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Drew Carey: How I Lost 80 Pounds

Drew Carey made quite a splash earlier this year, when he showed up at a CBS media event looking slender. He told People magazine he had Type 2 diabetes and was able to beat it by going low-carb. In the process, he also lost eighty pounds.

"Basically no carbs, not even a cracker. No bread at all. No pizza, nothing. No corn, no beans, no starches of any kind. Egg whites in the morning or like, Greek yogurt, cut some fruit." - Drew Carey in People

Is it time to embark on your own low-carb journey to better health?

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More on Dairy

If dairy makes you feel bad, don't use it - it's unnecessary.

Researchers, however, have found that patients who ate the most dairy fat, from things like cream, whole milk, and butter, had a 60% lower risk of developing diabetes than patients eating the least dairy fat.

To read more regarding the latest study on dairy fat, click here.

Dairy and Insulin

"Dairy is allergenic and produces a huge insulin hit. Stay away." - Art De Vany

A Holiday Substitute for Pumpkin Pie

One large butternut squashBetween 1 and 1 1/2 cups Splenda or Truvia, depending on how sweet you like itSix eggsOne cup heavy cream (or 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup unsweetened evaporated milk)Two tsp pumpkin pie spiceTwo tsp cinnamonSmall pinch of salt
Cut butternut squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Place cut side down in a large casserole dish. Add a little water. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for an hour or until soft. Let cool and then remove skin.

Mix squash and other ingredients with electric mixer. Butter a casserole dish to prevent sticking, pour in the mixture and bake in a 350-degree oven for about 1 1/2 hours or until the top is dry and the edges are starting to brown. If cracks start to form, even better.

Twelve Humorous Christmas Quotes

"I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included." - Bernard Manning

"Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home." - Carol Nelson

"Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money." - Author Unknown

"Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present." - Author Unknown

"There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them." - P.J. O'Rourke

"Christmas is a race to see which gives out first - your money or your feet." - Author Unknown

"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child." - Erma Bombeck

"The Supreme Court has ruled that …

Is The Media Finally Getting It Regarding Carbs?

"A growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates - not fat - for America's ills. They say cutting carbohydrates is the key to reversing obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension."

Read the full article here.

Art De Vany and Fat Burning

"Your body is also controlled by cascades of information - your bloodstream is hit with a dose of carbohydrate, which is the signal for your pancreas to release insulin, which turns off fat burning and silences the signal from leptin, the hormone that would ordinarily tell your body that it has adequate reserves of energy and need not store any more." - Art De Vany, economics professor and author 

It Ain't Christmas Without Mannheim Steamroller!

I have always loved Mannheim Steamroller. We have all of their Christmas music on CD and MP3, and listen to it throughout the holiday season.

I can remember the first time I heard this group. It was years ago, and a generic music video was playing on television. The song was Deck The Halls, and I thought, "Who is that?"

I soon found myself in a music store, asking a clerk if they could help me find the name of the group. I was in my twenties at the time, so this was before the days of the Internet (man I'm old). The young woman didn't know who it was, so she said, "Can you hum it for me?"

Within seconds of my humming, she replied, "That's Mannheim Steamroller!" I bought that CD and have been humming their songs ever since.

It's a good thing she didn't ask me to sing it, eh?

Merry Christmas!

Is It Wrong To Celebrate Christmas?

by Chip Brogdan

Question: I would like your thoughts on the celebration of Christmas. It bothers me in my spirit, for I cannot find any scriptural basis for it. Is it me or is it the Holy Spirit telling me? What do you believe? Is it strictly a pagan celebration?Answer: I can tell you with all sincerity that the celebration of Christmas has no affect whatsoever on my spiritual life in Christ. As long as you do not bow down and worship the Christmas tree, I would not consider your celebration of Christmas to be pagan.

Spiritual life is not determined by holy days or what we do or don't do at certain times of the year. If you honor the Lord with it then it is fine; if not that is fine too.

Since most of the neighbors who don't know Jesus celebrate Christmas and they have some dim idea that it has something to do with Jesus being born, then use it to your advantage and lead them to a more accurate knowledge of Christ. But don't get fixated on this issue. There are many …

Yes Paul, There is a Santa Claus

Christmas 1969
Like most kids, I grew up believing in jolly ol' St. Nick. After all, Mommy and Daddy always told the truth about such important matters.

But one Christmas Eve, when I was nine years, I could stand it no longer.

I had to know the truth about about Santa Clause.

I remember it like it was yesterday. Mom was brushing her teeth in the bathroom. I stood in the doorway, firing away questions at her.

How did Santa manage to get into our house? How did he deliver all of those toys in one night? Did Santa and Jesus work together?

And finally, was Santa Claus really real?

Mom did her best to fend me off. She always had the gift of gab, even with a tooth brush in her mouth. And on this Christmas Eve morning, I was putting those skills to the ultimate test.

Slowly, my mother rinsed her mouth and wiped it with a towel. I knew I had her cornered. She wasn't going to get away this time.

Mom looked at me and with a firm look on her face, lowered the boom. "If you don't believe …

Give Thanks for Good Health

"I'm grateful to have figured out the connection between diet and disease before it was too late. And of course, that's what Thanksgiving is supposed to be about: giving thanks. So I gave thanks to Mike and Mary Dan Eades, Uffe Ravnskov, Gary Taubes, Sally Fallon, Mary Enig, Malcolm Kendrick, Mark Sisson, Jimmy Moore, Robert Lustig, William Davis, and Al Sears." - Tom Naughton, health writer and documentary producer