How the immune system works #1

Our immune system is essential for our survival. Without an immune system, our bodies would be open to attack from bacteria, viruses, parasites, and more. It is our immune system that keeps us healthy as we drift through a sea of pathogens.

How the immune system works #2

Our immune system is essential for our survival. Without an immune system, our bodies would be open to attack from bacteria, viruses, parasites, and more. It is our immune system that keeps us healthy as we drift through a sea of pathogens.

AHCC is a Powerful Aid in Fighting Viruses and Infections #1

The strongest case for the use of nutritional supplements can be made, even to the typically skeptical mainstream medical community, when traditional pharmaceuticals have shown to be of limited efficacy. In such cases, the use of nutraceuticals as both preventive and therapeutic agents becomes very compelling. The need to consider and employ natural bioactive compounds is particularly strong in the field of infectious diseases.

AHCC is a Powerful Aid in Fighting Viruses and Infections #2

Both human and animal studies have pointed to AHCC’s ability to enhance the activity of natural killer cells (“NK cells”). These cells provide a crucial first defense for the body, launching a rapid attack while the other cells of the immune system are still mobilizing.

2018-07-12

AHCC is a Powerful Aid in Fighting Viruses and Infections #3

Another study looked at the effect of AHCC supplementation against infection with H5N1 avian influenza virus (bird flu).

2018-07-12

AHCC – the enormous healing capacity #1

Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) is an alpha-glucan rich nutritional supplement produced from the mycelia of shiitake (Lentinula edodes) of the basidiomycete family of mushrooms, and is not an approved drug.

2018-07-05

AHCC – the enormous healing capacity #2


An evidence-based review concluded that AHCC may have immunostimulatory effects; whether this offers any benefit for infections and cancer remains to be determined. AHCC was originally designed to lower high-blood pressure. However, researchers at Tokyo University found that AHCC increased natural killer (NK) cell activity in cancer patients, and also enhanced the effects of killer T-cells, and cytokines (interferon, IL-12, TNF-alpha).

2018-07-05

Pancreatitis - Overview

Pancreatitis is inflammation in the pancreas. The pancreas is a long, flat gland that sits tucked behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. The pancreas produces enzymes that help digestion and hormones that help regulate the way your body processes sugar (glucose).

2018-06-21

Pancreatitis – Diagnosis

Mild cases of pancreatitis may go away without treatment, but severe cases can cause life-threatening complications.

2018-06-21

All about Allergy Testing

Allergies often heat up in the summer, when allergens such as grass, mold and ragweed pollen bring on symptoms like watery eyes and sneezing. Outdoor picnics and activities can pose more serious dangers for people who are allergic to certain foods or stinging insects.

2018-06-14

Everything you need to know about allergies #1

Allergies are hypersensitive responses from the immune system to substances that either enter or come into contact with the body.

2018-06-14

Everything you need to know about allergies #2

Allergies are hypersensitive responses from the immune system to substances that either enter or come into contact with the body.

2018-06-14

Summer Safety Precautions for Cancer Patients #1

When undergoing cancer treatment, you make a lot of adjustments to your lifestyle. During the peak of the heat, you may need to learn some summer safety precautions as well, depending on how treatment is affecting you. Here are some common concerns to be extra diligent about during the warmer months.

2018-05-31

Summer Safety Precautions for Cancer Patients #2

When undergoing cancer treatment, you make a lot of adjustments to your lifestyle. During the peak of the heat, you may need to learn some summer safety precautions as well, depending on how treatment is affecting you. Here are some common concerns to be extra diligent about during the warmer months.

2018-05-31

Summer Safety Precautions for Cancer Patients #3

When undergoing cancer treatment, you make a lot of adjustments to your lifestyle. During the peak of the heat, you may need to learn some summer safety precautions as well, depending on how treatment is affecting you. Here are some common concerns to be extra diligent about during the warmer months.

2018-05-31

8 Summer Steps for Healthy Living

Improve your health with steps so simple you'll barely notice the effort.

2018-05-22

4+3 Common Summer Health Concerns – first part

For many, summertime means sun, surf and sand, but the season can also bring asthma attacks, ear infections and blistery rashes on the hands and feet.  Here are seven health woes that are more likely to occur in the summer months than at other times of the year.

2018-05-22

4+3 Common Summer Health Concerns – second part

For many, summertime means sun, surf and sand, but the season can also bring asthma attacks, ear infections and blistery rashes on the hands and feet.  Here are seven health woes that are more likely to occur in the summer months than at other times of the year.

2018-05-22

What Are Shiitake Mushrooms Good For? – No.1.

Translated from Japanese, "shii" refers to the tree on which these mushrooms originally grew, while "také" simply means mushroom. These little beauties are venerated not just because of their primordial origin, but because of the many health-boosting properties they contain, discovered over centuries of ancient medicine.

2018-04-24

What Are Shiitake Mushrooms Good For? – No.2.

Translated from Japanese, "shii" refers to the tree on which these mushrooms originally grew, while "také" simply means mushroom. These little beauties are venerated not just because of their primordial origin, but because of the many health-boosting properties they contain, discovered over centuries of ancient medicine.

2018-04-24

What Are Shiitake Mushrooms Good For? – No.3.

Translated from Japanese, "shii" refers to the tree on which these mushrooms originally grew, while "také" simply means mushroom. These little beauties are venerated not just because of their primordial origin, but because of the many health-boosting properties they contain, discovered over centuries of ancient medicine.

2018-04-24

HPV eradicated by AHCC supplement, preclinical study suggests

Japanese mushroom extract active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) may have role in prevention HPV-related cancers.

2018-04-16

What is Hepatitis: Hepatitis Types, Symptoms and Treatment? #1

Hepatitis is one of the liver diseases which can prove quite fatal if not noticed and treated well in time. A liver is a vital body and one of the most hardworking organs, that performs over 500 functions in the body.

2018-04-12

What is Hepatitis: Hepatitis Types, Symptoms and Treatment? #2

Hepatitis is one of the liver diseases which can prove quite fatal if not noticed and treated well in time. A liver is a vital body and one of the most hardworking organs, that performs over 500 functions in the body.

2018-04-12

What is Hepatitis: Hepatitis Types, Symptoms and Treatment? #3

Hepatitis is one of the liver diseases which can prove quite fatal if not noticed and treated well in time. A liver is a vital body and one of the most hardworking organs, that performs over 500 functions in the body.

2018-04-12

How to enjoy a healthy diet

The food we eat can affect our risk of developing cancer, both directly and by helping us keep a healthy weight. Keeping a healthy weight is the second best thing you can do to cut the risk of cancer, after not smoking.

2018-04-04

9 Dos and Don'ts for Dieters – Part 1.

Slimming down can help get your blood sugar levels back into the normal range. It might even cut down on or get rid of your need for medication. Easier said than done? Boost your odds of long-term success by following these expert tips. Let’s see the first 5 tips for dieters!

2018-03-19

9 Dos and Don'ts for Dieters – Part 2.

Slimming down can help get your blood sugar levels back into the normal range. It might even cut down on or get rid of your need for medication. Easier said than done? Boost your odds of long-term success by following these expert tips. Let’s see 4 more tips for dieters!

2018-03-19

Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes

Bone weaknesses seen in those with blood sugar disease. Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why.

2018-03-19

The Hormonal Background of Spring Fever

I think we all know the feeling when Winter is over; the weather starts to be sunny and warmer, but somehow it’s hard to get up in the morning and we are like lunatics…The best term for this condition: Spring Fever. But how could that happen? Nature is renewing yet we are so tired. Why?

2018-03-08

Life After Cancer - Part 1.

When cancer treatment ends, people begin a new chapter in their lives, one that can bring hope and happiness, but also worries and fear. No two people are alike. Each person has his or her own way of coping and learning to manage these emotions. It will take time and practice.

2018-03-08

Life After Cancer – Part 2.

When cancer treatment ends, people begin a new chapter in their lives, one that can bring hope and happiness, but also worries and fear. No two people are alike. Each person has his or her own way of coping and learning to manage these emotions. It will take time and practice.

2018-03-08

What Tests Can Detect Prostate Cancer Early?

The tests discussed below are used to look for warning signs of prostate cancer. But these early detection tests can’t tell for sure if you have cancer. If the result of one of these tests is abnormal, you will probably need a prostate biopsy to determine if you have cancer.

2018-02-15

February and the heart: More than Valentine’s Day

Almost a week ago was Valentine’s Day and many of us turned our thoughts to hearts and love. But there is more than one day this month to think about the heart and heart health.

2018-02-15

What are the Signs & Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect, especially in the early stages. This is partly due to the fact that the ovaries - two small, almond-shaped organs on either side of the uterus - are deep within the abdominal cavity.

2018-02-14

Shiitake Mushrooms: 8 Scientifically Proven Benefits

For hundreds of years, shiitake mushrooms have been a popular food source in Asia. They’re the second most popular and the third most widely cultivated edible mushroom in the world.

2018-02-06

Shiitake Mushrooms vs. Other Mushrooms

How does the shiitake stack up with other mushrooms? Let’s take a quick snapshot.

2018-02-06

Preparing Shiitake Mushrooms + Shiitake Mushroom Recipe Ideas

The shiitake is a versatile food that can be incorporated into a variety of dishes. You can buy these mushrooms raw, cooked or dried. Because they’re becoming more popular due to their nutritional value, you can find shiitake mushrooms at most grocery stores.

2018-02-06

6 unexpected ways winter affects your health

Cold weather can cause or aggravate a myriad of health conditions. While people tend to focus on common ailments such as cold and flu, there are lesser-known health risks that are associated with winter.

2017-12-11

How does AHCC work?

AHCC has been used successfully to treat a wide range of health conditions, from minor ailments such as colds and flu, to serious diseases such as cancer, hepatitis, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

2017-12-03

Useful answers to useful questions

Many questions tend to come up regarding AHCC as it’s beneficial in many areas regarding our health. We collected the 10 best questions and answers for you.

2017-12-02

A study about AHCC’s effects

AHCC is the world's most researched specialty immune supplement, supported by over 20 human studies and by more than 100 pre-clinical in vivo and in vitro studies.

2017-12-01