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LCC (Episode 69): Jenny Westerkamp And Tyler Bramlett Examine The Clogged Pipes Heart Disease Analogy


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In Episode 69 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends,” it’s Friday again and we’re ready for another thrill-packed edition in Episode 69. You’ve got your favorite co-hosts Dietitian Cassie and I in our usual spots today for one final time before I go off into book-writing mode for the next couple of months. While I’m away, the show must go on and Dietitian Cassie will be joined by my long-time podcast producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien from Disc of Light Media who interestingly was the one who got me to start podcasting to begin with. Although he doesn’t get behind the microphone very often, Kevin brings a LOAD of knowledge on the subject of healthy low-carb living after editing and producing every single minute of all three of my podcasts. You’re gonna enjoy the contributions he makes along with Cassie on the health headlines in the coming months. We are a LISTENER-SUPPORTED podcast and your donations really go a long way towards helping us continue bringing you more opinions galore in the weeks, months and years to come. If you enjoy our weekly romp through the health headlines that you hear on “Low-Carb Conversations” and want to help us out, then you can make a donation to keep us on the air throughout 2013 and beyond. THANK YOU for your support!

We’ve got two OUTSTANDING friends from the Paleo and low-carb blogging community joining us today as we welcome registered dietitian Jenny Westerkamp from “The Gen Y Nutritionist” (author of the brand new book You Are What You Retweet: 140 Social Media Rules to Eat By) and Tyler Bramlett from “Garage Warrior.” Listen in as Cassie and I talk about why low-carb diets aren’t “high-protein” despite media accounts, Panera Bread Company’s new “hidden” low-carb menu and the new Hapifork that is supposed to electronically keep you from overeating (and why this technology is probably useless). Then we get Jenny and Tyler in on the action as we discuss whether fruit and veggie eaters are really more optimistic as a recent study suggests, the validity of whether wheat is fattening or not, whether bananas should be considered the perfect food, the benefits of consuming avocados in your diet, the varying kinds of at in different parts of the body, banned ingredients that are still allowed in the American food supply, a medical doctor takes on the “clogged pipes” analogy for heart disease and Laura Schoenfeld’s fantastic column on what’s really leading us to become fat (and it’s NOT butter!). Tune in for some awesome low-carb cooking tips and so much more at the end! So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let’s talk!

Listen to Jenny Westerkamp and Tyler Bramlett hit the health headlines:

  • “Hey everybody”–doing really well right now
  • I’ve been measuring every hour on the hours with NK
  • Today is the last day of pricking myself after a week
  • The mainstream researchers aren’t doing this work
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  • High Protein, Low Carb
  • She doesn’t mention healthy fats, but includes in meal plan
  • White kidney beans, pineapple chips & non-fat Greek yogurt?
  • Panera’s new hidden low-carb menu elicits cheers, confusion
  • They posted it on their Facebook page and got 4,000 Likes
  • Spreading by word of mouth and it seems like a good menu
  • Cracker Barrel and Hardee’s (Carl’s Jr.) already cater to us
  • Panera has offered another option for low-carbers to enjoy
  • Hapifork measures how much and how fast you’re eating
  • This fork is supposed to keep you from overeating
  • Maybe it could be a useful tool for some people
  • But it’s “so crazy” as a gimmick for weight loss
  • It seems to further the calorie hypothesis
  • What’s on that fork–sugar, starch, grains, fat?
  • If you’re being nourished, you don’t need a buzzing fork
  • Listen to Jenny in Episode 497 of The LLVLC Show
  • She does sports nutrition in Chicago, reaching Gen Y
  • The 3-star review of her book from an “older” reader
  • Write Jenny lots of great reviews on Amazon
  • Her mission is to meet the 20-something crowd
  • Follow Jenny Westerkamp on her Twitter page
  • Tyler is a “fitness guy” who cares about nutrition
  • He was always a “fat kid” and on diets all the time
  • He owns four fitness facilities and helping others
  • Eating Fruits and Vegetables Can Make You More Optimistic
  • Antioxidants can help remove free radicals from the body
  • But it could be more optimistic people eat better
  • Is it the chicken or the egg–which came first?
  • Nutrition research is difficult to single out one thing
  • When you eat real food, you take care of your brain health
  • How do you quantify whether someone is optimistic or not?
  • You just don’t feel good when you eat “crappy” foods
  • A lot of nutrient quality is in fruits and veggies
  • What if they tested people who ate a more Paleo diet?
  • Does Wheat Make You Fat?
  • There’s a tug-of-war happening between grains vs. no grains
  • Grains just aren’t a requirement for human health
  • Most of them are not properly prepared and cause problems
  • What are gluten-containing foods that aren’t processed?
  • Gluten-free should be within the context of real food diet
  • Gluten-free processed foods are NOT a good alternative
  • We just don’t need to include wheat in our diet at all
  • Whole grains are literally in all of our food supply
  • When was the last time you made your own bread at home?
  • If you haven’t tried gluten-free for 30 days, you should
  • Mocking of the “new wheat” that’s taking place out there
  • Dr. William Davis points to gliadin as main health culprit
  • They claim overeating is “quite simply” why you get fat
  • Frustrating when you hear people claim it’s so simple
  • Tell that to people who struggle eating 800-1000 calories
  • Bananas – Nature’s Most Perfect Food?
  • Bananas are a real food, but you don’t need a lot of them
  • There are certain people who don’t do well on sugar, starch
  • She kept saying “bananas are not fattening” but they can be
  • Bananas can be healthy for nutrients, but it’s sugary too
  • Fruits should not be an “all-you-can-eat” buffet
  • Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone eats 30 Bananas A Day
  • Weight loss comes down to blood sugar regulation
  • We’ve got to question whether bananas these days are real
  • If you want to lose weight, you can’t eat this many bananas
  • The reason Durianrider can eat them is endurance exercise
  • Avocado consumption is associated with better diet quality and nutrient intake, and lower metabolic syndrome risk in US adults: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001–2008
  • I am head-over-heels in love with consuming avocados
  • In the United States, it seems avocados are strange
  • People who question eating avocados because of the fat
  • Avocados tend to be more expensive, so many don’t buy them
  • Balancing affordability vs. healthfulness of real food
  • Avocado eaters understand the importance of healthy fat
  • Body weight, BMI and waist circumference lower in avo eaters
  • Plus, their HDL cholesterol tends to be higher
  • #TeamAvocado is Twitter hashtag for loving on avocados
  • #TeamBacon sounds even better!
  • The Importance Of Fat Location And How Belly Fat Differs From Thigh Fat
  • Did you know the fat in various parts of the body vary?
  • It’s important to step back and try to be healthy
  • Zoning in on specific areas of the body is silly
  • Spot treating areas of the body isn’t possible
  • Using an ultrasound to see subtle changes in fat
  • If you reduce body fat, it will go down across your body
  • On my nutritional ketosis experiment, belly fat stubborn
  • Hormonal balance and genetics can impact midsection fat
  • Women with estrogen dominance have thigh and butt fat
  • The nutritional principles apply to whatever fat you have
  • 13 Banned Foods Still Allowed in the U.S.
  • People are always looking for “magic” product to help them
  • It’s a shame we are putting these things in our bodies
  • People need to up their food quality and avoid this stuff
  • Just eat real food and you don’t have to worry about this
  • Jenny’s tweet about Gatorade removing brominated veg oil
  • There are some “really creepy ingredients” in our food
  • This is the kind of information people need to know
  • If people can look at food differently, that’s good
  • Athletes don’t need to just eat more, but high-quality food
  • Eat nature’s color, not something that changes color in mouth
  • Aren’t the brown M&M’s “natural” (what about green ones?)
  • Dr. Jayson & Mira Calton’s Rich Food, Poor Food book
  • Coronary Artery Disease as Clogged Pipes A Misconceptual Model
  • We’ve always heart fat will clog your arteries
  • The medical doctor who wrote this pointed to inflammation
  • Cholesterol helps put out the “fires” of inflammation
  • He does promote the use of statins (takes out firefighters)
  • Addressing inflammation will reduce cholesterol build-up
  • Health PSAs in the UK show clogged pipes imagery
  • People think anything with fat/cholesterol will harm them
  • Breaking that misinformation is very difficult to do
  • The inflammation cause really needs to be spread more
  • Tyler watched his dad have a heart attack five years ago
  • The heart doctor just said have him take his drugs
  • That rung with him and is “a scare tactic” to push low-fat
  • Statins are a multi-billion dollar industry
  • Your body isn’t even close to being the same as a pipe
  • Doctors should not be talking about plumbing with arteries
  • Saturated fat is impossible to keep solid at 98.6 degrees
  • What’s causing obesity? I can’t believe it’s not butter.
  • This was written by Laura Schoenfeld from “Ancestralize Me”
  • The dietary guidelines have been so wrong for so long
  • My testimony at the USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines Committee
  • They already know what they want to do ahead of time
  • It really boils down to “just eat real food”–THAT’S IT!
  • Last time I checked, fat in its natural state is real food
  • People think egg whites, but you need the yolk, too
  • MyPlate is like a big billboard paid for by those with money
  • Our nutrition policies have probably left us worse off
  • It’s “heartbreaking” that we’re nutritionally skewed
  • Physicians praise parents who give their kids skim milk
  • What advice the two RDs would give to Laura as aspiring RD
  • Question everything you are taught and follow the research
  • Learn what you can to give the correct answers on the test
  • But once you become an RD, stay open-minded about nutrition
  • Don’t be a “robot” and offer “general” advice to clients
  • “Eat low-fat, eat healthy whole grains…(beep beep)”
  • Calcium-fortified orange juice is best calcium source?
  • It gets to be like “The Twilight Zone” in RD education
  • Using a slow cooker (crock pot) is a low-carber’s dream
  • Set it and forget it and you’ll have a delicious meal
  • You can smell it throughout the house and it’s so easy
  • People always look at nutrition as changing their diet
  • But people end up eating same meals over and over again
  • Find those foods that you love to eat that are healthy
  • I’m going to Tyler’s house for dinner!
  • Chicken and broccoli all the time–EWWWW!
  • You don’t have to be super-creative to do this diet
  • If it ain’t broke in your diet, don’t fix it
  • Find Jenny Westerkamp on Facebook and Twitter
  • And don’t miss Tyler Bramlett on Facebook and YouTube
  • It’s “bittersweet” today because I’m going away for a while
  • I’m working on a book about reading cholesterol test results
  • I have given up all of my podcasts to others
  • Kevin Kennedy-Spaien will be joining Cassie
  • Kevin is the reason why I’m podcasting today
  • He encouraged me to start doing podcasts…and here we are
  • It’s rare for Kevin to be speaking on the microphone
  • Find Dietitian Cassie on Twitter: @DietitianCassie
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    Today we heard from Jenny Westerkamp and Tyler Bramlett sharing their thoughts about Eating Fruits and Vegetables Can Make You More Optimistic, Does Wheat Make You Fat?, Bananas – Nature’s Most Perfect Food?, Avocado consumption is associated with better diet quality and nutrient intake, and lower metabolic syndrome risk in US adults: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001–2008, The Importance Of Fat Location And How Belly Fat Differs From Thigh Fat, 13 Banned Foods Still Allowed in the U.S., Coronary Artery Disease as Clogged Pipes A Misconceptual Model, What’s causing obesity? I can’t believe it’s not butter and so much more! We’d love to know what YOU thought about what you heard in today’s show in the show notes section of Episode 69. Although I won’t be on the show for the next couple of months, I invite you to tune in on Fridays to listen to Dietitian Cassie and Kevin Kennedy-Spaien talk about the health headlines with more of your favorite bloggers and personalities in the Paleo and low-carb communities. If YOU want to be on a future episode of “Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore & Friends,” then e-mail your Skype username to livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

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    • I don’t wish him ill, but I can’t help but wonder when “Durianrider” is going to experience problems with his pancreas a la Steve Jobs and Ashton Kucher.

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