We like to stay on top of what’s happening in the Paleo/low-carb community and be there to bring you any breaking news as soon as we hear about it. That’s exactly what we have for you today as we begin Episode 539 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” with a shocking turn of events that took place on Friday, January 27, 2011. That day a group of dietitians began investigating a popular low-carb diabetes blogger named Steve Cooksey from the “Diabetes Warrior” blog because they claim he is providing nutritional counseling services to his readers without a dietetics license. As a formerly obese man who was taking insulin and several medications to help control his diabetes, Steve now no longer has to do that since discovering the amazing health benefits of high-fat, low-carb living that control his blood sugar and insulin levels. Obviously, Steve is a changed man and has become quite passionate about combatting the high-carb, low-fat nonsense that is being promoted by groups like the American Diabetes Association to unsuspecting diabetics who are none the wiser that this is a recipe for disaster in treating their disease.
This apparently does not sit very well with a dietetic group in North Carolina who has been voraciously combing through his web site looking for ways he is violating the law. It seems this group would like nothing more than to silence Steve’s First Amendment rights to free speech under the guise of accusing him of providing diet advice without being an RD. Although this sounds like a nightmare (and it is for Steve right now), in the end this could be a HUGE opportunity to spread the low-carb message even more if this story gets some major media attention. Rest assured that we’ll definitely be following what’s happening with this very closely as it unfolds. Here’s a YouTube video of my 9-minute conversation with Steve Cooksey which airs in today’s episode (please pass this video around on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, your blog, and everywhere else where people can see it and respond):
In Episode 539 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we welcome someone who addresses a pretty common issue I hear about quite a bit in the low-carb and Paleo communities: “How can you eat this way on a budget?” I suppose it is a sign of the economic times we live in with high unemployment and falling wages that people are increasingly concerned about watching their budget while at the same time understanding their need and desire to feed themselves optimally well with grass-fed meats, pastured eggs, locally-grown organic vegetables and more. Well, never fear because Carolyn Rush is here offering up a fabulous new e-book for all of you penny pinchers out there in a resource called Primal Tightwad: Maximizing Your Health on a Minimal Budget . Endorsed by former podcast guest Nora Gedgaudas who wrote Primal Body, Primal Mind (listen to my interview with Nora about her book here), this e-book is sure to help so many people who struggle to find a balance between consuming nourishing foods that keep them healthy without causing major damage to their pocketbooks! Carolyn wrote this book on the prodding of Nora although she thought everyone knew about this stuff already. Obviously not–and now we have a great way to eat well and still have change left in our pockets.
Listen to Carolyn Rush talk about how easy it is to eat healthy on a budget:
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How did you like what you heard from Steve Cooksey and Carolyn Rush today? Tell us your thoughts on it in the show notes section of Episode 539. Keep up with all that’s happening with Steve Cooksey’s battle against the by reading his “Diabetes Warrior” blog and subscribing to his Facebook page. And don’t miss getting your copy of Primal Tightwad: Maximizing Your Health On A Minimal Budget. Coming up on Tuesday we’ll have Paleo nutrition expert and molecular biologist Lucas Tafur from the “Immunometabolism” blog giving us a lesson in gut health. Then on Wednesday, returning podcast guest Dr. John Briffa will be back to discuss his brand new book Escape The Diet Trap (and he’s even joining us as a guest speaker on The 5th Annual Low-Carb Cruise in May 2012). We’ve got lots of great podcasts in store for you in the coming months, so be sure to check out the full line-up into July 2012 now posted at the official web site.
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