My bottle of AHCC arrived in the mail yesterday. That's the mushroom extract stuff that is supposed to increase natural killer cells activity and therefore boost your immune system. I am hoping to get more natural killer cells roaming around inside me, looking for cancer cells to beat up.
I felt sort of led to AHCC.
I first heard about natural killer cells a long time agao, and I remember thinking that they were really cool, like violent janitors working inside my body. I spent a bunch of time visualizing them zooming around inside me, taking care of business, whacking cancer cells with their brooms. I especially visualized this every time I saw a scan and had a good idea where various tumors were located.
A few weeks ago, I started thinking about natural killer cells again, out of the blue.
Then I was in a waiting room and decided to borrow a magazine (okay, I stole a magazine) because it contained an article about meditation that I thought was really practical. Flipping through the magazine later, I noticed another article on fighting allergy symptoms by taking something called AHCC to increase the number of natural killer cells working for you.
Wow, I thought, you can increase the number of natural killer cells working for you? That would be excellent.
So I surfed the web a little. I saw some interesting claims but little proof. I also figured out where to buy the stuff. But I decided that I would have to check with Dr R before I started taking a new supplement, especially since the web warned that it decreases the effectiveness of Doxorubicin. I am totally all done taking Doxorubicin, but I figured I ought to check anyway.
Dr R said that there was no proof that it would work, but that if I wanted to try it, then I should. He actually suggested that I run my own informal clinical trial, which I thought was a cool idea.
So, I started taking the AHCC this morning. Let's say I have put an ad in the paper, looking to hire on a big crew of violent janitors for a special cleanup project. No experience necessary. Cool uniforms and big heavy brooms will be issued to all new hires.