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The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Aug 28, 2020

Today, I am grateful to have here with me, an internationally bestselling author, podcaster, and inspiring speaker who is a highly sought-after lecturer around the world, Jimmy Moore.

Jimmy Moore catapulted onto the health scene in 2004 after a phenomenal 180-pound weight loss enabled him to come off prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems. He is the energetic personality behind the uber-popular blog Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb and the host of the longest-running and top-ranked health podcast, The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show, as well as Keto Talk with Jimmy Moore & Dr. Will ColeThe KetoHacking MD Podcast, and The Nutritional Pearls Podcast.

He has interviewed well over 1,400 of the world’s top health experts and has dedicated his life to helping people get the best information possible about nutrition and lifestyle so they can make the right decisions for their health.

He’s has authored or coauthored a series of books, including  Keto ClarityThe Keto Cure, The Ketogenic CookbookThe Complete Guide to Fasting, and Cholesterol Clarity. Learn more about Jimmy and his work at

In this episode, Jimmy Moore reveals the details behind his health journey and how he started as one of the keto lifestyle pioneers. Jimmy gives his thoughts on issues in the keto world. For one, there are too many shysters in the space trying to get a buck. Make sure when you listen to advice about keto that you think about the intention behind that advice. Also, Jimmy explains how to test if you should be eating more fat or more protein. Tune in as we talk about cholesterol and the lab tests that you need to ask your doctor about.

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[01:35] About Jimmy Moore

  • Jimmy was morbidly obese at 410 pounds. He decided to take back control of his own health thanks to the Atkins diet.
  • Jimmy lost 100 pounds in the first 100 days.
  • He was normalizing metabolism for the first time in his entire life.
  • At the end of the year, Jimmy lost 180 pounds. Atkins featured Jimmy’s story on their website.
  • Eventually, Jimmy started a blog and a podcast about his health journey.


[09:55] Get Clear On Your ‘Why’

  • For Jimmy, he is excited about health and low carb, especially because it can change people’s lives.
  • Put your focus on something. If you have kids, then they are your “why.”
  • If you care about yourself, that can be your “why.”
  • Jimmy wants to pay it forward for the gift that he is given. He loves to share education, encouragement, and motivation for others.

[12:50] Issues With Keto

  • There are people who are taking advantage of the keto trend.
  • Make sure that the people you listen to do not have an agenda.
  • Jimmy doesn’t make money from his rants. He isn’t trying to make money; he’s trying to spread information.
  • Look for the people that want to educate people genuinely.  
  • There are so many shysters in the keto world.
  • Keto isn’t about profitability; it’s about educating.

[17:45] How To Find The Truth About Keto

  • If you listen to a show that has conflicting information, evaluate it within your context.
  • For instance, the big debate is more protein or more fat for keto? In this situation, test both and see what works best for you.
  • Nutritional health is not black and white. You have to test and see what works.
  • If you’re going to test high fat, do it for a month. Pay attention to how you feel. Are you finding that your brain health is more astute?
  • Then, you can switch to a month of high protein.

[29:05] Tests To Request From Your Doctor

  • Jimmy’s doctor stopped testing his fasting insulin. Also, Jimmy’s doctor was not testing for inflammation. These are some of the reasons why Jimmy stopped seeing that doctor.
  • You want to test for blood sugar. If you’re eating keto, it will stay under 100 all of the time. Most of the time, keto will keep it under control.
  • Request these tests:
    • Blood sugar
    • Fasting insulin
    • HSCRP
    • A full thyroid panel
  • Most doctors are not running these numbers. You may need to order your own lab work.

[37:55] Cholesterol Clarity  

  • Statin medications can have terrible side effects.
  • Now, statins are not enough, and there is a new drug to be taken in conjunction with their statins.
  • There is no such disease as high cholesterol.

[41:00] It’s Going To Be Okay During COVID

  • You have to be true to who you are.
  • In 2020, people have felt that they need to conform. Even if you disagree, you have to follow along.
  • Jimmy is more concerned about the mental fallout from COVID than the actual deaths from COVID.
  • There will be tens of millions of people who need to deal with their mental health issues.
  • If you want to wear a mask, it’s all good. If someone chooses not to wear a mask, then let them make that choice. There is no reason to blame or shame people because of their choices.

[43:45] The One Things You Can Do To Up-Level Your Health

  • Eat real food.
  • Ditch the mainstream food industry.
  • You have to go to the outskirts of the grocery store to see somewhat real food.
  • How many people are still loading their carts with junk food?
  • Jimmy would get rid of all the junk food and have people eat real and whole foods. It would make a dramatic change in our society.
  • People get too caught up with what they are familiar with.


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