Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

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Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

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Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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

Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

Sarah-Photo

Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 7.17.13 AM

Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 7.19.59 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 8.14.50 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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

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

Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

Sarah-Photo

Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

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Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

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

Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

Sarah-Photo

Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 7.17.13 AM

Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 7.19.59 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 8.14.50 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

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

Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

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Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

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Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

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

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Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

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

Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

Sarah-Photo

Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 7.17.13 AM

Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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

Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

Sarah-Photo

Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

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Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
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GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 8.14.50 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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

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

Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

Sarah-Photo

Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 7.17.13 AM

Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 7.19.59 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

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

Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

Sarah-Photo

Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

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Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

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GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 8.14.50 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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

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

Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

Sarah-Photo

Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 7.17.13 AM

Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 7.19.59 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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

Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

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Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

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Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

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

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Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
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GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

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

Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

Sarah-Photo

Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 7.17.13 AM

Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
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984: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Travis Einertson Uses Catkins Diet To Improve Feline Health

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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

Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

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GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
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GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

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Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

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Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
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Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

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

Category Archives: obesity

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

Sarah-Photo

Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 990
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 7.17.13 AM

Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

GET $99 STARTER PACKAGE FOR $49 (NO COUPON NECESSARY)
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GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

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

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In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

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

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

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

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What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

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

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999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

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Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

990: Dr. Sarah Hallberg Bringing Low-Carb Nutrition To The Medical Forefront

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Board-certified obesity medicine doctor and low-carb nutrition physician Dr. Sarah Hallberg is our guest today in Episode 990 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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As the progression of the low-carb, high-fat message continues to make waves amongst patients who are seeing dramatic changes in their weight and health, it makes you wonder how so many physicians and other medical professionals can continue to ignore this. From weight loss to diabetes and cardiovascular risk markers all improving on a well-formulated ketogenic diet, it seems any primary care doctor would want to welcome in another invaluable tool to their arsenal of providing the very best care for the people who come to see them. That’s exactly what happened for a physician in Lafayette, Indiana named Dr. Sarah Hallberg who took it upon herself to get educated on how carbohydrate restriction could help her see the desired results in her patients. The phenomenal results she began seeing was proof positive this was the right direction for her to shift her practice from being a primary care physician to become the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program where our host Jimmy Moore spoke to Dr. Hallberg’s patients in 2014. Dr. Hallberg is very effective at communicating through her popular teaching videos she posts at her “Fitter U” website which caught the attention of the TEDx people who asked her to speak at their 2015 TEDx PurdueU event (watch Dr. Hallberg’s incredible presentation on reversing Type 2 diabetes below).

LISTEN TO DR. SARAH HALLBERG’S TEDX PURDUEU TALK

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Hallberg discuss how the popularity of her TEDx talk shows how desperate people are for the low-carb message, the lack of understanding patients have about what they are doing to control their diabetes, how she got into medicine later in life than most after having an interest in exercise physiology, when she was asked to start a weight loss program at her hospital, how being a “legal drug dealer” made her feel like she was part of the problem, why she was a Dr. Dean Ornish fan while in medical school, why this is not a diet but a lifestyle, why the excuses that you can’t stay low-carb long-term is foolish, the folly of trying to do a low-fat, low-carb diet, whether food quality matters on a low-carb diet, the nonsense of comparing eating a real food-based low-carb diet vs. medications, why people with metabolic disease must choose between a ketogenic diet or drugs, why weight loss is the only measure of success, the cognitive dissonance of her patients, why saturated fats are critical to being successful on low-carb, why exercise is important for health but not for weight loss, why she gives her patients a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes of exercise a day, how the TEDx event happened for her and the great success it had, how she is mentoring medical school students to show them how to use low-carb diets with patients, and her upcoming research to show the efficacy of the low-carb diet on health outcomes.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Sarah Hallberg bio
Dr. Hallberg’s “Fitter U” website
– Dr. Hallberg’s 2015 TEDx PurdueU talk: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
Dr. Hallberg on Facebook

988: Damon Gameau Gives A Whimsical Sugar Education With ‘That Sugar Film’

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Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is our guest today in Episode 988 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THAT SUGAR FILM

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
Ever since Dr. Robert Lustig’s famous Sugar: The Bitter Truth hit YouTube in 2009 going viral with nearly 6 million views, a bright light has been shining on the detrimental role sugar is playing in most chronic health problems people deal with today. For an Australian actor and filmmaker named Damon Gameau, who gave up sugar to impress his girlfriend, he knew the time was right to do something dramatic to illustrate just how deeply entrenched sugar has become in our food supply–even the so-called “healthy” foods. That’s when he decided to go on a 60-day sugar diet using these health foods to create a highly-entertaining, hilarious, and eye-opening documentary called That Sugar Film which has already become the all-time highest-grossing documentary in Australia just months after it released. The film made it’s momentous American debut in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2015.

THE HILARIOUS THAT SUGAR SONG MUSIC VIDEO

That Sugar Song – Official Music Video

Listen in as Jimmy and Damon share about how he thought of the audience as he was making this film, how he got interested in being involved in nutrition using his acting/filmmaking skills, how his girlfriend got him to greatly reduce his sugar intake and the health benefits that gave him, why he wanted to do a 60-day sugar experiment to cut through the noise of both sides of the sugar debate, the humor and playfulness that was infused perfectly into this film, why he didn’t do the multiple, rapid-fire expert after expert in the film, why they stayed away from sensationalists in the film, how the sugar companies need to be held more responsible for their health claims, how the film has gotten people to throw away most of their pantry, the high sugar content of the “healthy” foods people consume, how we’ll someday see the advertisements using famous people pushing sugar as odd like we do cigarettes today, his visit to America and how easy it was to get plenty of sugar in his diet, the disgusting marketing of fruit juice, why cutting sugar isn’t just about weight loss, how the word “organic” has lost all meaning, how eating real food is the best way to avoid these sugars, how his partner got concerned with his health towards the end of the 60-day period, how going back to his healthy diet turned his health back around again after his sugar experiment, the difficulty in changing back to healthy again, why this matters for the children who are our future, how the growing awareness of the negative effects of sugar is getting people to give it up, The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation charity his film is supporting, and the kid in Kentucky who rotted all his teeth drinking Mountain Dew.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 988
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Starter Package for just $49
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
Damon Gameau bio
That Sugar Film official website
That Sugar Film trailer
Where That Sugar Film is playing U.S. theaters
The Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation
That Sugar Film on YouTube
That Sugar Film on Facebook
That Sugar Film on Twitter
That Sugar Film on Instagram

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover–especially dogs and cats–then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital
Binky’s Page
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

What if we’ve been addressing the obesity and chronic health epidemics all wrong by putting all the focus on calories? This is a question that award-winning journalist and author Mark Schatzker (listen to Jimmy’s 2010 interview with him in Episode 402) has been investigating for several years and it comes down to this–flavor! Our bodies are hard-wired to be attracted to great-tasting foods because historically these have been the ones with the most nutrition in them. Mark has written a new book about this entitled The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor that details his investigation into how the flavor has been removed from food for decades through genetic manipulation and questionable farming practices.

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

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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

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