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Topic: Dr. Oz and cordyceps

Forum: Complementary and Holistic Medicine and Treatment — Complementary medicine refers to treatments that are used WITH standard treatment. Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person.

Posted on: May 13, 2010 05:47PM

pip57 wrote:

Today Dr. Oz was talking about healthy (and unhealthy) foods.  He mentioned one as being used in the treatment of breast cancer.  I hadn't heard of it before and looked it up.  Here is what I found.

http://www.naturalnews.com/027869_cordyceps_cancer.html

PIP - multi focal, FEC100/Tax, rads, dble mast with no recon, ooph/hyst, arimidex Dx 2/1/2007, IDC, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 9/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 15, 2010 10:26AM , edited May 15, 2010 10:26AM by mathteacher

Oh, PIP, my naturopath told me to order this. It came and I can't find it. But you're right, it's supposed to be a good immune stimulant too.

When in doubt, read the actual studies and do the math.
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Mar 29, 2012 05:38AM ufc18567 wrote:


The informetion is very interesting. thank you
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Mar 29, 2012 11:17AM Kaara wrote:

My naturopath recommended a mushroom supplement that I have been taking for about three months now.  It starts with a C but isn't that name.  I guess it's working because I got a clear thermography scan after three months.

Kaara Dx 11/14/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 30, 2012 09:56AM Timothy wrote:

Kaara, was it chaga you are thinking of?

Concerned husband
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Apr 1, 2012 03:45PM Flamin_nora wrote:

Hi timothy---I,m also from Canada (Montréal)

where do you buy the cordycep & chaga?  How do you determine quality?

thanks

Dx 1/29/2009, ILC, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 13/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 1, 2012 04:12PM , edited Apr 1, 2012 04:13PM by cp418

http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/cordyceps

older article from 2005

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/29068.php

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May 6, 2012 09:27AM fredntan wrote:

I read both of those articles

The top one talked about one being a mushroom suuplement to prevent reaccurance.

&the thing dr oz was talking about was some fungus from cattepilar larvae. Weird how do they harvest that.

Are these things combined?

What online store is recommended tobuy this stuff? My local organic herbal store can have double the price sometimes of online stores

Fran Dx 8/3/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 13/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/9/2011 Mastectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary, Right Radiation Therapy 3/29/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 10/8/2012 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 4/3/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Dx 10/2013, Stage IV, mets Hormonal Therapy
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May 6, 2012 10:06AM Ruby- wrote:

Fredtan, could it be Serratia Peptidaze which is an enzyme cultivated from silkworm

If you search serrapeptase on BCO, you'll come across a few posts on the subject.  I remember Tuckertwo saying she takes it for pain, so do I 

Serratia peptidase has anti-inflammatory, anti-oedemic and fibrinolytic activity and acts rapidly on localized inflammation. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2257960 

“The cell’s intracellular cytoplasmic sea is an ocean of symphonic motion awash with incomprehensible complexity.” Howes, M.D., Ph.D Dx 2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 3/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 6, 2012 11:43AM fredntan wrote:

Thanks for the info. Whew lot to take in

I got a naturalpath to help me sort it out

Fran Dx 8/3/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 13/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/9/2011 Mastectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary, Right Radiation Therapy 3/29/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 10/8/2012 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 4/3/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Dx 10/2013, Stage IV, mets Hormonal Therapy