Monday, March 29, 2010
A New Day.Means New Chances.
Someone has just sent me a comment in Face Book asking me if I had ever heard about Lions Mane Mushrooms and the possibility of it healing our myelin?
This was something I had never heard of before so I looked on the internet and found this link
The research is interesting and seems to say that nerve cells can be stimulated and it also stimulates myelination
‘’ Hericium erinaceus research
In traditional Chinese medicine this mushroom has long been considered a medicinal mushroom and a study on rats in 2005 showed that some compounds in the mushroom, like threitol, D-arabinitol, and palmitic acid may have antioxidant effects, may regulate blood lipid levels and may reduce blood glucose levels.
Ying (1987) reports that pills of this mushroom are used in the treatment of gastric and esophageal carcinoma.
Scientists have investigated this mushroom for possible anti-dementia compounds. Primary research has demonstrated the following.
• Stimulated animal nerve cells.
• A double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trial showed improved cognitive ability. 
• Stimulated nerve growth factor in an in vitro experiment with human astrocytoma cells. 
• Stimulated myelination in an in vitro experiment. ‘’
Very interesting. indeed, the only question is how much would you have to eat and would it be daily.
Wonder if a cup a cup of mushroom soup a day would help to remyelinate our nerves.
It sounds wonderfully simple.
Too simple almost, would be great I think if something so simple could help restore the protection of my nerves.
Think that I want to find out more about these mushrooms, might ask Richie to look out for them when he next goes to the Chinese shop.
Today has been another cloudy day with some dark clouds looking like there might be plenty of rain.
Hope the rain blows away and we get some nice bright days for the rest of the week.
Spike went to the orthopaedic vet to have his stitches taken out; the vet was very pleased with his progress.
The wound is healing extremely well; the next appointment is on 28 April when the plan is for Richie to take Marleen too and let the dogs celebrate with a charge around in the Vondelpark on the way home.
It has been a good day despite the weather not being nice spring weather.
Who knows tomorrow is another day; a new day means new chances.