I get really tired of defending the image of Atkins/low-carb lifestyles from people who seem to think it is nothing but steak and chicken wings. That really is annoying and was spread by people who really don't know the lifestyle at all. These same people quote studies that show cholesterol shooting through the roof, kidneys failing, brains exploding, and big toes suddenly getting up and marching off on their own are so false it scares me to think people believe them.
The lifestyle is very healthy when done correctly, and it works!!! I went from a size 40 to size 34 waist in 5 months. I had more energy, slept better, and felt better than I had in many years. Add to that the increase in self-esteem and you have quite a winning combination!
Before starting the diet, my doctor asked me to get blood tests to use as a baseline to ensure I was healthy. I did it, and then again after 6 months of low-carb lifestyle. My second set of blood test results are on file at my doctor's office that show my triglycerides were cut in half, bad cholesterol dropped and good cholesterol went up in that 5 month period while I was completely low-carb. So much for all this evidence of “unhealthy” low-carb lifestyes. My doctor's words: “Keep up the good work!” and “There is nothing wrong with your kidneys and this diet will do nothing to cause any problems in a kidney that were not already present.”
Naysayers can think what they want, even preach what they want to other people, but please don't waste my time trying to convince me low-carb is unhealthy. I have heard it all before and proven too many people wrong to listen.>
Canadian Guardian's Blog
A NASA climate scientist said Tuesday that the Bush administration is trying to hush up scientific evidence of global warming and keep the public uninformed.
It just frightens me to think of this happening. Even though I am sure that there are likely some facts on each side of this argument, the truth still lies somewhere I don't think a supposedly free society should go. Watch out Dr Hansen, with what has been happening lately, President Bush may be wiretapping your home phone now…>
Canadian Guardian's Blog…
Paul Weyrich says Canadians are “so liberal and hedonistic” that Stephen Harper can't hope to change their philosophy of “cultural Marxism” right away.
In his warped mind, Mr. Weyrich links same sex marriage, and abortion on demand to “Marxist” views… of course, he has no idea (or evidence) how these things have anything to do with Marxism. But then again, neither did Senator McCarthy, and look where he took the United States!
Mr. Weyrich admits that there was a form of US right-wing gag order, for them not to speak to Canadian reporters during the election. I assume this is because they know the average Canadian does not want to be like them, and did not want to have people convinced of the Liberal claims Mr. Harper was too right-wing. For some reason he thinks it is in our best interests to change and become like them…
Maybe we should thank people like Paul Weyrich for having such close-minded views, spewing off such rhetoric for the rest of the world to hear. That way, we will always have a great example of what Canada does NOT want to be like!
Personally, I think this is the best compliment an American right-wing person could ever give Canadians. I guess he sees it as immoral to care about human rights, the poor, the sick, the elderly, and the unfortunate. For me, I am proud to live in a country where compassion trumps capitalism every time.>
(aka Satan) has been PM-elect for two whole days now and the apocalypse hasn't started… yet… >
more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
— James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994) >