Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 5.49.44 PM

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 8.51.23 PM

Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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

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

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

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Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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Play

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

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

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY THE HEALTHY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LISTEN TO LOW-CARB CONVERSATIONS THIS FRIDAY
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 5.49.44 PM

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

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– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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

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

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

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Play

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

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

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

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

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

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Play

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

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

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

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LISTEN TO LOW-CARB CONVERSATIONS THIS FRIDAY
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

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LISTEN TO LOW-CARB CONVERSATIONS THIS FRIDAY
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY THE HEALTHY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LISTEN TO LOW-CARB CONVERSATIONS THIS FRIDAY
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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

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Play

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

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

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

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LISTEN TO LOW-CARB CONVERSATIONS THIS FRIDAY
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY THE HEALTHY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LISTEN TO LOW-CARB CONVERSATIONS THIS FRIDAY
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY THE HEALTHY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LISTEN TO LOW-CARB CONVERSATIONS THIS FRIDAY
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY THE HEALTHY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LISTEN TO LOW-CARB CONVERSATIONS THIS FRIDAY
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

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Play

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

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

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 972
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– LISTEN TO JIMMY’S FRIDAY PODCAST: Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie, and Friends
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

Category Archives: Research

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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

975: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Art Ayers Was Discussing Gut Health Before It Was In Vogue

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Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 975 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has a truly fascinating one featuring Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologist, gut health specialist, and nutritional health blogger Dr. Art Ayers from the “Cooling Inflammation” blog. Everyday we are learning more and more about the negative impact chronic inflammation has on our bodies and how making even small changes in our diet and exercise routine can bring about big changes to significantly reduce this inflammation. Dr. Ayers has long dove deeply into the inner workings of the importance of gut bacteria even before it became as popular as it is in 2015. Everybody seems to be sharing information about the gut microbiota and things like fecal transplants nowadays, but Dr. Ayers has been all over this topic before it was in vogue.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Ayers share his unique perspective on a healthy diet, the “long story” of how he got interested in biology, why his arduous research life led him to a less stressful teaching career, how he came across carbohydrates and inflammation as part of the disease picture, why more people don’t know about what inflammation is, why diet change is the “big fix for health care” that is sorely needed, the “big issue” of agribusiness pushing vegetable oils over saturated fats, how carbohydrate consumption exacerbates inflammation, the benign role of saturated fat in inflammation (why it’s the “safest” food to eat), what are the “safe” saturated fats people should be consuming, his recommended foods to consume on his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why fish oil is a better source of omega-3 fats as flax oil, the “general purpose” aspects of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet, why Vitamin D is a critical part of improving health, how Vitamin D produced in the skin can be compromised, why chronic inflammation can prevent Vitamin D from being properly absorbed, his examination of the relationship between inflammation and most diseases, why fish and a “good steak” are a fantastic meal to combat inflammation, why antioxidants in plants are unimportant, but the other phytonutrients they have are, how we “underestimate” the importance of cultivating gut flora, whether there’s a distinction between eating grass-fed vs. grain-fed meats, why cows have to take antibiotics after they consume a grain-based diet, how antibiotics are a kind of “surgery” that leads to other side effects, what people can do to balance the bacteria in their gut, how the bacteria in milk controls the development of the immune system in babies, the negative implications of using formula over breast milk on infants, how to “easily cure and eliminate” lactose and pretty much any food intolerance, why our super-clean hygiene habits are actually making us sicker, not healthier, why you don’t want to have sterile surfaces and bacteria-free environments, how more people don’t become sick from a food-borne pathogen, the two easy tests that will determine how balanced your gut flora is, why people so readily believe that “clean is better,” the “fecal transplants” that have taken place between obese and lean people, how replacing fecal matter mixed in a blender (EWWW!) can cure disease, the preventative aspect of keep healthcare costs controlled, his dream of seeing a collaboration of bloggers examine the President’s diet daily, the concern with the starch/sugar in the American diet impacting gut flora, and why he states the practice of “medicine is very far from being scientific.” Don’t miss this fascinating LLVLC Show Classic episode!

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
HAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW QUEST PROTEIN POWDERS?

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 975
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Dietitian Cassie’s Real Food Vitamins
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the new Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Quest Protein Powders
Dr. Art Ayers bio
“Cooling Inflammation” blog
Dr. Ayers on Twitter

972: LLVLC Classic – Tim Ferriss Self-Experiments On His Body And Health

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Self-experimenter, blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 972 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he’s airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. Today he has a very special treat for you in #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss from what was called The Four Hour Workweek blog when this interview first aired (now it’s called The Tim Ferriss Experiment). While Tim was already well respected when Jimmy first interviewed him many years ago thanks to the success of his runaway bestselling books The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, he’s risen to even greater heights ever since with his own television show and podcast. And with a diagnosis of Lyme Disease in 2015, he’s now committed to a full-fledged ketogenic nutritional approach in his pursuit of properly managing the disease (Jimmy is attempting to book him for another interview to discuss it). Listen in as Jimmy and Tim discuss slow-carb nutrition, thermogenic weight loss, the influence of Gary Taubes, and so much more in this LLVLC Classic episode!

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Tim Ferriss bio
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Official 4-Hour Body web site
Tim Ferriss’ uber-popular blog
The Tim Ferriss Show iTunes podcast
Tim on Twitter
Tim on Facebook
Tim on YouTube

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