Hi everyone! Just wanted to give feedback on medicinal mushrooms for immune support. My mother has been taking an immune support mushroom formula from the health food store for 2 years now and hasn't gotten sick. I am around a lot of children every day at our karate studio and bombarded year-round with viruses galore. I got a nasty virus in October that took a couple of weeks to recover from and a dry cough that lingered for a good month. My usual arsenal of remedies from EC didn't work this time -- h202 inhalation, Ted's aspirin cure and high doses of vitamin c to name a few. After ignoring my mother's suggestions about medicinal mushrooms now for years, I decided to give it a go. I went online to research and found a sustainably produced, immune support multi-mushroom formula with feedback from people who hadn't been sick in 4-6 years. I bought a bottle and it arrived just in time! I could feel another nasty virus kicking in last week and quickly took 2 capsules. Within 20 minutes I was feeling better. It was that fast! I took 2 more in the evening, 2 more in the morning and by the end of the next day, I was 100% back to normal. No symptoms manifested other than a bit of fatigue.
These mushrooms are now at the top of my favorite supplement list! I am taking 2 capsules every day now.
Blessings and Good Health to All!
Deirdre from EC
Mount Vernon, Ny
I haven't personally tried the micronized beta glucan but I ran across it in my research for immune products.
The regular high dose beta glucan has been tounted for the immune system but research has shown it is mostly useless since it doesn't absorb into the body. The form of beta glucan is more important that the quantity. Ideal size should be around 1 micron or less. There are many positive anecdotal reports on it.
There is a product called Moducare that has a lot of research behind it. I have personally tried it and can feel the effect.
It is a low dose product with a 20 to 1 ratio of sterols to sterolin. It's mode of action is balancing the immune system so if you immune is over active, it will lower it and if under active, it will raise it.
I just heard about a natural immune booster called Moringa made from an African tree. It is loaded with an extremely high concentration of vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino-acids and anti-oxidants. Has anyone used this?
Hope, Bc Canada
Hello EC family. I am looking to rebuild my immune system. I believe I will need to start this by getting my liver, colon and kidneys functioning properly.
My problem is the amount of time in the day, I have to take my main herbs and vitamins. Feel free to let me know of anything more important than my current list.
- lemon juice and 1/4 tsp baking soda / pinch of borax twice daily. (ph)
- natural laxative once daily (colon)
- Asparagus extract once daily (kidneys)
- milk thistle 100mg, dandelion root 1040mg, and essiac tea twice daily (liver)
- Olive leaf extract, Niacinamide at 1000mg twice daily ( kill off super bugs and viruses )
- Oil of Oregano 3000mg twice daily ( fungus )
- Bromelain 1000mg twice daily ( for Enzymes )
- Resveratrol 100mg twice daily ( anti oxidant )
- Probiotic 55Billion once daily ( rebuild good gut flora )
- MSN 1800mg and Vitamin C crystals 5000mg twice daily ( dissolve calcium shells and build up immune system )
- Chinese Chlorella 1000mg 3 times daily ( remove heavy metals )
The problem I have is spacing this out and being able to take at proper times. It is very hard to fit all this in. I also have to be sure not to take the probiotic of vitamin c to close to the baking soda and borax. The Essiac tea also has to be taken on an empty stomach.
I also try to oil pull first thing in morning and brush teeth with Ivory soap and one drop of clove oil. I add coconut oil to cooked foods as well.
Does anyone know of any other conflicts on taking the above other than what I have mentioned. Is there any I should not mix together is what I am asking.
My plans are to:
Oil pull/brush teeth first
Take Essiac tea wait 20 minutes then take dandelion and milk thistle. Eat.
After that I am not sure how to fit the rest into my day.
San Fernando, Philippines
Los Angeles, California
A friend of my recommended muscadine grapes because my immune system is weak. I have been taking these supplements I find that I haven't been getting sick as much. muscadine grapes also have a lot of anti-oxidants as well, I noticed it has helped keep my skin a lot clearer and smoother which gives me a more youthful appearance.
Some new studies that show that megadose of Niacin B3 massively increase the immune system's ability to kill different strains of the super bugs, including MRSA. A 1000 times increase, reported.
Stating also that one should megadose only under a Dr. S supervison... (I believe Ted mentioned Niacin for superbugs?)
Something to think about...I have wondered how many are using anti-bacterial soaps or hand sanitizers. Good and bad bacteria are everywhere but if you use these you are not only killing the bad bacteria but the good bacteria that fights it. It seems like the more germ-free and sanitized people are trying to be, ailments and diseases are escalating.
Pineapple, apple plus grape (including the seeds) are a yummy juice to boost your immune system. You need a percentage of pineapple and apple 25% each and grape 50%.All the fruit must be fresh for best result.
I noticed that I didn't catch a chest cold as I usually would have this winter.
Then I realized it was because I had taken 650 mg quercetin dihydrate daily. Quercetin also gives me energy.
My current capsule has only 250 mg and that might even be enough. Most quercetin products come with bromelain.
A person had really bad chest congestion and they started taking a Quercetin 250 mg tablet that had Ester-C and Bromelain daily and three weeks later their congestion is apparently gone.
For a year or two or more I would try quercetin for any lung or sinus problem like asthma, emphysema, COPD, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, etc.
The best value of quercetin that I know of is a 400 mg quercetin per capsule dose made by a major brand. It's actually listed as 800 mg quercetin with bromelain but that is for 2 capsules.
HI U GOOD PEOPLE DOIN, My friend told the medical folks at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga that he is not leaving until they find out what was wrong with him. Sounds good, but that will never happen when your problem is one that they do not recognize. Parasites is a zero for our traditional medical folks. They don't know how to treat it and don't know whether to sheet or go blind.
I have given up on my friend as he will only listen to Allopathic doctors. What all you trashy folks need to understand on EC is that you are smarter n normal folks. You will listen. That is a backhanded compliment if you have never encounter one of those.
=======OLE ROBERT HENRY===============
HI U GOOD PEOPLE , , , , , , , , , , , , , This is a perplexing story, but one that may help some folks. I have a friend who is a hulk of a man at 62 who does hard physical labor and works out at a gym almost daily. I year ago his health started failing and he gave up his bush hogging and ended up desperate. He has gone to 13 doctors and finally found a doctor in Chattanooga who said his problem was H Pylori and Systemic Candida. This doctor also told him that he sees about 3 people a year who have this condition but none a bad and his.
Last week we visited and I reviewed his $10,000 lab work. AYSM? Yep, he is consumed with H Pylori and Candida and his immune system is flat lined, zero. The doctor had him on an Anti-boitic but no Probiotic. AYSM?
I loaned him my parasite Zapper and gave him a 20 Billion Proboitic along with ACV and a Pysillium fiber shake to take daily to remove any die off. Left him with GSE, Borax, organic coffee for enema's and things for mineral baths. Told him to do only one natural anti-fungal at a time. Also explained to him that he had to go slow and only kill off pathogens as he could remove them with the fiber shake. He agreed that the he needs to cease the Anti-biotic, which had killed his good gut flora and his immune system.
It appears he is far worse off than I thought. 4 days later he came down with Herxhimer's reaction and is now sick as a dog. I talked to him today and told him to shut down all my stuff except the probiotics. Now I am convinced that I cannot help him in his state and he must see my integrative doctor if he is to survive.
What I have learned in this health ministry is that you can take a mule to water, but you can't make him drink. That's his decision. Regular folks also don't do reading too good. You best present your case with a video off the internet. That is what I have done. I sent my friend video's I.V. 's concerning Hydrogen Peroxide, Vitamin C and Ultra Violet Blood Irridation. My Doctor does all of these and my friend now must make a decision. I have now involved his sister.
My friend's Doctor did tell him that if he did not get his problem under control then his life would be cut in half. This doctor passed charm school and as most of you know I flunked all that my bosses sent me to. My friend knows I'm not PC so I told him that he did not get his problem under control, then he will soon die. After a year of hell, he agreed.
We got one other Expert involved with this problem. We are all praying.
==========OLE ROBERT HENRY===========
Ten Mile , Tn
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i leave you with much respect and sincere best wishes, that you continue to enhance peoples lives.it is EarthClinic who is sewing the good seeds.it is your many fans who continue to gain good harvest.i do go on but you inspire me to do so.you are simply wonderful and i thank you.......michael in liverpool uk
EC: Thank you for your kind words of support!
One of the best remedies for colds, and to boost your immune system is apple cider vinegar, chopped garlic, honey, and warm water. Mix all the these ingredients together and drink it. Instantly you will feel better. This recipe is from my Serbian grandmother. I have been drinking since I can remember, and I have never taken any medication for colds.
San Diego, Ca
I'm writing for a friend ...she is 24 yrs old and seems to get multiple colds. She is taking turmeric but apparently its not enough. Can you suggest a natural remedy that will help boost her immune system or something that will help keep colds at bay. Any advise will help ...thank you for your time.