considered preliminary.
The study was performed at New York Medical College in New York, by Dr. Brandon Louie and his colleagues. It was funded internally by the college, and published in the British Journal of Urology International, a peer reviewed journal.
Maitake D-Fraction can also hold back production of other immune cells, restoring a healthy balance to your immune system and priming your body to respond “perfectly” to health threats.
Dr. Nanba and his associates also report some spectacular case studies, although these may be “best cases” and not necessarily representative of a broad selection of patients.
Dr. Nanba observes that D-Fraction is most effective against breast, liver, and lung cancers.
Of course, if you were a member of our platinum club, the Alternative Cancer Research Institute, you’d already know about maitake mushrooms, D-Fraction, Dr. Nanba’s exciting work, and much more. Members receive a free 460-page book called The Complete Guide to Alternative Cancer Treatments. The book aims to collect every alternative cancer treatment that exists, and so far we’ve identified more than 350. The book is constantly updated, with new treatments and new information added on our members-only ACRI website.
In fact, the book has a whole section on “Mushroom and Yeast Treatments” with 16 entries. Mushroom remedies and formulas are among the most powerful medicinal substances known to science, and the research on this subject is especially exciting. If you’d like to know more about the Alternative Cancer Research Institute, just click here.
Control your blood sugar, lose weight,
lower your blood pressure…
Maitake, like many other foods, makes valuable contributions to other aspects of your health besides cancer prevention. Whole foods treat your whole body.
Beta glucans lower blood sugar in animal studies and may do so in humans as well.3
Maitake can lower blood sugar naturally due to its alpha glucosidase inhibitor, a specific polysaccharide called the X-fraction that appears to be the active compound with anti-diabetic properties.
Researchers believe mushrooms may work to lower insulin resistance and improve insulin sensitivity… which may prove especially valuable for people who are overweight, or those who have diabetes or hypoglycemia.
When eaten as whole foods, mushrooms are low in calories and high in fiber, which may increase feelings of fullness and therefore decrease overall food intake and help promote weight loss. Of course, if you cook your mushrooms in butter or other oils, the calorie count will mount.
In one study, Yokota gave 30 overweight adults maitake mushrooms with no other dietary changes. During the two month study, participants lost an average of 7 to 13 pounds. And one participant lost a staggering 26.4 pounds.4 That’s a remarkable result. Usually it requires real sacrifice to achieve that kind of weight loss.
Animal studies demonstrated that powdered whole maitake can lower blood pressure and prevent blood pressure increases, even in animals with well established high blood pressure. Researchers conclude that maitake may suppress the development of high blood pressure as well as lowering already high blood pressure.5
More than one study suggests that maitake may prevent and treat liver disorders. In one animal study, researchers fed rats a high-cholesterol diet fortified with 20-percent dried maitake powder. The animals on maitake accumulated less fat in the liver than did the control animals.6 Other studies suggest similar protective results.
You can eat maitake as a food — if you can find a source. The story goes that those who know where to find them, only reveal it in their wills — and never before they die.
Besides their medicinal value, maitake mushrooms are reputed to be quite tasty.
You may be able to find fresh ones in season — at least Amazon has a listing for them (though they are not available as this is published). Maybe later in September or October they will be. You can also search for dried mushrooms in stores or on the Internet.
The easiest option is to take maitake as a supplement.
Standardized beta-glucan extracts (MDF and maitake D-Fraction) show particular promise for their anti-cancer benefits and ease of use. Extracts, whole maitake powder, or a combination have been shown effective for many health issues.
Typical recommended daily doses for disease prevention range from 12 to 25 mg of the extract taken with 200 to 250 mg of whole powder, or 500 to 2500 mg of the whole powder taken by itself.
However, you’re wise to start slowly and build up, to avoid stomach upset at the outset.
Even though it’s “worth its weight in silver,” life is priceless, and this may be a good way to enhance your longevity and fight disease. So it’s worth considering adding it to your lifestyle.
Have you used maitake to support your health? What results have you seen? If you have a personal case study of using maitake to shrink a tumor, sound off on our Facebook page, and share it with the world. Others love to hear your story. You’ll find Facebook links at the top and bottom of this email.
If you missed our last issue, you should absolutely scroll down and read it below. There’s startling new evidence that chemotherapy causes cancer. Some cancer cure! As the saying goes, with friends like that, who needs enemies? Don’t miss this news.
Chemotherapy Causes Cancer
You probably don’t need much convincing about the dangers of cancer drug therapies…
…but a new study suggests that chemotherapy treatments may unintentionally CAUSE cancer cell growth!
How can this be? Keep reading and I’ll explain. . .
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How Carolyn Reversed
Her Alzheimer’s by
Disobeying Her Doctor
An all-natural protein melts away the brain-clogging mineral that triggers memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s — and cuts brain cell death in half! And yet this Nobel Prize-winning discovery is being ignored by 99% of doctors.
That’s why I’d like to tell you about Carolyn.
If you or someone you care about is suffering from memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s, then you know how cruel these diseases can be. The emotional and physical toll they take on the patient — as well as on the entire family — can be devastating.
That’s why the news of the breakthroughs I’m about to reveal could literally have a life-changing effect on you.
Best of all, these solutions are available and being used successfully right now — even while most doctors still throw up their hands when it comes to memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s, using words like “hopeless” and “irreversible.” It’s hard to believe, I know. . .
A research team led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was surprised to find that chemotherapy drugs can make healthy cells go rogue and turn into something called fibroblasts.
Fibroblasts are cells that help strengthen connective tissue, help wounds to heal and assist in collagen production. But according to study results published in Nature Medicine, the scientists noticed something strange in healthy fibroblasts located close to cancer cells targeted by chemotherapy treatments.
The research team found that chemotherapy drugs caused these normal cells to pump out more of a protein called WNT16B.
Problem is…the excess WNT16B caused nearby cancer cells to GROW and invade surrounding tissues.
This could help explain why secondary cancer sometimes resurfaces months or even years after chemotherapy treatments. And that’s not all…
The researchers noticed that high levels of this protein also caused these cancer cells to become resistant to the chemotherapy drugs!
Surely the last thing Big Pharma wants to know is that its chemo drugs can actually grow mutant cancer cells that are immune to chemo!
But there seems to be little chance conventional medicine will suspend the use of these drugs. The researchers suggested adding another drug to the chemo treatments—that is, one to suppress the excess WNT16B protein.
So in this case, mainstream medicine holds true to form in its search for additional ways to market synthetic poisons.
The best thing to do is take preventive measures against the disease. One new study suggests a first step may be to alter your diet…
The food/cancer connection
You probably know all too well that many foods are laced with chemicals and other substances that are known carcinogens.
So you won’t be surprised to learn a recent study from Great Britain determined that food is a controllable risk factor that likely accounts for 35 to 45 percent of all cancer cases!
The study, published online July 23 in the journal Gut, specifically examined how antioxidants affected pancreatic cancer risk.
Dr. Andrew Hart of the University of East Anglia led the research team that tracked the long-term health of more than 23,000 study participants. They ranged in age from 40 to 74 and had their dietary activity tracked between 1993 and 1997.
Each person kept a food diary tracking the kind of food, amount and preparation method for every food eaten during a seven day period.
After 10 years, 49 participants had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The number increased to 86 by 2010.
The researchers determined that people whose diets had higher intakes of selenium and vitamins C and E were 67 percent less likely to develop pancreatic cancer!
In spite of the impressive results, the researchers were cautious about stating that these findings establish a “cause and effect” relationship. The team said these findings merely suggest that a diet featuring plenty of antioxidant rich foods reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer.
If this is so, you’re probably wondering…
What to eat—and what NOT to eat!
If foods can impact your risk of disease, it’s probably a good idea to review some of the best and worst choices you can make. Let’s start with some nutrient-rich food choices…
Research shows selenium, combined with vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene, helps block chemical reactions that create free radicals. These molecules cause cell damage that can lead to cancer.
If you’re interested in bulking up on selenium-rich foods, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says some of your best choices include:
- Brazil nuts
- Fish (tuna, halibut, sardines, flounder, salmon)
- Grains (wheat germ, barley, brown rice, oats)
- Meat and poultry
- Mushrooms (button, crimini, shiitake)
- Shellfish (oysters, mussels, shrimp, clams, scallops)
- Sunflower seeds
Please note that total selenium intake from all sources should be no more than 200 mcg. per day. Selenium is a good thing, but there’s such a thing as too much of it. Brazil nuts are especially rich in selenium, they taste great, and all you need is two or three each day to give yourself a therapeutic dose.
As for foods rich in vitamin C and beta carotene, you should stock up on plenty of brightly colored fruits and vegetables like carrots, cantaloupe… citrus fruits… pineapple, broccoli… and red, orange and green peppers.
Some of these same foods as well as your leafy greens are also rich sources of vitamin E.
As for the less healthy options, you probably already know to limit or eliminate foods like these. . .
- Fried and processed foods—frying food in oils causes an unhealthy chemical change. Investigators from the University of the Basque in Spain discovered that compounds released from cooking oils significantly increase the risk of various cancers and brain damage.
- Grilled meats—a report in the June 2007 Harvard Health Letter states that cooking meat at high temperatures causes a reaction that forms cancer causing heterocyclic amines.
- Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) —this U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved synthetic hormone helps increase a cow’s milk production. But the American Cancer Society says milk from rBGH-treated cows has higher levels of a hormone called IGF-1that may cause tumor growth in your prostate, breasts and colon. If a conservative, mainstream outfit like the ACS warns against it, you KNOW there’s a problem.
- Refined sugar—a study published in the February 2004 Journal of the National Cancer Institute highlights a strong association between a high sugar diet and women’s colorectal cancer risk.
Lee Euler, Publisher