Molecular biologist and Paleo nutrition blogger Lucas Tafur is our guest today onThe Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!

There are a lot of great people in the low-carb and Paleo blogosphere doing outstanding work spreading outstanding messages of how to be optimally healthy through nutritional and lifestyle changes. One of those people is Lucas Tafur from the “Immunometabolism” blog. He combines his education and experience in nutrition with a thorough understanding of molecular biology to educate his readers about why chronic diseases exist and what to do about them. The bacteria in the gut in a huge part of this discussion and Jimmy explores this subject with Lucas in today’s interview.

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PLUS: Have you tried the All-Natural Nutrition Drink Supplement Low-Carb LifeShotz yet? It’s a power-packed powder that you mix with water to deliver improved cellular function, youthful endurance and stamina, excellent mood enhancements, and more energy than you’ll know what to do with! We are appreciative to have them as a sponsor of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and highly recommend you give them a try for yourself.

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 540
- Support our sponsor: Try the new Natural line of Quest Bars
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About Lucas Tafur
Lucas’ “Immunometabolism” blog

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-540-lucas-tafur.mp3
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Steve Cooksey: In Trouble?
Steve Cooksey: In Trouble?

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 539
Low-carb blogger Steve Cooksey from Diabetes-Warrior.net being investigated by dietitians
- Join Jimmy in Austin, TX in March 2012 for PaleoFX
PrimalTightwad.com
Primal Tightwad: Maximizing Your Health on a Minimal Budget ebook

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-539-carolyn-rush.mp3
Category:Low-Carb Lifestyle -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Cardiologist and low-carb weight loss instructor Dr. Lowell Gerber is our guest today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!

Just a few short years ago, Dr. Lowell Gerber was still mired in conventional wisdom regarding the role nutrition plays in health, especially heart health. But something kept bothering him about a treatment that seemed too heavily focused on prescribing more and more drug therapies like statins and less interested in getting to the root causes of the issue to begin with. That's when he came across the work of a fellow physician from Lawrence, Kansas named Dr. Mary Vernon and her Innovative Metabolic Solutions program teaching medical professionals about the basics of using carbohydrate-restriction therapeutically with patients to help them with obesity, diabetes and many other chronic diseases. Dr. Gerber has been a sponge soaking in all of this information and has rekindled his passion and love for making patients healthier than ever before. Jimmy discusses all of the changes that have happened since Dr. Gerber found livin' la vida low-carb in past few years and what his big plans are to continue educating others about this healthy nutritional approach!

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 538
- Support our sponsor: Get Adam Kosloff's brand new e-book Beyond Caloriegate
Dr. Lowell Gerber on Jimmy's "List Of Low-Carb Doctors"
Innovative Metabolic Solutions
- RELATED PODCAST: 327: Dr. Mary Vernon Presents Innovative Metabolic Solutions!

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-538-dr-lowell-gerber.mp3
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Natural health enthusiast and Paleo blogger David Csonka from "Naturally Engineered" is our guest today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!

David Csonka says he is committed to "unlocking human potential, the natural way" as he puts it on his popular blog about barefoot running, fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and physiology called "Naturally Engineered." He is a big believer in the human body's extraordinary resilience and adaptability to virtually anything we challenge it to do. From freaky science project junk foods that dominate American food culture to the backwards obsession of our society to ignore the freedom of being barefoot vs. wearing shoes for athletics, you'll find yourself nodding in agreement with a lot of what you hear today during Jimmy's interview with David Csonka!

PLUS: Try the new Natural line of Quest Bars sweetened with erythritol and stevia featuring the flavors Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Cashew, Lemon Cream Pie and Strawberry Cheesecake. And you can try TWO FREE BARS by CLICKING HERE (when you place your order tell them you heard about Quest Bars on "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show" and they'll prioritize your order).

And SIGN UP NOW for PaleoFX (#PFX12) coming to Austin, Texas on March 14-17, 2012! Jimmy will be attending and participating in this event along with most of the Paleo/primal/low-carb/ancestral community. BE THERE!

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 537
- Support our sponsor: Get your TWO FREE Quest Bars
- Meet Jimmy and other Paleo/low-carb stars at PaleoFX in Austin, TX on March 14-17, 2012
David Csonka bio
"Naturally Engineered" blog
David on Google+

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-537-david-csonka.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Paleo podcasters Diane Sanfilippo from "Balanced Bites" and Liz Wolfe from "Cave Girl Eats" are our guests today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!

Jimmy Moore isn't the only one dedicated to producing quality podcast programming about nutrition, fitness and health to the masses. Robb WolfAngelo CoppolaSean CroxtonDana CarpenderDr. Robert Su and others are all doing an incredible job of communicating the key messages about healthy living to a world in desperate need of a dietary overhaul. That's what led Diane and Liz to join forces on a brand new health podcast venture they call "The Balanced Bites Podcast." Jimmy has quickly become a big fan of this new show that popped up in 2011 and quickly rose towards the top of the iTunes charts for "Fitness & Nutrition" podcasts. Listen in as Jimmy, Diane and Liz have a good time talking about podcasting, Paleo, and whatever else happens to come up!

PLUS: Have you tried the All-Natural Nutrition Drink Supplement Low-Carb LifeShotz yet? It's a power-packed powder that you mix with water to deliver improved cellular function, youthful endurance and stamina, excellent mood enhancements, and more energy than you'll know what to do with! We are appreciative to have them as a sponsor of "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show" and highly recommend you give them a try for yourself.

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 536
- Support our sponsor: LowCarbLifeShotz.com
Diane Sanfilippo bio
Liz Wolfe bio
Diane's "Balanced Bites" web site
Liz's "Cave Girl Eats" blog
The Balanced Bites Podcast on BlogTalkRadio
- RELATED PODCAST: 450: Paleo Extravaganza Week: Diane Sanfilippo

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-536-sanfilippo-wolfe.mp3
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Holistic psychiatrist and certified GAPS practitioner Dr. Judy Tsafrir is our guest today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!

Dr. Tsafrir is one of the most enthusiastic fans of the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) protocol as outlined by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. Jimmy has been working on getting an interview with Dr. Campbell-McBride for a while (and he's still pursuing it!), but he found Dr. Tsafrir's dedication to and implementation of these principles in her own practice as a great reason to have her come on the show to talk about it.

The focus of this nutritional plan for treating a wide variety of mental disorders like autism, depression, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, learning disabilities, dyslexia, dyspraxia and more is on the consumption of real, whole foods that restore gut health to bring everything into proper balance again in the body. As you can imagine, Dr. Tsafrir is a great fan of traditional diets as espoused by The Weston A. Price Foundation, the evolutionary principles of the Paleo diet, and a healthy high-fat (especially saturated fat), moderate protein, low-carb diet for the best health you can possibly attain. Her ultimate goal is to heal all of her patients through the therapeutic use of natural dietary and detoxification steps. She's doing just that through her medical practice in Newton, Massachusetts!

PLUS: Try the new Natural line of Quest Bars sweetened with erythritol and stevia featuring the flavors Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Cashew, Lemon Cream Pie and Strawberry Cheesecake. And you can try TWO FREE BARS by CLICKING HERE (when you place your order tell them you heard about Quest Bars on "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show" and they'll prioritize your order).

And SIGN UP NOW for PaleoFX (#PFX12) coming to Austin, Texas on March 14-17, 2012! Jimmy will be attending and participating in this event along with most of the Paleo/primal/low-carb/ancestral community. BE THERE!

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 535
- Support our sponsor: Try the brand new Natural line of Low-Carb Quest Protein Bars
- Meet Jimmy and other Paleo/low-carb stars at PaleoFX in Austin, TX on March 14-17, 2012
Dr. Judy Tsafrir bio
Judy Tsafrir, M.D. official web site
Judy Tsafrir, M.D. blog
Dr. Tsafrir on Twitter
Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-535-dr-judy-tsafrir.mp3
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 534 - Support our sponsor: All-Natural Nutrition Drink Supplement Low-Carb LifeShotz - Diana Rodgers bio - Radiance Nutritional Therapy - PALEO Magazine - Ancestral Health Symposium

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 533
- Support our sponsor: Get Adam Kosloff's Beyond Caloriegate e-book
Dr. Terry Wahls bio
TerryWahls.com
- Dr. Wahls' TEDxIowaCity "Minding Your Mitochondria" talk on YouTube
Minding My Mitochondria: How I overcame secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and got out of my wheelchair

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-533-dr-terry-wahls.mp3
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Nephrologist and advanced glycation end products researcher Dr. Jaime Uribarri discusses "The AGE-less Way" program he developed today on The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show With Jimmy Moore!

Dr. Uribarri has long studied the impact of advanced glycation end products (aka AGEs) and their negative impact on health, including diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease. It's one of the reasons why he developed what he describes as "a practical program that gives you control over your health" known as "The AGE-less Way." You'll quickly find this isn't just another weight loss gimmick, but rather a method for restoring your body to the health it was meant to have. Some of the concepts Dr. Uribarri shared during this interview will be quite controversial to those of us in the low-carb and Paleo communities, including why he believes animal fats INCREASE AGEs which then leads to proteins sticking together that leads to atheroschlerosis. You know Jimmy will have a thing or two to say about this during this fascinating conversation.

PLUS: If you have not yet tried the brand new Natural line of Quest Bars that Jimmy Moore played a part in developing sweetened with a unique blend of erythritol and stevia to keep this power-packed low-carb protein bar made with 100% all-natural ingredients, then you are missing out on a real bona fide treat. The new bars come in five exciting new flavors, including Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Cashew, Lemon Cream Pie (Jimmy's favorite!) and Strawberry Cheesecake. Of course, the Original line of Quest Bars is still 99.6% all-natural (with just a tinge of maltodextrin-free sucralose) with the flavors Peanut Butter & Jelly, Vanilla Almond Crunch, Peanut Butter Supreme, Mixed Berry Bliss, Chocolate Brownie and Apple Pie. There are so many to choose from, then hardest decision will be figuring out which ones to try first. They also have sampler packs of both the Natural and Original Quest Bars for you to taste them all for yourself! And don't forget, if you haven't tried Quest Bars and want TWO FREE BARS, you can get those by CLICKING HERE (and be sure to mention you heard about Quest Bars on "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show" and they'll prioritize your order).

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 532
- Support our sponsor: Try the NEW Natural line of Low-Carb Quest Protein Bars
Jaime Uribarri bio
The AGE-less Way
What Are AGEs?

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-532-jaime-uribarri.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Health blogger, YouTuber and podcaster Sean Croxton is back on The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show With Jimmy Moore today to share about his brand new explosive e-book entitled The Dark Side Of Fat Loss!

It's been a little while since Jimmy has spoken with Sean on his podcast, but the wait was so worth it. Over the past few years, Sean has made the successful transition from his excellent and informative YouTube video series to one of the hottest health podcasts on iTunes called "Underground Wellness Online Radio," featuring some of the top guests in health, fitness and nutrition dropping some mad "truth bombs" as Sean would say. The result of all these amazing interviews was the opportunity to pull out some key nuggets worth sharing with others in an e-book (and possibly soon a paper version of the book, too). Listen in as Jimmy and Sean talk about what it takes to make fat loss happen...direct from the "dark side."

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And if you wanna learn more about the upcoming PaleoFX (#PFX12) event happening in Austin, Texas on March 14-17, 2012, click on the banner below. Jimmy will be attending and would love to meet you there!

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 531
- Support our sponsor: Low-Carb LifeShotz supplement
- Sign up for the PaleoFX event in Austin, TX in March 2012
Sean Croxton bio
- Order The Dark Side Of Fat Loss e-book
DarkSideOfFatLoss.com
- RELATED PODCAST: 260: Wellness Goes Underground With Sean Croxton

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-531-sean-croxton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Micronutrient deficiency experts Dr. Jayson and Mira Calton share all about their new book Naked Calories today on The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show With Jimmy Moore!

With all the talk in recent years about how much fat, protein and carbohydrate people should be consuming in their diet for optimal health, along comes Dr. Jayson and Mira Calton to throw a big monkey wrench into the equation. After helping his future bride Mira overcome some rather debilitating health issues by restoring the proper micronutrients into her diet, Jayson knew this was a topic worthy of further exploration and discussion in the world of world of weight loss and health which is why they decided to pen this incredible book Naked Calories: How Micronutrients Can Maximize Weight Loss, Prevent Disease and Enhance Your Life. Listen in as Jimmy offers up a superb interview with these micronutrient specialists!

PLUS: SPECIAL THANKS to our sponsor Adam Kosloff from Caloriegate.com who has created a FREE report as well as a companion e-book Beyond Caloriegate to explain why finding a solution to the obesity and health crisis we are faced with in 2012 is going to take a lot more than focusing on calories. Don't miss Adam's full-length podcast interview about this subject on March 21, 2012. THANK YOU for investing in those who invest in bringing this podcast to you three times weekly!

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 530
- Support our sponsor: Adam Kosloff's FREE "Caloriegate" report
Dr. Jayson and Mira Calton bio
Naked Calories: How Micronutrients Can Maximize Weight Loss, Prevent Disease and Enhance Your Life
Calton Nutrition
NakedCaloriesBook.com

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-530-jayson-mira-calton.mp3
Category:Low-Carb Lifestyle -- posted at: 1:00am EST

You've found the #1 low-carb podcast on the Internet called The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore and stumbled upon our historic "Encore Week" where Jimmy invites back the favorite podcast guests from the previous year as voted on by his listeners. "Encore Week" 2012 has been making waves with in-depth, quality interviews featuring Swedish LCHF physician Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt on Monday, a continuation of the "safe starches" debate with the Perfect Health Diet co-author Paul Jaminet on Tuesday, and then the incomparable expert on all things related to blood sugar Jenny Ruhl on Wednesday.

Today's "Encore Week" 2012 interview features one of the breakthrough authors in the low-carb community in 2011. He is Milwaukee, WI-based cardiologist Dr. William Davis who wrote an incredible new book warning of the dangers to health and weight of consuming wheat called Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health. While this seemingly harmless food we are consuming is actually promoted by health experts and in government guidelines as "healthy," Dr. Davis warns that major changes in the gliadin content of modern-day wheat is what makes it so dastardly for us to be consuming now. This book is one of the more seminal works on this subject that will hopefully spawn even more research and a closer examination by others in the years to come.

Plus, Dr. Davis answers these questions from LLVLC Show listeners:

DAN ASKS:
Thank you Dr. Davis for writing the book "Wheat Belly". I've bought 3 copies to hand out to friends, plus the audio version. It's making a difference. I'm sure you are receiving lots of success stories. I have lost 145 pounds, one big reason is I put the wheat out. I tell everyone I know to read your book.

I've listened to the audio version several times. You mention the "accompanying CD ROM"--Is there a CD ROM that goes along with the book? Will there be a paperback version and if so what will be the updates?

JAMIE ASKS:
If wheat has addictive properties, are their any supplements or even drugs that someone who is wheat addicted might take to help them wean themselves off wheat. Can you list the other grains that have possible wheat like effects? Hops are used in beer. Any thoughts on beer?

If your doctor has told you that they want to put you on statins, what (evidenced-based) references would you quote to argue against it?

MIKE SAYS:
Check this out: 'Statins can cut prostate threat': Medication for cholesterol can reduce risk of cancer

Now that Lipitor's patent has run out, here's the latest "coincidental" side effect benefit of statins: Just more one more BS epidemiological study.

PETER FROM TAIWAN ASKS:
Regarding the Apo E4 gene, about 1 in 5 people have it putting them at greater risk of developing atherosclerosis. Shouldn't people find out if they have this gene before starting a low-carb, high-fat diet?

LUKE ASKS:
Should individuals with high heart scan calcium scores avoid the heavy ingestion of fat at one meal followed immediately by intense exercise or exertion?

Does saturated fat contribute to coronary plaque because it has a flat molecular structure unlike unsaturated fats whose molecular structure is "bent" or "kinky"?

You explain in Track Your Plaque that 20% of coronary artery plaque is calcium.  A heart scan measures calcium in the arteries.  Therefore total plaque can be estimated by multiplying the calcium score by five.  In this regard can you answer the following questions. Proponents of chelation therapy contend that chelation can remove plaque from the arteries.  Do you believe chelation therapy removes calcium from the arteries? What is the purpose of the body including 20% calcium in plaque? 

JANET ASKS:
If someone has HDL of 79 and triglycerides of 62, but an LDL pattern A of 199, is this a concern?  The reason my naturopath is concerned is that i  have high blood pressure and took a cardiac test which measures to the fraction the carotid artery which is supposed to be very indicative of the whole artery system and it showed very little plaque but lots of thickening (from the  high blood pressure).  I’m 53 and have the carotid of a 72 year old.  Yikes.  He was trying to blame this on Atkins, but i’ve only been on Atkins for 6 months.  So I’m probably saving my life right?
CATHY ASKS:
Do you think CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) will aid in weight loss?  Have you ever used it with patients?

Don't miss listening to the rest of the "Encore Week" 2012 interviews featuring Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, Paul Jaminet, Jenny Ruhl and Dr. Jack Kruse.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE SPONSOR OF "ENCORE WEEK" 2012: Quest Protein Bars who have a brand new Natural line sweetened with stevia and erythritol featuring the flavors Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Cashew, Lemon Cream Pie (Jimmy's favorite!) and Strawberry Cheesecake. Plus, don't forget about the original Quest Bar line that is 99.96% natural (with just a touch of sucralose) featuring the flavors Peanut Butter & Jelly, Vanilla Almond Crunch, Peanut Butter Supreme, Mixed Berry Bliss (this is Jimmy's favorite from the Original Line), Chocolate Brownie, and Apple Pie. If you're ready to place your order and support this long-time sponsor, then simply CLICK HERE.

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 528
- Support our sponsor: Quest Protein Bars--Try The New Natural Line
- Listen to Jimmy's original interview: 495: Dr. William Davis Releases ‘Wheat Belly’
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
WheatBellyBlog.com

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-528-william-davis-md.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

We finish up an epic week of health podcasting here at The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore today as we air the final "Encore Week" 2012 episode by featuring the top vote-getter by my listeners from the 2011 interview guests. We've already heard some amazing conversations with Swedish LCHF physician Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, a continuation of the "safe starches" debate with Perfect Health Diet co-author Paul Jaminet, blood sugar expert Jenny Ruhl and Wheat Belly author and cardiologist Dr. William Davis. Today we welcome in a Nashville, TN-based neurosurgeon named Dr. Jack Kruse who exploded on the scene in 2011 seemingly out of nowhere.

Dr. Kruse is one of the most interestingly strange people you'll ever meet in the Paleo/low-carb community. He's an outside-the-box thinker with a passionate zeal for getting to the bottom of the real causes of obesity, chronic disease and all that ails us. In 2011, he created a very prolific and popular web site at JackKruse.com where he outlined his "Leptin Rx" principles that helped him lose weight and change his life forever. We'll be hearing lots more from this health rebel who will be making an impact for many more years to come!

Plus, Dr. Kruse answers these questions from LLVLC Show listeners:

CASSIE ASKS:
Is there any truth to the slowed metabolism as a result of an extended low carb diet; and any related effect on thyroid health as reported by Matt Stone quoting Dr. Atkins? 

ANN ASKS:
I wonder if you could ask Dr Jack Kruse about any special details of diet and exercise needed for those who are quite obese, have Hashimotos and find it hard to get even the low carb diet to work. His Leptin Rx is probably the answer but can even more steps be taken????

JAMIE ASKS:
If your doctor has told you that they want to put you on statins, what (evidenced-based) references would you quote to argue against it?

JENNIFER ASKS:
If calories don't count when you are leptin sensitive, and they do if you are leptin resistant, how much do calories matter during the reset period?

JILL ASKS:
Do carbs deplete the body of Vitamin C?  People who eat a high carb diet, may need much more Vitamin C to prevent scurvy?

DONNA ASKS:
Research suggests that Neu5gc in red meat (and to a lesser extent dairy) leads to inflammation and diseases. It has nothing to do with saturated fat. I am an avid low-carber (and I love dairy!), but I am really concerned about this research and the possibility that Neu5gc might explain the association that so much research has found between cancer and red meat consumption, which we low-carbers tend to explain away by saying the studies confound red meat consumption with processed meat consumption.

LISA ASKS:
As a neurosurgeon, do you have any suggestions for a chronic daily headache?

PAT ASKS:
In his earlier interview on your show, Dr. Kruse mentioned a relationship between his torn meniscus and Leptin. Could he explain that connection in plain English for us non-medical folks?

LIZZIE FROM ENGLAND ASKS:
I had lived on a so called ‘healthy’ wholegrain, low fat, high fruit (sugar!) - with some added soya - diet for nearly 46 years, can the damage/inflammation that I may have created in my body be completely reversed if I maintain my LCHF diet? In other words, even though I eat low carb now, will I still be more susceptible to (for example) arthritis/Alzheimer's/cancer because of my past high carb diet?

TERRY ASKS:
Do you know of any research that shows the effect of low carb living by age. More specifically, by levels of testosterone or estrogen, which, would be higher in people in their 20's vs. older adults. Since these hormones regulate lipoprotein I would think the younger you are, the better your body would be at regulating fat mobilization. I'm looking for any research on this topic. I guess the bottom line questions is do younger people have more success on low carb diets.

ELIZABETH ASKS:
Why do I gain weight like gangbusters if I go off the ketogenic diet I'm adapted to and why I do I struggle to lose weight when I return to ketosis. By the way, my fasting insulin is VERY LOW.

SHANNON ASKS:
I am T2 Diabetic. Rather than up my meds back in April, my doctor put me on Atkins. While my waking glucose readings improved almost immediately, I was still having problems with dawn phenomenon. Upon stumbling across Dr. Kruse's Leptin Rx, I tweaked my WOE to a whole foods version of Atkins and followed his Leptin Rx. I know that it works because I have not experienced dawn phenomenon since late July, shortly after beginning the Rx.  I am still following the original Rx. I would like to know how following Dr. Kruse's Rx worked to stop my problem with dawn phenomenon when going low carb in itself did not? What is the connection between Leptin Resistance and T2 Diabetes? 

LAURA ASKS:
Your leptin prescription suggests not working out until after 5PM, and I'm wondering why that works best.

CINDY ASKS:
Could you offer further insight as to when a person is no longer leptin resistant.  For instance, if you have been following a ketogenic diet for months, obviously cravings are gone and insulin and blood glucose are in good order even though you might still be fat.  I ask this because of bringing intermittent fasting into the mix.  He cautions against IF if you are still leptin resistant, but it seems to be the only thing that budges my scales. 

IG ASKS:
When it comes to balancing the leptin reset vs. igniting the m-TOR pathway, how much protein is too much?

Don't miss listening to the rest of the "Encore Week" 2012 interviews featuring Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, Paul Jaminet, Jenny Ruhl and Dr. William Davis.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE SPONSOR OF "ENCORE WEEK" 2012: Quest Protein Bars who have a brand new Natural line sweetened with stevia and erythritol featuring the flavors Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Cashew, Lemon Cream Pie (Jimmy's favorite!) and Strawberry Cheesecake. Plus, don't forget about the original Quest Bar line that is 99.96% natural (with just a touch of sucralose) featuring the flavors Peanut Butter & Jelly, Vanilla Almond Crunch, Peanut Butter Supreme, Mixed Berry Bliss (this is Jimmy's favorite from the Original Line), Chocolate Brownie, and Apple Pie. If you're ready to place your order and support this long-time sponsor, then simply CLICK HERE.

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 529
- Support our sponsor: Quest Protein Bars--Try The New Natural Line
- Listen to Jimmy's original interview: 474: Dr. Jack Kruse, Low-Carb Neurosurgeon And Rebel With A Cause
JackKruse.com
- Dr. Kruse's "Leptin Prescription"

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-529-dr-jack-kruse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

 

Hey everyone and welcome back to The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore for Jimmy’s annual "Encore Week" episodes where he has invited YOUR favorite podcast guests from the previous year. "Encore Week" 2012 has been well-received so far featuring interviews on Monday with Swedish LCHF physician Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt and then again on Tuesday with Perfect Health Diet co-author Paul Jaminet.

 

Today's interview features an expert in the subject of blood sugar and diabetes named Jenny Ruhl from "Blood Sugar 101." Ruhl supports the use of carbohydrate-restriction as a means for obtaining optimal blood sugar readings, especially for diabetics, and believes blood sugar control is much more important than wondering what your insulin level is. One of the most fascinating parts of Jimmy's original July 2011 interview with her in Episode 486 was how she spoke so matter-of-factly regarding a wide variety of issues in the low-carb community that had your eyebrows doing jumping jacks. Expect more of the same in this follow-up interview from one of the best of the best interview guests of 2011!

Plus, Ruhl answers these questions from LLVLC Show listeners:

JAMIE ASKS:
Have you done any research looking at the human insulin response to artificial sweeteners? Do you know anyone who has done, not just an N=1 blood sugar test on Diet Coke, for example, but to measure their insulin response to Diet Coke, even though blood sugar may not be raised.

DAN ASKS:
What is the real heart disease risk to diabetics and the effectiveness of statins for diabetics, especially for primary prevention?

JOLI ASKS:
I'm 58 years old, 5'5" and 168 lbs. Before low-carb I had gotten up to 215. I got myself a blood glucose monitor a couple of months ago. And last night I made sweet potatoes and white rice with egg for the dogs and, for the first time, ate a big bowl myself thinking they were safe starches. I ate 1/2 of a large sweet potato and two ladles full of rice and 1 egg. About 30-45 mins. later I tested my blood sugar and it was 241! What damage did that do to me? I tried testing again a couple hours later and it was back to 124. First thing this morning after an overnight fast, it was 103. After the very high reading yesterday, I became very sleepy for about an hour and then I CRAVED sugar! Any comments on this?

I am very near sighted. When I was a kid, every year I would go to the eye doctor and need a stronger prescription. Could high blood sugar then from spending Saturday mornings eating candy in front of the TV for hours on end be the reason for my eyesight deterioration?

LEZLEE ASKS:
I read so many studies on PubMed and Medscape and it is so contradictory at least regarding meat vs. carbs regarding cancer, weight gain, and Type 2 diabetes. How can we distinguish between what research is real or just some researchers who have a hypotheses that they want to be true?

GINA ASKS:
I'm diabetic, and I've been following a very low-carb diet to control my blood sugar. Most days, I eat fewer than 20 grams of carbs, all from vegetables and nuts. No gluten, no sugar. My blood sugar has really responded well, especially my post-prandial numbers, but I simply cannot get my fasting sugars into the normal range. I've also been exercising and even taking a dose of insulin some nights, but in the morning my blood sugar is always above 120. Does Jenny have any suggestions for me?

Don't miss listening to the rest of the "Encore Week" 2012 interviews featuring Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, Paul Jaminet, Dr. William Davis and Dr. Jack Kruse.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE SPONSOR OF "ENCORE WEEK" 2012: Quest Protein Bars who have a brand new Natural line sweetened with stevia and erythritol featuring the flavors Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Cashew, Lemon Cream Pie (Jimmy's favorite!) and Strawberry Cheesecake. Plus, don't forget about the original Quest Bar line that is 99.96% natural (with just a touch of sucralose) featuring the flavors Peanut Butter & Jelly, Vanilla Almond Crunch, Peanut Butter Supreme, Mixed Berry Bliss (this is Jimmy's favorite from the Original Line), Chocolate Brownie, and Apple Pie. If you're ready to place your order and support this long-time sponsor, then simply CLICK HERE.

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 527
- Support our sponsor: Quest Protein Bars--Try The New Natural Line
- Listen to Jimmy's original interview: 486: A Crash Course In Blood Sugar 101 With Jenny Ruhl
Blood Sugar 101: What They Don’t Tell You About Diabetes
BloodSugar101.com
"Diabetes Update" blog

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-527-jenny-ruhl.mp3
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Hey everyone and welcome back to The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore for Jimmy’s annual “Encore Week” episodes where he invites YOUR favorite podcast guests from the previous year. “Encore Week” 2012 started off well with Swedish LCHF physician Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt on Monday and continues on today with yet another fabulous and somewhat controversial guest inPerfect Health Diet author Paul Jaminet. After Jimmy first interviewed him on this podcast in March 2011, he became extremely curious about one of the key concepts in his nutritional program known as “safe starches” (white potatoes, white rice, tapioca, etc. for their low level of toxins) that spawned a series of blog posts that began in earnest a very serious and important discussion within the low-carb and Paleo communities–even drawing several insightful and spirited responses from noted nutrition-minded physicians Dr. Ron Rosedale and Dr. Joseph Mercola. Listen to Paul discuss his reaction to the “buzz” that happened in 2011 about this and what he has in store for 2012!

Plus, Jaminet answers these questions from LLVLC Show listeners:

DAN ASKS:
If “safe starches” raise a diabetic’s blood sugar, should he or she still eat them?  As a Type 2, I’ve always observed the principle of eating to your meter and most “safe starches” jack up my blood sugar.

JAMES ASKS:
What are your thoughts on the potential lack of toxicity of fructose within the context of very low polyunsaturated fat presence; both dietary and stored PUFA?

LISA ASKS:
Are cassava flour, plantain flour, arrowroot, and wild rice all safe starches?

Do you have an opinion on nutritional yeast for a cheese-like flavor for those who can’t eat dairy? I avoid autolyzed yeast and yeast extract because they are supposed to be excitotoxins (MSG), but I don’t know if that also applies to nutritional yeast?

Do you recommend any specific tests (such as the GI Effects test from Metametrix) to test for infectious organisms like parasites? Do you have any thoughts about using high dose oregano oil to kill parasites (such as Biotics “ADP” product which is standardized sustained release oregano)? One of Biotics’ recent webinars referenced a study where 600 mg of oregano given for 6 weeks effectively killed parasites.

JAMIE ASKS:
Many people go “cold turkey” by dropping their carbs to a very low level and after losing weight, experimenting to see how much carbs each day they can tolerate before putting on weight. Do any have thoughts about a “soft-landing” approach where carbs are reduced week by week until weight starts falling, thereby avoiding any negative symptoms of the big drop?

Don’t miss listening to the rest of the “Encore Week” 2012 interviews featuring Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, Jenny Ruhl, Dr. William Davis and Dr. Jack Kruse.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE SPONSOR OF “ENCORE WEEK” 2012:Quest Protein Bars who have a brand new Natural line sweetened with stevia and erythritol featuring the flavors Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Cashew, Lemon Cream Pie (Jimmy’s favorite!) and Strawberry Cheesecake. Plus, don’t forget about the original Quest Bar line that is 99.96% natural (with just a touch of sucralose) featuring the flavors Peanut Butter & Jelly, Vanilla Almond Crunch, Peanut Butter Supreme, Mixed Berry Bliss (this is Jimmy’s favorite from the Original Line), Chocolate Brownie, and Apple Pie. If you’re ready to place your order and support this long-time sponsor, then simply CLICK HERE.

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 526
- Support our sponsor: Quest Protein Bars–Try The New Natural Line
- Listen to Jimmy’s original interview: 453: Paul Jaminet Offers Up The ‘Perfect Health Diet’
Perfect Health Diet: Four Steps to Renewed Health, Youthful Vitality, and Long Life
PerfectHealthDiet.com
- RELATED BLOG POST: “Is There Any Such Thing As ‘Safe Starches’ On A Low-Carb Diet?”

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-526-paul-jaminet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Hello and welcome back to The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show With Jimmy Moore for the first new episode of 2012, our new interview with 2011's most popular guest, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt!

Direct download: LLVLC-ep-525.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST