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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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Getting 1:1 coaching with Jessyca has been a godsend! After years of not being able to loose weight through Keto and her support was able to drop over 60lbs last year! Her knowledge of Keto and fasting has really helped both those things become part of my lifestyle and I’m healing from years of metabolic damage, dieting, and compulsive overeating! She is always there when I need her, encourages and challenges me beyond my comfort zone. If you are thinking about coaching, honestly - it’ll be the best investment you ever make in yourself and will improve your chances of success! Who doesn’t want that!

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Jennifer F.

I heard about Keto in September of 2016 from a friend.  I’d never heard about it before then so I looked into it.  I’ve tried many times to loose weight but had no success.  I hit 220 pounds and said that something has to change.  So started Keto lost 40 pounds within 9 months then stalled and went awhile before getting coach Mary Roberts.  She helped me fine tune to start losing again.  I have been stalled again for awhile but I am in no rush I’ve went from size 22 to 12 regular jeans.  Now I’m in a petite 12 no weight loss but my body is changing and healing so slowly.  I am Ketoing on knowing this lifestyle is healing me.  I also forgot to say I have Hypothyroidism and Keto is helping with that as well.  I love this group and all the help we give each other.

Deb W.

I started with coach Lisa nine months ago — long enough go grow and birth a baby! And with the work we did on roots of my eating issues I feel I really have had a rebirth of sorts. I no longer binge, no longer think about food 24/7 (yes, I even dreamed of food), no longer run to food for comfort, love, distraction or as a sedative or tranquilizer. She worked with me through three exceptionally hard events in my life and I stayed Keto strong through it all. I could not have done it without my coach.

Miriam H.