The fungus Ganoderma lucidum (known as Reishi in Japan and Ling-Zhi in China) can be a natural solution to modern health problems, such as chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, among others, the majority being the result of modern lifestyle. Also our current society is facing a serious threat of pollution and its pollutants, which enter our body through food and the environment to which we are exposed every day. The following videos show a study that relates consumption of Ganoderma lucidum and the metabolic syndrome, University of the West of Sydney Australia. Scientists based their study on evidences that possesses the Ganoderma lucidum in helping to control diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, heart disease and obesity. Researchers hope that Ganoderma lucidum can help to reduce the prevalence of this disease in the Australian population and generate more scientific evidence and contribute to dispose of skepticism with regard to use of this provided food for traditional medicine. Now science is providing tests that confirm the effects that had already been attributed to Ganoderma lucidum more than 4000 years ago.