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LCC (Episode 90): Carol Lovett And Camille Macres Ponder Why Diabetes Is Spreading In China


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In Episode 90 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends,” we’ve got a couple of Paleo health bloggers in Carol Lovett and Camille Macres joining me and Dietitian Cassie for a fun chat about the health headlines. It just feels right having this show back on the air again over the past few weeks dissecting all the latest health headlines out there in the mainstream world to see what kind of messages they are communicating with an unsuspecting public. Yes, we in the low-carb, Paleo, primal, real food communities are the great exception to the rule when it comes to reading through the typical editorializing that goes on even in the midst of reporting on scientific studies on diet and health. Make no mistake about it, conventional wisdom on these subjects still rules the day–but we’re getting closer and closer to making the messages we communicate on this podcast a part of the debate of ideas…and that’s exciting stuff! We need podcasts like “Low-Carb Conversations” to solidify in the minds of listeners what to think about these critical issues that are important to attaining a healthy lifestyle so that they can keep sharing this alternative information to the people within their circle of friends and family who need to hear it the most.

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Here are the things Cassie and I discussed at the beginning:

Atkins Hopes To Ride Paleo, Low-Carb Craze To A Comeback


Dietitian Cassie and I are thrilled to welcome in a dynamic couple of beautiful peeps to join us in the studio today (it’s “Jimmy and the babes”!), including Paleo, gluten-free, low-carb blogger Carol Lovett from the “Ditch The Wheat” blog (author of the Paleo-friendly e-cookbook Indulge: 70 Grain-Free Desserts) as well as professional chef and health blogger Camille Macres from the “Recipe Rx” blog (author of the creatively-titled Paleogasm: 150 Grain, Dairy and Sugar-free Recipes That Will Leave You Totally Satisfied and Begging for More). Listen in as the four of us take on some fascinating health topics, including the sudden rise in Type 2 diabetes that has hit 114 million people in the (rice-loving!) country of China, a confused health advocacy specialist on the subject of carbohydrates, a critical blog post of Paleo, low-carb and primal living with specific digs at Mark Sisson and several others from the ancestral community, a recent paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that calls for an end to the diet debates (wishful thinking!), a mainstream column knocking the health halo off of smoothies and fruit juice (FINALLY!), the absurdity of the cholesterol-lowering food products that are marketed to consumers these days, and so much more! And don’t miss the BLAT recipe from Camille at the end. This is a fun episode today that we KNOW you’re gonna love, so pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let’s talk!

Here are links to the health headlines we discussed today:
- China Catastrophe hits 114 million as Diabetes Spreads
- Glenn’s Strategies for Well-Being: All About Carbs
- The Asian Paradox: End of the Line for Low Carb Diets?
- A Call to the End of the Diet Debates
- Smoothies and fruit juice are a new risk to health, US scientists warn
- Can sugary cereal and a chocolate drink REALLY lower your cholesterol?


Serves 2

BLAT, if you’re not familiar, stands for BACON-LETTUCE-AVOCADO-TOMATO, and is typically an upgrade to the famous BLT sandwich. Here’s my take using eggs, glorious eggs! This is the best low-carb breakfast on the block.

6 eggs
1/4 cup chopped green onions
Butter, for cooking eggs
6 slices applewood smoked bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
2 avocados, diced small
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Spike or other seasoned salt
1 cup arugula
2 tablespoons Balsamic Reduction (Trader Joe’s and some other markets carry a Balsamic Glaze if you want to skip this step)

Heat a 9-10 inch skillet on medium-high heat. Add about a teaspoon of butter. Whisk eggs in a medium bowl. Add half of the eggs to the hot pan and sprinkle with green onion, salt, and pepper. Turn to low and cover, allowing the steam to cook the top of the egg. You can get crazy and try to flip it, but you risk breaking it. Toss avocado, tomatoes, and arugula with lemon and seasoned salt. When top cooked, remove from pan and add bacon, and salad. Fold over, slice in half, drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve with a dollop of aioli.

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Today we heard from Carol Lovett And Camille Macres taking on the health headlines China Catastrophe hits 114 million as Diabetes Spreads, Glenn’s Strategies for Well-Being: All About Carbs, The Asian Paradox: End of the Line for Low Carb Diets?, A Call to the End of the Diet Debates, Smoothies and fruit juice are a new risk to health, US scientists warn, Can sugary cereal and a chocolate drink REALLY lower your cholesterol?, 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 90. We’re ready, set and ready to go again next Friday with two superb guest friends in Hungarian traditional diets advocate Ilona Kasza from the “Big Fat Blog” and social media nutritional health activist David Pickholtz THANK YOU as always for your continued support of this show and MAKE A DONATION HERE if you like what you hear on “Low-Carb Conversations.”

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  • Peter Silverman

    In general, eat a boring diet and you’ll get skinny. If you mostly eat potatoes, or mostly eat meat, or mostly eat rice, or mostly eat corn and beans, you’re less likely to overeat. I lived in Micronesia in the 1960′s, ate their diet of breadfruit three meals a day, was never tempted to overeat and weighed fifty pounds less than I do now. When a country’s income goes way up, as in China recently, people tend to abandon their boring diet and start to overeat.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Curious theory Peter. Not sure I buy into it necessarily, but curious theory.