Tateshi Kazu’s Miracle Vegetable Soup – Feedback & Comments Continued Here …

Ingredients for Miracle Vegetable Soup

Hello there, dear friends :D

For some strange reason, the comments section were closed for my earlier post on Tateshi Kazu’s Miracle Vegetable Soup – maybe there were too many comments.

So, I have started a new thread here to continue our feedback on the effects of taking this soup. :idea:

Here’s to good health to all of us!

With best wishes,

choesf :D

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  1. 4

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there, dear friends :D

    This comment would be # 147 picking up where we left off in the original post of this Miracle Vegetable Soup.

    It has been 4 months since my family started on the vege soup. There were some periods in between where I stopped making the soup. Each time, I “re-start” our regiment on the soup, I noticed I would get a mild, persistent headache for 2 days or so. So now, I try not to skip the soup for too long. :oops:

    I just realised something today, which I thought must be due to drinking this soup.

    I used to get some gum bleeds every now and then when I brush my teeth. I had to be gentle when I do so or else my gums would bleed.

    Well, this morning, I accidentally knock my toothbruah handle onto my gum and I was expecting my usual gum bleed. Wow, nothing happened and my gums were alright.

    Then, it hit me that I have not had any episodes of gum bleed for the last few months…since my family started drinking the soup.

    I had also purposely stopped our other health supplements and drinks and we are just on this vege soup – just so we know if anything out of the ordinary happens, it must be due to this soup. :idea:

    This is my latest feedback on the soup!

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

  2. 5

    karen aabel said,

    Hi, i’m the hakka lady.
    I love corn soup, i always add some diced red bell pepper, diced potatoes and some fresh prawns. Its very delicious!
    By the way, how is your husband cholesterol level? Did the mirecle vege soup and this corn soup help?

    • 6

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Karen Aabel/Hakka Lady :D

      Thank you for your recipe for corn soup. Wow, with bell peppers and fresh prawns, it sure sounds yummy. I must try that out soon! :wink:

      My husband has not had his cholesterol nor blood sugar levels checked yet. He hates having to fast the night before the blood test. :roll: His blood pressure is holding and well within the normal range despite him being down with flu and a hectic work schedule (but he is still on medication). I will report here once he has his results, hopefully soon.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  3. 7

    Soon said,

    Hello Happyhomemaker,

    I am new to your blog. However, I am very interested in your vast knowledge and hope to be your friend. My name is Soon, from Penang. I just read your blog on this miracle soup but I want to ask where can I get this daikon leaves? Can you tell me or guide me? I am very interested in this soup.

    • 8

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Soon :D

      You can buy the daikon or white radish with leaves from wet markets and pasar malams. However, as I am in KL, I don’t know where exactly in Penang. :oops:

      Ask the vegetable stalls people about white radish that are planted locally, not from Cameron Highlands – the local ones are the type that come with the tops and are smaller in size. The Cameron type is much fatter and larger in size but are sold without the leaves…you can refer to the picture here.

      If you try out the soup, I would love to hear your feedback and observations as we are all learning here about this soup.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

      • 9

        Soon said,

        Hi Choesf,

        Thanks for your fast reply. Wanna ask is it possible to find the white radish leaves in places like Jusco or Carrefour? I will look for them in wet market but just in case I can’t. Anyway, I would love to feedback if I start drinking the soup. It sounds so convenient and hopeful.
        Actually, I am a student of UPM in Serdang taking Nutrition course. I appreciate if you can tell me where to get in KL too because I may want to continue drinking when I am back to university after these holidays.

        With regards,
        Soon

      • 10

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there, dear Soon :D

        So far, I have not seen white radish with leaves at super/hypermarkets and have only managed to get them from wet markets or pasar malam.

        Angie has very nicely recommended where you can buy them in Serdang/Seri Kembangan. I believe if you go around any wet markets near to you, you can ask around the vegetable stall owners about the local white radish. :D

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  4. 11

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good morning, dear friends :D

    For the past 2 weeks or so, I have been experiencing hunger pangs more often – about every 3 hours or so. Previously, when my appetite increased due to drinking the vege soup, I try to contain my food intake in between main meals by having a cup of hot beverage, a banana or an apple.

    But lately, I feel so hungry all the time that I needed more food and I am beginning to eat slices of bread with peanut butter just to satisfy my hunger pangs and when I have my cup of Milo, I have to have a few pieces of wholemeal crackers to go with that. :oops:

    If I ignore my hunger, I develop very bad stomach cramps and my mind is only focused on one thing – FOOD! :lol:

    I asked my family members if any of them felt the same way, they said they don’t feel more hungry often but they develop urges to snack on something. :roll:

    With the additional caloric intake these days, I thought my weight would go up. Luckily, my weight is still maintaining. Phew! A friend whom I had not seen since February commented yesterday that my abdomen is much flatter than before and was eager to know my “secret” to achieving that. I taught her about the Miracle Vegetable Soup.

    I am guessing that my metabolism rate is improved these days…. :wink:

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

  5. 12

    Lulu Tanaka said,

    Hello Choesf,

    Today I start again the soup, i don’t have time to cook it in the last few days. I need some stamina and vitality, too much drinking and eating last holiday.

    my sons went back last Thursday, I’m so lonely and cried on my way back home from the station. my youngest son went home with friends earlier by car, my 1st son is the last one to go, I really feel so empty inside me. we had a lovely week, almost drunk every night till dawn, we talk about everything, we are their mom and dad as well their best friends.

    Well for now back to normal, i really the soup, I haven’t drink it for one week.
    I got a much clear complexion since drinking it. and lost 3 kilos, but gain 2 kilos again last week, so i really have to start it again, and my back pain started again.

    Let you know again of good news about the miracle soup.
    my sons likes the enzymes and bring some with him for his hair rinse.

    Take care always,

    lulu

    • 13

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Lulu :D

      I, too, have stopped making the soup for the last one week because I have not managed to do my shopping at the wet markets. Luckily, in the last round, I bought 6 kilos of very small daikons with large leaves and I could make six round of soups with them. I freezed the tops after washing and weighing them and wrapping them in plastic bags. So, when I make the soup, I just drop the whole frozen leaves into the soup and they are okay as long as we don’t wash them. Earlier there was some problems in getting the supply for them.

      I’m so glad to hear you had so much fun and enjoyment with your sons during the Golden Holidays when they came home to visit you. You sure miss them a lot when they left. Perhaps, you can keep in touch with them more via emails, online chats or via Skype or something.

      Wow, you lost 3 kilos after drinking the soup? That’s fantastic! I weighed myself but my weight is the same but I can feel that my pants and belts are much looser these days and friends are saying that I have lost weight. :lol:

      Do have a wonderful week!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 14

        Lulu Tanaka said,

        Hello Choesf,

        I started drinking the soup, always feel thirsty,
        I lost 3 kilos but gain another 2 kilos during the holiday.

        yes, we almost keep in touch with each other, almost everyday, he,he,he
        just make myself busy wiht my garden, have to plant new batch of daicon for summer.

        me also,i always freeze the daicon leaves esp. during winter, you can plant it in a container, it’ s easy, in 2-3 weeks times you can harvest it.

        Take care

        lulu

      • 15

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello there, dear Lulu :D

        Thank you for your tip on planting daikon – you make it sound so easy. :lol: I am not very good at planting vegetables and flowers, only green plants and herbs in my small garden. ..:oops: I must go look for daikon seeds to try planting some myself as sometimes, I worry if too much pesticide has been used on the daikon I buy from the market. Also, there seems to be lesser supply these days – maybe more people are making this soup as the news spread around. :lol:

        This week, I am busy doing springcleaning and decluttering at home. The weather is not so hot already now that we have thunderstorms almost every evening. Phew! :D

        Do have a wonderful weekend!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  6. 16

    angie said,

    Hi Choesf

    Sorry for the late posting. Last month (April) I went back to my hometown for a holiday – to look-see my parents. Then, I was busy helping my husband to do some office paper works. Now, I’m free and have time to do my own leisure thing. I just came back from JB.

    I’m still drinking the miracle vege soup. Well, no further comments yet!

    Can I submit my comments on other issues, eg eco-enzyme – under the miracle vege soup comment page? I’ve done some eco-enzyme & would like to make some comments. I did my first red dragon fruits enzyme yesterday.

    TO SOON
    U can buy the white raddish leaves in Seri Kembangan (Serdang) market. I buy mine here as I stay nearby. I go to this market almost everyday. U can find a few stores selling the white raddish leaves. UPM Serdang is near Seri Kembangan (Serdang) market. Go & see!

    Bye & take care.

    • 17

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Angie :D

      It is okay, no need to apologise about late posting…you are most welcome to drop by in here whenever you are free. :wink:

      I’m glad to hear you are still drinking the soup. I stopped for this last one week and hope to make some again soon. I can feel my energy levels slowly coming down and my PMS symptoms are back again. :lol:

      Of course, I would love your comments on any issues – for eco-enzymes, you can post HERE.

      For drinking enzymes, you can post HERE.

      Do have a wonderful week!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  7. 18

    Soon said,

    Dear Choesf and Angie,

    I appreciate so much for the efficient responses from you. I managed to find the daikon leaves in wet market in Penang already. Some good hawkers even volunteered to keep and give me free.They said the leaves are not meant for sale.They would throw if nobody wanted. I was so touched. I wish the soup can keep my facial skin clear because I have hidden pimples in my face.

    My dear friends, I really wish we can keep in touch. I am a student in the Nutrition and Community health and really need your sharing of household remedies and knowledge so that I may research scientifically and promote to people when I become a professional. I wish I am able to do that. There are too many sick people out there.

    With regards,
    Soon

    • 19

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Soon :D

      I’m glad you found your white radish with leaves in Penang already. Wow, you were very lucky to get “reservations” for free radish tops, too. Here in my wet market, I asked to buy just the radish leaves from the sellers because 90 % of the customers don’t want the leaves and I can get more leaves this way – but the seller said no, I have to buy the whole radish, leaves and all. :roll:

      Most times, I end up with more radish than leaves. :lol:

      2 out of my 3 teenaged children used to have bad acne and pimple problems – their complexion started to clear after they started drinking the dragon fruit enzyme I made, and when I switched to this vege soup – they now have almost blemish, clear and glowing complexion. When I stop making the soup for a week and if the weather is too hot, they would start getting pimples a little here and there. My other son somehow didn’t see any improvement in his acne with drinking enzyme and vege soup but he has a bad habit of touching and squeezing his pimples. :roll:

      You are right – there are many people with various types of illnesses these days. I am always looking for natural remedies for good health and was introduced this soup.

      Other posts I have written on natural herbal stuff for good health or illnesses are here –

      Magic Plants or Nam Fei Yip

      Misai Kucing

      Lung CLeansing Watercress Soup for Smokers, Bad Breath (Halitosis), Coughs, Heatiness

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  8. 20

    Chew Chin said,

    I have a question regarding the soup, can we keep for many days or need to finish within the same day?

    • 21

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Chew Chin :D

      I have kept the soup up to 3 days in the fridge sometimes but usually, it is finished by the second day. Any leftover after the second day is used as fertiliser for my plants. I noticed the taste gets a little “weird” by the third day. Perhaps, you can try freezing your soup and see if the taste is the same. Or, if you can’t finish the amount of soup following the recipe here, you can decrease the amount of vegetables and water required. :wink:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  9. 22

    Chew Chin said,

    Thank you choesf for your reply.
    I have another question, I read that one of the ingredients is “fresh mushroom (sundried)”, I am not certain whether I can use dried mushroom to replace. Please advise. Thank you.

    • 23

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good evening, dear Chew Chin :D

      It is okay to use dried mushrooms, too. When I can’t find fresh mushrooms, I buy the dried ones anyway…it is more convenient. I don’t sun them also as my friend who had recommended this soup didn’t sun them also. :wink:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  10. 24

    Chew Chin said,

    Thank you choesf.
    I have difficulties getting the raddish leaves, most of the time I could only obtain around 150g (should be 250g=8oz). For the last few days, I could not find in the wet market in Penang at all. For those in Penang, any advice as where to obtain the raddish leaves (the other ingredients are easily available), thank you.

    • 25

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good evening, dear Chew Chin :D

      I, too, have been having difficulties getting sufficient radish leaves for the past 2 months. Last week, my burdock root supplier stall was closed – the owner is an elderly lady and perhaps, she’s on holiday or something. I have decided that for burdock root, I am going to buy a lot and then wash, measure into portions and then freeze it. :idea:

      Nowadays, whenever I find a good supply of radish with leaves, I would buy about 4 to 5 kilos worth and store the radish leaves in plastic bags after cleaning and weighing them. However, I often end up with more white radish most of the time. Sometimes, when necessary, I will make do and just use whatever amount of radish leaves I could get, even if the amount is lesser than required. Personally, I feel it is the white radish and burdock root which have the most effects in the soup. But I noticed that on those times when I use enough radish leaves, the soup tasted sweeter and better.

      Hope someone here from Penang can tell you where to get your radish with leaves. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  11. 26

    tenjin said,

    I found this link to what the website says is an article from The Age newspaper of Australia. The article claims that Kazu was not a doctor but rather he was a taxi driver. The article quotes someone who is supposedly the head of internal medicine at a Japanese hospital as saying that Kazu’s soup is nothing more than a get-rich-quick scheme.

    I don’t know if the article carried by the website is a prank or if the contents are accurate but I just thought I should mention it here.

    • 27

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear tenjin :D

      Thank you for your information and your link on Tateshi Kazu’s background. :wink:

      Yes, one of my blog visitors from Japan gave me the link to the article and I posted the link to my original Miracle Vegetable Soup article (at the Disclaimer section on top of the post). I, too, were not sure if the articles were true or not and I deleted his “Dr” title as well as his supposedly medical background in my post and comments.

      However, the experiences of curing high blood pressure, far-sightedness, for good complexions, good energy/stamina, and joint pains are all true based on my friend’s (who told me about this soup) as well as my family’s feedback. I believe in the goodness of the burdock root as a remedy for maintaining health for protection against cancer as well as for those with cancer. Someone commented here that after her chemotherapy from cancer, she ate some slices of raw burdock root every day and she didn’t suffer any of the side effects she was told about.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  12. 28

    Soon said,

    Dear Chew Chin,

    I am Soon from Air Itam, Penang. I managed to get white radish leaves from a hawker stall in Air Itam wet market. I need to order from the hawker and she will tell me when to come and collect. She will not charge money for the white radish leaves but you need to buy some vegetables from her. Usually she will give me a lot because she does not keep it. The thing is the leaves need to be ordered. If you are interested, you can make arrangement with me. I can be contacted at peace.soon@gmail.com

    • 29

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Soon :D

      Thank you so much for sharing information here and helping Chew Chin find his radish leaves in Penang. Ah, bless your kind soul indeed! :D

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

    • 30

      Chew Chin said,

      Thank you Soon for your reply and thank you for your offering of help, I will contact you when I need your help. Recently, I manage to get my white radish leaves from Pulau Tikus market most of the time except during raining seasons. As my family lives in Georgetown, it is more convenient to get my supply from either Chowrasta market or Pulau Tikus. I have bought some packets of the “instant” soup from one organic shop at Kota Kemuning, we use these packets whenever we are short of supply.

      Thank you again, I really appreciate it.

  13. 32

    Soon said,

    Dear Tenjin,

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I think it is important for the public to be aware of many bogus “doctors” out there. I am personally not in the position to comment but I think it serves no harm to try the soup. Our experience is the best answer. After drinking the soup for about 7 times only, I did not feel any experience honestly. That is the only honest and unbiased comment I can leave.

    By the way, for those of you who are looking for alternative treatments for cancer. I know papaya has a high potiential. The enzymes in the seeds, leaves and skins can kill cancer cells. I have read about it from different sources and research is going on. Instead of this miracle soup, why not miracle papaya therapy. This is just for your info.

    With regards,
    Soon

    • 33

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Thank you for your comments, dear Soon :D

      If you are very young and have no health problems, usually there is no marked results seen after drinking the vegetable soup. My children (3 teenagers and a 24 year old daughter) also didn’t report many significant results, except for clearance of acne and their complexion improved a lot. :wink:

      I read about the goodness of papaya, too but I have not tried them yet :oops:

      1) papaya juice to counter dengue fever

      2) brewing green tea in unripe 3-months old papaya for treating gout

      Would you be able to share with us how to take the papaya to treat cancer? That is very interesting.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  14. 34

    Lulu Tanaka said,

    Hello Choesf,

    Just toobusy with gardening these past months, today it’s raining so i can’t go out there.
    seems that You can’t get daicon leaves, Choesf, if you like I will send you some seeds of daicon leaves, we have daicon leaves seed here, You can plant it in a container, its just leaves and in about 3 or 4 weeks you can use it, its different seed from daicon, just daicon leaves, usually use in miso soup, a little bit sweeter. It’ll will be my little gift to you for all the lot things I’ve learned from you. just mail me your address or p.o.box and I’ll send to you, don’t worry its does’t cost a lot.
    I’ve got a clearer complexion now, and lost 3 kilos, not so bad as i love to eat.

    Always,

    lulu

    • 35

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Lulu :D

      Long time no “see” (chat) here! :lol: Yes, now that your spring season is there, I thought you must be busy planting your vegetables and flowers. :wink:

      Oh, you are so kind to send me a wonderful gift of daicon seeds {{big hug for you! :D}} – you have made me very happy indeed! :D

      I will email you my address shortly as now I am going out (picking up my kids from school). About the daicon leaves, how do you harvest them – cutting of the tops or pulling out the whole plants :?: It so happened that I cleared away some plants and I have some empty pots available as I have not decided what to plant in them (as I am not very good at gardening :oops:). So, your “gift” will be just perfect in terms of timing and what to plant. :D

      Wow, I’m impressed with the way you just lose all that weight. Good for you! There’s nothing happier than loving to eat and at the same time lose some weight! You must be gardening very hard there. :lol:

      I, too, have a good complexion these days…hardly any pimple at all, even during the PMS time. Also, I am having rosy cheeks which is very unusual for people living in the hot tropical weather here as our skin is not so fair to notice the pink complexion. The vege soup is also very good at giving a silky, smooth skin, too – no need to use body lotion anymore.

      Take care and do have a wonderful week!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 36

        Lulu Tanaka said,

        Hello Choesf,

        Good to hear you already recieved the seeds, a little bit worried, coz sometimes they open it at post office, esp. seeds, that’s why I roll it.
        the carrots need a dipper container than the daicon leaves coz carrots grows under ground,
        the rest you can plant it on pots/contaioner as well as the flower,
        thank for your kindness, I have lots of chile plant, I only plant it every other year coz I can’t use it all in one year.
        Thank you so much, that’s the only I can do to say thank you to you,

        Sorry to say the Blue Samurais lost, but they have very good game, and we don’t have a good sleep, almost 90% is watching.

        In a months time your children wiil have a japanese daicon and carrots, regards to them,
        I have 3 boys, 34 yrs, now staying in phils. and 30yrs and 25 yrs. in tokyo, i call them once a week only to say i love them.

        Bye for now happy gardening

        Take care
        Always, lulu

      • 37

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Good morning, dear Lulu :D

        Thank you so much for the seeds you had sent me – my family is now looking forward and feel very excited that we are going to plant our very own vegetables with seeds from Japan! :lol:

        Heheh, thanks to you, it looks like I have a new hobby now – gardening! Yesterday, I got my boys to help me declutter my garden (good for moving and renewing energies for my house feng shui also :wink: ) – we moved and arranged the plants neatly (all in pots as I have no garden) and more pleasant looking. Now, I have space on one side of the wall empty – ready for me to place pots for planting vegetables (the daikon leaves, carrots and tomatoes) and flowers. I need to go to a nursery to stock up on more pots and get the right soil and then I am all set to go! I told my children that I am going to give them each a vegetable plant to take care from seed until harvesting time and they are excited! :D

        Wow, your boys are very grown up already – my eldest is 24, followed by 19, 17 and 15. So, it will be some time before they get married and move out.

        I’m sorry to hear Japan didn’t make it through the rounds. Yes, this World Cup soccer matches yield really unexpected results – yesterday, I was up watching the Brazil vs Netherland match with my family.

        Thank you for the advice on planting carrots, I will be sure to get deeper containers for them. I was looking in the Internet about planting potatoes, too, as my children love potatoes. Thought that may be a fun experiment for them, too. :wink:

        Do have a relaxing weekend!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  15. 38

    Ling said,

    Hello,

    I’ve been following your web for four months already. It is very interesting and
    I follow the instructions on how to make the veg. soup. My entire family drink it
    on a regular basis. I am very curious. I remember when we were young. Our grandmom
    always say don’t eat Daikon after you have your ginseng soup. It will wash away
    the goods from the ginseng or other herbs. I do take a Reishi Mushroom Extract
    supplement. Will the veg. soup with daikon wash away the goods that the supplement
    provides?

    Hope you can find the answer for me. Thank You.

    Ling

    • 39

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Ling :D

      Thank you for your kind comments and for following my blog. :wink:

      Yes, I have also heard from many people that Daikon will neutralise the good effects of tonic foods (“poh” in Cantonese) and when taking ginseng, not to take Daikon. But I’m sorry I don’t know for sure if daikon will wash away the goodness of supplements :oops: – perhaps you can ask a Chinese physician or those people in Chinese Medical Halls.

      For my family, if we are taking any tonic stuff – we either don’t drink the vege soup on that day, or we give it an interval of a few hours between taking the soup and good stuff on the same day. :idea:

      Do have a wonderful weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  16. 40

    Lulu Tanaka said,

    Hello Choesf,

    Good day, we had very hot day today,waiting for some rain,
    How’s your new hobby,
    my potatoes are in bloom now, maybe early next month I can harvest them, but it’s a lot of work to do, I have to wake up earlly coz by 8am it’s too hot already,sometimes got headache, but I enjoy it, hope you enjoy gardening also, it’s lot of fun, esp. when you harvest your fruit of labor and you know it’s all organic. I don’t use insect pesticide so I have to remove them one by one.

    I haven’t watch the world cup since then, but I will try to watch the finals,
    it’s 3am here.

    Enjoy your gardening, i also trying to arrange my flower bed the feng shui way, if you have any idea please let me know.

    Happy weekend,

    Always,

    lulu

    • 41

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good morning, dear Lulu :D

      Heheh, everyone in my family is still asleep now because they watched the World Cup final this morning. Me? I went to bed early and didn’t watch it. :lol:

      I got my garden re-arranged some more last week and moved many pots of plants around. After the heavy work with my sons, my back and knee joints were aching a lot. So, I rested and will go shopping for pots and soil for planting the vegetables this week! I am excited with growing my very own organic tomatoes and carrots and radish greens but at the same time, I am scared as I don’t have the green thumb. Hope my new hobby turns out successful! :lol:

      The other day, I was getting so excited about our very own organic vegetables that I even suggested to my son that we plant our own potatoes, too! So much that I want to plant but I only have a small space available in my garden, and so, I have to plan it properly. :idea:

      A friend’s maid went back to Indonesia and used the enzyme as a natural pesticide on her family’s corn field – before that, their corn didn’t yield much due to pests or bugs. But after using the enzyme spray on them, they have a good corn yield. I was thinking I will use the enzyme as natural, safe pesticide on my vegetables.

      Do have a wonderful week!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      P.S. We are also having thunderstorms almost on a daily basis these few days – I was wondering when I plant the seeds, it is better to leave the pots away from the heavy rainfall, like in the car porch first, right? :oops:

      • 42

        Lulu Tanaka said,

        Hello Choesf,

        Yes it’s good to place the pots away from heavy rainfall, it’s raining season now here, good I already plant my new daicon seeds a week ago,
        You can also plant potatoes in big and deep container or ask your husband and sons to make a wood container and much cheaper, also you can select the size you want.

        I also use the enzymes as pesticide on tomatoes, the leaves and stems grow toobig for the size of a regular size tomatoes, just wait, maybe I’ll hvwe sweet and juicy tomatoes by next week.

        Always,

        lulu

      • 43

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Good evening, dear Lulu :D

        I’m glad you told me the pots need to be away from heavy rainfall, especially with our thunderstorms. You gave me a good idea there for potatoes – I have a large plastic bin which I was reluctant to throw away as the cover was broken. It’s kept in my storeroom – heheh, now I can turn that into a potato planter after making some holes in it. :idea: I want to plant those red skin type of potatoes that are imported into Malaysia and usually cost a lot. Otherwise, the China potatoes are very cheap here – not worth planting. :lol:

        Wow, I was just thinking that when we use enzymes as pesticide, the plants benefit from the spray as a fertisliser, too. Looks like you are going to have giant tomatoes! :D

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  17. 44

    florence said,

    Hi,

    I’m trying to boil the soup. Can i remove burddock root skin.

    • 45

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Florence :D

      As per the “recipe”, there is no need to peel or remove any skin. I usually just use a vegetable brush to scrub my carrots, daikon and burdoct root of any dirt. :idea:

      Good Luck with your soup!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  18. 46

    Be said,

    Hello, I have been following your vegetable soup thread for quite a while. My husband and I have been consuming the soup and rice drinks, mostly my husband since I am not home all the time.

    Finding the daikon leaf is a challange in itself, therefore, I have ordered seeds from the internet and would like to start growing my vegetable. In one of your comment above, you mentioned enzyme as pesticides, do you mind elaborating “enzyme”? What kind of product is that?

    I really do not have the green thumb but always read about growing your own vegetable.

    Thank you,

  19. 48

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there, dear friends :D

    This morning, I was at the Midvalley Megamall Shopping Centre when I decided to buy the ingredients for this soup at the Jusco Supermarket there, instead of at my local wet market. However, I wasn’t sure then if I will find the radish/daikon leaves as usually those daikons sold at supermarkets have no leaves.

    I was very happy to find in the organic vegetable section, whole daikons with long, bushy leaves attached. :D

    These daikon leaves are of the curly variety and are about 16 inches long, whereas the ones I usually buy have shorter 10 inches leaves that are flat.

    Because the daikons are organically grown, I believe the taste of the soup will be sweeter….as I am typing this, I have a large pot of this vegetable soup simmering away on my stove. The daikon and carrots and mushrooms will be cooked with a little mirin and Japanese soy sauce as a side vegie dish for dinner….I don’t want to waste the organic radish as fertiliser, but taste it instead. :lol:

    Oh, the organic radish/daikon are almost double the price of the wet market’s local daikon produce.

    So, if you can’t find daikon with leaves, try searching for them at the organic section of the supermarkets. :idea:

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

    P.S. I have started growing radish leaves in 2 pots. They are about 2 weeks old and growing very slowly…not sure if it is due to my “brown thumb”. :oops: :lol:

  20. 49

    pansy said,

    hi,

    in the picture, there are 2 kinds of white carrot like vegetables. One is greenish white with light green leaves, it looks fatter and your picture only shows one piece. The other vegetable is white, slimmer and longer with dark green leaves. There are 2 pieces of it in the picture.

    I am assuming one is white radish and the other is daikon. however, which is the better one to use?

    thank you!
    ~ a confused and beginner cook!

    • 50

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Pansy :D

      Daikon and white radish are different names for the same type of vegetable. In the picture above, I have shown to varieties of daikon – the fatter one is from the colder, hilly region of Cameron Highlands, while the thinner ones are grown locally here in Selangor. :wink:

      Pictures of Daikon

      I was told by my vegetable supplier that the fatter type is the better one, more tasty, but unfortunately, the fatter ones sold in the wet markets here do not have their leaves attached. However, there was one occasion when I found the fat radish with lots of leaves attached at the organic vegetables section of Jusco supermarket at Midvalley but I’m not sure if their supply is regular.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  21. 51

    pansy said,

    thank you for clearing this up :0

    i read through all your comments and they are very helpful! for example, i was wondering if i could use a slow cooker for this soup, but u’ve already answered that question! i must think of some way as i live in a dorm and have no access to open fire.

    sorry to be off topic, for the soup that helps sleep, we can use a slow cooker. however, do u quick boil the ribs first or can we just dump everything into the slow cooker/crockpot and cook?

    thank you for sharing all your recipes! i hope to learn how to make more soup from you. i used to hate drinking soup, but now that i’ve left home… i miss it!

    • 52

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Pansy :D

      For that soup that helps sleep (Tai Bak Choy soup), yes, you can use a slow cooker. Some people like to scald the ribs first, but I asked my healer friend – she doesn’t scald the meats/ribs for her soups because she said that will remove some flavour from the soup. Instead, to remove any impurities from the soup, she just skims up any scum that floats to the top of the soup often during the cooking process. :idea:

      So, in your case, perhaps you can do the same – put everything into the slow cooker and when ingredients come to a boil, then just skim off the stuff that floats to the top. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  22. 53

    Pauline Ong said,

    Enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing all the interesting articles that are so helpful. May I know where do you normally go and buy your daikon with the leaves still attached. I’m from KL

    • 54

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Pauline :D

      Thank you for your kind comments. :wink:

      There are a few places that I found daikon with leaves :-

      1) at the organic vegetable section of Midvalley Shopping Centre’s Jusco Supermarket and Carrefour Hypermarket. I prefer the daikons from here as the variety is the Cameron Highlands (fatter type) and sweeter (plus they are organic)

      2) from the organic vegetable stores called “Justlife Organics” – they are all over and I have seen them in Ikano Shopping Centre as well as in Midvalley’s The Gardens. These are also of the Cameron variety.

      3) from the wet markets but the stocks are not regular on a daily basis. The daikon with leaves are of the local variety – the thinner ones that are less sweet, and the leaves don’t look as good as the Cameron variety. I usually go to the PJ Old Town wet market and also to the Taman Megah Pasar Malam (on Sundays – the vegetable stall is near the Pet Store) most of the time. :idea:

      Right now, I am planting daikon leaves with seeds from Japan and recently, with some local daikon seeds. So far, results have been slow as I planted them in pots as I don’t have much land. :lol: I usually buy about 2 kilos of daikon each time (enough for 3 pots of soup) and I would weigh/wash/wrap in plastic bags and then freeze the leaves for future uses. The daikon can keep quite well for a week or so. :idea:

      Hope you find your daikon with leaves easily and that you also experience the benefits of drinking this soup. Any leftover soup or vegetables can be used as fertiliser. :wink:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

      • 55

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        P.S. Just a quick note to add here – I was at a Justlife Organics Store in Midvalley just now to buy the radishes with leaves and found that they have the thin/local version, too, with lots of green leaves attached, with the local radishes measuring only 4 inches or so. So, I actually got more leaves than the root and each bag costs about Rm4. :wink:

  23. 56

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there, dear friends :D

    My family has been consuming this vege soup for 9 months now. These days, I will make this soup for 3 times a week, i.e. the soup is consumed 6 days straight in a row. Then we take a break and I make other herbal or nutritional drinks the next week. So, we are on alternate weeks now for the vege soup.

    Yesterday, my husband suddenly called me up from work to tell me to make a pot of this vege soup immediately. Reason being – his neck and left arm were getting more painful, similar to this pinched nerves symptoms which he had very seriously 2 years ago. I was very surprised that he actually asked me to make this soup for him. Since we started drinking this soup, my husband had no pinched nerves nor gout attacks. But recently, he had too much coffee and heaty food, and so he was suffering from heatiness. Plus, this week, we didn’t have the vegie soup.

    When he came back early from work, I quickly give him 2 cups of soup (600 ml) with a half hour break in between. He went to rest in bed and in just 3 hours later, his pains have subsided a lot, leaving only a little throbbing at his neck and arm. At 10 pm, I give him another 300 ml of vege soup and by this morning, his pinched nerves pains were all gone…except that he now has a slight backache which I am unsure if it is due to too much of this cooling soup! :roll:

    So, this soup definitely helps with joint and nerves pains. :idea:

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

  24. 57

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    P.S. I forgot to mention earlier that I have found a new herbal drink that has a lot of health benefits, most importantly ===> for anti aging, glowing skin and for good memory. I will post that here shortly. :wink:

  25. 58

    Pauline Ong said,

    Thank you so much for the info. Really appreciate your quick reply.

  26. 60

    Pauline Ong said,

    Dear chooesf,

    Any idea as to how to get rid of kidney stones the home-remedy way without upsetting a sensitive stomach that is prone to wind, acid, heartburn and reflux. Thanks in advance

    • 61

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Pauline :D

      I have not tried any kidney stone removal techniques before but I have read of one natural method using corn silk. I read about it in Dr Saxena Piyush’s “Cure Yourself” book that he was very kind to send me a hardcopy. Here is the link to his free download :-

      http://www.menknowwomen.com/Cure_Yourself.html

      This link here has some explanation on how corn silk works in aiding kidney stone removal :-

      http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/herbal/msg0210315329021.html

      So far, I have only used lemon juice and olive oil for my gallbladder cleansing and Master atan told me to add some honey inside for my sensitive stomach (I have gastric and wind, too).

      I once asked Master atan (he’s a healer, too) about any natural remedies he knows for removing kidney stones, he said to go to any good Chinese sinseh (physician) and they would have some concoctions/recipes to recommend for that. :idea:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  27. 62

    Pauline Ong said,

    Dear choesf,

    Thanks for your advice. Pls. may I know where Master atan operates so that I can go to him for his prescription on kidney stones. Or do you know of any reputable sinseh whom I can go to. Meantime, will try the lemon juice and olive oil method. Thank you once again, choesf. Good day.

    • 63

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      You are most welcome, dear Pauline :D

      Master atan doesn’t have a prescription for kidney stones, he said to see a Chinese sinseh for the prescription. :wink: I don’t have a regular Chinese sinseh that I go to but tomorrow I will be seeing my healer lady friend for massage and treatment. I will ask her if she has any remedies for removing kidney stones. Other than these, you can go to a good Chinese Medical Hall (shop) to see if they have any recommendations for removing kidney stones. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 64

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello again, dear Pauline :D

        Last week, I had visited my lady healer friend and asked her for a remedy to remove kidney stones. She said to buy from Chinese Medical Halls/Shops this medicine :-

        Sek Lum Toong

        Errr….the name is a Cantonese pronunciation, as if you are saying “Stone Soft Clearing” in Cantonese. :lol:

        She said after taking this medicine, the kidney stones will be passed out and they are seen as reddish stones in the urine. Perhaps to be sure, ask the bosses at the place where you will get this medicine for more advice and suggestions for kidney stones. :idea:

        Good Luck and hope your hubby can pass out his stones safely!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

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  29. 66

    Jey said,

    Dear Choesf

    I am pleased to find this website, because I always wanted to try chinese soups but not sure what to put in. This site has shown me the path and thanks to you. I read most of the comments regarding the miracle soup and sounds very interesting and would love to try it. Further my son (7 years old) has extremely heaty body and every week he suffers from barking cough (crup) due to sore throat. At the moment I give him yogurt, to keep him cool. I definitely believe this soup is the solution for him.

    The problem is I live in London and not sure where to find the radish’s leaves. Checked in Chinatown in central london, they are only selling the radish without then leaves. Can anyone help me. I am really desperate to make this soup asap.

    Is Mouli same as the white radish.

    Thank you

    • 67

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Jey :D

      Thank you for your kind comments. I’m very sorry to hear of your son’s chronic cough – that is indeed a concern for you. Try the watercress soup and see how it goes for him. I will reply further to your questions at the watercress post. :wink:

      Perhaps, someone here can help you find white radish or daikon with leaves in London. In the US, some people here had bought them from organic farmers. :idea: Good Luck!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  30. 68

    Jey said,

    Please let me know did you receive my message

    • 69

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Yes, I did. Sorry for the late reply – I was busy over the weekend. :oops: :lol:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  31. 70

    Sherry said,

    I was introduced to your website by my sister. I was going through your posts and came upon the Miracle Vegetable soup which I have been drinking for almost a year now. I was diagnosed with cancer late last year and my husband was searching for a herbal remedy and came upon Tateshi Kazu miracle vegetable soup and have me tried it. I drink it twice a day, once when I get up before I eat or drink anything and once in the evening after dinner. It is very difficult to get the daikon with leaves in the US so sometimes we put turnip greens instead.

    • 71

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Sherry :D

      Thank you so much for your feedback on drinking this soup as a herbal remedy for cancer. May I know if this soup had helped you in improving your health and recovery from cancer?

      My family is taking this soup like once a week these days as I am now testing out another herb as a drink – another wonder herb for health. I will be posting that asap. :wink:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

      • 72

        Sherry said,

        To me personally i think the soup might have helped in my recovery. Other people might think otherwise. I did not have much side effects except hair loss and a little bit nose bleed. i finished my chemotherapy in about 7 months and now I am treated with a inhibitor to prevent the growth of cancer cells.

        let me know when you have the new herb remedy ready.

      • 73

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello there, dear Sherry :D

        Thank you for your feedback in taking this soup. Wow, that was a long period of chemotherapy for you – I am happy for you that you did not have much side effects from it. May you continue to have good and fast recovery and have good health. :D

        I’m not sure if you can get “Pecah Beling” (in the Malay language) or “Hark Meen Jeong Guan” (in the Cantonese dialect for “Black Faced General”) or “Strobilanthes crispus” there in the US – but people here take this herb for cancer prevention and to heal from tumours or cancer. There is more information on this herb on the Internet.

        Pecah Beling or Hark Meen Jeong Guan or Black Face General

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf :D

  32. 74

    Sintor said,

    Hi: I used this soup for about 3 weeks. I could not get the daikon leaves too sometines. So I bought the dried package from online store. My joint pain has gone. No more constipation. My enlarged prostate problem relieved, and I pee smoothly now. This soup really works. I want to recommend this soup to other people. I will have my body check in 2 weeks to see if my uric acid (gout) and cholesterol level will go down too. i will keep you guys posted.

    You can go to http://www.5elementsvegetablesoup.com to get all information about this soup.

    Good luck

    Sintor

    • 75

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there and welcome, dear sintor :D

      Thank you so much for sharing your healing experience after you started taking this soup. Most importantly, your feedback matters because you were taking the dried version bought online, whereas the rest of us here were taking the fresh vegetables type. So, this will encourage those who could not get daikon leaves to try the dried version available online – although it may cost a lot more that way, but it is for health. :wink:

      Good! Thanks to your feedback, now we now this soup can alleviate enlarged prostate problems, too. Idea:

      Blog visitor, Sherry from USA, also could not find daikon leaves there but she made the soup using mustard leaves instead. She took the soup for one year after she was diagnosed with cancer. So, this is another option for those that cannot find fresh daikon leaves.

      I believe the main ingredients in this soup are the daikon and burdock root, although the daikon leaves also do provide some nutritional elements. To complete the “5 Elements” theory of this soup, the mustard leaves will take on the “green” role.

      Hope you continue to recover from your health problems!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  33. 76

    candice said,

    Hi,

    I am very interested in making this soup and tea. However, as your thread is very long and I struggle with reading the small prints, can you please advise :

    – you have mentioned the consumption quantity for people with heart condition and for regular cancer patients (under brown rice tea recipe) however there was no mention of how much to drink for normal healthy people or for people with diabetes, etc.

    – there was no mention of how much to consume for the vegetable soup.

    I may have missed these out somewhere in the comments but I hope you can help by giving me the above advice without having to sieve through so many comments as I have trouble reading fine prints. Thank you !

    • 77

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Candice :D

      My husband has diabetes and high blood pressure, while the rest of my family members are healthy. But I give everyone the same “dosage” in this order :-

      1) for the first few days, everyone had one cup (250 ml) of vege soup in the morning, followed by a cup of brown rice tea during the day, and a cup of vege soup in the evening (all before meals, preferably on an empty stomach).

      I stopped the brown rice tea after that as some of my family members developed very heaty conditions after drinking it.

      Try the brown rice tea to see for yourself and if you don’t develop any heaty symptoms (sore throats, whole body feels hot & uncomfortable)…you can continue with this tea.

      2) after that, I made the vege soup for my family to drink every day for the next few months. As one recipe here is for 2 days’ servings – for my family of 6, me and my husband will drink 2 cups on the first day, while everyone else has one cup each. The leftover soup on the second day will be served one cup each for everyone…any extra, I will drink it.

      3) these days, I make the vege soup once or twice a week – we don’t take it too regularly anymore…as I am now making other health drinks in between for health maintenance.

      I noticed when I don’t drink the soup every day – my sinus is back and I have a blocked nose at night, which makes it difficult to sleep unless I take an antihistamine. My sleep is also not as deep. However, the day I drink the vege soup again…my nose is not blocked that night and I sleep like a baby. :lol:

      On my husband’s health after taking this soup for almost a year – his blood pressure is good at 120 over 80 but he is still on minimal medication as prescribed by the doctor. His blood sugar – unfortunately, he has not checked the latest one yet. (a reading done a few months ago showed his fasting blood sugar level to be 6.5 but he is still on minimal medication). He no longer suffer from gout attacks nor joint pains. Me, too – my knee joints pains and backaches are gone when I am on the soup. Whenever my pains are back – it means one thing – I have stopped the vege soup for too long and it’s time to make some again for my family. :wink:

      To increase the font size here – press the CTRL and + buttons at the same time. Keep pressing the + button unless desired font size, and the – button to reduce the font size.

      Take care and stay healthy!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  34. 78

    candice said,

    Hi Choesf,

    Thank you for your quick response. I was about to ask you about your husband’s health condition after drinking this soup but you have beaten me to it. )

    I had wanted to start on this soup but due to the wet weather these couple of weeks, radish with leaves cannot be found in the markets. Will probably leave this for the moment until the weather clears up as I don’t want to start on the soup for a couple of times and then find that I have no radish supply for the next weeks. Don’t want the start-and-stop jerk action.

    I was sharing this with my girlfriend who is also keen in making this soup and she wants to know if this can work also with slow-cooker since she is mostly out of the house all day, hardly home and therefore no time to slowly simmer the soup. I prefer to do it slowly on my stove however it is also good for me to know if slow-cooker is possible so I can resort to this method when I am short of time.

    Appreciate your comments and advice. Have a safe and happy holiday season !

    • 79

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Candice :D

      Yes, I have been having trouble getting radish leaves at the wet markets, too. Last week, I managed to get the organic radish with leaves from Jusco supermarket – the organic ones are almost double in price but are more tasty and healthier looking.

      I’m not sure how slow cooking will turn out the vege soup. :oops: When boiled for 2 hours as per the recipe instructions, this soup is considered as cooling. But when boiled for more than 3 hours, then the soup is not considered as cooling anymore. Same thing with using a pressure cooker to shorten the cooking time – I am also not sure if the soup maintains its “cooling” properties. :oops:

      Maybe your friend can try out and see?

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  35. 80

    candice said,

    Hi Choesf,

    Thank you very much for your advice. OK, I will inform my girlfriend and let you know how it turns out. I was also wondering (if using the slow cooker method) if the cooking time exceeds 2 hours, how will the soup turn out? More nutritious? Or less? Will the long cooking time actually make the soup less “effective”?

    Guess we will have to find out perhaps with someone using the slow cooker and with another person using the stove method and experiment over some time.

    Oh by the way, can you tell me how much it costs for the radish at your side?

    I have checked at the market I patronise (Singapore) and this vendor told me it is at SGD 3.50 per kg (seems he is the only one selling this type of radish with leaves in the market, although I was not able to buy any from him these weeks due to wet weather). My girlfriend found one vendor at her house selling at SGD 4.50 per kg which I think is rather expensive.

    Right now, since I can’t do much for the vegetable soup, I am thinking of doing the “Po Chau”. I am looking for glass containers (nice beautiful one hehe) and will get the ingredient from the medical shop. Do you have any advice for me on what sort of glass containers to look out for in terms of the container size (how many litres), container type (must be glass? Plastic ok?) and the lid (is plastic lid ok?).

    • 81

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Candice :D

      I am not sure if longer cooking time will affect the soup but I know that with the 2 hour cooking time, the soup is considered cooling. A lot of the ailments that we have can be due to heatiness in the body, and the cooling nature of that soup will counter those ailments.

      Wow, the price of radish is quite high there in Singapore hor. We have 2 types of radish with leaves for sale here – local type planted in the lowlands in Selangor and the Cameron Highlands type planted in the colder weather.

      The Cameron Highlands are usually the organic type and are sold at RM7-50 per kg (with leaves).

      The local variety are rather thin and not as healthy looking, and the leaves are not as green….this is sold from RM3-50 to RM4-50 perkg.

      Heheh, talking about the “Po Chau” (tonic wine), I still have not tasted it yet. :oops: :lol: It is till covered up in my large jar. I better go harvest it and pour into smaller wine bottles asap. :wink:

      We have to use glass containers for the wine. As for the size of the containers, the size should be able to accommodate the numbers of bottles of wine you are going to pour into it. In my case, my container was way too big as I had over=estimated the wine I was going to use. :oops:

      Yes, plastic lids are okay?

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  36. 82

    candice said,

    Hi Choesf,

    Just to share with you that I have started on this miracle soup on Sunday, without the radish leaves.

    The soup was ok… we can taste the radish flavour and some sweetness in the soup… I drank most of the soup on Sunday…

    I am an early-to-bed person, usually feeling tired and sleepy starting 9 pm and by 10 pm, already “half dead”… yesterday evening, I was still up past those times and didn’t feel sleepy until after 12 am…

    this morning, I was very reluctant to get up (felt my body weighing like a ton) but have no choice since I have to work… I drank one cup of the vegetable soup, save some for my family and packed some to office… after a shower, I was much more alert and headed for work… while at the office, I went to the washroom twice already this morning (excluding the washroom visit upon waking up) and by late morning, realised that I have not had a single cup of coffee (yet)… I am feeling alert as I type this to you now…

    The soup which I packed to office (two cups’ worth) was offered to my colleague who has not started on the soup yet because of lack of radish leaves in the current weather condition… he drank it and found the soup pleasant…

    I will continue to make some soup and once the radish leaves are available in the market, I will add it in and share with you if I have any findings…

    thank you for sharing so much information with us…

    candice

    • 83

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Candice :D

      Thank you for sharing your experience in drinking this soup for health. From your feedback, now we know the radish leaves can be omitted if they are not available. I was just thinking about the idea of adding “tai bak choy” leaves (just the green parts) as a substitute for radish leaves. :idea:

      Sherry from USA has been using mustard leaves in place of radish leaves and the soup effects are still as good. :wink:

      Yes, the first few effects of drinking this soup is alertness and more energy levels….plus more frequent urination as the soup is diuretic in nature and the peeing allows us to pass out the toxins from our body. The more toxins there are, the more pungent the urine. Remember to drink more water than usual to replace the fluids in your body.

      The first few weeks I was on this soup almost a year ago, I experienced good energy levels without having to drink coffee or tea, too. Somehow, a month or two down the road, I was feeling tired and sleepy again and no amount of coffee or tea would keep me alert. A check with a Chinese sinseh revealed that I was too “yin” in health…possibly from drinking too much of this soup which is very cooling. I suspect that is the reason why there is the brown rice tea involved in this process as that tea is heaty and together with the radish soup – the yin and yang is balanced back in our body. I have yet to test that theory out ….. also, I thought the “Po Chau” or tonic wine will help to counter the weakness in body from over cooling/yin effects of the soup. Again, I have yet to test that theory out, too… :oops:

      Another theory which I have is on the “blackish diarrhoea” that most of us have for one day or so, during the first week of consuming this vege soup – I believe that could be due to colon cleansing – as everyone has some old, harden stools stuck in the villi of our colon or large intestines and it is possible that this soup helps to remove them. Otherwise, I couldn’t think up of why the diarrhoea could result in such black stools. Those who had done colon cleansing will know what I am talking about.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

    • 84

      pansy said,

      hi Candice,

      is your vendor selling you radishes with the leaves or is he willing just to sell the leaves? I am having trouble finding the radish leaves too :(

      i’m also abit worried cos i’m using non organic ingredients and we are not peeling off the skin. any advice?

      thanks!

  37. 85

    Maiva said,

    I want to start on this right away. Could you please tell me how many times a day the soup and tea should be consumed? Also, can you use the brown basmati rice for the tea…..Thank you for sharing :)

    • 86

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there and welcome, dear Maiva :D

      For my children, I started them off with 1 cup of brown rice tea and 1 cup of vege soup. However, we found the brown rice tea too heaty for us as we have hot, tropical weather and we stopped the brown rice tea after one day.

      For myself, I am the main “lab rat” testing out new health remedies :lol: ….and as my husband is the one having health problems, we both consumed 1 cup of brown rice tea and 2 to 3 cups of vege soup. Brown rice tea was stopped after one week.

      Be sure to refrigerate any leftover soup in a clean, dry stainless steel container. Some visitors here have taken to freezing the soup and reboiling it to heat it up as and when they take 1 cup of it as the amount of soup yielded in this recipe is about 12 cups (2 litres) or so.

      Yes, you can use brown basmati rice, too. Here in Malaysia, we use normal brown rice because basmathi rice is very expensive.

      Good Luck with your soup!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  38. 87

    Sintor said,

    Sorry that I did not come back to you in 2 weeks time. Good news that my gout and cholesterol level are down to almost normal. I will keep drinking the soup for health benefit.

    I highly recommend that we use organic ingredients for the soup. Otherwise, we are drinking the poisonous pesticide again.

    I always recommend my friends to buy the convenient pack. They are orgainic, easy to prepare. Just put the pack into a thermo cup and add boiling water and let it stand for 30-45 minutes and drink. I used to bring it to the office and drink in the morning and in the afternoon break. Soaking in boiling water is better than cooking for 2 hours because some of the vitamins and nutrients will be lost during the high temperature boiling. I do not mean that boiling is no good. But soaking in boiling water is even better. Most importantly, you can continue to drink the soup even you are away from home.

    I know there are online suppliers in Asia. In North America, I buy from
    http://www.5elementsvegetablesoup.com

    I used to prepare my soup from natural ingredients when I first started to drink. Now I use the convenient soup pack. Believe me, try one, it tastes far better than you cooked and save time.

    Anywaky, the most important thing is either way can help people to improve their health conditions.

    Keep it up.

    Good luck and take care.

    Sintor

    • 88

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Sintor :D

      It is good to see you back. Thank you for your tips in buying ready-made soup satchets. Those who can’t get fresh radish with leaves or burdock root can buy those soup bags instead. :idea:

      For my family, I have to prepare the fresh soup with organic vegetables – it is too costly for me to buy the instant soup bags. :oops:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 89

        pansy said,

        hi choesf,

        organic vegetables are so expensive in singapore. anything organic cost an arm and a leg. do you think we will get the same effect if we use normal vegetables and peel off the skin?

        thanks!
        pansy

        PS do you think the fruit enzyme can be used to rinse the vegetable before cooking? any updates on them?

      • 90

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello there, dear pansy :D

        Most of the time, I use non-organic vegetables for this soup. Only when I can’t find the white radish with leaves at the wet markets, then I will buy them from supermarkets. So far, the effect of the soup without using organic vegetables is superb! :D

        A blog visitor from US has been making this soup with mustard greens (sawi or choy sum or chye sim) for a year already. I tried using the sawi also…taste is a little different, not as nice. I believe the main “stars” of this soup are the burdock root and white radish.

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  39. 91

    pansy said,

    happy new year choesf :) i’ve been drinking your soup on and off for the past 6 months (depending if i can find the burdock leaf in the market). It certainly helps me be clean daily :0

    my mother, sis and aunt are also drinking it. my aunt has cancer, so we hope this nutritious soup can help her.

    for the non-organic vegetables, i have been peeling off the skin. do u take urs with skin or without? we don’t use vegetable cleansers at home and i worry about pesticide.

    thank you!

  40. 93

    Stephanie said,

    Hello! I haven’t posted for awhile, but I do have a question about the soup and brown rice drink for health. Last Saturday, I went to the Emergency Room (hospital) because I was experiencing excruciating pains in my neck, shoulders, back, and arms. I also had tingling and burning sensations in those areas only on my left side. After taking my vitals, and performing x-rays, the physicians diagnosed my problem as pinched nerve. It feels awful and can be very distressing. I was wondering if you think the Miracle Soup and Brown Rice Drink would address any of my symptoms. The doctors also prescribe pain lkillers, abd I take them because of the pain. I really don’t like taking pillls for a long period of time because of the known problems that can occur within the body, especially liver. Any advice will be appreciated. Stephanie

    • 94

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Stephanie :D

      Yes, it’s been a while since we last chat here. :lol:

      I’m very sorry to hear of your painful pinched nerve situation. From the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) point of view, a heaty or “yang” body constitution will result in inflammation of our nerves and aggravate the pains in the pinched nerves.

      The Miracle Vegetable Soup is cooling and healing in nature and since my husband started drinking this soup since January of 2010, his pinched nerves area (I think it was C5 to C7 or somewhere like that) is not painful anymore. He will experience some tightness around his neck and shoulder areas and whenever that happens, I will quickly make more Miracle Vegetable Soup for him to drink. While he was on the soup regularly last year, his shoulder and neck areas were very loose and soft to the touch. I commented to him that the soup somehow helps to relieve our joints, tissues and muscles.

      The Brown Rice Tea is very heaty and so, I think you should avoid drinking that tea for now when you are still in pain. Just take the soup only. In case you can’t find radish leaves in your area, you can substitute them with other leafy greens like mustard leaves or collard greens or the Tai Bokchoy (dark type of bokchoy). The main acting ingredients in the soup are the daikon and burdock root. Daikon is very cooling in nature.

      Hope that helps…and I really hope your pinched nerve condition will ease up soon. I saw my husband in a lot of pain when he was admitted to the emergency room for pinched nerves and he couldn’t sleep for 1 whole week from all that excruciating pain. So, I can certainly empathise with you.

      Be sure to allow a gap of 2 to 3 hours between taking your pain killers and drinking the Vegetable Soup to avoid any possible contraindications between them. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 95

        Stephanie said,

        Thanks so much for your reply, I will definitely start the soup and rest. Cannot sit at the computer too long because of it. Any other tonics or drink suggestions will be very much appreciiated. Sorry to hear hubby has the same problem..it is not a fun thing. Stephanie

      • 96

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        You are most welcome, dear Stephanie :D

        After I had posted my earlier reply to you, my husband suffered from the severe neck/left shoulder/left upper arm pains again. It started on Wednesday morning but he didn’t inform me until Thursday night when his pains were worse. I only got to give him some of the Miracle Vegetable soup on Friday (2 cups during the day) and 3 cups yesterday. It didn’t help much this time as the pains were too severe. So, I guess the soup has to be taken regularly as a form of health maintenance and before the attack is too serious. My husband had to sit up in bed at night just to catch some sleep. :cry:

        Yesterday, we were lucky to find a Chinese physician/sinseh who applied some herbal medicine and massaged my husband’s painful area. His pains had reduced a lot today and he can sit up at the sofa instead of reclining in bed all the time. I think you are in the US but this link has got some tips on what to do for stiff neck and shoulders :-

        http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/archive/index.php/t-18996.html

        Hope you get well soon!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  41. 97

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hello there, dear friends :D

    It has been almost 15 months since my family started drinking this Miracle Vegetable Soup. A friend recommended the soup when he heard my husband has high blood pressure.

    Since then, I was (and still am) eager to find out my husband’s blood pressure (BP) readings whenever he visited the doctor. His BP was usually around the “high average” range of 130-something over 80-something with medication. At the time when our doctor told him to go on BP medication, his BP was 160 over something, which I had forgotten.

    In the last few weeks, my husband was suffering from the pinched nerve pains and he visited the doctor a few times for pain medication and to check his BP. Wow, it went down to the lowest of 114 over 80. The doctor was surprised and did another reading and found it to be the same. He was very surprised. My husband’s BP was good! :D

    The following week, a few more readings were around 120-something and this was despite the stress my husband was experiencing with his pinched nerve pains.

    For me, my BP was always hovering around 130 something over 80-something, usually in the high 130’s…..a BP check last week also showed I’m in the low 120 range.

    So, I’m wondering if indeed this Vegetable Soup is working its miracle in regularising our blood pressure. It took more than one year to show the results and so, I hope those of your that are consuming this soup will not give up after a few months. :idea:

    On the subject of my husband’s pinched nerve pains….neither the doctor’s medication nor the Miracle Vegetable Soup worked this time and I brought my husband to see another Chinese Physician, who massaged my husband’s affected areas and plastered some “Chinese medicated paste” on those parts. My husband got relieved for one day only before his pains came back.

    A second visit to that Chinese Physician revealed that my husband’s pains were caused by wind in the body. The Chinese Physician said – if the pains don’t heal with medication (both Chinese or Western type) and the pains go from one place to another (“run” in Cantonese), then the pains are caused by wind.

    He prescribed my husband a bottle of Chinese Tonic Wine for nourishing health, improving blood circulation and for removing wind. That was on last Sunday. My husband is now off any pain medication and he is taking about 30ml of the tonic wine every night before he goes to bed. He is getting better slowly but surely. Phew!

    The only problem is that bottle of Tonic Wine is very expensive – RM200! :shock:

    Now, I am going to ask around to see if I can make my own Tonic Wine for removing wind and improving blood circulation, seeing as how my husband is responding well to it. I have written about homemade Tonic Wine here, too –

    http://happyhomemaker88.com/2010/09/08/chinese-prescription-formula-recipe-for-homemade-tonic-herbal-wine-for-good-health/

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

  42. 98

    Fia said,

    Thank you for doing such a wonderful, delightfully artistic job of displaying the five vegetables in Dr. Kazu’s soup. I’ve made the soup twice and both times I could not take it for more than one or two days because it gave me such terrible, painful wind! Do you have any suggestions to change this outcome?

    Hello to all of lovely Malaysia and the very wonderful people there.

    Fia

    • 99

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there and welcome, dear Fia :D

      Thank you for your kind comments and lovely greetings to us Malaysians here. :D

      Thank you also for your feedback in consuming this soup. I’m sorry to hear that you have painful wind when you consumed the soup….I’m afraid I don’t know why the soup caused wind in you. :oops: Different people have different effects when they drink this soup, depending the condition of their body. I can only think of the side effects as a form of healing crisis during the beginning of consuming the soup. Perhaps the following may help?

      1) be sure to drink the soup warm

      2) refrigerate any leftover soup after it is cooled (about 4 hours) to prevent it from growing bad. Warm soup up before consuming it.

      3) take just a cup of soup (250ml) a day and if the wind pain is still encountered, lower the ‘dosage’. Perhaps, there is a lot of wind in your body and the soup is trying to remove it? I’m sorry, I am only guessing here. :oops:

      4) take soup on alternate days.

      Hope your wind problem is overcome soon.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  43. 100

    Fia said,

    Okay, will try it again, per your suggestion and drink less quantity. I think that may have been the problem!

    Thank you & have a delightful day.

    Fia

  44. 101

    dava said,

    Dear Happyhomemaker88,
    Hi!
    Thank you very much for your long and detailed soup intake and its effects on you and your family!
    I have just tried it once. I am going to make another batch… but my question is what should we do with the vegetables? The first time i thought that we eat the verge and drink the soup…is that ok?
    Or should we just drink the soup only and maybe cook or just eat the vege?
    Please let me know…
    thanks
    dava

    • 102

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there and welcome, dear Dava :D

      For this vegetable soup, we drink the soup only. The vegetables can be eaten, too, if you like but I usually use them as fertilizers for my plants. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  45. 103

    dava said,

    Dear happyhomemaker88,
    Hi!
    Many Thanks for your reply!!!!!!
    I think I shall eat as much as possible and throw or grind the vege and use as fertilizers!
    I hope to keep reading your posts to see what other benefits you and others are getting and will also tell my experiences!

    Thanks
    dava

    • 104

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      You are most welcome, dear Dava. I’m also looking forward to your experiences. Do have a wonderful weekend! :D

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      P.S. Regarding using the leftover vegetables as plant fertiliser, there is no need to grind them up. Just mix the whole pieces into the soil. My friends just dumped the whole batch of vegetables onto the soil. I can’t do that at home because I then I will have a lot of squirrels coming to eat the vegetables and poop at my car porch! :lol:

  46. 105

    Celeste W said,

    Dear HappyHomemaker88,

    Warm greetings to you and your family.

    Your website was referred to me by my doctor. I just started and made the soup & tea this past Sunday so have only been on it a couple of days. The main thing I’ve noticed so far is my sinuses has some blood when I blow my nose. I’m hoping this is a sign of clearing out. Today I’m doing the way you suggested with the Brown Rice Tea in the morning and the Vege soup later in the day.

    Now I found your Citrus Enzyme Cleaner and can’t wait to try that, too.

    Please keep posting as it’s very helpful!

    Warmly,

    Celeste

    • 106

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there and welcome, dear Celeste :D

      Thank you for your comments. :wink: Wow, I’m impressed that your doctor had referred my site to you. :D

      I’m really glad you are trying out this soup. Different people will have different types of “side effects” or healing crises. The effects are part of the healing and detoxification from our body. Try the soup out for a longer period of time and see how it goes for you. The minute you start feeling very tired whenever you drink the soup, it is time to take a break from it as it is a sign that the soup has become too “cooling” or “yin” to your body. :wink:

      On the homemade enzyme cleaner, I know you will have fun making and using it…just as the rest of us here did! :lol:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

      • 107

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        P.S. Just in case you had missed my comments on sinuses earlier – my son’s and my sinus problems (we would sneeze and have blocked noses at night just before bedtime) cleared up after 3 to 4 days from drinking the soup. :D

  47. 108

    phrensy said,

    Dear choesf,
    Was thinking of cooking veg soup for my boy when i chanced on your website. And i was so engrossed in reading through the comments of EVERYONE here that i didnt realise almost 2hrs has passed (it 3:59am nw lol)!
    I have to say i’m very interested to start on the miracle/stamina soup. Going to Giant (SG) later so hopefully they have nice daikons with pretty leaves. As for the burdock root, i’ve always wondered what thats for when i see aunties buying it. NOW i know its such a wonderful plant.
    SO many interesting info from everyone here. Esp gonna try eating the raw daikon pcs to maintain respi health as i’ve got asthma. XD
    Neways, gonna go sleep now. Will come back ahain as wamna check out the enzymes that you have done. Sm absolutely clueless as to what it is.

    P.S wish i could have found this earlier. May have been able to help my late mom who had breast cancer for 8yrs.

    • 109

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear phrensy :D

      Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Heheh, this topic has many comments and feedback from people as it is a very interesting and fascinating “concept” of soup for good health. I stopped making this soup for a while as I was trying out other types of health drinks like the pegaga. I read from another site earlier that an Indian lady ate a few leaves of fresh pegaga every day and she is an old lady who had asthma for many years. She reported that her asthma was gone after 2 months or so of taking the pegaga. :idea:

      When you buy the daikon, try to buy the organic ones…though they cost more, the flavour is better. These days, the daikon leaves don’t look very good (maybe it’s due to the hot and hazy weather here) and so, I have been omitting the radish leaves or substituting the green with other types of vegetables like the “Tai Bak Choy” and even “Mustard Leaves” (Sawi). But the taste is the best with the daikon leaves…my children said. :lol:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  48. 111

    Casey said,

    Dear happyhomeker88,
    Your day-to-day accounts have been most helpful. I made my first batch today. How many cups of vege soup do you get from the recipe given? I just need an estimate as I do not want my soup to be too dilute.

    • 112

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Casey :D

      I’m glad you are trying out this soup – it has many health benefits. :idea:

      One pot of soup from this recipe yields approximately 12 cups (250 ml in each cup, just right for 2 days for my family of 6. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  49. 113

    Casey said,

    Hi Happyhomemaker,
    Thanks for the prompt reply. This is the 5th day since I started taking the soup, that is, approximately 2 to 3 cups each day. I was hoping it would help heal the 2 boils I have on my leg but so far, no effect. I wanted to avoid going to the doctor who will, of course, prescribe a course of antibiotics. However, there are pronounced effects on my mother. The pain on her back shoulder which she has been having for 2 months has lessen greatly and she is sleeping much better now. She totally believes in the soup. So, now I am going to the market pretty often.
    Hope to keep you posted.
    Bye.

    • 114

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Casey :D

      Thank you very much for your feedback on drinking this soup. **thumbs up**

      I’m sorry the 2 boils on your leg have yet to heal … so far, I know this soup can hear eczema (to some extent), acne, age spots..but nothing on boils yet. I also find that the elderly have the most positive effects from drinking this soup, such as more energy, lesser pains/aches and better sleep. I’m glad your mom feels better now. :wink:

      Take care and hope you get well from your boils soon!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 115

        Casey said,

        Hi happyhomemaker,
        Today is my day 8 since i started taking the soup. After experiencing positive effects, my mum suddenly developed pains in her back shoulder and knee (where she’s having problems) fr midnight on day 6 and 7. But when morning came, the pains were gone. Weird. I have since cut down her dosage of 2 cups to 1. What do you think? Would love to hear from you.
        Thanks.
        Casey

      • 116

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there, dear Casey :D

        My friend who introduced me to this soup (his family and friends have been drinking this soup for more than 10 years already) told me before that sometimes, after taking the soup for a while, we will feel some twinges (something like minor pinching pains) in those areas that we had problems/pains before. The recurring pain is usually not as painful as the original type of pains and it is a sign that healing is taking place and the blood circulation is improving in those areas.

        Perhaps, you can cut down the dosage to 1 cup until her pains are gone and then go back to 2 cups for another week or so and see how it goes. :wink:

        Hope your mom gets well soon!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  50. 117

    ehsan said,

    hi
    these can fight some type of cancer like liver cancer or other kinds of cancer maybe i read Scientific tests on them i put a lot of times more then 5 hour to read about everyone of them i think :
    Blueberries,Saffron,Broccoli,milk thistle seed ,dry red clover

  51. 119

    James said,

    Dear Choesf,

    I have a friend who has just undergone surgery to remove cancer from his colon. It has now spread to his liver. I have read through as much as I can here about this soup’s cancer healing properties but the information here is just overwhelming. One particular comment came from a cancer sufferer ckchow7. I was wondering since u maintain this blog, do u recall any further update from him or is there any other similar cases mentioned here with regards to this soup? Any information would be most helpful, thank u.

    James

  52. 121

    James said,

    Thanks for the quick reply Choe!
    Will pass the suggestion to my friend. He is not on chemo at the moment as he is trying out alternative therapies first. All the same I hope the soup can help revitalize his system while he undergoes any treatment.

    James

    • 122

      Good evening, dear James :D

      I have heard from a few people who took this soup that they have more energy. So, this soup is good for those who are convalescing from an illness or who couldn’t take much food.

      A word of caution though – the soup is to be taken at least 2 to 3 hours apart from other medicines or herbs. Also, as the soup is diuretic in nature, it is best if the person drinking the soup can drink more water, too, to prevent dehydration :idea:

      I have tried eating a slice of raw burdock root – it tasted very awful! :oops:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

      • 123

        Bob said,

        I want to drink this soup, but I am told that I cannot eat any meats only seafood.
        What is the reason for this? Is it for cancer patients or some other reason. Thanks.
        Bob

      • 124

        Hi there, dear Bob :D

        I’m not sure why you can’t consume meat but only seafood. :oops: You will need to ask the person who had advised you that for clarification. :idea:

        This is a vegetable soup and has no meat and so, I think it should be alright for you to take this soup.

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  53. 125

    ehsan said,

    hi
    if your friend become Jaundice from liver cancer these can heal Jaundice Shir Khesht manna and Hedysarum (Alhagi) manna i read persian Scientific tests on Babys that had Jaundice maybe this link help what are they http://www.cookingissues.com/2010/06/09/anytime-it-rains-it-rains-manna-from-heaven/#comment-229919

  54. 127

    Regina said,

    Dear choesf,

    Thanks for introducing this soup. I saw a documentary on tv. This Korean guy has a family history where several members of his family had cancer and some have died from it. In the interview he was asked what he did to prevent himself from getting cancer. He revealed the recipe of the soup that he drinks everday and I was amazed that it was exactly this soup mentioned in your website! He also drinks the brown rice tea in addition to the soup. The doctor in the show commented that although the vitamins the in the soup would be destroyed by heat, the minerals such as potassium, calcium, etc. would be released into the soup.

    I was very interested in it as I have fatty liver. After drinking it for a few days, I experienced itchy eyes and a pain in my liver area that I have never experienced before. It subsided after a while. So I knew the soup was working. It has been two months now that I started on the soup. I noticed oil in my urine on 8 occasions. My maid who also drinks the soup had the same effect. Also, my gums now no longer bleeds.

    I wanted to share this information with you and your readers. Hope it helps. Thank you once again.

    Regina

    • 128

      Hi there, dear Regina :D

      Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback on the improvements your family have experienced from drinking this soup. This effects of drinking this soup is simply amazing, yes? :lol:

      I watched a documentary called “Vitamin”, a Korean health show, some time back along the lines of what you mentioned about some people taking this soup and the brown rice tea for countering and healing cancer. That was a very informative show indeed. I’m glad you brought that up here. :wink:

      This health soup is so easy to make and it doesn’t cost much as one pot of soup from the recipe here can cater to 6 people over 2 days. Plus, the leftover vegetables from the soup make excellent organic fertiliser for plants – I have stopped buying plant fertilisers and my plants are doing much better than before, too. :idea:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  55. 129

    Hi there, dear friends :D

    Last weekend, I wanted to make this soup for my family as my husband was complaining of stiff neck and shoulders with aches and I had sprained my lower back from lifting a heavy laundry basket.

    However, I ran out of carrots and I put in a handful of red dates as a replacements and to make up the 5 colour in this 5-element soup. :idea:

    Wow, the soup was more delicious with a wonderful sweet flavour from the dates and we really enjoyed drinking that. The link below has listed some health benefits of red dates :-

    http://www.pingminghealth.com/article/636/chinese-dates-and-insomnia/

    Try this variation and see how you like the taste!

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

  56. 130

    Hi there, dear friends :D

    I was reading a Traditional Chinese Medicine e-book (you can download its PDF format) here :-

    http://tcmdiet.com/resources/tcmdietgrouprecipebook.pdf

    and found a recipe using the same ingredients as Tateishi Kazu’s but the amount used are different.

    5 element Soup :-

    For – General/Prevent Cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure

    Ingredients:
    260g Burdock
    260g Radish
    260g Carrot
    50g Radish leave
    2-3 Shitake Mushrrom

    Directions:
    1. Clean all the above ingredient and cut into large pieces.
    2. Add in 6 cups water and bring to boil.
    3. Turn down heat and simmer for 1 hour.

    Actions/Indications/Functions
    o Strengthen immune system, anti-aging, prevent cancer, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.
    o Clear heat, relieve toxin, nourish 5 organs, strengthen body

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

  57. 133

    Jessy said,

    where can i get ready made sachets??

    • 134

      Hi there, dear Jessy :D

      If you do a search online, you will find some websites selling them. However, I am not sure if the satchet type will have the same efficacy as the soup made from fresh ingredients.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  58. 135

    clare said,

    Hi, happyhomemaker, thanks for sharing. Can you let me know the portion of the ingredients, cooking time and how much to drink and when to drink?

    My father has bladder cancer while I have nerve pain in my head that has been killing me for past 3 years and I have been taking pain medication.

    Thanks a lot. Sorry as your thread is v long and I may not have the time to sieve thru them for the above info.

    • 136

      Hi there, dear Clare

      I’m sorry to hear of your father’s and your health situation :sad: . Hope this vegetable soup can help you both.

      The recipe here calls for :-

      1 lb white radish or daikon
      8 oz carrot
      8 oz gobo or burdock root
      8 oz daikon leaves (or less if you can’t find so much leaves, some people substituted this with mustard leaves)
      3 to 5 dried or fresh Shitake mushrooms

      Method –

      1) Wash all vegetables (no need to peel them) and sliced them up.

      2) Put into a stainless steel pot and add in 3 times (the amount of vegetables) of water

      3) Bring to a boil and then lower heat to simmer for 2 hours.

      4) Drink 1 cup (250 ml) per person…for beginners, drink one cup in the morning and one cup in the afternoon. Be sure not to take protein with the soup. Best is to drink on an empty stomach.

      5) The brown rice tea is heaty and it is to balance the cooling vegetable soup. Drink one cup of brown rice tea 1 hour before of after drinking the vegetable soup.

      This soup must be kept in a stainless steel container or pot in the fridge when cooled. Just warm up the soup the next day and drink.

      The amount of soup in this recipe can yield approximately 15 to 18 cups of soup, to be drank over 3 days.

      The leftover vegetables make very good fertilizers for plants and trees. :idea:

      Be sure to allow 3 to 4 hours between taking the soup and taking your doctor’s medication to prevent any possible contraindications.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  59. 137

    clare said,

    Hi homemaker, sorry to bother you again, can you also let me know if the soup should be taken with brown rice tea and if I buy the ready-made brown rice teabags from supermarket is it ok? tks.

    • 138

      Hi there, dear Clare :D

      It is no bother, just ask away any questions you may have and I will try my best to reply here. :wink:

      Yes, you can take those ready-made brown rice tea bags, too. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  60. 139

    clare said,

    Hi homemaker, thanks a lot for your patience. You mentioned don’t take protein with soup. Can u elaborate, is it as in don’t eat stuff like eggs or meat? Thanks again.

    • 140

      You are most welcome, dear Clare. Regarding the protein stuff to be avoided at the same time of drinking the soup (like within an hour or 2), it’s like drinking milk or eating steaks/meats or having some ice-cream or eggs. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  61. 141

    clare said,

    Thanks Homemaker!

  62. 143

    JOHNTEH KEAT HOE said,

    My wife and I had been taking the vegetable soup and brown rice tea for about 10 months. Our general health had improved but we have the side effect of having ezema. About 10 days after consuming the soup and tea, we began to have ezema and itches for most part of our body. We still have itches and unable to resolve this problem despite applying several types of cream. The cream only provide temporary relief. Is there any longer term solution for our itching problem. We shall appreciate any advice that you can give us

    John Teh

    • 144

      Hi there, dear John :D

      Thank you for sharing your feedback on taking this soup. I’m sorry to hear that you have a side effect of itchy skin. I have not heard of this side effect but if the itchiness lasted so long, I would think it is best that you stop taking this soup. If the itchiness disappears after that and then returns when you go back on the soup, perhaps your body is reacting adversely to the soup – that is only my guess. :oops:

      When I first started feeding this soup to my family, we consumed the soup regularly (almost daily) for 1 year. Then, I cut down the soup to like just once a week. These days, I make this soup like once or twice a month, as my family has other health drinks as well. :idea:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  63. 145

    Faith said,

    Hello,

    I just found your web site and the recipe. I am in the US and have liver disease. I am going to try both recipes and post for you. I know that brown rice provides good bacteria to the body so the rice tea is great since I am having difficultires eating grains right now.

    Regarding the previous poster and the excema, it is detox from their bodies. They may want to try organic apple cider vinegar, diluted on their faces to get rid of the excema. If they have other fermented drinks, that will work too.

    Thanks again,

    Faith

    • 146

      Hi there, dear Faith :D

      I am very sorry to hear that yo have liver disease :sad: and hope that this soup will work for you. **thumbs up**

      Thank you so much for explaining why JOHNTEH KEAT HOE and his wife had eczema when they drank this soup. I will email him right away about what you had advised them to do. :idea:

      I will be looking forward to your feedback on consuming the miracle vegetable soup and brown rice tea!

      Do have a wonderful day!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 147

        Hi there, dear Faith :D

        I have heard from John –

        Dear choesf

        My Wife and I are recovering well from the Ezema, and we now only have mild irritation. The Miracle Vegetable Soup is a wonder. It has given me better health. My cancer marker has come down slightly during my last check up about 6 months ago. I am due for my next check up in November. Base on my positive physical condition I believe my cancer should move further down when I go for the test. The Miracle Vegetable Soup has improved my life significantly.

        Please convey to Faith my gratitude for sharing his/her personal experienceon the treatmwnt for ezema. I shall certainly try it as I still have some mild ezema/

        John

  64. 148

    Jen said,

    Hello Happyhomemaker,
    I read about the Miracle vegetable soup but I have not try it yet. May I ask is it also suitable for back pain, wrist pain?
    Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you. Best wishes from Jen.

    • 149

      Hi there, dear Jen :D

      This Miracle Vegetable Soup is good for many things…I don’t understand how it works though :oops: but whenever I get my backaches, it means it is time for me to make this vegetable soup to drink already. Perhaps, you can try and see if it will work for you, too. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  65. 150

    Rudy said,

    Hi Choesf-
    I’m about to embark on this healing soup and just found out the Oriental Store didn’t get his shipment of Burdock Root today. Am totally bummed but thought about using Burdock from the health food stores and wanted yours or anyone’ feedback. I didn’t see where there was a comment re anyone making the soup without it and if it still maintained the same healing properties. I’m assuming not. The burdock is sold in capsule form. Thank you for all your info- I have also ordered the jiagulan tea. Have you incorporated this tea with the soup?
    Rudy

    • 151

      Hi there, dear Rudy :D

      Nowadays, I only make this soup occasionally as I have other types of health soups and teas for my family to drink. I would rotate them. However, when I was “testing” out this Miracle Vegetable Soup, I made it like 2 to 3 times a week and my family drank that consistently for a year with good results.

      Burdock root is essential in this soup as it is the main ingredient that improve our health. If you are using the capsule form, I am not sure how much you can use in the soup :oops: .

      I’m glad you have ordered the Jiaogulan Tea…the teabag version is quite bitter and you may not like the taste. However, the loose tea leaves type is really sweet and quite pleasant to drink. The teabag type is however, more potent that the loose leaf type. I have not incorporated the soup with the Jiaogulan tea.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

    • 152

      Hi there, dear Rudy :D

      Nowadays, I only make this soup occasionally as I have other types of health soups and teas for my family to drink. I would rotate them. However, when I was “testing” out this Miracle Vegetable Soup, I made it like 2 to 3 times a week and my family drank that consistently for a year with good results.

      Burdock root is essential in this soup as it is the main ingredient that improves our health. If you are using the capsule form, I am not sure how much you should use that in the soup :oops: . I remember someone had commented either at this post or at my original post about ordering dried burdock root from somewhere in US. I think you are from the US?

      I’m glad you have ordered the Jiaogulan Tea…the teabag version is quite bitter and you may not like the taste. However, the loose tea leaves type is really sweet and quite pleasant to drink. The teabag type is however, more potent that the loose leaf type. I have not incorporated the soup with the Jiaogulan tea.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  66. 153

    Rudy said,

    Dear Choesf-

    Good Morning! Yes, I’m from the US and actually live in an area that has a high population of people from the Orient but surprisingly; found only one store that orders the Gobo for 1 customer who buys in bulk and dries it! A shame really– anyway, I’m going to give the capsules a shot and try the 2 oz since it’s not fresh and hope that the store will get a shipment in next Thurs. Now, that I think about it- must be a reason the burdock is not available– I have a pretty action packed weekend and would hate to miss out due to detox issues-(knowing me I’ll jump in with both feet) so perhaps I’ll just be patient and wait.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Rudy

    • 154

      Hi there, dear Rudy :D

      I’m glad you managed to find a store that sells the gobo roots. That customer from there is certainly smart to buy it in bulk and dry it. Even at my local market, there is only one stall that sells burdock root all the time. Yes, it best to start any detoxifying or health drinks on a weekend when we don’t have much going on at home. :wink:

      Do have a wonderful weekend yourself, too!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 155

        Rudy said,

        Hello Choesf!
        OK- I finally made the soup according to the recipe- the first time I had no greens-huge difference. the second time I halved the recipe since there was no way my husband will drink it- although, if I force him I think he will enjoy the taste, he just hates the smell of it cooking. Now, the third time- I did the ingredients as mentioned and 3 x the water came to be about 156 ounces. So little more than 2 quarts. Meanwhile, the soup shrank! Does the water evaporate that much for you as well?? I have electric heat- but I’d say this time I have 1 quart of soup. IF this is normal than I’m cool with it. Thanks again for all your help. Have been enjoying my jiagulan tea too. Will comment in the tea section, in case any one else had same experiences. xox!

      • 156

        Hi there, dear Rudy :D

        I’m glad you have tried out this soup. Yes, the soup does have a smell, from the daikon and gobo/burdock root. My husband doesn’t like to smell, too but he would drink it for health purposes. Whenever he developes throbbing gums or stiff/painful shoulders – he would actually request me to make this soup for him and he would drink 3 cups at least in the day, with good results and relief from his pain. :wink:

        I am not sure if it is due to the stove’s heat – mine has a smallest fire with a gas stove burner/ring size of 1.5 inches, and so the soup doesn’t evaporate too much during simmering. My soup left is about 12 – 15 cups. Perhaps, due to your electric stove which has a stronger heat even in its lowest setting, you can either add a little more water to the soup before boiling ( like half a litre)…or drink a little lesser of the soup each time (like 3/4 cup instead of 1 cup). :idea:

        Yes, the radish greens can make the soup really tasty…sometimes, I can’t get that much greens and there is a difference in the taste of the soup.

        I have not made this soup in months as I was trying out other health drinks and just made a pot of it a few days ago. I will make another pot today. :D

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  67. 157

    jane said,

    Hi, there,

    this is Jane from Singapore. I was reading a chinese translation of the book by the creater of this soup, and he actually adviced that we should only use glass ir aluminium pot. Hm…, I would not want to use aluminium since it is reported that it would cause some desease. But my glass pot is too small.

    I notice that you are using stainless steel pot.

    • 158

      Hi there, dear Jane from Singapore :D

      From my original sources, I read that we have to use stainless steel or glass (e.g. Corningware) pots, so that the soup will not react with the metal. We can’t use aluminium pots as they tend to react.

      Hope this helps…

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  68. 159

    Rudy said,

    I forgot to ask Dear Choesf- Have you added anything to the soup, just because or did you drink it strictly for health? It really is quite delicious and think that a couple of things added could turn it into a whole meal. Just wondering. Thanks again! Rudy

    • 160

      Hi there, dear Rudy :D

      This particular soup is taken for health purpose and for energy…Lulu from Japan has called this her energy or stamina soup and she would make this soup every time she needs to spring clean her house! :lol:

      We just drink the soup and the leftover vegetables are used as plant fertiliser – they make good organic fertilisers. :idea:

      We have another variation of the soup which we serve with our dinners – burdock root, corn and pork or chicken. Simmer over a low fire for 3 to 4 hours. That’s really tasty.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      P.S. The Miracle Vegie Soup here – we drink it in between meals…preferably on an empty stomach and once first thing in the morning. :wink:

      • 161

        Rudy said,

        Well, this last comment made me laugh. I drank some for dinner on a semi empty stomach and have been at work ever since making a huge batch of enzymes from left over citrus peels taking up too much room in my fridge. I also made more kombucha tea and have just now sat down to take a break and wondered why I wasn’t more tired! Let that be a word of advice to everyone out there! I don’t have any real health issues (other than belly fat) so I guess the soup is totally energizing for me. I must be sure to check out your other soups and concoctions!
        Best wishes to you as well~

      • 162

        Hi there, dear Rudy :D

        I’m glad you felt energised from the soup! Whilst the others in my family have no problems drinking this soup later in the night, I can’t fall asleep easily if I drink this soup at night. :lol:

        If you are drinking this soup regularly throughout the week, if there comes a time when you start feeling sluggish and tired – then it is time to stop this soup and give your body a break from it for 2 weeks to a month, at least. :idea:

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  69. 164

    Janet tan said,

    Hi there,

    (1 )Can we use dry mushroom instead of shittake mushroom?
    (2 )Shall we drink it as a soup together with our meal or when is the best time to drink it?
    (3 ) Best to drink it hot or cold ?

    Hope to hear from some experience sifus. Thank you

    • 165

      Hi there, dear Janet :D

      Yes, we can use dried Shitake mushrooms, too. This soup is to be drank on an empty stomach – preferably first thing in the morning or in between meals, for better results.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  70. 167

    Janet tan said,

    Hi Choesf,
    thank you for your swift response.
    about the brown rice tea, need to wash the rice clean before we roast it?

  71. 169

    Javier said,

    Hi Choesf,
    First time in this amazing forum.
    I’m just wondering about the frequency that this soup and the brown rice tea must be taken during the day.
    It is not clear to me if this remedy can be taken alone or if it can be combined with other food.

    I’mplanning to introduce my whole family in this remedy as my wife is suffering of Lynphoma Cancer (Hodgskin disease).
    Many thanks in advance,
    Javier

    • 170

      Hi there, dear Javier :D

      I am very sorry to that your wife has Lymphoma Cancer :sad: and hope this soup can help her.

      This soup should be taken alone, and on an empty stomach for best efficacy, and this recipe yields about 10 to 12 cups of soup. For a start, perhaps your wife can drink the soup and brown rice tea twice a day…see how she goes after 2 weeks, and then reduce the soup and tea to once a day. For a healthy person, drink the soup and tea just once a day.

      Perhaps, your wife can drink Dried Roasted Burdock Root Tea also..I have found that to be really energising, and burdock root is known to be anti-cancer as well.

      Dried, Roasted Burdock Root Tea

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  72. 171

    Jafri Saidon said,

    saya ingin buat pertanyaan ada kah sup sayur ini benar – benar boleh
    merawat semua jenis kanser dan adakah perlu kita buat kemoterapi atau minum iodin dan buat pembedahan t.kasih

    • 172

      Hi there, dear Jafri :D

      Sorry, bahasa Malaysia saya tak berapa baik, jadi saya akan jawab pertanyaan kamu dalam Bahasa Inggeris :oops:

      This soup is not proven to cure all types of cancer – but it has been proven to improve certain health ailments of those who take it on a long term basis. If the doctor has advised surgery and chemotherapy for cancer, it is best to follow his/her advice. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D


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