Jan 102013
 

The Glycemic Load Diet.
Rob Thompson MD.
Page: 43
The reason most diets fail is simply that people can’t stick with them. People crave the richness of fat and quickly either fall of the wagon or try to satisfy their hunger by eating too much starch and sugar. That’s why low-fat diets require you to count calories–essentially to go hungry. Low-carb diets are easier to follow because you can eat satisfying amounts of food. However, they often make the mistake of restricting too many foods. Currently popular low-carb diets limit fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and sweets and usually can’t resist throwing in some low-cholesterol advice. All these restrictions inevitably lead to food cravings and diet failure. However, most important, they divert attention from the real culprits: foods that raise your body’s demands for insulin.

I have been amazed how my appetite has dwindled. I no longer have an urge for a snack 2 hours after breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It used to be that just the sight of some confection would cause my mouth to water and my fingers to reach out. Now, I can just say they look nice but have no compunction to put them in my mouth.


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Jan 102013
 

Louie Giglio Really shows that ‘toleration’, ‘reasonable’, and ‘sensible’ are all words that only work one way.

Here are some quotes from the original post Louie Giglio and the New State Church:

As citizens, we ought to insist that the President stand up to his “base” and articulate a vision of a healthy pluralism in the public square. Notice that the problem is not that this evangelical wants to “impose his religion” on the rest of society. The problem is not that he wants to exclude homosexuals or others from the public square or of their civil rights. The problem is that he won’t say that they can go to heaven without repentance. That’s not a civil issue, but a religious test of orthodoxy.
Note, this now doesn’t simply exclude harsh and intemperate statements or even activism. Simply holding the view held by every Roman pontiff and by every congregation and synagogue in the world until very recent days is enough to make one “radioactive” in public.
It turns out we’re circling around to where we should have been all along: with the understanding that religious liberty isn’t ‘toleration’ and separation of church and state isn’t secularism.

Here is a portion of Giglio’s withdrawl statement:

Due to a message of mine that has surfaced from 15-20 years ago, it is likely that my participation, and the prayer I would offer, will be dwarfed by those seeking to make their agenda the focal point of the inauguration. Clearly, speaking on this issue has not been in the range of my priorities in the past fifteen years. Instead, my aim has been to call people to ultimate significance as we make much of Jesus Christ.
He concludes his blog post with a very gracious and Christian statement

The issue of homosexuality (which a particular message of mine some 20 years ago addressed) is one of the most difficult our nation will navigate. However, individuals’ rights of freedom, and the collective right to hold differing views on any subject is a critical balance we, as a people, must recover and preserve.

As a pastor, my mission is to love people, and lead them well, while lifting up the name of Jesus above anything else. I’m confident that anyone who knows me or has listened to the multitude of messages I have given in the last decade would most likely conclude that I am not easily characterized as being opposed to people—any people. Rather, I am constantly seeking to understand where all people are coming from and how to best serve them as I point them to Jesus.


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Jan 102013
 
Obama, Executive Orders, Debt Ceiling, Gun-Control

By-Passer in Chief

I thought Bush was a bad president but Obama’s desire to rule by Executive Order is scary. Glad the House of Representatives is held by the opposing party. I hope they have the cojones to stand up to the President.

I would never have voted for Newt Gingrich for President, but as the voice of the loyal opposition he is superb.


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Jan 092013
 

Trust Me, I'm Lying.
Ryan Holiday.
Page: 6
It’s hard to browse the Internet when you are haunted by the words of A. J. Daulerio, the editor of the popular sports blog Deadspin: “It’s all professional wrestling.”

Headlines & stories are not designed to inform but to garner clicks and shares. Pandering to your audience is the new normal.


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Jan 092013
 

In my previous discussions I have attributed motives to the Brady Campaign that they do not admit. They are smart. They hope to dupe us. Feinstein admitted to wanting to ban all guns back in 1994 in the video I posted earlier. The democrats and Handgun Inc (now Brady) learned their lesson. Now all they want are ‘reasonable’ gun control measures. Name 1 that is ‘reasonable’. Will they promise no more after these? No. Why? Because there will be another shooting after any new law is passed, so they will propose more laws “for the children”, and then more, until finally all the guns will be banned. We will end up like England where the violent crimes per capita is much higher than in the US (but at least they are not using guns).

Sarah Brady recently said, “I don’t know exactly what measures need to be taken….” but does that stop the gun control crowd from proposing a ban a certain class of weapons that are responsible for only a small percentage of the crime statistics quoted? No. If we want to stop all the gun-related homicides & suicides what needs to be done? If all that is left are 2-shot deringers then there will still be gun related homicides & suicides. Those will have to go, too. I really don’t understand how this is not obvious. If the goal is to stop gun violence, I don’t think there is any solution yet they are unwilling to state the obvious. Why? Politics, aka duplicity.

When you hear anyone proposing so-called ‘sensible’ gun control, ask them how it will work to reduce the violence. If they say “Its a good start” then you have your answer to what their end goal is.

It is not about guns, it is about freedom. Any ‘reasonable’ laws that ban the sale of a certain type of gun that doesn’t include confiscation of similar weapons now is just restricting the rights of our kids & grandkids in a way we are not willing to impose on ourselves, in other words, incrementalism. I don’t believe banning a certain class of sport-utility weapons will have any more impact on gun violence than would calling Humvees and Expeditions “assault vehicles” and banning them would decrease the number of children killed in car accidents. Such a law does not reduce the number of guns either in the hands of criminals or law abiding citizens.

What is incredible is that the mere threat of banning these sports-utility weapons has driven gun sales through the roof. The Brady Campain and their fellow gun-ophobes have actually caused the number of guns in circulation to jump to an all time high with many gun sellers seeing record sales.

Jan 082013
 

The Glycemic Load Diet.
Rob Thompson MD.

The bottom line is that refined carbohydrades are unnatural foods that behave unnaturally in our bodies. It's not surprising that the more of these "bad carbs" wwe eat, the fatter and more diabetic we get.

The reason low-carb diets cause weight loss is not that they restrict carbohydrates in general. In fact, the more fruits and vegetables people consume, the less likely they are to be overweight. Low-carb diets work because they eliminate refined carbohydrates--flour products, potatoes, rice, and sugar.

Page: 39

I joke that I am more vegetarian than some vegetarians I know. Having removed meat from their diet, they now eat more carbs. Instead of being vegetarians, maybe they are carbotarians! On the other hand, rather than increasing the amount of protein that I eat, I have tried to replaced the refined carbs in my diet with more vegies.

Once I get down to my ‘goal weight,’ I don’t plan on reintroducing the ‘bad carbs’ into my diet. This is not a short-term weight-loss diet but a lifesyle diet. I now know that I am insulin resistant, that my body is allergic to refined carbs, and that to reintroduce them would mean that I would put back on every pound I have been able to shed.


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Jan 082013
 

We Are Better Than This In a discussion about the gun control issue, I was challenged to show anywhere the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence proposed banning all guns. I already knew they had not made such a sweeping proposal but I went back to their facebook page to quote what they were actually proposing.

Amazingly, I could not find any proposals to reduce gun violence. They harp on ‘sensible’ and ‘responsible’ gun control with trite phrases like ‘we are better than this’ yet no concrete proposals. Sure, they link to articles written by others but nothing concrete from them.

Am I missing something? Can you find any concrete proposals from the Brady Campaign on how we are supposed to reduce gun violence or do they just repeat ‘feel good’ phrases asking us to be ‘reasonable’ and ‘be better’?


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