Tateishi Kazu’s Miracle Vegetable Soup For Health & Brown Rice Tea – Alternative Health Therapy For Treating High Blood Pressure, Diabetes & Other Illnesses; For Skin Rejuvenation, Slowing Aging Process ….

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Ingredients for  Miracle Vegetable Soup

Clockwise from top – Carrots, Fresh Shitake Mushrooms, White Radish or Daikon WITH Leaves, Burdock Root (Gobo, or Ngau Pong in Cantonese)

Disclaimer – Please read HERE & HERE, before you proceed with this soup. This soup is only an alternative health remedy. Please read the COMMENTs below for the health benefits experienced by those who have tried the vegetable soup for themselves.  :idea:

Good morning, dear friends :D

My husband was just diagnosed with diabetes (his mom was a diabetic) and put on medication by his doctor. However, the diabetes medication made him hungry all the time – if he keeps on eating to satisfy his hunger, then he puts on a lot of weight; but if he doesn’t eat, then he goes hypoglaemic and gets lightheaded.  :roll:

On top of that, he is on medication for high blood pressure, too. Both medicines are to  be taken for the rest of his life – not very happy news for my husband, who unfortunately leads a very sedentary lifestyle (no exercise at all :roll: ) and who loves his carbs (hot steamed rice with tau yew bak, Hokkien Mee, etc).

Last weekend, I met a friend whom I have not seen for a few years and when I told him about my husband’s health condition, he told me there is a soup remedy that can regularise a person’s blood pressure as well as his diabetes. His wife makes this for his family to drink everyday.

Most importantly, he described to me his friends’ experiences whereby one successfully got off his high blood pressure medication (after his doctor confirmed his blood pressure is back to normal), and an elderly lady who was weak in her legs, regained her strength and could walk normally without any aid. Another lady used to run out of breath just crossing the road and after 3 days of drinking this soup, she even got her neighbour to take a brisk walk with her around the park. :D

Wow, was I impressed :shock:  – this soup really has miraculous health benefits. Apparently, the recipe and information of this soup has been circulating in Taiwan and Malaysia for many years, in Chinese magazines and newspapers. I couldn’t read any Chinese and so I didn’t come across this wonderful soup. My friend told me this soup is known in Cantonese as “Ng Sik Tong”  (5 Colour Soup), and gave me the recipe for it. I was fascinated and wanted more information. Very fortunately, a search over the Internet came up with “Takeshi Kazu’s Life Extension Soup with Brown Rice Tea.” :D

I quickly went to the market on Sunday, bought all the necessary vegetables and brown rice and prepared the soup and tea for my family.

Today is the fourth day that my family is drinking the soup and tea and I’m glad to say that we are seeing some good results already. I will post my family’s day-to-day experience in the COMMENT BOX below.

The vegetable soup and brown rice tea are so easy to make, and they don’t cost much…it is worth trying it for the sake of good health. It is better than taking hundreds of dollars worth of vitamins and supplements…..the soup and tea only cost a fraction, certainly very affordable and  best is, it can  treat a whole lot of ailments for the entire family! :D

There is a wealth of  information on this incredible soup legend below (resources from a translation of his article in Taiwan and from HERE) :-

What the Miracle Vegetable Soup may do -

  • Heal Cancer
  • Restore injured joints and bone structure
  • Slow down the aging process
  • Rejuvenate the skin
  • Heal Cataracts
  • Heal liver disorders
  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Improve heart conditions
  • Reduce brain tumors and other head-injury problems
  • Reduce high white blood cell counts
  • Improve T-cell function

How did this soup come about :?:

Tateshi Kazu based his soup on the principles of Five Elements theory, the harmonizing balance of the forces of yin and yang, acid and alkaline, that engenders health as opposed to the imbalance, which leads to disease.

The five elements in our environment are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Because of the balance of the five elements, the earth is able to produce life.

Each essence possesses its own color: green, red, yellow, white and black. These relate to the corresponding internal organs: heart, liver, spleen, lung and kidneys. He used the concept of the five different colors as matched to specific vegetables.

  • Green = Daikon Radish Leaves
  • Red = Carrot
  • Yellow = Burdock Root
  • White = Daikon Radish
  • Black = Shittake Mushrooms

What is so special about the soup is its composition of ingredients – vegetables that are so commonplace, simply what we usually have on our dining table, and they are so very affordable. For whatever physical disorder and symptoms, what it takes is just another cup of ordinary “vegetable soup” a day.

Vegetable Soup Recipe

Ingredients (for 2 days’ quantity)

  • 16 ounces or 450 gm white radish/ daikon
  • 8 to 10 ounces or 225 to 380 gm white daikon greens
  • 8 to 10 ounces or 225 to 280 gm carrots
  • 8 ounces or 225 gm fresh burdock root (also known as  Gobo in Japanese, Uang in Korean, Ngau Pong or Niu Pang in Chinese) [if using dried burdock root, use only 2 ounces or 1/4 of fresh amount required]
  • 3-5 fresh shitake mushrooms (sundried) – if not sundried, expose dried mushrooms to sun again. This is to convert the good stuff into Vitamin D in the mushrooms (refer to information on mushrooms below)

Directions:

1. Don’t peel anything! Don’t add any seasoning!

2. Fill a pot with three times the quantity of water as the vegetable.

3. When it comes to a boil, reduce the flame and simmer for two hours.

4. Strain and drink.

5. Store in refrigerator immediately when cool to avoid losing any of the soup’s goodness. Be sure to store in stainless steel pots or glass containers as the soup may react with other materials (especially aluminium)


Below is my pot of Miracle Vegetable Soup:-

Some possible “getting-well” temporary reactions

After taking it for a few days, this soup prepared from only five kinds of vegetables will have different effects on individuals, but these reactions are much milder than actual physical disorders and are only temporary.

The formula is basically working on our different internal mal-functions and toxins, some we may not even be aware of, and those with more problems will have more instant and longer reactions on the particular problem areas.

These will be normal detoxification effects like itchy skin or eczema and increased frequency of bowel movements, etc. Varying with different toxins in different individuals, the following conditions may be felt.

  • More instant and intense reactions for those with more problems Reactions less noticeable and in stages for the less focused
  • Seemingly no reactions for those who are in better health and with better adaptability
  • More vigorous reactions for the weak and feeble

Whatever the reactions, it is recommended to continue normal consumption, and the reactions will ease out in a short period of time.

The health of modern man is under constant threat of air and water pollutions, chemical additives and preservatives in food and agricultural products and all kinds of environment toxins. Our body becomes more acidic, and the very precious inborn immune system is declining. To avoid developing chronic diseases and cancer, our body need to be properly cleansed and maintained.

“Getting-well reactions” are normal detoxification effects in accelerating body cell activities, enhancing metabolism and strengthening of the immune system, building up stronger body resistance. When these effects are felt, our detoxification system is awakened and activated; this shows the progress of healing, and the more vigorous they are, the more toxic our body is that need proper care and management.


Nutritional value of the five vegetables

Radish

Radish is very rich in vitamin C, ten times more than that in pears and apples. It also has plenty of digestive enzymes, particularly of starchy foods, that help mend the stomach membrane, improve the secretion of digestive liquids and promotes energy circulation, preventing gastritis, ulcer in the stomach and excess of hydrochloric acid in gastric juice. It also has anti-cancer properties INDD that checks the growth of cancer cells and dissolves ammonium nitrate that is cancer causing.

Radish leaves

The abundance of nutrients found in radish leaves is amazing. It has three times as much Vitamin A as that in livers and eels, 60% more of Vitamin B1 than that in fermented soybeans, two times as much Vitamin B2 as that in cow’s milk. It is extremely rich in iron and is an ideal food for nourishing blood. Radish leaves are the richest in Vitamin C, two and a half times as that in tangerines, four times as that in spinach, so discarding the leaves when eating the radish is really a waste. Radish leaves have a slightly pungent but pleasant and smooth taste. It is a very nutritious green-leaf vegetable that maintains a balance with the properties of the other part of the same plant: the edible part of the radish root. The special quality of the radish root and its leaves is another wonder and mystery of nature

Carrot

Carrot is rich in Beta Carotene, a very strong antioxidant, and other minerals that are easily absorbed by the human body. The body changes Beta Carotene into Vitamin A, which is important in strengthening the immune system and promoting healthy cell growth. It is also rich in lignin and INDD that help fight cancer and boost up two to three times the human immunity.

Mushroom

Mushrooms are rich in dietary fibres, and minerals like potassium, iron, etc. It is high in B vitamins and ergosterol that will be converted to Vitamin D in the presence of sunlight, which is essential for utilization of calcium. Mushroom has a polysaccharide compound called lentinan which helps produce T-cells to destroy bacteria and viruses and has anti-cancer, anti-tumor effects, strengthening the immune system and fighting disease-causing organisms. Zinc and selenium in mushrooms also activate thymus in the chest that helps in T-cell production. Amino acids in mushrooms arealso effective for liver diseases.

Burdock

Dietary fibre in burdock is the richest among all root vegetables, which is best for prevention of diseases of the large intestine. It is also rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, calcium, etc. There is equal proportion of soluble and insoluble fibres that stimulate lactic acids, improve constipation and the discharge of cholesterols. It also enhances blood circulation, relieves internal wind and heat, clearing the lung and diminishing eczema, edema and body toxins, preventing cancer and arteriosclerosis. Its iron content makes it a good food supplement for ladies for skin-care purposes.

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Brown Rice Tea Recipe

Another remedy that can be used in conjunction with the vegetable soup is brown rice tea. It is a good diuretic for ridding excess water from the body.

For diabetics, it can bring the sugar level down by producing more natural insulin in the body. It cleanses the blood and blood vessel.

A person with a heart condition drinking both soups in 20 days will be able to regulate their problem by drinking three cups per day. up

For a regular cancer patient, about two cups.

Ingredients :

1 cup (250 cc or ml size) or 300 gms or 10 ounces brown rice

16 cups or 4 litres or 4 quarts water

Note: only cook in stainless steel or glass. Do not mix with any other ingredients. Don’t be “creative.”

Untoasted, unwashed, raw brown rice


Brown Rice that has been dry roasted in my wok to a dark brown colour

(the white specks are white rice that came with the brown rice)

Directions:

1. Roast the rice without oil until dark brown but don’t burn.

2. Boil 8 cups of water and pour roasted rice into water.

3. Turn off flame, cover and let sit five minutes.

4. Strain out rice and reserve liquid.

5. Boil 8 more cups of water.

6. Put the remaining rice back in the water.

7. Cover, lower flame and simmer five minutes.

8. Strain rice out.

9. Mix the two rice waters together. Drink when cool.

Brown Rice Tea in my stainless steel pot, ready for drinking

Special Notes:

  • The amount one needs depends on the condition. The more serious the condition, the more tea.
  • Do not drink tea while taking a high protein substance.
  • Don’t drink the vegetable soup and brown rice tea together. Wait at least 15 minutes apart.
  • If you use this remedy regularly you will never be sick.

Some possible reactions:

  • itchy skin or eczema
  • If you use medications and/or have eczema, use less because of possible stronger reaction
  • People with head injury problems may develop headaches but don’t worry.
  • People with eye problems may get temporary blurred vision or itching around eyes. Eyesight will get better. If you wear prescription glasses, try to reduce the prescription and use glasses less frequently.
  • Lowering of body temperature, but this is normal.

*** Notes: For high blood pressure, drink the two soups alternately but slowly. Blood pressure will come down after one month. Talk to a doctor about reducing medication, but don’t stop medication right away. Use remedy for minimum of one month.

*** Notes: If you are on medication, do consult with a doctor to adjust your dosage. This remedy works for some people. It may not work for you. It is not intended to replace the traditional treatments.

I’m also keeping my fingers crossed that my husband will have his blood pressure and glucose/sugar level restored to normality so that he can get off his medication. Because he is working and he is taking Western medication, I can only give him one cup (250 ml) each of soup and tea (he’s supposed to take up to 3 cups each per day) on weekdays and so, his healing rate will be later than the one month mentioned.

Another word of caution – take the soup and tea separately (with half to one hour apart), and take them one hour after consuming Chinese medicine and two hours after Western medicine. This is to prevent contraindications. :wink:

Good Luck! With best wishes for good health,

choesf :D

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146 Responses so far

  1. 1

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there, dear friends :D

    Today marks the 4th day that my family has been drinking the vegetable soup and brown rice tea.

    Here is some feedback :-

    My husband, myself and youngest daughter experienced frequent urination…I was expecting this as I know burdock root is a diuretic….toxins are being passed out through the urine. I have read on some websites that some people had overly dry mouth and great thirst from the urination – the remedy for this is to keep on drinking lots and lots of water to replenish your fluids and all will be well.

    My youngest son felt sleepy the whole day, as if he didn’t sleep well the night before. After he consumed the tea, he felt his body burning up and I could see the tips of his ears turning red, and he was sweating.

    In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) , we know toasting the brown rice tea would make it very heaty…so, personally, I believe the tea is yang in nature. Today, I thought of a method to make it not so heaty….put the pot of tea on the floor of your kitchen (if below is the earth) to cool down….the chi or energies from the earth or ground will “cool” or make the tea more yin.

    White radish or daikon can be considered a big No-No according to TCM, but its role in this soup is the driving force as can be seen by its larger amount used in proportion to the rest of the ingredients. I believe the soup is yin cooling in nature.

    I’ll continue to post the feedback as we go along…

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Wow, you won’t believe what the soup can do! :shock: :lol:

    My second daughter and I have confirmed with each other from our close observations after each time we drink the soup ===>

    It gives us energy, makes us alert in our mind and most importantly, we feel HAPPY :!: Wow! :D :D :D

    Unfortunately, this “high” feeling didn’t happen to the rest of my family! :sad:

    Maybe some of you who try this soup may experience this? I certainly hope so. :lol:

    From the day I started drinking the tea and the soup until yesterday (for 3 days), I have headaches that came and go. But the headaches are not too bad to take some aspirins but not too comfy either. I’m glad today I have no headaches anymoire and I can post this article for you. :D

    Both my eldest son and I reported our sinus problems getting better from the second day after we drank the soup. I didn’t have to take any antihistamine to clear my nose…only the headaches kept me from sleeping well.

    My knee joint pains and an old left arm injury pains came back on Day 1 and Day 2 but were gone by now.

    My friend was telling me that when we feel pains in any part of our body, it means those areas are being healed by the soup. One lady reported a pin prick sensations on her elbow where she had an old sprain and after that she was healed. :D

    That’ s it for now, I have to go pick up my son. :D

    Take care and stay healthy!

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

  3. 3

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there, dear friends :D

    Day 5 :-

    Oh, I had such a good sleep last night….no more blocked nose from sinus, which seemed to have cleared up completely after taking Kazu’s treatment. My nostrils felt so good breathing in easily and comfortably. Yesterday, I was also able to taste food very well on my tongue…I was down with flu and cough last month and my taste buds were “numb” from that before.

    I forgot to mention earlier that from Day 2 to Day 4, I felt an ache in my gallbladder area and I was so worried that my gallstones may be acting up. Surprisingly, today, the ache there is gone and I am much relieved. Perhaps, the treatment is healing my gallbladder? I certainly hope so. :wink:

    This morning, I had so much energy and vitality…it was as if I had drank many cups of tea or caffeing and I did so many things in just one morning…without feeling tired at all and with a light breakfast of 1 banana, 1/2 a cucumber and 2 cups of brown rice tea (I was too busy today to have a larger breakfast). :lol:

    I am testing out this treatment and pushing my limits to see how far I can go in terms of vitality …so far so good.

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

  4. 4

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Day 5…cont’d :-

    Wow, this morning, my husband purged out blackish watery stool :shock: …a very surprising side effect of Dr Kazu’s treatment. He only had 1 cup each of the soup and tea every day. I am drinking 3 cups of soup and 2 cups of tea every day but I didn’t have any purging (but then, I take very healthy food and regularly detoxify with other methods). My husband is a smoker (for the last 33 years :roll) and has high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

    I can only guess that perhaps the treatment is removing the tar from his lungs :?: Hence, the blackish watery stool? So far he only purged once today, it felt like diarrhoea but normally in diarrhoea cases, the stool are light yellow.

    My husband feels fine, he is not in pain anywhere, nor is he tired, ….so, I think the stools are toxins being removed. I called my friend who introduced this soup to me and told him about the black stools being purged out, he said some people experienced that and it is a good sign …toxins are coming out of the body.

    My second daughter who had a sore throat on Day 2 felt a lot of relief after drinking 3 cups of the soup per day and by today, her sore throat is almost gone…and that is without taking any Chinese or Western medication. :D Previously, her sore throat can go on for days and wouldn’t recover even with antibiotics prescribed by the doctor. So, I think Dr Kazu’s treatment is balancing something in her.

    Will be back tomorrow with the latest report … :wink:

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hello again, dear friends :D

    It may be difficult to find that large amount of white radish/daikon leaves as they are all chopped off before the white part of the radishes are displayed for sale.

    Here is a tip - go to your favourite vegetable stall at the wet market or farmers market and arrange a schedule with them for you to go there and buy their radishes. They will do this if you are willing to pay also for the radish leaves, as the leaves are usually thrown away.

    On one occasion, I didn’t have enough radish leaves as I made the mistake of buying them in bulk but they turned yellow in 2 days and I couldn’t use most of them. So, my soup was not “balanced” as per the portions in Dr Kazu’s recipe. But I did add more white radish. :D

    For the Shitake mushrooms, it is better to sun them in a large batch (more than required in 1 recipe) as sometimes, it may be a cloudy or rainy day and there is no sun on the day that we want to use the mushrooms. :wink:

    For those of you that having winter season now and there is no sun, I guess you can omit the sunning of the mushrooms then.

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

  6. 6

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good morning, dear friends :D

    Day 6

    This morning, I woke up with a congested nose and a very sleepy state. Thought it was my sinus acting up in the morning (my night time sinus is now gone and I usually don’t get sinus in the morning). Drank a cup of the vegetable soup and the sinus is now gone…unfortunately, I am feeling very sleepy still…..as I am typing this, my eyelids feel heavy and want to close… **yawn**

    Surprisingly, I am not tired at all, just sleepy. Heheh, probably will crawl into bed for a nap shortly since the weather now is so cool after the heavy thunderstorm.

    Another observation – it is confirmed that the soup and the tea balance each other and should be taken together. The soup is cooling in nature (yin) and the tea is heaty (yang).

    Yesterday, I gave my eldest daughter one cup of the brown rice tea to drink and shortly after that, she began to feel a sore throat coming….but it went away after I gave her the soup to drink this morning.

    That’s why the two recipes were provided by Dr Kazu together in his article ===> for balance in our body’s yin and yang, in addition to their many health benefits. :wink:

    Oh, this morning, my eyes also feel itchy all around for a short time, which also went away after I drank the soup.

    I read somewhere that in the morning, we should drink the tea and the soup is to be had later in the day. I guess this is so that our body will be cool by bedtime so that we can sleep well ….as a heaty constitution may result in restless and dream-laden sleep. The balance of yin and yang is very fragile in our body and difficult to gauge without the help of a Chinese Physician. So, best to end with the soup for the day. :idea:

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

    P.S. My husband didn’t have any more purging/diarrhoea so it was just that one time of watery, blackish stool

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Day 6 cont’d ….

    My second daughter and I could hardly keep our eyes open and we both fell asleep in the late afternoon, waking up a couple hours later feeling really refreshed. It’s as if our body is required to be in sleep mode. Then I remember healer Master atan mentioned before that one needs to be in deep sleep in order for the body to heal itself effectively. I am not accustomed to having naps during the day and even if I did have one previously, I only had very light sleep. But today, I slept deeply.

    Why we should use only stainless steel pots/containers or glass containers for the Vegetable Soup

    I noticed that whenever I clean my pots after making the soup, the inner side of the pot was really shiny and when I run my finger across that area, there was a squeaky clean sound (and that was before I soaped it).

    So, just now I did a little experiment….

    I had a little soup leffover in the pot and I poured the soup into an oily, glass casserole that I has used to steam some chicken. I thought I would see how the soup would react with the oil….I used a sponge and treated the soup as if it was dish detergent and scrubbed the inside of the casserole with it…

    Wow, the soup cuts grease! This confirms that we should use stainless steel or glass containers for the soup because the soup is “abrasive” or something like that and will definitely leeched out other materials like aluminium and plastics.

    So, imagine how the soup is cleaning and treating the body. :wink:

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

  8. 8

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good evening, dear friends :D

    Today is Day 7 of taking the Miracle Soup and Tea :-

    Aarrrghh…I woke up with itchy eyes again and it took a lot of effort not to rub my eyes. Heheh, when I was driving, I was blinking my eyes often. :roll: :lol:

    Fortunately, the eye itchiness comes and goes and doesn’t last long each time. A very strange side effect but I’m quite sure it is due to healing of the eyes. By today, my second daughter is having a bit of itchy eyes and my husband is having itchiness in his right eye.

    My husband started to have a runny nose since yesterday morning. We thought he was having a flu but then he has a flu vaccination last month. Some of us were sneezing on and off but it doesn’t feel like flu. But after we drank more soup and tea today, the runny nose is clearing up. Hope it was just a temporary side effect. :wink:

    Most of us reported better bowel movements...so, the soup and tea are good remedies for constipation and regularity. Certainly a lot of fibre in the soup and tea.

    My teenage children’s acne came back when they stopped drinking the dragon fruit enzyme and when they started drinking the soup and tea, their acne started drying and clearing up … again confirmation that these remedies are good for skin and complexion…probably also from the removal of toxins, I guess. :wink:

    Well, that’s my report for today…. good night from here! :D

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

    P.S. Today, there wasn’t any radish green leaves to be found in the whole wet market and so, I only ended with 6 ounces of greens. This was not enough as I had intended to make a double batch of the soup, seeing as it is the weekend, and I can get my husband to drink 3 cups each of the soup and tea (alternating between each)….I am more interested in seeing if these remedies will regularise his blood pressure and glucose within one or two months.

    As there were lesser greens, I compensated by adding more daikon/radish. :wink:

  9. 9

    Grace said,

    Where can I find the burdock root?

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Grace :D

      May I know which country are you from? In Malaysia, burdock root can be purchased from supermarkets (sold as “Gobo” and wet markets (“ngau pong”).

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  10. 11

    Alexie said,

    Dear HHM88,
    Thx for your detailed info about the vege-broth & rice-tea. Can I check with you if the vege-broth needs to be brought to room temperature if stored in the fridge before consuming, and if the rice tea needs to be kept in the fridge too ? If the quantity is not consumed within 2 days, can it be stored longer ?

    I’m eager to try this recipe for my family members who have most of the ailments listed. Hope you don’t mind if I check back with you if I have more questions.
    ps. I may have to plant some organic radish myself over here in Aust. to get the quantity of radish leaves !

    Thx in advance. Alexie……

    • 12

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      You are most welcome, dear Alexie from Australia :D

      That is a good question that you asked there about the drinking temperature of the soup and tea. Although my friend did say that it is okay to drink them cold, if I have some time to spare, I will leave them to to warm up a little before we drank them. I didn’t like the idea of warming them up in the microwave.

      Both soup and tea are to be kept immediately in the fridge once they are cool…for the vegetable soup, I read somewhere that there are a lot of organic nutrients in it and we don’t want to lose any of the goodness….so it is best to store in the fridge.

      I have kept the brown rice tea for 3 days at most, but I still keep the vegetable soup for 2 days only, out of fear that the nutrients may have deteriorated if kept beyond that. If I have any soup left by the end of the second day, I would finish it myself. :oops:

      If the soup amount is too much for your family, you can reduce the ingredients and water accordingly. I make a fresh batch of soup every 2 days …. I think this will be time consuming for those who have to go to work. :sad:

      But if this soup is that miraculous in healing and health benefits, then it is certainly worth the time and extra effort, yes? :wink:

      It is a very good idea to plant your own organic radish … I would, too, if I have some garden space. I am having trouble getting enough of the radish leaves all the time :sad: but my vegetable supplier has made some arrangements with a farmer to supply her with the leaves on those days that I want to make the soup. Phew!

      I have unfortunately found out that the leaves can’t be stored in the fridge for long, they turn yellow very fast. So, now I have to go to the market every 2 days, instead of once or twice a week for my grocery shopping. :lol:

      You are most welcome to post any questions that you may have or on your feedback in drinking the soup and tea, I would love to hear from you or anyone as we are all learning here on the effects of the miracle soup and tea. :wink: I will continue to post my comments here on how my family is doing so far.

      Do have a restful Sunday!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      Hi there, dear Alexie :D

      Thank you for pointing out the errors in metric weight … you are right, I’m sorry I had made a mistake there :oops: …I kept thinking that 16 ounces is 1 kilo when it should be for 1 pound instead. I have adjusted the measurements again. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 13

        Alexie said,

        Just me checking back again with you. Should the conversion of 8 ounces be the equivalent of 225 grams rather than 500 grams ? I halved the recipe for my family, but I think I may have had the proportions incorrect as I’ve based it on your conversion in metric. Pls advise.
        Thx once again, Alexie…..

  11. 14

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good afternoon, dear friends :D:

    Today is Day 8 and it has been a week that my family has been drinking the soup and tea.

    Last night, at the dining table, my family was giving me feedback on what they felt all through the past week and in general, we all agreed that the Brown Rice Tea is very heaty and it quickly brings out all the effects of heatiness (a common term in Traditional Chinese Medicine) such as sore throats, runny nose and cough. :sad:

    However, drinking the Vegetable Soup relieves those symptoms, which will get better (the rate depends on individuals..for me it was quite fast, for my husband, he got sick the worst, maybe because he is the unhealthiest…and so, he got well slower…also, he hated drinking the soup and tea and couldn’t gulp them down frequently like I do :roll: ).

    As such, I find it is better to drink 1 cup of the Brown Rice Tea in the morning, followed by 2 cups of Vegetable Soup during the rest of the day.

    It is more effective to drink both the soup and tea on an empty stomach.

    For those in my family that tend to get heaty easily…I stopped giving them the tea and now they are only on the soup.

    An example of this is my youngest son, Daryl…every time he drank the tea, he would sweat profusely, his ears and face would go red and he felt hot all over his body…but he’s not having a fever. I waited half an hour before I gave him a cup of vegetable soup and Daryl felt a lot of relief immediately after that.

    Yesterday, Daryl had a headache the whole day and I told him to sleep as it was a Saturday. I gave him a large bowl (400 ml) of cooled soup to drink and he went back to sleep. This morning, he woke up all rested and light and happy…most important, his headache was gone.

    Today, it’s my husband’s turn to feel under the weather. I must put in a word of caution to all following this post….drinking the soup and tea will have some healing crises and some illnesses are brought about in order that our body gets healed. This will be difficult for those of you that have to go to work….but it is only a temporary side effect, according to Dr Kazu.

    Generally, all of us had sneezing fits that came and went….we had runny noses but that also came and went, i.e.. they don’t occur continuously..all very strange to us.

    Hence, from my family experience (heheh, we are a family of 6 guinea pigs here :lol: )….this is what you can do to relieve your side effects :-

    *** whatever symptom you are having, just drink more vegetable soup!

    Sore throats, runny noses, etc…will clear up very fast, almost immediately after that.

    If you are suffering from severe dry lips and dry mouths, with a funny metallic taste on your tongue…drink lots of water…and I meant a lot of water…to the point that you will be going to pee every few minutes.

    Drinking lots of water will help reduce the side effects …dehydration can cause headaches, too.

    If some of you are suffering from toe or leg cramps, you may be suffering from lack of electrolytes due to the frequent urination…be sure to drink some isotonic drinks to replenish. Headaches can be relieved this way, too.

    Good news! Today, I noticed I feel lighter in body and I seemed to have lost a little weight! Perhaps, I have been drinking too much tea and soup and eating lesser? Hahaha! Hope you will lose some weight, too! :D

    Well, I have to stop here for now and I will update this tomorrow. :wink:

    Do have a restful Sunday!

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

    P.S. By today, some of us, myself included, are suffering from the occasional sneeze here and there, but with no runny nose. There is some tickling in the nose that is causing the sneeze. On some occasions, we may have to blow our nose but the snot is strangely just a very clear, really watery liquid…different from when we are suffering from the flu. I have a feeling that this may be just a “heatiness runny nose” and not flu caught from a bug/virus … as per TCM. :wink:

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there, dear friends :D

    Today is Day 9 :-

    Wow, how time flies and we have been drinking the soup and tea for 9 days straight already. Phew! By now, those members of my family that had flu-like symptoms are now feeling much better. I decided to slow down the intake of tea for them since they were “suffering” so much! :lol:

    I am still on 2 cups of tea and 3 cups of soup per day and so I am the “main guinea pig” here to test out this method for health.

    My eldest daughter reported very good night’s sleep when she takes the vegetable soup. She noticed that the one day that she missed the soup, she didn’t sleep as well and the following day, she diligently picked up the practice of drinking at least one cup of soup per day.

    When she mentioned good sleep, I realised that I have been sleeping deeper than usual…previously, I used to have light sleep and often wake up in the middle of the night. So, another good benefit of the soup confirmed – good sleep! :D

    I think most of us has gotten over the worst period, i.e. the healing crises…and now we wait to see what else will happen.

    There is still the occasional itchy eyes…hope it is the healing of the eye of some sort…since my whole family all wears prescription glasses. :roll:

    Oh, another thing I noticed – the side effects or ill health symptoms are worst when we wake up in the morning..we are okay by mid morning. So, not to worry. :wink:

    There is another issue I want to look at and I will post it in the next comment box.

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

    P.S. The one that I am keeping a close eye on is my husband! He is the unhealthiest one in the family and I wish I can feed him as much soup and tea as I am having but he goes to work and so his intake of those is much lesser than recommended. So, his healing will be a bit slower than the rest of the family. I will be sure to keep you posted on how he is faring…especially his high blood pressure and diabetes. :wink:

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hello again, dear friends :D

    One area that Dr Kazu didn’t look at was from the women’s point of health – particularly in areas of perimenopause and menopause. Perhaps, the Japanese women are well known for their lack of perimenopausal symptoms because they have a healthy diet and regular consumption of soy related products.

    Why I am particularly interested is because for the last 2 months, I noticed that I am experiencing a worsening of perimenopausal symptoms….such as mood swings, crankiness, lack of energy, joint pains, etc. PMS symptoms were also worse. :sad:

    I am hoping that the vegetable soup and tea will address those issues and I am now observing closely how my mood is going to swing when I am nearing my period. :roll: I will post my experience here once my menses are over.

    I was thinking if the soup and tea are so miraculous in their cures of major ailments, why not the women’s health problems, too?

    Until my findings on this…I’ll stop here for now.

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

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    Wong jen li said,

    Hi happyhomemaker,
    I just tried the soup today after reading all about it on yr blog..just wondering if the effects would be the same if I only take the soup and not the tea? I have not tried to prepare the tea yet due to lack of time, but wil certainly try it out one day..thanks for yr posts! Shall see if I feel any difference after taking the soup!

    Jen

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Jen :D

      I’m glad you are going to try this soup. I would love to hear from you on how the soup can help you.

      After taking the soup and tea for almost 10 days….I have this suggestion to those starting to follow this method to improve their health. They should start with the soup first for a few days (this is to cool down the body) before they start taking the tea. The tea is very heaty and it brought out symptoms of heatiness such as runny nose, sore throats, etc as per Traditional Chinese Medicine theory).

      I think the soup would work as well as some of my children are not taking the brown rice tea. But being children, perhaps they do not have as many health problems as myself or my husband and so, it is a bit hard to compare to their feedback.

      You will be the perfect person to let everyone here know how drinking just the soup only will work. I believe my friend who taught me this soup is just drinking the soup only…he didn’t mention anything about the brown rice tea – that was obtained from Kazu’s article.

      I am still on brown rice tea….I take 1 cup in the morning, followed by 2 to 3 cups of soup for the rest of the day.

      Can’t wait to hear from you and Alexie!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good morning, dear friends :D

    Today is Day 11 of my family on Dr Kazu’s Method :-

    The side effects can come and go, I noticed for myself. At some time during the day, there will be the occasionally congested nose, itchy inner eyes and sneezing fits….but in the next moment, just minutes later, I am feeling well again.

    I read somewhere that some ailments are manifested so that our body’s immune system can be kick-started to work more efficiently. So, our side effects are a good sign. :wink:

    Everyone reported much deeper and better sleep at night – deep sleep is an essential for our body to heal itself. My children said it is easier these days to fall asleep very quickly. :D

    My son’s sinus is still gone, perhaps because he is still very young and it is easier to get rid off…compared to my 20 year-old sinus problem. :lol:

    This morning, I noticed something strange…..I have a little growth or bump, about 1/2 a cm, growing for 20 over years on the top of my head/scalp….it used to grow a rough skin which is easily flaked off. Wow, today, I noticed that the growth is actually smooth to the feel and there is no skin that can be flaked off. If anything, the little bump actually feels a little smaller…hmmm, wonder if its my imagination or has it stopped growing and instead, it is receding. I will monitor this and let you know. :wink:

    Energy levels are still good…..I used to have to drink cups of coffee or tea to get me going throughout the day with my heavy chores….but since drinking the vegetable soup, I am off all caffeine.

    However, occasionally there will still be some degree of tiredness and sleepy eyes….when that happens, I either drink another cup of vegetable soup to “reboot” :lol: or have a nap if I have the time to spare. Guess that is the body asking me to rest. :wink:

    That’s it for today, will report back here later …

    Do have a wonderful day!

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hello again, dear friends :D

    I forgot to mention that later I will post here a prescription formula of herbs to be soaked in wine for 100 days – this formula is given by the friend who recommended me the vegetable soup.

    He said this wine is a “poh chau” or “nourishing wine” in the Cantonese dialect and it is to be taken (good and safe for people of all ages) a bit each night to nourish, rejuvenate and revitalise back our body to good health after the soup has cleansed our body of toxins.

    He said this herbal wine formula was used by a prominent Chinese leader who lived to an ripe old age years ago.

    When I post that, I will put the link here so that you can take the herbal wine and drink the soup together. :wink:

    Take care and stay healthy!

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

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    Alexie said,

    Hi HHM88,
    Thought I’ll share my progress & findings with you. I’m currently on Day 3 of drinking both Veg soup & Tea, and like you I’ve also noticed that i’ve lost cravings for any caffeine. I’m definitely a coffee & tea person. So I guess this is good news. I also experienced deep sleep at night where previously I’ve always been a light sleeper.
    May I ask if you get your Burdock fresh or dried ? We’ve only got dried ones here.
    Regards, Alexie….

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Alexie :D

      I’m so glad to hear from you …thank you for sharing your experience here. I have been wondering how you are getting on with the soup and tea. Good! You are also experiencing good results from Dr Kazu’s natural health method. I especially love the news of your being off your caffeine habit. :D

      My burdock root is fresh….dried ones are just as good….but I’m not sure if Dr Kazu’s recipe is for fresh or dried burdock root. Dried ones weigh lighter and are more concentrated, I think.

      The fresh burdock roots are selling here for approximately US$2-00 for 1 kilogramme. One recipe of Dr Kazu’s vegetable soup costs me roughly US$4…not too expensive for a health drink for my family of 6 over 2 days.

      Right now, we are on an “intensive programme” whereby we are consuming ideally 2 to 3 cups of soup daily…probably, in a few months’ time, if we are in good health and my husband is off his diabetes and high blood pressure medication, I will cut down the “dosage” of the soup. :idea:

      Heheh, I just had a close look at my youngest teenage son’s face – his acne has cleared up and his skin has such a clear, healthy, glowing look! :D

      Now we wait for the other lady, Jen, who is trying this soup but minus the tea, to see what sort of results she is getting. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there, dear friends :D

    Today is Day 12, almost 2 weeks since we started drinking the soup and tea.

    Heheh, I just realised one wonderful effect of the soup and tea today ===>

    I no longer have episodes of hot flashes nor sweat profusely even in not too hot weather! :D :D :D

    This is one of the perimenopausal symptoms that I really hate..feeling extremly hot, cranky and sweating buckets….when everyone else around me are not sweating as much. I remember one morning at the wet market, on a cool morning, my sweat was practically dripping off the sides of my face and forehead as I was selecting some vegetables…so much so that the stall owner asked me if I was feeling THAT hot! :oops: :lol:

    Well, this evening, I was cooking in the kitchen when it suddenly hit me – that I no longer sweat a lot, just a little….normal for this kind of humid and hot, tropical weather. Strange, too, that this morning at 6.30 am, I was actually wearing a sweater! Before, I used to even feel hot and get all sweaty in the same situation. :roll:

    So, the soup and tea did heal the hot flushes and profuse sweating that I was experiencing for the past 1 year and am I relieved! Phew!

    To all those perimenopausal ladies out there, I hope you can try this soup and tea out and see if they work for you and I would love to hear your feedback.

    Regarding the other perimenopausal symptoms that I have, I will post my feedback in a couple of weeks’ time.

    Bye for now!

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

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    Wong Jen Li said,

    Hi Happyhomemaker!

    I had the soup for 2 days..didnt manage to cook the second time yet..I shared the soup with my boyfriend as well. I asked him if he felt any difference after drinking, and he said that his bowel movements were more frequent than before, and noticed the colour of the stool was slightly darker.

    As for myself, I felt a little “dirrhoea” like feeling after taking the soup, and the second day, I felt more energetic in the morning..I duno if it is due to the soup or not, but then again, 2 days may be too early to tell of any major difference!

    Actually wanted to cook the soup again today, but we are not eating in, so i guess will only take it tom! Shall keep you updated!

    Thanks and keep on posting your feedback!

    Regards,
    Jen

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good evening, dear Jen :D

      I’m glad to hear from you, especially on your feedback from drinking just the soup. Not bad, considering that you only drank the soup for 2 days. Wow!

      My sons didn’t notice anything unusual about their stool but my eldest daughter last night only had a diarrhoea-like bowel movement, and she said her stool was very dark. That was the only time it happened to her since we all started drinking the soup. She drank like one cup only per day. My husband, younger daughter and myself also had only that one time of watery, dark stools. Not sure what was passed out, probably toxins.

      Although it is called a soup, we drink it anytime throughout the day and not with our meals….except for my husband who sometimes had late dinner. Mostly, we have the soup on an empty stomach.

      Every time I “run out of battery” and feels like not enough energy to do my chores….I would drink one cup (250 ml) of soup and feel recharged shortly after.

      Just now, an idea occurred to me ===> this soup will be very good and effective for those of us that want to go on a diet but do not want to feel lethargic from lack of food or calories. :idea:

      I am slowly losing some weight and I am eating lesser solid food, due to drinking the soup and tea more. Since there are lots of minerals, fiber and vitamins according to the information given, this soup not only help us to lose weight, it gives us all the nutrition as well as the energy that we need. :D

      Another side effect I noticed recently is that in the morning, I feel more hungry faster in the morning and I need to have my light breakfast earlier, compared to previously.

      There are some other areas which I hope the miracle soups can help to heal – my polyp (small ulcer) in my stomach, and my haemorrhoids. So far, despite eating lesser, I don’t have any gastric pains at all, no indigestion and no bloating feelings still…not sure from the soup or from my earlier gall bladder cleanse. :lol:

      That’s all for now….good night!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

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    Bunny said,

    Hi Happy homemaker,

    Seasons greetings! I’d just like to know if i can do the soup without the Burdock root, as the place I live in, I am not sure if i could get it. Could you please advise?

    Thank you.

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Bunny :D

      Seasons greetings to you, too!

      May I know which location you are from? Perhaps some visitors here may know where you can get fresh or dried burdock root. Do you have any Chinatowns nearby?

      I am not sure if the soup will work that effectively if burdock root is omitted :oops: but Dr Kazu’s soup formula is based on a balance of 5 elements and five colours. Perhaps you can try this soup out for a week and let us know if you feel any effects from drinking it. I think many people will not be able to get burdock root as easily and they would be eager to know from your experience. :wink:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

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        Bunny said,

        Hello again Happy homemaker,

        That was a quick reply. At the moment I am at Saudi Arabia, and we dont have any Chinatown over here. We do have supermarkets, however, i have not seen any burdock roots. can i substitute it with anything else?

        Thanks,
        God Bless

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        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi again, dear Bunny :D

        Ah, you are from Saudi Arabia….as there are no Chinatowns there…it will be difficult for you to find burdock root. I don’t think there is a substitution for burdock root in Dr Kazu’s Miracle Vegetable Soup recipe.

        However, I think it is still worth a try without the burdock root to see how it goes as the main ingredient in the recipe is the White Radishes/Daikon and their green leaves. :wink:

        If you know anyone visiting Malaysia, Singapore, China and even Australia (Chinatowns)…ask them to purchase dried burdock root for you. I don’t think they are very expensive in dried form. :idea:

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf :D

        P.S. Just in case…..burdock root may be sold as “Gobo” in supermarkets in Saudi Arabia ?The burdock roots for sale here are imported from China.

      • 30

        Bunny said,

        Thanks again HHM88,

        I have a friend who is leaving for Malaysia tomorrow…I will ask her to check it out for me! I will also try my luck here at the Hypermarkets . I am very interested in trying the soup as I feel my whole family needs to rejuvenate. We feel so lethargic most of the times, as we really cannot exercise here properly and lose weight. I know this soup will give us all the energy we need. How many times can we drink the soup in a day? and how long can we store the soup in the fridge?

        Thanks once again.

        Bunny

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        happyhomemaker88 said,

        You are most welcome, dear Bunny :D

        I’m glad you have someone coming to Malaysia. There are many Chinese Medical Halls (shops) all over in Malaysia….ask your friend to look for dried “Ngau Pong” at those shops. I’m not sure how much those cost here as I have not bought dried ones before…I will check it out for you the next time I go to the market. :wink:

        There is no proper recommended dosage of the soup …. for example, the recipe is said to be for 2 days worth, but it didn’t mention for how many persons. From one portion of the said recipe….my children drink 1 cup (250 ml) per day. I drink about 2 to 3 cups and my husband only drinks 1 cup on weekdays and 2 cups on weekends.

        I make a new batch of soup every 2 days…when the soup is cool, I immediately store it in the fridge.

        Pregnant women and very small children (below 4) shouldn’t take the soup, just to be safe. My friend’s young children (ages 7 to 9) and his whole family drink this and he said it is safe.

        I guess for small children, as they are still healthy compared to us, a small cup of soup will do for them. :lol:

        Looking forward to hearing from you once you try this soup, Bunny!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

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        Bobbie said,

        Just a thought…have you tried to dry the excess tops?? The daikon radish top is considered herbal. All herbs can be dried and used in their dried form.

        Bobbie N.D.

      • 33

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Now, that is a fantastic suggestion there, dear Bobbie. As I was wondering how I can dry the radish leaves, I see you have given the link to a site that teaches us how to store vegetables. Thanks! :D

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

      • 34

        angie said,

        Dear Choesf

        It just strike my mind, this morning I mentioned green peas should be green beans as people usually say. In cantonese, it is called ‘loke tau’. Just to clarify only.

        Bye and good night

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        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Just a quick note here, dear Angie, to say that I have edited your comments to reflect green beans already. I am going out now for a dim sum breakfast with my family and will be back to reply to your post there. Thank you for recommending this easy health remedy! :D

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

      • 36

        angie said,

        Dear choesf

        This morning my husband boiled a big pot of green beans with kam choe soup ‘cos he has sore throat. Everytime he boils this soup, he will add in the kam choe eventhough he has no consipation. To him – it helps to solve his heatiness and sore throat. To me – it’s no harm drinking it as the weather here is so hot.

        Well, most of the natural remedies, I get from a famous (China) chinese nutritionist cum doctor. He gives talk in health topic in China. Those natural remedies which I mentioned earlier, well – in fact, I tried before and it did work for me. I find that it is easy to follow and the things are available here. In his talks he also recommended us to take this miracle vege soup. He said this vege soup is good for old & young people. I also heard fr a friend before. I totally forgotten about this vege soup. One day while searching the Internet, it so happened I come across yr blog , then only I remember this doctor also mentioned this soup before. In my instinct, I must try and see how good is it!

        I totally forgotten about this nam fei yip. I had it before. I think I should boil it again – later.

        Thanks for telling me that the cod liver oil is good for knee joint pains. Now, I’m still on glucosamine, calcium , cod liver oil and also a cup of apple vinegar plus honey everyday. I think I should take off the vitamins one by one and see whether this vege soup will improve my health or not.

        Bye and take care

    • 37

      Bobbie said,

      I was looking for the proper way to cook fresh burdock root as it was called for in a recipe and stumbled across this! WOW!! I am a Naturopathic Doctor and I think you are really onto something here. Dry burdock root can be obtained from http://www.mountainroseherbs.com. The best quailty herbs I have been able to find and very affordable to all. I am going to anxiously try this out. I first need to locate daikon with the tops. If not I will attempt to grow my own. Mountain rose does carry the daikon radish seeds for those interested. Thanks for the info!! When I get started I will write my findings.

      • 38

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there and welcome, dear Bobbie :D

        I am glad you stumbled in here…your expertise as a Naturapathic Doctor and participation in “testing” out this Miracle Vegetable Soup will help in gathering more feedback on its health benefits.

        There is a whole lot of sites on Tateshi Kazu’s Miracle Vegetable Soup recipe and soup mixes…but not enough information on people’s experiences in taking the soup.

        Thank you for the link to purchase dry burdock root – it will be helpful to those visitors here that can get fresh burdock root.

        I will be waiting impatiently for your findings…as I think the other silent visitors here will, too! :lol:

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf :D

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good afternoon, dear friends :D

    Heheh, I have lost count of the days since my family started drinking the Miracle Vegetable Soup…I think today is Day 16 ? :oops: :lol:

    There were a few strange developments and observations :-

    1) for some reason, my vegetable soup went bad on Saturday – it tasted sour and yucky, clearly it was bad. The day before, the soup tasted alright. The only thing I remembered which I did that was out of the norm was…I had poured the soup into a smaller pot that was still wet after I had rinsed and cleaned it. Well, I poured away the soup. :roll:

    2) the soup definitely contains a lot of fibre – all my family members reported right from the beginning that drinking the soup results in more “volume” per bowel movement. So, the day after all of us missed drinking the soup, the “volume” went down……and today, after drinking the soup yesterday, the bowel movement “volume” went up substantially. Food intake all these while was normal and consistent…so the only thing I could think about was the fibre in the soup.

    3) on Friday night, my eldest son suddenly developed an allergic rash all over his body at night…I wasn’t aware of it as I was already asleep and he didn’t want to wake me up. I only found out about it the next day. He said he took a shower and then went to sleep and the rashes were gone, like, in an hour or so. I’m not sure what brought on the rashes…whether it was the soup or not…but I thought to report about it here in case some of you may develop rashes.

    4) heheh, this same son was commenting that he now drools occasionally during his sleep. :lol: He has never done this before and I told him, drooling is a sign of deep and relaxed sleep.

    5) everyone is reporting more vitality by now…despite insufficient sleep on some nights, we don’t feel tired the next day.

    6) my youngest daughter had a 3.5 km cross country run and along some jungle trek on Saturday, part of her school programme. She is overweight and not very fit and she was expecting her leg muscles to ache like crazy today but surprisingly, she didn’t feel the usual pains (from exerting under exercised miscles) she was expecting today…I would say that muscles had healed quite fast, different from similar situations in the past. We were really amazed..I was expecting her to still limp to school this morning, but she was walking normally. :lol:

    Well, that’s it for now….oh, wait, I have a tip on how to store the radish leaves to ensure that they stay green and last another 2 days, long enough to make another batch of vegetable soup and we save a trip to the market. :wink:

    Tip :- Cut off the tops (the leaves) from the radish. Don’t wash them. Wrap in a few layers of newspapers. Put inside a plastic bag. Refrigerate until needed. They will remain green.

    Last time, I stored the radishes whole, i.e. still with the greens attached…by the time I want to make vegetable soup, 30 % of the leaves were yellow. This was despite the radishes being very fresh – they were just harvested from the farm the night before I bought them.

    The vegetable stall lady boss taught me this method to keep the leaves green. :idea:

    Do have a lovely week ahead!

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

    P.S. I no longer make the fruit enzymes to drink as I think the Miracle Vegetable Soup has more health benefits and easier to prepare. :wink:

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    Alexie said,

    Hi HHM88,
    My family are on Day 9 and would like to share my findings with you. You were wondering if the Veg Soup helps women and their menstrual cycle. I have to say it has certainly helped me and for the first time in many years I don’t get heavy periods (I have a history of women’s problems). I can see my skin becoming clearer from Day 7 onwards. Hope it helps clear my periodical adult acne !
    For other members of my family we are still awaiting to see some results. We have the works here: diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure. However some old pains have manifested like you had mentioned. I’m praying for miracles.
    Best regards, Alexie…

    • 41

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Alexie :D

      Am I glad to hear from you. Your findings are very interesting, too, especially on the part of women’s health. That’s very good news indeed. At least now, we have something natural to help with our women’s problems. For the past few days, my PMS symptoms (which were very severe for the past few months – terrible moods, no energy, hot flashes) were much reduced – heheh, I only had 1 day of crankiness which was over in a few hours, compared to the whole week 24/7. Still waiting for my period to come to comment on it. Come to think of it, my usual PMS breakout of pimples didn’t materialise also. So far so good!

      My eldest daughter who usually have very heavy menses on the first and second day reported a lesser flow. Previously, she had to change her sanitary pad every few hours but for this month, she didn’t have to.

      Your family members are good cases for trying out this soup….I’m also praying for miracles here…may we have our prayers answered with this soup and tea.

      Oh, one thing is we must drink lots of water during the day when we are on this soup. My second daughter is down with 38 degrees Celcius of fever and a visit to the doctor said she is having a viral fever. But in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this is known as a “Heaty Fever”…i.e. the body is dehydrated. She didn’t have any sore throats nor flu. just the fever.

      I had very bad eye itchiness for the past 8 days or so but it comes and goes and for these 2 days, it has gone down by 80 %. In the mornings, I am getting some congested nose but during the day, I am fine…so, I’m still wondering what is happening here…is my immune system is being activated to heal my long, sinus problems…I never had morning nose congestion before I start drinking the soup. :lol:

      The other day, I purposely exerted myself when doing my household chores…previously, this would have resulted in a low backache by the end of the day. Good news! My lower back and knee joints are free from pains and appear to be stronger. :D

      Good Night!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

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    Bobbie said,

    Thought you might like this website

    http://www.angelicorganics.com/Vegetables/vegetablescontent.php?contentfile=vegstorage

    Tells how to store all different types of organic vegies as well as drying tips and such.

    Bobbie N.D.

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    Bobbie said,

    Question?? According to the recipe….it says to strain out the vegies?? What do you do with them?? Is there any reason why you can’t just eat them, or freeze some of them and throw them in a heartier soup or stew or puree them and eat them as a porridge??

    Let me know what you think.

    Bobbie N.D.

    • 44

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Bobbie :D

      Good question you have there. According to the Kazu’s instructions, we just drink the soup. So,I just throw away the vegetables. :oops:

      There is a whole lot of vegetables left, I do admit it’s a waste to throw them away but my children and husband don’t want to eat them at all. We get a big batch of cooked vegetables every 2 days, when I make the soup, definitely too much to store.

      There is a suggestion – this soup and vegetables will be really good for those who want to go on a diet to slim down…healthy, low-caloric, high fibre vegetable soup and vegetables. Great way to lose weight! :D

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

    • 45

      bj said,

      The vergitables are editable, a good source of fiber. If it is too much, you can chop them up and add them to you garden soli to fertalize you plants.

      Good luck!

      • 46

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there and welcome, dear bj :D

        Thank you very much for your suggestion of using the vegetables as fertilizer. Heheh, I only have a few potted plants and I chop up some leftover vegetables each time to put into the soil. My friend said he does this, too, and his rambutan fruits which used to be very sour and nobody wanted to eat them then, have now became very sweet. :D

        Do have a wonderful weekend!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  25. 47

    Bobbie said,

    I may have a hard time finding radishes here, especially with the tops. Here is a website that sells dried daikon tops. http://www.qualitynaturalfoods.com/shopnew/bodycare.html
    Cheapest I found.

    Bobbie N.D.

    P.S. I did cook burdock root in a Paella (spanish rice dish) last night. It was very good. I did notice that I didn’t sleep well, was very warm, but I did have a great bowell movement in the morning. My husband is eager to try the soup. He has hepatitis C and I beleive the soup will be of great benefit.

    Thank You.

    • 48

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Bobbie :D

      Thank you for the links to get dried radish tops (glad you found the cheapest site) and instructions for drying them…they will surely come in handy for those that can’t get enough fresh ones. :wink:

      Hope your husband’s Hepatitis C condition gets healed with this soup…I’d love to know how it goes for him.

      Take care and have a wonderful weekend ahead (it’s Friday night here now)! :D

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  26. 49

    Bobbie said,

    I found my radishes and tops!! The Natural food store is going to order them for me. Since I have to buy a large quantitiy, I am going to dry some of it.

    Here is a great link for the proper method of drying these tops so they won’t turn yellow. Produce will be in Saturday, I will start on Sunday.

    http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/newsletter/09/september/dryingherbs.php

    Bobbie N.D.

    • 50

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      That’s very good news for you, dear Bobbie! I’m very happy for you. Now, I’m waiting eagerly for your experiences when you start drinking the soup this Sunday! :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  27. 51

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good morning, dear friends :D

    Wow, it is almost 1 month since my family has been on this vegetable soup. Yesterday, I met my friend (actually he is my contractor and he was at my house to repair my roof) and he gave me more information about the vegetable soup.

    Firstly, he said his family drinks the soup only, they don’t take the brown rice water.

    Secondly, he said the soup is “heaty”, and not cooling at all. Ooops, I had thought it was cooling. :oops:

    His family took the soup for many years already and he has a book on Kazu’a miracle vegetable soup but it is in Chinese and I can’t read Chinese at all. :oops:

    He gave me a Chinese Herbal Prescription formula to be used to soak some potent and nourishing wine (called “Poh Chau” in Cantonese) and it is also good for many ailments, similar to the wonderful vegetable soup. I will scan the formula and post it here for you so you can make some for your family as well. :wink:

    He said his wife who used to have a bad sinus problem…after drinking the soup for a while, her sinus was completely gone and not only that, she has a very good sense of smell these days. This means the soup is good for our respiratory system as well?

    Talking about sinus….sigh…my sinus came back and with itchy eyes. I sneezed a lot and have runny nose with itchy eyes. Either that or I have congested nose…and now I am waiting impatiently for the symptoms to be done with! :roll:

    One of his friends was having far-sightedness and had to read anything held at least at arm’s length away…well, after drinking the soup for a few years, he eyesight became normal! Wow, he can read anything up close now. :shock:

    I have both farsightedness and shortsightedness and have been wearing prescription glasses for 36 years! Wonder if I can see without the glasses one day in the future if I kept on drinking the soup! :lol:

    Well, that’s it for now…I will post next how store this soup without refrigerating it.

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

  28. 52

    Bobbie said,

    Started the soup yesterday, both myself and my husband. I am taking 3 cups of soup only withoutht the rice tea and he is taking two cups on the weekends and 1 cup on the weekdays (He works). I bought a lot of radishes and have dried the tops by washing, slicing and putting them on a cookie sheet in the oven on the lowest setting until dry. I live an hour from the health food store, so I will be using mainly dried tops. I wrapped any remaining tops(detached from root) in a damp paper towell and placed them in a plastic bag. I will let you know how they fare.

    1st day findings – Both my husband and I felt a little foggy and unmotivated.
    He noticed a slight pain come on, on his left side. Don’t know if that is related. He said he had an akward nights sleep. I slept fine, but did not want to get up this morning and fell back asleep until 10:00 am.

    The weaknesses that I face in my life are – elevated blood pressure, digestion and frequent constipation.

    My husbands battles hepatitis C, digestion issues, very poor eyesight and he smokes, but is going to attempt to quit.

    I will keep you posted on our progress.

    • 53

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Bobbie :D

      Your findings are quite interesting. Anyway, the side effects vary from individual to individual. Yes, I notice that our sleep pattern is much deeper these days – it was only yesterday that my husband complained that he finds it very difficult to wake up to get ready for work and he wished he could go back to bed for a few more hours. I think it is a sign that the body is requiring us to sleep more, to rest so that it can heal?

      Yes, some pains will turn up, even old sprains. I will post shortly more information that I just obtained from my friend.

      In Malaysia, we are experiencing very hot and humid weather with daily rainfall. This type of weather causes people to get heaty and fall sick with fever, sore throats and cold/coughs. My husband and my second daughter both have mild fever, and my second daughter is coughing badly. They have seen the doctor and are on antibiotics. So, I only gave them the soup 2 hours after they take their medication. My daughter noticed some improvement in her cough right after she drank her soup. But then her cough came back later and she is coughing often again.

      Hope you will see improvement in both your husband’s and your health conditions. Looking forward to your findings…

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  29. 54

    Krasel said,

    Good morning choesf,

    Thanks for your reply. Just a quick feedback, I notice sometimes same side effects (tchiness, lighter sleep, headache, ect.) as you and others reported in your blog. And today, I’m feeling more active than usual.

    With best wishes for a very good health for you and your family,

    Krasel

    • 55

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good afternoon, dear Krasel :D

      Thank you for your interesting feedback and your well wishes. I’m glad you are feeling more active today than usual. Yesterday, I was feeling so drowsy the whole day, I had trouble staying awake for some reason. Today, I am feeling better and I just noticed my nose congestion and runny nose has gone today (for now…:roll: ) – these seem to come and go. :D

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  30. 56

    Cindy said,

    Hi

    I’m from Perth and I can’t access the fresh burdock root where it’s normally sold in the Malaysian wet market.
    Can I use the dried ones sold on Ebay in this listing?

    My son had a bad head injury from falling off his rip stick and I’m hoping this soup might help him prevent frequent headaches for his years to come.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Burdock-Root-25g-Herb-Pack-Incense-Herbs-Wicca-Pagan_W0QQitemZ250375413097QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_LM_Metaphysical?hash=item3a4b899d69

    • 57

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Cindy :D

      I’m very sorry to hear of your son’s head injury. I think this soup may be good for him as it is mentioned that the soup is good for healing head injuries. But he may some side effects of headaches when he drinks the soup. Tell him to sleep and drink more water to flush his body system and hasten the healing from the soup. :wink:

      Although the recipe calls for fresh burdock root, I feel if you can’t get fresh ones, then it is better to use dried burdock root, rather than not trying anything at all. However, for dried burdock root, I think you should use only 2 ounces or 1/4 of the weight/amount of fresh burdock root required. Maybe lesser if it is too expensive.

      Good Luck with your soup!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  31. 58

    ckchow7 said,

    Hi there Happy Home Maker 88!

    Are you still continuing your vege soup? I was recently diagnosed with liver cancer and my friends passed to me Dr Tateishi’s recipe and i found your blog most informative about the recipe.

    I noticed that your last entry was in jan 21, so any updates from the 21st jan till now?

    • 59

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Ckchow7 :D

      I am very sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with liver cancer. I hope that this soup will work for you.

      Yes, my family is still continuing to drink the soup…in fact, I have a pot of it simmering now on my stove. There were nothing new to report and so, I didn’t post any feedback. Only thing that I noticed for the past few days was a sense of lethargy and sleepiness, which I was told were due to the heatwave we are having now. I am considering making the brown rice tea to drink again tomorrow (I stopped the tea because it was very heaty for my family). My nose is getting very sensitive these days…any slight exposure to dust will trigger a sneezing fit…I hope it is some form of healing from the soup.

      My friend said that the symptoms/side effects that we are having since starting on the soup are not considered serious yet..he said usually, after 1 1/2 months or so, we may get some mild pin-prick-like pains in wherever part of our body that is hurt and needs healing. The pains is a good sign because it meant that our body has been detoxified and balanced adequately and the serious healing takes place. I’m not exactly sure how I can best describe it in English as he told me in Cantonese…but the pains mean that the soup has “penetrated through” the injured parts of our body and rebuilding them back (I’m guessing at cellular level?).

      Take care and Good Luck with this soup!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 60

        ckchow7 said,

        Hey thanks for the reply.

        I will indeed try the soup. I am just staying around Bandar Utama in PJ and I found the “GOBO” herb in Jaya Grocer. Lucky my wife brought along a printed copy of the recipe and we saw the japanese name..

        I just wanted to ask you on the ingredients. I want to find out if the white daikon greens would refer to the leaves from the white daikon?

        Also the Shitake mushrooms, you get them at the chinese medical halls or at the departmental stores? I am guessing Jusco? Hope you can share with me where you get your supplies maybe i can also buy some from your supplier if they are not too far away.

      • 61

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Good morning, dear ckchow7 :D

        You are most welcome, it is good to share information on improving one’s health. :wink:

        I’m glad you found gobo or burdock root – it is easily found here in KL/PJ area. Yes, the leaves are from the white daikons or white radishes (called “lor pak” in Cantonese). The leaves may be difficult to find as the sellers usually chop them off before displaying the white parts for sale.

        I get them from pasar malams and wet markets in PJ. I made an arrangement with my regular vegetable stall and I tell on on what day next that I will need the green leaves and white daikon from her and she gets them ready for me. But on some days, her supplier forgets to give her the stock. :roll:

        Last weekend, I was at the pasar malam in Taman Megah, on Sunday….there is a vegetable stall on the side nearer to Ming Tien Food Court, I saw there were a lot of fresh daikon/white radish with healthy leaves still attached. That place is nearer for you in Bandar Utama. Best is to be there around 5 to 6 pm to get the radish stocks.

        On the other days, you can try the other pasar malams or if your wife goes to the wet markets, to get them from her regular vegetable stall. Just tell them you need the leaves as well as the white parts to make a medicinal soup and they will gladly help you.

        On the Shitake mushrooms, you can use fresh ones or dried ones. They are very easy to find. If you are buying the dried ones, don’t buy the too expensive ones. Be sure to sun the fresh or white ones for a few hours. I usually use fresh mushrooms and one packet costs RM4-50 and I use them up in 2 batches of soup. I keep the leftover frozen. Maybe for your convenience, you can buy about 300 gm of dried mushrooms and sun the whole batch for a day. Keep in the refrigerator and use accordingly. :idea:

        Another thing my friend told me, he said the healing effects of the soup is improved if we eat simple, non-oily foods.

        Good Luck with your soup! :D

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

      • 62

        Bobbie said,

        It has been a little over a week for me, so I will update on what has been going on with me.

        An old neck and shoulder problem surfaced, but within 2 days knots that I have had let loose.

        For reality information……twenty years ago I used cocaine for a couple of years. Mid week last week I had a horrible dream that felt as if I had been on cocaine. I woke up sweating and had never had a dream so vivid and real. I beleive my body was getting rid of toxins laid up in my muscles. The dream and the knots both happened within the same time frame.

        One evening I noticed that my eyes blurred. Didn’t last long, then re-focused.

        I have had an increase in appetitie, which for me is good.

        I do find myself tired in the mornings, but I am feeling much more balanced. My bowel movements have increased and are more regular.

        STORAGE OF RADISH——I have had radish tops in the refrigerator for two weeks and they have not turned yellow. I wrap them in a damp paper towell and then place them in a plastic bag and store in the drawer of the refrigerator. STILL GREEN! I did dry the rest of them and they turned out fine. I have also dried some radish and it also turned out fine. This way I have some dried if I can’t get it.

        MY HUSBAND – He is only noticing fatigue and increased bowel movements. He is only drinking one cup a day and 2 on the weekends. He has a tendency to have a red neck and this is going away.
        We both are noticing a clearer complexion and that Liver spots or age spots are disappearing!!!!!!!

        Good luck to everyone!!

        Bobbie N.D.

      • 63

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there, dear Bobbie :D

        Am I happy for your detailed feedback and with how the soup went for you and your husband. :D

        Sigh…my husband is just like yours, he only drinks one cup of soup on weekdays and two on weekends. He is also reporting fatigue…but otherwise, he said his old, persistent knee joint pains have gone away. Unfortunately (or it is not time yet?), his blood pressure went up a little bit but still well within the normal range with his medication. I was hoping it would go down a little and he can slowly wean off his blood pressure medication. As he drink so little soup, perhaps his rate of healing is slower.

        I’m glad you constipation problem is addressed. We all reported good, bowel movements after drinking the soup.

        Now that you mentioned it, dreams are very vivid these days and our sleep is very deep. We often wake up tired despite sleeping a good 8 hours the night before. I am guessing the healing is at very deep levels, hence the tendency to want to sleep.

        I also get blurred vision often, like double vision, on and off and I am still getting itchy eyes and a sensitive nose. My far sightedness appears to be worse or I really need to change my prescription glasses, I’m not sure which and so, I am just waiting it out.

        For the past week, I have been doing heavy lifting and climbing work, decluttering and cleaning my home in time for Chinese New Year which falls on Valentine’s Day this year. I had to climb up and down the stairs often in my 3-storey home, and also the ladder to clean stuff. Wow, I was surprised that I didn’t experience any lower back pains (from a 30 year old injury) and knee joint pains. In fact, I felt my spine and knee joints felt stronger. It was amazing!

        My second daughter is having a cough for a long time now..about 2 weeks…the doctor prescribed some medication which didn’t work and he said she is having a viral cough? I’m hoping it is the effects of the soup. Luckily, her cough is getting better slowly….she can now cough up the phlegm which used to be stuck in her throat last time with the medication.

        That’s it for now….I will report here again when there are new developments. :wink:

        Good Luck to all with your soup!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

        P.S. Again, thank you so much for teaching us how you dry your daikon leaves – it will be very helpful to those that can’t get their fresh supply regularly. :D

  32. 64

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there, dear friends :D

    It’s been 6 weeks since my family started drinking the soup. The brown rice tea was stopped after one week because it was too heaty for us. Rerhaps being in the tropics where we have hot weather all year around is not the same as in Japan or Taiwan when they drink the tea. My youngest son skin turned red immediately when he drank the tea and he sweated profusely. If I don’t stop the tea, it will probably lead to sore throat and fever for him.

    Thinking back on Bobbie’s report about appetites being improved/increased…I asked my children and yes, we are all also having the same effect – we feel hungry more often and faster. However, we don’t eat more because of the increased appetite and instead, we are seeing another positive effect of the soup – we are losing weight! :lol:

    My husband and second daughter are both overweight and they didn’t exercise nor cut down their food intake – both reported their waistline/belly decreasing in size. Heheh, my husband’s beer/pot belly has shrunk! :lol:

    For me, my pants are getting looser and looser and my face is tighter…hahaha, very good news for me indeed! Previously, it was extremely hard for me to lose any weight no matter what sort of aerobic exercises are combined with dieting…but now it is easy! I’m guessing that our metabolism rate is better now and running at efficient levels, all because of the soup?

    Hope you have some news like this, too! Looking forward to hearing from those of you that are drinking the vegetable soup! :D

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

  33. 65

    Alexie said,

    Dear HHM88,
    It’s now about 4 weeks since my family have been on this soup. Everyone is reporting clearer complexion & vitality. The older members have noticed age spots disappearing too. Hence, it is a great motivator to keep drinking it. Of course, what we would like to see is the positive effects on combating cancer, diabetes & high blood pressure. Like you, I have stopped making the rice tea as we are experiencing hot summers here and we certainly do not need the ‘heatiness’ in our bodies.

    I thought I might share with your other reader from Perth or anyone else in Australia for that matter. Burdock is not expensive and sold in dried form, from chinese medical shops which are plentiful in Melbourne. I pay AUD($)10 for a pack of 600g. Contact Winner Trading (chinese herbs wholesaler based in melb): http://www.chineseherbsonline.com.au
    I have also successfully freezed fresh radish leaves. I keep them weighted & packed individually (unwashed) and just take out one pack at a time.

    Wishing you & your family good health in the Year of the Tiger. Kung Hei Fat Choi.

    Rgds, Alexie…

    • 66

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Alexie :D

      Thank you so much for the tip on where Australian readers here can buy dried burdock root for a cheaper price. :D The other websites I checked were quite expensive.

      I’m glad your family members are having better complexion, too. My eldest son, for some reason, is still having a bad case of acne, whilst my other 2 teenagers have clear, good complexions. :roll: :lol:

      Like you, I am waiting for more improvement in my husband’s high blood pressure and blood sugar levels…I guess we have to drink the soup for a longer time before we start to see any effects. I wish my husband could drink more soup on weekdays but he is on so many Western medication and he’s home for only a few hours at night…it is hard to stuff him with more soup! :lol:

      Thank you also for the wonderful tip on how to prepack and freeze the radish leaves. I will try this the next time, too…as just refrigerating the leaves still result in about 25 % of the leaves turning yellow. :wink:

      Kung Hei Fat Choi to your family, too – may you all have good health, good wealth and success! :D

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  34. 67

    Jessica Lim said,

    Hi Choesf,

    I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s illness. I sincerely hope that his diabetes will be cured / under controlled by drinking the veg soup.
    It had received wide publicity by health magazines & newpapers many years ago. A lot of people with various illnessess had been benefited by drinking the soup regularly.
    I had drank the veg soup many years ago but during that time we weren’t aware of the brown rice tea.
    It was also mentioned in Dr Tateishi’s book that the soup was best if boiled in a porcelain pot. Stainless steel is the next alternative.
    I had tried both and found that the soup tasted much nicer if cooked in a porcelain pot.

    Best wishes for good health and Gong xi fa cai

    Jessica

    • 68

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good morning, dear Jessica :D

      I am very sorry for overlooking your post here earlier :oops: …somehow the comments numbering system gets jumbled up here at wordpress – it depends on whether visitors click on “reply” to a comment or write new comments under “Leave a Comment”.

      Anyway, thank you very much for your well wishes for my husband and for your experience in drinking this soup. Yes, I think the soup definitely would taste better in a porcelain pot. However, I can’t find a porcelain pot that is large enough to make this soup. Sometimes, I make 1 1/2 portions of the recipe here for my family, especially on weekends when everybody is at home.

      Wow, you are good! You have been trying so many healthy recipes like this soup and the enzymes. I was told this soup recipe was circulating here many years ago but I only just found out about it now. :lol:

      Do have a lovely weekend and Gong Xi Fa Cai to you, too!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  35. 69

    Momo said,

    Helo , my mom and i have been browsing your website , we found many useful topics . Thky very much for sharing all of this.
    But i have some questions and doubts on this vege soup,
    1) Do we have to boil the soup before consuming when we take it out from the
    fridge? Just let leave to warm is quite ‘windy’ ,isn’t it?

    2)I don’t know whether you’ve heard this, but Chinese believe keeping vege soup overnight is very “feng”(windy),which is not good for health.

    • 70

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Momo and mom :D

      Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. :wink:

      Yes, I have heard the overnight soup can be “windy” but I just went ahead and drank the soup cold from the fridge anyway when I don’t have time to warm it up to room temperature.

      I used to have wind problems before I started drinking this soup but nowadays, I don’t have that anymore. Last time, I would burp when I drink even a little water and suffer from bloatedness at time. No longer these days.

      My friend (the one who taught me this soup) said he doesn’t keep the soup in the fridge. What his wife does is in the evening, she would bring the soup to a boil. Turn off the fire. Then keep it on the stove until the next morning. Do not disturb the soup after this.

      They drink the soup at room temperature first thing in the morning, and right away, she reboils the soup again, turn off the fire and leave it alone until the evening, when they finish the soup.

      Before we have refrigerators, this was how people kept their food from going bad. They recook the food or soups and leave overnight, without any stirring. Then reheat the next morning again. The food never goes bad within 2 days.

      For me, I thought keeping at room temperature with the reheating method would somehow reduce the quality of the soup and so I decided to store it in the fridge. I had tried the non-refrigeration method…but didn’t feel comfortable drinking the soup like that.

      Many times, I felt a great relief drinking the soup cold from the fridge, too…but I don’t do this often.

      Anyway, this is a meatless soup…so I believe it is treated like a cooling herbal or “leong char” soup whereby we make a big batch and keep in the fridge and drink it cold.

      Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your mom!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  36. 71

    Jessica Lim said,

    Hi Choesf,

    sent you a message on the 5 Feb but found it jumbled up in the Jan #55. ??? :-)

    Bye

    Jessica

  37. 72

    Lulu Tanaka said,

    Hello HH88 Choesf ,

    I`ve browsing your blog and been doing, cooking some of your recipe,i like it alot, lately i come this veg. soup and been drinking it for 3days for now. I cook it as soon i saw it here, i have all the ingredients in my ref. as i use it everyday as miso soup and almost all dishes i cooked.
    Wondering what are you doing with the remaining veg. after you got the soup. For me i put some chicken meat, soy souce,mirin and sake.
    Or anything you like, today i will make a veg. dip.

    Its only 3days since i start drinking the soup, i dont feel any changes yet, but will let you know the results.

    God Bless You and your Family

    lulu

    • 73

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Lulu Tanaka :D

      Thank you for your lovely comments and for your tips on how to use the leftover vegetables from the soup. There is a lot of vegetables left after we consumed the soup and I usually throw them away, after using some as fertiliser for my potted plants. I will do just as you are – add some chicken meat, soy sauce, mirin and sake to the vegetables and it will become another side dish to my dinner. Good Tip! :D

      I see you are from Japan and I think Japanese cuisine are very healthy. Perhaps you are a very healthy person and that may be why you don’t feel any changes yet. :wink:

      Take care and do have a wonderful day!

      With best wishes to you and your family, too,

      choesf :D

      • 74

        Lulu said,

        Hello Choesf,

        Thank you for your reply,
        It`s been 10 days now since i start drinking the soup,
        like the others i feel sleepy and sometimes a little bit dizzy. My husband also start drinking the soup, he also feels dizzy, sometimes headache, but he only start just a few days ago, he told me that he used to drink it when he was a boy, his grandmother used to cooked it.

        Yes, i live in the nothern part of Japan, lots of snow,
        japanese cuisine is healthy, i really hope i am also healthy, got high cholesterol and peptic ulcer.

        Also the daicon use to warm our body, thats why the people here eat it everyday, i feel warmer this year with lots of snow,maybe because of the soup, i can`t sleep without an electric blanklet, but now i turn it off before i sleep. I don`t know about the other veg.
        I always drink mine hot.

        I will let you know again of the any changes in me.

        Good Day and God Bless You

        Lulu

      • 75

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there, dear Lulu :D

        Sorry for the late reply – my Internet connection was giving me some problems :roll: :oops:

        Thank you for your feedback – it is really helpful and we can learn together what the soup can do to improve our health. :wink:

        Wow, the northern part of Japan is really beautiful…one day, I would love to visit and tour Hokkaido. :wink:

        It is interesting how the soup can help you to stay warmer in your cold, snowy weather….while it is helping me to stay cool in my very hot and humid tropical weather. The soup seems to balance our body temperature to cope well with the weather around us.

        It is very fascinating that your husband’s grandmother was feeding him this soup when he was young. I have been looking around the Internet…there is not much information on Dr Tateshi Kazu or on this soup in English. I have read somewhere that this soup formula is actually many years old (50 years?) and Dr Kazu passed away in 2001 – not sure how true was the information.

        Do you have any background information on the vegetable soup and brown rice tea in Japan? In Malaysia, this soup recipe has been circulating for more than 10 years and it originated from Taiwan. It seemed a Taiwanese businesswoman who knew Dr Kazu personally brought the recipe over.

        Looking forward to hearing your feedback … :wink:

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf :D

  38. 76

    Grace said,

    I am very much interested in making this soup but do not know where to buy the burdock root and daikon leaves.

    Can you help?

    • 77

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Grace :D

      May I know which country you are from? Perhaps some of the blog visitors here may be able to help you. I am from Malaysia. :wink:

      Hope you can find the burdock root, and radish (plus leaves).

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  39. 78

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good morning, dear friends :D

    My family stopped having the soup when I got too busy with my Chinese New Year preparatins and so, we have not had any of this vegetable soup for 5 days now.

    Over the last few weeks, I noticed I was progressively getting tired and sleepy during the day and I had to drink coffee or tea to get going. I was beginning to suspect that the vegetable soup is cooling instead of heaty. Even when I had large amounts of caffeine from the teas and coffees, I was tired and sleepy.

    I asked two little old ladies what they thought about the soup and they said it is very cooling.

    Yesterday, I decided to see a Chinese physician to check on my health and for lethargy and he told me I have a weak constitution (“hui yeok” in Cantonese) and I am not to have cooling (“leong” in Cantonese) foods or drinks…and I am not to have cold/iced drinks. He also confirmed that this soup is very cooling.

    Ah, now it all ties in on how the heaty brown rice tea balances the cooling vegetable soup. So, in my case, I have to drink the brown rice tea if I were to drink the vegetable soup….and I will see if this combination will bring back my vitality and strength. I will give you some feedback later. Oh, so refrigerated vegetable soup or brown rice tea for me.

    Not everybody’s yin and yang constitution is the same, you need to have a Chinese physician check it out for you.

    I will post more feedback later…

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

    • 79

      Bobbie said,

      I too noticed I was feeling cold and had not been adding the rice tea. It is important to note as you said…Everyone is different!! The body can shift back and forth between hot and cold, so it is important to pay attention to what is going on in your body. The tongue is a good gauge as to the internal temperature of the body. If the body of the tongue (not the coat or fuzy top part) is pale or blueish the body is running cold. If the body of the tongue is red or reddish it is running hot. The body of the tongue should be pink. Red face, red ears, red chest indicate heat in the body, therefore rice tea may not be indicated or you may need to cut back or stop it for a while.

      It is also important to note that you don’t have to take a full cup of rice tea if your body is heating up. Cut back! You can take a tablespoon full or a 1/4 cup instead of a full cup. Pay attention to how your body responds. When I work with clients and herbal medicine, doses are individualized. The soup and the rice tea are a form of herbal medicine.

      I am going to start the rice tea today as I am showing signs of internal coldness. I will report as to how I do with it.

      This past week has not shown much of a change…..I am however fasting for a week on only fresh juice and the soup. I was in need of a gallbladder flush as I have had stones. I have noticed that I have more clarity of mind. The vivid dreams seems to have stopped.

      Thank you for all the input on how to use the leftover vegies! I also give some to my animals.

      Good Luck,

      Bobbie, N.D.

      • 80

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there, dear Bobbie :D

        I apologise for the late reply – my Internet connection was up and down. :oops:

        As a naturopathic doctor yourself, your observations on the effects of the soup are more detailed and very helpful to those following this thread. Thank you for your tip of giving some of the vegetables to the animals. I’m very sure they will benefit from them, too. I noticed that my potted plants which were fertilised with the vegetables are now growing very green in colour and healthy looking.

        I didn’t know the tongue is a good gauge of our body’s temperature – that sure would come in handy for those that can’t consult a Chinese physician. Here in Malaysia, the Chinese physicians charge around USD2 only per consultation and so, I usually pop over to see one when I get really sick.

        For the past 2 weeks, I only managed to make the vegetable soup twice – once last week and once yesterday. I was very busy with the Chinese New Year preparations and I thought I would give it a break for a while. Last week, I started back on the brown rice tea, which I drank 1 cup a day, first thing in the morning. I’m glad to report that these days, I am no longer feeling sleepy nor fatigued. :D

        However, due to our over indulgence in Chinese New Year cookies and mandarin oranges, my family is now having heatiness symptoms of throbbing gums, and a dry, hacking cough. Drinking the vegetable soup helped somewhat yesterday. This time as we are heaty, I omitted making the brown rice tea.

        My observations for the period when we got off the soup :-

        1) my knee joints and lower backaches came back, to a milder extent…but after drinking 2 cups of soup yesterday, I’m okay again today.

        2) my younger daughter’s acne started to come back a little

        3) no more itchiness of eyes for me then.

        4) my hot flashes stayed off despite the weather being really hot and humid right now. I’m just sweating normally like everyone else. Still no “volcano erupting from within the body”.

        Looking forward to everyone’s feedback here…

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there, dear friends :D

    It’s been almost 2 months since my family started drinking the vegetable soup, but for the past 2 weeks, I only managed to make the soup twice, due to my hectic Chinese New Year preparations. :wink:

    Today, it suddenly hit me that my hair loss during shampoo-ing has been much reduced. I have very fine hair and very little hair and I am always concerned with the amount of hair lost. When my perimenopausal symptoms began, I noticed my hair was thinning rapidly and I was very worried.

    Recently, I noticed my head of hair is getting thicker and I’m very happy with this result. I wash my hair everyday. I also noticed that there is not much hair trapped in the shower stall’s drainage hole….which means, my husband is also experiencing lesser hair loss. Previously before we started drinking the soup, I often have to clear the drainage hole of hair every few days…now, I hardly needed to, :D

    Hope you are also experiencing this wonderful healing effect from the soup. :wink:

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

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    Lulu said,

    Hello Choesf,

    Sorry for the late reply,

    Sorry to tell but i learned this soup from your blog, but i looked at google and there’s some information about this soup, just to go google in english, type Tateishi Kazu, hope this will help you, i am also looking some information about this soup but the elders here does not know about it, it’s like it is their everyday routine that they drink it after meal. The oldies here are healthy people, 90yrs.old and still working, also what i was really surprise about them is thier skin, they look younger than their age, hope i will be like them when i reach 90 yrs. old, he,he,he.

    Yes Hokkaido is a beatiful place esp. during summer,they have short summer only 3 months, i’m far from Hokkaido, my place is in Tohoku, Province of Akita, (means Aki – fall in english, ta – short for tambo which mean ricefield) Akita has 70% ricefield and we have this Akita comachi rice which is very popular even outside Japan.

    It is almost 3 weeks since i start drinking the soup, i always feel tired, i just want to sleep the whole day, i really hope so,
    but sometimes i feel i have an energy that will last for years,
    sometimes all my body is aching every parts, esp. my back,
    so far thats all, i will let you know again if there’s some changes.
    Also if i can get some information about the soup, meanwhile i will just keep on drinking.

    God Bless You,

    lulu

    • 83

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Lulu :D

      Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry to hear of your backaches…if they get too overwhelming for you, cut back from the soup and take a break for a few days. Are you drinking the brown rice tea as well? If not, drink some brown rice tea to see if it eases your backaches. :wink:

      I’m so fascinated by the health of the oldies in your country, who are well known to be one of the healthiest people in the world. So strong in physical health and very alert in the mind, too. Wow! :D

      Thank you for your information that the elders drink this soup after each of their meals…so, it must be true indeed that this soup is good for anti-aging and for good skin complexion. Heheh, my facial complexion is so good these days, my face is practically glowing, blemish free and I have rosy cheeks! I use a very simple, economical facial cleanser and moisturiser – that’s all. Last time when I was working, I didn’t even get this good a facial complexion when I used those very expensive branded products to take care of my face – there was night creams, day creams, cleanser, toner, moisturizer…:roll: :lol:

      Sad to say, I have been down with a very bad hacking cough for the past 10 days. I didn’t get to sleep well at nights and was tired during the day with lack of sleep. So, I didn’t go to the market to get my soup ingredients and so, my family didn’t have the soup during this period. The funny thing was my husband started to ask for this soup to drink again …last time, he would make a terrible facial expression everytime I give him a bowl of the vegetable soup to drink. I’m thinking he must have definitely felt good when he drank the soup and now that he’s not getting any, his body is making him crave for it! :lol:

      Oh, Lulu, the place where you stay sounds so serene and peaceful, certainly a good place to retire to. I live in the city and my daily schedule is always very busy and rushed. Whenever my family goes for a holiday,we really enjoy the natural scenery of padi fields, farms, the country side. :wink:

      Well, I have to go now and catch up with my chores….it been nice “talking” to you here! :D

      Do have a wonderful weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 84

        Lulu said,

        Hi Choesf,

        Hope youre in good health by now.

        for me, i’m still on pain and i can’t get up this morning, muscle pain as if i’m having a flu, feel tired the whole day,
        also this past few days i got short tempered easily without any reason at all, is it also some reaction by drinking the soup?

        when i feel like this i just go out and have a walk with my dog, and i feel relax esp. the good wheather, a little bit cold but fine for me coz it makes me relax.
        the only good is my friend told me yesterday that i have my skin is glowing and ask me what have i done, told her just drinking veg. soup, she want to try it also. i dont use any cosmetics, just a moisturizer after washing my face that’s all, maybe i can be akita bigin one day, akita bigin means akita’s beutiful women, they are famous for their white ang glowing skin, they say it’s the water here, really the women here has a white and glowing complexion, also men, my husband has white skin and i got brown, its lucky my boys has white complexion.

        Yes Akita ken is a very good place to retire, and we live near Shirakami Sanchi, one of Japan’s famous world heritage, and we have lots of hot springs, talking about hot spring, maybe i have to go, maybe the aches will go away, we usually go there ones a week, but this snow, afraid of driving.
        will let you know again, but for sure i will not stop this soup till all the pain went away and happy about my glowing skin.

        i will also try the garlic soak tonight, maybe i will feel better in the morning, will let you know.

        Best wishes,

        Lulu

      • 85

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Thank you, dear Lulu, my cough is finally subsiding and I can sleep well through the nights now. :D

        We are experiencing a heatwave now, with thunderstorms in the evenings. This type of weather often causes flu, fever, coughs and sore throats.

        After a spell of 1 week with no vege soup, I made some again 2 days ago and will boil another batch today. I noticed that my knee joints pains and backaches came back after a while of going off the vege soup, but the day I started drinking it again, my body is alright again immediately.

        For example, yesterday, I had to park at the roof top of a car park building and I had to walk up 83 steps…I was surprised my knee joints still didn’t hurt. Last year, I would be stopping and resting my painfu; knee joints, but this time, I had enough energy and stamina to go up the stairs non stop and pain – free. My knee joints are also well lubricated…with none of those “creaking” or “clicking” sounds that I used to hear when I moved my knee joints. Previously, I was on Glucosamine for 5 years without any improvement to my knee joints problems…but nowadays, I don’t take that joint supplements anymore.

        My eldest daughter woke up with a very bad sore throat 2 days ago, and I made her drink a few bowls of vegetable soup a day. After one day, her sore throat has gone down a lot, with only a little dry throat experienced. It seems the vege soup works faster on sore throats, than Western medicine prescriptions.

        A slight problem with drinking the soup, my children and I are complaining that we get hungry more often and faster… :lol: .. but like I had mentioned before, if we can snack on something healthy and light, we can lose weight with the vege soup. My overweight youngest daughter and husband are reporting weight loss, especially around the hip and waist areas, without any exercise nor cutting back in calories.

        Heheh, I want to be like an Akita Bigin, too … oh, how I love those flawless, glowing, pearly facial and skin complexions. I tan easily whereas my husband’s complexion is the fairer type. It’s hard to stay fair here in the tropical weather when we have sun every day. You are very fortunate to live in Akia ken, with those hot springs and good water for health. I think the idea of soaking in a hot spring amidst the snow is a really wonderful experience – I saw this programme on TV about the hot springs in Hokkaido during the winter season, it was amazing. I think the hot springs will take away the aches, but you have to be careful driving in the snow. Maybe get your husband to drive instead?

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf :D

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    Bobbie said,

    It has been a month since I have started the soup. I cut back last week due to laziness and then started back up. When I started back up I immediately noticed the fatigue, Only in the morning. If I allow myself to sleep in I feel great. My eyes have started to itch, my skin is clearing of age (liver) spots, and I seem to be experiencing alot of past emotional issues. I have been experiencing alot of dreams from my past. Things that have to do with resentments, anger, fear and bitterness. I beleive strongly that emotions are tied to every disease. As part of the healing process, when something comes up that I find myself holding onto…….I verbally say I forgive so & so for such and such. If you want to heal, you have to get rid of the emotional garbage. I have experienced alot of healing reactions……..a gallbladder attack that I took care of by doing a gallbladder flush. Raised blood pressure, but after 3 days it lowered. I am still hopeful that this soup will regulate my menses as I am 42 and seem to have gone through menopause. We will see.

    As far as the heating or cooling action of each herb…….here you go……
    Burdock – Cooling – has an affinity for the skin. affects the blood, kidneys, digestion, gall bladder, liver & lymph.
    Carrots – are considered neutral
    Shitake Mushrooms – are considered neutral
    Daikon – Daikon radish is spicy and warm, and strongly disperses digestive Qi, making it useful for stagnancy of digestive Qi due to excessive or improper consumption of foods.

    So to me this soup is completely balanced! I notice that when I drink it warm, I seem to be on the warm side. When I drink it cold, I tend to be on the cold side.

    Signs for hot condition – heat, redness, preference for cool things, scanty dark urine, hard stools. Red tongue with a possible yellowish coat and rapid pulse.

    Signs for a cold condition – coldness, paleness, preference for warm food and drink, clear and more frequent urination, loose stools. Pale tongue with thin white coating. Pulse deep and slow.

    Signs for a dry condition – greater than normal thirst, dryness of lips, nose, throat and skin, a dry cough withouth phlegm, tendency toward constipation and itchiness of the skin. Thin and unable to gain weight. Dry tongue.

    Signs for a damp condition – tendency to be overweight, heavy feeling of the body, water retention, edema and tiredness. Tongue glossy and greasy, the pulse slipery and gliding.

    To sum it up……I know that this soup is having a possitive effect on me. Some of the things I experience are not fun, but I take myself through them so that my body will heal. Fish cannot live in a poluted pond. You first must clean up the pond!!!! When the body brings something to your attention it is showing you something you need to clean up. If it is an emotion, release it. If it is a bodily disfunction, assit the body the best you can so you will overcome it.

    Best Wishes to All

    Bobbie Hall, N.D.

    • 87

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Bobbie :D

      Ah, you are the best! :D

      Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to tell us more about the nature of this soup and its ingredients, and for the various hot, cold, damp and dry conditions of our body constitutions. As I have mentioned before, as you are a doctor, you are in the best position to try out this soup and report on its effects as well as your trained observations. :D

      I agree with you that emotions are the underlying cause of our health ailments…it is a good point that you brought that up. I, too, have been having vivid dreams, not so much as nightmares, as these dreams didn’t convey as much fear as they should. My deepest phobia is worms and last night, I dreamt that a lot of worms/maggots fell on me…but surprising, I was not afraid and I felt very detached in experiencing the dream. I’m not sure if it is a healing effect.

      I am wondering if the soup has an effect on the workings of our brain, like firing up the neurons and making the cells work more effectively… that can cause memories or other deep rooted emotions from the past to be brought forth and we heal from there.

      A month back, I reported that I didn’t get any pre-mentrual symptoms and I didn’t experience any of the perimenopause (I am 48) symptoms…which is a good sign. However, when I was having my menses, wow, I was having moods swings and easily irritable, which never happened to me before. I have to observe these symptoms and their timing for the next few menstrual cycles and report back here later.

      Bobbie, can you teach me how to release those old emotions (the negative ones) when they crop up? Do you say something to let them go as a form of healing? I noticed these days, I am thinking a lot about the past, usually some unhappy issues, something that is very unusual of me as I am usually being mindful of the present, to be in the moment.

      Do have a lovely weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 88

        Bobbie said,

        For emotions…..I find that saying outloud “I forgive this person for doing this” and mean it helps alot.

        There is a technique you can use to release emotions.

        This link will take you to a utube video of exactly how to do the technique. It works amazingly well.

        For all of you with coughs.
        From the pantry – Garlic foot soaks – use 10 clove, smash and remove skin. Place in a basin that will fit both feet. Pour boiling water over garlic, just enough to cover the toes of the feet. Allow to steep until cool enough to place feet in. Soak feet in garlic water for 10-20 minutes. This is instant natural antibiotic that reaches the entire blood stream in 10 seconds. Do this Am & Pm. You can aslo appy smashed garlic compress directly to the chest area. Wrap in a paper towel and run under warm water. Squeeze out and apply to chest area. I use the foot soak anytime I need antibiotics in my system. Garlic alone kills all froms of bacteria. Remeber to do it for at least 3 days after symptoms disapper!!

        Herbs – Thyme – make a tea – 1tsp to 1cup water – expectorant that helps to break up mucous. Up to 4x/day.

        Lobelia – In extract form – apply to the soles of the feet. Excellent lung herb.

        Any Menthol product – eucalyptus, peppermint, etc applied to the soles of the feet, especially at night, keeps coughing down.

        There are many people that experience a coughing, healing reaction. This is due to underlying bacteria that has been laid dormant in the lungs.

        Good luck to all.

        Bobbie N.D.

      • 89

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Thank you, dear Bobbie, for the EFT Youtube video on how to release emotions, and on the natural remedies for coughs. I especially like the foot soaks. I will try them out this weekend. :D

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf :D

  43. 90

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good morning, dear friends :D

    For some reason, which I’m not sure if it is due to the side effect of the soup, my gallbladder acted up again. Yesterday, I had to go to the hospital for extreme gastric pains, bloatedness, stomach cramps and my gallbladder was aching. The last time I had this same experience was almost a year ago when I found out I had a 22 cm or 2/3 inch gallstone (I had posted about it here).

    The very first time I drank the vege soup a few months ago, I also noticed an ache at my gallbladder area but it lasted only 3 days and it went away. This time, I started drinking the soup after I stopped for 2 weeks, and again, I felt a dull ache at my gallbladder area for 2 days already.

    Anyway, the doctor gave me something through the IV for stomach cramps and pains and I was prescribed some medication. When I feel better, I will do the Dr. Lai’s Natural Gallbladder Cleanse again.

    At this point, I am not sure if I should continue to drink the vege soup or just start with the apple juicing as per Dr Lai’s Gallbladder Cleanse method only first…or do both together.

    I’ll think about it first and get more rest today in the meantime…

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

  44. 91

    Lulu said,

    Dear Choesf,

    Sorry for not replying to soon,
    got flu and high fever but im okay now.
    The soup has help me a lot, just a few days of rest, the backaches a little bit less now, maybe its process of healing. Also i dont feel irritated now.

    Spring is round the corner, but the wind is still cold. my tulip is showing up, i like spring very much, lots of beautiful flower, sakura season is near, hope i can have those colorful tropical flowers.

    Hokkaido is beautiful in summers, they have many hotspring flower gardens, but you have to bring some long sleeves or light sweater coz its cold during the night.

    Today im going to make new batch of soup. Its my stamina soup now, i need some coz i will be very busy. Going to Tokyo to do some spring cleaning for my sons mansions as well as my house, but maybe will do that when i feel really able to do all. Im ok now but not strong enough to do spring cleaning for 2 mansions and my house. not getting younger anymore its all in my mind.

    Best wishes, take care

    lulu

    • 92

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Lulu :D

      No need to apologise for late reply…it is okay. :wink:

      I’m glad to hear that your back is better now and the backaches and irritation are going away. I guess we have to be patient and wait for the healing processes to complete. I am having some discomfort still in my gallbladder area and hope it is just another healing process. :cry:

      Wow, you certainly have a lot of spring cleaning to do now that spring is here. Your stamina soup sounds good – can you share the recipe here? I need some stamina soup also to cope with my everyday cleaning. :lol:

      Thank you for your advice – I will be sure to bring some warm clothings when I visit Hokkaido in the summers. We are experiencing a heatwave right now and the thoughts of going to a cold place sure sounds very good to me right now. :wink:

      Happy Cleaning!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 93

        Lulu said,

        Dear Choesf,

        My stamina soup is the veg.miracle soup, for me its my stamina soup,i always start my day with a cup or two every morning, i always drink it hot. I feel really relax now a days, maybe just thinking of spring, but you know i really want some of your heatwave, just last night snow starting again and this morning almost 30cm.deep, thought i can start my gardening,
        just thing of spring makes me so happy, but at the moment i think i have to shovel the snow as if it will last till tomorrow.

        Today i will try the brown tea, of course also the soup, will let you know again.

        Hope your gallbladder will get soon, maybe its part of healing process. I also had gallbladder some few years ago, it’s really painful.
        This is my 2nd month of drinking the miracle soup, during my first few weeks i feel some little pain, i thought i’m having gallbladder again, but the pains goes away again so i just think not too serious, that’s why i didn’t mention it here.

        My doctoc check my clolesterol last week and its ok now but i didn’t tell him that i just drink my medicine every otherday, imagine for 2years i’m drinking it without fail, and this is the first time i got a good result, really i thank you very much for this fantastic article you brought up. even though i live here in japan, i only learn it from you. the people are drinking this same kind of tea/soup but in a very diffirent way.

        Again hope you get well soon.

        Best wishes for your good health,

        Lulu

      • 94

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there, dear Lulu :D

        Ah, now we have another name for this vegetable soup ===> stamina soup. :lol: Yes, I do agree with you, the soup also gives me stamina on those days that my energy levels are low, and I am not feeling too sleepy or lethargic then. I’m glad you feel better and more relaxed these days.

        I love countries with 4 seasons…it makes the year so interesting with the changing scenery and temperatures. Not like here in Malaysia, with the tropical weather it is the same all year around. Just 2 types of weather…rain or no rain and hot and sunny all the time. Last week, we have a heatwave and the temperature went up to 38 degrees Celcius, not as hot as some countries but terribly humid…sweat was pouring off us non stop for the whole day if we are not in an air-conditioned room.

        Am I glad I have been drinking this soup for a while as it has helped to reduce my excessive sweating and hot flashes experienced during peri-menopause. I don’t sweat as much in this weather and sometimes, I actually feel cool.

        I’m so glad you told me that you had some gallbladder aches as well. I was so worried that it was my gallbladder acting up and now with you feedback, I am thinking it is more of a healing process from the soup. This is the 3rd month we are on the soup. I feel a dull ache, sort of like a full bladder kind of feeling, but in my gallbladder area.

        Today is Day 6 of Dr Lai Chiu Nan’s Natural Method of Removing Gallstones for me and I hope I can purge out more of the gallstones if I still have them from last year. I am hoping that with the combination of Dr Lai’s method and Dr Kazu’s method will help me clear my gallbladder really effective. Today, I am just on apple juices and vegetable soup.

        Wow, you cholesterol levels have improved? That’s fantastic news. :D

        My husband is still on his cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and urea acid medication..he has not gone for a blood test in 2 months :roll: and I should make him have one done so that we know if he has any improvement there yet.

        Take care and happy spring cleaning! :D

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

      • 95

        Lulu said,

        Hello Choesf,

        How do you feel today, hope you get well soon,i now how you feel, its really fainful. For me when i feel signs that i have some gallstones again, i just drink lots of green tea, (cold green tea)
        and i’ll be ok , that ‘s what doctoc told me and i haven’t seen him for years.

        Keep on drinking the stamina soup, i really need it, i have lots of cleaning to do(of course use enzyme but mine is only 1month old, i got very good result).
        I got lots of stamina this days, in between i drink soup, feel so hot even the wheather is a little bit cold. keep on running up and down, my cute little ones keep on following after me, i just want to finish even one room before going to work.

        Hope your husband’s clolesterol levels has improved, ihave my blood test every 2months without fail, also afraid of diabetes, but so far none.

        Take care

        Lulu

      • 96

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello there, dear Lulu :D

        Thank you, I am feeling much better, my stomach is not so uncomfortable already. Most importantly, my gallbladder doesn’t ache nor feel so “full” after the cleanse. Thank you also for your tip of drinking lots of cold green tea for easing gallbladder pains. I shall try that immediately. I am always eager to try out new natural remedies for health ailments. :wink:

        These days, I don’t make the stamina soup daily…sometimes, I skip a day or two. Today, I am feeling irritable and kind of depressed, and so I better make this soup today.

        Stamina wise – my energy level still good. Despite fasting for 20 hours over Friday and Saturday for my gallbladder cleanse/purge, I have a lot of energy of Saturday to do some cleaning and run some errands this time. Last year, I was totally knocked out and had no energy after 20 hours of fasting. So, the vege or stamina soup is really good for those people in the hospital or those who are sick or weak and can’t consume much solid food.

        I told my husband about your cholesterol levels and how you now take the medication on alternate days. I hope he will do his blood test sometime this weekend and then I can report on his condition.

        Do have a wonderful week!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

      • 97

        Lulu said,

        Hello Choesf,

        Good to hear youre ok now,
        yes, the soup really help us a lot, with our busy days,esp. us, after our work, there’s lot s of things to do when we go home.
        really i feel lots of energy now a days not like before i drink this soup, sometimes i used the leftover veg. for my miso soup, just cut it in small pieces.

        Yes, its good for people who can’t take much solid food, maybe thats the reason the old people are healthy, they eat/drink this 5 veg. almost everyday, esp. here, we have our own background
        veg.garden, i plant lots of them to last a year, just put under the snow when winter comes. hope you live near me, i can give you lots of veg. esp. during summer, i enjoy gardening very much, i love it. i plant almost everything i can, but the gobo, no, can’t make it, it need a really fertile soil.

        Best wish for good health

        lulu

      • 98

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Good morning, dear Lulu :D

        Wow, it sure would be good to live near you – then I will have lots of organic vegetables from you! :lol:

        Unfortunately, I don’t have the green thumb, I can’t plant things very well. :oops: Luckily, I have very little land and most of my plants are in pots. I have bamboo plants (Taiwanese and Chinese type), and lots of herbal plants for health.

        I admit I got lazy in making the 5-vege soup… :oops: :lol: , I should go back to make some everyday. Anyway, I stopped the soup for about 2 days occasionally when the side effects got too intense for me.

        I forgot to mention here 2 of my new observations/feedback on drinking this soup :-

        1) I noticed my sense of taste, i.e. the tastebuds on my tongue, is much sharper and I can all sorts of foods are more intense in their flavours. This started a while after drinking the soup. Before this, I used to complain to my family that I can’t really enjoy my food because I can’t taste them well. I heard from someone that as we grow older, our sense of taste gets weaker. Thank goodness for this soup, I can enjoy my food again. :D

        2) the other things was the twinges of pains I got in 2 areas of my body. The first time it happened was last month when I felt some pain in my left, middle abdomen and then last night, it was on the back of my head, behind my right ear. The pains felt like pinches combined with a feeling of “sourness” (we say this in Cantonese/Chinese dialect for pains like those from arthritis or rheumatism, pains experienced during rainfall) – sort of like the feeling we get when we eat very sour pickled foods? The pains are now regular and comes and goes as if someone invisible is pinching me and this happened over 1 to 2 hours, and then it stopped. My friend told me a long time ago that when we drink the soup, we will come to a stage when we experience pains like pin-pricks…so, I guess he was talking about these pains. It’s a good sign to mean that that area of our body has been balanced and the problem is healed and the “medicine” from the soup can go through and rejuvenate those cells in that area (well, that is a translation of his Chinese description to me :oops: )

        Yesterday, I mentioned I was feeling down and restless, I think it is my PMS acting up again but luckily, it is only for a day. Today, I am back to my energetic, happy self.

        I shall do the same as you and I have some noodles that I want to cook in a miso soup today for my family’s dinner. I’ll use the soup from the vegetable soup that I will be making today…then put in some vegetables and chicken and miso paste. Thank you for your suggestion there. :idea:

        Do have a wonderful day and enjoy your “spring is in the air”. :D

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

      • 99

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Good afternoon, dear friends :D

        As I am typing this, I have a pot of the miracle vege soup simmering away on my stove. My family has been drinking this soup for almost 3 months now. We had the soup daily until just before the Chinese New Year, when we stop drinking the soup for almost 10 days. Since then, we have the soup on every 2 or 3 days. Reason being…I got a little lazy in making the soup. :oops: :lol:

        These days, I try to get my family of 6 to finish the whole pot of soup instead of leaving it overnight for the next day’s consumption. We have noticed that the overnight soup has a very strong flavour which my husband doesn’t like. Refrigeration doesn’t help the taste.

        From Lulu’s tip, I now turn the soup’s vege into a Japanese dish, which my youngest daughter loves and she has asked me to make this dish every day – just add some Japanese soy sauce (Kikkoman) or tsuyu, some mirin or sweet rice wine, and simmer for a few minutes until the flavours get absorbed into the vegie. I only use the radish, carrots and mushroom and my family does not like to chew on the burdock root.

        As mentioned in one of my comments earlier, my sense of taste has improved by leaps and bounds. Today, I just realised that my sense of smell has got better, too. I can discern very faint smells. Previously, with my sinus condition, my nose wasn’t in a very good condition for smelling. :roll:

        Nowadays, it is as if my body knows the soup is good for healing, I feel a sense of joy every time I smell the vege soup boiling away on my stove and I look forward to drinking it. :lol:

        A few weeks ago, I borrowed a little booklet on “Life Extension Miracle Soup” from my regular vegetable stall lady – she was given the booklet and told to boil the soup for her family to drink for health. The person who gave her the book had cancer and after drinking the soup, she was diagnosed as cancer free by her doctor. The type of cancer and the duration of drinking the soup wasn’t told but that person was so happy with the healing effects of the soup that she has printed many copies in English and Chinese languages and distributed the books for free to many people.

        I found out that the information from the book was obtained from this WEBSITE. There are additional information there from what I have posted here.

        Some additional information :-

        Progress of Healing –

        After three days of use, cancer cells stop growing.
        After a minimum of one month normal cells begin to grow back.
        Pancreatic Cancer: minimum 1 month
        Stomach Cancer: 1 month
        Liver Cancer: 1 year
        Rheumatism: 1 year
        Cataracts: 4 months
        Eye Disease: 1-4 months
        Insomnia, Sinusitis, Fatigue: 10-20 days
        Eczema: 4-7months
        Liver Spots: 3-6 months skin will clear
        Hair growth: 6-12 months
        Epilepsy: 3-6 months
        Stroke: 6-12 months
        Irregular heart beat: 20 days

        * For last stage cancer patients, take soup as follows:

        Morning – 150 ml of soup (about 5 ounces) mixed with 30 ml of first morning’s urine (just over an ounce). Do not use the first part of the urine stream because it contains sediment. Only use your own urine. Urine is not a toxin. It is a medically proven, sterile, highly concentrated soultion of excess nutrients, vitamins, hormones, enzymes and critical antibodies that cannot be duplicated. Stop adding the urine after three months.
        Afternoon – 200 ml of soup (about 7 ounces).
        Evening – 200 ml of soup.
        Note: when using urine therapy with the soup you will periodically feel discomfort in the diseased area once the healing process begins and the body starts to reverse the damage.

        How much vegetable soup can one consume a day? For:

        Diabetes take 600 cc of Brown rice (BR) solution in the morning and 400 cc of Vegetable Soup (VS) in the afternoon.

        Heart problem: 300 cc of BR and 600 cc of VS

        Gall stones: 600 cc of BR and 600 cc of VS.

        Other diseases: About 600 cc (2.5 cups) of VS a day divided in 3 rations before meals .

        Take care and stay healthy! :D

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

      • 100

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Good morning, dear friends :D

        Wow, I have good news to report on this really miracle soup – it can treat gallstones :shock:

        Last week, I had severe gastric pains and I thought it was my gallbladder acting up again after one year of no digestive problems at all. Last year, I found out I had a 2.2cm long but thin gallstone in my gall bladder scanned and the doctors wanted me to go for surgery to remove my gallstone. :cry:

        I didn’t want the surgery and I opted for Dr. Lai’s Natural Method of removing gallstones (the 6 day treatment). I did 3 times her gallstone purge over a period of 3 months and in total, I had passed out 7 large stones (half a cm size) and about 10 smaller ones. After that I didn’t have any stomach problems and I could eat anything sour or fattening.

        As I suddenly developed gastric pains last week, I decided to do another gallbladder cleansing. I started my apple juice drinks on Sunday and purging was scheduled for yesterday.

        Also, I noticed that since I started on the miracle vegetable soup, there was some slight aches in my gallbladder and there was a feeling of fullness there, sometimes uncomfortable. So, I thought the gallbladder flush would be good.

        Yesterday, I looked over the Internet and I was very happy to find out that white radishes and the juices can help to break up gallstones. So, I was praying hard that the vege soup should have help break up my gallstones since I started drinking it this year.

        After I had drank the Epsom Salt solution and Lemon Juice/Olive Oil last night, there were stronger twinges of cramps felt in my gallbladder region, not painful, just cramps.

        The lemon juice is to contract the gallbladder to squeeze out any gallstones, while the olive oil is to lubricate the bile ducts. The apple juice I took over 6 days is to soften the gallstones so that they are easier to pass out through the ducts.

        At night, there was just 1 purge or diarrhoea and it was only by the 4th purge this morning that I noticed a lot of little dark green specks that had been passed out. No whole stones, big or small, like the last cleanses that I had done last year.

        The greenish stuff floated together on the water and stuck together with an area measuring a total of 3 cm by 8 cm, on the water surface. I was really surprised and immediately I thought it must be the vegetable soup that helped to break up my gallstones in to smaller sizes or make them softer. Perhaps that was why I kept feeling a “fullness” in my gallbladder…anyway, I am also glad to report that my gallbladder feels great this morning, with no fullness nor cramps experienced. It is like when we experienced a period of constipation, and when we finally have a good bowel movement, we feel good and relieved. :lol:

        That’s all for now. Hope you have good experiences with the soup, too.

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

      • 101

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello there, dear friends :D

        Seeing as how white radishes/daikon and its leaves form the main ingredients of the vege soup, I got more information from HERE :-

        With a cooling thermal nature and a milder flavor than smaller radishes, the detoxing and fat grabbing capability of these long white tubers can’t be beat. Soothe headaches and encourage digestion by adding alkalizing radishes to your diet. Chinese medicine uses radishes to nourish the gallbladder and the liver.

        Paul Pitchford in his book Healing with Whole Foods suggests using a tablespoon of radishes daily for several weeks for gallstones and kidney and bladder stones. He cautions against the use of radishes for those who have deficient or cold conditions.

        …and HERE

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf :D

  45. 102

    Freddy said,

    wow. what a fascinating article. i enjoyed skimming the amazing results all these people have had. I am already planning the shopping for the ingredients and am wanting to convince my brother (32) who has a blood clot and diabetes to try it. We will see. http://www.achievenaturalhealth.com. I learned a lot from this article and all the comments. Thanks.

    • 103

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Freddy :D

      Thank you for your kind comments and your informative link to natural health care. Hope you and your brother get well with this soup, too.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  46. 104

    Ninik s. Lie said,

    Hello HHM88,

    I’ve seen yr blog view weeks ago and I’m interested in trying this veggie soup. I had been diagnosed with uterine fibroids and endometriosis and was suggested to have a surgery to remove those symptoms .. but I feel reluctant to have an operation. That’s why I want to try some alternative curing methods including this soup.

    Indeed I’ve started taking this soup about two weeks ago and felt some good results such as : I didn’t have very heavy blood flow during my period, no PMS symptoms. And also, as a 45 yrs old woman, sometimes I felt knee joint pains but those pains have gone after taking this soup for several days.

    In some postings above, I noticed that people who drink this soup usually feel sleepy and a bit dizzy. I think that’s because this soup could lowering the blood pressure. About 4 days ago I drank this soup early in the morning before breakfast (usually I drank it between meals) , then the next day I experienced some bad results. My head felt heavy and dizzy, I felt pain everywhere including back ache, and I felt like I almost fainted and lost consciousness. I felt better after having breakfast and drank sugar water. I do have a tendency to a low blood pressure so the next day I visited my regular doctor and had him checked my blood pressure. And it was true that my blood pressure was lower than its normal measure.

    I’ve stopped taking this soup for several days now, but I’m planning to take it again considering the many benefits of it. Usually I took one cup between breakfast and lunch, and one more cup between lunch and dinner.

    Have you ever heard others’ bad experiences similar to mine ?

    best regards,
    ninik s. lie

    • 105

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear ninik s lie :D

      Thank you very much for sharing your experience on the effects of the vegetable soup on you. I’m very sorry to hear that you have fibroids and endometriosis but I’m glad to know that the soup has helped to reduce your period flow somewhat. Yes, the soup has also worked wonders for me in relieving my knee joint pains and lower backaches.

      I think there was someone here who reported some dizziness and lethargy when drinking this soup. From your feedback, now I know that could be due to the lowering of blood pressure and we should have our blood pressure checked by a doctor. just to be on the safe side.

      From the feedback gathered from my friends, they take the soup on a long term basis..years. I noticed that when I stopped the soup for 2 weeks during the Chinese New Year holidays, some of my symptoms came back. :cry:

      Good Luck with your soup!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  47. 106

    angie said,

    i’m new in this blog. i also came to know this miracle vege soup from a chinese
    friend. can i boil the miracle vege soup in slow cooker overnight. the next morning i turn off the electri, then pour out the soup into another container and keep the soup for the whole day to drink. will the soup turn bad?

    • 107

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear angie :D

      I’m sorry as I can’t advise you on your queries as I don’t know the results. :oops:

      The original instructions said :-

      1) to boil the soup in a stainless pot for 2 hours

      2) the soup has to be kept in the refrigerator after 4 hours or so to prevent it from going bad or from having a strong taste.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  48. 108

    angie said,

    tq for yr advice. i will boil the vege soup and let you know how’s the reaction later

    • 109

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      You are most welcome, dear angie. I’m looking forward to hearing from you on your reaction to the soup, too. Good Luck! :D

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  49. 110

    angie said,

    Hi, HHM88

    Here’s is my reaction:-

    DAY 1 (23/3/10)

    I drank 1 cup of the vege soup before dinner and at the same time ate some of the vege. After drinking the soup, my stomach felt a bit uncomfortable. During dinner time, I was still quite full, so I just took 2 tablespoon of rice only and finished up the whole pot of soup. I think my stomach contained some “wind”
    (fung in cantonese), so I released quite a lot of “gas”. My throat felt dry. At night, I had a very soft smelly stool which was dark brown in colour

    Today is DAY 2
    I had boiled the soup already but not yet consume. Will post later.

    Bye and take care.

    • 111

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Wow, that was very fast feedback, dear angie, but it’s good to hear from you. Your information would be useful to those visitors here that are trying out this soup, too. :D

      Yes, I have noticed that when I drink this soup when I am hungry, it does fill me up and I feel full. It’s good for those who are on a diet to lose weight – just drink this soup for good health and lower the caloric intake of food/drinks. :idea:

      Most people felt thirsty with dry lips or dry throat on the first few days. Not to worry, this soup is a diuretic and it makes you pass out a lot of liquid (through urine or stools) to remove toxins. Easy to remedy this – just drink more water than your normal intake.

      The loose, smelly stool is normal – the bad smell means toxins are being passed out. I was told by this lady who was rather unhealthy that her urine was very smelly on the first day that she drank the soup.

      Interesting effect there when you said you had a lot of gas buildup. Now we know the soup can help to remove wind also. Good! :D

      Do have a wonderful day. :D

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  50. 112

    angie said,

    Good morning HHM88

    DAY 2 – cont

    I still released some of the ‘gas’ after drinking the soup. The dryness in my throat has gone and is back to normal again. I can’t have a good night’s sleep for a few years already but last night (Wed night – 24/3/10) I slept much better.

    Bye and take care

    • 113

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good evening, dear angie :D

      I’m glad your sleep is better with this soup. I have deeper sleep since I drank the soup and although it is difficult to get out of bed sometimes, I am usually very refreshed and full of energy after I wash up. Except for those days when I am just too lethargic or sleepy from the side effects of the soup, then I stop drinking the soup to give my body a break. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  51. 114

    Lulu said,

    Hello Choesf,

    Sorry for my late reply, just a little bit busy.
    Nice to hear there’s a lot of good things this soup has done to you. for me, as if i have to say goodbye to my long, long friend constipation, it takes a month and my complexion clear, maybe i can really become akita bigin.

    I’m glad your daugther likes japanese cuisine, maybe she will like ramen a lot. my sons like oriental curry, with coconut cream.

    thank you also for the new informationabout this soup.
    my back still aches sometimes but not much, also my knees, before i can’t stand the pains esp. while driving, now pain much better.

    That’s all for now, take care

    lulu

    • 115

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good evening from Malaysia, dear Lulu :D

      No need to apologise for your replies :oops: …it is okay, sometimes we are busy with the chores or errands to do. :wink:

      I’m glad your complexion is getting better and I hope you can become akita bigin soon. :D

      Yes, the soup really helps with constipation problems….I noticed on those days I were not on the soup, my bowel movements were not as satisfactory. :lol:

      Oh, my daughter and sons love ramen so much. We have many Japanese restaurants here in Kuala Lumpur, even ramen shops. She wants to bring me to this famous ramen shop one day soon as I have not tried ramen before. My family usually goes to a Japanese restaurant near our house – it is run by a couple and we have been regular customers there for 11 years already. The lady is a Malaysian Chinese and her husband is a Japanese from Okinawa. They lived in Japan before coming back to Malaysia to open their restaurant. :D

      I noticed on those days I am not on the soup, my knee pains will come back. I stay in a 3-storey house and with the soup, I can easily climb from the bottom to the top of the stairs without any knee pains and I have good energy/stamina to go up all those stairs without being out of breath. Very good! :D

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  52. 116

    angie said,

    Hi HHM88

    DAY 3

    The dryness in my throat came back again during the night but was not so dry as before. I didn’t have a much better sleep.

    • 117

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Thank you for your regular update and feedback, dear angie. Remember to keep drinking more water these few days to help your body dispel toxins. Hope you get a better sleep tonight! :wink:

      Do have a lovely weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  53. 118

    Lulu Tanaka said,

    Hello Choesf,

    Today as i was browsing the net i found this one,

    SOUP THAT HEALS .VEGETABLE BREW A HIT IN JAPAN

    maybe that’s the reason i can’t find any info. about this soup here.
    right now i have one pot over the stove.

    Take care

    lulu

    • 119

      Lulu Tanaka said,

      Hello again,

      sorry don’t know the website add.

      sorry just go to google and type this link.

      always

      lulu

      • 120

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello there, dear Lulu :D

        Thank you for informing me about this article. Wow, it is indeed a shock to find out that Tateshi Kazu is not a doctor. It is a real disappointment. :shock:

        Anyway, I have the link to that article HERE.

        I found this, too, just now THIS ARTICLE for more information about how this vege soup became popular.

        I sincerely hope all visitors will read it and decide for themselves if they want to take this soup as an alternative remedy for good health. I must stress again that I am only sharing my experience here, and so are some of the visitors here, too. Therefore, everyone that tries this soup for better health is hereby advised that they will be doing this at their own risk.

        After this, I will edit this post accordingly and remove some of the information.

        Meanwhile, I will continue to make this soup for my family because of some real experiences of health improvement that I heard from my friends when they drank this soup. Also, my family has seen great health benefits with the soup. I was out running errands the whole day and I will boil a pot of the vege soup in a short while (evening) – my husband wants to drink it because he has been having a very bad toothache for 3 days (I didn’t make the soup from Monday to Wednesday) and even painkillers didn’t bring any relief. After he drank the soup yesterday, his painful toothache was much reduced. I gave him a bowl of soup first thing this morning and he will drink another bowl when he comes home from work.

        My second daughter just told me that earlier this week, she had a minor urinary infection starting but after she drank the soup yesterday, it was gone. So, I better continue to make this soup for my family. :lol:

        Do have a lovely weekend!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  54. 121

    Lulu Tanaka said,

    Hello Cheosf,

    Me also, i will continue to make this, i think it really help me a lot, and the 5 vegies is really a healthy foods that our bodies need.

    Take care,

    lulu

    • 122

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Lulu :D

      The wonderful health benefits of this soup is too good to miss. Anyway, my friend and his friends have been taking this soup for many years and with good results, too. I am also having great savings in money from drinking this soup – no need to buy health supplements and multivitamins for my family. The soup contains a lot of goodness. :wink: :lol:

      Do have a wonderful weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  55. 123

    angie said,

    Hi HHM88

    DAY 4

    The dryness in my throat has gone again. I was very sleepy so I had a long 2 hrs
    afternoon nap. To my surprised, I also had a night of good sleep. I hope this miracle vege soup will improve my sleep.

    Bye and take care.

    • 124

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Angie :D

      I’m glad you slept well again. It is at deep sleep levels that our body has better healing effects. :wink:

      For the past 2 days, I made my soup quite late – in the evening. So, my 2 cups of soup was taken between 9 pm and 12 pm. Wow, for those 2 nights, I had trouble falling asleep and I was alert, as if I had drank coffee. For me, the soup is keeping me awake if I drink it too late in the day…and so, I better stick to having the soup in the morning and afternoon. Surprisingly, my husband and children could sleep like usual eventhough they drank the soup at night, too. So, it is only me with this weird side effect…guess, everyone is different. :lol:

      Do have a wonderful weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  56. 125

    angie said,

    Hi HHM88

    DAY 5

    I notice that the itchiness on my skin rashes has much reduced. Normally during hot weather, the rashes on my skin are very itchy. Now my skin is much clearer.
    My bowel movements has also increased.

    I can’t say much now regarding my sleep but I hope it will improve later.

    Bye and happy sunday

    • 126

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Angie :D

      I’m glad your skin rashes has been reduced. Oh yes, now that you mentioned it – my skin, especially around the neck and inner elbow areas, would itch during the hot weather and I sweat a lot. Since I started drinking the vege soup, I don’t experience the itch anymore. Thank you for telling me about your rashes.

      At the beginning of drinking the soup, bowel movements would be increased but after a while (I forgot how long), we go back to our regular bowel movements. It is as if the increased frequency could be due to more removal of toxins?

      Do have a wonderful week ahead!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  57. 127

    angie said,

    Hi HHM88

    DAY 6

    Morning, I feel a bit dizzy.

    I never had a flu for 4 yrs already but late eveining I had a light one after drinking the vege soup.

    Bye and take care.

    • 128

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good evening, dear Angie :D

      Wow, you have been very healthy in the last 4 years in not having flu. One of the ladies posting her feedback here mentioned before that when we feel dizzy after drinking the soup, it could be a lowering of our blood pressure. It is also advisable not to drink the soup on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, to avoid the dizziness. It is also a good idea to have your blood pressure checked by your doctor. If the dizziness worsens, cut back on the soup, just in case the effects may be too strong for you. :wink:

      It’s strange how you got flu again after years. My sinus is now almost gone, except I get a blocked nose occasionally.

      Take care and have a good rest.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      P.S. I had so much stamina today that I cleaned my whole house (3 storeys high) in just a few hours. I was very efficient but unfortunately, I sprained my lower back. :cry: :lol: I didn’t make the soup for 2 days and my market was closed today. I better make some more tomorrow.

  58. 129

    angie said,

    Good morning HHM88

    DAY 7

    Oh, I’m sorry to hear that u sprained yr lower back. Hope it’s much better by now. Normally I do my household chores bit by bit b’cos I feel that it will never comes to the end no matter how hard you work on in.

    Well, I’m on cod liver oil (2 tabs) everyday in the morning. If I feel a bit unwell, I’ll take another 2 tabs at night. Before this, I used to have flu and cough. After using cod liver oil, no more flu and very seldom cough.

    Afer breakfast, I take 2 cups of vege soup in the mornning and 2 cups in the afternoon. The dizzyness stayed on and off for around 2 hrs only.

    I’m still having flu with running nose.

    Bye and take care.

    • 130

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good morning, dear Angie :D

      Thank you, my sprained back is a bit better – I took some Celebrex which I always have on hand in case my lower backache returns (I sprained it 30 years ago). Usually, I am fine with my cleaning chores but somehow yesterday, my back cannot “tahan.” You are so right – household chores are just endless. :roll: Today, I am going to my massage/healer friend for a therapeutic massage session – heheh, I have an excuse to visit her now that I have a sprained back. :lol:

      Ah, now I know cod liver oil tablets are good for preventing flu and cough. I only gave them to my children when they were young. I should get some again for my family. Thank you for your health advice. :D

      I’m much relieved that your dizzyness was there for a short while only…I’m guessing it’s part of the healing process. From some of the feedback here, sometimes old ailments do surprisingly come back…and that could be the case for your flu. My night sinus problem went off after a few days of drinking the soup and then it came back once in a while. But I can breathe much better and my sense of smell is more enhanced – previously, my nose was just blocked/stuffed most of the time. At one stage while on the soup, I was having a sensitive and runny nose and it went on for quite a few days. I stopped drinking the soup and that condition went off. When I started the soup again, I didn’t have the itchy nor runny nose anymore. So, these days, I would stop making the soup for a few days and then continue for a period again.

      Take care and hope your flu will be gone soon.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 131

        angie said,

        Hi HHM88

        DAY 8

        I didn’t boil the vege soup as I was very sleepy and tired. Still having flu and some cough.

        You’re right. I also believe the return of my flu and cough should be part of the healing process. According from a radio programme in health topic, getting flu/cough is also one of the ways of dispelling toxins. The mucus in our throat must spit out. Do not swallow b’cos mucus is toxin. One year once is OK but not 5 times! If this happens, we must go for a medical check-up.

        Happy to know yr sprained back is better now. Well, regular massage is good for our body. It also helps to maintain our health.

        I do not take cod liver oil on long term. When I finished 1 bottle (500 tabs), I’ll stop for a few months till 1 year, then continue again depending on my health condiditon.

        Night – when I’m free I’ll soak my feet in a basin of rock salt dissolved in hot water for 20-30 mins or until I sweat. The method used is the same as one of the readers said earlier but I use rock salt only. It can solve cracked heel and dry feet.

        DAY 9

        After drinking the vege soup again, I find that not much difference. Still having flu and cough. I need to take a rest and stop boiling the soup for the time being.

        Bye and take care.

      • 132

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello there, dear Angie :D

        I’m sorry to hear that you are still having the flu and cough….hope you get well soon! Thank you for all your health advices – you are very good with health remedies and information, and I can learn from you, too. :wink:

        Now, that’s something new for cracked feet and heels – soaking our feet in hot rock salt solution. I must do that tonight as it would be a good way to relax, too. :D

        I have not made the soup for the past 1 week already. :oops: I went to the market and for some reason, there is a shortage of white radish with green leaves. In the meantime, I am making other health drinks. I hope to get some white radish tomorrow as my regular vegetable stall is closed today for Cheng Beng prayers.

        Take care and stay healthy!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  59. 133

    angie said,

    Dear Choesf

    My flu and cough had gone. I continue to drink the vege soup again. One thing I notice is that my skin complexion is clearer. The age spot/pigmentation on my skin looks lighter. I’ll boil this soup 2-3 times in a week to maintain my health.

    I’m on glucosamine for 3 yrs already as I’ve leg pain. I went for medical check up and had X-Ray on my leg, The doc told me that my bone is getting old and I should drink milk/soya milk and take clacium daily. Since then, I’ll look up in the Internet/books/newspapers and also radio/tv programmes regarding health topic. If I find them suit me and easy to follow, I’ll try.

    I feel that my feet is a bit dry and sometimes my heels are rough to touch. After soaking my feet in hot rock salt solution, the skin is smooth and no more dry feet! After soaking my feet, I’ll drink a cup of warm water. I feel that it’s good to share when we come across some good articles.

    Bye now and take care.

    • 134

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good morning, dear Angie :D

      I’m glad that your flu and cough had gone, and your skin pigmentation is improved. Later on, your skin will feel very soft and silky, too, like baby skin. Hmmm….this gave me an idea – if I soak my cracked heels/feet in the soup, will that help? Tonight, I will start soaking my feet in hot rock salt solution and drink a cup of warm water after that, to try this out.

      I was on glucosamine from 2004 to 2009. Then my knee pains went off after I took some herbal remedies. But it was when I started drinking this soup that I can feel my knee joints and lower back being strengthened. For example, even after doing some heavy chores, I didn’t get any pains if I’m on the soup. But when I go off the soup, then the pains do come back. Not only that, my knees would creak when I bend them but not when I am on the soup. So, it seems like we have to take this soup on a long term basis. Phew! I’m glad that I started making the soup this week again. This time, I just went ahead and boil those Cameron Highlands white radish (with just a little of the green tops) and not the local radish with leaves, when I can’t find the local radish. It works just as well, too. :lol:

      Last night, I had such a good night’s sleep from 10pm to 6am…heheh, I didn’t know I can sleep that well and for so long. Previously, just a few hours of sleep would be enough and I can’t sleep.

      Thank you for sharing your natural home health remedies…I always like to try them out. I look forward to learning from your findings. :wink:

      Do have a relaxing weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 135

        angie said,

        Good morning choesf

        After reading yr advice, I’ll drink the vege soup everyday on long term basis and see whether this soup will reduce my leg pains or not. My pain is also at the knees and has ‘creak’
        sound while I bend my legs. I do some physical therapy (exercise) on my legs everyday and took some herbal remedies. Now it’s much better. Before this, I can’t stand long as my legs do not have the strength.

        Eventhough I don’t have much “good” sleep at night, the next day I feel energetic after drinking the vege soup. Sometimes I can have a good night’s sleep.

        To Lulu

        After reading yr post, u can try to eat some raw (uncook) white raddish everynight before bedtime and see whether it can help to solve yr cough or not. It’s quite hard to eat ‘cos of the ‘pungent & spicy’ taste. U can peel off the white raddish skins a few hrs to let it oxidise in the air before you eat so that the taste will be a little better to eat. I tried this before and my cough had gone!. White raddish is very good for our lung while eaten raw. We can eat raw white raddish twice a week at night (before bedtime) to maintain our lung in good health. I hope this will heip yr cough and also pls do some comments after you’ve tried this natural remedy. Thanks.

      • 136

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Good morning, dear Angie :D:

        After I had read your comments here, I checked my knees by bending them a few times and felt the creaks also. During the 2 weeks period that I stopped the vege soup, the pains did come back. But now that I am on the soup again for this whole week, the pain is almost gone and I don’t hear the creak anymore. But when I cupped my hand to my knee cap and bend my knee, (that’s how my doctor taught me to check for hardening knee cap ligaments due to age), I do feel a little creaking but I don’t hear it, which is good. So, to me the vege soup really helped.

        During the period right before the Chinese New Year when I had to walk up and down the stairs a lot, surprisingly, my knees didn’t hurt and I didn’t get backaches. I was really amazed then.

        Wow, you also have a lot of natural remedies for health – thank you for teaching them to us here, too. :D I must try the raw radish method for maintaining good lungs and health. A few days back, I bought a large bottle of 7 Seas Cod Liver Oil 500 capsules to follow your advice of taking them for to prevent flu and coughs for my family. As I was looking at it in the pharmacy, an elderly Indian man told me that it is very good for knee joint pains, too. In India, the 7 Seas advertise a lot saying that it is good for knee joint pains and many people buy it for that.

        Another thing that I forgot to mention earlier that my Feng Shui Master atan, who is also a healer, said about knee joint pains – sometimes we have urea acid deposits at our joints, too, and it is good to take herbal plants to remove urea acid – the misai kucing plants, nam fei yip, etc are very good for this. At one period, I was taking apple cider vinegar mixed with honey (1 tbsp each) in a glass (250 ml) of water and I noticed my knee joint pains were reduced. That was before I started the vege soup. Now I am off everything else so that I can observe what is happening when I take the vege soup. :wink:

        Do have a relaxing Sunday with your family!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  60. 137

    ChefStef22 said,

    I finally finished my first term in my course of study.. Nutrition Science. Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile due to intensity of studies. I have question to ask regarding the Soup/Tea. I purchased the wrong rice for the recipes..black glutinous rice from Thailand. Is this not a good choice? I would think the recipe would be too thick to drink or eat? If this is the wrong type, I will repurchase the right kind. I was so excited to make this tonic that I wasn’t paying attention…I get really sidetracked when shopping. I need to write everything down before purchasing. Thanks for your help! Love, Stephanie

    • 138

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Stephanie :D

      It’s good to see you hear again. You have finished the first term in your Nutrition Science couse already? Now you can have a rest and cook some of your favourite foods during your course break now. :D

      Looks like you are all set to go with making the Miracle Vegetable Soup. I’m looking forward to hearing about your experience with or feedback from drinking the soup. Everyone reported a much clearer, better, glowing complexion in just 2 weeks from having the soup. Age spots are either gone or lightened. Stamina is increased. My sinus is gone most of the nights now…but as we are having really hazy and hot weather, I still get a little sinus problem occasionally.

      Other goodness of this vegetable soup can be read in the comments that some of the visitors here were so kind to share. :D

      On the Brown Rice…I have uploaded a photo of it now – a visitor asked me earlier to post a picture of brown rice and I forgot about that. :oops: Please take a look in the post above!

      The black glutinous Thai rice that you bought is usually used to make a sweet, soupy dessert which I really love. Someone told me it is nutritious, too, but those with gastric problems are advised not to take the black glutinous dessert soup. I have found the recipe for it HERE. You can add more water according to the consistency that you prefer – some like it thick and some prefer it more watery. :idea:

      Take care and do have a great day when you wake up!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  61. 139

    Lulu Tanaka said,

    Hello Choesf,

    After I come back from Tokyo I got flu, it’s too cold there and always raining, soon i ‘m back home made lots of soup, I can’t finish it in one day so i put it ice tray and freeze it so I have stock for 1 week.
    I was not able to drink it for 1 week while i’m there, going from 1 place to another, lucky my sons lives nearby, only 1 station or bicycle much faster.
    Hope my flu will get better and i can’t sleep coz heavy cough,i drink lots of soup to make me warm.

    Take care

    lulu

    • 140

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Lulu :D

      I’m so sorry to hear you have caught the flu and bad cough – hope you get well soon. :wink: My 4 children got sore throats, fever and flu this week (one after another), despite drinking the vege soup. It is the extremely hot and humid weather here that’s making people sick. :cry:

      Oh, that is another good idea – freeze the soup so that it can last longer. Thank you for sharing that wonderful tip. :idea:

      For my family of 6, one portion of the vege soup following the recipe above can last 2 days for us. However, these days, I am having trouble finding daikon with green leaves attached as my suppliers are often out of stock and the growers/farmers have lesser supply.

      Hmmm….they told me these days there are more people buying them to make soup and so, I have not been able to boil the soup every 2 days like last time. I buy enough radish to boil the soup 2 times and then I go buy more. Sometimes, I just use those daikon with a little green stems left if I can’t find leaves…I think that will work and it is better than no having any vege soup. But I noticed that the soup without the leaves is less flavourful and sweet. :D

      Take care and get well soon, okay?

      With best wishes and comforting hugs,

      choesf :D

      • 141

        angie said,

        Morning choesf

        It’s me again. I sorry to hear that yr children got sore throats, fever and flu. U can try this natural remedy.

        Green peas soup

        1/2 kat green beans/loke tau (get fr grocery shop/superrmarket)
        4 – 5 liter water

        Method
        Wash the green beans and boil together with the water just like we normally boil the green beans tong sui. When it reach the boiling pt, just boil for another 5-6 mins. Do not allow the skin of the green beans to break. Pour out the soup and drink whenever you like. Just take it as normal drinking water. This soup has a good cooling effect and also dispel toxins from our body after drinking it.

        For the boiled green beans, don’t waste it. U can boil it again for green peas broth tong sui and eat. But the taste will not be so good.

        For consipation, u can add 50gm ‘kam choe’ ( chinese herb -can buy fr chinese medical shop).
        Also using the above method to boil but this time just add in 50gm of ‘kam choe’ ‘cos ‘kam choe’ is good for constipation. My husband use to boil this soup whenever he is heaty and has sore throats. With ‘kam choe’, the taste will be a bit of *sweet & kam* – the taste of ‘kam choe’.

        I hope this green beans soup will help us to have a better health.

        Bye and have a good weekend.

      • 142

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Good afternoon, dear Angie :D

        Thank you for this wonderful tip in removing heatiness and toxins naturally, using green beans. I had just made a large pot of it, with a little modification to the recipe. :D

        It was a timely reminder from you as I had heard about using green beans for health from the same friend who taught me this vege soup. I was so engrossed with the vege soup that I forgot about the green beans tip that he gave me.

        His version was to use the green beans for reducing fever quickly – just put a handful of green beans into a large mug, add a good pinch of salt and pour in boiling water. Steep for 30 minutes and then drink the water.

        So, for my pot of green beans, I added some Himalaya Salt to make it a little salty and we have had a bowl each already.

        Talking about using salt, Master atan taught me a method to use if we are having heatiness :-

        1) put a teaspoon of salt into a glass of water at night.
        2) leave it beside your bed
        3) drink it first thing upon waking up, before you brush your teeth

        My children all hated to drink the salt water because it was so salty :oops: but for me, I drank it only twice. For me, my stomach was making a lot of noise after drinking the salt water and then I had a purge around mid morning. Must be the heaty toxins, I guessed. But after that, my body felt light and not heaty anymore. I didn’t give my hubby the salt water because he has high blood pressure.

        If you have heard or tried this salt water method, let me know. Oh, Master atan also said if we are not too heaty, then just make and drink the salt water in the morning or use lesser salt. I know drinking one glass of warm water every morning before we brush our teeth is good for toxins and heatiness, too.

        Do have a wonderful weekend!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  62. 143

    Stephanie said,

    Hello! I finally found the Gobo as of yesterday..i am sooo happy!! I was flying around town to several wet markets to find it. Maybe alot of the wet markets were depleted due its popularity. I bought the fresh root..3 pkgs. to have on hand when making the soup. I have everything I need now..so I will make the soup later tonight when things are calm. I work best at night…hee hee. I hear the soup good for weight loss as well..I feel kind of pudgy due to the warm weather and my feet swell alot due to my hours studying last term in college at the computer. I will make a habit this term to place pillows under my feet to relieve the swelling and get up to stretch and move around. Also, I will cut out salt intake and drink plenty of lemon water to flush..I love plain lemon water room temp. I have also, bought walking shoes for exercising. I really need to lose alot of this weight. I am recovering from the loss of my father back in January which was quite a strain on me physically and mentally. He was placed in a home for senior citizens as my mother couldn’t handle him anymore. He could no longer walk and dementia developed. During this time, I didn’t take good care of myself as well. I was trying to accomodate dad and cook and bring healthy meals to the facility as he didnt like the food..LOL! You see now why it is important for me to regain myself and make it a life long habit. I saw dad decline and I do not want that to happen to me. My Nutrition studies are preparing me to be the best I can be and I must learn to live by it. Sorry for the ramble, but sometimes it feels good to vent healthy and talk to others. I will let yopu know about the soup and my personal experience in a few. Thanks again, Stephanie

    • 144

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Stephanie :D

      Please don’t apologise for your ramblings, you are always welcome to write away here and I (and I know there are many other silent but interested readers here, too) would love to read them. Hehehe, this blog is my ramblings and so, you and anyone else here can ramble away….there are a few blog visitors chatting away here anytime :wink:

      I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father earlier this year. No wonder you have been so busy cooking and taking care of him, not to mention studying for your Nutrition Science course. Now that you have your study break, I hope you will have some time to rest and relax. :D

      I’m glad you found your Gobo ingredient, and fresh roots at that, too. They keep very well in the fridge. When you slice them, be sure to put them quickly in your pot of water. I notice that some liquid is released then and I didn’t want to lose any of its goodness. Also, the sliced fresh roots turn brown fast, too.

      The vege soup is very good in clearing water retention for us. The hot and humid weather is sometimes making my fingers and body swell up – I will know that when I can’t put on my watch properly. :lol: But if you feel dehydrated (experiencing dry lips) when you first drink the vege soup, be sure to drink more water to replenish your body fluids. Hey, you sure have a good tip there – mix in some lemons into our drinking water. Tomorrow, I will go get some lemons when I go shopping for groceries. :idea:

      On the weight loss – I think the soup somehow increases the metabolism rate in our body as we would experience an increase in appetite. Sometimes, I feel really hungry even though I had eaten just 2 or 3 hours ago. As long as we don’t give to the increased appetites and eat more than usual, our weight should go down. So, whenever I feel hungry when it’s not my regular meal times, I would snack on some apples or crackers just to satisfy the hunger pangs. :idea:

      We are looking forward to your feedback and observations, too when you start drinking the soup. :wink:

      Now, I have to go start my cleaning chores…. :roll:

      Do have a lovely weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  63. 145

    angie said,

    Good morning choesf

    Regarding the salt water, oh! yes, I remember my mum used to tell us (me, my sisters & brother) to drink a cup of salt water (not too salty) – the very first thing when we wake up in the morning before we brush our teeth if we feel a bit of pain in our throats. I drank before, it helps. I think you can adjust the saltiness to suit yr taste in the drinking water.

    I personallly don’t like salt water very much. In fact, I drink a cup of warm plain water everyday – the first thing in the morning when I wake up before brushing my teeth since I was in secondary school. I think it’s already my habit. I’ve been pratising for so many, many, ma….ny years already and until today I’m still adhere to it. I heard fr some malay friends/colleges many years ago that drinking a cup of plain water – the very first thing in the morning will help to cool our body & flush out toxins. Maybe that is why I very, very seldom get sore throat, ha! ha! Actuallly, I told my husband to do this but he is very stubborn. He said,he can’t put anything in his mouth before brushing his teeh. He has sore throat quite often.

    Bye and take care

    • 146

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good afternoon, dear Angie :D

      Thank you for providing more information on drinking salt or plain water to remove heatiness and toxins. I will ask my eldest daughter to drinks salt water tomorrow morning – her sore throat came back while all of us recovered from our heatiness after drinking the green bean water.

      Heheh, my husband always rolls his eyes and makes a face whenever I give him something out of the ordinary to drink – like bitter herbal drinks, salt water, etc. But when he is not feeling well, he will ask for the Miracle Vege Soup to drink. :lol:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D


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