Topic: Mushrooms

Dear all,

We are going to try to improve the nutrion of my sister with an I-CC stage IV. We are thinking in this type of mushroom which grows in Brazil. I wonder if any member has had any positive experience with this type of food or any other

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agaricus_subrufescens

All the best
Jose

Jose, brother of Carmen, 49 years old with ICC, stage IV.

Re: Mushrooms

Jose....no recent conversations on the subject however; I did pull up past postings for you.  I hope this helps.
Hugs,
Marion

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … hp?id=2283
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … php?id=413
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … hp?id=4837
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … php?id=379
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … hp?id=4241

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Re: Mushrooms

Be careful about agaricus. Two reports out of Japan say it's not safe to take.

An Alternative Medicine, Agaricus blazei, May Have Induced Severe Hepatic Dysfunction in Cancer Patients
http://jjco.oxfordjournals.org/content/ … 8.full.pdf

Alternative medicine safety: agaricus blazei and propolis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21599627

Re: Mushrooms

I asked my radiation oncologist about perhaps taking some supplements or seeing a naturopath since my last CT showed no cancer.  He said he's not opposed to it but told me to stay aware from mushroom and treebark supplements. He didn't give me the specific reason.

Best wishes,

Susie

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Thank you very much to you all. It seems that there is not a clear conclusion about the effect of mushroon on this illness.

Jose, brother of Carmen, 49 years old with ICC, stage IV.

Re: Mushrooms

Hey, jmgrisolia
I am in great favor of mushrooms.
Mushroom is a natural high nutritional food. It contains high protein and no fat, hence its good from fitness point of view. It is said to be the perfect meat alternative. Some types of mushrooms are used in medicines and some are used for genera eating. Oyster mushroom is the most common eatable mushroom.

Re: Mushrooms

Hi Michael and welcome to our site. We appreciate your input on nutrition and would like to know more about yourself. Are you in the nutrition or medical field and are you a ptient or caretaker of someone with CC? As always we advise people on our Board to not make any changes in their nutrition or care without consulting their Doctor. Thanks for your input.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

8 (edited by jon Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:08:51)

Re: Mushrooms

A nutrition question from a "caretaker": so if someone has had cancer and has had surgery too, it probably makes also some sense to change nutrition afterwards to keep "fit". Is there, on the other hand, some food which should not be eaten? I could imagine that the body is more sensitive. And allergic, too. Maybe one should see a doctor, and get tested on food. I think it does no harm given that they have all assay kit testing strategies to test more than one allergy at once.
All best, Jon

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Hi, Jon, me again! After surgery your body will kind of be the boss and you  will know what you can and can't do. One needs to stay away from grease, fatty foods, fried foods and in some cases dairy. My husband was a chocoholic and couldn't stand sweets after surgery. An older but still exceptional book to get on nutrition would be the  Anticancer: A New Way Of Life - David Servan-Schreiber.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Jon...my husband tolerated fried food, but was able to digest less of it.  As Lainy mentioned, your brother's digestive system will let him know.  Generally though I have been told and found to be true is that a diet high in protein accelerates the healing process. 
Hugs,
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER