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Lingzhi, the king of mushrooms

Magic Mushrooms

Lingzhi or Reishi mushrooms are truly nature’s “cure all” gift to this planet for ultimate healing.

Twenty years ago, Dr. Ihor Basko introduced me to the wonders of Reishi mushrooms. Over the course of the 12 years that he treated our four-legged kids, he had both Misha and Kula on Reishi mushrooms. The healing benefits of Reishi mushrooms is quite extensive. This list will give you an idea:

  • Analgesic
  • Antiallergic, antihistimine
  • antiinflammatory
  • Antibacterial
  • Antioxidant
  • Antitumor, antimutagenic (arrests tumor growth)
  • Antiviral (HIV, others)
  • Antihypertensive
  • Immunostimulating
    • Enhances bone arrow nucleated cell proliferation
    • Enhances NK cell activity
    • Interleukin-1, -2 production
    • Increases WBC production
  • Cardiotonic (heart)
  • Antithrombotic
  • Central depressant, peripheral anticholinergic
  • Expectorant, antitussive
  • Adrenocortical support (adrenals)
  • Hepatoprotective (liver)
  • Protective against ionizing radiation
  • Antiulcer

Dr Basko recommended we get our ‘shrooms from a Chinese Herbal shop in San Francisco’s downtown Chinatown. Eric and I went to see the shop owner to order our first 20 boxes of mushrooms. The owner asked me why I was purchasing such a large quantity, and I explained they were for my dogs. He was quite amused and said I was the best doggy mommy ever! For the next 12 years, like clockwork, 20 boxes of Reishi mushrooms were shipped to us on a regular basis.

It had been six years since we purchased Reishi Mushrooms when last march, Rupali and Tania, in their quest for holistic health, came upon a fabulous company called Alphay. Alphay is a conscientious company out of China that grows and distributes Lingzhi mushrooms. Rupali and Tania decided to get in at the top, and have become top sellers of the mushrooms with their customers having phenomenal health results.

Alphay’s precise, well-thought-out product line really helps to assist the buyer in their decision of exactly what protocol and grouping of mushroom products they should take.

Eric and I did not have anything specific we wanted to address, but I wanted to get the most bang for my buck, so we started on the Cadillac of the product line: Zhi Cell.

Zhi Cell is a blend of organic Lingzhi spores and Cordyceps Mycelium—two of the most coveted and potent sources of enhanced energy, cellular strength, mental focus and physical well-being. This dietary supplement, which comes as a powder that can be added to water or a smoothie, provides compounds that support and renew your body at a cellular level.

A couple months went by and Eric and I were loving the results of the mushrooms. We had more energy and any muscle fatigue from a hard workout was immensely shortened. Then summer rolled around and Eric began to suffer from allergies. Tania recommended an Alphay product called “Soothe” for him, and he found his allergy symptoms lessened by 90%. Tania herself was a life-long allergy sufferer and her symptoms went away entirely in just four days.

Two months ago, I went in for an annual OB/GYN check-up. For over a year I had been experiencing some spotting right after my period that would last about a week to 10 days. My gynecologist ordered a pelvic ultrasound, and they discovered I had a couple of polyps in my cervix that were causing the excess bleeding.

I immediately texted my Ayurvedic doctor, Susie Turner, and she advised that I could remove them, or not. We both knew they would never turn cancerous and it was up to me if the spotting was too much of a nuisance. To be honest, I had no pain and the spotting did not bother me at all. I was glad to hear it was just polyps.

I know without a doubt that my body will destroy and eliminate my polyps with its natural intelligence for healing. I decided to help speed up my healing, by stopping consumption of processed sugar and doubling my Zhi Cell intake.

Of course, my OB/GYN is not thrilled at all with me. I stopped getting mammograms 3 years ago, refused to get my colonoscopy at 50, and now I am not going to get the DNC that she recommends to remove the polyps. I hope she will authorize another pelvic ultrasound next year, and I am able to show her that they are gone.

As a foot note…for the past 2 months, I have not had any spotting at all. Just have to say…Lingzhi Mushrooms are truly super natural!

Visit Rupali and Tania’s website for a free Medicinal Mushroom Guide. Or email them directly if you are interested in some magical healing of your own. They offer a free 15-minute consultation to help you on your healing journey.

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