In this issue, Dr. Stoyan Borisov presents his clinical assessment study on the effect of Coriolus versicolor supplementation on patients with Low-risk and High-risk HPV subtypes. Dr. Chris Newton (Ph.D) proposes a study on the potential role of mushroom nutrition as modulators of toll receptor-mediated immune response.
The enzyme researcher, Dr. Amin Karmali (Ph.D) presents a detoxification analysis (in vitro) on mushroom nutrition, outlining the superoxide dismutase activity, cytochrome P450, cytochrome P450 reductase and secondary metabolites activity of Grifola frondosa (Maitake), Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi), Coriolus versicolor and Cordyceps sinensis.
Finally, the latest poster presentation on the efficacy of Coriolus versicolor in the treatment of HPV lesions (LSIL), presented by Dr. J.Silva Couto at the 14th World Congress of Cervical Pathology and Colpscopy- (IFCPC)-July 4th to 7th, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
In this edition, we address the hepato-protective effect of Cordyceps sinensis in liver damage and how Cordyceps could inhibit hepatic fibro genesis derived from chronic liver injury , retard the development of cirrhosis and notably improve liver function. Dr Celia Santos outlines a study in which Cordyceps sinensis supplementation (3 g per day for 90 day) is provided to fourteen (14) patients with alcoholic fatty livers and the reduction in their liver enzyme levels was compared to a control group who only practiced abstinence. Professor Amin Karmali provides a comparative analysis of those enzymes responsible for detoxification in four mushrooms, Corolus versicolor, Cordyceps sinensis, Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) and Grifola frondosa (Maitake). Dr Girao Bastos, a leading Portuguese professor in veterinarian medicine, provides three clinical cases on the application of Coriolus versicolor in: Cat with FELV, Dog with abdominal tumor and cat with fibro sarcoma in hip.
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.
Welcome to the first issue of Mycology News, a newsletter dedicated to the dissemination of information on the clinical use of mycological (mushroom based) products. In this newsletter we discuss the theoretical basis for the use of mushroom nutrition in Immunotherapy. Also discussed is the TCM rational for the use of Cordyceps sinensis in fertility.