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Baldness Linked to Heart Disease? Polycystic ovary Sydrome – Heart Disease

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Baldness = Heart disease?  On the news this morning I heard about a new study regarding baldness and heart disease.   I was fascinated!  I found the study at http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/2000/01.27/bald.html  The type of baldness, whether it’s crown baldness or a receding hair line shows the difference in the correlation of heart disease and baldness.  Crown baldness with either high blood pressure or high cholesterol triples ones risk of heart disease, virus those without any baldness and high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

This paragraph stood out for me as I work with many women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

” Alternatively, the link could be inherited. Recent findings, the study report points out, suggest similarities between male pattern baldness and polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition in some women that is likely to increase the risk of hardening of arteries, of high levels of blood fats, and of low levels of good cholesterol. Brothers of such women have an increased likelihood of male pattern baldness.

If you are prone to this, take action NOW!  Learn how to eat and have a healthier lifestyle to avoid heart disease.  Visit www.ChefGloriaB.com for help before disease strikes.

Gloria Bakst

Chef Gloria B

 

Grilled Bluefish with Citrus Marinade, Perfect for the summer

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Bluefish is not a wildly popular fish. However, it is native to the Massachusetts area, high in Omega 3 fats, and a very moist fish. Many people who don’t like it haven’t tried it prepared correctly. Bluefish is an oily fish, with a citrus marinade it pulls the oily taste out and imparts a more delicate flavor to the fish. It can take a lot of spice too. I don’t recommend marinading for longer than 1 hour or it will start to “cook” in the citrus juice as when making Seviche. I also recommend grilling on a very hot flame to get the fish crisp but not dry. For the full recipe go to www.ChefGloriaB.com.

Benefits of Grocery Tour and Cooking Class

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What is a grocery tour I’m asked? The grocery tours I give are very detail oriented, they are 90 minutes. I spend at least 45 minutes in the produce section. Many people do not realize all the vegetables and fruits they are overlooking due to FEAR of the Unknown! Understanding when a fruit is ripe, how a vegetable looks that has been sitting around for a week in the store or on the truck, and what to do with the produce is part of the educational process, but that isn’t all. Knowing how long to cook your produce, when it should be cooked after purchasing? Are you able to distinguish the ripeness of a fruit? Do you know how to pick an avocado, when to use it, how to store it so it won’t turn black? The rest of the 45 minutes are in the other parts of the store. learning how to read those food labels, how to tell if fish is fresh, which cuts of meat are the leanest, which are tough? Understanding all the different herbs and which are appropriate for different dishes? Mastery of the different kinds of oils and fats that are offered, which are healthy and which are not. Gain new knowledge about how to shop and save money. Which stores have the best deals. These are some of the benefits of a grocery tour. It will leave you with confidence in shopping, you will shop much more expediently and save money in the process.

Combining a grocery tour with a three hour cooking class will you give the best of both worlds. You will be able to pick out the finest fruits, vegetables, fish and meats and return home and prepare at least 4 complete meals that will leave you read for the week. We can be spontaneous in picking out our selection based upon what looks the freshest, what you want to try, and price. The cooking classes come complete with recipes, tips, and lots of cooking techniques.

The combination is wonderful for those who are newly married or those who want to do something fun together, or with another couple. It is very productive for those with newly diagnosed conditions that need special dietary considerations such as Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, celiac, or other food sensitivity.

Please visit http://chefgloriab.com for more information on how to get started today. Mention this blog and receive $25.00 off the combination of grocery tour and cooking class.