5-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Contest Prize Package Post #3

Filed under: Events — @ April 28, 2010

Time is running short in my 5-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Contest, so if you haven’t entered yet you should really do so as soon as possible. I’ve already set a record for entries into my annual blogiversary celebration and for that I appreciate everyone who has responded. But there’s plenty of room for more and LOTS more prizes to share with you today.

Entering my 5-Year Blogiversary contest will give you a chance to win one of many outstanding low-carb prize packages including the big Grand Prize which is the SousVide Supreme and accompanying SousVide Supreme Cookbook from Drs. Mike & Mary Dan Eades. Check out Prize Package Post #1 and Prize Package Post #2 to see some of the other nifty stuff up for grabs just for being a reader of the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog. Aren’t you just special?

Once again, in order to enter to win a prize in this contest you need to e-mail me your answers to the following to be eligible in my 5-Year Blogiversary Giveaway. Don’t forget to put in the subject line “BLOGIVERSARY CONTEST”:

1. Your full name, mailing address (no P.O. boxes please), and telephone number.
2. Which eating plan do you follow? How long have you been eating low-carb?
3. How much weight have you lost following a low-carb nutritional approach?
4. What led you to begin a controlled-carb diet in the first place?
5. Have you read Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes?
6. Are you a diabetic? Type 1 or Type 2? Any family members with diabetes? Who?
7. How and when did you find and start reading the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog?
8. What is your favorite part of the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog?
9. Would you be interested in joining us on The Low-Carb Cruise in the future? Why or why not?
10. Name someone you would like for me to interview on my podcast who has not yet appeared?

Please send your answers to livinlowcarbman@charter.net no later than 11:59PM ET on Friday, April 30, 2010 and the winners will be picked in a random drawing this weekend and then announced at my blog on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Remember, one entry per household to make it fair for everyone to win a prize. This contest is open to my blog readers from all around the world and I’m hearing from so many of you. Keep them coming in! You still have time to enter.

Click here to see The 5-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Contest Prize Package Post #3.

Have You Been To Adam Kosloff’s Why-Low-Carb-Diets-Work.com Web Site Yet?

Filed under: Health,Publications — @ April 27, 2010

When science journalist Gary Taubes released his magnum opus Good Calories Bad Calories in September 2007, it was designed to reach the sophisticated medical professionals who wanted the scientific history of nutritional therapies with voluminous references (comprising 150 pages of this 600-page book!). But the average consumer took one look at Taubes’ book and it made their head spin. Sadly, the information contained in this fantastic book was overlooked by the patients who could stand to benefit from the information as a result and it begged the question–when will someone come up with a simplified version that the average Joe and Jane can understand (actually, there is a new book coming from Gary Taubes in early 2011 that will be aimed at the consumer–we’ll be interviewing him about that when it releases)? Today’s podcast interview guest read Gary’s book and turned much of what he read about into a neatly-packaged web site.

In Episode 355 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Yale-educated web writer Adam Kosloff who created his Taubes-inspired web site at Why-Low-Carb-Diets-Work.com that is a great destination point for anyone who would never read Good Calories Bad Calories but desperately needs to be exposed to the low-carb message. Hear Adam talk about the influence of Taubes’ book on his thinking about nutrition, how Taubes reacted to his web site, the ease of use of the web site, his experience writing 20,000+ columns online, why the thesis that obesity is a disease of fat accumulation is the most important issue in the low-carb community, how “eat less, exercise more” had made us worse, what the “good carbs” are, why the one-size-fits-all diet is a weird concept, speculation regarding the diet connection to autism and food allergies, the funding for low-carb studies, why nobody is talking about the diet/health connection to the healthcare and economy issues, why the Food Pyramid needs to be changed before healthcare can truly be reformed, the Kosloff Conjecture about why we continue to do the same failed approach, why it’s important to acknowledge the line of thinking and engage in conversation of those whose thinking runs counter to yours, why it’s next to impossible for people like Dr. Dean Ornish to change their mind about diet and health, the constructive energy needed to move the message forward, his dream of a low-carb “The Biggest Loser” show without exercise and lots of saturated fat-laden meats, the influence of using YouTube to educate people about the low-carb ideas, and what his ideal nutritional world would look like.

Click here to listen to Adam who is obviously a deep thinker and a dreamer which you’ll sense the entire time he shares his answers during this interview.

Awesome April Special: Get ’21 Life Lessons’ Book/E-Book Plus Free Priority Mail Shipping For Just $25

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Ever since I released my second book 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew in November 2009, the response has been sensational. I receive encouraging e-mails from people everyday thanking me for writing it and sharing the knowledge I’ve gathered over the past few years about low-carb living. I’m honored that there are 52 amazing reviews of my book at Amazon including 44 five-star, 7 four-star, and 1 three-star review and the positive reaction has been better than I could have ever expected. I poured my heart out into that book and I’m grateful people are being encouraged and educated by the message of livin’ la vida low-carb.

You can get a taste of the content in the book by watching this YouTube video outlining the chapters and special features included in it. I’m very proud of this beautiful book and I want to give you an opportunity to get your hands on a copy for yourself. Now through the end of April 30, 2010 (this Friday!), I’m offering an awesome April special deal for readers of the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog who would like to get it. You will receive an autographed copy of 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb shipped to you with FREE PRIORITY MAIL (you’ll get it in 2-3 days). Plus, you’ll immediately receive an e-book copy of the new book as well as my 2005 debut e-book release Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby Fat To Sensationally Skinny In One Year. The total value of this package is $60, but it’s yours for just $25. To take advantage of this limited time offer, simply click here. THANK YOU so much for your amazing support of my work!

5-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Contest Prize Package Post #2

Filed under: Events — @ April 26, 2010

We’re still rockin’ and rollin’ with entries into my 5-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Contest and I’m excited by all the enthusiastic responses I’ve received from quite literally all around the world. The reach of the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog simply amazes me sometimes, but I credit the faithfulness of my wonderful readers for making the message of healthy low-carb living march on strong in 2010. Thank you for all you are doing to promote the positive benefits of carbohydrate-restriction to a world that so desperately needs to hear it!

If you haven’t entered my 5-Year Blogiversary contest yet, then you still have time! In case you missed it, the Grand Prize is one of those nifty water oven cookers called the SousVide Supreme plus the brand new SousVide Supreme Cookbook that was donated by the amazing Drs. Mike & Mary Dan Eades. But there are PLENTY more prizes you will hear about in the coming days, including Prize Package Post #1. Don’t forget, you need to e-mail me your answers to the following information if you would like to win a prize in my 5-Year Blogiversary Giveaway. Be sure to put in the subject line “BLOGIVERSARY CONTEST”:

1. Your full name, mailing address (no P.O. boxes please), and telephone number.
2. Which eating plan do you follow? How long have you been eating low-carb?
3. How much weight have you lost following a low-carb nutritional approach?
4. What led you to begin a controlled-carb diet in the first place?
5. Have you read Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes?
6. Are you a diabetic? Type 1 or Type 2? Any family members with diabetes? Who?
7. How and when did you find and start reading the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog?
8. What is your favorite part of the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog?
9. Would you be interested in joining us on The Low-Carb Cruise in the future? Why or why not?
10. Name someone you would like for me to interview on my podcast who has not yet appeared?

Send your responses to livinlowcarbman@charter.net with the subject line “BLOGIVERSARY CONTEST” no later than 11:59PM ET on Friday, April 30, 2010 and the winners will be picked in a random drawing this weekend and then announced at my blog on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Please only one entry per household to make it fair for everyone to win a prize. The contest this year is attracting a much larger international audience than ever before and that is pretty neat. Regardless of where you live, send in your entry and YOU could have a chance to win one of a whole bunch of nice low-carb prizes.

Click here to see the second set of low-carb prizes that YOU can win in the 5-Year “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” Blogiversary Giveaway Contest.

Doctors Stuck On Automatic Mode When It Comes To Treating ‘High’ Cholesterol

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Being a member of the highly-respected medical profession has got to be one of the most rewarding experiences for those who choose to invest and educate themselves for many years to serve the general public with the knowledge they’ve obtained through all of this intense training. It’s not an easy road to obtain those letters after you name signifying you have the credentials to practice medicine on patients who have a medical need. Let me just say up front that I have nothing but great respect for those people who decide to become a nurse, doctor, naturopath, chiropractor, and any number of other healthcare-related careers. It’s a very noble profession in my eyes and I for one am glad they do what they do for those times when I or a family member have needed or will need medical assistance.

But there’s one thing that really bothers me about the practice of medicine as it exists in the year 2010 and it’s this: I can’t help but notice there seems to be an obvious disconnect between a doctor’s complex understanding of the way the human body functions and the impossible-to-miss nutritional component of it all. Here’s a recent example of a woman who shared the results of her NMR LipoProfile test with me and she wanted to know if she was okay or not:

Hi Jimmy,

Would you mind looking at my NMR Lipoprofile results? I’m meeting with the doctor on Monday and was wondering what you thought.

LDL-P: 1354
Small LDL-P: 151
Total cholesterol: 249
LDL-C: 159
HDL-C: 85
Particle size: 21.1
Triglycerides: 27
Large HDL P: 19.1
Large VLDL P: below 0.7

Click here to see why these cholesterol test results are absolutely sensational, what is most important when looking at lipid test results like this, and the seemingly clueless reaction of her doctor to these numbers. If you worry about your cholesterol numbers and think you need to be on a statin drug, READ THIS!

Got A Sleep Disorder? Maybe A Low-Carb Diet Could Help, Sleep Specialist Says

Filed under: Health — @ April 23, 2010

Most people who desire weight loss are already aware of their need to make some basic changes in their diet and exercise habits. These are elementary concepts for most people, but there are other areas that can directly impact your desire to shed the pounds. One of them is sleep and the various conditions and disorders that exist which could be preventing overweight and obese people from dropping weight. Today’s podcast interview guest is a sleep specialist who uses low-carb diets with patients to help them bring down the weight and get restful sleep.

In Episode 354 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from sleep expert and bariatric physician Dr. Terry M. Brown from the Murphysboro, IL-based Sleep Medicine Associates at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital to share about the interconnection between sleep and obesity–and it’s a lot more related than you might think! Listen to him discuss his “accidental” foray into studying sleep, why he uses low-carb diets with his patients, why cheese is his preferred food for low-carb dieters, what is wrong with low-fat diets, why dietary fat is necessary for proper neurological function, his slight concerns over possible kidney disease on low-carb diets, a Cornell study on eating habits and calories, how low-carb has personally helped him lose body fat, his “limited supper” concept, the most common sleep disorders people deal with, how CPAP helps improve insulin resistance, the engorged fat cell connection to insomnia, whether low-carb diets lead to vivid dreams, the “nocturnal eating disorder” where someone eats in the middle of the night and not remember it, why people crave carbohydrates instead of protein and fat, what supplements are great for sleep, the negative impact of light on the sleep cycle, the connection between a lack of sleep and weight gain, and whether he’s working on any studies looking at low-carb diets and sleep.

Click here to see that Dr. Terry Brown is quite articulate and reasonable in the way he presents his ideas and is easy to listen to. ENJOY!

5-Year ‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb’ Blogiversary Giveaway Contest: Prize Package Post #1

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Ever since I announced my 5-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Contest less than 48 hours ago, the entries have been pouring in fast and furious. The first prize package post will show you some of the other fantastic low-carb stuff you can win if your name is drawn from the entries. I’m already on a record-setting pace for entries, so THANK YOU to everyone who has already submitted your information.

As a reminder, here’s how you enter. E-mail me the following information if you would like to win a prize in my 5-Year Blogiversary Giveaway. Be sure to put in the subject line “BLOGIVERSARY CONTEST”:

1. Your full name, mailing address (no P.O. boxes please), and telephone number.
2. Which eating plan do you follow? How long have you been eating low-carb?
3. How much weight have you lost following a low-carb nutritional approach?
4. What led you to begin a controlled-carb diet in the first place?
5. Have you read Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes?
6. Are you a diabetic? Type 1 or Type 2? Any family members with diabetes? Who?
7. How and when did you find and start reading the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog?
8. What is your favorite part of the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog?
9. Would you be interested in joining us on The Low-Carb Cruise in the future? Why or why not?
10. Name someone you would like for me to interview on my podcast who has not yet appeared?

Send your answers to these questions to livinlowcarbman@charter.net with the subject line “BLOGIVERSARY CONTEST” no later than 11:59PM ET on Friday, April 30, 2010 and I’ll draw the winners and announce them at my blog on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Please only one entry per household to make it fair for everyone to win a prize. Yes, it is open to international readers as well and I’ve already heard from people all around the world, including Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Canada, and of course the United States. Keep ‘em coming guys!

Click here to see the first set of low-carb prizes that YOU can win in the 5-Year “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” Blogiversary Giveaway Contest.

Add Another Low-Carb Podcast To Your List: ‘Healthy Mind Fit Body’ By Wes Bertrand And Kevin Koskella

Filed under: Health — @ April 21, 2010

The influence of healthy low-carb nutrition on our culture continues to grow and grow thanks to the influence of blogs, books, and podcasts that real people listen to and allow to help them expand their knowledge and understanding of diet, health and fitness. When I started my blog in April 2005 and then my podcast in October 2006, the low-carb landscape was sorely lacking. Especially in the podcasting world, there wasn’t much if anything at all. Now we have people like Jon & Cathy Payne from “Our Natural Life” and Robb Wolf’s “The Paleolithic Solution” (who will be appearing on my podcast on May 24, 2010 about his upcoming new book) out there trumpeting the cause. Add to that list my two podcast interview guests today who have a fabulous low-carb podcast of their own.

In Episode 353 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Wes Bertrand and Kevin Koskella who team up as a healthy one-two punch at their “Healthy Mind Fit Body” blog and podcast. Listen to these guys share about how despite growing up as athletes they had to change their high-carb eating habits realizing it’s wrong, Kevin’s description of how he became “a skinny guy with a gut,” how The Zone diet was their introduction to low-carb living, Wes’ diabetes diagnosis in 1995, how they met each other and collaborated on a book, why they decided to write a book on fitness and health, why they believe low-carb is much less about diet and more about lifestyle change, why they decided to start a low-carb-focused podcast, what is preventing the low-carb truths from getting out there more, their knowledge of Dr. Richard Bernstein’s low-carb diabetes work, the breaking point of how we will get the low-carb message out there, the cultural impact of Gary Taubes’ Good Calories Bad Calories, why the U.S. Dietary Guidelines are so misguided, the impact of T. Colin Campbell’s China Study book on how people view healthy living, and the craziness of the various viewpoints people have about what healthy nutrition is.

Click here to listen in to find out why Wes and Kevin are so beloved by their podcast listeners for providing outstanding low-carb news you can use.

Celebrate Jimmy Moore’s 5-Year Blogiversary And Win Some Amazing Low-Carb Prizes

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I come to you today with some pretty big news in the world of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” because this is something that you don’t hear about everyday. Believe it or not, it was a quaint little blog post I uploaded to my original Blogger hosting web site on Thursday, April 21, 2005 that officially started what would arguably become the most extraordinary journey of both my personal and professional life. What simply began as an outlet for me to share about my 180-pound Atkins diet weight loss success in 2004 (after everyone I came into contact with kept asking me “how’d you lose your weight?” and driving me crazy!) has morphed into a daily stop for doctors, nutritionists, and educated lay people from all around the world totaling 5 million views and counting. Little did I know way back when just how much my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog would grow and grow over the next five years into one of the top health blogs online today. And from those early days of this blog, I’ve added a Top 20 Fitness & Nutrition iTunes podcast and fun YouTube video channel as well as a whole myriad of affiliated web sites. Additionally, I now have two books, including my latest 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb where I share many of the ups and downs of blogging about healthy low-carb living. With all of that said, I am so grateful and honored to have you here today to help me celebrate my 5-Year Blogiversary with some really cool giveaways!

Click here to see the grand prize as well as how to enter to win any number of autographed books, DVDS, and other awesome low-carb loot in Jimmy Moore’s 5-Year Blogiversary Contest!

38 Low-Carb, Paleo, & Health Blogs Worth A Closer Look In April 2010

Filed under: Publications — @ April 14, 2010

This week there is an outstanding obesity/nutrition conference taking place in Seattle, Washington for the annual meeting of The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) and The Nutrition & Metabolism (N&M) Symposium featuring some of the top researchers and speakers on the subject of weight loss, nutrition, diet, and health. Some of the featured names that you would recognize include Gary Taubes, Dr. Mary Vernon, Jackie Eberstein, Dr. Jeff Volek, Dr. Jay Wortman, Dr. Stephen Phinney, Dr. Donald Layman, and many others. Christine and I have been privileged to be a part of these events for the past four years, including Brooklyn in 2006, Nashville in 2007, Phoenix in 2008, and Charleston in 2009. As has been my tradition, I will report on the event at my blog so you can see what is happening. I don’t know how much time I’ll actually have to blog about it in real time (a full report will happen at my blog when I return), but you can keep up with it on my Twitter and Facebook page, especially on Saturday and Sunday when the Nutrition & Metabolism portion of the conference takes place. I’ll take lots of pictures and video of people I look forward to seeing in person, including Nora Gedgaudas, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt from Sweden, and Laura Dolson just to name a few. It’s gonna be an incredible extended weekend!

So, to keep you occupied since I’ll be hit or miss with blogging (probably mostly miss because I’ll be so engrossed in the conference), I will do what I typically do when I go away and invite you to take a gaze at some of the newer low-carb-based blogs that I’ve seen out there in recent months doing a great job. I’ve personally visited all of these sites and am proud to say they are a part of the growing low-carb community online that warrants our support. If you like something you see on these blogs, then by all means please leave them a comment and let them know you found them through “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb.” In case you missed any of my previous low-carb blog listings, you can access those as well by clicking here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Click here to check out all 38 of these low-carb blogs that are worth a closer look in April 2010 and beyond.

Dr. Jonny Bowden: ‘Living Low Carb’ Isn’t As Dangerous As People Think

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I hear from people everyday who tell me that they can’t figure out which of the multitudes of low-carb diets they should try. My philosophy has always been for people to find the plan that will work for them, follow that plan exactly, and then keep doing that plan for the rest of their lives. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a handy resource that compares all the different plans that are out there to closely examine which is right for you? Well, I’ve got good news for you because such a resource does exist and the author of it is today’s podcast interview guest.

In Episode 352 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from returning guest and nutrition expert Dr. Jonny Bowden who has released a new 2010 version of his classic Living The Low-Carb Life book called Living Low-Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long-Term Weight Loss. Known for his prolific writings and motivational speaking style, Jonny says now more than ever people need to educate themselves about the amazing health benefits of livin’ la vida low-carb. Listen to him talk about why he switched from a music career to become a health and fitness guru, his fortuitous meeting with Dr. Barry Sears, how he became such a prolific writer, what his surprise dream writing gig would be, why they decided to update and expand this book in 2010, the major differences between the old and new book including a discussion of the new chapters that were added, why he chose to put some non-low-carb fitness books into the new book, how the cultural shift of thinking about sugar/carbs has changed in recent years, Dr. Mehmet Oz’ supportive views of low-carb diets, the added chapters including “why doesn’t your doctor know about this stuff?” and an expanded myths section, his unique view on calories, why he has concerns over Dr. Loren Cordain’s Paleo Diet, why he describes Dr. Arthur Agatston’s South Beach Diet as “Atkins without the commitment,” the health benefits of avoiding factory-farmed meat as much as possible, why grassfed meats are superior, the reasons why he believes in specific supplements for health and weight loss, the very thorough FAQ section, why low-carb living as a lifestyle change never really went away, and why Gary Taubes’ Good Calories Bad Calories was not included among the diet comparisons.

Click here to hear everything that Dr. Jonny Bowden has to share about the low-carb revolution that he says never was a fad nor did it fade away from the public.

Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: An Emerging Key Player In Promoting Healthy Low-Carb, High-Fat Nutrition

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With all the constant criticism we’ve heard over the years about low-carb diets by the media and the so-called health “experts” in the United States of America describing it as a dangerously unhealthy “fad,” one would logically conclude that it is a nutritional approach that is not backed by sound science or any respected medical professionals. But when you go beyond the American borders into other countries where livin’ la vida low-carb is making great strides penetrating into the national diet debate, it totally changes your perspective about how this way of eating is bringing about positive changes in the weight and health of the patients who are being placed on these plans. One of the hottest countries where low-carb living is exploding is in the nation of Sweden.

One of the most influential members of the LCHF (low-carb, high-fat) community in Sweden is a young family physician named Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt who authors the #1 low-carb blog in the world called Kostdoktorn which is translated as “Diet Doctor.” He recently joined us on The Low-Carb Cruise in March 2010 and my impressions of this man is that he is a very kind, patient, inquisitive, and understanding person who is making his mark within his sphere of influence–and it’s growing by leaps and bounds.

Click here to see Dr. Eenfeldt engaging with the health “experts” on television about LCHF, see my exclusive interview with him last month, and to watch a video interview he did with me for his blog. We haven’t seen the last of this giant of a man both literally and figuratively.

Marion Hauser And Nicole Baird Make Metabolic Typing Fun With Animals

Filed under: Health — @ April 13, 2010

I think more than anything else, people are looking for practicality in their pursuit of health and they’re not at all interested in the diet wars that seem to pervade our culture. They don’t care about low-carb vs. low-fat, meat-eating vs. veganism, or any of the things that the media tends to latch on to when it comes to weight loss and healthy living. Instead, they want to know what to eat to maximize their own personal health and realize there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all way of eating. Today’s podcast guests know abundantly well the truth in that statement.

In Episode 351 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are happy to welcome Oak Park, IL-based registered dietitian Marion Hauser and Certified Holistic Fitness Practitioner Nicole Baird, authors of a unique diet book entitled The Hauser Diet: A Fresh Look At Healthy Living! Marion and Nicole bring a fun analogy to nutrition by assigning a specific animal to particular ways of eating, including LION (high protein), OTTER (modified high protein), BEAR (half protein, half carbs), MONKEY (low fat), and GIRAFFE (vegetarian). Listen to them talk about how Marion became disillusioned by the conventional low-fat wisdom when her patients didn’t get better, the way Nicole met the Hausers ten years ago when she needed to make some personal nutritional changes, why consuming fresh, real foods is best, how our government got to have such a monolithic view of diet, what Marion thinks about Dr. Atkins and his diet, why calories in/calories out is not the answer, how you can determine which animal you are, the importance of pH balance, why they describe the Lion diet as “high protein” instead of high fat, the individualized nature of diets, how the 2010 Dietary Guidelines could fall within The Hauser Diet principles, why it’s important to move away from “sweet” tastes and more towards savory, how to get people to break their addiction to sweet-tasting foods, the plethora of recipes included in the book, the story behind The Hauser Diet iPhone app, and their work with prolotherapy.

Click here to listen to these two delightful ladies who provide an enthusiastic voice to a very serious subject that warrants a closer look.

New ‘Low-Carb Cruise’ Web Site Created For The Trip To Key West, Grand Caymans, And Jamaica In 2011

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Every year since 2008, you have heard people in the low-carb community talking about going on a cruise together with a bunch of their fellow low-carbers. And every single year, I personally get e-mail messages from people who said they wished they had known about it because they would have loved to come and enjoy the fun in the sun with us had they known about it. With some of the best and brightest low-carb guest speakers available today, this annual Low-Carb Cruise has become an event that anyone who is livin’ la vida low-carb doesn’t want to miss.

Ever since we returned from the March 2010 Low-Carb Cruise one month ago, people have already been asking, “How can we sign up for the one in 2011? You are still having these cruises, right?” Today I’m proud to say we have been working hard to make yet another exciting cruise for you to enjoy next year and yes indeed we will be having a 4th Annual Low-Carb Cruise to Jamaica!

Click here to find out about the brand new web site created for the annual Low-Carb Cruise as well as all the details including most of the guest speakers we already have lined-up to join us!

‘Bloggeranza Week’ Interview With ‘Low Carb Lindsey’

Filed under: Health — @ April 9, 2010

Today is the final day of our first-ever “Bloggeranza Week” and it’s been quite a week indeed. In case you missed any of the AWESOME interviews we shared every single day this week, then you will want to check out Matt Stone, Richard Nikoley, Kelly The Kitchen Kop, and Dave Dixon. In Episode 350 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we have the very enthusiastic and infectious personality of Low-Carb Lindsey with us to talk about the work she’s doing at her fabulous low-carb blog. Listen to Lindsey Root as she shares about how she just suddenly gained 60 pounds in four months in 2006, how her hypothyroidism reared its ugly head in her life, the ups and downs of losing/gaining weight that comes from being on a DIE-t, her change in mindset to a permanent and healthy low-carb lifestyle change, why she decided to start her own low-carb blog and her trepidation about sharing her weight publicly, the amazing support of the low-carb community online, her foray into being a pharmaceutical rep for nearly three years, the constant fight she has with her doctor about how healthy high-fat, low-carb living is the plan that works for her, the superb health benefits of low-carb living, why she engages in YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter to connect with people, why she makes it a point to answer all of her e-mails, why she enjoys watching The Biggest Loser despite the fact their nutritional recommendations are awful, the criticism people have about dietary choices, and what she hopes her influence will be in the years to come.

Click here to listen to this woman you can’t help but LOVE who is the perfect encourager for you in your healthy low-carb lifestyle.

‘Bloggeranza Week’ Interview With Dave Dixon From ‘The Spark Of Reason’

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It’s the second to last day of “Bloggeranza Week” and I’ll be sad to see it come to an end. But we’ll be coming back with “Bloggeranza Week 2″ in late June. More on that tomorrow. In the meantime, if you missed any of my previous interviews, be sure to listen to Matt Stone, Richard Nikoley, and Kelly The Kitchen Kop. In Episode 349 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are pleased to have with us Dave Dixon from “The Spark Of Reason” blog, a physics PhD who got so fed up with the politics of the research world that he turned to doing his own independent study of nutrition and health. That’s the reason why he writes about topics like saturated fat, low-carb diets, and their relationship to disease and health. Listen to Dave talk about the cognitive dissonance that has to happen when you go low-carb, why human condition has kept people from wanting to embrace the truth, the continuing impact of Gary Taubes’ Good Calories Bad Calories and his upcoming new consumer-friendly book, why “healthy whole grains” and “artery-clogging saturated fat” have become part of our nutritional lexicon, the role the Internet is playing and will continue to play in educating the next generation about healthy living, how a healthy body regulates its own metabolism to regulate health, why obesity isn’t about a lack of self-control but possibly could be an underlying physical problem, why weight and health issues are less about psychology and more about biology, how cigarette and carbohydrate addiction use exactly the same mechanism in the brain, why the majority of the population needs to be eating low-carb, the unmistakable relationship of a disturbed metabolism on health conditions like cancer, why his own doctor is one of the unhealthiest people he’s ever met, and what the common person can do to discern the truth.

Click here to hear how we got a little scientific in this interview, but Dave Dixon made it all fantastically easy-to-understand and embrace. ENJOY!

‘Bloggeranza Week’ Interview With ‘Kelly The Kitchen Kop’

Filed under: Health — @ April 8, 2010

This is Day 3 of “Bloggeranza Week” and it’s been so much fun sharing with you the leading nutrition and health bloggers out there. We’ve already heard from Matt Stone from “180 Degree Health” and Richard Nikoley from “Free The Animal” and again today I have yet another enthusiastic health blogger to bring to you. In Episode 348 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we welcome Kelly The Kitchen Kop who is a passionate follower of a real whole foods way of eating after changing her life through the teachings of The Weston A. Price Foundation. Listen to her discuss why her weight change in her 30s got her to finally think about healthy eating, her concerns with trying Dr. Arthur Agatston’s The South Beach Diet, the specific criteria she uses about who to believe regarding health information, why she delayed getting into blogging about her new beliefs, why she wrote her Real Food Ingredient Guide, how her children respond to eating real food, why she’s not a food snob, what a typical day’s worth of meals look like for her and her family, why fresh food is superior to canned and processed foods, how she can afford to eat healthy, the reason she tries to keep it simple for people with the information she provides, and what her target message is with all that she is doing.

Click here to listen to Kelly who will make you just want to run out and buy some real whole foods after listening to this sweetheart mother of four from Michigan tell her story.

Does Butter Raise Insulin And Make You Fat? The Low-Carb Experts Respond To This Claim

Filed under: Health — @

One of the attractions of a healthy low-carb diet for many people is the ability to consume butter again. For years we’ve been told by groups like the American Heart Association that saturated fats like butter will raise your cholesterol (which is true–HDL “good” cholesterol goes WAY UP when you consume butter!) and that we should be choosing “better” alternatives like margarine and olive oil instead. We’ve all heard the heart health argument, but recently a cardiologist blogger in the low-carb community brought up a rather intriguing theory that perhaps the reason some low-carbers begin to struggle on their low-carb lifestyle is because of what he describes as “butter’s unusual ability to provoke insulin responses.”

Respected blogger and physician Dr. William Davis from “The Heart Scan Blog” has been putting out quality information and nutrition and health over the past four years and we owe him a great debt of gratitude for the amazing work he has been doing to promote the message of less carbohydrate in the diet as a means for keeping our hearts healthy. He’s championed the CT scan for measuring plaque buildup in your coronary arteries as well as making sure you are getting adequate Vitamin D3 levels in your body and proper thyroid function. He literally is a one-man machine of information that is worth paying attention to. That’s what made his March 19, 2010 column entitled “Butter and Insulin” so perplexing to me when I read it.

Dr. Davis cites this September 2008 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition as his evidence for believing there is up to a triple insulin response in those people who consume butter in their diet. And, of course, we all know that the higher the insulin levels in the body, the faster you will gain stored body fat. So this one study by a researcher named Dr. Sergio López led Dr. Davis to make the following assertion in his blog post.

Fat, in general, does not make you fat. But butter makes you fat.

Now I don’t know about you, but when I hear a cardiologist that I greatly admire and respect for his wisdom on issues of nutritional importance spouting something like this, I just gotta scratch my head. How can he come to the conclusion that butter somehow plays a role in raising insulin levels? This just doesn’t seem to make any logical sense with all that we know about the connection between carbohydrate consumption and an increase in insulin. So, like anything else that comes up about livin’ la vida low-carb that has me stumped, I turned to my low-carb expert friends for a response to the notion that butter raises insulin and thus “makes you fat” as Dr. Davis asserts.

Click here to see what some of the most respected leaders in the low-carb scientific community have to say about Dr. Davis’ claims about butter, including Dr. Richard Bernstein, Dr. Eric Westman, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, Dr. Ron Rosedale, Dr. Robert Su, Dr. Michael Aziz, Dr. William Yancy, Chris Masterjohn, and many others.

‘Bloggeranza Week’ Interview: ‘Free The Animal’ By Richard Nikoley

Filed under: Health — @ April 7, 2010

We’re in the second day of my first-ever “Bloggeranza” featuring the best and brightest bloggers on the subject of low-carb, diet, health, and weight loss. Yesterday we heard from Matt Stone from “180 Degree Health” and today we have someone who is just about opposite as he can be. In Episode 347 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are excited to welcome an uber-fan of the podcast and primal living blogger named Richard Nikoley whose “Free The Animal” blog is one of the hottest health blogs online.

Listen to Richard talk about his personal weight struggle doing everything the right way, how he virtually lowered his high blood pressure overnight, the indelible influence of Art DeVany, his amazing 60-pound weight loss, what makes his blog different from other low-carb/Paleo blogs, why he’s backing away from dropping “f” bombs in his blog posts, the sudden explosion of traffic at his blog, the international press he’s getting, his infamous post on his decision to stop using soap and how it catapulted his blog traffic into the stratosphere, his passion to write a book about his experience, why he speaks so openly about the problems people in the low-carb/Paleo community have, the story behind choosing the name “Free The Animal” for his blog (he originally wanted “Feed The Animal” but the URL wasn’t available), what he eats and shares in his “food porn” pics on his blog, the growing importance of iodine for proper thyroid function, why grass-fed meats are preferred nutritionally but not necessary if you can’t afford it, the quality difference between grass-fed and grain-fed meat, cooking with the Eades’ Sous Vide Supreme, how he keeps himself motivated, why he’s not a total purist about food, the influence he’s had on improving his family’s health, why intermittent fasting and exercise was such an instrumental part of his success, and why he seems to be in such a rage all the time.

Click here to be enthralled by what you hear from a passionate man like Richard Nikoley because he’s just a regular guy who is doing some pretty extraordinary things for health.

Low-Carb Nutrition Penetrating Medical Education Through Renegade Students

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The medical and nutrition education systems in the United States are still wading knee deep in the muckity muck of conventional wisdom with what they are teaching tomorrow’s health care providers. We’re well into the 21st Century, but they’re still passing on decades-old information to these poor students as if it is revolutionary and new. The ones who suffer from such erroneous information are ultimately all the future patients that these doctors, nurses, and dietitians will later impact as they progress through their career. It’s sad to think that all we are learning about healthy high-fat, adequate protein, low-carbohydrate nutrition is being totally ignored by the institutions of higher learning in health.

But I do see a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s burning brightly with individuals who are forging ahead through the darkness of these current state of affairs by sharing openly about the principles they have learned about what truly constitutes healthy living. There are people out there right now in nursing school and pursuing a degree to become a registered dietitian who are being that beacon of hope that real change is coming in the medical profession. It won’t happen overnight, but the powerful impact these students and future leaders of their field will have cannot be underestimated. I hear from them all the time via e-mail and today I’d like to share with you a couple of these to encourage you that livin’ la vida low-carb is indeed alive and well and swelling up among the ranks of the next wave of servants getting into various areas of public health.

Click here to be encouraged by a nursing student as well as someone who is in a graduate program to become a registered dietitian who understand the great importance of low-carb nutrition on health.



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