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Zesty Healthy BBQ Salmon Recipe

This recipe is packed with some of my favorite ultimate health foods. the salmon is a wonderful source of superb healthy fats; omega-3 fatty acids, the lemon rind contains one of the most powerful anti cancer nutrient called limonene; cinnamon is a superb herb to help prevent diabetes and the lemon juice, which is acidic, will lower the glycemic index of this meal so that you will not get a spike in insulin thus you will feel energized and well satiated. And finally, the pineapple contains digestive enzymes to help your body digest and absorb all of these fabulous nutrients!

  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, may use agave or a dab of stevia as well
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Lemon slices (optional)

Combine first 3 ingredients in a zip-top plastic bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning occasionally.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Remove fish from bag; discard marinade. Combine sweetener and next 5 ingredients (sweetener through cinnamon) in a bowl. Rub over fish; place in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with olive oil. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with lemon slices, if desired.

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Last Chance to Get an Olympic Body!

Aside from training ten hours a day for most of your life, an olympic looking body, firm, svelte, full of energy and flexible is not as out of reach as you may think! Here are some tips on getting there the Dr in The KItchen way!

1. Make sure that you are free of food sensitivities or allergies which can cause joint pain, bloating, fatigue and unnecessary weight gain.

2. drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day. Dehydration often presents as fatigue, so before you reach for the sugar, have a glass of H2o the reassess.

3. make sure that you get plenty of omega-3 fatty acids found in flax, hemp and chia seeds, walnuts and all cold water fish. This will ensure that your joints and tissue stay well lubricated and oiled up so that you are flexible and able to do those twists, turns and back bends

4. Fuel up on healthy carbohydrates and protein, not sugar!

5 and finally add a little fun to your workout, sing along to your music, add in a few skips or jump rope and stir things up with activities that make you feel light fun and youthful!

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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An Aspirin a day keeps the doctor away?

The old adage used to be ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, today it has changed to ‘an aspirin a day,,,” But with these new findings, I think it is time once again to go back to the apple!

Daily aspirin use was associated with a higher-than-expected increase in the risk for major bleeding in an Italian study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Millions of people take aspirin every day! Daily aspirin therapy has been proven to lower the risk for a second heart attack or stroke in people who have already suffered one. The treatment’s usefulness for preventing a first heart attack or stroke is apparently not so clear anymore.

As the doctor in the kitchen I am thinking why take that unnecessary risk. ” Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food!” If you want to protect your heart try a daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts, flax seeds and oily cold water fish. Add a little garlic to the mx and voila, you have the perfect blend of heart healthy natural blood thinning, no side effects medicine that tastes good too!

 

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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