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.

The Ketogenic Girl herself, Vanessa Spina joins Leah and Kara this week for Episode 247 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman”.

Sit back, relax and listen with some salami and cheese while Leah and Kara talk with health experts on the latest health headlines!

Keto OS Side Effects and Benefits: Is It Worth It?

 

Cheese and salami are apparently the best foods for your teeth

 

Vanessa Spina, the Ketogenic Girl, is back on the Low Carb Conversations Podcast! Vanessa is a ketogenic coach and educator, creating meal plans, delicious recipes and working with others to help them maximize health and loose weight with a ketogenic diet. She shares with us her story on how after years of chronic pain, fatigue and body image issues, a properly formulated ketogenic diet turned all that around. She even had a new book release on November 7th, Keto Essentials. 

Kara, Leah and Vanessa debate the new trend of exogenous ketones. Are they the most effective way to burn fat and get into ketosis? Vanessa explains her take on them and how she would rather see her clients make their own ketones and utilizing their healing properties. In the second article, it is explained how cheese and salami are the best foods for our teeth health. They provide the most fat soluble vitamins needed for healthy bones and keep the environment surrounding our teeth happy.

Remember our secret health headline ....as if you didn't get enough cheese already!

CHECK OUT VANESSA'S BRAND NEW KETO BOOK HERE!!

Links:

https://www.ketogenicgirl.com

https://www.thedailymeal.com/healthy-eating/sorry-paleo-dieters-stonehenge-humans-ate-cheese/101717

https://www.ruled.me/keto-os-side-effects-benefits-worth/

http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/22/cheese-and-salami-are-apparently-the-best-foods-for-your-teeth-7018223/

Direct download: LCC-247-spina.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 8:36am EST

Robyn Johnson, Integrative Nutritionist and Registered Dietician Nutritionist from Kansas City and Lisa Kara, certified yoga instructor and a health foodie extraordinaire from Zinc Nutrition joins Leah and Kara this week for Episode 245 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman”.

Sit back, relax and listen with some avocado toast while Leah and Kara talk with health experts on the latest health headlines!

The totally unsexy path to healthy eating (and why we’re not following it)

 

Someone has gone and invented diet avocados

 

Learn more about Robyn's amazing turn around from guttate psoriasis through functional nutrition and Lisa's bio-individual approach to her thriving practice in Los Angeles.

Lisa, Robyn, Kara and Leah discuss an article surrounding moderation, that proposes moderation is the true key to health and success. But with so many different views on what eating "moderately" means, how can that be true? The main points from the article are: extreme diets create all or nothing mentality and unhealthy relationships with food easily persuade audiences. Lisa and Robyn break it all down, and discuss if moderation is truly the answer.

Ready for low fat avocados? Leah reads a shocking health headline about new avocados being sold in Spain that have 30% fat. What?! If you're thinking what we're thinking, head on over and listen to the response.

And remember our secret health headline 

 

Links:

http://www.nutritionbyrobyn.com

http://www.zincnutrition.com

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/the-totally-unsexy-path-to-healthy-eating-and-why-were-not-following-it/2017/10/04/ab5cff20-a472-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.12fd0a7c6bdb

http://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2017/10/12/someone-has-gone-and-invented-diet-avocados

https://www.thedailymeal.com/healthy-eating/small-plates-help-you-eat-less-and-other-nutrition-lies-were-based-bogus-research/100517

Direct download: LCC-246-johnson-kara.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

Mandy Thomas, nutritionist and financial coach and health influencer and motivational expert, Melanie Miller join Leah and Kara this week for Episode 245 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman”.

 

Sit back, relax and listen with your budget in hand while Leah and Kara talk with health experts on the latest health headlines!

Financial Stress and Your Health 

 

The 15 foods scientists claim will ward off hunger pangs and keep your diet on track

 

 

Listen in as Mandy shares her transformational story resolving her severe digestive issues through addressing her finances. She discovered that nutrition is not always the only answer; and she had to take a deeper look at her life to get to the root cause of her problems. Melanie talks about how keto gave her her life back, and eventually went on to start Keto Academy with the one and only Jimmy Moore!

Leah, Kara, Melanie and Mandy first discuss a headline related to finances to physical health. Mandy gives examples of how addressing the cause of your stress can resolve the physical symptoms in your life; and gives tangible tips to getting your finances on track. Melanie talks about how she sees stress related illness in her practice all the time and ways to deflect the stress.

Leah then reads a conflicting article about which foods are best for warding off hunger. The article pushes that amino acids from animal protein provide the most satiating affect, yet recommends a plant based diet simultaneously. See what they had to say about that one!

And remember out secret health headline, it's a sweet treat.

Links used:

https://www.melanie-miller.com/

Melanie's  ghost poo aka cream cheese clouds

https://www.cambridge-credit.org/financial-stress-and-your-health.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4925496/Plums-pork-mackerel-almonds-stop-hunger-pangs.html

https://spoonuniversity.com/how-to/how-to-stay-healthy-while-mostly-just-eating-cereal

Direct download: LCC-245-miller-thomas.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 9:58am EST

Stephanie Dodier,  Clinical nutritionist and host of the Beyond the Food Podcast, joins Leah this week for Episode 244 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman”.

 

Sit back, relax and listen with your mala meditation beads while Leah and Kara talk with health experts on the latest health headlines!

This week on Low Carb Conversations Kara is away again so Leah chats with Stephanie Dodier.  She was last on the podcast on episode 222 and since then has put together a free 7 day online summit with amazing guest speakers that starts on 1 November 2017.  You can find out more about The Beyond the Food Project here or further down.

Healthy Eating Mindset is Key to Dietary Success

 

Research Shows That Physically Complaining Rewires Your Brain To Be Depressed And Anxious

 

Stephanie and Leah discuss an interesting article on different characteristics of diet personalities.  Are they accurate? Which one are you?  They then look at different types of complainer personalities and how negativity can rewire your brain.  Tune in as it is great chat on all things mindset.

Don’t forget our secret health headline. You won't be watching your weight but your health instead.

Is it time to ditch the diet mindset? The Going Beyond The Food Project is free and accessible from your own home from November 1st-8th 2017. Register here to Ditch The Diet Mindset, Transform your relationship to food and Feel Good for Good.

 

 

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION

Links Used:

The Beyond the Food Project

Stephanie Dodier

Beyond the Food Podcast

Direct download: LCC-244-dodier.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 12:07pm EST

Kale Brock,  Film Maker and Mark Ritz,  creator of ritzfit.com joins Leah this week for Episode 243 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman”.

Sit back, relax and listen with your daily probiotic while Leah and Kara talk with health experts on the latest health headlines!

How Probiotics Can Change Your Child's Life

 

 

Can We Trust Organic Food Imported From Other Countries?

 

 

This week on Low Carb Conversations Kara is away so Leah chats with Kale Brock.  He shares all about his new film - The Gut Movie which is a stunning documentary all about the human gut microbiome. Kale shares some insight as to what is in the film and the fun they had filming.  Our second guest is Mark Ritz from ritzfit.com which is a site that gives amazing deals on top quality food items. It’s also a resource to learn more about small companies that are putting out healthy food products that are reviewed by a team of health experts. He shares some of his current clients and the research and testing of the product to make sure it is of the highest quality for you.

Kale, Mark and Leah discuss probiotics and since they are a "buzz" word at the moment so do they really live up to what the hype is about?  They then discuss the second article which is all about the organic trade business in the US.  Can we really trust the organic labelling from other countries?

Don't forget our secret health headline. Would you eat tattooed fruit?

 

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION and win some delicious Fat Bombs! Listen in to hear how.

Kara and I are loving the Digital Nomad Nutritionist course.  It is a 100% online, self paced course for nutritionists, NTP’s and health coaches who want to build an online practice.  Check it out here: bit.ly/lowcarbconversations

Leah uses the amazing essential oil blend – Advanced Focus from Meo-Energetics before podcasting.  You should try it too!

Links Used:

Kale Brock: http://kalebrock.com.au/

The Gut Movie: http://kalebrock.com.au/gutmovie/

Mark Ritz: ritzfit.com

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Mark mentions the following companies:

https://mitolife.us/

http://www.realmushrooms.com/

Direct download: LCC-243-brock-ritz.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 10:53am EST

Emily Schromm,  Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified personal trainer and CrossFit Coach joins Leah and Kara for Episode 240 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman”.
 
Sit back, relax and listen with smoothie before 9am while Leah and Kara talk with health experts on the latest health headlines!
 
How avocados and nuts could boost intelligence

 

6 Healthy Things To Do Before Your 9AM Lecture

 

This week on Low Carb Conversations Emily Schromm,

Emily, Kara and Leah discuss whether adding avocados, olive oil, and nuts can boost intelligence due to monounsaturated fatty acids which leads to a discussion all about fats.  The second articles is about healthy things we can do before 9am which leads to a discussion on - yep you guessed it fats :)

And remember our secret health headline. It's a stinker.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION and win some delicious Fat Bombs! Listen in to hear how.

Kara and I are loving the Digital Nomad Nutritionist course.  It is a 100% online, self paced course for nutritionists, NTP’s and health coaches who want to build an online practice.  Check it out here: bit.ly/lowcarbconversations

Leah uses the amazing essential oil blend – Advanced Focus from Meo-Energetics before podcasting.  You should try it too!

Links Used:

https://emilyschromm.com/

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Direct download: LCC-242-schromm.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Ashley Sweeney, Registered Dietician and Food & Nutrition expert along with Katy Smith, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner student joins Leah and Kara for Episode 241 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman”.
 
Sit back, relax and listen with a keep cup of coffee while Leah and Kara talk with health experts on the latest health headlines!
 
Frito-Lay Just Launched Certified Organic Doritos

 

We’re Making the Wrong Type of Food Waste: Nutrient-Dense Foods, Not Junk Food, Leading Food Waste Epidemic

 

 

This week on Low Carb Conversations Ashley, tells how she battled with deep issues in her relationship with food and overcame these to become a dietician and help others.  Katy shares her health journey that started from a young age and how she is now studying to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner to also help others.

Ashley, Katy and Kara and Leah discuss whether new organic Doritos are healthier for you.  Is this more health washing?  They then discuss food wastage and some strategies to avoid this. Check out the links section for all the cool ideas mentioned.

And remember our secret health headline. Is it really good for you?

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION and win some delicious Fat Bombs! Listen in to hear how.

Kara and I are loving the Digital Nomad Nutritionist course.  It is a 100% online, self paced course for nutritionists, NTP’s and health coaches who want to build an online practice.  Check it out here: bit.ly/lowcarbconversations

Leah uses the amazing essential oil blend – Advanced Focus from Meo-Energetics before podcasting.  You should try it too!

Links Used:

Ashley Sweeney - http://ashleysweeneynutrition.com/

Katy Smith- www.thenourishedproject.com

Link to the Apps for Food Waste
http://www.thinkeatsave.org/ index.php?option=com_content& view=article&id=422

 
Awesome Resources for Australia
http://www.foodwise.com.au/ foodwaste/food-waste-fast- facts/
http://www.lovefoodhatewaste. nsw.gov.au/
http://watchmywaste.com.au/ aus-50-food-waste-reduction/
Companies in Australia Helping with Food Waste Redistribution
https://www.secondbite.org/
https://www.foodbank.org.au/
http://www.ozharvest.org/
 
Smarter Fridge App
http://www.thinkeatsave.org/ index.php?option=com_content& view=article&id=437

Direct download: LCC-241-Smith-Sweeney.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 9:03am EST

Ellie Shortt,  Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and creator of Whole Happy. Com and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach at My Healthy Transitions, Beth Romanski join Leah and Kara for Episode 240 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman”.

 

Sit back, relax and listen with a large glass of water while Leah and Kara talk with health experts on the latest health headlines!

 

Heart attack study finds more than a quarter of patients have no risk factors


 

Diet drinks deemed as good as water for blood sugar control

 

This week on Low Carb Conversations Beth Romanski,  shares her health journey and why she is passionate about helping others through her health and 21 Day Sugar Detox coaching.  Our second guest, Ellie Shortt tells how she found integrative health through her own health journey and how she also worked as gastronomic journalist. Now she has a clinical Nutritional Therapy business and provides cooking and educational classes.

Beth, Ellie, Kara and Leah discuss a new study from a Sydney, Australia hospital that looked at why so many patients who presented with heart attacks had none of the usual associated risk factors - what could be the issue?  In the second article we discuss low-calorie sweetened beverages (LCSBs). The article suggests LCSB do not adversely affect blood sugar levels and could promote healthier eating through lower-carb consumption - really? How do you think we respond?

And remember our secret health headline. Warning it may give you blurred vision!

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION and win some delicious Fat Bombs! Listen in to hear how.

Kara and I are loving the Digital Nomad Nutritionist course.  It is a 100% online, self paced course for nutritionists, NTP’s and health coaches who want to build an online practice.  Check it out here: bit.ly/lowcarbconversations

Leah uses the amazing essential oil blend - Advanced Focus from Meo-Energetics before podcasting.  You should try it too!

Links Used:

Beth Romanski
Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Certified 21-Day Sugar Detox Coach
 
beth@myhealthytransitions.com
www.myhealthytransitions.com
21DSD Profile:  21-Day Sugar Detox Certified Coach
Follow me on Instagram @myhealthytransitions
Join the MyHealthyTransitions Community on Facebook!
 
 
Ellie Shortt
Wesbite: www.wholehappy.com
Instagram: @ellieshortt
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wholehappynutrition/

Ellie's delicious anti-inflammatory cookie recipe

 

Direct download: LCC-240-shortt-romanski.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Author of Eat Naked, NTP, Certified Gluten Practitioner, GAPS Practitioner and Restorative Wellness Specialist Margaret Floyd joins Leah and Kara for Episode 239 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman”.

Sit back, relax and listen with a bulletproof coffee while Leah and Kara talk with heath experts on the latest health headlines!

And check our Margarets easy baked salmon recipe that she shared on the show :)

You can find her here as well: https://www.facebook.com/takeitalloff

https://www.instagram.com/eatnakednow

/https://www.pinterest.com/margaretfloyd/

Low Fat Diet Could Kill You!Study Finds 

 

How Preservatives Can Make Us Gain Weight

 

Our solo guest, Margaret Floyd, shares her journey to becoming a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner as well as an instructor for the program Restorative Wellness Solutions that teaches functional lab skills to qualified nutritionists. Margaret mentions just how life changing this program can be not only for yourself, but for your clients to uncover the root cause of their health concerns. She also chats a bit about her website, http://www.eatnakednow.com  and her book Eat Naked that is recommended reading for the NTA.

Margaret, Kara and Leah go over a new study revealing that a low fat diet could be deadly! The study claims that low saturated fat in take can shorten ones life by 13%, yet a diet high in fat cuts ones life by 23%. How confusing! The solution? The authors suggest a happy medium..yet strongly urge to not have a high fat intake. Listen in to hear the NTP perspective! Secondly, a new article talks about how preservatives can make us gain weight. Preservatives can interfere with our endocrine system and cause weight gain. But what about natural preservatives? Tune in!

And remember our secret health headline! It's pretty moo-ving.

Links used:

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/diet-fitness/641201/Low-fat-diet-bad-for-you-low-carb-study

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/nutrition/how-preservatives-can-make-us-gain-weight-20170818-gxz28b.html

http://www.eatnakednow.com/easy-salmon-with-garbanzos-artichokes-and-greens/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tobyshapshak/2017/08/28/how-icow-is-helping-kids-in-africa-avoid-life-damaging-nutritional-stunting/#96f319677cfb

 

 

 

 

Direct download: LCC-239-floyd.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 8:05am EST

Sydney based Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Fran Dargaville and NTP and business coach Aime Tollefsrud join Leah and Kara for Episode 238 of "Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman." 

Sit back, relax and do something you LOVE while listening to this week's episode!

10 Future Dietetic Trends in 2017

 

How to Turn A Passion into a Full Time Business 

 

Tune in on this weeks episode where Fran shares her struggle with chronic fatigue and Nutritional Therapy. Aime talks about her minimalist lifestyle and how that allowed her to move to Hawaii and start an online business.

Leah, Kara, Aime and Fran discuss the top 10 dietician trends of 2017; some being functional nutrition, food sensitivities, transparency and telenutritioin. With all the technological advancements, it's truly been possible to get good nutritional care from anywhere. The girls talk all about how that has impacted their lives and businesses. In the second article Aime shares her techniques for turning your passion into an online business. Her and Fran explain how "faking it till you make it" can be a game changer when it comes to your business mindset.

Remember our secret health headline! 

If you're a NTP and are interested in having a 100% online business, be sure to check out Aime's Digital Nomad Nutritionist Course. Leah and Kara will be reviewing their experience with the course every week, and are loving it!

 

Links used:

http://www.rebellenutrition.com

https://frandargaville.com

https://www.nutritionjobs.com/blog/resources/10-future-dietetic-trends-in-2017/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/04/28/ways-to-turn-a-passion-business-into-a-fulltime-job_a_22058993/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-15/cartonographer-makes-art-from-fruit-and-vegetable-boxes/8803698

Direct download: LCC-238-dargaville-tollefsrud.mp3
Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 3:03pm EST