Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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

Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.41.25 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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

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

Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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
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.”

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

Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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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

Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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
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.”

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

Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.41.25 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

TRY PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS PALEO SKINCARE

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

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.57.14 AM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

CHECK OUT DIETITIAN CASSIE’S REAL FOOD VITAMINS

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

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

Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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

Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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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

USE COUPON CODE “LLVLC” FOR FREE SHIPPING
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

Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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

Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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
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.

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

Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.47.11 PM

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

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

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

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

MIT Doctor Links Glyphosate to Autism Spike

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

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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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.”

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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

Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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.”

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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.

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

Category Archives: Research

999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

GOT BONE BROTH? TRY BARE BONES BROTH

GET $5 OFF YOUR ORDER USING COUPON CODE “LLVLC”
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

GET WEEKLY LOW-CARB MEAL PLANS THROUGHOUT 2015

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 999
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Bare Bones Broth (Use coupon code “LLVLC” for $5 off your order)
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Join Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ Low-Carb Meal Plan
Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
Dr. Mullin on Facebook
Dr. Mullin on Twitter
Dr. Mullin on YouTube

996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES

Play

The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

GREEN GURU NUTRITION ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS

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WORLD’S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 996
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the Green Guru Nutrition energy supplements
– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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

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

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

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

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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

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999: Dr. Gerry Mullin Says Balancing Your Gut Flora Is The Key To Optimal Health

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Gastroenterologist, professor, nutritionist, and author Dr. Gerry Mullin is our guest today in Episode 999 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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The subject of the gut microbiome and the impact that has on your health has a bright light shining on it right now. While this topic is still in its infancy, we are learning so much more about the importance of keeping the flora properly balanced, fed and happy in optimizing your health. This is something a Baltimore, Maryland-based gastroenterologist and nutritionist named Dr. Gerry Mullin, MD from TheFoodMD.com is on the forefront of getting out there into the mainstream as one of the world’s leading gut microbiome authorities. He is an associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University where he also directs Integrative GI Nutrition Services examining all the latest cutting-edge research on microbiota. Dr. Mullin has now assimilated all of this knowledge into a brand book about gut health entitled The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mullin discuss how his mother’s IBS struggles initially got him interested in digestive disease, how her natural remedy solution to her IBS piqued his interest in nutrition, how he got specific medical nutrition education from his medical school, the component of nutrition being taught to students at Johns Hopkins, how the younger medical professionals are more interested in preventative medicine and nutrition, why he thinks real change has to come from Washington, DC, how consumers can be more empowered when they pay attention to gut health, why calories are a red herring in the health discussion, the things to do and not to do to improve your microbiome, why having a baby through the birth canal (rather than a C-Section) and breastfeeding are critical to gut health, the negative health impact that comes from the overuse of antibiotics in children, why he focuses so much on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) in his work, why the very heavy acid blockers are bad news for your gut flora, why store-bought yogurt is far inferior to making your own kefir, the low-carb, high-fiber foods that can be consumed to feed the microbiome, why Phase 1 of his program is a very low-carb, ketogenic plan to heal the body, how diet soda (aspartame specifically) can mess with your gut bacteria leading to obesity and diabetes, the destruction of the gut flora leading to inflammation and insulin resistance that negatively impacts overall health, how the Westernized movement in Asia is destroying their health, how a ketogenic dieter can insure they get adequate fiber to build up the good bacteria, the three phases he includes in his book, and what he thinks about fecal transplants to fix difficult gut microbiome issues.

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Dr. Gerry Mullin bio
The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
TheFoodMD.com
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996: Dr. Jacob Wilson Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Ketogenic Diets

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Skeletal muscle physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ketogenic diet expert Dr. Jacob Wilson is our guest today in Episode 996 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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The rise in popularity of ketogenic diets is undeniable and it’s coming from a variety of angles. From people who are using it to treat a chronic disease to athletes seeking to improve their exercise performance, it seems everyone is interested in the benefits that come from eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. For sports psychologist and skeletal muscle physiologist Dr. Jacob Wilson, PhD, professor and director of the strength & sports nutrition laboratory in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa, educating the masses on the proper way to get into a state of nutritional ketosis is critical. One such educational piece he wrote all about keto that was published on the popular BodyBuilding.com website entitled Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions spawned such great interest that Dr. Wilson created this Keto FAQ video to complement it.

DR. JACOB WILSON ANSWERS BURNING KETO QUESTIONS

Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Wilson talk about how he grew up playing sports, his early interest in nutrition as it relates to performance and body composition, how the ketogenic diet is nothing new in the bodybuilding world, the “carb up” notion for muscle growth, how going low-carb shifts your primary fuel source to fat, why he wanted to write the Keto FAQ column for Bodybuilding.com, the adaptation period it takes for people to get into ketosis, the three biggest mistakes people make when they are unsuccessful at getting ketogenic, what he thinks about a cyclical ketogenic diet, why the dosage of carbohydrates consumed matters, why the mouse studies of a ketogenic diet isn’t a well-formulated one, how the ketogenic studies on children with epilepsy tend to go too low on protein and contain little fiber, the upcoming studies his lab is doing looking at the connection between the ketogenic diet and gut health, whether there are any issues with women doing a ketogenic diet, and why he’s a big fan of my book Keto Clarity.

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Dr. Jacob Wilson bio
Ketogenic Dieting: Frequently Asked Questions
– VIDEO: Keto FAQ by Dr. Jacob Wilson
Dr. Wilson on Twitter

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.”

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

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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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