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Article by Kimmi Katte

 

There’s no doubt about it, we live in an age of pharmaceuticals and quick fixes. Got a health problem? There’s a drug for that! There are many issues we approach with this strategy, but for the most part, health problems aren’t caused by drug deficiencies, and a quick fix may not be the healthiest avenue to resolve them.

It’s so refreshing to keep the company of people who know that the body has evolved to work best with nutrients over pharmaceuticals. However, there are some in our community who think that they can cover a poor diet by popping supplements. Full disclosure here: I do recommend practitioner quality, therapeutic grade supplements (the kind you can only get through a practitioner) when I think they are warranted.

People who work with me know that if I recommend a nutritional supplement, I’ll also “prescribe” a food alongside that is also rich in that nutrient. Even if you're taking supplemental magnesium or potassium, eating foods that are also rich in those nutrients will help your body utilise them effectively.

Just as an example, it’s no secret that adipose tissue (otherwise known as body fat) is a target tissue for vitamin A; adipose tissue functions normally when it has good access to vitamin A, and abnormally when it doesn't. Ketogenic Foods rich in this nutrient include liver, cheese, butter, and oily fish. We also get provitamin A (vegetable sources of vitamin A) from our leafy greens. These kinds of foods work synergistically, so that the body has the building blocks it needs for normal adipose tissue function. No synthetic vitamins required in this case, just eat real food. Many other vitamin and minerals issues may be, and are ideally resolved in a similar manner, without supplementation.

The takeaway: eat real, nutrient dense ketogenic foods first. Supplements come a distant second, and only if necessary.

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Jessyca is my “Metabolism Whisperer.”  With her help, encouragement and wisdom, I have lost over 60 pounds since March, 2018.   When I started this journey, it was all about losing weight, but let me tell you what I have GAINED through working with her...confidence in myself and my abilities to set and reach measurable goals.  I am able to play with my daughter again.  I can RUN again!  When I started keto, I couldn’t even walk around the block without feeling defeated.  I have gotten rid of depression and anxiety and addressed disordered patterns of eating and thinking that have haunted me since childhood.  I have gotten off of two medications (for high blood pressure and an anti-epileptic that had become toxic to my liver).  Jessyca has helped me weather so many changes in such a short time...selling my house, a cross country move, a career change, supporting a loved one with metastatic cancer, navigation of unhealthy relationships with people and with food.  Jessyca has been an invaluable partner and inspiration to me on this journey.  She holds me accountable.  She helps me identify disordered behaviors and helps me find new ways of looking at things.  I am fitting into clothes and sizes I haven’t worn in 20 years!  When I think about my experience with keto & Jessyca, it’s with profound gratitude, because I really feel as if I gained my LIFE back.  I am a happier person and mother.  Jessyca is knowledgeable, resourceful, empathic and she will be in the trenches with you helping you reach your goals every day.  You will definitely lose with keto, but you will gain so much more than you ever imagined with her coaching.

Rachel J.

I've been vegan (even raw and fruitarian) and vegetarian for around 15 years. When I turned 40, my body just struggled. My hair fell out in clumps, my skin was very dry and felt like crepe throughout the day, my body was tired. Most people come to keto wanting to lose weight but, with Mary's help, I focused on nourishing myself. Mary taught me to trust the process and just eat to hunger. That was tough for me: I was afraid of eating so much, I was afraid of all the fat and calories. After a couple of months, I did gain weight but that came with thick hair, moisturised and nourished skin, abs that I never thought I could have, and no more carb face. I highly recommend getting a Ketoevangelist Coach and being part of this knowledgeable and supportive group!

Carissa L.C.

I came to coaching after being Zero Carb for close to 2 years (which I began to heal a brain injury.) I am well versed in nutrition but something was amiss with my body and my ability to lose weight. Hiring Mary was my missing link. Mary was able to break down what I was doing correctly and what needed to change in order to reach my goals. Not only was she supportive with my ketogenic diet, she went above and beyond researching alternative ideas in order to help my healing. The knowledge sharing with this program is invaluable whether you are on track, stuck or simply questioning how you are doing. It’s worth every penny.

Lisa G.