Low-Carb Conversations
Low-Carb Conversations features conversations with co-hosts Leah Williamson, Kara Halderman and a variety of voices in the Low-Carb, Paleo and Real Food movements, expressing many different points of view.

Exercise physiologist/exercise scientist, lecturer and nutritionist, Naomi Feresta is joined by star of the Australian film "Fat Chance" Warren Hepworth, for Episode 227 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman” 

Sit back and relax with a HUGE tablespoon of coconut oil to this new episode where co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!

Coconut oil isn't healthy & it never has been

 

Cereal could be over with declining sales forcing companies to think of new products

On this week’s episode we talk with Naomi Feresta, who when she found out she was having twins at an older age researched as much as she could about how to main health and discussed fat was the key.  We also talk to Warren Hepworth who cycled from Perth, Australia to Melbourne, Australia on a low carb healthy fat lifestyle and documented it all in his movie Fat Chance.

Naomi, Warren, Kara and Leah discuss the great coconut oil health debate and how snackification is becoming tastier for breakfast than cereal.  But wait the secret headline is bananas!

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Links Used:

Support Fat Chance: https://fatchancethefilm.wixsite.com/fatchance

http://naomiferstera.com/

Some of the resources on heart disease:

Dr Natasha Campbell McBride's Book "Put your Heart in your Mouth": http://www.doctor-natasha.com/heart-in-your-mouth-book.php

Dr Jeffery Gerber: http://denversdietdoctor.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eii1zqQq8TM&t=140s

Dr Aseem Malhotra: http://doctoraseem.com/

Ivor Cummins: http://www.thefatemperor.com/

See some great talks at the Low Carb Down Under You Tube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/lowcarbdownunder

Direct download: LCC-227-hepworth-feresta.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 11:43am EST

Canadian Naturopathic Doctor, Laura Belus, is joined by creator of Paleo Warehouse Clan, Jessica Laird, for Episode 226 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman” 

Sit back and relax with all the beverages to this new episode where co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!

Your Experiences With Food and Mood

Take A Coffee Or Tea Break To Protect Your Liver

This week's episode of Low Carb Conversations is spent chatting with N.D Laura Belus about how her health struggles with acne and migraines led her to become a Naturopath and Jess Laird's customized paleo-box company, Paleo Warehouse Clan. Jess has given all of our (Australia only) listeners $5 off their first box!

Go to paleowarehouse.com.au and use the code NOURISH at checkout. (Australian residents only)

Jess, Laura, Kara and Leah chat about how certain foods & your diet as a whole can affect your mood. Laura gives some insight into what she's seen in her clinic and they talk about the gut-brain connection that can cause mood alterations with food. Jess and Laura then give their take on a new article showing how coffee can be protective against the liver congestion.

And don't miss our on the secret health headline! What do we think about the new Amazon and Whole Foods deal? Listen and find out!

Remember to go Paleo Warehouse and get $5 off your first box with the code NOURISH 

Links used:

https://www.paleowarehouse.com.au

http://drlaurabelus.com

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/business/dealbook/amazon-whole-foods.html?_r=0

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170606112745.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2017-06-10/your-experiences-with-food-and-mood/8590710

 

xperiences With Food and Mood

 

Direct download: LCC-226-belus-laird.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

Internationally-recognized teacher, author, scientist, speaker, and artist, Dr. Deanna Minich, is joined by passionate foodie and founder of Spray-Free Farmacy Kristen Ottaway, for Episode 225 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman” 

Sit back and relax with a packet of Salted Chocolate Macadamia FBomb to this new episode where co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!

Cheap vitamins are made from GMO glucose syrup fed to bacteria, analysis finds… Don’t buy low-grade vitamins

Why It’s More Important To Be An Ethical Omnivore Than A Vegetarian

On this week’s episode we talk with  Dr. Deanna Minich about her journey that lead her to bridging the gaps between science, spirituality, and art in medicine.  We also talk to Kristen Ottaway who wanted to know more about food and the environment for her and her family and ultimately lead her to creating a busy, fresh, spray free, produce company connecting farmers with the consumers.

Deanna, Kristen, Kara and Leah discuss the importance of sourcing good quality nutrients and making sure they are right for your body as well as recognizing the amazing job ethical farmers do and supporting them by buying their foods.  And you will never cheat again with this secret health headline.

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Links Used:

Dr Deanna Minich:
www.deannaminich.com
www.whole-detox.com with lots of free downloadables here :http://whole-detox.com/downloads/
www.foodandspirit.com

 

Kristen Ottaway:

https://www.sprayfreefarmacy.com/

For listeners in the Brisbane, Queensland Australia area! See if you are near a Spray Free Farmacy Pick up Point https://www.sprayfreefarmacy.com/pages/pick-up-points and for your first order receive 10% off with this code:

LCC10%

 

Direct download: LCC-225-minich-ottaway.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 10:07am EST

Founder of the Nutritional Therapy Association, Gray Grahm, is joined by fellow Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Shelley Gawith, for Episode 224 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman” 

Sit back and relax with a hot cup of ice chai tea to this new episode where co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!

How Too Much Salt Makes You Thirsty 

Is Breakfast Really The Most Important Meal of The Day?

On this week's episode we talk with Gray Grahm about what catapulted him to create the NTA and Shelley Gawith's inspiring health journey and how the NTP course saved her health. The conversations then takes a turn, chatting about all things salt. You'll find out if salt is truly the enemy and if it's not, then the best kind to consume. Leah, Kara, Gray and Shelley then answer the age old question, do we eat breakfast or not? Hint: it may not be what you expect.

And don't miss out on our secret health headline....it get's messy.

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Links Used:

https://www.facebook.com/gray.graham.96

https://www.shelleygawith.com

 

Direct download: LCC-224-Gray_Gawith.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 2:12pm EST

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Shawn Mynar is joined by her fellow podcast co-host and registered holistic Nutritionist Meg Doll for Episode 223 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman” 

Sit back and relax with a hot cup of tea to this new episode where co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!

Low-carb eating might make you STUPID: Pasta and bread found to reduce the risk of cognitive decline

Opinion: It’s time to clear up the misinformation about low carb diets

 

On this week’s episode we talk with Shawn Mynar and Meg Doll about their journey from health crisis to healing others. Meg shares her inspiring story from eating disorder to finding her true passion in helping others and Shawn shares her story of being diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, ulcerative colitis and how she healed once she made the connection that what she was eating made the difference to her health.

Shawn, Meg, Leah and Kara discuss all things low carb. Is it everything they say about low carb true? Listen in to find out! Have we finally found an article about low carb that is telling the truth? Also, don't forget the secret health headline - can Paleo be as convenient as a frozen meal or too good to be true?

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Links Used:

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-05-07-low-carb-eating-might-make-you-stupid-pasta-and-bread-found-to-lower-the-risk-of-cognitive-decline.html

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/diet/opinion-its-time-to-clear-up-the-misinformation-about-low-carb-diets/news-story/5ed1912bf3e5ffdea737a0ed2ea5c117

http://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/news_home/Business/2017/05/Wal_Mart_teams_up_with_foodser.aspx?ID={6633CE15-E4AA-4A7A-BCF7-95E8080C0657}&cck=1

Visit Shawn Mynar online.

Visit Meg Doll online.

Be sure to check out and subscribe to The Nourished Podcast!

Direct download: LCC-223-mynar-doll.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 4:34pm EST

Episode 222 features Kara and Leah's guests, Dodier and McLagan

Direct download: LCC-222-Dodier_McLagan.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 1:00am EST

The Natural Nutritionist, triathlete and author of The Real Food Athlete, Steph Lowe is joined by health entrepreneur and founder of At One Foods, Andrew Terlich for Episode 220 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman.” 

Sit back and relax with a Cacao Mint Raw Paleo At One Bar to this new episode where co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!

 

Why The Founder Of Whole Foods Market Thinks Coconut Oil Is Worse For You Than Sugar

Pro-fat school food advisor ready for a scrap

On this episode we chat with Steph Lowe and Andrew Terlich, both athletes who changed their diet for the better!  Listen in as Steph shares her journey of disordered eating as a teen through to her change to a gluten free life and her new book The Real Food Athlete.  Andrew shares his passion for running and the need for better race nutrition which lead him to creating At One Foods. Tune in to hear more!

Steph, Andrew, Kara and Leah also speculate over the founder of Whole Food Markets interesting dietary comments and then discuss New Zealand's decision to go pro fat in schools. Don’t miss out on the secret health headline it’s a story worth Tweeting!

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Links Used:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-29813/why-the-founder-of-whole-foods-market-thinks-coconut-oil-is-worse-for-you-than-su.html

https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@health--science/2017/04/18/19408/fat-friendly-school-food-advisor-ready-for-robust-debate

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/04/150670/ruby-tandoh-no-carb-diet-tweets

http://www.atonefoods.com.au/

Direct download: LCC-221-Lowe_Terlich.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 6:44am EST

Lead NTA Instructor, practitioner and cofounder of MEO Energetics John Tjenos is joined by other cofounder of MEO Energetics, NTP and blogger at Empowered Sustenence  Lauren Geertsen for Episode 220 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman.” 

Sit back and relax with a cup of lemon water to this new episode where co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD ON ITUNES!

Low Carb, Low Fat Or Neither? 

New Insight Reveals How Stevia Controls Blood Sugar 

On this episode we chat with John Tjenos and Lauren Geertsen, fellow NTP's and lead instructor! Don't miss the intro, where we get to know Lauren and John a bit better including why they started their company MEO Energetics. MEO Energetics is a line of essential oils and flower extracts specifically designed to enhance brain health and like nothing else on the market. Tune in to hear more!

John, Lauren, Kara and Leah also discuss the heated debate of low carb vs low fat, but more importantly John sheds light on the way insulin works in the body. So is low carb truly the answer? Lauren also gives her take on stevia and they talk about if it's truly "health food." Lastly, don't miss out on the secret health headlineit's sweeter than ever!

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Links Used:

https://meoenergetics.com

https://www.inneractivehealingsystems.com/about.html

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/nutrition/lowcarb-or-lowfat-or-neither-20170417-gvm9jq.html

http://www.foodnavigator.com/Science/New-insights-reveal-how-stevia-controls-blood-sugar-levels

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/starbucks-unicorn-frappuccino-review-2017-4?r=US&IR=T

 

Direct download: LCC-220-tjenos-geertsen.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 10:05pm EST

Paleo pioneer, author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat, Robb Wolf joins engineer by day and the blogger at Optimising Nutrition by night Marty Kendall for Episode 219 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman.” 

Sit back and relax with a shot of MCT oil to this new episode where co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD ON ITUNES!

Can Carb Cycling Help You Lose Weight?

Evidence Emerges That Celiac Disease Could Be Triggered by a Seemingly Harmless Virus

On this fun episode it's early morning in Australia when we are recording so Leah and Marty are wearing their Pjs, it's late afternoon for Kara who has been in her Pjs all day and Robb reveals off tape that he is in his underwear!!! Luckily no one can see us but now you have this visual listen in as Robb discusses his paleo journey through to writing his latest book "Wired to Eat".  While Marty discusses how originally he started blogging to help research his wife's Type 1 diabetes to now running a large community focusing on maximizing nutrient density in foods to obtain your dietary goals.

Listen to Leah, Kara, Robb and Marty chat about finding your carb tolerances and carb cycling and whether a vaccination is the best way to address diseases like celiac? Lastly, don’t miss the secret health headline as we step into the future with this article: Smart Contact Lenses May One Day Test Sugar Levels.

 

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Links Used:

http://www.health.com/weight-loss/carb-cycling

http://www.sciencealert.com/evidence-emerges-that-a-viral-infection-could-be-behind-celiac-disease

http://www.livescience.com/58595-contact-lenses-with-sensors-could-test-blood-sugar-levels.html

https://optimisingnutrition.com/

Facebook groups: https://www.facebook.com/groups/optimisingnutrition/

Marty Kendall's Nutrient Optimiser: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1419823171384689/

 

Direct download: LCC-219-wolf-kendall.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

Former registered nurse and now founder of Potent Minds, Liz Champaloup joins holistic nutritionist and author of The Pantry Principle Mira Dessy for Episode 218 of "Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman." 

Sit back and relax with a matcha latte to this new episode where co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!

Teens, Your Brains Need Real Food 

Early BPA Exposure Reprograms Gene Linked to Fatty Liver Disease 

 

On this Episode Liz Champaloup tells us about her transition to a real food lifestyle and the start up of Potent Minds. Mira Dessy shares the story about how she claimed her title as the "Ingredient Guru" and about her food philosophy.

Listen to Leah, Kara, Liz and Mira chat about dietary recommendations for teens, and what foods would really be best for their brain health. Then they reveal some shocking news about BPA and other plastics that will make you want to dump your tuba wear!

Lastly, don't miss the secret health headline  giving a new perspective on stress.

Links Used:

Study about chemicals found in the placenta: mentioned by Leah - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxwoOBcEFAY

http://www.theingredientguru.com

Mira's Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

http://potentminds.com

 

Direct download: LCC-218-dessey-champtaloup.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 1:01pm EST