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.

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!

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Beth Romanski
Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Certified 21-Day Sugar Detox Coach
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


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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



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.

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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!


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Founders of Love You Foods and the amazing FBOMBs we all love, Ross and Kara are joined by their friend Jade Nelson, community health educator and Keto advocate, for Episode 237 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman”.



Sit back, and drop an FBomb while co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!


Is Santino Rice’s 111-Day Juice Fast Healthy?


 If You're Eating Like Wellness Influencers on Instagram, You Could Be Having Too Much Fat



On this week’s episode Leah and Kara talk with Ross and Kara creators of the amazing FBOMBS and their good friend Jade Nelson.  Ross and Kara share how they started FBOMBS (and we are so glad they did!) and Jade tells her amazing journey that led her to keto and control her epilepsy.

Kara, Leah, Ross, Kara and Jade discuss juice fasting and just how healthy is a 111 day juice fast for you?  They also discuss whether Instagram has gone the other way and now instead of embracing the low fat craze it's all about the fat? Are we going to see more sliced avocado in half a bottle of avocado oil and top it off with a little fried avocado? Listen in to decide for yourself.

Remember out secret health headline, can protein shakes kill?


Have you joined our FaceBook Group? From now until October 31st you can win a variety pack of FBOMBS just by joining the Low Carb Conversations Facebook group.  All members names will be placed in the draw and a winner randomly selected October 31st (November 1st in Australia).

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Here are the amazing Meo-Energetic oils Leah mentions - in particular Vagal Tone.



Kara and Ross: FBOMBS





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Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and Strength and Conditioning coach, Jessica Curl  is joined by Nutritional Therapist from Fat Burning Women Natalee Anderson. for Episode 236 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman” 

Sit back, relax and get some sleep (well, maybe not) while co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!

Pete Evans' Documentary About the Paleo Diet Has Been Slammed! 


Does Less Sleep Make You Less Healthy? 


On this week's episode Leah and Kara talk with Jessica Curl and Natalee Anderson. We get to know Jessica as she shares her history of being a professional soccer player, her experience with fitness, diet and the shocking story off how she ripped her Achilles. Yikes! Natalee explains a past of depression, miscarriage, corporate burnout and an Autoimmune condition Arthritis Ankylosing Spondylitis where she was told her spine would fuse and her eventual fate could possibly be a wheelchair. One day she became inspired to take life into her own hands through diet, exercise and mindset and never looked back.

Kara, Leah, Jessica and Natalee discuss that scandal in the paleo world that is Pete Evans new documentary, "The Magic Pill." Doctors absolutely slammed Evans for saying switching to a real foods diet can aid in treating chronic health conditions. Evan's talks about how grains effect the gut and a ketogenic diet can be beneficial for seizure patients. Unfortunately, the Australian Medical Association found this utterly insulting. Are they being too harsh, or is there validity to Evans' claims? Transitioning into the second article was based around sleep. A new study shows that poor sleep can increase obesity and being overweight. Jessica and Natalee dissect just how vital sleep can be for our metabolism and over all health. You don't want to miss it!

Remember out secret health headline , it's a sweet one!

Have you joined our FaceBook Group? Hop on it and join the discussion! Search for Low Carb Conversations.

Also check out the Fat Burning Female Project by our friend Shawn Mynar. We have been in her keto for women program for 6 weeks now and absolutely loved it! Hear our opinion of it on the show.

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You can find Jessica at her gym, Gangsta Gym, or on instagram @coachcurl





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Creator of Mark's Daily Apple.com, author of The Primal Blueprint and founder of Primal Kitchen foods Mark Sisson, is joined by Founder of the best ghee in the world Gold Nugget Ghee,  Daniel Draskinis for Episode 235 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman” 

Sit back and relax with a jar of chocolate honey Gold Nugget Ghee while co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!


Are Your Pretend Allergies And Faddish Diet Preferences Selfish?


 A 'switch' in the brain tells the body to burn or store fat after eating



On this weeks episode Mark Sisson shares his amazing journey from carb loading athlete to a Primal Blueprint fat burner and shares the news he has a new book on Keto out soon. Daniel Draskinis shares his story on how Gold Nugget Ghee was founded and how his company uses mindful business practices.

Leah, Kara, Mark and Daniel discuss whether restaurants should cater for people who don't have "real" food allergies.  Is it the customer or the restaurant who should take responsibility? And can it be as easy as a "switch" in the brain to tell us when to burn fat or store fat?  Listen in to hear everyone's thoughts.

And it's cocktail hour for our secret health headline! Here's cheers to Queen Lizzy and her four drinks a day.

Have you joined our Facebook Group yet?


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Founder and CEO of THR1VE superfood cafes Josh Sparks, is joined by Naturopath Jules Galloway for Episode 230 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman” 

Sit back and relax with a couple hot dogs  while co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!

What Health Experts Really Think of the 'Health Star' Rating

Experts Say Hotdogs Minus Artificial Nitrates May Be No Better


On this weeks episode Josh Sparks shares his journey of becoming a restaurant owner and what inspired his own health revolution. Jules Galloway goes deeper into what inspired her to be a naturopath and and help women easily become their healthiest selves.

Thanks to Josh, as a listener of the Low Carb Conversations podcast, THR1VE is offering you an exclusive 50% off our complete 8 week nutrition & training program- the THR1VE protocol. Designed to help you look, feel and preform your best using real food and functional training. Our 8 week program will help you discover the best version of YOU. Use the code PROTOCOL50 at checkout.  http://meals.thr1ve.me

Leah, Kara, Josh and Jules than dive into the Australian Health Star Rating. We chat about why it's incredibly misleading and oversimplifies nutrition. Next, fan of hot dogs? The second article states that even your 'all natural" dogs are no better! Tune into hear about our guests' opinion on nitrates and what the real threat of meat is.

And remember our secret health headline! It's a little looney toons.

To get 50% of THR1VE nutrition & training program use PROTOCOL50 and click the link to purchase. 

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Category:Health/Diet -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

Creator of popular Australian blog KbSugarFree Katherine Beresford, is joined by David Cohen the face behind he Instagram account MyPaleoishLife, for Episode 233 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman” 

Sit back, relax and get happy while co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!


Happy people ARE healthier: Some 65% of studies show a link between a cheerful disposition and improved wellbeing


Think yourself fit: How believing you are healthy could keep you trim

 To start of this week's Mindset themed episode, Katherine shares her phenomenal story on what inspired her to change her diet and start KbSugarFree and David explains how his Instagram hobby took off.

The first article poses the "chicken or the egg" question. Are you happy because you're healthy? Or are you healthy because you're happy? We'll this study shows it's the happiness that results in health. Listen as Leah, David, Kara and Katherine debate this topic and share their best tips for increasing all around happiness. Continuing with thoughts becoming reality, a new article proposes that just thinking you are fit actually results in being more fit. Amongst the guests there was a recurring theme of what cooked be causing this...stress.

Lastly remember our secret health headline! Followed by a great discussion on finding purpose in your career & hobbies.







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Naughty Naturopath Mum Alisha Lynch, is joined by Yum Gluten Free Managing Director/Publisher Olivia Jackson, for Episode 232 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman” 

Sit back and relax with a cauliflower parfait while co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!

When CHIPS are better for you than an avocado!


Why Cauliflower Is the New 'It' Vegetable


On this weeks episode Alisha Lynch shares her journey that led her from Naturopathy to blogging and her amazing flower essences.  We hear from Olivia whose health journey led her to discover she was a coeliac.  So passionate about her gluten free journey she is now the owner of popluar online magazine - Yum Gluten Free.

Leah, Kara, Alisha and Olivia change it up this week and discuss articles about vegetables.  Are avocados worse for you than chips?  We discuss this and the new trendy vegetable "cauliflower". Have you tried a cauliflower steak yet?  What is your prediction for the next vegetable to become "on trend"?

And don’t forget the secret health headline! You will find these very handy in the kitchen.

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Alisha's delicious recipe: https://www.naughtynaturopathmum.com.au/creamy-chicken-bacon-vegetable-noodles/

Information about Flower Essences: https://www.naughtynaturopathmum.com.au/product-category/blends/

Olivia's delicious recipes: http://yumglutenfree.com.au/2016/10/14/cauliflower-fried-rice/

Find out more about the Magazine here: https://yumglutenfree.com.au/

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Nutritional Therapy Association Lead Instructor Caroline Barringer, is joined by founder of rebootedbody.com and the rebooted body podcast, Kevin Michael Geary for Episode 231 of “Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Kara Halderman” 

Sit back and relax with a raw chicken wing (Ugh) while co-hosts Leah and Kara chat with health and nutrition experts on the latest health headlines!

How to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes: Cut Back on Meat


The Newest Paleo Diet Needs to Stop It With the Raw Chicken (Because Ugh)


On this weeks episode Caroline Barringer discusses life on the road in her RV connecting with local food producers and how her own health challenges guided her to the Nutritional Therapy Association.   Kevin Michael Geary discusses how he was on the path to diabetes and obesity until he discovered real food and functional fitness which changed his relationship with food forever.

Leah, Kara, Caroline and Kevin discuss two articles about meat.  The first being the controversial topic around meat causing diabetes and the second article is the trending new fad of eating raw meat.  Would you eat it?

And don’t forget the secret health headline! We review one of Kevin's articles on which weight loss methods you should block from your mind!

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Caroline Barringer:



Kevin Michael Geary:



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