My dad is VERY in to Chinese medicines. At the Kung Fu class he takes his Sensei told him that there is a chinese medicine that would "cure" just about any disease out there, just not too many people know about it. He gave my dad a list of things for Crohns disease..the list included Slippery Elm, Marshmallow, Cats Claw, and Boswellia. He said theres a whole bunch more but those were the basics and the easiest to find. Im going to tell my dad to ask his Sensei about those mushrooms, and see what he says :)
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Diagnosed with CD in 1994;
In 1994 I was treated with Pentasa of no avail. Have being treated with Chinese herbal medicines for over 10 years.
Ozone and Forum,
One of the first Crohn's support diets I found when I was DG'd was macrobiotics, a vegan lifestyle that included the use of healing mushrooms. It told how to use a few types in cooking, and were one of a dozen ideas I continued to use from that discipline. After I followed the SCD, some of the first things I added back to my diet post SCD were these mushrooms. Later in my research, I learned that most disciplines avoid strengthening the immune system in Crohn's Disease and other autoimmune disorders, but I felt the mushrooms had been helpful. When I went to work in the health food industry in 2004, I first heard of the Reishi mushroom. I had the privilege of working with a gentleman who practiced and taught acupuncture and some other forms of Chinese healing and we had several discussions about various mushrooms. We discussed private research early on that indicated many worked best when used in the place they grew, some worked best on people who were indigenous to the same areas as the mushrooms, and a few could only be grown where they had originated. When various supplements manufacturers believed they had accounted for and overcome some of these obstacles, several products were marketed in the USA. Around the same time, my coworker brought a large bag of whole Reishi mushrooms and passed them around to several of our fellow coworkers. It was most bitter. I do think the week or so that I sipped on the slow simmered tea from the refrigerator, my health improved. I have also experimented with some capsules, and most seemed to be helpful. It seems they regulate the immune system, rather than stimulate it and that is how/why it is beneficial to autoimmune sufferers. Magic Johnson became a spokesman for a mushroom supplement, and Jordan Ruben marketed RM-10, a mushroom product he developed for a family member.
Here are a few links to some of my favorites.
This company is awesome:
And this one has a interesting red food mushroom product:
Some do have strong actions in the body, so please do your homework, and keep in touch with your pharmacist, and other health care providers.
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