Alternative Medicine

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  • Transitions

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    One woman's inspirational story of living well with a disability.
    by Carla MacInnis Rockwell
  • Indian Spiced Salmon

    Weekly Recipe: 
    Salmon contains an abundant supply of omega-3 fatty acids, which keep the heart healthy and reduce inflammation. Several studies suggest that curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric, may also put a damper on inflammation, as well as protect against chronic diseases. One study in mice showed that curcumin may also protect against breast cancer.


    1 teaspoon turmeric

    1 teaspoon curry powder

    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

    1/4 teaspoon allspice

    1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt

    4 (6-ounce) wild salmon fillets or steaks, about 1-inch thick

    2 teaspoons olive oil

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    1. Place the first five ingredients in a small bowl; whisk to blend.

    2. Sprinkle salt evenly onto both sides of the fish. Pat spice mixture onto one side of each fillet.

    3. Heat oil in a large, ovenproof, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

    4. Add salmon, spiced side down, and cook for two to three minutes or until nicely browned.

    5. Place salmon in oven, and bake it for five to six minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

    Serves 4

    Nutrition information per serving: Calories 266; Protein 34 g; Carbohydrate 1 g; Total fat 13.2 g; Saturated fat 2 g; Cholesterol 94 mg; Sodium 223 mg; Fiber 0.3 g