In this edition, we examine the use of Ganoderma lucidium (Reishi) in the management of histamine-mediated allergic response (hayfever) in adults and children. In addition, the role of Epstein-Bar Virus (EBV) in cancer growth is examined, with specific links to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, Burkett's lymphoma, Hodgkin´s disease and breast cancer. Dr. Rajendra Sharma details how practitioners could use EBV diagnostic tests to detect the EBV virus and we review the use of Coriolus versicolor supplementation in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (commonly associated with EBV infections).
In this sixth edition, Dr Garth L. Nicolson outlines the link between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and other related conditions as well as the viruses associated with these respective conditions: Herpes Virus-6 (HHV-6), Cytomegalovirus (CMV). The Madrid based Nuria Lorite, pharmacist and TCM professor outlines a link between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis. In addition, the viral link between Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and fatigue related conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgia Encephalitis, Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis are discussed. Finally, an article on the use of Cordyceps sinesis and Coriolus versicolor in athletes competing in triathlons is presented along with supplementation schedules.
In this fifth edition, Dr Jean Monro explains the impact of a TH1 to TH2 shift is explained in terms of how this condition leads to a severe weakening of the immune system and how with Coriolus supplementation a practitioner can reverse this shift by increasing NK cell activity. Additionally, Marijke Pfeiffer demonstrates in HIV clinical cases how Coriolus supplementation can increase CD4 levels and decrease viral load in these patients; thereby laying the foundation for the use of mushroom nutrition in viral infection. .
In this fourth edition, a review of the causal link between viruses and the onset of specific cancers is examined. A detailed study, conducted by Breakspear Medical Group, on the impact of supplementation with Coriolus-MRL in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients and ensuing improvement in both Natural Killer Cell activity and symptoms is presented. Furthermore, a set of three case studies on the use of Coriolus-MRL as an adjunct in radiotherapy conducted in the Institute of Oncology in Lisbon, Portugal is presented.
In this third issue, the focus is on the viral infections that lead to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as ME). Thereafter, a series of nine (9) case studies on the use of Coriolus versicolor by Christopher Hobbs (Herbalist and Author) are presented. Finally a brief history of the European development of Coriolus versicolor biomass is provided.
In this second edition, Giovanni Maciocia provides a Tradicional Chinese Medicine (TCM) classification of mushrooms as well as his observation that TCM mushrooms can treat Candida. In addition, an overview of Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum /Ling Zhi) is provided. Finally, the use of Coriolus-MRL and Cordyeps-MRL for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and increasing VO2 Max is outlined from the perspective of a MRL sponsored triathlete Chad Hawker.