Author Archive | Dr Willette Davis

The Power of Conquering Fear

When I think about making mistakes it frightens me. There is so much emotional pain and embarrassment associated with the entire process of trying something new and failing. There are times when I don’t even want to try. But then I think what happens if I decide not to try?? I’ll never grow Even as the world grows and adapts I will just disappear because I haven’t changed or evolved. I’m not sure what is more scary—not growing or trying to grow and failing??

When I think more rationally like the scientist that I am, I understand that growing through trial and error is a process. Even in nature it’s a process with both hits and misses. Haven’t you ever Continue Reading →

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Salmon with Cucumber-Horseradish Sauce

INGREDIENTS 4 6-ounces fresh or frozen salmon steaks, cut 1 inch thick (thawed, if frozen) 1/3 cup finely chopped cucumber 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing 2 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish 1 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted 1 teaspoon snipped fresh dill or 1/4 teaspoon dried dillweed 1 small cucumber, sliced (optional) 8 sprigs fresh dill (optional) 

Start to finish: 18 min
Leftovers? Combine flaked chilled salmon with leftover sauce for delicious salmon salad or sandwich

Directions:

1. Thaw fish, if frozen.
2. For sauce, in a small bowl combine cucumber, mayonnaise or salad dressing, yogurt, and horseradish. Cover and chill until serving time. Combine margarine or butter and dill; set aside.
3. Grill salmon on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 8 to 12 minutes or just until fish begins to flake easily when tested with a fork, turning once and brushing occasionally with margarine mixture. Serve salmon with sauce. If desired, garnish with cucumber slices and fresh dill. Makes 4 servings.

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LDL the “bad” Cholesterol

Cardiovascular disease is the number one disease that kills Americans with an estimated 500,000 people who die annually. There are well known risk factors that include hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes), cigarette smoking obesity and genetics. High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease that can be lowered in part by our lifestyle choices. Cholesterol is a term that includes a group of fats or lipoproteins. They have different names that you may Continue Reading →

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