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‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show’ Episode 365: Low-Carb Pioneer Dr. Ron Rosedale Focuses On The Role Of Leptin

Posted Jun 01 2010 2:17pm

I’ve been blessed over the past six years to be a part of this extraordinary community of supporters of carbohydrate-restriction for weight loss and health. But the people who have been trumpeting this cause for many years prior to 2004–Drs. Mike & Mary Dan Eades, Dana Carpenter, Lora Ruffner, and, of course, the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins–deserve great recognition for forging new ground for us. These pioneers (along with many others I can’t possibly name here) were low-carb when low-carb wasn’t cool. And yet they stuck with it and educated the public about what this lifestyle change is really all about. Today’s podcast guest is another one of the standard bearers for low-carb living who is still changing lives around the world one patient at a time.

In Episode 365 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from the great low-carb physician Dr. Ron Rosedale , author of the leptin-focused 2005 book entitled The Rosedale Diet . I’ve been pursuing this interview for three years with Dr. Rosedale and he’s been a difficult man to catch. The past year or so he’s been working with patients in India helping them beat diabetes and obesity. He returned to the United States in early 2010 and enthusiastically agreed to an interview–I took full advantage of it with a 100-minute chat!

Listen to Dr. Ron Rosedale talk about why he wanted to learn more about nutrition after the lack of education left him wanting more following medical school, why the low-carb diet concepts really aren’t new at all (he’s been teaching the same concepts for over 30 years), why he has chosen to focus on leptin rather than insulin, what the hormone leptin is, the biology of hunger, the role of calories on a low-carb diet, why lowering leptin levels is similar to the diet used to lower insulin levels, why he doesn’t read other diet and nutrition books including Gary Taubes’ Good Calories Bad Calories, the maniacal nature of nutritional studies bending towards pharmaceutical solutions, the movement by the government to make vitamins more difficult to obtain, the statin drug dangers to your heart (the folly of trying to reduce the risk of heart disease with a drug that damages the heart muscle), the diabetes drugs that are giving patients cancer, the specifics of his particular brand of low-carb, why he was on the cutting-edge of moderating protein intake when all other low-carb supporters were talking about high-protein, why he calls for limiting saturated fat consumption in the first few weeks of beginning his plan, the medium chain triglyceride exception, why cholesterol is so important inside the body, the correlation between low cholesterol and cancer, his views on limiting omega-6 fat sources to balance fatty acids and why it’s nearly impossible to reach optimal levels in modern society without completely eliminating omega-6 fatty acid sources, what people are eating in the first few weeks of his diet, why eggs and nuts are nature’s perfect low-carb foods, why you shouldn’t really count calories eating low-carb, why it’s unknown what the perfect fat/protein/carb ratio is ideal for someone, why what we eat isn’t necessarily what our cells are consuming, and how to determine the ideal amount of protein to consume and why you need to split it up amongst your meals. Get ready to learn from this incredible low-carb master as he shares at great length about the amazing work he is doing. What an awesome treat from one of the best of the best!

There are three ways you can listen to Episode 365:

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 365 [101:09m]

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 the great Dr. Ron Rosedale? Share your reaction to what you heard in the show notes section of Episode 365 . Pick up a copy of The Rosedale Diet and visit his official web site at . If you liked what you heard from Dr. Rosedale during this interview and want to hear more, then sign up to join us on The 4th Annual Low-Carb Cruise to Jamaica coming May 1-6, 2011 where he will be one of the guest speakers along with Fred Hahn, Jackie Eberstein, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, Dr. James E. Carlson, Alan Watson, Dr. Mary C. Vernon, Dr. Keith and Valerie Berkowitz, Dana Carpender, and Tom Naughton. Don’t miss out on what has become THE low-carb event of the year! On Thursday we’ll hear from Michael Nova , a musician and filmmaker who went through a series of extremely serious health problems that were all turned around through the use of dietary changes. He has quite a story to tell that you WON’T want to miss! THANK YOU for listening!

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