For years critics of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs have said that low cholesterol was linked to depression, suicide, injuries, cancer and infection. Now a new study reveals those with low levels of HDL by age 61 are 53% more likely to have memory problems (study of 3,673 individuals).
In Native American mythology, squash, corn, and beans are known as of the “three sisters.” These are the very crops, along with garden vegetables, that the harvest festival of Thanksgiving is meant to celebrate!
1 small sugar pumpkin or 1 large butternut or carnival squash (about 2 pounds)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium green or red bell pepper, cut into short, narrow strips
14- to 16-ounce can diced tomatoes, with liquid
2 cups cooked or canned pinto beans
2 cups corn kernels (from 2 large or 3 medium ears)
1 cup homemade or canned vegetable stock, or water
1 or 2 small fresh hot chiles, seeded and minced
1 teaspoon each: ground cumin, dried oregano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 to 4 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cut the pumpkin or squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and fibers. Cover with aluminum foil and place the halves, cut side up, in a foil-lined shallow baking pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until easily pierced with a knife but still firm (if using squash, prepare the same way). When cool enough to handle, scoop out the pulp, and cut into large dice. Set aside until needed.
Heat the oil in a soup pot. Add the onion and sauté over medium-low heat until translucent. Add the garlic and continue to sauté until the onion is golden.
Add the pumpkin and all the remaining ingredients except the last 2 and bring to a simmer.
Simmer gently, covered, until all the vegetables are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
If time allows, let the stew stand for 1 to 2 hours before serving, then heat through as needed. Just before serving, stir in the cilantro. The stew should be thick and very moist but not soupy; add additional stock or water if needed. Serve in shallow bowls.
The ant nebula, a cloud of dust and gas whose technical name is Mz3, resembles an ant when observed using ground-based telescopes. The nebula lies within our galaxy between 3,000 and 6,000 light years from Earth.
Lanjopoulos Family Chiropractic
309 E Saginaw Hwy, Grand Ledge. 627- 4547
Greetings all and all the best wishes of the Season to you and yours.
As 2008 draws to a close, we’d like to send a shout out to all who contributed to the “BESTEST” Stuff the Bus EVER. We raised over $4000.00 dollars and had a well stuffed bus and piggy bank!
This past year has really zoomed past and we are looking at a year of great change ahead….should be interesting.
Jessica is setting herself up to move into the next level of study now that she has (or will have in mid Dec) her associate’s degree.
Erica’s Ayden is all of seventeen months old and as cute as a button. Motherhood suits Erica.
Having Brenda in the building has been fun, the decorations are bonus.
Damaris will have her eighth quarter done…only 6 more to go!…..
Ray and I continue to enjoy our office space and see our second anniversary on the horizon!
I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate, eating at the same table, working in the same shop…was not. Why? What difference was there in the two persons that caused one to have disease while his partner…escaped? Why?
– D.D. Palmer, Discoverer of Chiropractic,
The Chiropractor’s Adjuster, 1910
The Big Idea
Your Incredible Neck
Chiropractic and spinal research
Do flu shots work?
The ant nebula
Too busy to cook?
– “Three Sisters” Stew
– Tortellini or Ravioli in Sweet Potato Sauce
– Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apples
What is a grandparent?
Bye. See you next month. Don’t forget to stop by for a chiropractic checkup – it’ll make your life happier and healthier. Want hard copies of this newsletter? Stop by the office and we’ll give you some for your friends and relatives. If they have e-mail, have them write to us and we’ll add them to our subscriber list.