We had these with our supper (dinner for many of you) tonight. They are so so easy and delicious. We often eat them for dessert.
- Wash and peel a couple of big sweet potatoes. Cut in slices/chunks as shown.
- Heat an iron skillet over medium heat, add a couple Tablespoonfuls of coconut oil or olive oil.
- Add potaotes and drizzle honey on top. I may use 1/4 cup honey. Adjust this amount for the sweetness you like.
- Pour about 1/2 cup water over the honey.
- Cover and cook about 15 minutes or until potaotes are soft as you like and liquid is absorbed.
We had these potatoes with meatloaf (which was frozen earlier and baked a short while before starting the remainder of the meal), cornbread, beans (canned ones tonight), and roasted cabbage. I like the slight burned taste when I cook this cabbage under the broiler.
- Cut 1/2 cabbage head in small pieces. See photo. Toss with a couple tablespoonfuls of sesmae oil. You can also use olive oil, but I think the sesmae oil gives it a nice taste.
- Put cabbage in a single layer and put under the broiler. Broil about 5 minutes. Turn/toss the cabbage with a spatula and broil about 4 or 5 more minutes.
- Watch closely, however, I like a little charring around the edges. .
I hope many of you got to see some of the 14 episodes that I mentioned in the last post “Awakening from Alzheimer’s” before they went off at 12:00 midnight last night. All of the episodes were great, but Episode 6 explained why Alzheimer’s is often called type 3 diabetes. They were saying the brain runs on glucose, and in alzheimer’s patients there is an insulin deficiency/insulin resistance in the brain. Glucose needs insulin to get into cells of the body. In the brain insulin releases these glucose transporters that help glucose get in the brain. If you can’t get glucose into brain cells, the cells die.
Excessive sugar in the diet is the problem. In the eaarly 1800’s a person might have eaten 6 lbs. of sugar a year, but today with the average American diet, we eat over 130 lbs. a year. If your brain is not processing glucose well, coconut oil and MCT oil will help your brain produce an alternative fuel, ketones.
I could go on and on with the science details that I learned from these webinars because I find them so interesting, but suffice it to say our diets, along with lifestyle changes, are main criteria in overall health, and now they are finding out especially in neurological disorders. Sad to say, most medical doctors have very little training in nutrition.
As many of you know my husband is having symptoms of Dementia/Alzheimer’s, therefore I have been learning everything I can on the subject. In the past 12 days I have viewed webinars sponsored by Dr. David Perlmutter, a 30 year practicing neurologist whose father died with Alzheimer’s disease. These webinars show interviews with 14 specialists in the field and describe the most recent studies and successes. This is so encouraging since there seems to be nothing yet in the pharmaceutical field that can help.
I cannot reccommend these webinars highly enough. They are free and are running again this weekend. You can access them by clicking here.
Even if you are not dealing with someone with these problems, it would be wise to learn what you can about the preventative measures you should take.