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“It Was Amazing and the Weight Just Started to Drop”

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The amazing low-carb success stories on Twitter keep coming – and here’s another one.

If you want to know what Landon did to drop a lot of weight and feeling great without going constantly hungry, keep reading. Continue Reading →

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Low Carb Breckenridge Available for Online Streaming

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If you want to attend the Low Carb Breckenridge conference next week, but you won’t be in Colorado, fear not! You can sign up for online streaming of the conference featuring some of the top low-carb experts.

Check out the lineup of speakers and sign up for the online streaming here:

Eventbrite – Low Carb Breckenridge 2017 Online

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The Mind Behind Mercola.com


4.3 out of 5 stars5 stars65%4 stars18%3 stars5%2 stars5%1 star5%38 ratings1,166 viewsWhy should you care about the light you’re exposed to? How much protein should you really eat? And can you go on a ketogenic diet indefinitely without encountering problems?

Dr. Joseph Mercola is the founder of the massive alternative medicine website Mercola.com, the “#1 Natural Health Website” in the world, that gets an astonishing 20 million visits every month. Ivor Cummins and our camera crew sat down with him to ask these questions – and got some interesting answers.

Note that many of Dr. Mercola’s views are very unorthodox and controversial – like his focus on light exposure. We do not endorse all his products or alternative theories (in fact, sometimes we struggle to even understand them). But there’s no doubt that Dr. Mercola is a highly interesting man with interesting ideas. Enjoy our interview.

You can watch part of the interview above (transcript). The full 34 minute interview is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

The Mind Behind Mercola.com – Dr. Joseph Mercola

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World Heart Federation President: Fat Is Protective, Carbs are Harmful!

Note: This video has been taken down; It was never meant to be public because it contains unpublished results.

Get ready for action, with this new attention-grabbing talk by the president of the World Heart Federation, Professor Salim Yusuf. Here are just a few of the controversial, but likely correct, quotes:

  • “Above 40% carb we see a steep increase in CHD risk. Fats are protective.”
  • “Contrary to common belief the current recommendation to reduce saturated fat has no scientific basis.” (at 20:20)
  • “You must have heard of the book Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz. She shook up the nutrition world. But she got it right.” (at 20:33)

Yusuf also gets into the mistaken war on salt, where a moderate amount of sodium (3-5 grams per day) may be optimal.

It’s an excellent talk, if you can stand the slight over-reliance on observational data at some points (it normally does not prove cause and effect). Still, highly recommended!

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“Without Reservation, I Loved the Challenge”

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Over 110,000 people have signed up for our free two-week keto low-carb challenge. In it you get free guidance, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists and troubleshooting tips – everything you need to succeed on low carb.

Here are reactions from the people who have tried it over the last two weeks:

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Absolutely fantastic. I’ve been low carb for about 9 months, absolutely love it but haven’t lost any weight for ages. I thought I’d give this a try to see what I learnt. It is amazing. The food is soooo tasty. I’m not needing any snacks at all. The recipes are quick and easy to make. I am blown away how much butter etc. I am eating. I was under-doing that when doing it on my own. And I’ve lost 2.5 kg (6 lbs) in 2 weeks. Wow. I’ve recommended it to a whole bunch of friends.

Michelle

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10 Signs You Could Be Insulin Resistant

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Insulin resistance is the root cause of many modern health problems (like type 2 diabetes), even though it isn’t a disease in itself.

So how can you know whether you’re insulin resistant and at risk for these diseases? Here are the top 10 signs:

Mediamax: 10 Signs You Could Be Insulin Resistant

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Breaded Root Celery with Creamed Garlic Beans

Breaded Root Celery with Creamed Garlic Beans4.0 out of 5 stars5 stars57%4 stars11%3 stars11%2 stars7%1 star11%26 ratings26 Liberal low carbLiberal low carb80% Fat5% Protein11% Carbs15 g carbs / serving Medium 15 + 30 m15 minutes preparation30 minutes cooking time

Looking for a low-carb meal without meat? Here’s a hearty vegetarian dish with lots of amazing flavors. Breaded root celery fried crispy, served with creamed green beans and charred lemon.

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How Do You Become Sugar Free?


4.5 out of 5 stars5 stars73%4 stars10%3 stars8%2 stars2%1 star4%68 ratings1,930 viewsWhat is it like being a sugar addict? And what’s it like to struggle to break free from it? How could you do it?

Karen Thomson, former model and a recovering sugar addict, talks about her personal journey to break free from sugar and how’s she’s now helping others.

You can watch part of the interview above (transcript). The full interview is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

How Do You Become Sugar Free? – Karen Thomson

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“Thank You Low Carb for Saving My Life!”

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Brian didn’t smoke or drink – but he did love fast food. He ended up gaining a lot of weight on his previously thin frame. The health problems started accumulating, but he couldn’t find the motivation to make a change.

Then a visit to the emergency room, and a shocking diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, made him search for an alternative way of eating. He found low carb and it ended up transforming his life. Continue Reading →

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The Salt Guidelines Are Too Restrictive, Say Experts

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Is it really necessary to lower your salt intake as much as the current guidelines advise, in order to lower your blood pressure? According to a new expert paper, the guidelines are way too restrictive and not based on enough evidence.

Cardio Brief: International Experts Call Salt Guidelines Far Too Restrictive

I agree, and especially enjoyed this paragraph:

The new paper also emphasized the potential dangers of lowering sodium too much, as in the WHO and AHA guidelines. “Sodium,” the authors wrote, “is an essential nutrient. This implies that there must be a ‘U’-shaped relationship between dietary sodium intake and cardiovascular events, but there is no consensus of where the minimum risks lies.”

Salt IS an essential nutrient, so why don’t guidelines also mention the minimum intake for optimal health and wellbeing? Studies show that too little salt could even be dangerous.

Salt restriction is usually mainly thought of as a means to control blood pressure, even though the effect is usually modest. Are there other ways than salt restriction to control your blood pressure? Sure – like keeping your insulin low. Which of course can be achieved through a low-carb diet.

How to Normalize Your Blood Pressure

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