Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 884
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
DrDanenberg.com
Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

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TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 884
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
DrDanenberg.com
Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
DrDanenberg.com
Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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100% GRASS-FED/FINISHED BEEF JERKY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 884
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
DrDanenberg.com
Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
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Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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100% GRASS-FED/FINISHED BEEF JERKY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
DrDanenberg.com
Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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100% GRASS-FED/FINISHED BEEF JERKY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 884
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
DrDanenberg.com
Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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100% GRASS-FED/FINISHED BEEF JERKY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 884
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
DrDanenberg.com
Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
DrDanenberg.com
Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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100% GRASS-FED/FINISHED BEEF JERKY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 884
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
DrDanenberg.com
Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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100% GRASS-FED/FINISHED BEEF JERKY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 884
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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
DrDanenberg.com
Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

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TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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100% GRASS-FED/FINISHED BEEF JERKY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

100% GRASS-FED/FINISHED BEEF JERKY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 884
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
DrDanenberg.com
Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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100% GRASS-FED/FINISHED BEEF JERKY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 884
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
DrDanenberg.com
Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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

100% GRASS-FED/FINISHED BEEF JERKY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

Category Archives: Paleo

884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
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Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 875
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Simone Miller bio
The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
Zenbelly.com
Zenbelly Blog
Simone on Twitter
Simone on Pinterest

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884: Dr. Alvin Danenberg Incorporates Primal Nutrition With His Periodontal Patients

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Periodontist and primal nutrition practitioner Dr. Alvin Danenberg is our interview guest today in Episode 884 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In the context of ancestral health, a lot of focus tends to be on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there are enthusiasts all across the broad spectrum of the medical profession who are taking the principles of low-carb, Paleo, primal and real food directly to their patients to help them improve the aspects of their health related to their field of expertise. That’s exactly what a South Carolina-based nutritional periodontist named Dr. Alvin Danenberg is now doing for his patients after discovering the ancestral lifestyle in early 2013. He has received advanced training in ancestral nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in 2013, become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in July 2014, and in September 2014 he became a Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Mark Sisson’s new certification program he shared about in Episode 873).

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Danenberg discuss how he got excited about dental and gum health back in the early 1970s, he practiced traditionally for 35 years until learning about the laser-based LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, why the laser treatment wasn’t the total answer for his patients, the nutritional course where he learned about ancestral health, why he shifted from being a traditional periodontist to using more modern methods for treating gum disease, his wife Sue didn’t support what he was doing but was willing to give it a chance, how his life shifted to being more primal thanks to the work of Mark Sisson, how he never heard of the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in any of his formal medical education, how he convinces his patients that tooth and gum health are related directly to their nutrition, many chronic health issues begin in dental and gum health, his work healing the gut health of his patients to improve their gum health, the results of the clinical study he has designed using real food-based, nutrient-dense supplements to see what happens to gum disease, why the C-Reactive Protein (the key inflammation marker) didn’t improve in the patients in the study, his collaboration with former podcast guest Ramiel Nagel, whether his study has been accepted to any medical journals, the self-professed limitations of his study, the company who wants him to do a study for them, and why you don’t need a commercial toothpaste to brush your teeth.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
DrDanenberg.com
Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

883: Dr. Kirk Parsley Implores People To Put The Proper Emphasis Back On Sleep

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Former Navy SEAL, medical doctor and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Kirk Parsley is our interview guest today in Episode 883 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Sleep (along with stress) is perhaps one of the biggest non-dietary factors that plays such an instrumental part in the weight and health success or failure that people tend to have. If you get an adequate amount of restful, rejuvenating sleep in bed at night, then your health will be rewarded for giving it what it wants. But for most people, they are living their lives on a significant sleep deficit and that is taking a major toll on their quality of living that cannot be ignored any long according to Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, but caught the attention of people like Robb Wolf because of a TEDxReno talk he gave on the subject of sleep last month called America’s biggest problem.

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Dr. Parsley discuss his story being an active member of the Navy SEALS team and how he shifted his career to the healthcare industry, how he developed a good rapport with the Navy SEALS who he encountered, how sleep came on his radar screen and why medical school didn’t help him understand the importance of it, why sleep is such a major factor in optimizing your health, the insulin connection to sleep deprivation, when you are broken a lack of sleep breaks you even more, how he ran into Robb Wolf at an event that got him to turn his career into the sleep guy who talks about nutrition, the main reasons why people don’t tend to get enough sleep, the cultural norm of sleep being less important than work, how some people have a genetically higher tolerance for lack of sleep just like variances in carbohydrate tolerance, how his own sleep deprivation wrecked his fitness and health, what “sleeping adequately” is defined as, how being in a pitch black room can help you get caught up on your sleep debt, how a high percentage of Navy SEALS are taking Ambien and drinking alcohol to get to sleep, the value of getting bright light therapy during the daytime to get your circadian rhythm and health back in line again, his sleep cocktail of a variety of sleep-inducing supplements, why you should start to value sleep more in your life, the New York Times column featuring Nom Nom Paleo wearing yellow glasses at night, the purpose of a completely dark room for sleep, whether melatonin supplementation can help with sleep, the value of doing a to-do list and a to-worry list, and a whole lot more! You’ll quickly notice Dr. Parsley is 100% committed to helping people live the highest quality of life possible, and achieve their health, performance, and longevity goals. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 883
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

882: Ray Audette Was Paleo With ‘Neanderthin’ When Paleo Wasn’t Cool

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A legendary founding member of the modern Paleo movement Ray Audette is our interview guest today in Episode 882 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When you think about the Paleo movement these days, so many great names come to mind–Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Sarah Fragoso, Nora Gedgaudas, and more. But two decades ago, there were very few people sharing about how our ancestors ate and lived in pursuing and maintaining optimal health. It was the very infancy of the modern Paleolithic diet advocacy with names like Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Mike Eades, and Dr. Loren Cordain. But one man who helped merge the message of Paleo with low-carb, high-fat diets was a self-professed “computer nerd” named Ray Audette who researched and studied the Paleo lifestyle to help him with his own health issues which all got considerably better once he made the switch over to a concept he refers to in the title of his book about it called Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body. This is now considered a classic Paleo book and the Kindle version is now available with new information if you have never read it before.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Ray discuss how he was talking about Paleo long ago, how his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned him to nutrition to heal his body, the ten commandments of his program (5 do eats, 5 don’t eats), how he sold 10,000 copies of his self-published book before a major publisher picked it up, how his book is more for the masses compared to Dr. Eaton’s book, the focus on his diet being a high-fat diet vs. Dr. Cordain’s original lean proteins thinking, why orangutans get into ketosis for six months out of the year, Paleo simply means eating what a primate eats, why he thinks Paleo has made such a huge comeback in recent years, how he was talking about high-fat diets (with the late Dr. Mary Enig) when it wasn’t even close to being accepted, how traditional cultures have done quite well without starchy foods, the problem with acrylamide and carcinogens, how the conventional wisdom on nutrition and fitness seems to have run its course, why eating a low-carb Paleo diet isn’t as profitable as a grain-based diet, how we’ve long known the connection between grains and cancer, how the low-fat diet has been proven as a hoax (if you’re doctor is telling you to cut your fat, you need to call your attorney!), we’ve long known of the therapeutic effects of ketogenic diets and cancer, why it’s problematic on your brain health to own cats, how Dr. Mike Eades mentioned Ray’s book in Protein Power, why he has decided to make a comeback of sorts after all the new voices have been on the scene, how healthy his son is today after his wife was pregnant with him when Ray was writing his book two decades ago, and so much more! Ray is one-of-a-kind and you’ll find that out very quickly in today’s interview.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 882
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Ray Audette bio
– Get the updated Kindle version of Neanderthin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body
Neanderthin.com
Ray’s extensive bibliography list

878: Dr. Aaron Blaisdell Researches The Mental Health Impact Of Junk Food

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Biological anthropologist, professor of psychology, and brain health researcher Dr. Aaron Blaisdell is our interview guest today in Episode 878 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

When Gary Taubes released his seminal nutritional health book Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, no doubt he couldn’t have imagined at the time just how many people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds would be influenced by his work. One such person who was influenced by Taubes is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute named Dr. Aaron Blaisdell. You may recognize his name as one of the two co-founders (with Brent Pottenger) of the annual Ancestral Health Symposium Paleo conference and he’s been conducting some pretty fascinating research with lab rats in recent years, including this fascinating April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior looking at the role a low-fat, junk food diet plays on obesity and cognitive function. In fact, Dr. Blaisdell gave a lecture about his research at the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium (#AHS14) entitled Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play (watch the lecture below).

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

Listen in as Dr. Blaisdell and I share about how Taubes was a major influence on his interest in nutrition and health, his research using lab mice to examine the mental and brain health impact that diet plays, how the late Seth Roberts got him interested in ancestral health, the variety of venues that have been used for the Ancestral Health Symposium, why modern schooling isn’t serving children well to make them into productive adults, how technology is changing the way our mind and environment operate from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the reason why he thinks “ancestral” is a more complete term to use to describe the healthy lifestyle currently promoted as “Paleo,” the ketosis vs. pro-carbohydrates rift happening in the ancestral health community, where he see the ancestral health message going in the coming years, full details on the results of his latest rat experiments, the development of a new website dedicated to crowd sourcing n=1 experiments all in one place, and so much more! It’s a fabulous conversation between two of the leading voices in the ancestral health community.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 878
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Ancestral Health Society
– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

– COMING SOON: HealthCrowds.com
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #830: Brent Pottenger And Karen Phelps Give The Lowdown On AHS14 At Berkeley

875: Simone Miller Wants To Inspire People To Cook Again With The Zenbelly Cookbook

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Self-taught chef, gluten-free Paleo food catering business owner, and author Simone Miller is our interview guest today in Episode 875 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Over the past few years we have seen a huge influx of brand new Paleo cookbooks hitting the market from mostly enthusiastic bloggers and social media darlings who know how to whip up recipes that are delicious, pleasing to the eyes, and fit within a healthy lifestyle. But today’s podcast interview guest brings a little more experience to the table than just posting a photo with some ingredients and directions. She’s a San Francisco, CA-based professional chef named Simone Miller from “Zenbelly” who has been working in the culinary world for almost 20 years and she’s watched how the food trends have come and gone over the years. And when Paleo made a bona fide difference in her life, she committed to starting a 100% gluten-free catering company that would specialize in Paleo cuisine. Simone sees her role in the Paleo community as an ambassador for bringing real food back to the kitchen and dinner table again where she thinks any home cook could produce a quality dish that is elegant, delicious and artfully prepared just like you’d find in a fine restaurant. When you focus on using fresh ingredients like what is available when you eat Paleo, that’s not difficult to do as Simone explains in today’s show.

Listen in as Jimmy and Simone dig deeply into what she wrote about in her brand new 2014 release The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine, why she values creating meals that are quick and easy to make at home, how the focus of her blog has been to show people how simple and beautiful eating healthy can look like, why she doesn’t think people should view Paleo as a restrictive diet in any way, her concerns about the word “Paleo” to describe this way of eating, the reality that people need to learn to get in the kitchen and cook more than they probably already are doing, why she vary rarely spends hours in the kitchen cooking dinner and yet still produces a great meal, her hope and desire that her book inspires people to get excited and have fun about cooking at home again, and why she’s no fan of Paleo perfectionists. What a fabulous conversation with someone who knows a trick or two in the kitchen to pass along to you. ENJOY!

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