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‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show’ Episode 229: Dr. Larry McCleary Says Our Brains Function Best On Low-Carb Diet

Posted Feb 19 2009 6:30pm


America’s leading low-carb brain health expert, Dr. Larry McCleary

One of the emerging areas of health that people are beginning to pay more attention to in recent years involve neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, for example. In fact, some have even gone so far as to refer to these brain health concerns as “Type 3″ diabetes since many of these conditions are due to excessive glucose and insulin. My podcast interview guest today has devoted his life to treating brain health metabolically by implementing a nutritional plan of action to produce the preferred fuel for brains to function at optimal level.

In Episode 229 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” it’s such a pleasure to welcome Dr. Larry McCleary, author of The Brain Trust Program, to discuss the undeniable connection between carbohydrate consumption and neurological diseases. Dr. McCleary gets into the specifics of the negative impact carbohydrates have on neurological health, discusses what it takes to maintain a healthy brain, explains why brains prefer ketone bodies for fuel, the supplements that you should be taking for brain health, and how a low-carbohydrate diet can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, aka “Type 3” diabetes. If you or someone in your family is dealing with sort of brain disease or disorder, then you owe it to yourself to listen to this 60-minute podcast interview with America’s leading authority on brain health.

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 229:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 229 [62:42m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

Are you convinced that your brain needs ketone bodies to function as well as it is supposed to? Did Dr. Larry McCleary make the case for livin’ la vida low-carb for taking care of your brain? Share your reaction to today’s podcast by leaving a comment in the show notes section of Episode 229 . Pay a visit to The Official Web Site for Dr. Larry McCleary , and get your own copy of The Brain Trust Program. You can read my September 2007 blog interview with Dr. McCleary for even more information on low-carb brain health and this emerging epidemic of Type 3 diabetes of the brain.

The podcast schedule next week looks fantastic starting with T.S. Wiley on Monday. She wrote a rather compelling book on sleep and the weight loss connection entitled Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival. If you’re one of those people who thinks you get plenty of sleep to function properly during the day, then you might be surprised by what you hear in this interview. Then on Thursday, we’ll hear from Tanya Attebery who wrote an autobiographical teen fiction novel called Fat-Haters’ Club to share what it was like transforming from the picked on fat kid into one of the most vocal critics of her “fat” classmates. It’s an encouraging message of hope for those who are looking to overcome the demons that have plagued obese kids long into their adulthood. That’s all coming up next week on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THIS PODCAST! If you have not already done so, please go to the iTunes page for my podcast, click on “Write a Review” and share what my podcast means to you. I am grateful for all the positive comments about the show and how much it has enriched your low-carb lifestyle. I promise to keep lining up the interesting guest speakers in 2009 as long as you keep listening.

As always, send me your wish list interview guests anytime at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. Keep in mind I’m constantly requesting and recording interviews and am currently about three months ahead of what you are hearing now. If I haven’t interviewed your favorite guest yet, then it likely means I am still negotiating with them on a compatible date or our interview is scheduled in the next couple of months. Because I’m so far ahead on recording the podcasts, I’m using February and March to begin writing my second book. More details on that coming soon!

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