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Amazing facts on Miso

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Post #: 16
Miso Soup Miracle

You've probably had miso soup a few times at a Japanese restaurant but you probably have no idea how good it is for you. Miso is a living food that contains digestive enzymes called Lactobacillus and other microorganisms. It's been used to be a staple in the Japanese diet for years and years and it even dates back 2500 years to ancient China.

Miso soup also contains it contains all of the essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and protein. It will alkaline your blood, can help to break down cholesterol, and neutralize the toxic effects of pollution and smoke. It can also help prevent radiation sickness.

In 1945, Patients and staff, who were at the St. Francis hospital in Nagasaki, Japan about 1.4 kilometers from the epicenter of where the atomic bomb was dropped, claimed that the miso soup they had been eating had saved there lives. It was all they had to eat along with vegetables, brown rice and soy sauce.

Here is a an article from about it: (http://www.macrobioti...­)

At the time of the world's first plutonium atomic bombing, on August 9, 1945, two hospitals were literally in the shadow of the blast, about one mile from the epicenter in Nagasaki. American scientists declared the area totally uninhabitable for 75 years. At University Hospital 3000 patients suffered greatly from leukemia and disfiguring radiation burns. This hospital served its patients a modern fare of sugar, white rice, and refined white flour products. Another hospital was St. Francis Hospital, under the direction of Shinichiro Akizuki, M.D. Although this hospital was located even closer to the blast's epicenter than the first, none of the workers or patients suffered from radiation sickness. Dr. Akizuki had been feeding his patients and workers brown rice, miso soup, vegetables and seaweed every day. The Roman Catholic Church--and the residents of Nagasaki--called this a modern day miracle. Meanwhile, Dr. Akizuki and his c o-workers disregarded the American warning and continued going around the city of Nagasaki in straw sandals visiting the sick in their homes.

Since the 1950s, Soviet weapons factories had been dumping wastes into Karachar Lake in Chelyabinsk, an industrial city 900 miles east of Moscow. Many local residents began to suffer from radiation symptoms and cancer. In 1985, Lidia Yamchuk and Hanif Sharimardanov, medical doctors in Chelyabinsk, changed their approach with patients suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and other disorders associated with exposure to nuclear radiation. They began incorporating miso soup into their diet. They wrote: "Miso is helping some of our patients with terminal cancer to survive. Their blood improved as soon as they began to use miso daily."

Over a 25-year period, the Japanese Cancer Institute tested and tracked 260,000 subjects, dividing them into three groups. Group one ate miso soup daily, group two consumedmiso two or three times a week, while group three ate no miso at all. The results were stark: those who had not eaten any miso showed a 50% higher incidence of cancer than those who had eaten miso.

Twelve years ago, Dr. Evelyn Waselus, a California surgeon suffering from breast cancer, underwent a double radical mastectomy. Reading how Dr. Akizuki had used miso as an external plaster to treat people with radiation burns, she applied a miso plaster on her own wounded breasts, and for the first time in months was relieved of the gnawing, burning pain she, like so many cancer patients, had been experiencing. To read more, see http://www.macrobioti...­.

Here is a link to the pdf report of The Dietary Practice of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivors by Hiroko Furo, Ph.D. of Illinois Wesleyan University. http://yufoundation.o...­ There are some graphic photos, but it is an amazing read of how these people survived. 7 of them were still alive in 2006.

Miso paste can be found in the ethnic aisles of grocery stores and Asian markets. It will keep fresh in your refrigerator for several months. Be sure to buy organic brands to ensure you aren't getting any gmos.

Thanks for reading.

Be Well,

Lisa Brown




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