How the Keto Diet Can Help Autoimmune Conditions and Help Women Lose Weight After Age 40.
Vivica Menegaz is blogger, nutritionist, and well-known ketogenic cookbook author. One of the reasons she loves the ketogenic diet is due to how it let her bounce back from a pre-diabetic state. She didn’t like the advice given by doctors and certainly never accepted her health problems as part of the aging process. She studied nutrition and learned under Dr. Deborah Penner, a person Vivica says pushed her into a career that just happened to be her calling.
In part 1 of our interview, Vivica joins us to talk about how she embarked on her health and fitness journey and her many struggles. We also discuss why she became adamant about helping herself and the many lessons she learned from her self-taught experience.
“It’s your own problems and health challenges that lead you to become an expert in certain things.” Vivica Menegaz
Remember- this is PART ONE- if you want to listen to PART TWO of this 2-part interview, CLICK HERE.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
When she started eating healthier.
How research in nutrition led her to the ketogenic diet.
How refusing to go the path her mom and grandma took became her stepping stone.
Why she’d rather study thyroid and adrenal as her specialty than female hormones.
Are women particularly vulnerable to adrenal and thyroid problems?
From her online bio: Vivica Menegaz is a certified whole-food nutritionist, blogger, published author and one of the leading voices advocating for a food-based approach to healing. Vivica was the first one to use the now popular expression “Keto Paleo” to describe her lifestyle and way of eating.
She is the founder of the “The Healing Foods Method’ – an 14 week online nutrition program where she works 1-on-1 with clients to turn their health around utilizing a therapeutic ketogenic diet for healing (keto paleo).
Tracing back to her Italian origins, Vivica is a passionate cook whose love of healing food has been shared with millions through her blog, “The Nourished Caveman.”
While living in Northern California, pursuing her self-sufficiency dreams and practice of nutrition, Vivica’s life came to a turning point when she discovered she was pre-diabetic. The nourishing Paleo foods she had been advocating we evidently not the whole solution to modern health problems. Fueled by this discovery, Vivica dove into research and found the ketogenic diet. It was love at the first bite.
Within the first couple of months, her blood glucose levels dropped, she shed excess weight, her brain fog cleared up and her energy levels skyrocketed. After a year of successful keto paleo lifestyle Vivica’s own health journey took another turn as she was now diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism. Again she had to rely on her studies and practical applications to resolve those challenges, and that is how she became the first holistic nutritionist to successfully utilize a ketogenic approach as the foundation to endocrine rebalancing.
Vivica’s therapeutic approach to food, lifestyle and supplementation, utilizes the healing power of foods and mindset, to address the incapacitating symptoms of many lifestyle-diseases that have plagued our modern lives.
She has made it her mission to help others reclaim their health and quality of life.
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