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The LLVLC Show (Episode 495): ‘Fly Lady’ Marla Cilley Is Low-Carbing And Dr. William Davis Blames Wheat For Big Bellies

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In Episode 495 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we’ve got such a special treat in store for all you fans of Marla “The Fly Lady” Cilley. Yes, it’s THAT “Fly Lady” who has helped countless numbers of mostly women around the world de-clutter their houses and get their lives back in order again. Earlier this year through a series of fateful events, she was exposed to the work of Gary Taubes (through his latest book Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It) and became thoroughly convinced of the carbohydrate raises insulin which leads to obesity and disease hypothesis. Now she’s a passionate defender of all things related to livin’ la vida low-carb and is exposing this message to her over 800,000 members known as her “Fly Babies.” You’ll be encouraged by this amazing woman who has inspired the masses on getting their house and life in order–now she’s added nutrition and health to her captive audience.

Listen to Marla “Fly Lady” Cilley share how low-carb changed her life:

  • How she became “The Fly Lady” and what that means
  • Her highly active membership site
  • The notoriety she has received for the work she’s doing
  • The strong influence Gary Taubes has had on her low-carb change
  • How this podcast show has helped educate and encourage her
  • How her nutritionist friend LeaAnn Ely had her world rocked by Taubes
  • Their diet book Body Clutter: Love Your Body, Love Yourself
  • Why most people get caught up in the emotion rather than the science
  • Her personal requirement to stay less than 10g carbs daily
  • How she enjoys consuming coconut oil in everything
  • Why she doesn’t have that urge to “graze” like she used to
  • How she lost her taste for sweet since starting low-carb living
  • Why she is seriously concerned about people consuming diet soda
  • The importance of testing yourself to see how your body responds
  • Our shared experience growing up in West Tennessee
  • What he low-carb menus looks like now (and why she eats out a lot)
  • How she has seen good success cutting back on her cheese consumption
  • Whether she’s considering re-releasing her Body Clutter book
  • Her doctor’s reaction to her health numbers when she went in June
  • How she’s become an enthusiastic defender of low-carb
  • Why so many of the women she speaks to are overweight or obese
  • How she helps people learn to FLY (Finally Loving Yourself)
  • Her two-hour Q&A call-in Fly Lady radio show
  • The acupuncture story that convinced her she was on the right track
  • How she helped push Gary Taubes’ book back to the top of Amazon.com
  • The heart of a servant she has about the work she does
  • How she’s recognized by so many in her hometown in North Carolina
  • The mole in her front yard that reminds her of a quote in Taubes’ book

    Today’s second interview is with a podcast guest who is no stranger since he’s been on several times before (click here, here and here). It’s been a few years since Dr. William Davis from “The Heart Scan Blog” has been on, but he’s back now in 2011 with a brand new book entitled Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health that I am sure will go on to become one of the biggest-selling health books in the low-carb/Paleo community in 2011! If you think “healthy whole grains” are an acceptable part of your low-carb lifestyle, then you need to listen to Dr. Davis make the case of ditching the wheat in your life for good.

    Listen to Dr. William Davis discuss why wheat is bad news:

  • What he’s been up to over the past few years
  • His Track Your Plaque program that searches for small LDL particles
  • How genetics and carbohydrates are what leads to Small LDL-P
  • The discovery of wheat being a culprit in raising small LDL particles
  • Figuring out what the correct heart scan test you want done
  • Why some people are concerned about having a heart scan done
  • What happened to his patients who removed all wheat products
  • The irony of the government pushing whole grains as “healthy”
  • The typical weight loss response to starting a wheat-free diet
  • Why he believes wheat is being ignored with attention on sugar
  • How today’s wheat is not even close to being the same as it once was
  • The wheat in the Bible is a far different grain than what we have now
  • How mutated wheat plants have been interbred hundreds of times
  • Why there are no more “ambers waves of grain” but two-foot mutants
  • Whether the wheat of our childhood would have been okay to consume
  • Why you need to eliminate wheat to rid yourself of amylopectin a
  • The dangerous “addictive potential” of wheat because of the gliadin protein
  • How lectins that protect wheat “unlock the barriers” to your intestines
  • The inflammatory response and diseases that come from consuming wheat
  • The “innocent blunders” that have “created this monster” with wheat
  • How a “simple manipulation of diet” has altered his practice
  • The Grain Foods Foundation response to Wheat Belly
  • Dr. Davis’ Open Letter to the Grain Foods Foundation
  • Promoting “healthy whole grains” is the biggest nutritional blunder
  • How to change people’s minds about consuming wheat as healthy
  • Whether sugar is off the hook if wheat is the culprit
  • The mistakes people make when they try a traditional low-carb diet
  • The massive individuality of carbohydrate tolerance
  • Why a glucometer to measure blood sugar helps manage a low-carb diet
  • How you can find a good quality glucometer to use
  • Why you need to avoid the Walgreen’s glucometer
  • The buzz he got in his head after eating at an Indian restaurant
  • The most prominent health problems associated with consuming wheat
  • How going wheat-free gets people off of dangerous medications
  • Whether people should be “all or nothing” with their wheat-free diet
  • How fasting will reveal whether you’re addicted to wheat or not
  • The difference in hunger when you cut wheat out of your diet
  • What the wheat-free diet actually looks like
  • Why he includes dairy in the nutritional plan he promotes
  • The great number of recipes he included in the book
  • Dr. Kurt Harris’ “Smoking Candy Cigarettes” column
  • How his editor at Rodale was displeased with his original recipes
  • The “yelling match” that ensued over real food vs. replacement food
  • How this experience opened his eyes to a new world of options

    There are three ways you can listen to Episode 495:

    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 495 [101:29m]:

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    How did you like what you heard from Marla “Fly Lady” Cilley and her switch in 2011 to a low-carb lifestyle? What about Dr. William Davis and his theory that wheat is at the heart of obesity, diabetes and heart disease? Share your reaction in the show notes section of Episode 495. Check out the work of Marla “FlyLady” Cilley and become a “Fly Baby” yourself with the work she is doing! And you absolutely must get your own copy of Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health. Keep up with what’s happening with Dr. Davis at WheatBellyBlog.com. Coming up on Thursday, we recollect on an amazing event that took place last month with the organizers. I’m referring to the Ancestral Health Symposium and we’ve got the masterminds Aaron Blaisdell and Brent Pottenger who pulled off an incredible experience for the 600+ people who attended. We’ll recollect on #AHS11 and take a sneak peek at #AHS12 set to take place at Harvard University on August 9-11, 2012. Plus, don’t miss fitness model Rachel Mac who will be here to share the awesome work she is doing to inspire fitness in others. It’ll be another banner episode you won’t want to miss!

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    • Nina

      Thank you Jimmy.  That was so refreshing.  Listening to Dr William Davis giving such high quality information without constantly saying ‘If you read my book…..  In my book I describe…..’

      Nina

      • Anonymous

        He is a very generous man with his time and information.