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Published October 2004 in Nutritional Practitioner Magazine (ISSN 1472-0094).

Allergies and asthma are two examples of histamine-mediated allergic responses. Both conditions are increasing in frequency and are difficult to target with modern medicine. The modern approach to drug research is target specific and does not consider the natural defense mechanisms of the body or the causative factors (a cytokine TH1 to cytokine TH2 shift) underlying histamine-mediated allergic responses. Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) as immunonutrition, with its unique array of compounds working in concert, could play a major role in treatment of histamine-mediated allergic responses.

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Presented at the 2nd International Symposium on HPV and Cancer, in Lisbon Portugal on May 26th, 2001.

This prospective trial design outlines the rational for the use of Coriolus versicolor supplementation (3.0 grams per day) to improve the immune system in HPV infected women in order to control the stage of HPV development. Dr. Monro is the first to suggest that Coriolus versicolor supplementation may reverse a Th1 to Th2 shift in the immune system.

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