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.
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.
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)?
Women have come to me during many times of their lives and especially in menopause, complaining, “I don’t feel like myself.” They’re experiencing all sorts of emotional changes - irritability, mood swings, anxiety, and depression.
Dr. Anna Cabeca describes the necessity to be mindful of what we put in and on our bodies, as they all affect us. She also suggests some amazing skincare products by Annmarie Gianni. With a coupon also!