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‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show’ Episode 400: Major Milestone Reached, Countless Lives Impacted

Posted Sep 09 2010 3:52pm

In Episode 400 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we celebrate a major accomplishment that not many podcasts of any kind out there have–today is our historic 400th show! Blogs come and go as often as the seasons change and it’s that much more pronounced in the podcasting world. But thanks to the amazing behind-the-scenes talents of my executive producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaein from Disc Of Light Media , we have seen this unassuming podcast with an untrained host flourish in a big way over the past couple of years. This success is due in part to the increased interest in finding new information about healthy low-carb living, the excellent word-of-mouth marketing of the show from its biggest fans, and the fantastic line-up of quality guest speakers we have been fortunate enough to land that have made “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” what it is. And I honestly believe the best days for this show are still to come!

By the grace of God, we’ve been able to pump out brand new episodes week after week for nearly four years and those shows add up to a multitude of impressions that can’t help but influence the people who tune in. And the real payoff of this podcast show is not in the number of people who listen (currently around 50,000/week), but in the lives that have been directly impacted as a result of listening to the hundreds of interview guests who have appeared on the program over the years. Producing positive changes in the weight and health of people from across the globe from every walk of life is an exciting thing to see and I hear from people all the time sharing their stories about how an interview guest has improved the quality of their life in some form or fashion. It got to the point where we had to create a “Praise” page on the podcast web site to share these inspiring examples for others to see. And today we

Bill Strahan: A listener who discovered the show in January 2010 while driving his kids crazy listening to multiple episodes during a ski trip with his family when he heard my conversation with Dr. Kurt Harris (Episode 325) which opened his eyes to a whole new world of information about living a healthy lifestyle. Now he’s a loyal listener to this show which accompanies him on his weekly walks and he’s become an evangelist for the show sharing it with his family and friends to help them in their own personal weight and health pursuits. The benefits have extended to his mom and dad who have changed their lives because of the message of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

Julien Tort: This Frenchman has lost 50 pounds after applying healthy low-carb principles, but it’s much more than that. His depression, moodiness, and back pain are all gone now and his life has been turned upside down for the better. Now he’s helping to bring the low-carb message to France by interpreting many of the books featured on the podcast. Thanks to a fortuitous recommendation from a Swedish friend, Julien found the podcast and has been hooked ever since.

Ted Jones: A Knoxville, Tennessee psychologist who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2006 and he started looking for information about carbohydrate restriction. He almost immediately found the podcast in the early days of the show and has been listening each week ever since. Ted says the podcast has helped keep him committed to the low-carb way of life during his morning walks. He’s very impressed with all the professional guests and personal stories that have put him on the right path to success.

Bev Nelson: A listener from British Columbia, Canada who is devoted to “the livin’ la vida” way because she knows how bad sugar and carbohydrates of all kinds are bad news for her body. She eats meat, vegetables, eggs, and cheese to keep her low-carb lifestyle going.

Jude Dettmann: She found the show by accident as a diabetic who decided to go low-carb. She loves the passion and enthusiasm that comes from the show and has become an almost-”stalker” of the show subscribing to the Twitter and Facebook updates.

Donna McCammon: This diabetes educator from Bedford, Texas has been listening since August 2008 when she read about the show in The Nutrition & Metabolism Society newsletter. The first episode she listened to was the one I did with grass-fed beef rancher Bill Kurtis (Episode 175) and she’s “been hooked ever since!” She had been dealing with some cholesterol issues when she first started listening and was strongly influenced by what she heard from my guest Dr. Steven Gundry (Episode 179) whose book helped her transform her health without the use of any statin medications. This is a prime example of how implementing some simple dietary changes can produce some remarkable results that confounds conventional wisdom.

Mark Woodall: A Seattle, Washington exercise physiology master’s degree holder who has been listening to the podcast for the past couple hundred episodes and he’s discovered how important biochemical individuality is. The podcast has motivated him to pursue further education to help share with others the lessons he’s learned from the guests he’s heard. Mark’s favorite guests have included Drs. Mike & Mary Dan Eades (Episode 286) , Nora Gedgaudas (Episode 323) , and Dr. Loren Cordain (Episode 247) .

Steve Brand: This Shingle Springs, California native discovered the podcast in February 2009 and was so impressed by the quality of the interview guests. He had just started back on healthy low-carb living in January that year and went through the archives to listen to all the backlist of shows. The show has motivated him to pursue more education to impart on people at a local health club or gym. He’s changing the path of his career because of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

Su Bratchie: This British listener had “given up” any hope of losing weight or being healthy when she began studying diabetes more closely and turned to looking closer at the Atkins diet. A colleague at work told her about this podcast and she started listening immediately when “the penny dropped” to open her eyes to a whole new world of information. She has lost 40 pounds since April 2010 and is hoping to lose 40 more before all is said and done. Su especially enjoyed listening to her fellow UK citizen Hannah Sutter (Episode 381) and is currently reading her book to expand her knowledge even more. Her frustration with the low-fat diet recommendations from health professionals over the years is gone now that she’s discovered the tremendous benefits of living low-carb forever.

Susie Fricano: A Chicago, Illinois resident who found the podcast a couple of years ago that led to a dramatic improvement in her health. Thanks to reading about the podcast on Dr. Bill Davis’ “Heart Scan Blog” , she has been listening ever since. Although she wasn’t having any health issues yet, all of her friends were dealing with diabetes and she was experiencing high cholesterol and slightly overweight. Low-carb was a means for preventing any health catastrophe from happening.

Travis Einertson: A Rochester, Minnesota veterinarian who struggled with low-fat/low-calorie diets and became curious about low-carb diets and found my blog and podcast through a Google search. He was astounded to find all of the leading health and nutrition experts on one show and decided to put his money where his mouth is by financially supporting the show. Travis has purchased many of the books by my podcast guests like Mark Sisson (Episode 320) and Dr. Doug McGuff (Episode 239) . He appreciates the professionalism and interview style of the podcast.

There are three ways you can listen to Episode 400:

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 400 [35:25m]

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!

Do you have any comments about how this podcast has influenced your life that you’d like to add to these you’ve heard today? Leave your feedback below or in the show notes section of Episode 400 . Special THANK YOU to my listeners who volunteered to share their testimonies on this historic 400th show today and I look forward to continuing to provide the best and brightest authors, doctors, health and fitness professionals and real life guests who can impart knowledge on all of us in the years to come. We’ll certainly be doing that coming up on Monday as I am pleased to welcome back to the podcast one of the most in-demand speakers in the low-carb community in New York Times science writer Gary Taubes. He’ll be here to give us an update on what’s happening in his world which includes the long-awaited release of his consumer-friendly version of Good Calories Bad Calories on December 28, 2010 entitled Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It . Listen to Jimmy’s previous interview with Gary in January 2009 and get ready for a full hour of one of the best podcasts of 2010! Then on Thursday, we’ll have a unique interview guest in another journalist named Mark Schatzker who set out to find the perfect steak in the entire world by chowing down on succulent beef from around the planet. He chronicled his journey in the book Steak: One Man’s Search for the World’s Tastiest Piece of Beef and will share what he found out during this mouthwatering interview!

By the way, if you have something to share about what you heard on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show,” then drop us an e-mail at our brand new dedicated podcast e-mail address– . We’d love to hear from you about what you think about the show, interview guest suggestions (although keep in mind I’m fully booked up for the rest of 2010), show topics, and anything else you want to share! THANK YOU for listening!

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