Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it's a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy's featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you've never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

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Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her "obsessed" with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer's disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We've always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

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Bestselling author, blogger and podcaster Jimmy Moore and ketogenic nutrition expert and author Maria Emmerich are our guests today in Episode 986 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

 

For many years, there have been cookbooks available to help low-carb dieters spruce up their meal selection and add in a little variety to the mix. But with the increased attention given to ketogenic diets that are low in carbohydrates, moderate in protein, and high in fat over the past few years, the demand for recipes that fit this has been very high while the selection of cookbooks that meet this demand has been next to nil. Until now. Our host Jimmy Moore, author of the 2014 bestselling book on ketogenic diets entitled Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet, has joined forces with one of his fellow keto troubadours in wellness expert Maria Emmerich from MariaNutrition.com and author of the 2013 bestseller Keto-Adapted: Your Guide to Accelerated Weight Loss and Healthy Healing to create what is sure to be the go-to cookbook for people following the ketogenic diet! Listen in as Jimmy and Maria discuss the details about what is surely one of the most highly-anticipated new books of 2015 that releases TODAY!

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Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

 

There's been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It's been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called "safe starches" and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don't sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them. Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio have quite the discussion about this controversial but timely topic.

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he's airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover--especially dogs and cat--then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based "Catkins" diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky's Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat's blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it's done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the "Catkins" diet is being used by his colleagues. If you're a pet lover, then you're gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he's inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy's interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He's the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy's interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


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Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about "The Low-Carb Silk Road," what sweeteners work and don't work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave's cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

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International speaker, certified personal trainer, nutritional therapist, and bestselling author Darryl Edwards is our guest today in Episode 982 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

 

Whenever you bring up exercise to most people in our modern society, it doesn't conjure up positive thoughts. But for Darryl Edwards from "The Fitness Explorer" (listen to Jimmy's previous interview with him in Episode 690), he believes it's time to put the spirit of fun and play back into movement again. That's why he has completely transformed his own health and life committing himself to helping people around the world make Primal Play a priority in their health routine. Darryl has a brand new book called Paleo from A to Z: A reference guide to better health through nutrition and lifestyle. How to eat, live and thrive as nature intended that is sure to be a go-to resource to use when listening to health podcasts or seeking to learn more about the most common words and phrases used in the Paleo community. Listen in as Jimmy and Darryl discuss his incredible story of transformation and the great work he is doing now to influence the health of others.


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Raw vegan activist and cyclist Harley "Durianrider" Johnstone is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 981 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

 

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he's airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has audio from who is arguably one of the most famous high-carb raw vegan activists on the Internet today. His name is Harley "Durianrider" Johnstone from "30 Bananas A Day" and his famous YouTube channel. What's interesting is Jimmy attempted to get the Adelaide, Australia-based vegan activist on his show about eight times before they were finally able to nail it down. And if you've ever seen his YouTube videos, then you know Durianrider has a flair for being dramatic, bombastic, and totally in-your-face. That's what we expected in the interview, but he was actually quite cordial and respectful of our host (unlike what happened with vegan physician Dr. John McDougall).


Jimmy met Durianrider in Adelaide, Australia last year

Listen in as Jimmy and Harley discuss the health problems he dealt with growing up, what a high-carb raw vegan diet looks like, why 70-minute daily exercise isn't enough, why he thinks some people gain weight when they eat carbs, his assertion that there are no low-carb Paleo success stories and his challenge to prove it works, the purpose of his arrogant style in presenting his message, why he believes everyone should be vegan and how to succeed at it, how he prevents hunger on his vegan diet, why he thinks people should be eating at least 30 bananas a day, why he's no fan of calorie-counting, how ketones play a role in fueling his body on his cycling race days, how he views exercise as the stimulant for eating more food, where we agree the most on the subject of nutrition, why he prefers fruit and fruit juices over any other food, why he doesn't believe there are ketogenic athletes, why he thinks it's not a big deal that vegans need to supplement with Vitamin B12, why raw veganism hasn't caught on as much as he would like and whether it can be sustainable, and whether consuming animal foods is ever appropriate for people to eat. If you missed this one, then brace yourself for one of the most entertaining and controversial interviews Jimmy has ever conducted in the history of "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show." ENJOY!

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Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

 

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he's inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy's interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of "The Model Health Show" on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body's production of stem cells, why "essential sugars" are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

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Functional Medicine practitioner and clinical nutritionist Dr. Will Cole is our guest today in Episode 979 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

 

It seems the more conventional medicine tries to deal with the chronic diseases of our modern day, the more stark their failure at getting to the root causes of these health problems appears. That's why there has been a rise in the number of Functional Medicine practitioners in recent years attempting to correct these errors and helping patients truly find a pathway back to health again. That's the heart soul of a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Functional Medicine practitioner and clinical nutritionist named Dr. Will Cole. He sees patients in person in the Pittsburg area as well as via telephone or Skype around the world to help them with a wide variety of common health problems with a customized solution tailored just for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Cole discuss the major differences between the wayFunctional Medicine and Conventional Medicine handle health problems, how the labs and analysis of functional medicine doctors is different, the lack of knowledge from standard doctors regarding what to do with autoimmune disease, the problem with only looking at TSH to determine overall thyroid health, the carbohydrate connection to diabetes, and so much more! If you're fed up with the mainstream medicine approach to treating your health, then you won't want to miss this special interview with Dr. Cole.

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Board-certified certified adult psychiatrist Dr. Emily Deans is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 978 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

 

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he's airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has one of his friends from the Paleo and ancestral health community named Dr. Emily Deans from the "Evolutionary Psychiatry" blog. She is a Boston, Massachusetts-based psychiatrist who uses Paleolithic nutritional principles to help her patients find the help they need with their mental and chronic physical ailments and regularly speaks at events like the Ancestral Health Symposium (in fact, she's one of the featured speakers at the inaugural international AHS event happening in 2015 in New Zealand this Fall). Dr. Deans is considered one of the leading voices of reason regarding health online, especially with her active social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Deans talk about how vanity led her to finding a nutrition approach to lose weight, the influence of Gary Taubes and John Durant on turning her to Paleo, why she says there are pieces of the Atkins diet that don’t work, the reservations she has about a strict vegan diet on mental health, how she was able to lose weight and improve health with low-carb Paleo, why she read Good Calories Bad Calories after watching Stephen Colbert, how the low-fat, plant-based diet has never really been proven by science, why she feels the tide has been turning over the past year against low-fat diets, why psychiatrists tend to be more open to Paleo/low-carb than other medical fields, how mental illness has increased since our diet changed to low-fat, the four elements of a healthy diet for brain health, how the mitochondria function better on ketones than “high-octane” glucose, what the biggest culprit is in poor mental health, why consuming “fat-rich foods” are usually the most nutritious, a typical day in the life of her “moderate-carb Paleo” diet, why white rice and white potatoes are included in her diet now, why she doesn’t count calories as part of her nutritional plan, the unintended consequences of lowering cholesterol numbers too much, why she believes psychiatry is the "woo woo bastard stepchild of medicine," the many great like-minded friends she’s met by being connected online, her family members who still deny the dietary connection to their diabetes, and how she got the writing gig at Psychology Today. It's another great LLVLC Show Classic episode you won't want to miss.

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Holistic, functional nutritionist and health podcaster Sean Croxton is our special guest host today interviewing Young Women's Health Coach and hormonal health expert Nicole Jardim in Episode 977 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

 

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he's inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his bud Sean Croxton from "Underground Wellness Radio" on iTunes. Sean does his thing interviewing Young Women's Health Coach and hormonal health expert Nicole Jardim from FixYourPeriod.com, a series of programs that empower women to reclaim their hormonal health in a fun and sassy way. Nicole has helped thousands of women from around the world dealing with PCOS, infertility, amenorrhea, PMS and more. She helps them get to the root cause of what's happening in their bodies and minds and believes each case deserves a customized solution for each unique woman's situation in an effort to reclaiming and maintaining feminine vitality at any age.

Listen in as Sean and Nicole talk about her poor diet and personal hormonal issues with taking the birth control pill when she was younger, how she became a certified Young Women's Health Coach, why she thinks young women today are having so many reproductive issues, what low-fat and even low-carb diets have to do with most women's health issues, why we should be focusing on resilience rather than stress reduction, and her best advice about paying closer attention to your body, appreciating your period, and finding a proper doctor to work with you. Don't miss this very special episode!

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Freelance magazine writer, columnist, and author Mark Schatzker is our guest today in Episode 976 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

 

What if we've been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy's 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this--flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

 

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he's airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the "Cooling Inflammation" blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the "long story" of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don't know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the "big fix for health care" that is sorely needed, the "big issue" of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it's the "safest" food to eat), what are the "safe" saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the "general purpose" aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a "good steak" are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we "underestimate" the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there's a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of "surgery" that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to "easily cure and eliminate" lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don't want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don't become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that "clean is better," the "fecal transplants" that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President's diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of "medicine is very far from being scientific." Don't miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

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