Setting The Record Straight On Bad Science About High-Fat And Low-Carb Diets

Filed under: Health,In The News — @ February 26, 2010


Two new studies may be leaving you in disbelief about high-fat, low-carb

When I was thinking about what subjects I wanted to hit on while writing my latest book 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb, one no-brainer had to be all of the ridiculous headlines that have come out about healthy high-fat and low-carb diets under the guise of scientific research. You’ve seen what I’m talking about whenever a new study releases showing supposed damning evidence against this way of eating and that’s what our culture grabs hold of as “proof” that low-carb and high-fat diets are unhealthy. In fact, we just saw it happen just this week with two new studies that I’d like to highlight and obliterate for you.

Click here to read about a study claiming low-carb diets raise LDL and why they think this is a bad thing as well as another study showing a high-fat diet increases stroke risk in women although they conveniently forget to say what else is in those “fatty” foods. These studies have been touted all over the news this week and it’s time to set the record straight!

Discover Why Lierre Keith Describes Vegetarianism And Veganism As A ‘Myth’

Filed under: Health — @ February 24, 2010


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Lierre Keith went from a diehard vegan to enthusiastic omnivore

Walk up to your average Joe on the street and ask him what the “healthy” way to eat is and he’ll likely tell you that it includes a diet full of lots of fruits and vegetables. You might even hear people respond that vegetarianism or being a meatless vegan is the optimal way to eat for your health, improve the environment, and show your care and concern for animals. We’ve heard these arguments made by the fundamental and radical end of the vegetarian movement, but are they valid? Today’s podcast interview guest knows firsthand how falling for the myth of the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle can quite literally ruin your life.

In Episode 334 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from a former 20-year vegan named Lierre Keith who has one of the most compelling stories of nutritional transformation you will ever hear in your life! After many years of devoting her entire life to being a bleeding heart vegan, she began a long journey of education and transformation in her own mind that the way she was living was the exact opposite of what she needed to be doing. Her passion today is in helping give hope and inspiration to those who are still caught up in the vegetarian lie and she outlines a compelling case in her book The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability. Her mission is to offer a non-threatening challenge to everything vegetarians and vegans thought they believed about their chosen way of eating.

Listen to Lierre Keith tell us about why she became a vegan to begin with, how veganism ruined her health and nearly killed her, the negative health impact of consuming soy, what it was that convinced her she was wrong about meat-eating, the positive concept of death that is involved in the making of all food including fruits and vegetables, what meat she ate to end her veganism, how the Weston A. Price Foundation taught her the proper kinds of foods to consume, the impact of Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions on her philosophical change of mind, her response to Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study book, why she decided to write her own book, the shortcomings of factory farming, how grains are destructive to the planet, why hunter-gatherers were the perfect picture of health, why those behind the Eco-Atkins movement are so misinformed about soy foods, and how the vegetarian/vegan community has responded to the message of her book.

Click here for one of the most fascinating conversations I’ve ever had in the more than three-year history of my podcast show! You owe it to yourself and every vegetarian and vegan you know to have them listen to this interview! It will be well worth the one-hour investment to hear it from start to finish.

Josef Brandenburg Corrects The Top 10 Low-Carb Fitness Myths

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Low-carb exercise expert Josef Brandenburg correcting bad diet/fitness beliefs

There is a lot of misinformation about there about virtually every aspect of your diet and health, but thankfully there are people actively seeking to dispel the myths that pervade our cultural beliefs. It’s an uphill battle that smart journalists like Gary Taubes and Michael Pollan are trying to do for diet, but there are also some fantastic professionals in the fitness industry who get it about exercise, too. One such man is today’s podcast interview guest and he’s even a fan of the healthy low-carb lifestyle!

In Episode 335 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we welcome back to the podcast Washington, DC-based fitness expert Josef Brandenburg who has authored a brand new book entitled The Body You Want From A to Z – Real World Strategies To Get The Body You Want in the Time You Actually Have. Josef is dedicated to spreading the RIGHT information about the most annoying fitness myths out there which he shares with us in today’s show. Hear him talk about why doing crunches for building your abdominal muscles is stupid, the best way to strengthen your core, why low-carbers can build plenty of muscle, why there is no long-term danger for muscle growth on a low-carb diet, why working out hard doesn’t mean you need more carbs, why hours of cardio exercise is futile for weight loss, why bicep curls won’t give you bigger biceps, why being a certified personal trainer means nothing (see the photo of Josef’s dog who got certified as a trainer below), what’s wrong with the idea that fat people just don’t move around enough, why more exercise may not be better, why working specific muscle groups is dumb, and why he decided to write his new book.

Click here to discover there’s quite a bit to learn from today’s podcast! ENJOY!

Dr. Bill Gavin’s ‘No White At Night’ Diet Is A Simple 3-Rule Weight Loss Plan

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Dr. Bill Gavin came up with a simple three-rule diet plan that worked for him

Just in case you didn’t know, weight loss can be very difficult to do. DUH! You know it, I know it, and it is incredibly frustrating for so many who have been on and off so many of these plans over the years they’ve become professional dieters. But why does it have to be so difficult? Today’s podcast interview guest broke it all down to three main points to bring simplicity into a concept that many people overcomplicate.

In Episode 336 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Dr. Bill Gavin, author of a book called No White At Night that calls for a three-pronged way to eat:

1. Eat 3 meals a day.
2. Eat protein at every meal.
3. Eat no white foods at night.

Dr. Gavin created this way of eating to combat his own personal weight gain as well as to help his mother dealing with diabetes. Hear him discuss how The Zone diet by Dr. Barry Sears influenced him, why not no white at all, why Oprah Winfrey and others habitually struggle with their weight, how to determine the tipping point for people to make changes, why low-fat foods are so insidious, his support for lean protein over fatty cuts of meat, his reaction to my positive experience on a high-fat, low-carb diet, why he thinks genetics come into play with lipid results, why he believes a low-to-moderate carb diet is ideal in the long-term for the majority of people, how he describes his way of eating to others, and the trends of those who maintain their weight.

Click here to listen to this conversation which isn’t exactly what you and I believe on every point, but you have to appreciate how he breaks down the diet into three basic concepts.

Are Acidic Low-Carb Foods Leading To Inflammation Of The Arteries?

Filed under: Health,In The News — @ February 19, 2010


Preventing inflammation in the arteries is critical to your health

I often tell people I have the most intelligent-thinking readers in the entire blogosphere as it relates to nutrition and health because you are inquisitive, insightful, and constantly in search of discovering the truth about how our bodies and metabolisms work the way they do. If topics like weight loss and disease control were simple, then there’d be nothing to talk about. Thank goodness for you and me it’s NOT that easy and there are certain nuances that are worthy of further investigation. And these often make for outstanding conversations to begin right here in this forum.

One such subject came up recently in an e-mail from a very dedicated reader of my columns. She wanted to know about the role of acid in the blood being a leading cause of the arterial inflammation which more and more cardiologists are properly educating their patients is leading directly to atherosclerosis.

We already know that cutting down on inflammation is why you and I are eating a carbohydrate-restricted diet, but what about some of the low-carb foods we consume that make our blood more acidic? Are these actually sabotaging our efforts by undermining the positive benefits of livin’ la vida low-carb due to my reader’s theory about acidic blood leading to arterial inflammation that causes heart health problems down the road?

Click here to read her lengthy but logical theory along with some outstanding responses from some of the best and brightest low-carb health experts in the entire world.

Homeopathic HCG And A Low-Carb Diet: The Perfect Weight Loss Solution?

Filed under: Health — @ February 13, 2010

Wanna get “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” on your mobile phone in a friendly format? Well, now you can see it for yourself in a nice neat package just for your iPhone, Blackberry, or other smartphone. Go check it out and let us know what you think! Also, we are now available for users of Zune, so we’re continuing to branch out with the low-carb message in the podcasting world!


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Naturopath Dr. Kendra Pearsall created the Enlita weight loss plan

We’ve heard a lot about homeopathic HCG in the media, but not many people know much about it. This weight loss protocol was featured in Kevin Trudeau’s The Weight Loss Cure book where it has inspired many to learn about detoxifying their bodies. However, it’s still somewhat mysterious to many people. That’s why today’s podcast interview guest wanted to give people a holistic approach to shedding the pounds using her own customized homeopathic HCG program.

In Episode 333 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are pleased to bring to you naturopathic physician Dr. Kendra Pearsall who has created an amazing weight loss program using homeopathic HCG called Enlita. Hear her talk about how her own emotional eating problems led her to naturopathic medicine, her collaborations with Dr. Joseph Mercola, her thoughts on artificial sweeteners, why she decided to create Enlita and what it is, what she says is the #1 barrier to implementing lifestyle changes, the homeopathic HCG protocol, why you gorge yourself on fat for several days to begin the Enlita plan and then transition to a 500-calorie diet while taking the HCG for several weeks, how the HCG releases the fat stores to make up for the calorie restriction, why she advocates lots of fiber and water, who the homeopathic HCG plan will not work for, what effect cholesterol, blood sugar, and other health markers this plan will have, the role of food allergies and sensitivities in causing obesity, and so much more!

Click here to listen to this captivating conversation that you won’t want to miss.

Whole Foods Marketing Vegetarianism To Customers, Low-Carb Diet Leaders React Strongly

Filed under: Health,In The News — @ February 11, 2010


Is Whole Foods being foolish enough to promote vegetarian-only diet?

An obvious uproar has ensued within the high-fat, low-carb diet community this week as a result of the seemingly sudden decision by the most well-known health food retailer in the world to actively market and promote a low-fat, vegetarian diet in their 289 stores. Whole Foods Market has strongly branded itself as the go-to place for people desiring to make healthier food choices for themselves and their family and they have long offered customers with a variety of dietary choices that ability to select what best meets their specific needs. But all of that has changed now that they are pushing what they are calling their “Health Starts Here” campaign.

Click here to learn more about this aggressive marketing campaign to heavily promote a high-carb, low-fat vegetarian diet to Whole Foods customers and what key members of the low-carb community have to say in response to this.

Dr. William Yancy On His Latest Low-Carb Study, Dr. David Friedman Dishes On Chewable Vitamins

Filed under: Health,In The News,Study — @ February 10, 2010

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you about a low-carb vs. low-fat plus orlistat weight loss drug study from Dr. William Yancy from Duke University. The headlines all highlighted the blood pressure improvements found in the research, but the take-home message to me was that the low-carb nutritional approach was just as effective for weight loss and health improvements as the most powerful prescription medication on the market today. I wanted to have Dr. Yancy come on for a mini-interview to discuss this study that was published in the January 25, 2010 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Hear him share about the various weight and health improvements seen by the study participants in each group, his frustration regarding the media coverage of his study, why poor adherence to the diet was not discarded in this study, why he used a ketogenic low-carb diet without calorie restriction, and what he hopes the take-home message of his research will be. Special thanks to Dr. Yancy for bringing us this quick update on the latest published low-carb study!


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Dr. David Friedman wanted to provide a chewable source of vitamins

A lot of us low-carbers take vitamins as part of our health regimen, but are they really being fully absorbed into our bodies? We’ve seen the pills, the liquid versions, and the like taken by millions of people seeking to be healthy. And yet does it really work? Are we getting all the nutrients absorbed into our bodies that we should be? Today’s podcast interview guest certainly doesn’t think so and he’s here today to share about a product he has helped develop that solves the problems associated with traditional vitamins.

In Episode 332 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from entrepreneur and chiropractor Dr. David Friedman who founded a company called Chews4Health. He compares how vitamin pills were like the cassette tape, liquid vitamins were like the CD, and chewable vitamins are like an MP3. Hear Dr. Friedman share about what is happening with pills when they are improperly digested by the body, the difference between synthetic nutrients and whole foods, why manmade vitamin C causes cell damage, the super-fruit complex, sea vegetable blend, super antioxidant mix including alpha lipoic acid, and fruit blend used in Chews4Health, and why this product should be handled just like you would a fruit or vegetable.

Click here to listen to my compelling conversations with both Dr. William Yancy and Dr. David Friedman.

Metabolism Society Symposium Coming To Seattle In April 2010

Filed under: Events,Health — @ February 9, 2010


The science behind carbohydrate restriction promoted by Metabolism Society

If you are an active member of the growing low-carb community and are not already familiar with the great work of The Metabolism Society, then I urge you to team up with this incredible organization because they are working hard to change the conversation about nutrition and health by revealing the truth that science is showing us about the amazing benefits of carbohydrate restriction. They believe that livin’ la vida low-carb is “under-investigated and under-utilized” and have asserted that they will continue to “support research in this area.” Please consider making a contribution to The Metabolism Society TODAY!

The Metabolism Society has been leading the charge ever since the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins was taken from us in 2003. His legacy with low-carb diets is what drives the science to confirm much of what he shared with real patients for decades prior to his untimely death early in the 21st Century. As has been the case for the past few years, The Metabolism Society has piggybacked on an established conference with weight loss doctors who are members of The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) to offer physicians wanting to offer their overweight, obese, and diabetic patients another treatment option. With the onslaught of quality research that has been released in recent years, it is imperative that these medical professionals are given as much information as they can possibly obtain to best assist their patients with the latest strategies.

I’ve been stunned to watch the growth in interest about low-carb diets among the bariatric physicians build and build each year and yet another Metabolism Society Symposium is scheduled for Seattle, Washington in April 2010. As just a layman who seeks to educate, encourage, and inspire others to seek out the truth about what they’ve heard about diet, health, and nutrition, I’m stoked about the positive impact that The Metabolism Society is having on our culture one doctor, nutritionist, and clinician at a time.

The Seattle Metabolism Society Symposium will be a two-day event taking place at the Hilton Seattle Hotel & Conference Center beginning on Saturday, April 17, 2010 with a focus on “A Carbohydrate Restriction Clinical Practice Guideline” designed to help physicians understand what it would be like to set themselves up as one of the growing low-carb doctors practicing this nutritional therapy with their patients. Then on Sunday, April 18, 2010, a full “Update on Low Carbohydrate Diet Research” will be presented by the real movers and shakers in the low-carb scientific community. The objective of this course will be to educate on the possible role that carbohydrates play in certain medical conditions, how to implement and educate patients low-carb diets, recognizing the powerful effects of low-carb nutrition on hormones, understanding the very latest low-carb research, and to provide dietary solutions to patients with nontraditional obesity ailments.

Anyone living in the greater Seattle area who would like to learn more about low-carb diets and their impact on health should consider attending as well as medical professionals where you will get to rub elbows with the researchers in person. Click here for the proposed schedule of speakers along with the subject matter of their 45-minute lectures, including Gary Taubes, Dr. William Davis, Dr. Mary Vernon, Dr. Steve Phinney, Jackie Eberstein, and others.

Hospital Cafeteria Goes ‘Heart Healthy’ By Promoting Low-Fat, Not Low-Carb Options

Filed under: Health — @ February 5, 2010


Grilled cheese on whole wheat and carrot juice — healthy hospital lunch?

At some point or another in our lives, we’ve all had the unfortunate experience of finding ourselves inside of a hospital. Whether it is for us, a friend, or a family member, it’s just one of those inevitabilities in life that happens. You deal with it the best you can and that includes putting up with the infamous “hospital food.” Next to the school cafeteria, this has got to have the reputation for some pretty crummy choices for people who are attempting to live a healthy lifestyle.

But one of my readers shared with me something his local hospital is doing that will make you cringe (although not at all surprising!). He is an IT consultant for the hospital and was taking a break recently for breakfast when he noticed signs stating they’ve gone “Heart Healthy” beginning in January 2010. UH-OH! We all know what that means, don’t we? Yep. Livin’ la vida low-carb favorites are most likely history.

Click here for all the sordid details of this menu change and to see how livin’ la vida low-carb gets the shaft.

Carnie Wilson On Dr. Oz, Rich Vos Offering Paleo Nutrition Counseling, And Steve Siebold’s Mental Toughness Diet

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Carnie Wilson getting weight loss help from “The Dr. Oz Show”

One of the most famous people who has made headlines over the years because of her struggles to get her weight under control has got to be 41-year old singer Carnie Wilson (from the early 1990′s music group Wilson Phillips and daughter of The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson). After experiencing a phenomenal weight loss thanks to gastric bypass surgery, Carnie has since become pregnant and struggled to get her weight back down again. She currently stars in a new reality television show and asked Dr. Mehmet Oz to help her in this quest to shed the pounds again. Producers from The Dr. Oz Show contacted me last week about participating in a conference call with Carnie and I was able to ask her a question about trying a low-carb nutritional approach. Tune in to the beginning of today’s episode of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” to hear her response to my question.


Rich Vos says he can produce “results typical” with his nutrition counseling

Don’t you hate it when you see all of these television ads promoting the next great diet for producing amazing weight loss success, but then they throw in a crazy CYA legal disclaimer that states “results NOT typical.” I have to laugh every time I see that because I’d be ashamed to boast of producing success and then telling people that they shouldn’t expect to get these same kind of results. Enter Rich Vos who created a nutritional counseling web site called Results Typical. Hear him share in my brief mini-interview with him today how a low-carb/Paleo dietary change can produce some pretty powerful results. Set up a consultation with Rich by calling him at (859) 814-7954 or via e-mail at rich@myresultstypical.com. We appreciate his support of this podcast along with our friends at LO-CARB U!


Motivational speaker Steve Siebold offers up diet encouragement

So you wanna some weight, huh? It’s all just mind over matter, finding a sense of stick-tuitiveness to reach your goals, and getting more mentally tough than you’ve ever been before. Have you heard any of this before? Riiiiiiiiight. Easier said that done. But today’s podcast interview guest notes that getting your mind in the right place and taking personal responsibility for your life is the foundation for making the required changes to produce permanent results.

In Episode 331 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from motivational speaker Steve Siebold, author Die Fat or Get Tough: 101 Differences in Thinking Between Fat People and Fit People, who helps people dealing with obesity shift their thinking to produce incredible success. Hear Steve talk about how his semi-professional tennis background got him started in teaching mental toughness, how his own personal weight gain got him interested in the subject of weight loss, the 12-week mental toughness program he created to shed 40 pounds himself, the limited role of willpower in producing weight loss, the death threats he’s received because of his personal responsibility message for obesity, the special interests involved in the weight loss industry, the differences between the way fat people and fit people think, why he uses the term “fat” to get past the delusion of obesity, what his narrow definition of “fit” is, why doctors should tell their patients that they’re fat if they are, whether parents are to blame for the weight of their children, and why the idea of “big is beautiful” is a terrible thing.

Click here to listen and you’ll quickly find out that Steve isn’t afraid to speak his mind because he believes in the end that will serve people better.

The Atkins Diet Is Back: Researchers Offer 2010 Update To World’s Most Popular Low-Carb Diet Plan

Filed under: Atkins Diet,Health,Publications — @ February 4, 2010


A newly-updated low-carb plan with scientific studies to boot

In an exclusive first-look at the brand new book from Atkins Nutritionals obtained by Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb, advocates of a high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carb nutritional approach will have a lot to cheer about. Three of the most well-known and highly-respected researchers of carbohydrate restriction were charged with penning an updated Atkins diet book that would be simpler to follow and completely backed by the latest science. The result of those efforts are culminated in the March 2, 2010 paperback book release New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight Fast and Feeling Great Forever.

Click here for an exclusive sneak peek at what will be one of the most talked about diet and health books of 2010!

NY Biochem Prof Says The Low-Carb Science Is Irrefutable

Filed under: Health — @ February 2, 2010


Biochemistry professor Wendy “Dr. Pogo” Pogozelski teaches low-carb living

It can seem like a lost cause these days within the field of medical and nutritional academia regarding the low-carb nutritional approach. This healthy way of eating is basically ignored all the while obesity, diabetes, and disease are hitting people of all ages and we wonder why. But not everyone who is teaching the health leaders of the future are against healthy high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carb diets. Today’s podcast interview guest is working in the trenches of a popular New York state university.

In Episode 330 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from SUNY Geneseo biochemistry professor Dr. Wendy Pogozelski, affectionally known as “Dr. Pogo” by her students, had a fateful trio of events happen — being asked to give a talk on the health benefits of the Atkins diet, wanting to spice up her biochemistry class, and a sudden diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes — that forever changed what she thought about nutrition and health. She spent hours examining the research and then penned a published paper in a scientific journal that got a lot of worldwide attention and now she’s refining it even more with her fellow biochemistry teaching colleague Dr. Richard Feinman.

You’ll hear “Dr. Pogo” talk about why she got extremely interested in biochemistry, what got her to study low-carb diets and then teach it to her students, her published paper on low-carb, her personal Type 1 diabetes diagnosis at the age of 40, what people don’t realize about diabetes, the difference between fat cells in diabetics vs. non-diabetics, what is so polarizing about low-carb, the stark difference between a popular men’s and women’s health magazine, what a carbohydrate is and the difference between sugar and slow carbs, why a slow rate of blood sugar rise is so important, glycogen’s role in the body, why insulin is so mysterious to people, how the ADA diet is making Type 2 diabetes out of Type 1 diabetics, the carb culprits that sometimes sneak back into her diet, what carbs she would never eat, why cardiovascular disease is not an issue with high-fat, low-carb diets, the primary benefits of lowering carbohydrates, the difference between a ketogenic vs. a non-ketogenic diet, what impact Gary Taubes’ Good Calories Bad Calories will have in the years to come, ketoacidosis and why it’s not the same as ketosis, why HDL cholesterol needs to be high, how dietary protein can raise insulin levels, why a high-fat, low-carb diet is not a starvation diet, the folly of fiber, ASP’s role in fat metabolism, whether a very high-fat diet will make you gain weight, and the barrage of bogus studies that come out lying about low-carb diets.

Click here and put on your thinking caps today because Dr. Wendy Pogozelski will give you a lot to ponder. ENJOY!

‘Cereal Killer’ Author Alan Watson: 2010 Dietary Guidelines Need To Include High-Fat, Low-Carb

Filed under: Health — @ January 30, 2010


Alan Watson says there are unintended consequences to low-fat diets

We all sincerely believe that the low-carb message is vitally important for the future of health in America and worldwide. And livin’ la vida low-carb is summarily dismissed as extreme, faddish, and for some unfathomable reason labeled as unhealthy. Meanwhile, millions of people are engaged in controlling their carbohydrate intake, losing weight, feeling fantastic, and getting healthier than they ever thought possible. Today’s podcast interview guest discovered for himself just how healthy low-carb diets really are after seeing the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins in a debate with a famous low-fat diet guru.

In Episode 329 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Alan “Al” Watson, author of Cereal Killer as well as 21 Days to a Healthy Heart: Eat Your Way to Heart Health. He is a big believer in revealing the truth about the real dangers of consuming high-carb foods and their detrimental effect on obesity and disease. Now he is a very strong proponent of a high-fat, low-carb nutritional approach and sharing what he has learned with everyone he can.

Listen to Alan Watson share about his start in a nutritional supplement company, his fateful attendance of a debate between Dr. Atkins and a well-known low-fat diet expert, how his customers got him thinking about the healthiest diet, the folly of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the idiocy of promoting high-fructose corn syrup as “healthy,” the diabetes pandemic, why people still don’t get the connection between diet and health, the story of his letter to the editor and television show criticizing General Mills got censored, why cholesterol concerns are nonsense, why he wrote the new book to wake up the message more palatable, the low-carb conversion of Dr. Andrew Weil, a possible rally in Washington, DC to bring attention to low-carb science, the craziness of cutting dietary cholesterol, and whether he sees hope for the future of nutrition.

Click here to find out why it’s good to have someone like Alan Watson on the low-carb side because he is keenly focused on spreading the word!

Google Adsense Tells Low-Carb Doctor Blog It ‘Posed A Significant Risk’

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Did Google Adwords ban Dr. James Carlson for his low-carb promotion?

As more and more people begin turning to the Internet for useful online information about their health, a popular way for bloggers to bring in a little extra money is through affiliate programs. One of the most predominant ones out there has got to be Google AdSense. The advertisers aren’t exactly for the best products in the world related to diet and health. Even still, every little bit helps and most of the low-carb diet and health bloggers I know use Google ads.

One such blogger who I love and respect for what he is doing to spread the healthy low-carb message is Dr. James E. Carlson, author of the fabulous low-carb book Genocide: How Your Doctor’s Dietary Ignorance Will Kill You. As with any rising star in an important movement, there are those who look to stand in the way of their progress and surprisingly this time around it’s an unexpected one for Dr. Carlson — Google! Shocking, but true.

Click here to find out why Google said Dr. James Carlson’s account “posed a significant risk” to possibly “financially damage” their clients which led them to permanently “disable” his account without question. You’ll never believe this one!

Interview: ‘Perfect 10 Diet’ Author Loves Saturated Fat, But Eschews Red Meat

Filed under: Health,In The News — @ January 27, 2010


Dr. Michael Aziz created “The Perfect 10 Diet” to balance the hormones

Each year we are exposed to so many brand new diet books that attempt to put a new spin on nutrition and health. While the old Biblical saying that “there’s nothing new under the sun” is 100% correct, it’s nice to see how authors try to package their message for consumers to become educated about what to do regarding their weight and health. One trend I’m beginning to see happening that is encouraging to me is the move to play up the health BENEFITS of consuming saturated fat which is something today’s podcast interview guest is all-too-eager to talk about in his new book!

In Episode 328 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from physician Dr. Michael Aziz, author of The Perfect 10 Diet: 10 Key Hormones That Hold the Secret to Losing Weight and Feeling Great-Fast!. This book identifies the 10 key hormones in the body that need to be properly balanced through your diet and Dr. Aziz believes he has found the “perfect” solution to do just that. As you listen to him speak about “low-carb extremes,” you’ll discover he’s mainly talking about the heavy reliance on soy protein bars, too many processed meats, the aversion to consuming carb-rich but what he believes are healthy carbohydrates like potatoes, and eating too much grilled red meat which he links to cancer. While I’m not convinced red meat is at all unhealthy for my body, I do think he makes some excellent points regarding the way some people choose to follow low-carb.

Listen to Dr. Michael Aziz share why he wrote his book, what he thinks is wrong with traditional low-fat and low-carb diets, why mainstream low-carb diets should only be consumed by bodybuilders, what he thinks is “unbalanced” about a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet, why eating a lot of fruit is unhealthy, the macronutrient ratio of his plan, the differences between Perfect 10 and Dr. Barry Sears’ Zone diet, why diabetics are successful on his diet, his support for consuming healthy saturated fats, whether pastured and organic foods are better to eat, why low-fat diets need to be avoided, what the ten hormones he discusses in his book are, the Perfect 10 food pyramid, his aversion to consuming red meat more than once every three weeks, what he thinks about eating more rare cuts of red meat, why dairy is limited on his program, his belief that ketosis is “extreme,” why soy is unhealthy, his problem with some of the low-carb products, how to change the way people think about saturated fat, the problem with vegetable oils, the deception of food labels, his promotion of organic produce to avoid pesticides, what the differences between The Perfect 10 and the Paleo diet, why bread additives are bad, how you can spike your insulin eating a high-fat, low-carb diet, why he believes you should never buy more than ten items at the grocery store at one time, whether it is wise to remain in Stage 1 of his plan, why he promotes consuming more non-sugary, carbohydrate-rich foods that are addictive to stave off cravings, and what supplements he recommends.

Click here to listen to this interview that is packed with a hefty punch of points to ponder. So, take it all in and process what you think about it as it relates to your low-carb lifestyle!

Jimmy Moore On ‘Your World With Neil Cavuto’ And Two Local Television Segments In One Day

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When I woke up Tuesday morning, I had no idea what surprises were in store

I gotta tell you, I love my job. Blogging, podcasting, and writing books full-time for a living is one of those careers where the thrill and adventure of never knowing what super-exciting thing is gonna happen from day to day is what makes all the headaches it brings worth it. Just as that CareerBuilder.com/MSN column about me that ran last week sorta came out of the blue as a huge blessing to the work I am doing, so too did not one, not two, but THREE opportunities to be on television for me yesterday. The adrenaline is still rushing through my veins from such an exhilarating experience.

Click here to lemme tell you about my chance to spread the low-carb message in a big way on Tuesday!

Study: Low-Carb Matches Low-Fat Plus Orlistat (Alli) Treatment For Weight Loss And Health Improvements

Filed under: Health,Study — @ January 26, 2010


Duke University School of Medicine researcher Dr. William Yancy

Brand new weight loss methods are introduced to the general public each and every year and people are left to their own devices wondering how to decipher the differences between the good and the bad. With slick marketing claims like “scientifically-proven” and even “FDA-approved,” Joe and Jane Consumer out there doesn’t know who or what to believe. One of the most heavily-promoted diet concepts to hit the American market in recent years is the weight loss medication called orlistat, commonly known as and sold commercially as Alli.

What if we could prove from the scientific community that weight loss drugs like Alli (orlistat) along with a “sensible” low-fat diet outperformed other diets like a high-fat, low-carb one, for example? Well, now we do thanks to Duke University researcher Dr. William Yancy who released a new 48-week clinical study published in the January 25, 2010 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. He wanted to compare the effects of a low-carb, ketogenic diet (LCKD) with a orlistat therapy combined with a low-fat diet (O + LFD) to measure their impact on weight loss, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, insulin, and HgA1c levels.

Click here to read the astonishing results of the first-ever study to examine and compare the weight and health benefits of the most highly-touted diet drug combined with a low-fat diet with a high-fat, low-carb diet.

Dr. Mary Vernon On The Front Lines Of Low-Carb Science

Filed under: Health — @ January 24, 2010


Mary Vernon has joined with Eric Westman and Gary Taubes to create IMS

While it may sometimes seem like low-carb nutrition isn’t making any headway in our culture, when you look behind-the-scenes of the low-carb research world and at real-life practitioners who are implementing carbohydrate restriction with patients radically improving their health and weight you see that the progress is chugging right along. This is what encourages me about the future of low-carb diets because the groundswell within the grassroots of this movement continues to build and build. One of the most outspoken, articulate, and knowledgeable defenders of controlling carbohydrate intake in the world today is back again as today’s podcast guest.

In Episode 327 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are privileged to welcome back to the show the great low-carb practitioner and researcher Dr. Mary C. Vernon who has been a guest three times previously (listen here, here, and here) and she is so excited to be with us today to talk about a brand new joint venture she is doing with Dr. Eric Westman and Gary Taubes to educate the public and physicians called Innovative Metabolic Solutions (and they are providing medical education modules to pass on the low-carb message even further).

Listen to Dr. Mary Vernon share with us an update on what’s happening with the low-carb science movement, why doing low-carb and low-fat diets at the same time is unhealthy, why diets like The Metabolism Miracle do not improve the Atkins diet, the reason she wanted to start Innovative Metabolic Solutions, her response to the sloppy scientific studies, the concept of metabolically-obese normal weight people, the role genetics plays in obesity and disease, the most important tests to determine the proper treatments for metabolic disorders, the role of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians in spreading the low-carb science to bariatric doctors, her hopes for the upcoming 2010 Dietary Guidelines, why offering the same diet advice for everyone is detrimental to the health of some people, her thoughts on the healthcare debate on Capitol Hill, the recommendations from the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association, the upcoming 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise to the Bahamas in March 2010, the concept of “fed”-starvation, the low-carb explosion happening in Sweden, the push for more outcome-based healthcare requirements, and how lay people can help spread the message of healthy low-carb living.

Click here to listen to Dr. Mary Vernon share her enthusiastic excitement about this wonderful way of eating that has changed the lives of so many. ENJOY!

Saturated Fat Was Put On Trial And Declared NOT GUILTY!

Filed under: Study — @ January 22, 2010


After long being blamed for poor health, is saturated fat actually harmless?

I have long contended that the final barrier to public acceptance of the healthy high-fat, low-carb nutritional approach is the subject of saturated fat. No thanks to the methodical efforts of the late physiologist Ancel Keys and his now-infamous “Seven Countries Study” a half-century ago that concluded higher saturated fat consumption leads to increased levels of cholesterol and thus a greater occurrence of heart disease (aka “The Lipid Hypothesis”), we now have a population full of people who are absolutely scared out of their wits to eat any fat at all and especially saturated fat which is usually lumped together with trans fat as part of the “bad fats.” But as bestselling author and science journalist Gary Taubes so brilliantly outlined in his book Good Calories, Bad Calories, the data supporting Keys’ claims was severely flawed and he made some rather misleading conclusions as a result.

When you see so many well-known health groups full of so-called health “experts” out there all engaged in such blatant groupthink on one particular subject like saturated fat declaring it GUILTY when it comes to health, then it should lead you to one of two conclusions: 1) they must all be exactly right and thus agree with each other, or 2) they have always believed it to be true and just accept it as such without further investigation. The missing element in this is an honest scientific look at the actual evidence and drawing reasonable conclusions from that data. Up until now, the research in opposition to the supposed negative role of saturated fat in heart disease has been virtually ignored. But not anymore!

Click here to read about a new meta-analysis study that declares the much-demonized saturated fat as NOT GUILTY for heart disease, heart attacks, or strokes!



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