Sunday, January 29, 2012

Diabetes Testimony

Written By Lindsay S. Nixon

Earlier today I posted my story about being a lawyer practicing medmal defense (medical malpractice defense). Below is my friend Natala's story, giving the "patients perspective."

I started having health problems around the age of 11 when I gained almost 100 pounds in one year. Every doctor told my parents that I needed to just eat less, move more, the same old story.

Fast forward, at 25 and over 300 pounds, I developed T2 diabetes. I found myself in an Emergency room with blood sugar over 1000 and my body shutting down. Things were serious. Thankfully, I survived the night (barely) and soon after, started my long quest of diabetes doctors, medications, nutritionists and trying everything possible to help with the diabetes.

I went five years with severe, out of control diabetes. I gained a lot of weight, which made my diabetes even worse. I went to doctor after doctor, who all told me the same thing "More animal protein, less carbs."

I then developed an infection on my leg and my doctors thought it could lead to a partial amputation. At the time, I was over 400 pounds, my sugar was in the 500's (that is really bad if you know anything about diabetes) and I was on 12-15 different medications. Some were temporary prescriptions for temporary problems, but most of my problems were caused from diabetes.

I was then put on more medication, to deaden the nerves and help with pain in my legs, but the medication caused severe depression as a side effect, so severe, that I wanted to end my life. Things were horrible.

In the meantime, my diabetes got worse. I stuck to the plan my doctors gave me: eggs for breakfast, low fat cheese and turkey for lunch, fish or lean meat for dinner, broccoli or spinach if I wanted it. More or less, if it was an animal protein, it was okay to eat. Olive oil was also encouraged. But my diabetes was (clearly) not getting better.

At my darkest moment, a friend suggested a plant-based diet. I thought she was insane, in fact I got pissed at her for suggesting it. After all, my Doctors had my best interest at heart, they wouldn't have have suggested a diet high in animal proteins and high in fat if it didn't work. Still, I was desperate, so I decided I had nothing to lose (except my leg!!) so why the hell not?

In just a few days on a plant-based diet, I had to drastically cut back my insulin. In a little more than a month, I was off insulin. In the meantime, the infection on my leg finally started to heal. A little while later, I had to go to my Endocrinologist for some blood work, and a follow up, and he was shocked when I handed him my new and improved blood sugar numbers. My doctor was very impressed with himself and was very happy that the higher insulin dose he prescripbed was helping me, except, I was no longer on insulin!

That's when I then dropped the bomb on him. I told him I was no longer taking insulin and his jaw dropped (seriously). When he asked, "What did you do?" I told him I switched to a plant-based diet, and that my numbers had greatly improved. He said "Well, that makes sense." I replied, "What do you mean 'that makes sense'?" He said, "We know that a plant-based diet will help reverse T2 diabetes, but it's not practical."

I was filled with rage (seriously, rage!) and asked him if losing my leg at 30 years old was 'practical'. What about going blind, or killing myself... were those things practical? I then told him I would not be needing his services anymore and walked out of his office.

In that moment I realized that he was doing his job. He was trying to save my life - like he would if I walked into an ER - when you walk into an ER you don't really expect to hear about proper nutrition, and I think that is how most doctors work, they do what is necessary to keep someone alive through medicine, but with no regard to changing lifestyle habits.

I am happy to say that my doctors since then have been very supportive for the most part, some even have given me high-fives! My husband and I travel full time so we end up at various doctors, and I'm glad to say that the message that type 2 diabetes can be reversed through plant-based nutrition is definitely getting out there.

But what about for the doctors it hasn't reached? And what about all of the people that have suffered because of bad nutrition advice from their doctors?

My Grandmother died when she was 57, because of complications from diabetes, she also got an infection in her leg that was going to lead to amputation. She decided to stop fighting, and stop all medications, and let herself die. I live with that thought every day, her laying in a hospital bed, in her last moments, suffering from a disease that I now know can be reversed. I think, what if just one doctor told her there was an alternative? She would have danced at my wedding, but instead, her life ended tragically, and it could have been different, like it was for me, if just one person had told her there was another answer.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I'm Glad I'm Vegan

Everyday I'm more thankful I'm vegan. Scare tactics? You be the judge. This is not an over the top video about how animals are treated on our factory farms, but a process of rendering essentially dog food for human consumption.

Here's the article

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ph balance in the human body

This is an excellent video about ph balance in the body.

Also, related to this video is a theme called Homeostasis. Developed by Walter Cannon of Harvard.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Awesome--Overused & Meaningless

I'm getting to the point where when I hear the word awesome, I want to kill myself. Stop it! Please. No more.

Gingrich--Opening Comment, Must See

Gingrich exposes Elite Media at beginning of debate. I don't watch the Main Stream Media, for I have nothing but deep contempt. I think they are for America's destruction. And even though I don't watch the MSM, I would bet this was never shown on the networks or any of the leftist news outlets:

It may be hard to believe my above comment, but take a look at this.

“We are done responding like Pavlovian dogs to your bells; we no longer trust you; we understand that you are no longer a press that is free, but one that is enthralled to its own ideologies and agendas. From this point on, a candidate is going to rise or fall on the substance of their ideas and abilities, not on your prosy gushes about his brilliance, or stern warnings about her stupidity. You savaged George W. Bush you savaged Sarah Palin and you got away with it. You carried your own preferred, utterly inexperienced, passionate ideologue into the White House with over-effusive rhetoric and you have buffeted him from inquiry (tax returns? Hell, we’d just like to see Obama’s college transcripts!), or what you perceive to be damaging stories, but you elevated your favorite at the cost of your own credibility, and now it comes back to bite you. Because a press with no credibility has nothing to offer us. It has nowhere to go, now, except into the arms of the political machine it has loved. Just like Pravda, actually.”

Riehl--Why I'm Backing Gingrich

For conservatives, I'm a might tired of the weenies who prance around on the Internet as if they're spoiling for a fight, then when someone with a little fight in them comes along, they start sounding like pussified Republicans. Oh, God, no, we can't have that go on!!

One of the Left's big advantages is, they aren't afraid of a little passion in their politics. They're also more willing to take risks. Well, there's a rule of thumb that applies, higher risk is required for higher reward. Look it up in your capitalist manifesto, when you climb down off your high horse and stop defending it, when it wasn't under attack in the first place.

I didn't start out backing Newt Gingrich. Perry was my guy. He's gone and you go to war with the army you've got, or you can sit in your tent and pick your ass, while government continues to grow and we continue the long, slow slide into statism that's been going on for almost a century, now.

It is inconceivable that we will see any serious Right-leaning reform from a guy like Mitt Romney. He may work hard at some things when it suits him, but he has no history of fighting for anything other than perhaps parochial interests when the current is seriously against him. And the current in Washington and the media is most definitely against conservatism.

Romney will make Bush's Compassionate Conservatism look like the real thing. At this point in our nation's history, what in the hell is there worth fighting for in that? We may as well turn out the government approved light bulbs and hand over the keys to an establishment GOP every bit as invested in big government, as are the Democrats. They just like to tinker around the ever expanding edges of it on their own behalf.

Well, I'm not down for that. And most certainly not now. We do not have four or eight years to fritter away on Obama-lite, which is precisely what Romney is. So much so, in fact, he may not be able to win the general as his record indicates there isn't really enough difference to warrant throwing Obama out in the eyes of many voters.

Say what you want about Gingrich, one can look at his record and see someone who actually was once involved in some serious reform of the right kind in Washington. I watched the debate last night and all the others, sorry, but Santorum does not impress in this regard. I'm sure he's a fine man and I have resisted criticizing him, but that dog won't hunt, most especially in any general election. So, get over it.

The Rest

Shooting Giraffes For Fun

Tourist trophy hunters are paying thousands of pounds to go and shoot giraffes with high-powered guns and bows.
The gentle giants are loved around the world for their comical appearance and gentle nature.
Just like character 'Melman' played by Friend's-star David Schwimmer in Disney's Madagascar, they are a hit with kids who love their long necks and eyelashes.
But shocking images show how scores of big-spending men and women - and even families - travel from across the globe, some even from Britain, to kill them for sport.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Environmentalism--Keystone Pipeline

This week President Obama handed down what may prove to be one of the most fateful decisions of his entire administration when he rejected the plan to build the Keystone XL Pipeline carrying oil from the tar sands of Canada to the refineries of Houston. The decision did not win him one new vote but was crucial in protecting his environmental flank. The movie stars and Sierra Club contributors were getting restless and had drawn the line in the sand.
In turning down Keystone, however, the President has uncovered an ugly little secret that has always lurked beneath the surface of environmentalism. Its basic appeal is to the affluent. Despite all the professions of being "liberal" and "against big business," environmentalism's main appeal is that it promises to slow the progress of industrial progress. People who are already comfortable with the present state of affairs -- who are established in the environment, so to speak -- are happy to go along with this. It is not that they have any greater insight into the mysteries and workings of nature. They are happier with the way things are. In fact, environmentalism works to their advantage. The main danger to the affluent is not that they will be denied from improving their estate but that too many other people will achieve what they already have. As the Forest Service used to say, the person who built his mountain cabin last year is an environmentalist. The person who wants to build one this year is a developer.

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How Doctors Die

By Ken Murray

Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. He had a surgeon explore the area, and the diagnosis was pancreatic cancer. This surgeon was one of the best in the country. He had even invented a new procedure for this exact cancer that could triple a patient’s five-year-survival odds—from 5 percent to 15 percent—albeit with a poor quality of life. Charlie was uninterested. He went home the next day, closed his practice, and never set foot in a hospital again. He focused on spending time with family and feeling as good as possible. Several months later, he died at home. He got no chemotherapy, radiation, or surgical treatment. Medicare didn’t spend much on him.
It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. For all the time they spend fending off the deaths of others, they tend to be fairly serene when faced with death themselves. They know exactly what is going to happen, they know the choices, and they generally have access to any sort of medical care they could want. But they go gently.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Paula Deen Makes Cheesecake

VDH--So Why Read Anymore?

Boy, I read this article and I realize there is so much great literature to read. Here's an excellent article by Victor Davis Hanson on "So Why Read Anymore?".

Is Reading Good Books Over?

There is great “truth and beauty” in Homer’s Iliad, but I would not try to make his sale on such platitudes. Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire remains a classic. But I confess it can be hard to get through. Conrad’s Victory or Knut Hamsun’s Growth of the Soil, if authored by writer X this year, would be trashed on Amazon.

So what are the reasons, in this age of the iPhone, Xbox, and PlayStation — or Fox News blondes and HBO — to sit down and read old stuff for an hour or two each week?

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Dr Caldwell Esselstyn TED

Dr Caldwell Esselstyn is my hero. He will win the Nobel Prize for medicine. My wish is that it happens while he's alive. Watch this mind blowing 14 minute video of Dr Esselstyn speaking about coronary heart disease being nothing but a toothless paper tiger. Imagine that!

Rated #3 Greatest Doctors Ever from the Cleveland Clinic.
Best doctors in America

American Meat Consumption Down

This is too difficult for me to believe: (Taken from Consumers Union)

Government agencies have the authority to recall faulty products ranging from toys to tires and impose penalties if products aren’t pulled off the market, but when it comes to our food supply, industry calls the shots. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Food and Drug Administration do not have the power to order mandatory recalls of contaminated food products other than infant formula, leaving it up to food producers instead to conduct voluntary recalls.

Consumers are kept in the dark about food-borne health risks. Federal regulators refuse to tell state officials the locations of stores and restaurants that have received potentially contaminated products unless they agree to keep that information secret from the public.

Government oversight of food production facilities is astonishingly lax. Plants that repeatedly fail safety inspections because their meat was visibly contaminated with feces have been allowed to continue distributing their products, even though such meat would have a higher likelihood of carrying deadly E. coli.

U.S. cattle are permitted to eat feed containing blood from other cattle and waste from poultry slaughterhouses—both of which may contain the infectious agent that causes mad cow disease

Here is an article from Forbes that led to the above finding.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Compassionate Eating

The post below is from a man whose blog is titled "Watch Me Lose 150 Pounds". It's just a wonderful post that is also my experience. Hope you enjoy.

Originally, this plant based eating adventure was a cure for the health problems I’d caused with earlier dieting attempts. It is a selfish motive that centers around the person, as if they are more important than everyone and everything else. For me, this is very appealing and makes a lot of sense.

In the beginning of this life altering experience I was completely focused on me. Most Forks Over Knives converts are fueled by the fear of damage they’ve done and the hope of restoration and repair. As one of the newly converted, I spent the first several weeks calling myself a plant based dieter who was using food to heal myself.

As the weeks started to fly by and herbivore eating became more and more normal, there were several mind shifts that occurred in me. The smell of meat stopped bringing tears to my eyes. The thought of cheese stopped tormenting my dairy free soul. Fast food and sizzling meat commercials on TV began to turn my stomach rather than make it get all rumbly. I got the distinct impression that years of brain washing and compartmentalizing was coming undone during this time.

Another mind shift for me involved compassionate eating. Once I’d stopped eating animals, I was able to think more objectively about the system that I had been a part of. You don’t dwell on slaughter houses, even the ‘nice’ ones, when you are chewing on a steak. On the other hand, after thirty days of plant based dieting it becomes much easier to allow yourself to honestly think about what it means to harvest the vast amount of meat you had been eating.

Harvest was the tamest word I could come up with. I am not into the animal rights shock and awe tactics. People need to make up their own minds about what to eat. Plus it seems like overkill to point out the bad slaughter houses. Even if slaughter houses were given cute names, like Nap Huts, and thousands of chickens, pigs and cows were lulled to sleep with soft music and gentle rocking before being harvested, it is still the last house that they will ever walk in to.

Once I had made the switch to eating like a vegan, it began to make more and more sense to start living like a vegan.

I’ll save you the Google search, in case you don’t already know. Vegans are more than just people who don’t eat eggs, dairy, or meat. I know! MORE than that? It might seem like an overwhelming amount already, but vegans take it a step further by also avoiding products made with animals. This would include leather for your Lexus or your Birkenstocks, feathers for your pillows, wool for your socks, and baby seals for your ear muffs. There are also many surprising places that have animal products hidden in their production like the bone charcoal used to filter white cane sugar or the sturgeon bladder used to filter some beers.

Becoming an ethical vegan is such a small step compared to the huge step that it took to become a plant based dieter, that I took it. I am keeping leather I already had but not buying any more. I am spending a little extra on sugar that hasn’t been filtered with animal bones from the Nap Hut. My baby seal ear muffs aren’t necessary because I live in Sunny Florida, but you get the point.

With that in mind, here is an ethical dilemma that I faced about a month into this vegan voyage. Our local sushi bar is run by the absolute nicest people ever. There is the expected language barrier, but we speak volumes in smiles, mini-bows, and big tips. I tend to over tip everywhere because it is the secret to wealth and happiness, but especially at a place that sells edible art.

My 15 year old daughter is my sushi date when Shannon doesn’t want to go. There are many vegan sushi options and I like to get 10 of each. Usually I sit in a booth so people don’t see what it looks like when I inhale a sushi boat, but since the teenager was with me, we sat at the bar so we could watch the art being made.

The very nice young men behind the counter greeted us warmly, as always, and took our order. We watched in awe as one of them made the avocado rolls and mango rolls. We saw sea creatures being dissected and turned into delicacies for other patrons. We stared as a slab of tuna was pulled out, and had six delicate strips cut off that were then kissed with the flame from a kitchen torch. Just as I turned to tell the teenager that I was excited to see them using fire, the nice man leaned over the counter and placed the fish between us and smiled.

By the time I realized the implications of this generous offer, two of the sushi chefs were smiling and mini-bowing while we smiled back and thanked them for the gift. My daughter is a trooper and threw herself on the grenade as best she could, knowing that I didn’t want to eat it. She started scarfing up fish but the main chef stayed to talk.

I found myself in a position of having to eat part of a fish or turn down a spontaneous gift from the heart. If the fish had been alive and smiling at me things might have been different. Instead I had the nicest guy on Earth watching me not eat the fish he prepared for me.

Being vegan is a choice you make with your heart. It comes from what you know with your brain, but the decision and the dedication comes from the heart. That is also what I used when I made the choice to pick up my chop sticks and smilingly chew the small token of kindness. It took a lot of compassion for me to do that, which is no problem because I am finding a surplus of that in my life lately.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Why US should cheer for Scott Walker

The article below is from USA Today. To be honest, I'm surprised to see such a forthright article printed in a mainstream newspaper. The article is so important, I copy and pasted it in its entirety.

Nick Schulz--USA Today

The claim that "this presidential election is the most important election ever" is an enduring political cliché, and it's almost always wrong. Consider this year. It's likely the 2012 race for the White House won't even be the most important contest of this year, much less of all time.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is currently the target of a recall effort spearheaded by national public employee unions. If his opponents get enough signatures by Jan. 17, Wisconsin will hold a gubernatorial election this summer. The outcome is crucial to the future of the country.
Wisconsin has emerged as a central battleground in the fight over the outsized political role played by, and the enormous privileges enjoyed by, public employee unions. The collective bargaining entitlement enables public sector workers to extract excessive compensation, benefits, and pension packages at the expense of taxpayers.
In March, Walker signed what is now nationally famous legislation that reformed public employee collective bargaining. The bill was crucial to putting Wisconsin on a sustainable fiscal path. Public employee unions fought bitterly, albeit unsuccessfully, to block Walker's reforms. Now they are trying to recall him.
Guess what? It's working
They face a tough fight, however. While the clash over collective bargaining garnered national attention, Walker has additional accomplishments to highlight. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which opposed Walker's collective bargaining reforms, recently noted, "The governor did balance the budget … he did reduce the structural deficit significantly; he did put a lid on property tax increases; he did give schools and municipalities more control over their budgets than they've had in years."
What's more, the reforms pushed by Walker are themselves already having a beneficial effect. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was Walker's opponent in the 2010 election and later attacked his proposals to reform collective bargaining. But with the reforms on the books, Barrett used some of the bill's provisions to help reduce the city's health care bill, saying that the alternative was to cut 300 to 400 city jobs.
Here's why the stakes in Wisconsin are so high. Public employee unions understand that the legitimacy of collective bargaining privileges is now in question, as cash-strapped states struggle under the burden of a costly public sector. If they can knock off Walker, they send a powerful signal to other reform-oriented governors not to target collective bargaining.
Interestingly, many labor-friendly figures have long understood that collective bargaining rights for public employees are illegitimate. "All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service," a pro-labor Franklin D. Roosevelt said in 1937. "It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management."
Electing your own boss
As political scientist Daniel DiSalvo notes in a recent issue of National Affairs, "public-sector unions have significant advantages over traditional unions. For one thing, using the political process, they can exert far greater influence over their members' employers — that is, government — than private-sector unions can. Through their extensive political activity, these government-workers' unions help elect the very politicians who will act as 'management' in their contract negotiations — in effect handpicking those who will sit across the bargaining table from them … Such power led Victor Gotbaum, the leader of District Council 37 of the AFSCME in New York City, to brag in 1975: 'We have the ability, in a sense, to elect our own boss.' "
Collective bargaining reform is also needed to enable genuine education reform. The collective bargaining privilege gives teacher unions political power that is used to block reform efforts and shield K-12 education from entrepreneurial disruptions that threaten established ways of doing things.
In a recent discussion, Walker told me that "collective bargaining in the public sector is not a right; it's an expensive entitlement." The struggle to rein in and reform expensive entitlements will define American politics for the next generation. A key front line is in Wisconsin.
Nick Schulz is the DeWitt Wallace fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and editor of

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


This is a take-off on a Cialis commercial.

Losing Weight Healthfully

In my blog, I often write about nutrition and losing weight.

How actually it's quite simple. The experience though is like looking at a mountain and saying "Boy, I could never climb that", to, once the mountain is climbed, saying "you know, it really wasn't difficult at all". I think most successful dieters would tell you that to be the case.

In many of my posts I mention that the way to losing weight is via eating food that is low on the caloric density scale. If one were to do that, and eat to satiety, one would lose weight without trying. It sounds too good to be true, because most of us believe the only way to lose weight is via portion control and suffering.

So when one adopts the method of losing weight by eating low on the calorie density scale, one starts to lose weight effortlessly. And here is where I believe it takes courage to continue eating on this path. What happens is weight is dropping so easily, one thinks, "Wow, if I don't start eating bad foods, I'm going to whither away to nothing". And that is a scary thought, but one must trust that by eating healthy and eating this way, a new normal weight will find itself.

For you, you may think that normal weight is 250, or 200 or 150 whatever. But your body will determine what it should weigh by eating healthy. And that weight might be below what you think is ideal.

You have to trust that the good foods you are putting in your body will lead you to a body weight that is truly healthy.

Are You A Liberal?

Many who think they are liberal, if they answer the questions below, might find otherwise. Now if you're a classic liberal, in the vein of Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, NY Times, Sean Penn--you answer "yes" to these questions below.

Dennis Prager

You say you are a liberal.

Do you believe the following?

1.Standards for admissions to universities, fire departments, etc. should be lowered for people of color.
2.Bilingual education for children of immigrants, rather than immersion in English, is good for them and for America.
3.Murderers should never be put to death.
4.During the Cold War, America should have adopted a nuclear arms freeze.
5.Colleges should not allow ROTC programs.
6.It was wrong to wage war against Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War.
7.Poor parents should not be allowed to have vouchers to send their children to private schools.
8.It is good that trial lawyers and teachers unions are the two biggest contributors to the Democratic Party.
9.Marriage should be redefined from male-female to any two people.
10.A married couple should not have more of a right to adopt a child than two men or two women.
11.The Boy Scouts should not be allowed to use parks or any other public places and should be prohibited from using churches and synagogues for their meetings.
12.The present high tax rates are good.
13.Speech codes on college campuses are good and American values are bad.
14.The Israelis and Palestinians are morally equivalent.
15.The United Nations is a moral force for good in the world, and therefore America should be subservient to it and such international institutions as a world court.
16.It is good that colleges have dropped hundreds of men's sports teams in order to meet gender-based quotas.
17.No abortions can be labeled immoral.
18.Restaurants should be prohibited by law from allowing customers to choose between a smoking and a non-smoking section.
19.High schools should make condoms available to students and teach them how to use them.
20.Racial profiling for terrorists is wrong -- a white American grandmother should as likely be searched as a Saudi young male.
21.Racism and poverty -- not a lack of fathers and a crisis of values -- are the primary causes of violent crime in the inner city.
22.It is wrong and unconstitutional for students to be told, "God bless you" at their graduation.
23.No culture is morally superior to any other.

Those are all liberal positions. How many of th

Milton Friedman

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Predictions For 2012

Since I'm conservative, I will be making 3 conservative predictions for 2012. They're all no brainers, but that's how I like to invest too. Sometimes I'm wrong, sometimes things turn out way better than I thought.

1. Mobile phones are no longer phones. They are computers. The myriad ways I use my smart phone is incredible. From calendar to which it will call my next appointment and guide me to my customer's residence, to reading books via Kindle, email, text messaging...well, that about touches the surface. Not this year, but soon, smart phones will have the ability to unfold and open to the size of an average monitor. Since mobile phones are cheaper than PCs, they will become ubiquitous around the world.

2. Since my passion is nutrition, I can't help but write about that. Here's a year by year chart you can click through to see the changes in obesity in the US. If you peruse the chart, you can see that the rates of obesity for each state are going in one direction only, and that is up. Even though we are one of the richest and most educated nations on this planet, the trends will continue to grow in the same direction.

3. It's actually quite easy to lose weight and to keep it off. In 1994 a National Weight Control Registry was established. Anyone can join who has lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for one year. How are the members of this registry successful for so many years? One is exercise, which might be as simple as walking a few miles per day. The other way, which is quite intriguing, is that they consume foods that are lower on the caloric density scale.

Most vegetables average 100 calories per pound (CPP). Fruits come in at 250 CPP. Grains and beans would be around 500-600 CPP. If one ate those foods alone, the caloric density would average around 500-600 CPP. Cookies and processed foods come in between 1200 to 1800 CPP. Oil is 4000 CPP. The longest lived/healthiest people around the world, from Papua New Guinea, the Okinawans, to the Tarahumara Indians of Northern Mexico, eat a diet low on the calorie density scale.

Observe how others eat around you. It's foods consistently high on the calorie density scale. If you eat most of your foods on the low end of the calorie density scale, you will lose weight.

4. Once this knowledge becomes common place, and is practiced, prediction 2 will be reversed for the first time in modern American history, and prediction 3 will prove true too. America would experience a health rebirth and once the trend of the CDC charts went the other way, it would be impossible to reverse to the other direction.

Pursue A Healthy You

Here's a helpful Nutrient Fact website where you put in the name of a food, and it will give you all the nutritional information. It's a pretty cool website.

Earlier I mentioned long lived peoples. They averaged around 550/600 in calorie density. Numbers have to be run to figure your calorie density, wouldn't be cool if you could insert the foods eaten on a daily basis and see the resulting calorie density?

Here's a website on how to measure calorie density. Instead of grams or ounces, I prefer to measure in pounds.