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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

Sudden Change

We live our lives day to day with no great changes.
Then one day, one hour, one instant something happens that changes our lives dramatically and forever.
That happened to me with the death of my wife of 36 years. 37 years with her gone in in instant.
The girl I dated in high school, the girl I married, the woman who bore my children, my friend, my companion, my business partner, my love, gone in an instant.
I can tell you, it's devastating.
A year and a half later and I'm still not over it, I don't know If I ever will be.
Then to realize that her death was because of diet, because of the lifestyle we led.
This is an eye opener, a life changer.
It was a shock to realize that it could have been prevented if only...
I realized I had to make changes for the sake of my children still at home, or I would be next.
I see people making the same mistakes that we made.
I want to tell others what happened and what can happen to them if they don't change now. Tell them the mistakes that led to the sudden change in my life.
I want to yell STOP, LOOK AT WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO YOURSELVES!
Most people don't care, they won't listen, they don't want to hear it.
They become offended and angry at you.
I remember the scripture in Hosea 4:6 that says "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge". Yes they are.

WARNING! The information you read here will be offensive to some. If you don't want to hear that the food you are eating is making you fat and sick then click the back arrow, put your head back in the sand and go on with your life as usual.

I am reminded of the metaphoric phrase used to describe the act of lashing out at the (blameless) bearer of bad news, " Kill the messenger".
Most of the sickness and suffering could be avoided if we changed what we eat.
Diets and pills don't work. But weight loss is simple, it's easy, it's doesn't cost a lot of money. In fact you can lose weight, be healthy and spend less.

I believe grocery stores like Walmart and Kroger should be required to offer free nutrition classes to everyone. Offer discounts to people to take the classes. So many times while in the checkout line I see people with little children and a cart full of junk food. It's sad.

Since I began my new life style I've lost 135 pounds. A little over 2 pounds per week and still dropping. If I can do it you can too.

Since I wrote this blog back in 2011 I've learned a lot. I know that If grocery stores were required to teach nutrition they would teach the lies that the USDA and FDA push. They would not go against their suppliers.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011

Nothing New

What I'm going to share with you is nothing new.

Here is some of the information I found when I began searching for a healthier lifestyle. This information should be taught to all school children. It should be posted in all grocery stores, like the warning message on a pack of cigarettes.

SUGAR IS TOXIC and CARBOHYDRATES CAN KILL YOU!

I'm not trying to sell anything and I receive no money or consideration if you click on any of the links provided. I'm just trying to do my small part in educating you on the subject.

If you have found this site because you too are trying to educate yourself and make changes in your life, welcome.
I'm going to share some of what I've found. I'll post quotes and links to various sites related to the subject of health and diet.

To start with, if you haven't viewed the video "Sugar The Bitter Truth" by Dr. Robert Lustig you should do it now. Dr. Lustig is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is one of the leading experts on childhood obesity, and has been a pioneer in decoding sugar metabolism.

Watch it on YouTube, here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

You can also watch it on Dr. Joseph Mercola's web site at:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/02/is-sugar-toxic.aspx

Dr. Mercola's site is full of helpful information.
Clink on this link to find out more about Dr. Mercola:
http://naturalhealthcenter.mercola.com/Our-Practitioners/Dr-Joseph-Mercola.aspx

Here's a quote from the site:

"Death by sugar" is not an overstatement...

Evidence is mounting that sugar is the primary factor causing not just obesity, but also chronic and lethal disease. There's really no doubt anymore that sugar is indeed toxic to your body, and it's only a matter of time before it will be commonly accepted as a causative factor of most cancer, in the same way as we accept that smoking and alcohol abuse are direct causes of lung cancer and cirrhosis of the liver...

Because as Dr. Lustig points out, sugar acts as a toxic substance that wreaks havoc on your health.

Changing Our Diets Could Save U.S. $1 Trillion per Year...

For the first time in history, "lifestyle" diseases -- diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers -- are killing more people than communicable diseases. And treating these entirely preventable illnesses costs more than one-seventh of the U.S. GDP.

So it stands to reason that simply preventing these diseases could save the US health care system around one trillion dollars a year!

How do we prevent them?

By putting an end to this insane over-consumption of sugar..."

If you want to know why we get fat and what to do about it you should read the book by Gary Taubes called "Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It"

Learn more about Gary Taubes here:
http://www.garytaubes.com/

This is a good beginning. If you don't learn anything else, I hope you will learn the truth about sugar and carbs. It could save your life or the life of a loved one.

More to come.

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THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011

You Have to Start Somewhere

"Permanent results only come from permanent changes in diet and lifestyle.
 You don’t get permanently well unless you permanently change the way you live.
70% of the diseases that affect us now are caused by our life choices: how we exercise, … and what we eat".
- from the film Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

When I decided we needed to make a change in what we were eating I realized I didn't know much about nutrition. I had been avoiding breakfast and eating what I thought was a reasonable diet. Like most people I was taught to eat a low fat, high carb diet. That's a diet with plenty of "healthy" grains.
Like many fat people I had a diet book on the shelf. I pulled it out and read it. This book was not so much a diet book as a book on food and the body.
The book is "You on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management" by Dr. OZ and Dr. Roizen.

Since reading that book I've learned much more about diet and nutrition. The book was a good start, we all have to start somewhere.
Through the book I did learn some of the foods to avoid.

I had a talk with my two sons and told them we needed to make a change. I pointed to myself and said this was their future if they continued to eat like we were. I reminded them that I was once as skinny and fit as they are. After loosing their Mom they were ready to listen and agreed to make the change with me.
I pulled the trash can over to the refrigerator and started throwing things out. Next I moved to he cabinets and continued to rid ourselves of the junk we had been eating. I told them we would prepare all the food we ate from fresh ingredients and there would be no more fast foods.

I got on the internet and started my search. You will find all kinds of fad diets and bad information online, but there is lots of good sound information available. After a year and a half of research I have come up with some good, books, web sites, blogs, and podcasts.

One of the best web sites and podcasts is "Livin La Vita Low Carb" with host Jimmy Moore. Jimmy sets the example of what can be accomplished by lifestyle change. I listen to every episode, you should too. The web site is: http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/ you can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.
Another favorite site of mine is "Latest in Paleo" find it here: http://www.latestinpaleo.com/ The podcast is available on iTunes.

It's a start.
More to come.

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I was so excited when I wrote this post back in Aug of 11. I had dropped BELOW 200 pounds for the first time in a LONG TIME.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011

ONEDERLAND

If you've ever watched the TV show called The Biggest Looser you know what the word ONEDERLAND means. It's when your weight drops below the 200 pound mark.
Well as of this week I'm in ONEDERLAND. I've dropped below 200 pounds. I've not been below 200 pounds in many many years. I've lost 137 pounds so far.

My daughter returned home from college this month. She is a great cook. She knows what I eat and has for the most part adopted the lifestyle herself. I was worried that I would gain weight because of her good cooking, she has proven that eating well and healthy can taste good too.

An old Chinese proverb says: "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed."

That's the difference between a diet and a lifestyle. You always want to quit a diet because you are hurting your body and it won't take it for long. You end up gaining back any weight you loose plus you ad more. If you would like to know more about this check out the latest Underground Wellness podcast.
Listen to the interview with Jon Gabriel, author of The Gabriel Method. John stops by UW Radio to discuss the underlying causes of weight gain. Topics will include why diets don't work, your body's internal logic determining weight gain/loss, and tips for permanent, sustainable, weight loss. Learn more about Jon at www.GabrielMethod.com.

You'll find lots of great informations on the Underground Wellness site. You can listen to the podcasts on iTunes.

I will list a few more sites for you check out. Remember:
SUGAR IS TOXIC AND CARBOHYDRATES CAN KILL YOU

Check out Dr. Su's podcast "Carbohydrates Can Kill"

There is a new book coming out called "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis. Lose the wheat, and lose the weight. Check out this interview with Dr. Davis at: http://www.themorningblend.com/videos/125226934.html The wheat we are eating now is killing us. It's not the same wheat we ate as children. Watch this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THjWY0OSDD4
"A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.
Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls "wheat bellies." According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It's due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch.
After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic—and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In Wheat Belly, Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the American public as "wheat"—and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new, wheat-free lifestyle.
Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving goodbye to wheat, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient."

Wheat Belly

ONEDERLAND! It feels great.



SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011

FREEDOM

"Intelligent men learn from their own mistakes; Wise men learn from the mistakes of others".

When I walk through a grocery store now, I enjoy a feeling of FREEDOM.
I'm free from the addictions that grip the majority of people. FREEDOM from the brainwashing we've all received from childhood on what is GOOD for us.

I know that I am no better than anyone else. I too was were they are. I didn't know the truth about the food I was eating. It took a traumatic event in my life, the sudden death of my wife to wake me up. (see my first post to learn more). That's what it took to get me asking questions, and finding answers. The answers are there, you just have to want to ask the questions.

We are held captive by our food addictions. It's killing us. We are spending billions each year to treat these addictions. Thousands of lives are ruined and people dying because of diet.

Dr. Mercola has an interview with Gary Taubes on his site. Give it a listen:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/08/20/what-if-its-all-been-a-big-fat-lie-part-1.aspx?e_cid=20110820_DNL_art_1

REMEMBER IT'S SUGAR AND CARBS THAT ARE KILLING US.

On this site you will learn 124 ways sugar can ruin your health:
Contributed by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., www.nancyappleton.com
Author of the book "Lick The Sugar Habit"
http://www.formerfatguy.com/articles/124reasons-no-sugar.asp
And:
The top 10 reasons to stop drinking soda
http://nancyappleton.com/2011/06/28/the-top-10-reasons-to-stop-drinking-soda/

Check out Dr James Carlson's Blog:
http://drjamescarlson.blogspot.com/

I love meat, especially hamburger and hotdogs. There is nothing like a cookout in the summer. The problem is you can't eat the buns. I've found a site that solves that problem. You won't have to deal with this bun-less ordeal any longer. On this site you will find gluten-free, low-carb buns called Oopsie Rolls. This is the miracle you've been waiting for. Whether it's a Wendy's burger or a Red Robin guacamole burger, you can sub out their high-carb buns for these babies. We make them ahead of time and take them with us when we go out to eat, to a picnic or cookout.
http://blog.yourlighterside.com/2009/05/gluten-free-low-carb-buns-aka-oopsie.html

As we gather together to battle the evil forces of sugar and carbs, watch this short video clip and be encouraged. We can win.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enwqNa39DqE

Lick The Sugar Habit

FREEDOM!



TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011

BE WISE

Every where I go, people who know me ask me how I have lost so much weight. They want to know what diet I'm on.  I tell them I'm not on a diet, that diets don't work and even harm your body. I tell them how easy it is to lose weight. NO diets, NO calorie counting, NO worrying about cutting the fat out, NO worrying about cholesterol, NO running on the treadmill for hours a week, and NO drugs to  take. I let them know they can eat all the fat they want, all the meat and eggs they want. WOW, they say, now they are REALLY interested.  Then, when I tell them what I've done to lose the weight their expression drops. NO they say, I can't give up my pasta, my bread, my potatoes, my cake, my ice-cream, MY SUGAR!  I tell them they WILL give it up sooner or later. My wife gave it up the instant her brain exploded. Excuse me for being so BLUNT, but I've lived it. That was the wake-up call for me. When you know to do good and do it not you are sinning. The body is the temple of GOD. Does God want all that JUNK, all that POISON in HIS TEMPLE? Remember Christ drove out the money changers with a whip. NOT SO SUBTLE HUH?

I know we all have to come to it on our own. No one can force anyone to quit a bad habit.  Interventions don't work with drug users, alcoholics, or sugarholics. They have to come to it on their own, they have to reach bottom, and WANT to change.  Some one said "Intelligent men learn from their own mistakes; Wise men learn from the mistakes of others." Be wise, learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of others. Change now before it's too late.  There are things worse than death. My wife would not have wanted to live in a vegetative state, with someone having to take care of her, she would have wanted to go as quick as she did.  I know people who are suffering greatly because of their diets. 

We've all been lied to. We have been deceived by our government and healthcare system. And all for MONEY!

I'm surprised  by how many doctors are now seeing the truth about diet. For the most part, they only come to the truth when THEIR health is threatened. Then they began to study, they find out they have been lied to. They have been taught to follow the company line. If some one has a problem, treat the symptom, give them a drug. There's no money in finding out the why of a problem, no money in teaching people to eat right. If you can't turn it into pill it's not considered.  Listen to the "Livin La Vita Low Carb" podcast and you'll hear some of the doctors  I'm talking about.

Dr. James Carlson is one who has come to the truth because of health problems. Do your selves and your family a BIG favor and watch the 8 part video on YouTube called:  "Ultimate Wellness with Dr. James Carlson, click here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d86WeZxCRUw

The USDA food pyramid has killed thousands and cost us trillions in health care costs.  The Weston A Price Foundation offers a critique of the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines. They spoke at the National Press Club on Feb. 14, 2011.  It's a 13 part video on YouTube. WATCH IT ALL.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frBbQb5HD_Y&feature=related

What do the following celebrations have in common? Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, Halloween, Birthdays. Besides being pagan in origins, they are all about SUGAR.

There's a lot of money spent on candy during Halloween. According to Nielsen Research,  in 1999 Americans spent approximately $1.9 billion on Halloween candy. Easter ran a close second with $1.7 billion spent. That was over 10 years ago, bet it's a lot more today.

Would you give your children a poison snake to play with? You are when you give them candy.

Pediatrician Doris Rapp performed research on how sugar affects children. The following video clip is from her clinical archives. Watch the video "Sweet Suicide: or How Sugar Ruins Your Health"
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8ezchj4wO8

Obesity causes many health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, and strokes. Obesity can kill you by the things it causes!
About 822 people a day, 300,000 a year die from obesity related illness.


BE WISE, OR BE A STATISTIC
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011

MYTH

Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny…

It's amazing that in this age of information, so many people are still in the dark about nutrition. But, we have all been deceived from childhood. We live in a world held captive. I am reminded of a book called "A World Held Captive" by the late Herbert W. Armstrong. Do a Google search you will find it free online.

We've been lied to from childhood. Remember how you felt when you learned there was no Santa Claus? Then there was The Easter Bunny, and The Tooth Fairy; this was just the tip of the iceberg. We got over those lies, we grew up. But the lies about nutrition, health, and diet still hang around our necks like a millstone.

It's encouraging to see that some are waking up. Thanks to the internet, we have all this great information available to us right in our homes. We're in the drivers seat when it comes to learning about nutrition, health and diet. We can know more than many of the Doctors out there.

I'd like you to check out a video about a book called "The Vegetarian Myth" by Lierre Keith.
BEFORE you read the book or watch the video, read Dr. Michael Eades review on the book.
See it here: http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/lipid-hypothesis/the-vegetarian-myth/
If you don't know who Dr. Eades is, he wrote a book called "Protein Power" along with his wife Dr. Mary Dan Eades.

Dr. Eades says, "Before I get into a discussion of the absolutely phenomenal book, I've got a few disclosures to make. First, I'm not much of a believer in the notion of man-made global warming or climate change… Second, I am not particularly pro-feminist. And I certainly don't hang around with any self-proclaimed radical feminists…
Given the above, you wouldn’t think I would enjoy and recommend a book written by a self-proclaimed radical feminist who is obviously a believer in global warming and the impending end of the earth as we know it.  I wouldn’t think so, either. Not my cup of tea even when it is sort of preaching to the choir.
But I can tell you that Lierre Keith’s book is beyond fantastic.  It is easily the best book I’ve read since Mistakes Were Made, maybe even better.  Everyone should read this book, vegetarian and non-vegetarian alike.  If you’re a radical feminist, you should read this book; if you’re a male chauvinist, you should read this book; if you have children, especially female children, you should read this book; if you are a young woman (or man) you should read this book; if you love animals, you should read this book; if you hate vegetarians, you should read this book; if you are contemplating the vegetarian way of life, you should definitely read this book; if you have a vegetarian friend or family member, you should this book and so should your friend.  As MD said after she read it, “everyone who eats should read this book.”

Another helpful site I've found is "Wellness Mama", http://wellnessmama.com/2359/does-the-bible-say-we-should-eat-grains/
Here you will find an interesting article called "Does the Bible Say We Should Eat Grains?"
Read it then go back and listen to the video on the book "Wheat Belly" posted earlier on this blog.

On the same subject I want you to check out a book called "The Unhealthy Truth" by Robyn O'Brien
Take a look at the site and make sure you click on the link to her video.
http://www.robynobrien.com/

"A Texas native raised on Twinkies and PoBoys, Robyn O'Brien is an unlikely crusader for cleaning up the food supply.

“In the absence of the truth, all of us stand helpless to defend ourselves, our families and our health, which is the greatest gift we have.   Robyn O’Brien’s courageous pursuit of THE UNHEALTHY TRUTH is an example of how we can all do our parts to protect the health of our families." —Erin Brockovich

"Robyn O'Brien inspires us in THE UNHEALTHY TRUTH with the information that she has learned about our food supply and offers practical and affordable steps to take to protect the health of our families." -Dr. Oz

The foods we are eating now are NOT the foods our parents ate, or the foods we ate as children.

Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, Healthy Wheat, Healthy Corn, and Soy

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011

GOOD FOOD

Let's talk about food. I've had people tell me that they can't afford to eat good food. It might seem cheaper to eat junk, but consider the end of it. On the day my wife died from a massive stroke about 820 people in this country died that same day of the same thing. That many die EVERY DAY, 365 days a year from obesity related causes. In comparison, 58,000 men died in the 10 year Vietnam war, and that was with people TRYING to kill them. Over 300,000 die a year in this country from obesity. The ones that die quickly are the lucky ones, many are disabled or live with all kinds of suffering because of their diet.

Walking through a big chain grocery store the other day I told my boys that if all the junk food was removed, there would only be two isles. There is a sense of freedom, as I mentioned earlier, when you can walk past all the junk, know that it is bad for you, and not be tempted to buy it.

Go to WellnessMama.com and read this article called "How Grains Are Killing You Slowly".

Sugar, the Legal Heroin? Refined sugar is very similar to heroin, one of the most addictive and deadly narcotics out there. Yes, you read that right. Sugar and heroin have more in common than not. But there's one key area where sugar and heroine are different... sugar is legal.
Go to a web site called Organic Nutrition and read the article " Is Sugar Bad For You".
I could go on and on about the bad stuff (and probebly will). Let's talk about what is GOOD for you.
As my knowledge has increased through many month of study, my diet has evolved to what many call Paleo. This is called Paleo because many believe man has been on earth for tens of thousands of years and we should eat what Paleolithic man ate.
Lets not get into a discussion of how long man has been on earth . The point is the diet is right. We should eat a high fat, high protein, low carb diet. Dr. Atkins had it right. It's all about low carbs and high fat. Take a look at http://dietdoctor.com and "LCHF for beginners"

I eat lots of meat and fat, good fat from clean fish and animals along with oil from coconuts, and olives, lots of leafy green vegetables, and I avoid starchy vegetables like potatoes. The only fruit I eat is berries and cantaloupe, in season. Most fruits have too high sugar content and should be avoided.
I drink water and herbal tea. Peppermint is my favorite, I take it with me when I go out and keep a big bottle of it in the fridge at home. The only liquids you should have in your fridge is water or herbal tea. Don't drink fruit juices, they are just sugar water. If you want orange juice, eat an orange, you'll get the beneficial fiber along with the juice. If you drink milk, make it whole raw milk. It is available in most locations but you will have to search for it.
You should eat grass fed beef, and free range chickens and eggs. To find local sources of grass fed beef, and free range chickens go to a site called www.eatwild.com
www.EatWild.com is your source for safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, dairy...and other wild edibles.

Here is a shopping list from the www.dietdoctor.com site:
• Butter
• Heavy cream (40%)
• Sour cream (34%)
• Eggs
• Bacon
• Meat (minced, steak, stew pieces, steaks, fillets, etc.)
• Fish (preferably fat fish like salmon or mackerel)
• Cheese (preferably high fat)
• Turkish yoghurt (10% fat)
• Cabbage (cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc.)
• Other vegetables growing above ground
• Frozen vegetables (broccoli, wok vegetables, etc.)
• Avocado
• Olives
• Olive oil
• Nuts

And a list of things to avoid:
• Candy
• Potato chips
• Soft drinks and juices
• Margarine
• Sugar in all forms
• Wheat flour
• Pasta
• Rice
• Potatoes
• Everything that says “low fat” or “no fat”
• Ice cream
• Cookies
And let me add all corn products to the list of things to avoid. I'll tell you why.
From the latest issue of "Mary Janes Farm" magazine, (yes I do read it) an article titled "More Disturbing Info on Bt Corn"
"Monsanto has long reported that the genetically modified Bt corn (now present in virtually all non-organic corn) is safe for humans because the toxin in it that kills insects cannot survive the human digestive system. But a Canadian study published in Reproductive Toxicology reports that, in blood samples of 39 pregnant women who ate conventional diets, 93 percent of their fetuses had the toxin in their systems."

I'm down another 2 pounds this week- Down to 197- a 139 pound loss so far.

You can pay the farmer more now, or pay the doctor more later, the choice is yours.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011

LIFESTYLE

When people see how much weight I've lost, the typical question besides how did you do it, is how much more are you going to lose. Since I'm not on a diet I don't know how much more I will lose. At some point I will level off. I do feel that I can lose another 10 or 15 pounds. I'm losing slower but still dropping weight.
A while back I was driving in the car and suddenly felt that I had left my wallet at home. You know men can't go anywhere without their wallets. I reached to my left rear pocket where it would have been and there is was. That was the first time I realized how much weight I had lost. I hadn't lost my wallet but the fat in my rear end that always let me know my wallet was there. A great feeling.

Remember, diets don't work. They do more harm than good. It has to be a change in the way we think, the way we live our lives. It has to be a lifestyle change. Because of the circumstances that brought me to this awaking I know I will never go back to the old way. If I'm ever tempted, the images of the tragedy that woke me up are always there.

We all need help along the way. If you are familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous you know of the buddy system. Having someone you can call on when you are at a low point. We all need help and support. There will be times when you just can't handle it by yourselves. This is another instance where the Internet is very helpful. There are lots of folks out their just like us. They are going through the same things and need help from time to time. I have found several low carb and paleo forums that I've joined to talk to people who are of like mind when it comes to diet and health.
I recommend that you join one or more of these groups.
Check out, Livin La Vita Low Carb forum at http://www.livinlowcarbdiscussion.com/index.php
and, Mark's Daily Apple forum at http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/forum.php
and the Active Low-Carber forum at http://forum.lowcarber.org/index.php?
There are more, but these are good starts with lots of helpful folks.

WHEAT BELLY
I just finished listening to Dr. William Davis on the Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution podcast.
http://robbwolf.com/
You can listen on Robb's web site or iTunes.
Dr. Davis has a new book just out called
"Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health". I can't wait to read the book.
Check out Robb's forum too. http://robbwolf.com/forum/

Welcome to your new lifestyle. Help is just a click away.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011

COST

"I can't afford to eat healthy." I hear this all the time. It's true, food costs are going up.
For most of our married life, my wife did all the shopping. Now that I have to, I see the increases every time I shop.
While shopping at a big grocery chain, I like to observe what people are buying. Next time you go shopping take a look at what folks have in their carts. It's mostly JUNK.
Billions of dollars are spent on junk food and fast food every year in this country. Because of the lies we've been fed by our government, even when people think they are buying healthy food they buy JUNK. They pay extra for whole wheat bread, low fat food; fruit that's shipped hundreds or thousands of miles, and so on.
See an article online called "What Has Government Done to Our Health?"
Read an article in The New York Times by Gary Taubes called "What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?"
And again, the USDA food pyramid has killed thousands and cost us trillions in health care costs.  The Weston A Price Foundation offers a critique of the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines. They spoke at the National Press Club on Feb. 14, 2011.  It's a 13 part video on YouTube. WATCH IT ALL.

There is plenty of good research to prove that eating carbs makes you want to eat more. You get hungry faster and are never satisfied. Again, read the book called "Wheat Belly", you'll find the link in an earlier blog.

Here is a quote from www.rawfoodexplained.com
"Not only do these junk foods and fast foods cost money to eat, but the after-effects of consuming such foods often results in additional money being spent. Indigestion, headaches, colds, hemorrhoids, colitis, and many other ailments may be traced to junk food consumption. The average person may spend another $5 per week just on "medicine cabinet" remedies or over-the-counter drugs for these illnesses that result from such foods.
A year of junk food eating also typically results in about six new cavities and a tooth needing capping or pulling, according to figures from Army dentists. This translates into an average $10 per week for dental care.
We still do not know the costs of medical expenses that accumulate because junk food eaters go to their doctors, nor can we accurately figure in how many lost days of work result from such a diet. Even so, the total costs of eating junk food for a year are impressive. Consider these 'figures:

Annual Costs of a Junk Food Diet
Junk foods $832
Fast foods $936
Drugs and Medication $260
Dental Bills $520
Medical Bills (estimate) $250
Days lost from work (estimate) $350
Total yearly loss of income from junk foods $3,148

By eliminating junk foods from the diet, a person would realize enough yearly savings to purchase a new car every three years. He or she would have more energy, a higher level of health and well- being, and literally extra years to enjoy such benefits. No one really knows how much junk foods shorten the lifespan, but it would probably not be unrealistic to use the same figures that are often quoted for cigarette smokers. Every cigarette smoked means a 15-minute decrease in your life. Junk foods, with all their poisons and additives, may be more harmful than smoking and it would not be unreasonable to assume for every bag of cookies or quart of ice cream, you're knocking off hours, days, and weeks of your life."

From www.dietdoctor.com, the following:
"The problem of sugar and starch"
"All digestible carbohydrates are broken down to simple sugars in the intestines. The sugar is absorbed into the blood, raising the blood glucose. This increases the production of the hormone insulin. And insulin is our fat storing hormone.
Insulin is produced in the pancreas. In large amounts insulin prevents fat burning and stores surplus nutrients in the fat cells. After some time (a few hours or less) this may result in a shortage of nutrients in the blood, creating feelings of hunger and cravings for something sweet. Usually at that point people eat some more. That starts the process again, a vicious cycle leading to weight gain.
A low intake of carbohydrates gives you a lower and more stable blood glucose, and lower amounts of insulin. This increases the release of fat from your fat stores and increases the fat burning. This usually gives fat loss, especially around the tummy in abdominally obese individuals."

OK we know that junk food is bad for us and costs us thousands of dollars a year. We know that eating carbs/sugars makes us want to eat more.
The solution? Simple, eat more meat and less carbs. Here are a few ways to eat better for less.
When you decide to stop buying the junk, you'll free up all that money for good food.
There are ways of buying the good food for less. Many areas have food cooperatives. You join with others in buying food in bulk. Check your area. Try a web site called www.LocalHarvest.org at, http://www.localharvest.org/food-coops/
Another great web site is www.eatwild.com. A site where you can buy locally produced food. I've found that I can buy grass fed organic beef, chickens, and lamb at a greatly reduced price. Along with locally grown produce.

You can have fresh greens all year long with inexpensive sprouts.
The cost of sprouting seeds is substantially less than the cost of buying the mature plant at the grocery. A tablespoon of lettuce seeds costs about 60 cents, and provide nearly as much bulk as a small head of lettuce, which can cost around $2.00 at the store.
Another way to obtain good food is through barter. I sell Kentucky Whiskey Barrels, rain barrels, barrel planters, and barrel parts. One day I sent an email to all the stores selling sprouting seeds that I could find on line. I offered to trade my product for theirs. One company agreed and I traded 2 half whiskey barrel planters for a big box of assorted sprouting seeds. I'm going to try the same with other food producers.

Lets talk of the benefits of eating low cost readily available sprouts.
From http://www.energiseforlife.com/sprouting_benefits.php the following:
Sprouting Seeds: The Ultimate Food
Sprouts are one of the most alkalising, nutritious and easily accessible foods know to man. Being rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes, they can be grown easily in four to six days and require no effort and very little cost.

A sprout possesses all of the energy, vitamins and nutrients and power that enables it to be transformed from a small seed into a strong plant. At this stage its nutritional value is at its highest for instance, sprouted seeds can contain 400% more protein than lettuce and over 3900% more beta-carotine.
Also, due to their size and taste you are able to eat hundreds of sprouted seeds at a time. In so many sprouts, you are eating the equivalent of hundreds of fully grown plants all at once – when else would you be able to get the goodness of one hundred mature plants in one meal?!
Studies have also shown that broccoli and other types of sprout contain exceptionally high levels of a natural cancer fighting compound called sulforaphane (20 – 50 times more than in mature broccoli) which helps support antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E.

Sprouted Seeds: Raw, Crisp and Delicious
Sprouts are an alkalizing, living food which continue to grow and gain vitamins after being harvested, which when compared to food bought at the supermarket which begins to lose their nutrient content as soon as they are picked (and are not then consumed for weeks on end) become very attractive – especially if you are trying to add more raw food to your diet.
They are great to be eaten on their own, used in salads and stir-fry's or juiced into your green drink.

Sprouts: Packed With Nutrients
The nutritious value of sprouts is remarkable with sprouts containing a greater concentration of vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes, phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, nitrosmines, trace minerals, bioflavinoids and chemo-protectants (such as sulphoraphane and isoflavone) which work against toxins, resist cell mutation and invigorate the body’s immune system than at any other point in the plant’s life – even when the plant is fully matured.
The abundant enzymes in sprouts also makes them easily digestible as their delicate cell walls easily release elemental nutrients.
Many different types of sprout are available including alfalfa, broccoli, little radish, mung bean and a range of mixes including fitness mix, gourmet mix and aromatic mix.

Bottom line, we spend too much on junk food. Cut out the junk. Spend a little time learning what is good and buy only good food. You'll save money.

Count the Costs. Be healthy. Eat healthy.

Food, Books


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011

WHEAT

DON'T EAT WHEAT!

We're moving into a new house this week. It's been raining here all week and the forecast calls for rain for the next few days. Bad for moving, good for the very dry state of Kentucky.

I went in to the local water company to set up my service on the new house. The walls of the small rural water company office are filled with dozens of old pictures of the local community from the late 1800's and early 1900's. One thing that struck me was that there were no fat people in the pictures. There were class pictures from local schools, pictures of church pick-nicks, pictures from local businesses, and family reunions. NO FAT PEOPLE. What has changed from then to now?
Our food has been genetically modified, and we eat processed sugars.

Dr. William Davis's new Wheat Belly book is out. Just ordered my copy.
I've been listening to interviews with Dr. Davis for a few weeks now.

What I've come to learn in my study is holding up, and that is YOU SHOULDN'T EAT WHEAT!
I'm including a few links to interviews with Dr. Davis.
I hope you will listen to them and get the book.

Dr. Robert Su has an interview with Dr. Davis on his podcast, don't miss it.
Carbohydrates Can Kill
http://www.carbohydratescankill.com/

And don't forget Rob Wolf's interview with Dr. Davis on his web site:
http://robbwolf.com/

Corn has also been turned into a frankenfood.
I want you to check out a book called "The Unhealthy Truth" by Robyn O'Brien
Take a look at the site and make sure you click on the link to her video.
http://www.robynobrien.com/

I found a short video titled "9 Toxic Effects of Sugar" on YouTube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eve2KisLTdI

For all you cola drinkers out there. How much sugar is in a can of cola?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKZ2ZqBYlrI&feature=related

Listen to Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt's lecture at AHS 2011

The Food Revolution - AHS 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSeSTq-N4U4&feature=player_embedded

"Do you want to improve your weight and health by eating real food? With no calorie counting, no diet products, no hunger? This lecture from Ancestral Health Symposium 2011 shows you how to do it the natural way.

The epidemics of obesity and diabetes are continuing to spread across the western world. Now we know why. Modern science has revealed our mistake.

The unnecessary fear of natural food has inadvertently caused us to eat more of the new food that can make us hungrier, make us eat more, make us fat.

Ever more people are realizing the mistake and seeing the solution. The food revolution is here. Please help spread the word once you know."

Remember "Sugar is Toxic, and Carbohydrates Can Kill".
That includes WHEAT.



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

WE KNOW NOW

I received my copy of "Wheat Belly" last week. I'm already on my second read. I highly recommend this book. We aren't in Kansas anymore, Toto. The wheat we eating is not the wheat we ate as children. It's killing us.

I'm here at my desk watching a news show online. One of the folks has a canned energy drink on their desk. I hate to see people drink that junk. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard to me now.
I grew up drinking sugar junk. I'm amazed that I'm still hear telling you about it.

I don't know why I'm still here and my wife isn't. I know that I can't go back to the lifestyle that led to her death. I might die today, there is no guarantee of tomorrow in this life. But I have to do the best I can every day. There is no excuse for anyone eating junk food anymore. Just like we now know the dangers of smoking or drinking and driving, we know the dangers of sugar and carbs like wheat.

You know to do right, do it.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011

MOTIVATION

One of the best things about blogging is the people you meet. I am getting emails from all over. Talking to lots of folks, I enjoy it.

Christine emailed me with an idea for a diet/fitness app she is working on that I believe will help people stay motivated. I wish her success with it.

Christine got me thinking about motivation. I have to admit that I haven't had much of a motivation problem. The circumstance that led to my lifestyle change has been all the motivation I need. I admire people who are trying to get healthy. Before that life changing event, I had a hard time with motivation. Like many I tried to diet from time to time with no success. Another great thing about blogs is that people can help motivate each other. The internet is a very helpful tool in our quest to live healthy. There are many podcasts filled with educational and interesting interviews. There are online low carb/paleo forums where people can get together to encourage each other. On YouTube you will find many educational and motivational videos on health and diet.

Speaking of podcasts I would like to congratulate Jimmy Moore on the 500th episode of his "Livin' La Vita Low Carb" podcast. Keep up the good work Jimmy. I hope you are listening to Jimmy's show, It has helped me in my low carb journey. I post to the "Livin' La Vita Low Carb Forum". There you will find people going through the same daily struggles that you are. It helps to be able to talk.

Being able to get together with people of like mind is motivating
Take advantage of the many online resources.

Food, Books


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

IT'S SIMPLE

I was just on one the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Forum" and I noticed a discussion on "safe starches". Here is part of it:
"…mitochondrial dysfunction in the pre-obese, the formerly obese, and the obese who are still gaining weight is an known and quantified problem. The carnitine shuttle and the entire TCA cycle are impaired, leading to a lack of metabolic flexibility. (Normally we switch back and forth to burn glucose when our blood sugar is high or we're exerting ourselves over 50-60% VO2max, and to burn fat at rest...while the impaired are stuck burning a combination of both in all circumstances.)…"

Someone answered the above post with the following:

"People keep over analyzing things.

No other species has to worry endlessly about what to eat or try to figure it out. Humans spend endless hours debating the chemistry of food and people are still getting bigger and more sick.

Cut the sugar, grains, bread and processed Frankenfood and get on with life. The rest is not complicated…."

My reply: "Right on. That sums it up. It ain't rocket science."

Some get bogged down in the science of it. Then there are those who think it can't be that simple. there has to be more to it. They think you can't lose weight and be healthy with out being on a diet, counting calories, eating low fat, eating "healthy" grains, running several miles a day and so on and so on.

It's not complicated, it's not a burden, it's the way people have lived for thousands of years.
One of my favorite words is FREEDOM. We have been set free, we know the truth.
"Then you know the truth, and the truth shall set you free."

If you haven't read it yet you should get "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis.
On the latest episode of "Underground Wellness" Sean interviews Dr. Davis. Give it a listen.

Enjoy your freedom. It ain't rocket science.

Food, Books


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011

FASTING

Today was a day of fasting. If you don't understand what fasting is. It's not just giving up food for a few hours or giving up solid food but continuing to drink liquids. Fasting is giving up food and drink for at least 24 hours.
In times past during fast days I would experience head aches, shaking, and other unpleasant physical symptoms.
After my lifestyle change when I fast, those unpleasant symptoms are mostly gone. I am hungry by the end of the day, but I do not have the cravings and hunger experienced before.

I've lost 142 pounds to date. By this time most of the poisons have worked their way out of my body. 142 pounds of FAT gone. Fat is where the toxins are stored. You will feel much better after getting rid of all that fat. The sugar cravings are gone as are most of the ill effects of the poison wheat I ate. I know some damage has been done but the body is amazingly resilient and self correcting when the toxins are taken away.

There is a down side to losing all that weight. I've had to buy several new suits and lots of shirts and pants. I've even had to buy new shoes as my feet have gotten smaller. As soon as an article of clothing gets to big, out it goes. I'll never go back to those fat clothes.
I also suffer all the symptoms of wheat deprivation. To learn what these symptoms are you will have to read a book called "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis.

Another must view video. Make sure you watch this video:

"Enjoy Eating Saturated Fats: They're Good for You". by Donald W. Miller M.D.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRe9z32NZHY&feature=player_embedded#!
Dr. Miller is professor of surgery, cardiothoracic division, Univ. Washington School of Medicine.

"One hundred years ago less than 1 in 100 americans were obese, and coronary heart disease was unknown. Pneumonia, diarrhea, enteritis, and tuberculosis were the most common causes of death. Now a century later heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death, which account for 75% of all death in this country.
There were 500 cardiologist practicing in the US in 1950, there are 30,000 of them now, a 60 fold increase in a population that has only doubled since 1950."

Dr. Miller also talks about water and vaccines on the Lew Rockwell Show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOmqAi0tS0Y

Listen to an interview with Dr. Miller on the Livin' La Vida Low Carb show at:
http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/?s=Dr.+Miller

"Dr. Donald Miller, cardiac surgeon and low-carb advocate, is our guest today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Cab Show with Jimmy Moore.
Today’s guest shares his thoughts on the medical community’s poor acceptance of the validity of low-carb science and how he has the opportunity to teach young doctors and interns what he has come to realize about this healthy way of eating. Inspired by Sally Fallon of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Dr. Miller shares his experience of going from a solid Ornish Diet supporter to a dyed-in-the-wool advocate for the kind of medicine called for by people like Dr. Atkins, Gary Taubes and the modern carbohydrate-restriction movement."

I was stuck at 195 pounds for a while, after the fast today I dropped another pound.

Fasting is good for the body.

Food, Books



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011

It's All About Health, Right?

My recent post to Livin' La Vida Low Carb Forum.

It's All About Health, Right? If So Read This...

I've noticed a lot of people who are otherwise trying to eat right and take care of their bodies talk about using radiation ovens, also known as microwave ovens.

We are all here because of a desire to live better, live a healthier life right? The two do not go together, healthy living and microwave ovens.
When I began my life style change one of the things I studied was how I prepared my food. I was shocked to learn the dangers of the little microwave oven on my counter. I threw it out in the trash. I now have a convection/toaster oven that works great and is a much healthier option.
If you do an internet search on the subject I'm sure you will come to the same conclusion that I have. There is lots of information on the dangers of radiation ovens.
This online article sums it up: "Radiation Ovens. The Proven Dangers of Microwave"

"Is it possible that millions of people are ignorantly sacrificing their health in exchange for the convenience of microwave ovens? Why did the Soviet Union ban the use of microwave ovens in 1976? Who invented microwave ovens, and why? The answers to these questions may shock you into throwing your microwave oven in the trash.

Over 90% of American homes have microwave ovens used for meal preparation. Because microwave ovens are so convenient and energy efficient, as compared to conventional ovens, very few homes or restaurants are without them. In general, people believe that whatever a microwave oven does to foods cooked in it doesn't have any negative effect on either the food or them. Of course, if microwave ovens were really harmful, our government would never allow them on the market, would they? Would they? Regardless of what has been "officially" released concerning microwave ovens, we have personally stopped using ours based on the research facts outlined in this article.

The purpose of this report is to show proof - evidence - that microwave cooking is not natural, nor healthy, and is far more dangerous to the human body than anyone could imagine. However, the microwave oven manufacturers, Washington City politics, and plain old human nature are suppressing the facts and evidence. Because of this, people are continuing to microwave their food - in blissful ignorance - without knowing the effects and danger of doing so."
http://www.herbalhealer.com/microwave.html
Click on the link and read the whole article.

Need more? From Dr. Mercola.com the following:
The Proven Dangers of Microwaves
http://www.mercola.com/article/microwave/hazards2.htm

Still not convinced, watch this 3 part video. Try this little experiment at home:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77dMPv89UwQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUfJxTfrDjo&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rlJL-2R7TA

Why risk your health for convenience.
BE HEALTHY, STOP MICROWAVING.
Food, Books


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011

MOVE

You've got to move to lose the blues.

I had a teacher that would say that to his students. He taught even back then that we should avoid sugar laden breakfast foods and exercise more. If I had only listened and learned.

When I began my lifestyle change, I thought as many do that you had to exercise vigorously to lose weight. The biggest loser was a popular TV program and according to the trainers on the show you had to push yourself almost to the breaking point to lose weight.

I didn't have any exercise equipment. I would get out of breath just walking down the drive to get the mail.
After I started to eat better I felt I had to exercise. I bought a Schwinn Airdyne exercise bike on ebay. I could only do 5 minutes at a time on it. How could I be the biggest loser If I couldn't do more than that. I could just hear Jillian yelling at me.

Since then I've learned that you don't have to exercise to lose weight. As the pounds have come off I now feel like exercising. I exercise not to lose weight, although I'm sure it helps, I do it to tone up and feel better. One of the best exercises I've found is rebounding. NASA and the USAF did a study and concluded that "rebounding is the best exercise devised by man". Rebounders are small trampolines. You'll want to get a good quality one. Don't bother with the cheap brands like you find at walmart. The one I chose is the Bellicon.

Rebounding is so much fun, it's like jumping on the bed when you were a kid, but without getting in trouble. Resistance training is important. I didn't have a lot of room for weights, so I bought a Tower 2000. The Tower 2000 is a resistance band trainer that hooks on an inside door. I also have a few dumbbells.
As you lose weight you'll have more energy and feel like exercising. It doesn't take a lot of expensive equipment or a gym membership to get a good workout. Start out slow and work your way up.

Learn more about the benefits of rebounding on these sites:
http://www.healingdaily.com/exercise/rebounding-for-detoxification-and-health.htm
http://www.busywomensfitness.com/rebounding.html
http://www.improving-health-and-energy.com/rebounding-benefits.html

Watch my youtube rebounder video here.

I've been in Tucson Az. for the past 10 days at the El Conquistador Hotel. What a beautiful place. I've had a great time visiting and fellowshipping with friends. I did some walking, but didn't have time to workout in the hotel gym. I'm not looking forward to getting on the scale when I get home. After last years reunion I lost 2 pounds. . Can't wait to get back on my rebounder.

I'm home now. Good news, I didn't gain any weight. Still at my lowest.

As you lose the weight you'll feel like moving.
Food, Books

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011

WOW

Many times I have wondered why this has happened to me. When you suffer a loss you go through the emotional gambit. I felt like Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole. I believe there is a reason for everything, you just have to figure out what it is.
Sometimes you just have to get out of the way and let it happen. Step back and see where it's leading you.

Since my lifestyle change and weight loss, with all the energy I now have I find it hard to contain myself. I want to tell everyone. When I see fat people I want to tell them they don't have to be fat. I want to share my story with them. They're my people, I was a big fat man. I met with Morpheus and I took the red pill. I see how we are all slaves to the system. I see the lies and how simple the truth is.

It didn't take me long to realize that you can't tell people, most don't want to hear it, they don't believe it, some get offended by the truth. They are so caught up in all the lies that they think the truth is a lie. Most people would rather die than change the way they eat, they do it every day.
They have taken the blue pill. After offending someone I was told to be a light, and reminded that a light is silent.

That is where the internet comes in. Through my online blog I am reaching people from all over the world. People from:
Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guam, Herzegovina, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, USA, and Yemen.

Thousands of them. Growing each day. I am updating this list as folks visit my blog.

I've been told that my story has helped others. That's a good feeling. To be able to help others makes it all a little easier to take.

Thank you all for reading my blog.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011

They're getting it, AGAIN

More and more Doctors are getting it. Here's another video of a doctor that has learned the truth. This video is of David Diamond, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences. This is his personal story about his battle with obesity. Diamond shows how he lost weight and reduced his triglycerides by eating red meat, eggs and butter.

"Myths and Misinformation About Fat and Cholesterol:
How Bad Science and Big Business Created the Obesity Epidemic".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3vr-c8GeT34

You can download Dr. Diamond's PowerPoint and the iTunes U podcast here: http://www.cas.usf.edu/news/s/169/#VIDEO:%20Bad%20science,%20big%20business%2...

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This article from HUNTER-GATHERER web site:
http://hunter-gatherer.com/blog/saturated-fat-making-comeback

"Saturated fat is making a comeback
It's official: saturated fat is making a comeback.  Out of the Netherlands comes another study that is casting doubt on the belief that intake of saturated fat causes heart disease.  Here is the conclusion of their abstract (acronyms replaced):
"We conclude that avoidance of [saturated fatty acids] accumulation by reducing the intake of [carbohydrates] with high glycaemic index is more effective in the prevention of [cardiovascular disease] than reducing [saturated fatty acids] intake per se.
That's a huge statement.  And for the nerds among us, here is the full conclusion:
The total body of evidence suggests that attention should be shifted from the harmful effects of dietary [saturated fatty acids] per se, to the prevention of the accumulation of [saturdated fatty acids] in body lipids. This shift would emphasise the importance of reducing dietary [carbohydrates], especially [carbohydrates] with a high glycaemic index, rather than reducing dietary [saturated fatty acids]. The chronic interaction of [saturated fatty acids] with our immune system elicits so-called chronic systemic low-grade inflammation, which underlies the metabolic changes referred to as the (atherogenic) dyslipidaemia of the metabolic syndrome or the lipidaemia of sepsis. The ultimate goal of the ensuing insulin resistance is the re-allocation of energy-rich substrates, such as glucose, to the immune system while the change in our lipoprotein profile aims at the limitation of the inflammatory responses and the repair of the resulting tissue damage. Dietary [saturated fatty acids] belong to the many false triggers of inflammation that result from the conflict between our slowly adapting genome and our rapidly changing lifestyle, but among these many factors they are not the most important. A reduction in the consumption of CHO with a high glycaemic index, trans-fatty acids and linoleic acid, and an increased consumption of fish, vegetables and fruit, and a reduction of inactivity, sleep deprivation and chronic stress seem more realistic approaches to fight the current pandemic of cardiovascular disease resulting from chronic systemic low grade inflammation.
Translation: Don't eat high glycemic index carbohydrates, stay away from trans fats, don't cook with vegetable oils (like canola oil), cook with lard or coconut oil, exercise, get some sleep, relax."

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WATCH THIS video From Dr. Kim Mulvihill of CBS Health Watch

"HealthWatch: Doctors Warming To CavemanDiet Trend"

"A growing number of scientists, medical doctors and nutritionists have argued that a Stone Age lifestyle could benefit human health and even cure chronic diseases.
The concept behind the Paleo or Primal diet movement is that our DNA, our genetics, have changed little since Paleolithic era or Stone Age. That means our bodies would work better and with greater efficiency if we ate, exercised and socialized like our prehistoric ancestors."
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l8g-DRuWXs
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTdmeTmtBc8
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjMEwrJpuAQ

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More people are discovering the health benefits of Coconut oil.
Coconut oil is a super food. A gathering number of research papers indicate that coconut oil is the healthiest oil in the world. Check out this site,
http://www.organiccoconutoil.info/about.html

Another video you should watch:
Our story; Alzheimers' and Coconut Oil. How coconut oil gave me back my brain.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMw3d3ohx_s&feature=related

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Dr. Diamond points out, as did Gary Taubes, in his book "Why We Get Fat, And What To Do ABout It", this information was known years ago.
Coverups, lies and deceit have brought about the health crisis we have today. The lies have caused the death of millions of people, and has cost us trillions of dollars.

I hope you are getting it.
Food, Books

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011

WE'VE COME A LONG WAY

I'm old enough to remember the cigarette commercial that went, "You've come a long way baby".

We have indeed come a long way. I remember the time before the internet was available for home use. I would go to the University of Louisville's engineering school computer lab and access the internet. Back then only universities and government research sites were connected. That was before the world wide web, before web browsers like Internet Explore, Firefox and search programs like Google and Yahoo.

Today everyone has access to the internet. We walk around with more powerful computers in our pockets than NASA used to land the first man on the moon. Even those who don't own a personal computer can go to the local library and get online for free.

I remember the encyclopedia salesman that would come to the door trying to sell those expensive books that held all that knowledge. Today we have all the accumulative knowledge of mankind at our finger tips. Anything you want to know is just a few key strokes, and a mouse click away.

Getting back to that cigarette commercial, doctors used to advertise the benefits of smoking cigarettes. We've come a long way indeed.

Today we know that cigarette smoke and even second hand smoke is bad for our health. We know that we were lied to all those years. We have proof of the lies. The tobacco companies have paid out billions in settlements for all the lies and deception.

I hope you are now aware of the lies told to you by the USDA. By the big food and drink companies. Lies told to us by the healthcare industry. LIES, LIES, LIES!
The truth is available to us. We have the knowledge we need to make healthy choices.

We've talked about the dangers of sugar, excess salt, starches, and grains like wheat. We've talked about the dangers of radiation ovens (microwave ovens). See previous posts to learn more.

Now I would like to talk about the dangers of eating PORK. That's right all you paleoers out their, PORK IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU! I know that goes against everything you've been told, but WHO told you that pork was safe to eat. Wasn't it the same people that have lied to you about the other so called good, healthy food?

For those who are still reading this I hope you will take a look at the proof that I will present here. Don't take my word for it. I'm only going to scratch the surface of all the information that is available. Study into the subject yourself. You have all the tools you need to find out for yourself.

When you buy a new car you go to the owners manual to find out what grade of fuel and oil to use in your engine. You wouldn't put diesel fuel in a high performance gasoline engine. You wouldn't put axle grease in the crankcase. The same with the human body. To find out what fuel is best for us we go to the owners manual, the Bible. The word of God tells what food is healthy for us to eat and what to avoid. God should know, He made us.

There's lots of articles available online. One is an article by Herbert W. Armstrong called:
"Is All Animal Flesh Good Food"
Or read it online here: http://herbert-w-armstrong.com/books/ANIMALFLESH/Is-All-Animal-Flesh-Good-Food.htm

"You Are Eating Poison!
You don't eat every plant that grows out of the ground. Some things that grow are poison, not food.

But did you know there are many kinds of poisons? Potassium cyanide will kill you very quickly. Some poisons will result in death within a few hours or a few days. But very few seem to know there are other poisons people mistakenly eat as foods which result in premature death after continuous usage for, say, ten, or thirty, or fifty years.

The only difference between these poisons we falsely call foods and potassium cyanide is the relative number of minutes, hours, or years it takes to accomplish its mission.

Just as every plant that God caused to grow out of the ground was not designed for food, so it is with animal flesh. Some will say, "Well, if swine's flesh isn't supposed to be eaten as food, what did God create swine for?" You might as well ask, what did God create weeds and poison vines for? Everything may have been created for a purpose, but not everything for the purpose of eating…"

Read: "Dangers of Pork" here: http://www.squidoo.com/Dangers_of_Pork

Read: "The Adverse Influence of Pork Consumption on Health" by Professor Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg M.D. here:
http://www.healthmasters.com/blog/adverse-influence-pork-consumption-health

Watch the video: "Why You should not EAT or Touch Pork"
See a worm pulled out of a woman's brain, contracted by eating pork.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNC1i6RlnTg&feature=related

Mainstream Christian preachers talk about pork in the following two videos:

Video: Joel Osteen teaches about the dangers of pork:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU5kek3D-4I&feature=player_embedded#!

Watch video: "God's Health Plan-Amazing Facts"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5TbN1EqAJ0

Read pdf: "The Dangers of Pork Eating Exposed" by J.H. Kellogg M.D.
www.assemblyofyah.com/pdfs/PorkDangers.pdf

Read the book: "Exposing the New Dangers of Pork (Earth's Organic Garbage Dosposal)"

"Exposing The New Dangers Of Pork - Earth's Organic Waste Disposal By Nasir M. Hakim Swine were designed to be scavengers: to eat the earth's filth, dead, sewage and waste. But after they do their work, it was not designed for humans to turn around and eat the organic garbage disposal itself! If we are going to eat the earth's filth ourselves, then making the swine was simply unnecessary. I am confident that if any intelligent person currently eating this most dangerous flesh, read the well documented facts inside this book, they will stop eating the poisonous swine immediately! For those who have stopped, you will want to investigate further, because you'd be surprised at the new forms this animal comes in, especially with the enormous variety of genetically engineered "foods." This is a process, of which, food manufacturers DO NOT have to inform the public by food labeling."

Dr. Mercola's web site has sever articles on pork.
"Are There Deadly Superbugs in Your Pork?
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/07/12/are-there-deadly-superbugs-in-your-pork.aspx

"Scientists have detected antibiotic-resistant bacteria in pork, pigs... It is possible that these so-called super bugs could infect farm workers or even people who eat pork."

"Pork May Be the Source of Acute Hepatitis E Reported in US"
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/01/02/pork-and-hepatitis-e.aspx

An article from DrAxe.com
"Why You Should Avoid Pork"
http://www.draxe.com/why-you-should-avoid-pork/

"Pork 101: Know the Facts.

Pork is one of the most consumed meats in the world. China is the largest producer of pigs that were first domesticated way back around 7500 B.C.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that more than 100 viruses come to the United States each year from China through pigs. There are some obvious concerns about this. Aside from not needing more viruses to fight off, some of these viruses can prove to be downright dangerous to humans.

Of course, you’re probably familiar with H1N1, better known as ‘the swine flu.” This too is a virus that has made the leap from pig to human.

But H1N1 is not the only disease to fear from the pig. There are other sicknesses you can get from eating the meat of the pig.

Pork meat is loaded with toxins, more so than most other meats like beef and chicken.
Is Pork Meat Toxic?

There are reasons that the meat of the pig becomes more saturated with toxins than many of its counterpart farm animals. The first reason has to do with the digestive system of a pig.

A pig digests whatever it eats rather quickly, in up to about four hours. On the other hand a cow takes a good twenty-four hours to digest what it’s eaten. During the digestive process, animals (including humans) get rid of excess toxins as well as other components of the food eaten that could be dangerous to health.
Since the pig’s digestive system operates rather basically, many of these toxins remain in their system to be stored in their more than adequate fatty tissues ready for our consumption.

Another issue with the pig is that it doesn’t have any sweat glands. Sweat glands are a tool the body uses to be rid of toxins. This leaves more toxins in the pig’s body.

I don’t have to tell you that when you consume pork meat, you too are getting all these toxins that weren’t eliminated from the pig. None of us need more toxins in our systems. In fact we should all be doing what we can to eliminate and cut down on toxin exposure. One vital way to do this is by choosing what you eat carefully.

Trichinellosis, Pork Meat, and Your Health.

Did you know that pigs carry a variety of parasites in their bodies and meat? Some of these parasites are difficult to kill even when cooking. This is the reason there are so many warnings out there about eating undercooked pork.

One of the biggest concerns with eating pork meat is trichinellosis or trichinosis. This is an infection that humans get from eating undercooked or uncooked pork that contains the larvae of the trichinella worm.

This worm parasite is very commonly found in pork. When the worm, most often living in cysts in the stomach, opens through stomach acids, its larvae are released into the body of the pig. These new worms make their homes in the muscles of the pig. Next stop? The unknowing human body who consumes this infected meat flesh.
And while no one particularly wants to consume worms, trichinellosis is a serious illness that you should do virtually anything to avoid.

Common Symptoms of Trichinellosis:

• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Headache
• Fever
• Chills
• Cough
• Swollen eyes
• Muscle pain
• Aching joints
• Coordination problems
• Heart issues
• Breathing problems

These symptoms of trichinellosis can really put you out of the game for quite a while. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) these symptoms can last for weeks and in more serious cases months on end.

The CDC recommends thorough cooking of pork as well as freezing the pork meat prior to cooking to kill off any worms. I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel good about eating anything that I first have to kill off its worms to eat.

In fact, it’s been theorized that trichinellosis is the exact cause of Mozart’s rather sudden death at age 35. An American researcher theorized this after studying all the documents recording the days before, during, and after Mozart’s death. He found that Mozart suffered many of the above listed symptoms and he, himself, had recorded in his journal the consumption of pork just forty-four days before his own death.

(If you want to read more on this intriguing story you can find it in the Archives of Internal Medicine’s June 2001 issue.)
But that’s not all….

Pigs carry many viruses and parasites with them. Whether by coming in direct contact with them through farms or by eating their meat we put ourselves at higher risk of getting one of these painful, often debilitating diseases (not to mention put our bodies on toxic overload.)

Pigs are primary carriers of:

• Taenia solium tapeworm
• Hepatitis E virus (HEV)
• PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome)
• Nipah virus
• Menangle virus

Each of these parasites and viruses can lead to serious health problems that can last for years to come.

What you choose to eat is up to you. Myself, I choose to stay away from unclean pork (and shellfish.) The reasons discussed here are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to eating pigs and your health.

Do your own research, carefully consider what the Bible so many years ago warned us about, then make your own educated decision about what you choose to feed yourself and your loved ones.

Sources
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (2010)
Science Direct (1999)
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (2007)"

Yes, we've come a long way. Make sure it's the RIGHT way.
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011

SWEET

Since my lifestyle change and resulting weight loss, (I've lost 144 pounds in the past 20 months) I find that I no longer have a desire for nor do I like sweet food or drink. I wondered if it was just me or do others who adopt the low carb lifestyle experience the same thing. I posed the question on the Livin La Vita Low Carb Forum. As I expected some people experience the same thing. It seems, for some at least, our taste changes, we no longer like or desire sweet tasting foods.

Many are still in the old mindset. they think they must have sweet foods. The old paradigm says we must have dessert with every meal. You feel you haven't had a complete meal if there is no dessert. It's part of our education, or should I say indoctrination from youth. We now know that if you eat sugars it makes you want to eat more of everything else.

Avoiding sugar is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, the belief that artificial sweeteners can allow to have the best of both worlds is simply not true.

There is lots of information online on the dangers of those sweeteners.

Splenda was developed in a lab like other chemical food additive. And like all the other chemical concoctions, Splenda, my friends, is not good for you.

Splenda is the trade name for Sucralose, a synthetic compound stumbled upon in 1976 by scientists in Britain seeking a new pesticide formulation. It is true that the Splenda molecule is comprised of sucrose (sugar) — except that three of the hydroxyl groups in the molecule have been replaced by three chlorine atoms.

Read this article from Dr. Mercola on the dangers of Splenda.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/04/26/major-media-finally-exposes-splendas-lies.aspx

Here is the process by which they produce the formula sold in stores:
“1.  Sucrose is tritylated with trityl chloride in the presence of dimethylformamide and 4-methylmorpholine, and the tritylated sucrose is then acetylated with acetic anhydride.
2.  The resulting sucrose molecule TRISPA is chlorinated with hydrogen chlorine in the presence of tolulene.
3.  The resulting 4-PAS is heated in the presence of methyl isobutyl ketone and acetic acid.
4.  The resulting 6-PAS is chlorinated with thionyl chloride in the presence of toluene and benzyltriethylammonium chloride.
5.  The resulting TOSPA is treated with methanol in the presence of sodium methoxide to produce sucralose.”  (Note that methanol, wood alcohol aka paint remover,  is one of the questionable ingredients in aspartame.)
In addition, the bags and packets of Splenda commercially available are not pure sucralose.  They also contain bulking agents.  All artificial sweeteners use bulking agents.  Do you know what they use?  Sugar.  Dextrose, sucrose, and maltodextrin.  (Maltodextrin is corn syrup solids composed primarily from fructose and glucose in a starch form.)   All sweetener packets are at least 96 percent sugar.  Splenda is 99% sugar.
The packets are labelled calorie free as a result of manipulating a loophole in the food labeling laws.  The product can be described as sugar free if a serving contains less than 5 grams of sugar, and calorie free if a serving is less than 5 calories.  So they set the serving size on bags at .5 grams  and the packets contain a serving of 1 gram.  A one gram packet contains 4 calories.   This can be confirmed on the manufacturer’s website in the FAQ section:  “Like many no and low calorie sweeteners, each serving of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener contains a very small amount of common food ingredients, e.g., dextrose and/or maltodextrin, for volume. Because the amount of these ingredients is so small, SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener still has an insignificant calorie value per serving and meets FDA’s standards for “no calorie” sweeteners. “
To make matters worse, when sucralose was shown to not raise blood sugars, it was the pure substance that was tested, not the mixture that is sold to the public.  Dextrose, sucrose, and/or maltodextrin are definitely going to raise a diabetic’s blood sugar.  There is also a great deal of evidence that artificial sweeteners actually cause an increase in appetite, causing people who consume them to take in more calories than they would otherwise."
Genetically modified like corn, wheat and soy.

Learn more about Splenda on the following sites:

Splenda Exposed
http://www.splendaexposed.com/

Sugar substitutes and the potential danger of Splenda
http://www.womentowomen.com/healthyweight/splenda.aspx

Sucralose (Splenda) Toxicity Information Center
http://www.holisticmed.com/splenda/

Sugar substitutes and the potential danger of Splenda
http://www.womentowomen.com/healthyweight/splenda.aspx

The potential dangers of Splenda
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/12/03/sucralose-dangers.aspx

And many other articles about Splenda from Dr. Mercola's web site
http://search.mercola.com/search/Pages/results.aspx?k=splenda

Watch the following videos:

Dangers of Artificial Sweetners
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbvD4oC-lyw

Splenda Health Concerns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4EwQ57ouic

Absurb New Ways Splends is Deceiving You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Db-VSqn88

The Truth about Splends Sucralose
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD2TUyL2w5c

Read Dr Mercola's book on Splenda:
"Sweet Deception: Why Splenda, NutraSweet, and the FDA May Be Hazardous to Your Health"

And remember ALL artificial sweeteners are harmful to your health. Just as dangerous as sugar. Why take the chance?
DIET SODA KILLS (AND it makes you FAT !)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgBiw_Il5YM

I could go on and on.

Why do we think we need everything to be sweet?
If I want something sweet I put my finger in and stir.

Breaking the addiction to sweeteners. SWEET!

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011

TRIALS

It seems that everyone is going through trials. You name it, people are suffering through it. Don't feel like the Lone Ranger because of your trials.

Some trials we can do nothing about, some we can. A lot of the problems people are having can be traced to diet and nutrition. These are problems we bring upon ourselves, problems we can control to a great extent.

Stop listening to what the USDA and the food industrial complex say is good for you. We've been lied to. The facts and truth are now available, do the research for yourself.

One hundred forty five pounds ago I was having lots of health problems. Most of the problems went away with the weight loss. I feel much better since I've stopped eating the junk. I'm amazed at how wonderfully we are made, and how the body can bounce back once we get back on track. I still have trials, just not due to what I'm eating. The biggest diet related trials are that the chickens aren't laying enough eggs this time of year, or that the butcher seems to be out of grass fed beef most of the time.

The most difficult trial I am going through now is the loneliness. The loss of my wife of so many years. It's like losing part of yourself. Like your not all there, not complete. I saw some old friends over the weekend. A married couple that are both obese and in poor health. They want to change but are having trouble putting the junk out. I told them rather bluntly that one of them would die and this would motivate the other one to make the change. Learn from the mistakes of others. Change your diet now and maybe you won't have to endure this trial.

If you're having health problems take a good look at your diet. Make sure you're doing all you can do to live a healthier lifestyle. If you read my first blog entry you'll see that I emptied the fridge and cabinets of all the junk that we had been eating. You'll find that when you remove the processed foods, sugar, and wheat, you'll drop the weight, and begin to feel better.

I hope you've watched the video on the dangers of sugar, read the book called "Wheat Belly" about the dangers of wheat, stopped eating pork and stopped using radiation ovens.
You can't just cut back. The break with the unhealthy life has to be total. You can never go back to the old way. The knowledge we now have available can truly set us free. It's so simple isn't it?

Read an interview with Dr. Davis the author of "Wheat Belly" on the Wellness Mama web site, click here for the interview.

Watch the Underground Wellness videos:

"These Ain't the Same Grains"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mS5SvHg7M4&feature=relmfu

"How Wheat Makes You Fat"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1oiJXNLwbo

Read: How Agriculture Ruined Your Health (and What to Do About It)

Read: The Poor Body
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/poor-fat-people/

From www.wheatbellyblog.com the following:

The Wheat Deficiency Syndrome
Posted on November 27, 2011 by Dr. Davis

"Beware the dreaded Wheat Deficiency Syndrome. This is what will happen to you if you eliminate wheat, the food that the USDA and U.S. Dept of Health and Human services tell us, through their Dietary Guidelines for Americans, to eat more of. The American Dietetic Association, the American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Association also all agree: Terrible things will happen to you if you eliminate wheat. You will develop Wheat Deficiency!

So what does the Wheat Deficiency Syndrome look like? Like any other syndrome, you can recognize this condition by its many tell-tale signs:

*Flat abdomen

*Rapid weight loss

*High energy

*Less mood swings

*Better sleep

*Diminished appetite

*Reduced blood sugar

*Reduced blood pressure

*Reduced small LDL and total LDL

*Increased HDL cholesterol

*Reduced triglycerides

*Reduced C-reactive protein and other inflammatory measures

Of course, you could choose to cure yourself of this syndrome simply by taking the antidote: foods made with wheat flour like bread, breakfast cereals, pastas, pretzels, crackers, and muffins. All the signs of the syndrome will then disappear and you can have back your protuberant abdomen, irrational mood swings, exagerrated appetite, higher blood sugar, etc. and you will have satisfied the requirements for a healthy diet as advised by the revised Food Plate."
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Watch: "The Sugar Trap" a Documentary from 1986
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OcH9K_RvYk&feature=related
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Watch: "Genetically Modified Food - Panacea Or Poison?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLrQOzTRkCw

Everyone has trials.
Make sure you aren't bringing them upon yourself because of your diet.

If you AREN'T going through trials, you should be concerned.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011

AMAZING

Another Doctor gets it.

I just came across a few videos that I had to post right away.
One is by Dr. Terry Wahls, she went from being confined to a wheel chair with MS to a healthy life. She turned her life around, not with drugs, but with diet.

You have to watch this video.
If these big pharma educated doctors can change, so can you.
Click here, to watch this video, or cut and paste this YouTube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KLjgBLwH3Wc

Here is a longer interview with Dr. Wahls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLPVsO8omy4

Watch these short video on Dr. Wahls web site:
http://www.terrywahls.com/video-resources

Like Dr. Wahls says, "You can't do this 80% of the time, You will greatly miss out... When you cheat, the person your cheating is yourself... the only one you are hurting is yourself."

And an iterview with Dr Mary Vernon, MD, she is one of the world's foremost experts on treating obesity and diabetes with low carbohydrate nutrition. She is a practicing family physician, educates doctors on low carb and is active in and former president of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (doctors specializing in treating obese patients).

Nobody knows more about the practicalities of low carb than dr. Mary Vernon. Here she explains it for you.

CLICK HERE FOR THE INTERVIEW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ

Another video from Dr. Vernon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3M75cYpx2w

I have lost 145 pounds in the past 21 months on a diet similar to the ones mentioned on these videos. As Dr. Wahls says "we all have a choice. what will yours be?"

Well, I've got to go, have to pickup more eggs. Never enough eggs.

They're getting it. Amazing

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2011

SURPRISE

It happened again the other day.
It's always interesting to see the reaction of people I haven't seen since my weight loss. When I meet these people it takes a moment for me to realize they don't know who I am.

I'm remodeling a new house, a tradesman that I haven't seen since my last remodel over 2 years ago came to the door, he didn't recognize me. When he figured out who I was through our conversation, his jaw dropped, he said, "wow, you've lost a lot of weight, I didn't recognize you, I thought you were the contractor". He was astonished and wanted to know how I did it.

Everyone wants to know how I did it. I've printed out cards with my blog web address on them. I hand them the card and say, "It comes from knowing what foods to eat, and what to avoid, read my blog".

I've found a few more interesting sites for you to check out.

In this video you will meet the scientists who create flavors that make foods and beverages addictive. They take bland, tasteless food and make it edible for people who don't know what good real food takes like.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7389748n&tag=contentBody;storyMediaBox

What the video does not talk about is the poison chemicals that are used in these flavorings and the effects they have on the human body.

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Like to eat canned soup? Not after this story. Eating canned soup "poses a chemical risk".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15834072

People who eat canned soup should be aware that a poison chemical used to line the tin can leaches into the food and ends up in your body.
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They are RECONDITIONING food.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/why-you-should-care-that-the-fda-allows-food-reconditioning.html

Reconditioning is the process of turning imperfect, mislabeled, or even contaminated foods into edible and profitable goods. It's all about money, greed. Not what is good for the consumer, but the companies bottom line.
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Will You Get These Diseases in 2012? Big Pharma Hopes So.
http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Non-food/Disease/diseases_1210110805.html
They create the problem then sell you the cure for the created problem. They are in cahoots with Madison Avenue in this scam.
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From the History Chanel:
For Perfect Teeth, Start Hunting and Gathering.
http://www.history.com/news/2011/11/21/for-perfect-teeth-start-hunting-and-gathering/
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And. Farm-Fresh Food May Have Shaped The Modern Mouth
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2011/11/21/142596468/farm-fresh-food-may-have-shaped-the-modern-mouth
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"Why do people in industrialized countries need braces and dental work to treat overcrowded, poorly aligned teeth? They can blame their ancestors, who after hunting and gathering for millennia decided to give farming a go, according to new research."

No news here. Dr. Weston A. Price found this out decades ago.
Visit the Weston A. Price foundation to learn more:
http://www.westonaprice.org/
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If it's processed, If it comes in a box, or a can, don't eat it.
Eat only foods that you prepare in your home from the freshest ingredients you can find.
When you eat fast foods, or processed foods you are committing slow suicide.
If your great grandparents didn't eat it, don't you eat it. If they wouldn't recognize it, don't eat it.

I saw another man that I hadn't done business with for a while. He said "don't you have a brother that works with you in your business?". He was talking about the fatter me. I said, "oh, you must mean my BIG brother, he had to go."
Then I told him it was me. He was amazed that I had lost so much weight.

It's always a surprise, a pleasant surprise.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012

BARTER

Let's Trade

I know times are tough. I have three children at home and a family business. It's not easy to make a living and eat right these days. We have to work smarter, not just harder to make ends meet. You have to think outside the box.

Barter is a method of exchanging by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange such as money.

Barter, the way things were done a few generations ago.

Consider trading for food and other items that you need.

I have a business selling whiskey barrels, barrel planters, rain barrels, and barrel parts. I make barrel furniture. You can see it here: www.KentuckyBarrels.com
I love to trade. I've traded for sprouting seeds. I've traded for a large chicken coop. I am trading for organic vegetable seeds for spring planting.
I will order two dozen chickens from the hatchery in January. I'll even contact several hatcheries and see if they would be willing to barter for the chickens. It doesn't cost anything to ask.

If you are a crafts person, or have a skill that others may need, you can try barter.
You'll be surprised at the people and businesses that are willing to trade. I trade my computer knowledge for haircuts. I haven't had to pay for a haircut for 9 years.

Learn more about Barter on the following links:

How to Barter Anything
"In these lean times, your only limit to what you can trade (computer help for food? artwork for dental work?) is your imagination."

How To Barter For Everything
"A determined family frees itself from today's market economy"
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Besides barter, we need to be raising and growing more of the food we eat. I hope to have my own fresh eggs and meat from the chickens. I plan to grow a lot of the vegetables that I eat. Most of the greens can be grown year round using a easy to build green house.
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You can build your own PVC pipe green house. Learn more on the following links:

How to build My 50 Dollar Greenhouse.

Step by Step Plans for a PVC Greenhouse.
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PVC is great stuff.  You can do so much with it and it's cheap.  Here is a web site where you can buy PVC connectors and fittings that will allow you to make many things with your pipe. With corner fittings and a few other key components that are generally not available in hardware stores that sell the pipe, elbows and tees, you could make almost anything. The corner is a basic part of the construction of everything. On this site you will find all the parts you need. They have a PVC workshop and free plans to make many projects.

http://www.cotafarms.com/9.html

Another site with lots of PVC plans and ideas.
http://www.pvcworkshop.com/
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You should plan now for a spring garden. If you don't have a big yard you can start a container garden. If you don't have a yard at all, you can have fresh greens all year long by growing sprouts in your kitchen cabinet. See my earlier blog for sprouting information.

A way to help provide food is to have chickens as pets instead of dogs and cats. Why waste money on animals that you can't eat. Many residential communities and even urban areas allow chickens. As long as you don't have noisy roosters. The girls won't make much noise and are easy to keep. They cost less to raise than dogs or cats, and you can say that your pet provides breakfast food for you. Chickens are great recyclers, they will eat most of your table scraps.

People do have chickens in the suburbs and in cities. You can even have a few chickens in an apartment. There are several companies selling chicken diapers, yes that's right diapers for chickens.

Hen Holster, The Original Harness Diaper

YouTube video


You have to checkout Indorchickens.com

"Indoor chickens make wonderful pets. I should know. I have had over twenty different kinds of small pets over the years, and I will have to say that my indoor chicken has got to be one of the most amazing pets I have ever owned. Not only does she make me laugh daily, but she will also give me breakfast a few times a week…
Tis web site focuses on this not so common way of keeping chickens.  Once you read about the care of these chickens, click over to the forum and ask lots of questions. Don’t forget to check out the  “Pic of the day” Blog for some outrageous fun pictures."

Make sure you watch the video of the chicken playing fetch.

Chicken Diapers from mypetchicken.com


You can make your own chicken diapers, this video shows you how

And a step by step how too.

Find indoor chicken cages here: Bass Equipment Company.

The most important thing you can do to save money and be healthy is to stop buying unhealthy food. Cut out the sweeteners, wheat, starches, and unhealthy vegetable oils.

If you need a whiskey barrel, rain barrel, or a barrel planter,
LETS TRADE.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012

I FEEL GOOD DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA

Like the song says, I FEEL GOOD.

(If you're new to this blog, please read the oldest entry first)

Those of you who have started eating right know what I mean. Once you cut out the sugars, wheat, starches and bad vegetable oils, the weight falls off and your energy level goes through the roof. You feel so much better. I exercise several times a week. I have started making furniture again. For many years I was too out of shape to make my rustic twig furniture, now I'm making two tables a day.

When I walk through the supermarket I hear a constant cha-ching of the cash register in my head as I pass up all the junk I used to buy. I realize the savings I enjoy now along with better health. I have more money to spend on real food.

I have been receiving a lot of good feedback from folks who have made the lifestyle change. If you haven't already, you should read Dr. Davis's book
"Wheat Belly", and check out the Wheat Belly blog at: http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/
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Like I've said, we have been lied to. Lied to by our government, the medical profession, the food industry, and Madison Avenue.
There is an interesting video on YouTube that shows how it was done. Watch : "The Century Of The Self".
"To many in both business and government, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power is truly moved into the hands of the people. Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? The Century of the Self by Adam Curtis tells the untold and controversial story of the growth of the mass-
This video is about Edward Bernays the father of PR or as it was called propaganda.

Here is a good example of the deceite, the lies from big food, watch the video called "The Blueberry Deception".
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I have a few more videos and sites for you to check out:

Watch a video called "Ingredients"

The local food movement takes root.

"American food is in a state of crisis, but a movement to put good food back on the table is emerging. What began 30 years ago with chefs demanding better flavor, has inspired consumers to seek relationships with nearby farmers. This is local food."
http://www.ingredientsfilm.com/

"At the focal point of this movement, and of this film, are the farmers and chefs who are creating a truly sustainable food system. Their collaborative work has resulted in great tasting food and an explosion of consumer awareness about the benefits of eating local.

Attention being paid to the local food movement comes at a time when the failings of our current industrialized food system are becoming all too clear. For the first time in history, our children’s generation is expected to have a shorter lifespan than our own. The quality, taste and nutritional value of the food we eat has dropped sharply over the last fifty years. Shipped from ever-greater distances, we have literally lost sight of where our food comes from and in the process we've lost a vital connection to our local community and to our health.

A feature-length documentary, INGREDIENTS illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize that connection. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the U.S. from the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys to the urban food deserts of Harlem and to the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins. INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities."

You can watch the documentary on Netflix.
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MSGTruth.org

"The information on msgtruth.org is the latest independent research regarding the amino-acid based food additives, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and Aspartame.   
MSGTruth.org was created by former food process engineer and food scientist, Carol Hoernlein.  Carol earned her degrees in Food Science and Bio-Resource (Agricultural) Engineering at Rutgers University in 1988 and went on to work in the Research and Development Departments at the largest global food companies as a food scientist and food process development engineer.  The companies Carol worked at include: Thomas J. Lipton, American Home Products, Reckitt & Colman, and M& M/Mars.  Her years of training at Rutgers Cook College Food Science department as well her R&D experience in the halls of these food industry giants have given Carol unique insight into the modern food industry.   Unfortunately, with all the secrecy agreements she had signed as a corporate food scientist, she could not inform the public and also continue to work in the industry.  And so, Carol no longer works for any food companies, which is why she can tell you the TRUTH about MSG and aspartame now.
The mission of MSGTruth, is to give you unbiased information based on science, not profit.
Carol can speak her mind on behalf of consumers because she gets no money from the food industry, either as a paycheck, or in advertising dollars. "
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Happy Healthy Long Life, a medical librarian's adventures in evidence-based living.
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Controlled Carbohydrate Nutrition
"Controlled Carbohydrate Nutrition is committed to providing accurate and concise information regarding the benefits and uses of a controlled carbohydrate lifestyle based on the Atkins Nutritional Approach.
Information is geared to the consumer and healthcare provider for weight loss, weight maintenance, and prevention or treatment of the many conditions influenced by diet and lifestyle.
By assisting people to understand the value of controlling both the quality and quantity of carbohydrate foods, our goal is to positively impact the lives and health of people of all ages."
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Magnificent Magnesium
'As the nutrient density of crops continues to decline, vitamin and mineral deficiencies are becoming epidemic. At present, roughly 80% of Americans are at greater risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, blood clots, anxiety and panic attacks, and a variety of other severe illnesses due to magnesium deficiency. Natural health expert Dr. Carolyn Dean joins us to highlight this overlooked essential mineral and detail the health issues that result from magnesium deficiency. Described by colleague Dr. Stephen Sinatra as "the doctor of the future", Dr. Dean is a medical doctor, naturopath, lecturer, consultant, and the author (or coauthor) of twenty books, including How To Change Your Life With Magnesium, Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions, The Yeast Connection and Women's Health, Hormone Balance, and The Magnesium Miracle. Tune in as we explore The Magnesium Miracle and discover a critical key to preventive health."
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Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It.
Lew Rockwell talks to Gary Taubes on how to get thin by disobeying the Department of Agriculture and the medical establishment.
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And an interesting video called: "The Beautiful Truth"

"Raised on a wildlife reserve in Alaska, 15-year-old Garrett was interested in the dietary habits of the farm animals. After the tragic death of his mother, Garrett's father decided to home-school his son and assigned a book written by Dr. Max Gerson that proposed a direct link between diet and a cure for cancer.

Fascinated, Garrett embarks in this documentary on a cross-country road trip to investigate The Gerson Therapy. He meets with scientists, doctors and cancer survivors who reveal how it is in the best interest of the multi-billion dollar medical industry to dismiss the notion of alternative and natural cures."

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A video called "Dying To Have Known"

"In Dying To Have Known, filmmaker Steve Kroschel went on a 52-day journey to find evidence to the effectiveness of the Gerson Therapy -- a long-suppressed natural cancer cure. His travels take him across both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, from upstate New York to San Diego to Alaska, from Japan and Holland to Spain and Mexico. In the end, he presents the testimonies of patients, scientists, surgeons and nutritionists who testify to the therapy's efficacy in curing cancer and other degenerative diseases, and presents the hard scientific proof to back up their claims. You will hear from a Japanese medical school professor who cured himself of liver cancer over 15 years ago, a lymphoma patient who was diagnosed as terminal over 50 years ago as well as noted critics of this world-renowned healing method who dismiss it out of hand as "pure quackery." So the question that remains is, "Why is this powerful curative therapy still suppressed, more than 75 years after it was clearly proven to cure degenerative disease?" The viewers are left to decide for themselves."

It's worth enduring all the advertisements to watch these videos.

It all has to do with diet. You've heard the old saying "You Are What You Eat", most people in the USA eat junk.
No wonder there is so much illness. In our defense, we have all been lied to. The propaganda experts of Madison Avenue have manipulated us and lied to us for the past 100 years. But we can know. For the first time in world history we have all the information at our finger tips.

It feels good to be free and know the truth about health and diet.

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PAY IT FORWARD

This coming Febuary will be 3 years since I began my weight loss journey. That was 158 pounds ago. I never thought I would lose so much weight or have so much energy. My story has been featured on several other websites. Some of the biggest are Dietdoctor.com, Livin La Vita Low Carb, Wheat Belly, Latest in Paleo, and Carbohydrates Can Kill.  I would like to thank those sites for linking to my blog. I've linked to all of them in the past.

One site that saw my story to on Facebook emailed me and said the the diet I am on is
"unhealthy, not proven by science", and that I was "just trying to build traffic to make money from the ad on my site".  What can I say? My life and the lives of hundreds of thousands of others are PROOF that a low carb high fat (LCHF) Paleo lifestyle works. PLUS we have all the studies that back it up.
Like Dr. James Carlson says, "these are FACTS not opinion".

As far as making money goes, I started this blog to try and help others, to warn them of the dangers of the lifestyle that led to the death of my wife. I haven't made a dime off this blog. Not that there is  anything with making money from your website.  I do it with my business website http://www.KentuckyBarrels.com. If you see ads when you logon to this blog they are placed there by your web browser not me.

This site is not about making money. It's about trying to make the death of my wife have meaning. If others can learn from our example that's all the reward I need.

That being said I am working on a book in which I tell of my journey from death to health.

The visits to this blog have skyrocketed. I am so thankful to be reaching so many people and that my story may help others. Thank you all for visiting. Good health to you.
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WorkOut.

I've been working out at the gym 3 days a week for the past 3 months.  I believe working out at the gym is the way to go. I get more out of the workouts at the gym than I do at home. The structured classes are motivation and being around others inspires you to do more.




MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012

Letters, oh I get letters

Not letters but the modern equivalent, emails.

I love to hear from readers of my blog. I know I am not alone in my low carb journey.
As of today I've lost 150 pounds. It all began two years ago this month. When I began I never dreamed I'd lose so much weight, or feel so much better.

The latest letter is from Emma. Here is what she says:

"I have been following your blog.
Can you please tell me what you eat? What did you eat at the very beginning of your journey?
I have been trying to do zero carbs for 6 weeks and have only lost 15 pounds. I think the culprit is salt and fake creamer (sugar) that I have in coffee and diet pop. I have a long way to go. I would like to lose 80 pounds.
em"

My answer:

Hi em.

It's nice to talk to people who read my blog.

When I first started my journey I didn't know much about nutrition. At first I learned that I should cut out processed foods, sugars, white flour. That's what I got rid of first. I learned that fast food and prepared foods were bad, so I cut them out. I learned that I should prepare all my food from the freshest ingredients I could find, so I do. I learned that I should cut down on carbs, so I did. Latter I learned the dangers of wheat, all wheat, even what we are told is "heart healthy whole grain". It's all bad.

I've cut out:
all sweeteners.
all wheat products.
starches.
sweet fruits, like watermelon pineapple, grapes, apples...
most vegetable oils.
all pork products.

I eat:
beef, fat cuts and organ meat is the best.
chicken, whole chicken, skin and all. I love baked chicken skin.
turkey, I love turkey bacon.
fish like salmon, cod, tuna, and sardines.
eggs, eggs are one of my favorite foods. I just bought a chicken coop and 28 baby chicks so I can have plenty of fresh eggs.
good oil like olive oil, tallow, and coconut oil.
green leafy vegetables like lettuces, spinach, kale, turnip greens...
I like tomatoes and onions.

When I want buns to go with burgers or hot dogs I make oopsie bread, which is made from eggs and cheese, or coconut and almond flour bread.
I eat crackers made of coconut, almond, and flax seed flour. Add cheese for great cheese crackers.
I make pancakes from coconut and almond flour, topped with strawberries or blue berries, no sugars.

I have plenty to eat, I never get board and I never miss the bad stuff. I don't get hungry all the time. I can miss meals and not even notice it.
I keep lots of raw nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts, and cashews around to snack on.
I've lost 150 pounds over the last two years, my energy level is through the roof.

I've learned to cut out ALL sweeteners, that means ALL natural or fake stuff. It all makes you gain weight.
Don't eat any foods that come out of metal cans, the BPA lining is a hormone that causes obesity and cancer.

I'm glad to hear about your weight loss. Stick with it, this is just the beginning. You'll continue to lose and feel a lot better.

I wish you success.

Dan
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Hi to all my readers in Mexico. On most days there are more visitors to my blog from Mexico than any other country. Just a warning to you all, PepsiCo has chosen Mexico as the home base for the development of its global healthy snacks initiative.
I guess you'll be seeing a lot of "heart healthy whole grains" and "low fat" snacks coming your way.
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I went to the dentist this week to have a tooth taken care of, one that has been giving me trouble for a long time.
The dentist said, "I want to thank you for telling me about the book Wheat Belly". I had told him about the book back in November. He said he bought it right after that. He and his wife have read it and changed their lifestyle. He told me of the weight he had lost and the physical symptoms his wife had that are now gone. He said he has given the book out to several friends and fellow dentists. He taught at the Dental school at the University of Kentucky for years before he retired to private practice. He said they are inviting Dr. Davis, the guy who wrote Wheat Belly, to come and lecture. I told him I would like to attend If he does.

More and more people are changing their lives for the better by putting the wheat and sugars out.

Speaking of Wheat Belly, there is an new podcast by Jimmy More called "Ask The Low Carb Experts" I highly recommend it. Show number 3 is "Healthy Whole Grains?" an interview with Dr. William Davis. Make sure you listen to the show and listen to the podcasts.

Dr. Davis says he didn't even scratch the surface of the dangers of wheat in his book Wheat Belly.

http://www.askthelowcarbexperts.com/

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I just put a double batch of kale in the dehydrator. My favorite kale is laminate kale, also called dinosaur kale because it looks like dinosaur skin. Kale chips are fantastic, you have to try them. You can buy a very small plastic container of them at Whole Foods for $9.00, or you can make your own.
My little two year old granddaughter LOVES them. We call them Dino Chips.

Kale Facts
Kale is a member of the cabbage family – cousin of broccoli, cauliflower and collard greens – but its leaves do not form a head.   

There are several varieties of kale – curly kale, ornamental kale, and dinosaur (or Lacinato or Tuscan).

One cup of kale (36 calories) is chock full of beneficial nutrients such as:
Fiber – 5grams fiber; raw fiver binds bile acids and helps lower blood cholesterol levels

Antioxidants (carotenoids and 45 flavinoids),

Vitamins (1000% Daily Value vitamin K and 200% DV C) and Minerals (15% DV calcium, 40% DV magnesium, iron, magnesium)…

Sulforaphane a sulfur substance that may protect against certain cancers.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids – It only takes 100 calories of kale to provide us with 25-35% of the recommendation for the basic omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA).
Indole-3-carbinol- may play a role in repairing cell DNA.

Glucosinolates – compounds which provide cancer-preventive benefits.

If you miss the crunchy salty potato chips then baked or dried kale is what you are looking for.

I wash the leaves, remove the stems, dry them, make sure they are dry, lightly coat the leaves with olive oil, add sea salt and put them in the dehydrator or oven.
WARNING, you can't eat just one. THEY ARE GREAT!
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If you would like to write, or email, the address is danmoffett54 -the at sign- gmail.com

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012

FEEL GOOD, EAT RIGHT

More on Wheat:
"Local Doctor Claims Wheat May Be A Killer"

WAUWATOSA, Wis. -- A local doctor is making the bold claim that the key to shedding pounds, reversing diabetes and stopping migraines is to cut out an ingredient that most people believe is healthy.

Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist from Wauwatosa, said the common ingredients are wheat and whole grains.

"Two slices of whole-wheat bread raise sugar higher than a Snickers bar," Davis said.

Watch the video. Make sure you read the comments.
I'll say it again; I've lost 152 pounds because I've cut out wheat and sugars.
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY TWO POUNDS, THAT'S A WHOLE PERSON!
If I can do it, you can do it.

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Check out this chart:
"Carbs Are Killing You"

"This is a nice new infographic about carbs, insulin and obesity. It’s simplified of course – it focuses only on the peripheral effects of insulin: growing fat cells.

Chronically high levels of insulin also induces something called leptin resistance in the brain. What that does is basically make the brain blind to the fat stores, so that the brain can believe the body is starving even when it’s really obese. It’s a double whammy."

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I've talked about the dangers of eating pork. If you need another reason to cut out the pork check out these links:

Check out this article titled Pork: Did Leviticus 11:7 Have It Right?
Pork Consumption and Liver Cirrhosis
Pork consumption has a strong epidemiological association with cirrhosis of the liver. Startlingly, pork may be even more strongly associated with alcoholic cirrhosis than alcohol itself!
We would expect that if pork can cause liver cirrhosis it will also promote liver cancer, since injured and inflamed tissues are more likely to become cancerous.
Indeed, there is an association between pork consumption and the primary liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma.

NEED ANOTHER REASON TO AVOID PORK?
"Sh*t happens: Mysterious 'manure foam' caused pig farms to explode"

"It is said that nature abhors a vacuum. Well, according to this report from the Minnesota Daily, nature also abhors factory farms. Large midwestern hog farms have for the last few years been battling a mysterious foam that is forming on top of their barns. In the worst case scenarios, the foam blocks ventilation ducts and the barns explode — yes, explode — killing the thousands of hogs inside. The report reads"…

Tax payer dollars are being used to try and find a solution to this very dangerous problem, the solution? DON'T EAT PORK!
That should do it for pork. It's bad, don't eat it, EVER! There are plenty of GOOD HEALTHY meats to eat. Beef, chicken, turkey, and lamb.

For those of you that just have to have daily bacon, I would like to recommend what I eat every day with breakfast, turkey bacon. The best turkey bacon I have found is "Wellshire Classic Sliced Turkey" all natural uncured nothing artificial, minimally processed. NO NITRITES! The only place I have found it in my area is at Whole Foods.
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UNBELIEVABLE!

Not getting enough fish oil? Not to worry, the good folks at Monsanto, ever looking out for our health, have a new product. Drum roll please…. SOY BEANS WITH FISH OIL.
Monsanto Modifies Soy beans To Grow 'Fish Oil'
"Monsanto is growing soybeans that have been genetically modified to produce those omega-3 fatty acids that doctors are always recommending."

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Growing your own vegetables is not only good for you, it makes you feel good too. Check out this article:

Mood-bosting Bacteria Found in Dirt
"Even if you don't love gardening, digging in the dirt may be good for your health -- and it has nothing to do with a love of nature or the wonder of watching things grow. The secret may be in the dirt itself: A bacteria called Mycobacterium vaccae that acts like an antidepressant once it gets into your system. "

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WOW, that's a lot to think about.
Feels good and tastes good to eat right.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012

NO MORE NORMAL

Things are getting crazier and crazier out there.

We need to do all we can to get healthier now.
Grow your own, raise your own, make your own.
Buy local, by fresh whole food.
EDUCATE yourself on diet and nutrition.
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People are being arrested and going to jail for selling whole foods.

Check out these stories:
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GAINS PERMANENT INJUNCTION AGAINST RAW MILK PRODUCER
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Farm-to-table event turns sour when health inspector crasher party
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Health District Raids Quail Hollow Organic Farm:

"It is the latest case of extreme government food tyranny, and one that is sure to have you reeling in anger and disgust. Health department officials recently conducted a raid of Quail Hollow Farm, an organic community supported agriculture (CSA) farm in southern Nevada, during its special "farm to fork" picnic dinner put on for guests -- and the agent who arrived on the scene ordered that all the fresh, local produce and pasture-based meat that was intended for the meal be destroyed with bleach."
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Watch this video by the Harvard Food Law Society:
Raw Milk Debate from Feb. 16, 2012
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There are groups challenging the FDAs policy on raw milk:

Raw Milk Freedom Riders
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Farm Food Freedom Coalition

According to this stupid law, women who breast feed their babies are breaking the law, why? Because they are feeding them RAW UNPASTEURIZED UNFILTERED MILK.

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Need another reason to get you children out of public schools.

Read this article: "School Denies Student Right to Eat Lunch From Home."

"A four year old student in North Carolina was not allowed to eat the lunch her mother packed for her. Apparently her lunch was taken away from her because school officials claimed it was not healthy enough to eat based off of the USDA guidelines."

This is happening all across the country. In Chicago kids can't bring lunch form home. The good old USDA and Monsanto are looking out for our kids.

"Food Fight: Chicago School Bans Students From Bringing Own Lunches"

This in insanity, it's a lot worse than you will ever hear in the media.
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Want to know why so many scientist are so wrong?
Watch this funny, informative video "Science For Smart People"
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On the home front.

Our first batch of Kombucha was ready last week. My daughter was so excited. It tasted better than the store bought kombucha. If you buy it by the case it's $3.00 for a 16 oz. bottle. We are making 3 gallons a week. I love saving that money. Plus I know I'm getting a better product.
Give it a try, it's easy.

Kombucha is a type of tea that has been fermented and is usually consumed for beneficial health reasons, but often also has a taste that many enjoy. The two primary ways of obtaining Kombucha is by making it yourself at home or by purchasing it at the store. You can often purchase a commercial kombucha product and utilize the existing culture in the bottle to make a new “mother” mushroom by which to brew your own tea.

Here are two helpful sites, everything you ever wanted to know about Kombucha:

Kombucha Kamp

Kombucha Home

Both sites offer free instructions and videos on how to make your own Kombucha.
They also offer supplies and starter.

I hope you will look into making your own Kombucha. We love it.
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My chickens are doing well.
I ended up with 40 chicks. I will be giving some to my daughter for my granddaughter to take care of. In a few months I hope to have plenty of fresh eggs. This should put an end to my table scrap problem and add to my compost pile.

If you can't raise your own chickens check your area for farmers that sell fresh eggs and meat. Try a web site called EatWild,
Eatwild provides:
• Comprehensive, accurate information about the benefits of raising animals on pasture.

• A direct link to local farms that sell all-natural, delicious, grass-fed products.

• Support for farmers who raise their livestock on pasture from birth to market and who actively promote the welfare of their animals and the health of the land.
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Check out LocalHarvest for fresh locally grown organic produce.

The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use this website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
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Another site with lots of potential is Real Time Farms at www.realtimefarms.com

Know Where Your Food Comes From

Whether you are looking to eat out or eat in, Real Time Farms allows you to see your food, learn how it was grown and visualize the journey it took to reach your table!

Watch this video by Cara Rosaen of Real Time Farms, Why Food Transparency Matters and How RealTimeFarms.com Can Help.

Lets support this site.

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I would like to recommend a book called "Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World" by Joel Salatin.


No more normal, just another reason we have to step up and do more now.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012

JERF

Just Eat Real Food.
If your great grandmother wouldn't recognize it, don't eat it; if it's packaged in a box, don't eat it; if it's advertised on TV don't eat it. They don't advertise good food, when's the last time you saw a commercial for kale?

Will we ever learn?

I was just at a family get together and there were lots of breads, cookies, pies, brownies, LOTS OF SUGAR.

SUGAR IS TOXIC, IT KILLS!

Along with that we can add WHEAT and like grains. They are KILLING US.

I went to a family camp out. An announcement went out for every one to bring a few dozen cookies. When I mentioned that it might not be wise to have so much sugar people got offended and I heard about it.
Well my friends, better to be offended than sick or DEAD.
There were trays and trays full of cookies.
I wish someone had tried to tell me years ago, maybe I would have been offended, but maybe I would have listened and checked into it. Especially if I could see that person had turned their life around.

"My People are destroyed for lack of knowledge". God.
"A murder is ending life before it's time, many of us are doing this in the installment plan". Herbert W. Armstrong.

I know I may come on a little too strong in my belief, but I've seen first hand what this poison can do to you.
IT KILLED MY WIFE AND ALMOST KILLED ME! Because of this I've had no problem in putting this junk out of my diet.

I was listening to a podcast on Livin La Vita Low Carb and the speaker said, you have to associate something that is bad for you with something you don't like. He looked at baked goods as Brussels sprouts. He didn't like Brussels sprouts.
I think of sugar and wheat as crack cocaine. I've never done crack but I know it's bad for you. Sugar and wheat are like crack, literally.

Someone told me they were having trouble staying motivated. I can understand this, it's hard after a lifetime of eating that junk to just stop eating it. I said to him, "you're not ever tempted to eat pork are you?" He said no he was not, I said "Just look at it like pork".

Put out the sweeteners, grains, and starches. Wheat and Potatoes are powerful hypoglycemic, it's like eating sugar.
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We've been told that getting fat and sick is just a normal part of aging. IT'S NOT. Our bodies were designed to give us many many years of health and energetic life. It's what we have been putting into our bodies that have made us so sick. It's not normal to be sick, it's not normal to feel bad.
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Nobody chooses to be obese, especially not children, but we are. This is a global pandemic.
In 2001 six million kids in the USA were seriously overweight, in ten years that number has more than doubled.
Currently there are 30% more obese people in the world than malnourished.
There were 366 million diabetics in 2011, that is 5% of the world's population.
Experts predict 165 million Americans will be obese by 2030. 100 million Americans will have diabetes by 2050. Over a third of our population will be diabetic. You think health care cost are high now, you ain't seen nothing yet.
I've told you about Dr. Lutsig. Watch this video lecture he gave at Harvard Law School.

The Sugar Epidemic: Policy versus Politics

Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, argues that it is time for a paradigm shift in obesity science and policy, away from personal responsibility and toward public health. His presentation elaborates on his contention that sugar, like alcohol, should not be treated as an ordinary commodity on the open market.

Recently featured in the New York Times Magazine, Dr. Lustig has become a leading pubic health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases.

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I don't like government intervention in food, but something has to be done about sugar. The sooner the better.
When we have family get togethers the main food is sugar and bread. Remember 2 slices of whole wheat bread will spike your blood sugar more than a snickers bar. It turns into sugar in your body. AVOID IT!
Read Dr. William Davis's book "Wheat Belly".

Sugar is indeed a curse. Watch this documentary titled "Big Sugar". Big Sugar explores the dark history and modern power of the world’s reigning sugar cartels. It reveals how sugar was at the heart of slavery in the West Indies in the 18th century, while showing how present-day consumers are slaves to a sugar-based diet.

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Read "Is Sugar Toxic?" The New York Times April 17, 2011

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Watch this lecture given by Dr. Russell Blaylock. Sugar Consumption and Behavior

In this lecture, Dr. Russell Blaylock explains one of the most important connections between nutrition and our health, how nutrition affects our behavior.
Citing a series of important studies, he shows that good nutrition can powerfully enhance our memory, mood, and behavior in a socially desirable way.
Like wise he shows us that poor nutrition can lead our youth into a world of violence, crime, depression and suicide.
By using an impressive array of studies on both juvenile and adult prisoners, Dr. Blaylock demonstrates these principals and outlines specific measures you can take to protect your children from these detrimental effects. Most importantly, he shows us that it is never too late to make these nutritional changes.

In the year1900 americans consumed about 4 pounds of sugar per person.
Today the average is now 129 pounds a year, a 2500% increase. (I've seen figures as high as 160 pounds and more per year). 57% of this comes from processed foods.
The leading source is fruit juices and sodas (43%).
Since 1974 consumption of sodas has doubled.
Teenagers are drinking an equivalent of 54 teaspoons of sugar a day, just from the sodas. How much more form the bread and candy they are eating.
Adults 40 to 59 years old increased intake of soft drinks by 250% between the years 1972 and 2001.
Older is not wiser, those over age 60 increased 300%.
It is estimated that 50% of people in the US have reactive hypoglycemia.
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I hope we are learning. I would like to recommend you listen to "Livin La Vita Low Carb" podcast

and "Ask The Low Carb Expert" podcast.

Both available on iTunes or check out the web sites.

I know that I am repeating myself with some of these recommendations but we learn by repetition.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
How Am I?

After 24 months I can say I am doing fine. Better than I ever thought I would be when I began this journey. I never expected to lose so much weight.

I had almost constant pain in my right side, it's gone now. I had pain and burning in my left leg, gone now. I had heart problems, gone now.

I went from out growing a 52 inch pants now down to a 33 inch waist. Going form a 4X shirt to a medium, it's great. I'm still losing weight. I've lost 155 pounds as of the last time I weighed a few days ago. How low will I go? I would like to lose another 10 pounds. I'll stop when I reach the right weight. I'm not on a diet so I don't know what that will be.

To be able to miss meals without being hungry is great. I get busy during the day and often forget to eat lunch, I don't miss it.

Energy! I have lots of energy. One of the greatest blessing of this weight loss it the fact that I can get down on the floor and play with my now 2 year old little grandchild. At 340+ pounds I could barely bend over to pickup something. I couldn't walk to the mail box and back without stopping to catch my breath, now I can run around the block if I want to. I can cut wood again. I'm making furniture again.

All the aches and pains that I thought were just part of "getting old" are gone. They are not a normal part of aging. Our bodies were designed to give us many years of healthy living.
Try it for yourself. Cut out the sugars, wheat, starches and bad oils. Eat a high fat diet and see it you don't feel better and start losing weight. Even if you don't need to lose weight you will still feel better once your body rids itself of the poisons.

I am rereading the book by Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat, And What To Do About It".
This is a great book, If you haven't read this book you should.
It's not about calories in and calories out, calories don't matter.
It's not about how much you exercise.
It's what we eat and what we should not eat. IT"S THAT SIMPLE!

There is an interesting video you should watch: "Hungry For Change, Your health is in your hands"
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Thanks to all of you for reading my blog. Thousands of you from 63 countries have logged on since I first posted on June 24, of 2011. I'm still amazed that a man from the hills of Kentucky can reach so many people worldwide.

I hope my story has helped you, encouraged you. Even if it's only made you laugh, I've done something.

If you've changed your lifestyle, if you are losing weight and feeling better, you have to tell others. You have to risk offending them. "Pay if forward" as they say. They might not listen at first but when they see the change in you, they will start to take notice and ask questions.
One reason I started this blog, was so I could have one place to send people for some answers.
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90% of the money we Americans spend on food in for processed food. Don't tell me you can't afford to eat healthy, you can, YOU CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO.
94% of ad budgets for food goes for processed food.

An interesting discussion on Sugar as Immune Suppressant

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Eating or drinking 100 grams (8 tbsp.) of sugar, the equivalent of one 12-ounce can of soda, can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill germs by forty percent. The immune-suppressing effect of sugar starts less than thirty minutes after ingestion and may last for five hours.
Sugar is like fertilizer to cancel cells.

Watch the videos and rest this page on Dr. Mercola's web site:

This Addictive Commonly Used Food Feeds Cancer Cells, Triggers Weight Gain, and Promotes Premature Aging

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In the book "Get The Sugar Out" by Ann Louise Gittleman M.S. C.N.S Ms. Gittleman says, "No matter what form it takes, sugar paralyzes the immune system in a variety of ways:

Sugar has been proven to destroy the germ-killing ability of white blood cells for up to five hours after ingestion.

It reduces the production of antibodies, proteins that combine with and inactivate foreign invaders in the body.

It interferes with the transport of vitamin C, one of the most important nutrients for all facets of immune function.

It causes mineral imbalances and sometimes allergic reactions, both of which weaken the immune system.

It neutralizes the action of essential fatty acids, thus making cells more permeable to invasion by allergens and microorganisms."

Sugar Related Health Problems:
Acne
Addiction to drugs, caffeine & food
Adrenal gland exhaustion
Alcoholism
Allergies
Anxiety
Appendicitis
Arthritis
Asthma
Behavior problems
Binge eating
Bloating
Bone loss
Cancer (cancer cells feed on sugar)
Candidiasis
Cardiovascular disease
Cataracts
Colitis
Constipation
Depression
Dermatitis
Diabetes
Difficulty concentrating
Diverticulitis & diverticulosis
Eczema
Edema
Emotional problems
Endocrine gland dysfunction
Fatigue
Food cravings
Gallstones
Gout
Heart Disease
High blood cholesterol
High estrogen levels
High triglyceride levels
Hormonal problems
Hyperactivity
High blood pressure
Hypoglycemia
Impaired digestion of all foods
Indigestion
Insomnia
Kidney stones
Liver dysfunction
Liver enlargement & fatty liver syndrome
Low HDL cholesterol
Menstrual difficulties
Mental illness
Mood swings
Muscle pain
Nearsightedness
Obesity
Osteoporosis
Overacidity
Parasitic infections
Premature aging & wrinkles
Premenstrual syndrome
Psoriasis
Rheumatism
Shortened life span
Tooth decay
Ulcers
Vaginal yeast infections

Sugar may not be the whole answer to why you are ill, but it could be an important part of the puzzle.

Remember, wheat is as bad as sugar.
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Instead of ripping open a bag of potato chips and popping the top on a bottle of cola, I'm making kale chips and brewing kombusha.

I'm doing fine.

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