Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

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

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

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 884
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Dr. Alvin Danenberg bio
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Dr. Danenberg’s blog
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

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

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 879
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

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

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

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

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 879
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

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Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

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

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

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

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

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

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

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

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

Category Archives: Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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100% GRASS-FED/FINISHED BEEF JERKY

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

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

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

Category Archives: Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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THE WORLD’S FIRST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

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

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

Category Archives: Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

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

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

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

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

Category Archives: Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

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

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dr. David Perlmutter’s FREE newsletter, videos, and high-quality supplements
Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

Category Archives: Research

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

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

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

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

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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #390: Ramiel Nagel Says You Can Heal Dental Decay With Nutrition

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

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Ray Audette bio
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
Dr. Kirk Parsley bio
DocParsley.com
– VIDEO: Dr. Parsley’s TEDxReno talk: America’s Biggest Problem
Dr. Kirk Parsley on Twitter
Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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Dr. Aaron Blaisdell’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
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– April 2014 study published in Physiology & Behavior: Food quality and motivation: A refined low-fat diet induces obesity and impairs performance on a progressive ratio schedule of instrumental lever pressing in rats
– VIDEO: #AHS14 LECTURE:
Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DR. KIRK PARSLEY’S IMPASSIONED TEDX TALK ON SLEEP

America’s biggest problem | Kirk Parsley | TEDxReno

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

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

880: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Does His Own Low-Carb To High-Carb N=1 Experiment

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and medical bariatrician Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is our interview guest today in Episode 880 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Self-experimentation when it comes to the subject of nutrition and health is an absolute must. The quantified self movement is growing by leaps and bounds because patients are so fed up with the failure of the current model for healthy living being used by conventional medicine that they’ve grabbed back control of their own health and doing their own n=1 experiments to test how their body responds to any given stimuli. But today’s podcast interview guest isn’t just some patient–he was traditionally trained in medical school and has been treating patients himself as their medical doctor. His name is Dr. Spencer Nadolsky (listen to his previous interview on the show in Episode 552), an osteopath and obesity medicine specialist in Virginia, who decided to test the controversial dietary waters by shifting his meals over from low-carb to high-carb to see what would happen.

WATCH DR. SPENCER NADOLSKY’S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Have your Chocolate and Eat it Too!

Listen in to hear Dr. Nadolsky and I discuss his recent bodybuilding show, how his testosterone went to pot doing the competition, why counting macronutrients and calories were a critical element in helping him reach his body composition goals while maintaining excellent metabolic health, why he no longer worries about his macronutrients and calories anymore, how a lower-carb, higher-fat diet tends to help him keep his calories in check best, his foray into wanting to experiment with a high-carb diet to see what would happen, the reaction he received from the low-carb community to his n=1, why cravings and hunger are under control very well despite how palatable the food is on a low-carb, high-fat diet, what his experience has been with intermittent fasting, why some people thrive and others don’t do as well fasting, why he’s still eating 200-300g of carbohydrates because he’s doing well right now, how his LDL particles dropped dramatically when he cut the fat in his diet, what happened to his thyroid eating higher-carb (and his problem with people who talk bad about low-carb diets negatively impacting thyroid), how he wants to “have a baby” again doing another bodybuilding show, why he’s not personally a fan of using calorie-tracking websites like FitDay, what his diet looks like nowadays, how he was laughing at a vegan doctor who was mocking meat-eaters on Facebook, why the diet wars online are just silly, how he’s become enamored by lipidology, and a whole lot more. It’s an interesting chat about keeping an open mind and never getting too dogmatic about what you believe regarding nutritional health. ENJOY!

TRY THE QUEST NUTRITION LINE OF LOW-CARB PRODUCTS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 880
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the many flavors of products from Quest Nutrition
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Low-carb Paleo beef jerky from Primal Pacs
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
The Low Carb to High Carb Switch – Part 1
Dr. Nadolsky on Facebook
Dr. Nadolsky on Twitter
Dr. Nadolsky on YouTube
Dr. Nadolsky on Instagram
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #552: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Is A Physician Who Practices What He Preaches To Patients
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #729: Madelyn Moon Says Love Your Body And Become Who You Want To Become
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #782: Guest Host Ameer Rosic With Dr. Karl Nadolsky On The Benefits Of Vitamin K2

879: Mike Sheridan Bucking The Common Wisdom On Diet And Fitness

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Nutrition and personal fitness training expert Mike Sheridan is our interview guest today in Episode 879 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In this day and age of instant information at your fingertips with the click of a mouse searching the Internet on virtually any topic you want to learn more about, it can be a bit daunting trying to sift through it all to know what to believe about any given subject. The challenge in the world of diet, fitness, and health is the fact that there are so many cultural norms that people simply believe at face value that have never been proven by any research–and yet people buy into them hook, line, and sinker. This doesn’t sit well with a nutrition and fitness expert named Mike Sheridan who believes the public deserves to hear the truth about what we REALLY know about nutrition rather than the propaganda that has been put out there in the mainstream of our culture regarding this subject. He does this regularly through his Huffington Post columns. Additionally, he’s written a couple of books that take on the common wisdom on diet and fitness and turn them on their head with Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick and Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.

Listen in to hear Jimmy and Mike have an in-depth conversation about how he learned about low-carb as a high school football player, why elite athletes are starting to embrace low-carb and ketogenic diets, how the parents of young student athletes are the major roadblock in making low-carb, high-fat nutritional changes, the challenge he faces trying to buck the trend of the right diet for athletics, the role of saturated fat in the diet in keeping us sated and free from cravings, what it will take to bring about cultural change regarding nutrition, the obsession about calories and fat in our health culture, why carbohydrates really aren’t necessary for human health, the nonsensical nature of the calories in/calories out message, how people are causing more harm than good engaging in cardio exercise, his passion for helping people realize how easy it is to get and stay fit, why he believes conventional wisdom has people “overworked and underfed,” and his driving philosophy to enjoy what he is doing so that it never feels like work. You’ll get to hear all of this and a whole lot more in today’s fun and encouraging interview!

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Mike Sheridan bio
Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories.
The Blog Of Mike Sheridan
EatMeatAndStopJogging.com
Mike on Twitter
Mike on Facebook

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

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

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

DR. AARON BLAISDELL’S #AHS14 LECTURE

Functional Frivolity: Human Brain Evolution and Play

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

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