Category Archives: Physiology

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

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.41.25 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 7.19.59 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

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Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


Listen to Bulletproof Radio and The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 983
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
Dave Asprey bio
The Bulletproof Executive website
Bulletproof Radio on iTunes
The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
JJ Virgin bio
JJVirgin.com
The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show on iTunes
JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #906: JJ Virgin Identifies The Seven Hidden Sugars That Are Impacting Your Diet

980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 980
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Shawn Stevenson bio
Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success
“The Model Health Show” on iTunes
TheShawnStevensonModel.com
– RELATED COLUMN: 5 Must Have Benefits of Spirulina – Superfoods With An Attitude
Shawn on Facebook
Shawn on Twitter
– Shawn’s TEDxSinCity lecture: How Chocolate Can Save The World
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #915: Shawn Stevenson Shares The Best Way To Model Health Is To Sleep Smarter
– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

Category Archives: Physiology

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

Nutritional health research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 987 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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

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

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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #720: Cholesterol Clarity Interview With MIT Research Scientist Stephanie Seneff

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

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

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

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

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– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #39: Dr. Michael Ruscio | All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 201)
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #407: Michael Ruscio From The Integrative Healthcare Center

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

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

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

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

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983: Guest Host Dave Asprey Chats With JJ Virgin About Your Health Mindset

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Entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey is our special guest host today interviewing Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert and New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin in Episode 983 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on his great friend Dave Asprey from The Bulletproof Executive (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Dave in Episode 903) and the perennial #1 iTunes Health podcast Bulletproof Radio. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life in 2014 and is best known for his popular Upgraded Self products, including Bulletproof Coffee. Dave invited on one of his best friends in JJ Virgin from JJVirgin.com (listen to Jimmy’s interview with JJ in Episode 906) who is also a podcaster on iTunes on The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show and the New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks.


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Listen in as Dave and JJ share a joke in the beginning about “The Low-Carb Silk Road,” what sweeteners work and don’t work, the varying kinds of fats found in foods, how to deal with intense cravings that can hit, the strategy of cycling your carbohydrates, whether diet or exercise is best for improving body composition, Dave’s cheesecake and rooster story, and so much more! We are privileged to have two of the biggest names in the greater health community here with us today to share their vast knowledge and wisdom. ENJOY!

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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #903: Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet
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980: Guest Host Shawn Stevenson Helps You Step Up Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

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Bestselling author and health podcaster Shawn Stevenson is our special guest host today in Episode 980 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Tuesdays, he’s inviting on various incredible guest hosts who are fellow health podcasters to fill in for him while he gets some much-needed rest and relaxation. Today he invited on an incredible health success story in Shawn Stevenson (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Shawn about his story in Episode 915) who is the author of the bestselling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success and the inspirational and encouraging host of “The Model Health Show” on iTunes (listen to Shawn interview our host Jimmy Moore about ketogenic diets on The Model Health Show Episode 89).

With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn founded Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDxSinCity, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. Listen in as Shawn shares about some little known and overlooked foods that can instantly upgrade your low-carb diet like spirulina, how to boost your body’s production of stem cells, why “essential sugars” are actually good for you (this just might surprise you!), and what antioxidants REALLY are and where to find the very best foods that have them. Shawn is an amazing communicator with a knack for delivering practical information in a way that anyone can understand and apply to their own lives. Step up your low-carb lifestyle with these tips he shares today.

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– RELATED PODCAST: The Model Health Show #89: 180 Pound Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet – With Jimmy Moore

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