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The LLVLC Show (Episode 903): Dave Asprey Unveils His Long-Awaited Book The Bulletproof Diet

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In Episode 903 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we’ve got the incredible health blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur, biohacker and author Dave Asprey joining us as our guest today. When today’s podcast interview guest was first on the show back in Episode 569 in April 2012, I already knew at the time that the man behind Bulletproof Coffee would rise to new heights with the work he was doing. But little did I know at the time that he would go on to create the #1 iTunes Health podcast, Bulletproof Radio, and then pen one of the most highly anticipated health books of 2014 in The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life.

Dave is such a longtime friend of the show that he and I just started talking to start the show having a great conversation about all that has transpired in the past few years. Listen in to hear Dave and I talk about our shared philosophy for helping others in promoting their work, the explosion of popularity with his podcast (knocking Jillian Michaels out of the top spot) over the past year, how the failure of his Better Baby Book soured him on the publishing industry until he received a fortuitous e-mail, why you have to share the “how” in a book rather than hard science for the general population, whether he had any qualms putting “diet” into the title of his book, how to make biohacking more palatable to the general public, why increasing your ability to get back up after getting knocked down makes you “bulletproof,” what happens when you “hack” a system that’s already been hacked by others, the bacteria in your gut are there for them and not for you, the difference between the various kinds of resistant starch, why doing resistant starch all day everyday isn’t a good idea, the spectrum on the Bulletproof road map, why consuming too much of a Paleo favorite food like kale can be problematic in your health, how I still don’t like the taste of coffee of any kind, his role in the comeback story dietary fat is having on our culture, details on his upcoming new documentary film Moldy, how Starbucks policy doesn’t allow butter and coconut milk to be mixed with their coffee, the licensing of his Bulletproof Coffee for the chain of Paleo Cafe restaurants throughout Australia, the intense sugar cravings he got from consuming a plastic toxin, how consuming Bulletproof Coffee for breakfast helps keep your energy levels up to power through until lunch with no hunger or cravings, how using his Brain Octane Oil (high-potency MCT oil) helps him “cheat” to be in ketosis, how going out of ketosis once a week isn’t such a bad thing for most people, why burning protein as an energy source is an inefficient method, the invention of exogenous sources of ketones from beta-hydroxybutyrate salts and non-blood-sugar-raising starches, how the modern technology gives us more control over our biology than our caveman ancestors had, how to know which foods are best for you, the Superman references with Bulletproof and Kryptonite in his book, his story of meeting Brandon Routh who played Superman at the movies, and why he only read one chapter of the audiobook version of his book. Eavesdrop in on this awesome chat between two of the leading health podcasters today.

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How did you like what you heard from Dave Asprey about his brand new book based on his amazing work? Give us your feedback in the show notes section of Episode 903. Get your own copy of Dave’s book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life and connect with him at his websiteBulletproofExec.com.

Here’s the upcoming LLVLC Show episode schedule:
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1-5: Jill Miller
1-6: Kelly Bejelly
1-7: JJ Virgin
1-12: Brittany Angell
1-13: Dr. Frank Lipman
1-14: Dr. Terry Wahls
1-19: Jonathan Bailor
1-20: Dr. Kaayla Daniel
1-21: Grant Petersen

If you have something to share about what you heard on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show,” then drop us an e-mail at our dedicated podcast e-mail address–LLVLCShow@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you about what you think about the show, interview guest suggestions, show topics, and anything else you want to share! I LOVE hearing from my listeners, so share what’s on your mind. And we’d so appreciate it if you left us a review for the podcast on iTunes–just CLICK HERE and leave us a few sentences about what impact the podcast has made on your life.

The LLVLC Show (Episode 902): Dr. Vera Tarman Helping Food Junkies Beat Their Carb Addiction

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In Episode 902 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we have a medical doctor and addictions recovery specialist named Dr. Vera Tarman joining us as our guest. The concept of addiction is abundantly real in the minds of most people when it comes to drugs, alcohol and tobacco. But for some reason many people have a difficult time grasping that there could be any such thing as food addiction. For Dr. Vera Tarman, MD, she has seen this struggle firsthand in so many patients and has been seeking to help them overcome their strong desires for consuming refined carbohydrates. Her website “Addictions Unplugged” has been a resource of encouragement for many years as we previously shared an interview with Dr. Tarman in Episode 607.

Now she’s back in 2014 with a new book sharing her wisdom and knowledge about this subject entitled Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction. Listen in to hear Dr. Tarman and I discuss how to know if you’re a food addict, whether food addiction is recognized as a disease, why carbohydrates are the key focus of battling food addiction, how some people never get rid of the disordered eating behaviors even after weight loss, and much more! If you or someone you know has trouble with food addiction, then this is a must-listen podcast.

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WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THIS PODCAST! We’ve got lots of exciting interview guests for you in the coming months discussing the very latest in nutrition, health and fitness. Your financial support and regular listening is sincerely appreciated. If these podcast interviews on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from the most provocative and thought-provoking experts in diet and healthy living have helped you in any way, then won’t you consider helping us out by clicking on the DONATE button? Or you can USE OUR AMAZON.COM LINK to make your regular purchase and we’ll get a small portion of your purchase. THANK YOU!

How did you think about what you heard about food addiction from Dr. Vera Tarman in today’s episode? Sound off on it in the show notes section of Episode 902. Get your own copy of Dr. Tarman’s book Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction and connect with her at her website AddictionsUnplugged.com. Coming up on Wednesday, the amazing Dave Asprey from “The Bulletproof Executive” will be here to tell us more about his bestselling new book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life.

Here’s the upcoming LLVLC Show episode schedule:
12-17-14: Dave Asprey
NO PODCASTS 12-18 to 1-4
1-5: Jill Miller
1-6: Kelly Bejelly
1-7: JJ Virgin
1-12: Brittany Angell
1-13: Dr. Frank Lipman
1-14: Dr. Terry Wahls
1-19: Jonathan Bailor
1-20: Dr. Kaayla Daniel

If you have something to share about what you heard on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show,” then drop us an e-mail at our dedicated podcast e-mail address–LLVLCShow@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you about what you think about the show, interview guest suggestions, show topics, and anything else you want to share! I LOVE hearing from my listeners, so share what’s on your mind. And we’d so appreciate it if you left us a review for the podcast on iTunes–just CLICK HERE and leave us a few sentences about what impact the podcast has made on your life.

Chris Kresser Misses Point On Carbs And Brain Health

One of the most prominent and influential voices in the alternative health community has got to be an acupuncturist and integrative medicine practitioner from the San Francisco Bay Area named Chris Kresser. He’s considered one of the major leaders in the Paleo movement right now with a New York Times bestselling book, blog and podcast that gets widely disseminated to an audience of people who are desperately looking for answers to their health questions that simply aren’t being adequately addressed by mainstream medicine. Kresser has done a great service offering up articles that are easy-to-read, pop up very high in Google searches for specific keywords, and, for the most part, are based on science. However, sometimes he has knack for stepping ahead of what the science is actually showing and allowing his own personal nutritional bias to creep into his columns.

There are many examples of this that I could cite, but the latest one I’ll be addressing thoroughly in this post today is from his most recent Revolution Health Radio podcast episode entitled “Carbs & Alzheimer’s: Separating Fact From Fiction” (transcript provided). What was the premise of this discussion? Kresser asserts that as long as the carbohydrate-based foods you consume consist of real, whole starchy and sugary ones like potatoes and fruit, then there are absolutely no adverse consequences to brain health. Neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s, Kresser claims, are not caused by natural carbohydrates and are not necessarily solved with a low-carb diet. He believes consuming real food cannot and will not lead to a decline in health in the brain or anywhere else in the body.

Regarding improving and protecting brain health by being in a ketogenic state, Kresser recommends people eat starchy and sugary carbohydrates from whole foods up to 75 grams daily (not counting non-starchy vegetables towards this total, so the actual carb intake is likely above 100 grams) and simultaneously consuming very high levels of MCT oil and coconut products to “force ketone production” in the blood. That way you get the therapeutic benefits of ketone bodies without making unnecessary and “dangerous” restrictions in your level of carbohydrate intake. This is an interesting take from someone who looks at nutrition from an evolutionary, ancestral perspective. While he sees cutting carbohydrates as an “extreme” way to attain a ketogenic state, he has no problem thinking our Paleo ancestors would be mainlining MCT oil? Which means for producing ketones do you think was more practical and plausible in Paleolithic times?

As my coauthor Dr. Eric Westman and I shared in our bestselling 2014 book Keto Clarity, there are many compelling health reasons for producing ketones in the blood. But doing it nutritionally through carbohydrate restriction and protein moderation along with increases in saturated and monounsaturated fats rather than artificially and temporarily through the use of MCT oil and other exogenous sources of ketones gives your body the benefits of ketosis you want to have as a means for experiencing all the positive health effects we shared about in Chapters 16-18 of our book. Keep in mind that using MCT oil or beta-hydroxybutyrate salts will indeed raise blood ketone levels in the precious few hours after consuming them. But the impact of those ketones are short-lived and will come back down again quickly unless you supplement again with more MCT oil or BHB salts (which are absolutely disgusting tasting by the way). This is why consuming a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet is the real key to obtaining all the perks of being in a state of nutritional ketosis.

This podcast episode from Kresser was a valiant effort on his part at attempting to quell the groundswell of positive talk about a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet for improving brain health. Noted Naples, FL-based neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter, the perennial New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and one of my 22 featured experts in Keto Clarity, has shone a bright light of attention on the negative and damaging role carbohydrates play in neurological health in recent years. When I shared with him what Kresser had said on his podcast regarding real food carbohydrates and brain health, Dr. Perlmutter turned the attention to the blood sugar impact that carbohydrates from any source can play on brain health.

Dr. Perlmutter was not alone in his concerns regarding the blood sugar and insulin impact that even these real food “safe” carbs like sweet potatoes, plantains, white rice, white potatoes, tapioca starch and more can play on the brain health of those who consume them. Milwaukee, Wisconsin cardiologist Dr. William Davis, the runaway New York Times bestselling author of Wheat Belly for over three years and counting and another one of my featured experts in Keto Clarity, said the advice Kresser is sharing can be confirmed or disproved by a simple stick of the finger to test your blood sugar.

Dr. Davis adds that people should aim for “no change in their blood sugar” since going above 100 mg/dL can increase glycation which “contributes to dementia, as well as cataracts, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, skin aging, and cancer.” This glycation builds up over time and is “irreversible once it occurs,” Dr. Davis added. But long before serious glycation begins to develop, insulin resistance can already start to wreak havoc on the brain according to The Bulletproof Diet author, podcaster and quantified self guru Dave Asprey. While he does advocate for the moderate use of carbohydrates on occasion for healthy people, Asprey explains that even these real food carbohydrates that Kresser is promoting ad libitum for anyone and everyone to eat can be a concern.

Asprey says maintaining a fasting blood glucose level of around 87 is optimal and consuming these starchy and sugar carbohydrates from real food sources will make that next to impossible for anyone whose metabolism has been compromised. And it’s not just blood sugar, but also elevated insulin levels that causes issues with the clearance of the tau proteins, a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease, according to Iowa City, IA-based nutritional health researcher and author of The Wahls Protocol as well as one of my Keto Clarity experts, Dr. Terry Wahls.

Dr. Wahls, who overcame secondary progressive multiple sclerosis with the use of a ketogenic Paleo diet approach, is in the midst of conducting those studies right now and it will be interesting to see her results when they become available in the coming years. Part of the problem with Kresser making such a sweeping statement about everyone being able to consume real food-based carbohydrates without consequence is that it ignores the damage that’s already been done to people with diabetes, Swedish physician Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt from the “Diet Doctor” blog says.

The problem is most people are walking around with chronically elevated blood sugar and insulin levels which over time can slowly chip away at the integrity of your brain health. That’s one reason why Alzheimer’s disease is being commonly referred to in research circles as “Type 3 diabetes” (something revealed by Dr. Larry McCleary in an interview I conducted with him on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast way back in Episode 229 in early 2009). We have a lot of unanswered nutrition questions that need to be addressed and looking at what happens to insulin is of foremost importance according to Lafayette, Indiana internist and low-carb diet practitioner Dr. Sarah Hallberg.

Dr. Hallberg says the purpose of looking at insulin levels is to provide “individualization of nutrition advice” rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. But even a basic understanding of biochemistry will tell you that ALL sources of starch in the foods you eat turn to sugar in the blood which then can elevate blood sugar levels and impact the brain in a deleterious fashion despite the fact those carbohydrates come from real food sources. This is something that greatly concerns clinical neurofeedback specialist, Primal Body, Primal Mind author, and Keto Clarity expert Nora Gedgaudas.

This issue of Alzheimer’s disease is personal for Gedgaudas who currently has a family member in the latter stages of what she describes as “the most horrible, painful and undignified death I can imagine” after a lifetime of consuming “real food” sources of carbohydrates (“she sure loved her potatoes!”) along with grains, but with with very little refined sugars or processed foods. She explained that “even a potato can jack up your blood sugar faster and higher than a candy bar will!” Everyone wants to believe that natural sugars and starch are okay to eat for everyone, but “those of us who know better are admittedly not taking the popular view and there is ever-increasing reason to suggest that time will ultimately vindicate our position on this,” Gedgaudas concluded.

Just because something is grown doesn’t mean it is healthy for people to be consuming, she added. “When the detrimental effects are slow or cumulative over time it is easy to mistake the seeming lack of acute effect as being somehow evidence of being metabolically benign.” The problem is there haven’t been any studies that differentiate processed carbage from unprocessed whole food sources of carbohydrates. Therefore, this allows people like Kresser and Paul Jaminet, for example, to make bold statements like “there is no study to date that has shown whole food-based starches cause any metabolic damage whatsoever!” While technically true, Gedgaudas believes this is “a conveniently misleading type of statement that ignores the very real glycemic effects of even whole food-based starchy foods.”

Gedgaudas says these starchy foods act as a form of “kindling” on your metabolic fire which can become derailed from functioning normally after years of exposure to mostly refined carbohydrates. This damage doesn’t come without consequences that you will need to live with for the rest of your life. “You just can’t pretend that 20-40 years of metabolic self-abuse is simply going to go away now that you’re eating ‘natural’ carbs. The people with a healthy metabolism in this day and age are by far the exception and not the rule,” Gedgaudas noted.

Registered dietitian Cassie Bjork (aka “Dietitian Cassie”), co-host of my Friday podcast “Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore, Dietitian Cassie & Friends,” expressed her concern that “all carbohydrates are not created equal” and that choosing real food carb sources will always be better than processed one. But, like has already been said by others, the blood sugar effect cannot be ignored.

Bjork says this is particularly an issue with starchy carbs such as sweet potatoes and bananas because they “spike blood sugars way more compared to non-starchy carbohydrates like spinach and kale.” As a defender of real food herself, Bjork believes it is important to consume a balance of protein and healthy fat with any carbohydrates that are consumed in an effort to control blood sugar levels and prevent chronic disease from taking hold. “I believe whole food carbohydrates are healthy and practically everyone is healthiest when they incorporate generous amounts of non-starchy vegetables, and for many people, starchy carbs and fruit can be healthy too. That said, eating unlimited amounts of healthy carbohydrates is not something I would recommend for a healthy body or brain,” she explained.

Brain health has been the focus of Boston, MA-based family physician and Keto Clarity expert Dr. Bill Wilson for many years because he recognized a long time ago that so many of his patients had become compromised by consuming highly processed foods for the great majority of their lives. Therefore, by the time they get to him, they are already at some level of insulin resistance where the damage has unfortunately been done.

While Dr. Wilson agrees with Kresser that modern disease isn’t happening because people are consuming too many bananas, apples or sweet potatoes, that really misses the point of this discussion. The metabolic damage from the Standard American Diet has been done and “you can’t turn back the clock.” It is baffling to me how someone can be as brilliant as Kresser and yet fail to recognize even the most elementary of concepts as the probability that many of us are permanently metabolically deranged from years of refined carbohydrate exposure in our diet. It’s this irreparable past damage to the point of no return from the repeated excessive consumption of mostly refined carbohydrate sources that gradually and eventually permanently changes the way even real food-based carbohydrates respond hormonally and metabolically in the body.

While some people can perhaps heal the minor damage that’s been done over a short period of time with a Paleo-styled diet, there is a very large segment of the population that has subsisted on typical American “food” fare–Coca-Cola, Doritos, Fruit Loops, Little Debbie, and other crappy carbage–for years (even decades!) that now their blood sugar and insulin response to virtually ANY carbohydrates is compromised. Thus, a low-carb diet is necessary to mitigate that damage and prevent it from getting worse. There’s certainly no harm that comes from being in a ketogenic state for people like me and many of my followers who are in this very situation right now.

I am fully aware that for whatever his reasons Kresser has been on a full-on assault of the low-carb message for the past several years and that’s truly unfortunate. He pays the gratuitous lip service to LCHF stating that it’s appropriate for certain segments of the population (without specifically recommending it) while simultaneously warning of the perils of going very low-carb. If you think there is something inherently flawed in the ketogenic message, then feel free to state your case. But purposely avoiding the elephant in the room doesn’t make it go away–it simply makes your advice less and less helpful to those who truly need to find some clarity in their nutritional choices.

The LLVLC Show (Episode 901): Maddy Moon Offers ‘Four Weeks To Body Freedom’ In January 2015

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In Episode 901 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we have a fabulous holistic health coach and body image specialist named Maddy Moon returning as our guest. Maddy is one of our favorite returning podcast guests who was on the show previously in Episode 729 and she’s back today to share about an exciting new program she is offering in January 2015 that you might be interested in checking out. She is a Colorado-based integrative nutritional health expert from the “Mind Body Musings” blog and “Mind Body Musings” podcast sharing about her upcoming Four Weeks To Body Freedom beginning on Monday, January 19, 2015.

Maddy specializes in nutrition, fitness and body image which she has been helping people find real satisfaction and self-worth in their own unique qualities they possess. Listen to Maddy and I discuss what she’s been up to since she was last on the podcast, the immediate success of her new podcast, how comparing your health journey to others is foolish, the problem with people making assumptions about someone’s health based on how they look, the fear people have after weight loss is gaining it back again, details on her Four Weeks To Body Freedom program, and so much more. ENJOY!

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How did you like what Maddy Moon had to share in today’s episode? Give us your feedback about what you heard in the show notes section of Episode 901. Sign up now for the “Four Weeks to Body Freedom” program and connect with Maddy at MindBodyMusings.com. Coming up on Tuesday, we’ll have an addictions physician named Dr. Vera Tarman from “Addictions Unplugged” sharing about her brand new book Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction. Then on Wednesday, the amazing Dave Asprey from “The Bulletproof Executive” will be here to tell us more about his bestselling new book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life.

Here’s the upcoming LLVLC Show episode schedule:
12-16-14: Dr. Vera Tarman
12-17-14: Dave Asprey
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1-5: Dr. Dawn Lemanne
1-6: JJ Virgin
1-7: Kelly Bejelly
1-12: Jill Miller
1-13: Dr. Frank Lipman
1-14: Dr. Terry Wahls
1-19: Jonathan Bailor

If you have something to share about what you heard on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show,” then drop us an e-mail at our dedicated podcast e-mail address–LLVLCShow@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you about what you think about the show, interview guest suggestions, show topics, and anything else you want to share! I LOVE hearing from my listeners, so share what’s on your mind. And we’d so appreciate it if you left us a review for the podcast on iTunes–just CLICK HERE and leave us a few sentences about what impact the podcast has made on your life.

The Ketogenic Cookbook With Maria Emmerich Set To Release In July 2015


The Ketogenic Cookbook is coming July 28, 2015

A couple of weeks after my latest book Keto Clarity released back in August, I received a telephone call from my publisher telling me how overwhelmingly successful the book was doing. What’s particularly interesting about this was their initial skepticism about there being any interest from the public in such a niche subject like low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diets when I first pitched it to them as a book idea in 2012. They insisted I release Cholesterol Clarity first in 2013 and it did very well as my debut with a major publisher (I self-published two books prior to that in 2005 and 2009). And in hindsight, it was a great idea to take care of the cholesterol issue first since one of the first objections brought up when you start talking about a high-fat diet is raising your cholesterol, clogging your arteries and giving you heart disease.

So here they were on the phone with me gushing at how extraordinarily well Keto Clarity was doing. How well? They told me it had sold as many copies in one week as Cholesterol Clarity did in the entire first year after it released! WOW! Needless to say, their qualms about a book on ketosis were fully extinguished and they were offering me another book contract to write a cookbook with ketogenic recipes. People have been begging me to share recipes in a book for a long time, but the idea of sitting down and meticulously measuring out a quarter cup of this and a teaspoon of that made me want to pull my hair out. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to cook, but it’s usually a lot of eyeballing the ingredients and making tasty food without the stress of being so precise. But a cookbook done right most certainly needs a lot of precision. So I asked my publisher if I could collaborate with someone on it who knows a thing or two about recipe development that fits a real foods-based nutritional ketosis way of eating.

While I love my Cholesterol Clarity and Keto Clarity coauthor Dr. Eric Westman, he’s most certainly no wunderkind in the kitchen (you know, I think he’d burn water if he tried to cook!). When I started thinking about who would be the perfect fit for my philosophy on ketogenic diets, one name immediately rose to the top of the list–the beautiful, talented and extremely knowledgeable ketogenic nutritional health expert Maria Emmerich. She’s already self-published a whopping seven books chock full of some amazing low-carb recipes, including an entire book dedicated solely to the topic of ketogenic diets in 2013 called Keto-Adapted: Your Guide to Accelerated Weight Loss and Healthy Healing. For those of you who have read Keto Clarity, you may recognize her as one of my 22 featured experts in the book (listen to my interview with her in Episode 854 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast) and she’s got quite the following of people who appreciate her extraordinary ability to make delicious foods that fit within a healthy low-carb, high-fat template.

When I called her about joining forces on a cookbook together, the only way I could describe her response would be like an 11-year old girl being told she was going to meet One Direction backstage after seeing them in concert. Oh yes, she was head-over-heels giddy about the opportunity to collaborate with me on a book and my publisher immediately fell in love with Maria’s infectious enthusiasm and passion for making gorgeous recipes that fit within the ketogenic lifestyle. Thus was born the idea for our joint book set to release on July 28, 2015 called The Ketogenic Cookbook: Nutritious Low-Carb, High-Fat Paleo Meals to Heal Your Body. We will be working diligently these next few months to produce a book you’ll be proud to own and cook from if you need meal ideas for your keto way of life.

Both Maria and I are committed to providing recipes that fit within the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat principles that are comprised of real foods which we both believe is an important aspect of a healthy way of life to completely heal your body from the modern-day food culture that has led to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and worse. We are dedicated to making this new book a resource of information about implementing a low-carb, high-fat approach into your life and arming you with plenty of recipes that fit within that nutritional framework. These next few months will be filled with lots of writing, refining, tasting and more to make The Ketogenic Cookbook the best it can possibly be so that you will be proud to own a copy and give it to friends, coworkers, neighbors and family as a gift to help them live optimally healthy.

We cannot wait to finish this project and have it in your hands in just a few short months. You can PRE-ORDER NOW on Amazon (yes, the Kindle version will be available and usually releases the week the book comes out) and they will make sure you get the lowest possible price on it if you get your order in before July 28, 2015. THANK YOU for all of your great support of Keto Clarity and Maria and I are both super-excited to share The Ketogenic Cookbook with you in the summer.

The LLVLC Show (Episode 900): Episode 900 Reflecting On Jimmy Moore’s Most Memorable First Interviews

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In Episode 900 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we look back at the historic first interviews with my most memorable podcast guests. Today we have a very special show in store for you as we pause for one episode to celebrate the momentous occasion of hitting a huge milestone on the longest-running nutritional health podcast on the Internet today. Today is the whopping 900th episode of this podcast that me and my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien started in October 2006 and neither one of us had any idea at the time just how much this show about nutrition, fitness and health would resonate with the legion of fans who have helped to sustain it for more than eight years and counting. Whether you are into low-carb, Paleo, primal, Weston A. Price, ketogenic or even vegan diets, we’ve featured hundreds upon hundreds of high-quality conversations with top-notch guests for you to enjoy over the years. Listen in to today’s podcast as we feature snippets from the very first interviews I conducted with 30 previous podcast interview guests. HAPPY EPISODE 900!

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- #54: Dr. Eric Westman
- #133 and #134: Drs. Mike and Mary Dan Eades
- #135 and #136: Dr. Richard Feinman
- #139 and #140: Gary Taubes
- #152 and #153: Jackie Eberstein
- #158: Dana Carpender
- #176: Mark Sisson
- #185 and #186: Dr. William Davis
- #226: Tom Naughton
- #236: Dr. Jeff Volek
- #247: Dr. Loren Cordain
- #260: Sean Croxton
- #264: Dr. Richard Bernstein
- #295: Nora Gedgaudas
- #302: Dr. Thomas Seyfried
- #314: Chris Masterjohn
- #363: Robb Wolf
- #365: Dr. Ron Rosedale
- #378: Dr. Robert Lustig
- #405: Denise Minger
- #450: Diane Sanfilippo
- #479: Dr. Steve Phinney
- #482: Sarah Fragoso
- #494: Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt
- #560: Dr. Peter Attia
- #588: Professor Tim Noakes
- #657: Dr. Dean Ornish
- #725: Dr. David Perlmutter
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