Nina Planck Shows You How To Eat ‘Real Food For Mother And Baby’

Filed under: Health — @ July 10, 2009

Nina Planck has lots of “real food” tips for pregnancy and babies

A few weeks back, Christine and I recorded this YouTube video about the real foods that are available to you like real grass-fed beef, pastured eggs, locally-grown organic veggies, and raw milk. When you eat these higher-quality foods as part of your healthy low-carb lifestyle, there’s just something good about the knowledge of knowing you are eating the best foods you possibly can. One of the biggest advocates for this way of eating is here today for an interview to talk about incorporating these delicious “real foods” into your diet, especially when you are pregnant or have a new baby in your home.

In Episode 269 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from author Nina Planck who wrote a fantastic book in 2007 called Real Food: What To Eat And Why. Now she’s back with a brand new book for pregnant women and the babies they are having called Real Food For Mother And Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby’s First Foods. In today’s interview, you’ll hear her talk about her story of eating a “healthy” low-fat diet, why she changed to eating a genuinely healthy real food low-carb lifestyle, the purpose of eating real foods over the garbage you buy in grocery stores, what the inspiration was for the new book for moms and little ones, what a fertility diet REALLY looks like, what the myths of a fertility diet are and why, and so much more! ENJOY this chat with one of the best in the business.

Click here to access my fabulous 45-minute podcast interview with Nina Planck.

Introducing The $9 A1c Test That Gives You Fast, Accurate Results

Filed under: Health — @ July 9, 2009

The incredible new $9 A1c Test from ReliOn® at Wal-mart

There are a plethora of tests your family doctor can run to measure your levels of LDL and HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, vitamin D, cortisol, homocysteine, and so much more. Many of these are especially important to those of us who have taken back control of our own weight and health by following a carbohydrate-restricted lifestyle change. This wonderful way of eating has made us healthier than we ever thought possible and we find out by running various diagnostic tests.

In Episode 76 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube”, Christine and I talk about one such test called the A1c test. Diabetics know about this test that measures what your average blood glucose number has been over the past 2-3 months. But even for non-diabetics, having an idea about how well your blood sugar control is working is an empowering bit of information that can motivate you to keep up with your low-carb nutritional approach.

Unfortunately, this test tends to be a bit expensive if your doctor runs it in his office–to the tune of about $75-$100. But recently I heard diabetes health blogger Amy Tenderich from the “Diabetes Mine” blog share about an inexpensive A1c test you can get from Wal-mart for just $9.

Click here to watch today’s video about this A1c Test that you can take for less than ten bucks!

Low-carb strawberry cheesecake crepes recipe

Filed under: Low-carb Recipes — Tags: — @ July 7, 2009

Fresh strawberries make this cheesecake crepes dish delightful!

Making a deliciously healthy low-carb dessert that is both decadent and tastes great even for people who aren’t livin’ la vida low-carb can sometimes be difficult to accomplish. I know I’ve made sugar-free, low-carb recipes for people before and they’ve turned their noses up at it after just one bite. You can’t win ‘em all, I suppose. But something tells me this recipe I’m sharing today will be a hit with anyone who puts it in their mouth!

It’s one of those dessert dishes that looks all fancy schmancy, so you can WOW your guests with a great-looking display while serving them something a whole heckuva lot healthier than the sugary carbage their accustomed to eating after a meal. Make this one for your family and friends and dazzle them with your culinary excellence!


  • 1/2 cup Ideal Xylitol Sweetener or favorite sugar substitute
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries–washed and sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons DaVinci Sugar Free Strawberry Syrup


  • 1 cup fresh strawberries–washed and sliced
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Ideal Xylitol Sweetener or favorite sugar substitute
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Singing Dog Vanilla Extract

Crepes: Use Dixie Low Carb French Crepe Mix–follow directions for making six crepes.
Topping: Stir sweetener, berries, and syrup together until well blended. Set aside.

Filling: Blend sweetener, cream cheese, lemon juice, and vanilla extract with hand mixer on medium until smooth and fluffy. Fold in berries. Put desired amount of filling in the crepe and roll up. Top with sauce.

The Food Marketing Component Behind Obesity Is Real, Says Former Exec

Filed under: Health — @ July 6, 2009

Hank Cardello exposes his insider knowledge about how we got “stuffed”

People often ask me how I find so many excellent podcast interview guests and the answer is I’m not afraid to ask. In my daily research for my blog, I’m constantly coming across new authors and researchers who would be outstanding candidates for an interview. Occasionally, some of my fellow low-carb bloggers will write about a new diet or health book they have read and that will trigger a desire to get them on my podcast.

One such example of this was this April 2009 blog post by Dr. Mike Eades where he discussed a book that explains how “the various arms of the food industry–food manufacturers, grocery stores and restaurants–all work hand in hand to make us fat. The government is in there, too, always making the wrong moves and usually making the situation worse.” After reading Dr. Mike’s commentary on this book, I just knew I had to get the author on my podcast for an interview–and he’s here with us today.

In Episode 268 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Hank Cardello, a former food and beverage marketing executive who had a “wake-up call” when he thought he had leukemia. Although this scare turned out to be benign, Cardello started on a crusade to expose the things food manufacturers are doing to damage the weight and health of their consumers–some of it unwittingly. He wrote a book entitled Stuffed: An Insider’s Look At Who’s (Really) Making America Fat that is one of the most incredible eye-opening books about what is going on behind-the-scenes of food companies, restaurants, grocery stores, and anyone marketing food to you. Whether you realize it or not, everything you see that makes you want to buy food and beverages is orchestrated by some executives in a board room somewhere trying to figure out how to get people to buy more. It’s Capitalism 101 and there’s nothing wrong with a business seeking to be profitable.

But the problem comes in when there is little attention paid to the unintended consequences of marketing foods that are not exactly the best choices when it comes to controlling weight gain and preventable diseases. Listen to Hank Cardello talk about why he is so passionate about getting corporations to be more responsible, who else is complicit in this problem besides the food manufacturers and distributors, the manipulations made by fast food, convenience stores, and grocery stores, the “health halo” that surrounds some companies like Whole Foods and Subway, what’s wrong with the food labeling, how you can still eat healthy without overshooting your budget, the trend happening with offering healthier options, the perception of offering better choices to consumers, and the interesting future trends that are coming in the food industry. This is one thought-provoking podcast interview you don’t want to miss!

Click here to listen to my interview with Stuffed author Hank Cardello.

Self-Made Diabetes Expert Gretchen Becker And The Low-Carb Solution

Filed under: Health — @ July 3, 2009

Gretchen Becker says going low-carb for diabetes control is “extreme”

We’re living in strange times as it relates to diabetes health nowadays. We know that carbohydrates stimulate increases in blood sugar and insulin and yet the major diabetes organizations like the American Diabetes Association (ADA) ENCOURAGES a high-carb, low-fat diet for people with this disease. How bassackwards is that? Sure, the ADA says low-carb is good for weight loss up to one year, but what about the positive effects of blood sugar and insulin control that comes from carbohydrate restriction? Today’s podcast interview guest is a self-educated Type 2 diabetic who was not able to get it under control until she started livin’ la vida low-carb.

In Episode 267 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Gretchen Becker, author of a series of books on diabetes as well as co-author of The Four Corners Diet. You’ll hear Gretchen talk about her severe diabetes diagnosis, why the ADA diet failed her, what a low-carb diet did to help control her diabetes along with medications, details about the various books she has available for people, why saturated fat may lead to greater insulin resistance, her new diabetes blog called “Wildly Fluctuating,” and how diabetics controlled their disease prior to insulin. Gretchen is a self-made diabetes expert and has quite a bit to say about this subject as it relates to low-carb living. ENJOY!

Click here to listen to my half-hour interview with Gretchen Becker about low-carb and diabetes.

Low-Carb News And Health Headlines For June 2009

Filed under: In The News — @ July 1, 2009

All the latest and greatest early summer low-carb health headlines

Summertime is in full swing now and the wealth of information about carbohydrate restriction and healthy living hasn’t slowed down a lick. I’ve been letting it pile up for several weeks and now I’m loaded for bear today with a boatload of low-carb news and health headlines for June 2009. As always, feel free to send me any new and notable links to interesting low-carb diet and health stories anytime at

Click here for news about a new study on pancreatic cancer, new commentary from Jackie Eberstein, a debate over ASP vs. insulin, a video by Dr. Robert Su about his book Carbohydrates Can Kill, the LDL cholesterol nonsense, a new report called “F As In Fat 2009,” the obesity rates skyrocketing in Indonesia, a “Test Your Carb IQ” quiz, a magazine feature story on fat, a government-sponsored study on Vitamin D and fish oil, casting for Season 9 of “The Biggest Loser,” a study on high-carb foods and their impact on heart health, a 165-pound weight loss on a “hunter-gatherer” diet, a brand new Gary Taubes lecture video with slides, and the new film on real food entitled Food Inc. in theaters now!

Find The ‘Cure’ For Your Diet And Mood Problems With Julia Ross

Filed under: Health — @ June 30, 2009

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Nutritional psychologist Julia Ross explains why carbs are so addictive

We’ve heard scientific evidence over the past year that carbohydrate-laden foods comprised primarily of sugar and high-fructose corn syrup is much more addictive than cocaine and heroin. That sounds preposterous to people who would retort back “but it’s only food!” And yet, is it? What if we stopped looking at carbohydrates as food but rather in the same way we view those addictive drugs? That’s exactly what my podcast guest today encourages people to do in order to properly understand how to best improve their weight and health.

In Episode 266 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” what a thrill it is to share with you my interview with Julia Ross, author of The Diet Cure: The 8-Step Program to Rebalance Your Body Chemistry and End Food Cravings, Weight Problems, and Mood Swings–Now and The Mood Cure: The 4-Step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions–Today. She is one of the foremost experts on the carbohydrate connection that is plaguing our diet and mental health in modern times.

Hear Julia discuss the reality of carb addiction, what she would recommend to help Oprah with her weight woes, why even protein distribution throughout the day is essential, the reason why she believes her program is a “cure” for people, the brain chemistry deficiency that people experience, the travails of undereating on thyroid function, the conspiracy to increase the sugar content of breakfast cereals, why low-fat, low-calorie diets are especially dangerous, the lack of balance of essential fatty acids, the fallacy of taking prescription drugs for mood issues, and so much more! This is a classic podcast, so listen from start to finish and soak it all in.

Click here to access this amazing interview with low-carb champion Julia Ross!

Kimkins Class Action Lawsuit Moves Forward, 40,000 Former Members Automatically Qualify

Filed under: Events — @ June 29, 2009

Just a quick update on the ongoing class action lawsuit against Heidi Kimberly Diaz and her Kimkins diet scam. You’ll recall I told you about a desperate Diaz firing her original attorney and filing for bankruptcy back in January after being disgraced with the dubious distinction of being awarded the “Worst Diet Product” of 2008 award. Things just aren’t looking too good for the Corona, California woman who is in a rather precarious position after the devious shenanigans she has attempted to pull off with this low-fat, low-carb, starvation diet scheme. I’m dedicating an entire chapter of my upcoming August 2009 book release 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb to the subject of avoiding people like Heidi Diaz who are lurking about online looking for victims to devour.

Basically this four-page document is to serve notice of the impending class action lawsuit against Diaz and is directed to “everyone who purchased a membership to Kimkins through the Kimkins web site from January 1, 2005 to October 15, 2007.” This is a REAL case that is set to take place on August 24, 2009 at 8:30AM PT in Riverside County Superior Court in Riverside, California.

Click here to access the class action lawsuit papers to find out how YOU can possibly participate in it if you purchased a Kimkins membership during the allotted dates.

Cilantro, the most polarizing herb

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Cilantro can be a great way to add a low (almost no!) carb flavor boost to many dishes. Popular in Latin American and Asian cuisine, cilantro has been catching on in the US over the past couple of years. How is cilantro polarizing? Despite its popularity there are a minority of people who can’t taste all of the herb’s flavors and report that it tastes like soap. For the rest of us it’s an essential addition to salsas, salads and more.

Call It No ‘S’, No BS, Grandma’s Diet, Or Whatever–It Just Works!

Filed under: Health — @ June 26, 2009

Reinhard Engels says healthy eating can be summed up in 14 words

Whenever most people start thinking about going on a diet, the first thing that comes to mind is how complex and difficult it can all seem. In fact, a good number of people write to me often obsessing over every little minutia of the calories they consume, the fat intake, the carbohydrate consumption, measuring every little thing before it crosses their lips. But what if healthy living could be as simple as a few words that it super simple? Today’s podcast guest set out to do just that with a special dietary plan he came up with.

In Episode 265 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Reinhard Engels, creator and author of the book The No “S” Diet: The Strikingly Simple Weight-Loss Strategy That Has Dieters Raving–and Dropping Pounds. I first “met” Reinhard when we worked together as contributors in 2006 to Chris Brogan’s now-defunct “Fat Guy Gets Fit” podcast, and then later the also now-defunct “Health Hacks Podcast,” hosted by my current podcast producer, Kevin Kennedy-Spaien. I was always fascinated by how analytical he made things sound with various diet and exercise concepts that seemed a little oddball at face value. But the more you looked at them, the more sense they really made. In addition to The No “S” Diet diet, Reinhard also developed a special exercise routine called “Shovelglove” that attempted to mimic the movements of our early ancestors in the action of chopping or hammering that gave their bodies exercise.

Click here to hear more about Reinhard Engel’s No “S” Diet and fitness plan that fits well within a healthy low-carb lifestyle.

New Low-Carb Book From Jimmy Moore To Focus On Health And ‘Life Lessons’

Filed under: New Product,Publications — @ June 25, 2009

My second book is scheduled to be released in August 2009

I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to get the message out about healthy low-carb living which is why my blog has branched out into various areas, including a twice-weekly, interview-styled podcast show, a fun and engaging YouTube video series with my wife Christine, a very active low-carb discussion forum, and so many other areas like Facebook, Twitter, and web sites that syndicate the content I provide. Visit for a full listing of all the official “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb”-affiliated projects.

One of the ways I have been working on sharing what I’ve learned about the low-carb lifestyle is by writing books. In October 2005, I released my debut book Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby Fat To Sensationally Skinny In One Year which shared what my 180-pound weight loss on the Atkins diet was like in 2004. Some criticized me at the time for writing a book so soon after losing weight because I really hadn’t learned anything yet.

Well, now it is five years later and I’ve learned so much about not just low-carb, but life in general that I wanted to share some of the lessons gleaned from taking this amazing journey to better health. While my first book focused almost exclusively on my personal weight loss experience, this new book entitled 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew will share the evidence behind the health benefits of this way of eating and how that has changed my life in more ways than I could have ever dreamed.

This new book allows me to discuss ways my life has been positively impacted by the circumstances that have happened since I became such a public figure on behalf of low-carb, dieting, and healthy living on the Internet. There will even be some revealing moments in the book regarding my encounters with personal critics, my side of the Kimkins scam story that has never been shared publicly, and the death of my brother Kevin in 2008.

Click here to learn more about my upcoming new low-carb book by listening to a special rebroadcast of a one-hour TeleClass presentation that took place on June 18, 2009.

The Top 30 Low-Carb Diet And Health Web Sites I Like To Regularly Visit

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My Top 30 best low-carb blogs and web sites on the Internet

Last weekend when I got away for a few days to attend my 20-year high school reunion in Florida, I posted this column featuring 24 brand new low-carb diet and health blogs that have caught my eye as of late as has become my tradition to do prior to leaving town. New low-carb information web sites are continually being formed each and every day and I’m all too eager to share them with my readers so they can be exposed to new voices of support and encouragement about livin’ la vida low-carb. Feel free to share YOURS or one that you think should be highlighted here in a future blog post by e-mailing me the URL anytime at

When I returned home earlier this week from my Florida trip, I received the following e-mail from a reader who was curious about the low-carb diet and health blogs and web sites that I like to visit regularly. Here’s what he wrote:

You recently posted several blogs that we can check out. For someone that doesn’t have time to keep up with all of the low-carb blogs, can you recommend the web sites or blogs that are great for inspiration and information for my low-carb lifestyle? Which one’s do you visit on a regular basis?

Oh, this is so gonna get me in trouble because I KNOW already I’m gonna leave some good people who do a wonderful job of low-carb blogging out. Although there are a TON of excellent low-carb information sites listed at my low-carb links blog that I highly encourage you to check out, click here for the ones I have bookmarked to check early and often in no particular order–they’re all AMAZING and updated on a consistent basis.

Dr. Richard Bernstein: Diabetics And Obese Are ‘Orphans’ Because Of Nutritional Miseducation

Filed under: Health — @ June 23, 2009

YOU CAN GET THE NEW PODCAST EPISODES ON ITUNES: Despite sharing about the new podcast feed for several weeks now, many people are still e-mailing me about their disappointment that they can’t access the new episodes of my podcast on iTunes. But you CAN! Here’s how: simply click on the new podcast feed and subscribe to the iTunes feed. Then when you go to iTunes on Mondays and Thursdays to access the new episodes, they’ll download for you to listen to them on your computer or iPod. So stop lamenting that you’re missing out and start catching up on some pretty awesome interviews that have come out in recent weeks. THANKS!

Legendary low-carb diabetes care expert Dr. Richard Bernstein

Diabetes has quickly become one of the most pressing health issues of our day. It used to be that juvenile diabetes (Type 1) was the prevalent form of this terrible disease, but adult onset diabetes (Type 2) has quickly overtaken it by a long shot in the 21st Century. Millions of people are walking around right now with elevated blood sugar and insulin levels and don’t even know that they may be well on their way to developing diabetes because of their excessive carbohydrate intake that is promoted as “healthy” by the leading diabetes health organizations like the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Today’s podcast interview guest who has been bravely trumpeting the low-carb solution to diabetes for decades while being scorned, ridiculed, and lambasted for holding what has been described by the conventional medical community as “extreme, radical” views.

In Episode 264 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” it is my sincere privilege and honor to bring to you a very special one-hour interview with somebody I rank right up there as a personal nutritional hero along with the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins. He is 75-year old living legend Dr. Richard Bernstein, author of the recently revised and updated bestselling low-carb diabetes book The Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars. If you are unfamiliar with this amazing man in the world of low-carb and diabetes, then you owe it to yourself to listen to everything Dr. Bernstein has to share.

In my interview, you’ll hear Dr. Bernstein’s discuss his personal story of dealing with Type 1 diabetes for nearly six decades, how his engineering background helped him come across self-monitoring for effective blood sugar control, the politics that dominate diabetes care, the research he has conducted on this disease, why he decided to pursue a medical degree at the age of 45, why his books were banned from being advertised to patients in the ADA publications, why he describes the obese and diabetics as “orphans,” the impact President Obama’s Supreme Court justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor who has Type 1 diabetes could have on diabetes care, why the ADA seems to want to keep diabetics sick, why he believes the work he has done on behalf of diabetes is only “tiny,” how a top entertainer with diabetes could put low-carb diets on the map, his classic face-to-face dLife debate with the ADA’s top dietitian Hope Warshaw, the reasons people come to see him, why hypothyroidism and immune deficiency disorders are so prevalent in diabetics, the reason Metformin is the #1 medication he prescribes for diabetics or prediabetics when low-carb diet alone is ineffective, the fallacy of consuming fiber for diabetics, the lack of evidence against saturated fat consumption impacting blood sugar and insulin, his “star athlete” lipid panel because of his low-carb lifestyle, why taking a statin drug is detrimental to health, and the lasting impact of the work he has done.

Click here to listen to this podcast for the ages that it is probably one of the best “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” interviews of 2009!

Low-carb cobb salad recipe

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Everything you could ever want in a refreshing summer salad

With the hot summer weather upon us, it’s nice to have some cool low-carb recipes that will keep your body energized with the fuel it needs without needlessly heating up your kitchen to unbearable levels with cooking up meals. And what better way to keep the oven and burners off than a fantastic salad with all your favorite low-carb fixins!

This recipe is compliments of our friends at Low-Carb Connoisseur and they suggest using whatever low-carb vegetables you happen to have in your refrigerator or are in season at your local farmer’s market and backyard garden. Things like chopped mushrooms, diced zucchini, sliced celery and anything else that fits within your healthy low-carb lifestyle are PERFECT for this Cobb salad. Let this awesome low-carb recipe keep you and your house cool all summer long!


  • 3 cups chopped Romaine lettuce (about 1/3 head)
  • 3 cups chopped iceberg lettuce (about 1/3 head)
  • 1 pound cooked chicken or turkey breast, in one piece, diced
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 4 green onions, white and 1 green, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 packet Splenda or Truvia
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup (about 6 ounces) crumbled Roquefort cheese
  • 1 hard boiled egg, very finely chopped


In a large bowl, mix Romaine and iceberg lettuces, chicken, bacon, tomato, and green onions. Then, in a small bowl, whisk vinegar, mustard, and sugar substitute until combined. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Pour 3/4 of the dressing over salad and mix well. Divide salad on 4 plates. Sprinkle cheese and chopped eggs over salads. Arrange avocado slices on top; drizzle with remaining dressing.

Servings: 4

24 More Low-Carb Blogs Join The Ever-Increasing Online Diet And Health Community

Filed under: Health — @ June 18, 2009

Are YOU the next to hop on the low-carb blogging bandwagon?

Highlighting new low-carb blogs for you guys to check out is something I really enjoy doing whenever I take off on a trip where I’ll be gone a few days. Since I’ll be heading down to Florida bright and early on Friday for my 20-year high school reunion and won’t be returning until late Sunday night, I hope you check out these awesome sites that share our philosophy about carbohydrate-restricted lifestyles. You can see my previous low-carb blog listings by clicking here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Click here to see these 24 brand new low-carb diet and health blogs I have for you today.

Everything you need to know about olive oil

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @

Olive oil is a fat that all low-carb dieters should be using. Its health benefits are well known and it can help give a great flavor to low-carb foods, but actually buying the stuff can be confusing because of all the choices. Read up on all you need to know about this wonderful oil.

How To Find Real Foods Like Local Organic Veggies, Pastured Eggs, Grass-Fed Beef, And Raw Milk

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Have you found a good raw milk supplier in your area?

It’s the fourth and final day of my special edition “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube” video blitz this week and I’m so happy to have shared so many wonderful videos about healthy low-carb living all week long. And we saved the best one for last!

In Episode 75 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube”, Christine and I are thrilled to talk about some of the “real foods” that you can’t necessarily find in your local grocery store that are extremely healthy for you on your low-carb lifestyle. All of these foods are available locally, including fresh organic vegetables, pastured free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, and even raw milk. If you read my daily low-carb menus blog, then you’ll see I’ve been consuming many of these foods as of late because of inspiration from some outstanding recent podcast interviews with people like Sally Fallon, Sean Croxton, and Richard Morris.

Click here to watch today’s video to learn more about how to get all of these real foods in your diet.

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick: The Cholesterol Leads To Heart Disease Theory Is Bunk

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Dr. Malcolm Kendrick says the cholesterol/heart hypothesis is bunk!

Eating saturated fat and cholesterol is unhealthy for you because they clog your arteries, raise your cholesterol levels, and lead to heart attacks, cardiovascular disease and death. Or so we’ve been told. This cholesterol/heart health theory that has been floating around out there ever since Ancel Keys proposed the theory decades ago that started the whole low-fat diet movement in earnest. Tom Naughton brilliantly illustrated this in his 2008 documentary film FAT HEAD.

In Episode 263 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are privileged to hear from UK-based physician and bestselling author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick who wrote a groundbreaking book entitled The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It. He has committed himself to exposing the scam that is the cholesterol/heart hypothesis because he knows better based on the evidence.

Hear Dr. Kendrick talk about how he got involved in this issue, why he decided to become such a vocal opponent of the conventional theory behind cholesterol and heart health, the problem with taking statin drugs and why women should NEVER take them, the history behind how fat and cholesterol got vilified, the negative role carbohydrates play in obesity and diabetes, his personal reaction to Gary Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories, what it’s gonna take to alter the incorrect thinking about cholesterol and heart health, and so much more! This is one man who knows and understands what is REALLY happening as it relates to heart health–and it’s NOT the cholesterol or saturated fat either.

Click here to access the 45-minute interview with Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in its entirety.

Win A FREE Cruise For Two On The March 2010 Low-Carb Bahamas Cruise

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Did somebody say FREE Bahamas cruise? Yep and it could be YOU!

Continuing with Day 2 of my special edition “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube” video blitz this week, I’m so excited to share with you something truly extraordinary about The 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise to the Bahamas coming up in March 2010. So many of your fellow enthusiastic low-carbers from around the world have quickly signed up to be a part of all the frolicking fun we’re gonna have next year sailing down the Florida coastline to the exotic destinations in the Bahamas with famous low-carb celebrities like Drs. Mike & Mary Dan Eades, Dr. William Davis, Jackie Eberstein, Fred Hahn, Dana Carpender, and SO MANY MORE! Ahhhhh, it’ll be here before you know it, so be sure to book your spot on what will be the highlight of your year in 2010!

In Episode 73 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube”, Christine and I are so thrilled to announce that a very generous member of the low-carb community has decided to donate the funds for a FREE CRUISE FOR TWO to someone who deserves to come. That’s right, this is a $732 value for the cruise itself PLUS $500 spending money to help with airfare, excursions, and spending money on the cruise. You can enter in one of two ways by answering the question:

Why do you deserve to win a dream low-carb cruise to the Bahamas?

To enter, you can submit a 500-word essay answering that question to me at or you can post a 5-minute YouTube video response to this video. What an exciting opportunity for one of my readers to have a chance to come on this cruise and hang out with all the low-carb superstars who will be coming on this amazing vacation to the Bahamas! DON’T PASS UP YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!

Click here to watch today’s video for all the details about this exciting cruise contest giveaway!

Is The Scale Stuck? The Top 7 Reasons Why You May Not Be Losing Weight…Even On A Low-Carb Diet!

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ June 17, 2009

Is that blasted “TruthoMeter” scale telling you you’re fat?

It’s Day 3 of my special edition “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube” video blitz this week and we’ve been having so much fun showering you with video after video about the healthy low-carb lifestyle. And probably the most common reasons people begin low-carb living is for one thing and one thing only–WEIGHT LOSS! They’ve heard about all the amazing success stories of people who have implemented this way of eating in their life and they get all excited about doing it for themselves. But then…little to no weight loss at all! What the heck is going on?!

In Episode 74 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube”, Christine and I hear from people all the time about this subject and wanted to address seven possible areas which might explain why you’re not losing weight. This is by no means an exhaustive list of reasons why you aren’t seeing the scale move, but you might recognize a few of these in your own routine that need to be adjusted. It’s not the end of the world if you are doing everything like you are supposed to and the scale is not moving the way you expect it to (back to those unreasonable expectations we’ve previously talked about) when you remember the end goal of your low-carb eating plan is to be healthy. Shedding fat is merely a side effect of consuming healthy low-carb foods and attaining optimal health is the first priority.

Click here to watch today’s video to see if your low-carb diet is hung up on any of these 7 things.


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