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cabbage recipe

  • Dear Readers,

    Welcome to the Octobe 2018 issue of TotalHealth Magazine.

    We would like to dedicate this issue to one of our long-time contributors, Dallas Clouatre. We are saddened to tell you of the passing of this brilliant man. Jarrow Rogovin, Founder of Jarrow Formulas one of the companies Dallas worked with has generously given us an obituary honoring him, it can be found on page 5. Dallas is greatly missed.

    Charles K. Bens, PhD, "Eradicating Breast Cancer." Bens shares with us how we can focus on prevention and reversing this terrible disease. Breast cancer is the second most deadly cancer after lung cancer for women.

    "Thermography for Breast Health" by Hillary Smith, DC, DHM, CCT explains "Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (or DITI) uses a special very sensitive infrared camera to capture images related to the heat coming off the body. It is completely safe, as it is not putting anything into the person." Read on.

    Ken Redcross, MD gives us a head's up on "Your Survival Guide to Flu Season." In addition to excellent recommendations for preventing the flu, and preparing yourself and your family for flu season, Dr. Redcross explains how you can reduce flu symptoms and shorten the experience. Now is the time to arm yourself and your medicine cabinet...don't wait until flu season is in full swing.

    "Radical Metabolism—Eating Healthy While Saving" by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. Long-time weight loss, detox, and anti-aging expert, Ann Louise has been changing the nutritional landscape for decades. In this excerpt from her new book Radical Metabolism, Ann Louise shares with readers her Top 10 Tips to keep this plan within your budget and save on time.

    Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, "The 3 Dietary Supplements Everyone Should Be Taking." This includes a multivitamin, vitamin D and omega fatty acids. At length, Bruno explains the benefits of all three of these supplements for the body. It is a well-documented article on your body's needs and uses of these supplements.

    Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, "Getting Rid of Nighttime Acid Reflux" is the final part of the four-part series on night sweats. Teitelbaum's focus is on acid reflux. If you have never suffered with it perhaps you know someone who has and you can share this article with. There are suggestions on dealing with it by raising the head of your bed. Also a recipe you can make to help acid reflux.

    Sherrill Sellman, ND reports "according to the American Heart Association's Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2018 Update published in the journal Circulation, nearly half of American adults are in this risk category." Sellman includes information on 120/LifeTM a new drink that is formulated with natural ingredients to effectively lower blood pressure.

    Gloria Gilbère, CDP, DAHom, PhD, presents "Roasted Parmesan Cabbage Recipe," includes another healthy recipe accompanied by detailed information on the health benefits of cabbage. It may surprise you.

    Shawn Messonnier, DVM, this month focus is on "Arthritis In Pets." Dogs are more susceptible than cats and large dogs more so than smaller breeds.

    Thanks to all the authors who make TotalHealth possible.

    Best in health,

    TWIP—The Wellness Imperative People

    Click here to read the full October 2018 issue.

    Click here to read the full October 2018 issue.

  • If you think cabbage is boring or you simply use it for coleslaw or in your boiled dishes as in corned beef and cabbage, have I got news for you! This delicious, healthy elegant vegetable side-dish of Parmesan roasted wedges is a crowd-pleaser even for those who “think” they don’t like this humble vegetable.

    Fun Cabbage Tidbits

    • Cabbage is one of the oldest vegetables, dating back to the 1600’s.
    • Cabbage is available in many varieties: red or purple, green and Napa cabbage, usually found in Chinese cooking, bok choi and Brussels Sprouts.
    • The largest cabbage dish ever made was on 19 December 2008 in the Macedonian city of Prilep, with 80,191 sarmas (cabbage rolls) weighing 544 kg (1,221 lbs).
    • A thick-witted person may be called a cabbage-head. In Hebrew, the term “rosh kruv” (cabbage-head) implies stupidity.
    • Drinking juiced cabbage is known to assist in benefiting conditions of the stomach and intestinal ulcers.
    • If one is looking for ingredients of a low-calorie diet, cabbage is at the top of the list. One cup of cabbage only holds about 15 calories—definitely a weight-loss food.
    • Cabbage contains significant quantities of fiber and iron, which help to keep the digestive tract and colon in a healthy condition.
    Roasted Parmesan Cabbage
    • Non-stick coconut oil cooking spray or melted coconut oil
    • ½ medium head of green cabbage, cut into 4 wedges
    • 4 TB organic butter, melted
    • 1 TB finely chopped fresh garlic
    • 1–2 tsp. Balsamic vinegar to taste (best is the fig-infused version)
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese plus more shaved into “shards” for garnish
    1. Cut cabbage head into wedges.
    2. Melt butter and add finely crushed garlic, Parmesan cheese and balsamic.
    3. Brush both sides of each cabbage wedge with buttergarlic-Parmesan-balsamic mixture. *As alternative to butter, you can use melted coconut oil. Baste each wedge with the mixture.
    4. Add salt, and pepper, to taste, over each wedge.
    5. Arrange wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    6. Roast in the preheated oven of 375 degrees for 15 minutes; flip cabbage, baste with butter mixture and continue roasting until browned and charred in some areas, about 15 minutes more.
    7. Top with additional shaved Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

    Bake for 20 minutes. Carefully flip and bake 10—15 minutes more. Drizzle any browned butter on the pan back over the cabbage.

    Health Benefits of Cabbage

    Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. It is also an excellent source of manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin B1, folate and copper. Additionally, cabbage is a good source of choline, phosphorus, vitamin B2, magnesium, calcium, selenium, iron, pantothenic acid, protein, and niacin.

    The following chart from Organic Facts further illustrates the reported health benefits: