Or­ange Salad With Olive Rose­mary Tape­nade

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Half­way through the Ti­tanic's maiden jour­ney, its crew paid lit­tle at­ten­tion to the warn­ings they re­ceived about ice­bergs in the North Atlantic. That very night, the Ti­tanic col­lided with an ice­berg, igniting a lethal pat­tern of cracks and fissures that spread across the ship like a pan­demic. In less than three hours, the Ti­tanic had sunk. The no­tion that the ship was un­sink­able gave the Ti­tanic's en­gi­neers a false sense of se­cu­rity, which re­sulted in fewer lifeboats than needed to ac­com­mo­date all of its pas­sen­gers.

It's a sad fact that his­tory re­peats it­self. The Ti­tanic was not the first—nor the last—tragedy that oc­curred due to mankind's men­tal blind­ness. Even the most in­tel­li­gent peo­ple can be misled with re­gard to their own health. SERVES 4 4 large or­anges 2 ta­ble­spoons or­ange zest 1½ cups pit­ted green olives in olive oil, drained 3 cloves gar­lic, peeled 2 ta­ble­spoons lemon juice 2 ta­ble­spoons fresh flat-leaf pars­ley 2 tea­spoons fresh rose­mary, chopped ¼ cup + 2 ta­ble­spoons ex­tra-vir­gin olive oil ½ red onion, thinly sliced

Zest 2 of the or­anges to get the 2 ta­ble­spoons of or­ange zest for the tape­nade. Set aside for later. Use a ser­rated knife to re­move the rest of the skin and pith. Slice each or­ange into 5 to 6 slices and set aside. Add the or­ange zest, olives, gar­lic, lemon juice, pars­ley, and rose­mary to the bowl of a food pro­ces­sor. Pulse un­til every­thing be­gins to com­bine but is still chunky. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and slowly add the olive oil un­til the tape­nade is com­bined. Layer the or­ange slices onto plates and top with the red onion slices. Top with the olive rose­mary tape­nade. Driz­zle a lit­tle more ex­tra-vir­gin olive oil over every­thing, if you wish. Source: Reprinted with per­mis­sion from Nour­ish: The Pa­leo Heal­ing Cook­book by Rachel Bryant (Page Street Pub­lish­ing, 2015)

As with the Ti­tanic, many peo­ple con­sider Amer­ica's ap­proach to health and the health­care sys­tem to be one of the best in the world; it's viewed as the most lux­u­ri­ous and safest cruise ship. Most Amer­i­cans be­lieve there should be no wor­ries or con­cerns in the health­care sys­tem, and that's the kind of con­sid­er­a­tion that re­fuses to con­tem­plate dan­ger, buoyed high by false hopes and un­tried con­fi­dence.

The truth is that the Amer­i­can peo­ple are sink­ing. It's easy to see the stress frac­tures in the health of the Amer­i­can peo­ple—frac­tures tiny enough that most are still obliv­i­ous, but that are mul­ti­ply­ing at an alarm­ing rate. It's not that Western­ers aren't in­tel­li­gent enough to fig­ure it out, it's that the Amer­i­can pub­lic's judg­ment on health is only as good as the in­for­ma­tion they are given.

So, ask your­self: What in­for­ma­tion do I have? You are your own lifeboat. You are the cap­tain who must learn the pro­to­cols to guard your own men­tal, phys­i­cal, and spir­i­tual health. Will you heed the alarms? Will you take charge of your own health, well-be­ing, and life? Will you pay at­ten­tion to the warn­ing sig­nals that your body gives you?

When you take charge of ed­u­cat­ing, arm­ing, and car­ing for your­self, you will be­come one of a grow­ing num­ber of peo­ple who are rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing the mean­ing and at­tain­ment of health in the United States be­cause of the in­di­vid­ual choices you make daily. The 705 peo­ple who sur­vived the Ti­tanic dis­as­ter heeded the alarms. The more you fa­mil­iar­ize your­self with your ca­pa­bil­i­ties, po­ten­tial, and power, the more likely it is that you, too, can be res­cued.

With that be­ing said, I am a man on a sin­gu­lar mis­sion. That mis­sion is to change the tra­jec­tory of the health of the next gen­er­a­tion of Amer­i­cans by work­ing co­op­er­a­tively for the best in­ter­est of the peo­ple and pub­lic health.

I have re­al­ized that peo­ple are thirsty for knowl­edge. Although there's a lot of in­for­ma­tion out there—in­clud­ing nu­mer­ous con­ven­tional diet books and pro­grams—I be­gan to no­tice that

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