Thursday, December 15, 2016

Recipe for a healthy spread

Lemony Hummus with Toasted Cumin Seeds
Lemony Hummus with Toasted Cumin Seeds

Fresh lemon juice along with grated zest imparts a lovely citrus flavor to the hummus. It makes a fine snack or an excellent dip for a party. Serve with toasted whole wheat pita triangles or cut-up raw vegetables.
Note: The recipe halves easily. If you don’t feel like toasting the seeds, simply substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin; you need a little more because the flavor is milder.
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 cups cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup tahini (Middle Eastern sesame seed paste)
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juiceSwiss Secret
3 tables extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup warm water
Paprika, sweet or hot to taste
1. In a small dry skillet, toast the cumin seeds over medium heat, shaking the pan once or twice, until they are lightly browned and fragrant., 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a mortar and crush lightly, or grind in a spice grinder or mini food processor.
2. Combine the chickpeas, tahini, lemon zest, 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and toasted cumin seeds in a food processor or blender. Add 1/2 cup water and puree until smooth.
3. Season with more lemon juice and additional salt to taste. Transfer to a bowl and serve at room temperature, with a dusting of paprika on top.

Monday, August 31, 2015

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. - Elisabeth K-R

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"I fully admit to being wrong. ... (We) have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.
Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine. " Dwight Lundell, MD, cardiologist and heart surgeon
We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to...

I was reading an article in "Oncology" journal and was thinking about some of my patients. I believe this article mighty be interesting for them

Is Chemoradiotherapy Beneficial for Stage IV Rectal Cancer

Huh J.W. · Kim H.C. · Park H.C. · Choi D.H. · Park J.O. · Park Y.S. · Park Y.A. · Cho Y.B. ·Yun S.H. · Lee W.Y. · Chun H.-K. Oncology (DOI:10.1159/000371390)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wow. Check it out
"Engineered bacteria detect cancer and diabetes urine"