Real Health Conversations
Real Health Conversations (Formerly Low-Carb Conversations) is hosted by Holly Jean Mullen, FNTP and features a variety of voices in the world of modern nutrition and health science, expressing many different points of view.

Type 1 diabetic and low-carb Paleo food company founder Katie Coleman and medical pathologist and low-carb Paleo diet blogger Dr. Jim Small, MD, PhD join our hosts Jimmy Moore and Dietitian Cassie today in Episode 128 of "Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie & Friends!"


It's another great Friday here at "Low-Carb Conversations" and we are always appreciative of the great feedback we receive from you our listeners about this show. We try really hard to keep it fun, lighthearted, and yet educational so that you can be ready to respond to all those latest health headlines that your coworkers, friends, and family members start talking to you about. While we don't pretend to have all the answers about what to think about the headlines that bombard us on a daily basis, what we do have is educated opinions filtered through the prism of a real foods-based low-carb, primal, Paleo lifestyle. Jimmy Moore and Dietitian Cassie are fully committed to inviting on guest friends who can articulate the thoughts and ideas about these health headlines that you just won't hear about anywhere else. It's comforting to know you're not alone in your health journey and we're here to provide you with the inspiration and encouragement you want and need to be successful in this great adventure. Do you like what we're doing here on this listener-supported podcast? Then CLICK HERE and make a donation of any amount that will help us keep these shows coming to you week after week. You are all so greatly appreciated. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Controversial Ingredient To Be Removed From Silk Beverages

In today's episode, our co-hosts Jimmy Moore and Dietitian Cassie welcome two extraordinary guest friends to help them opine on the health headlines today, including a Type 1 diabetics who uses a real foods-based ketogenic Paleo nutritional approach to control her disease named Katie Coleman from the "Keep It Real Food Co." and Dr. Jim Small from "The PaleoPathologist" who is a medical pathologist and a former professor who discovered the personal health benefits that come from of a low-carb Paleo lifestyle change. At the beginning of today's episode, Jimmy asked Cassie to explain what she means by her "PFC Balanced" philosophy in response to quite a few concerned e-mails he has received from listeners who were confused about how that fits within a low-carb or Paleo diet. During today's episode, we also shared about Cassie's new video series which you can see a sample of below:


Update on the PFC Club!

Listen in to hear Jimmy, Cassie, Katie and Dr. Jim talk about the Silk Beverage company making the decision to remove the carrageenan from their products after consumers demanded it, the implications of that 15-ton "fatberg" that was removed from the London sewer recently, the wisdom of the marketing strategy being used by Olive Garden promoting 7 weeks of unlimited pasta for $100, the impact of consuming Ramen noodles on heart disease, diabetes, and stroke risk, the foolish decision by Eggland's Best to lower the fat and calories in their eggs by feeding the chickens a vegetarian diet, why school lunches in France are far superior to the ones provided to American kids, and an innovative new treatment modality one hospital is using feeding their patients real food grown from a garden on the hospital property. And don't miss Katie's Cauliflower Mac & Cheese as well as Dr. Jim's Breakfast Frittata and cast iron skillet cleaning tip at the end of the show. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let's talk about it!


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Dietitian Cassie's business "Healthy Simple Life"
Dietitian Cassie's "PFC Club"
Watch Dietitian Cassie's fabulous educational videos on Vimeo
Katie Coleman from the "Keep It Real Food Co."
Katie on Twitter
Dr. Jim Small from "The PaleoPathologist"
Dr. Jim on Twitter
- SECRET HEADLINE: Controversial Ingredient To Be Removed From Silk Beverages
15-ton ball of fat removed from London sewer
Olive Garden: $100 for 7 weeks of pasta
Can instant noodles lead to heart disease, diabetes and stroke?
Eggland's Best Eggs Reveals Lower Calorie Count: One Large Eggland’s Best Egg Contains Just 60 Calories
What French Kids Eat For School Lunch (It Puts Americans To Shame!)
You won’t Believe what this Hospital is Using as Medicine
- RECIPE: Dr. Jim's Breakfast Frittata
- RECOMMENDATION: Dr. Jim's Cast Iron Skillet Cleaner

Katie's Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
1 head cauliflower
1/4 cup butter
1 cup shredded cheese (I used a half a bag of trader joes shredded 3-cheese)
Handful of shredded Parmesan
1/4 cup whipped cream cheese
Cayenne pepper, salt+ pepper to taste
Finely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Chop cauliflower into noodle sized pieces. Microwave cauliflower (covered in plastic wrap) for 6 minutes. Add butter, shredded cheese, Parmesan, cream cheese, cayenne, salt and pepper and mix together. Top with walnuts (plus extra shredded cheese and Parmesan). Place in oven for 10 minutes.

Direct download: LCC-128-small-coleman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

Paleo and ketogenic diet blogger treating epilepsy Sean Coonce and Canadian cancer survivor and nutritional health blogger Alix Hayden join our hosts Jimmy Moore and Dietitian Cassie today in Episode 127 of "Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie & Friends!"

We've hit our stride here on this Friday podcast giving you quality information, informed opinions, and something to talk about with your friends and family who are curious about health real food, low-carb, ketogenic and Paleo living. The information you hear on this show each and every week isn't mainstream yet, but we're seeing signs of change already underway. It's our honor and privilege to bring you the latest health headlines through the prism of this wonderful whole foods approach to nutrition. Since we are a listener-supported podcast, please CLICK HERE to help us keep the show going strong. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


The Macaroni And Cheese Bread Cone Is Taking Over Disney’s Theme Parks

In today's episode, our co-hosts Jimmy Moore and Dietitian Cassie are honored to have two of the most inspiring guest friends we've ever had on the show in Sean Coonce from "Pastured Kitchen" who suffers from what's known as absence seizures and now controls them with a ketogenic Paleo diet and Alix Hayden from "GreyMadder" who is managing a cancerous tumor in her brain with a ketogenic diet. Listen in to hear Jimmy, Cassie, Sean and Alix sharing their thoughts and opinions about why there is a macaroni and cheese bread cone being served at the concession stands at Disney parks, the New York school that decided to reject federal school lunch mandates because their kids were too hungry, a new study of the ketogenic diet for Parkinson's disease coming in early 2015, the question of whether raw brown sugar is any better than refined white sugar, and the lack of science involved in creating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Plus, don't miss Sean's Chorizo Stir Fry recipe and Alix's Keto Old Fashioned Cream Soda recipe at the end. It's time to pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let's talk!


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Sean Coonce from "Pastured Kitchen"
Sean on Twitter
Alix Hayden from "GreyMadder"
Alix on Twitter
- SECRET HEADLINE: The Macaroni And Cheese Bread Cone Is Taking Over Disney’s Theme Parks
New York school drops Michelle Obama lunch standards: Kids too hungry
Eating 80 percent fat? Legacy and College of Natural Medicine will study the diet on Parkinson's patients
Sorry, Raw Sugar Is No Better for You Than Refined
Dietary Guidelines for Americans: We don’t need no stinkin’ science
- RECIPE: Sean's Chorizo Stir Fry

Alix's Liquid Fat Bomb - Keto Old Fashioned Cream Soda
One can of club soda
1/2 cup of full fat whipping cream (more if you like!)
1/2 tbsp all natural vanilla flavouring (I order from Arizona Vanilla Co.), OR a few drops of vanilla stevia (I use Sweet Leaf), to taste
1 tbsp. MCT oil OR coconut oil for some added zip

Mix and add tons of ice. DONE!

Direct download: LCC-127-coonce-hayden_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

Registered dietitian and Paleo diet health podcaster Kelsey Marksteiner and low-carb, high-fat weight loss success story and YouTube video star Bob Briggs join our hosts Jimmy Moore and Dietitian Cassie today in Episode 126 of "Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!"

When Dietitian Cassie first joined this podcast as a guest friend way back in Episode 50, who knew that someday she would not only be a part of the history of "Low-Carb Conversations," but would play such an integral role in its growth and success? It's been almost exactly two years since she took over as co-host from Mindy Noxon Iannotti to join Jimmy Moore each week looking at the health headlines and she has done such an amazing job in her role that she warrants being a part of the name of the show, too. This is the big announcement we said we were going to make today and here it is: the name of this podcast is changing to "Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie & Friends!"

Cassie so deserves that equal billing with Jimmy for developing into one of the most knowledgeable, skilled health podcasters online today. We are all so proud of what she brings to this podcast through the education she has had in nutrition and the experience of working with thousands of clients to make them healthier than they could have ever imagined through her PFC balanced approach to diet. CONGRATULATIONS Dietitian Cassie and we look forward to hearing from you for many more years to come. We are a listener-supported podcast, so CLICK HERE if you want to hear Cassie and Jimmy continue to bring you new episodes of this weekly podcast. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off

In today's episode, our co-hosts Jimmy Moore and Dietitian Cassie have an exciting pair of guest friends joining them in a New York City-based registered dietitian named Kelsey Marksteiner from "Healthy Gut Healthy Life," who is the co-host of the "Ask The RD" iTunes podcast with fellow real food RD Laura Schoenfeld, and a warm and engaging Tennessee man named Bob Briggs who has created quite a stir about low-carb, high-fat diets online with his new Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off and other YouTube video. Listen in to hear Jimmy, Cassie, Kelsey and Bob have a fun-filled time sharing their thoughts about the secret ingredients found in the popular Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks (and none of them are pumpkin!), yet another new cholesterol-lowering pill promoted as healthy and heart attack-preventing, how weight loss transformation pictures can be manipulated very easily, the reaction from the vegan community to all the positive stories about saturated fat that have been happening in 2014 (you gotta love it!), how Lebron James' success eating a low-carb diet has brought out the defenders of carbohydrate-based foods in force, whether Dr. Atkins is finally getting his vindication in light of all the positive coverage of low-carb, high-fat diets, and the role of dietary fat in maintaining a healthy weight. Plus, don't miss cooking tips and recipes (like Kelsey's "Lemon Ginger Probiotic Soda") from our guest friends at the end of the show. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let's talk!


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Kelsey Marksteiner from "Healthy Gut Healthy Life"
Kelsey on Twitter
Kelsey on Facebook
Bob Briggs on Facebook
- VIDEO: Bob's original YouTube sensation Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off
Bob's other YouTube videos
- SECRET HEADLINE: The Food Babe's investigative column "You’ll Never Guess What’s In A Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (Hint: You Won’t Be Happy)"
Cholesterol Drug Halves Heart Attack and Stroke in Early Test
Seduced by the Illusion: The Truth About Transformation Photos
Oversaturation of Fat in the Media
3 Things We Get Wrong About Carbs
Was Atkins Right All Along?
How much healthy fat can I include in my diet without gaining weight?
- Get Kelsey's FREE E-BOOK OF RECIPES when you opt in to her website to access her "Lemon Ginger Probiotic Soda" recipe

Direct download: LCC-126-marksteiner-briggs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm EDT

Certified Nutrition Consultant using Paleo/ketogenic diets Susan McCauley and ketogenic Paleo runner Dane DeValcourt join our hosts Jimmy Moore and Dietitian Cassie today in Episode 125 of "Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!"


These are exciting times for those of us who believe in the healthy low-carb lifestyle. The year 2014 has been a banner one for the message of consuming healthy fats, including saturated fats, limiting carbohydrate consumption as a means for optimizing health, and the rise in popularity in the research realm to much more closely examine the use of ketogenic diets in various chronic diseases. We've been chronicling all of these changes here on this podcast providing you with weekly updates on all that's happening in the wonderful world of health. It remains our passionate desire to give you quality news and views from some of the leading voices in the Paleo and low-carb community each and every Friday, so won't you join us in keeping this mission alive and well? CLICK HERE and make a donation to this listener-supported podcast so we can continue to do this for many more years to come. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Coke Confronts Its Big Fat Problem

In today's episode, our co-hosts Jimmy Moore and Dietitian Cassie are joined by two truly amazing guest friends who actually both found Paleo through the Whole30 in a San Francisco Bay Area Certified Nutrition Consultant with a fascinating story of overcoming alcohol and smoking addiction named Susan McCauley at "Evolve Nutrition" and an amateur triathlete who was diagnosed with a debilitating condition called "Glycogen Storage Disease Type V" (also known as McArdle's Disease) and discovered the amazing health benefits that come from eating a ketogenic Paleo diet named Dane DeValcourt (Dane's story is featured in Jimmy's new book Keto Clarity). Listen in to hear Jimmy, Cassie, Susan, and Dane give their thoughts about that new low-carb vs. low-fat diet study funded by the National Institutes of Health that published this week, why there is danger to your health when you don't consume ENOUGH salt in your diet, the desperation by companies like Coca-Cola to revive their brand that has been built on sugary sodas, another vascular surgeon coming out in opposition to statin medications, an op-ed from a frustrated chef who doesn't think customers should be making so many menu substitutions without a disease requiring it, a registered dietitian (and it's not Cassie!) sharing why saturated fats and cholesterol are not harmful to consume, and why school districts are making the decision to drop the new federal "healthy" school lunch guidelines because they're just not working. Plus, don't miss Susan's amazingly ketogenic-friendly Rosemary Thyme Butter recipe and Dane's high-fat tip at the end of the show. It's time to pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let's talk!




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Susan McCauley at "Evolve Nutrition"
Susan on Twitter
Dane DeValcourt
Dane on Twitter
- SECRET HEADLINE: NIH-Funded RCT Study Finds Low-Carb Tops Low-Fat For Weight Loss, Heart Health
Low-Salt Diets May Pose Health Risks, Study Finds
Coke Confronts It's Big Fat Problem
Ten ways to change your diet after stopping statins
Menu Substitution Is a Sign of Bad Manners
District drops federal lunch program
Susan's Rosemary Thyme Butter recipe

Direct download: LCC-125-devalcourt-mccauley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am EDT