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Mental Health enhancement

Postby bigimpact » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:10 pm

Hi Guys,

Not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but please note the post is serious and in good faith. I understand Terry has a disease and I am sure all that is best and can be done is being done for him, I also used to live down the road in Gerrards X. I am a professional herbalist and work with a number of polysaccharide extracts, one of which could be worth looking at; please note I'm not selling anything!

"Hericium Erinaceus" or "Lions Mane Mushroon" / "Monkey Head Mushroom" has been found not to cure, but to be of clinical benefit to people suffering from a number of Alzheimers related issues thanks to NGF (Nerve Growth Factor) which the mushroom stimulates the body in to producing. A 30% polysaccharide extract taken as a fairly pleasant tea 3 times daily could do nothing, could help a few symptoms or more - I claim nothing, but if anyone is in direct contact with Mr Pratchett, please do pass on the information - and avoid the wiki page at all costs, there are some good white papers out there but I don't have links to hand.

I hope nobody takes this post in bad taste, it is serious and not a bunch of hippie hokum!

Regards,

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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:08 pm

Hi Mark, I think all that has been looked into at some point, herbal and alternative remedies etc, but thanks for the info input.
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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby Dotsie » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:13 pm

'Polysaccharide' means sugar, which doesn't make nerves grow :?
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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby MongoGutman » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:55 pm

What a load of bollocks
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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:25 am

Subtle, but to the point, Mongo! :lol:
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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby Dotsie » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:45 am

It worries me slightly that some people will believe anything that's put in front of them. Not Mongo, obviously ;)
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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby simmonds91 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:29 pm

A lot of people say that herbs like this monkey head mushroom or whatever its called is a load of hippy nonsense, that herbs dont cure (or at least help fight) deseases, they may be right to a point but its like saying marijuana (probably spelled that wrong) doesn't increase paranoia in people or destroy their brain by whatever amount, its all to do with the chemicals you find in modern medicine in its raw form when you get right down to it. Im sure Sir TPratchett has considered herbal remedies, I dont know his thoughts on the matter and I cant say he should try it "just in case, no harm in trying" but I dont think anyone should cast this information aside either.
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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby Alanz » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:04 pm

MongoGutman wrote:What a load of bollocks


Classic Mongo....love it :lol:
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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby Dotsie » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:18 pm

Dara O'Briain wrote:I'm sorry, 'herbal medicine', "Oh, herbal medicine's been around for thousands of years!" Indeed it has, and then we tested it all, and the stuff that worked became 'medicine'. And the rest of it is just a nice bowl of soup and some potpourri, so knock yourselves out.
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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:20 pm

Absolutely!
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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby Alanz » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:01 am

I think most Herbal Medicine is all to do with the mind, if you think it will make you better it sometimes will :D
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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:53 am

As Dotsie's post points out - there is a hell of a lot of modern medicine that derives from herbal and natural cures. That's the thing about science - they don't dismiss something because it seems unlikely, they test it to find out if it works, why it works and if the ingredient that works can be synthesised.

Take a look at this list for some examples.

New plants are being discovered all the time, each with the potential to contain an active ingredient that may be of benefit to medicine.
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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby simmonds91 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:53 pm

I'm fairly certain every ingredient in the world that can be made into pills etc. doesnt, doctors and whatnot work on a budget no? If it costs too much to synthesise or isn't good enough to bother doing then it won't, and of course there are plenty of other projects they will complete first before finishing off the synthesising which has to go through a ton of tests before even that. Dotsie has a good point but saying "if it helps people with illness then it will be mass produced, anything that isn't already here doesn't work" is very ignorant.

People are also very greedy, if a treatment that helps but costs the company supplying it too much then the company will stop, simple as.
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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:03 pm

I was watching something recently (could be Bang Goes That theory) about the medical uses of honey and how medical-grade honey is now being used in some hospitals for its antibiotic properties. Here's an article about it. :)
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Re: Mental Health enhancement

Postby simmonds91 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:21 pm

It's ironic that most medicine used to taste god aweful.
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