800: Two Free Chapters From Jimmy Moore’s Cholesterol Clarity Audiobook

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We’ve got a very special surprise in store for you today in our historic 800th Episode of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Thanks for joining us today for this very special podcast celebrating our historic Episode 800 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.” It’s hard to believe that this show that started with Jimmy Moore as the host and producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien way back in October 2006 would still be bringing you the listeners such quality information about nutrition and health all these years later as the longest-running health podcast of all-time! And we’re not slowing down a bit in our pursuit of bringing you high-quality interviews with the world’s foremost authorities on low-carb, Paleo, and real food living. Because Jimmy is still away writing his next book Keto Clarity, we decided to offer up something unique as a THANK YOU for your amazing support of this podcast. Jimmy released the audiobook version of his bestselling 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL Is Wrong with My Numbers? a few weeks back and on today’s 800th episode you will get to hear not just one but TWO full-length chapters narrated by Jimmy Moore himself. Listen in for a brief message from Jimmy and then airing of Chapter 1: “What Is Cholesterol and Why Do You Need It?” and Chapter 18: “How Your Doctor (Mis)Interprets Your Cholesterol Test Results” in their entirety. ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 800
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Leaner Living’s new K2/K3 Combo supplement
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Wheat Belly and low-carb friendly foods from the “Wheat-Free Market”
- Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL Is Wrong with My Numbers? audiobook
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #700: A Retrospective On 7 Years, 700 Glorious Health Podcasting Episodes
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #600: Guest Co-Host Nick Peterson Gabs It Up With Mr. FAT HEAD Tom Naughton
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #500: Hitting A Historic Milestone 500th Podcast Episode
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #400: Our 400th Episode Celebration! Listener Testimonies Of Changed Lives
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #300: Our 300th Episode Celebration: Dr. Jonny Bowden Interviews Jimmy Moore
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #200: Our 200th Podcast: Jimmy And Kevin Reminisce
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #100: Our Historic 100th Low-Carb Podcast, Plus Giveaways Galore!

799: Guest Host Angelo Coppola Dissects Recent ‘Meat As Bad As Smoking’ Study

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Paleo podcaster and blogger Angelo Coppola is our special guest host with interview guest UK-based obesity and low-carb diet specialist Zoe Harcombe in Episode 799 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Jimmy has hand-selected all of the fantastic guest hosts
you’ve been hearing over the past few months while he’s been away writing his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet. And today we have one of his favorite fellow health podcasters filling in for him in the velvet-voiced Angelo Coppola from the “Latest in Paleo” podcast and the “Humans Are Not Broken” blog. Listen in as he deconstructs the recent study that made headlines around the world declaring, “Meat and cheese may be as bad as smoking.” Angelo invites on a British nutritional health specialist named Zoe Harcombe to join him for an interview where they dive much deeper into this study than what was done in the mainstream media. He also draws from a recent article written by Denise Minger to share what could be much more useful advice for longevity and extending life than this so-called study.

Listen to Angelo Coppola’s “Latest In Paleo” podcast on iTunes:
Find an interesting health news study? Share it on the “Latest in Paleo” Facebook page, and it might turn up on the popular iTunes show!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 799
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the brand new Dark Chocolate Orange ChocoPerfection Bars
- Angelo Coppola bio
- “Humans Are Not Broken” blog
- “Latest In Paleo” podcast
- Zoe Harcombe website
- Denise Minger’s Protein Study article
- CBS News: “Lots of meat, dairy as bad as smoking: Study”
- Local Miami News: “Study: Meat & Cheese Diet Could Be As Bad For You As Cigarettes”
- VIDEO: Richard Feynman: The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #434: Angelo Coppola From The ‘This Week In Paleo’ Podcast
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #643: Zoe Harcombe Discloses What Drives People To Overeat

Music Credits
Toadstool
J.S. Bach
The Rockalists

798: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Nancy Appleton Has Been Warning About Sugar For Decades

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Anti-sugar advocate and bestselling author Dr. Nancy Appleton, PhD is our guest today for this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 798 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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A transformation has been happening in recent years regarding the way we look at sugar and its impact on our health. Thanks to people like Dr. Robert Lustig and his viral Internet lecture “Sugar: The Bitter Truth (with 4.5+ million views!), New York Times journalist Gary Taubes writing about how toxic sugar is as well as the manipulation of this fact by The Sugar Association, and New York Times bestselling author Diane Sanfilippo encouraging people to do a 21-day sugar detox, a bright light is shining down on all the negative health effects of consuming this sweet white stuff. In fact, the prestigious World Health Organization (WHO) announced in 2014 that only 5% of your daily calories should come from sugar and families around the world are conducting their own sugar-free challenges to see how well they can cope without this part of their diet they thought they could never live without. All of this has to bring a big smile to the face of today’s LLVLC Show Classic episode guest Dr. Nancy Appleton who wrote a bestselling book about this very subject called Lick the Sugar Habit–IN 1988 (when Jimmy was just a sophomore in high school)!

Dr. Appleton was anti-sugar before being anti-sugar was cool. But she certainly blazed a trail with her great work penning several more books about the health effects of sugar, including Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction and Killer Colas: The Hard Truth About Soft Drinks. And she’s also created a DVD film called Sweet Suicide sharing about how sugar has so easily penetrated our culture and the consequences of that. Here’s a 6-minute clip of this documentary:


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Listen in to today’s LLVLC Show Classic episode interview as Jimmy and Dr. Appleton discuss why cutting out allergy-inducing foods is critical to health, whether giving up sugar cold turkey is better than doing it gradually, why consuming whole fruits is much better for your health than drinking fruit juice, the incredibly addictive nature of sugar, and so much more! Sugar is at the forefront of the health discussion in 2014 and we owe a great deal of gratitude to people like Dr. Nancy Appleton for banging this drum again and again for decades until the message finally sunk in.

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- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Cookies & Cream Quest Protein Bar
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Glycosolve with berberine and banaba leaf
- Dr. Nancy Appleton bio
- Lick the Sugar Habit
- Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction
- Killer Colas: The Hard Truth About Soft Drinks
- NancyAppleton.com
- 141 Reasons Sugar Ruins Your Health
- Sugar Addiction Quiz
- VIDEO: Clip from Sweet Suicide DVD
- Sweet Suicide DVD

797: Guest Host Dr. Terry Wahls Shares How Ketogenic Paleo Healed Her From MS

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Clinical professor of internal medicine, researcher, progressive MS overcomer, and author Dr. Terry Wahls is our special guest host in Episode 797 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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What a delightful guest host we have for you today in the truly remarkable Dr. Terry Wahls, MD who has developed an integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions after overcoming a relapsing, remitting progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000 that had her taking chemotherapy and confined to a tilt-reclined wheelchair to now thriving thanks to some basic nutritional changes she made based on Paleo and low-carb diet principles (listen to Jimmy’s previous interviews with Dr. Wahls to hear her full story in Episode 533 and Episode 637).

Needless to say, Dr. Wahls’ inspiring story quickly gained overnight fame, especially after her November 2011 “Minding Your Mitochondria” TEDx video went viral and now has in excess of 1.6 million views on YouTube and counting. This caught the attention of a publisher who asked her to write a book about the therapy she has been using personally and researching for other multiple sclerosis sufferers called The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine.

Dr. Wahls is interviewed by a University of Iowa master’s degree student named Brooke Blazevich (e-mail her at brooke-blazevich@uiowa.edu) who has a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Western Illinois University. Ever since she heard about the story of Dr. Wahls overcoming MS, Brooke has become a big fan of her work to help others dealing with various autoimmune issues that could be improved through the implementation of a nutrient-rich diet. Listen in as Brooke and Dr. Wahls share her story, how and why she designed her diet with 3 (beginner, intermediate, advanced) levels to choose from, how this diet takes the idea of “healthy eating” to a new level, the rhyme and reason of Dr. Wahls Food Pyramid, the recipes, grocery lists, and cooking tips that are shared in her book, and more.

Here are the key points discussed during this podcast:
- The importance of food as medicine
- Overview of symptoms and number of people affected by MS
- Why mitochondria are essential to people with MS
- Brief overview of what the Wahls Protocol is
- Review of ketosis
- Challenge of achieving both ketosis and a nutrient dense diet
- How nutrient-dense ketogenic diets heal the brain

This is one of the most awe-inspiring podcasts we’ve ever aired and one you won’t soon forget! ENJOY!

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 797
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Wheat Belly and low-carb friendly foods from the “Wheat-Free Market”
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the brand new Dark Chocolate Orange ChocoPerfection Bars
- Dr. Terry Wahls bio
- The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine
- DrTerryWahls.com
- Dr. Terry Wahl’s blog
- VIDEO: Minding Your Mitochondria: Dr. Terry Wahls at TEDxIowaCity
- Dr. Wahls on Twitter
- Dr. Wahls on Facebook
- Dr. Terry Wahls on YouTube
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #533: Dr. Terry Wahls Uses The Paleo Diet To Heal Her Body From Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #637: Encore Week 2013 – Dr. Terry Wahls

796: Guest Host Ben Greenfield On Gaining Muscle On A Ketogenic Diet And More

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Coach, author, speaker, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, and fitness and health podcaster Ben Greenfield is our special guest host in Episode 796 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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We’ve pulled out the big guns for today’s show with a highly-qualified special guest host. He is Ben Greenfield from the top-ranked “The Ben Greenfield Fitness” iTunes podcast where he is joined by his affable co-host Brock Skywalker. Ben is releasing his debut book from Victory Belt Publishing called Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life on April 15, 2014 all about how to overcome common health-related training issues while optimizing your workouts so you can look, feel, and perform like a champion.

Ben and Brock fill in for our host Jimmy Moore today (who is in the editing process of his August 5, 2014 book release Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet) by doing it in their familiar question and answer style of “The Ben Greenfield Fitness” podcast. Here are the topics discussed in today’s show:

Should You Eat Before A Long Workout?

Robert: I’m a wild land firefighter and for training we do these extremely hard complete ass kicking hikes loaded down with gear that seriously take everything i got and you can not fall out. I’m trying to switch to being more of a fat burner than a sugar burner but I don’t have time to go keto before fire season. I read an article on your website saying the day prior to something hardcore you can carb up. My question is the night before the hike should I carb up before bed but eat any carbs in the morning before the hike? Or just protein and fat. I would love to use these hikes to train my body to burn fat, and am wondering if eating carbs right before it will keep my body trained on relying on carbs. No matter what though falling out of the hike is not an option. Please let me know your thoughts.

Links mentioned in the response:
Eating For A Long Workout podcast episode with Steve Born
Study: Effects of high-fat and high-carbohydrate diets on metabolism and performance in cycling
Study: Influence of dietary carbohydrate intake on the free testosterone: cortisol ratio responses to short-term intensive exercise training
Article: The Real Truth About What To Eat Before, During And After Your Workouts & Races
Endurance Pack for fueling long workouts

Getting Off A Ketogenic Diet Safely

Bill: Wants some tips on transitioning away from a ketogenic diet for competition. He is 57 and on a low carb diet (hybrid of bulletproof and meatless paleo). He is concentrating this race season on shorter distances (sprints and olympic triathlon) and and would like to return to the carb intensive nutrition he used to be on for heavy competition. Is this an either or situation? Does he have to give up all sources of healthy fats if he wants to eat more fast burning carbs? How should he balance the ratios of introducing carbs and reducing fat?

Links mentioned in the response:
Study: Impaired glucose tolerance in low-carbohydrate diet: maybe only a physiological state
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Bitter Melon Extract

Can HDL Be Too High?

Suzanne: She wants to know when HDL could be too high and become a cause for concern. She is 40, fairly active, 120lbs, 5′ 5″, 14-16% body fat, and eats a paleo diet. She is working with a health practitioner that is inline with her paleo lifestyle. Recently her blood panel came back and the doc was concerned. HDL 200, Total Cholesterol 341, Triglycerids 40, LDL 131, CRP .2, Vit D is low at 28. Do you have any insite on that and how you would address her overly HDL levels. Doc is suggesting cutting her saturated fat intake. What are you thoughts on that.

David: He just looked at your lab reports and saw your “astronomically high” HDL readings. How do you get those readings so high? David is Paleo, low-carb and has been for about two years. He weight trains and does sprints and has never had a reading over 90. He wants to know how you do it!

Links mentioned in the response:
Study: Measuring HDL particles as opposed to HDL cholesterol is a a better indicator of coronary heart disease
Upgraded MCT Oil
23andme genetic testing

Is distilled water healthy?

Luke: He heard a doctor say something on Jimmy Moore’s show about doing an annual 7-10 day fast where you drink only distilled water. He said that this is a good way to flush out toxins and prevent certain types of cancer. Luke is a triathlete and trains almost year round. If he was to do a fast like this, would it really damage his muscle and power? Perhaps even damage his health. Do you recommend this type of thing at all?

Links mentioned in the response:
This Detox Pack
Trace liquid minerals
Sea salt
Whole house water structuring unit

Gaining muscle on a ketogenic diet

Tanner: He listened to the Paleocon speech by Ameer Rosic on Ketogenic Diets. He said that Ketogenic diets may not be great for athletes and people who are trying to gain muscle and strength because of the IGF response. Can you shed some light on how these hormones effect each other. Cortisol, insulin, HGH and IGF1 any help and info on the relationship between ketogenic diets and muscle growth.

Links mentioned in the response:
Study: Effects of Dietary Carbohydrate Restriction with High Protein Intake on Protein Metabolism and the Somatotropic Axis

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 796
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Leaner Living’s new K2/K3 Combo supplement
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: The Great Low Carb Bread Company’s Paleo Bagels, Buns, and Muffins
- Ben Greenfield from “Ben Greenfield Fitness”
- Ben on Twitter
- Brock Skywalker from “Frozen Puck”
- Brock on Twitter
- “The Ben Greenfield Fitness” iTunes podcast
- Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life
- RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #37: Ben Greenfield | Ketogenic Diets And Exercise Performance
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #682: Guest Hosts Ben Greenfield And Brock Skywalker On The Dangers Of Extreme Carb Restriction

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