When I say Butter what do you think about? I hope it's not a promise or
heart smart product or even a margarine, YUK. I know what I think
about, lots of foods with that warm, soft and slightly salty, creamy
stuff you spread of like EVERYTHING!!
When patients are in my office we usually have a big discussion about
butter. For so long so many people have thought it is so evil, however
it REALLY isn't. Most people have been brain washed to think that
butter makes you fat or raises your cholesterol but that couldn't be
further from the truth. Butter has so many great advantages to it as
long as it's from grass fed cows.
Ray Ilg, ND
Raynette Ilg, N.D., is the owner of Olive
Branch Wellness Center in South Elgin, IL. A Naturopath who earned a
Bachelors of Science in Biological Medicine and then a Doctor of
Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences, she
employs Nutritional Guidance, Herbal Medicine, Hydrotherapy, and
Homeopathy in her clinic. Dr. Ray can be contacted via her website,
Olive Branch Wellness Center
First of all butter has so many vitamins in it. I bet you
never knew that butter had plenty of Vitamin A (which supports the
thyroid and adrenal glands), D,E and K2 (which prevents tooth decay and
builds strong teeth and bones) so it basically has all of the necessary
fat-solubles vitamins ). Also depending on the source of your butter it
can have plenty of other minerals in it such as; chromium, copper,
iodine (which promotes proper thyroid function) , manganese, selenium
and zinc. Then there are the medium chain fatty acids you get from
butter. Those minerals actually support things like your immune system.
Butter protects your stomach from infections, and believe it or not it
has metabolism boosting abilities. Yes you heard it here. Eat butter
and lose weight!
Butter is also an anti-microbial and it can even be seen in
helping colon health (get it butter and BUTT). It is protective in
different types of cancer by deterring tumor growth. However, my
absolute favorite is that butter helps with brain function and
beautiful skin and that's from eating it! Then there's the protection
it provides against degenerative arthritis by protecting against
calcification of the joints called the Wulzen factor. Butter is
fabulous for protecting against hardening of the arteries, cataracts
and calcification of the pineal gland.
The pineal gland is a small gland in the head responsible for
the production of melatonin, maintains circadian rhythm and regulates
reproductive hormones, controls sex drive, hunger, thirst and the aging
process, to which I say more butter stat! Butter is also great for a
healthy brain and nervous system as the brain needs cholesterol to
develop properly and maintain proper health especially since its more
than 65% fat (so the term fat head is a good thing! LOL).
Butter protects the coating (myelin) on your neurons in the nervous system so nerve impulses continue at the right rate.
All of that from just some lil ol butter. Just like Grandma used to
serve all over baked goods, in baked goods, veggies, in soups and
stews. It's like MAGIC that makes the mouth happy. So, never skimp on
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Clean Eating Waffle Iron Omelets
3 whole eggs
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1 tbsp. oil
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well combined.
Pour just enough mixture onto a greased waffle iron to cover the entire
surface area. Do not overfill the waffle iron or you will have egg
coming out the sides.
If you have a lock on your waffle maker, use it.
You will hear a lot of squealing and whistling as this cooks. Once that noise fades, you know they are pretty much done.
Serve with some grated cheddar cheese, tomatoes, avocado or anything else you like in an omelet.