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.

Paleo health podcasters Evan Brand and Roland Denzel join our co-hosts Dietitian Cassie and Jimmy Moore today in Episode 88 of "Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!"

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We're THRILLED to have Jimmy and Cassie back on the air again on Fridays taking on the latest health headlines of the day with various peeps from the low-carb, primal, Paleo, real food community. As you know, we are a listener-supported podcast and really do rely on the donations of listeners just like YOU to continue bringing you this weekly excursion into offering up opinions on what's making news in the world of nutrition and health. WE NEED YOU and appreciate anything you can do to financially support the work we are doing. If everyone who listened to this podcast just gave $1 a year, we'd easily be able to cover all of the expenses associated with production, hardware, software and everything else involved with making this show work. If you are a fan of "Low-Carb Conversations" and would like to see it continue to air, then won't you consider making a donation? We are perhaps providing one of the few places where you hear a voice of reason in the insanity that is the subject of health in 2013! CLICK HERE to be a beacon of light to those who are still stuck in the darkness of conventional wisdom regarding diet and living healthy. THANK YOU in advance for your generous support.

Here's a picture of the insane high-carb hospital meal served to a mini-stroke patient that Jimmy and Cassie talk about at the beginning:

Jimmy and Dietitian Cassie are happy to have two podcasting professionals who just so happen to support the Paleo lifestyle as well joining them in this episode. They are Evan Brand from the "Not Just Paleo" podcast and Roland Denzel from the "Eat Well Move Well" podcast. Tune in to hear this foursome share their thoughts on the recent dust-up regarding the use of Kerrygold butter, whether our pursuit for 100% perfection in Paleo products is wise or not, the practicality lessons learned from the release of the world's first hamburger made in a lab, whether junk food is the answer to obesity, why processed foods will almost always never be healthy, the introduction of egg white options on the menu at the fast food chain Sonic, why some school districts have chosen to opt out of the government-mandated "healthy" school lunch program and more! We've a great show for you today, so pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let's talk!

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Evan Brand's "Not Just Paleo" podcast
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Roland Denzel's "Eat Well Move Well" podcast
Roland on Twitter
Roland on Facebook
Why I stopped buying KerryGold butter
Kerrygold Butter: To Buy or Not
First test tube ground beef served in London
How Junk Food Can End Obesity
The Myth of Healthy Processed Food
SONIC® Boosts Its Breakfast with New Egg White Option
Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

Direct download: LCC-88-brand-denzel.mp3
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Health blogger and medical school student Kris Gunnars and corporate registered dietitian Paul Krieger join our co-hosts Dietitian Cassie and Jimmy Moore today in this special cholesterol-focused Episode 87 of "Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!"

It's been a little while since we've been on the air, but we're back with a bang today here on "Low-Carb Conversations" celebrating the long-awaited release of Jimmy's brand new book Cholesterol Clarity: What The HDL Is Wrong With My Numbers? (also available in Kindle e-book) with a special edition of the show dedicated solely to health headlines that deal with the subject of cholesterol. And in addition to our fabulous co-hosts Jimmy and Dietitian Cassie, we are pleased to welcome two highly-qualified guests to take on such a complex topic--returning guest friend and medical school student Kris Gunnars from the "Authority Nutrition" blog and registered dietitian Paul Kriegler from "Lifetime WeightLoss." Listen to them take on these cholesterol health headlines along with Jimmy and Dietitian Cassie, including why cholesterol and saturated fat are not the enemy, the role of statin medications in the treatment of cholesterol, the shocking information about cholesterol communicated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in a 2013 pamphlet, the new knowledge we have about cholesterol, former President George W. Bush's recent blocked artery story, Paul's column on the real deal on lipids, Kris' column on cholesterol and nutrition myths that pervade our culture and more! So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let's talk!

Because we are a listener-supported show, we need the donations of listeners like YOU to help keep it going. While we've been gone, we appreciate all the fabulous donations sent in by our faithful listeners, including Shaun, Nicole, Kenneth, Patricia, Kim, Carol, David, Barbara, Margaret, Nancy, John, Kari, Elaine, Karen, Philip, Regina, Nadine, Wendy, Greg, Linda, Penny, Gillian, Janice, Sheila and Jeff! THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!! While a lot of people are loving the weekly look at the health headlines of the day from a real food, low-carb, Paleo outlook we provide on this podcast, the reality is we're not getting the financial support we need to keep this show on the air as often as we'd like. If you've been positively impacted by "Low-Carb Conversations," then consider making a donation of ANY size to help us stay on the air. Jimmy and Dietitian Cassie DEFINITELY want the show to stay alive and continue providing a sane voice of reason in response to the absurdity that tends to happen with health headlines. CLICK HERE if you want to keep hearing "Low-Carb Conversations" in the months and years to come! Your donation is greatly appreciated.

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Kris Gunnars from the "Authority Nutrition" blog
Kris on Twitter
Paul Kriegler from "Lifetime WeightLoss"
Paul on Twitter
The Diet-Heart Myth: Cholesterol and Saturated Fat Are Not the Enemy
Statin Nation: The Great Cholesterol Cover-Up
Do You Know Your Cholesterol Levels?
What we know now about cholesterol that we didn't 10 years ago
Bush's blocked artery a reminder that even fit folks can be at risk
- Paul's column The Real Lowdown on Lipids
- Kris' column Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition

Direct download: LCC-87-gunnars-kriegler.mp3
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Weight loss and health blogger Justin "Dez" Dessonville and registered dietitian/real foodie Mary Trenda join our co-hosts Dietitian Cassie and Jimmy Moore today in Episode 86 of "Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!"

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After taking off last week for the Independence Day holiday, we're back today with what could quite possibly be our final episode of "Low-Carb Conversations." Because we are a listener-supported show, we need the donations of listeners like YOU to help keep it going. While a lot of people are loving the weekly look at the health headlines of the day from a real food, low-carb, Paleo outlook we provide on this podcast, the reality is we're not getting the financial support we need to keep this show on the air as often as we'd like. To that end, we'll be taking the next few weeks off to see if interest begins to pick up enough for us to return to the air in August. If not, then this will sadly be the final episode. Jimmy and Dietitian Cassie DEFINITELY want the show to stay alive and continue providing a sane voice of reason in response to the absurdity that tends to happen with health headlines. CLICK HERE if you want to keep hearing "Low-Carb Conversations" in the months and years to come! Your donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated.

Today we are pleased to welcome an inspiring weight loss success story in Justin Dessonville from the "I Am Dez" blog and registered dietitian and real food advocate Mary Trenda from the "Considering You" blog to chime in with Jimmy and Dietitian Cassie on the various headlines making news in the world of health, including what's behind the new proclamation from the so-called health "experts" that omega-6-rich vegetable oils are healthy, why triglycerides are a much bigger deal than total cholesterol in heart disease, a closer look at why carbohydrates are a culprit in disease, a new study showing the Atkins diet produces the best long-term weight loss success, how marketing foods as "healthy" has actually led to even more obesity and disease, the paradoxical use of high-fat foods in an effective weight loss plan, a public health professor's one-week low-carb diet experiment and so much more! Now it's time (perhaps for the final time) to pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let's talk!

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Justin Dessonville's "I Am Dez" blog
Mary Trenda's RD web site
Mary Trenda's "Considering You" blog
Vegetable oil is good for you, experts say
Triglycerides – not cholesterol – is the bona fide risk factor for coronary heart disease
New diet rule: Play your carbs right
Study shows Atkins diet is effective for long term weight loss
Atkins and the never ending battle over carbs
Healthy Food marketing may lead to weight gain
High Fat Foods that are great for your waistline
"PS from the low carb dabbler"

Direct download: LCC-86-trenta-dez.mp3
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Paleo nutrition experts and health podcasters Mary Vance and Caitlin Weeks join our co-hosts Dietitian Cassie and Jimmy Moore today in Episode 85 of "Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!"

We've got a special treat in store for you in today's show as we welcome fellow health podcasters Mary Vance and Caitlin Weeks from the brand new "Health Nuts Podcast" sharing their nutritional experience with the Paleo way of life. They are happy to join Cassie and Jimmy is discussing the health headlines of the day, including the infatuation with the new watermelon Oreo cookie flavor, the American Medical Association's insane decision to classify obesity as an official disease, how it's possible people in the UK are gaining weight despite eating less calories, what the new calorie counts listed on the menu at Starbucks will mean, the one dietary change various health experts think average Americans should make, whether sitting is the new smoking, a critical look at the low-term effects of the low-fat diet experiment and so much more! Plus, don't miss Mary's "Meat Cookies" recipe that will pique your curiosity. Now it's time to pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let's talk.

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Mary Vance, Certified Nutrition Expert
Caitlin Weeks' "Grass Fed Girl" blog
Health Nuts Podcast on iTunes
Watermelon Oreos Are Real And On Sale At Target For A Limited Time
A.M.A. Recognizes Obesity As A Disease
Britons Getting Fatter Despite Consuming Fewer Calories
Starbucks Is Adding Calorie Counts, But Will It Curb Consumption? 
The Experts: What's the One Dietary Change The Average American Should Make?
Sitting Is The New Smoking
Has Low Fat Failed the Test of Time?

Mary's "Meat Cookies" recipe

Direct download: LCC-85-vance-weeks.mp3
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Low-carb Paleo bloggers Jack Yee and Laura Kaplan join our co-hosts Dietitian Cassie and Jimmy Moore today in Episode 84 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!”

It's another week of checking out the very latest health headlines and dissecting them for you with educated opinions from some of your fellow peeps from the low-carb and Paleo community. Today we have two more fabulous guest friends in Jack Yee from the "Mental Toughness Guy" blog and our Low-Carb Cruise buddy Laura Kaplan from the brand new "N Equals One More" blog (inspired by our very own Jimmy Moore) to jibber-jabber with Cassie and Jimmy about the deceptive marketing used by food companies pushing low-fat products, an NFL defensive lineman who was cut simply for being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, what impact consuming Splenda has on insulin levels, what a healthy breakfast looks like in various places around the world, the metabolic difference between a banana and cookies, the skepticism about the scientific validity of blood-type diets and more! Plus, don't miss Laura's mouthwatering low-carb sauced pork chops recipe at the end. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let's talk.

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Jack Yee's "Mental Toughness Guy" blog
Laura Kaplan's "N Equals One More" blog
The Low Fat 'Healthy Halo': Fat Labeling More Powerful Than Calorie Information In Consumers Minds
Patriots To Cut Love After He's Diagnosed With Diabetes
Could Artificial Sweetener CAUSE Diabetes? Splenda Modifies The Way The Body Handles Sugar, Increasing Insulin Production By 20%
Breakfast Around The World: Healthy Ideas From Abroad
So Apparently Bananas Are As Bad For You As Cookies And French Fries? 
No Science Behind Blood-Type Diets

Laura's Sauced Pork Chops
Over medium-high heat, place pork chops seasoned with salt and pepper in skillet and cook about 4 minutes each side depending on thickness. Make sure skillet is hot so you can get a good sear. When they're mostly done, remove and cover or put in warm oven.

De-glaze the pan with chicken stock, bone broth, or white wine and scrape up all the bits at the bottom of the pan. Reduce to a simmer and whisk about 1 1/2-2 Tbs of Dijon mustard into about 1/3 cup of heavy cream and then dump that into the pan. The sauce will thicken up in a minute or two and just pour it on top of the meat and steamed veggies.

Direct download: LCC-84-yee-kaplan.mp3
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Passionate Paleo podcaster and healthy living rebel Clark Danger joins our co-hosts Dietitian Cassie and Jimmy Moore today in Episode 83 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!”

Hang on to your hats today folks as we welcome in a bright young member of the Paleo community in Clark Danger. Yes, that's his real name and for a 21-year old he exhibits a maturity and knowledge base that will give you confidence about the future of the real food movement. Clark is already doing some amazing work at his "Dude! Where's My Health?" blog and as the host of one of the top-rated health podcasts on iTunes called "The Paleohacks Podcast." As you will hear, he is quite an articulate and opinionated voice--which makes him a perfect fit to talk about the health headlines of the day here on "Low-Carb Conversations!"

Listen in as Jimmy, Cassie and Clark discuss the role your dental health can play on your cholesterol levels, the unintended consequences of developing super-antibiotics to combat the new "superbugs," nutritional myth busting hijinks, the influx of vegan propaganda in public schools, the "healthy" snacks you can consume in airports, whether America is ditching sugar at last, the effectiveness of 12 minutes of intensive sprint exercise weekly and so much more! So why don't you pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let's talk.

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Clark Danger's "Dude! Where's My Health?" blog
Clark Danger on Twitter
Clark Danger on Facebook
The Paleohacks Podcast by Clark Danger
- Jimmy's blog post: "Could Your Poor Dental Health Be A Hidden Cause Of High Cholesterol?"
'Superbugs' push effort to approve new antibiotics
Busting Nutritional Myths
Meatless Monday May Be On The School Menu
10 Healthy Snacks You Can Buy At The Airport
Is USA Finally Kicking Its Sugar Habit?
Twelve Minutes Exercise Per Week Enough To Stay Fit

Direct download: LCC-83-danger.mp3
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Blogger and weight-loss success story Karen Sorenson joins Dietitian Cassie and triumphantly returning  co-host Jimmy Moore today in Episode 82 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!”

 

Karen's blog is Living Low Carb...One Day at a Time (http://lowcarboneday.com) where she blogs about her low-carb, paleo journey and the delicious recipes she makes. She also has an ebook, "Awaken: 30+ Egg Free and Grain Free Breakfasts"  for those low carb/paleo folks that are allergic to eggs or are looking for something different for breakfast. Don't miss this great comeback episode!

 

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Facebook: http://facebook.com/lowcarboneday
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lowcarboneday (@LowCarbOneDay)
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lowcarboneday

The 21-day, 5 ,000-calorie-a-day n=1 experiment: http://live.smashthefat.com/the-21-day-5000-calorie-challenge

Why the Paleo Diet and Lifestyle Are Not Based in Scientific Reality: http://io9.com/why-the-paleo-diet-and-lifestyle-are-not-based-in-scien-493239551

How Paleo Date Affects Lipid Panels: http://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-for-runners/how-paleo-diet-affects-lipid-levels

Teacher's Aide Could Lose Job Over…Her Homemade Lunches: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/17/teachers-aide-could-lose-job-over-her-homemade-lunches

Did Mike Huckabee Foreshadow His Journey Back to Obesity? http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2013/05/mike-huckabee-foreshadow-journey-obesity.html

Why Biggest Loser is Bad for You: http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1533394/why-biggest-loser-is-bad-for-you/?cs=298

Some of My Best Friends Are Germs: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/magazine/say-hello-to-the-100-trillion-bacteria-that-make-up-your-microbiome.html?_r=0

The Truth About Paleo: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/nutrition/Truth-About-Paleo.html

Direct download: LCC-82-sorenson.mp3
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Nutrition and weight-loss blogger Karen "Garden Girl" Parrot joins Dietitian Cassie and guest co-host/producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien today in Episode 81 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!”

Episode 81 is a very special milestone! It is our last pre-cruise episode as well as marking the beginning of what we hope will be a brief hiatus. After the Low-Carb Cruise, Jimmy will start returning to his regular podcast schedule, and with a combination of luck and listener support, we're hoping for Jimmy to take up his seat on the Virtual porch this summer!

In the mean time, today's episode has some great topics, including Gary Taubes' take on metabolism, Nonsensical yogurt ads, the dangers of a Ramen addiction and a ton more, so pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let’s talk!

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Karen's bio

Karen's blog

Karen on Twitter

Karen on Pinterest

Yoplait: More like pudding than yogurt

Some Familiar Diets Still Get High Marks

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Nutrition Experts Eat in the Morning

Teen’s Strange Ramen Addiction

The Legal Perils of Giving Medical Advice on the Internet

The Science of Obesity: What Do We Really Know About What Makes Us Fat? An Essay by Gary Taubes

No One Thing: Dr. David Katz

Direct download: LCC-81-parrott.mp3
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Paleo Blogger Janet Harlow And nutritionist Franziska Spritler of LowCarbDietitian.com  join Dietitian Cassie and guest co-host/producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien today in Episode 80 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!”

 

As Jimmy finishes up work on his August 27, 2013 book release Cholesterol Clarity: What The HDL Is Wrong With My Numbers?, Cassie and Kevin welcome guest friends Franziska and Janet to the Virtual Porch as they discuss some of the latest health headlines of the day, including easy ways of incorporating real foods into your diet, how dietary fat fights obesity why red meat WON'T destroy your heart and much, MUCH more!

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- Janet's web site coming soon at http://janetfromtheseniorpaleoplanet.com/

- Franziska's site: LowCarbDietitian.com

Red meat chemical 'damages heart'

Low Carb Diets Increase the Chance of Early Death

Eating Tissues? Ex-Vogue Editor Reveals Model's Skinny Secrets

Chocolate and Agar Recipe Can Halve the Fat

Fat is a Friend in Obesity Battle

100 Days of Real Food: Easy Ways to Cut Back on Processed Ingredients

The Rules of Good Nutrition (That Absolutely Everybody Agrees On)

Direct download: LCC-80-harlow-spritler.mp3
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Rachel Flowers of Alternefit and cardiac nurse Diane Tim join Dietitian Cassie and producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien today in Episode 79 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!”

 

As Jimmy finishes up work on his August 27, 2013 book release Cholesterol Clarity: What The HDL Is Wrong With My Numbers? , Cassie and Kevin host guests Rachel Flowers and Diane Tim on the Virtual Porch as they dig in to a conversation that touches on subjects as diverse as breast feeding, mortality from sugary drinks, eating to fight inflammation and much, MUCH more! So sit on down, grab a cup of coffee, and LET'S TALK!

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Rachel's Alternefit Facebook page

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- Rachel is @rcflowers on Twitter.

- Diane is @diane_tim on Twitter

Sugary Drinks linked to 180,000 deaths worldwide each year

Despite obesity rise, U.S. calories trending downward

Eating right can help prevent cancer
Recent Study suggests those over 75 can be less concerned about their diet

The science of breast milk: Latest research on nursing and milk vs. formula

If You Don't Support Breastfeeding in Public, You Don't Support Breastfeeding

Foods Can Help with Inflammation

Common dieting mistakes, solved

Recipe:

Rachel Flowers Yellow Squash Casserole

Makes 10 servings

5 lbs yellow squash
2 eggs
almond meal (optional and totally not needed, I grind my own, though, too)
4 ounces butter
1/4 cup maple syrup2 teaspoons salt (I use celtic sea salt)
2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
1 dash pepper

Directions:

1. Cut the tops off the squash.
2. Cut in 3- 4 pieces.
3. Boil in water til tender (just a few minutes).
4. Drain and mash.
5. Add remaining ingredients.
6. Place in casserole dish.
7. Cover with the light layer of almond meal.
8. Bake at 350 til lightly browned (about 10- 15 minutes).

* I boiled, drained, Mashed, Drained then baked 30 mins 350F

Direct download: LCC-79-flowers-tim.mp3
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