The Road to Wellness

Questionable Medicine Challenged

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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!It should be a no-brainer. Researchers called for an end to the funding of questionable medicine in a paper presented in the journal, “Trends in Molecular Medicine.” They argue that supporting trials of practices like Reiki and homeopathy wastes time and money. They offer plenty of science to back their stance. One of their arguments rests with budget constraints. The public has questioned funding of some research recently. Some of it is out of ignorance….read more

Red Wine vs Pathogens

Posted by in Foods and Recipes, health

Many of us don’t need a reason to enjoy a glass of wine. If you do, a study by the University of Missouri will do the trick. Researchers found that some red wines have anti-microbial properties against some common food pathogens. This is good news for fans of Cabernet, Zinfandel, and Merlot. Red Wine and Bacteria The researchers concluded that chemicals in red wine, including reseveratrol and ethanol may hold the key. They also considered pH. Lab experiments revealed that red wine inhibited activity of E. coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Listeria…read more

Weekly Inspiration–Week 35, 2014

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“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill photo credit: United States Marine Corps Official Page via photopin cc

Pressure Cooker Adventure

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This past Tuesday was a big day for me. I purchased my first pressure cooker. I had never used one before, much less thought about buying one. After reading Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet’s book, “A Modernist Meal at Home,” I felt that I had to take the plunge. Newbie User Neither my mother nor my grandmother cooked with a pressure cooker. I came into this with no experience. My husband, on the other hand, knew something about them. He literally held my hand through my first meal. The model…read more

Charlie Trotter Dinner Follow-Up

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As I posted last week, August 17 marked the first annual Charlie Trotter Day. In honor of the man who inspired me, I decided to create my own tribute with a Charlie Trotter meal consisting of some of his dishes as well as one from the modernist tradition. The Terrine For my meal, I prepared his Potato, Portobello Mushroom, Caramelized Onion, and Goat Cheese Terrine. Right away, it was evident that this type of dish could be great picnic food—or bento on the boat as we are wont to do….read more

Weekly Inspiration–Week 34, 2014

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“Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.” ~Oscar Wilde photo credit: Sham Hardy via photopin cc