Low-Carb Conversations
Low-Carb Conversations features conversations with host Leah Williamson, NTP and a variety of voices in the Low-Carb, Keto, Paleo and Real Food movements, expressing many different points of view.

This week on Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson NTP and Guests, Leah introduces a new Guest Co-Host Shelley Gawith.  Shelley is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in New Zealand.  Leah and Shelley have a candid chat with guest Scott Gooding, passionate cook and Author of the new book "The Keto Diet".

Sit back and relax while Leah and Shelley discuss the latest health news headlines with their special guest!

 

Scott chats with Leah and Shelley about Keto and why he was driven to write his new book.  They then look at an article on whether Vegans can successfully do a ketogenic diet - what is your opinion?  Next they take a look at Monk fruit and whether this new sweetener lives up to all its hype.  To finish Leah, Shelley and Scott review two articles about Scott! Does he live up to all the news hype? :) Tune in to find out.

Chef Scott Gooding’s recipe for success in 2018

Could the Keto diet be the secret to keeping you slim?

 

In the podcast Scott mentions he will be supporting Dr Terry Wahls on her upcoming Australian Tour.  Make sure you do not miss out!

 

 

 

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This week on Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson NTP and Guests, Leah chats with her friend Darryl Edwards aka The Fitness Explorer.

Sit back and relax while Leah discusses the latest health news headlines with special guests.

In this episode Darryl and Leah discuss an article on "Prolonged periods of sedentary time strongly associated with amount of fat around internal organs" and how the longer you sit, the more detrimental to your health even if you are heading to the gym each day.  Listen in to hear what Darryl suggests.  Then they review a lovely article "Seniors' playgrounds — already popular in Europe — on the cards for Canberra" about a playground for the oldies designed to help build community and keep them active and outdoors more.  The last article is a little x rated - "New York gym offers naked work out classes".  Find out what Darryl and Leah think about this exclusive club!

Leah and Darryl discuss how they will both be speaking at the Annual Nutritional Therapy Conference in Vancouver Washington 2nd to 4th of March 2018.  The conference is going to be so much fun with Darryl doing movement workshops and you can purchase tickets here.

 Don’t forget you can see Darryl and Leah at the Nutritional Therapy Conference March 2-4.

 

 

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This week on Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson NTP and Guests, Leah chats with her favorite friends Jimmy Moore and Shawn Mynar!  It is Jimmy's first time back on the podcast since Leah took on hosting and Shawn's second time chatting with Leah on the show.

Sit back and relax while Leah discusses the latest health news headlines with special guests.

 

In this episode Jimmy, Shawn and Leah discuss how they will be speaking at the Annual Nutritional Therapy Conference in Vancouver Washington 2nd to 4th of March 2018.  Jimmy will be hosting the panel on Low Carb and Compliance whilst asking questions to Leah and Shawn.  The conference is going to be amazing and you can purchase tickets here.

 

Jimmy, Shawn and Leah review a news article from Good House Keeping on their opinion on the Keto Diet.  Apparently Keto is "bs" and bad for our health or is this article just plain "bs"?  The second article is a recent study by Dr Caryn Zinn and her associates on "Exploring the acceptability of, and adherence to a carbohydrate-restricted diet as self-reported by women aged 40-55 years".  Hear what this article is about and what Jimmy and Shawn think of the results.

Don't forget you can see Jimmy, Shawn and Leah at the Nutritional Therapy Conference March 2-4.

 

 

 

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This week on Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson NTP and Guests we are joined again by our special guest co-host Marty Kendall along with Ivor Cummins a chemical engineer and the man behind The Fat Emperor blog.  Along with Dr Jeffry Gerber, a family physician or better known as Denver’s Diet Doctor and co-organizer of Low Carb Breckenridge.

Sit back and relax while Leah and Marty discuss the latest health news headlines with special guests.

 

On this week's episode Ivor and Jeff talk about their new book Eat Rich Live Long which has just been released. Make sure you order a copy - it is a great read to dispel any nutritional myths out there!

Leah, Marty, Ivor and Jeff then discuss Trump's latest health scare, what are the world's best diets for 2018 and finally a discussion on a link between early menopause and cardiovascular disease in women.

 

 

 

Here is a little more about the upcoming event - Low Carb Breckenridge.

Low Carb Breckenridge 2018 Conference

Following the success of previous winter conferences Dr Jeff Gerber (Denver’s Diet Doctor) and Dr Rod Tayler (Low Carb Down Under) are organizing another Low Carb conference in Breckenridge, Colorado.

When: Thursday, 1st March at 6:00pm (MST) to Sunday, 4th March at 5:00 PM (MST)

Where: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 550 Village Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Registration Cost (includes live stream): $280 for full three days, $160 Saturday only (limited availability)

Everyone’s Invited: Including the general public, scientific community and healthcare professionals

Healthcare Professionals: Continuing Medical Education (CME) included with attendance

Movie night Saturday: Special free showing of the new documentary The Magic Pill

Online Live Stream: $50 (live and recorded) for those who can’t make it (available for purchase Jan 2018)

Vendors: Please inquire

 

Low-Carb Conversations Episode 255

Production by Kevin Kennedy-Spaien of Disc Of Light Media

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Out of It (Rambling Man Remixes) by andrewbowden (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/andrewbowden/33629 Ft: Brad Sucks

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This week on Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Guests we are joined again by our special guest co-host Marty Kendall along with Alex Leaf, researcher at Examine.com and Mike Julian who has a passionate interest in nutrition and one of the Admins of Optimising Nutrition.

Sit back and relax while Leah and Marty discuss the latest news headlines with special guests.

This week on the show Leah, Marty, Alex and Julian discuss Roy Taylor's intensive weight loss diet for type 2 diabetics that totals about 825 calories a day.  Can this really work?  The next article brings up the topic again for protein.  We hear Alex and Mike's thoughts around this and around exogenous ketones.  Make sure you listen in to get all the facts.

 

12 Weeks on a Strict Liquid Diet Program Reverses Diabetes

 

How Too Much Protein is Bad for Ketosis

 

 

If you would like to keep the conversation flowing and share your thoughts on the discussion join us in the Low Carb Conversations Facebook Discussion Group.

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This week on Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Guests we are joined again by our special guest co-host Marty Kendall along with Dave Feldman systems engineer and bio hacker at Cholesterol Code along with Ken Sikaris Principal Fellow of the Department of Pathology at Melbourne University.

Sit back and relax while Leah and Marty discuss the latest news headlines with special guests.

 

Both Ken and Dave have been the most requested on the show so we could not let our listeners down! So first up  we answer some listener questions on Cholesterol and then we take another look at Roy Taylor's 12 Week Liquid Diet.  Instead of a second news article this week we discuss another Podcast! We discuss the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast with Christopher Kelly and Dr Tommy Wood about reference ranges for various common blood markers.

 

http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/podcasts/nourish-balance-thrive/health-outcome-based-optimal-reference-ranges-chol/

http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/blog/2018/01/06/dr-tommy-wood-evidence-based-lipid-reference-ranges/

 

 

Find out more about Dave Feldman and see his talk at Low Carb Down Under

Find out more about Ken Sikaris and see his talk at Low Carb Down Under

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This week on Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Guests we are joined again by our special guest co-host Marty Kendall along with Luis Villasenor and Tyler Cartwright from Ketogains.

Sit back and relax while Leah and Marty discuss the latest news headlines with special guests.

 

This week on the show Leah and Marty announce they are giving the Ketogains Bootcamp a try! Leah, Marty, Luis and Tyler chat about what is involved in the Ketogains Bootcamp.  An amazing 637 people have done the Ketogains beginner and novice Bootcamps and have lost a total of 10,000 kg or 22,000 pounds.  This is an average of 16 kg or 35 lb per person.  

However. the big question asked is will Leah end up buff before her 40th birthday in March? Find out more about Ketogains Bootcamps and join in the next round on February 26.

 

Luis and Tyler share their powerful journeys of weight loss and health and what motivates them.  Tune in as you really do not want to miss their inspiring words.  And do not forget about the news health headlines we review- all about protein and fasting.

 

3 Tips for Protein Consumption on a Low Carb or Ketogenic Diet

 

 

To Fast or Not to Fast: What Are the Risks of Fasting?

 

 

If you would like to keep the conversation flowing and share your thoughts on the discussion join us in the Low Carb Conversations Facebook Discussion Group.

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Welcome to a New Year and a new episode of Low Carb Conversations!

Leah is joined by her new Guest Co-Host Marty Kendall from Optimizing Nutrition.  Get to know Marty a little more! He will be joining Low Carb Conversations for a few episodes in January.

Sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode!

Our Guests this week on Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson NTP and Guests are Husband and Wife Gary and Belinda Fettke. Gary Fettke is an Australian orthopaedic surgeon, low carb, healthy fat advocate and you might recall he was the Doctor reprimanded by medical watchdog AHPRA (which is the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) for suggesting his patients eat low-carb diets and AHPRA said he was not qualified to give nutritional advice.  His wife, Belinda Fettke, also a low carb healthy fat advocate took over their website No Fructose and social media accounts to keep the low carb healthy fat message alive.  Listen in as Gary and Belinda share their story.

BMI is underestimating obesity in Australia, waist circumference needs to be measured too

 

 Study: Poor People Eating Properly would Accelerate Global Warming

 

First up is an article around Body Mass Index (BMI) and whether we are underestimating the prevalence of obesity in the Australian population by using BMI as the measurement and that waistlines of Australian adults are increasing faster than body weight.  Why is BMI not accurate and should be measuring waist circumference or something else?

The second article is around a study that claims if poor people were to eat real food then it would accelerate climate change. Listen to the Fettke's response on this!  In the article Belinda and Gary quote article where Paul Behrens is quoted as saying:

“Of all the foods, beef has the biggest impact on global warming. Raising cows for beef demands 28 times more land, 11 times more water, and five times more greenhouse gases than other animal-based foods like chicken, pork, and dairy. Fertilizer and cow dung also run into rivers and cause toxic algal blooms that kill plants and fish” Behrens says. Plus, “cattle have this digestion process in their stomachs that releases a lot of methane, which is a very powerful greenhouse gas,” he adds. Yes, cow farts contribute to climate change.
https://www.vice.com/en_id/article/8xmqpb/people-who-eat-healthy-are-also-doing-the-planet-a-big-favor

And remember our secret health headline!  Will it be a game changer?

Links Used:

Belinda's talk at Low Carb Down Under: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlhL-WQ_X2Y&feature=youtu.be

Crossfit Games Talk mentioned:

https://isupportgary.com/articles/2017-crossfit-live-stream Dr. Gary Fettke discusses 'The Role of Nutrition in Health, Education, Economics, Politics, Environment and Beliefs' at the CrossFit Health Conference, Madison Wisconsin, 2 August 2017.

https://isupportgary.com/

No Fructose

http://theconversation.com/bmi-is-underestimating-obesity-in-australia-waist-circumference-needs-to-be-measured-too-89156

Study: Poor People Eating Properly would accelerate Global Warming

https://www.vox.com/2017/4/19/15350048/pubmed-publishing-conflicts-of-interest-funding-information

 

 

This photo shows Gary and Belinda braving the storm!

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Before our big announcement - please let us say THANK YOU dear listeners from the bottom of our heart for supporting us on this amazing journey this past year.  We had some big shoes to fill when the previous hosts handed it over but we hope you have enjoyed getting to know Kara and Leah and reviewing the latest news health headlines.

Now for the announcement -  it is with sadness we announce that Kara has decided to move on from the podcast next year and we wish her all the success with her future.  Who knows, maybe she will come back as a guest one time?!  Leah has decided to stay on and until the right co-host is found you will able to enjoy a selection of special guest hosts including Shawn Mynar from Keto for Women.  Thank you once again for your support and we can't wait to debate and debunk some more health news articles in 2018!

Now to episode 250

Diana Rodgers from Sustainable Dish joins Kara and Leah on this week’s episode of Low Carb Conversations with Kara Halderman and Leah Williamson. 

Sit back, relax with a kale juice and enjoy this week’s episode!

GMOs as safe as conventional food, beneficial for farmers — scientists

 

Quarter of millennials have absolutely no interest in cookery

 

 

This week on Low Carb Conversations, Diana Rodgers shares information her new documentary called, “Kale Vs. Cow: The Case for Better Meat". Kale Vs. Cow is the brainchild of Diana Rodgers of Sustainable Dish, a real food dietician living on a working organic farm. The film focuses on the most vilified of farm animals, the cow, ultimately making the case that eliminating animals from our food system will cause more harm than good.  Contrary to popular media messages that demonize beef, well-managed cattle are one of our best chances at improving soil health and sequestering carbon. Red meat is also a superfood, rich in high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals. Red meat is not the enemy.

Diana needs your help! Support Kale vs. Cow’s crowdfunding campaign here!

 

Diana, Kara and Leah discuss an article where by a conference in the Philippines stated that GMO's where in fact, safe.  What do you think?  Then they discuss an article about Millennial's and how they just don't seem to see the need to cook these days.  Do you fall in that category?

And do you have a beef with our secret health headline?

Join the fun of SHELLEY SAYS SO: A 31 DAY CHALLENGE

 

 

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Author of "Never Binge Again", Dr. Glenn Livingston and Primal Health Coach Rachel Peterson from Austin, Texas join Kara Halderman and Leah Williamson on this week's episode of Low Carb Conversations with Kara Halderman and Leah Williamson. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy this week's episode!

Eating Disorders, Autoimmune, and Autoinflammatory Disease

 

It's Not Your Fault — Junk Food is Twice as Distracting as Healthy Food

 

This week on Low Carb Conversations Dr. Glenn Livingston and Rachel Peterson are here to share their health perspectives! Dr. Glenn Livingston is the Author of Never Binge Again (#1 on Kindle for Eating Disorders). As part of his own journey from obesity, 'exercise bulemia' and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food, Dr Livingston created a unique and unorthodox methodology for helping people to change the mindset behind the behaviors. With it, he helps restore free will, empowering people out from under feeling enslaved to certain foods and triggers.

Rachel Peterson is a Primal Health Coach and lifestyle blogger from Austin, Tx. She’s passionate about thyroid and autoimmune health, loves dreaming up healthy delicious recipes and wants to lend support to others going through their own health journeys. Check out her blog! 

Rachel, Glenn, Leah and Kara discuss a new study connecting eating disorders to autoimmune disease. So what came first: autoimmunity or the eating disorder? Listen to the gusts discuss their opinions! The second article is a study showing we are hard wired to seek out high-calorie junk food from survival instincts. But how do they advise dealing with that? Moderation. See what Glenn and Rachel have to say about that on this week's episode!

And remember our secret health headline!

 

Links Used:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/11/07/peds.2016-2089?sso=1&sso_redirect_count=1&nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/it-s-not-your-fault-junk-food-twice-distracting-healthy-ncna817041

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/10/26/researchers-use-gene-editing-tool-make-low-fat-pigs/793909001/

https://neverbingeagain.com/

https://austinpaleogrrl.com/

 

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