The Doctors: Spoon Nails
Spoon Nails are concave, inwardly curled toenails. These can actually hold water as a spoon would, and it indicates an Iron Deficiency. It is prevalent in toddlers, who may not have enough Iron in their diet. If untreated, this can lead to learning disabilities, which is why pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears said his office tests for it in young children.
The Drs TV: Women & Low Iron
Dr. Lisa Masterson said women need to watch for this as well, because Menstruation can lead to Iron Deficiency. If you are having heavy periods, your doctor can test your blood to check your Iron levels.
Dr Sears Iron Man Chili Recipe
Dr. Jim has a chili recipe to help your family get the iron they need. The protein, fiber, and iron in beans boost your iron and are good for Cholesterol. Dr. Jim said he won a Chili Cookoff by using hot sauce in his recipe.
Greek Yogurt is a healthy swap for sour cream to garnish your chili.
- 1 can Kidney Beans
- 1 can Black Beans
- 1 lb. Lean Ground Beef or Filet Mignon, cubed
- Hot Sauce
- 2 tsp. Cumin
- 1 tbsp. Molasses
- 2 lb. Diced Tomatoes
- 1 small can Tomato Paste
- 3 Bell Peppers, sliced
- 2 tsp. Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil
- 1 choppd Red Onion
- 2 Cloves smashed Garlic
- 1 ½ c. Beef Stock
- ¼ c. Chili Powder
- A dollop of Greek Yogurt
- Cook the beef. Drain excess fat and moisture and set aside.
- In a large stock pot, combine Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil with onions, garlic, and peppers over medium heat, stirring until onions begin to soften.
- Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and spices, stirring everything thoroughly as you go.
- Add Beef Stock and Beans to the mixture.
- Finally, add cooked meat and hot sauce to the pot. Vary the amount of hot sauce, depending on how spicy you and your family like their chili.
- Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and let simmer for up to two hours. You will know it’s done when the meat is tender. Alternately, you can combine the ingredients in a slow cooker for four to six hours.
- Serve with Greek Yogurt and enjoy a hearty, iron rich meal with your family.