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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT: Register for The Diabetes World Summit!

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Dr. Brian Mowll bio
Register for Dr. Mowll’s FREE Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015
Order the full Diabetes World Summit to own

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 936
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the 10 varieties of Pure Indian Foods Grass-fed Ghee Products
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
PaleoOnTheGo.com (Get 10% off using coupon code LOWCARBLIFE)
– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 928
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dave Asprey’s Brain Octane Fuel (USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC3″ FOR 10% OFF THROUGH 3-31-15)
Katie Coleman bio
The Keep It Real Food Company
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #128: Katie Coleman And Dr. Jim Small Question Why Eggland’s Best Cutting Calories In Eggs

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 938
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT: Register for The Diabetes World Summit!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 937
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dave Asprey’s Brain Octane Fuel (USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC3″ FOR 10% OFF THROUGH 3-31-15)
Dr. Brian Mowll bio
Register for Dr. Mowll’s FREE Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015
Order the full Diabetes World Summit to own

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Play

After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

WANNA ADD MORE FAT TO YOUR DIET? TRY GHEE!

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GET YOUR FREE SAMPLE OF UCAN SUPERSTARCH

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 936
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the 10 varieties of Pure Indian Foods Grass-fed Ghee Products
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
PaleoOnTheGo.com (Get 10% off using coupon code LOWCARBLIFE)
– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #128: Katie Coleman And Dr. Jim Small Question Why Eggland’s Best Cutting Calories In Eggs

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

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936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
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– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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Dr. Alan Christianson bio
The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving
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Take the Adrenal Quiz

928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #128: Katie Coleman And Dr. Jim Small Question Why Eggland’s Best Cutting Calories In Eggs

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT: Register for The Diabetes World Summit!

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936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #128: Katie Coleman And Dr. Jim Small Question Why Eggland’s Best Cutting Calories In Eggs

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
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Franziska on Facebook
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT: Register for The Diabetes World Summit!

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936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
PaleoOnTheGo.com (Get 10% off using coupon code LOWCARBLIFE)
– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dave Asprey’s Brain Octane Fuel (USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC3″ FOR 10% OFF THROUGH 3-31-15)
Dr. Alan Christianson bio
The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving
AdrenalResetDiet.com
Take the Adrenal Quiz

928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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Franziska on Facebook
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

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936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #128: Katie Coleman And Dr. Jim Small Question Why Eggland’s Best Cutting Calories In Eggs

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT: Register for The Diabetes World Summit!

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936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
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Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
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Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
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– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #128: Katie Coleman And Dr. Jim Small Question Why Eggland’s Best Cutting Calories In Eggs

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
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937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

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936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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PaleoOnTheGo.com (Get 10% off using coupon code LOWCARBLIFE)
– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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Take the Adrenal Quiz

928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dave Asprey’s Brain Octane Fuel (USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC3″ FOR 10% OFF THROUGH 3-31-15)
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– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #128: Katie Coleman And Dr. Jim Small Question Why Eggland’s Best Cutting Calories In Eggs

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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Franziska on Facebook
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

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936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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PaleoOnTheGo.com (Get 10% off using coupon code LOWCARBLIFE)
– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #128: Katie Coleman And Dr. Jim Small Question Why Eggland’s Best Cutting Calories In Eggs

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT: Register for The Diabetes World Summit!

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936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the 10 varieties of Pure Indian Foods Grass-fed Ghee Products
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
PaleoOnTheGo.com (Get 10% off using coupon code LOWCARBLIFE)
– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #128: Katie Coleman And Dr. Jim Small Question Why Eggland’s Best Cutting Calories In Eggs

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

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936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
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– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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Dr. Alan Christianson bio
The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving
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Take the Adrenal Quiz

928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #128: Katie Coleman And Dr. Jim Small Question Why Eggland’s Best Cutting Calories In Eggs

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT: Register for The Diabetes World Summit!

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936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #128: Katie Coleman And Dr. Jim Small Question Why Eggland’s Best Cutting Calories In Eggs

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
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Franziska on Facebook
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT: Register for The Diabetes World Summit!

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936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
PaleoOnTheGo.com (Get 10% off using coupon code LOWCARBLIFE)
– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dave Asprey’s Brain Octane Fuel (USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC3″ FOR 10% OFF THROUGH 3-31-15)
Dr. Alan Christianson bio
The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving
AdrenalResetDiet.com
Take the Adrenal Quiz

928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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Franziska on Facebook
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

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936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #128: Katie Coleman And Dr. Jim Small Question Why Eggland’s Best Cutting Calories In Eggs

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938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

937: Dr. Brian Mowll Hosts The Diabetes World Summit March 23-30, 2015

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Certified diabetes educator, board-certified chiropractic physician, and IFM certified in functional medicine Dr. Brian Mowll is our guest today in Episode 937 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Every seven seconds somebody dies from the complications associated with diabetes. But a Wilmington, Delaware-based diabetes educator, chiropractor, and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Brian Mowll says this need not be the case when there are some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help reverse this trend. That’s why he is hosting a very special FREE online event beginning today, March 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 30, 2015 called The Diabetes World Summit featuring 41 amazing experts in the world of health, including your favorite Paleo and low-carb health superstars like Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dietitian Cassie, Mark Sisson, Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Richard Feinman, Franziska Spritzler, Dr. Caryn Zinn, Dr. Richard Bernstein, Diane Sanfilippo, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. David Perlmutter and many others–including our host, Jimmy Moore. This is such an exciting event that Jimmy decided to turn the tables on Dr. Mowll to interview him in a special simulcast interview that airs on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” and during The Diabetes Summit today. Register for FREE here or you can purchase the entire Diabetes World Summit right away.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mowll share his interest in health and fitness, why he’s so passionate about sharing with the world the real answers to Type 2 diabetes, how people make a choice to change once they get diagnosed with diabetes, the way lifestyle can play a positive role in managing diabetes, how we’ve set ourselves up with the “perfect storm” for diabetes and metabolic disease, the many issues involved in the development of diabetes beyond nutrition, why the standard of care recommendations for treating diabetes are ridiculous, how the diabetes diet is so close (but so far) to being right, how diabetes medications are mostly used to suppress the blood sugar response of consuming a poor diet, why fat is not the issue in diabetes that conventional diabetes educators claim, the absurdity of the so-called “low-carb” diabetes diet studies, why he chooses to use the phrase “reversing diabetes” in his summit referring to Type 2 diabetes, how Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but rather improved, bariatric surgery and restricted diets have both been shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes, how the improvements in Type 2 diabetes happen on a ketogenic diet, how losing visceral fat is a big part of dealing with diabetes, how just one night of sleep deprivation can make you insulin resistance, the stress component in blood sugar regulation, the many factors about why blood sugar can be raised despite very low-carb intake, how plants and organ meats are great sources of vitamins and phytonutrients, the most memorable things he learned interviewing all these experts during The Diabetes Summit, and why too much insulin (even in Type 1 diabetics) can be problematic.

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT: Register for The Diabetes World Summit!

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936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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935: Dr. Alan Christianson Helps You Reset Your Adrenals To Restore Your Health

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Naturopathic Medical Doctor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson is our guest today in Episode 935 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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So many people are walking through life completely exhausted both physically and mentally these days and they can’t quite understand what is going on. When they go see their doctor about their symptoms, most medical professionals are completely oblivious to what is happening to their patients and generally only prescribe medications to help them relax. This unfortunately only masks the real issue at hand–their adrenals are all out of whack. This is something a naturopathic medical doctor named Dr. Alan Christianson sees as a far too common scenario driving patients to crave more carbohydrates in the afternoon and feeling completely drained on a nearly daily basis. His solution to this is outlined in his New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Christianson dig deeper into why fixing your adrenals and resetting them is so important, how he went from a “nerdy fat kid” to turning to health, his epilepsy related to having cerebral palsy, why he instinctively cut out sugars and breads at age 12, how obesity is impacting even animals now where calories are monitored, how Jimmy put his obese cat on the Catkins diet as shared by Dr. Travis Einertson in Episode 498, the many factors involved in weight gain (it’s more than just diet), how people can determine if their adrenals are the problem or not, how mainstream medicine doesn’t give credence to the importance of adrenal function, the online Adrenal Quiz you can take to see where YOU stand in your adrenal health, all the various ways to test cortisol and adrenal hormone levels, how belly fat is a huge indication that adrenals are out of whack, how our bodies go into a “famine” response, the duplicate meanings of stress that both apply to most people with adrenal dysfunction, how quickly cortisol levels can become normalized if they are off the charts, how our bodies are “programmed” to gain weight, how shifting your carbohydrate intake to the evening (small amounts) can help improve your cortisol levels, the “gentle, appropriate amount of insulin” to help normalize your cortisol levels, how healthy dietary fats play a role in adrenal function, whether there is any clinical research supporting his strategy for improving adrenal health, how light exposure can have a direct impact on your adrenals, the common vernacular people have about their adrenals being “crashed,” the basic breathing, prayer and meditation that can help make the biggest difference in your adrenal health, and how supplements can help with adrenal function (but there are many different kinds for various adrenal issues). Today’s interview with Dr. Christianson might just wake you up to discovering a problem you’ve been dealing with that you never knew you had!

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928: Katie Coleman Keeps The Focus On Real Food For Her Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that’s exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn’t ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting “healthy whole grains” for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren’t so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie’s story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.

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