The Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw®
Life Extension NewsTM
Volume 12 No. 3 • June 2009

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
— Ernest Hemingway

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
— Peter Drucker

There is a zone of liberty … where the individual can tell the government, “Beyond this line you may not go.”
— Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

(D&S Comment: We are not quite sure where the “line” is in Justice Kennedy’s mind and, judging from Justice Kennedy’s Supreme Court opinions, we don’t think he could tell us.)

It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense … They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society.
— Adam Smith (1723-1790),
An Inquiry into the Nature and
Causes of the Wealth of Nations,

Sandy’s Wonderful Potato Salad

Here’s Sandy’s greatly fat-reduced recipe for lovers of potato salad, but made with sweet potatoes, which have a much lower glycemic index and a much higher fiber content than regular potatoes. This recipe is delicious! Great with corned beef.

1 tbsp

Prepared mustard (your favorite)

2 tbsp

Grated fresh horseradish (or prepared horseradish)

2 tbsp

Rice wine vinegar (or, if unavailable, rice vinegar)

2 tsp

Fresh thyme leaves

3 tbsp

Durk & Sandy’s High Oleic Sunflower Oil™
(or extra virgin olive oil)

Lite salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 lb

Sweet potatoes, cooked and diced

1/2 cup

Celery, chopped

3 strips

Reduced fat bacon, diced


Hard boiled egg, chopped


Cloves shallot, chopped finely


Cloves garlic, minced

6 oz

Low fat yogurt

1/2 tsp

Durk & Sandy’s Ineffable Essence™*

Wash, but do not peel potatoes. Boil sweet potatoes to desired tenderness. Let cool. Then cut into bite sized pieces.

In a medium sized bowl, mix all other ingredients until blended. Gently (so the pieces don’t break up) stir in the cooked bite-sized sweet potatoes. Chill covered overnight in refrigerator for best flavor. Keep leftovers (if you have any!) refrigerated, but best to eat within 3 days.

*Ineffable Essence contains natural flavor molecules (monosodium glutamate and disodium inosinate) that bring back that fresh taste because fresh meats and vegetables naturally contain higher amounts of these molecules. The bad reputation of monosodium glutamate (Chinese Restaurant Syndrome) is due to adverse effects experienced by some sensitive individuals to extremely high amounts (much higher than naturally found in fresh foods) used at some Chinese restaurants — up to 20 grams in a cup of hot soup! Even when it comes to food, the dose makes the poison.

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