113: Connor Young And Carolyn Ketchum Cast Doubt On AHA’s Saturated Fat Position

113: Connor Young And Carolyn Ketchum Cast Doubt On AHA’s Saturated Fat Position

Fitness instructor Connor Young and low-carb recipe blogger Carolyn Ketchum join our hosts Jimmy Moore and Dietitian Cassie today in Episode 113 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends!”


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It’s been a long time since we’ve had our dynamic hosting duo behind the microphone at the same time, but Jimmy Moore is now back from writing his next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet and ready to tackle the latest health headlines with his RD friend and spunky co-host Dietitian Cassie. While we did have Jimmy back for our historic 100th Episode back in February, it’s been since late October 2013 when he’s been a part of this health headline-driven podcast featuring educated opinions from your fellow bloggers and educated laypeople in the low-carb, Paleo, primal, real food communities. Hopefully you feel the passionate desire we have with this podcast to share messages that will help people optimize their health and do it through the use of whole foods rather than some quick-fix weight loss gimmicks. Do you like what you hear? If so, then CLICK HERE to make a donation towards the production costs of doing this show. This is YOUR show and we’ll keep pumping them out if you continue to listen and contribute. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

In today’s episode, our hosts Jimmy Moore and Dietitian Cassie are pleased to welcome in two amazing guest friends in CrossFit fitness instructor Connor Young from “ParetoFit” as well as low-carb/gluten-free recipe blogger Carolyn Ketchum from “All Day I Dream About Food” to give their opinions and thoughts about some of the latest and greatest headlines in the world of health. Listen in as Jimmy, Cassie, Connor and Carolyn chime in with their thoughts about our SECRET HEADLINE about Dr. Oz promoting yacon syrup as a miracle weight loss supplement along with a 2009 study that showed positive benefits from consuming yacon syrup. Then in the featured headlines, this foursome look at ten interesting food ingredients that may or may not gross you out depending on your culture, the American Heart Association digging their heels in on their opposition to saturated fat, a reporter’s one-week n=1 experiment allowing bacteria to grow on her body and what happened to her health as a result, a new study linking cynicism to dementia, a CDC report that tells us our children in the United States are unfit, and so much more! At the end, we’ve got a fantastic low-carb brownie cheesecake recipe from Carolyn along with some awesome tips for eating well. Jimmy’s back and we’re excited to kick it into high gear in the coming months. So hold on tight, pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let’s talk!


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– SECRET HEADLINE: Is yacon syrup the next miracle diet supplement? Dr Oz sings the praises of sweet tasting ‘metabolism game changer’
The 2009 yacon syrup study that Jimmy mentioned
10 Strange Ingredients
‘There’s Just No Doubt’: Limiting Saturated Fats Helps Your Heart by Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association (AHA)
My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment
Being a cynic linked to tripled risk of developing dementia, Finland study
It’s Official: Most American Kids Are Physically Unfit
Carolyn’s Low-Carb/Gluten-Free Brownie Cheesecake recipe

  • InnDeepInnDent

    Was it really necessary to bring politics into this episode? I’m someone that Carolyn would probably consider a “hard right conservative” and I have a dual PhD in chemistry and biology so I’m pretty sure I’m able to reason things through. The “study” she was recalling was propagandistic poppycock and she should be embarrassed that she took it seriously especially in light of being so hypercritical of the admittedly bad science of nutrition. It was really bad form in my opinion and she really needs to think things through before she goes off on some ridiculous political tangent and embarrasses herself and the show.

    • Hi there,

      I apologize if you were offended by my comments. I sincerely came at this with no political agenda whatsoever and was simply remarking upon what I felt to be an interesting parallel between two areas of study. My stance on the matter was meant to be entirely neutral. However, the nature of speaking off the cuff in this format is that it can be difficult to convey everything exactly one intends.

      I will say, I feel no embarrassment at being fascinated by the idea that some aspects of our personality, including political leanings, may be in part determined by our biology. I have an advanced degree in human evolution and I’ve always thought that parts of human nature may be built-in, so to speak. That said, I am also cognizant of the fact that correlation is not causation. The studies that show differences in certain areas of the brain are not themselves propaganda, but the results are often used by journalists and other “experts” to fit their own agendas.

      The upshot is that I do not believe that people of any political affiliation cannot “reason things through”, and never meant to imply such. I am simply intrigued by the idea that there may be differences in brain structure that correlate with our unique world views. If my choice of words offended you, I do apologize. But this should bear no reflection on Jimmy or Cassie and their wonderful show.

      • David

        Can you post the links to the articles you referenced?

        • LLVLCBlog

          In the show notes…

          • David

            Thanks Jimmy. In my post, I was referring to the article/research that Carolyn brought up on the brain and politics. I was surprised to not see it in the show notes, since it was cited by one of the participants..

          • LLVLCBlog

            Ahhhh. I can only post the links that we provide in the show. If someone else mentions something, I need the link to be able to post it. Thanks for listening.