‘Bloggeranza Week 2′ Continues With Amy Dungan From Healthy Low-Carb Living

Filed under: Health — @ June 24, 2010

We’ve hit the halfway point of “Bloggeranza Week 2″ featuring the best diet and health bloggers who are a part of the ever-expanding low-carb community. We’ve already had a great response to the interviews with Connie Bennett on Monday and Ann Marie Michaels on Tuesday. Coming up later in the week we’ll have Dr. Stephan Guyenet and Holly Hickman, but today’s podcast interview guest is one of the preeminent low-carb advocates on the Internet today!

In Episode 373 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we get to hear from my friend and fellow low-carb blogger Amy Dungan from the “Healthy Low Carb Living Blog.” Listen to Amy share about her weight loss struggle until she found low-carb living in 2001, the story behind her blog name, the health benefits she’s experienced from eating low-carb, why she’s not a purist with her way of eating, her hungry and miserable existence while eating low-fat, her husband’s non-weight-loss low-carb story, the public confusion over lipids, why she is qualified to talk about low-carb and healthy living, her national exposure on ABC-TV’s web site about a negative low-carb diet study, how she became the St. Louis Low-Carb Examiner and the crazy response from the readers there, the death threats she’s received at her YouTube video channel, her low-carb product reviews with CarbSmart.com, and where she sees the future of low-carb living headed.

Click here to listen to this interview with Amy Dungan who is someone you can’t help but appreciate as a real person living the low-carb life the best she knows how and sharing what she has learned over the past decade about this way of eating.

Summertime 2010 Book Review Series: ‘Living Low Carb’ By Dr. Jonny Bowden

Filed under: Books,Review — @ June 23, 2010

Books, books, and more books! I got ‘em coming out of my ears for the Summer of 2010, so I’m doing this special series of reviews of the newest and best low-carb, health, and nutrition books that you may want to take a closer look at. Many of the authors of the featured books are scheduled to be guests on my podcast show in the coming months. My goal is to try to feature at least one new book review a day, every day all summer long. There’s a lot of great stuff out there you need to know about and I can’t wait for you to see what all is available! ENJOY!

One of the most honest and accurate health writers and speakers on the planet today has got to be the amazingly prolific and one of the all-around lovable good guys–Dr. Jonny Bowden. His stellar writings which are featured through a wide multitude of various nationally-syndicated columns such as on AOL, The Huffington Post, iVillage as well as his bestselling line of books make him a highly sought after expert on all things related to nutrition, diet, and living a healthy lifestyle. Back in 2003, he penned what many in the low-carb community considered the quintessential magnum opus book on the awesome benefits of carbohydrate-restriction that has ever been written in a readable style that was palatable to anyone interested in learning more about what this way of eating is all about. The book was called Living The Low Carb Life: From Atkins to the Zone Choosing the Diet That’s Right for You and it was an outstanding book that literally allowed you to compare all of the most popular low-carb diet plans side-by-side with a brief synopsis of each one along with the pros and cons to decide which one is best for you. Dr. Bowden has always maintained the philosophy that people need to find the diet that is right for them.
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‘Bloggeranza Week 2′ Continues With Ann Marie Michaels From CHEESESLAVE

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“Bloggeranza Week 2″ is rockin’ and rollin’ now and we’re having a great time promoting the most outstanding bloggers promoting healthy low-carb living to the masses. We heard from Connie Bennett on Monday and we’re looking forward to our upcoming interviews later this week with Amy Dungan, Dr. Stephan Guyenet, and Holly Hickman. It’s gonna be an AMAZING week! Today’s podcast interview guest is a voracious promoter and lover of real, whole food living sharing it with thousands daily!

In Episode 372 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from the enthusiastic and passionate real food advocate Ann Marie Michaels from the CHEESESLAVE blog. Healthy high-fat, low-carb whole food living is what Ann Marie is all about and she is out there sharing the benefits of this way of eating. Listen to her talk about the health complications that plagued her in her 20s, how the Weston A. Price Foundation changed her life, why babies need to be consuming saturated fat, where she came up with the name CHEESESLAVE, the raw milk controversy, why consuming fat is so important for health, the lack of sunburn when you eat high-fat, why people are resistant to getting their food from a farmer’s market or a local farmer, what inspired her to start her own podcast, the newfound openness to the message of real food living, why the fat you consume must be the healthy ones, how we ended up with Crisco in our food supply, the oxidized cholesterol food manufacturers add to foods like milk chocolate, her Real Food Media conglomeration with several real food bloggers, how her marketing background is attracting advertisers, her expertise in social media places like Facebook and Twitter, and why you should follow everybody on Twitter.

Click here to discover why Ann Marie Michaels is a real leader in the alternative nutrition movement and I’m proud to share my interview of her with you today!

NBC Universal Shamefully Pushing A High-Carb, Low-Fat, Vegetarian Diet On Americans During Their ‘Healthy Week’ Promotion

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While watching the exciting final round Sunday coverage of the U.S. Open PGA golf tournament on NBC television, you probably couldn’t help but notice all of the multitude of promotional advertisements about a special weeklong campaign happening this week dubbed “Healthy at NBCU.” Analysts Johnny Miller and Dan Hicks cut in often between the golf action to hype how all of the NBC Universal-affiliated stations would be putting the focus on “Healthy Week” during the programming. This includes not just NBC, but also Bravo, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, Universal Orlando, CNBC, iVillage, Syfy, The Weather Channel, Oxygen, Access Hollywood, Telemundo, Universal Studios, The Today Show, USA Network, and all of the other entities under the NBC Universal umbrella. They’re making a big deal about this by providing viewers with “the information and inspiration they need to take positive steps toward better health and wellness.”

It’s a noble effort if the right kind of information is shared that will actually help the people who are watching. While summertime television viewing is sporadic at best with mostly reruns, B-rated shows, and vacations keeping people away, it’s those people who ARE watching television that makes the message that is communicated to the at-home audience during this campaign so important. Upwards of 80 million people are impacted by one or more of these NBC Universal entities on a weekly basis, so there is potential to make a lasting impact on the thinking and mentality of the viewers who are being exposed to the “Healthy at NBCU” promotion.

So what are they promoting exactly? Click here to see the high-carb, low-fat, vegetarian message that dominates this campaign and why it is WRONG to be pushing this on unsuspecting Americans.

‘Bloggeranza Week 2′ Interview With Connie Bennett From SUGAR SHOCK!

Filed under: Health — @ June 22, 2010

Several months back, I introduced a brand new segment on my podcast called “Bloggeranza Week” featuring some of the biggest and best bloggers in the world of nutrition, health, and low-carb living. There are a lot of people out there doing great work promoting the virtues of cutting the sugar, kicking the carbs, adding in fat into your diet, and getting the right kind of exercise into your routine. It’s a privilege to know so many of these people personally and I had so much fun when we did it in April that we’ve decided to do it again! “Bloggeranza Week 2″ kicks off today and we’ll be hearing from Ann Marie Michaels, Amy Dungan, Dr. Stephan Guyenet, and Holly Hickman later in the week. But today’s podcast interview guest is arguably one of the most outspoken anti-sugar advocates promoting healthy living through her blog, radio show, and books!

In Episode 371 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are privileged to have “Sugar Shrew No More” Connie Bennett from “The SUGAR SHOCK! Blog” and author of SUGAR SHOCK!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life–And How You Can Get Back on Track. This journalist never had a weight problem, but dealt with some truly horrendous side effects to her health and emotional well-being from consuming sugar. Listen to Connie get into detail about all of the health problems she experienced while consuming sugar, her epiphany that sugar was actually harming her, the way she tried to make kicking sugar fun, the deceptive ways sugar is hidden in foods, the impact of the Sugar Stacks web site, why she decided to start the SUGAR SHOCK! concept, the primary symptoms of consuming sugar, who the leading sugar researchers are, why she feels qualified to talk about sugar despite not having the credentials and why she’s not pursuing it either, how you get through to people living in the deep sugar culture we live in, finding your transition to getting rid of sugar in your life, and the 7 “D”s to making a sugar-free lifestyle a reality.

Click here to sense the excitement and enthusiasm that Connie Bennett has about this issue and feel motivated to let go of sugar forever.

Summertime 2010 Book Review Series: ‘Six Weeks To Sleeveless And Sexy’ By JJ Virgin

Filed under: Review — @ June 21, 2010

Books, books, and more books! I got ‘em coming out of my ears for the Summer of 2010, so I’m doing this special series of reviews of the newest and best low-carb, health, and nutrition books that you may want to take a closer look at. Many of the authors of the featured books are scheduled to be guests on my podcast show in the coming months. My goal is to try to feature at least one new book review a day, every day all summer long. There’s a lot of great stuff out there you need to know about and I can’t wait for you to see what all is available! ENJOY!

There’s something appealing about a woman who feels confident enough to show off her arms in public. Feeling comfortable in your own skin and even flaunting it a bit is the dream of so many women and yet most of them think it’s just a pipe dream to even think about trying to wear a tank top or some other sleeveless top in a public place. But celebrity fitness and health coach JJ Virgin says it doesn’t have to be that way and she shows you how in her latest book Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy: The 5-Step Plan to Sleek, Strong, and Sculpted Arms.

Click here to read my review of JJ Virgin’s latest book on getting those “sleeveless and sexy” arms thanks to a healthy low-carb lifestyle!

Innovative Metabolic Solutions And The Nutrition & Metabolism Society: A One-Two Scientific Punch To Combat Conventional Diets

Filed under: Health — @ June 17, 2010

People are constantly asking if there are organizations they can contribute to that support the principles of carbohydrate-restriction and are working to educate the public about the healthy high-fat, low-carb way of eating. And the good news is there isn’t just one, but TWO excellent groups that are leading the way promoting the science behind low-carbohydrate diets to doctors and the consumer alike. Today’s podcast interview guests are the key players at these two organizations that YOU need to know about.

In Episode 370 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from two amazing guests. First up is Jeff Clinger from Innovative Metabolic Solutions (IMS), the cumulative brainchild of Dr. Mary Vernon, Gary Taubes, and Dr. Eric Westman, which is seeking to change the conversation regarding low-carb diets as it relates to treating obesity, diabetes and metabolic disorders. Listen to Jeff share about the metabolic issues he was dealing with, his chance meeting with Dr. Vernon at a New Year’s Eve party in 2006, his incredible weight loss and health improvements that happened to him and his wife through low-carb, the ultimate goal of IMS, the dream of developing a medical school curriculum, the invitation to Washington, DC to speak with health leaders about funding low-carb research, the consumer connection with a patient portal, and the Summer 2010 IMS Module Series interactive conference call with question and answer sessions with the speakers. Don’t miss your chance to win this valuable 7-week program featuring the top names in low-carb science by e-mailing the names of the guest speakers who are presenting lectures on Thursday nights this summer beginning July 8, 2010 to livinlowcarbman@charter.net. Deadline to enter is no later than Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 12:00PM.

Next up we have a fantastic conversation with Laurie Cagnassola who is the be-all, end-all when it comes to the fabulous non-profit organization called The Nutrition & Metabolism Society (NMS). You might recall this is the group founded by the great Dr. Richard Feinman and supported by most of the top names in the low-carb community. Listen to Laurie discuss her personal story about becoming interested in fitness and health focusing on conventional wisdom, why she used to cross the street to the other side in New York City when she saw Dr. Robert C. Atkins, her meeting with Jeffrey Feinman about working with his brother (Dr. Richard Feinman) on promoting low-carb science, her shock about discovering the science supporting fat is good and carbohydrates are unhealthy, her “aha moment” compliments of Dr. Feinman that convinced her that low-fat diets are the wrong way to go, the assumptions about how to treat diabetes were not shared by groups like the American Diabetes Association, the “controversy” session that Dr. Feinman attended at an international diabetes conference, why she thinks the message of carbohydrate-restriction is withheld from the public, the new updates to the NMS web site that are coming to compete with the other major health web sites that are out there, and how to join their efforts to promote the low-carb science.

Click here to listen to these back-to-back interviews with Jeff Clinger from IMS and Laurie Cagnassola from NMS talking about the amazing work their respective organizations are doing on behalf of healthy low-carb living!

Kevin Brown Liberating Dieters From A Lifetime Of Bad Nutritional Advice

Filed under: Health — @ June 16, 2010

In Episode 369 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are pleased to welcome personal trainer and low-carb nutritional health expert Kevin Brown, author of The Liberation Diet: Setting America Free from the Bondage of Health Misinformation! He is providing quality health information to both his readers at LiberationWellness.com as well as the listeners at his own podcast show called “Liberation Wellness Hour Radio Show.” Listen to Kevin talk about his years of frustration trying to help his fitness clients lose weight, why he started doing the exact opposite of everything he was told was healthy and saw incredible improvements in his clients, why low-carb diets have been singled out as being bad for you, what he thinks the breaking point will be about the truth regarding nutrition, the misinformation that is out there about diet and health, why high saturated fat intake is healthy for you, why real food has become so demonized, what would happen if everyone suddenly started eating real food, the importance of taking certainly vitamins regularly and the influence of the work of Weston A. Price, the answer to childhood obesity (which isn’t necessarily what First Lady Michelle Obama is promoting), why food and drug companies are ruining the health of Americans through their heavy financial influence, the influence of his faith in God on the work he is doing promoting health, and the story of Genesis 18 as evidence why we should be eating more saturated fat.

Click here to listen to this fascinating discussion with one of America’s alternative health leaders!

2010 Dietary Guidelines More Anti-Fat, Pro-Carbohydrate Than Ever Before!

Filed under: Health — @ June 15, 2010

It’s the day we’ve been waiting for ever since the now-infamous 13-member advisory committee of national nutrition and health experts convened on Washington, DC to put together what would become The Dietary Guidelines for American, 2010 Edition. When Dr. Brian Wansink was appointed by former President George W. Bush to serve as the United States Department of Agriculture’s Director of Nutrition Policy and Promotion in December 2007, many people believed real change was going to happen with the newly-updated nutritional recommendations. Unfortunately, as we learned in my August 2009 podcast interview with Dr. Wansink, his role in this process was mostly ceremonial and the chosen “experts” were pretty much dictated to him by the heads of the government agencies–namely the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health & Human Services (currently those roles are filled by Tom Vilsack and Kathleen Sebelius respectively in the Obama administration). When Bush left office in January 2009, Dr. Wansink’s position and nominal influence went away and now he’s back at Cornell University continuing his work on the “mindless eating” concept.

In the meantime, the committee has met for a total of six times, the final two times in April and again in May 2010. Despite calling for highly-qualified nominees two years ago to serve on the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and the names of several prominent low-carb researchers and practitioners were submitted for consideration, there wasn’t even a single name submitted even considered to serve on this important panel. No Dr. Jeff Volek from the University of Connecticut who is arguably the most knowledgeable expert on saturated fat today. No Dr. Richard Feinman from SUNY Downstate who can articulate the biochemical pathway of carbohydrates with the best of them. No Dr. Mary C. Vernon a practitioner who uses carbohydrate-restriction in Lawrence, Kansas and has witnessed some truly extraordinary improvements in her diabetic and obese patients through the use of simple yet effective changes in their diet. All were blacklisted for whatever the reason and their voice of sanity on this prestigious and influential panel of diet and health experts was never even given a fair chance to be heard during these proceedings.

I offered up some daring ideas about who we can influence the panel with the low-carb science last year, but the panel has been too busy dancing all around the issue while completely ignoring the low-carb elephant in the room. Looking forward, we definitely need an all-inclusive commission that looks at ALL of the scientific evidence rather than cherry-picking the ones that match some pre-determined agenda. That certainly seems to be what has happened in the case of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines now available for the world to see for themselves and allegedly debate.

Click here to see what some of the key recommendations they are making and why they are a great concern for people who care about their weight and health.

Summertime 2010 Book Review Series: ‘Bread Matters’ By Andrew Whitley

Filed under: Health,Review — @ June 14, 2010

Books, books, and more books! I got ‘em coming out of my ears for the Summer of 2010, so I’m doing this special series of reviews of the newest and best low-carb, health, and nutrition books that you may want to take a closer look at. Many of the authors of the featured books are scheduled to be guests on my podcast show in the coming months. My goal is to try to feature at least one new book review a day, every day all summer long. There’s a lot of great stuff out there you need to know about and I can’t wait for you to see what all is available! ENJOY!

I enjoy reading books that stretch my intellectual boundaries beyond any preconceived notions that I have about a subject. That’s where true knowledge can be formed when you surround yourself with information that may run counter to what you already believe is true so that you can either strengthen your opposition to it or find a new way to look at it from a different perspective. That’s certainly what I attempted to do by reading British baker Andrew Whitley’s book on the carbiest of all carbohydrates entitled Bread Matters: The State of Modern Bread and a Definitive Guide to Baking Your Own.

Click here to read the rest of my review of Bread Matters by Andrew Whitley and find out why I support his worldwide campaign for real bread.

Fresh Low-Carb Meals Delivered Directly To Your Door By DietToGo.com

Filed under: Business,Health — @ June 13, 2010

In Episode 368 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we welcome DietToGo.com editor John McGran who shares all about the healthy low-carb meal delivery plan his company offers to customers who live a busy life but still wants to eat well. Listen to John talk about all the diet web sites he’s written for over the past decade plus, why the Atkins low-carb diet has worked best for him, his “Mr. Bad Food” persona, why The Center For Science In The Public Interest (CSPI) got mad at him, how the weight just “fall off” of him eating low-carb meals, why they embrace “low-carb” to describe their meal plan, the health improvements he’s seen when he eats low-carb, the five-week menu of all real foods adding up to 30g carbs daily, what the low-carb meal plans from DietToGo.com is based on, whether they are considering a “Paleo” version of their meal plan, the process of ordering and what happens next, the local pick-up option as well as home delivery, and how you cook the meals that come with the plan.

Click here if you’ve been struggling with what kind of meals to eat on your low-carb lifestyle or want to spice them up a bit to listen to what DietToGo.com’s John McGran has to share about his amazing low-carb home delivery meal plan.

Would You Go On A 95% Fat Diet To Control Epilepsy?

Filed under: Health — @ June 9, 2010

The therapeutic effect of a low-carb ketogenic diet penetrates far beyond the popular misconception spread by the media and so-called health “experts” that it’s only about weight loss. But you and I both know there are some truly remarkable health benefits awaiting people who are willing to implement this effective nutritional strategy for controlling blood sugar and insulin levels, improving HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL particle size, as well as a whole host of other health conditions that the mainstream public is only beginning to take notice of. One of the most exciting areas of health which I first blogged about in January 2006 is the use of a very high-fat, very low-carb ketogenic diet for controlling seizures in people with epilepsy and today’s podcast interview guest is one of the leading researchers on this very important, cutting-edge topic!

In Episode 367 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics Dr. Eric Kossoff who has dedicated his career to investigating and researching the impact of putting young children with epilepsy on a 95% fat diet to control their seizures. Yep, you read that right–a 95% fat, mostly saturated fat, diet! It’s an aggressive medical therapy that has worked wonders for those who have tried it and the parents of these children are excited to find something that will work when all other treatment options have failed them. Dr. Kossoff is the co-author of the definitive work on this topic now in its 4th edition entitled The Ketogenic Diet: A Treatment for Children and Others with Epilepsy (the #1 bestselling book on epilepsy at Amazon!) and he shares all about the work he is doing treating epileptic patients with a ketogenic, low-carb diet.

Listen to Dr. Kossoff share why he first became interested in ketogenic diets, how the ketogenic diet was created in 1921 (50 years before Atkins came along) as a means for mimicking the effects of starvation, why ketogenic diets are now more mainstream than they were in the 1970s and 1980s, his 2009 review article released on the 15th anniversary of the creation of The Charlie Foundation, why most doctors choose to put epileptic patients on medicine rather than insist on lifestyle changes, what the purpose of a 95% fat diet is, the health concerns of being on the ketogenic diet, why parents don’t worry about the health of their children when they are on ketogenic therapy, a sample menu of a 95% ketogenic diet, how to make a very high-fat diet palatable to young children, his definition of what he describes as a “modified Atkins diet” for seizure control in older kids and adults, how a two-year stint on the ketogenic diet virtually cures epilepsy in most patients, whether parents go on their ketogenic diet with their child, why ketogenic diet is more widely accepted and embraced now than it was before, his optimism about where he sees the low-carb diet heading in the near future, and why he collaborated on a book about low-carb ketogenic diets and epilepsy.

Click here to welcome one of the best of the best dignitaries from the scientific community who is examining the role of low-carb diets on health.

Summertime 2010 Book Review Series: ‘Cereal Killer’ By Alan Watson

Filed under: Review — @ June 8, 2010

Books, books, and more books! I got ‘em coming out of my ears for the Summer of 2010, so I’m doing this special series of reviews of the newest and best low-carb, health, and nutrition books that you may want to take a closer look at. Many of the authors of the featured books are scheduled to be guests on my podcast show in the coming months. My goal is to try to feature at least one new book review a day, every day all summer long. There’s a lot of great stuff out there you need to know about and I can’t wait for you to see what all is available! ENJOY!

It’s obvious to anyone who has been paying attention over the past few decades that the direction of our overall health in the United States is rapidly DECLINING with seemingly no end in sight. Obesity, diabetes, cancer, and death are all increasing at astronomical rates that make you wonder what in the world is going on that our proverbial house is on fire and nothing effective is being done about it. If the problem is really that serious, then shouldn’t every solution be brought to the table in order to properly tackle this issue head-on? That’s precisely the question that health writer Alan Watson seeks to answer in his explosive and humorously-titled book Cereal Killer: The Unintended Consequences of the Low Fat Diet.

Click here to read the rest of my review of Cereal Killer by Alan Watson.

Summertime 2010 Book Review Series: ‘Diabetes Rising’ By Dan Hurley

Filed under: Books,Review — @ June 4, 2010

Books, books, and more books! I got ‘em coming out of my ears for the Summer of 2010, so I’m doing this special series of reviews of the newest and best low-carb, health, and nutrition books that you may want to take a closer look at. Many of the authors of the featured books are scheduled to be guests on my podcast show in the coming months. My goal is to try to feature at least one new book review a day, every day all summer long. There’s a lot of great stuff out there you need to know about and I can’t wait for you to see what all is available! ENJOY!

The alarming rate of diabetes growth over the past two decades alone has quite literally become an international health epidemic in 21st Century society. As the numbers have continued to rise and rise while blood sugar disorders have become much more common than ever before, the health experts have attempted to put on their thinking caps to come up with a solution that will help people suffering with diabetes have the ability to beat this problem once and for all. So far, there have been no cures found. What we need are people who can come up with solutions to this monstrosity of a disease and Dan Hurley has attempted to do just that with the release of his book Diabetes Rising: How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic, and What to Do About It.

The Story Behind Low-Carb ChocoPerfection Bars; Michael Nova’s Miraculous Dietary Health Turnaround

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There’s been a lot of junk low-carb products to come out over the years because most of them are made with inferior ingredients, artificial crap, and other things you just don’t want to put inside of your mouth. That’s why an Idaho woman named Mary Jo Kringas founded Low-Carb Specialties, creator of ChocoPerfection bars, because she was tired of having to settle for what the market sells to you. She joins us for a brief 15-minute interview at the beginning of the podcast today to talk about her candida yeast infection which led her to eating low-carb, how she discovered the secret sweetening ingredient used in the bars, why she avoids using any artificial sweeteners at all, why she decided to start her own low-carb chocolate bar company, what the ChocoPerfection bars are made with and why they’re better for people with metabolic and hormonal disturbances, why this bar is ideal for people with emotional eating concerns, why low-carb is superior to the low-fat/low-calorie diets, the prebiotic fiber-based SweetPerfection sugar replacement product, how chicory root is grown and processed to become oligofructose, the positive impact on the health of diabetics, authors who have endorsed her products, and her latest new product–Dark ChocoPerfection Chips. If you’ve been disappointed with the sugar-free, low-carb chocolate bars that are on the market today, then why not give ChocoPerfection a try for yourself!

In Episode 366 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear an extraordinary tale of naturally overcoming some very serious health conditions suffered by singer and filmmaker Michael Nova, whose inspiring music-based film is called X: The Human Condition. Listen to his gripping story of how he suddenly developed a series of illnesses including ear, eye, kidney and cholesterol issues, his diagnosis of uveitis and pigmentary dispersion was a serious wake-up call, his doctor turned him on to taking vitamins, he found carbohydrate-restriction after realizing he was severely addicted to sugar, his high phosphorus regimen requires strict adherence to his dietary plan, he chose to follow a low-carb plan despite being underweight, his cholesterol went from above average risk to now below average risk, the supplements he takes helps keep his health optimal, a sample of his strange diet which tends to be higher-carb than most of my listeners, and his electronic/alternative music journey tells the “dark” story of the fantasy-based X: The Human Condition.

Click here for this story I’m not sure you’ve heard anything quite like before!

Summertime 2010 Book Review Series: ‘Dana Carpender’s New Carb & Calorie Counter’ By Dana Carpender

Filed under: Review — @ June 3, 2010

Books, books, and more books! I got ‘em coming out of my ears for the Summer of 2010, so I’m doing this special series of reviews of the newest and best low-carb, health, and nutrition books that you may want to take a closer look at. Many of the authors of the featured books are scheduled to be guests on my podcast show in the coming months. My goal is to try to feature at least one new book review a day, every day all summer long. There’s a lot of great stuff out there you need to know about and I can’t wait for you to see what all is available! ENJOY!

She is the reigning queen of low-carb cuisine and for good reason–Dana Carpender knows her stuff when it comes to easily making a carbohydrate-restricted eating plan a part of a normal, everyday way of life. While the media and health pundits choose to denigrate low-carbohydrate nutrition for whatever their reasons, people like Dana just keep living by example and sharing with the world the knowledge and experience she has attained as a decade-plus low-carb veteran. And more than anything else, she recognizes that people need help keeping track of their carbohydrate and calorie intake which is why she’s released Dana Carpender’s NEW Carb & Calorie Counter-Expanded, Revised, and Updated 4th Edition: Your Complete Guide to Total Carbs, Net Carbs, Calories, and More.

Click here to read the rest of my review of Dana Carpender’s NEW Carb & Calorie Counter by Dana Carpender.

Summertime 2010 Book Review Series: ‘Food Rules’ by Michael Pollan

Filed under: Review — @ June 2, 2010

Books, books, and more books! I got ‘em coming out of my ears for the Summer of 2010, so I’m doing this special series of reviews of the newest and best low-carb, health, and nutrition books that you may want to take a closer look at. Many of the authors of the featured books are scheduled to be guests on my podcast show in the coming months. My goal is to try to feature at least one new book review a day, every day all summer long. There’s a lot of great stuff out there you need to know about and I can’t wait for you to see what all is available! ENJOY!

If you’ve been paying attention at all to the subject of diet and health over the past few years, then there’s no doubt you’ve heard of the name Michael Pollan. A trained journalist, he’s transitioned from reporting on the story to BECOMING the story with his highly-influential New York Times bestselling books The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food as well as a major appearance in the critically-acclaimed film on the state of our food supply in America called Food, Inc.. Yes, Pollan has been a busy man and he’s doing great work educating the public about what healthy eating is all about. While most people tend to make their diet more complicated than it needs to be, the reality is it’s rather elementary if you stick with a few basic principles to guide your daily decisions. That’s the concept behind Pollan’s latest offering called Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual.

Click here to read the rest of my review of Food Rules by Michael Pollan.

Dr. Ron Rosedale: Low-Carb Must Be Moderate In Protein To Work

Filed under: Health — @ June 1, 2010

I’ve been blessed over the past six years to be a part of this extraordinary community of supporters of carbohydrate-restriction for weight loss and health. But the people who have been trumpeting this cause for many years prior to 2004–Drs. Mike & Mary Dan Eades, Dana Carpenter, Lora Ruffner, and, of course, the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins–deserve great recognition for forging new ground for us. These pioneers (along with many others I can’t possibly name here) were low-carb when low-carb wasn’t cool. And yet they stuck with it and educated the public about what this lifestyle change is really all about. Today’s podcast guest is another one of the standard bearers for low-carb living who is still changing lives around the world one patient at a time.

In Episode 365 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from the great low-carb physician Dr. Ron Rosedale, author of the leptin-focused 2005 book entitled The Rosedale Diet. I’ve been pursuing this interview for three years with Dr. Rosedale and he’s been a difficult man to catch. The past year or so he’s been working with patients in India helping them beat diabetes and obesity. He returned to the United States in early 2010 and enthusiastically agreed to an interview–I took full advantage of it with a 100-minute chat!

Listen to Dr. Ron Rosedale talk about why he wanted to learn more about nutrition after the lack of education left him wanting more following medical school, why the low-carb diet concepts really aren’t new at all (he’s been teaching the same concepts for over 30 years), why he has chosen to focus on leptin rather than insulin, what the hormone leptin is, the biology of hunger, the role of calories on a low-carb diet, why lowering leptin levels is similar to the diet used to lower insulin levels, why he doesn’t read other diet and nutrition books including Gary Taubes’ Good Calories Bad Calories, the maniacal nature of nutritional studies bending towards pharmaceutical solutions, the movement by the government to make vitamins more difficult to obtain, the statin drug dangers to your heart (the folly of trying to reduce the risk of heart disease with a drug that damages the heart muscle), the diabetes drugs that are giving patients cancer, the specifics of his particular brand of low-carb, why he was on the cutting-edge of moderating protein intake when all other low-carb supporters were talking about high-protein, why he calls for limiting saturated fat consumption in the first few weeks of beginning his plan, the medium chain triglyceride exception, why cholesterol is so important inside the body, the correlation between low cholesterol and cancer, his views on limiting omega-6 fat sources to balance fatty acids and why it’s nearly impossible to reach optimal levels in modern society without completely eliminating omega-6 fatty acid sources, what people are eating in the first few weeks of his diet, why eggs and nuts are nature’s perfect low-carb foods, why you shouldn’t really count calories eating low-carb, why it’s unknown what the perfect fat/protein/carb ratio is ideal for someone, why what we eat isn’t necessarily what our cells are consuming, and how to determine the ideal amount of protein to consume and why you need to split it up amongst your meals.

Click here to get ready to learn from this incredible low-carb master as he shares at great length about the amazing work he is doing. What an awesome treat from one of the best of the best!

Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Natural Trans Fats That Are Actually Healthy For You!

Filed under: Health — @ May 28, 2010

Everyday we are bombarded with information and marketing telling us what is healthy for us. From food labels to “expert” advice espoused by doctors, dietitians and media pundits, we’re spoon-fed a whole lot of reasons why we should be eating or not eating something for the sake of our health. Some people are simply flabbergasted by the information overload and tune it all out because how do you know who and what to believe? This is a major problem for people who are a part of the health industry to try to overcome.

Simplifying the communication of important health messages is an essential method for insuring the general public both understands and implements proven strategies that can be practically applied into their daily lives. Without this, most of the science about diet and healthy living is rendered virtually meaningless because the people it is meant to help make better decisions about what to do regarding their health cannot comprehend it well enough. Unfortunately, though, sometimes the simplicity of making broad statements as universally true axioms regarding health can backfire and lead to even more confusion. Thus is the case with trans fats.

If you’ve been paying any attention at all in the past few years, then undoubtedly you’ve gotten the message loud and clear that trans fats are to be avoided as much as humanly possible. Most of the major health organizations say to keep trans fat consumption to no more than 2g daily. Unfortunately, some people who think they are not ingesting any trans fats at all are getting it into their body because of some shifty nutrition labeling practices the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) allows by letting a company declare a product is “trans fat-free” if it contains less than .5g. This is disgusting and should not be allowed. But that’s why it is so vitally important that you also read the ingredients list of any food you purchase to make sure it doesn’t contain “partially hydrogenated” ANYTHING! If you see that, run like the wind.

One of my readers was shopping at his local Trader Joe’s recently and came upon some grass-fed beef he wanted to purchase. He was excited to find this high-quality meat at a place where he regularly shops, but quickly became concerned when he saw that there were trans fats included on the nutritional label for the meat. WHAT?! He decided not to purchase the meat and instead zipped an e-mail to Trader Joe’s asking them what the deal was with trans fats being in the grass-fed beef. He thought the manufacturer may have slipped some into the meat for taste or something.

Click here to get the story on why there are trans fats found naturally in meat and that they are actually extremely healthy for you to be consuming!

Did You Know Gum Disease Can Lead To Heart Disease?

Filed under: Health — @ May 27, 2010

When you think about the medical professionals who are most important for helping patients deal with improving cardiovascular health–cardiologists, dietitians, family physicians, internists, naturopaths, and endocrinologists–it’s all pretty obvious. But what about a dentist? That’s right, a dentist! What if he could identify a common culprit in heart health that could very well be missed by all of those other experts. Well today we have a podcast guest who identifies himself as a holistic dentist who is concerned with the interconnection between the health of your mouth and the health of your heart.

In Episode 364 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Wheaton, IL-based dentist Dr. Kevin Boehm, DDS, from Wheaton Family Dentistry who shares about the relationship between the health of your gums and cardiovascular health. Listen to Dr. Boehm share why gum health and heart health are connected, why holistic dentistry is uniquely qualified to identify this connection, how fossilized bacteria from the mouth is a problem for your health, how the bacteria gets from the mouth to the heart, the specific bacteria that leads to gum disease and then into the blood vessels, the role of diet in this process, supplements that help improve gum health, the questionability of statin drugs, the studies supporting the connection between gum disease and cardiovascular health, why the old guard doesn’t support the connection as much as the new doctors/dentists, the influence of the great Dr. Weston A. Price, the role sugar and gluten play in overall health, tips for preventing gum disease and thus vascular health, the growth of the holistic dentistry profession, and the kind of health professionals who are on ChicagoHealers.com. It’s good to know there are dentists like Dr. Boehm who are looking at mouth health and how it impacts the rest of the body.

Click here to listen to this fascinating conversation with Dr. Kevin Boehm on how your mouth health affects the rest of your body, including your heart.



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