‘Bloggeranza Week’ Interview: ’180 Degree Health’ By Matt Stone

Filed under: Health — @ April 6, 2010

I love the fact that the alternative health blogosphere has grown and grown over the past few years and I’m privileged to be a part of this underground movement to educate, encourage, and inspire others to buck the trend of conventional wisdom regarding health and weight loss. With the continued rise in obesity and diabetes in the 21st Century, people are now looking for answers elsewhere online which is why sites and podcasts like mine are still gaining in popularity. Every single day this week I’m gonna be sharing interviews with these top bloggers for what I’m calling the first-ever “Bloggeranza.”

In Episode 346 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we kick off this special week of podcast interviews with Matt Stone from “180 Degree Health” who is the king of controversy online. It’s okay to have an opinion and I appreciate anyone who will make you think about what you believe and why you believe it. And that’s exactly what Matt Stone does with his blog. Listen to him talk about how his own slew of health problems turned him to a fascination with the subject of health, the heavy influence of Weston A. Price on his thinking, why he decided to try a vegetarian diet and why it failed him, the “Nutritarian” diet by Joel Fuhrman and why it can cause problems, his attempt at doing a zero-carb diet (aka the FUMP diet), his controversial, counterintuitive “High Everything Diet,” why he believes fructose is the #1 reason behind obesity and disease, the greater role of the hormone leptin than insulin, the greater prevalence of body temperature in health and why most people tend to have lower temperatures, why taking your temperature in the morning under your armpit clues you in to some possible health concerns like Type 2 hypothyroidism, the best way to check your temperature in the morning, the influence of T.L. Cleave on Gary Taubes’ Good Calories Bad Calories, the difference between refined and unrefined carbohydrates, how the low-carb ketogenic diet can be counterproductive to treating insulin resistance and health issues, why he says “low-carb is a dead end” for most people, what he says is the insulin-stabilizing effects of an unrefined high-carb diet, and his upcoming attempt at an all raw milk diet.

Click here to listen to the first of 5 special “Bloggeranza Week” podcast interviews airing all week long on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

Spread The Low-Carb Science: Join The Nutrition & Metabolism Society TODAY!

Filed under: Health — @ April 5, 2010

A couple of months ago I shared with you about an exciting scientific conference put on annually by The Nutrition & Metabolism Society (NMS). The 2010 NMS Conference is set to take place once again in conjunction with the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) Western Regional Obesity Course on April 14-18, 2010 at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center. This annual event brings together obesity doctors from all across America interested in expanding their knowledge about how to best treat their patients. The NMS portion of the program taking place over the weekend has attracted a larger and larger crowd each of the past few years, including big names like Gary Taubes, Dr. Mary Vernon, Dr. Richard Feinman, Dr. Jeff Volek, Dr. Eric Westman, and so many more of the all-stars in the world of low-carb research. Christine and I have been privileged to take part in these events every year since 2006 and we would like to attend in Seattle next weekend as well so we can report on the latest findings in the low-carb science.

The Nutrition & Metabolism Society is dedicated to addressing the problems of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease through public awareness and education. They’re specifically looking at the therapeutic potential of carbohydrate-restricted diets for the treatment of a variety of diseases and now believe this particular way of eating is under-investigated and under-utilized. NMS seeks to support research in this area and their mission is to improve current nutritional guidelines and to see that sound scientific information is provided to the public. It’s a tall order, but they believe if we combine our voices together that WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

The Seattle symposium will feature presentations by members of NMS to focus on the best available scientific evidence for carbohydrate-restricted diets in terms of their application in a clinical practice. Can you imagine if more and more doctors got on board with the low-carb message and joined the ranks of other low-carb doctors who are bravely forging a new path for their patients? These are exciting times to see such a paradigm shift beginning to take place within the medical community, but the fight is far from being over. That’s where YOU come in.

While you may not be a nurse or doctor, have the chance to attend a conference like the ones put on by ASBP/NMS, keep up with the latest low-carb science, or stand on the front lines of the nutritional debate of our lifetime, thankfully I do. However these things do cost money to attend and any donation you can make to The Nutrition & Metabolism Society will help defray the costs involved. They will accept your generous gift of ANY SIZE and use it to help get me to the 2010 NMS Conference in Seattle as well as help with the ongoing costs of combatting the misinformation that is put out there by group like the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Heart Association (AHA) regarding healthy nutrition. Click here for options on how to give securely and on behalf of NMS and myself, THANK YOU for supporting the cause!

If you decide to donate, then please e-mail me at livinlowcarbman@charter.net to submit any question you may have for the speakers in Seattle, including Jackie Eberstein, Dr. Mary Vernon, Dr. William Davis, Dr. Jay Wortman, Dr. Eric Kossoff, Dr. Steven Phinney, Dr. Donald Layman, and Gary Taubes. I will put together a YouTube video presentation asking your questions to any of these specific people and share it when I return. I appreciate your generosity in helping me attend this special low-carb scientific conference and I look forward to sharing an abundance of information about what will be shared in Seattle.

Patricia Moreno Encourages You To Be Positive With Her ‘IntenSati Method’

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Just go on a diet and you’ll lose weight. That’s what our culture tells us every single day. Pick a diet, go on it, and you’ll have all the weight loss you could ever want. Yeah right! Anyone who has actually tried to shed the pounds knows it is much more difficult than just going on a diet and expecting it to automatically work no matter what it is. What if how you think and feel directly impacts your ability to be the person you always hoped you could be both inside and out? Today’s podcast interview guest knows abundantly what that’s like and has dedicated her life to help others reinforce their actions with positive messages.

In Episode 345 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from yoga/fitness expert Patricia Moreno author of the book The IntenSati Method: The Seven Secret Principles to Thinner Peace. She shares how her own weight struggles growing up helped give her perspective, the impact of her obsession with hours of exercise and an eating disorder, why people should stop dieting for good, why we really are our own worst enemies, the importance of eating healthy whole foods to change your body and thrive, why people find themselves yo-yo dieting so much, why she created her program using the principles of The Secret, the reason why people turn to food to soothe their emotional pain, why she chose the term IntenSati, the purpose of positive messages with the movement, how her potentially devastating bone marrow disease as a young child help her realize the empowerment that comes from meditation, and the seven basic principles of The IntenSati Method.

Click here to feel uplifted and encouraged that you will be able to do anything after you hear this interview with Patricia Moreno.

Upstate SC Low-Carb/Paleo Diet Supporters Meetup Coming April 10, 2010

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I’ve been on the low-carb lifestyle for over six years and have felt my mission is to provide quality content through my columns, podcast interviews, books, YouTube videos, and everything else I’m associated with. One area of interest I have neglected to pursue has been creating a group of like-minded people who support a low-carb/Paleo way of eating in the Upstate South Carolina area where I live. Low-carbers and Paleolithic followers from Asheville, NC to Spartanburg to Greenville and all the way down to Anderson, SC have not had an organized way to meet with each other, exchange ideas, and learn how to incorporate healthy high-fat, adequate protein, and low-carb nutrition into their lives. Until now.

Thanks to some enthusiastic friends on Facebook who hail from this area, we will be having our Upstate S.C. Low-Carb/Paleo Kick Off Gathering coming up this Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 5PM. We’ll be meeting right off the I-85 corridor in Greenville, SC at California Dreaming (Pelham Rd. Exit 54). EVERYONE is invited to join us if you are in the area. Please RSVP at the Facebook page if you will be joining us. We’re sure to have a great time!

Christine and I look forward to meeting our local peeps and I’ll be autographing copies of my latest book 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb. We’ll also have some FREE PRIZES to give away to the people who attend and there is NO CHARGE to attend this meeting with your fellow Upstate SC low-carb dieters and Paleolithic followers. And be sure to join the Upstate SC Low-Carb & Paleo Diet Group Facebook page to keep up with what’s happening with this group. Hope to see you there!

Dr. Bernstein Challenges Dr. Davis On Butter And Insulin, Jon & Cathy Payne’s ‘Our Natural Life’ Podcasts

Filed under: Health — @ March 31, 2010

I’m always seeking to learn more about the intricate workings of how the foods we eat directly impact the way the body functions. It’s so fascinating to think about all those people who mindlessly stuff their mouth with whatever garbage they purchase for themselves at their local supermarket. And not that long ago, I was one of those people buying sugary soda, snack cakes, fast food, and all the rest of the typical fare for the Standard American Diet (SAD). But not anymore. These days I’m happily livin’ la vida low-carb and choosing outstanding foods that are high in fat especially saturated fat, adequate in protein, and as low in carbohydrate as possible. I believe this is the model for success that so many of us have found to work for making us as healthy as we can possibly be.

One real whole food that is highly regarded within the low-carb community is butter. It’s a delicious way to get quality fat into your low-carb lifestyle without being concerned about any negative impact on your blood sugar or insulin levels. Or is it? A highly-respected Milwaukee, WI-based cardiologist named Dr. William Davis (listen to my previous podcast interviews with him here, here, and here) who joined us on this year’s Low-Carb Cruise to the Bahamas wrote a controversial column at his “Heart Scan Blog” not that long ago called “Butter and insulin.”

In that eye-opening post, Dr. Davis made the claim that butter has an “unusual ability to provoke insulin responses” and surmises that this may be the reason why people stall or gain weight on a low-carb diet. He added that there is as much as a “tripling insulin response” from consuming butter and that this “fat gain follows.” His bottom line conclusion:

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

I gotta tell you, this didn’t sit well with me at all. Something just didn’t seem right and I had people e-mailing me left and right wondering if this is true or not. So I started sending requests out to my low-carb expert Rolodex to solicit a response to these claims being made by Dr. Davis about butter negatively impacting insulin levels. It just didn’t make sense that a fat-based food could produce such a response, but I wanted to hear what the top guns had to say. I’ll be sharing a column featuring those responses later in the week. But today I wanted you to hear low-carb diabetes legend Dr. Richard Bernstein respond to this in a brief 6-minute mini-interview I conducted with him over the weekend at the beginning of today’s episode of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast to get his unique take on this issue that has riled up the low-carb blogosphere.

We live in a society that is hellbent on moving through life just as fast as they possibly can without any regard to what they are fueling their body with. Why people are willing to be guinea pigs for all that “carbage” that passes for food in 2010, I’ll never know. But that’s their personal choice and they must live the consequences. Today’s podcast interview guests know abundantly how important living a holistic, sustainable, and healthy life centered around real whole foods can really be if people would just be willing to transition away from their SAD diet.

In Episode 344 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Jon & Cathy Payne from “Our Natural Life” to talk about how healthy grain-free living changed the way they lived their lives. The experience has been so stark in their lives that they now own their own farm and started their own podcast show as well. WOO HOO! The more the merrier on the airwaves, I say. Listen to them talk about how the Weston A. Price Foundation revolutionized their lives and got them fascinated in finding fresh food from local farmers, Jon’s heart attack wake-up call, how their dog’s cancer death led them to the processed carbohydrate culprit, how eliminating corn, wheat, and most dairy improved their weight and health, the genesis of their foray into the world of podcasting, the unique format of their podcast episodes, the influence of Sean Croxton and Ann Marie Michaels on the current format, their move to a farm becoming “agri-preneurs,” the raw milk battle in their home state of Georgia and across the country, the politics standing in the way of buying local food, and what their favorite podcast interviews have been and what lasting lessons they learned from their guests.

Click here to listen to this delightful interview with two of the most precious people in the holistic health movement! ENJOY!

‘Tingling’ Tongue Syndrome Not A Result Of Low-Carb Diet

Filed under: Health,Low-carb side effects — @ March 30, 2010

I receive quite a bit of e-mail from people on a daily basis who have all sorts of questions about livin’ la vida low-carb. And it quite literally runs the gamut from how do you start on a low-carb diet to why have I “only” lost 10 pounds after two weeks to some really serious health concerns that people are worried their low-carb diet is either causing or exacerbating. I’ve seen it all and I happily answer every single one of these e-mails by responding myself or copying in any number of the low-carb expert friends I have had the privilege of interviewing on my podcast show. It’s a privilege to be able to serve my readers who have honest questions that they feel need to be addressed.

I wanted to provide an update on an e-mail that I blogged about in 2005 from a reader at the time who was experiencing a “tingling” sensation in her tongue claiming that it only happened when she was on the low-carb lifestyle. Honestly, I was perplexed at this one and could explain what was physically happening to her. What I did know at the time was that it didn’t seem plausible that eating a carbohydrate-restricted diet could lead to this kind of funky symptom, but I was still new to low-carb living myself at the time and didn’t know much else to tell her other than to throw it out to my readers to try to help her. I always wondered what happened to her and she contacted me back a few days ago with an update.

Click here to find out why her low-carb diet was not the source of the tingling sensation in her tongue and the surprising reason she was experiencing this.

Let James Hahn II Help You Beat Your Addiction To Sugar

Filed under: Health — @ March 26, 2010

SUBSCRIPTION VIP ACCESS TO THE PODCAST? I’ve recently had some requests from people who expressed an interest in listening to upcoming podcast interviews before they air through a special subscription pass or pay-per-interview format. I’m not real sure how to make this work yet, but I wanted to gauge the widespread interest in doing something like this. Basically, for an annual or one-time fee I would provide the raw audio of the interviews I have conducted but not yet aired available for VIP access. So, for example, if you wanted to hear my interview with Richard Nikoley scheduled to air on April 6, 2010, then you could do so right away. Again, I’m not quite sure how we’ll do this, but e-mail me at livinlowcarbman@charter.net if this is something that you would want to have made available. Please provide whether you’d like a special access subscription web site or pay-per-episode and how much you would want to pay for such access. THANKS GUYS!

ARCHIVED PODCASTS NOW ON ITUNES! After nearly a year of begging Apple to put up the older episodes of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” on iTunes, they are now listing a whole boatload of the interviews dating back to April 2009! WOO HOO! Regular listeners know we have been frustrated with iTunes only showing the last 9 episodes and as new ones were posted the older episodes would drop off. Now it’s showing all the latest interviews through last year (around 100 shows!) and we hope they will continue to post the backlist so you can access them right there on iTunes. Go check it out on iTunes and THANK YOU for supporting the #1 low-carb podcast!

Sugar addiction is a very serious issue that literally millions upon millions of people are dealing with. I’ve seen it personally in my own life dealing with morbid obesity prior to 2004 weighing in at 400+ pounds and it’s no fun at all giving all that up. But it can and MUST happen! It’s why I remain so passionate about sharing information on this subject to help others beat their sugar addiction, too. In fact, I’ll be doing a teleseminar with Connie Bennett from SUGAR SHOCK! next Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 8PM ET on this very subject. Today’s podcast interview guest has also changed his life by ditching the sugar in his diet and now he’s dedicated his life to educating and aiding others who desire to beat their sugar addiction, too!

In Episode 343 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are pleased to welcome Nutrition and Sugar Addiction Coach James Hahn II from the Slave2Freedom blog who tells us about his extraordinary story of defeating his lifelong love for all things sweet and the tremendous influence he’s having on others who struggle with beating their sugar demons. Listen to James talk about how his own personal weight struggle led him to deal with sugar addiction, the influence he has had on his family, what a certified personal coach does, the concept of the “food-mood” connection, the impact of a book called Potatoes Not Prozac has had on him, helping others find their own answer, why breakfast is so essential, the value of eating more often rather than less often, why your body needs some consistency with when you eat each day, why he eats a banana by itself as a snack, and the influence of his YouTube channel, and the Stop SUGAR SHOCK! ning group he’s a part of.

Click here to let James Hahn II help you beat your sugar addiction for good!

Low-carb green beans with lemon vinaigrette

Filed under: Low-carb Recipes — @ March 25, 2010

These delicios steamed green beans are low on carbohydrates, but not flavor. They are a perfect addition to either a weeknight or even holiday meal.
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Stanley Fishman Delivers You ‘Tender Grassfed Meat’ Every Time

Filed under: Health — @ March 24, 2010

NUTRITION & METABOLISM SOCIETY MEETING IN NYC RESCHEDULED! The Nutrition & Metabolism Society have set a date for their meet-up in New York City that was originally planned for late February before a snowstorm forced them to cancel it. This exciting event will now take place on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 when you will have the opportunity to meet and hear from Dr. Richard Feinman, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Dr. Eugene Fine and other Nutrition & Metabolism Society members at the 2010 NMS planning meeting. The meeting will include a review of the nutritional science in the news from 2009, a discussion of their plans to make headlines in 2010, a speech from Adele Hite who will share plans to strengthen the global presence of the low-carb science and a special question and answer time. Click here for all the details about this exciting opportunity to meet the low-carb scientists and fellow educated lay people. Christine and I will be there reporting on the event, so we hope to meet you there!

ARCHIVED PODCASTS NOW ON ITUNES! After nearly a year of begging Apple to put up the older episodes of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” on iTunes, they are now listing a whole boatload of the interviews dating back to April 2009! WOO HOO! Regular listeners know we have been frustrated with iTunes only showing the last 9 episodes and as new ones were posted the older episodes would drop off. Now it’s showing all the latest interviews through last year (around 100 shows!) and we hope they will continue to post the backlist so you can access them right there on iTunes. Go check it out on iTunes and THANK YOU for supporting the #1 low-carb podcast!

Have you heard about all the wonderful benefits of consuming grass-fed meats like beef, spent upwards of twice the amount of money on it, got it home excited to try this amazing superfood, cooked it and discovered something startling–this stuff is GROSS! I don’t know about you, but that was my first experience trying to cook a grass-fed steak and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. It ticked me off that I spent a good amount of money on that meat only to have it have the consistency of an old leather shoe! Today’s podcast interview guest understands our plight and has written a book about how to make your grass-fed meat tender and tasty every time. This I’ve got to hear!

In Episode 342 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Stanley Fishman who has written an awesome book entitled Tender Grassfed Meat: Traditional Ways To Cook Healthy Meat. Hear Stanley talk about how the collapse of his health led him to The Weston A. Price Foundation and then to grass-fed meats, why poor nutrition from grain-fed meats is ruining people’s health, why grain-fed is so inferior, why grass is such an important food for cattle to consume, how he would make grass-fed beef readily available, why it is nearly impossible for E. coli bacteria to exist in grass-fed beef, the omega-6/inflammation problem with grain-fed meats, his reaction to the negative studies about red meat, the toxins in the fat of grain-fed meats, why butter and fat is so very important for health, why cooking methods for grass-fed meat are different than grain-fed meat, why the toughest cuts of meat usually have the best flavor, what the taste difference of grass-fed meat is in various areas of the country, how you find grass-fed meats locally, what non-beef grass-fed meats people should look for, why grass-fed bison may be better than beef, and what grass-fed meats people should start consuming first.

Click here if you’ve ever had questions about grass-fed meat because you owe it to yourself to listen to this interview with Stanley Fishman from start to finish to learn how to cook it well.

Jimmy Moore Goes On A Diet Of Eggs, Butter, And Cheese Only

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Have you ever thought about subsiding on eggs, butter, and cheese only?

In response to weight gain that has happened over the past 2+ years, one strategy my friend Jackie Eberstein (who worked as a registered nurse with patients of the late great Dr. Robert C. Atkins for three decades) suggested to me on the recent low-carb cruise was for me to start consuming lots of small meals every few hours and make sure they are very high-fat, adequate in protein, and very low in carbohydrates.

So that got me to thinking about how to implement something like this that I could do, be consistent with, and enjoy (which is a major element of being successful on a plan as I discovered for myself in 2004). After contemplating how to do this in a way that would work for me (a philosophy I have shared over and over again), I remembered an interview I did with Drs. Mike & Mary Dan Eades in April 2008 where I talked about going on an all-egg diet for a period of time. Ever since I did this interview with the Eades, I have been meaning to start my own “eggfest” — and now I’m doing it!

Click here to learn more about my “eggfest” and all the guidelines I am following in an effort to shed the pounds and improve my key health markers like HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL particle size.

Exponential Growth Of Low-Carb Cruise Proves Low-Carb Thriving

Filed under: Events,Health — @ March 21, 2010


Emceeing the 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise, I sensed low-carb rising again

I’ve been home for over week now from The 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise to the Bahamas that took place March 6-11, 2010, but I’m still super-stoked about all that went on in just those few short days with some truly amazing people that encourages me to have great optimism about the future of the low-carb movement as we know it not just in the United States of America, but quite literally around the world.

Don’t you dare ever let anyone tell you that the healthy low-carb lifestyle is dead. Sure, that crazy fad that produced all the nasty so-called “low-carb” products that happened in 2004 is a goner and good riddance! But if the growth we’ve seen over just the past few years with these annual low-carb cruises is any indication, we are now at a major turning point regarding low-carb becoming more mainstream in our culture and truly exceptional things lie ahead for us in the future. Exciting stuff!

Click here to read the story behind how the Low-Carb Cruise was birthed and how fortuitous everything has been to just sorta fall into place to make it happen.

Lierre Keith Reacts To Being Pied, D-Action Brings Awareness To Vitamin D Deficiency

Filed under: Health — @ March 19, 2010

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ARCHIVED PODCASTS NOW ON ITUNES! After nearly a year of begging Apple to put up the older episodes of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” on iTunes, they are now listing a whole boatload of the interviews dating back to April 2009! WOO HOO! Regular listeners know we have been frustrated with iTunes only showing the last 9 episodes and as new ones were posted the older episodes would drop off. Now it’s showing all the latest interviews through last year (around 100 shows!) and we hope they will continue to post the backlist so you can access them right there on iTunes. Go check it out on iTunes and THANK YOU for supporting the #1 low-carb podcast!


Lierre Keith speaks out about the attack on her by radical vegans last weekend

All week long I’ve been sharing with you about a horrible cayenne pepper pie incident that took place at a bookfair in San Francisco, CA last weekend to The Vegetarian Myth author Lierre Keith (listen to my February 2010 podcast interview with her) as she was giving a talk. It was a despicable act ostensibly by three radical vegans who wanted to silence her from speaking out on the subject of vegetarianism and veganism. Upon hearing about this tragic event, I felt Lierre deserved to have her voice heard and so I requested an interview with her on Tuesday–just three days after the attack on her happened. The beginning of today’s podcast includes the entire 15-minute conversation with Lierre Keith (I posted the first half of the interview on YouTube where the radical vegans have been out in full force!) so you can hear exactly what happened and her special message for the perpetrators who did this to her (incidentally, all of them got away and the police have yet to catch them).

The silver lining in this terrible story is her awesome book has as of the date of this post shot up the sales charts at Amazon to #450 overall (and RISING!) in books (up from around #5000) and she’s made media appearances on CBS-5 in San Francisco, United Press International, and The San Francisco Chroniclefor example, sharing about what happened. Listen to Lierre discuss in my brief conversation with her today the outpouring of support she has received, the foreshadowing she got that something was gonna happen, her detailed first-person account of what happened, the shocking reaction of the people who were in the audience when this happened, her response to a compassionate vegan named TJ who was appalled by this crime against her, the impact this incident will have on her future speaking engagements, how to properly protest someone you disagree with (and it shouldn’t be “horizontal hostility”), the physical aftermath of this incident on her eyes and her ear (which got infected after the pie “gunk” got inside of her ear canal), and what message she wants to leave with the people who thought this criminal action was appropriate public discourse. What a brave woman Lierre Keith is for being willing to make herself vulnerable to such a physical assault and yet refuses to back down. YOU GO GIRL!


Susan Siljander shares about the latest research on Vitamin D

Vitamin D has become one of the most talked-about supplements (actually, it’s a hormone, but you know what I mean!) in recent years. And it’s all for good reason too–there’s lots of compelling evidence that most Americans are walking around with severely deficient Vitamin D levels leading to all sorts of health implications. In fact, Christine and I shared in a YouTube video last year about how her health was negatively impacted when her 25-HYDROXY D3 level came in at 9 ng/mL. After taking 10,000IU Vitamin D3 gelcaps from Sam’s club for all of 2009, Christine was able to raise her levels up to 52. WOO HOO! Today’s podcast interview guest is from a public health promotion organization dedicated to creating awareness about proper Vitamin D levels.

In Episode 341 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we have Susan Siljander from Grassroots Health to talk about their project to spread the science behind Vitamin D called D-Action. It’s a sorely needed public advocacy web site that brings together the world’s most renowned scientists researching Vitamin D. Listen to Susan discuss the story behind why Grassroots Health was started, why the science behind Vitamin D has long been ignored until recent years, what physical ailments Vitamin D helps improve including cancer and chronic pain, what the proper amount of Vitamin D is, why sunshine and diet are inadequate for getting enough Vitamin D, the role of tanning beds in getting Vitamin D, the story behind how Vitamin D got into the milk, what’s too high a level of Vitamin D, what the goal of D-Action is, and how easy the Vitamin D service is to use.

Click here to learn why everybody needs to know what their D3 levels are and thanks to Grassroots Health it’s simpler than ever before!

Let’s Make Mark Sisson’s ‘The Primal Blueprint’ An Amazon #1 Bestseller Today And You’ll Win FREE Stuff!

Filed under: Events — @ March 17, 2010


Been thinking of getting Mark Sisson’s book? Today’s the day to do it!

If you are a supporter of Paleo/low-carb living, then no doubt you are already well aware of the work of Mark Sisson from Mark’s Daily Apple. He is one of the most influential and prolific bloggers out there today promoting the health benefits of reduced carbohydrate consumption, increased fat in the diet, and healthy primal living a la our ancient ancestors. Mark is such a likable fella and I’m privileged to call him my friend.

In June 2009, he released his long-awaited book entitled The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy it has gone on to do extraordinarily well on Amazon.com. But despite this initial success, Mark has a dream that I’d like to help him fulfill today.

He wants to reach the #1 overall ranking at Amazon and he’s willing to reward you handsomely for helping him do this. But this offer is only good through Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 12PM PST so listen up! He’s put together what he describes as “an irresistible offer” that will serve as a “win-win situation” for fans of Paleo/low-carb living to help give this book “the sort of exposure it needs to affect real change.”

Click here to learn more about the deal available NOW through 12PM PST on March 18, 2010. Rally behind one of the leading voices in the Paleo/low-carb community to make Mark’s goal of going to #1 at Amazon a reality!

Need Low-Carb Menu Planning Help? Let Tracey Rollison Help You!

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Tracey Rollison helps you slow down and learn to cook healthy low-carb menus

We all live busy lives and are constantly hustling and bustling to do this, that, and everything else. It’s been that way since I was a kid in the 1980s, but it wasn’t that many decades ago when families actually sat down together to eat meals in the dining room together. What happened to those “good old days?” Well, when you desire to live healthy like those of us on the low-carb lifestyle, it is a necessity to add homemade, fresh, local, low-carb meals with real, whole foods that taste good and are good for you. Today’s podcast interview guest is now providing an amazing low-carb menu service that will help you do just that!

In Episode 340 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Tracey Rollison who created a low-carb menu planning service called “Good Life Menus.” She realizes most people are utterly clueless about how to cook good meals on your low-carb life. We’re such a fast-food-focused society that the art of made from scratch healthy low-carb food is archaic. Listen to Tracey talk about how her allergy to mold as a child impacted her diet growing up, how she found the low-carb diet, the effect of her third pregnancy on her metabolism, why she started her low-carb menu planning business, what’s wrong with other so-called low-carb menu services, how she got so frustrated looking for the service she now provides and why she decided to take the plunge and do it herself, why she decided to stick with foods people could recognize and use all of, whether this menus plan is easy enough for novice cooks to do, her aversion to soy and artificial sweeteners in her menus, how she keeps her menu preparation and cooking time to less than 20 minutes, the color-coded grocery shopping list, why her menus don’t contain grains, high-glycemic foods, or fake foods, how they can sign up for her menus service, and what the feedback from kids are to these menus.

Click here if you struggle with coming up with healthy low-carb menus and then let Tracey Rollison help you out with her “Good Life Menus” meal planning service.

Radical Vegans Rear Their Ugly Head Assaulting Former Vegan Lierre Keith At Book Fair

Filed under: Events — @ March 15, 2010


Former 20-year vegan Lierre Keith gets assaulted by vegans while giving a talk

Just when you think it can’t get any worse with the radical nature of the vegan diet advocates, along comes something like what I’m about to share with you today that delivers a strong reminder that there is a contingent of people out there who do not want the truth about their way of eating exposed. It’s one thing to disagree and have a healthy debate of ideas about diet and nutrition and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. But acting criminally and causing harm to another human being in the process is just about as disgusting as it comes.

Click here for all the disgusting details about the pie-throwing incident that happened on Saturday at a book fair in San Francisco and how you can show your support for Lierre Keith in response to this cowardly act.

You Want New Low-Carb Blogs, I’ve Got 48 Of Them For March 2010!

Filed under: Health — @ March 5, 2010


Spending a week with 100 fellow low-carbers on a cruise ship

I’ve been looking forward to it for over a year now and it’s finally here–The 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise to the Bahamas leaving out of Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday! Fun in the sun, meeting nearly 100 of my fellow online friends, hearing from some fantastic low-carb experts, singing some karaoke, enjoying gourmet 5-star restaurant quality foods, and so much more. I really hope that we can have so many more of you join us on the 2011 cruise which we’ll have more details about in the coming months. Wish us safe travels over this next week!

Since I’ll be gone completely away from the computer for the next week, I wanna share 48 new and exciting low-carb diet and health blogs to keep you occupied and entertained. The creativity out there is so encouraging as we promote the positive low-carb message in our own unique ways. Check out all of my previous low-carb and health blog listings by clicking 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 of these 48 amazing new low-carb diet and health blogs. SEE YA next week!

Dr. Uffe Ravnskov: Stop Worrying About Saturated Fat And Cholesterol Harming You

Filed under: Health — @ March 4, 2010


Dr. Uffe Ravnskov argues the case for not fearing fat and cholesterol in our diet

Did you know that consuming dietary fat and cholesterol can actually be GOOD for you? If you say things like this to most medical or nutritional professionals, then they’ll look at you funny and label you a quack. But does the science support limiting saturated fat and lowering cholesterol in the body or increasing it? Today’s podcast interview guest presents compelling evidence to the latter to combat the conventional wisdom that unfortunately still dominates mainstream thought in health circles today.

In Episode 339 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are so thrilled to welcome the great Dr. Uffe Ravnskov from Sweden who has a fantastic new book called Fat And Cholesterol Are Good For You. One of the world’s leading cholesterol skeptics (and member of the international group THINCS), Dr. Ravnskov has been battling the hardline establishment for decades and is fully convinced based on his examination of the medical literature that the heart health/saturated fat/cholesterol theory is bunk. You’ll be hard pressed to think otherwise after listening to this living legend share his life’s work with us today.

Listen to Dr. Ravnskov talk about why he became so passionate about the subject of promoting the health benefits of fat and cholesterol, why a Finnish TV show burned his book on air, why saturated fat and high cholesterol are not harmful especially for women and the elderly, how eating dietary cholesterol has very little impact on blood cholesterol, why having low cholesterol levels lead to cancer, the benefits of having high LDL cholesterol, how to convince people to stop taking statin drugs to artificially lower cholesterol, why statin drug and margarine companies have gotten him banned from appearing on television, the explosion of low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) in his homeland of Sweden, the significant absence of evidence supporting the role of saturated fat in any health calamity, how to lower the number of small, dense, and dangerous LDL particles, how to silence your opponents regarding the healthful benefits of saturated fat and cholesterol, the blacklisting he has experienced with many of the medical journals, what the harmful effects of consuming excessive carbohydrate in the diet is, how Type 1 diabetics used to be treated with extremely low-carb diets prior to the discovery of insulin, what his favorite high-fat foods are, why he’s not a fanatic about getting grass-fed and pastured foods only, whether polyunsaturated fats should be limited or not, and what people can do to avoid a heart attack. It was such a privilege and honor for me to speak directly with one of the real experts on the front lines and cutting-edge of the health debate.

Click here to soak this one in for all it’s worth and listen to it several times if you still believe fat and cholesterol will harm you.

10 Hot New Low-Carb Health Books For 2010

Filed under: Health,Publications — @


There are some sizzling hot new healthy low-carb living books in 2010

It seems like every time you sneeze, there’s a brand new diet and health book being released. From weight loss to nutritional education on just about every metabolic possibility you could imagine, the publishing world has a book coming out about it. One of the things I try to do is sift through all of those books to find the real treasures you will want to add to your low-carb library and there are some truly incredible ones here early on in 2010 that you will DEFINITELY want to consider.

In Episode 86 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube”, Christine and I go through the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the pick of the litter, the crème de la crème, the…well, you get the picture! These books really stood out amongst a plethora of ones that I’ve gazed through in recent months as ones worthy of a closer look. Some may be familiar to you while others you may be finding out about for the first time. Regardless, I know you will see something that will pique your interest enough to grab a copy for yourself. As I like to write when I autograph copies of my new book, “Never stop learning the lessons.”

Click here to watch our latest video about the top 10 hottest new low-carb books to start off your 2010 on the right foot.

New Atkins Diet Puts Focus Back On ‘Foundation Vegetables’ And Healthful Saturated Fats

Filed under: Atkins Diet,Health,In The News,Publications — @ March 3, 2010


Dr. Eric Westman gives the full scoop on why a new Atkins is needed

What’s the first thing people think of when you say the “Atkins diet?” Things like all-you-can-eat high-protein meat, eggs, cheese, very little veggies or fruit, no bread or sweets and stuff like that probably immediately come to mind. Others think it was just some dangerously unhealthy passing fad that faded out in 2004 and is only still followed by people who are putting their long-term health at risk. But today’s podcast interview guest is one of the leading low-carb researchers who has teamed up with two other low-carb research colleagues to co-author a brand new version of the Atkins diet for 2010 to put the focus back on the science supporting the low-carb way of eating!

In Episode 338 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we welcome back to the podcast Duke University low-carb researcher and practitioner Dr. Eric Westman who is here to share all about the March 2, 2010 release of New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight Fast and Feeling Great Forever. You might be wondering “here we go again” with yet another attempt at revamping the Atkins diet like the December 2008 release of The All-New Atkins Advantage: The 12-Week Low-Carb Program to Lose Weight, Achieve Peak Fitness and Health, and Maximize Your Willpower to Reach Life Goals by Colette Heimowitz (who I previously interviewed here) and Dr. Stuart Trager which disappointed many within in the low-carb community with their focus on “lean protein” and a very heavy emphasis on lots of fruits and vegetables getting away from the basic principles that the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins based his original diet on. But as you’ll hear from Dr. Westman, they wanted to bring back the high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb nutritional approach that Dr. Atkins promoted as his life’s work. The new book brings living the Atkins lifestyle into modern society with a few important strategies that have been missing in previous versions of the Atkins diet.

Listen to Dr. Westman share about who is behind this new Atkins diet book, what’s different about this book from the previous Atkins diet books, why some people need to keep carbs very low forever, how much pressure there was to water down the message to make it more marketable, why Dr. Atkins was never interested in doing studies on his low-carb diet, why we need a brand new version of Atkins in 2010, ways to minimize the negative effects of the “Induction flu,” some of the changes in terminology in this new book including “foundation vegetables,” “Atkins Edge,” and “metabolic bully,” what the healthy role of saturated fat is in Atkins low-carb, his thoughts on the so-called “Eco-Atkins” and how to properly make a vegetarian-styled Atkins diet, whether Atkins Nutritionals is returning to the original principles that Dr. Atkins built the company on, how often the Atkins bars and products are pushed in the sample menus, why the main focus of the diet is on real foods, who the target audience of the book is, the role of calories and portion sizes on this new Atkins, a practical list of ways to break stalls, why consuming dietary fat is so important to fat-burning, the definition of “net carbs” and the role of sugar alcohols, why consuming vegetables are so important on the Atkins diet, the purpose of eating often especially for people who are just beginning a weight loss regimen, why this book should not be read literally but rather as a generalized guide, the impact that both prescription and over-the-counter drugs can have on weight loss, the purpose of the success stories listed in the book, and why he is not accepting royalties from the sale of this book and where the money will actually be going.

Click here if you have any questions about New Atkins For A New You because I’m sure this interview will put to rest a lot of what you may be concerned about. ENJOY!

Dr. Nancy Appleton: Sugar Is The Biggest Threat To Health In The World Today

Filed under: Health — @ February 28, 2010


Sugar-shunner Dr. Nancy Appleton dishes on America’s #1 addiction

What could be wrong with something as literally “sweet” and allegedly innocent as sugar? I mean, sugar gives your body energy, tastes good, and gives people a euphoric feeling when consuming it, right? So what could be wrong with consuming this? Well, if you ask today’s podcast interview guest who has been studying the negative health effects of sugar for many decades now, she’d say continuing to eat sugary foods is quite literally committing “suicide.”

In Episode 337 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are so privileged to have the amazing Dr. Nancy Appleton with us to share about her shocking new book entitled Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction. For people who think nothing is wrong with eating sugar, this book will most definitely change your mind and could quite frankly change your life forever. Dr. Appleton is obviously very passionate about this topic as you will hear from her in today’s interview.

Hear her talk about her own personal health problems and frustrations with taking medications for various conditions, how simply removing sugar in her diet vastly improved her health almost immediately, why people are afraid of fat but not sugar, the recent change in nutritional policy regarding sugar at the American Heart Association, the startling rat studies of sugar, why starchy carbohydrates may not be bad when consumed with fat, the difference between glycemic index and glycemic load, 140+ reasons why sugar is ruining your health, the hard facts of soft drink consumption, the Third World influx of sugary soda pop, what sugar-infested foods people consume that they don’t ever realize, why food companies use grams to measure sugar in the foods, how HFCS invaded our food supply, why the sugars sold in health food stores are no better, the different terms for sugar, why agave nectar is horrible for you, the sugar deception in Ensure and Pediasure, what is wrong with maltodextrin, why companies lie about sugar in the products, what can parents do to keep their children from being addicted to sugar, the turning tide of health, why gastric bypass surgery is not the answer, what are healthy alternatives to sugar and why some people need to avoid all things that are “sweet” on the tongue, why fruit juice is just as bad for you as a sugary soda, some fantastic tips for being your sugar addiction, and whether you should give up sugar gradually or cold turkey.

Click here to listen to this podcast interview that is chock full of some truly outstanding information you WON’T want to miss.



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