516: Chris Kresser’s Healthy Baby Code And Caveman Rabble-Rouser Castle Grok


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Health blogger and “Healthy Baby Code” developer Chris Kresser and a blogger using the moniker Castle Grok are our guests today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show With Jimmy Moore!

We start off with Chris Kresser who was on the podcast earlier this year discussing the great work he is doing educating people about practical health solutions that more times than not are outside the box of conventional wisdom. This brand new daddy is back to talk about a program he developed and used with his own wife to help them get pregnant called “The Healthy Baby Code.” Whether you are trying to get pregnant, already pregnant or have little ones in your home, Chris shows you ways to provide optimal nutrition for those precious treasures we’ve been given. Plus, he offers a special $50 his program through this Sunday, November 20, 2011 if you use the coupon code “LLVLC.” Tune in for further details.

Then in the second interview, I bring to you the man who calls himself Castle Grok. This Hawaii-based fella is one very interesting dude who tends to take the contrarian position on just about everything related to health and diet. While he’s certainly not to the extreme end of what Durianrider is doing with raw fruit veganism, he’s not running out to buy steak for dinner either. Tune in to hear what this young guy has to say about all things nutrition-related and otherwise.

Special THANKS to our sponsors for this podcast: Vidazorb probiotics (get 40% off your purchase with coupon code “LAVIDA”) and The 5th Annual Low-Carb Cruise happening May 6-13, 2012 (time is running out, so SIGN UP SOON!)

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 516
– Support our sponsor: Vidazorb probiotics (get 40% off your purchase with coupon code “LAVIDA”)
– Time is running out to sign up for the May 6-13, 2012 Low-Carb Cruise
Chris Kresser bio
The Healthy Baby Code (use coupon code “LLVLC” to get $50 off)
– RELATED PODCAST: 464: Acupuncturist Chris Kresser Is ‘The Healthy Skeptic’
Castle Grok: Chronicles of a Modern Caveman
Castle Grok on Facebook
Castle Grok on Twitter

11 Responses to 516: Chris Kresser’s Healthy Baby Code And Caveman Rabble-Rouser Castle Grok
  1. Grok VVIX (10,009th)
    November 17, 2011 | 10:14 pm

    Thanks for putting me with Chris Jimmy. I can’t think of too many people to be in better company of.

    • Anonymous
      November 18, 2011 | 9:50 am

      COOL!

  2. Starlite
    November 18, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Kresser’s comments about ketosis and pregnancy just don’t make sense to me.  My personal, anecdotal experience doesn’t jive with his recommendations.  I understand that sometimes folks have to cover their behinds when talking about pregnant mothers and babies, but I had two successful low-carb pregnancies that yielded extremely healthy, slim, wicked-smart children.  I realize that they’re only 6 and 4, but it didn’t make sense to me to jeopardize my health during those pregnancies by eating more carbs to which my blood sugar and blood pressure were extremely sensitive.

    • Anonymous
      November 18, 2011 | 3:21 pm

      It was interesting that the study he cited made the claim that eating a ketogenic diet during pregnancy made the child more likely to become obese. I wonder what the biochemical mechanism for that is if it’s true. I agree with you that it seems odd that you’d eat more carbs to make your babies healthier with all the negative effects on health they have been shown to have.

      • Grok VVIX (10,009th)
        November 18, 2011 | 4:08 pm

        “with all the negative effects on health they have been shown to have.”

        Bit of a blanket statement there Jimmy ;)

        • Anonymous
          November 18, 2011 | 8:57 pm

          According to the studies which you don’t really care about. ;)

          • Grok VVIX (10,009th)
            November 21, 2011 | 1:38 pm

            Because for every study, there’s a counter study. It’s a vicious circle.

  3. Kelly Mahoney
    November 18, 2011 | 11:27 pm

    Jimmy and Castle Grok (C’mon man, what’s your real name?),

    You guys lost me on the “don’t mix carbs and fats together” agreement. My personal experience is a meal can be a few hard boiled eggs, a few pieces of bacon and a few bananas and I wont gain weight. The key (for me anyway) is to keep it to a few of this and a few of that. Jimmy, even though I’m not Livin’ La Vida Low Carb, I still think you are a great interviewer.

    Kelly

    • Jimmy Moore
      November 21, 2011 | 1:05 pm

      THANKS Kelly!  I appreciate the fact that you’re willing to learn…shows a lot of maturity in expanding your knowledge about nutrition. That’s my goal in every interview.

    • Grok VVIX (10,009th)
      November 21, 2011 | 2:00 pm

      @Kelly:disqus , that part is really easy to misinterpret and has a factor of individual tolerance. The whole podcast could have been about that one topic. They’ve been fighting about low-fat/high-fat for about as long as they’ve been fighting in the middle east ;) Then there’s “calories”….
      Too keep it a little simpler for newbies, the carbs/fat separation in my experience makes calories a little bit less of a concern. Many are satiated by fat meals (keeping cals lower), and low fat carbs are generally hard to overeat (keeping cals lower). Mixing the two for many people increases reward and makes caloric excess easier (again IMO).

      If I get my show up an going, I’m sure this will be a topic that gets covered.

      • Kelly Mahoney
        November 23, 2011 | 7:43 am

        I think I understand. By the way, I found your vimeo channel. Banana “ice cream”, mmmmmmm…even with the mainland variety.





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