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The LLVLC Show (Episode 427): British Obesity Researcher And Low-Carb Nutritionist Zoë Harcombe

Posted Dec 17 2010 3:59pm



In Episode 427 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we bring to you an engaging conversation with obesity researcher and nutritionist Zoë Harcombe all the way from the UK. She’s authored several books on the subject of diet, health and nutrition, including Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight: The Harcombe Diet and her latest release The Obesity Epidemic: What Caused It? How Can We Stop It? She’s positioned herself as one of the most outspoken and trusted advocates of livin’ la vida low-carb in the entire world. Listen to Zoë talk about why she got interested in health when her husband was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, how her battle with anorexia and binge eating in her teenage years made her much more abundantly aware of nutrition, the breakthrough she saw in her own health and food addiction while attending Cambridge University, her experience with hypoglycemia and candida that identified the carbohydrates in her diet were the culprit in her poor health, how we get people to stop obsessing over calories, whether any cultures or people groups around the world are getting it right with their nutrition, why eating real food without extensive processing is ideal, why dietitians who mean well in their advice can be so dead wrong because of the “truly evil” organizations pushing conventional wisdom, why people seem to be so trusting in medical professionals, the low-carb celebrities who have shaped her thinking on diet and why she believes we should band together in unity on the primary areas of agreement, the fat-soluble vitamin deficiency that pervades modern health, the November 2010 media exposure in the largest newspaper in the UK The Daily Mail , how 2010 has been a breakthrough year for low-carb and the role Gary Taubes has played in this, her love for Taubes’ work which helped her solidify her thinking on obesity, why she calls her nutrition plan “The Harcombe Diet” and what it entails, the one grain she is in favor of people consuming, the various phases of her program and why each is so important to transition to, why her diet plan seems to work so well–is it real food or not mixing fats and carbohydrates?, her thoughts on vegetarianism and the work of Lierre Keith, what it’s gonna take to get people to stop believing in conventional wisdom, why there is such hesitation about any changes happening, and why genuine nutritional change is going to have to happen at the grassroots level from the bottom up. This is a delightful conversation with somebody who actually gets it!

There are three ways you can listen to Episode 427:

1. Listen at the 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 427 [46:37m]

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What were your impressions of Zoë Harcombe? Talk about it in the show notes section of Episode 427 . Pick up your own copy of The Obesity Epidemic and Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight: The Harcombe Diet . Be sure to visit the Official Zoë Harcombe web site to keep up with all of the latest blogs and information from this up-and-comer in the low-carb community. Coming up next week we’ll have the final podcast interview of 2010 for you! It’s with holistic nutrition and wellness coach Erin Chamerlik from “Get Better Wellness” and she’ll share why the healthy low-carb lifestyle is working for her clients. Stay tuned next week when I’ll share with you the names of your five favorite podcast guests of 2010 who will be featured in brand new interviews coming up January 3-7, 2011 during a special “Encore Week” of podcasts to kick off the new year! We’ve got a good mix of people this year and I can’t wait to tell you who made the cut.

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