The Cure for Diabetes

What if the American Heart Association endorsed the trans-fat diet? Problem, right? Look at what the American Diabetes Association is spoon-feeding people with diabetes: sugar. Not to worry: We’ve got the solution right here
Photographs by Michael Lewis, By Adam Campbell, Posted Date: November 3, 2006
It’s a wonder no one has tried to have Mary Vernon’s medical license revoked.

Since 1999, the 52-year-old family doctor has been treating diabetic patients in Lawrence, Kansas, with an approach that was abandoned by most physicians in the 1930s. Worse, this Depression-era remedy is the opposite of the current guidelines established by the American Diabetes Association, a nonprofit organization that spent nearly $51 million on research in 2005, and so should know a thing or two about how to handle diabetes.

There’s no question that Dr. Vernon is trouble — but for whom? Not her patients, that’s for certain. They just won’t stay sick. People walk into her office afflicted with type-2 diabetes and, by every objective medical measurement, walk out cured. There’s $51 million that says that isn’t supposed to happen, not in a clinic in Kansas, and definitely not as a result of cleaning out the refrigerator.

“My first line of treatment is to have patients remove carbohydrates from their diets,” explains Dr. Vernon, a petite, energetic mother of two who also serves as the president of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. “This is often all it takes to reverse their symptoms, so that they no longer require medication.”

That’s it?

That’s it — a simple strategy, but one that’s  controversial. If Dr. Vernon and a growing cadre of researchers are correct about carbohydrates, we may be looking at an epic case of ignorance on the part of the medical community. That, however, pales next to the implications for the American Diabetes Association, namely that the very organization dedicated to conquering diabetes is rejecting what could be the closest thing we have to a cure.


Although not an infectious disease, diabetes seems to be spreading like one. Since 1980, its prevalence in the United States has risen by 47 percent, a trend that’s expected to take a space-shuttle trajectory in the next decade. That’s because nearly half of American men today either have the condition or are on the verge of developing it, according to a new report from the National Institutes of Health. And the consequences are considerable: Diabetes is the primary cause of cardiovascular disease, slashing a man’s life span by an average of 13 years. Dodge early death and you could still end up impotent, blind, in kidney failure, or, most likely, minus a foot. (A gangrenous limb or digit is amputated every 6 minutes in the United States.)

“This is a ‘grab your muskets, fellas, the wolves are at the door’ scenario,” says David Katz, M.D., an associate professor of public health at Yale University school of medicine. “What once was ‘adult-onset’ diabetes — a condition mostly of overweight, sedentary, middle-aged adults — is now an epidemic in children under the age of 10.”

So what exactly is diabetes? In freshman-biology terms, it’s a disease of the hormone insulin. Secreted by your pancreas, insulin moves glucose — the form of sugar your body uses for energy — from your bloodstream into your cells. Problems arise, however, when, often due to excessive weight gain, your cells start to become resistant to the effects of insulin. (It knocks, no one answers.) As a result, more insulin is required to dispose of the same amount of glucose. (The knock becomes a loud banging.) This condition, called insulin resistance, is the first stage of type-2 diabetes.

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5 sentences

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

Americans’ Distrust of Obama Birth Story Rises

MIT professor’s poll shows ‘birthers aren’t going anywhere’
Published: 13 hours ago
by JEROME R. CORSIEmail | Archive
Jerome R. Corsi, a Harvard Ph.D., is a WND senior staff reporter. He has authored many books, including No. 1 N.Y. Times best-sellers “The Obama Nation” and “Unfit for Command.” Corsi’s latest book is “Where’s the REAL Birth Certificate?”

“The birthers aren’t going anywhere!”

So concludes MIT political science professor Adam J. Berinsky, who published Monday results from a YouGov survey of 1,000 Americans who were asked whether they believed Barack Obama was born in the United States.

According to the scientific poll, 73 percent of self-identified Republicans and 40 percent overall are either don’t believe Obama was born in the U.S. or are not sure.

For both Republicans and Americans overall, belief that Obama is foreign-born was at a high point in September, just 37 days before the Nov. 6 presidential election.

Dr. Jerome Corsi’s “Where’s the REAL Birth Certificate?” shows why so many Americans don’t believe Barack Obama

As seen in Table 1 for the full sample and in Table 2 for Republicans only, Berinsky’s conclusions were clear: The percentage of people who think Obama was not born in the United States has held steady throughout the year and perhaps even increased slightly.

“Birtherism is especially pronounced among Republicans,” Berinsky wrote. “Indeed, the level of birtherism among Republicans is the highest it has been this year.”
Table 1: Adam Berinsky birther study: full sample

Table 2: Adam Berinsky birther study: Republicans only
Writing in February, Berinsky noted Obama, since assuming the presidency, had been plagued by rumors that he is not a natural-born citizen and, as a result, is not eligible to serve as president under Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution.

“These rumors have shown a surprising resilience over the last four years,” Berinsky wrote. “In fact, polls conducted by numerous media organizations repeatedly demonstrated that a significant portion of the American public claimed that Obama was not born in the United States, while many others are not sure if he was.”

Ai Weiwei must be the strongest man in China


On Sunday, the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., will open the first major American exhibition of art by Ai Weiwei, one of China’s most famous dissidents. Among its works: an approximately 3-by-6-foot magnetic-resonance image of his brain bleeding from a police beating in 2009. Washington diplomats, journalists and art lovers will attend the exhibit before it moves to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum in New York and other major galleries. Yet one figure won’t be able to attend the show: Ai Weiwei.

The Chinese government has long denied Mr. Ai his human rights—imprisoning him . . ..

Freed Iranian Pastor’s Lawyer Now in Prison

Those who challenge the status quo will be punished.

Freed Iranian Pastor’s Lawyer Now in Prison

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The lawyer who helped free Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is now behind bars himself.

Mohammad Ali Dadkhah represented Nadarkhani throughout his years of unjust imprisonment and has also worked with other religious and political prisoners in similar situations.

But because of his involvement in those cases for the persecuted, Dadkhah was sentenced to nine years in prison and barred for 10 years from practicing or teaching law, according to theAmerican Center for Law and Justice.

Lost w/o teleprompter: Obama the debater: making Jimmy Carter look awesome

HURT: Obama the debater: Making Jimmy Carter look awesome

By Charles Hurt Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bewildered and lost without his teleprompter, President Obama flailed all around the debate stage last night. He was stuttering, nervous and petulant. It was like he had been called in front of the principal after goofing around for four years and blowing off all his homework.

Not since Jimmy Carter faced Ronald Reagan has the U.S. presidency been so embarrassingly represented in public. Actually, that’s an insult to Jimmy Carter.

The split screen was most devastating. Mitt Romney spoke forthrightly, with carefully studied facts and details at the ready. He looked right at the president and accused him of being miles out of his depth.

Mr. Obama? His eyes were glued to his lectern, looking guilty and angry and impatient with all the vagaries of democracy. This debate was seriously chafing him.

What exactly was Mr. Obama’s strategy here? Did he figure with so many people unemployed in this abomination of an economy he should go for the sympathy vote? Like voters could relate to a guy who is just scared pantsless that he is about to lose his job?

In the middle of the bloodletting segment about jobs, Mr. Romney said good-naturedly: “This is fun.”

Almost pleading, Mr. Obama reached out to the moderator for a lifeline: “You may want to move onto another topic.”

When an unexpected noise went off behind him, Mr. Obama wheeled around to look as if to ask, “Time to go?”



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White-collar crime: Gangs have moved into the virtual arena

“Gangs have moved into the virtual world”

New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. told “Globes” that he wants to tighten ties with Israeli law enforcement.
4 October 12 15:13, Yuval Yoaz
New York County District Attorney (Manhattan) Cyrus Vance Jr. wants to tighten his office’s collaboration with Israeli law enforcement and Israeli companies engaged in preventing computer crime. The proposed cooperation is in view of the challenges facing law enforcement agencies in global financial centers such as New York, he told “Globes” in an interview during a visit to Israel in late September to attend a conference on money laundering, the financing of terror, and economic crimes. The New York County District Attorney’s Office has completed five investigations against non-US banks in the past three years, including Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS; SWX: CSGN; XETRA: CSGZ), HSBC Holding plc (LSE: HSBA; HKSE: 005; NYSE, Paris: HBC), Barclays Bank plc (LSE: BARC), and Lloyds TSB plc (LSE: LLOY; NYSE: LYG), on suspected money laundering and financing of terrorism,

Iran makes a tepid offer

Iranians Offer Plan to End Nuclear Crisis
Published: October 4, 2012

WASHINGTON — With harsh economic sanctions contributing to the first major protests in Iran in three years, Iranian officials have begun to describe what they call a “nine-step plan” to defuse the nuclear crisis with the West by gradually suspending the production of the uranium that would be easiest for them to convert into a nuclear weapon.

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But the plan requires so many concessions by the West, starting with the dismantling of all the sanctions that are blocking oil sales and setting off the collapse of the Iranian currency, that American officials have dismissed it as unworkable. Nonetheless, Iranian officials used their visit to the United Nations last week to attempt to drum up support, indicating that the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is finally feeling the pressure.