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53 New Paleo, Low-Carb & Health Blogs For April 2014

I’m gonna be away with all my rowdy friends in the Paleo community at the Paleo(f)x event in Austin, Texas this weekend. So it’s time for me to leave you with links to 53 awesome new Paleo, low-carb and health blogs that have caught my attention to keep you busy finding new people doing great work in this community while I’m away. These bloggers are people just like you and me simply sharing their passion for eating healthy to the people in their own little corner of the world. If you like what you see at any of these blogs listed here today, then share a comment on their blog and write to them to show your appreciation for the great work they are doing. Bookmark their blog and share it with your friends and followers on social media. Together we can make an incredible difference in the world about nutrition and health. In case you missed any of my previous blog listings, I’ve got them all listed for you here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Here are 53 new Paleo, low-carb and health blogs for April 2014:

1. HIGH ON FAT
2. KETO ROSE
3. THE HEALTHY SERVING
4. LCHF AMERICA
5. RIPPED WAITER
6. EVOLVE NUTRITION
7. GRASSROOTS
8. DETECTIVE DIETITIAN
9. SERENA MARIE, RD
10. EAT LIKE A HUMAN
11. FRECKLE FACED LOSER
13. THE FOODIE TEEN
14. JAMES PRESTON
15. IGNITE. NOURISH. THRIVE.
16. MODERNLY PRIMAL
17. INSPIRED LIVING
18. STOP COUNTING JUST EAT
19. PICKET FENCE PALEO
20. FIREHOUSE PALEO
21. NERDY GIRL LIFTS
22. GREYMADDER
23. FIT CHICK’S KITCHEN
24. G-FREE FOODIE
25. A WISE APPROACH
26. THE PRIMAL CHICKEN
27. LITTLE MISS PALEO
28. COOKING IS PUN
29. AUTOIMMUNE PALEO
30. PRIMAL JOURNEY
31. VALTSU’S
32. THE GRASS-FED ANARCHIST
33. HAPPY HEALTHY HOT WEIGHT LOSS COACH
34. MY HUMBLE KITCHEN
35. DIE HARD DIARIES
36. HELLY’S KITCHEN
37. LONDON PALEO KITCHEN
38. THE NOT-SO-DANGEROUS ADVENTURES OF AN AUTODIDACT
39. SIGMA NUTRITION
40. HEPSA LIVING HEALTHY ONLINE
41. THE FOOD LIFE
42. FREERANGE HUMAN
43. FAT NOW FIT
44. COOK IT UP PALEO
45. MONICA CONDY
46. PEACHES & CAKE
47. HEALTHY FOR LIFE
48. JULIA GONEN, ND
49. PALEOMAZING
50. NO GIMMICKS NUTRITION
51. AVOCADOPESTO
52. ALEX JAMIESON’S DELICIOUS VITALITY
53. PALEO FIREFIGHTER

If you or someone you know has a low-carb, Paleo or health blog that you’d like to see featured in a future blog post like this one here at “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb,” then pass that along to me to take a look at it. E-mail the name of the blog and the URL to livinlowcarbman@charter.net so I can add it to my next big blog update. Follow my LIVE tweets from Paleo(f)x and get the LIVE-streaming of the event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to be a part of the action from your own home or device. SEE YA SOON!

The LLVLC Show (Episode 804): LLVLC Classic – Drs. Mike & Mary Dan Eades On Where Low-Carb Is Going

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In Episode 804 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we’ve got two low-carb legends in the house in bariatric physicians and New York Times bestselling authors Drs. Mike and Mary Dan Eades as our LLVLC Show Classic episode today from our golden archives. We go back in time with this episode to the first time I ever interviewed the great Drs. Mike and Mary Dan Eades, authors of the bestselling book Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health-in Just Weeks!, at the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) conference in Phoenix, Arizona several years ago. Listen in as they share about why belly fat is harder to burn as you get older and what to do about it, which is better to consume between fat and protein, why the “slow-burn” weight lifting technique may be better for you than traditional resistance training methods, some of the more absurd dietary delusions espoused by vegan proponents like Dr. Dean Ornish, the bias that exists from people when looking at the latest scientific studies on nutrition, Dr. Mike’s response to the brouhaha that arose between him and Anthony Colpo, and the tortuous yet effective intermittent fasting concept. This podcast is chock full of a goldmine of content that I hope you enjoy from our archives. Then we’ll also share my follow-up interview with the Eades when they released their book The 6-Week Cure for the Middle-Aged Middle: The Simple Plan to Flatten Your Belly Fast! Listen in for details about this low-carb plan born out of necessity when they started their own television show to help those people in the middle of life who need a bit of belly-flattening that works. This is an LLVLC Show Classic episode for the history books! ENJOY!

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There are four ways you can listen to Episode 804:

1. Listen at the iTunes page for the podcast:

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3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 804 [97:35]:

4. Listen on the Stitcher app–NO DOWNLOADING!

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What did you think about hearing from these two low-carb stalwarts who helped usher in the new wave of enthusiasm for healthy low-carb living in Drs. Mike and Mary Dan Eades? Give us your thoughts about it in the show notes section of Episode 804. Check out their website ProteinPower.com and if you’ve never read their classic book Protein Power, then you owe it to yourself to see why they sold over 3 million copies. Coming up next week, we’ll continue with more incredible podcasts featuring my Aussie friends–Dr. Brett Hill, Sarah Stewart and Steve Hayter–from the wildly popular “That Paleo Show” iTunes health podcast guest hosting on Monday, my “Low-Carb Conversations” podcast co-host Dietitian Cassie interviewing the incredibly awesome Michelle Tam from “Nom Nom Paleo” about her New York Times bestselling book with Henry Fong entitled Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans on Tuesday, and then another stupendous LLVLC Show Classic episode featuring the man who initially refused to come on my podcast because he didn’t believe in a low-carb diet–Dr. Robert Lustig of “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” viral YouTube video fame (garnering over 4.5 million views and counting). How can you miss a single episode of this cutting edge podcast?

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Here’s the upcoming guest host/LLVLC Show Classic episode schedule:

4-14-14: Guest Hosts “That Paleo Show” podcast gang
4-15-14: Guest Host Dietitian Cassie
4-16-14: LLVLC Classic–Dr. Robert Lustig
4-21-14: Guest Host Erin Chamerlik
4-22-14: Guest Host Naturopath Jen
4-23-14: LLVLC Classic–Jackie Eberstein
4-28-14: Guest Host Richard Nikoley
4-29-14: Guest Host–Kendall Kendrick
4-30-14: LLVLC Classic–JJ Virgin

If you have something to share about what you heard on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show,” then drop us an e-mail at our dedicated podcast e-mail address–LLVLCShow@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you about what you think about the show, interview guest suggestions, show topics, and anything else you want to share! I LOVE hearing from my listeners, so share what’s on your mind. And we’d so appreciate it if you left us a review for the podcast on iTunes–just CLICK HERE and leave us a few sentences about what impact the podcast has made on your life.

Three Words…About My Friends Who Are Speaking At The 2014 Paleo(f)x


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Coming up on Thursday, I’ll be hopping on a plane from Spartanburg, South Carolina down to the ATX known as Austin, Texas for the annual Paleo(f)x conference featuring a virtual who’s who of anybody and everybody who calls the Paleo community home. I’ve been honored to be a part of this event in person annually since it was launched in 2012 by being a moderator, panelist and my infamous LIVE-tweeting (follow me at @livinlowcarbman or keep up with the running Paleo(f)x feed from everyone tweeting at the event at #PFX14 beginning on Friday morning at 8:40AM CT). Even if you can’t be there this year, they’re giving YOU a chance to LIVE-stream it to your computer or device as it is happening. Definitely take advantage of this if you can carve out some time Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday to watch the superstars of Paleo doing their thing.

This year I’ll be moderating three panels: Navigating Your Non-Paleo Physician (What’s Up Doc?) on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 3:45-4:40pm CT, Clearing Up Cholesterol Confusion on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 8:30-9:25AM CT, and Journey of Transformation on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 3:45-4:40PM CT. Plus, I’ll be doing my very first book signing with Victory Belt Publishing at their booth autographing copies of my bestselling 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity (plus, they’ll have promo cards for my upcoming August 5, 2014 book release Keto Clarity). Here’s the book signing schedule:

In honor of this momentous event coming up this week, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the Speaker Page and do something special for the people listed there. Each of these names are people I happen to know from interviewing them on my podcast, meeting them in person at one of the various Paleo conferences, or have knowledge about them enough to come up with three descriptive words to encapsulate who they are. If they’re not listed here, then I just don’t know them well enough to describe them for this post. Hopefully I’ll get to meet many more of the many speakers I don’t know at this year’s event. Three words…about my friends who are speaking at the 2014 Paleo(f)x:

Robb Wolf: Leader, Geek, Mentor

Mark Sisson: Stud, Ageless, Pioneer

Chris Kresser: Knowledgeable, Sensible, Thorough

Diane Sanfilippo: Balanced, Practical, Educator

Sarah Fragoso: Luminary, Motherly, Strong

Melissa Joulwan: Ethnic, Unique, Hysterical

Michelle Tam: Nerdy, Amusing, Scrumptious

Abel James: Gracious, Giving, Galvanizing

Stacy Toth: Tenacious, Inspirational, Sincere

Sarah Ballantyne: Objective, Straightforward, Meticulous

Charles and Julia Mayfield: Southern, Uncomplicated, Charming

Ben Greenfield: Pacesetter, Purposeful, Driven

Dallas and Melissa Hartwig: Educator, Transparent, Dazzling

Stefani Ruper: Authentic, Devoted, Empathetic

John Durant: Scholarly, Tactful, Perceptive

George Bryant: Exuberant, Skilled, Uplifting

Nora Gedgaudas: Brilliant, Exhaustive, Diligent

John Kiefer: Pragmatic, Perceptive, Workhorse

Dr. Terry Wahls: Miracle, Overcomer, Hero

Jonathan Bailor: Approachable, Cheerful, Fervent

Keith and Michelle Norris: Trailblazers, Enthusiastic, Efficient

Jason Seib: Realistic, Unorthodox, Competent

Dr. Amy Myers: Experienced, Complete, Specialist

Dr. Lauren Noel: Nurturing, Charming, Sophisticated

Sean Croxton: Inquisitive, Communicator, Promoter

Roger Dickerman: Driven, Relentless, Considerate

Tony Federico: Academic, Profound, Perceptive

Darryl Edwards: Animated, Catalyst, Spirited

Bill Staley and Hayley Mason: Visual, Throwback, Methodical


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Dr. Emily Deans: Analytical, Persistent, Empowering

Amy Kubal: Goofy, Informed, Mighty

Kaila Prins: Benevolent, Considerate, Loving

Tara Grant: Sprightly, Compassionate, Sophisticated

Dean Dwyer: Affable, Sensible, Simple

Diana Rodgers: Dedicated, Determined, Reasonable

Evan Brand: Enthusiastic, Observant, Resolute

Dr. Beverly Meyer: Qualified, Prepared, Meticulous

Dan Pardi: Constructive, Precise, Resourceful

Tammy Credicott: Ardent, Imaginative, Friendly

Camille Macres: Wacky, Conversational, Adept

Todd Dosenberry: Well-traveled, Spunky, Devoted

Kendall Kendrick: Mender, Eloquent, Tough

Caitlin Weeks: Disarming, Welcoming, Graceful

Joshua Weissman: Youthful, Enlightened, Prodigy

Danielle Walker: Ravishing, Transformed, Restored

Jordan Reasoner: Passionate, Restored, Tenacious

Steve Wright: Rehabilitated, Systematic, Thriving

Dr. Rocky Patel: Practitioner, Pragmatic, Open-minded

Kyle Maynard: Moving, Victorious, Cheerful

Skyler Tanner: Coach, Eloquent, Resolute

Dr. Michael Ruscio: Lecturer, Smart, Discerning

Karly Randolph Pitman: Merciful, Benevolent, Kind

Bo Duncan: Culinarian, Audacious, Rehabilitated

Juli Bauer: Foodie, Renegade, Unapologetic

Mark Rogers: Human, Ironman, Responsible

A Jolly: Jolly (of course!), Biohacker, Systematic

Joe Johnson: Joyful, Considerate, Charming

Sean Coonce: Conquistador, Tinkerer, Discoverer

Bob Montgomery: Diligent, Productive, Upbeat

Dr. Jacob Egbert: Rejuvenate, Trainer, Proficient

Lierre Keith: Warrior, Fearless, Principled

Carol Salva: Instructor, Galvanized, Prepared

Dr. Deborah Gordon: Complementary, Emphatic, Devoted

Dr. Shauna Young: Advisor, Instinctive, Purposeful

Dr. Ruthie Harper: Enhancer, Consultant, Life-changing

Dr. Lane Sebring: Structured, Wise, Attentive


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What are YOUR three words for your favorite Paleo superstars who are speaking at this weekend’s Paleo(f)x conference in Austin, Texas? Share your words in the comments section below.

The LLVLC Show (Episode 803): Guest Hosts Sarah Ballantyne and Stacy Toth On ‘The Paleo Approach’

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In Episode 803 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we’ve got a former research scientist, blogger, podcaster, and author in Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD as well as Paleo blogger, podcaster, and author Stacy Toth are our special guest co-hosts who definitely know their way around a health podcast as the co-hosts of their very own successful iTunes health podcast called “The Paleo View.” You may know Dr. Sarah Ballantyne from “The Paleo Mom” blog and Stacy Toth from “Paleo Parents” and they are both self-professed nutrient-seekers. These two lovely ladies share their inspirational stories, both of them losing and maintaining over 100-pound weight loss, battling with autoimmune diseases, and arriving at the realization that the key to their health was a focus on eating the most nutrient-dense foods possible.

Listen in as Sarah and Stacy discuss the extensive research Sarah did for her brand new Victory Belt Publishing book The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body that helped her realize the key role that nutrient-deficiency plays in all chronic disease, what micronutrients are most deficient in theAmerican diet, how a standard Paleo, low-carb, or primal diet might be deficient in these key nutrients, especially vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin K2, vitamin E, zinc, magnesium and folate, and why it’s better to seek whole food sources of nutrients instead of supplements. You won’t want to miss what Sarah and Stacy have to share to help you become a nutrient-seeker, too.

  • 0:00 – Welcome to Livin’ La Vida Low Carb with your guest hosts Stacy and Sarah!
    • This is Stacy and Sarah’s second time guest hosting on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show podcast – check out the first episode here
    • More on Stacy
      • Lost over 100 pounds, and has maintained that weight-loss through diet and lifestyle
      • In the last year she has developed a passion for lifting heavy things and most recently won her first ever competition, a Strongman Competition
      • She has three boys and a wonderful stay-at-home husband to help her keep everything a float
      • Everyone in the family eats a paleo diet
      • Matt and Stacy are authors of Eat Like a Dinosaur, Beyond Bacon, the e-book 3 Phase Paleo, and the upcoming Real Life Paleo
    • More on Sarah
      • She has a PhD in Medical Biophysics and use to do medical research before becoming a stay-at-home mom
      • Her decision to become a stay-at-home mom was largely influenced by her health, as she was struggling with obesity
      • She has also lost and maintained and an over 100 pound weight-loss
      • Previously, Sarah also was struggling with a number of autoimmune diseases, which led her to the paleo diet and to start blogging
      • Her first book The Paleo Approach was released in January – it is a science and guidebook that explains the principles of a paleo diet and the extra mile that someone with an immune or autoimmune issue needs to go to regulate their immune system with diet
      • The companion cookbook, The Paleo Approach Cookbook, will be released in August
      • Stacy notes that Sarah is also a Canadian
  • 4:33 – Stacy and Sarah’s Stance on Paleo
    • Both Stacy and Sarah define themselves as nutrient seekers, which is how they define what they are interested in consuming without putting a specific label on it
    • Overtime both of their diets have evolved into this model, and they have each gained an interest in consuming the foods that are the most nutrient dense in an enjoyable way
    • 3 Phase Paleo was the first of the Paleo Parent books where they talked about their three phase approach to not only removing certain foods, but on replacing the foods you are removing with nutrient dense ones instead
    • The Paleo Approach is another excellent resource that focuses on the ‘adding in’ and how beneficial this approach is to your health and wellbeing
    • Stacy reflected on how her diet and lifestyle evolved over time, and what happened that led her to her current food philosophy
    • Sarah shared her health journey and what led her to seek out a nutrient dense approach to living, specifically what inspired her to think about her diet differently
    • Stacy and Sarah chatted about organ meat and their recommendation for consuming organ meat at least twice a week
    • Sarah points out that many people have mental blocks around organ meat, and both Stacy and Sarah had to learn to like organ meat (check out both The Paleo Mom’s recipe index and Paleo Parent’s index for recipes that disguise organ meats)
  • 21:48 – Nutrient Deficiencies and How to Counteract
    • A Paleo or primal diet may be deficient in a number of minerals, vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins
    • Sarah points out that she looks at her nutrient goals over the course of the week, and why zinc intake is one of her main focuses, which she likes to incorporate through canned oysters, but shellfish in general will provide you with zinc
    • Red meat, like organ meat, leafy greens, especially spinach, and some nuts and seeds are also high in zinc
    • Sarah shared on why zinc is such an important mineral and how it impacts functions within the body
    • Stacy’s boys really like clams and they go with the canned kind, which makes it an affordable option
    • Specifically for Stacy, she focuses on incorporating bone broth, which is rich in glycine and many others minerals
    • Offal and shellfish are both synergistically rich in vitamins A, D and K2
    • Liver is so rich in nutrients that you could consume it once a week and meet your vitamin A needs
    • Consuming A, D and K2 are absolutely critical for bone health, dental health, and connective tissue and joint health
    • Vitamin E is another nutrient that many are deficient in, which comes primarily from green vegetables and nuts and seeds
    • Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate, and folate is a B vitamin
    • Folic acid is not efficiently absorbed and it is better for our bodies to simply have folate instead
    • Folate is high in green vegetables, tropical fruits and citrus fruits – citrus is overall a rockstar food because of how nutrient it is
    • Magnesium is not the easiest nutrient to get, as we primarily get it through large portions of dark leafy greens, which doesn’t happen to be a prominent food in most folks diets
    • However, Stacy points out that chocolate has magnesium
    • Bananas, plantains, citrus fruits, figs and a lot of dried fruits are high in magnesium
    • Eat your vegetables, and your liver, and your citrus fruit, and your bone broth, and render your own lard from pasture raised pigs when you feel ready (Beyond Bacon can teach you how to easily do this)
  • 41:00 – Closing Thoughts
    • If there is one thing you should do from what you learned on this week’s show, Sarah suggests that folks work on adding micronutrient mindfulness to their actions
    • Simply have the topic of nutrient density on your radar and start to think through your choices from that standpoint
    • And don’t worry right now about whether or not it is tasty, there are many ways to hide these foods and to trick your palate so that you can warm up to it slowly
    • Stacy’s tip is to be prepared – it is when you will eat your best and with mindful decisions
      • What do I need to do this week to make sure I am getting seafood?
        • Green vegetables?
        • Broth, organ meat, or whatever you are looking to try?
  • 48:11 – Closing
  • The LLVLC Show (Episode 802): Guest Host Stefani Ruper Reminds You That We Are All ‘Sexy By Nature’

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    In Episode 802 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we’ve got quite the eclectic guest host for you in go-go dancer, Ivy League chemist, eating disorder counselor, podcaster and author Stefani Ruper. Today we feature one of the young stars from the Paleo community in the incomparable Stefani Ruper from the “Paleo For Women” blog who recently released her debut book with Victory Belt Publishing entitled Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Life-Long Sex Appeal, and Soaring Confidence (read my review of Sexy By Nature on Amazon). Listen in as Stefani shares about the impact of her first experience being a guest on this podcast several years back, how she has evolved her thinking in the past few years, the five easy steps to learning to love the skin you’re in, and to become that sexy beast who is healthy, vibrant and free you’ve always been meant to be. Stefani understands the unique challenges that women face in today’s world and helps to unravel the mystery of it all in her book. This podcast could be a changing moment in your life. Embrace the uplifting and encouraging message she communicates in this special episode today.

    Pick up a copy of Stefani’s new book Sexy by Nature:

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    There are four ways you can listen to Episode 802:

    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 802 [57:23]:

    4. Listen on the Stitcher app–NO DOWNLOADING!

    WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THIS PODCAST! We’ve got lots of exciting interview guests for you in the coming months discussing the very latest in nutrition, health and fitness. Your financial support and regular listening is sincerely appreciated. If these podcast interviews on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from the most provocative and thought-provoking experts in diet and healthy living have helped you in any way, then won’t you consider helping us out by clicking on the DONATE button? Or you can USE OUR AMAZON.COM LINK to make your regular purchase and we’ll get a small portion of your purchase. THANK YOU!

    What did you think about what Stefani Ruper had to share in terms of how we define being sexy vs. the reality of what that terms means? Sound off about it in the show notes section of Episode 802. Pick up your own copy of Stefani’s new book Sexy By Nature and keep up with her great work at PaleoForWomen.com. Coming up on Tuesday, we’ll have the amazing dynamic podcasting duo of Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD from “The Paleo Mom” blog and Stacy Toth from the “Paleo Parents” blog who host the top-rated iTunes Health podcast “The Paleo View” guest hosting discussing Sarah’s new book The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body. Then on Wednesday, we present to you two low-carb legends for our LLVLC Show Classic episode this week featuring the husband-wife team of Drs. Mike & Mary Dan Eades of Protein Power fame.

    Here’s the upcoming guest host/LLVLC Show Classic episode schedule:

    4-8-14: Guest Hosts Sarah Ballantyne and Stacy Toth
    4-9-14: LLVLC Classic–Drs. Mike & Mary Dan Eades
    4-14-14: Guest Hosts “That Paleo Show” podcast gang
    4-15-14: Guest Host Dietitian Cassie
    4-16-14: LLVLC Classic–Dr. Robert Lustig
    4-21-14: Guest Host Erin Chamerlik
    4-22-14: Guest Host Naturopath Jen
    4-23-14: LLVLC Classic–Jackie Eberstein
    4-28-14: Guest Host Richard Nikoley
    4-29-14: Guest Host–Kendall Kendrick
    4-30-14: LLVLC Classic–JJ Virgin

    If you have something to share about what you heard on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show,” then drop us an e-mail at our dedicated podcast e-mail address–LLVLCShow@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you about what you think about the show, interview guest suggestions, show topics, and anything else you want to share! I LOVE hearing from my listeners, so share what’s on your mind. And we’d so appreciate it if you left us a review for the podcast on iTunes–just CLICK HERE and leave us a few sentences about what impact the podcast has made on your life.

    Pictures Worth More Than A Thousand Words For April 2014

    We see them all the time, don’t we? There are images about diet, fitness and health in our day-to-day lives that either make us smile from ear to ear in pure delight or scream bloody murder in utter disgust. It can sometimes feel like we’re living in a parallel universe of insanity when you continue to see the continued cultural fear of fat while sugar and whole grains are embraced and celebrated at every turn. We are making an inroads slowly but surely, but it can sometimes feel like a hopeless cause. Rest assure, I will NEVER stop sharing the truth with others to help them find their pathway to health just as I did over a decade ago.

    Today, I’ve got another slate of images to share with you in my “Pictures Worth More Than A Thousand Words” series that everyone seems to love seeing. I welcome any images about diet and health that you want to send to me for a future post by emailing them to me at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. In case you’ve missed any of my previous pictures posts, take a look at all of the one I’ve shared previously in blog posts: June 2011, August 2011, September 2011, October 2011, November 2011, December 2011, January 2012, March 2012, April 2012, June 2012, July 2012, September 2012, December 2012, February 2013, June 2013, October 2013, and November 2013.

    Here’s my latest installment of “Pictures Worth More Than A Thousand Words” for April 2014! Want proof that we’re all just a collective bunch of sugar addicts in the world today? It’s store displays like this that leave no doubt about it:

    Oh. My. God. As if we need a sign to tell us where to buy sugary carbage. It’s almost as ludicrous as having a bake sale full of cakes, pies and pastries to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. Wait…what?

    These “delicious goodies” will “satisfy your sweet tooth while helping to support a great cause.” Is this a Saturday Night Live skit? Seriously?! What are they gonna say next–bread is a great source of protein or something?

    HUH?! What is this world coming to that people will actually believe this stuff?! Hey, here’s a tip for you: when you go out to eat and ask for butter, make sure it is REAL butter and not what the restaurant chain Bob Evans is passing for butter:

    Trans fats, vegetable oils, and other assorted junk you don’t want anywhere near your body. Real butter just needs cream and salt–that’s it! When you find it, embrace it for all the fatty goodness it nourishes your body with. That’s what makes this next picture so incredibly perplexing.

    Who was the genius that came up with a A low-fat version of an avocado? What’s the point? Avocados are an incredible source of monounsaturated fats which are very GOOD for your body. So why are we trying to make a mutant version with less fat? Nonsensical! The problem is we are bombarded with the idea to “cut back fat” as we’re in the waiting room to see our doctor.

    “We all know…is bad for you.” UGH! No wonder people are scared half to death to eat any fat in their diet. This has got to change because it’s not based on any sound, solid science. Meanwhile, the food companies pull stunts like this to make you think you are eating a real source of quality food:

    While I have no doubt these tomatoes were grown in the ground for this canned product, nothing beats a real tomato you either grow yourself or buy from a local farmer or farmer’s market. The difference is undeniable. A reader sent me this photo of a strange business to have inside of a children’s hospital:

    Some will argue that kids who are sick deserve to have a treat from McDonald’s to comfort them, but is fast food the best way to do that? Of course, with elementary school English homework assignment like this one, why are we surprised that every kid pines to go to Mickey D’s:

    Do we REALLY need to reinforce a kid’s love for a Happy Meal? Meanwhile, the school textbooks are telling kids how great eating whole grains are:

    Does anyone make the connection between those “six servings of grains daily” and the childhood obesity and Type II diabetes epidemic we are seeing among our children? If they did, then they wouldn’t be pushing this stuff so hard. The desire for sweet tastes can’t be helped by this new flavor of toothpaste from Crest:

    Mint chocolate flavored? Hoo boy! This cartoon absolutely nails it when it comes to all the prescription medications people are taking:

    This is funny because it’s SO true. Something that’s not as funny is this idea that health is all about cholesterol levels and this corn oil ad exemplifies how behind the times we still are about this:

    Like we shared in my 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity, vegetable oils like this do a great job of lowering LDL-C on your cholesterol panel. But they do this by removing the large, fluffy LDL particles while increasing the level of inflammation in the body that makes you even MORE susceptible to heart disease. So ironic. Kinda like making “sugar-free” sugar:

    I wonder what happened to the people who allowed this faux pas to get out on store shelves? HA! With all the discouraging news about healthy eating in our culture, it was heartening to get this picture from a reader who went to this year’s Super Bowl and saw this food stand:

    It’s a good sign of things to come that a Gluten-Free Grill is a part of a major league sports food offerings. You know, maybe there is truth in advertising from the fast food companies after all:

    Is that a subliminal message to “Do Not Enter?” What a hoot! It’s no laughing matter that you can buy Lipitor dirt cheap at Walmart and they brag about it:

    It’s reprehensible they call these “heart health” prescriptions. Not even close! We’re just a nation of pill poppers and the pharmaceutical companies are cashing in on the fact that people are unwilling to make the necessary changes in diet and lifestyle to resist taking a drug as the first option:

    You don’t have to be one of their customers. Demand better for yourself than health in a pill. This newspaper headline demonstrates exactly what’s wrong with our disconnect between our food choices and the inevitable obesity and disease that afflicts us:

    We celebrate something like pancakes, but then scratch our heads about why we have obesity. It doesn’t make sense to me how we can be so blind. And yet food marketers remain insufferably oblivious with things like this:

    Sheez, are you kidding me?! I don’t know what’s worse than this other than this “Dietitian’s Top Pick” as a great source of “Whole Grain” goodness:

    Unsuspecting moms buy this for their children under the guise that it’s healthy because it is RD-approved. Not even close. What we need is more food companies and restaurants with integrity and honesty with their customers like this one:

    Now we’re talking! As I share in my upcoming August 5, 2014 book Keto Clarity, fat is where it’s at. Yeah baby! And finally, I’ve seen this passed around Facebook quite a bit, so I just had to share with you here:

    BACON! Did somebody say bacon?! Mmmmm, gotta go make some pig sizzle now. If you have anything you think fits within the “Pictures Worth More Than A Thousand Words” series, then e-mail the link or the photo itself to me at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. You could see your picture show up in a future post here at my blog. Got pictures? Send ‘em on!