About Ketogenic Nutrition

What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

According to the National Institutes of Health, metabolic syndrome is defined as having three or more of the following metabolic risk factors: high blood pressure (systolic 130 mmHg or higher and/or diastolic 85 mmHg or higher), high blood sugar (fasting glucose of 100 mg/dL or greater), excess body fat around the waist (greater than 40 inches in men and 35 inches in women), low HDL cholesterol (less than 40 mg/dL in men, or less than 50 mg/dL in women) and high triglycerides (greater than 150 mg/dL). Your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke increases with the number of metabolic risk factors you have.

The NIH also lists Insulin resistance as a risk factor for metabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body can’t use its insulin properly which can lead to hyperinsulinemia (too much insulin), high blood sugar levels, and it’s closely linked to overweight and obesity.

In a study published on February 8th, 2019 in the journal Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, researchers found that just 1 in 8 adults in the United States have optimal metabolic health. In other words, 88% of adults in the United States has at least one metabolic condition.

According to an article from Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, metabolic syndrome is a risk factor influencing the prognosis of COVID-19.

In a post by Jeff Nobbs, rates of chronic conditions like heart disease, asthma, cancer, and diabetes have grown 700% since 1935. Today, 6 in 10 Americans have a chronic disease. 42.4% of people in America are obese. If you combine obese and overweight individuals, that percentage increases up to 70%.

Reverse Metabolic Syndrome by Adapting to a Ketogenic Lifestyle

A ketogenic lifestyle consists of eating high-fat, low-carbohydrate, moderate-protein foods while eliminating seed oils. It’s all about eating nutrient-rich, real, whole foods found at your local grocery store and made in your kitchen.  Being in nutritional ketosis is clinically proven to improve insulin sensitivity, reduce blood sugar, and reduce inflammation.  Being insulin sensitive is the first step in improving your metabolic health and reversing metabolic syndrome.

Are Saturated Fats Bad for Me?

Before embracing a ketogenic lifestyle, we must unlearn what we have been taught growing up. One of the most common misconceptions is the statement, “Saturated fats will clog your arteries.”

Saturated fat has been demonized since the 1950’s. Ancel Keys had an unproven hypothesis that increasing dietary saturated fat increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Unfortunately, this hypothesis was adapted by the American Heart Association which has led to our current epidemic of metabolic syndrome.

In a recent metanalysis of randomized trials and observational studies published by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found saturated fats have no effect on cardiovascular mortality or total mortality, and instead found saturated fats have protective effects against stroke. They concluded with the totality of available evidence does not support further limiting the intake of saturated fats.

About My Services

Dedicated to Achieving Real and Sustainable Results

There are a lot of dietitians, nutritionists, and health coaches that may not have your best interest in mind. Many will convince you to buy their expensive, unproven, unsustainable “keto” product. I am different— I have nothing to sell. I am here to help you navigate the road of adapting a sustainable ketogenic lifestyle by eating foods that are available at your grocery store.

Reliable and Professional Guidance

When you adopt a ketogenic lifestyle, it is very important to have a pharmacist guiding you on your journey. As a registered pharmacist, I have adept knowledge of medications and I am dedicated to your health and safety. I will conduct a full medication review and make medication adjustment recommendations to your health care provider as you transition from eating processed food to eating real, whole foods. I will also review any blood work to help you track your progress.

Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist℠

As a Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist℠ professional, I understand the science of implementing a sustainable ketogenic lifestyle. I will teach you how to shop the grocery store, how to become a food label sleuth, and help you regain your metabolic health. I will also help you navigate through potential complications such as the “keto flu” as you transition to a ketogenic lifestyle.

Service Inclusions

Complete Ketogenic Plan

  • Initial meeting to discuss your goals, lifestyle, and habits via phone or video call.
  • Review of current diet nutrition habits
  • Full dietary analysis of 7-day food log (detailed discussion of results)
  • Discussion of practical application of a ketogenic diet to current lifestyle
  • Individualized ketogenic nutrition recommendations and support
  • Weekly meeting to review diet via email, phone, or video
  • Meal planning and recipe ideas
  • Dietary analysis and re-assessment as needed
  • Full medication review and recommendations to your healthcare provider
  • Blood work analysis and review