There’s an all natural compound that can protect your liver, help ward off cancer and even deliver hope for folks who are already suffering from liver cancer. And it doesn’t come in the form of toxic chemicals or invasive surgery which could even kill you before the cancer does.
It boosts the immune system and can DOUBLE your survival rate after cancer surgery!
The compound comes from a mushroom native to East Asia. It has long been known for its healing powers. In Japan, it’s considered a “superfood.” And it could be an option for fighting a cancer that most people believe is incurable.
Dr. Suwanna Cowawintaweewat is a molecular researcher at Thammasat University in Thailand. She has a PhD in biomedical sciences.
Dr. Cowawintaweewat studied the impact of the compound on advanced liver cancer. The results appeared in the Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology.
A better solution than surgery
Liver cancer is rare in the Western World. It accounts for only 1 percent of cancer cases. Yet it’s so deadly it’s the eighth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S and third worldwide. Survival rates are low. By the time it’s diagnosed, it’s often too late for it’s victims.
The best “treatment” doctors typically can offer is surgery – cutting out the tumor and surrounding tissues. This procedure is called a resection. But it’s not a viable option for most liver cancer patients. It works only for those whose tumors are 5 cm or smaller and confined to the liver.
To make matters worse, the surgery itself can lead to liver failure and other serious complications.
That’s why Dr. Cowawintaweewat and her team were so interested in the mushroom compound. It had already been proven to be effective against liver cancer in the lab. So they wanted to find out if it could help patients live longer.
Landmark Japanese trial doubles life expectancy
They worked with 44 patients who had undergone the resection surgery. Thirty-four received the compound. Ten received a placebo.
In the end, those treated with the compound had a much better survival rate than those on the placebo. After three months, those treated with the compound had
- better mental stability,
- better general physical health,
- and a better overall quality of life.
These findings supported similar research. One landmark trial was conducted by researchers at Kansai Medical University in Japan. The results appeared in the Journal of Hepatology.
The study involved 269 patients with liver cancer. Following surgery, half were given the compound. After 10 years, only 34.5 percent of them had had a recurrence of cancer. That’s compared to 66 percent in the control group. Only 20 percent of those who’d received the treatment had died by the end of the 10 years. That’s compared to 47 percent who didn’t receive the treatment.
Another study was conducted at Dokkyo University School of Medicine in Japan. This time, researchers were trying to determine how the compound works. They found that it protects cells from damage caused by a chemical called ferric-nitrilotriacetate (Fe-NTA). Fe-NTA is a known cause of oxidative stress in organs like the kidney and liver.
Protect your liver, prevent cancer
So what is this compound? It’s Active Hexose Correlated Compound or AHCC for short. It’s extracted from the mycelia (root threads) of Basidiomycota mushrooms. Shiitakes are one example.
The mycelia are cultured for 45 – 60 days. Then the product is treated with enzymes, sterilized, concentrated and freeze-dried.
AHCC is available as a supplement. The manufacturer’s recommendation is to take one or two 500 mg capsules a day.
Supplementing with AHCC is an easy way to help protect yourself from cancer. It increases natural killer (NK) cells and T and B cell activity in studies. So it can strengthen your immune system and its ability to stave off cancers of all types. AHCC may also reduce cancer-causing oxidative stress.
Check with your doctor first of course, but you generally don’t have to worry about safety with AHCC. In one study done at Harvard University Medical School, researchers gave 14 doses of AHCC to 26 healthy men. Each dose was 9 g of AHCC in liquid form. That’s much higher than the manufacturer’s recommendation. Still, it was well tolerated by 85 percent of the men.
Michael Jelinek is the managing editor of the Natural Health Dossier newsletter. The newsletter scours the world for the most crucial, cutting-edge discoveries made by the best doctors and researchers in natural and alternative medicine.
Natural Health Dossier is a series of private research briefs prepared that challenge established beliefs and evaluate new ideas in order to dispel mainstream myths about diet, exercise, nutrition, health and healing, aging, pain relief, and more.
Right now you can get a free special report “Cut Your Cancer Risk in Half: 5 Natural and Non-Toxic Secrets to Strengthening Your Body’s Cancer-Fighting Troops” that shows you step-by-step how to marshal and strengthen your “cancer-fighting troops” – and help make your body practically “cancer proof.” Click here to sign up.
Latest posts by Michael Jelinek (see all)
- Pricey Heart Procedure Lining Doctors’ Pockets - September 30, 2011
- Can Animals Safeguard Your Brain? - September 23, 2011
- Just one of these a day keeps an aging brain at bay - September 19, 2011