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Unless you are new to the low-carb lifestyle, you are certainly familiar with Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb site at http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/. Jimmy serves as Grand Central Station for the low-carb community. I have him to thank for much of the success of my first book, and I was thrilled when he invited me for one of his very popular podcasts to introduce the new one.

When we recorded the interview, I was confident that the book would be out, or at least available for pre-order, by the time it aired, but I’m sorry to say that it is not. We are still tying up the loose ends before it goes to the printer.

Jimmy has been involved with this project from the start. (It was over three years ago when I sent him an e-mail with the slightly over-optimistic subject line, “The Carb Wars are Over; We Won!”) Whenever I needed to consult with an educator, researcher, or doctor for advice about nutrition and metabolism, Jimmy could always put me in touch. When I needed to recruit recipe testers, it was Jimmy who put out a message that resulted in so many volunteers that I had to regretfully turn some of them away. When I just needed encouragement when things were going wrong, he was always there for support. He even helped me choose the title:

The Healthy Edge; A Cookbook Based on the Latest Science of Nutrition and Metabolism;
Preface by Dr. Mary C. Vernon
Foreword by Jacqueline Eberstein, R.N.
Scientific Perspective by Dr. Richard Feinman

Below is part of the copy that will appear on the back cover of The Healthy Edge:

The Healthy Edge flows from the science, science that it explains well. Like Judy Barnes Baker’s first book, Carb Wars; Sugar is the New Fat, it provides a good introduction to the metabolic theory that makes dietary carbohydrate restriction the best diet for weight loss, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and, for most people, general health. Carbohydrate-restricted diets are really insulin-control diets, and the science is clear on the need to control insulin fluctuations.”
Richard D. Feinman, Ph.D, R.D.

“…when I recommend this book to my patients, I do it with confidence. Using this excellent tool, they are well on their way to changing their life and health with all the benefits I see every day for this lifestyle: fewer drugs, fewer health problems, more energy, less pain. If they have questions about the science, well, the answer is often here. Judy addresses some of the most common issues and discusses the science. So if I can’t be there to explain, this book can help….I will be using this in my clinic, but I’ll enjoy cooking from it as well. When I bring in these delicious recipes, the hospital staff will gather around pronto. I’m already considering what to prepare for the next holiday when I work.

Thanks, Judy. My patients needed this book, and so did I.”
Mary C. Vernon, M.D.

“The “meat” of this book is the extensive culinary information, recipes, and meal plans that will make losing weight and establishing your lifestyle not only nourishing but fun and tasty. Recipes for a variety of very low levels of carbohydrate intake are included.”
Jacqueline Eberstein, R.N.

I hope you will enjoy the interview as much as I enjoyed making it. Listen here:

(c) 2011, Judy Barnes Baker

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