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Episode 38: Trans Fats and the Magic Pill

038: Trans Fats and The Magic Pill Released: June 28, 2018 Abby is back! Join her and Anne as they discuss the news about the banning of trans fats from the US food supply and the documentary The Magic Pill. Before we go any further into our show notes for this episode: apologies for the sound quality in this episode. We moved on piece of furniture in the room where we record and apparently that turned the room into a bottomless chasm. We learned our lesson and will be back to former...


Episode 037: Insulin, AMPK and mTOR

037: Insulin, AMPK, and mTOR Released: June 14, 2018 News The Express UK had a story recently on a recommendation made by the Arthritis Foundation that people stop using vegetable oils. Industrially produced vegetable oils, such as corn, afflower, sunflow, soy, and canola oils, contain large amounts of omega-6 oils. While omega-6 oils are necessary for our bodies, the American diet tends to involve way more omega-6 fats than we need, to the point that they can interfere with the proper...


Episode 36: Italian Food

036: Italian Food Released: May 31, 2018 Adam and Anne chat about different ways you can still enjoy Italian food, either at home or in a restaurant, and keept it LCHF. News But first, our news for the week: CNN reports that childhood obesity is on the rise in Mediterranean countries. As the local diet shifts to include more sugars processed foods and activity levels decline, childhood obesity is spreading through several Mediterranean coutries. We're watching what happens as a...


Episode 35: Hiking Snacks

035: Hiking Snacks. Released: May 17, 2018 By special request, Adam and Anne take on the issue of what to eat when you're on a day hike with your LCHF family. News * With the end of the school year approaching fast, and summer around the corner, we will be releasing episodes every other week until September. * Those of you with an Amazon Echo can now use it to listen to LCHF Family. To set it up, say the following, pausing between statements: Alexa, enable the Low Carb, High Fat...


Episode 34: Campfire Foods

034: Campfire Foods Released: May 10, 2018 How can your family navigate the memory-making campfire without turning it into a massive sugar bomb? The LCHF Family taste-tested and tinkered with a meal's worth or recipes and came up with a meal that involves cooking on sticks, big flavor, and--yes--dessert. First, they shared an article from the NYTimes that suggests that a low-carb diet may be more benefitial for Type-1 daibetics than previousy believed. Then, they launched into a series...


Episode 33: Mastering the Meat Counter

033: Mastering the Meat Counter. Released: May 3, 2018 Adam and Anne chat about the new documentary about low-carb, high fat diets that Vinnie Tortorich will be crowdsourcing. To stay up to date on information about its progress, text NSNG to 228-28. Adam was a butcher for a few years and shares what he knows about various cuts of meat and how to make sure you're getting the best you can afford. This episode is jam packed with information for those of you (like Anne) who have always felt...


Episode 32: Book Review: Eat Bacon, Don't Jog.

032: Book Review: Eat Bacon, Don't Jog. Released: April 5, 2018 Anne and Adam chat about the ridiculous new frappucino option at Starbucks and then break down the Best Option for when Starbucks is your only option. (Coffee with tea, hot or cold; back or herbal tea with cream; water; whole milk for the kiddos.) Listen to the podcast for their discussion about the food options at Starbucks. You'll have to make an educated decision for yourself about whether it is possible to eat there and...


Episode 31: LCHF Ideas for Passover and Easter

031: LCHF Ideas for Passover and Easter Released: March 27, 2018 (a few days early!) The holidays crept up on us this year. In this special, early release episode, Abby and Anne chat about some ideas to keep Passover and Easter as low-carb and free from sugars as possible. To claim your $5 discount from Dropps, visit our Support page. Passover There's a difference between traditional foods and Traditional Foods. Passover has some that fall into both categories. has a lot...


Episode 29: A Word of Wisdom

029: A Word of Wisdom. Released: March 15, 2018 In this episode, Anne takes on the most asked question LCHF Family has received so far. But first, what is the best option when you really need to eat and your only option is McDonald's? Anne played with their online nutritional calculator and came up with the following: Best lunch or dinner: A Grand Big Mac with no bun, Big Mac sauce or cheese (300 calories, 23 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbs, and 25 grams of protein) eaten with or on a...


Episode 30: LCHF with the Elderly

030: LCHF with the Elderly Released: March 22, 2018 Anne and Adam chat about their experience trying to get Anne's mom, a type-2 diabetic in nursing care, on a diet better suited to her needs than pancakes and pasta. Listen in to learn how they handled working with the staff, as well as the difference in dietary needs and considerations for the elderly. This episode was recorded a month in advance. There have been developments that will be addressed in episode 31! This week's sponsor is...


Episode 28: Looking for the Truth Behind the Advertising

028: Looking for the Truth Behind the Advertising Released: March 8, 2018 We're back! Thanks for your patience while we got ourfeet beneath us again after the move. We are all settled in and are happy to be back at the microphones. The move is bringing some new changes to the podcast, too! We'll be including a sponsor with each episode (just one!) and adding some reoccuring segments to the show. We hope you like the changes. Feel free to email us your feedback at lchf at family...


Episode 027: Eric Leach of Radical Organics Shares the Value of Coconut

027: Eric Leach of Radical Organics Shares the Value of Coconuts Released: January 11, 2018 In this episode, Eric Leach, Chief Values and Marketing for Radical Organics, joins Anne to talk about the benefits of coconut in our diets. He addresses issues such as what the difference is between an MCT oil and regular coconut oil, how to tell if you are buying an adulterated coconut oil, what to look for on the label when picking a coconut oil, whether you need to bother with organic coconut,...


Episode 026: Talking about the GAPS Diet with Amanda Leach

026: Talking about the GAPS Diet with Amanda Leach Released: December 28, 2017 Amanda Leach, a neighbor of the LCHF Family crew, joins to talk to Anne about the GAPS Diet, a form of low-carb, high-fat diet that aims to correct intestinal and neurological issues. Amanda gives a general overview of the diet, which she learned about by reading Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression,...


Episode 025: Austin Archibald from Rebel Creamery

025: Austin Archibald from Rebel Creamery Released: December 14, 2017 Austin Archibald joins Anne in this episode to talk about how he decided to eat a ketogenic diet, how they make it work in their family, and Rebel Creamery--the company he is launching with his wife to create a keto-friendly, high-fat, low-carb ice cream. You can check out the Kickstarter, or learn more about Rebel Creamery at their website. Those of you who vaguely remember when we talked about fat bombs on the show...


Episode 024: Leading by Example

024: Leading by Example. Released: November 30, 2017 In this episode, Adam interviews his father, Eric, about why he started LCHF eating and what his results have been. The take away: letting your own results do most of the talking when you want to share LCHF with your friends and family can be very effective. Many thanks to Lee Rosevere at Free Music Archive for the music we use in the podcast! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or your podcatcher of choice so new...


Episode 023: Planning on Holiday Treats? Know What You're Getting Into.

023: Planning on Holiday Treats? Know What You're Getting Into. Released: November 16, 2017 To treat, or not to treat. That is the question. If you are going to indulge this holiday season, it's important that you know what you're getting into so you can stare the consequences in the eye and deal with them like the LCHF warrior you are. Adam and Anne talk about what you can really expect from that "harmless" Christmas cookie or vacation indulgence so that you can make an informed...


Episode 022: An Eat Happy Thanksgiving with Anna Vocino

022: Preparing for Curious or Concerned Family at Holiday Gatherings Released: November 9, 2017 Please join us as Abby and Anne speak to Anna Vocino, author of Eat Happy: Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb Recipes Made from Real Foods For A Joyful Life, about being diagnosed with Celiac disease, how to get family on board with an LCHF diet, how her family does Thanksgiving, and ways to keep the holiday LCHF--if you want to. This is our longest episode yet, and you're going to love every...


Episode 021: Preparing for Curious or Concerned Family at Holiday Gatherings.

LCHF Family 021: Preparing for Curious or Concerned Family at Holiday Gatherings Released: November 2, 2017 We are coming up on that time of year when extended family gatherings will be the norm. These can often be difficult to navigate, but add in the fact that your family is on this wackado new way of eating, and you may find yourselves being grilled over your choice to eat low carb, high fat when you'd rather be getting caught up with your cousins. In this episode, Anne talks about...


Episode 020: Halloween as an LCHF Family

LCHF Family 020: Halloween as an LCHF Family Released: October 26, 2017 How do you navigate a sugar-ladened holiday now that your family is living a low-carb, high-fat life? Anne and Kai discuss several options to deal with candy coming in and going out of your home, as well as offering some sugar-less alternatives and an LCHF menu for Halloween party. Oriental Trading has lots of options for giveaways if you want to avoid adding to the sugar being spread around your neighborhood. A...


Episode 019: Filipino Foods to Add to Your Meal Rotation

LCHF Family 019: Filipino Foods to Add to Your Meal Rotation Released: October 19, 2017 Many people are at a loss when they switch to low-carb, high fat eating because they can no longer make many of the meals their family loved to eat! Taking the time to look beyond the "obvious" examples of various ethnic foods to the lesser known stars of different cultural cuisines can be a book help in boosting our list of "go to" recipes. In the first of an on-going, occasional series about ethnic...