Keywords: MUTTON STEW, chiropractic help, chicken bones, fish soup, Red meat consumption and stroke
Our dinner tonight is really a red meat goulash; this recipe also uses plenty of veg and other cholesterol-lowering foods. Looks like a dog's breakfast, eh! Just remember, the proof of the pudding is in the eating ! You won't be disappointed - it's easy to make and very, very delic.
Red meat of course needs to be balanced with protein from other sources:
Other animal protein sources
So, too, this very delicious Eggs Florentine breakfast. The high cholesterol content is balanced by the spinach. The richest source of anti-arthritis magnesium you do need a small spinach patch. How to grow spinach.
A 1m x 1m, 10 square feet, patch of garden is all you need for growing spinach. After radishes and green beans, spinach makes such easy growing.
With all the research now confirming that many of cancers, for example of the breast and prostate, are caused by a high animal protein diet, mutton stew needs to be balanced with foods like lentil protein and one of our very simple, inexpensive, ten minute dinners. Tofu nutrition.
And my favourite vegetable protein dish, hummus, that I make twice a week. Chickpea garbanzo bean dip or hummus.
You simply can't eat too much vegetable protein and, besides which, they register high in the phytochemical foods that keep cancer at bay.
You can't live without protein, but too much is not healthy, especially if you are heavy into cheese, eggs and red meat.
On the other hand, if you are really overweight, that's not healthy either so, for a period, a higher protein diet, rich in fish, fowl, meat and especially legume, together with a very low carbohydrate diet, is a good way to lose weight. Most of us are overweight because of too many carbs, not because of too much fat. Too much fat and simple carbs and you have serious obesity.
I've need read anything in the literature about too much vegetable protein resulting in poor health.
So, you can pig out on hummus and tofu and lentils! In your mutton stew, or as a side dish.
Why all this at a chiropractic help site? What you eat, and those foods that your body is missing out on, will have a profound effect on your joints and overall health. Just a lack of omega 3 from cold water fatty fish or flax seed will give you serious arthritis.
Why nothing on this chiropractic help site about beef or pork. Frankly, being used to red meat that has access to the wide open spaces, I find the beef and pork in holland tasteless and repugnant. Only the sheep in holland roam the polders.
So much for the build up. Now to mutton stew!
INGREDIENTS for Mutton Stew
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"Their meals are scanty, but even of these they eat sparingly; and though each is allowed a small carafe of wine, many refrain from this indulgence. Without doubt the most of mankind grossly overeat themselves. Our meals serve not only for supper, but as a hearty and natural diversion from the labour of life. Yet, though excess may be hurtful, I should have thought this Trappist regimen defective. And I am astonished, as I look back, at the freshness of face and cheerfulness of manner of all whom I beheld. A happier nor a healthier company I should scarce suppose that I have ever seen."
TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY by Robert Louis Stevenson.
RED MEAT CONSUMPTION and STROKE
AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION, December 2010 Larssen et al, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden: FRESH red meat NOT associated with increased risk of Stroke
Background and Purpose
High red meat consumption (more than 100g / 3oz per day) has been associated with increased risk of some cancers and may also be a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. However, epidemiological studies of red meat consumption in relation to risk of stroke are very limited. Our objective was to examine the association between red meat consumption and stroke incidence.
We prospectively followed 34 670 women without cardiovascular disease and cancer at baseline.
During a follow-up of 10 years, we ascertained 1680 incident cases of stroke, comprising 1310 cerebral infarction (clot) and 154 intracerebral haemorrhage (bleed).
Total red meat and processed meat consumption was associated with a statistically significant increased risk of cerebral infarction, but not of total stroke or intracerebral haemorrhage. But...
Fresh (unprocessed) meat consumption was not associated with total stroke or with any stroke subtype.
A side dish of vegetables
Vital with your mutton stew is a salad or perhaps a roast vegetable recipe ... not difficult at all, full of flavour, but requires using the oven. If you're concerned about your carbon footprint, make sure you bake a cake too, or roast a roll of beef for tomorrow's dinner.
Remember, 5 colours minimum every day, and the beauty of roast vegtables recipe is that you can easily get all five colours in one meal.
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Interesting challenges of the day
1. Mr B has the trophy for the most acute neck in February. He has quite advanced lower neck arthritis for a forty year old, thanks to a severe fall on the head from a trampoline. But this is upper cervical pain. Right rotation is simply impossible. Luckily he is improving rapidly, eighty percent better he says after three treatments. See cervical facet syndrome.
2. Mrs C is a new patient with a long history of lower back pain, hip pain and pain in both feet. We'll see how we get on, Rome wasn't built in a day.
3. Miss U sprained her ankle two months ago, wearing high heels. She still has severe mid foot pain. Xrays and perhaps a CT scan.
4. Mr V is 86 years old and hurt his back helping his wife into the car. Just one treatment of the sacroiliac joint and he's eighty percent better. It's not always like that.
5. Mr W lay on his back knocking down a pillar. Turning his head causes severe vertigo. He needs the Epley exercises, not pills, research shows. Update, he's fine.
6. Mrs X, a young mother has severe lower back pain, with numbness down the posterior thigh, calf and side of foot. It started after a long drive in the car. Update, she's forty percent less painful after four treatments, but the leg is still numb. Update two; she 60% better, but it's slow and is going to take the full 6 weeks to heal. Further update; a setback, after lifting her child she now has leg pain. It's going to the be difficult.
7. Mrs Y, a 70 year old woman is on maintenance care fo a nasty lumbar stenosis despite having to do everything at home. Her husband has a hospital acquired infection in the shoulder. After 4 operations he is incapacitated and going rapidly down hill.
8. Mrs Z, an 78 year old woman is doing remarkably well with a bad sciatica. But at over 200 lbs she is not losing weight, in fact gaining despite my suggestions. She's high risk for a stroke. Referral to a dietician to crack the whip.
9. Mr A, a 73 year old engineer, still working, is doing fine after a long episode of lower back pain. Some pain on the side of the hip remains after five treatments. Reassured him it's not hip arthritis.
10. Mrs B, a 64 year old woman has had Scheuermanns disease; it's left with a spinal kyphosis and chronic middorsal pain. She responds well to chiropractic treatment, provides she come every six weeks or so for treatment.
11. Mr C, a young engineer fell off his mountain bike injuring his cervical spine and pelvis. Luckily both responded very quickly to a few chiropractic adjustments. Update: his neck is sore again. It all goes back to a whiplash injury ten years ago when he was rammed by a fully laden truck carrying a load of stone. Time for Xrays.
12. Mrs D, a middle aged woman with hip pain of one year duration, despite other treatment. Xrays reveal an impingement syndrome and early hip arthritis. There's much to be done.
13. Both Mrs E and I can't believe how much better her lower back and leg pain are. Surgery for a scoliosis and spondylolysthesis three years ago helped greatly for one year. But then her leg went lame and weak. He was responded extremely well despite all expectations.
And so the day goes. Chiropractors shouldn't be treating the elderly? Bunkum.
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