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All About The Lingzhi Mushroom

Fri, 03 May 2013 11:23:00 +0000

With the western world just cottoning on to the ancient health products of the orient, many scientists have performed countless hours of research into the best medicinal foods that have been used for centuries, and have been staples of oriental diets for years. Some of these new studies have found that many new super foods to come from Asia and beyond are proving their worth as realistic alternatives to modern western synthesised medicines. The magical effects of the Lingzhi mushroom start with its ability to regulate the immune system, keeping you healthy across the board when it comes to fighting illnesses and disease in the short term. It also offers amazing protection in the long term by staving off health issues such as heart disease, reduction in the development of Alzheimer’s in later life and reducing the possibilities of some forms of cancers and tumours.Key ingredients of LingzhiThe main chemical ingredients of the Lingzhi mushroom provide a number of health benefits for people who eat the food regularly. Whilst there are many other products on the market that can offer these benefits, they are not quite at the same level, because the Lingzhi is an organic, natural-growing fungi. The first great benefit of this super food is that it is almost entirely non-toxic, and is therefore great for vegetarians, vegans and people wishing to take alternative medicine to modern pharmaceuticals.One great ingredient in the Reishi mushroom are the polysaccharides which can have a direct impact on the body in the way that they help with maintaining a physiological balance. This also includes a natural rhythm of the immune defense mechanism in the body, as well as offering you aid with digestive transit. This makes for one of the best alternative medicines to take for a simple upset stomach, tummy cramps and even aiding irritable bowel syndrome symptoms to maintain a natural  rhythm throughout the day. The effects and benefits of LingzhiWith long-term regular use, the Ganoderma, or an extract or supplement that contains the bare minerals found inside the mushroom itself, can have drastic effects on the body and help to prevent future illness or diseases. With its track record of helping to regulate and aid five of the key large internal organs, Lingzhi offers you a chance to have a dramatic impact on your health, with just a small change such as taking a daily pill, droplet or powder supplement.Linghi And with the research showing how dramatic the effect of using Lingzhi can be in everyday life, eating this food along with a slight lifestyle change can set you up for living healthier in later life, and help to prevent some of the most-feared illnesses and diseases out there. With its effect on the immune system being one of the key benefits, Lingzhi also has a great impact on improving bladder and liver functions by helping detoxify the organ and replenish and revitalise the damage that may have been caused by alcohol or old age.Another key benefit that comes from using Ganoderma on a long-term, regular basis includes helping to improve circulation and blood flow around the body. With its active ingredients, Lingzhi has been proven to allow greater circulation in cardiac muscle capillaries, dilate coronary arteries and improve blood vessel flow throughout the body. These benefits alone will be music to the ears of anyone with a family history of heart disease, helping prevent the onset of heart problems in later life.By adding Reishi supplements to your existing diet, you can help stave of future long-term illnesses such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s. In the shorter term you can take these addition herbal supplements to aid with digestion, and overall health and well-being, making the Lingzhi mushroom live up to its name of ‘supernatural mushroom’.  Ultimately, the Lingzhi mushroom gives you a head start in living a healthier lifestyle, and can be considered a star in the field of alternative medicine.[...]


Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:34:00 +0000

Health foods have been around for literally thousands of years, and with today’s trends in regards to a more healthy living standard, many people are turning away from the modern pharmaceutical side of health foods and looking towards traditional herbs and remedies to give an all-natural health boost. Natural medicinal foods come in all shapes and sizes, and whilst most offer the chance to add a little vitamins and minerals to your diet, some of these foods, known as ‘super foods’ are well documented in their abilities to kick start your health in ways that can sometimes out-perform modern medicines.Medicinal foods are there to nourish the body with natural vitamins and minerals to boost healthy looking skin and achieve a balanced diet overall. They also help with other basic functions of the body such as aid with digestive transit, help control blood sugar levels as well as providing a lower-calorie alternative to many standard items on a regular diet. The super foods can boost health even further with certain fruit and vegetables able to offer a reduction in cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and can even act as a preventative long term measure to reduce heart attacks, strokes and diseases like Alzheimer’s.The Reishi mushroom is one of these great super foods and helps with a range of health issues, as well as aiding in preventative diseases in the future. The Reishi is of Asian origin, and has been used for over 2,000 years by the Chinese and East-Asian regions in boosting health. The name itself translates into ‘supernatural mushroom’, so it’s no wonder why the benefits of consuming this ordinary looking mushroom are making headlines around the globe for its medicinal properties.Medicinal properties of the Reishi mushroomThe health benefits associated with the Reishi mushroom are many and varied, and have been based on evidential results from many studies across the USA, Europe, Australia and the Asian countries in which it grows. Many of the largest medical research laboratories have labelled the Reishi ‘outstanding’ for its abilities to aid in health recovery and long-term health in older patients.But the benefits do not stop there. In some studies, the Reishi mushroom has proven to have anti-tumour properties, as well as immunomodulartory and immunotherapeutic activities. A vast array of evidence backs this up, with similar findings from research into polysaccharides and other bioactive compounds that have been isolated from the fruiting bodies and mycelia of the fungus itself.In addition, research studies have found that the Reishi mushroom poses anti-neoplastic effects when used to treat some types of cancer such as ovarian cancer. This was the case when treatment was administered utilising the isolated compounds and extracts found within the mushroom itself.Who can stand to benefit?In short, everyone! Being all-natural and organic, the Reishi mushroom stands in a line of many natural medicinal mushrooms in that it is non-toxic, meaning that anyone can benefit from these great medicinal abilities and gain longer term health benefits. Being such a great all round natural product, the Reishi mushroom works as a great immune system modulator. This means that when taken on a regular basis, it can help restore and regulate your immune system for help with prevention of illnesses and infections with no apparent side-effects, from cold and flu symptoms.As well as the immune stability benefits, you will notice that your digestive rhythm will be restored to its optimum performance, meaning that the Reishi mushroom is a great choice for people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome as well as many other digestive transit dysfunctions. So for anyone wanting to regulate their health on a number of levels, the Reishi mushroom offers you a great chance to do so.How do I prepare Reishi mushrooms?Reishi mushrooms are a great way to start your healthier lifestyle and these fantastic medicinal fungi aid with many aspects of your health and wellbeing. Thanks to their growing po[...]

Medical Mushroom “Yunzhi”

Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:38:00 +0000

Plants have always been a crucial source of food, shelter, and medicine for man. Medically speaking, plants from different places serve as medicines for treating various ailments. One of such medicinal plants is the mushroom. The mushroom comes in different species; one of which is Yunzhi which is known by different names including Coriolus. Yunzhi has frequently been used as a medicine. The word ‘Yunzhi’ originated in china. The first part, “yun”, means “cloud”, and the second part, “zhi”, connotes a special kind of health supplement mushroom. The plant owes its name to the growth pattern of wavy rings found on its cap, and which bears resemblance to a stack of coloured clouds. Its sighting was first recorded by a renowned traditional Chinese medical doctor, Li Shi Zien. Although, scientists, have only recently, begun to discover some substances in it that could serve as pharmaceutical drugs. Two of these substances are polysaccharide peptide (PSP) and polysaccharide keratin (PSK). It has also been discovered that the PSP and PSK contents of the Yunzhi mushroom can boost the immune system high enough to treat herpes and chronic fatigue syndrome. There are also other diseases, such as hepatitis, urinary and digestive tract infection, and pulmonary disorder, which could be treated by the plant. Using Coriolus or Yunzhi is safe for most people as there has not been any known case of resulting side effects in normal people. However, people recovering from chemotherapy have experienced nausea and liver problems while using it. Pregnant and breast-feeding mums are also advised to stay away from it, even though no side effects have been established. [...]

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Fri, 21 Sep 2012 05:16:00 +0000

Traditional Chinese medicine has been practiced in ancient Chinese customs for over 50 years. In some parts of china, it is even adopted as part of their current health care systems. This traditional healthcare system is what is popularly known as alternative medicine in the western world. The system is based on the theory of knowing the root causes of illnesses before attempting to cure them. Its practitioners argue that when only symptoms are treated, the problems will continue to re-occur until the root of the problem is addressed. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is also widely believed that the body has the ability to cure itself from diseases provided the right techniques are employed. Another major belief is that human bodies consist of energies which must flow unhindered throughout the body system.Traditional Chinese medicine is one of the oldest medical systems and is only rivaled in age by the Indian Ayurvedic system. It gained major headway and increased popularity through the promotion of ‘Pen Ts’ao Kang Mu”which is translated as‘the great herbal’. This was an all-encompassing book that encapsulated all that there is to know about herbal medicine. The book was a product of Li Shih-Chen and took over 27 years to accomplish.Traditional Chinese medicine has been useful to a lot of people. It is even said that using this medical system can improve one’s overall health. Another advantage is that it is very cost-effective when compared to standard pharmaceutical medicine. While some pharmaceutical products could have side effects and require drugs to combat such side effects, traditional Chinese medicine is totally void of adverse side effects. [...]

Concord Health - Finalist 2012 NSW Export Award

Fri, 21 Sep 2012 05:10:00 +0000

NSW Export Award Finalists showcase innovation as a key driver of export success Lisa McAuley - Friday, September 21, 2012 It has always been said that export companies tend to spend more on research and training and tend to achieve better results than companies that market only within Australia. This year the 2012 Premier’s NSW Export Awards finalist list would certainly confirm that thinking and you could add one more attribute to the list and that’s innovation. The judging task would have been the most difficult seen for some years because in spite of the currency and lingering GFC challenges, many of the States exporters have taken on these hurdles and largely through innovation have produced some excellent outcomes.The Export Council of Australia Executive Director, Ian Murray said that the quality of the entries this year in New South Wales was by far the best in more than five years, “In this global economic environment it is difficult to maintain sales and market share let alone deliver a healthy margin. Many export awards finalists this year did both, even companies doing business in Europe and the United States achieved good outcomes.”Interestingly, the success is not confined to one or two business sectors but spread quite evenly across the board. The Export Council of Australia has always argued that having a diverse export base is critical to the creation of jobs. The recent softening of the resources sector clearly highlights the importance of having export capability in a range of business disciplines and the Export Council of Australia urges Government to increase its support for the sector through encouraging greater innovation. The Export Council of Australia joins with NSW Trade & Investment and sponsors of the 2012 Premier’s NSW Export Awards in congratulating the 2012 finalists and looks forward to a night of celebration at the Awards Dinner on the 11th October at the Sydney Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. For the full article, please visit    [...]

Magic mushrooms point to new depression drugs

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 04:59:00 +0000

The brains of people tripping on magic mushrooms have given the best picture yet of how psychedelic drugs work and scientists say the findings suggest such drugs could be used to treat depression.Two separate studies into the effects of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, showed that contrary to scientists' expectations, it does not increase but rather suppresses activity in areas of the brain that are also dampened with other anti-depressant treatments."Psychedelics are thought of as 'mind-expanding' drugs so it has commonly been assumed that they work by increasing brain activity," says David Nutt of Imperial College London. "But, surprisingly, we found that psilocybin actually caused activity to decrease in areas that have the densest connections with other areas."These so-called 'hub' regions of the brain are known to play a role in constraining our experience of the world and keeping it orderly, he says.To view the entire article, please refer to [...]

Soy Products: Secrets and Misconceptions

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:00:00 +0000

Soy is actually a very versatile bean and belongs to the family of legumes. It originated in China and has been cultivated for thousands of years. It is more recently been seen for its culinary versatilities in the Western culture in recent years.We find soy as milk, in baby formula, as tofu, miso (soybean paste),’s even added into our breads and cereals, and if that is not enough, it used as a meat substitute in vegetarian foods.  There is also an abundance of information surrounding the humble soy, however, mystery still prevails. What exactly is soy and why the huge controversy in the world of nutritionists?The simple soybean, raw and in its natural state has many health benefits including its being a rich source of protein.  However, the problems lie in the fact that the soybean is so completely over processed that it is a wonder if any nutrients still exist in the shinier and newer model  in the form of soya chips, soy milk, soy ice cream, tofu ice cream, soy cheese, soy burgers and the list goes on. The typical soybean, unless stated ‘organic’, has been genetically modified.To read further, please visit [...]

Trametes versicolor: The Turkey Tail Mushroom and Its Highly Regarded Anti Cancer Agent.

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:04:00 +0000

Trametes Versicolor, also known as turkey tail mushrooms because of its resemblance to turkey tails, recognized as a medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine.These medicinal mushroom is now highly researched and regarded for its anti cancer activities in human body. Due to heavy side effect of regular chemotherapy for cancer treatments ,researchers are now concentrating on this type of alternative natural medicines, and it is proved that Turkey tail mushrooms contains Polysaccharide-K (PSK), which is a protein bound polysaccharide helps to boost immune system of human body.Paul Stamets, world renowned micro biologist’s recent lab test over Turkey Tail mushrooms (another name for Trametes Versicolor because of its resemblance to "turkey tail")  shows that, this type of medicinal mushroom has ability to fighting against cancer and they empower fighter cells to prevent and kill cancer cells from spreading over the body and affect other cells.  As we all know that, the cells that fight against disease are known as “T helper cells”, typical chemotherapy and radiation therapies destroy these T helper cells and weaken immune system of human body results easy infection and illness from other viral or bacterial agents. Turkey tail specifically helps these cells to fight against cancer germs.Another recent study from National Institute of Health (NIH) of over $2.25 million-dollar, jointly with Bastyr University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Washington shows that Trametes Versicolor mushrooms have significant ability to powering immune system of patients with breast cancers. So now researchers are trying to analyse and they almost reach the decision that the ability of turkey tail in boosting immune system is not only helps patients with cancer but also may have positive impacts over other conditions such as HIV infection.So, Trametes Versicolor mushrooms can do wonder with anyone not only with cancer but also its extra ordinary ability to strengthen immune system without any side affect can assist to get a protection against any disease. Besides, these mushrooms can stored for long time just by keeping away from heats and lights, also they are not expensive at all. So stay in good shape with a favour of nature and live a long life with Turkey Tail Mushrooms. [...]

Concord Health – Finalist in 2011 Premier’s NSW Export Awards

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:41:00 +0000

Good exporting is all about developing a profit from your export sales and good profitability flows from having a sound sustainable export business. The 2011 finalists in the Premier’s NSW Export Awards have been judged accordingly and with a sound marketing strategy, innovation and good business practices, the finalists have taken on the world and won. Many have faced strong competition, a difficult business environment and a rising dollar and have successfully emerged as a finalist in the NSW Export Awards. The Australian Institute of Export and principle awards partner, NSW Trade & Investment congratulates all the finalists and wishes them well at the awards celebration. [...]

Concord donated AUD$6000 to QLD flood.

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:30:00 +0000

Concord International donated $6000 to help Queensland people rebuild their home. The recent flooding and the event of Tropical Cyclone Yasi have devastated many families and as the result of these natural disasters, many have lost everything.
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Mushroom Medicine Offers Prostate Cancer Hope

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:26:00 +0000

A Queensland scientist says an edible mushroom used in Asia for its medicinal benefits may offer hope to men with prostate cancer.Researcher Dr Patrick Ling from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) says a chemical known as PSP can be extracted from the 'turkey tail' mushroom and inhibits the growth of prostate cancer cells in mice.Dr Ling says the compound could also help improve the effectiveness of current treatments."The major problem of those treatments is you always have soft residual tumours left over, which are resistant to the therapies," he said."If you can actually target those residual tumours, which now is the cancer stem cell, then you may actually improve the overall survival of the patients."Dr Ling says even he was surprised with the finding."The prevention part is what we are really excited by because we never saw something with 100 per cent inhibitions," he said. [...]