Saturday, August 22, 2009

Career Path for a Republican Politician

Monday, June 08, 2009

What Republicans Hate

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Five Worst Foods

I was having my normal lunch of fried shrimp, fries and a coke when I ran across this article:

The Five Absolute Worst Foods

By Dr. Joseph Mercola
with Rachael Droege

There are no "bad" foods, right? Only food you should eat in moderation? Well, not really. The following foods are so bad for your body that I really can't see any reason to eat them. Not only do they have zero nutritional value, but they also give your body a healthy dose of toxins, which should make the idea of eating them really hard to swallow.


Doughnuts are fried, full of sugar and white flour and most all varieties contain trans fat. Store-bought doughnuts are made up of about 35 percent to 40 percent trans fat.

An average doughnut will give you about 200 to 300 calories, mostly from sugar, and few other nutrients.

It's too bad that Americans view doughnuts as a breakfast food as, nutritionally speaking, eating a doughnut is one of the worst ways to start off your day. It will throw off your blood sugar and won't stay with you so you'll be hungry again soon. You are better off eating no breakfast at all, or better yet grabbing a quick glass of Whey Healthier.


One can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colors and sulphites. I can't think of any good reason to ever have it. The diet varieties are also problematic as they are filled with harmful artificial sweeteners like aspartame.

Studies have linked soda to osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay and heart disease, yet the average American drinks an estimated 56 gallons of soft drinks each year. Plus, drinking all that sugar will likely suppress your appetite for healthy foods, which pave the way for nutrient deficiencies.

Soft drink consumption among children has almost doubled in the United States over the last decade, which is not surprising considering that most school hallways are lined with soda-filled vending machines.

Schools often make marketing deals with leading soft drink companies such as Coca-Cola from which they receive commissions--based on a percentage of sales at each school--and sometimes a lump-sum payment, in exchange for their students' health. School vending machines can increase the consumption of sweetened beverages by up to 50 or more cans of soda per student per year.

If you routinely drink soda--regular or diet--eliminating it from your diet is one of the simplest and most profound health improvements you can make.

French Fries (and Nearly All Commercially Fried Foods)

Potatoes are bad enough when consumed in their raw state, as their simple sugars are rapidly converted to glucose that raises insulin levels and can devastate your health. But when they are cooked in trans fat at high temperatures, all sorts of interesting and very unpleasant things occur.

Anything that is fried, even vegetables, has the issue of trans fat and the potent cancer-causing substance acrylamide.

Foods that are fried in vegetable oils like canola, soybean, safflower, corn, and other seed and nut oils are particularly problematic. These polyunsaturated fats easily become rancid when exposed to oxygen and produce large amounts of damaging free radicals in the body. They are also very susceptible to heat-induced damage from cooking. What is not commonly known is that these oils can actually cause aging, clotting, inflammation, cancer and weight gain. You can read the article "Secrets of the Edible Oil Industry" for more information.

It is theoretically possible to create a more "healthy" French fry if you cook it in a healthy fat like virgin coconut oil. Due to its high saturated fat content, coconut oil is extremely stable and is not damaged by the high temperatures of cooking. This is why coconut oil should be the only oil you use to cook with.

I am fond of telling patients that one French fry is worse for your health than one cigarette, so you may want to consider this before you order your next 'Biggie' order.


Most commercial chips, and this includes corn chips, potato chips, tortilla chips, you name it, are high in trans fat. Fortunately, some companies have caught on to the recent media blitz about the dangers of trans fat and have started to produce chips without trans fat.

However, the high temperatures used to cook them will potentially cause the formation of carcinogenic substances like acrylamide, and this risk remains even if the trans fat is removed.

Fried Non-Fish Seafood

This category represents the culmination of non-healthy aspects of food. Fried shrimp, clams, oysters, lobsters, and so on have all the issues of trans fat and acrylamide mentioned above, plus an added risk of mercury.

Seafood is loaded with toxic mercury and shellfish like shrimp and lobsters can be contaminated with parasites and resistant viruses that may not even be killed with high heat. These creatures, considered scavenger animals, consume foods that may be harmful for you.

Eating these foods gives you a quadruple dose of toxins--trans fat, acrylamide, mercury and possibly parasites or viruses--with every bite.

If you have a taste for seafood, there's an easy solution. It's best to avoid your local fish fry and try the only fish I now eat--the delicious wild red Alaskan salmon that was proven through independent lab testing to be free of harmful levels of mercury and other contaminants.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Christian Pie Chart

Monday, May 11, 2009

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Saturday, May 09, 2009

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Animated Buildings

Friday, April 24, 2009


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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Monday, April 20, 2009

What Would Jesus NOT Do?

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


Saturday, April 04, 2009

Stalin vs. the Martians

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Strange -- any ideas?

Holy Moses

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Cocktail Napkin

There was a couple of obviously drunk parents at with a young kid dining in a favorite restaurant of mine last night. They had the waiter bringing a constant flow of beers to them, and they'd both periodically leave the kid alone to go out and smoke. I noticed that the kid was drawing while they were away.

Eventually they all three left. Thank goodness, they were loud and obnoxious. Once they were out of sight I couldn't resist, and I walked over to their table and took a look at the kids drawings. The image below is what I found on one of the napkins.

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Conventional or Organic

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thatcher Effect

Jesus Raises the Dead

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Why indeed?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sarah Palin

Friday, February 13, 2009

Solar Cell Phone

Solar powered cell-phone made of recycled materials made by Samsung. Cool!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fan Commercial for Trader Joe's

Monday, February 02, 2009

Suspected Murderer

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lost Generation -- Brilliant