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Testimony of the Day

“Hi Maria!  I’m happy to report I feel Fantastic now !!!! I do have a testimony similar to the other gal from a few days ago -’ Terri ‘ I believe her name is and will definitely post before and after in the future. I’m super excited about how I feel it’s been over 26 yrs!!!! Since I’ve felt this much energy and so many symptoms gone – and to think we were this close to going on Rutixiban!!! Yikes!!!! I thank God for you and your husband and all you do – what a fabulous thing you two are doing by helping so many people be free from the bondage of their own bodies!!! All I can do is cry tears of joy!!!”

To find out what you may have been doing wrong on your “low carb” diet, check out Keto-Adapted.

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Thank you all for your love and support!

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A ketogenic diet isn’t something that has been recently formulated. People have been on ketogenic diets for virtually three million years, during which time our brains grew and evolved. Now, not only is the human brain shrinking, but brain atrophy has become the norm as we age. We are plagued with diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.

One of the big contributors to the aging process and the development and perpetuation of degenerative diseases is Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs). Glycation is when a chemical reaction occurs between proteins and either sugars, lipid peroxidation products (free radicals from oxidative damage), or the breakdown products of sugar. So sugar plays a big role in glycation as does oxidative damage (think PUFA oils and sugar inflammation).

Glycation is the forming of sort of a crust around our cells. Many different studies have shown that this crust contributes to a wide range of diseases including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, asthma, stroke, cataracts, glaucoma, PCOS, autoimmune disease, and much more.

Our brain, organs, and tissues work much better when they use ketones as a source of fuel. The heart and the brain work at least 25% more efficiently on ketones than they do on glucose. Ketones are the ideal fuel for our bodies, unlike glucose, which is damaging, less stable, more excitatory, and in fact, shortens your life span. There is something called glycation, where glucose binds to proteins (more on this in chapter 4). This process produces free radicals and inflammation, which are markers of Alzheimer’s. It is quite easy to do a test and see if you have this happening in your body. If your Hemoglobin A1c is high, it increases free radicals by fifty-fold. Studies show that this is a marker for the progression of atrophy of the brain.[6] Ketones aren’t just fuel for our body, but they are also great for our brain. They provide substrates to help repair damaged neurons and membranes. This is why I really push a high-fat and low-carb diet for clients who suffer from Alzheimer’s (referred to as type 3 diabetes) and seizures.

Ketones are non-glycating, which is to say that they don’t have a caramelizing aging effect on your body. The mitochondria are the “powerhouse” energy-producing factories of our cells. They work much better on a ketogenic diet because they can increase energy levels in an unwavering, long lasting, and efficient way.


Just read your Keto-Adapted post on FB. I just started my ninth week of my new nutrition lifestyle. I have read you book Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism. I am not entirely sure if I am completely Keto-Adapted; but I am working on it. I definitely can skip meals and many times force myself to eat as I am usually not hungry. I am long beyond getting headaches and feeling bogged down and lethargic. I am a triathlete and training for iron distance races. I haven’t had a bite of processed food in two months and can’t tell you how good I feel. I have a physical tomorrow and am looking forward to re-establishing some baseline levels. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for your posts and books. I’ll be asking for your new one for Christmas. I’ll keep working at this change and incorporate it into my training. Take care and have a great Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for. -Mark

Holiday Tasting

I want to thank you all who came to my Holiday Open House this last Friday night. I can’t believe how many people came. I am so blessed to have you all in my life! And a special thank you to Julianne Druzbacky, she graciously volunteered to help make a few goodies for the party including the Keto-Fudge and Turtle Cheesecake. She is one special friend!


  • Wenchypoo December 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm / Reply

    I was reading your book excerpts, and it mentions trigs/HDL as the formula for determining insulin resistance. Is TC/HDL the formula for heart disease risk, or have I got the two formulas reversed? I had them both down as formulas for determining heart disease risk!

    Please correct me.

  • Jess December 17, 2013 at 10:56 pm / Reply

    Is the hard copy not available in Canada yet? I tried ordering from, but it won’t ship to my address.

    • cemmerich December 18, 2013 at 12:26 am / Reply

      Contact Craig. (use contact form above) He can ship directly. :)

  • Peggy Deichelbohrer December 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm / Reply

    I just ordered the new Keto Adapted book. I am so excited to get it! I have ALL your other books. I was wondering if the book will explain why the ketostick urine test is not accurate. My ketostick is pink (small amount of ketones) but my weight hasn’t been going down! I feel great, though, so is it just a matter of time?

    • cemmerich December 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm / Reply

      It touches on it. What can happen a lot of times is it becomes more of an indicator of whether you are dehydrated or not. The more hydrated, the lower ketones in urine where blood ketones are where the ketones are transported to cells and a true indicator of ketosis. :)

  • Nancy Hupalo December 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm / Reply

    Maria did you see this??? Love this article where Swedish Dr.’s call out the low fat myth dieting “quackery”

  • Nancy Hupalo December 18, 2013 at 6:22 pm / Reply

    Im fasting from FB so no chocolate perfecto for me nor can I post articles like the one above from Sweden – But YOU can :D

  • Paulette December 18, 2013 at 7:04 pm / Reply

    When I did Atkins years ago, I think you were to use the Ketostix only first thing in the am, thus your urine would be more concentrated.

  • Heather Reynolds December 18, 2013 at 10:50 pm / Reply

    Do you have any testimonies about gall bladder recovery? A friend of mine was just given bad news about her gall bladder and I am telling her she should change her eating habits. (To the Maria Way!)

  • Sue December 19, 2013 at 3:51 am / Reply

    I have been enjoying many recipes from your books, especially the new slow cooker book. I thought I was beginning to understand the concept of adding more fat to the diet in order to lose weight. However, after reading your new keto-adapted book I am confused about the advice to eliminate all dairy in order to assist in reaching weight loss goals. What fats may be used to achieve the keto-adapted state?

    • cemmerich December 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm / Reply

      Try eliminating dairy for a month or so and then reintroduce. Your villi can heal after a little bit. Stick to animal fats (leaf lard, beef tallow, duck fat) coconut oil, ect. :)

  • Sodapop December 19, 2013 at 10:03 pm / Reply

    Hi maria I recently saw stevia sweetened chocolate at my local natural foods store called lilys chocolate and was wondering if it’s ok to eat? Any thoughts? This as well as coco yo yogurt?

    • cemmerich December 20, 2013 at 1:00 am / Reply

      Yes, that is a good option.

    • cemmerich December 20, 2013 at 1:01 am / Reply

      Not sure about coco yogurt. They usually have too much added sugar.

  • SRK December 20, 2013 at 1:22 am / Reply

    I had ordered the Kindle version becasue I couldn’t wait for the hard/soft copies to release, and read right through it. Now I’ve ordered the hardcopyso I can more easily go back and reference it and also one for my Dad who lost weight by cutting portions but has been more obsessed with fat. I want to show him “good quality fat is your friend”. He looks good but has a few stubborn belly pounds to lose. I think this book will help.

  • Sodapop December 20, 2013 at 2:16 am / Reply

    It says it has young coconut and stevia are the only ingredients, but it has 6g of carbs per half cup and only 1g of sugar it also has probiotics. Have you ever heard of it?

    • cemmerich December 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm / Reply

      I haven’t. It must be using part of the coconut with sugar in it. I would say it is ok in moderation (less than 1/2 cup a day). :)

  • carolyn b. December 20, 2013 at 2:30 am / Reply

    My husband was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. We are trying to control it with low card no sugar. His Dr. doesn’t think it will work but gave us 3 mo. to try. I bought two of your books: Savory and Sweets. I was reading them today and noticed that you don’t list the amt. of sugar in each recipe. What is the reason you don’t list the amt of sugars in each recipe? Thanks

    • cemmerich December 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm / Reply

      Because when you have metabolic syndrome, all carbs (sugar and starch) are an issue. So eating a piece of bread can spike blood sugar almost as much as some sugar. Even too much fiber can spike blood sugar in some. :)

      • carolyn b. December 20, 2013 at 6:14 pm / Reply

        So what you are saying is that when you list the carbs in your recipes, that includes the sugar?

        • cemmerich December 20, 2013 at 7:21 pm / Reply

          Yes, it is total carbs. :)

          • carolyn b. December 21, 2013 at 2:17 am /

            Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate how hard you work to help others. Joe and I are embarking on a very major life style change and your books will be a great help!

  • amy December 20, 2013 at 4:22 am / Reply

    Out of all your recipes since starting your blog, can you list a handful that have minimal ingredients with maximum nutrition? First thing that comes to mind is your Chicken and Dumpling soup – any others??? Thanks so much!

    • cemmerich December 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm / Reply

      I love my eggs Benedict. You can add lots of different herbs to the hollandaise to get a nutrition boost (dill, basil, sage, etc.).

      • amy December 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm / Reply

        I’ve tried that and have changed it up a couple times! What about more substantial dinners that have the bulk of the meal being a protein with lots of fat added plus a vegetable??

        • cemmerich December 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm / Reply

          There are lots of examples in our 30 day meal plans. Protein lasagna, korean beef short ribs, etc. Side or my roasted cauliflower with burrata. ;)

  • amy December 20, 2013 at 9:03 pm / Reply

    I’d appreciate a few dinner recipes that only require a few ingredients. I really love your Chicken & Dumpling soup and protein waffles with sausage or bacon but would like to add a few more to my busy weeknight dinner menu :)

    Many thanks!!

    Amy in Oregon

    • cemmerich December 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm / Reply

      I think my Slow Cooker book has lots of great options (korean beef short ribs are great!). :)

  • stacey December 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm / Reply

    Does being keto adapted or even low carb make you more sensitive to carbs? Is the keto adapted diet safe for someone with high cholesterol (with no other risk factors for heart health)?

    • cemmerich December 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm / Reply

      I’m not sure what you mean by “more sensitive to carbs”. Here is a great 3 post series on what really causes heart disease:

      Also, this book is great!

      • stacey December 23, 2013 at 3:31 am / Reply

        ‘more sensitive to carbs’ as in feeling stimulated kind of a sugar buzz.

        • cemmerich December 23, 2013 at 4:03 pm / Reply

          Yes, your body will adjust (to not being inflamed by sugar and starch) and when you have it again it won’t be pleasant as you body gets inflamed again.

      • stacey February 8, 2014 at 4:01 am / Reply

        Thank you Maria for suggesting ‘Cholesterol Clarity’. I just finished reading it. Certainly answered my questions and more.

  • Laura December 30, 2013 at 7:52 pm / Reply

    Hi! I have 7 of your books and was wondering which ones I am missing. I have Nutritious& Delicious, secrets to controlling Weight, Cravings and Mood, Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism, Art of Eating Healthy sweets and the savory one, Slow cooker (Art of Eating Healthy) and Secret Weight Loss Recipes. I also have the Low CarbFriends that you contributed to. Which books am I missing. I didn’t order t he Children’s book because my children are 20 and 25. Are any remaining titles available in hard copy? Thanks!! Love the pictures of your beautiful boys and all the pictures of your family together. How wonderful you all found each other!! Happy New Year!

    • cemmerich December 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm / Reply

      Then the only one you are missing is this one, Keto-Adapted. Thanks! :)

  • Brit January 1, 2014 at 10:13 pm / Reply

    Hi Maria,
    I love your new book. I have every book and have read them numerous times. I did so much Christmas baking and this is the first year that I can ever remember that I haven’t gained any Christmas holiday weight. I am very grateful for you sharing your knowledge. The keto adapted book has helped start losing again, after being stalled for a bit.
    I am just wondering if there is a difference between the old accelerated plan and the new keto accelerated plan other than having all the fat/protein/carb percentages. I have the old accelerated one and am just wondering if it would make a big difference getting the new plan?

  • stacey January 30, 2014 at 6:53 pm / Reply

    Hi Maria,
    You mention a lot about a ‘well formulated keto diet’ in your blogs. Does the new Keto adapted book provide the reader with making their own ‘well formulated keto diet’? Also by using your other recipes on your blog?

    • cemmerich January 30, 2014 at 8:47 pm / Reply

      Yes, it talks about getting the rights amount of fats/proteins/carbs. Generally it is 70-80% of calories from fat, 15-20% protein, 5% or less carbs.

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