Cancer Fighting Medicinal Mushroom Chocolate Beet Cake & A Bit of My Story

Yep, you heard that right. This chocolate cake is made with medicinal mushrooms and beetroots... and it also fights cancer. 

When I went through my stint with systemic infection that lead to a cancerous blood situation, I chose to heal myself using holistic medicine. I decided to go with natural remedies, cellular detoxification and whole foods as the basis of my treatment. 

Because I knew about the science of epigenetics (change in genetic expression) as well as naturopathy, I was able to blend the best of Eastern philosophy with advanced Western Natural Medicine to clear my blood of the cancer and return my body to health. 

(Yes, this is possible. No, Western medicine and mainstream society doesn't tell you about this). 

Understanding the root cause of cancer is IMPERATIVE if you want to truly heal yourself. For most people it is due to either systemic infection (bacteria or virus), toxic overload (environment and diet), unresolved emotions held within the body (stress), and sometimes due to genetics (cellular memory). 

A healthy body does not simply create cancer, cancer is created by the body in RESPONSE to the underlying root problem. 

Understanding the Root Cause of Cancer

When I understood that my root problem was due to a combination of systemic infection, toxin overload, unresolved emotional trauma, AND genetic issues past down from my parents, I created a multifaceted healing approach including mind/body/spirit/lifestyle cleansing and rejuvenation. 

As I mentioned, DIET is CRUCIAL when healing. Your body cannot and will not heal itself if you are poisoning it. Fried foods, refined sugar, factory farmed meats, alcohol, chemicals, pesticides, gmos, etc... these things are poison, they are toxic to the body and if we continuously do these harmful things to our bodies, we will be sick and stay sick. 

A Healthy Diet For Cancer Healing

Eating whole, natural, organic (when possible) real HEALING foods, herbs, and beverages is mandatory! But healthy eating doesn't have to be painful, boring or bland. You can have amazingly delicious nutritious foods as part of your healing journey! 

For instance, my Cancer Fighting Medicinal Mushroom Chocolate Beet Cake

Chocolate Beet Cake

I love chocolate, I love beets, I love cake, so this recipe was a staple for me while healing. 

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Cancer Fighting Chocolate Beet Cake
This easy to make vegan chocolate beet cake is a delicious way to support immune function and cancer healing
  • 3 large Beets
  • 3/4 cup Coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup Almond flour
  • 2 Large Eggs (organic)
  • 1 cup Melted coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • add to sweeten taste Stevia (optional)
  • 3 tbsp Cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp Chaga mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp Reishi mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla (organic)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking soda (non aluminum)
  • Add as topping Organic walnuts
Preheat oven to 350. Grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Combine maple syrup, eggs, and oil in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set at medium speed for 2 minutes. Beat in the beets, chocolate, and vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients, beating well after each addition. Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan on rack. Add walnuts Enjoy!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6

Medicinal Mushrooms for Healing

You may have noticed the ingredients CHAGA and REISHI in the cake recipe. If you don't know what those are, well this is exciting. Chaga and Reishi are incredible medicinal mushrooms, they have healing superpowers: they boost immune function, repair cellular issues, fix DNA, are super antioxidants, balance microbial action, etc etc etc... There are hundreds of reasons why medicinal mushrooms are incredible, I highly suggest you doing some research and considering using them in your own healing protocol. 

For my recipes, I use locally harvested organic mushrooms when I can, and I also purchase my convenient and ready to go high quality reishi and chaga from Four Sigmatic

I love them so mush that I became an ambassador and affiliate, so that I could share the love of mushrooms to the world. 
You can get 10% off your order when you use the discount code: reallifebutbetter

Click the picture to learn more about mushrooms and try some.     

Click the picture to learn more about mushrooms and try some. 


And remember, if you are choosing to heal yourself from cancer (or any disease), you must take a HOLISTIC mind/body/spirit/lifestyle approach. Everything is connected, there is no separation. YOU CAN and WILL heal, however you MUST believe in yourself, and you do have to be committed to yourself and your journey. You've got this. 


This whole post is controversial, edgy and non-normative, I know. I am not here to debate if you can cure cancer naturally, I have done it and so have thousands of others. 
I am not here to debate the benefits of mushrooms, there is also SO MUCH scientific evidence on this subject. Google or Pubmed this. 
I am also not here to get into the natural sugar and infection debate. For years I believed that if you want to heal you must take out everything with sugar in it, and that's simply not sure. Natural vs. artificial sugar is different, also, everyones body is unique and you must work with what works for you. 

With love, 

Samantha Lotus Naturopath

Samantha Lotus

Naturopath & Lifestyle Alchemist, specializing in psychoneuroendoimmunology