Bring back my cheese


I chanced to turn on the television yesterday and caught a snippet of Dr. Oz which I typically avoid like the black plague. 

I’m grossed out by his show and the stupid games he plays with guests in the audience while showing organs removed from cadavers.

I’m sorry, that’s just wrong.   I know, there I go getting all negatory again when I was trying so hard to become a more positive person.  Guess I’m just becoming  a curmudgeon. 

The good news is I heard an oncology specialist’s thoughts on preventing cancer. It  made me decide Dr. Oz isn’t all bad.


The doc claims hard cheeses are a cancer preventative and here’s why. Gouda, Edam and other forms of hard cheeses contain a special hormone Vitamin K2 (menaquinone, menatetrenone) which inhibits cancer growth.

Studies have shown that people who eat 2 slices of hard cheese a day have an overall decreased risk of developing cancers like lung cancer the number one killer of women, and prostate cancer. Hard cheeses are typically made with bacteria that ferment and vitamin K2 is a byproduct of that process.

Better yet, the doctor said vitamin K2 actually protects the heart against hardening of the arteries. Try eating cheeses rich in vitamin K2 like gouda, Jarlsberg and edam.

I’m off to the Mississippi State Cheese Shop to stock up on Edam.  You know what I’ll be serving at my tailgates this fall!

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