Wellness engineer and author Jonathan Bailor is our interview guest today in Episode 1471 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show”.

Jonathan Bailor from SANESolution.com pioneered the field of Wellness Engineering and is the founder and CEO of the world’s fastest growing permanent weight loss and diabesity treatment company SANESolution. He authored the New York Times best seller The Calorie Myth, has registered over 26 patents, has spoken at Fortune 100 companies and TED conferences for over a decade, and served as a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, where he helped create Nike Kinect Training and Xbox Fitness. His work has been endorsed and implemented by top doctors from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, and UCLA. A summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of DePauw University.

Listen in today as Jimmy talks with Jonathan about:

The SetPoint Diet
His new Diabesity miniseries
His history as a Wellness engineer
Writing his new book
The term Diabesity
The epidemic we are now facing
His podcast The Sane Show
and more

Pro BMX athlete, speaker, and a keto coach Josh Perry is our interview guest today in Episode 14701 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show”.

Josh Perry is a pro BMX athlete, speaker, and a keto coach and advocate who's fighting 4 brain tumors. His strong passion for living his life to the fullest and living a ketogenic lifestyle stems from an open cranial brain surgery in 2010 at Duke University to remove a massive brain tumor, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in 2012 to shrink 2 regrowths and a third diagnosis of 2 additional tumors in his skull in 2017. Despite living with 4 brain tumors, Josh lives his life on his terms and has committed his life to serve and support others the best he can.

Listen in today as Jimmy talks with Josh about:

  • His BMX career
  • Taking risks in life
  • The head injury that might have saved his life
  • Living with 4 brain tumors
  • Perspective & choices
  • Fear of failure
  • learning that health is internal
  • How he found Keto
  • Mindset not just actions or changes
  • and more


Board certified family physician Dr. Gus Vickery is our interview guest today in Episode 1469 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show”.

Dr. Vickery is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Vickery is a board certified family physician and started Vickery Family Medicine, which is designated as a patient-centered medical home, in 2005. Dr. Vickery believes that his specialty is taking complex issues and breaking them down so that regular people can understand them, and also apply them. Instilling in his patients a sense of hope is part of his practice and he feels that helping his patients feel better about themselves puts them on a path to wellness.

Listen in today as Jimmy and Dr. Vickery talk about the truth of health and why he believes that our human bodies are designed well, separating the truth from the myths of health marketing, what good health really means, and much more.


President and CEO  of Swerve Sweetener Andress Blackwell is our interview guest today in Episode 1468 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show”.

As one of the founders of Swerve Sweetener, Andress Blackwell is currently the President and CEO and oversees the vision and strategy for this zero-calorie, natural sugar replacement. With an early career in radio, Andress is a former top-rated morning show personality. She currently resides in New Orleans and can often be seen on weekends competing in Stockdog Trials with her crew of Border Collies and Australian Shepherds.

Today Jimmy and Andress talk about how her unique product was created, and why the keto community could benefit from using Swerve, and much more.



Crowd Cow founder Joe Heitzeberg is our interview guest today in Episode 1467 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show”.

Joe Heitzeberg is the CEO and co-founder of Crowd Cow. Crowd Cow's mission is to help people discover and access the highest quality craft meats, and to bring people together — farmers and consumers, families and friends. Prior to Crowd Cow, he was the co-founder and President of Madrona Venture Labs, the in-house startup incubator of Madrona Venture Group which produced venture-backed high tech startups including Mighty AI and ReplyYes. Before that, he was the co-founder and CEO of MediaPiston (acquired by UpWork in 2012, IPO in 2018) and Snapvine (acquired by WhitePages in 2008). Joe was raised in Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington and has an MBA from MIT.

Some of the topics covered in today's show include:
Why it is important to know where our food comes from
Why most big food companies want to keep you ignorant of where their food comes from
Crowd Cow's unique way of sourcing 100% of their products from individual farms
Find the full show notes here



CROWD COW Official Site

Joe Heitzeberg (@jheitzeb) | Twitter


Keto researcher and Co-Founder of Life Sense International Dr. Alvin Berger is our interview guest today in Episode 1466 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show”.

Today Jimmy talks with Dr. Alvin Berger.  Dr. Berger is on the board of various academic/industrial organizations and a Food Cooperative (Harvest Moon, Long Lake, MN); is a reviewer or on the Editorial board for various journals; and a keynote speaker at symposiums. Beginning in 2016, he has increasingly spoken to diverse audiences on podcasts and radio shows to provide education on ketogenic diets and fats, to improve the life of diabetics and others. Dr. Berger is currently CEO of Sciadonics and SciaEssentials, companies developing novel anti-inflammatory fatty acids for oral and topical use; and Co-Founder of Life Sense International, a company developing ketogenic products such as KetoMCT.

Author of the book Southern Keto Tasha Newton is our interview guest today in Episode 1465 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show”.

Listen in today as Jimmy and Tasha talk about southern food, her journey to keto, the decisions she made to pursue a more healthy lifestyle, developing new ways to eat keto while honoring her southern roots, how sharing recipes and food ideas on social media exploded, developing healthy ways to cook comfort foods, her new cookbook Southern Keto, and much more.


Links mentioned in LLVLC Episode 1465:

Southern Keto on Amazon

Tasha on Instagram @ketoislife

Southern Keto Cookbook on Instagram @southerneketocookbook

Tasha on Facebook

Lauren Berryhill on The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show

Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer Lauren Berryhill is our interview guest today in Episode 1464 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show”.

Lauren Berryhill, aka Keto Coach Lauren, is a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer. She specializes in the Ketogenic Diet and offers Nutrition & Macro Coaching geared towards a Ketogenic way of eating, as well as custom Online Fitness Training. She first began following a Keto lifestyle in January 2017 and has managed to lose a total of 103 pounds (not all with keto). Keto was her saving grace and has helped her overcome her binge eating disorder, become the healthiest version of herself thus far and break her addiction to food. Food addiction has been a life-long struggle. Lauren calorie counted, did IIFYM, weight watchers and was SUPER restrictive anytime that she would diet. In January 2017 she started Keto after searching for a true lifestyle change. She now spends her days helping people just like her reach their goals by coaching them and guiding them on a ketogenic lifestyle!

Listen in as Jimmy and Lauren talk about binge eating/body dysmorphia sufferings, how keto has changed her life and why she decided to do keto, sharing her deepest struggles with others, building muscle on keto, and what people get wrong about it and much more.

Writer, speaker, and podcaster Elle Russ is our interview guest today in Episode 1462 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

Elle Russ from ElleRuss.com is a writer, speaker, and host of the popular Primal Blueprint Podcast. She is the 5th person in the world to be certified in Ancestral Health and is the leading voice of thyroid health in the Paleo, Primal, and Evolutionary Health movements.  Elle is the author of the bestselling book THE PALEO THYROID SOLUTION. She lives and plays in Malibu, California.

Listen in today as Jimmy and Elle talk about dealing with criticism from the internet, finding peace with your body, achieving health might not look the same to everyone, dealing with other people's expectations, and more.




Paleo Thyroid Solution on Amazon:

Elle's Website:

Chemical engineer Ivor Cummins is our interview guest today in Episode 1462 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

Ivor Cummins BE(Chem) CEng MIEI completed a Biochemical Engineering degree in 1990. He has since spent over 25 years in corporate technical leadership and management positions and was shortlisted in 2015 as one of the top 6 of 500 applicants for “Irish Chartered Engineer of the Year”. Ivor’s career specialty has been leading large worldwide teams in complex problem-solving activity. Since 2012 Ivor has been intensively researching the root causes of modern chronic disease. A particular focus has been on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. He increasingly shares his research through public speaking engagements at various health conferences around the world. Most recently he presented at the Irish National Institute of Preventative Cardiology (NIPC) conference – and went on to defend low carb in an hour-long debate (against four professors of medicine/nutrition!).

Ivor’s recently published book “Eat Rich, Live Long” (co-authored with preventative medicine expert Jeffry Gerber MD, FAAFP), details the conclusions of their shared research. It comprehensively addresses the actions needed to reverse our modern disease epidemics. All of Ivor’s public lectures and interviews are available on his YouTube channel, where around 2 million views have been recorded to date:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPn4FsiQP15nudug9FDhluA. His blog and other content are available at http://www.thefatemperor.com/subscribe where subscription is free and the science is rock-solid.


Listen in today as Jimmy and Ivor talk about the new science that brought about a new understanding of ApoB/LDLp role in cardiovascular disease and how to tell when it is important, and when it is not, why we've been fooled by total cholesterol , how the total cholesterol scare  was found to be crap so it was dumped for the sexy new LDL cholesterol, and why we now know that was utterly misleading.....so the new terror is ApoB/LDLp counts, the new Cholesterol Guidelines from AHA/ACC in the US - what's new, particularly around CAC, recent conferences e.g. Low Carb Mallorca and the guests Ivor interviewed there for his podcast series, the documentary Widow Maker, his new book, and much more.


Ivor's blog The Fat Emperor: TheFatEmperor.com/blog

Ivor's interview The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show ep 843: Ivor Cummins Brings An Engineering Approach To Solving Health Problems

Guest Lecture from LLVLC episode1397: Ivor Cummins & Dr. Jeffry Gerber – 2017 Low Carb USA San Diego


Low-carb researcher and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Eric Westman is our interview guest today in Episode 1461 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

Dr. Westman is the co-founder and chief medical officer of HEAL Clinics, associate professor of medicine at Duke University and director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. He is board-certified in internal and obesity medicine. His clinical research includes over 45 peer-reviewed papers on the efficacy of ketogenic diets and lifestyle in the management of type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and obesity. He is past chairman of the board of the Obesity Medicine Association, fellow of the Obesity Society, co-editor of a medical textbook on obesity, and author of the New York Times bestseller The New Atkins for a New You.

Listen in today as Jimmy and Dr. Westman talk about the explosive growth of the low-carb keto message over the last few years, how the world has changed since Dr. Westman started treating patients with the keto message, helping patients at the grassroots level, the cascade effect of building upon others' research and how that impacts the greater community, Dr. Westman's work in educating people on the healing power of ketosis, HEAL Clinics and why he co-founded the new project, what HEAL Clinics offer that has never been don e before, their goal of putting pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes and obesity in remission, how people can invest in HEAL Clinics, and much more.

Filmmaker and comedian Tom Naughton is our interview guest today in Episode 1460 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

Tom Naughton began his professional life as a writer and editor for Family Safety & Health magazine. In the many years since, he's worked as a freelance writer, a touring standup comedian, and a software programmer. Fat Head, his humorous documentary about the lousy health advice handed down from official sources, has been seen on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, as well as on television networks in several countries. His speeches and other health-related videos have been viewed by millions of people online. Tom now lives on a small hobby farm with one wife, two daughters, two dogs, one cat, and dozens of chickens.

Listen in today as Jimmy talks with Tom about his brand new film Fat Head Kids and the companion book, why he decided to tackle this project aimed at educating kids, the fantastic artwork in the film by none other than his wife, why they chose to animate the film and what that process was like, including his family and friends into the project, the biological starship, how Tom's understanding of nutrition changed from Fat Head to Fat Head Kids, how adults are reacting to the new book and film, and much more.