Doug Varrieur Says Low-Carb Weight Loss Needs Low-Fat To Make It Work

Filed under: Health — @ December 18, 2009

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Doug Varrieur has an incredible story of low-carb weight loss success

We are constantly bombarded by images on television, in magazines, and other parts of our culture featuring people losing weight effortlessly doing this and that and whatever. Most of the time, these advertisements extol the virtues of eating more grains, cutting our fat, and exercising until we drop to shed the pounds. But you and I both know there’s a better way to eat to lose weight, get healthy, and change your life forever. Today’s podcast interview guest abundantly knows firsthand how livin’ la vida low-carb can make these things a reality.

In Episode 315 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from triple-digit low-carb weight loss success story Doug Varrieur who wrote a compelling book about his dietary philosophy called Fat To Skinny Fast And Easy: Eat Great, Lose Weight, and Lower Blood Sugar Without Exercise. As you will hear during this interview, Doug is enthusiastic about his low-carb lifestyle and is unabashed about the success he has seen eating this way. While you may not agree with everything he does on his low-carb program, you can’t argue with his experience.

Listen to Doug discuss his incredible triple-digit weight loss story, why protein poisoning is a real danger, why he needs to keep his carbohydrate intake to no more than 20 grams daily, what fruits and veggies are the best choices, how you can easily gain weight, why he looks at carbs as teaspoons of sugar, his reasons for embracing a low-fat, low-carb diet, why low-fat products are not the answer, the concerns he has over consuming saturated fat, why healthcare reform wouldn’t be necessary if low-carb living was implemented, how sugar is fertilizer for cancer, why this way of eating isn’t a diet but rather a radical lifestyle change, and so much more!

Click here to listen because you will definitely have a lot of food for thought after hearing my chat with Doug Varrieur today. ENJOY!

Jimmy Moore To Appear On CNBC-TV’s Diabetes Show dLife

Filed under: Health — @ December 16, 2009

The half-hour dLife program airs on Sunday nights at 7:00PM ET

Right now I am staying in a hotel in Connecticut waiting for something pretty exciting to happen on Wednesday. Last week I was contacted by the CNBC television program called dLife to appear on the show as an interview guest to talk about my new book 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb. Cool! This opportunity just came completely out of the blue and I’m grateful for the chance to share how healthy low-carb living changed my life.

I was a little surprised a diabetes-focused TV show would be interested in hearing someone who is not diabetic, but this is something I am passionate about sharing with people suffering from diabetes. Carb control is the key to combatting this disease and I intend to make that point loud and clear during the interview. Although dLife isn’t explicitly supportive of livin’ la vida low-carb, their willingness to allow a message that runs counter to conventional wisdom to be shared is admirable.

Here’s what they said about why they invited me to appear on their show:

“While every story is unique, we believe your story and book will be informative and inspirational to our audience.”

A producer for the show called me on Friday and conducted a 45-minute pre-interview to get a gauge for how I would answer the questions that will be posed to me. He said I would be interviewed by a female physician who is no fan of low-carb diets and that the final segment would be about three minutes long. I’m sure they’ll shoot 15-20 minutes and whittle it down. I can’t wait, although television goes by super-fast! Wish me luck.

I’ll get back home to South Carolina on Wednesday night and I’ll give you more details about when to watch. Thanks for supporting the work I am doing on behalf of the healthy low-carb lifestyle. We ARE making a REAL difference.

Cholesterol Health Benefits Promoted By Chris Masterjohn

Filed under: Health — @ December 14, 2009

Former vegetarian and cholesterol health expert Chris Masterjohn

In a society hellbent on convincing us that cholesterol is one of the greatest enemies to health mankind has ever seen, extolling the virtues of consuming saturated fat and cholesterol will have people looking at you like you’re some kind of space alien. They’ll say to you, “How in the world can you believe that consuming cholesterol is somehow healthy and why wouldn’t you want to lower your total cholesterol to protect yourself against a heart attack and improve cardiovascular health?” This sounds like a good question, but with a closer look at this issue you’ll find there’s more to this story than most people have heard about. One of the up-and-coming leaders on the front lines of this debate is my podcast interview guest today.

In Episode 314 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from University of Connecticut Department of Nutritional Sciences doctoral student Chris Masterjohn, a young man who has taken the journey from being a former vegetarian into one of the rising stars of busting the cholesterol myths! His phenomenal web site is one of the most comprehensive resources for combatting the anti-cholesterol nonsense that is being so heavily promoted by the so-called health experts.

Listen to him discuss why he is such a champion for cholesterol, the positive impact of The Weston A. Price Foundation on his thinking, the history behind how cholesterol became the villain, the difference between the diet/heart hypothesis and the lipid hypothesis, the oxidative stress connection to heart health, the media distortion of the cholesterol myth, the special interests involved in perpetuating cholesterol dangers, the folly of the American Heart Association’s “heart-healthy” logo, share about what we can do to combat the opponents of cholesterol, his passion for supporting the local food economy, and so much more! This interview is not for the faint of heart or mind, but click here to learn more about cholesterol and health in this one-hour interview than you would pursuing a medical degree.

Get An Autographed Copy Of ’21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb’ With FREE PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING

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Order The Official ‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb’ Gift Basket Exclusively From

Filed under: New Product — @ December 13, 2009

These are my favorite low-carb items from my friends at CarbSmart

I was talking to my buddy Andrew DiMino from the online low-carb retailer the other day about creating a special “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” gift basket that includes an autographed copy of my new book 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb plus 10 of the best low-carb products I love to use. The result is that big beautiful basket at the top of this post that is packed full of the following:

  • 1 Autographed copy of 21 Life Lessons from Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb
  • 2 Boxes of Dreamfields Pasta
  • 4 ChocoPerfection bars
  • 1 La Tortilla Factory Regular Low Carb Tortillas
  • 1 Box of Big Train Hot Chocolate Packets
  • 1 Truvia Stevia Sweetener Box of 40 Packets
  • 1 Box of True Lemon
  • 1 Box of 5 Atkins Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bars
  • 1 15-ounce Jar of Nutiva Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 Box of 100 Ketone Strips
  • 1 NOW Vitamin D-3 5,000 IU
  • These are the things I love on my healthy low-carb lifestyle and I know you’ll love them, too! And you can get this gift basket exclusively from with all of these low-carb goodies including my new book for less than $100. Supplies are limited on this offer, so get one as a gift for that low-carb lover in your life today. Click here to order! Plus, be sure to check out all of the other low-carb gift baskets that make the perfect gift for literally any occasion.


    Dr. John Salerno’s ‘The Silver Cloud Diet’ Takes The Atkins Diet To The Next Level

    Filed under: Health — @ December 12, 2009

    Dr. John Salerno is back to tell us about his low-carb “Silver Cloud Diet” plan

    People who have read Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution know that he advocated something called a “fat fast” for people with especially high levels of insulin and a resistance to weight loss. He said consuming a very high-fat, very low-carb, calorie-controlled diet for a few days may be what is necessary to get the ball rolling and many people who have gotten stuck on their low-carb lifestyle have tried this a time or two. But what about a longer-term “fat fast” lasting upwards of one month to maximize fat loss in a very short period of time? Will it work? Today’s podcast interview guest certainly thinks so and he’s here to tell us all about it.

    In Episode 313 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are happy to welcome back to the show Dr. John Salerno, author of a brand new e-book called The Silver Cloud Diet. As he shared during our November 2008 interview, this idea of an extended “fat fast” using primarily organic foods is not such an outrageous idea for people who have not been as successful following Atkins Induction or other low-carb plans. He believes this is the key component that Dr. Atkins completely missed in his series of books.

    Listen to Dr. Salerno discuss why Atkins Induction may not be enough for people with high insulin levels, why eating organic foods are far superior, why non-organic saturated fat sources can be carcinogenic, the essential purpose of consuming saturated fat, why a 1,000-calorie and somewhat portion-controlled diet is necessary to change habits, why people over 300 pounds may need to consume higher calories on The Silver Cloud Diet, what you can eat at a restaurant or while traveling away from home, why there are no fruits and vegetables in the early stages of the plan, how low-carb helps prevent tooth decay, what the staples of this plan, why mayonnaise is permissible while following this program, how to feed your family following this routine, why eating low-carb saves more money than you spend, how much weight loss you can expect on The Silver Cloud Diet, why insulin is so misunderstood by most people, why it’s not your fault that you’re fat, the people who may have challenges with this diet, and so much more.

    Click here to listen to quite an encouraging conversation with someone who is on the cutting-edge of the future of nutrition and health.

    What Is The Definition Of A Low-Carb Diet?

    Filed under: Health — @ December 11, 2009

    We already know what the “low-carb” nutritional approach is, right?

    What is a low-carb diet? That seems like such an elementary question to ask, especially to people who are already following Atkins, Protein Power, or any of the many other respected and proven carbohydrate-restricted nutritional approaches that have emerged over the years. And yet defining what “low-carb” means is an important distinction since there is debate over how low you should go and at what point carb intake is no longer considered low.

    Organizing a virtual who’s who of low-carb diet research and practice, a review article published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism last year attempted to come to a consensus on what constitutes a low-carb diet. You may recognize a few of the names featured on the expert panel shaping this definition: Dr. Richard Bernstein, Dr. Annika Dahlqvist, Dr. Richard Feinman, Uffe Ravnskov, Dr. Jeff Volek, Dr. Eric Westman, Dr. Jay Wortman and Dr. Mary Vernon, among many others. The collective wisdom of this group of highly-qualified experts came up with the following:

    Click here to read more about these various terms defining what a “low-carb” diet is and how it applies practically to the people who study and follow carbohydrate-restricted nutrition.

    Just A Few Days Left To Sign Up For The March 2010 Low-Carb Bahamas Cruise

    Filed under: Events — @ December 9, 2009

    Picture yourself with 100 fellow low-carbers going to the Bahamas in 2010

    We’ve been telling you about it all year and now we are less than three months away from The 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise to the Bahamas taking place March 6-11, 2010 leaving out of Jacksonville, Florida port on the Carnival Fascination to Nassau and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. So far, nearly 100 enthusiastic supporters of the healthy low-carb lifestyle have signed up to join us for this magnificent trek in the Atlantic Ocean for a vacation like none other you’ve ever experienced in your entire life! This event was very special in 2009 and 2008, but 2010 looks to be the best one yet!

    Click here for all the last-minute details about The 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise to the Bahamas including our eight special guest speakers and the topic they will be covering on the cruise. This is a can’t-miss low-carb event in 2010!

    ‘The People’s Chemist’ Shane Ellison Blows The Lid Off The Pharmaceutical Industry

    Filed under: Health — @ December 8, 2009

    Meet Shane Ellison who says Big Pharma is all about the money

    I’m sure most people who get into the pharmaceutical industry have good intentions to make the world a better place with the work they are doing. And I don’t think everyone involved in making prescription drugs is sinister by nature. But an obvious culture of corruption focused on the billions upon billions of dollars that are pouring in to the coffers of these companies thanks to perpetuating the health myths and slick marketing cannot be ignored. Today’s podcast interview guest used to work as a chemist at a major pharmaceutical company and now is fighting for people to educate themselves better about natural ways to improve their health.

    In Episode 312 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Shane Ellison, aka “The People’s Chemist,” the author of Over the Counter Natural Cures: Take Charge of Your Health in 30 Days with 10 Lifesaving Supplements for under $10 who is extremely passionate about talking about healthy living without the need for those risky prescription drugs. This man is on a mission to share the truth with the whole world.

    Listen to this interview to hear Shane Ellison talk about why he got into the pharmaceutical industry, what led him to leave the drug company he was working for, how a “farmer’s diet” helped him lose weight, why three meals of high healthy fats can best control insulin, the impact of a high-fat diet on children, the glorification of low-fat foods and why sugar is given a free pass, why YouTube is a great way to get the message out, why people still believe in the cholesterol myth, the shift that is happening with statin drugs treating inflammation rather than cholesterol, how just $10 a month can greatly improve your health, and why genetics don’t matter as much as your habits.

    Shane loves putting the information out there and letting you decide whether to believe it or not. Click here to check it out!

    Australian Study Concludes A High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Puts You In A Bad Mood — DANGIT!

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    Calvin has been reading up on the latest studies about low-carb diets

    In Lesson #19 of my new book 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb, I state that “you can’t always trust or believe the negative studies on low-carb.” And today I have yet another prime example of this to share with you out of the research world that got big headlines when it released. Now that the weight loss and physical health benefits of livin’ la vida low-carb are undeniable, the attention is now being turned towards mental and emotional health. Ohhh, this is gonna be a fun one!

    Dr. Grant D. Brinkworth says high-fat, low-carb diets make you moody

    Lead researcher Dr. Grant D. Brinkworth, research scientist and project leader at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Food and Nutritional Sciences in Adelaide, South Australia, observed 106 overweight and obese adults with an average age of 50 and placed them on one of the following isocaloric diets for a period of one year (the ratio in parenthesis indicates the fat/protein/carbohydrate):

    HIGH-CARB, LOW-FAT DIET (30/24/46)

    Calories for both groups were restricted to between 1,433-1,672 daily and they both produced an average weight loss of 30.2 pounds at the end of the one-year study period. After eight weeks on their respective diets, each study participant showed improvements in their mood. However, according to Dr. Brinkworth and his fellow CSIRO researchers, the mood improvements in the high-fat, low-carb group regressed back to where they started prior to the study.

    Click here for more details about this study and to find out why it is flawed based on both previous research as well as anecdotally in people who have been on a low-carb diet.

    Anti-Low-Carb Groupthink Is The Real Danger To Health

    Filed under: Health — @ December 7, 2009

    The low-fat dogma is more about mindless groupthink than anything else

    I was recently encouraged by low-carb diabetes legend Dr. Richard Bernstein to look up the term “groupthink” on Wikipedia for an apt description of what is happening with the relentless and might I add stubborn opposition to healthy low-carb living even in the midst of a growing body of scientific evidence in support of this way of eating. See if this definition has some ring of truth to it (the bold sections are my added emphasis):

    Groupthink is a type of thought exhibited by group members who try to minimize conflict and reach consensus without critically testing, analyzing, and evaluating ideas. Individual creativity, uniqueness, and independent thinking are lost in the pursuit of group cohesiveness, as are the advantages of reasonable balance in choice and thought that might normally be obtained by making decisions as a group. During groupthink, members of the group avoid promoting viewpoints outside the comfort zone of consensus thinking. A variety of motives for this may exist such as a desire to avoid being seen as foolish, or a desire to avoid embarrassing or angering other members of the group. Groupthink may cause groups to make hasty, irrational decisions, where individual doubts are set aside, for fear of upsetting the group’s balance.

    You know, if the shoe fits…it’s hard to argue that this isn’t exactly what is happening right now with the low-carb lifestyle by those who feel threatened by it in some form or fashion. Whether it is the food manufacturers and fast food industry who stand to go bankrupt if people cut down or eliminate their consumption, the pharmaceutical industry who doesn’t want people to start coming off of their cash cow drugs, the diet industry who constantly repackages variations on the same old fat-cutting, exercise-till-you-drop weight loss programs, or the low-fat vegetarian promoters who scoff at the notion that eating meat and fatty foods can even remotely be considered healthy, livin’ la vida low-carb is indeed a menace to their society and must be opposed no matter what.

    The real danger of this kind of active groupthink against the low-carb lifestyle is it leads people further and further away from the truth about their health. And yet even more insidious than that is the fact that the very things that are encouraged and promoted as healthy by the so-called “experts” are precisely what is making people even more unhealthy. It’s a sickening paradox that people in the future will someday wonder why nobody ever seemed to notice it while it was happening. Well, some of us do see what’s going on which is what motivates me to get up everyday and write so passionately about this subject that is so sorely needed in our society by those suffering from obesity, diabetes, and worse.

    Click here to read about an MD in Orlando, Florida changed his tune about low-carb diets when he discovered this healthy nutritional approach was the perfect way to manage his Type 1 diabetes and why he decided to break away from the groupthink mentality towards low-carb living.

    Go To The Next Time You Need To See A Doctor

    Filed under: Health — @ December 5, 2009

    ARE YOU BENEFITTING FROM MY LOW-CARB PODCAST? If the interviews you are hearing on my podcast show from the best and brightest experts on the subject of diet, fitness, and health are benefitting you in your weight and health management, then you would be a blessing to us by clicking on the DONATE button on the official podcast web site. It is such a pleasure to do these twice-weekly podcasts, but it is mostly a labor of love to get the message out about the healthy low-carb lifestyle to as many people as possible. Where else can people access the kind of information you receive from this podcast? THANK YOU for your donations of any amount so the interviews can keep coming in 2010 and beyond and you can do that by visiting and submitting your gift to the e-mail address God bless you for supporting “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” podcast!

    Amy Cesario shares how MedEfficio can give you more time with your doctor

    How many of us have gone to see our doctor, sat in the office for 45 minutes waiting to see him, get into a room where the nurse takes your vitals, and then the physician pops in for about five minutes to completely diagnose and treat you? Yikes! What kind of healthcare process is this? Wouldn’t it be great if you could fill out a question and answer survey, print out a copy on your home computer, and then bring a report into your doctor’s office with all the symptoms you are experiencing so you could have more time to talk to your doctor? Well now you can thanks to a brand new FREE service that today’s podcast interview guest is going to tell you all about.

    In Episode 311 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Amy Cesario about, a brand new no cost patient-based health report service that allows you to answer a series of questions based on your specific symptoms and provide that to your doctor to streamline the office visit. You’ll hear Amy discuss why patients are turning to the Internet to provide them with answers to their medical problems, how the MedEfficio service works, why doctors love this new service so much, the difference between MedEfficio and other popular online health web sites, the user-friendly nature of the question format, why your private medical information is completely safe when you use MedEfficio, and how this service is profitable even though it doesn’t cost any money to use.

    Whether you have a sniffle and a cough or something much more serious and chronic in nature, click here to hear my interview with Amy Cesario about this MedEfficio service that everyone can use to make “a better office visit” the next time you need to see your physician. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

    Chronic Fatigue Sufferer Jody Smith Finds Hope With Low-Carb Living

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    SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE #1 LOW-CARB PODCAST! The best thing you can do to tell people about the work I am doing with my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast is by posting your own personal review of it at the iTunes page. I’m honored that so many people enjoy this twice-weekly interview-based show and it has quickly climbed up the most-listened to charts of the “Fitness and Nutrition” category. Your support means the world to me and I’d love to have your honest feedback! Share your thoughts here and tell everyone you know who needs to heed the message of healthy low-carb living. Thanks so much!

    Jody Smith shares about her traumatic experience with chronic fatigue

    There is a very serious condition that a whole lot of people walking around right now have with some rather mysterious symptoms like vibrating, swirling numbness in various parts of their body, disorientation, trouble comprehending a simple conversation, forgetfulness, and a sudden feeling of exhaustion. And after going to see doctor after doctor with tests galore, they tell you nothing’s wrong with you. But you know better and can’t understand what is going on. It’s possible you have something known as chronic fatigue syndrome like today’s podcast interview guest. Listen to her story to be encouraged about what YOU can do about this debilitating condition.

    In Episode 310 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from an amazing Canadian woman named Jody Smith who shares with the whole world about how low-carb eating radically improved her struggle with chronic fatigue syndrome at her Ncubator web site. Jody was living a normal life raising kids and going about her life until all of a sudden she was overcome with those symptoms I described above over a six-week period. Then she’d be all better for a while before getting hit again for another stretch…and another…and another…until one day it just continued on indefinitely. Listen in to hear her compelling story about why she now can’t eat wheat, rice, bread, pasta, potatoes or corn because they will make her deathly ill and why she gladly forgoes these foods in favor of steaks, full-fat cream, and butter.

    In today’s interview, you’ll hear Jody talk about what chronic fatigue sydrome (CFS) is like living with, what her many doctors thought it was, why numbers are difficult for people with CFS, how she ate when she first started having the symptoms, the impact Gary Taubes’ column on high-fat, low-carb diets in 2002 had on her, the quick improvements she saw in her symptoms within 48 hours of going on low-carb, her epiphany about the connection between hypoglycemia and CFS, what it’s like to eat a gluten-free, low-carb diet, the specific foods she does eat everyday, why she ate three pounds of red meat a day when she first started on Atkins, how her health and weight improved so dramatically after beginning a carbohydrate-restricted diet, the brain impact of eating low-carb, how a naturopathic physician has helped her improve even more in 2009, her passion for writing, the stunning improvements that have happened as a result of taking supplements like omega-3 fish oil and vitamin D and SO MUCH MORE!

    If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may be suffering from CFS, then click here to let Jody Smith encourage you with her story of triumph.

    What’s Low-Carb Celebrity Chef George Stella Up To In 2009?

    Filed under: Celebrity — @ November 26, 2009

    Low-carb celebrity chef from The Food Network George Stella

    If you had to name the most famous low-carb cooking and recipe makers out there today, some will immediately come to mind like Dana Carpender, Jan McCracken, Judy Barnes Baker, Linda Genaw, Blaine Jelus, Karen Rysavy, Dr. Mary Dan Eades, and others. But one man’s influence on behalf of healthy low-carb living was taken to a superstar level when he was featured on his very own low-carb cooking show on The Food Network called “Low-Carb & Lovin’ It.” He is arguably the most recognized name on behalf of low-carb living besides the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins himself and he is today’s podcast interview guest just in time for this special Thanksgiving edition of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

    In Episode 309 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are thrilled to finally have celebrity low-carb cooking king George Stella who you may remember from The Food Network show “Low-Carb & Lovin’ It.” He is the author of George Stella’s Livin’ Low Carb: Family Recipes Stella Style , Eating Stella Style: Low-Carb Recipes for Healthy Living, and his latest book called George Stella’s Good Carb Family Cookbook. These days he’s putting out incredible low-carb dishes with his own cooking show on QVC and it was such a pleasure catching up with what’s happening in the wild and wacky world of George Stella.

    Tune in to my interview to hear him talk about his unbelievable low-carb weight loss success where he started his journey weighing nearly 470 pounds, the influence his then-300+ pound son Christian had on his motivation to begin this journey, how reading Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution changed his life forever, why he decided to adopt the low-carb lifestyle to his specific personal tastes, how every diet guru out there has adapted some aspect of low-carb living, why using the phrase “good carb” is better than low-carb, the intricate background behind how he got his show on The Food Network and what has happened to it in the past few years, why you should find the diet that works for you, his move to the QVC for a larger platform of over 2 million viewers, why he travels to schools to talk about childhood obesity, the sugar-free movement in schools across America, why he has fun and sticks with cooking rather than entering the diet debate, and his favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

    One thing you’ll never have to worry about listening to George Stella is being bored! Click here to be entertained and educated as you feast your ears on today’s interview.

    Dr. Duane Graveline Is Bucking The Trend Of A Statin-Happy Society

    Filed under: Health — @ November 25, 2009

    ARE YOU BENEFITTING FROM MY LOW-CARB PODCAST? If the interviews you are hearing on my podcast show from the best and brightest experts on the subject of diet, fitness, and health, then you would be a blessing to us by clicking on the DONATE button on the official podcast web site. It is such a pleasure to do these twice-weekly podcasts, but it is mostly a labor of love to get the message out about the healthy low-carb lifestyle to as many people as possible. Where else can people access the kind of information you receive from this podcast? THANK YOU for your donations of any amount so the interviews can keep coming in 2010 and beyond and you can do that by visiting and submitting your gift to the e-mail address God bless you for supporting “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” podcast!

    Former NASA astronaut and physician Dr. Duane Graveline takes on statins

    You can’t flip through the television channels these days without seeing advertisement after advertisement for cholesterol-lowering statin medications like Lipitor and Crestor. We’ve been fully convinced collectively as a society that walking around with high cholesterol levels is extremely dangerous to our heart health and that getting those numbers lower is tantamount to protecting yourself against a heart attack. But how many people are taking these prescription drugs without even realizing the probable negative impact it is having on their health? Today’s podcast interview guest knows all-too-well both personally and as a medical doctor the damaging effects of taking a statin.

    In Episode 308 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from former NASA astronaut and physician Dr. Duane Graveline who has written a series of revealing books on the harmfulness of statin drugs. He has one of the most compelling stories you’ll ever hear about the reaction to taking statin drugs all in an effort to lower his cholesterol. Dr. Graveline has dedicated the past decade of his life to exposing the statin health nightmare.

    Listen to Dr. Graveline discuss his personal diagnosis of hypercholesterolemia which forced him to begin taking Lipitor, the sudden development of a condition known as transient global amnesia, the devastating memory impact statins had on him, why statin drugs work, the purpose of a reductase inhibitor found in statin drugs and why it is so dangerous to cognitive health, the list of permanent ailments that result from statin use, the CoQ10-depleting properties of statins, the vitamin cure for inflammation, the vital work of glycoproteins, stories of how statin drugs have led to depression, mental illness, homocides, and suicides, why the lack of the right kind of omega-6 fatty acids is just as important as omega-3, how you can prove statins are causing damage, the reluctance by the FDA to report statin drug side effects, why drug companies aren’t putting CoQ10 in statins, and why the pharmaceutical industry has such a stranglehold on the truth about statins.

    Click here to listen if you or someone you know is taking a cholesterol-lowering statin medication like Lipitor, Crestor, or Zocor, among others so you can hear the TRUTH about what these risky pills are doing PERMANENTLY to those who are taking them under the guise of getting healthier.

    Thanksgiving holiday recipes

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    If you are a fan of the culinary side of livin’ la vida low-carb, then no doubt you are already familiar with the supercharged energy of George Stella. As for the former television star of the show “Low Carb and Lovin’ It” on The Food Network, today George has expanded his audience even further by sharing deliciously healthy low-carb recipes with well over a million viewers each week on QVC. Tune in to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” on Wednesday to hear one of my most unique podcast interviews ever with the one and only George Stella.

    But since this is Thanksgiving week, George wanted to treat “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” fans with a special selection of his favorite low-carb recipes for the holiday season. He’s confident you will be able to stick with your healthy low-carb lifestyle even through the holidays if you choose better alternatives like the ones I’m about to share with you today that come from his bestselling books George Stella’s Livin’ Low Carb: Family Recipes Stella Style and Eating Stella Style: Low-Carb Recipes for Healthy Living.

    Click here to enjoy your special low-carb meal on Turkey Day a little better with these oh-so-amazing dishes! THANK YOU George Stella and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    Jon Gabriel Lost 220 Pounds By Learning To Deal With The Stress In His Life

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    SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE #1 LOW-CARB PODCAST! The best thing you can do to tell people about the work I am doing with my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast is by posting your own personal review of it at the iTunes page. I’m honored that so many people enjoy this twice-weekly interview-based show and it has quickly climbed up the most-listened to charts of the “Fitness and Nutrition” category. Your support means the world to me and I’d love to have your honest feedback! Share your thoughts here and tell everyone you know who needs to heed the message of healthy low-carb living. Thanks so much!

    Self-made Internet weight loss and health guru Jon Gabriel

    If you live online like I do constantly surfing around from web site to web site researching and perusing the nutrition and fitness information that is out there, then you have undoubtedly come across a vivid before and after picture of a formerly obese man who lost a significant amount of weight. The before photo on the left shows a 400+ pound man wearing a vertically-striped shirt juxtaposed with a confidently-looking shirtless, obviously thinner man on the right. It’s a man who lost over 225 pounds and claims he did it without any dieting or surgery using a program he created called The Gabriel Method. The creator of that plan is today’s podcast interview guest.

    Jon Gabriel went from 400+ pounds to under 200 in 2 1/2 years

    In Episode 307 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are pleased to welcome weight loss entrepreneur Jon Gabriel to discuss the concepts in his program he put in a book entitled The Gabriel Method: The Revolutionary DIET-FREE Way to Totally Transform Your Body. His personal 220-pound weight loss success is a compelling reason to listen to what Jon has to say about shedding fat and doing it in a way unlike any of the conventional methods you’ve always heard.

    Hear him discuss how he gained 220 pounds before losing it, why dieting doesn’t work, the chemical connection between stress and starvation, the special significance of September 11, 2001 to his eventual success, why calories in calories out is dead wrong, how diets make your body want to be fat, the purpose behind adding nutrients to your body every single day, using visualization to help you sleep, the importance of listening to your heart and body, what he recommends for people who are doing everything correctly and not losing weight, how a past abuse forces your body to protect itself by holding on to more body fat, and the unique role of a specific kind of exercise to finding permanent weight loss success.

    If you’ve been trucking along in your weight and health program and need to be enlightened about the mental connection to your efforts, then make it a point to CLICK HERE and listen to my chat with Jon Gabriel!

    Have You Had The NMR LipoProfile Test Run On Your Cholesterol Yet?

    Filed under: Health — @ November 23, 2009

    Raleigh, NC-based LipoScience changing the way cholesterol is measured

    It seems just about everyone these days is aware of cholesterol because of the relentless (and might I add nauseating) daily barrage of advertisements from the pharmaceutical companies pushing these cholesterol-lowering statin drugs like Lipitor, Crestor, and the like. The television commercials always show examples of patients who say their doctor told them their “high” cholesterol required that they start taking this little daily pill to “go lower” with their numbers. But why does everybody so easily buy into this very simplistic, conventional way of looking at cholesterol as the primary measuring stick for heart health risk?

    The reason I’m bringing up this issue is because my wife Christine and I had the opportunity to visit a place located up the road from us in Raleigh, North Carolina called LipoScience. They are the first company to commercialize a laboratory test using state-of-the-art NMR spectroscopy systems as a detection method to determine blood cholesterol particle size and number called the NMR LipoProfile® test. I wrote extensively about this unique cholesterol test in the Introduction and Lesson #2 of my brand new book 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew. This information is too vital for people to miss!

    Click here to learn why testing the particle size and number is more important than traditional cholesterol tests and to see the latest results for Jimmy and Christine Moore.

    ‘Low Carb Tips For Diabetes Awareness Month’ That Are Anything But

    Filed under: Health — @ November 20, 2009

    What do Post cereals have to do with low-carb diets and diabetes?

    Because my blog regularly addresses important health and nutrition issues related to a wide variety of subjects on such a regular basis, my e-mail box is filled with information from public relations companies galore all trying to get their message out there. Some represent non-profit organizations who are trying to increase awareness while others speak for companies who all try to give their angle of an issue to capitalize on it for marketing their business. I don’t have a problem with this practice except when it so laughably crosses the line of reality like what happened this week.

    While most of these kind of e-mails almost immediately end up in File 13 as quickly as I receive them, one stuck out to me because of the subject line: Low Carb Tips for Diabetes Awareness Month. Oh, now this is interesting! I’ve actually received some good messages from this same PR company before, so I decided to read on. As I perused the press release, I literally could not believe what I was reading.

    Click here to see how a public relations company representing Post cereal recklessly attempted to promote their high-carb products to people with diabetes.

    Lorraine Clissold: It’s Not Necessary To Be A Vegetarian To Eat Like The Chinese

    Filed under: Health — @ November 18, 2009

    PLEASE CONSIDER FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING THE #1 LOW-CARB PODCAST ON THE INTERNET! If you have enjoyed and benefitted from the many interviews I have conducted with the best and brightest experts on the subject of diet, fitness, and health, then consider helping keep the show going by clicking on the DONATE button on the official podcast web site. We are privileged to have literally tens of thousands who already listen faithfully to each episode, but there is a sea of people floating around out there who NEED to be exposed to the message of this podcast. We would be honored to receive any donation of any amount so the interviews can keep coming in 2010 and you can do that by visiting and submitting your gift to the e-mail address We appreciate all of your wonderful support for “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” and look forward to continuing it for many more years to come.

    Author Lorraine Clissold gives the skinny on Chinese eating habits

    I’ve never personally been to China myself, but I’ve always been fascinated by how different the culture is there compared with what I’ve grown up knowing in the United States of America. The 2008 Beijing Olympics brought worldwide attention to this unique part of the world and now people want to visit this country to learn even more about Chinese way of life. One aspect of their lifestyle that is one-of-a-kind is their food habits and today’s podcast interview guest is a specific expert on Chinese cooking and eating.

    In Episode 306 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Chinese cooking cultural expert Lorraine Clissold who authored a book whose title immediately caught my attention when I first saw it called Why the Chinese Don’t Count Calories: 15 Secrets from a 3,000-Year-Old Food Culture. Spending a decade living in China, Clissold spent her time researching the Chinese food culture and even hosted her own cooking show on television there. She founded the Chinese Cooking School, which happens to be the first one to be dedicated to teaching Westerners the wisdom of the traditional Chinese diet. She truly is an all-encompassing authority on the ins and outs of diet and food in China.

    In today’s interview, you’ll hear Clissold talk about why food is the center of Chinese life, how the Chinese people stay so slim eating so many carbohydrates, the difference between the carbs in China compared with the Western society, why the Chinese are able to eat more food, the importance of the balance of flavors, why calories are really unimportant to the Chinese people, the need to make vegetables a main dish, the purpose of filling up on staple foods such as natural and unrefined carbs, the role of meat in the Chinese diet, why meat is used more like a condiment in China, why it’s not necessary to be a vegetarian to eat like the Chinese, the significance of texture and mouth-feel with the foods consumed, eating until you are full but not stuffed, why liquid nutrition is so vital, the “yin” and “yang” components, the concept of qi, how consuming salads and ice drinks can actually be detrimental to your weight loss efforts, why Chinese coffee and hot tea cups don’t have handles on them, and so much more!

    Click here to listen to this truly educational interview about the Chinese culinary culture.


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