Testimony of the Day

“In 2001 I felt like crap! Depression, anxiety, exhaustion, adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, mononucleosis, candida over growth, Celiac’s disease, and an abundant of other food sensitivities. All unknown at the time. I just knew I hurt mentally, emotional, spiritual, physically, psychologically and I didn’t know why. No one did. I was a full blown vegan.

With Maria’s guidance of supplements and staying 100% compliance to her diet, my gut has finally healed, my emotional health completely stabilized, my acne gone, excess pounds gone, brain fog gone, tired / fatigue gone. I am the healthy image I longed to be. It took time, persistence, patients, and self-discipline. It has been a journey that has paid off! Lacy”

To get started on your path to health and healing, click HERE. I’d be honored to help you too!

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Migraines and Headaches

When clients come to me pleading for help eliminating migraines, I grin because to me it is an easy fix and I know they are going to feel wonderful soon. I have clients wanting me to help eliminate their chronic headaches and migraines all the time. I have lots of tips and tricks up my sleeve so when I started having headaches, I was puzzled. It all started when I decided to see if I were a candidate for LASIK eye surgery (which I am not). The clinic requires you to wear your glasses for a few days which my glasses are a bit weak, but I still wore them for the required time.

Once I heard the bad news that I was not a candidate since my eyes are just too bad (I’m a -11 prescription), I put my contacts back in. That day, my 3 year old was being a typical 3 year old and I blamed my headache on his behavior. But when the headaches continued for the next 3 days, I knew something was wrong. I went to the eye doctor and yep! I was over-prescribed. I was SO ecstatic to go down a 0.5 because that meant I could wear “night and day” contacts (the kind that you can wear for a month without taking out). They don’t make “night and day” in a -11 but they do in a -10.5!!!

Anyway, my point is, there are numerous nutrition reasons for headaches and migraines but one thing that is often over-looked is our eye sight. So when nothing else is working, get your eyes checked! First off, you must drink half your body weight in ounces. Dehydration and not enough quality salt are main causes of headaches. There are a few other major causes of severe headaches and migraines, and they all can be healed by a well-formulated keto-adapted diet as well as therapeutic doses of vitamins and minerals which you may be deficient in. If you need more help in eliminating migraines and headaches click HERE for a detailed supplement plan for only $25.

Read all about how to eliminate headaches and migraines in my new book Keto-Adapted.

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“Healthified” Easy Mayo
6 hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup organic chicken broth (or veggie broth)
1/2 tsp dried chives
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried dill weed
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp Celtic salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

In a blender or a food processor (click HERE to find the one I use on sale for $30!), puree the eggs, broth, chives, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving (it will thicken up as it rests). Makes 12 servings.

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per 32 gram serving)
Mayo = 100 calories, 10g fat, 0.2g protein, 2g carbs, trace fiber
“Healthified” Spread = 34 calories, 2.2g fat, 3g protein, 0.3g carbs, trace fiber

Use it in place of mayo on my CRAB BLT recipe!

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 15 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of "Keto.". Click here for Keto. http://amzn.to/2EfrECi Click here for our new Keto Courses: http://keto-adapted.com/school/

33 Comments

  • buttoni says:

    Those look scrumptious, Maria! Will be trying them one of these days.

  • Melissa says:

    Great read!

    I have high cortisol and low estradiol.

    The recipe looks great too, need to make it this weekend!

  • Anonymous says:

    Very interesting article. This is the first time I’ve heard of the serotonin/bowels connection. I’ve tried every constipation remedy known to man with very limited results. Do you know if 5-HTP can be taken with Wellbutrin XL? From what I understand it isn’t in the same class as antidepressants like Prozac.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hu Maria, I just starting taking 1/4 tsp of emerita every 12 hrs. Is it normal to feel bloated and tired at first or should I cut it back to 1/8 of a tsp? I’m using it to help with fertility, I currently have endometriosis.

  • I also started taking 1/8 tsp of emerita every 12 hours. When I first started taking the cream I felt my mood was lifted, but I was bloated and only for the first week. Now that I’ve stopped the cream for shedding to start I’ve lost complete joy in my workouts, I’m obviously gaining weight which is causing more depression, I’m extremely irritable, I have aches in my legs, and feel as though I need 10-12 hours of sleep. I just feel inflamed everywhere and extremely bloated again. I have endometriosis and Celiac. I am also taking the cream for fertility. I stopped the cream after my last dose on the morning of 11-28. No shedding has started yet. Is it true that it could be turning on estrogen receptors or could I be creating problems for myself?

    • I would try Estrofactors instead: 1 capsule at each meal: EstroFactors is a unique formula designed to promote healthy hormone balance inwomen of all ages by featuring targeted nutrients that support healthy estrogen metabolism and detoxification (decrease ACNE).: There are 3 types of estrogen. Peri-menopause/No ovaries = body has low HEALTHY estrogen (estradiol), high UNHEALTHY (estrone) estrogen from extra insulin to make fat! Some ways we get too much estrogen is exposure to chemicals that mimicestrogen such as many plastics (microwaving food in plastic dishes or using plastic wraps and containers…like they did in the schools on JAMIE OLIVER’s FOOD REVOLUTION) or eating non-organic food. Beef and chickens are typically given potent estrogenic substances (‘super-estrogens’) to make them more productive. Our produce is often laced with these substances. People develop estrogen dominance as a result of a high-carb low-fiber diet, consuming excess fructose, drinking alcohol, having a “Tired-Toxic Liver”, or environmentalfactors…all of which we have some power to control. The liver is a filter of sorts. It detoxifies our body, protecting us from the harmful effects of chemicals, elements in food, environmental toxins, and even natural products of our metabolism, including excess estrogen. Anything that impairs liver function or ties up the detoxifying function will result in excess estrogen levels.Estrofactors helps with all of this:)))
      http://astore.amazon.com/marisnutran05-20/detail/B000JM3X8K

  • Cassidy says:

    Have you heard of Maca root to balance hormones for menopause and aiding in fertility? What is your opinion on this?

  • Becky says:

    Since you talked about hormones I was wondering your thoughts on the big use of the HCG stuff? I’ve read in my low carb groups a number of people using it with great success. I was losing fine even though slow since I can’t exercise do to not being able to walk without a walker short distances and the use of a wheelchair. Last July things went off course and I haven’t been able to get back something I lost inwardly. No matter what I try I feel helpless and don’t want to gain back the weight I’ve lost. I can’t seem to get that mind set again. I feel like I’m lacking in something that makes me crave stuff that never has affected me before. I think I will try and get a few items you mentioned like 5-HTP and the probiotics.

    • I think that losing the weight slowly by changing the way you eat everyday is better than something you can’t sustain for life. Eating only 500 calories a day in the beginning will help you lose weight fast, but it isn’t sustainable and isn’t good for our metabolisms in the long run. 😉

  • I was looking at the ”
    Metagenics – Ultra Flora Plus DF” and it contains soy and maltodextrin. I thought these things were not good especially for estrogen imbalances?

    http://astore.amazon.com/marisnutran05-20/detail/B004GLCX2M

    • They actually changed their product and if you look the bottle in the photo is called Ultra Balance. I have a bottle here it neither of those ingredients are in it. 🙂

  • Alejandra says:

    Hi Maria. I want to thank you again for all that you do to help people through your blog. Last time I was here my anxiety levels and fatigue were quite bad. From reading and reading about all your articles and recommendations I bought magnesium supplements as well as GABA. I can asure you after 2 months I have been feeling almost like normal after 4 years of high anxiety, insomnia and stress. I just moved to Canada and since I was feeling terrible I got some tests done just to feel safe that there wasn´t anything else going wrong and they all came out ok. So my doctor immediately gave me anxiety pills and antidepressant (in my head I said no way, I will take what Maria suggests instead) So I did and here I am feeling much much better. When I went to see my doctor again for the tests results, he said everything came out perfect fine except for iron levels are slightly low. So he gave me iron supplements. I confessed to him I did not take the anxitey pills, instead I was taking the GABA and the magnesium. He was amazed lol. He said to keep up what I was doing.

    So I almost feel 100% percent normal and healthy, but I still have problems with insomnia. My heart keeps racing like in a panic attack when I´m falling alseep. It wakes me up and then I fall in a deep sleep and I´m ok.I can sleep, but it can wake me up several times. I can feel my anxiety coming back (not as bad) when I do not have a good night sleep and when stress is elevated. The only symptoms left of my anxiety are some weakness- tired feeling and my hands and left leg feel kind of weak/numb on ocasions, with a slight tingling. I notice this when my anxiety is coming back. So besides my heart keeping me up sometimes at night and these few symptoms left I can say I´m on the road for recovery. I have had all my life a short temper, I get irritated very easly and when I get angry I can be quite agressive. I do not know if this is part of my personality since it´s been for ever or if I´m lacking minerals and vitamins for this too. I can not believe how terrible you can feel (like dying) when you have nutritional deficiencies. Now I now it´s true.

    Is there anything else you can suggest that I´m missing or I need to add? I read about all these great supplements but some are very expensive I can not afford. What else should I add besides the magnesium and GABA? I wish all came in one pill instead of buy like ten bottles.

    Thanks so much for al your help and I appreciate very much all your advise and suggestions.

  • Darlene says:

    Would your book, Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism, be helpful for me? I am menopausal, no menses in 18 months. I eat low carb and have for a very long time but I can’t drop the weight. I am not “officially” overweight but I am heavier than I have ever been and I am not comfortable. I tried using the T Tapp exercise system but it didn’t seem to help. I take Vitex and Evening Primrose Oil as well as cod liver oil, calcium, magnesium, B Complex, Dry E, and vitamin C. I experience hot flashes daily and have for 2 1/2 years since donating a kidney to my son. My menopausal symptoms began immediately following the surgery. I am 50 years old. Your website is amazing. Thank you, thank you.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria,
    My anxiety & stress levels are always out of whack, which causes anger. I started taking 5htp & theanine (1-each in the AM). It helps a little with the anxiety & stress, but my tension/anger is still a struggle. I think I need to increase the amounts of 5htp & theanine each day, but what other supplements do you suggest? I just don’t feel myself & I don’t like it.
    Thanks Sarah

  • DC says:

    Hello Maria;

    Do you have experience in working with females who have had a hysterectomy? I’m wondering about hormone levels and what to take to help support my ovaries. I’m going to ask that hormone levels be drawn. I routinely take magnesium, Vit D, CoQ10, and B6.

  • Sarah says:

    I have low progesterone and was looking at the Emerita cream in your Amazon store. From my understanding most of these creams are made from soy. Do you know if they use GMO soy or if they employ some means to avoid GMO soy? Thanks.

  • Sarah Sprouse says:

    Thanks! I’ll give it a shot.

  • Amy says:

    I have been using the Emerita Progesterone Cream after you recommended it for me thinking my progesterone was low. I have been using 1/4 tsp every night before bed as you recommended. It does seem to really relax me & help me fall to sleep! However, now after 2 months of use I noticed I had some difficulty sleeping between ovulation time and right before my period, as well as bad PMS & breast tenderness. Do I need to adjust my dosage at all? I take the Estrofactors as well as all the other supplements you recommend for this.
    Thanks for the help!

    • cemmerich says:

      Yes. If u read directions it writes about not using it at certain times of your cycle. 🙂

  • LindaCC says:

    I need to order the magnesium glycinate however the link here says it is temporarily unavailable. What is the magnesium glycinate that you are using now? I do not see it in the NOW brand. Only the magnesium citrate.

  • Lauren says:

    Can you substitute any oil (olive, avocado, etc.) for the broth?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      That should work. But ones that are liquid at room temp will do better. (MCT, olive, etc) 🙂