Go inside after shoveling snow for the hearty, fragrant aroma of savory braised beef, flooding your senses the moment you walk in the door.
This is a meal that I reserve for those cold snowy days when you need something pungent and restorative. There is nothing better than a hearty stew (of sorts) to satisfy the need for the deep nourishment that 100% grassfed meat will give you. The fat soluble vitamins in the tallow is totally nutritious – full of vitamins A, D, E and K2.
The other day, I was listening to “Doctor’s Radio” on my satellite radio. It’s a show transmitted from New York City’s NYU Langone Medical Center. There are interviews and specialty doctors answering listeners’ questions all day on various topics. It’s interesting, but being an alternative practitioner, I am appalled by the straight allopathic medical approach without any thought or knowledge (seemingly) of current research or anything outside the box.
It happened that I was listening to a cardiologist answering questions about fats. She was still spewing all the old rhetoric about saturated fats being bad for you – listing butter, cheese and beef as the worst. She even had to make a special point about saying that coconut oil is bad because it is saturated and that you should eat vegetable oils.
I felt like calling in but I knew that it would be difficult for me to control myself (and I was driving). After all, current research is now showing (apparently this doc does not read her own medical journals – so much for science based medicine) that heart disease is not all about cholesterol and saturated fats.
This is what the Weston Price Foundation has been saying for years.
What the Research REALLY Shows
A meta analysis (a study of all the studies) in 2014 of 80 studies that involved more than half a million people, conducted by Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury, a cardiovascular epidemiologist at Cambridge University concluded that,
current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats.
Furthermore, a study was published in the British Medical Journal in 1996. Dr. Walter Willett, head of the department of nutrition at Harvard University School of Public Health had been following 40,000 middle aged men for diet and heart health. He found that those people who replaced foods high in saturated fat with foods high in carbohydrates, experienced no reduction in heart disease. But this was exactly what the health officials and the government was telling the public to do – replace foods high in saturated fat with foods high in carbohydrates (and rancid vegetable oils like soy and canola oils which are also genetically modified).
Eat Those Fatty Grassfed Ribs!
Short ribs happen to be a very fatty cut of meat – so much so that it’s best to make this the day before so that you can scrape the fat off.
Now here is the recipe!Print