Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ketogenic Diet Reduces Diabetic Neuropathy

Very impressive kidney results were found in both Type I and Type II diabetic mice placed on a low carbohydrate ketogenic causing diet in just 8 weeks. The nephropathy (passage of protein through the kidneys) was completely reversed in all the mice. This is the first in what I suspect will be a series of articles showing that ketogenic diets have significant effect on reversal of age related and diabetic tissue damage.  See the article here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Never Give Up!

Failure should not mean defeat.  Remember all good things require effort and patience and time. . .

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Look, Dad, My Thumb Turned Green!

For many years I was under the impression that I had a black thumb.  My father was an avid gardener and never failed to have a lush beautiful garden in his back yard.  He states that he learned his gardening from his grandmother.  He often tried to pass those skills on to me in my youth, but try as I might, I had not been able to grow much in the garden other than weeds until just recently.
I have been following my own very low carbohydrate diet for the last 18 months.  While discussing this lifestyle with my wife one evening, she commented to me about the significant amount of leafy greens that our family eats.  She noted a significant chunk of change goes to Sprouts grocery store every week because of the changes in our family's diet.  After talking about it, she located a book a few family members had previously mentioned on gardening and picked it up.
The book is "Square Foot Gardening" by Mel Bartholomew.  We read it together.   (I recommend reading something regularly with your wife and family. We either read or listen to an audio book as often as possible. It really is refreshing.)  Mel Bartholomew does a wonderful job. He makes the process of gardening simple.  For someone with limited time and limited space, this is an amazing approach to gardening.
I found myself standing in my yard looking over what is beginning to look like one of my father's gardens.  He passed away a few years ago, but I felt as though he was standing there with his arm around me saying, "Well done, Adam. Well done."
Thanks, Mel.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Senate Nixes 1099 ACA Health Requirement . . .

April 5, 2011 — Following the lead of the House, the Senate today voted 87 to 12 to eliminate an onerous tax-reporting duty in the new healthcare reform law.
The repeal measure now goes to President Barack Obama, who has signaled that he will sign it . . .
Read the full report here on Medscape.

Bill Cosby's Take On Liberty

Bill Cosby has a great way of"distilling" things . . .



(1). Any use of the phrase:'Press 1 for English'  is immediately BANNED!!!.    English  is  the official language;   speak it or wait outside of our borders until you can. 

(2). We will immediately go into a two year isolationist  attitude in order to straighten out the greedy big business posture in this country. America will allow NO imports,  and we'll do no exports.     We will begin using Wal-Mart 's policy,  
'If  we  ain't got it, you don't need it.' We'll make and sell it here! 

(3). When imports are allowed, there will be a 100% import tax on it coming in here. 

(4). All retired military personnel will be required to man one of the many observation towers located on the southern border of the United States  (six month tour).They will be under strict orders not to fire on SOUTH BOUND aliens. 

(5). Social Security will immediately return to its original state.  
If you didn't put nuttin in, you AIN'T getting nuttin out.  Neither the President nor any other politician will be able to touch it. 

(6). Welfare. -- Checks will be handed out on Fridays, at the end of the 40 hour school week, AFTER the successful completion of a urinalysis test for drugs, and passing grades. 
(7). Professional Athletes -- Steroids?  The FIRST time you check positive you're banned from sports ... for life

(8). Crime -- We will adopt the Turkish method,  i.e.,  the first time you steal,  you lose your right hand.  There is no more 'life sentences'.  If convicted of murder, you will be put to death by the same method you chose for the victim you killed: gun, knife, strangulation,  etc. 

(9). One export of ours will be allowed: wheat; because the world needs to eat.  However, a bushel of wheat will be the EXACT price of a barrel of oil. 

(10).  All foreign aid, using American taxpayer money, will immediately cease and the saved money will help to pay off the national debt and, ultimately, lower taxes.  When disasters occur around the world, we'll ask The American People if they want to donate to a disaster fund, and each citizen can make the decision as to whether, or not, it's a worthy cause. 

(11). The Pledge of Allegiance will  be said EVERY day at school and  every day in CONGRESS. 

(12). The National Anthem  will be played at all appropriate ceremonies,  sporting events,  outings, etc. 

My apology is offered if I've stepped on anyone's toes .... nevertheless...... 


Sincerely,  Bill Cosby