Thanksgiving Pumpkin Bread

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, here’s a recipe for pumpkin bread, courtesy of my mother-in-law:


  • 1.5 C almond meal
  • 0.25 C whey protein powder
  • 2 t corn starch (yes, I know corn starch isn’t optimal, but it’s just a couple of teaspoons)
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 0.5 t sea salt
  • 0.5 t nutmeg
  • 0.25 t ginger
  • 0.25 t cloves
  • 0.5 C butter
  • 1 C Splenda
  • 2 eggs
  • 0.75 C pumpkin
  • 1 square unsweetened baker’s chocolate, melted and broken into pieces
  • 0.5 C pecans


  1. Mix together all dry ingredients, except chocolate and nuts
  2. Cream butter and Splenda
  3. Add egg and pumpkin
  4. Add dry ingredients
  5. Fold in chocolate and nuts
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 65-70 minutes
  7. Cool

Serves 10


Bad Advice from “Diabetic Living” Magazine

I recently picked up a copy of Diabetic Living magazine at the grocery store checkout to see what advice they’re offering to diabetics today. In addition to offering nutrition and exercise advice, Diabetic Living features articles on diabetes-related illnesses and complications.

While I found a great deal to like in this attractive, lavishly illustrated magazine, I was also alarmed at much of the advice offered.

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This Is Why I Wrote Don’t Die Early

I was interviewed by Tom Naughton recently and saw this comment, posted by one of his readers:

“On my path to enlightenment, Gary Taubes, Tom Naughton, William Davis, Jimmy Moore, and Rocky Angelucci have been instrumental in giving me truth and hope for a healthier life. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I now have the power to keep my family healthy. Don’t Die Early was just what I was looking for. The final piece of the puzzle.”

–Vir-Gena Fowlkes

Thank you, Vir-Gena. You made my day!

I wrote Don’t Die Early to tie it all together and show that heart disease, diabetes, and inflammation are not the separate diseases that we sometimes think them to be. I also wanted to help the reader create a plan of action that paves the way to a healthier future.

I’m thrilled that the response is so positive.


No Longer a Wheat-Free Household

In a move that will certainly please most nutritional experts and USDA policy makers, we have decided that we will no longer be a wheat-free household.

Yes, despite all of my rhetoric about wheat’s role in promoting atherosclerotic lipid particles, causing acid reflux, and causing celiac and non-celiac disease states, I’ve decided that the experts are right and there is a role for wheat in my home.

No, this isn’t a joke.

You see, our latest purchase in the never ending search for a cat litter that doesn’t suck is wheat.

I’ll be happy if the claims about less dust and firm clumping are true, just as long as the cats don’t accidentally eat any of it.