Mushroom Soup Recipes

Keywords; mushroom soup recipes, chiropractic help, chicken bones, selenium, prostate cancer.

Personally I'm crazy about soups, particularly a mushroom soup. Soups are so easy to cook, so delicious, and you can get a whole meal in one. 

This makes one of my favourites. It's low in calories, depending on how much cream you add, high in nutrition, particularly that elusive antioxidant selenium that has been shown to be a wonder mineral and quite hard to get in your diet, and the essential B complex vitamins.

If you have read other pages on this site, you will know that I hate exactly prescribed recipes. This one is no different. Add a bit of this and that.

Mushrooms go particularly well with fowl so, if you aren't a vegetarian, I suggest you start by making up our easy chicken bones stock. The alternative is  cubes that have nasty chemical preservatives and that really defeats the whole purpose of making anti cancer mushroom soup recipes. Just buy a packet soup if you're planning to add cubes.

  • CHICKEN BONES bouillon ... proven powerful anti-arthritic properties.

Healthy-Slow-Food-MADE-FAST is our theme.

Basic ingredients

  • One large potato.
  • A large punnet of mushrooms.
  • A chopped onion.
  • 1 cup of milk, or double-thick cream, if you like it creamy and disgustingly delicious.


Let your imagination run wild! Increase the nutritional value of mushrooms soup.

  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Any herbs (like a bayleaf, thyme, parsley) and spices you like, but remember that the mushroom flavour is delicate. Don't drown it.
  • A dash of Sherry?


  1. To about a litre of your hot, strained Chicken bones broth add the chopped potato and carrot and bayleaf. Simmer gently for twenty minutes.
  2. Near the end add the optional chopped stick of celery.
  3. Meanwhile, lightly fry the chopped onion in a pat of butter and, when it's translucent, add the clove of garlic and the chopped mushrooms, stirring continuously on high heat for two or three minutes. (You're going to liquidise so don't waste your time chopping finely.)
  4. Scoop the mushrooms and all the butter into the potato-chicken-bones bouillon mix, boil for another ten minutes.
  5. Remove the bayleaf and add a slosh of port (or sherry) if your cholesterol is high and you don't have gout.

  7. Partially liquidise to the consistency you like, and bring back to the boil.
  8. Add the milk (cream), salt and pepper, your favourite herbs and another clove of garlic (or three!) and simmer until you cannot resist the smell any longer! About one minute.
  9. Sprinkle with a litte parsley benefits.


Mushrooms are well known for their anti-cancer properties and their selenium-rich content. Men with low selenium are prone to that highly aggressive, most humiliating of diseases... NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF MUSHROOMS ...

Vitamin E, Selenium and prostate cancer

Now this is important. Vitamin E comes in several different forms. Those most commonly researched are called alpha- and gamma-tocopherol.

Most supplements of vitamin E contain only alpha-tocopherol (from wheat germ oil). PLEASE check the bottle. Why? Research (the SELECT trial) shows that if you are taking ONLY alpha-tocopherol supplements then you don't get the protection that selenium gives against prostate cancer. It's the gamma-tocopherol that gives protection, and the alpha-vitamin E blocks the gamma sites.

Once again, nature in her wisdom mixes these minerals and vitamins up in the right mix. Don't expect to get all your selenium and vitamin E out of a bottle, get them from foods rich in these supplements. Foods like mushrooms! Eat a good diet, from as wide a source of foods as possible.

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1. Mr S is a 76 year old man with neck pain of some 9 months duration. Luckily, most of the discomfort is upper cervical which is only rarely arthritic; his lower cervical spine is a degenerative mess that I've left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he's happy in the circumstances. He can sleep through the night now and that makes a huge difference.

2. Mr P is 32 year old man with very severe lower back pain radiating to the big toe which is 30 percent numb. He had an episode three weeks ago, took anti inflammatories and was soon better as is typical of the medial disc herniation. But before it healed, after a trivia it came roaring back, much worse. The characteristic crossed sign was evident; sitting in a chair, straightening the right leg provoked severe left back pain and tingling in the leg. He's doing well.

3. Severe lower back pain is scary; just ask Mrs P. Just watching her get out of the car I she was in trouble; she had a slipped disc at L4 making her lean towards the opposite side; luckily she had no pain in the leg. Despite family pressure that this was far too severe for a chiropractor, she persevered. Within five days she was standing upright, and after two weeks almost painfree. 

Despite a hectic job, she wisely took my advice and stayed home for what I call exercising bed rest.

4. Mr S has had lower back, groin and back of thigh and calf pain for fourth months.

He has a pincer deformity in the hip causing the stabs in the groin, and a degenerative facet causing the sciatica. Both are responding well to chiropractic and he's well pleased; sixty five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he's taken a warning TIA seriously and has lost 15 pounds, and has at least as much again to lose. A change to a low starch diet and half hour daily walk has made the difference; but the walking is making his foot and back miserable. The expensive orthotic is hopeless; luckily his hips and back are fine, but he needs a simple heel lift.

6. I too have had serious lower back issues, luckily fixed by my own chiropractor; so I too have to do my exercises, take care when lifting supers full of honey, gardening and using the chainsaw. Regaining the function of your spine is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her pelvic, knee and ankle issues. Xrays show a mildly dysplastic hip. Years ago we would have called it growing pains. She too regularly needs chiropractic care and luckily responds well. Increased range of motion is more difficult than too stiff in my opinion. Our care is for kids too.

8. This 65 year old lady is a serious gardener; every day she is bending, lifting and digging for 2 to 3 hours a day. It regularly catches her in the sacroiliac joint, so she has a treatment once a month that sorts it out. She does her lower back exercises faithfully.

9. This 88 year old lady is an inspiration; every day she is busy in the community. With a nasty scoliosis she manages very well with a chiropractic adjustment every six weeks and exercises faithfully done.  

10. Mr X is a 71 year old retired man who wants to continue with maintenance care every six to eight weeks; he had suffered from two years of lower back pain when he first came a year ago. He has no discomfort now after 8 chiropractic treatments, but is aware that danger lurks.

11. Mrs C has been having severe headaches, and taking a lot of analgesics. It's a non complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she's doing well.

12. Mr D is a 38 old year man with chronic shoulder pain after a rotator cuff tear playing cricket. It responded well to treatment, but he knows he must do his exercises every day; for two years he couldn't sleep on that shoulder.

13. Mr D, a 71 year old man, has a severe ache in the shoulder and midback since working above his head. Trapped nerve tests are negative but he has advanced degenerative joints of Luschka; after just two treatments he is 50 percent better. Can we reach 90?

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