If you don’t have your health, everything is ruined

Dear readers: In a recent interview for Esquire, titled “What I’ve Learned”, Woody Allen says an interesting and important thing he’d learned from his dad: “My dad didn’t even teach me how to shave — I learned that from a cabdriver. But the biggest lesson he imparted is that if you don’t have your health, you have nothing. No matter how great things are going for you, if you have a toothache, if you have a sore throat, if you’re nauseated, or, God forbid, you have some serious thing wrong with you — everything is ruined..

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Inspired by Mr. Allen’s lesson from his father, and in relation to my recent post in which I wrote about some cool health benefits of Butternut Squash that even made it to the list of those healthful foods that can heal your tired legs, I’ve decided to share with you one simple recipe for a quick, healthy and easy way to make a very tasty Squash.

Here’s how to do it:

Take one Butternut Squash and cut it in half, length wise

Place the squash cut-side down into a glass baking dish (I use the glass but you may use some other as well)

Add half cup of water into it

Cover it tightly with aluminium foil

Steam bake it for one hour at 350 degrees F

Once out of the oven, scoop the seeds out with a spoon and throw them away

Scoop the squash out into a bowl

Mix it with some butter, let it melt for a few seconds and mash it up into a purée with a fork

That’s it!

Enjoy it!

And remember, as Woody Allen puts it very simply, “If you don’t have your health, everything is ruined.”

Yours in health,

Dr. Mo