Good and healthy alkaline vegetable soup

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   Posted 1/15/2007 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
There are no set measurements for this so you can decide the amount of vegetables you want to use.   
You can use frozen (bags or boxes, organic if possible) vegetables (they have the most nutrition anyway) to make it even easier.
You can double the amounts and make a double portion and freeze in small containers.
2 Large Leeks, finely chopped
2 TBS good olive oil
Soy Beans (edamame), frozen 1 bag
Carrots, cut into slices or chunks (1 or 2 bunches, don't peel) or bagged ones
2 large sweet potatoes (not yams) peeled and cut in chunks
1 large bunch of chopped italian (not curly, it has less flavor) parsley
String beans, frozen (cut) 1 or 2 bags
*You can also add 1 box of frozen peas, although it's not a high alkaline vegetable
Salt to taste (try not to add too much salt)
Wash leeks well and chop finely (you can coarsly chop and then chop in food processor if easier).  In a large soup pot add leeks to olive oil and saute lightly for a few minutes on medium heat careful not to burn.
Add all the vegetables and cook for a few minutes over medium heat.
Add enough water (filtered if possible, even Brita) to cover well and salt.  Partially cover and bring to a low boil for a few minutes.  Lower heat and while still partially covered cook for about 40 minutes on a high simmer.
If you like you can puree the soup after it's cooled a bit either with an immersion blender or regular blender/food processor.
This soup is very nutritious and also gives you protein from the soy beans.
You can serve it with chunks of tofu for added protein.
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   Posted 1/15/2007 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
DANIE, thanks for that recipe...Question: did you have an unbearable lump in your throat that you got rid of as well?  Because mine is unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!

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   Posted 1/15/2007 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Google "achalasia". I encountered the term last night and evidently the treatment is quite different than it is for GERD.

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   Posted 1/15/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Wouldn't an endoscopy procedure diagnose achalasia?

I had the "lump or knot in the thorat" feeling and it was horrible. I also had terrible nausea and dizziness. I was sent for every test imaginable, even a brain scan! I was not diagnosed with GERD until I went for an endoscopy.

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   Posted 1/16/2007 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Lonibel, if I had achalasia then my esophagus would look like a "bird's beak" and they would have seen this in an endoscopy.  I had asked a doctor about that...I also thought I might have it.  But I don't...
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