This dietary-herbal supplement is centered around shiitake mushrooms and contains other mushrooms, soy, and Asian herbs. Alexander S. Sun, PhD, for whom this soup is named was a biochemist from UC Berkley who did research at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Yale University.
In 1984, Sun’s mother developed lung cancer, which had metastasized to the lymph nodes and adrenal glands. She had surgery and a form of chemotherapy but her survival seemed unlikely. After researching which Chinese food substances had anticancer effects Sun formulated this immune-stimulating soup for his mother. Within eight months, her lung cancer was in complete remission.
Since then several studies have been done showing the effectiveness of “Sun Soup” in treating non-small cell lung cancer patients. One study done in the Czech Republic found that survival of those patients using sun soup was 15 months while those not using it was just 4 months.
This product is available both frozen and freeze-dried in the US as a dietary supplement.