Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.59.51 AM

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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 7.48.57 PM

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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 8.14.50 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.59.51 AM

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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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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.”

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Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

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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.”

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Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

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Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.59.51 AM

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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

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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.”

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Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

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Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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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GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

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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.”

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Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

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Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.56.43 AM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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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GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 7.48.57 PM

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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.59.51 AM

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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.56.43 AM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 7.48.57 PM

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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

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Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 978
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Emily Deans bio
Dr. Deans’ “Evolutionary Psychiatry” blog
Dr. Deans on Facebook
Dr. Dean on Twitter

976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 976
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Mark Schatzker bio
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
MarkSchatzker.com
Mark on Facebook
Mark on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

Category Archives: Advocacy

981: LLVLC Classic – Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider On Why He’s A Raw Vegan

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 someone 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!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 981
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone bio
Durianrider.com
30BananasADay.com
Durianrider on YouTube
Durianrider on Facebook
Durianrider on Twitter
Durianrider on Instagram

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

979: Dr. Will Cole On The Functional Medicine Approach To Improving Health

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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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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 Pittsburgh 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 way Functional 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.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 979
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Will Cole bio
DrWillCole.com
Functional Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Dr. Cole’s “Future Health Blog”
Dr. Cole on MindBodyGreen
Dr. Cole on Facebook
Dr. Cole on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #692: Dr. Amy Myers Brings A Fresh New Face To Functional Medicine

978: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Emily Deans On The Impact Of Low-Carb Paleo On Mental Health

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 7.48.57 PM

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.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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976: Mark Schatzker Says Improving Health Starts With Making Real Food Tasty

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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.”

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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.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss how he’s been “following the flavor trail” since writing his Steak book, how it shocked him that a grass-fed steak tasted the best, a cow gets their nutrients through flavor, how talking about fat and sugar are the wrong direction in discussion nutrition, the consumer is deeply confused by the nutritional claims put on food packaging, making food more abundant and more cheap has stripped real food of its flavor, we’re wired for deliciousness through great food, the reason he called his book The Dorito Effect, we have mastered the art of synthetic flavors, flavor is the language of nutrition, people live in a fake food environment and don’t know what real food is supposed to taste like, how easy it is to down 1200 calories at fast food and still be hungry, real food is satisfying where you eat it and you’re done, the goat study that explains the importance of the connection between flavor and micronutrients, of the hundreds of flavor profiles most people only turn to 20 of them, one of the best indicators of junk food is anything with synthetic flavorings, why “natural flavors” is an utterly meaningless term, consumers still exert a lot of power and can reject the engineered foods, the problem with the tradeoff between quantity and quality, it is possible to get real food that tastes good by sacrificing yield for quality, there’s nothing better than growing your own garden full of food, and how making real food tasting good again will make it more desirable.

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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #402: Mark Schatzker Finds The World’s Tastiest Steak

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