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Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

This recipe does require a little cooking but is totally worth it!  So light, refreshing and delish!!!  Perfect for dining al fresco with a little Sauvignon Blanc. Try and make it the night before so that the flavors get a change to mingle with each other.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 ½ pounds scrod fillets or other firm fleshed white fish fillets, cooked, drained well and flaked

½ cup Kalamata olives

1 container grape tomatoes (approx. ½ pound), cut in quarters

3 scallions, thinly sliced

2 Tbsps. fresh lime juice

2 Tbsps. white wine vinegar

3 Tbsps. olive oil

3 Tbsps. chopped fresh cilantro

Sea salt (small amt.)

Fresh ground pepper

12 Bearitos or Trader Joe’s Taco Shells

3 cups roughly chopped watercress

1 ½ cups thinly sliced red onion

 

Method:

In a bowl, toss together the scrod, olives, tomatoes, scallions, chilies, lime juice, vinegar, oil, cilantro, sea salt and pepper and chill covered for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Heat the taco shells at 350 for approx. 8-10 minutes.  Divide the fish mixture among the shells and top with watercress and red onion slices and serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings

Mango Chicken Salad

Mango Chicken Salad

This is one of my favorite salads everrrrrrrr!  I also love it with poached flaked salmon (available at Trader Joe’s). It literally takes minutes to make!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

4 c arugula (about 2.5 ounces)

1 mango, peeled and sliced into 1-inch-long pieces (or use pre-sliced fresh mango)

1 red pepper, trimmed, seeded, and sliced into 1-inch-long pieces

1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced

2 T extra-virgin olive oil

1 t balsamic vinegar

Sea salt to taste

1 rotisserie chicken

1/4 c slivered almonds

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine arugula, mango, red pepper and onion. In another, smaller bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a pinch of sea salt. Set aside.

Slice rotisserie chicken into 3-inch-long strips. Add to salad; toss to combine. Add balsamic vinaigrette and almonds; toss again before serving.



 

What’s the most NOT talked about health problem effecting over half of all men ages 40 to 70?

Erectile DysfunctionThe answer is ED (Erectile Dysfunction).  The inability to achieve or sustain an erection for sexual activity is still an embarrassing subject for most men to discuss with their doctors, and as a result, don’t get the help that could resolve their problem.  With symptoms ranging from some degree of dysfunction to complete impotence, ED becomes more common as a man ages and has a wide range of effects on his life, impacting his personal relationships, as well as, his overall quality of life. read more

Male sexual arousal is truly a mind-body experience involving the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels, and any problem or combination of problems in these areas can result in ED.  The most common causes of ED are:

  • Heart Disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Low Testosterone
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Stress
  • Certain Prescription Drugs (anti-depressants, anti-histamines,  blood pressure meds, pain meds)
  • Recreational drugs (cocaine, amphetamines, marijuana)
  • Smoking

Viagra, which appeared on the market in 1998, increased awareness and the number of men seeking treatment.  While it and other drugs like it (Cialis and Levitra) provide temporary relief from symptoms, they are expensive and do not offer a cure.  In addition, their side effects are an issue for concern.  There are several proven effective natural remedies that are relatively inexpensive, have no known side effects and provide additional health benefits as well, such as Pycnogenol, arginine and zinc, to name a few.

In addition to natural remedies, diet is extremely important in not only preventing but treating the symptoms of ED.  Anything that effects the heart effects the penis so a heart healthy diet is an important part of any effective ED protocol.  Lifestyle issues must be addressed as well for successful treatment, so smoking, excess alcohol and drug use must be addressed.  Finally, psychological factors such as anxiety, depression and stress all play a role in ED and should be considered.

As with any other condition, the best results are achieved when a whole patient management approach is used which includes diagnoses and treatment of underlying conditions, a dietary, lifestyle, and supplement program targeted at reducing/eliminating the health issues associated with ED and providing the nutrients that increase overall wellness and relief of ED symptoms.

Dietary Recommendations include:

  1. Eat adequate amounts of protein at every meal to stabilize blood sugar levels (aim for .8 – 1.0 gms. per lb. of bodyweight)
  2. Avoid sugar, refined carbohydrates and hydrogenated veggie oils.
  3. Eat a diet high in omega 3 fats including fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines.
  4. Eat testosterone raising foods such as eggs, oysters, salmon, cruciferous veggies (such as brussels sprouts, broccoli and cabbage), lean beef, poultry, beans, nuts and seeds, garlic and  organic dairy products.
  5. Drink plenty of pure filtered water daily.
  6. Eat 5-9 servings of fresh fruits and veggies daily.
  7. Avoid fried foods.

If you or your partner are experiencing symptoms of ED, please make an appointment to evaluate the health, dietary and lifestyle issues that may be at cause and get started on your path to improved wellness, sexual health and quality of life today.