Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

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Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.41.25 PM

Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 7.19.59 PM

Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

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 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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.

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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

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Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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?

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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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

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Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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.

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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

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Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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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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?

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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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

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Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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.

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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

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Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

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Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
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GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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.

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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

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Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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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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?

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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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

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TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

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Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

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 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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.

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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.41.25 PM

Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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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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?

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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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

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TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

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Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

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 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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.

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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.41.25 PM

Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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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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?

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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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

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TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

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Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 985
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Dr. Michael Ruscio bio
DrRuscio.com
Health, Nutrition, And Functional Medicine podcast on iTunes
Dr. Ruscio on YouTube
Dr. Ruscio on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

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 984
– 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. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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.

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

Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

987: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Stephanie Seneff On Low-Carb Diets, Cholesterol And Obesity

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 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 has been taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he decided to air some of his favorite older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today we have the last one before he returns to his normal podcasting schedule next week and it’s a great one featuring a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute For Technology (MIT) named Stephanie Seneff (who was one of Jimmy’s featured experts in his 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity). Dr. Seneff has long been sounding the alarm on the detrimental role of carbohydrates in our diet and how it has led to rampant obesity and chronic disease. If you’ve never heard her before, then you are in for a real treat. Since the original airing of this interview, Dr. Seneff has gone on to sound the alarm on the role GMOs and glyphosphate in products like RoundUp are having on the prevalence of the development autism in children (watch the video below).

HALF OF U.S. CHILDREN BORN IN 2025 COULD HAVE AUTISM

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Seneff discuss how she became interested in nutrition as an MIT researcher, how her daughter-in-law getting put on statins got her “obsessed” with looking into this topic, the published research she has had in prominent medical journals, how sugar radically damages small LDL particle, how to get the low-carb, high-fat message out to the masses, the tactics used by pharmaceutical companies to drum of fear about cholesterol, the intricate role carbohydrates play in Alzheimer’s disease (aka Type 3 diabetes), four rising health issues connected to having low LDL cholesterol, why she believes nobody should ever take a statin drug, why eating fructose is sure to lead to stored body fat, the health consequences of having a chronic deficiency in dietary fat, vitamin D, calcium and sulfur, what has happened to health as a result of demonizing cholesterol and sunbathing, why you want to be taking vitamin D sulfate and not vitamin D2 prescribed by your doctor, and so much more! We’ve always been impressed by the information shared by Dr. Seneff and this was our first experience that you will quickly see why this became an LLVLC Show Classic episode. ENJOY!

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 987
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Stephanie Seneff bio
– Seneff’s review article “Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet”
– Seneff’s review article “Is the metabolic syndrome caused by a high fructose, and relatively low fat, low cholesterol diet?”
“APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s”
Dr. Seneff on Facebook
Dr. Seneff on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

985: Dr. Michael Ruscio Shares The Truth About Low-Carb Diets And Gut Health

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.41.25 PM

Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio is our guest today in Episode 985 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

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There’s been a lot of accusations thrown around in the past few years regarding the impact that a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet is having on the gut health of those who choose to eat this way. It’s been especially strong from various vocal members of the Paleo community who have been promoting the consumption of the so-called “safe starches” and other such foods to feed the good bacteria in the gut. But some of the suggestions that have been made don’t sit well with a Walnut Creek, California-based functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Michael Ruscio who understands the need for patient individuality in treatment and that customizing a plan to take care of the microbiome while also being mindful of blood sugar and other health markers is critically important to making sure the patient is doing the right thing for them.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ruscio discuss his current work doing a pilot research study on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), why having a SIBO is a bad thing for your health, what causes SIBO to happen, the prevalence of SIBO in our society, why doctors push grains for fiber to treat IBS, the pressure on low-carbers to eat more carbohydrates to feed gut bacteria, whether you can measure for how you can find if you do better on low-carb vs. high-carb, the carbohydrates that he recommends for people who want to tinker and test with increasing, the allergen-restricted, lower-carb diet he puts all of his patients on initially, the spectrum of low to high carb diets he uses to customize treatment for his patients, why mimicking the diet of populations with healthy microbiota is flawed, the microbiota is a reactor to the environment rather than the driver of the disease, why eating to control blood sugar is the best way to prevent disease, what kind of carbohydrates (and prebiotic as well as FODMAP foods) a ketogenic dieter can consume, the problems with uBiome and American Gut Project testing, the connection between gut health and autoimmune disease, why you need to know your fungal readings, how sleep and exercise can have a dramatic effect on your microbiota, why you don’t need fancy stool testing to get good results, the small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) issue, and whether fecal transplants can be useful to people with damaged gut health.

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984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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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 an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based “Catkins” diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky’s Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat’s blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it’s done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the “Catkins” diet is being used by his colleagues. If you’re a pet lover, then you’re gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!

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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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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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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.”

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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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