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EGG PLANT VS CANCER

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can egg plant prevent or cure cancer .... how should I cook it? Any easy recipes?
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  • Re: EGG PLANT VS CANCER

    Mon, November 13, 2006 - 8:45 PM
    I like to slice it, brush both sides with olive oil, sea salt and peper and bake until brown. I also love it in Thai and Chinese food.

    Can it cure cancer? I dont know. Can it? :)
    • Re: EGG PLANT VS CANCER

      Mon, November 13, 2006 - 10:52 PM
      Diets rich in fruits and vegetables have been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer. I don't know about eggplant specifically, but it seems logical that it should, being that its a vegetable.I like eggplant parmasian. I coat both sides with olive oil and bread crumbs and fry it. Of course when you do that, you end up taking away some of its nutritional value. :-)
    • Re: EGG PLANT VS CANCER

      Tue, November 14, 2006 - 9:38 AM
      Heavens! No - Eggplant CAUSES cancer.... didn't you read that article? they fed nothing but ground, dehydrated eggplant to rats for 8 months, and the rats died of tumors.

      wouldn't you?

      (ok - i'm just causing trouble now, but doesn't it sound like a gov't funded project?)
  • Re: EGG PLANT VS CANCER

    Tue, November 14, 2006 - 2:34 PM
    i think the only ONE thing you can do to prevent cancer is to be happy with your life and not worry ;-).

    there's no magic bullet in foods, in herbs, in detox regimens....there's no magic bullets.

    but attitude makes a lot of difference in how the immune system works, and some oncologists have come to the conclusion that cancer arising is an immune system deficiency response.

    being happy and as free of worry as you can.

    that being said, if you wanna eat eggplant....go for it! i've had some wonderful eggplant parmesans in my life, quite satisfying.
    • Re: EGG PLANT VS CANCER

      Tue, November 14, 2006 - 2:38 PM
      Well, diets rich in red meat have been shown to increase the risk for colon cancer. Veggies are rich in antioxidants which help to rid the body of free-radicals, which can cause cancer. I don't know if eggplant is specifically better than any other vegetable in reducing cancer risk. I think the key, again, is a well-balanced diet. And being happy in life couldn't hurt. :-)
      • Re: EGG PLANT VS CANCER

        Tue, November 14, 2006 - 2:51 PM
        interestingly, the sources i have in my library (including paul pitchford's healing with whole foods') points out that eating the nightshade family veggies actually ameliorates the effects of a diet 'rich' in red meat.

        that being said...moderate amounts of stuff as well as variety is a good way to go.
      • moRe: EGG PLANT VS CANCER

        Tue, November 14, 2006 - 3:51 PM
        < Well, diets rich in red meat have been shown to increase the risk for colon cancer. >

        The most recent report I heard about (today, on "The Herbal Highway" on KPFA) indicates that the real red meat culprit is _processed_ meat: luncheon meats, hot dogs, etc., and decidedly NOT grassfed, free range beef, lamb or pork.
        • Re: moRe: EGG PLANT VS CANCER

          Tue, November 14, 2006 - 5:17 PM
          here here, thanks for that clarification. The inuit people of Northern Canada and elsewhere have lived off an 80 to 90% all meat diet for a very long time.
          • Re: moRe: EGG PLANT VS CANCER

            Tue, November 14, 2006 - 11:46 PM
            I suspect the same qualification needs to be made for all the reports hitting the newstands today about the supposed connection between eating red meat and breast cancer. Nowhere in these reports have I read any mention of what kind of red meat the study subjects were ingesting. My guess is that no one bothered to distinguish these important criteria in the study.

            So sad. Grass-fed beef has proved to be healthy in pretty much every realm it's been tested in so far; so I'd venture a guess that there might have been a vast difference in the breast cancer study if anyone had bothered to separate grass-fed beef from its bastard feedlot cousins.
            • Re: moRe: EGG PLANT VS CANCER

              Wed, November 15, 2006 - 9:39 AM
              i'd also suspect it's HOW one eats the red meat....

              i doubt the inuit were getting seal meat to go and eating it with one hand while hunting from a kayak....which would be their equivalent of getting a supersized micky d's burger and eating it in one hand while driving in rush hour with the other.

              the french also, among many others, actually sit down at a table with family and eat their meal, meat and otherwise. i believe this makes a huge difference in how our body assimilates food.

              it's a sensory and social experience, not just something to be shoved in our face and forgotten about. food is integral to culture, if we eat it in a 'cultured' way (sitting down and paying attention to the food).
              • Re: moRe: EGG PLANT VS CANCER

                Wed, November 15, 2006 - 1:02 PM
                Excellent points, Isabeau. It's so sad that this has become the norm in American lunches: harried office workers at their desks, shoveling food into their mouths behind their cubicles. Or worse--grabbing some extra "energy" from the hideous, never-ending birthday cakes offered in the office lunchroom.
                • Re: moRe: EGG PLANT VS CANCER

                  Wed, November 15, 2006 - 11:48 PM
                  Exactly - most of the people I work with do this. I probably eat better than most of the people there, but I still eat my salad, fruit and nuts at a desk. Our European visitors always take a long lunch, but they are also a much higher rank than I. :*sigh*
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                    Re: moRe: EGG PLANT VS CANCER

                    Thu, November 16, 2006 - 11:06 AM
                    rose --

                    so...maybe, get one of those european high ranking visitors to get management by the ear and say 'by the way, your worker morale and productivity would be much improved if they could take a true lunch break and have a meal with friends, family, anyplace but at their desk.'

                    who knows? maybe it will start a long overdue trend in american business ;-).

                    couldn't hurt ...

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