What the heck your blood sugar and ketone readings are telling you

2019-02-27T16:59:50+00:00Fasting Techniques, Health, Keto for Women, Ketogenic Diet|

What the heck your blood sugar & ketone readings are telling you. Let me try and simplify this for you: BLOOD SUGAR – 70-90 mg/dl Your blood sugar tells you how much glucose you have in your blood at that moment. When glucose goes high, insulin goes high. Insulin is your fat storing hormone. When insulin is high it signals the body to store fat, not burn it. The only path to sustained weight loss is to keep insulin low as long as possible. You keep insulin low by keeping your blood sugar low. KETONES- >.5 mm/dl When your blood sugar is low for a period of time, it signals to the liver to burn fat for energy. Once the […]

How Menopausal Women Can Optimize Their Hormone Production on the Ketogenic Diet

2020-06-26T16:15:48+00:00Health, Keto for Women|

The ketogenic diet, once an obscure, fringe dietary concept, is now firmly in the zeitgeist. In the past few years, people have been enthusiastically jumping on the keto bandwagon and, unfortunately, the results have been mixed. That said, one demographic that has seen both fantastic gains and crushing disappointments on the ketogenic diet is women in the various stages of menopause. What’s the key to making the ketogenic diet and menopause work well together? Let’s take a look… Menopause can be rough, especially when it comes to regulating your weight. The dreaded weight gain during menopause is, at its core, the result of the changes in a woman’s hormonal system. And the ketogenic diet is quickly getting a bad reputation […]

Keto for Women: 5 Things That Can Derail the Keto Diet for Women

2020-06-30T12:53:12+00:00Gut Imbalances, Keto for Women, Ketogenic Diet, Nutrition|

I have news for you: women need to do the ketogenic diet differently than men. If you’re a woman who’s eating low carb, high (good) fat meals and fasting for extended periods, you’re practicing some great strategies to temporarily lose weight, create endless energy, and give you ridiculous mental clarity. But these same practices are harming one crucial piece of your health: your hormones. Now, before I confuse you, let me explain myself. Those of you who know the keto diet well know that it can make a tremendous difference with the hormone insulin. And there is no better way to get yourself out of insulin resistance than fasting mixed with the keto diet. But you have two other key […]

MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS – How to lose weight in 2018

2018-07-29T09:12:13+00:00Detoxing, Fasting Techniques, Gut Imbalances, Heavy Metal Detoxing, Keto for Women, Ketogenic Diet, Nutrition|

In case you haven’t noticed there is a war going on. It’s not a war like we see on TV or read about in the newspaper. It’s a war to stay healthy in an extremely toxic world. I am in the trenches with people everyday helping them win this war. I have heard story after story of people who were healthy one day and in a matter of weeks their health slipped away. Chronic fatigue, memory problems, sudden weight gain, chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, depression, anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes, thyroid conditions, autoimmune conditions, digestive problems…you name it, I’ve seen it. And unfortunately medication is the only solution that most of you are given to win this battle. I want to […]

Keto and Menopause: Is the Keto Diet Helpful for Menopausal Women?

2020-07-23T11:00:39+00:00Health, Keto for Women, Ketogenic Diet|

Do you want to try the keto diet but worried because you’re in the menopausal stage? First, let share with you my menopausal experience. When I hit my mid-40s I began experiencing sleepless nights, hot flashes, weight gain, thinning hair, muscle fatigue, an inability to relax and waves of anxiety. As a wellness doctor who coaches women through these exact symptoms, I was suddenly struggling with my own plummeting hormone levels, so I began to dig for answers. Here’s what I discovered. Women going through perimenopause, menopause, or post-menopause, can benefit tremendously from a modified ketogenic diet and fasting lifestyle that helps support their hormone levels through specific foods and practices. Common Symptoms of Menopause Menopausal symptoms appear because of […]

Underactive thyroid, weight loss, and a ketogenic lifestyle

2018-02-14T08:05:02+00:00Detoxing, Fasting Techniques, Gut Imbalances, Heavy Metal Detoxing, Keto for Women, Nutrition|

Hypothyroidism (Underactive thyroid) and weight loss are two words you don’t often hear together. In fact, most people who have been told that they have a hypoactive thyroid are also told weight loss will be impossible. Well, I have great news for you: nothing could be further from the truth! Your sluggish thyroid is not a thyroid problem at all, it’s a toxic load problem. And when you identify which toxins are affecting you the most, you can create strategies to start losing weight again. So how do you go about doing that? This is the three-step process I take all my hypothyroid patients through: STEP ONE: Stop clogging your receptor sites Every cell in your body has a receptor […]

Why Doctors Don’t Believe In Adrenal Fatigue

2020-05-22T15:04:52+00:00Heavy Metal Detoxing, Keto for Women|

What if your doctor is right? What if there’s nothing you can do about your chronic exhaustion. Well, let’s start with me bringing you up to speed on some recent research on adrenal fatigue that has medical doctors saying, “I told you so,” and holistic doctors screaming, “But wait, there’s more!’ It turns out “adrenal fatigue” doesn’t exist. According to current research published in BMC Endocrine Disorders, it actually doesn’t exist. According to the BMC’s systematic review “there is no substantiation that ‘adrenal fatigue’ is an actual medical condition…adrenal fatigue is still a myth.” Then why do you feel so drained and worn out? Isn’t that adrenal fatigue? To properly understand the adrenals, you need to understand something called the […]

Thanksgiving foods that feed your GOOD GUT BACTERIA

2017-11-22T14:32:12+00:00Gut Imbalances, Keto for Women, Nutrition, Pathogens|

The Care And Feeding Of Your Good Bacteria With Thanksgiving upon us, I have some exciting news! Many of the foods you will be consuming on Thursday are rich in polyphenols. Woot! Wait. What are polyphenols? You may have heard of polyphenols because of their power to prevent cancer. But what you most likely haven’t heard is that polyphenols also feed the good bacteria in your gut. And good bacteria produce key neurotransmitters like serotonin and energizing vitamins like B-vitamins. Sounds good, right? But here’s the complicated truth about the microbiome… it’s confusing! Even doctors are confused and many are in the dark about the importance of your microbiome. What’s exciting is that we are starting to get really sound […]

4 Signs of Gluten Intolerance

2017-07-05T12:48:22+00:00Keto for Women, Nutrition|

Many people have gluten intolerance and don’t know it. In fact, for many of you, gluten is the source your symptoms. The trouble is that gluten allergies don’t present like a typical allergy. You won’t get hives or break out in a rash. You don’t throw up when you eat it. Your stomach doesn’t hurt after a high gluten meal. Gluten allergies present much differently than other allergies. So how the heck would you know if your body was not responding well to gluten? Here are the top 4 signs I know that someone’s gut is not responding well to gluten: 1. Symptoms The classic gluten intolerant signs are brain fog, chronic low energy, joint pain, bloated belly, incurable hunger, […]

Should you stop eating coconut oil?

2017-06-19T12:52:26+00:00Keto for Women, Nutrition|

Well the American Heart Association made quite a commotion last Friday. They announced that coconut oil is harmful to your health and always has been. Now if you are new to the eating fat game, this might not seem like that dramatic of a statement. But if you have been following the science of a high fat/low carb diet you might be feeling a little gun shy to put coconut oil in your coffee or smoothie. Today I want to clear up the confusion. These kinds of announcements drive me crazy, because they stir everyone up. In a perfect world, we should be able to trust everything the American Heart Association tells us. Right? After all they are the organization that […]

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