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The LLVLC Show (Episode 629): Dr. Avery Carpenter Identifies How To Overcome Low-Carb Diet Difficulties

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In Episode 629 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are pleased to bring to you a chiropractor and applied kinesiologist named Dr. Avery Carpenter. She is from the Dallas, TX-based New Leaf Health & Wellness clinic and is a big believer in healthy low-carb living. But it wasn’t always that way. While dealing with a personal health problem, she realized the limitations of conventional medicine and began to seek out other forms of healthcare.

That’s when she saw dramatic and positive changes under the care of a knowledgeable chiropractor and applied kinesiologist who helped her begin to experience the best health she’d ever experience in her entire life. Along the way Dr. Carpenter realized that her true calling in life was to share with others who are in the same situation that she was in desperately looking for the answers to attaining optimal health. That’s why she pursued education and training in the methods that changed her life forever.

These days Dr. Carpenter is busy helping her patients and passing along some excellent information to the general public through her free webinar called the “4 Keys To Healthy Eating” as well as an amazing resource entitled “Foods That Kill, Foods That Heal.” Listen in as Dr. Carpenter and I talk about why she believes low-carb nutrition is appropriate for everyone, some of the major issues that people tend to have with low-carb, and what they can do to overcome those obstacles to experience the incredible benefits that come from low-carb living. ENJOY!

Listen to Dr. Avery Carpenter share why low-carb living is optimal:

  • Chiropractors tend to look to alternative health
  • She was “sick all the time” while in college
  • She looked outside the box and found low-carb living
  • Chiropractic is all about the structure of your body
  • A doctoral of pastoral medicine lets her get into food
  • People want to go to one practitioner for all ailments
  • She tries to offer well-rounded medical care
  • People still go to their family doctor for nutrition
  • How can they be equipped to talk to patients on this?
  • Traditional medical doctors look to drugs first
  • Medical doctors are trained to save your life in trauma
  • There’s more you can do in order to “save health”
  • If you change the way you eat, you won’t need to see her
  • Her goal is to put herself out of business
  • People don’t realize most pain is something in their diet
  • Inflammatory foods like gluten being removed helps pain
  • Christine was diagnosed with fibromyalgia many years…
  • But we realized it was a Vitamin D deficiency
  • The riff between Paleo and low-carb diet communities
  • The problems on a low-carb diet are “common”
  • They are also very “easy to solve”
  • Either they can’t digest proteins or fats well
  • Our genes are designed for us to be fed low-carb
  • We’re also designed to be healthy
  • Fixing your body first and low-carb will work optimally
  • Find a practitioner who can help you assess this
  • Your body will let you know if you are having issues
  • Hypochlorhydria is a lack of acid to digest proteins
  • Lack of acid could lead to chronic anemia
  • Symptoms include gas, bloating, burping and nausea
  • If the food “sits like a brick” then you’re not digesting
  • Reflux or heartburn can also manifest itself
  • The apple cider vinegar test to see if you need more acid
  • You can get hydrochloric acid pills to take before mills
  • Why people develop a deficiency in stomach acid
  • The urea breath test you can have run to test for this
  • Taking an antacid can lower stomach acid even more
  • Alkaline water neutralizes acid and is problematic
  • Christine had her gall bladder taken out in 2008
  • It took her about a year to readjust to eating fat again
  • People struggle with this area regarding fat
  • An enzyme deficiency of lipase can give you trouble
  • Some people are sensitive to coconut-based foods
  • Pain near your rib cage tends to be a gall bladder issue
  • A clay-colored stool that floats is indigestible fat
  • You need 2-3 bowel movements a day ideally
  • Most people don’t do that and it’s poor digestion
  • Listen to Dr. Datis Kharrazian in Episode 382
  • The popular meme in the Paleo community about low thyroid
  • She aims for 50-ish net carbs per day for weight loss
  • 80-150g carbs range is for maintenance levels
  • Our ancestors were probably eating around 80g carbs
  • She hasn’t seen people with thyroid issue eating low-carb
  • Low T3 issues are the real root cause, not low-carb
  • Grok didn’t have to deal with high-carb food abundance
  • Perhaps these high-carb foods have changed modern man
  • I currently am eating around 25g carbs daily
  • If you feel great, then why mess with what you’re doing?
  • Lab numbers are helpful, but they’re not the end game
  • Our exposure to carbs can alter how our bodies work
  • Hormones are dramatically changed, metabolism shifted
  • The “food-like substances” and dieting hits us hard
  • It’s possible to shift them back, but it’s difficult
  • I was probably eating 1500-2000g carbs daily way back
  • I’m paying the price now, but low-carb has saved me
  • What she cares about most is people feeling good
  • Low-carb is the way our bodies were made to be fed
  • The webinar she offers to help people eat well
  • RealHealthNotes.com coming soon with book reviews

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    What did you think about what you heard from Dr. Avery Carpenter about dealing with the difficulties that some people face while on a low-carb diet? Share your feedback about it in the show notes section of Episode 629. Check out Dr. Carpenter’s free webinar and her nutritional resource “Foods That Kill, Foods That Heal.” And if you live in the Dallas, Texas area, visit her New Leaf Health & Wellness clinic. Coming up on Wednesday, we are pleased to have a returning podcast guest in professor of medicine Dr. Richard Johnson from the University of Colorado who first appeared in Episode 223 of the podcast in January 2009 discussing his book The Sugar Fix where he hypothesized that fructose alone was the root cause behind obesity and chronic disease. I challenged him about his theory during that podcast encouraging him to examine the role of ALL carbohydrates on metabolic health. And so he did. Now Dr. Johnson is back to discuss his newfound support for low-carb nutrition in his brand new 2012 book entitled The Fat Switch published by the great online health advocate Dr. Joseph Mercola.

    JOIN US ON THE “ASK THE LOW-CARB EXPERTS” PODCAST THIS WEEK: Coming up in Episode 32 of “Ask The Low-Carb Experts” on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7PM ET we’ll be pleased to welcome a heart surgeon named Dr. Steven Gundry to take on an interesting topic for those of us who are livin’ la vida low-carb–”High-Fat Diets: Good vs. Bad.” I had Dr. Gundry on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” in Episode 179 and 180 back in 2008 (definitely one of my favorite interviews from the early days) discussing his book Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution. He knows just a thing or two about healthy fats and how they respond inside your body as well as the ones that are not-so-healthy. Start getting me your questions NOW regarding good fats vs. bad fats for me to ask Dr. Steven Gundry by e-mailing them to AskTheLowCarbExperts@gmail.com no later than 3PM ET on the date the podcast airs. You can also ask your question LIVE on my show by calling (712) 432-0900 or Skype the show for FREE by calling the username freeconferencing.7124320900. Whether you call or Skype, be sure to use the access code 848908. Listen LIVE and leave us a review at iTunes if you like what you hear. This is your chance to interact with the best nutritional health experts in the world, so don’t be bashful.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/GrantsSingleMothers Butch Pornebo

      question out of topic. in one of your podcast you have mentioned that in the future your guest, forgot his name, will be a winner from a recent marathon that uses a low carb diet as part of his training regimen. When is that scheduled ?

      • LLVLCBlog

        His name is Tim Olson and will likely be on my show in January 2013.

        • http://www.facebook.com/GrantsSingleMothers Butch Pornebo

          looking forward to that.