If cancer really is a fungus as Dr. Tullio Simoncini of Italy is convinced of then would it not be prudent to investigate the fungi kingdom and discover it’s unique properties and purpose within our ecosystem. Fungi is neither animal or plant so fungi is it’s own entity, mycelium is a primitive yet highly sophisticated system tirelessly dedicated to the role of decomposition, with the mycelium network morphing into fungus and fungus morphing into mold. Mushrooms come in all shapes and sizes and are the flower of mycelium, with researchers now finally documenting the many health benefits of these often curious looking blooms.
Is Cancer really a fungus as Dr. Simoncini describes or is it our ‘back-up defense system’ which has sprung into action to ‘mop up’ and ‘recycle’ dead or toxic waste which has built up, overpowering our immune systems ability to cope. Penicillin was discovered from mold in the 1930’s which has helped save countless lives, mushrooms are known for their immune boosting, anti viral and anti-cancer properties, so therefore why would our ‘friend’ turn to ‘foe’ in the form of cancer??
Dr. Paul Stamets who has dedicated his life work to studying fungi believes that this abundant species could ‘save the world’ because of it’s many unique properties. Mycelium studies have shown that this intricate underground network of white branches act as a communication and nutrient network, essential for the survival of a healthy ecosystem. It survives on decomposing plant matter but mycelium has also been shown to decontaminate toxic waste ground, turning it back into microbial dense fertile soil where plants can once again grow. Fungi has even been shown to be thriving in highly radioactive conditions such as at the site of ‘Chernobyl’ for instance, enhancing fungi growth by absorbing energy and if the research rings true, decontaminating the toxic site.
There are however two different types of fungi – Fungi producing the antibiotic penicillin and those that cause athlete’s foot and yeast infections, which are known to be ‘imperfect fungi’. It therefore appears that the type of fungi causing yeast infections, which Dr. Simoncini is referring to, is ‘fungi imperfecti’ and not ‘fungi perfecti’, which include the mushroom variety.
Could then the ‘Like cures Like’ philosophy, as in the ancient art of Homeopathy ring true with combating cancers, and if so should we not be using ‘fungi perfecti’, in our quest to stave off and neutralize ‘yeast infections‘ often referred to as ‘Candida‘, which is seemingly to blame for a multitude of chronic diseases in the Western World??
All in all, it appears that mushrooms and mycelium in particular certainly have great potential in Western Medicine as they do in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in a whole range of medicinal applications, including being used as an adjunctive therapy in treating cancer, which we are now only just discovering.
Posted: 4/10/16 by Author: D.Blanch