I want you all to meet Kiki. I have lifted weights with her at my local YMCA for many years. She always wore a bandana because she had alopecia and had no hair. She came into my office for a few consultations. She didn’t need to lose weight, she wanted to heal her autoimmune disorder.
I didn’t see Kiki for 5 months after our consultations because she is a professor and only came to our body pump class when she wasn’t busy teaching.
Kiki walked up to me with her bandana on with tears streaming down her face. I thought something was wrong until her face lite up with the largest smile and she took her banana off and hugged me. She had a full head of hair and had her FIRST HAIRCUT in 10 YEARS!!!
This has been one of my favorite testimonies because it stuck a strong chord with me. As women, a good hair day can really make your day and here was a woman who got to experience that in a decade.
This is just one of the powerful ways a proper and modified Ketogenic diet can heal your body!
If you or someone you know is interested in getting on the right path, CLICK HERE for a consult.
KETO FRENCH SILK PIE
1 cup coconut oil or butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cup erythritol (or Swerve)
1 tsp stevia glycerite (omit if using Swerve)
4 (1 oz) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup blanched almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup coconut oil or butter
1/2 cup Swerve
1 tsp stevia glycerite
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
CRUST: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch pie pan. In a medium bowl, mix ingredients. NOTE: Just Like Sugar is 96g fiber/cup; do not add to “melted” butter. This will cause it to gel up and get hard. This will be a thick pie dough, press onto bottom of pie pan. Place in oven to pre-bake the crust. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
FILLING: Cream butter in a mixing bowl. Gradually beat in the sugar with an electric mixer until light colored and well blended. Stir in the thoroughly cooled chocolate, and vanilla extract. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating 5 minutes on medium speed after each addition. Spoon the chocolate filling into a cooled, baked pie shell. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Makes 12 servings.
DAIRY FREE WHIP CREAM: Chill a can of coconut milk, then scoop out the coconut fat that separates out and solidifies(leaving the watery liquid behind), and whip it just like whipped cream. Or use coconut cream, click HERE to find.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional French Silk = 478 calories, 34g fat, 4g protein, 42g carbs, 1g fiber (41g net carbs)
“Healthified” French Silk = 360 calories, 37g fat, 5.2g protein, 5.7g carbs, 3g fiber (2.7g net carbs)
Do you know anyone suffering from Alzheimer’s? How is your memory? Do you only eat egg whites? If you are, you are skimping on an essential mineral called CHOLINE! Egg yolks are filled with this vital mineral.
Choline is a chemical similar to the B-vitamins and serves many functions in our bodies:
1. Composes the structure of cell membranes, the flexibility and integrity depend on adequate supplies of choline.
2. Protects our livers from accumulating fat. 77% of men, 80% of postmenopausal women, and 44% of premenopausal women developed fatty liver when they ate a diet deprived of choline. (Premenopausal women were not as affected because choline can be made by our bodies from the synthesis of phosphatidyl-choline, which is regulated by estrogen from our ovaries).
3. It is the precursor molecule for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which I write a whole chapter on in Secrets to Controlling Your Weight Cravings and Mood. This is a neurotransmitter that carries messages from and to nerves, acetylcholine is the body’s primary chemical means of sending messages between nerves and muscles.
4. Because of rapid development in fetuses and infants, we have a great need for choline in our early lives. Human milk has high levels of choline. Studies prove that mothers who don’t consume enough choline have babies with less brain development and poorer memories after birth.
I know, I know, you are asking, “Well, how many eggs can I have in a day? What about the cholesterol in the yolks?” When most people hear “cholesterol,” they think “bad.” Like most things in life, the reality is more complex. First off, I am talking about using farm-fresh, free-range, omega-3 filled eggs. Yes, they cost more, but I don’t need to buy Choline or Omega 3 supplements…I just spend my money on quality food!:)
Cholesterol is more of our “fire-fighters” that come in to put out the inflammation going on in our body. If your cholesterol numbers are high, you have inflammation going on. What can cause inflammation?
1. Too many Omega 6 fatty acids (omega 3 imbalance)
2. Low-fat dairy products (oxidized milk solids added to skim/1%/2% milk)
3. Processed-prepackaged foods
4. Food Allergies/Sensitivities
5. Alcohol consumption
6. Too much fructose in the diet (Agave, HFCS, JUICE (even 100% natural juice)So instead of forcefully pushing cholesterol down with statin drugs, focus on what is causing the inflammation. People whose diets supplied the highest average intake of choline (egg yolks), have levels of inflammatory markers at least 20% lower than people with the lowest intakes, reports the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Detopoulou P, Panagiotakos DB, et al.) Chronic inflammation has been linked to a wide range of conditions including cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s, heart disease, osteoporosis, and type-2 diabetes.