836: Christopher Kelly Busting The Myths About Low-Carb Diets & Athletes

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Professional mountain biker, certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner and a recent graduate of the Kalish Institute Christopher Kelly is our interview guest today in Episode 836 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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One of the common memes put out there mostly in the Paleo community is how low-carb diets are perfect for people who are slothful and don’t do a lot of movement. But they say if you exercise just a little to the very elite level, then you had better be refueling your body with carbohydrates. But this doesn’t make any sense to pro mountain biker Christopher Kelly. After finding health through the nutritional density of a low-carb Paleo diet along with some key lab-driven functional medicine techniques, Christopher now engages in professional mountain bike races at the highest level eating a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. When he became frustrated by the current state of healthcare offered by conventional medicine, that’s what make him partner up with wife and food scientist Julia as well as a low-carb friendly doctor named Dr. Jamie Busch to form the new practice Nourish Balance Thrive in Berkeley, California.

Listen in as Jimmy and Christopher blow the myth that you absolutely need carbs to perform athletically, why breast feeding for mothers doesn’t require as many carbohydrates as we’ve been told, the lack of evidence that exists supporting the idea that very low-carb, ketogenic diets lead to hypothyroidism, the REAL reason why low thyroid function happens on a low-carb diet, some of the basic problems his clinic is seeing in the food diaries of their clients eating low-carb, and the self-sabotage people make putting so much stress on themselves along with a sleep deficiency that can tee-totally derail your attempts to lose weight and get healthy. This podcast is SOLID GOLD from start to finish, so don’t miss a moment.

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- Christopher Kelly bio
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- Get a FREE consultation from Christopher Kelly
- Nourish Balance Thrive on Facebook
- Paleo Baby iTunes podcast
- Jimmy’s “List Of Low-Carb” Doctors blog

835: Ketonix Inventor Michel Lundell And ‘Paleo Girl’ Leslie Klenke

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Ketonix breath ketone analyzer inventor Michel Lundell and author, designer, health enthusiast, and voiceover artist Leslie Klenke are our interview guests today in Episode 835 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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We’ve got a special doubleheader podcast for you today with two great interviews you’ll enjoy hearing. The first one features a Swedish engineer named Michel Lundell who was diagnosed with epilepsy and discovered the ketogenic diet as a means for controlling his seizures. But when we became disappointed with blood and urine ketone testing, Michel started investigating breath ketones and invented the world’s first commercially available breath ketone analyzer he calls Ketonix. Hear him share about this amazing new device that is perfect for people doing nutritional ketosis. Then in the main interview, we’ve got an author, designer, health enthusiast, and voiceover artist named Leslie Klenke who was given an opportunity by Mark Sison’s Primal Blueprint Publishing to write a book for teenaged girls called Paleo Girl: Take a Leap. Empower Yourself. Be Awesome! Listen in to hear Jimmy and Leslie talk all about this exciting new book that has been sorely needed in the community.

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- Michel Lundell bio
- Ketonix breath ketone analyzer
- Leslie Klenke bio
- Paleo Girl: Take a Leap. Empower Yourself. Be Awesome!
- Leslie Klenke
- Leslie on Facebook
- Leslie on Twitter

834: Sarah Wilson Takes A Stealth Approach To Taking Paleo To The Mainstream

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Australian journalist and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson is our interview guest today in Episode 834 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Although Paleo and low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) have become more readily accepted in our culture in recent years, there is still a large segment of the population who have never even heard of these concepts because they’re still stuck on the concepts that your body needs carbohydrates and that dietary fat will make you fat and clog your arteries. But some proponents of these lifestyle changes have taken a more stealth approach to getting the message out by simply describing the basic tenets of these programs as healthy without overtly giving them a name. For the popular Australian blogger and New York Times bestselling author of the book I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook named Sarah Wilson, she believes this is a much more prudent way to get people on the right track with their health goals.

Listen in as Jimmy and Sarah talk about her autoimmune issues that were exacerbated by her high-carb diet, stressed body and overexercising lifestyle, when she “crashed” she needed to “get creative” to restore her health, the various experiments that she tried to get better that included giving up sugar for two weeks, the massive improvements she saw when she greatly reduced her sugar intake, her commitment was at a “low level” and yet she still saw benefits, how she is “modulating” her disease with nutritional changes, why labeling the diet she is doing isn’t as important to her, the focus she places on positive nutritional choices rather than what you can’t eat, how “going gently” can be a very effective way for people to change, although she’s very much in the camp of low-carb and Paleo her approach is to reach the masses, how she approaches sharing about the impact of carbohydrates on health with people, how her popular book actually started as a blog post and a column, her chat with Gary Taubes about sugar, why most of the “sugar-free” cookbooks aren’t that great, the two sweeteners she thinks are the best, why health experts love agave syrup as a healthy alternative sweetener, the state of Australian nutritional health policy, how sugar is hidden on the nutritional label, the real food culture that is abundant in Australia, what it would be like for Sarah to visit the Southern United States, the Paleo restaurants located in Sydney and throughout Australia, and more. This is one of the most influential global voices in the real food movement and we’re pleased to share her work with you today.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 834
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- Sarah Wilson bio
- I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook
- SarahWilson.com
- IQuitSugar.com
- Sarah on Facebook
- Sarah on Twitter
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #821: Sarah Wilson: 2014 Low-Carb New Zealand

833: Dr. Mike Roussell Extols The Virtues Of A Low-Carb, High-Fat, Ketogenic Diet

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Nutritional health expert and author Dr. Mike Roussell is our interview guest today in Episode 833 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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We live in exciting times when it comes to health information and it is thanks in part to the people who are active sharing information in the mainstream about nutrition, fitness and lifestyle changes. One of those people is a Pennsylvania-based man with a doctorate of nutrition named Dr. Mike Roussell, PhD who is a passionate advocate for taking complex nutritional concepts and making them palatable to the general public by translating them into practical advice the people can use to lose weight and get health. He’s the author of the Kindle e-book The 6 Pillars of Nutrition – A Simple Diet Solution for Permanent Weight Loss, Better Health, and a Longer Life and a regular contributor to Men’s Health and many other national print publications and leading online fitness outlets. Jimmy found out about Dr. Mike in this April 2014 “Ask The Diet Doctor” column at Shape.com.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Roussell have an engaging conversation about why he decided not to pursue his medical degree, how The Zone Diet by Dr. Barry Sears impacted his views on nutrition, why it makes sense to explore the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet in a healthy lifestyle, why ketogenic diets are still the “black sheep” of nutrition, how the science of low-carb diets is so convincing but completely missed by many, why trying to meet an arbitrary LDL target is “kinda crazy,” why anyone working in nutrition needs a psychology degree, the metabolic benefits that can occur with a step-wise reduction in carbohydrates, why food company influence on nutrition is overblown, why “high-protein” low-carb is a “misnomer,” how there are no negative changes in health that happen with a high-fat diet, how using “carbohydrate restriction” is a better term than “low-carb,” the body is very good at adapting to things, how a very low-carb diet can dehydrate you and mess with your electrolyte balance, the stunning exercise performance he achieved in a ketogenic state, what the DASH diet is and why it’s not what it is claimed to be, why the salt restriction recommendation is silly and impractical, the unintended consequences of having too low sodium, why a plant-based diet is really only about reducing saturated fat, the DASH diet test he did WITH red meat to see what would happen, and so much more.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 833
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- Dr. Mike Roussell bio
- MikeRoussell.com
- The 6 Pillars of Nutrition – A Simple Diet Solution for Permanent Weight Loss, Better Health, and a Longer Life Kindle e-book
- “Ask the Diet Doctor: Fueled by Fats Alone” by Dr. Mike Roussell in Shape Magazine
- Dr. Mike on Facebook
- Dr. Mike on Twitter
- Dr. Mike on YouTube

832: Hank Garner Speaks Sincerely Of His Struggles After Low-Carb Success

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Former low-carb blogger and podcaster Hank Garner is our interview guest today in Episode 832 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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The low-carb community is growing so fast thanks to the efforts of the hard-working people whose lives have been changed by this way of eating. So many low-carb success stories go on to become active on social media, in the blogosphere, and even in the health podcasting world. And it wasn’t that long ago in 2011 when >Hank Garner was one such story (listen to Jimmy’s interview with Hank in Episode 487) with an incredible 130-pound weight loss success story, top-ranked interview-based iTunes health podcast called “My Low-Carb Journey” (named by Jimmy as one of the top 10 health podcasts every low-carber should be listening to in 2011), and running in half marathons while vastly improving his health while accomplishing more than he ever thought possible. Life was good.

But then it happened.

It’s funny how life has a cruel way of throwing us a curve ball every us every now and then when we least expect it. For Hank, that meant a diagnosis in 2011 of a degenerative arthritic condition where basically the cartilage in his joints was disintegrating. This led to a foot surgery that prevented him from being able to workout as he was used to doing. It was a depressing time for Hank who had found such confidence and energy from all of the things he was able to accomplish through his low-carb success story. Now all those rewards were crumbling around him like falling bricks and this led to an increase in stress, opening up of some old emotional wounds, and the predictable weight gain and decline in health that so many who have found success have experienced.

Listen in as Hank and Jimmy discuss being “the fat kid” growing up, all the “wake up call situations” that led to his initial low-carb weight loss success, the “crazy goals” he set for himself, the circumstances that took place in the midst of his “freak” genetic foot problems, the additional stress that came when he moved his parents next door to him, the scared and confused position he was in about how to climb out of the hole he was in, how his own personal arrogance about his 2011 success made him more vulnerable to the ultimate failure he experienced, the humility he took on in the healing process both emotionally and physically, how this experience impacted his faith in God, the inspiration and release he received by writing a fictional novel called Bloom, how he turned to nutritional ketosis in 2014 to start healing himself again, the instant results he began seeing when he got focused on doing this again, and so much more! If you’re one of the many who e-mailed Jimmy asking “Hey, where’s Hank Garner?” then you won’t want to miss this special update episode today.

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 832
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com or on Amazon.com in the STANDARD or SPORT edition
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out ILoveSkinnyFat.com (Use $5 Off Coupon Code: ILOVESKINNYFAT)
- Hank Garner bio
- HankGarner.com
- Hank Garner’s fictional novel Bloom
- Get Bloom now available in various formats
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #487: Podcaster Hank Garner’s Amazing 100+ Pound Low-Carb Weight Loss Success

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