Monday, March 29, 2010

A New Day.Means New Chances.

Karel Appel.

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.[1]
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.[2]
• A double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trial showed improved cognitive ability. [3]
• Stimulated nerve growth factor in an in vitro experiment with human astrocytoma cells. [4]
• 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.


Rain said...

That's great news about Spike!
And I personally think that any natural remedy is worth a try, especially Chinese medicine which has been around, and effectively used for centuries. I say go for it! Do you have any Traditional Chinese doctors in your area that could come for a visit?

Meg said...

I like that...a new day means new chances :)

Herrad said...

Hi Rain,
Thanks for your visit and encouraging comment.
Isn't it brilliant news about Spike.

Hi Meg,
Thanks for your visit and comment.
I like a new day giving me new opportunities.

Thanks both of you for coming by, really appreciate it lots.
Have a good day tomorrow.

Herrad said...

Hi Rain,
Thanks for coming by and leaving your encouraging comment.
It is great news about Spike.

Hi Meg,
Thanks for you comment and visit.
A new day is always good.

Thanks both of you for coming by and leaving comments I really apprecaiate it.
Have a good day tomorrow.

Stephany said...

Hi Herrad!

Thinking of you and YAY for Spike! Koda says "yay" too. :)


Webster said...

Every day means new chances. I think a nice Lion's Mane stir-fry over brown rice sounds like it might taste yummy. Who knows how it might act upon your myelin as it was tested in vitro, and not on adults with scarring. But it couldn't hurt, right?

Spike will love his run with Marlene in the park in a month.

ρομπερτ said...

Dear Herrad, hope you are fine. After drinking more than a litre of coffee for years, realised that it had to stop and ever since am mostly with Green Tea I get from Japan - and it made for sure a change. Agree with the commens above, that it is surely worth a try, as the Earth might still hold misteries we don't know yet.
Glad to read about your dog !
Please have a nice Wednesday you all.