Who doesn’t look forward to Christmas dinner ‘with all the trimmings’? Many people though have an ambivalent relationship when it comes to sprouts. Perhaps more than any other vegetable sprouts deserve the title of marmite of the vegetable world. Love ’em or hate ’em (and here at Rosemary Cottage we love them) you have to admire them for their nutritional punch. Continue reading
In a recent post I had a bit of a rant about making sure you get hold of your blood tests, and not to settle for being told “everything is fine” when you know it is not. I gave an example of how results can be within lab ranges, hence ‘normal’, hence ‘not worth worrying about’, when actually they may contain vital information that will help address or resolve your health problem. Continue reading
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3. Medical Fails, Bales and Controversies
PALEO and MEDITERRANEAN DIET NEWS
I was unable to attend the first two events in this the 2017 season of West Sussex History of Medicine Society, so forgive me for the absence of write ups. However, I am pleased to say that I made it to the Remembrance Day event, and was very impressed with the lectures. Impressive too was the very full house who came out on a rainy Saturday morning on this the 99th anniversary of Armistice Day. Before I give my précis I would like to say how moved I was to join my personal silent Remembrance heart with everyone else’s, especially as so many army men were there, who must feel the sadness of so much loss far more deeply than I. Continue reading
A study of 42 European countries found lower cardiovascular disease and mortality among countries that consumed more fats and animal protein. Higher cardiovascular mortality was linked to carbohydrate consumption. Another nail in the coffin for the diet-heart hypothesis?
I just brought in some lovely fresh veg from our garden this afternoon – the broccoli and celeriac were really top notch! Plus we have enough carrots to see us through to April.
It might be late in the year, but I try to have something to eat from the garden all year round. We have Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, sprouting broccoli and winter onions to come, with cauliflowers in the new year.
Afifah made a fab roast dinner using the garden veg: Goodwood leg of lamb, rubbed with homegrown garlic and rosemary, served with mashed celeriac, broccoli and roast carrots. A perfect and nutritious Sunday dinner :)
Here’s a little slideshow of the meal: Traditional English fare at it’s best.