Six Special Low-Carb Speakers Lined Up For March 2010 Bahamas Cruise

Filed under: Events — @ April 10, 2009


2010 Low-Carb Cruise sailing to the Bahamas on Carnival Fascination

For the past couple of years, I’ve had the privilege of joining nearly 100 people on a cruise ship during the cold days of winter as we set sail for a luxurious trip to much warmer climates on the beaches of Mexico, relaxing in comfortable surroundings, and having a truly amazing time with people who all had one thing in common–we absolutely love and adore healthy low-carb living! Our first low-carb cruise in February 2008 was so much fun meeting up with fellow low-carbers that we just HAD to do another one for January 2009. For this year’s cruise we decided to invite some of my low-carb expert friends to join us and it was so magical that I’m itching to go back again.

And we are in 2010…it’s gonna be bigger and better than ever before!


We’re headed for Key West and Nassau, Bahamas in March 2010!

After leaving out of Galveston, Texas port on the Carnival Ecstasy for our first two low-carb cruises down to Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico, we decided to switch destinations and boats for The 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise. This time around, we will be leaving out of Jacksonville, Florida port on the Carnival Fascination making our way to luxurious stops in Key West, Florida and Nassau, Bahamas. This will be a pretty nostalgic trip for me and my wife Christine because we went on a cruise down to the Bahamas for our honeymoon way back in 1995. It’ll be the perfect celebration of our 15 glorious years of marriage together. I CAN’T WAIT!

But, what about everyone else? What’s the allure of coming on a cruise like this other than getting to meet some new low-carb friends who you’ve only known online up until now (which is really neat in and of itself, by the way!)? I’m so glad you asked because this year’s list of guest speakers was THE highlight of the cruise (well, that and this karaoke low-carb parody song Dr. Eric Westman and I performed–oh the memories made!).

With that in mind, I’m privileged to announce the first exclusive look at the special speakers we already have lined up to come with board the Carnival Fascination with us on The 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise in March 2010.

CLICK HERE to see who the six special low-carb guest speakers will be joining us for The 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise to the Bahamas and how YOU can join us in March 2010!

Low-carb coconut chocolate fudge recipe

Filed under: Low-carb Recipes — Tags: , , — @ April 8, 2009

I’ve become a full-fledged fan of social networking over the past year or so. I don’t know if you’ve decided to take the 21st Century plunge into either Facebook or Twitter yet, but I HIGHLY encourage you to do so to connect with old friends and make some awesome new ones. There are nearly 1,000 friends on my Facebook page alone, but I also enjoy adding more each day. Feel free join the bandwagon.

One of those friends from Facebook shared a delicious new low-carb chocolate fudge recipe with me this week that I just couldn’t resist telling my readers about here at my blog. Her name is Fiona O’Dowd and she’s from Sydney, Australia (incidentally, there’s a pretty large contingent of regular LLVLC readers from the land down under comprising about 5% of my total visitors each day). It looks like she did a lot of experimenting in the kitchen to perfect this superb fudge recipe that I’m dying to try for myself sometime. It makes a rather large batch, so feel free to cut the recipe in half if you don’t want so many servings. Or, if you want more, DOUBLE IT! THANKS for this outstanding recipe, Fiona! ENJOY everyone!

FIONA’S WICKED LOW-CARB CHOCOLATE FUDGE

  • 1 cup organic full-fat coconut cream
  • 1 100g bar quality extra dark (86% cocoa) chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons of natural peanut or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots or cranberries (optional)
  • 1/2 cup whole raw nuts and seeds mix
  • 2 Tbs linseed sunflower almond (LSA) meal
  • 2 Tbs oat bran
  • 2 Tbs whole oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbs preferred sweetener

Start by adding the coconut cream (cans of organic coconut milk/cream are available at most health food stores and possibly even your grocery store) and vanilla extract to a small saucepan on VERY low heat. Break up the extra dark chocolate bar into chunks and add into pot. Add the nut butter and sweetener while continuously stirring until it all melts together into a smooth mixture.

Then add the dried fruit, nuts/seeds, LSA, oat bran, and oats and stir until fully blended. Spoon/pour the fudge mixture onto some waxed paper in a dish and place in the fridge until it cools and solidifies together. Place in a closed container or cover with foil in fridge to prevent it from drying out.

Enjoy small squares (chop into 1 1/2 cm squares) of this delicious healthy fudge for dessert and for small snacks throughout the day. This is about as good as it gets for a healthy yet delicious low-carb treat!

Even though this is a healthier dessert idea that’s lower in sugar and higher in nutrition than most sweet treats, keep in mind that it is still calorie dense, so keep your portions reasonable and don’t go hog wild eating it just because it’s “low-carb.”

From Anorexia To Binge Eating To Healthy Low-Carb Living

Filed under: Health — @ April 7, 2009


J.P. Fanton comes out from behind the “Harry Hirsute” moniker today

One of the greatest aspects of blogging and podcasting is the ability to meet such a wide range of people who make up a part of this low-carb and health community. From the most famous authors to researchers to people who have lost a lot of weight, I’ve had the privilege of coming into contact with a lot of people. But sometimes there’s somebody like you and me who has a special story to tell and I’m pleased to be able to bring you one of those today.

In Episode 242 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from a man named J.P. Fanton who has gone by the name “Harry Hirsute” in his comments at my menus blog and forum. Little did I know that J.P.’s journey to low-carb was probably a lot more challenging than most of us experience. He suffered through a health-destroying eating disorder, embraced the Ornish-styled low-fat dogma, went on eating binges, and eventually obesity. Working through these excruciatingly painful issue, J.P. overcame them and fully embraced healthy low-carb living.

Several months ago he took me up on my challenge to the people who read my menus blog to start his own low-carb menu blog. What was borne out of that was a one-of-a-kind web site called “The Wowee Zowee Menu Blog.” Seriously, that’s his blog and it’s full of some hardcore, revved up, daily low-carb menus. J.P.’s unique sense of humor and kindness shines through in everything he touches, including his new health web site called “Healthy Fellow.” This was a memorable one-on-one interview with one of the real good guys in the low-carb community. ENJOY!

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 242:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 242 [49:04m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THIS SHOW! If you have not already done so, please go to the iTunes page for my podcast, click on “Write a Review” and share what my podcast means to you. And if you’d like to financially support this podcast, then please consider clicking on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site. We appreciate your generosity and support!

What did you think about John Paul “Harry” Fanton? If you or someone you know has gone through an eating disorder, then did what he have to say about his journey sound familiar? Discuss it in the show notes section of Episode 242. Visit J.P.’s “Wowee Zowee Menu Blog” as well as his brand new “Healthy Fellow” web site. And be looking for him on my low-carb menus blog as well as my low-carb discussion forum.

Coming up on Thursday, Esther Blum will be here to talk about her new book Secrets of Gorgeous: Hundreds of Ways to Live Well While Living It Up. We all want to be beautiful, so I KNOW you’re gonna want to listen to what Esther has to say. Thanks for listening to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

Celebrating Four-Year Low-Carb Blogiversary With FREE Prizes!

Filed under: Events — @ April 6, 2009


Four years of low-carb blogging bliss are now behind me

Prizes? Did somebody say prizes? Yep, I sure did. And if you’re new to my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog, then I’m excited to share with you an annual tradition I started several years back where I hold a big contest full of some truly amazing prizes that YOU can win. Wanna see what I gave away in previous years? Check out these prize packages from 2008, 2007 and 2006 and now it’s time to get excited about what you can win in 2009!

Click here to learn more about what you need to do to enter the 4th Annual Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Blogiversary Giveaway Contest.

Does Higher Saturated Fat Intake Worsen Blood Flow? Think Again!

Filed under: In The News,Study — @ April 3, 2009


He’s baaaaaaaack! Dr. Michael Miller gets his fat-hating study published

Another day, another so-called published “study” slamming the Atkins diet. Some things just never change. And yet some things seem to stay the same, too.

Details about the latest anti-low-carb research to come down the pipeline are documented in this new study published this week and my fellow low-carb blogging friend Laura Dolson from About.com’s Low-Carb Diets site writes an excellent recap of the study details. I even blogged about it when the study was first presented publicly in 2007.

Here are the basic details of the study:

Lead researcher Dr. Michael Miller from the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical Center received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to observe cholesterol and heart health risk factors when dieters reached their weight loss goals and decide to stay on their same diet. One would think this kind of an in-depth study would involve at least several hundred overweight participants on a variety of dietary plans to shed the pounds over at least a one-year period of time, right? Nope.

The study included 18 HEALTHY and NORMAL WEIGHT people who each went on one of three diet plans for four weeks at a time:

ATKINS–50% fat
SOUTH BEACH–30% fat
ORNISH–10% fat

The study participants engaged in all three diets with a four-week period between the diets from January to December 2006. Cholesterol levels were checked at the beginning of each new four-week period prior to starting on a new diet and the researcher evaluated other heart health risk factors as well. Additionally, since the study participants were on their own with the foods they ate, a 3-day food record journal was also looked at at the end of each four-week period. Blood vessel function was also checked by measuring the blood vessel dilation in the arm.

Dr. Miller stated that the higher the saturated fat is in the diet, the lower the blood vessel dilation is, which regulates the flow of blood in the body. Wagging his finger of blame at the worst culprit in his opinion, he scorned the diet that contained the most saturated fat.

“The diet that performed the worst was the Atkins diet,” Miller said.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Miller’s “study” and why his bias against the Atkins low-carb diet shines through loud and clear.

Katie Jay Goes From Weight Loss Surgery To Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb

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Katie Jay was “dying to change” and is now living the low-carb life

When someone gets to be so obese that they feel helpless, hopeless, and fearful that they will never be able to overcome their weight problem no matter what they do, the realization that something drastic like weight loss surgery is the only answer starts to sink in. If we’re honest with ourselves, all of us who have dealt with being fat have had this cross our minds. While most of us chose to start livin’ la vida low-carb and found our answer, that’s not the way it is for everyone. Today, I speak with a woman who decided to have weight loss surgery and is now realizing low-carb will help her keep the weight off for good!

In Episode 241 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Katie Jay, author of Dying To Change: My Really Heavy Life Story, How Weight Loss Surgery Gave Me Hope for Living and founder of the National Association for Weight Loss Surgery (NAWLS) which is dedicated to supporting people who have had weight loss surgery. A few months ago, Katie joined my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Discussion” forum to learn more about the healthy low-carb lifestyle. Despite having the weight loss surgery, she realized that low-carb was something she needed to do. In today’s interview, you’ll hear Katie talk about her weight loss journey, what she knew about low-carb living before she had weight loss surgery, the work she is doing with her NAWLS organization, and what she has planned for sharing about her low-carb progress with her members. If you’ve had weight loss surgery, then you need to hear what Katie Jay has to say!


Katie Jay–before and after weight loss surgery

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 241:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 241 [32:33m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THIS SHOW! If you have not already done so, please go to the iTunes page for my podcast, click on “Write a Review” and share what my podcast means to you. And if you’d like to financially support this podcast, then please consider clicking on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site. We appreciate your generosity and support!

What did you think about what Katie Jay had to share about her weight loss surgery story? Are you surprised she has shifted to a low-carb nutritional approach now? Talk about it in the show notes section of Episode 241. You can read more about Katie’s weight loss story in her book Dying To Change and be sure to check out her “Fat Free Mind” blog. And you can learn more about Katie’s support group by visiting the National Association for Weight Loss Surgery (NAWLS) website.

Next week, we’ll have two more excellent podcast interview guests: On Monday, J.P. Fanton, aka Harry from the Wowee Zowee Menu Blog joins me for a conversation about healthy low-carb living. This regular reader and commenter at my low-carb menus blog has quite a story to share and reveals his true identity in this exclusive podcast. Then on Thursday, Esther Blum will be here to talk about her new book Secrets of Gorgeous: Hundreds of Ways to Live Well While Living It Up. She’ll have tips on what you can do to bring out that hidden jewel just waiting to shine inside of you! That’s all coming next week on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

MCT And Coconut Oil Are Pure Gold For Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Filed under: Health — Tags: — @ April 2, 2009


MCT Gold and coconut oil are highly recommended for health

After sharing my podcast interview with Dr. Mary Newport earlier this week, I received a large amount of feedback from my listeners about coconut oil and the primary health ingredient found in coconut oil–namely medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs. The dramatic turnaround in the Alzheimer’s disease that Dr. Newport’s husband has experienced is motivating a lot of people to try this for themselves.

I first became aware of MCTs when I did a blog interview in 2007 with Dr. Larry McCleary, a neurosurgeon who understands the positive impact of ketone bodies on brain health. He expanded upon this during my podcast interview with him earlier this year and convinced me to give MCT oil a try.

Click here to find out more about why MCT oil is an important part of your healthy low-carb lifestyle.

Low-Carb Diet & Health Headlines–April 2009

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

It’s hard to believe the first quarter of 2009 is already coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the low-carb news and health headlines are slowing down one iota. Here are some tasty and filling stories about livin’ la vida low-carb for you to munch on as April “springs” upon us: Click here to get caught up on all the latest that is happening in the world of low-carb living!

Dr. Mary Newport: My Husband’s Alzheimer’s Disease Cured With High-Fat Coconut Oil

Filed under: Health — Tags: — @ March 30, 2009


Dr. Mary Newport with her Alzheimer’s disease-stricken husband Steve

One of the worst possible neurological diseases people could ever be diagnosed with is Alzheimer’s disease. From the memory loss to weight loss to depression, it’s a sad state for the people afflicted with it as well as the family members who are left to deal with a loved one who may or may not recognize them on a day-to-day basis. With 5.3 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease today with a new case being identified every 70 seconds, finding a solution for this problem is a serious topic worthy of discussion. Today’s podcast guest stumbled upon an unexpected dietary “cure” for her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease.

In Episode 240 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are privileged to hear from Dr. Mary Newport who I first found out about after reading this St. Petersburg Times story about how feeding her husband coconut oil greatly IMPROVED his Alzheimer’s. It was such an extraordinary story that I just HAD to book her for an interview to tell this remarkable story to my listeners. She correctly identifies the glucose connection to Alzheimer’s disease which is now becoming well-known as Type 3 diabetes, how ketone bodies are the preferred fuel for brain function, and why medium chain triglycerides (MTCs) found in coconut oil are a miracle for her husband’s condition. This is one of the most stunning personal testimonies of how a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet can dramatically improve health. You can’t help but be a believer after listening to Dr. Newport gush about her husband Steve is overcoming his tremors, regain cognitive function, and DEFEATING his Alzheimer’s.

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 240:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 240 [42:01m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

What do you think about Dr. Mary Newport’s personal story of using coconut oil with MCT oil to improve her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease? Do you believe this is an effective plan for people dealing with neurological ailments? Tell us your reaction in the show notes section of Episode 240. Today, she is sharing what she has learned about coconut oil and why it works so well in treating Alzheimer’s disease at her web site Coconut Ketones. And if you missed my podcast interview with Dr. Larry McCleary earlier this year when he discussed low-carb, MCTs, and brain health, then be sure to check it out, too! If you’re interested in getting this in your own diet, then check out Premium MCT Gold and Nutiva Coconut Oil (the BEST brand I’ve found!). CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Newport and her husband Steve for showing there are natural, dietary cures for preventable diseases that people too often rely on prescription drugs to help them.

Coming up on Thursday, I’ll have Katie Jay who recently started on her own low-carb journey after going through weight loss surgery and founding an organization called the National Association for Weight Loss Surgery (NAWLS). She authored a book about her weight struggle called Dying To Change: My Really Heavy Life Story, How Weight Loss Surgery Gave Me Hope for Living and she’s going through her own low-carb journey to better health now that could positively influence those she comes into contact with through her organization. Tune it to hear Katie’s story on Thursday!

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THIS SHOW! If you have not already done so, please go to the iTunes page for my podcast, click on “Write a Review” and share what my podcast means to you. And if you’d like to financially support this podcast, then please consider clicking on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site. We appreciate your generosity and support! THANK YOU for listening to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

Low-carb mock mashed potatoes recipe

Filed under: Low-carb Recipes — @

It’s a shame that so many people think that low-carb dieting is all about depriving yourself of foods that you think you can’t live without. In my experience, that is simply not the case at all. When you make smarter choices about what you allow to go inside of your mouth, the result can be as equally if not MORE delicious than the original dish you started out with.

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Lift ‘Super Slow’ And Eat Low-Carb To Get A ‘Body By Science’

Filed under: Health — @ March 27, 2009


Dr. Doug McGuff recommends “super slow” weight lifting for muscle growth

One of the emerging exercise trends in recent years, especially within low-carb circles, has been the idea of training your body slowly to fully exhaust and rapidly fatigue the muscles. We’ve heard this concept quite prominently from people like Fred Hahn previously, but now it seems more and more people are getting on the “slow burn” bandwagon. Today’s podcast interview guest is yet another member of this growing community.

In Episode 239 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from fitness expert Dr. Doug McGuff who wrote an outstanding new book entitled Body by Science: A Research Based Program to Get the Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week. Like Hahn, Dr. McGuff understands the integral connection between diet and exercise for weight and health management as well as body sculpting. As he puts it, eating a low-carb diet turns off the faucet of glucose but “super slow” exercise pulls the plug out of the drain. Hear him discuss why hours of exercise a week is completely unnecessary biologically and how you can indeed get all the exercise you need in jut 12 minutes a week. If you think it sounds too good to be true, then listen to what he has to say about this controversial, yet scientifically-based program he uses with his clients. ENJOY!

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 239:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 239 [36:53m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

What did you think about Dr. Doug McGuff and his belief about “super slow” exercise? Do you buy into what he had to say and does it make any sense to you? Discuss your thoughts about this podcast in the show notes section of Episode 239. Pick up a copy of his book Body by Science: A Research Based Program to Get the Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week and pay a visit to his “Body By Science” blog.

Next week, I’m super-excited to share two amazing stories of personal health triumph with you. On Monday, we will hear from Dr. Mary Newport who I first heard about in this news story about her husband who has been able to improve his Alzheimer’s disease by adding coconut oil and MCT oil to everything he ate. It’s one of the most incredible stories I’ve ever seen and I KNOW you’re gonna be encouraged by this podcast. Then on Thursday, I’ll have Katie Jay who recently started on her own low-carb journey after going through weight loss surgery and founding an organization called the National Association for Weight Loss Surgery (NAWLS). She authored a book about her weight struggle called Dying To Change: My Really Heavy Life Story, How Weight Loss Surgery Gave Me Hope for Living and I’m sure her newfound low-carb lifestyle will be the subject of a future book.

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THIS SHOW! If you have not already done so, please go to the iTunes page for my podcast, click on “Write a Review” and share what my podcast means to you. And if you’d like to financially support this podcast, then please consider clicking on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site. We appreciate your generosity and support! THANK YOU for listening to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

Annika Dahlqvist Debates Annika Rosengren About Saturated Fat On Swedish Television

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Annika Dahlqvist and Annika Rosengren faced off in a televised debate

In the country that gave us their famous meatballs, the Volvo vehicle, and the classic hit-making 1970s singing group ABBA, there’s quite a firestorm of controversy and discussion going on within the realm of public debate regarding the validity of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate nutritional approach (LCHF) on health. I’ve already blogged about the explosion of exposure that livin’ la vida low-carb is getting this year in the nation of Sweden and it shows no sign of slowing down thanks in large part to the work that Dr. Annika Dahlqvist is doing to spread the TRUTH about the health benefits of consuming fats, even saturated fats, while cutting down on the carb intake.

The latest turn of events in this ongoing diet battle took place on March 15, 2009 when one of the leading public service morning television news programs on Sveriges Television (SVT) interviewed a physician about a study showing a lower occurrence of cardiovascular disease over the past couple of decades since low-fat diets have been promoted. Predictably, they marched out this university professor named Dr. Annika Rosengren who made the statement that the lack of saturated fat in the recommended diet has kept cholesterol levels low and that was the primary factor in the improved heart health results.

Needless to say, this didn’t sit too well with proponents of LCHF, including Dr. Dahlqvist, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, and other leaders of the low-carb movement in Sweden. CLICK HERE to read about how they responded to this and the controversy that erupted in the Swedish low-carb community as a result.

Red Meat Link To Cancer Study Conveniently Ignores Low-Carb Benefits

Filed under: Study — @ March 25, 2009


Our cherished and healthy low-carb red meat is under assault again

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about that study that came out this week on how consuming red meat is killing you, right? Here are just a few of the thousands of health headline stories that are blaring from coast to coast right now about this:

Study: Too much red meat shortens life
Live longer by reducing red meat intake
Are You Eating Too Much Meat?
The Growing Case Against Red Meat
Red meat increases risk of death from cancer
Too much red meat will kill you – study
Eating Red Meat May Boost Death Risk

And my favorite one of all…
Death link to too much red meat (won’t we ALL die of something someday?)

As with most studies about health that come out, the average Joe or Jane on the street will simply look at these headlines, hear it talked about on Good Morning America, The View, Oprah, and their local news, rationalize in their minds that it makes sense, and decide to cut down on their red meat consumption–even if it is only temporary. Our pop culture society doesn’t demand much more investigation into supposedly scientific claims that are made like this and a lot of people are gullible enough to believe the reporting of these studies without doing their due diligence in checking them out for themselves. And that’s precisely what the anti-meat zealots are betting on!

This purposeful veganization (that’s my new term for the radical vegetarians and vegans who would like nothing more than to have everyone in the entire world eat the way they do) that has been going on for the past few decades is so easy to see through that you’d have to have your mind shut down to miss it. And yet how many of us low-carbers will see friends and family and hear them talk about this so-called “study” that warns about eating red meat and share their concern for our health? You know it’s gonna happen if it hasn’t already. While they’ll be well-meaning in their comments, these people are utterly clueless about what a “healthy” meat-based low-carb diet like Atkins is really all about because of the anti-meat tenor of most health news coverage. However, this could be an excellent opportunity to educate them about the truth of livin’ la vida low-carb, too.

Click here to learn more about this prospective study from researchers at the National Cancer Institute and why it is virtually useless for identifying causality between red meat eating and death as all those headlines claim.

Interview With Low-Carb Exercise And Health Expert Lyle McDonald

Filed under: Health — @ March 24, 2009


Physiologist Lyle McDonald applies a low-carb approach to fat loss

Although I attempt to bring on quite an eclectic lineup of interview guests on my podcast show each week, sometimes my listeners will send me their suggestions about who they would like to hear from. Rest assured I am doing my best to get anyone and everyone in the world of low-carb diet, fitness and health on my show…and even a few who DON’T necessarily adhere to the low-carb principles. All in all, it expands our breadth of knowledge about why we are eating and living the way we do. Today’s podcast guest is on of the most highly-requested guests I have received to date.

In Episode 238 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are excited to share an interview with Lyle McDonald from “Body Recomposition” who is heavily into the subjects of exercise, ketogenic low-carb diets, fat loss, and muscle growth. He’s been quite a prolific author of a series of books that outline the many hours of research he has invested into these topics that matter the most to him. One thing you’ll immediately notice about Lyle is his obvious passion and enthusiasm for whatever he is talking about. This interview is chock full of over an hour of juicy, informational nuggets of truth you’ll enjoy hearing from one of the leading voices in the exercise and carbohydrate-restriction world today!

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 238:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 238 [66:15m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

What did you think about Lyle McDonald and the concepts he shares about in this podcast? Talk about it in the show notes section of Episode 238. Visit his “Body Recomposition” web site and check out the complete Lyle McDonald library of books for even more information about the subjects he discussed in this interview. We’ll have another low-carb exercise expert coming up on Thursday with Dr. Doug McGuff.

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THIS SHOW! If you have not already done so, please go to the iTunes page for my podcast, click on “Write a Review” and share what my podcast means to you. And if you’d like to financially support this podcast, then please consider clicking on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site. We appreciate your generosity and support! THANK YOU for listening to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

30 New And Classic Low-Carb Diet & Health Books For You To Read

Filed under: Health — @ March 23, 2009

One of the perks of having a successful blog and podcast show dedicated to the subject of diet, fitness, and health is you have instant access to all the latest books that come out in this genre. I’m privileged to be able to sift through all of this information for you, personally interview the authors who would make for compelling guests on my podcast, and write reviews for each of these books that I find most interesting. When the books begin to stack up, it has become a tradition for me to share those reviews with you in one big blog post (like I have previously done here, here, and here).

Today, I have 30 more new and class diet & health books for you to check out by clicking here.

Dr. Michael Ozner And His Mediterranean Diet Approach To Heart Health

Filed under: Health — @ March 19, 2009


Mediterranean diet fan Dr. Michael Ozner explains his “heart hoax” theory

Heart health is on the minds of millions of Americans who deal with chest pains, heart attacks, and clogged arteries each year. My own father had quintuple heart bypass surgery in 2008 and heart disease was one of the major contributors to the premature death of my brother Kevin at the age of 41 in October. This is serious business and there are lots of health experts out there who are sharing about how to prevent heart health calamities from happening to begin with. Although we may not agree with all the advice provided by these “experts,” there is useful information to be learned. One such expert is today’s podcast interview guest.

In Episode 237 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Dr. Michael Ozner, author of a fascinating new book entitled The Great American Heart Hoax: Lifesaving Advice Your Doctor Should Tell You About Heart Disease Prevention. He is quite a dynamic speaker and very confident about the subjects he talks about, including why CAT scans are dangerous, why traditional heart procedures are likely unnecessary, why it’s unnecessary for many people to take statin drugs to reduce cholesterol, the importance of particle size and particle number, and the importance of HDL and triglcyerides. But he also has some ideas that run contrary to livin’ la vida low-carb since he is a strong promoter of the high-carb, low-fat Mediterranean diet. Over and over again, you’ll hear Dr. Ozner push this way of eating as the superior diet for managing weight and health. This 45-minute interview gives you a lot of information to chew on–even if you disagree with some of what you hear.

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 237:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 237 [45:59m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

What did you think about Dr. Michael Ozner and his belief that to cure all the health ailments in the world with a Mediterranean diet? Are you buying it? Why or why not? Share your comments in the show notes section of Episode 237. Get your copy of Dr. Ozner’s book The Great American Heart Hoax: Lifesaving Advice Your Doctor Should Tell You About Heart Disease Prevention (But Probably Never Will) and visit his DrOzner.com web site for more information on the program he is promoting for health.

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THIS SHOW! If you have not already done so, please go to the iTunes page for my podcast, click on “Write a Review” and share what my podcast means to you. And if you’d like to financially support this podcast, then please consider clicking on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site. We appreciate your generosity and support!

Don’t miss next week when I’ll be sharing two interviews with some amazing fitness experts: the great Lyle McDonald from “Body Recomposition” on Monday and strength-building coach Dr. Doug McGuff on Thursday. THANK YOU for listening to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

Low-carb chocolate cupcakes with creamy frosting

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Do you have a birthday party or celebratory event coming up where you’ll need to have an incredible low-carb dessert ready to go? While most traditional desserts are loaded with sugar and white flour, you can make them better and healthier simply by using ingredients that are low in carbohydrates. It’s amazing how incredibly simple it is to swap out things like almond flour for white flour and alternative sweeteners for the sugar. But people who are livin’ la vida low-carb do it all the time and I’ve got another awesome recipe to share with you today.

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D From The Sun? Think Again!

Filed under: Health — @ March 17, 2009


Are you getting enough Vitamin D from the sun? Think again!

I have been meaning to do a blog post on the topic of Vitamin D for a while now because it is arguably one of the most important health messages people need to hear about these days besides all that we already discuss about carbohydrate restriction. For people who are livin’ la vida low-carb and want to make their health even better than it is now, you’ll want to pay especially close attention to the information I’m about to share because it is crucial for you and your family. And this subject hits close to home with me because of my own personal connection to it as well as a unique circumstance with my wife Christine.

Click here to hear about the SHOCKING Vitamin D level Christine had when she had it checked in January, what the health ramifications of Vitamin D deficiency can be, and what easy steps you can take to remedy this health calamity.

One-Hour Podcast Interview With Low-Carb Researcher Dr. Jeff Volek

Filed under: Health — @ March 16, 2009


“TNT Diet” author Dr. Jeff Volek talks low-carbohydrate nutrition

People often ask me if I think there is a resurgence happening with low-carb diets and my response is usually that the great preponderance of low-carb research that has been coming out over the past few years makes it impossible for a real renaissance of healthy carbohydrate restriction to be ignored. And the men and women who put themselves on the front lines of the low-carb debate are leading a strong charge with the evidence to back them up. Names like Dr. Richard Feinman, Dr. Eric Westman, Dr. Mary C. Vernon, and others immediately come to mind, but my podcast interview guest today is also a part of the upper echelon of this low-carb movement.

In Episode 236 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” at long last we hear from low-carb researcher Dr. Jeff Volek from The University of Connecticut who co-wrote with Adam Campbell the Men’s Health TNT Diet: The Explosive New Plan to Blast Fat, Build Muscle, and Get Healthy in 12 Weeks. Although I’ve previously interviewed one of Dr. Volek’s proteges Cassandra Forsythe at my podcast show and even had a blog interview with Dr. Volek himself in September 2006, this was the first time we’ve ever heard from him on my podcast show and he offered over an hour jam-packed with some incredible insights on low-carb nutrition. He addresses the state of low-carb research, the studies he has been involved with, what exercise is best when you are on a low-carb diet, his disagreements with some of his fellow carbohydrate restriction peers, the impact of various sports supplements like creatine, the benefits of whey protein, defining keto-adaptation, and so much more. I have no doubt you will find this interview with Dr. Jeff Volek one of the most fascinating interviews of 2009! Sit back, relax, and ENJOY!

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 236:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 236 [66:34m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

Now that you’ve heard from Dr. Jeff Volek sharing about carbohydrate restriction, what did you think about what he had to say? Share your comments in the show notes section of Episode 236. Pick up a copy of The TNT Diet, read my 2006 blog interview with Dr. Volek, and listen to this previous teleconference from Atkins Nutritionals featuring Dr. Volek. Special THANK YOU to Dr. Volek for sharing so willingly in the longest interview of the year! I look forward to seeing him again at the Charleston, SC ASBP conference.

Coming up on Thursday, I’ll have an interview with Dr. Michael Ozner who wrote a book called The Great American Heart Hoax: Lifesaving Advice Your Doctor Should Tell You About Heart Disease Prevention (But Probably Never Will). You’ll immediately notice he is no Dr. Volek with his insistence on promoting (HIMSELF! and) a high-carb, Mediterranean-styled diet that runs counter to what many low-carbers would say is healthy. It’s not all bad information, so you DEFINITELY need to listen. That’s coming up later this week.

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THIS SHOW! If you have not already done so, please go to the iTunes page for my podcast, click on “Write a Review” and share what my podcast means to you. And if you’d like to financially support this podcast, then please consider clicking on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site. We appreciate your generosity and support!

Low-carb cream cherry crunch recipe

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We low-carbers are used to being left out when we go to a party and there are sugar-filled, high-carb desserts surrounding you. From cakes to pies to cookies, it’s virtually inescapable and can be discouraging if you are sticking with your low-carb plan. But what if you could make a delicious low-carb dessert that will enable you to stay on track with your low-carb lifestyle while nobody knows the difference? Well, I’ve gone one such dessert recipe to share with you today.

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