Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

Screen Shot 2015-05-02 at 3.29.02 PM

Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 7.56.01 AM

Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
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959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

Screen Shot 2015-05-10 at 6.15.47 PM

Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Play

Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

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GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

Category Archives: Public Health

963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 962
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

CHRIS’ RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FOR JIMMY MOORE
GET YOUR FREE 20-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH CHRIS
CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 961
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

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963: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Sorts Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense

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Scottish general practitioner, medical research skeptic, and author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick is our guest today in Episode 963 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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The current state of nutritional health research is in shambles. With all the medical advice that’s being given to patients that seems to go back and forth saying one thing is for you one day and then turning right around and stating that same thing is suddenly bad for you, what is a patient to believe? For a Scottish general practitioner named Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, he’s been observing the games that are played with the research and stands up against the way Big Medicine is manipulating the studies towards things that make the most money and not necessarily the actions that will improve the health of patients. Dr. Kendrick has released a new book about this subject entitled Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Kendrick discuss his skepticism about how the state of scientific research is a “crock,” why the bad science has been so successful at penetrating the culture, how old ideas tend to die very hard, the simple narrative that makes people understand (even if it’s wrong), how it’s so difficult for the layperson to decipher the good from the bad science, why new researchers should challenge and look for scientific dogma to discredit it, the huge problem with how research is all treated equally, we’re designed to eat mostly animals but the popular notion is that plants should be first, it’s enormously time-consuming getting bogged down by bad data, how the Dietary Guidelines are the epitome of the ramifications of bad science, the continuing problem with laypeople still being scared of cholesterol levels and turning to statins, the problems with low cholesterol levels, statins will be found to be the greatest medical disaster in the history of medicine, when you criticize the system you’re accused of being a scaremonger, if you ate no cholesterol in your diet then your body would naturally make it, the problem with cancer screening and the harm it is causing, patients like to think they are being protected by getting screened, and how patients can determine the nonsense from the valid information for their health.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 963
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick bio
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
DrMalcolmKendrick.org
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #263: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con

962: Lily Nichols Shares Why Real Food Low-Carb Is Remedy For Gestational Diabetes

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Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and author Lily Nichols is our guest today in Episode 962 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Gestational diabetes has become more and more commonplace in modern society with the rise in insulin resistance that manifests itself once a woman becomes pregnant. This is something that doesn’t surprise a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor named Lily Nichols from The Pilates Nutritionist. Her nutrient-dense, whole foods low-carb approach has helped her patients dealing with this scary situation during pregnancy overcome the major issues at hand. Lily has written a new book about this subject entitled Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach and it’s the very first time a whole food-based, lower carb diet has been recommended for managing gestational diabetes.

Listen in as Jimmy and Lily talk about why a low-carb diet needs to come from real food, what got her interested in nutrition when she was in high school (cooking school or become a dietitian?), how Pilates has been integrated into her message, how she knew the education she was getting in dietetics was bogus, what got her interested in the subject of gestational diabetes, why most gestational diabetes patients don’t do well on the diet therapy given, why the “random number” of 175 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended for women with gestational diabetes, how they purposely want to keep pregnant women out of ketosis, why pregnancy naturally induces a state of ketosis, how some women can spill urine ketones even eating 175 grams of carbohydrates, gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance by definition, why some women are more susceptible to gestational diabetes than others, how 50-70% of patients with gestational diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes after birth within 5-10 years, how screening for A1c in the first trimester can catch gestational diabetes, how many gestational diabetes patients go back to eating poorly again after they have their baby, the underlying insulin resistance that doesn’t go away but can be managed with lifestyle, why most doctors aren’t screening for or worried about prediabetes, the horrific low-fat, high-carb traditional gestational diabetes diet, and we’re setting up kids to have excessive insulin production even before they’re born.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
Lily Nichols bio
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach
The Pilates Nutritionist
RealFoodForGD.com
Lily on Facebook
Lily on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #146: Dr. Jen Landa And Lily Nichols Explain Why Diabetics Tend To Earn Less Money

961: Christopher Kelly Analyzes Latest Functional Health Tests For Jimmy Moore

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our guest today in Episode 961 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Today we have arguably the most unique episode we’ve ever done in the history of this podcast. While the vast majority of the interviews conducted on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” have featured Jimmy speaking with medical doctors, researchers, nutritional health experts, and more, what you will hear today is something far different than that. Jimmy has been dealing with some inexplicable weight gain over the past couple of years despite having an immaculate low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. This caught the attention of a big fan of this show and a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner named Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive. He offered to conduct a battery of functional health tests on Jimmy and our host thought it would be educational to have you eavesdrop in on the analysis of these numbers to give a taste of what kinds of things a functional medicine practitioner looks for and discusses with their clients. Listen in and follow along as Jimmy and Chris have a fascinating one-hour consultation about his latest health numbers.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Christopher Kelly bio
Nourish Balance Thrive
– RELATED BLOG POST: Potpourri Of Health Tests On Jimmy Moore In May 2015
Get a FREE 20-minute consultation with Nourish Balance Thrive
Christopher Kelly on Facebook
Listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast
Christopher Kelly on Twitter
Christopher Kelly on Instagram

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

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Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 959
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
Kai Hibbard bio
– Kai’s “Too Fat, Too Thin, Can’t Win” blog
Kai on Facebook
Kai on Twitter
New York Post story: The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

958: Sara Keough Shares Her Harrowing Story Dealing With Bulimia Eating Disorder

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Integrative Nutritionist and bulimia sufferer Sara Keough is our guest today in Episode 958 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Today we have perhaps one of the most unique podcasts we’ve ever shared with you in a conversation featuring a Baltimore, Maryland-based woman named Sara Keough. She is a recent graduate with her Master’s Degree in Integrative Nutrition and, more importantly, she has struggled with food addiction and bulimia for nearly 20 years. Jimmy met Sara on the flight back to the United States from the LCHF conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February. After hearing her harrowing story of struggle with binge eating and purging, Jimmy knew he needed to share this with his listeners today to help others who have become frustrated by the way eating disorders are viewed by mainstream medicine.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sara talk about her education in nutrition and integrative health, her early interest in ketogenic diets, when she first started purging at the age of 12, how she struggled with a strong carbohydrate and sugar addiction, how the ketogenic diet helped her improve her eating disorder for longer than anything else she’d ever tried, her experience going to see doctors at Johns Hopkins to get help for her bulimia, the denial by the doctors there that she had an eating disorder, their reaction to her low-carb, high-fat diet, their decision to offer her Prozac to help with her mood issues (which she denied), why they didn’t offer up a specific diet for her to follow and told her to try not to purge, the horrible food choices they recommended she try (pancakes, really?), and her continuing struggle to deal with this condition. At the end of the interview, Jimmy put out a call to anyone who would like to help Sara in her ongoing battle with bulimia. If you can help, then please send an email to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GRAIN-FREE REAL FOOD-BASED LOW-CARB SNACKS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 958
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Sara Keough on Facebook
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #902: Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carbohydrate Addiction
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #607: Dr. Vera Tarman Helps People Fight Their Addiction To Carbohydrates

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