I recently returned from several conferences where everyone was super-excited about ketogenic dieting. If you’re not familiar, the keto approach is a high-fat, very low-carb style of eating. It forces your body to burn fat by turning fatty acids in your blood into ketone bodies. The body (and brain) then uses these as fuel instead of glucose from carbohydrates.
Best-selling author and queen of tidying up, Marie Kondo, has taught millions of people how to create a life in which everything in it “sparks joy.” But what if we could apply this same logic to dieting? What if we could plan our meals based on feelings of joy instead of restriction and restraint?
While I was a 4th year medical student doing my rural rotations in central Florida, one of my first patients was a migrant worker suffering from severe abdominal cramping and diarrhea. First, I went through the “medical differential diagnosis”. This means...
Keto flu, keto crazies … and now “keto crotch” ?!? The side effects of strict ketogenic dieting keep piling up… and they’ve got smelly side effects. I was just as surprised as you, because after fiveyears of my Keto-Green lifestyle, I’ve never experienced it or had anyone complain to me. I decided to do my own research on this curious subject that traditional keto dieters have been complaining about.
I have been practicing fasting for years now and view it as part of my ongoing commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Because of its scientifically proven weight-loss results and other significant health benefits, I have specifically incorporated a form of it called “ intermittent fasting” into my Keto-Green ™diet and lifestyle program.
Mood swings. Hot flashes. Weight gain. These are just some of the most well-known and dreaded side effects of menopause. Unfortunately, most women think these symptoms are a “part of life” and “come with the territory,” when the truth is that women don’t need to suffer because of a hormone imbalance.
Menopause came to me early - after the tragedy of losing my child, I was further devastated with a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure. Without a doubt, my hormones were a mess, and on top of it all, my beautiful long, thick hair started falling out in clumps. Every day became worse. Maybe you can relate. As you approach menopause, your natural levels of hormones start to change. Around this time, you may notice that your hair has started to thin.
Do you feel distant from your spouse, partner or loved ones? Do you feel stressed, tired, lonely and disconnected from others and even yourself? Have your desires faded (whether that be desire for your partner, favorite activities, social gatherings or otherwise)?
As I neared age 50, I decided that I was going to feel and look the absolute best I ever had. Afterall, I am raising a young daughter and there is so much fun yet to be had! How about you? Would you like to feel younger again? Would you like to be the very best version of yourself?