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LCC (Episode 47): Dr. Joe Leonardi And Tara Grant Dig Into The Disconnect Between Medical Care And Chronic Disease

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In Episode 47 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends,” we have an awesome line-up for you today with two more fabulous friends. It’s a pleasure to welcome a couple of amazing weight loss success stories in chiropractor Dr. Joe Leonardi from “Fat Then Fit Now” (listen to my interview with him in Episode 252 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show”) and stay-at-home-mom Tara Grant from the “Primal Girl” blog! I enjoyed being away at the Nutrition & Metabolism Society Symposium in Denver last week, but wanted to sneak one more episode into the schedule before taking off the month of May for the Low-Carb Cruise and just some time off (five days a week of podcasting since the beginning of the year is relentless). And we’re still missing our co-host Mindy Noxon Iannotti who should be better by the time we come back with brand new episodes beginning in June. But we’ve got a great show to share with you today featuring commentary from Joe and Tara on whether high-fructose corn syrup is really bad for you or not (this isn’t a trick question), what role sugary soda plays in the obesity epidemic, an honest discussion of the disconnect between medical care and common chronic diseases, and a surprising call for cutting carbs in school lunches happening in Australia. It’s a fantastic episode with some yummy recipes (including a Cauliflower Pizza Crust from Tara) at the end. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let’s talk.

Listen to Dr. Joe Leonardi and Tara Grant share with us today:

  • Joe’s transformation on a low-carb diet
  • His recent emphasis more on fitness and motivational speaking
  • Tara’s focus on “eating properly” started on low-carb in 2002
  • She switched to Paleo because of the food quality improvements
  • Her fitness is when she “dead lifts” her children
  • The TV appearance she had about Paleo in San Francisco
  • “Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Really Bad for You?”
  • Agribusiness has a lot of green ($$$) that influences the culture
  • Joe’s video: High Fructose Corn Syrup Is Bad
  • At the end of the day, it’s sugar and it’s not good for us
  • Take a bite of baker’s chocolate and you’ll see how sugar influences
  • The taste of chocolate can change as you get off of sugar
  • Peggy Emch’s column on fructose malabsorption
  • “Sugary soda increases risky fat deposits”
  • This is “common sense” to us, but not necessarily to general public
  • Energy drinks have trumped sodas as one of the worst beverages
  • The new Pepsi Next beverage with less HFCS, but still high in HFCS
  • Artificial sweeteners can also wreak havoc on weight control
  • “The Disconnect or why modern medicine not effectively treating chronic disease”
  • Doctors just don’t see the nutritional component in disease
  • Treating symptoms rather than getting to the root of the problem
  • Why Dr. Joe has changed his practice to treat his patients better
  • “Call for kids to curb carbs with their school lunches”
  • We need some “thunder from down under” to influence us
  • The military has to use the U.S. Dietary Guidelines
  • Tara’s blog post about military base childcare school lunches
  • All the organizations impacted by the Dietary Guidelines
  • Tara said she told them her child is allergic to wheat and dairy
  • All things are political and that includes nutrition and health
  • The size difference in organics and Agribusiness apples are stark
  • Joe’s Chicken Artichoke Spinach recipe
  • Tara’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe

    There are three ways you can listen to Episode 47:

    1. Listen at the iTunes page for the podcast:

    2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site for the podcast:

    3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 47 [33:07m]:

    By all means, we’d love to have YOU be a part of the conversation as well, so be sure to submit your questions and comments to us ANYTIME by using any of the following ways to contact us: Twitter, Facebook, the official web site, and e-mail. We enjoy asking our panel of “friends” to chime in on your most pressing questions about low-carb diets so they can provide you with insights from their own personal experiences on the subject. So don’t be bashful–tell us what you think about the show and ask, ask, ask away about anything related to healthy low-carb living!

    Today we heard from Dr. Joe Leonardi and Tara Grant discuss “Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Really Bad for You,” “Sugary soda increases risky fat deposits,” “The Disconnect or why modern medicine not effectively treating chronic disease,” “Call for kids to curb carbs with their school lunches” and so much more! Share YOUR feedback about what you heard in today’s show in the show notes section of Episode 47.

    As I’ve previously shared, we’ll be taking some time away from the podcast (and all of the podcasts) in the month of May to help me recharge the batteries so to speak as well as hosting the Low-Carb Cruise that will be taking place May 6-13, 2012. But don’t worry, we’ll be back with brand new episodes again beginning on Friday, June 8, 2012 with our co-host Mindy Noxon Iannotti back where she belongs. If YOU want to be on a future episode of “Low-Carb Conversations” then simply e-mail your Skype username to livinlowcarbman@charter.net. When we’re getting set to record again for June, I’ll be in touch with you about it.

    If you have something to share about what you heard on “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends,” then drop us an e-mail at lowcarbconversations@gmail.com. Tell us your comments about the show, ask any questions you may have for our friends to talk about, pass along your ideas for what you’d like to hear discussed, and let us know if you’d like to join us on the panel in a future episode. We’d love to hear from you, so reach out and touch us sometime! THANKS for joining us in the conversation and we’ll talk with you about healthy low-carb living again next Friday. DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT ITUNES AND LEAVE US A RATING AND REVIEW!

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