A special Jimmy Rants on LLVLC show where Jimmy and Christine discuss the major news that The American Diabetes Association (ADA) - for the first time ever - acknowledges that a low-carb diet can be an effective strategy for people living with Type 2 diabetes!

Author and weight loss expert Dr. Fred Pescatore is our special guest today on Episode 1495 of The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.

Fred Pescatore, MD. MPH, CCN from DrPescatore.com is a Manhattan-based traditionally trained physician and internist who specializes in nutritional medicine. He is a globally-renowned health, nutrition, and weight loss expert, as well as the author of 7 books including the New York Times bestsellers - The Hamptons Diet and newly released The A-List Diet. He is the president of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists and a member of the College for the Advancement of Medicine.

Dr. Pescatore’s extraordinary background in Complementary Medicine led him to open his globally recognized medical center, Medicine 369, in New York City. The rapid expanding practice is credited as one of the most effective and successful integrative medical centers worldwide. He has studied in America, Southeast Asia, India, Japan, Africa and Europe and sought after as one of the frontline educators and visionaries improving health care and human life.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Pescatore talk about:

  • Amino Acids and why they are so important to your health
  • The A-List Diet
  • His unique practice
  • Turbo Keto Amino Boost
  • and much more


Collagen expert Ashley Nickelsen is our special guest today on Episode 1494 of The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.

Ashley Nickelsen is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Further Food. Further Food is a women-owned & operated whole food supplement company that creates expert-approved supplements made from real food ingredients. Starting at a young age, Ashley battled with severe IBS-C and had always been overweight. After losing over 50 lbs., becoming a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and discovering the power of real food to foster a healthy lifestyle, Ashley slowly started the journey to heal her IBS-C naturally. Ashley fell in love with the mission of Further Food, and joined the founding team. Every day, she feels privileged to do what she loves and honored to share Further Food's healing products with the world!

Listen in today as Jimmy talks with Ashley about:

  • Her personal health journey
  • Further Food and how they got started.
  • Getting to know the faces behind Further Food
  • The importance of Collagen
  • How Further Foods can help you get the most out of your keto lifestyle
  • and more

"What really sets us apart is that we can tell you where our collagen is sourced from. It's pure and easily incorporated into your lifestyle." – Ashley Nickelsen

Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Dr. Paul Saladino is our special guest today on Episode 1493 of The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.

Throughout the course of his life Dr. Paul Saladino from PaulSaladinoMD.com has embarked on many adventures that have shaped his personal interests - including his unique, individualized approach to medicine. After studying chemistry at College of William and Mary, he spent 6 years traveling and exploring. Highlights included a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada,a summer in the New Zealand backcountry, and 2 years skiing and climbing in Wyoming's Teton Mountains. He returned to academic studies after these adventures, first becoming a physician assistant and practicing in cardiology before training at the University of Arizona, obtaining his M.D. in 2015. He is a certified Functional Medicine practitioner (IFMCP) through the Institute for Functional Medicine and will complete his residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington this June. When he is not researching connections between nutritional biochemistry and chronic disease he can be found in the frigid waters of the pacific northwest in search of the perfect wave.

Listen in today as Jimmy and Paul talk about:

  • Seeing humans as a connected organism
  • Why treating symptoms will never get you completely well
  • The Carnivore diet and where he sees it going
  • How to eat nose to tail
  • How anthropology plays into our diet decisions
  • Plants and plant toxins
  • Why we are told that plant foods are the healthiest choices
  • and much more.

"I'm breaking from the traditional functional medicine model because I don't agree with the plant-based model. The plant-based model has the potential to do serious harm to some people." – Dr. Paul Saladino

Cancer survivor and wellness advocate Heather Cooan is our special guest today on Episode 1492 of The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.

Heather Cooan from HeatherCooan.com is a cancer survivor, entrepreneur, and health & wellness educator. Advocating for ownership over your own health and medical treatment, Heather speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle interventions for healing chronic illness, managing stress, recovering from burnout, and living life on your terms.

Listen in today as Heather talks with Jimmy about:

  • Educating the world on the use of the Ketogenic lifestyle for healing and thriving health.
  • Educating cancer warriors about the use of a ketogenic lifestyle to complement their treatment of choice.
  • Helping them to take control of their treatment team and avoid becoming a victim of fear or the business of cancer treatment.
  • Cooking, trying new dairy-free keto recipes.
  • Taking control and ownership of your own health and wellness and helping people to do this when faced with a chronic illness or serious health crises like a cancer diagnosis.
  • Living life on your own terms. Helping people identify their personal values and align their life with them resulting in vibrant long-term health and happiness.
  • How she uses Zumba for managing stress and mental health

"At the end of the day the doctor has to respect your wishes. Remember that they work for you." – Heather Cooan

Holistic Health Practitioner and Nutrition Therapist Reed Davis is our special guest today on Episode 1491 of The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.

Reed Davis from FunctionalDiagnosticNutrition.com is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP), Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT), Fitness Trainer and Environmental Paralegal. He is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine and Founder of the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) Certification Course. Reed served as Health Director and Case Manager at The Better Health & Wellness Center in Poway, California for over 10 years where he developed the FDN and D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success® Programs. He now teaches the FDN Course, having over 2500 trainees or graduates in 50 countries and recently established the Association of FDN Professionals, an alumni and advocacy group.

Listen in today as Jimmy and Reed talk about:

  • How he got interested in health
  • The challenges that patients face with the traditional labs in a doctor's office
  • How Functional Testing works
  • What patients can expect from this type of testing
  • And more.

"We've created a new movement with functional health coaches that know how to look at health tests and knows what to do to fix it permanently and not just treat symptoms." – Reed Davis

Ketogenic hiker and entrepreneur Jessie Greger is our special guest today on Episode 1490 of The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.

Low-Carb researcher and author Dr. Richard Feinman is our special guest today on Episode 1489 of The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.

Dr. Richard David Feinman from FeinmanTheOther.com has long been a researcher in low-carbohydrate diets and, while he always says he is not an advocate of anything, he has been instrumental in bringing out the benefits of keto and carbohydrate restriction as well as the extensive failures of the traditional medical recommendations. Professor of Cell Biology (Biochemistry) at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Feinman’s current research interests, in collaboration with Dr, Eugene Fine, is in application of ketogenic diets for cancer.

Dr. Feinman is the founder and former co-Editor-In-Chief (2004-2009) of the journal, Nutrition&Metabolism. He has a BA from the University of Rochester and he holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Oregon. Richard Feinman is principal author of the classic comprehensive review “Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: Critical review and evidence base” He has just published the second edition of his book, now titled Nutrition in Crisis which brings him to our show today.

Listen in today as Jimmy talks with Dr. Feinman about:

"A lot of people are doing what I call 'slouching into low-carb'. They are looking for ways to embrace it without losing face." – Dr. Richard Feinman

Podcaster and keto weight-loss success Jesse Deacon Jones is our special guest today on Episode 1488 of The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show.

Jesse Deacon Jones from Average Joe Keto has an amazing story of going from transformation, from overweight to fit, and from conventional wisdom to keto success.  Prior to keto, he would run endless miles and follow a "healthy" diet to improve his composition and lose the fat, but it didn't work.  In fact, all the cardio he did led to him damaging the cartilage beneath his knee caps.  This practically cost him the use of his legs and he had to put an emphasis on nutrition.  After finding keto and totally transforming his health, he has been on a mission to share his story and improve the health of others.

Listen in today as Jimmy and Jesse talk about:

  • Dealing with lifelong weight problems
  • The fact that he and his friends would eat the same things but he gained weight
  • Getting cut from 8th grade basketball
  • Thinking that running and hard work would solve the problem
  • Sustaining injuries from running
  • Finding keto and realizing it's not about exercise
  • How keto has changed his life
  • Podcasting to share the message
  • and much more