Have you joined in on the party celebrating my seven years of low-carb blogging yet? What are you waiting for? I’ve already announced the GRAND PRIZE of the brand new 2012 iPad (third generation) as well as a whole slew of loot you can win in Prize Package Post #1 of my 7-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Contest. The response has been phenomenal and I fully expect a record-breaking number of entries by the time it’s all said and done when the contest deadline hits at 11:59PM EST on Friday, April 27, 2012. E-mail me your answers to the following questions to become eligible for a prize in my 7-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Contest. Be sure to put in the subject line “BLOGIVERSARY CONTEST”:
1. Your first and last name, mailing address (no P.O. boxes please), and telephone number.
2. What is your current eating plan and how long have you been eating this way?
3. Where does your diet fall in the definition of low-carb as published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism in 2009? LCKD, LCD, MCD or HCD?
4. Who are the top 5 trusted resources you turn to for quality information about health?
5. Do you consume “safe starches” like sweet potatoes, white potatoes and white rice as part of your nutritional plan? Why or why not? If so, what specific starchy foods do you consume?
6. What do you do for exercise? How often do you workout? How long have you been doing this routine?
7. How long have you been reading the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog? How did you find it?
8. In 2012, are/have you attending/attended any of the three major low-carb/Paleo conferences (PaleoFX in March, Low-Carb Cruise in May or Ancestral Health Symposium in August)? Which ones did/will you attend and why? If you did/will not attend, why not?
9. Have you listened to my brand new podcast “Ask The Low-Carb Experts” yet? If not, why not? If so, what do you think so far? Are there any suggested topics you’d like me to bring up?
10. How many more years do you think it will take before high-fat, low-carb nutrition is accepted and embraced as a healthy lifestyle in the United States? What needs to happen to bring about that paradigm shift in thinking?
There are so many more excellent prizes for you to win in my 7-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Contest (including a special surprise second GRAND PRIZE that I will be sharing soon that will have you clamoring to enter). But here’s Prize Package Post #2:
ORAWELLNESS PRIZE PACKAGE (3)
OraWellness Brushing Blend
I don’t know about you, but the more I learn about living optimally healthy the more I want to tighten up areas of my health routine that may have some suspicious ingredients I don’t want coming into my body. One such area where we allow some iffy stuff into our lifestyle is with oral care products. There are some scary ingredients in toothpaste and mouthwash, so wouldn’t it be nice to find an alternative that’s natural using real ingredients instead? That’s exactly what you get from OraWellness. Their Brushing Blend is low-carb, primal and Paleo-friendly because it includes real natural oils like cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint, clove and more! It’s organic and kills the bacteria in your mouth as well as the popular manufactured brands. I have personally tried this product and am hooked on it as a wonderful alternative to traditional manufactured tooth care products. Best of all they offer a 365-day no questions asked 100% money back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied with their products. That’s the best guarantee for a product I’ve ever seen. Three lucky winners will grab themselves a complimentary bottle of this amazing product that you will use time and time again for a great fresh-from-the-dentist mouth feel. Visit them on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about OraWellness.
GRASSFED JERKY CHEWS PRIZE PACKAGE (1)
One bag each of the original with lemon, mild and spicy Grassfed Jerky Chews
Does it frustrate you when you go to the store and find a product called “beef jerky” on the store shelf only to see that it contains all sorts of other ingredients you’d never want to consume? Yeah, me too. That’s why I’m glad that Sophia Dubrovina created Grassfed Jerky Chews to fit the bill. These meat-licious bites of healthy goodness are hormone-free, locally-grown, and made with 100% grass-fed beef. They are also gluten-free with no preservatives that are typical of this kind of product. They come in three flavors: original with lemon, mild and spicy. One lucky winner will receive a bag of each flavor to taste the difference for themselves. Check out “Sophia’s Survival Food” Facebook page to learn more about Grassfed Jerky Chews!
THE ONE DIET PRIZE PACKAGE (5)
The ONE Diet book
British weight loss coach and personal trainer Simon Shawcross and hypnotherapist Georges Phillips are the co-authors of The ONE Diet book which does a brilliant job of merging the essential nutritional and fitness information with the proper mental health component for a synergistic blend of strategies designed to make someone as successful as they can possibly be in their pursuit of healthy living through the low-carb lifestyle. They got low-carb slow-lifting fitness expert Dr. Doug McGuff to write the foreword for their book and I was pleased to have the privilege of interviewing the two authors in Episode 542 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast earlier this year. Five lucky readers will receive their very own copy of this outstanding book to include in their own personal low-carb library. Check out their official web site for the book at TheONEDiet.com.
DIANE SANFILIPPO PRIZE PACKAGE (3)
Practical Paleo book PLUS 21-Day Sugar Detox e-book
One of the most endearing and lovable figures in the Paleo community has got to be my friend and fellow health podcaster Diane Sanfilippo from “Balanced Bites.” Along with her co-host Liz Wolfe from “Cave Girl Eats” they have a truly sensational and very popular iTunes podcast that I’m a big fan of called “The Balanced Bites Podcast” (listen to my conversation with Diane and Liz in Episode 536 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” in January 2012). In fact, this dynamic duo is currently traveling around the United States giving LIVE Paleo nutrition seminars. Diane is currently finishing up her debut book release entitled Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle set to release in August 2012 and three lucky readers will win this book (delivered to your door as soon as it is available to ship) PLUS a complimentary copy of Diane’s uber-popular 21-Day Sugar Detox e-book.
DR. LUAN PHO PRIZE PACKAGE (5)
Health And Vitality Truths book
I’m always pleased to meet physicians and other health care professionals who understand the purpose behind using carbohydrate-restriction therapeutically with their patients. And Dr. Luan Pho, a board-certified internal medicine doctor from Allen, Texas, is certainly one of them. I shared an interview with Dr. Pho just last week in Episode 565 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” where he discussed the concepts in his book Health And Vitality Truths. Dr. Pho has become more and more convinced that his patients are eating way too many carbohydrates and not enough fat and protein int heir diets which he believes is the key element to product weight and health improvements. In his book he describes the Micro/Macro Rx, the supplementation of specific nutrients along with a healthy diet to keep chronic disease at bay, lowering diabetes risk and even reverse gray hairs. Five lucky readers will receive their very own copy of this awesome book from an outstanding medical doctor who actually gets it and understands the essential role nutrition plays in health.
LONDON WESTON A. PRICE DVD PRIZE PACKAGE (2)
Wise Traditions London 2011 Conference DVD
The influence of The Weston A. Price Foundation has reached far across the waters into the UK. The London WAPF Chapter has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years and now hosts a highly successful conference sharing about real food living to help influence the people of England with the message of healthy traditional diets. The 14-hour 2011 Wise Traditions conference in London featured some pretty big names in the world of low-carb, real food advocacy (many of whom have been guests on my podcast previously): Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, Dr. Kaayla Daniel, Dr. Barry Groves, Zoe Harcombe and so many more. Two lucky readers will own their very own copy of this amazing DVD collection that will arm you with incredible information about living optimally healthy in the modern world. Read more about it in my blog review of the DVD.
There’s so much more to tell you about regarding prizes in my 7-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Contest. Keep reading in the coming days and weeks leading up to the April 27, 2012 deadline. This has been fun so far and the prizes keep rolling in! More details coming soon…including that special 2nd GRAND PRIZE (which I’ll go ahead and tell you is valued at $600!). Stay tuned!