763: Guest Host Chris Kresser And Laura Schoenfeld Discuss Your Personal Paleo Code

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Integrative and functional medicine practitioner, blogger, podcaster and health author Chris Kresser and Paleo nutritionist/blogger Laura Schoenfeld are our special guest co-hosts in Episode 763 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”



It’s time yet again for our host Jimmy Moore to be away while writing his next book set to be released on August 5, 2014 called Keto Clarity: Unleash The Health Benefits Of A Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet with his Cholesterol Clarity coauthor Dr. Eric Westman. Just like we did in 2013, there will be a slate of guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes coming at you over the next few months. And today we kick it off with one of the biggest names in the Paleo community–Chris Kresser! He recently released his debut book entitled Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life and he shares about some of the content in the book with one of his staff nutritionists Laura Schoenfeld. Listen in as Chris attempts to explain the five major challenges he sees for people who decide to go on a very low-carb diet highlighting various aspects of the content of his book in the process. ENJOY!

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Chris Kresser bio
Laura Schoenfeld bio
Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life
Official web site for Your Personal Paleo Code
Official web site for Chris Kresser
Laura’s “Ancestralize Me” blog
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13 Responses to 763: Guest Host Chris Kresser And Laura Schoenfeld Discuss Your Personal Paleo Code
  1. Laura Schoenfeld, MPH
    January 6, 2014 | 9:28 am

    Thanks for letting us host, Jimmy!

    • LLVLCBlog
      January 6, 2014 | 11:44 am

      You guys did a GREAT job, Laura. THANK YOU!!!

  2. Alexandra Jabr
    January 7, 2014 | 9:27 am

    I really enjoyed this pod cast. I’ve had quite a few questions that you two answered very well and I now have a better understanding of. Thanks!

  3. Jenny Drevnick Yelle
    January 7, 2014 | 4:44 pm

    This podcast was incredibly informative! I was one of those people who developed hypothyroidism after going too low carb. I wish I had known this info! I’m on Armour now, plus I’m adding healthy carbs back in and feel much better. Chris Kresser is the smartest guy in the paleo-sphere and I always learn so much. Thanks!

    • LLVLCBlog
      January 7, 2014 | 5:00 pm

      Thanks for listening Jenny!

      • Alexandra Jabr
        January 7, 2014 | 7:10 pm

        Jimmy do you have any posts you can direct me to that discuss this concern: low carb and hypothyroidism? From what I understand, low carb doesn’t cause hypothyroid, but can exacerbate the symptoms, therefore should be used with caution. I have a low carb friend who is newly diagnosed hypothyroid and am searching for some info for her.

          • Jenny Drevnick Yelle
            January 8, 2014 | 8:37 am

            More great info with this link. I can say for certain for me that my low T3 level was not caused by lowering calories. I increased my calories when I went low-carb because if the addition of fat to my diet. I tracked it all on a fitbit.
            I believe that my adrenals were taxed by having low glycogen stores, which impacted my thyroid.
            Don’t get me wrong, I still eat low carb now (paleo), but not VERY low carb. I have added back in some berries and home baked coconut products. I feel much better now!
            Hypothyroidism runs in my family, and I think going too low carb brought it out in me.
            I was also one of the people who had increased cholesterol levels after going too low carb and developing hypothyroidism. After just 3 months on Armour, my total cholesterol dropped 113 points! (Down to the low 200’s with fantastic ratios, yay!)

            • LLVLCBlog
              January 8, 2014 | 8:43 am

              THANKS for sharing your experience, Jenny! Happy you got healthier. Keep it up!

          • Alexandra Jabr
            January 10, 2014 | 12:47 pm

            This was great, really got me questioning what I currently believe in, which I love, because our minds must stay open to change as we learn more and more. Where I am completely guilty of doing low carb wrong is counting and reducing calories. While I haven’t had any signs or symptoms of low T3 levels (or any associated lab results), I know reducing my cals and dabbling in some intermittent fasting has been unnecessary. I think its safe to say two things:
            That doing low carb paired with inadequate calories or fat is not the ideal approach and can have adverse effects on how the body functions.
            That ultimately we are only beginning to scratch the surface of this wonderful system of ours and everyone is going to have to trust their own experimentation with their bodies instead of looking for answers within studies that (in my opinion) are being held for too short of a duration to draw any definite conclusions from.
            Thanks again Jimmy!

  4. Martin
    January 9, 2014 | 1:15 am

    I would like to listen to Chris Kressor discuss the hypothyroidism and low carb problem with Steve Phinney. One of them is getting it wrong.

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