Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
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#1 BESTSELLING BLOOD SUGAR LOWERING SUPPLEMENT

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

#1 BESTSELLING BLOOD SUGAR LOWERING SUPPLEMENT

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

GET NUTRITIONAL INSURANCE WITH ATHLETIC GREENS

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

#1 BESTSELLING BLOOD SUGAR LOWERING SUPPLEMENT

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
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GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

#1 BESTSELLING BLOOD SUGAR LOWERING SUPPLEMENT

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

GET NUTRITIONAL INSURANCE WITH ATHLETIC GREENS

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

#1 BESTSELLING BLOOD SUGAR LOWERING SUPPLEMENT

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

Category Archives: obesity

841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

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841: Dr. Joe Leonardi Explains What To Do When You Have An Obesity Relapse

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Chiropractor, blogger and author Dr. Joe Leonardi is our interview guest today in Episode 841 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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For some reason or another, talking about weight relapse within the low-carb, Paleo, or overall health communities is looked upon as taboo. The thinking goes that if this way of eating is working so well for you, then why would you ever gain weight back again after finding success? Some even assume that either the diet isn’t working right or the person just stopped doing the plan when they’re actually doing all the right things. We recently featured an interview with Hank Garner about this very subject and today we’ve got another great low-carb success story who experienced some weight regain. His name is Dr. Joe Leonardi (listen to Jimmy’s interview with him way back in Episode 252), a Kingston, Pennsylvania-based chiropractor who famously lost 100+ pounds on a low-carb lifestyle change and was on fire sharing with others about how they could radically alter the future of their weight and health, too.

But then it happened. A stressful part of life started getting in the way along with some unforeseen circumstances that led Dr. Leonardi right back to gaining weight again. He’s shared some of the lessons he garnered from that experience in his new book Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse (read Jimmy’s review). Listen in as Jimmy and Joe have a rather frank conversation about gaining weight after being successful at taking it off, the intense addiction to carbohydrates that continually pull you away from eating well, how he has become less arrogant than he was before, why you need to be more aware of the challenge of falling back into bad habits again, counting “net” carbs is bogus and you have to count all carbs to be honest, why he disagrees with Dr. Lustig’s premise, how he’s heartbroken over people who have had gastric bypass surgery as the miracle for their weight problem, the absolute need for consistency in your routine to prevent relapse from taking hold, the technique he uses about putting his problems in a psychological box, you can’t overcome the ill effects of stress, the difference between having a positive vs. negative attitude about things in your life, and a whole lot more.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 841
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Athletic Greens from GetNutritionalInsurance.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Joe Leonardi bio
- Sometimes The Bastard Returns: A True Life Account Of Obesity Relapse
- Jimmy’s review of Sometimes The Bastard Returns
- Dr. Leonardi’s Chiropractic Wellness Office
- Dr. Leonardi’s “Fat Then Fit Now” blog
- Dr. Leonardi on Facebook
- RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #47: Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #252: Dr. Joe Leonardi Went From ‘Fat Then’ To ‘Fit Now’ On Low-Carb
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

840: Dr. Ronesh Sinha Taking Wellness To South Asians In Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley-based internal medicine physician, health blogger, podcaster and author Dr. Ronesh Sinha is our interview guest today in Episode 840 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Primal superstar Mark Sisson has been busy lining up brand new authors for his Primal Blueprint Publishing company who have something to contribute to the health discussion. While not all of them have a claim to fame with a name everyone in the Paleo community would recognize (save Denise Minger), they all have something special and unique to contribute. That certainly describes today’s interview guest, Dr. Ronesh Sinha. He is an internal medicine physician for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where he treats high risk patients from South Asia to help put them back on the path of wellness again. Because there is such an epidemic of excessive stress and inevitable health calamity amongst these highly-intelligent Silicon Valley technology geeks, Dr. Ron is targeting them in his brand new book from Primal Blueprint Publishing entitled The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease.

Don’t let the title of the book fool you, though. This book is chock full of information for ANYONE who is dealing with chronic weight and health issues today. Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Ron have an insightful conversation about why he has such a heart for reaching the South Asian community in Silicon Valley, his own personal struggles with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it, the epidemic of insulin resistance patients that he see in diverse populations, the health impact of working in a high-tech, sedentary job, the creative way he uses apps and other technologies to engage and motivate his patients to become well again, how stress has increased cardiovascular disease risk exponentially in Silicon Valley despite “normal” health numbers, why inflammation is the real culprit in many of the chronic health issues people in a high-stress work environment deal with, his work educating his fellow doctors, insurance companies and employers in shifting their thinking on nutrition and health, and the mobile medical van he created to go directly to companies to service the health needs of their employees. This is an incredible interview with a name we’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming years!

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 840
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- Dr. Ronesh Sinha bio
- The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
- SouthAsianHeathSolution.org
- South Asian Wellness Task Force
- Dr. Ron on Twitter
- Dr. Ron on Facebook

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

GET ON AMAZON: STANDARD or SPORT
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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

825: Dr. Richard Maurer Offers Up Six Steps To A Healthy Metabolism

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Naturopathic doctor, integrative medicine specialist, and author Dr. Richard Maurer is our interview guest today in Episode 825 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Most of the so-called health “experts” have attempted to communicate the message that a proper diet is merely a game a math–eat less calories and exercise more to create an energy deficit to magically lose weight and get your health in order. But naturopathic physician and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Richard Maurer says this doesn’t jive with what he has seen treating patients dealing with obesity and chronic health problems. That’s why he created a six-step plan for knowing where you stand in your health in his 2014 book entitled The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism. Jimmy met Dr. Maurer at the recent Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas earlier this year and discovered he uses low-carb Paleo lifestyle principles to help heal the bodies of his patients.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Maurer discuss why he chose the naturopathic route to medicine over becoming a traditional medical doctor, why blood testing is so critically important to tracking your progress in your health, the role skin-fold calipers play in assessing your health, the connection between insulin resistance, high insulin levels and hypothyroidism in modern diseases, determining the right mix of macronutrients that are right for you, various lifestyle habits that can impact your health, and so much more! Dr. Maurer abundantly understands what it takes to heal your metabolism once it’s been broken and he shares all about it in today’s episode.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2014

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THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 825
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Dr. Richard Maurer bio
- The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism
- TheBloodCode.com
- Dr. Maurer on Twitter
- Dr. Maurer on Facebook
- Dr. Maurer on Google+
- Dr. Maurer on YouTube

823: Nina Teicholz Shares Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Nina Teicholz is our special interview guest today in Episode 823 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After being away from the podcast since late October 2013, our host Jimmy Moore is finally back where he belongs behind the microphone of the longest-running health podcast on the Internet today. While he’s been away writing on his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release on August 5, 2014, we’ve been sharing so many amazing guest hosts and LLVLC Show Classic episodes for you to enjoy. But Jimmy is eager to get back to sharing some incredible new interviews with you featuring the top nutrition, health and fitness experts in the world. And with his return today, he comes back with a bang!

Today’s interview guest is an investigative journalist named Nina Teicholz who has written columns for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. After being asked by a publisher to write a book about the health impact of trans fats over a decade ago, Teicholz found a much deeper story that was more salacious and groundbreaking than even she realized at the time–the negative attention saturated fat receives as a culprit in disease was just plain wrong and the unfounded low-fat diet advice has been the most disastrous public health experiment in world history. The culmination of over a decade of research and writing has resulted in the release of her 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet that has already hit the New York Times bestsellers list.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Nina discuss why we’ve never heard of her before now, the differences between her book and Gary Taubes’ classic Good Calories, Bad Calories, the history behind how the American Heart Association bought into the anti-saturated fat bias of Ancel Keys, how the anti-sugar work of John Yudkin was mocked and ridiculed by anti-fat proponents, the fraudulent way the Mediterranean diet was created (by Keys) and marketed as “healthy,” how the vilification of tropical oils like coconut oil actually led to the increased use of trans fats, how groups like the Center for the Science in the Public Interest led by Michal Jacobson have had such an influence with good and bad results, the problem with omega-6-rich polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils producing oxidation products when heated, and so much more! This new book from Nina Teicholz takes the message of Taubes to the next level in a narrative form that makes the notion of a high-fat diet more mainstream that it’s ever been before. The tide is turning and this book is going to be a big reason why. Jimmy’s back and better than ever!

THE FAT THAT MAKES YOU SKINNY AND GIVES YOU ENERGY

Get $5 Off With Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: http://cmp.ly/3

#1 BESTSELLING BLOOD SUGAR LOWERING SUPPLEMENT

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 823
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf (Use 10% Off Coupon Code: THANKYOU)
- Nina Teicholz bio
- The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
- Jimmy Moore’s review of The Big Fat Surprise
- The Big Fat Surprise official website
- Nina on Twitter
- The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
- VIDEO: ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ Rocks the Health Food World on “Good Morning America”
- VIDEO: Nina Teicholz at TEDxEast: The Big Fat Surprise
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #139: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 1) and 140: An Interview With ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ Author Gary Taubes (Part 2)

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