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It’s always encouraging to share inspiring stories of people who have been able to overcome a rather grim health diagnosis. Today I have a spectacular one to share with you in the story of Christian fiction author T.L. Hines whose latest work is called The Falling Away. However, shortly before writing this book he found out that he couldn’t run from a major life challenge he had to face head on. In May 2007, Hines was diagnosed with Follical Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a life-threatening cancer of the lymphocyte blood cells—present in the lymph nodes, spleen and bone marrow. Rather than settling for the grim fate of this condition, he instead chose an innovative treatment called radioimmunotherapy and is currently in remission from Grade I Follicular Lymphoma. Listen to Tony talk about how he discovered he had lymphoma, how horrified he was when he Googled this type of cancer to see the survival rates, whether he ever questioned God about this situation, theories about how he got the lymphoma, how the doctors used a glucose-based injection to find the active cancer cells in his body, the alternative treatment option (not chemotherapy) he chose to beat this cancer, the changes that happened to him using the radioimmunotherapy, his newfound desire to be healthy and fit (now running in marathons!), and the tremendous response he’s received from him readers about his lymphoma. We are very happy to hear how this devastating cancer diagnosis is now dormant in T.L. Hines right now and pray that he stays healthy for a very long time.
In Episode 404 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Atkins weight loss success story Rebecca Latham who was featured on pages 114-115 of the bestselling The New Atkins For A New You book. She shares all about her journey these days at her “My Low-Carb Road To Better Health” blog with all the ups, downs, and in-betweens that have happened to her over the years. Hear Rebecca talk about how she has always felt fat even when she was at a normal weight, the various diets she has been on over the years, how she found the Atkins diet for the first time in 2000, how her husband was positively impacted by following Atkins until he stopped doing the plan, her fateful encounter with Colette Heimowitz from Atkins Nutritionals, the hormonal challenges she faces that makes building muscle and burning body fat difficult, the various setbacks she has experienced in her low-carb lifestyle, the heavy influence of Mark Sisson‘s work (The Primal Blueprint is “like Atkins on steroids”), the necessary tweaks she needed to make to make her low-carb plan work for her, why the scale is not a reliable indicator of your low-carb progress, her frustration with finding the right body composition, her recommendation for people wanting to eat a more clean low-carb diet, the health issues her husband has been dealing with which have required him to get back on Atkins again, the change in body perception she has experienced since losing weight, the supplements she takes on her Atkins lifestyle, the genetic predisposition for ALS and how her supplements are helping her with this, her foray into intermittent fasting, her sample low-carb menus, her use of thyroid medication and how it has helped her, her “My Body Is Not A Piggy Bank: Do Calories Matter?” thread on the Atkins forum, and the ramifications of eating too much fat. You’ll quickly realize how and why Rebecca is such an ardent defender of the low-carb lifestyle and has become quite knowledgable of how it works over the past decade.
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How did you like what you heard from T.L. Hines and his miraculous healing from lymphoma? And how about the low-carb health success story we got from Rebecca Latham? Tell us what you think in the show notes section of Episode 404. Check out the T.L. Hines web site and his brand new Christian book release The Falling Away. And Rebecca Latham who was featured on pages 114-115 of The New Atkins For A New You can be found at her “My Low-Carb Road To Better Health” blog. Coming up next week, we’ll hear from a fun-loving, up-and-comer in the health blogosphere named Denise Minger who has risen to major prominence in recent months because of her brilliant columns breaking down the folly in Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study. If you love her writing, then you are gonna ADORE hearing from this 20-something prodigy on my podcast! Then on Thursday, we’ve got another fun interview to share with you featuring Josh Trent from “Wellness Force” to share about his transformation from being the fat kid into a strong voice of reason for promoting proper fitness and nutrition. Make it a point to join us for this fabulous week of low-carb podcasts!
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