Coriolus versicolorThe University of Pennsylvania carried out a Mushroom Study – with shocking results! The study involved 15 dogs  with naturally occurring hemangiosarcoma to see how long they lived when given this specific mushroom extract. Based on the factors the researchers were assessing, which was how quickly the tumors developed and/or spread and how long the dogs lived, the study results suggested the mushroom compound was effective in fighting the cancer.

The results were so astonishing the researchers asked their Penn Vet pathologist colleagues to reconfirm from tissue biopsies that the dogs really had hemangiosarcoma (they did).

This is not your average mushroom to be found in supermarkets – its a special mushroom “coriolus versicolor” so don’t go getting geared up for mushroom picking – you really do need the right one!

You can read Dr Karen Becker’s report and also, if you have the time, check out the actual research document submitted by Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center, Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Pennsylvania



3 responses to “Mushrooms!

  1. Wow!! This is so fascinating!!! I’ve been a follower of Dr. Becker for a long time, so I trust her judgement when it comes to this study. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • You are most welcome. This posting has generated quite a lot of interest and interaction on the Facebook Page. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve only just found out about Dr Becker – isn’t she wonderful – I’ve signed up to receive her newsletters. We could do with someone like her over here in England!

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