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Dija Know… Joe’s Restaurant Newsletter -126 May  2016

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Love your bones. May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

“I have them, they hold me up”

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♦ Joe’s is open all day Mothers’ Day from 7:30am to 9pm. We suggest reservations for our fabulous Brunch from 9 – 3. Dinner specials start at 5pm, and as usual we serve all through the day from our regular menus.

 

Bones. Who knew how critically important strong bones were? Not me. Until a few months ago, I took my bones for granted. I have them, they hold me up. But I did not know the devastating downward spiral that can be initiated by a broken bone, especially a broken hip, in people over 45 or 50. It’s one thing breaking a bone in youth. It’s not fun, but usually it isn’t life changing. Different story once osteoporosis has set in. It can lead to disability and worse.   So, what can we do? Is there a scientifically proven and statistically tracked drug-free method to prevent fractures and even to re-build bone density? Yes. In a word it is osteogenic loading. (OK 2 words.) In December 2015 in conversation with a dentist, I was told, “Bone cannot be rebuilt.” That declaration of course, inspired me to prove that statement wrong! In my search, I was fortunate to come across the principle of “osteogenic loading” and a fairly new company Performance Health System. The company is built around proprietary technology that employs that brilliant process or activity of osteogenic loading. Osteogenic loading allows individuals in a brief intensive exercise to self – compress the bones of the body, stimulating a bone density response. The program offers the member a precise brief and simple 4-exercise protocol on the Biodensity Machine, which tracks your weekly performance. You’re in and out in less than 10 minutes, no sweat, and no changing clothes. As I shared last month, I have been testing this on myself since Dec 22, 2015. The improvements in strength and balance have been nothing short of astounding. My bone density, however, will not be measured again until Feb of 2017. There are 4 areas in which DancingBones can legally report improvements based on clinical studies – BMD (bone mineral density), muscle strength, balance and insulin resistance. Additionally, members report positive changes in such conditions as — fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy, peripheral neuropathy, degenerative disc disease, MS, hormonal imbalances, joint pain, mood. As well, this program has enormous potential for application to sports and athletics of all kinds, from amateur to elite athletes. But at this early chapter in the Biodensity history, the most impressive (to me) results are the average 7% annual increase in bone density. One study is outstanding, however. United Kingdom National Health Services clinical trial, 6/28/15 reported a 14% increase in bone mineral density over just 6 months in post-menopausal women. Holy Cow! The 4 precise exercises, overseen by a thoroughly trained session coach, are producing results that far surpass any other treatment. And without injury or side effects! In time on this program, you may expect to feel younger, stronger, more secure, stable, balanced and more positive. Muscle wasting (sarcopenia) is arrested, even reversed by this program.
Additionally I believe it’s important to feed your body with good whole foods and of course, get sunshine – Nature’s Vitamin D.

I’ve been so impressed with this biodensity technology that I’ve decided to bring an Biodensity center to Santa Feans. I will have more information soon.

♦ Friday May 6th from 7:30 – 11am, Richard Eeds returns to Joe’s, broadcasting the Morning Show live on Hutton FM 101.5. Richard does a brilliant job of keeping New Mexicans abreast of the times. During the broadcast, watch Richard at work and get a surprise discount on your breakfast! Just ask.

 

♦ This has nothing to do with food or health but our two favorite movies lately are Unbranded and The Big Short. The Big Short confirms my loss of confidence in the big banks (see past newsletters). It chronicles how the BB’s defrauded and impoverished the American worker, homeowner and middle class. The movie exposes the arrogant greed and egregious actions of the Big Bankers in lay terms that even I can understand. I was told I was wrong about the BB’s (by a banker!). Hmmm.
More upbeat – if you love horses and especially if you’ve ridden the backcountry, you’ll love Unbranded. This movie reaffirms my belief in and deep admiration for the honesty, stoicism, athleticism and heart of horses.

Joe’s fresh dark French chocolate truffles are a perfect gift for any and all of your loved ones, especially when gift boxed in our 4 or 6 truffle boxes. Mocha or hazelnut? Ask your waiter.

 

♦ In the past I have noticed the phenomenon of seedless plants and produce – melons, grapes, cucumbers etc. Although it’s easier to eat, it jes don’t seem right! Well I’m delighted to see grapes with seeds making a comeback. Last seen at Natural Grocers. The seed of the grape is where many potent nutrients lie.

 

♦ Why are we at Joe’s partial to soil grown produce? Many vendors have offered us hydroponically grown produce. Now in a pinch it certainly is better than nothing. But soil grown organic veggies just can’t be beat. We simply cannot know every organism and component and nutrient and process at work in good untampered-with soil. These very complex components of good soil synthesize to produce nutrient rich veggies and fruits. Can that complexity truly be replicated in hydroponically grown produce?

♦ For local gardening guidance listen to master gardener Bob Zimmerman’s the Garden Journal on Saturdays at 10:30am on KSFR 101.1.

♦ DiJa Know – Russia is becoming the flag-bearer for non-GMO food. Russia continues to lead the way in the realm of natural, organic farming. According to a report by the Russian Ministry of Health, President Putin “has been giving away land . . . in the past few years to people willing to farm organically and sustainably.” The goal is to become “the world’s leading exporter of non-GMO foods based on ecologically clean production.” This follows the Kremlin’s announcement to stop the production of all GMO-containing foods. This is seen as a major step in the fight against multinationals like Monsanto.  “We must fight this. A physically and intellectually disabled population is not in our interests,” the report states. Golly, I wish our government felt that way.

♦ Dozens of global food, farming and environmental groups will put Monsanto, a US-based transnational corporation, on trial for crimes against nature and humanity and ecocide, in The Hague, Netherlands, this year on World Food Day, October 16, 2016.

♦ Having a hard time getting your greens? Well, here’s a suggestion. If you know which greens are on the top of the nutritional list, giving the most bang for your buck, then let’s eat those more frequently. In any case here are the top nutrient-packed greens:  Kale (surprise, surprise!). Learning to cook it well can make it delicious. u Broccoli (who would have guessed?) Best eaten cooked lightly to reduce the oxalic acid.  Wheat grass and barley grass – these need a special juicer to process. Or get them powdered and add to smoothies.
♦ Alfalfa sprouts Spinach – also best lightly cooked. (but I do love it raw too!)  Avocado – yum.

♦ Why are we at Joe’s so annoyingly persistent about this “buy local” stuff? Many factors are out of our hands when it comes to our food supply. Most of what ends up on the American dinner table derives from a shockingly few giant agribusinesses. Their reach is long – from designing the (GMO) seeds to planting, fertilizing, processing and shipping. We as consumers cannot with confidence hand over the entire stewardship of our food to these few multinationals. Our passion here at Joe’s is for a local sustainable food supply – food produced by growers who are accountable for what they grow. KYG – Know Your Grower. We are able to look our local farmer in the eye and ask him about his growing practices or even visit his operation. This gives us the confidence that we are eating food that is healthy, wholesome, non-genetically engineered, often better than organic, humanely treated and minimally processed. It is grown with a smaller energy-use footprint and transported short distances. We cannot divorce human health, the economy, ecology, personal (perhaps spiritual) satisfaction or honorable work from food. Food is fundamental. What we eat, where it comes from, the stewardship of food animals, the nurturing and building of soils – all these factors affect us at a cellular and visceral level. Santa Fe is fortunate to have one of the very best Farmers Markets in the nation. Here at Joe’s we offer this bounty to you, keeping dollars in the community. In the interest of transparency, in 2008 Joe’s spent $30,000 on local foods. In 2009, $60,000. Each year since 2012 we have far exceeded $100,000 per annum (over 30% of our purchases).
Land, economy, health – inseparable.

♦ Joe’s gives you $10. What’s the catch? Well the way we figure it, if you cut out the middleman by NOT using a credit card, we can give that back to you and then some. Using a credit card costs the retail merchant about 3-5% and extra time & paperwork. Now let’s be real – in today’s world one cannot function without a credit card, but there are still (legal) alternatives that reduce our dependency on the Big Banks and actually save us all money. We have a couple of suggestions: (1.) Joe’s Check List – If you are a “regular” and wish to pay by check, please ask your waiter to get you on the list. (2.) Joe’s own credit card/gift card – purchase a $100 gift card with cash or check or silver or gold coin, get a $10 free bonus! Yup your $100 gift card will actually buy you $110 worth of meals at Joe’s.

 

Giggles:   Lame, I mean Lamy puns from
friend Ronald, a Lamy resident

  • Dijon vu – the same mustard as before
  • Practice safe eating – always use condiments.
  • The wrath of grapes – a hangover
  • A lot of money is tainted – taint yours, taint mine
  • Once you’ve seen one shopping center,
    you’ve seen a mall.

 

Joe’s Dining
2801 Rodeo Rd (at Zia Rd) Santa Fe, NM   87507
505-471-3800       www.JoesDining.com
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