Wednesday, January 02, 2008

If You Support Low-Carb, There's Only One Choice For President

Dr. Michael Eades gets my vote for President of the United States

We've been hearing from all sorts of people over the past year or so who would like to become the next President of the United States of America and all of it has led to this fateful first day of voting set to take place in the great state of Iowa today as they caucus. People like Barack Obama, Rudy Guiliani, Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, John Edwards, Mitt Romney, John McCain, and Fred Thompson have literally poured millions upon millions of dollars into campaign ads in early voting states like Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and other key states to tell us why they are most qualified to lead this great nation for at least the next four years (and if I get one more stinkin' recorded phone call from this dude named Ron Paul, I think I'm gonna scream!).

But I'm here to tell you that NONE of these mainstream party politics candidates even come close to matching the kind of qualities I am looking for in someone who can not just talk the talk about the critical issues, but also will walk the walk. While most of the people running pontificate over issues like illegal immigration, the war in Iraq, terrorism, taxes, Social Security, and the economy (no doubt, all very important issues), no candidate has even come close to being a leader who understands the severity of one of the most critical issues of our day that could quite possibly lead to our downfall someday soon if we don't do something about it.

What is this pressing issue? I'm talking about our HEALTH. Obesity, diabetes, and the continuing struggle to take on preventable disease is taking a toll on this nation economically and socially like nothing else we've ever dealt with before. And now more than ever we need proven, tested, and ready-to-serve-from-day-one leadership from an individual who would bring about great changes in the midst of this socioeconomic crisis.

Today, I nominate Dr. Michael R. Eades, MD for president.

As the unequivocal leader of the newly formed and growing by leaps and bounds Low-carblican High-Fatocrat Party, Dr. Michael Eades is sorely needed to restore sanity into what has become an insane world up there in our nation's capital of Washington, D.C. He is the right leader at the right time for seeing us through this make-or-break period in our nation's history and our future health literally depends on it.

Just think about what an Eades administration would look like:

- No more low-fat diet monopoly from the FDA or USDA
- Follow the lead of the ADA promoting low-carb, too
- New food pyramid will put fat at the bottom and sugar on top
- Stop approving OTC drugs like Alli for weight loss
- No more federal protection for the sugar and grain industry
- Universal gym memberships with Slow-Burn trainers
- School lunches will consist of high-fat, low-carb meals
- Require welfare recipients to choose healthy low-carb foods
- Implement the "No Child Left With A Behind" Act
- Obesity no longer a "disease," it's personality responsibility
- Tax credits given to people who embark on a low-carb program
- Forget about funding ridiculous obesity studies
- Drug companies will have truth in advertising standards
- End FDA control of the vitamin industry
- Regular "State Of Our Weight" addresses from the Oval Office
- Weekly online nutrition education classes from the president
- Government subsidies given to the beef and egg industry
- Medicare dollars spent on PSAs for low-carb living
- Aggressive NIH funding for low-carb research

And this is just in the first 100 days President Eades is in office! The immediate improvements he would bring about from there would continue through the next four years and possibly beyond once Americans start living healthier than they ever thought they could following a controlled-carbohydrate approach. This is a dream candidacy that could very well become reality if you make the only choice for president for people who support livin' la vida low-carb.

You and I both know even if Dr. Eades was enthusiastically interested in this position (I would assume not), he wouldn't ever have a chance of actually winning. But it should make us think about the people we DO nominate and eventually elect into office. And not just for president, but also the U.S. Senate, Congress, state government officials, as well as on your local level.

Are these people representing YOU and your beliefs regarding health? Well they should and I encourage you to bring this issue to the forefront as you consider your options. Ask the candidates what they think about livin' la vida low-carb and if they'd be willing to look at all the latest scientific data regarding low-carb diets to make policy changes regarding diet and health.

We can keep ignoring the evidence, but the problem will not go away. But if our government leaders can keep an open mind and be willing to listen to the REAL experts like Dr. Eades, Dr. Jonny Bowden, Dr. Jeff Volek, Dr. Mary C. Vernon, Dr. Eric Westman, Dr. Richard Feinman, Dr. Larry McCleary, and Dr. Stephen Phinney, then perhaps we'll have some hope for the future of the greatest country in the world.

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Blogger Judy Barnes Baker said...

He'd get my vote! And after he serves two terms, Dr. Mary Dan can take over.

Judy BB

1/03/2008 12:10 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

He'd sure-as-heck get MY vote,

1/03/2008 12:12 PM  
Blogger duarte1 said...

Hello all: I have a book by Dr. Eades it's called "Protein Power", and God that book showed me a lot of things about the capitalist system. We need not only Dr. Eades, but a whole change of system. We need a democratic socialist revolution here in USA, because as Karl Marx and Engels said it a long time ago, capitalism only benefits the higher oligarchies, not all the society. We need a real change, perhaps with a 21st Century Socialist system we'll become a nation of strong, healthy, humanist individuals full of love, socialist attitudes toward others instead of the current corporate greed evil society we have now

1/03/2008 12:29 PM  
Blogger mrfritznyc said...

how about Anthony Colpo as his running mate, mahahaaa

1/03/2008 12:58 PM  
Blogger Kyzug said...

To be fair, Ron Paul (an ob-gyn who has delivered over 4,000 babies) would take care of these issues you mention:

No more low-fat diet monopoly from the FDA or USDA
- Stop approving OTC drugs like Alli for weight loss
- No more federal protection for the sugar and grain industry
- Forget about funding ridiculous obesity studies
- Drug companies will have truth in advertising standards
- End FDA control of the vitamin industry

Dr. Paul would get rid of the FDA and USDA, and end most subsidies. That takes care of several of your issues. (Free market doctors and scientists can do a better job of figuring out standards than a group of government bureaucrats.)

1/03/2008 3:56 PM  
Blogger Suzan Robertson said...

Jimmy and all,

Nice post about Eades.

Regarding politics and health/diet/supplement issues, if you carefully look at all the candidates, Dr. Paul is the only one who advocates freedom of choice for our health care,our food choices, and our supplements. He's the only one who has walked the walk for his entire time in public service. Do the research

I am a writer, an avid reader of your blog, I live a low carb lifestyle. I am also a Ron Paul supporter. I am very disappointed that you felt you had to say something negative about Dr. Paul.

I'd suggest that before you post something political, you do as much homework on it as you do on low carb diets.

If you can't do that, then I'd no longer be interested in this blog.

1/03/2008 4:06 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Suzan, thanks for sharing your comments. However, I'm well aware of Dr. Paul and his positions in the US Congress on behalf of the constitutionalist position on the issues. Before my low-carb weight loss in 2004 I wrote political commentary and I have a graduate degree in public policy. I have nothing but great respect for him holding true to his principles unlike most people in either major party.

However, I didn't say anything negative about Ron Paul in my post. My phone has rung many times a day for most of the past few weeks from the Paul campaign and they're rude about it when they call.

You say hello and the person says "please hold for an important message from Dr. Ron Paul." With barely any time to say anything, it goes right into a pre-recorded message that I've heard over and over again for one minute and then CLICK! No way to interact with someone about his candidacy.

I appreciate your feedback and avid readership. But this post wasn't as much about the current crop of candidates as it was for people to let health issues be on their radar screen during the election process.

Thanks for allowing me to clarify. :)

1/03/2008 4:35 PM  
Blogger Suzan Robertson said...

And thank you sir, for clarifying your background and your thoughts. You are a true gentleman. Sorry if I sounded a little rude. It's just so tiring how the other candidates get so much positive press while the one man who has integrity and a consistent record is usually ignored or ridiculed.

I'd be annoyed at all those phone calls, too. :-) I don't have a landline, so I don't get them

All the best,

1/03/2008 4:45 PM  
Blogger Fred Hahn said...

Agreed. But Mike might be a better Surgeon General. He'd get a lot more important stuff done!

1/03/2008 6:55 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

True Fred! Or even Secretary of Health & Human Services would be a great position for him, too! :D

1/03/2008 7:38 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Although, if he's president, he could nominate the positions for all these cabinet members--and YOU could very well be one of them! Wouldn't that be a hoot?! ;)

1/03/2008 7:39 PM  
Blogger Michael R. Eades said...

Hey Jimmy--

Thanks for the nomination. I'm truly flattered. But, I don't think I'm your man. My personality type (personality disorder?) wouldn't work well for me in that position. If I somehow got elected, I fear it would be a race to see if I would put a bullet in my own head before I put one in the heads of half the idiots in Washington. I'm neither a great compromiser nor a sufferer of fools gladly, so I don't think I would do well in the job.

Having said that I would like to add my voice to those who support Dr. Ron Paul. I believe Ron Paul to be by far and away the best candidate running for President. Although I don't see eye to eye with him on every issue (I do on most, but there are a couple where we are at odds), I believe he is a man of immense character. And, like Plato, I would much rather have a person of exemplary character whom I may not necessarily agree with on each issue in office than one of less character whom I agreed with completely. Presidents are elected to lead us through trying times and through events we can't even imagine (who would have thought of 9/11 even on 9/10?). The coming years will be filled with unpredictable events, and I would rather have someone at the helm that I can trust to do the right thing. And there is no one I would rather have than Ron Paul. He has shown by his tenacious adherence to his own principles during his many years in office that he can be counted upon not to flip flop or follow the crowd or his own party's dictates, but to do what is right.

Another thing I like about Dr. Paul is that for the first time in a long, long time someone has inspired the level of commitment among the young people and the formerly politically indifferent that he has. I suspect that the unremitting phone calls you're getting aren't coming from the official Ron Paul campaign, but from groups of non-paid political do-it-yourselfers who are for the first time enthusiastic about a candidate. God bless 'em.

Thanks for the nomination and thanks for giving me the space to ramble on about Dr. Paul.

If somehow I get elected thanks to a massive write-in vote driven by your blog, I'll appoint you as head of the FDA, then we can really have some fun.

1/03/2008 8:00 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

I thought I might elicit a response from you today, Dr. Eades! LOL! And THANK YOU for sharing your comments about Dr. Paul. I think you're right about him being a different kind of candidate and he certainly has some enthusiastic followers. I'd love to see him perform well just to shake up the status quo with the good ole boy network.

While it would be neat to see you or someone of your caliber elected POTUS or to even RUN for office to give low-carb the platform it deserves for weight and health management, I'm just not seeing anyone giving much credence to this issue at all on the national, state, or even local level. I'm pining for a candidate who gives a rip about the future health of our nation.

1/03/2008 8:06 PM  
Blogger Pot Kettle Black said...

Hiya Jimmy,

#1- Mike Eades has no experience in the public sector at all. So, to put a newbie as CEO seems a wee bit dopey.

#2- Mike Eades would get little done as he has no patience for any politician. Unless you're going to do away with Congress, he'd be a terrible leader.

#3- Mike Eades has no real understanding on how a real economy works, and no real experience in building, rebuilding, or destroying one. I've posted back and forth with him frequently about economics issues and he clearly doesn't get the first principles. If you want a president who doesn't understand economics (or how they underlie EVERYTHING there is or have any response for anyone who does understand them), go on with your badself.

4- All that said, Mike's a great guy. He'd be a lousy president, but being president would probably cut into his writing and blogging time, so it's for the best that he's not running. Maybe he should be head of the FDA. That seems like a much better fit.

1/04/2008 10:58 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

If you didn't notice, Pot, this post was satirical. But it would be amazing to see somebody like Dr. Eades in a high governmental position indeed. FDA, USDA, NIH...anything!

1/04/2008 11:49 AM  

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