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.

Laura Dolson from lowcarbdiets.about.com and Sam Gaucher from canadagirleatspaleo.com are our guests this week on Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore and Friends!

While Jimmy is off at PaleoFX and finishing up his writing project, Cassie and Kevin were lucky enough to be joined by yet another canuck, Sam Gaucher  of Canada Girl Eats Paleo, and the very wise and insightful Laura Dolson, who maintains the About.com section on Low-Carb eating.

We had a lot to talk about!


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The Heavy

New York Times: Eat Your Heart Out

VIDEO: Forget Cholesterol; Inflammation's The Real Enemy  

How Diet Soda Makes you Fat (and other food and diet industry secrets)

Winchester Woman advocates for diet that encourages eating fat

School tells parents son is obese
Fat Letters Informing Parents Their Kid is Obese are Not Solving Childhood Obesity (Commentary on above article)

You Kid Probably Doesn’t Need Antibiotics

What Should We Call ourselves? (by Laura Dolson!)


Laura Dolson has a great Pizza recipe you can find here!

Sam has a great recipe for indoor shish-kebabs!

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Welcome to episode 76 where Dietitian Cassie and guest host Kevin welcome returning pal Kaila Prins and our new friend, Hadass Eviatar.

Hadass is a former vegetarian and Kaila is a recovering Vegan. This helps them lend a special perspective as we discuss Coming Out of the Culinary Closet. We also look at 100-calorie snack packages, a viral story about the impossibility of finding a "perfect" diet, a pair of great recipes, and much, MUCH more!


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Visit Hadass at HadassEviatar.com

Visit Kaila at In My Skinny Genes

Americans are eating fewer calories, so why are we still obese?

I’m Not Vegan Anymore

A diabetes epidemic and supermarkets who are pushers for an addictive drug called sugar

The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater

Facts on 100 Calorie Snack Packs

Help! My Daughter is seven. And I found this in her room

The Horrible Truth: Grape Apples

Recipe: almond-crusted Walleye

Recipe: Almost Vegan, Mostly paleo, chocolate-chip, coconut, maple, bacon cookies (Recipe coming soon at inmyskinnygenes.com)

Direct download: LCC-76-kaila-hadass.mp3
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Welcome to Episode 75 of Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore and Friends! Today Co-host Dietitian Cassie and Guest-Host Kevin Kennedy-Spaien talk with a pair of fitness instructors, Sam Giganti (of Pure Fitness and Health) and medical school student Kris Gunnars (of Authority Nutrition).

Sit back and enjoy our latest talk on the virtual back porch as Cassie and Kevin get our new friends to share their thoughts on this week's latest batch of low-carb and paleo-related news! Topics include new research findings on the healthy effects of olive oil and nuts, the skinny on processed foods, the PSA that Coke doesn't want you to see, why you may not be losing weight even with caqrb restriction, and much more!


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- Sam Giganti's Website: www.purefitnessandhealth.com

- Sam Giganti on Twitter: @primalsam

- Kris Gunnars' website: http://authoritynutrition.com/

- Kris Gunnars on twitter: @authnutrition

State of the Nutrient: Carbohydrate?

Obesity Crisis Over? Children now eating fewer carbohydrates

Mediterranean Diet shown to ward off heart attack and stroke

The Brutally Honest Coca Cola Commerical You’ll never see on the air

Processed Foods are even scarier than you thought

Does your diet influence how well you sleep?

Top 15 Reasons you are not losing weight on a low carbohydrate diet

Direct download: LCC-75.mp3
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Today Real Food activist Lisa Crawford Geiger and Low-Carb columnist and photographer Amy Dungan join cohost Dietitan Cassie and guest host Kevin Kennedy-Spaien for a wide ranging discussion on the current state of low-carb and paleo health!

While Jimmy Moore is STILL polishing his great forthcoming book, Cholesterol Clarity (pre-order it on Amazon, folks!) Cassie and Kevin have some great articles (and - FINALLY - decent audio) to share on our virtual porch! Sit back, grab some unsweetened tea and join us for a whole lot of learning and laughter!


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Can mountain dew break into breakfast?

Don't have time to eat breakfast? Drink it!

U.S. dairy industry petitions FDA to approve aspartame as hidden, unlabeled additive in milk, yogurt, eggnog and cream

How the junk food industry has encouraged us to eat ourselves to death

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Diet Soda Increases the Risk of Diabetes: Why do we still drink this stuff?

Oils ain't oils

The Top 4 Foods to Avoid if you want to be healthy

The Truth on Truvia

Amy's Recipe for Cheeseburger Cauliflower


Amy Dungan's Cheeseburger Cauliflower on Low-Carb Conversations
Photo courtesy of Amy Dungan, photographer extraordinaire


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Guests Gina Reig of Simplistic Wholistic and Andrew Weaver of Doughboy To Ironman join us for news, conversation and a great recipe!


Welcome back to the Virtual Porch as co-host Dietitian Cassie and guest-host Kevin Kennedy-Spaien sit back and chat with two new, great guests: nutritionist Gina Rieg and health blogger Andrew Weaver! Topics discussed include Dr. Oz being his wacky self again, the wisdom (or lack thereof) of sugaring your kid's veggies, Cola-induced mortality, a fantastic egg-based recipe and much, much more!


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- Andrew Weaver's blog, Doughboy To Ironman

- Andrew's Bio

- Gina Reig's web site: SimplisticWholistic

- Gina's bio

Dr. Oz is up to his old tricks

How Spraying Vegetables with a "sugar-mist" could help children to eat their greens

Woman Drank Herself to Death With 2-Gallon-A-Day Coca-Cola Habit

No change in AHA recommendations on Saturated or Polyunsaturated fat

Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition

Is your Digestive System Making you sick? (Dr. Mark Hyman)

Why I Don't Fret About Burning those Extra Holiday Calories (Written by Gina!)

Bart Simpson, Coca Cola and the American Heart Association (An Article written by Andrew!)


Gina Reig's Creative Curry Clafouti

(As we discussed during the show, it is pronounced "cla-FOO-tie," and it's kind of like a quiche. It keeps well and is super yummy!)


• 6 eggs
• 6 tablespoons melted grass-fed butter/ghee/coconut oil cooled to room temp. + 1 pat for greasing pan
• 3/4 cup coconut milk
• 4 cups cooked, chopped chicken (optional) You can sub any cooked meat and/or greens, onions, etc.
• 2 tablespoons curry spice, or to taste
• Sea Salt & Pepper to taste


• Preheat oven to 400° F.
• Butter a 10” round or 13×9” baking dish
• Whisk together eggs, fat & coconut milk until frothy.
• Mix in chicken or other meats/veggies and spices and pour into baking dish.
• Bake about 45 minutes or until top is golden brown and puffy.

Gina elaborates:


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In episode 72 we get to hear Dietitian Cassie fly solo while talking with our guests Kelly O. Schmidt of PaleoInfused and Corben Thomas of PaleoLife365!   In this episode, we discuss why it shouldn't be surprising that "Big Food" wants to be part of training dietitians and nutritionists, why margarine will kill you, why whole grains aren't really low on the Glycemic Index, why "Big Agra" wants us out of their abattoirs, attitudes about the obese and food addiction, and much, MUCH more!

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Links Discussed in Episode 72: - We’re LISTENER-SUPPORTED: DONATE HERE! - Kelly O. Schmidt's site PaleoInfused - Corben Thomas' site PaleoLife365 - McDonald's Educating Nutrition Professionals - Start Spreading the News: Saturated Fat is not so bad, says study - Do Whole Grains Deserve a Place on Your Plate? Food Fight Answers - Shocking: Reporting Factory Farm Abuses to be Considered "Act of Terrorism" If New Laws Pass - Vitamin D Level Predicts Death in CABG People Seem More Accepting of Food Addiction Than Other Vices - What is Iodine? - Morbidly Obese IT Consultant loses Eight Stone in 5 months after being refused life insurance - Kelly's fantastic recipe for breakfast prosciutto egg cups

Direct download: LCC-72-Kelly-Schmidt-Corben-Thomas.mp3
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Welcome back as our special low-carb friends Jessica Kempf of the Budget For Health blog and returning friend Eric "That Nice Boy Dana Carpender Married" Schmitz of mytotalgymtransformation.com  join co-hosts Dietitian Cassie and Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

While Jimmy is still toiling in the salt mines, dictating his latest book to a staff of specially trained ninja scribes in Kathmandu, we're holding down the fort here on the Virtual Porch. Our special guests this week help us talk about such scintillating subjects as:

  • Why you don't need to be rich or snobby to eat well
  • Why you may not be able to instagram your next dining experience
  • How to make your own full-fat yogurt
  • What the heck "eating clean" may or may not mean
  • Bacorn, Kale chips and much, MUCH more!

Please note that Kevin was viciously attacked by his microphone this week. As a result that mic had to be put to sleep. He hopes to sound better  for episode 72!


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Jessica Kempf 's Site: www.budgetforhealth.com

Jessica Kempf on Facebook: www.facebook.com/budgetforhealth

Eric Schmitz's blog: mytotalgymtransformation.com

Is a Paleo Diet just for the Snobby Elitist?

Willpower Linked to Weight Loss

Some New York City Restaurants Ban Food Photography By Customers

Gluten-Free: Whether you Need it Or Not

In-Home Breakfast Consumption Has Driven Yogurt Growth- Research

Health Expert says "Fat is Awesome" Should you Eat Clean?

Jessica's super-yummy recipe for Parmesean Kale Chips

Direct download: LCC-71-schmitz-kempf.mp3
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Welcome back for another fantastic episode of Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore and Friends! Today is special for a few reasons: First, Jimmy's not here- he's taking a break to write a new book. Second, It's our special 70th episode. Woot!

Of course it is also special because of our great guests Adam Kosloff and Mark Spurbeck who are joining Dietitian Cassie and guest-host Kevin Kennedy-Spaien today. Adam is the author of Beyond Caloriegate and the voice of the Escape From Caloriegate podcast and Mark is one of Minneapolis' most prestigious personal trainers through his company Fit Twin Cities.

You can learn all about both of them at:
Adam Kosloff's Caloriegate, and
Mark Spurbeck's Fit Twin Cities

Here are the articles Cassie and Kevin discussed with Mark and Adam:
What's the Danger of an All-Fruit Diet?
Egg Consumption and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke
Why You Should Starve Yourself a Little Bit Each Day
Enough Already with the Juice Cleanses
TwinsCentric: One for the Fat Boys
Should Health Insurance Be Like Car Insurance?
The RIsk vs. Reward Scale: Are You Using It?
Kobe Bryant's Diet Helps Maintain Elite Level of Play

Today's recipe is Adam's dad's pot roast from their book, The 12 Essential Low Carb Cooking Skills: Plus, 49 Simple, Scrumptious Low Carb Diet Recipes.

Pot Roast (Serves 4 to 6)

Pot roast is a good simple one-pot meal that requires a minimum of fussing. Like any braise, it takes some time to prepare. It is easily prepared in a slow cooker. (Follow manufacturer's directions for cooking time and temperature.) This recipe is very basic, but fail-safe.

1 (3 to 4 lb.) pot roast (chuck, top or bottom round)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
2 cups beef stock
2 onions, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3 large carrots, peeled and cut on the bias into 1" pieces
2 celery stalks, chopped
4 ounce cremini mushrooms, quartered
1 tablespoon herbs de province
2 bay leaves
Kosher salt and pepper
Chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Season the meat on all sides with salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven, brown the meat on all sides in the extra virgin olive oil. Add the tomatoes, the onions, the herbs de province, the bay leaves and the rest of the veggies. Make sure all the herbs and veggies are immersed in the liquid. Bring back to a boil. Tightly cover the pot and place it in the oven. Roast for about 3 hours, or until the meat is tender. When done, remove the pot from the oven. Remove the meat and allow it to rest on a cutting board. If the jus is too thin, return the pot to the stove top and boil to reduce it. The jus should be thin but well-flavored. Correct the seasoning. Slice the meat and serve accompanied by the veggies and jus, garnished with parsley, or, you can serve a few chunks of the beef atop some pureed veggies with a bit of the jus over top and garnished with the parsley (yum!).

Direct download: 70-kosloff-spurbeck.mp3
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Jenny Westerkamp's "Gen Y Nutritionist" web site
You Are What You Retweet: 140 Social Media Rules to Eat By
Jenny on Twitter
Jenny on Facebook
Tyler Bramlett at "Garage Warrior" web site
"Garage Warrior" podcast
"Garage Warrior" on Facebook
Tyler's January 2013 interview with Jimmy on the "Garage Warrior" podcast
High Protein, Low Carb
Panera's new hidden low-carb menu elicits cheers, confusion
Hapifork measures how much and how fast you’re eating
Eating Fruits and Vegetables Can Make You More Optimistic
Does Wheat Make You Fat?
Bananas – Nature’s Most Perfect Food?
Avocado consumption is associated with better diet quality and nutrient intake, and lower metabolic syndrome risk in US adults: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001–2008
The Importance Of Fat Location And How Belly Fat Differs From Thigh Fat
13 Banned Foods Still Allowed in the U.S.
Coronary Artery Disease as Clogged Pipes A Misconceptual Model
What’s causing obesity? I can’t believe it’s not butter.

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We've got another funtabulicious Friday here today in Episode 68 of Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore & Friends. Your two congenial and lovable co-hosts Jimmy and Dietitian Cassie are in their rightful places ready to tackle the latest health headlines of the day. This podcast is one of the most unique in the low-carb and Paleo communities because you get to hear real opinions from real people living this lifestyle sharing the real deal about the nutrition and health ideas of our day. We give 'em all the white gloves treatment and tell it like it is. If you like what you hear, then remember we are LISTENER-SUPPORTED and your donations really go a long way towards helping us continue bringing you more opinions galore in the weeks, months and years to come. If you enjoy our weekly romp through the health headlines that you hear on "Low-Carb Conversations" and want to help us out, then you can make a donation to keep us on the air throughout 2013 and beyond. THANK YOU for your support!

We've got two more awesome guest friends from the Paleo and low-carb blogging community joining us today as we welcome Sam Feltham from "Smash The Fat" and Jennifer Courtney from the "PaleoMomRx" blog. Listen in as Jimmy and Cassie talk about what foods RDs would eat and wouldn't eat, how so many people are diagnosing their health online these day and how listening to health podcasts can actually lead you to lose more weight than those who don't. Then they invite in Sam and Jennifer to address how a medical doctor gets it all wrong about high-fat, low-carb diets, the absurdity of the new Coke anti-obesity ads focusing on calories, whether "fat genes" determine whether you'll become obese or not, the viability of BMI for measuring obesity, the negative effect of carbohydrates on the brain and the fact that there is 30% more sugar in cereals sold in the UK than in the US. And then our favorite part of the show is the recipe and cooking tips time at the end with Sam and Jennifer featuring a chicken fajita dish. Now you know what to do: pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let's talk!


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Sam Feltham from "Smash The Fat"
Jennifer Courtney from the "PaleoMomRx" blog
Foods Nutrition Experts Will Never Eat
Pew: 35 percent of US adults are online diagnosers
Twitter Can Make You Less Fat
Do high fat, low carb diets work?
Critics attack Coke's anti-obesity ad
'Fat Genes' Determine Obesity, UCLA Study Says, In Addition To Diet And Exercise
A Good Way to Measure Obesity? Fat Chance
Carbohydrates: Bad For The Aging Brain
Britain's biggest cereal brands contain 30% more sugar than same products in U.S.


▪ 1 medium chicken breast
▪ 1 lettuce
▪ 2 tomatoes
▪ 1 red pepper
▪ 1 birdseye chilli
▪ 1 small red onion
▪ ½ avocado1 lime
▪ 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Cut 1 tomato, ½ red pepper, birdseye chilli and red onion to make a salsa. Spoon out the avocado and chop up the other tomato, mix those together, squeeze the lime in and mash it up to make a guacamole.
Slice the other ½ of the red pepper and chicken into strips. Fry them in the olive oil. Once cooked put on a separate plate. Now comes the low carb bit. You'll be using the lettuce leaves as tortillas to make the fajitas. With a leaf in hand spread on some salsa, guacamole and place some fried chicken peppers on top. Roll it up and eat it up, but be careful  as I have had salsa juice run down my top on a couple of occasions!
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