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Low-Carb Conversations (Episode 38): Ash Sierra & Whitney Ross On High-Fat Research & UK Fat-Cutting Campaign

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In Episode 38 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends,” my co-host Mindy Noxon Iannotti and I have yet another fun-filled chit-chat session with two more of our awesome friends in the low-carb/Paleo community. Paleo and yogilicious blogger Ash Sierra from the “PALE(y)Ogini” blog and MS overcomer Whitney Ross from the “Nutrisclerosis” blog help us rock the podcast today with some nutritional bombs in response to several recent health headlines making news. Listen to us discuss a study that claims eating a high-fat diet leads to brain injury (and what one of the study authors Stephan Guyenet had to say about this portrayal of his research) as well as a new campaign in the UK called “Change4Life” dedicated to promoting ways to cut the fat out of your diet. Uhhhh, no thanks! Plus we’ll have our favorite part of the show where we share some delicious, mouthwatering low-carb recipes and more fun than you can shake a stick at. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let’s talk about it on the Virtual Porch where we have a gabfest about all things low-carb! Join in on the conversation with us.

Listen to Ash Sierra & Whitney Ross chime in on these health stories:

  • “Texas Drought Takes Cow Numbers Down By 600K”
  • It seems like everything low-carbers like to eat tend to go up in price
  • Ash’s interesting background into veganism and yoga
  • How she ate a “clean” diet but started having health issues
  • Why working with sustainable farming opened her eyes to food
  • She cut out wheat and decided to get her foods locally
  • Her “total health and well-being meltdown” that led to low-carb Paleo
  • How she was introduced to the Paleo world and changed forever
  • Whitney’s multiple sclerosis that was “reversed” by Paleo
  • How CrossFit introduced her to the nutritional concepts of Paleo
  • Why it didn’t take long for her to notice her MS was “going away”
  • She now has created a “knowledge center” to help others with MS
  • The enormous energy she has now when she previously needed support walking
  • Why she thought she’d rather have MS than to give up her bread
  • How she finally gave up the bread and pasta and got her health back
  • The “inspiration” of Dr. Terry Wahls who beat her MS too
  • The “street cred” Dr. Wahls lends to using nutrition for treating MS
  • All the new drugs that are coming out for MS, but no mention of diet
  • The “pure marketing” that happens with medications on every disease
  • “High-fat diet ‘injures brain’” in RODENTS
  • Ash’s concern that people will unnecessarily cut their fat more
  • The poor quality oils that people use that are decidedly unhealthy
  • People who are predisposed to get fat will move in that direction
  • Study co-author Stephan Guyenet’s take on this study
  • Whitney’s “predisposed” opposition to mouse/rat studies
  • Why “it doesn’t take much brain power” to know there is an agenda
  • The role India plays in “keeping the pharmaceutical industry alive”
  • The vegetarian diet and genes that lead to poor health in India
  • How she hates when people “cherry-pick” studies that push propaganda
  • Mindy’s belief this is “sensationalism” just to grab headlines
  • Why low-fat doesn’t really need any help getting their message out
  • How older women especially are so resistant to eating fat
  • Increase in Google search trend for “Paleo diet” since 2009
  • Why it was appreciated to have Stephan Guyenet correct the headlines
  • What would happen if they used coconut-based foods in the study
  • “Easy Ways To Reduce The Amount Of Fat In Your Diet”
  • Whitney’s problem with UK’s NHS promoting this “misguided” message
  • Ash’s concern that they don’t want to promote truly healthy foods
  • The “bad fat” that is included in factory farmed meats
  • Mindy asks “don’t we know this already” about cutting fat
  • Why the “handwriting is on the wall” about the low-fat lie
  • Whitney’s “Primal Meatball” recipe
  • Why she chooses to use just “pure ground beef” in her meatballs
  • Parmesan cheese is the key in making the meatballs delicious
  • Whitney’s “Dutch Oven Fail Safe Beef Roast” recipe
  • Ash’s “Sugar-Free, Super Simple Key Lime Mousse” recipe

    There are three ways you can listen to Episode 38:

    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 38 [31:03m]:

    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 Ash Sierra & Whitney Ross commenting on “High-fat diet ‘injures brain’” in RODENTS, study co-author Stephan Guyenet’s take on this study, the UK’s NHS promoting “Easy Ways To Reduce The Amount Of Fat In Your Diet,” Whitney’s “Primal Meatball” and “Dutch Oven Fail Safe Beef Roast” recipes, Ash’s “Sugar-Free, Super Simple Key Lime Mousse” recipe, and so much more! Give us your feedback about what you heard in today’s show in the show notes section of Episode 38. Never fear, we’ve got more “Low-Carb Conversations” coming up for you in the next few weeks:

    EPISODE 39: February 3, 2012–Mark Jeacoma & Tina Langston
    EPISODE 40: February 10, 2012–Laura Caruso & Crystal Fieldhouse
    EPISODE 41: February 17, 2012–Joey Cardillo & Sarah Ballantyne

    JOIN OUR GROWING LIST OF FRIENDS! If YOU want to be on a future episode of “Low-Carb Conversations” then just e-mail your Skype username to livinlowcarbman@charter.net. When we’re ready to record again, I’ll be in touch.

    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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