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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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Bill and Hayley (Mason) Staley bio
Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate
PrimalPalate.com
Bill and Hayley on Twitter
Bill and Hayley on Facebook
Bill and Hayley on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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Diana Rodgers bio
The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food
SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
Diana on Facebook
Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the amazing new low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic Pili Nuts from Barefoot Provisions
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the 10 varieties of Pure Indian Foods Grass-fed Ghee Products
Abel James bio
The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days
Official Wild Diet website
FatBurningMan.com
“The Fat-Burning Man Show” on iTunes
Abel on Facebook
Abel on Twitter
Abel on YouTube
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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PaleoOnTheGo.com (Get 10% off using coupon code LOWCARBLIFE)
– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

Category Archives: Real Foods

943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 943
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dave Asprey’s Brain Octane Fuel (USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC3″ FOR 10% OFF THROUGH 4-15-15)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
Bill and Hayley (Mason) Staley bio
Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate
PrimalPalate.com
Bill and Hayley on Twitter
Bill and Hayley on Facebook
Bill and Hayley on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 940
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the 10 varieties of Pure Indian Foods Grass-fed Ghee Products
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the amazing new low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic Pili Nuts from Barefoot Provisions
Diana Rodgers bio
The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food
SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
Diana on Facebook
Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 939
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the amazing new low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic Pili Nuts from Barefoot Provisions
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the 10 varieties of Pure Indian Foods Grass-fed Ghee Products
Abel James bio
The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days
Official Wild Diet website
FatBurningMan.com
“The Fat-Burning Man Show” on iTunes
Abel on Facebook
Abel on Twitter
Abel on YouTube
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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Franziska on Facebook
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
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Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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Official Wild Diet website
FatBurningMan.com
“The Fat-Burning Man Show” on iTunes
Abel on Facebook
Abel on Twitter
Abel on YouTube
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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PaleoOnTheGo.com (Get 10% off using coupon code LOWCARBLIFE)
– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate
PrimalPalate.com
Bill and Hayley on Twitter
Bill and Hayley on Facebook
Bill and Hayley on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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Diana Rodgers bio
The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food
SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
Diana on Facebook
Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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Abel James bio
The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days
Official Wild Diet website
FatBurningMan.com
“The Fat-Burning Man Show” on iTunes
Abel on Facebook
Abel on Twitter
Abel on YouTube
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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PaleoOnTheGo.com (Get 10% off using coupon code LOWCARBLIFE)
– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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Bill and Hayley (Mason) Staley bio
Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate
PrimalPalate.com
Bill and Hayley on Twitter
Bill and Hayley on Facebook
Bill and Hayley on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the 10 varieties of Pure Indian Foods Grass-fed Ghee Products
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the amazing new low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic Pili Nuts from Barefoot Provisions
Diana Rodgers bio
The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food
SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
Diana on Facebook
Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the amazing new low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic Pili Nuts from Barefoot Provisions
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the 10 varieties of Pure Indian Foods Grass-fed Ghee Products
Abel James bio
The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days
Official Wild Diet website
FatBurningMan.com
“The Fat-Burning Man Show” on iTunes
Abel on Facebook
Abel on Twitter
Abel on YouTube
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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PrimalPalate.com
Bill and Hayley on Twitter
Bill and Hayley on Facebook
Bill and Hayley on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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Diana Rodgers bio
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SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
Diana on Facebook
Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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Abel James bio
The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days
Official Wild Diet website
FatBurningMan.com
“The Fat-Burning Man Show” on iTunes
Abel on Facebook
Abel on Twitter
Abel on YouTube
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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PaleoOnTheGo.com (Get 10% off using coupon code LOWCARBLIFE)
– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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Bill and Hayley (Mason) Staley bio
Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate
PrimalPalate.com
Bill and Hayley on Twitter
Bill and Hayley on Facebook
Bill and Hayley on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the 10 varieties of Pure Indian Foods Grass-fed Ghee Products
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the amazing new low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic Pili Nuts from Barefoot Provisions
Diana Rodgers bio
The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food
SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
Diana on Facebook
Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate
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Bill and Hayley on Twitter
Bill and Hayley on Facebook
Bill and Hayley on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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Diana Rodgers bio
The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food
SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
Diana on Facebook
Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the amazing new low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic Pili Nuts from Barefoot Provisions
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the 10 varieties of Pure Indian Foods Grass-fed Ghee Products
Abel James bio
The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days
Official Wild Diet website
FatBurningMan.com
“The Fat-Burning Man Show” on iTunes
Abel on Facebook
Abel on Twitter
Abel on YouTube
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie’s Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
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The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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PrimalPalate.com
Bill and Hayley on Twitter
Bill and Hayley on Facebook
Bill and Hayley on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
Diana on Facebook
Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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Official Wild Diet website
FatBurningMan.com
“The Fat-Burning Man Show” on iTunes
Abel on Facebook
Abel on Twitter
Abel on YouTube
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
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Franziska on Facebook
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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Bill and Hayley (Mason) Staley bio
Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate
PrimalPalate.com
Bill and Hayley on Twitter
Bill and Hayley on Facebook
Bill and Hayley on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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Diana Rodgers bio
The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food
SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
Diana on Facebook
Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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Abel James bio
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate
PrimalPalate.com
Bill and Hayley on Twitter
Bill and Hayley on Facebook
Bill and Hayley on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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Diana Rodgers bio
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SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
Diana on Facebook
Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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Abel James bio
The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days
Official Wild Diet website
FatBurningMan.com
“The Fat-Burning Man Show” on iTunes
Abel on Facebook
Abel on Twitter
Abel on YouTube
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
PaleoOnTheGo.com (Get 10% off using coupon code LOWCARBLIFE)
– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
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940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
Diana on Facebook
Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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“The Fat-Burning Man Show” on iTunes
Abel on Facebook
Abel on Twitter
Abel on YouTube
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate
PrimalPalate.com
Bill and Hayley on Twitter
Bill and Hayley on Facebook
Bill and Hayley on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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Diana Rodgers bio
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SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
Diana on Facebook
Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the amazing new low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic Pili Nuts from Barefoot Provisions
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the 10 varieties of Pure Indian Foods Grass-fed Ghee Products
Abel James bio
The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days
Official Wild Diet website
FatBurningMan.com
“The Fat-Burning Man Show” on iTunes
Abel on Facebook
Abel on Twitter
Abel on YouTube
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate
PrimalPalate.com
Bill and Hayley on Twitter
Bill and Hayley on Facebook
Bill and Hayley on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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SustainableDish.com
Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
Diana on Facebook
Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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Abel James bio
The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days
Official Wild Diet website
FatBurningMan.com
“The Fat-Burning Man Show” on iTunes
Abel on Facebook
Abel on Twitter
Abel on YouTube
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
LowCarbDietitian.com
Franziska on Facebook
Franziska on Twitter
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a FREE sample of the UCAN Superstarch
PaleoOnTheGo.com (Get 10% off using coupon code LOWCARBLIFE)
– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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943: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Are Back With More Recipes In Make It Paleo 2

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Paleo food bloggers and bestselling cookbook authors Bill Staley And Hayley (Mason) Staley are our guests today in Episode 943 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are so many amazing people doing great work in the Paleo community using the vast array of skills and talents they’ve been gifted with to spread the message to the mainstream. Two of the most incredible people pushing healthy Paleo living are the adorable husband-wife dynamic duo named Bill Staley and Hayley Mason from PrimalPalate.com. You may remember them from Jimmy’s previous interviews with them about their books Make It Paleo in 2011 and Gather in 2013. Now they’re back with a brand new book in 2015 entitled Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.

Listen in as Jimmy, Bill, and Hayley talk about how they’ve inspired people to get backyard chickens, the craving for more and more recipes that fit the Paleo template, Bill’s amazing photography for various cookbooks in the community, their new book is what would happen if Make It Paleo and Gather had a baby, the lessons they’ve learned from photographing food by other authors, their famous dog Charley on Instagram, how they set the original mold for making good Paleo cookbooks, how the recipes in the new book are the next step up for people who have been eating Paleo for a while, the involvement of Hayley’s sushi chef and “pretty Paleo” sister Caitlin in the book, why they included safe starch information in their book although not so much in their recipes, Jimmy’s negative experience eating white rice on Paul Jaminet’s Perfect Health Retreat, the dirty dozen and clean fifteen information they included in their book, the funky names of ingredients they learned from the Netflix show The Mind Of A Chef, how they try to incorporate more organ meats into their recipes for getting quality nutrition (while being appealing to the palate), the companies like Epic bars adding in organ meats to their products, their burger with pork belly recipe that will get people to buy in to it, how you can make your own bacon at home in a week, the benefits of having various kinds of meat smokers, the low-carb friendly recipes throughout their new book, their world-famous chocolate-covered bacon recipe, the meal event recommendations they included in the back of the book, what got them interested in getting backyard chickens ten weeks ago (just don’t get baby chicks in January if you live in the north!), the mixed flock of egg-laying chickens, how Diana Rodgers pushed them to get the chickens, and the busybody neighbor who tried to prevent them from having chickens in their yard.

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Bill and Hayley (Mason) Staley bio
Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate
PrimalPalate.com
Bill and Hayley on Twitter
Bill and Hayley on Facebook
Bill and Hayley on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #689: Bill Staley And Hayley Mason Inspire You To ‘Gather’ Around Paleo
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #509: ‘Make It Paleo’ Authors Bill Staley And Hayley Mason

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

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Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer Diana Rodgers from SustainableDish.com has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health is by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. She’s written a fabulous new book about this topic entitled The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food.

Listen in as Jimmy and Diana talk about her current farming life, her course work getting her registered dietitian education, how giving nutrition advice out to clients required her to become an RD, her extensive questionnaire for new clients, the depressing state of nutrition for patients in hospitals, how school cafeterias are trying to make the best food they can with the food they get, the local sourcing of quality foods happening in Minneapolis, MN, the guidelines and budgetary restraints of food sold to schools, the local store in her area that is making to-go meals made out of quality food available, why the original name for the book was going to be Sustainable Paleo, the variety of foods you get from a CSA (even if you don’t know what to do with it), how she’s getting people to take their Paleo diet to the next level (Paleo 2.0), why real food is really the ultimate focus we are trying to get people to embrace, the purpose and value in owning your own bees, the inspiration she’s made on me to get chickens for my backyard, how home gardens and farm animals used to be the norm, how Americans spend less money on food than the rest of the world, the kind of food she feeds her family, how she believes so strongly in eating by the season and locally, the non-diet, community-building things she included in her book, and the games she talks about like Capture The Flag and Chicken *BLEEP* Bingo.

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Diana Rodgers bio
The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food
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Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
Diana on Twitter
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Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers & Liz Wolfe on iTunes
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #707: Diana Rodgers Provides Convenient Paleo Lunches And Breakfasts
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #534: Diana Rodgers Educating The Public On Real Food, Traditional Diets For Optimal Health

939: Abel James Takes Your Diet And Lifestyle Change To The Wild Side

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#1 iTunes health podcaster, Paleo coach and author Abel James is our guest today in Episode 939 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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There are a few really passionate people involved in the health community who are making a huge difference in the lives of others through their hard work and commitment to helping others improve their weight and health through basic shifts in their nutrition and lifestyle. One of those people is the infectiously joyous man with the golden voice named Abel James. He’s the inspirational man behind the top-ranked iTunes health podcast called “The Fat-Burning Man Show” and popular blogger at FatBurningMan.com. He’s had quite the influence within the Paleo community but he’s taking his message to a wider audience with the April 7, 2015 release of his new book The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Abel discuss his influence on Jimmy in getting a standing work desk to record podcasts and blog, how he got his e-book picked up by a major publisher called Avery Books, the fun and goofy guest-hosting he and George Bryant did on this podcast, his whirlwind journey traveling around the world (including touring with the Tim McGraw band), the conference he spoke at in Florida talking about how stupid writing a book is that got the attention of a book agent, how incredibly popular his “The Fat-Burning Man Show” iTunes health podcast is, how podcasting has helped open the doors to average people sharing quality information without gatekeepers, how members of The Tim McGraw band are big fans of his show, the album he “accidentally” recorded with the leader of the Tim McGraw band, why he’s purposely stayed away from using the Paleo word (despite the publisher’s urging), how the term Paleo has become overtaken by the marketers distorting what Paleo really means, how we’re eating freaky foods that wouldn’t be recognized by our great-grandmother as food, the Atkins Nutritionals representative who came up to Jimmy in South Africa, why you have to qualify food by calling it “real,” how people have tried to do the right thing for their health and yet they’ve gotten worse, why getting healthy is about more than simply changing your diet (it’s those “boring” lifestyle factors that are even more important), find out what your biological advantages are and use them to your benefit, how his allergy to antibiotics got his mom interested in herbal medicine, his songwriting ability that enables him to create “little bombs” of common sense information, the health halo people have about “healthy whole grains,” the wackiness of the way food-like products are promoted as healthy, the big food company he consulted once who was working on a shelf-stable milk product, stuff that comes out of restaurants or in boxes don’t have any relationship to health, when you eat well your body craves the good stuff with healthy addictions, the various meals he’s been able to enjoy in other cultures that’s unlike American food culture, how people think eating at Subway is healthy, we all have an animalistic side to our humanity that we were meant to embrace, why breakfast is generally the most dangerous meal of the day in traditional American culture, how acting old has been keeping him young, how declaring “technological bankruptcy” for a few weeks opened his eyes to how most of the information is just noise, and why doing the least desirable task at the beginning of your day will make the rest of your day go well. Abel is an incredible communicator of information you’ll LOVE!

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Abel James bio
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“The Fat-Burning Man Show” on iTunes
Abel on Facebook
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Abel on YouTube
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #656: Guest Host Abel James Talks Food And More With Civilized Caveman George Bryant
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #625: Paleo Podcaster Abel James Wants People To Get Wild With Their Diet

938: Franziska Spritzler Promotes A Whole Food Low-Carb Approach To Health & Beauty

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Registered dietitian, low-carb blogger, and author Franziska Spritzler is our guest today in Episode 938 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although the low-carb message has been out there for more than a century, the interpretation of what that looks like on a meal plate and the purpose for eating this way is still one of hot debate today. Unfortunately, many modern-day low-carb dieters make the mistake of including suspicious food items (grains, sugars, fake sweeteners) that wouldn’t be recognized by people in the original low-carb diet days of William Banting while putting all the emphasis of restricting carbohydrates on losing weight. That’s why it’s great to have people like registered dietitian Franziska Spritzler from the “Low Carb Dietitian” blog articulating the use of a real, whole foods-based low-carb lifestyle for the purposes of improving health and beauty. It’s such a different take on the standard use of a low-carb diet that Franziska has put it all together in a brand new book about it entitled The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

Listen in as Jimmy and Franziska share about the whole lifestyle that improves health and looks (not just about weight loss), why a whole foods-based diet is critical to making a low-carb diet work well, how saying you can’t eat higher quality food is an invalid excuse, why the Atkins products and other “low-carb” products may not be great for you, who she was trying to reach with the “beauty” part of her book title, why she is proud to be 48 and still look so young, how the Paleo and real food movement have played a major role in shifting low-carb dieters, the concerns about ketosis from dietitians and health professionals, the persistence at promoting whole grains as healthy, how people rationalize eating grains over fat and protein, the illustration of the amount of sugar in the blood vs. the ADA’s idea of healthy amounts of carbohydrates for diabetics to consume, why even whole foods promoted by the Paleo community can be problematic for people with insulin resistance, how people can determine whether a low-carb diet is right for them, why including more salt and fat in your diet is necessary on a low-carb diet, how a low-carb diet can provide benefits even without being ketogenic, the various options that are available for people wanting to eat low-carb, helping people recognize where they are in their carb tolerance, why she still put the calories and nutritional data in her recipes (for those people who obsess over those things), why the sugar substitute issue is still debated, her recommendations to have some of these in small amounts (but not the sugar alcohols like maltitol found in many sugar-free chocolates), how reducing your taste for sweet down will help your health, why she falls down on the side of net carbs vs. total carbohydrates, the importance of getting an adequate fiber intake, how the rest of the world lists fiber separately from total carbohydrates on the nutrition labels, and the ton of recipes she provided in her book.

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Franziska Spritzler bio
The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever
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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #892: Franziska Spritzler At The August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #853: Franziska Spritzler – KETO CLARITY Expert Interview
– RELATED PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations #28: Wendy McCullough And Franziska Spritzler Discuss Denmark’s New Fat Tax, GMO Labeling

936: Dr. Sara Gottfried Offers Controversial Strategies For Resetting Your Hormones

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Board-certified gynecologist, physician-scientist, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried is our guest today in Episode 936 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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After writing a blog post about a Paleo imposter meal delivery company in January entitled We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies, Jimmy was contacted by Business Development Director Leanna Cappucci from a genuine Paleo food delivery company called Paleo On The Go. After speaking with her about how they do things the right way, we decided to share a brief interview at the beginning of today’s podcast about what sets them apart. Listen in as Jimmy and Leanna talk briefly about their concerns with companies using “Paleo” merely as a marketing term, why authenticity and integrity matters when you identify with a community like Paleo, the extra steps they’ve taken as a company to be consistent with their commitment to Paleo, the recognition they’ve received for being a credible Paleo company, the various products they offer (even ones that are perfect for people eating low-carb), the customized plans for autoimmune protocol and more (even a possible keto one!), and more! If you share the concern with Paleo becoming too commercialized and losing its meaning, then listen in to this fabulous conversation about a company that understands being authentically Paleo matters.

In today’s primary interview, we welcome in a Berkeley, CA-based gynecologist named Dr. Sara Gottfried who penned a fabulous New York Times bestselling book in 2014 called The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol. Now she’s back in 2015 with a fantastic follow-up book called The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days destined to stir up some controversy but will cause you to stop and think about what it takes to restore your hormonal health.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Gottfried talk about her “radical” grandmother who inspired her to get interested in alternative health, how her own health issues in her early 30’s led her to shift away from conventional medicine, how the medical community too quickly dismisses the role of nutrition, the best evidence comes from randomized controlled trials and n=1 experiments, the study that says we have too many studies, why weight loss isn’t really the focus of resetting your hormones, how you can normalize 7 key hormones that matter the most in as little as three weeks, why she considers herself diet agnostic (real food is the basis), how low-carb impacted her and her patient’s hormone and adrenal levels where adding in enough real food carbs fixed it, the 7 resets she recommends to normalize hormones, the PPARG gene that makes her do better on seafood, how drinking wine ended up breaking her metabolism as she got older, where you can get yourself tested for genes, how the iWatch is going to change the medical professional, how sugar substitutes impact your hormones and propensity for food addiction, why fruit is not a freebie in your diet, how people misinterpret getting seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily into almost all fruit, how getting caffeine out of your life can improve sleep to normalize hormones, why she’s not a fan of whey protein, the obesogens that can directly impact your hormones, the “molecular sex” terminology, and the interesting “Love Your Liver” tonic recipe she shares. This was a fabulous conversation you won’t want to miss!

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– RELATED BLOG POST: Paleo On The Go: A Company Doing Things The Right Way
– RELATED BLOG POST: We Must Stand Up For Integrity And Authenticity From Paleo Food Companies
Dr. Sara Gottfried bio
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days
HormoneReset.com
Dr. Gottfried on Twitter
Dr. Gottfried on Facebook
– Get Dr. Gottfried’s 2014 New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

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