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Baldness, inflammation and Fish intake

Baldness, inflammation and Seafood intake

By Margaret Belton - February 12, 2019

Baldness, inflammation and Fish intake

By Margo Belton

 

Baldness in both sexes is rarely discussed with the generalist doctor. Those who are fortunate to have a specialist doctor may get quality time when discussing baldness. But the Internet has become the go-to source for addressing baldness. Are you getting the right answers? Or is your wallet going to be held hostage until your hair finally comes back?

This is what you are missing from both the hair pill websites/infomercials and your dermatologist.

You need to augment your menu, your food intake with anti-inflammatory foods- because baldness is an inflammatory condition.

No kidding. Additionally, inflammation can be caused by hormonal changes as we age. So the big question is can you slow down inflammation and speed up hair regeneration?   Yes and No.

 Baldness and Inflammation Part 1

A better way to answer the question and solve the problem is to realize that as you throw $$$ at the aggressive solutions to baldness i.e. hair implants and direct stimulation of follicles, very rarely does the doctor recommend that you eat healthier. To reduce systemic inflammation, why not make dietary improvements? Get more bang for your buck.

Baldness and Inflammation part 2

On the other hand, if you are utilizing the pill route or the pill and hair lotion route, you may be sabotaging your results with a poor quality food intake.  Pills work well when the intake of foods support absorption. Pills do not work as well when repair is needed at the gut level. Eventually what you eat gets into your hair, and hair is living tissue. But why slow the effort down with junk food?  Feeding the body during illness is essential, feeding the body through diseases that cause baldness should also be essential. In most baldness disease it is the follicles that hold the hair that is dying. The follicles shrink; it is similar to having the earth around a plant slowly go to a desert.

 Is your problem here?

If your head is the desert, how many ways can the hair die? Here is an incomplete list of hair loss/hair thinning conditions:

  • Mycotic infections related to hair loss

  • Iron deficiency anemia related hair loss

  • Chemotherapy-related baldness hair loss

  • Lupus erythematosus related hair loss

  • Alopecia areata

  • Hypothyroidism related hair loss

  • Hyperthyroidism related hair loss

  • Trichotillomania

  • Lichen planis related hair loss

  • Folliculitis decalvans related hair loss

  • Centrifugal cicatricial hair loss

 

All of these conditions will trigger an immune response. When the immune response is triggered inflammation is a byproduct. It is war.  As you suffer through the hair loss cycle it takes time to reach the growth phase, which has been affected by inflammation.

 

What is optimal hair growth anyway?

Optimal hair growth is a cycle that happens regardless of the season.

This is how hair grows.

  • anagen, the long-growth phase

  • catagen, a shorter phase during which the follicles grow slower

  • telogen, a resting phase

  • exogen, the hair loss stage signaling the start of a new cycle.

 

How long does it take?

You may be noticing that your scalp aka skin is taking its time responding to whatever treatment- pills, stimulation cap, implants. It has been suggested that stress affects this cycle which is why a lot of over the counter hair restoration pills contain biotin and all the B vitamins. This is a partial remedy. B  vitamins do address stress in the body. However, the average person tossing down vitamins missed this important concept of college science classes. B vitamins are Co-Factors in the factor called the human body. The B vitamins need a template to work with which is why they are Co-factors and not the Main factors. In fact, if there are too many co-factors and not enough templates, nothing happens.

 

A picture is 1000 words:

Here is what happens genetically /hormonally/ chemically

LOCK AND KEY MODEL OF ENZYME/SUBSTRATE

how vitamins and food work chemically  see this link (1)

COFACTOR in yellow256px-Hexokinase_induced_fit.svg.png

Figure 1  link: Thomas Shafee Thomas Shafee

[CC BY 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons

 How to support positive changes

If the lock does not find the key, nothing happens. No changes. No growth. No blocking inflammation.

 Start supporting the skin, and the skin on your head with oil- not the kind you rub in, but the kind you ingest. The jury is out on most topical hair enhancement oils like bergamot, sulfur-containing products, hibiscus, coconut, argan oil, even peppermint …the marketing of all these different topical substances tend to be trendy. Do these topically applied oils work as advertised?

 Topically applied oils work well by locking in moisture, protecting the scalp. As for stimulating follicles to stay open- no so much.  Why? What if there is no moisture to lock in? The oil coats the hair shaft until the oil dries up, or is absorbed by a hat. It makes sense that if you want the oil to be effective, it needs to be supplied from internal sources, just like hair vitamins.

 Best Solution

 Go eat some Salmon or sardines. The oils from these highly active fish circulate in the bloodstream, chemically acting as switches at inflammation sites. They are the other factor coordinating with the B vitamins and all the other vitamins/minerals B vitamins you may take. (3)  Hair vitamins with the B vitamin complex B1, B2 etc) then act enzymatically with the omega 3 6 9 oils on a template called a substrate. (2) Do you want faster results?

Make sure your problem is not systemic inflammation. This means a modified food intake, less red meat, wild caught fish, olive oil drizzled onto foods (not fried in the olive oil, etc.)

You can consult the chefs at seafood4unow.com / (720) 331-4525 for suggestions.

Conclusion

If your hair follicles are the main inflammation site, your food intake will affect this area. If your balding is also addressed internally, your whole body, including your hair, will benefit.(3) The research shows that Omega 3,6 and 9 oils in your bloodstream from a consistent wild caught fish diet will make a difference in the hair cycle.

 

REFERENCES

Links  retrieved 2/11/2019

(1) Thomas Shafee – illustrator https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzyme#/media/File:Hexokinase_induced_fit.svg

(3)  a plain language section for non-scientists October 6, 2018, Dermatological Therapy  

The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Hair Loss: A Review  (20 pages including at the end

100 other references for more research on hair loss studies)

https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s13555-018-0278-6

Recipes of the week
Garlic butter baked salmon
Four 6 oz skinless salmon fillets
2 1/2 tablespoons of minced garlic
2 tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
2 tablespoons dry white wine

Instructions
1. The oven to 400°
2. Arrange salmon in the center of cooking sheet rub salmon evenly with 1/2 tbsp of minced garlic 2 tablespoons of parsley.
3. Combine 1/4 cup of lemon juice 1/4 cup of melted butter together pour mixture over salmon. Seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes depending on the thickness of salmon fillets.
5. Combine remaining butter garlic and lemon juice in a small bowl used as a dipping sauce. Serve salmon with veggies and a slice of lemon.


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People Judge a Book by its Cover.


January 28, 2019

As a reader, you do not need to depend on statistics, or even scientific references to know this simple truth. You need to make money and look younger than
 you really are if you are to stay competitive in the workplace.

The goal is to quit working and have a comfortable life. Make money fast and Age slowly.


Can you do it? What pitfalls must you avoid?
 Age faster by ignoring inflammation.  Make these 3 common mistakes.

     Forget that a sore joint is sore because the immune system is
           communicating  in a confined space and the result is Pain

                  Forget about Healing and quickly make the pain go away for now

                          Forget about consistent body maintenance: Stay dehydrated, Never cook-
                                 always eat out.Eat fast foods…


Maybe you only allow one of the 3 mistakes to determine your body’s appearance and future. But once you are past puberty, it only takes one factor to start your body on the Aging Badly Pathway. 

The following list of diseases that are commonly responsible for the Aging Badly Pathway is Inflammatory Diseases. You only need one to have a life-changing issue...that costs $$$$$
Dealing with a chronic life-changing issue that could have been avoided or minimized is
why comfortable retirement is iffy.

"Many major diseases that plague us - including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer's
- have been linked to chronic inflammation." 
Harvard Medical School

Sneaking Up on You
You jam your fingers too many times on the computer keyboard so now it may be an inflamed joint aka carpal tunnel syndrome.   Arthritis 

You never get your teeth cleaned often enough
                                                                                     …and you barely brush well twice a day.  
 

Heart disease?  Alzheimer's?    Very recent research points to strong links between
Heart disease, Alzheimer's and dental hygiene. (1) Alzheimer's is the most common
An indication of aging.

You eat rich snacks late at night and gain weight so that you are approximately 19- 20
percent heavier than you should be. You gained 25 lbs in less than 2 years!   Diabetes? 
Very high probability of this outcome! Diabetes complicates getting older in style.

If any of this applies to you, there is a solution

Fighting Aging  means fighting Inflammation
Everybody knows someone with diabetes. It is the fastest growing /aging disease.
Diabetes is an inflammatory state? This much is true. Sugar in the bloodstream in high amounts while you are sleeping and not burning it up…. This process is promoting inflammatory responses until you excrete it.

What about Heart disease? The veins and arteries from your chest to your brain help you fight the flu or common cold- both of those annoyances will go away. But consistently un-brushed teeth or a bad, infected tooth – those germs live in the pipes. If your immune system is too busy fighting other problems, the inflammation caused by tooth decay will just get used to its surroundings. Those germs become a part of you but cause damage in places like your arteries and sinuses in the brain and heart systems. Physical damage to your pipes allows the veins and arteries to get stiff and clogged. Eventually, less oxygen gets to the heart. You know what happens next…

Arthritis? (2)  That constantly sore joint does not confine pain byproducts to the damaged joint. Instead, those pain products (cytokines) circulate in the bloodstream creating internal havoc
. It is stress. Stress ages you.

It is GRIM.
Your poor body slowly becomes a factory that produces Inflammation and inflammation by-products. Being overweight is only part of the problem. Being overworked is only part of the problem. Lacking the funds for ongoing dental care is only part of the problem.  Even for Cancer – triggers that activate your body  /genes is only part of the problem. The other part of the problem is humans tend to be inconsistent in regards to healthy habits, lifestyles, and food choices.
But there is a solution 
You can learn to cook and eat foods that fight inflammation. Over 2000 years ago Hippocrates promoted this idea:                     
                                                 

 
Let Food be thy Medicine and Medicine be thy Food

Hippocrates lived in the Mediterranean region bounded by Rome, Greece, Turkey and
 North Africa. His grocery list included fruits in season: Honey, Olive oil, Fish including
 Sardines, and about 40 other items.
The chart designed by the Harvard School of Public Health does not say you have to
eat a Mediterranean diet which people often think includes pasta as well as olive oil.
The chart if studied suggests several approaches: Middle Eastern Cuisine is a possibility.
Gluten-free is a possibility. Pescetarian is a possibility. Red Meat is not on the chart!

The chart lists the categories of food that are not only anti-inflammatory
but can be eaten organically. Fish that is not farmed is fish that are not eating fish pellets,
 which in America means quality because the fish is wild caught.

A wild caught fish creates fats to swim in water. Fish tend to move constantly so the
type of fats produced in the wild, in cold water, in Freezing water is available in Higher
Amounts in the body of the wild caught “fatty” fish. Dye is used to making farm caught fish appear similar to wild caught. (3) A real wild caught salmon is almost Red! In Nature, there is
a range of colors for Wild Salmon aka Chinook aka King Salmon

Hippocrates was not aware of oxygen and how the bloodstream works, but he knows that red is a color indicating life.


        A comparison between farmed (top) and wild (bottom) salmon.

Your blood is red due to the high amount of oxygen in the bloodstream. A wild caught
Fish is also oxygenated- the water it swims inflows OUTSIDE!  (4)  Everything a salmon does while surviving in nature is stored in the tissues.

 If you cook it carefully-
                         not frying it so the oils are not  completely broken down --
                                               -- you preserve the  Qualities that make fish Anti-inflammatory

The oils you eat from the fish literally chill out the inflammation response. How?
The latest research on the most underrated Omega oil aka Omega 3 is that the
oil in the body actively jumps on inflammatory immune bodies called macrophages and
keeps them from being continually active- resulting in chronic inflammation slowdown.
Think Pac –Man!
There is receptor blocking activity from Omega 3 as well-  less pain produced if less
Inflammatory products are not allowed to interact with receptor sites for the immune system. The pain cycle/inflammation cycle is Broken.

This ability to block the overeager immune system  REDUCES STRESS.
Less stress = increased ability to live gently and age slower.

So now that you know that eating fish high in Omega 3 oils (that includes sardines)
Is preferable to eating white fish and bottom-feeding fish like Catfish

And you know that Omega 3 oils reduce inflammation in the human body

AND you are invested in 3 positive modes:  Living well, feeling well, and looking well

Chardonnay-Lemon Herb marinade
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Chardonnay
2 teaspoons minced fresh Rosemary
2 tablespoons minced lemon zest
1 tbsp fresh basil minced
1 tbsp minced parsley
One teaspoon dried red pepper flakes 
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients
This marinade will also work on sea scallops, Icelandic cod & Shrimp 
Directions marinade salmon for 30 minutes.
Preheat Grill turn around 450 degrees 
This marinade will also work for broiling.
Brush Seafood with oil & grill 
Grill for 8 to 10 minutes per side depending upon the thickness of salmon Serves with wild rice in sourdough bread.
And of course, you're good Chardonnay


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NOTES: Call now for specials on king salmon fillets 3-pound box $72.00 five pound box $92.00(wild caught) 720-331-4525
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(1) Clinical Study-
We May Finally Know What Causes Alzheimer's and How To Stop It

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2191814-we-may-finally-know-what-causes-
alzheimers-and-how-to-stop-it/
(2) Clinical Study-
 Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diet Alleviates the Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4359818/pdf/ARTHRITIS2015-708152.pdf

(3) How Farmers Turn Their Salmon Pink http://time.com/4790794/farmed-salmon-pink/

(4) Huff- Po
 Everything you should know about salmon farming 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/11/10/everything-you-should-know-about-salmon-farming_a_21603450/
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Find out why some people have clearer younger skin.

They do not age!

By Margaret Belton - January 15, 2019

Find out why some people have clearer younger skin.
(They do not age!)*
Unless you are surrounded by water like a salmon, you need to stay on top of quality food intake to save $ on skin care and a makeup artist. Of course, you may want to hire a stylist and makeup artist but since beauty is only skin deep
Deeply feed your skin. With properly cooked salmon. NOT fish oil supplements.
 Why salmon? Humans cannot produce many vitamins and oils in their own bodies- we have to eat foods that produce those vitamins and oils in nature. Fish – especially active fish like Salmon make fats that let them swim in freezing water.
These fats are now very popular in supplements. You have heard of Omega 3, 6 or 9 fats, Medium chain Triglycerides aka MCT, Low-Density Lipoproteins  -very “sciency”.
Keep it simple. Eat the fish.
It would be better for you to open up a capsule of a pill containing any of the Omega 3-6-9 fats and rub it on your cheeks. Those no fish smell capsules protect your skin from windburn a bit longer than lotion because the fish capsule oil is thicker.  As for protecting your insides- a pill is usually missing something that nature provides.
Processing fish oil into pills is tricky. If the smell is gone, some of the properties of the fish oil are gone too. That is why labels often say cold pressed. Heat destroys oil so you have to extract the oil COLD. Why not eat a cold, sustainably caught fish that has been pan seared with spices that enhance the salmon being digested in your body?
Salmon contains all the good oils as fat in the fish fillets (muscles) incompatible amounts.

Salmon also contains another trendy Fat: Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT)
What about Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT)? So much is being written about MCTS due to the Keto Diet, which uses the byproducts of burning fats and proteins to shut down your cravings. The trendy new MCT is from a plant. Coconut oil is a source for an MCT named lauric.
There are other sources of MCT. Yak Butter used in Bullet Coffee is a good source of MCT, so is Ghee. Americans usually do not have access to Ghee or Yak Butter. However, butter, Ghee and Coconut oil promote gain weight just like most fats derived from a plant. Why these foods are being promoted as weight loss foods makes no sense. You cannot eat fat to lose fat – their body has mechanisms to correct fat loss. **
 Yet Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) are being promoted as the item to kick start fat loss. So much is being written about MCTS due to the Keto Diet, which uses the byproducts of burning fats and proteins to shut down your cravings.
Do you want to cut cravings? Go traditional. The Aleutian First Americans of the frozen Arctic regions of the US and Canada had their traditional diet/lifestyle changed by the availability of fast foods. It became a real problem.
 Finally, the CDC aka Centers for Disease Control addressed the problem of Aleutians and fast foods because diabetes and obesity were increasing in the region.
Solution- A return to traditional ways of eating – focusing on Cold Water Fish
A Cold Water Fish lifestyle addresses the problem not only for the First Americans but all Americans. Need to look like a Greek God? Hire a trainer. Need to keep the results and stay younger looking? Hire a trainer who has cooking skills and can properly cook a Cold Water Fish ***
If your modeling career/vanity is at stake, hire the trainer/chef and then go to Amazon and buy this book:
Qaqamiigux: Traditional Foods and Recipes from the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands: Nourishing Our Mind, Body, and Spirit for Generations.
Then change your intake of red meat and processed carbs based on this book and your body will thank you for this. Go Cold Fish. Go, Salmon. Look younger by this time next year.
NOTES
Younger clearer skin
is primarily due to organically produced proteins and vitamins in the body that are available for repair. The availability is provided by water. Now you know why models drink about 10-12 Eight  ounce glasses a day- enough water intake  for a  woman  modeling  at 17.5 BM1  which generally  is Models @  5ft 11 to 6 ft 1 weighing  128- 132
(Back in the day the weight was 121-125 – thank Photoshop)
        ** You cannot eat fat to lose fat – the body has mechanisms to correct fat loss.         http://bodybymargo.blogspot.com/2016/07/fat-burners-truth-so-there_34.html
 
        *** Hire a trainer who has cooking skills and can properly cook a Cold Water Fish
        Ken Washington      seafood4unow.com   contact him at 720. 331. 4525


Creamy shrimp and broccoli fettuccine
Ingredients
Two or three cups of broccoli florets cut into bite-size pieces
1 lb of fettuccine
Extra virgin olive oil
2 cups heavy cream
2/3 cup of white wine
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 lb peeled and deveined shrimps
2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh parsley

Directions
1. Fill a large 8 stock pot at least half full with water and with one tablespoon of salt bring to a boil
2. While the water in the large stock pot is he. Bring a smaller saucepan 2 to 3 quarts half filled with water to a boil blanch the broccoli in the boiling water for 1 minute. Remove from the Heat. Drain and run the broccoli under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
3. Cook the pasta in the large pot of boiling water according to directions on the package anywhere from 3 to 12 minutes, depending on the style of pasta you have until Al Dente or still slightly firm. Drain and toss with a little olive oil to keep from sticking.
4. While the pasta is cooking, combine the cream, wine, garlic, and black pepper in a large skillet and bring to a simmer over high heat reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 7 to 10 minutes until the mixture thickens
5. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the shrimp have turned pink on the side toss. Toss in broccoli and the parsley mix in the fettuccine. Salt to taste

 
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Nutritional tip to get you back after the holidays 2019

Help is here.

By Ken Washington - January 4, 2019


Nutritional tip to get you back after the holidays. 
Do not be disheartened by a small amount of weight gained over the Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's holidays. The biggest thing now is to keep your indulgences in check and don't go overboard with guilt. 
The first rule of coming back after a holiday. Cut back on indulgences. The holiday period can be filled with sugary treats, large portions and sometimes lots of alcohol. It's important to get back on track as quickly as you can first things first cut back on the holiday treats.
Set realistic goals!
You should be realistic about your nutritional goals and your time commitment to working out to get yourself back into shape. This may require just a little bit of planning but that can go a long way. Sometimes the support of friends & family can help with staying the course.
Eat a balanced diet!
High-quality protein such seafood can help protect as sustained a slow-release of carbohydrates (low glycemic index) can assist in improving energy for longer to help avoid snacking. This should also ensure that you reduce your need to eat the bigger portions that have been used over the holiday. Some examples of slow release carbohydrates include brown rice sweet potatoes & pearl barley.
Eat little and often!
Any reduction in food intake should be done across the day & across meals, not by avoiding or skipping meals. Some people attempt to do crash diets which deficits in large calorie deficiencies with the aim of losing weight quickly this is a very bad idea. For Meaningful weight loss, you need to expand your calorie expenditures throughout the day.
Holiday come back recipe
Cedar Plank Salmon Fillets
 This delicious salmon recipe belongs in a restaurant and is sure to WOW your dinner guests.
Ingredients Instructions You can place as many salmon fillets on the cedar plank as it will fit. Cedar planks come in different sizes.
1 cedar plank 2 salmon fillets, 3/4 lb pound each
 Salt and freshly ground black pepper
 3 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
 ¼ cup light brown sugar
 1. Soak cedar plank in water for at least 2 hours, or up to 24 hours, prior to grilling.
 2. Stir the brown sugar and Dijon mustard together until smooth.
3. Turn grill to medium-high heat. When ready to cook, place the pre-soaked cedar plank on the hot grate and close the lid. Leave it there until there is a smokey smell, about 4-5 minutes.
 4. Turn the plank over and place the salmon, skin side down, on top. Spread a spoonful of mustard mixture on top of each filet and add a thin slice of lemon, if desired.
 5. For indirect heat grilling: Heat grill to medium-high heat. Cook salmon in the center of the hot grate, away from the heat. Cover the grill and cook salmon for about 15 to 25 minutes (depending on thickness), or until cooked through (135 degrees F) and flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to overcook it.
6. You can cook the salmon over direct heat, but be careful to check the cedar plank occasionally. If the edges start to catch fire, mist with water or move the plank to a cooler part of the grill.

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What's cooking on new years eve

Easy recipes to end 2018 or start your 2019

By Ken Washington - December 27, 2018


Well, it's time to say goodbye to 2018. I hope that you have some good memories of this year. I hope that your 2019 will be an even better year. In saying that I'd like to end the old year with two great recipes or start the new one with two great recipes easy and fun to make with family or friends. So please enjoy live long & prosper.

Simple crab cakes with Remoulade & Arugula salad

 Remoulade sauce
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • Season with Smoked sea salt
Directions
Step 1    Make the remoulade
Preheat the broiler. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the onion with the oil and season with kosher salt. Broil 8 inches from the heat for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened and charred in spots. Let cool, then finely chop. In a medium bowl, whisk the onion with the mayonnaise, vinegar, chives, shallot, chili powder, and cayenne. Season with smoked sea salt.

Should you choose to up your game plan try this recipe.
Seared scallop with brown butter & lemon
Ingredients 
  • 3 lemons
  • A small handful of chives
  • 12 large dry sea scallops
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons drained capers

Directions

  • Cut 2 lemons in half and squeeze juice into a measuring glass or small bowl; you should have ¼ cup juice. Set aside. Using a paring knife, cut ends off a remaining lemon to expose flesh. Upend lemon on a cut end and remove peel and white pits from lemons; discard. Cut between membranes to release segments into a bowl with juice; squeeze lemon dry to get any last drops of juice. Fish out any seeds; set aside. Thinly slice chives and place in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Pull side muscle off scallops, if needed; pat dry. Season lightly on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet, preferably stainless steel, over medium-high. Pour in oil to lightly coat surface (2–3 Tbsp.); heat until it simmer & you see first wisps of smoke. Swiftly place scallops into a skillet, flat side down, and cook without touching, tossing, or fussing until underside is deep golden brown, 3–4 minutes. Use a thin spatula or tongs to gently turn over; if they resist, cook another 30 seconds and try again. Cook on the second side until flesh at top and bottom looks opaque but there is still a faintly translucent strip in the middle, 1–2 minutes, depending on size. Transfer scallops to a plate.
  • Pour off any oil in a skillet and set over medium heat. Add butter and cook, swirling, until butter foams, then browns, about 2 minutes. Add reserved lemon juice and segments; energetically stir and swirl pan to emulsify the sauce. Mix in capers and reserved chives and spoon pan sauce around and over scallops.
What to drink? Chardonnay, Sauvignon or Risotto wine  
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