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‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show’ Episode 356: Melissa Diane Smith Is ‘Going Against The Grain’ Shunn

Posted Apr 30 2010 3:49pm

We often hear the media and so-called health “experts” talk about the NEED to consume what they describe as “healthy whole grains.” They say that sugar and refined carbohydrates are certainly unhealthy for you, but you really need to add in whole grains to your diet. But what if the truth is that grains are just as harmful to your weight and health as sugary, carby foods? That’s exactly what today’s podcast interview guest is attempting to educate people about who deal with unexplained weight gain and decline in their health despite eating the “right” diet they’ve been told is good for them.

In Episode 356 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from nutritionist Melissa Diane Smith, author of the book Going Against the Grain: How Reducing and Avoiding Grains Can Revitalize Your Health , who explains why whole grains need to be avoided and not encouraged as is commonplace in modern society. Hear Melissa discuss how her work at a popular health spa where she ate the recommended diet made her get fat and sick, what’s wrong with consuming grains, how grains became such a major part of the American diet, why we DON’T need to be consuming grains as is often promoted by health professionals, the anti-nutrient properties of grain products, delayed food allergies brought on by grains, the addictive nature of grains on the body, the harmfulness of genetically-modified foods (especially corn) and why they’re hard to identify, the grain-related sensitivities, why a gluten sensitivity doesn’t necessarily mean you have Celiac disease, the “Against The Grain” dietary guidelines compared with what the USDA is recommending, the challenges of eliminating grains from your diet and what you can do about it, why it’s important to replace whole grains with low-carb vegetables, how to purchase non-grain foods at the grocery store, why eating out grain-free isn’t such a big deal nowadays, how a vegetarian can give up grains (most are “grain”-arians!), the supplements that augment a grain-free diet, and why even kids should give up grains. If you think you need to consume whole grains in your diet, then you need to listen to my interview with Melissa Diane Smith.

There are three ways you can listen to Episode 356:

1. Listen at the new 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 356 [44:52m]

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING THIS PODCAST! If these twice-weekly podcast interviews from the most provocative and thought-provoking diet, fitness, and health experts have helped you in any way over the past few months and years, then help us keep it going by clicking on the DONATE button on the official podcast web site . We love making these exclusive interviews available to you at no charge so that the positive low-carb message can get out there to the people who need to hear it the most. We are so grateful for your generous donations of any amount so we can keep this going all throughout 2010 and well beyond. I have a fantastic group of fresh new expert interview guests lined up for your listening enjoyment and can’t wait for you to hear them! Go to and you can give your gift to the e-mail address Your continued financial support and listenership is essential and we THANK YOU so very much for your support!

How did you like what you heard from Melissa Diane Smith discussing what’s wrong with whole grains? Give us your thoughts in the show notes section of Episode 356 . Pick up a copy of Going Against the Grain , visit her official web site , and join the Against The Grain Nutrition revolution! Coming up next week we’ve got an awesome lineup of guests for you to enjoy. On Monday, we’ll have Dr. Rob Thompson who is the author of The Glycemic Load Diet , The Glycemic Load Diet Cookbook with Dana Carpender, and his new book The Low-Starch Diabetes Solution: Six Steps to Optimal Control of Your Adult-Onset (Type 2) Diabetes . He’ll talk about how the glycemic load foods are pretty much low-carb ones which will help keep your diabetes and blood sugar disorders under control. Then on Thursday we’ll have the ever-so-hilarious and upbeat Dr. Norris Chumley who used to weigh in excess of 400 pounds at the age of 18 and went on to lose 160 pounds and kept it off for nearly two decades. This man of faith radically transformed his life and now he is helping others live the “Satisfied Life” both physically and spiritually. You will be inspired anew in your own weight loss and health efforts when you listen to Dr. Chumley! It’ll be a fantastic week of interviews next week on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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