Mushrooms With Vegan Parmesan

Breast Cancer Prevention Recipe - Mushrooms & Vegan ParmThis morning I didn’t feel like cooking anything… I was just hungry and wanting to eat ASAP :-)

I looked at the fridge. The mushrooms just set there, staring at me. They didn’t looked too attractive, but I decided to try anyway…

The quickest thing I could think of was the next recipe:

What you need:

* 1 pack of any kind of mushrooms, sliced
* 1 Large onion, sliced
* 1 spoon olive oil
* Himalayan Pink Salt and black pepper to taste

For the parmesan:

*  1/4 cup Raw cashews
* Himalayan Pink Salt to taste

What to do:

  1. Warm the olive oil in a large pan and add the onion
  2. Let the onion caramelized a little on a low heat
  3. Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper, and let the whole thing sit there on a low heat for a while; the mushrooms and onion will blend their juices together
  4. Meanwhile, make the vegan parmesan: simply blend the cashews and salt in a blender until you get a parmesan texture!
  5. Serve hot, with the parmesan on top.

Neeva KedemAbout Neeva Kedem: Couple of years ago my life took a nice turn when I became vegan. It happened after my 40th birthday; I kind of realized that my health and energy are not as they used to be, and that change is needed. After reading lots of researches and studies, I understood that eating healthier food that is based on plants and natural ingredients will be the best for me, and so I did. It didn’t happen overnight; first, I gave up red meat. Then chicken, which was very hard for me. And only about a year later – cheese and eggs. Today I can say that being vegan improved my health and energy levels, and that I love being vegan!

 

Vegan Delicious Risotto Recipe For A Breast Cancer Diet

Vegan Delicious Risotto For A Breast Cancer DietThis is a mountain of deliciousness… if you love mushrooms and rice, this recipe will provide you with the best combination! Always use organic ingredients when available.

What you need:

  • 2 cups white basmati rice
  • 4 Shiitake mushrooms
  • 6-7 sliced champignon mushrooms
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 spoons olive oil
  • 1 tbs cumin seeds
  • 3 cups water

What to do:

  1. First, soak the Shiitake mushrooms in 1 cup of boiled water for 5 minutes. Keep the water.
  2. In a wide pot, saute the champignon mushrooms in the olive oil on a low heat for about 10 minutes.
  3. Slice the Shiitake mushrooms and add them to the pot.
  4. Add the salt, cumin seeds, mix well and add the rice. Mix again and add 2 cups of water plus the water of the Shiitake mushrooms.
  5. I suggest here to taste the water to see if you have enough salt.
  6. Let boil and then lower the heat and cook partly covered for about 15-20 minutes, or simply until there are no more water.
  7. Close the cover and let sit for another 5 minutes.

Enjoy!

Neeva KedemAbout Neeva Kedem: Couple of years ago my life took a nice turn when I became vegan. It happened after my 40th birthday; I kind of realized that my health and energy are not as they used to be, and that change is needed. After reading lots of researches and studies, I understood that eating healthier food that is based on plants and natural ingredients will be the best for me, and so I did. It didn’t happen overnight; first, I gave up red meat. Then chicken, which was very hard for me. And only about a year later – cheese and eggs. Today I can say that being vegan improved my health and energy levels, and that I love being vegan!

Breast Cancer vs. Mushrooms

Mushrooms Reduce Breast Cancer TumorsPlain, cheap, available, white mushrooms appear able to outsmart breast cancer cells that try to make their own estrogen by crippling the enzyme they use to make it. But this was based on placental tissue samples. Let’s stack mushrooms up against the real thing.

Human breast cancer cells in a petri dish. If you do nothing, they just keep growing and proliferating at about the same rate. But then if you add, the raw material the cancer cells use to make their own estrogen, they take full advantage and grow like crazy, 10 times as fast. But then as you add more and more white mushroom extract to shut off their estrogen manufacturing, you can get them almost back to baseline. So the last study proved mushrooms could inhibit that enzyme, and even figured out which mushroom worked the best…. Here, they went a step further to see it in action, against actual breast cancer cells.

Now that we know it may work, what’s the required dose? How many mushrooms do you have to eat? Maybe it’s just some ridiculous amount? Based on these studies, the consumption of just 5 mushrooms a day may suppress tumor growth…

Doctor’s Notes

Mushrooms appear to work in the lab to suppress breast cancer cell growth, but what about in the real world? That’s the subject of tomorrow’s video of the day Why Do Asian Women Have Less Breast Cancer? The placenta study was profiled in my video Vegetables Versus Breast Cancer and a comparison of the effects of different types of mushrooms can be found in Breast Cancer Prevention: Which Mushroom is Best?. More on the magic of mushrooms in Making Our Arteries Less Sticky and Constructing a Cognitive Portfolio. Probably a good idea to cook them, though: Toxins in Raw Mushrooms. I have more than five dozen videos on breast cancer and hundreds of videos on a thousand other health and wellness topics.

For some context, please check out my associated blog posts: Ergothioneine: A New Vitamin?Why Less Breast Cancer in Asia?Vitamin D from Mushrooms, Sun, or Supplements? , and Mushrooms and Immunity

I give thanks for all those who have supported my life’s mission to reduce suffering and save lives.

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

Michael Greger M.D.About Michael Greger M.D.Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous “meat defamation” trial. Currently Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

Vegetables Versus Breast Cancer

Mushrooms For Breast Cancer PreventionBy: By: Dr. Michael Greger, Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

What new developments are there are in the battle against breast cancer? Well, most breast tumors are estrogen receptor positive, meaning they respond to estrogen; estrogen makes them grow. The problem for tumors in postmenopasal women is that there isn’t much estrogen around, unless of course you take it in a drug like pre-mar-in, made from pregnant mare urine, found not to affect the quality of women’s lives, just the quantity, increasing the risk of strokes heart attacks blood clots and, breast cancer.

Thankfully millions of women stopped taking it in 2002, and we saw a nice dip in breast cancer rates, but unfortunately, those rates have since stagnated. Hundreds of thousands of American women continue every year to get that dreaded diagnosis. So what next?

Well, with no estrogen around, many breast tumors devise a nefarious plan, they’ll just make their own. 70% of breast cancer cells synthesize estrogen themselves using an enzyme called aromatase, which converts testosterone to estrogen, blue to pink. And so drug companies have produced a number of aromatase inhibitor drugs which are used as chemotherapy agents. Of course by the time you’re on chemo it can be too late, so researchers started screening hundreds of natural dietary components in hopes of finding something that targets this enzyme.

To do this, you need a lot of human tissue—where you going to get it from? To study skin, for example, researchers use discarded human foreskins. They’re just being thrown away might as well use them. Where are you going to get discarded female tissue, though? Placentas. Human placentas. So they got a bunch of women to donate their placentas after giving birth to further this critical line of research.

After years of searching, they found seven vegetables with significant anti-aromatase activity. And here they are,. Seven different vegetables, dropping aromatase activity about 20%, except for this one. That’s like a 60, 65% drop inhibition. ]Which one was it? bell pepper, broccoli, carrots, celery , green onions, mushrooms, or spinach. Not scallions, not celery, not carrots, not peppers, nor broccoli—that would have been my guess, not spinach, but: Mushrooms.

Michael Greger M.D.About Michael Greger M.D. – Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous “meat defamation” trial. Currently Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

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