Orange Salad With Olive Rosemary Tapenade
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