Purity Bread From Julian Bakery Is Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, And Delicious!

Filed under: New Product — @ November 17, 2009


Purity Bread is perfect for low-carbers and people with Celiac disease

The problem with most breads these days is that they are generally made with a nasty bleached, highly-refined, wheat-based flour which have an adverse glycemic impact on blood sugar and insulin levels. And even the supposedly “healthy” whole grain breads can pose issues for people with allergies to wheat, yeast, and dairy. But the good news is there are some truly innovative companies out there who understand the unique needs of people who suffer from conditions like Celiac disease as well as those of us who are livin’ la vida low-carb.

In Episode 83 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube”, Christine and I are excited to tell you about yet another amazing new bread product from our friends at Julian Bakery. It’s called Purity Bread and is gluten-free, low-carb, wheat-free, yeast-free, sweet-free, and dairy-free. Each 1/4 inch slice contains only 2g net carbs, 7g protein, and tastes like some of the most delicious sourdough bread you’ve ever tasted. It can be used with butter or your favorite fat to make a super gluten-free, low-carb stuffing or any number of incredible recipes.

Click here to watch our latest video to learn more about Purity Bread and my new favorite Purity Pizza dish.

Dr. Bruce Fife Shares All The ‘Coconut Cures’ For Your Health

Filed under: Health — Tags: — @ November 16, 2009

TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW ABOUT MY PODCAST! Now that we’ve hit 300 episodes, what better time than the present to share it with your friends who need to hear the message of this show? The best way to share how much you love and appreciate “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” is by telling others what you think about it. Best of all is it doesn’t cost you a dime and you can easily leave a personal review of the show at the iTunes page. Let’s keep sharing the healthy benefits of low-carb living with the masses by telling others about this twice-weekly interview-based low-carb podcast. Click here and make your voice heard, subscribe to the iTunes feed, and show your support for the best of low-carb podcasting.


Dr. Bruce Fife is the leading authority on coconut health benefits

There’s a lot mystery and confusion surrounding the subject of coconut and coconut oil in the health industry because of the high-fat content. Sadly, this has inadvertently pushed people away from eating these deliciously healthy tropical whole food products that are an outstanding supplement to your low-carb lifestyle change. In fact, it’s the fat in coconut products that your body NEEDS to fuel up and receive numerous health benefits. Today’s podcast interview guest has done the research on all things related to coconut and is here to talk about the information he has gathered and written about extensively in a series of books.

In Episode 305 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Dr. Bruce Fife from The Coconut Research Center who has written an outstanding book all about coconut and health called Coconut Cures: Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Coconut. If you’ve ever been curious about why you should add coconut to your diet, then you absolutely need to listen to my interview with Dr. Fife! Hear him discuss why he decided to embrace coconut oil, how the fat in coconut oil is actually LESS than 9 calories per gram, the extensive research that has been conducted on coconut and coconut oil for optimal health, where coconut milk comes from, what coconut water is and how it’s different from coconut milk, what the melting point of coconut oil is, how to properly use coconut flour in baking, and how coconut water can be used medicinally as a sterile IV solution.

Click here to listen to this truly incredible podcast that you’ll want to share with anyone who is skittish about eating coconut!

Jimmy Moore’s ’21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb’ E-Book Now Available For Purchase

Filed under: Health,Publications — @ November 15, 2009


Be one of the first to get your hands on this hot new low-carb e-book

IT’S HERE! After spending the good part of 2009 writing 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, I can hardly believe it is actually finished now and ready to be unleashed on a world that could stand to hear the truth about low-carb living for a change. There is great potential for lives to be changed for the better as a result of the education that will take place once people read all the research and information jam-packed into this book.

The trade paperback version of 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb is set to be released Thanksgiving weekend on Amazon and elsewhere just in time for the Christmas holiday shopping season. But you can get your own copy of my brand new book in e-book form RIGHT NOW simply by clicking here.

The e-book is available in the convenient PDF format and includes everything that is in the paperback book. While the retail price for the nearly 500-page paperback book will be $27.99, I’ve priced the e-book at a reasonable rate of just $15. As soon as I receive your order, you will receive a copy of the e-book ASAP (within 24 hours). THANK YOU so much for your support of the work I am doing and let’s get ready to shake up the nutrition and health establishment with what is sure to ruffle the feathers of those so-called “experts.” I CAN’T WAIT!

Low-Carb Online Retailer Tom Roddy Dies Of Brain Cancer

Filed under: Events — @ November 12, 2009


Tom Roddy was diagnosed with brain cancer in April 2009

This was a sad week in the low-carb community when one of the most innovative leaders in the online health retail industry was taken from us at the age of 43. Tom Roddy, President and Co-Founder of Internet-based nutrition products retailer Netrition since 1997, died on November 9, 2009, at Johns Hopkins Hospital after battling grade 4 glioblastoma brain cancer since his diagnosis in April. According to Tom’s brother Bernie, Tom was a “very private person” who chose not to disclose this very serious illness with the public.

“I’m sure this news will come a great shock to many of you who knew him,” says Bernie Roddy, who has served as Vice-President of Netrition. “It was his request that his illness be kept as private as possible.”

And despite his very serious condition over the past six months, Tom Roddy remained an active part of guiding the future of the company he had invested so much of the past twelve years of his life to.

“Netrition was Tom’s vision and even in his final days, he continued to impart his ideas on how it should grow,” Bernie added. “His vision will continue to live even after his death.”

I never met Tom Roddy in person, but I did know him through e-mail and spoke with him on the telephone a couple of times. All of my one-on-one dealings with this man confirmed to me that he was a good, decent, and generous person who sought to provide his customers with quality products to enhance their healthy lifestyle. His loss will be difficult for those who were closest to him, but his legacy will live on for many more years to come.

You can view Tom’s obituary by clicking here and please share your thoughts and prayers for the Roddy family by signing his guest book.

Funeral services will take place this Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 11:15 am at the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street in Albany, New York. Memorial contributions in Tom’s memory can be sent to The Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research.

Please make checks payable to:
Musella Foundation
1100 Peninsula Blvd
Hewlett, NY 11557

Feel free to share your thoughts on Tom Roddy’s passing in the comments section below.

It Only Takes Two Hours A Day To Attain Great Health, Dr. Barnet Meltzer Says

Filed under: Health — @ November 11, 2009

TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR YOU TO VOTE FOR THE BEST LLVLC INTERVIEW GUESTS OF 2009! We need your help to find the very best of the best interview guests from “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast in 2009. You’ve heard from so many researchers, authors, fitness gurus, inspirational health coaches, medical doctors, famous actors, and real people like you and me who have been changed for the better as a result of healthy low-carb living. Now help decide which ones were worthy of a follow-up interview during a special “Encore Week” in January 2010. That’s right, we’ll bring back YOUR favorite podcast interview guests for a brand new chat. All you need to do is send me an e-mail with your THREE absolute favorite LLVLC interview guests from 2009 along with any specific follow-up questions you would like for me to ask them as well as a brief explanation about why you are voting for them to livinlowcarbman@charter.net. Nominations will be accepted through November 30, 2009, but get back with me on this ASAP so I can begin following up with the highest vote getters. Keep in mind that in order to be eligible the interviews must have taken place in the 2009 calendar year and the “Encore Week” guests who comprised the best of 2008 are not eligible. THANKS for contributing to this list and I can’t wait to share these new podcast interviews in January 2010!


Dr. Barnet Meltzer transformed his traditional medical focus to wellness

Modern medicine is quite literally changing right before our eyes as more and more frustrated physicians are moving away from their conventional training and education towards a more natural nutrition and exercise approach to health. The failure of what has always been heavily promoted by the medical industry, including the abundant use of risky pharmaceutical drugs over natural cures, has doctors turning in more of an integrative medicine direction with their patients. Today’s podcast interview guest is one such example of an “old guard” physician who is setting a new trend that I believe is the future of medicine.

In Episode 304 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from a pioneer and well-known expert in the field of Preventive Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Clinical Nutrition named Dr. Barnet Meltzer who has authored a book entitled The Best Kept Secret to Permanent Weight Loss. His Del Mar, CA-based Meltzer Wellness Institute is yet another one of these revolutionary clinical practices popping up around the nation designed to help people achieve long-term vitality, wellness, and happiness. Although he’s been practicing medicine for four decades, Dr. Meltzer now realizes that there is a better way to help people attain the highest level of wellness possible.

During this interview, you’ll hear Dr. Meltzer share about why medical school is more about teaching disease instead of health, why nutrition and fitness is virtually ignored by the medical establishment, what the future of medical training will be, why natural cures are better than drugs, how the healthcare debate is actually about chronic disease care, how upwards of 60-70% do some form of alternative medicine behind their doctor’s back, why his philosophy is to “make time for wellness,” how it only takes about two hours daily to attain the best health, the purpose of reflection in overall health, how you can get the “metabolic fire,” the difference between appetite and hunger, the detrimental impact of a condition he refers to as “appetitus,” the social connection to food, why people who have tried and failed on diets over and over again have a harder time attaining permanent weight loss success, and so much more!

Click here to feed off the energy that Dr. Meltzer expresses during this enthusiastic interview.

Help Me In Supporting Kevin Kennedy-Spaien And Disc Of Light Media’s Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundraiser

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My podcast producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien is raising money for cystic fibrosis

Longtime fans of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast already know about my wonderful executive producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien. He was the man who recruited me to be a part of a now-defunct healthy lifestyle collaboration show featuring Chris Brogan, Reinhard Engels, and others called “The Health Hacks Podcast” back in the summer of 2006. And as we shared together during our 200th episode in 2008, it was Kevin’s vision to give me my own personal weekly program dedicated to low-carb living and the rest, they say, is history. While people have said some very nice things about the show, none of it would have ever been possible without the foresight of Kevin.

With that in mind, I wanted to share with you about a charity project that both he and his lovely wife Eve are currently working on to benefit The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A family friend of theirs has two children who have been stricken with cystic fibrosis and so this is a subject matter that is near and dear to their hearts. It’s one of the reasons they are so passionately involved in helping raise money for this worthy cause.

Kevin and Eve are the owners of a small independent label called Disc Of Light which sells some truly fantastic meditation CDs like their latest one entitled The Beach: A Modern Method For Relaxation. I’ve heard these instrumental tracks produced by Kevin along with Eve’s calming voice sharing the soothing sounds of meditative thought and I can honestly say they are well worth the investment towards improving your overall mental well-being. After a rough day of work, these meditations will allow your mind, body, and spirit to rest and reconnect in regenerative ways.

Here’s a video from Kevin about this special fundraiser for CFF:

So, here’s the deal: Every Disc of Light meditation CD that is sold through Amazon or CDBaby from now through December 31, 2009 will result in a very generous $5 donation directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. What a perfect Christmas gift for just about ANYONE on your shopping list who could stand to benefit from these relaxing meditative CDs.

THANK YOU for supporting Kevin and Eve in this very worthy cause. ENJOY!

NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF CLASS ACTION

Filed under: Health — @

NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF CLASS ACTION

TO: EVERYONE WHO PURCHASED A MEMBERSHIP TO KIMKINS.COM THROUGH THE KIMKINS.COM WEB SITE (www.kimkins.com) FROM JANUARY 1, 2006 TO OCTOBER 15, 2007

PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY. YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE AFFECTED BY A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT THAT IS CURRENTLY PENDING IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, IN RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA.

INTRODUCTION

1. On May 20, 2009, the Riverside County Superior Court, located in Riverside, California, issued an order certifying this case to proceed as a class action.

2. The plaintiffs are six individuals who bought memberships to kimkins.com through the kimkins.com Website (www.kimkins.com) from January 1, 2006 to October 15, 2007. The defendants are Heidi Diaz, an individual, and Kimkins (also known as Kimkins.com), a business entity that conducts business in Corona, California.

3. The plaintiffs contend that Diaz and Kimkins.com induced them into buying memberships for kimkins.com through false and misleading information provided on the Kimkins.com Web site. The plaintiffs contend that the defendants violated California Business & Professions Code § 17200, et seq., which authorizes courts to provide relief from unfair, unlawful, and fraudulent business practices. The plaintiffs also contend that Diaz and Kimkins.com violated common law prohibitions against fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

4. This notice provides you with information regarding the litigation, including the plaintiffs’ claims against the defendants and the current status of the litigation. This notice also provides you with information regarding the court’s class-certification order.

THE LITIGATION

The Plaintiffs’ Claims

5. This lawsuit is based on the plaintiffs’ claims that Diaz and Kimkins used unfair, unlawful, or fraudulent business practices to induce them into buying memberships to Kimkins.com. This lawsuit is also based on the plaintiffs’ claims that the false and misleading information contained on the kimkins.com Web site constituted fraud or negligent misrepresentation by Diaz and Kimkins.

6. Here’s a list of the kinds of misconduct that the plaintiffs have alleged:

• that Diaz and Kimkins concocted a false persona, “Kim Drake” or “Kimmer” to sell memberships to Kimkins.com

• that Diaz and Kimkins misled potential members into believing that “Kim Drake” was real by using photos of real women and then falsely claiming that the photos depicted “Drake”

• that Diaz and Kimkins posted lied about “Drake’s” purported weight loss

• that Diaz and Kimkins provided false or misleading information to Women’s World magazine

• that Diaz and Kimkins fabricated 41 “success stories” and published on the Kimkins.com Web

• that Diaz and Kimkins made up celebrity endorsements

• that Diaz and Kimkins misused labels and metatags to steer Internet traffic to the Kimkins.com Website, in violation of the law

• that Diaz and Kimkins misled potential members into believing that they were buying lifetime memberships, when in fact Diaz and Kimkins.com terminated memberships at their whim

• that Diaz and Kimkins intended to mislead potential members and assumed that potential members would rely on her misrepresentations.

The Defendants’ Position

7. Diaz and Kimkins have denied all allegations of wrongdoing and liability, and they continue to deny that they have done anything wrong. Diaz and Kimkins also have asserted various affirmative defenses to the plaintiffs’ claims.

THE COURT’S CLASS-CERTIFICATION ORDER

8. In an order filed May 20, 2009, the Court granted the Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification. The Court certified for class treatment the plaintiffs’ claims for equitable relief, including disgorgement of the subscription fees paid to Diaz and Kimkins by the plaintiffs and the members of the class.

9. The certified class is defined as all individuals who purchased the Kimkins.com diet membership on-line from the Kimkins.com Web site from January 1, 2006 through October 15, 2007.

THE COURT HAS NOT EXPRESSED ANY OPINIONS
REGARDING THE MERITS OF THE PLAINTIFFS’ CLAIMS

10. The Court ordered that this notice be provided to advise class members that this case is pending and that the Court has certified the case to proceed as a class action. You should not consider this notice or its mailing to be a statement by the Court that the plaintiffs are right or that their claims will prevail.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CLASS MEMBERS

11. You do not need to do anything to remain a member of the class. If you bought a Kimkins.com diet membership on-line from the Kimkins.com Web site from January 1, 2006 through October 15, 2007—including either of those dates—you are automatically included in the class. Your rights will be represented by the plaintiffs and their attorneys. You will not be personally responsible for any attorney fees or for the any of the costs of this litigation.

OPT OUT OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

12. You have the opportunity to opt out of the class action lawsuit as detailed herein. If you incurred a personal injury as a result of using the Kimkins.com aka Kimkins Diet, you have a right to opt out. Notices to opt must be sent to jtiedt@tiedtlaw.com or mailed to Tiedt & Hurd at 980 Montecito Drive, Suite 209, Corona, California 92879.

WHERE TO GO & WHOM TO CONTACT
SHOULD YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION

13. This notice provides only a brief summary of this litigation. For further details, you should take one or both of the following steps:

• Review the documents in the Court’s file for this lawsuit. Many of these documents may be viewed or obtained on-line at the following URL: http://public-access.riverside.courts.ca.gov/OpenAccess. You also may review the Court’s file in person by going to the Office of the Clerk of the Court for the Riverside Superior Court, during regular business hours. The Clerk’s office is located at 4050 Main Street, Riverside, California 92501.

• Write a letter to the attorneys who are representing the plaintiffs and whom the Court has appointed to represent the class. Here are their names and their contact information:

John E. Tiedt & Marc S. Hurd
Tiedt & Hurd
980 Montecito Drive, Suite 209
Corona, California 92879

Michael L. Cohen
Michael L. Cohen, a PLC
707 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 4100
Los Angeles, California 90017

Ray Moore
Moore Winter McLennan LLP
701 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 200
Glendale, California 92103-4232

If you decide to contact one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys, please do so in writing. To make it easier for them or one of their staff members to respond, however, your letter should include both your e-mail address and your telephone number.

There are estimated to be as many as 40,000 members in the class. So please, DO NOT CALL THE COURT OR ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE COURT BY E-MAIL.

DATE: ___________________________, 2009
____________________________________
Hon. _________________________,
Presiding Judge

Top 25 ‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb’ Amazon Bestsellers In 2009

Filed under: Health,Publications — @ November 10, 2009

There is a lot of low-carb “stuff” out there for you to get your hands on and I’m always fascinated to see which ones rise to the top of the heap. Especially with such a wide selection of products available from online retail sites like Amazon.com, wouldn’t it be interesting to see what the bestsellers are among your fellow readers? Well, now you can because today I’m going to share the Top 25 Amazon affiliate sales through my web site in 2009. Not surprisingly, most of them are books by authors I have interviewed on my podcast show, but there were a few surprises here and there. Interestingly, Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution did NOT make the list, but I suppose that book has been floating around out there long enough by now.

Click here to see the Top 25 “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” Amazon bestsellers in 2009.

DiabeVita: Dr. Helen Hilts Brings Low-Carb Diabetes Control To Arizona

Filed under: Health — @ November 5, 2009

VOTE FOR THE BEST LLVLC PODCASTS OF 2009! We need your help to find the very best of the best interview guests from “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast in 2009. You’ve heard from so many researchers, authors, fitness gurus, inspirational health coaches, medical doctors, famous actors, and real people like you and me who have been changed for the better as a result of healthy low-carb living. Now help decide which ones were worthy of a follow-up interview during a special “Encore Week” in January 2010. That’s right, we’ll bring back YOUR favorite podcast interview guests for a brand new chat. All you need to do is send me an e-mail with your THREE absolute favorite LLVLC interview guests from 2009 along with any specific follow-up questions you would like for me to ask them as well as a brief explanation about why you are voting for them to livinlowcarbman@charter.net. Nominations will be accepted through November 30, 2009, but get back with me on this ASAP so I can begin following up with the highest vote getters. Keep in mind that in order to be eligible the interviews must have taken place in the 2009 calendar year and the “Encore Week” guests who comprised the best of 2008 are not eligible. THANKS for contributing to this list and I can’t wait to share these new podcast interviews in January 2010!


Dr. Helen Hilts uses low-carb at DiabeVita to treat diabetes

A diagnosis of diabetes for most people immediately conjures up thoughts of a slow, miserable death sentence. It can be quite upsetting for people who feel so helpless about what to do when they are branded with the “d” word, but as you and I well know this disease (specifically Type 2) can be controlled through the use of a deliberate carbohydrate-restricted nutritional plan. And while the American Diabetes Association (ADA) may not recognize this proven and effective way to control blood sugar and insulin levels, thankfully we have people in the medical profession who are treating patients with a low-carb diet. Today we have one such physician who is a strong personal proponent of livin’ la vida low-carb.

In Episode 303 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from a Scottsdale, AZ-based family medicine physician named Dr. Helen Hilts who opened up a brand new diabetes clinic in August 2009 that uses low-carb diets to help patients called DiabeVita. Although she was a diabetes educator for many years, it wasn’t until her own personal diagnosis with Type 2 diabetes that she began doing serious research on any dietary means for treating this condition — and it led her to the work of the great low-carb diabetes champion Dr. Richard Bernstein.

Tune in to this half-hour podcast to hear Dr. Hilts discuss her personal story about how she got interested in the low-carb approach to treating diabetes, the impact of Dr. Bernstein on her, what she used to recommend to patients with diabetes, why the ADA refuses to recommend low-carb diets, sample menus that include “no roots, no fruit, no grains, no milk,” what the name DiabeVita means, why carbohydrate cravings are more difficult for diabetics to overcome than most, why total calories consumed are not as important as carb control, what is so misunderstood about Type 2 diabetes, and the tremendous example that both Dr. Bernstein and Dr. Mary C. Vernon have been to the development of her diabetes practice. It’s always encouraging to hear from yet another doctor who gets it and I hope you will spread the word to your friends in Arizona who could stand to benefit from the work of Dr. Hilts!

Click here to listen to my podcast interview with Dr. Helen Hilts and her new DiabeVita low-carb diabetes clinic.

Try The New Great-Tasting Zero Net Carb Bagels From HealthWise Bakery

Filed under: Low-carb Stores,New Product — @


HealthWise Bakery makes some truly delicious zero net carb bagels

While it can be a lot more difficult to find good quality foods to add to your healthy low-carb lifestyle, I’m always on the lookout for new ones you may not have heard about before. In recent weeks I’ve been sharing with you about several low-carb products that I’ve personally tried, enjoyed, and wanted to share with you like Yes! To Cookies, Truvia, and Dreamfields pasta. I am inundated with requests to try new products every single day, but only the best ones that pass my own personal lofty standards of a very extensive vetting process are shared on my sites. That’s why I’m pleased to tell you about another fabulous low-carb product today.

In Episode 82 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube”, Christine and I tell you about HealthWise Bakery Net Zero Carb Bagels from our friends at Linda’s Diet Delites. These moist and delicious bagels contain just 90 calories, 2g fat, 14g carbohydrates which are all dietary fiber, and 12g protein in each bagel! Although they are low in fat, these bagels can be made perfect with some butter, cream cheese, and any other low-carb toppings you’d like to put on them as you will see in our video. Christine even enjoys the “crunch” of the bagel chips that are also available from the HealthWise Bakery brand.

Click here to watch our video review of the HealthWise Bakery Zero Net Carb Bagels if you are interested in adding these to your healthy low-carb lifestyle.

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A Live Weekly Call-In Television Show About Low-Carb Diets? Oh Yeah!

Filed under: Health,Television — @


Ardent “Genocide” author Dr. James Carlson now has his own show

People often write to me asking why the low-carb message isn’t getting the recognition that is so aptly deserves in the media. With all the scientific evidence supporting saturated fat consumption and carbohydrate-restriction, where are the representatives of this way of eating who can articulate and teach these principles to the general public in an engaging and entertaining way? Yes, I have my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast which has been very successful on iTunes, but I am but merely an educated lay person. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone like a medical doctor who knows all the ins and outs of the healthy low-carb lifestyle while being passionate enough to share about it in layman’s terms and maintaining the integrity of the overall high-fat, low-carb principles we know know are 100% true? Well, now we do with the exceptional Dr. James E. Carlson.

Click here to learn more about this brand new weekly call-in show on Saturday mornings called “Ultimate Wellness with Dr. James Carlson.”

A 400-500 Calorie, Ketogenic Diet Will Make You ‘Metabolically Healthy,’ Boston College Researcher Says

Filed under: Health,Study — @ November 4, 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 PayPal.com and submitting your gift to the e-mail address livinlowcarbman@charter.net. 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.


Dr. Thomas Seyfried is the premier researcher of ketogenic diets for brain cancer

Cancer is a word none of us ever wants to hear when describing the health of themselves or a loved one. There’s a lot of controversy surrouding what kind of nutritional approach is ideal for preventing and treating cancer despite the fact there is a body of evidence supporting a calorie-restricted, high-fat, ketogenic low-carb dietary regimen. That’s one of the reasons why I included an chapter in my upcoming new book 21 Life Lessons from Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb on this particular subject because the message is too important for people to miss. I includ some of the best research being done on various cancers in my book, including brain cancer which is field of interest being examined by today’s podcast interview guest.

In Episode 302 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Dr. Thomas Seyfried, a researcher from Boston College who runs the Seyfried Laboratory dedicated specifically to taking a closer look at such diseases as epilepsy and brain cancer. I first heard about Dr. Seyfried’s work in February 2007 when he released this study published in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism that showed how a restricted high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet was the best way to fight cancer cells that are causing life-threatening tumors in mice. I’ve been attempting to get him on my podcast for a while for an interview and it was well worth the wait!

You’ll hear Dr. Seyfried talk about his original interest in the subject of ketogenic diets for epilepsy when he was at Yale University (and the lack of interest in them at the time), how a ketogenic shrinks brain tumors, the details of his KetoCal study, the controversy over using mice instead of humans in his study, what “calorie-restriction” translates from mice to humans, why a 400-500 calorie, ketogenic diet will make you “metabolically healthy,” whether a ketogenic diet is useful on other cancers, why the ketogenic diet is a “non-toxic approach to the management of cancer,” the best diet to eat for the prevention of cancer, and why a 7-10 day distilled water-only fast annually is the best way to ward off cancers of all types.

Click here to listen to this half-hour interview with Dr. Thomas Seyfried that is chock full of some of the most compelling research on cancer you’ve ever heard! ENJOY!

Dr. T. Colin Campbell Describes Dr. Atkins As ‘Pretend’ Doctor Who Shared ‘Nonsense’ Dietary Advice

Filed under: Atkins Diet,Health — @ November 3, 2009


Low-fat vegetarian “China Study” author Dr. T. Colin Campbell

We’ve all heard the famous saying “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” And while I attempt to be a friend to virtually everyone I meet regardless of my own personal differences of opinion on any number of issues, it’s almost impossible not to identify certain people whose world view is so opposite to your own that it is radically different in every way as somewhat of an enemy combatant. But in the case of the low-carb community, there is one man who certainly fits within the definition of that term: Dr. T. Colin Campbell.

Just as people who are livin’ la vida low-carb often point to the September 2007 release of Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes as the very best book about healthy high-fat, low-carbohydrate nutrition that articulates the science behind the message we advocate, on the other end of the spectrum is Dr. Campbell’s January 2005 book entitled The China Study which promotes an ultra low-fat, plant-based diet for health. There could not be two more starkly different publications on the subject of healthy living out there than these two and both are considered the masterpiece, the magnum opus, the pièce de résistance so to speak of how people should be eating for the sake of controlling their weight and improving their health by their respective supporters. It’s a strange dichotomy how these two tee-totally opposite messages could simultaneously be given the same kind of dignity and disdain all at the same time.

The vegetarian/vegan community hypes The China Study as the be-all, end-all, there’s-no-sense-in-discussing-anything-further final say on all things related to diet, health, and nutrition. That truly is unfortunate because most low-carbers I know are at least open-minded and pragmatic enough to know that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all diet that is for everyone. This kind of monolithic thinking is displayed almost exclusively by those who herald Dr. Campbell as a hero to their cause. In my upcoming book entitled 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb, I discuss in Lesson #12 my encounters with the fringe element of the low-fat, vegetarian movement which is sadly much more common than people even realize. It’s such a shame they have to be so exclusionary of the healthy low-carb message.

The reason I’m bringing up Dr. Campbell is because he recently jumped in on the discussion thread I created at Amazon.com a few years back called “What Are Your Criticisms Of The Low-Carb Lifestyle?” It’s amazing how that thread has taken on a life of its own over the past three years and it comes in spurts. From enthusiastic defenders of both low-carb and low-fat to a few crazies here and there, it has attracted them all. But imagine my surprise several weeks ago when none other than Dr. T. Colin Campbell himself made an appearance on the thread to articulate his viewpoints.

Click here to read Dr. Campbell’s rather unflattering opinions about livin’ la vida low-carb along with my direct response to this low-fat vegetarian dinosaur!

Examining Health Through The Eyes Of Naturopathic Physician Dr. Bryan Walsh

Filed under: Health — @ November 2, 2009

ARE YOU A LLVLC PODCAST SUPERFAN? If you are, then we need your help in finding out who the best of the best interview guests were in 2009. Week after week I have the distinct honor and privilege to speak with some of the biggest names in diet, health, and nutrition and I need your help deciding which ones you thought were the cream of the crop to honor during a special “Encore Week” of brand new shows coming up in January 2010. Send me an e-mail with your THREE absolute favorite LLVLC interview guests from 2009 along with any specific follow-up questions you would like for me to ask them along with a brief explanation about why you are voting for them to livinlowcarbman@charter.net. Nominations will be accepted through November 30, 2009, but get back with me on this ASAP so I can begin following up with the highest vote getters. So far there have been a couple of names that have risen to the top, but I want to hear from a lot more of you who enjoy the show. Keep in mind that in order to be eligible the interviews must have taken place in the 2009 calendar year and the “Encore Week” guests who comprised the best of 2008 are not eligible. THANK YOU for helping me compile your favorite podcast guests of 2009!


Dr. Bryan Walsh explains why he believes being fat is NOT your fault

Conventional wisdom tells us that if you are walking around as an overweight or obese person, then you are just too lazy, undisciplined, and stupid to know how to lose weight. But how many people do you know (yourself included) who no matter how much you cut your calories, exercise your butt off at the gym, and do everything 100% like you are supposed to do with all the willpower and gumption in the world who can’t shed the pounds no matter what they do? Is it possible there could be some underlying issues going on that can keep what would otherwise be a successful strategy for weight loss? Today’s podcast interview guest says a resounding YES and is here to help identify many of the barriers standing in the way of fat loss.

In Episode 301 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from a Maryland-based naturopathic physician named Dr. Bryan Walsh who has a web site that has raised some eyebrows called “Fat Is Not Your Fault.” Dr. Walsh understands there are certain issues that can stand in the way of a patient finding success. Listen to him discuss in this interview why he came up with the name of his web site, why the Atkins diet is considered “extreme,” how customizing your diet to your individual needs is best, the four reason why fat loss can be challenging, the blood sugar connection to weight loss, the primary differences between hypoglycemia and insulin resistance, why you can suddenly wake up in the middle of the night when you have a blood sugar disorder, why medical specialties focus too narrowly on individual causes of health symptoms, how you can elevate insulin without eating anything, the power of thinking yourself into what you want to be, why some people are absorbing more calories than they consume, the tests that are essential for examining your current state of health, why he has concerns about the recommendations to take high doses of Vitamin D, why when your doctor says your blood work is “fine” you shouldn’t be happy about it, and so much more!

Click here to listen to a man who is obviously quite knowledgeable about healthy living and you’ll enjoy hearing him talk about this subject he is obviously head-over-heels about. ENJOY!

Top 10 Low-Carb Movers & Shakers Of 2009

Filed under: Health — @ October 30, 2009


Find out who the biggest “movers” and “shakers” in low-carb were this year

It’s that time of the year yet again when I name my annual “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” Top 10 Low-Carb Movers & Shakers. These are the most influential, news-making, momentum changers from within the low-carb community who are spreading our message louder and further into the mainstream of the nutritional and health communities as we attempt to penetrate the culture with the truths we have discovered for ourselves about healthy high-fat, low-carb living. We’ve seen great strides happening on the research front, from medical doctors, and fresh voices of reason from around the world articulating why this way of eating is so preferred and I’m happy to announce to you The Top 10 Low-Carb Movers & Shakers of 2009 (you can also see who got named in 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005).

Click here to see which of your favorite low-carbers made the cut this year. Feel free to share anyone who you think I may have missed!

Global TeleClass ‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Even Through The Holidays And Beyond’ Coming November 19, 2009

Filed under: Events — @ October 28, 2009


The 2009 holiday season is coming up fast…are you ready for it?

It’s almost hard to believe that Thanksgiving is less than one month away followed by weeks upon weeks of a barrage of temptation that happens annually during the holiday season between Turkey Day and New Year’s. But it’ll be here in full force before you know it and, especially if you are new to low-carb living, you absolutely need a strategy to help you stay committed to your healthy low-carb lifestyle during this critical time of the year. That’s why I’m pleased to announce my upcoming Global TeleClass entitled “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Even Through The Holidays And Beyond” coming up on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 9:00PM ET.

It’s pretty ironic when you stop and think about it how quite literally millions of otherwise health-conscious Americans allow those several weeks that comprise the Christmas season to give them free license to eat all sorts of garbage that they would not typically put in their mouth simply because it’s “the holidays.” The rationalization is that it’s only for a few weeks, so what’s the harm? However, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from nearly six years of livin’ la vida low-carb, it’s this — you’ve got to implement a strategy that will help you keep your weight and health in check throughout the year (and that includes the holidays) if you ever hope to make lasting, permanent lifestyle changes that will benefit you long-term. This is what I will be sharing about during my Global TeleClass just one week before Thanksgiving!

When I weighed in at an unhealthy, morbidly obese 410 pounds just prior to 2004, I was one of those people who ate and ate and ate during the holidays. From the abundance of chocolate candy to cookies and cakes and pies that pop up everywhere during this time of the year, it’s almost impossible to avoid it. The pull to eat what most people would consider junk is stronger now than at any other time over the course of the year, so it’s important to know what you can do to make better choices for the sake of your health. This TeleClass will arm you with easily implementable strategies to help you make it through the upcoming holiday season…and beyond! Why not get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions to avoid the heartache and disappointment that comes from the guilt of overindulging at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s parties?

While you’re signing up to attend my TeleClass, be sure to check out all the others who will also be conducting training classes on a variety of subjects. These are all absolutely 100% free for you to attend and you can participate in as many classes as you wish from the comfort of your home and the convenience of your telephone or computer. These classes will help to educate, encourage and inspire you featuring some of the most respected speakers in the Health, Personal Development and Sales & Marketing industries.

Go to GlobalTeleClass.com to see the full details of the line-up for November 2009, including the following scheduled speakers:

Health: Steven Frank, Jennifer Hough, Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Elaine Petrone, Eric Rolf, Nancy Desjardins, Dr. John Schinnerer, and me, Jimmy Moore

Sales & Marketing: Beatty Carmichael, Angela Treat Lyon, Heather Picken, Jerry Ellefson, Rik Schnabel, Ed Dacey, and Mary Beth Lozano

Personal Development: Joan Marie Whelan, Dr. Rick Brinkman, Satyen Raja, Leslie Householder, Dr. Gloria Burgess, Ken Foster & Amazon John Easterling, Debbie Friedman, Stephanie Frank, Nanette Geiger, Katana Abbott, Philip Tirone, Deborah Skye King, Michelle Rigg, Wes Hopper, and Steve Keough

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend these exciting Global TeleClass events throughout the month of November, including mine coming up on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 9:00PM ET. THANKS for all your support of the work I am doing to spread the message of healthy low-carb living! If you missed my debut Global TeleClass back in June 2009, then CLICK HERE to listen as I shared about my upcoming new book 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb.

Three Years, 300 Podcasts, And Jimmy Moore Is Still Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb!

Filed under: Health — @ October 27, 2009

TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW ABOUT MY PODCAST! Now that we’ve hit 300 episodes, what better time than the present to share it with your friends who need to hear the message of this show? The best way to share how much you love and appreciate “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” is by telling others what you think about it. Best of all is it doesn’t cost you a dime and you can easily leave a personal review of the show at the iTunes page. Let’s keep sharing the healthy benefits of low-carb living with the masses by telling others about this twice-weekly interview-based low-carb podcast. Click here and make your voice heard, subscribe to the iTunes feed, and show your support for the best of low-carb podcasting.


Health advocate Dr. Jonny Bowden turns the tables on me with an interview

It’s almost hard to believe that it has been three full years since I started my podcast show and when I look back at how this show has evolved over the years, I just marvel at just how huge my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” has become since it began in October 2006. When my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien invited me to become a part of a brand new health podcast collaboration at the time called “The Health Hacks Podcast” (now defunct), I didn’t have any experience doing anything like this before other than a little work in Christian radio back in the 1990s. As we shared during last year’s 200th episode, it has been an interesting journey to create my own show and today we celebrate yet another major milestone — 300 EPISODES!

In Episode 300 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” I am privileged to have the great Dr. Jonny Bowden, author of two upcoming book releases in January 2010 including The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer and Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long-Term Weight Loss, come in as a special guest interviewer to do something a little bit different — he interviewed ME for a change! Hear Jonny ask about my low-carb weight loss success story, the reasons why I have become such a crusader for health, who some of the most memorable podcast interview guests have been, what the barriers are to getting the truth out there, and a sneak peek into my upcoming new book 21 Life Lessons from Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb. It was such a neat switcheroo to be on the other end of the interview conversation and I think you’ll enjoy it!

Click here to listen to this historic 300th episode of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” featuring Dr. Jonny Bowden’s special interview with Jimmy Moore.

David Brown Questions The Saturated Fat/Heart Disease Hypothesis

Filed under: Health — @


David Brown, Dr. Rod Jackson, and I discuss saturated fat effects

Knowing what you believe and why you believe it, being passionate about sharing the truths you have learned through doing your own independent research, and not being intimidated by the so-called health “experts” out there who pretend to know all there is to know about diet, health, and nutrition are all hallmarks of the people who are a part of the enthusiastic and informed low-carb community. I am proud to walk side-by-side with people like this who are unafraid and unabashed in their sincere desire to expose the fraud of conventional wisdom regarding healthy living while spreading the facts about why the high-fat, low-carbohydrate nutritional approach is working so incredibly well for people who desire optimal health. One such person who exemplifies the essence of communicating the low-carb message effectively to those in positions of power and influence within the health industry is David Brown.

Describing himself as a “self-styled nutrition science analyst,” Brown has certainly taken on a rather unique approach to bringing about change to the vice-grip that the inner circle of the health establishment has on public opinion regarding what healthy living is. Through his “Nutrition Education Project” blog and direct interactions with nutritional opinion-makers worldwide, he is offering up non-threatening messages that include many of the concepts you and I already understand about the inseparable and undeniable relationship between the right kind of diet and disease prevention. You might recall in March 2009 when I wrote about when David called out Dr. David Katz for his insane comments about the Frank Sacks study on calories published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Well, he’s at it again, this time in casual response to something intriguing he saw on the American Society For Nutrition web site.

Click here to read what he wrote to me and the ensuing conversation about saturated fat that happened with an anti-fat New Zealand health expert.

27 Books Reviews On New Book Related To Diet, Health, And Low-Carb Living

Filed under: Books — @ October 26, 2009

I’ve been busy reading the latest diet and health books to review for you!

They’ve been piling up behind my chair long enough now. Over the past few months I’ve been taking a look at all the wonderful new and notable low-carb, nutrition and health books that have been floating around out there which include some outstanding resources along with a few not-so-great ones. That’s one of the things I try to provide as a service to you so you don’t waste your money on a book that sounded great but really wasn’t what you expected it to be. A good many of these authors I have booked for my podcast show, so be sure to listen in the coming months if you’d like to hear more about these specific books. ENJOY!

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Tara Gidus Tells Us All About The New All-Natural, Stevia-Based Truvia Sweetener

Filed under: New Product — @ October 24, 2009

ATTENTION LLVLC PODCAST FANS! In 2009, I’ve been able to interview some of the biggest names in diet, health, and nutrition and I need your help deciding which ones you thought were the best of the best. Just as we did with the best of 2008 during our special “Encore Week” presentation in January, we’re gonna do it again in the first week of 2010 with the best of 2009. E-mail me your TOP THREE favorite interview guests from 2009 along with any follow-up questions you would like for me to ask them and why you are voting for them to livinlowcarbman@charter.net. I will be taking nominations through November 30, 2009 so I can follow-up with your five most-requested podcast guests. Think back through who you REALLY liked and want to hear more from and then send me their names and any follow-up questions you’d like for me to ask them. This was so much fun last year and I can’t wait to see who you want to hear more from!


“The Diet Diva” Tara Gidus shares about the Truvia sweetener

More and more people are beginning to catch on to the need for finding healthy alternatives to sugar. We all know the deleterious effects that sugar has on our bodies by raising our blood sugar and insulin levels which wreak havoc inside the body. That’s why it’s good to know there are adequate substitutes out there and they just keep getting better. My podcast interview guest today shares more about the most exciting new one to hit the marketplace in recent memory.

In Episode 299 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from registered dietitian Tara Gidus, aka “The Diet Diva,” who tells us why the new stevia/erythritol-based all-natural sweetener in the green and white packets called Truvia. It’s the first major stevia-based sweetener to come out on the market as part of a joint venture between The Coca-Cola Company and Cargill Foods as I first shared about in May 2007. In fact, I was privileged to taste Truvia for myself in New York City last summer and was immediately impressed by how good it looked and tasted. Tara tells us all about the benefits of adding Truvia to your diet, what really nasty ingredient is found in every other sweetener but not in Truvia, the various products that are currently using Truvia as a sweetener, the desire to have a bulk spoonable product, and why stevia took so long to get approved as a sweetener by the FDA.

Click here to listen to my interview with Tara Gidus about this amazing new zero calorie, zero net carb sugar alternative.



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