Remembering Kevin Moore

If I’m A Neo-Nazi, Then I Guess Dr. William Davis And Dr. Doug McGuff Are Too?

As I’m sitting here typing this unplanned but sorely-needed response blog post today, my very emotionally-sensitive wife Christine is balling her eyes out over the vile ugliness she is seeing being said about me on the Internet (she’s never gotten used to the normal cruel discourse that happens on a regular basis online despite the fact I’ve told her this is par for the course). I’ve been writing columns on a variety of web sites since 2001 and I’ve been called a lot of things over the years. But a “neo-Nazi” isn’t one of them.

In fact, I didn’t even know what a neo-Nazi was before all of this drama unfolded online over the past few days with the really disgusting and unwarranted memes being created with my photo on them that you see in this blog post. Apparently there’s this big hullabaloo out there in the Paleo community about me being some kind of a racist, white supremacist, Jew-hating, KKK sympathizer that seemingly sprung up overnight (I guess it was my Christmas/birthday present this week from my enemies) because of my December 7, 2012 radio interview appearance with a man named Dr. David Duke (if you choose to listen to this interview because you are curious about what I said in it, then you can Google it although I’m not advocating that you listen to this man). Who knew that on the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor this simple conversation I had on a radio program sharing about the healthy low-carb message (which I’ve done numerous times before on podcasts, radio and television in the past nine years) would become the latest sneak attack on my good reputation in the latest attempt to bring me down?

My friends and faithful blog readers have been sending me e-mails and messages on Twitter and Facebook linking to all that’s being said about me wondering why I haven’t responded to this yet. Well, let’s see, Christmas was earlier this week, I’ve been away on vacation visiting family in Virginia, my birthday was on Thursday, we traveled back home to South Carolina all day on Friday–ummm, I’ve been just a little busy and there were other things much more important to me than whatever trumped-up crisis-of-the-moment was happening on the Internet? I’m always amazed by how deeply invested people become online living virtually every moment of their entire day on there without ever getting out and experiencing life in the real world. Although I do my fair share of work online, I try to take plenty of opportunities to be away from the computer, iPhone and iPad to spend time with the people I love doing the things that matter the most to me.

So forgive me if I’m not hurriedly responding to this accusation and that accusation about me online that may pop up from time to time. Life’s just too short to become entrapped by the measly squabbles that run rampant across the World Wide Web. I cannot believe I’m putting off my much-needed trip to the gym to lift some heavy iron and instead spending hours of my limited time responding to this today–but I suppose it is a necessary evil to clear the air about what I’ve been seeing and hearing out there about me.

Before I share with you the whole story about the specifics of this nonsensical meme, let me tell you what all of this is REALLY about–believe it or not, there are people in this world who hate me and everything I stand for and would like nothing more than to bring an end to the online presence of Jimmy Moore and “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb.” That’s the reality of what most of this latest drama is intended to do as I’ve shared previously about several months ago in an April 2012 blog post entitled “Aren’t You Going To Respond To The Negative Attacks Against You?” There’s been a never ending, relentless campaign of outright character assassination by people who are either somehow jealous that I’m able to do what I do full-time for a living or have some sort of abject hatred for me personally for any number of twisted reasons. Anything they can say to disparage me personally (true or not), call into question my authenticity or impugn my faith and belief in God (something I believe plays a much BIGGER role in the intense personal hatred of me in the Paleo community than people want to admit), nothing is off limits to their willingness to engage in the ugly dredges of the politics of personal destruction. Sadly, that’s the world we live in now and anyone who chooses to be online should be abundantly aware of this.

I have attempted to live my life on the Internet and in the real world in such a way to be as open and honest as I can possibly be as a man of integrity in all that I do. I’m by no means perfect (and never claimed to be), but I strive to be the best possible human being I am capable of and letting the chips fall where they may. Whatever it is that’s gotten the people who despise me to lash out as they have, I’ve been online as a public figure long enough now to realize that this unfortunately comes with the territory of putting yourself out there for all the world to see and being as transparent as I am with all the ups, downs and in betweens of my life.

Interestingly, most of the rabblerousers who try to start some new controversy about me would never dare share full body pictures of what they look like, their latest health test results, details about any struggles they may be going through, etc. Instead, they’d prefer to lob insults and judge people like me from afar without ever really dealing with their own issues first. If these people were serious about wanting to help others in their health journey as I am trying to do, then they would spend a lot more time encouraging people and offering to lift them up in their time of need. Instead, they would rather lurk quietly behind their computer screens like some kind of crazed obsessed stalker for the chance to create something out of nothing as a means for tearing down those who are doing good. Sadistic? You bet it is.

So how did all of this actually transpire to make me the great evil enemy of the Paleo and low-carb community this week? You’ve heard the other side of the story already, so now hear my take and then decide for yourself. It all started back in October when one of my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast listeners e-mailed me about this guy they had discovered named Dr. David Duke who was promoting some fantastic pro low-carb messages on his web site. You’ve gotta know that I get e-mails every single day from people making suggestions for people I should interview on my podcast, so this was nothing out of the ordinary. Honestly, I’d never even heard of this guy before but I clicked through to some of the links my listener provided and saw some superb articles about why we need Vitamin D for optimal health, the dangers of consuming wheat, how cutting carbs can improve health and weight and so much more. In other words, it was obvious this guy understood many of the exact same ideas espoused by most of the other guests I have interviewed on my show. So I contacted him inquiring about whether he’d like to appear on my podcast for an interview to talk about his ideas on nutrition just as I do with other prospective interview guests virtually all the time.

Within a day, I heard back from Dr. Duke (that’s how he signed the e-mail) himself stating that he’d love to be on my podcast, but that he would like to interview me on his radio show first. No problem. Since I had been a guest on plenty of other programs before, I agreed to appear as part of his “Fitness Friday” segment on December 7, 2012. He noted in his e-mail to me that he liked my “down to earth explanations of low-carb, low grain, high natural fats and protein, essentially Paleo eating and living lifestyles.” Awesome!

And so we did the interview at 11AM EST that day and it was pretty typical interview fodder–tell us about your weight loss success eating low-carb, what can we do to improve the health and weight of Americans, what obstacles stand in the way of the low-carb message becoming mainstream, yadda yadda yadda. If you choose to hear what happened during the interview, then Google it to take a listen for yourself (if you so choose to listen to this vile human being) and you’ll find that this didn’t sound all that different than several other interviews I did that exact same week with Abel James, Vinnie Tortorich or Sam Feltham. These kind of radio show appearances are an effective avenue for sharing more about low-carb living and the work I am doing with brand new audiences of people who need to be exposed to an alternative message on nutrition.

Shortly after the interview was finished, I shared a link to it on social media just as I do all of my media appearances. My Facebook friend Burton Brown asked me at the time in a comment on that link, “Is this the ‘infamous’ David Duke?” I thought he must already know about who this guy espousing low-carb nutritional principles is and so I responded with a quick and simple “yep.” With nearly 500 daily e-mails and keeping up with a high volume of comments made on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, on my blog posts, on my forum and other places online, short and sweet answers like this are what help me personally answer them all and still have time to do all of my other work. Again, I wasn’t yet privy to the history behind this guy and what he was all about beyond the fact that he had his own radio show where we talked about my low-carb work and he had a nutrition page on his web site that had lots of pro-Paleo and low-carb columns.

So when I put together my December 2012 list of new Paleo, low-carb and health blogs as my regular readers have become accustomed to seeing, I included a link to the Health/Fitness page of his web site at #14 (it’s since been removed and replaced with another blog as a result of all this revelation about who David Duke is and my further investigation). That’s when I started getting comments from people in my e-mail, on my Facebook page and on Twitter about why I’m associating with a former KKK grand wizard and whether I agreed with his views. Say whoawhat?!

Honestly, this took me by total surprise because I really didn’t have any idea what they were talking about. You can point the finger of blame solely on me for that one because in my haste to do follow-up on a listener suggestion for a podcast interview, I didn’t do the proper due diligence in vetting out who it was I was dealing with. I sincerely apologize for failing to look into the background of this man before appearing as a guest on his show (and just in case you’re wondering, no he’s not scheduled to appear on my podcast now or ever).

This certainly underlines the serious need I have for an assistant, a publicist, or someone who can sift through all the media appearances and other such stuff for me since I have very little time to do that with all the work I’m doing now (if you’re interested in that job, contact me). Plus, with the hectic schedule I’ve had over past two months doing a 3-week speaking tour across Australia and then visiting family in Virginia over the Christmas holidays the past couple of weeks, I didn’t have very much time at all to do my homework to look into exactly who David Duke is. That was totally my fault and I take full responsibility for not looking closer into who he is and what positions he takes on issues outside of nutrition. When I was being questioned about his inclusion on my blog listing, I noted that his positions on nutrition are “spot on” and they are. But I can see how there would be concern by people who saw me link to his Health/Fitness page and jump to the conclusion that I somehow agree with what this David Duke guy thinks about all of his other stuff too.


In fact, a couple of weeks after I was on his radio show, the producers of his radio show contacted me again and said they enjoyed having me on the first time and wanted me to come back again to discuss other issues outside the realm of diet and health. I refused because my passion is nutrition and healthy living. In no way does my appearance on “The David Duke Show” imply that I am in agreement with his very extreme and hurtful beliefs about anything else which I have discovered doing research into his work these past few days. Yikes! No wonder people are so up in arms about this which is why I quickly removed links to his web site from my blog as soon as I realized exactly who he was and why I decided to write this blog post today. By no means did I ever intend to promote the non-nutritional beliefs of this man and anyone who knows me personally wouldn’t even question this. Again, those few vindictive Jimmy Moore haters out there will use whatever glimmer of opportunity they can muster up to try to destroy the good that I’m doing.

Incidentally, I was doing some research for this blog post today and discovered that I’m not the first person from the low-carb and Paleo communities to be a guest on Duke’s radio show. Check out who the guest was on February 10, 2012:

If you care to listen, Google it!

That’s right, it’s none other than my friend and New York Times bestselling author Dr. William Davis discussing the concepts in his uber-popular health book Wheat Belly appearing on the show with David Duke. Very interesting, eh? But two weeks later on February 23 and 24, 2012, guess what other Paleo luminary appeared on there as well? Take a listen for yourself:

If you care to listen, Google it!

Yep, you heard the voice of Dr. Doug McGuff who wrote about super-slow weight lifting and Paleo living in his book Body By Science being interviewed by David Duke. I’ve listened to both interviews featuring Dr. Davis and Dr. McGuff and they stuck with their respective messages throughout the interviews just as I did during my interview.

So I’ve gotta ask one simple question: if there is guilt by association as has been heaped upon me heavily this week for daring to appear on the radio show of someone being described as a neo-Nazi, then I guess using that exact same logic would require you to believe that both Dr. William Davis and Dr. Doug McGuff are neo-Nazis too? Surely you jest. None of these people has said a peep over the past ten months since both of them were interviewed on that exact same program and this simply exposes the bigger agenda at play here. The primary objective of the people spreading these lies about me is to try to make me look bad, create this distorted image of me in the low-carb and Paleo communities, call for a boycott of my podcast as a means of preventing me from continuing to blog, do podcasts, write books and all the other work I do helping others get quality information about weight loss and health.

The hypocrisy of this entire soap opera pseudo-scandal controversy about me runs thick and deep and quite frankly I’ve grown tired of all the childish antics meant to expose the real agenda behind what I’m doing. But I’ve got a NEWSFLASH for anyone who hasn’t noticed it before: What you see from me is what you get from me. No frills. No underlying message. No secrets. Just the truth as best as I know it along with sharing the school of hard knocks that life throws at me along the way. If you’re looking for this kind of honesty on the sites of those who are being critical, good luck with that. They are gutless cowards who don’t have the courage and dignity to put themselves out there to be judged. And I think that says a lot about who these people are. Maybe they’re just mad that I’ve lost over 60 pounds this year using “nutritional ketosis” to do it. Who knows? I’m not really sure why my success in weight loss and career is such a threat to them.

Try, try as you may to smear me, run my good name through the mud and attempt to tarnish the good work I am doing through all my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” projects, I remain undeterred. There’s just too much at stake with all the hundreds of millions of people out there who are still suffering from the ravages of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other health issues for me to get bogged down by the pettiness of people who have nothing better to do with their time than to try to cause harm to those attempting to make the world a better place.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got more productive ways to use my time than to worry about what anybody thinks about me or my motives. Believe what you want to believe about me, but I’m just going to keep living my life in a way that is positive, uplifting and inspiring to others as they seek to live healthy. If I can ever personally help you in your low-carb journey, then please feel free to e-mail me anytime at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. I’m ALWAYS happy to help!

Special THANKS to Richard Nikoley for standing up for me and my good name through this fiasco despite our dietary differences. And THANK YOU to all of my faithful readers, podcast listeners and followers who recognize what this is and continue to support the work I am doing educating, encouraging and inspiring others in their own journey to better health.

NOTE: All links to Duke’s hateful web site have been removed. THANKS!

  • You’re welcome, Mr. Jimmy Moore. Hope this clears it up for those who weren’t sure how to take all this. As for the rest, well, groupthink and PC are powerful influences.

    • LLVLCBlog

      And I’ll never even try to reach the “groupthink” peeps. Their mind is already made up.

  • tessmck

    wishing you a happy belated birthday, Jimmy! (i don’t read “that blog” nor would i ever believe anything she claimed….)

    • LLVLCBlog

      It’s not just “her” but several anti-Jimmy people out there (and they know who they are).

  • lowcarbdiabetic@aol.com

    You know where we stand Jimmy. A happy New Year to you and yours. Keep kicking butt !


    • LLVLCBlog

      THANKS for your support, Eddie.

  • LLVLCBlog

    He wasn’t “known” to me as I explained in my blog post. Once it was, I immediately took the appropriate action and removed the links. Not sure what more you’re expecting of me, but I did the correct thing once I became privy to who he was and what he stood for. I’ve apologized for not taking more prudent action in vetting him out because of the lack of time from my hectic schedule. We’ve learned I’m not perfect. 🙂

  • Been following you for years now and love you and what you are doing. You do a great job and as with all other people who are doing something worthwhile, your success is partly measured by who you anger and who hates you.

    Blessings to you and your wife and the Happiest of New Years to you both

    • LLVLCBlog

      Appreciate the encouraging words, Kymm!

  • Jane Britton

    Jimmy you are an amazing wonderful human being and as the saying goes, don’t let the turkeys get you down… (go eat one instead – my added bit there…) and for your beautiful wife, give her a hug from all of us… and Im a big believer in this… those that know you, know you well, and would NEVER believe the nonsense, and for those that read and do believe it, well you don’t need them in your life anyway. As a fellow low carb/high fat advocate I feel your pain, because it’s those very people you want to help… I know… it breaks your heart… but you can’t help all the people all the time. Concentrate your efforts on those that are open, and let the rest busy themselves with name calling. Next week they will have something else to gossip about… now go eat something fatty, kiss your wife and dance to Cee Lo Green (ahem it often helps me)…

    • LLVLCBlog

      I LOVE Cee Lo! THANKS for the gentle reminder, Jane.

    • Well said, Jane and I agree with you.

      • LLVLCBlog

        THANK YOU Susanne!

  • Vesna Vuynovich Kovach

    The haters don’t have any real arguments against the low-carb message. That’s why they’re jumping all over this nonissue.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Between the vegans and the anti-Jimmy Paleo peeps, I’m an equally opportunity target regardless of your dietary choices. 😀

      • washington23

        Actually, it sounds more like refusing to accept responsibility by blaming “the haters” for the controversy. It’s pretty much impossible to believe that a man of your age living in the US was unaware of Duke. Equally hard to believe is your statement “I didn’t even know what a neo-Nazi was was before all of this drama unfolded online”.

        • LLVLCBlog

          Believe as you wish, but I didn’t know who the guy was and I certainly didn’t know what a neo-Nazi was. If you don’t accept that, then that’s fine. But it is the truth.

        • LLVLCBlog

          Not impossible. Didn’t know him or the term. That’s the truth.

        • SpaceVegetable

          Dude, not everyone focuses their attention on celebrities or is aware of every tidbit of news in the US. Besides, even if he had heard of David Duke, why would anyone tie that person to a Dr. David Duke who wanted to discuss low carb diets? I certainly wouldn’t have.

          • Vesna Vuynovich Kovach

            I certainly didn’t [tie that person to a Dr. David Duke who wanted to discuss low carb diets]. When I saw a mention of Jimmy on the show ot “Dr. David Duke,” my thought was, “Poor guy, I’ll bet people mix him up with David Duke the neo-Nazi! At least he has ‘Dr.’ in front of his name to help differentiate it.” It never occurred to me it was THAT David Duke — that they really were the same guy! (And I assumed he had an M.D. or some sort of health-related doctorate — not a Ph.D. in history!)

    • Guilty by association, the small-minded man’s argument.

  • I for one am not a hypocrite. Dr. William Davis and Dr. Doug McGuff – should be ashamed for associating with violent, racist thug. Fair is fair.

    • LLVLCBlog

      At least you’re consistent.

  • LLVLCBlog

    This certainly is a good lesson for me to tread lightly and do thorough homework on ANYONE I potentially interview or get interviewed by. I’m surprised it hasn’t happened in the 6+ years I’ve been doing interviews.

    • Danny Albers

      Well as you pointed out, you were not the only person to appear. I am pretty sure that someone such as Mr. Duke has gotten a team quite good over the years at getting people to innocently appear on his show to talk about their books and other matters that would never go if they knew what he stood for.

      To be honest, if I got an email from a Dr. Duke asking me to appear on his podcast for health Id likely have done so without thinking about it to much. Dr. Davis and the other Doctor are clearly very smart men with books on the market and there is no way either of them would have appeared I think if they had any clue something was amiss.

      I think the big drama is the deletion of posts which apparently went on. This has ALWAYS been a sore point with people who think nothing should ever be deleted ever on the net but rather addressed instead, at least when it comes to forums.

      I do find it funny I had to ban one guy from my page tonight as in his attack on you for your supposed racist ways he had no issues at all calling anyone with religious beliefs a retard, etc… funny how hate sees hate wherever it looks except in the mirror.

      On the flip side seems you have people who love and respect both you and your work enough that they simply trust what you have explained. This to me is the real lesson.

      • LLVLCBlog

        People think they have an inherent right to ha their comments posted no matter what they say. They do not. My house, my call. Disagreeing is okay, but being disagreeable personally is not.

  • LLVLCBlog

    Nah, just telling my side of the story that was conveniently left out of the gossip on the other sites.

    • Why throw your friend, William Davis, under the bus?

      • LLVLCBlog

        I did nothing of the sort. What I was doing was explaining that all of these negative comments about my appearance on his show are out of proportion in light of the fact that both Dr. Davis and Dr. McGuff were on there 10 months ago without a single peep or squirm from anyone. My point that this is about personally coming after me is confirmed.

  • LLVLCBlog

    Like I said, I didn’t vet him because of a lack of time and that’s a lesson I will learn from henceforth. THANKS again!

  • Lynda S

    The internet world is a crazy, cruel place at times. I myself was subjected to an extremely nasty attack earlier this year and I considered taking down my blog but received so many amazing comments that I have continued. I know you will have unbelievable support too – I am sorry this has happened but there are many, many of us out here wishing you well.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Lynda, being online is certainly not for the faint of heart. People can be cruel for whatever their reasons. I refuse to let them rob me of the joy in my heart and passion for sharing about healthy low-carb living.

  • I’m not a big fan of Kafkaesque guilt. The point of The Trial is lost upon most Americans these days, I’m afraid. In fact it is lost upon most Czechs also. But it is most especially lost to witchunters like Melissa and CarbSane.

    • LLVLCBlog

      They have their reasons for hating me and everything I stand for. Not much I can do about that except to keep on living my life the way I see fit.

  • Well said, Jimmy! And I understand how easy it is to overlook aspects of people’s behaviour and character—congratulations for your honesty in setting the record straight!

    • LLVLCBlog

      Thanks for your comments, Archie! Hope you guys are doing well.

  • Keep up the good work, Jimmy.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Thanks Paul, I’ll keep plugging away.

  • I love you Jimmy. You are my brother and I’ve got your back.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Appreciate it Brian! People like you who know me realize how preposterous this all is.

  • Your interview was spot on. Now had you discussed other things, that may have made a difference, but you didn’t even know who /duke was. People are just crazy out there. You are doing fantastic work that has helped me immensely to get back on the Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Lifestyle. I started at 410 like you did and am now down to 350. So thank you Jimmy Moore from the bottom of my heart. Can’t wait to meet you in the flesh on the cruise in May.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Bob, I can’t wait to shake your hand buddy!

  • lowcarbdiabetic@aol.com

    Jimmy get a good nights sleep and ignore the negative ! You know what you are, your wonderful wife knows what you are, that’s what counts. A man that never made a mistake never made anything. Let the chumps stew in their failure !


    • LLVLCBlog

      Oh, I’ll sleep fine. I just lost a whole day dealing with this.

  • LLVLCBlog

    I’m looking for someone to help with this. I’m just overwhelmed by everything I’m doing now. This can be prevented from happening in the future if it means doing less.

    • If I thought you could afford me, I’d apply for the job. 😀

      • LLVLCBlog

        Ha ha! You’re probably right. 😉

  • LLVLCBlog

    Thanks Laurie. You know us well and that’s why you believe. It will pass.

  • LLVLCBlog

    Not sure how I lied or what makes me a fool, but I appreciate your comment.

  • LLVLCBlog

    Loretta, thanks so much. Can’t say I’m surprised about my Christian faith being targeted through all of this as I shared in my post. For whatever reason, that threatens people. But I believe in Jesus and I support low-carb living…the two beliefs are in the same man. That’s must scare some. THANKS for your comments!

    • Personally I’m supper impressed that being a Christian you are still willing to have the conversation about Palio and how it probably our perfect diet because of Evolution. When people ask me if I believe in evolution I say that I don’t BELIEVE in evolution, I UNDERSTAND evolution. I’m not sure if they really get it 😉

  • Wow, was this a waste of keystrokes. If you’re not sorry, NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE OR JUSTIFY. Obviously you are or you wouldn’t have written this.

    • LLVLCBlog

      I am indeed sorry, Patricia. Glad it rang through loud and clear.

  • There is no shortage of simple minded people on the planet. With the internet, they are just easier to see. Your detractors remind me of the village folk here in Indonesia. If a girl turns 16 she needs to be married off and have a baby by 17 because that’s what everyone else thinks. People with simple minds need simple world views. Good / Evil, Black / White. Zero Shades of Grey. Boring. Stupid. David Duke is no one that I would invite into my home but that doesn’t mean that if he eats a steak that steak is evil. Let’s not forget that Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian and christian. Intelligent people can differentiate. Unfortunately for you, your blog has attracted a lot of Village People.

    I’d say you’ve learned a lesson here: Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. I’ve known about David Duke for 30 years but that’s a byproduct of political awareness. Yes, best to know a bit about those you associate with. A lesson hard learned but you’ll put it behind you. Keep fighting the good fight sir and don’t waste your energy on these gnats around your ankles.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Great wisdom, Gary. Thank you!

  • I couldn’t agree with you more. Jimmy’s approach has been misinterpreted because they don’t really know him. Thank you for your willingness to stand up for him and your eloquent response above.

    • LLVLCBlog

      THANK YOU Beverly! Love ya!

  • Lisa McElhinney

    Hi Jimmy, I’m a lurker coming out of the closet. Love your work, and you seem like a lovely man. Keep up the great work keeping the main thing, the main thing. Hugs to Christine. xx

    • LLVLCBlog

      Thanks for saying hey Lisa! I look forward to getting back to the real work again this week.

  • I am just in total disbelief while reading this post. The people who are calling you a racist, hate mongering, white supremacist are the true haters. You obviously made a mistake by agreeing to the interview without checking the guy out first. You have explained and now it is time for people to move on. When I had the pleasure of meeting you in person in 2011, I realized that you are the same in real life as you are on the internet. You are a genuine person. You are also my brother in the Lord. These are just fiery darts from the enemy. Keep doing what you are doing and give a hug from me to your sweet wife. If my life wasn’t so full already with other commitments, I would love to be your assistant!

    • LLVLCBlog

      Wendy, I am grateful to and for you. God bless you!

    • Janet Harlow

      I agree. People make mistakes and sometimes we are so busy and in tune with what we believe, that we miss other things. Who here could not admit that? My mom always told me that what I say about someone else, says much more about myself than the person I am talking about. I have seen into the souls of many here today.

  • LLVLCBlog


  • LLVLCBlog

    Layla, I’m not going anywhere.

  • LLVLCBlog

    Sounds like the prudent thing to do. 😉

  • LLVLCBlog

    That’s pretty much it in a nutshell.

  • LLVLCBlog

    Thanks Andre!

  • LLVLCBlog

    Kimmy, love you too. Thanks for the support.

  • LLVLCBlog

    And as soon as I was given the info on this guy, it was removed. And people are claiming I m ll those things because I was on his radio show. That was the point of saying Davis and McGuff were on there too.

  • LLVLCBlog

    I’ve learned from this and will respond accordingly.

  • LLVLCBlog

    Thank you Paul! That’s the saddest part f this entire ordeal. It’s really much ado about nothing except to those who are unwilling to be as open and honest in their blogging as I have been.

  • LLVLCBlog

    There’s been some ugly stuff said out there in a lot of places. I’ve shared my side so people can come to their own conclusions.

  • LLVLCBlog

    Ellen, I just try to do good work and that will continue.

  • You mean well in everything you do I am sure… this was a very mis-guided decision and the same applies for the others who gave any credence to the neo-nazi/show. I think people are just shocked you would associate with such hate-mongers, their audience, or indeed anyone with such ignorant hatred in this day and age do not possess any rationale or logic with regards to anything… why bother giving them information.

    • LLVLCBlog

      I didn’t know about all that stuff until after the fact. Had I known I would have never gone on to begin with.

  • LLVLCBlog

    David, I definitely understand. But until I knew who this guy was and what he stands for, I was in the dark about it. Once I did, his links came down immediately and I drafted this blog post as soon as I could to respond. I’m sorry this hit home to you and I have learned I may need to back off of my schedule a bit to prevent this from happening again. In my haste to provide more content and help more people, I’ve done the opposite. And I apologize personally to you and anyone else who this harmed.

    • Susan

      Jimmy – I don’t know how anyone who listens to your podcasts or reads your blog could possibly believe anything except that you have the best of intentions for helping people live better lives. What I really appreciate and love about your podcasts is your transparency and your willingness to have differing points of view on you show. I don’t believe you have harmed anyone or that you did anything wrong. Stay focused on what you do so
      well and ignore the people who seems to be intent on maligning you.

  • Hang in there Jimmy & Christine. This atheist has faith that you’re not a hater. For those people piling on the hate: take a good look at your behaviour and check yourself for hatred & intolerance.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Thank you!

  • I have never heard of this man before and didn’t notice anything amiss when I scanned through your blog roll post. I can understand how this mistake happened and am angry that people have continued to make such an ugly character attack knowing that it was just that… a mistake.

    Have a happy new year and I hope that you and Christine are able to tune out the hate.

    • LLVLCBlog

      The hate will always be there no matter what I do. But I won’t stop my good work because of the clickity clack of the few.

  • LLVLCBlog

    Appreciate it Adele. But this did play a role in the venom being spewed about me.

  • LLVLCBlog

    Thanks Granny!

  • Jimmy, I’ve only been reading your blog a few months now. I had no idea David Duke was even still out there – last I remember of him was 20+ years ago (I’m a bit older than you I think 🙂 so I would never have connected someone in the LC world with the neo-Nazi stuff either. You did the right thing to address it, admitted a failure to check him out, and now you just have to “let it go” if you can – don’t let it eat you up. There will always be people looking for the bad side of others, probably to make themselves feel better (playground bullies). I am happy to read about your nutritional experience and also glad to read your comments on being a Christian so please don’t change. Now, I’m off to buy your book…..

    • LLVLCBlog

      Sage advice, Karen!

  • Michael Meyers

    Jimmy, you rock!!! You’ve helped countless numbers of people for the greater good of mankind and you’ve done it in a very professional manner. Thank you for all your hard work and effort!

    • LLVLCBlog

      Thanks Michael! That’s the aim of all that I do.

  • Elenor Snow

    “I just figured you did not see a problem”

    Why-oh-why is it a “problem” to be interviewed by ANYone about nutrition? Geez, all these folks screaming and ranting — it was an interview ABOUT LOW CARB! There was *nothing else* discussed. If all you Christians ACTUALLY believe in “love the sinner, hate the sin” (or whatever other platitudes you pretend to live your lives by), then whoEVER on the globe interviews Jimmie about low carb — Jimmie is perfectly FINE giving an interview to! I’m … disgusted… by all the sturm-und-drang about this. (I’m dismayed at Jimmie having to or choosing to ‘crawl’ about “oooh, I made a mistake!” No dammit — it is (or it should be in America!) *perfectly* acceptable for anyone to speak to anyone about low carb and health.)

    Dr. Oz has probably actually, physically, harmed way more folks with HIS views than David Duke has, no matter how distasteful! Don’t see anyone screaming about Oz!

    • This was actually my first reaction as well. Why is this even an issue? But, since there are people, here, who were directly affected by the Holocaust I can kind of see their point. But your point, Elenor, is well made also. It really is a tough call…

  • Linda Armistead

    Surprised and shocked at the lynch-mob mentality and vile vitriol spewed by your “critics”. Seems like they were gleefully waiting for you to make some kind of stumble and crucify you for all it’s worth. I haven’t heard one of them comment on Davis & McGruff being on the show. You know why? Because it’s YOU! The hate they have shown rivals Duke on a good day. They should learn to take the log out of their own eye before looking at the speck in yours.

    • LLVLCBlog

      When you have a vendetta against someone you disagree with, you’ll use any excuse to pile on. Sad but true.

  • T McQuinn

    This all sounds plausible to me. I listened to the entire podcast and “Dr. David Duke” somehow never registered for me. At the very end there was a reference to the Zionist controlled media that smacked me in the head and made me google him. I’ve withheld judgement, hoping to see an explanation just like this, and I’m really relieved to read it. Sorry to read about all the ugliness directed towards you and hoping that hearing that one fan considers the matter closed helps a tiny bit.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Thank you!

  • Although his understanding low-carb does not make me think any more of David Duke, Jimmy’s not knowing who David Duke was makes me think more of him. To keep your mind on things that are serious (not counting the frisbee thing with Tom Naughton) that you do not know who the hateful non-entities are is a virtue. I wish I had never heard of David Duke.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Now that I know, I wish I never heard of him either.

  • .Jimmy, I just read this and I feel so badly for you and your wife. This
    kind of hate/smear has become all to prevalent in our society — it is beyond belief. Thank you for doing what you do. Please don’t stop.

  • Hey Jimmy, I’m sorry this happened to you. I have always felt that you were a genuine person who genuinely cares about our food/nutrition and our education in that area. I have always felt supported by you and you have personally helped me when I had doubts. You have made a difference in my life. Like you, I am a very trusting person and always believe the best about someone until I find out different. This character ‘flaw’ has come back to bite me in the keister more times than I can count. I think your intuition about why people ‘hate’ you is probably right on. They are envious and persecuting you because of your religion. I think that’s too bad for them. Your ability to write and connect on this issue is admirable and I personally salute you for being able to make a living at it in this forum. Tell your wife to dry her eye’s, she should not waste her tears on those people. There are plenty of people out here that love and respect you, and I’m one of them. PS: I had no idea who this guy David Duke was either before all this.

  • It’s called confirmation bias, we see what we want to see. If we are good people we see good. If we are nasty people… well you get the idea.

  • Agreed, I did not read this as a sincere apology, instead I read it as a list of excuses. The first part read as “I have a life, but most internet people don’t, so that’s why I’m only answering now”. And then on about how some people just hate him so much out there that they’ll do anything to make him miserable. I think that happens to any public figure but whatever, they wouldn’t be able to do much if they didn’t get the right ammo. And then to weirdly talking about how some people won’t post full body pics or some people are just jealous that he’s lost 60 pounds. And at the end of this whole thing I’m supposed to get the warm fuzzies about how it was all some tragic mistake? Here’s another post that could have been written instead of the 20 paragraphs of excuses: “Guys, I am TRULY sorry, I had no idea, never would I have done an interview if I had understood who this guy was and what his message was. Please accept my sincerest apology”.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Appreciate your comments, but all of this that has been said needed to be said.

  • Lori Miller

    Jimmy, I sympathize with you. Many years ago, I was accused of being a racist. Despite a lack of evidence (because there wasn’t any), some people assumed I was just because of the accusation. Even David Duke’s name came up, although I had nothing to do with him or anything he stood for.

    I hope the anonymous haters enjoy the company of cowards. As you’ve shown, people of courage don’t want anything to do with cowards once they see their true colors.

  • Myra Marshall

    First of all “A community is a group or society, helping each other.”–Wikipedia. So where is the Paleo COMMUNITY when you need them? I am a part of it and am here for you. I hope there are others willing to stand up for you too.

    Seriously, Jimmy, this is an honest mistake. (I’m very busy as well and I could see myself in this situation; wanting to spread a good word or two and, in haste, ending up hurting myself). You went off of someone else’s word, trusting that they really thought this guy’s show would be helpful. All of your “loyal followers” who somehow turn on you for this forget all of the good that you do and all that you give for the health and happiness of others, strangers, that have a better life because of you. They somehow also forget that you are a Christian and a good person who loves all of humanity and never says anything mean about anyone, despite how their views may differ from yours, and despite them bashing you. I support you and it angers me that people “looking out for the good of others, their health, etc.” do it in such a way that they have to step all over someone else and hurt them to try and make themselves feel like a bigger person.

    Do what you do and at the end of the day be happy that you stay true to yourself; an honest, caring person, with a great wife, a wealth of knowledge, and a faith that is inspiring to so many people. Thank you for all that you do and for who you are. I’m praying for an end to this and strength for you.

  • Jason McCullough

    The year was 2003. I was at the height of a growing career in the IT field of computers. I just got out of serving four years in the United States Navy. And the job that I was currently working was a government job. I thought that I was a pretty smart guy. I read and studied computers. I had a young child and wife, and I just purchased my first home.

    In the midst of that life I had a good friend that was an African American. We both enjoyed music, movies, and loved to play pranks on each other. I can call him up now and we can both look back and see how funny this or that was. However, there is probably one thing that we should ignore talking about if we were to reminisce the past. Of course I grew up as a country boy, and was pretty ignorant of a racially mixed culture which I encountered every day that I was in the Navy. Every week, and month of my government careers I learned something new.

    Avril Lavigne just came out with a new album, me and my black African American friend both sang one of her songs word by word to and from the China Buffet during lunch break. And then it all started. My
    friend started acting funny around me, and he seemed to get weird out every time I would sing the lyrics to Nirvana song “smells like teen spirit.” Of course each time I sang it I did the head bang. I threw up two pointed fingers from both sides of my fist. And each time I would sing “a mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido!” Boy did I love Nirvana, but my mind was culturally backwards to the meaning of “mulatto.”

    We never actually repaired the gap of ignorance and bond over the idea that I had made a mistake. When I approached him about what I did and how it was wrong on my part, well let’s just say that this was weird. And like everyone else dealing with the situation of my friend and dieting companion Jimmy Moore and his wife Christine, yes it’s weird; it’s even awkward, and the only real thing we can do about it is get over it. If you want to go beyond your so-called duties of showing how righteous you are against racism. Then in part you are one of those people that go out of your way to be offended. You can’t resist it, but let’s jump on the band wagon of going out on a witch hunt to burn Jimmy at the stake of ridicule and destroy Even after all these ten years of being friends with my black African American friend “it is still weird” So quit making it more weird.

    • SpaceVegetable

      I know a lot of people who seem to take offense at things that aren’t intended to offend. They often have a hard time believing that others might simply be unaware of certain terms or actions. Recently, I read an article about a local police officer who was suspended for using the term “Monday” when discussing a person of color. I was baffled because I had never associated a day of the week with a racist insult. I gather it has something to do with a song lyric “I hate Mondays” and supposedly implies laziness. People seemed to be quite outraged and those of us who admitted being puzzled by this term were denigrated as being idiots, morons, fools, etc.

      I have a friend who was shocked once when I mentioned going on a “packie run” to buy some beer. She spent a lot of time in England and apparently the term “Paki” there is an insult to those of Pakistani descent, many of whom run convenience stores. So referring to a store as a “Paki” is meant as an insult there. The difference, though, is that here in Massachusetts, the term “packie” is short for “package store”, which is what liquor stores are called. You can’t buy alcohol in convenience stores or grocery stores here. It all must be bought from package stores. So here, again, is a misunderstanding of terminology that means different things to different people. Unfortunately many people are so thin-skinned and seem to be simply waiting to pounce on any implied insult, regardless of the intent of those who speak the words.

      I did grow up in a fairly homogenous predominantly white area, but never ever believed that people of other races, creed, or nationalities were lesser. Just different and I always found such differences fascinating. In fact, the first time I heard a racist joke, it confused me because I couldn’t see the humor in it. It’s not difficult for me to believe that Jimmy could be unaware of David Duke, just as I was unaware of the latest racist insult-du-jour. Many of us don’t have much contact with racists so would be unaware of such things. Makes me wonder who all these “offended” haters hamg out with 🙂

  • SpaceVegetable

    Wow, so much hate. That’s the down side of anonymity on the internet: it’s much easier for people to spew whatever vile thoughts pop into their heads. I have heard of David Duke, but I would not have assumed that “Dr. David Duke” was the same man. It’s not really an uncommon name. I can truly believe you were unaware of him. Many of us don’t follow every tidbit of news or care about celebrities. Heck, I’ve had friends look at me funny because I didn’t know who “Snooki” was and was unaware of certain memes that came from television shows I don’t watch (like not knowing what “festivus” was because I never watched Seinfeld).

    I have no problem with people worshiping in whatever way they choose (or don’t choose) but I have to say that I’ve noticed a bit of a persecution complex among *some* Christians who seem to take everything as an insult to their beliefs. A friend of mine was berated by a stranger in a store a few weeks ago for wishing a sales clerk “Happy Holidays” instead of Merry Christmas, for example. Believe it or not, most people who say that are not trying to insult Christians. They’re simply including all of the many holidays that occur this time of year (New Year’s, Kwanzaa, Hannukkah, Solstice, etc. and so on). Yes, there are some who hate religious folks of any persuasion, but I really believe that most of us really don’t care and don’t intend any insult. The haters will never change their minds, no matter what any of us say, so I believe it’s better to ignore them.

    My own personal views probably differ from yours. Jimmy, but I firmly believe that we all have the right to believe as we choose. That’s what makes America great. Unfortunately, many people on *both* sides of the religious debate are unwiwlling to accept that. It’s really sad. We should all be able to just live and let live, especially when someone like you, Jimmy, is doing so much good in researching, collecting, and providing nutrition information for all of us. Most of us in our busy lives don’t have the time to gather all that information and I know that I am personally grateful for all your efforts, since they’ve helped me a great deal. Those who are giving you grief over this explanation really need to find better ways to spend their time. Sometimes I wonder about people who seem to have time to do nothing but spew venom all day long. It must be sad to have nothing better to do with one’s time.

  • Hi Jimmy,

    I too had no idea what this furor that I saw bits and pieces of on Facebook was about. After all, you had interviewed yet another amongst hundreds of others, low carb ‘expert’. You are a busy man, but you do great inspiring work.

    I just want to say that when you have this many haters, you have made it to the big time. Give your wife a hug, and know that you have plenty of fans over here in Australia.

  • js290

    Who exactly got hurt or killed by predator drones in this “fiasco?”

  • LLVLCBlog

    Doug, THANK YOU for sharing your story. It’s almost precisely what happened to me. Your interview with him was fantastic and there was nothing untoward. The fact that you, me and Dr. Davis were conned into being on this show should serve as a warning to others in the Paleo and low-carb communities not to fall for this. He used your name, Dr. Davis’ name and others to get me to appear which has led to this uproar. You learn from these experiences and move on. THANKS again for the great work you are doing and I’m proud to call you my friend.

  • rose

    Jimmy, these people are destructively envious of your profile and your successful way of eating. You and Christine shouldn’t

    give them another moments thought. They are not worth your time and especially not Christine’s tears.

  • Hi Jimmy, I’ve been focusing on school & family & thankfully missed the drama you are referring to. I never heard of David Duke either & I’m not sure why it is expected that that we all should. Once you realized your mistakes, you took action, thank you for that. You are a respectable, generous person and it really saddens me that the same hate people are referring to is being used against you. It does not make sense. I hope those that are pointing their fingers at you come to realize that. In any case, you are still as awesome as always in my eyes. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Thank you Holly!

  • To be fair, the Low Carb communities response to the interview was reasonable. People were bewildered by why you went on Duke’s show (including myself). Sure, there were a few who blatantly accused you of being a nazi but most simply wanted some explanation. (At least from the blogs and forum posts I was reading). The real hate is coming from the vegan crowd, as they seem obsessed with discrediting any and every low-carber in existence.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Quite simply, I didn’t know who the guy REALLY was when I did his show. Obviously if I did I would have never done it. And that’s the truth.

  • Hi Jimmy,

    I take a considerable amount of time off during the holidays, and I am just
    catching up on the latest. I am very sorry to read and hear about what you are
    going through.

    You and Christine are in my thoughts and I wish only the best for you both.

    • LLVLCBlog

      THANKS Joe!

  • Zephir1

    Jimmy…this is all so outrageous and I am deeply sorry that you are being attacked through
    some of the ignorant and judgemental comments that are featured below.
    -Thankfully, there are many more nonjudgemental, informed comments that
    derive from logical and decent human beings who know of your love for human
    kind and your tireless efforts to help all people, no matter their color or
    culture, with metabolic syndrome in all of its forms.

    OVER THE YEARS (and I think I’ve been on since 2004), that you have NATURALLY
    -This is NOT the sign of a racist human being and it’s disturbing to see
    these accusations. *Anyone questioning your motives or intent should
    probably review your guest speaker lists to see this for themselves before they
    judge you as foolish and/or a racist.

    Helpful hint to those that lean toward a judgemental attitude: If everyone likened the
    internet to their front door, then clearly, you wouldn’t open it to someone
    whom you thought was foolish or racist (unless you are one yourself that is),
    then why come to Jimmy’s door if you believe this of him? SHUT THE FRONT
    DOOR! Don’t be so foolish yourselves, visiting a person whom you
    obviously do not have respect for. Who wastes their time like that?
    Clearly, a few posters down below.

    Back to you, Jimmy…I have opened your door many times, felt welcomed and invited
    in no matter my color, weight, etc…and you have welcomed me in. That’s
    what your internet site is all about. It’s entirely sad to see those who
    call you a liar or foolish or racist to darken your doorstep. It must be
    scary or at least, very sad to both you and Christine, at times to have so many
    strangers like this, frequenting your household. And still, you both continue
    to reach out to so many people just trying to find their way to healthy foods
    and healthy living.

    One thing is very clear to me-that many people are becoming more and intolerant and
    hateful with each passing year, behind closed doors with technology as their
    weapon…and for some reason, like a burglar who creeps in, they seem to do so.
    It is like they are lurking in the shadows, waiting for your first
    mistake to slice you through with menacing, mean-spirited, flippant words and
    the hateful intent behind those words.

    Those posters who just thought you were annoyed/foolish/racist, etc, clearly do not
    know your heart, which is found in your words and your work, and clearly are
    the visitors at people’s front doors who want to spit in your face.
    Jimmy, in this case, shut that front door (and I KNOW you can because
    love does not know hate) so that you can be refreshed and renewed for that next
    visitor who is your real neighbor.

    friend, Mary

    • LLVLCBlog

      Thank you Mary!

      • Zephir1

        Anytime. 🙂

  • Zephir1

    Adele, I fail to see how he was treating anyone with disdain. He was, however, defending himself from an attack. If you have someone with malicious intent at your front door, you need to close it…for your own safety. That’s an immediate defense and first response. Noone is “group thinking” when they are being attacked; they are defending themselves…just as you would if someone attacked you. Peace to you also, but do understand that you would not feel peaceful if you were being slandered like this. It seems a bit of an oxymoron to wish someone peace as they’re getting their personal reputation slashed and torn.

  • Marcella Mathewes

    I’m so sorry to hear this, Jimmie. I can imagine just how stressful this has been and I’m so sorry Christine has been so upset by it. It’s been very enlightening over the years to see the kind of meanness and hatred that bubbles beneath the surface in so many people after seeing them online. When we go to the store people just keep their mouth shut and their thoughts to themselves for the most part. Online however you see that a lot of people really are quite happy to devote a lot of time to assuming the absolute worst in others and wallowing in maliciousness. I think it was an honest mistake. And anyone who has seen you online over the years knows you’d not have done the interview if you’d realized who the man was. But people who don’t like you for whatever reason simply do not care. They are just itching for something to rant and rave about. There are sites and pages all over online devoted solely to mocking people, tearing apart their every action and word looking for flaws and faults and just waiting to pounce. And, yes, there is a lot more devoted towards mocking Christians and religious of some sort. And I can tell that the defensiveness in your post was not out of a lack of remorse for the interview but a disgust with the need to defend yourself against people who automatically assume the worst and revel in it. I’m not sure what a lot of people are like irl. But online they become little better than bullies.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Thank you Marcella.

  • Hang in there Jimmy!

    Got enemies? Congratulations: you have stood up for something !!

    Cheers from NZ..

  • Jack Yee

    Jimmy – You are the best! I support you and know you are great person. I am so thankful for you and all you have done.

    Keep podcastin!

  • Miriam

    Probably won’t get a reply to this because someone brave enough to not use their name is likely not to return. But just what is he lying about? I’m very curious what you think that is, and what proof you have of his lying. I’m not aware that there’s any evidence he has. Possibly you mean that you “think” he’s a liar, as in “I have no evidence for it but I don’t like what he’s said so I think he must be lying.” That’s a fun little game. Shall we start imagining what we think you’re like, because we don’t like what you’ve said and you post anonymously and ungrammatically on websites?

  • SophieE_sophie

    I think people just overreact. Sometimes, we just run out of time to research stuff sufficiently or assume the best of everyone and so don’t go looking for bad things (I mean how many people do you run into on a daily basis that just happen to be ex-KKK?). I didn’t know who David Duke was before I googled (though I am not from the USA).

    Admittedly, I had a giggle at those “But when I do, I make sure it’s a former KKK grand wizard” memes. Seems like something that should go into Tom Naughton’s roasts (which don’t hit nearly far enough below the belt to be truly funny in their current state.) It was an unfortunate incident- you didn’t end up accidentally spreading Duke’s message productively or anything- so everyone can just put it behind them and have a good giggle at a silly mistake.

  • Could someone please cite just one incidence of “hate” on Dr Duke’s website or in ANY of his works? Jessie Jackson & Al Sharpton are advocates for their people. Does this make them haters too? Just because Duke advocates for white people does not make him a hater or a racist. He is more supporting of diversity that any of the zombie trolls who are trying to destroy you for having a conversation with someone they do not like. What happened to the minds of americans where they rule out the possibility of having a civil conversation with folks they do not agree with? I guess you people are content with living in your ignorance and prejudice. Seems to me that the real haters and bigots are the commentators on here who know absolutely nothing relevant about Dr Duke and go around slandering him the world over.