Today I’m going to share a few of the ladies' favorite recipes for delicious Keto-Alkaline meals as well.
How do these sound?
Sweet Potato Noodles with Cream Spinach in Cashew Sauce…OMG. A gluten-free, easy to make recipe that is absolutely delicious. And what about shrimp and grits! And there are several more… so healthy and creative! See below and we'll be sharing more in the coming weeks.
If you need more info as to what Keto-Alkaline is all about...please read this article about the tremendous benefits of combining an alkaline diet and lifestyle with the fat burning benefits of a ketogenic diet.
This is all backed by science, if you are willing to read through pubmed and scientific journals...
But if you really want to understand how it can change the trajectory of your life, you just need to talk to Debbie Flurkey.
Debbie is a 66 year old Magic Menopause superstar from our last class!
I actually met her several years ago when she came across one of my earlier programs, Women’s Restorative Health, online.
At the time she weighed 205 pounds on her 5’4” frame.
Here's a photo from her back then, before taking the program and enjoying her stunning weight loss.
...and suffered from a variety of symptoms, one of the worst being inflamed knees. She could barely walk down her home’s flight of stairs and thought it must be arthritis.
But during the course of working through the Women’s Restorative Health bootcamp (the precursor, if you will, to Menopause Magic), Debbie realized that it wasn’t arthritis…but instead, her painful knees were inflamed due to hormone imbalance.
She thought back - way back to her younger years - to her past fertility and other health issues, and realized her issue of hormone imbalance was a longtime issue.
She did lose the weight, some 16 pounds during the initial 3 weeks of the program. And more importantly, she felt much better in so many ways…so when she heard about Magic Menopause (the 2nd class offering), she signed up.
And now there is no going back to those extra pounds, the poor health, or the misery of painful knees.
I was so excited to see her again a few months ago, when she signed up again for Magic Menopause 3. And grateful during the initial week of the course when she shared her story – and successes – with the Magic Menopause 3 community.
She had gotten bloodwork done in November 2016. And after participating in Magic Menopause had had them done again in Jan 2018. So a little over a year. And the difference in results? Let me just share a few statistics with you!
She provided the comparisons for four key health markers: HSCRP, vitamin D, 25 hydroxy, hemoglobin A1c and DHEA-S. These are four tests (and 7 biomarkers) that are measured in my basic key marker panel available through Ulta Labs.
Her inflammatory marker, HSCRP, went down, from 32.7 to 2!
That is so great as she is now in the “average” risk category and she can keep working on that to get it down below one.
Her Hemoglobin A1c also went down, from 5.7 to 5.4, reducing her risk for diabetes.
Her Vitamin D levels improved as well, going from 31 to 49 although we want to see more improvements there as well.
But we can see the signs of a temporary period of stress: Her DHEA level actually went down during this period of time, but we know that this was do to a stressful family health issue. That's one thing the ladies really notice when doing the Magic Menopause program and measuring all of their Keto-Alkaline lifestyle components! Stress, sleep, toxin exposure, detox/bowel movements...so many lifestyle factors contribute to whether you will test alkaline or not, and also impacts a variety of hormone levels. That's one reason my Keto-Alkaline tracking app measures these lifestyle factors...it isn't enough to just focus on diet!
"It’s not about the weight loss at this point, it’s about my health. I don’t want to become diabetic."
Debbie also experienced substantial weight loss bringing her close to a healthy, ideal weight for her...she lost some 50 poundsbetween Women’s Restorative Health and Magic Menopause!
And another HUGE win? She is about 99% gluten-free now. AND, she says she doesn’t miss gluten even though she ate bread daily for most of her life. No cravings whatsoever. She said she can even look at pizza and not want it!
The pain is gone: She was surprised to find out she didn’t have arthritis, but instead was dealing with inflammation. And perhaps even more surprised – and overjoyed – that the knee issues have completely resolved themselves on the Keto-Alkaline diet.
Even her hot flashes have dramatically improved. She said she measured them back before Magic Menopause and she was having them every 42-48 minutes at night. Now she has just a few and is continuing to try and fine-tune that so she won’t have any.
What a huge difference in her quality of life, having such improved quantity and quality of sleep!
“There’s a reason it is called ‘Magic’ Menopause! The information was so helpful and I felt I could learn at my own pace, also with the support of a great community”.
She also felt that the alumni participants are great and now she wants to be one of them, a supportive alumni for future class participants to leverage.
“I want to tell you that if it doesn’t work for you right away, just keep working on it. We’re all very different and are coming to the program with different issues. The program works. The steps work."
Thanks so much Debbie, and now let’s share a few of those great Keto-Alkaline recipes…
We'll be posting more of these over the coming weeks but here are a few for this post:
This is gluten free, adaptable and easy to make. You can use other alkaline nuts for the sauce, substitute other dark greens, add bold spices to give it more of a punch, AND it is plant-based and vegan. It is so delicious; you’ll want to make it often.
Serves: 4 to 6 Time: Prep 15 mins; cook 10 mins; total 25 mins.
Other yummy additions: roasted garlic, caramelized onion, hot peppers like chipotles, sriracha sauce, other herbs to make it bold and spicy.
And of course, don't forget your Mighty Maca® Plus shake!
Total prep time about 45 min at most. Makes 2 servings.
I served over chopped veggies instead of rice. I was pleasantly surprised to find a pH of almost 8 this morning after being acidic all week. And that was despite the beef!
Sautéed Garlic Kale;
Plate everything together, or enjoy separately!
Above quantity will feed two.
Just really delicious!
And thanks to Debbie for sharing her story! She told me she is signing up for Magic Menopause #4 as well!
Join us in April...at our upcoming Magic Menopause class! We'll be sending out a lot of info on registration soon.
Until then, why not get YOUR key to health markers tested? (I've negotiated a significant discounted price for my community!) Remember what I always say, "Test, don't guess"! Every one of you should know your numbers on these important biomarkers! Do you?
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