Keto Health Benefits

If you’re new to Keto, just finding out about it or have been living a Ketogenic lifestyle for a while now, you already know about the amazing health benefits Keto has to offer.  I’ve been wanting to make this post for a while now, but kept retaining and gaining info so now i’m just bursting at the seams!

First and foremost, PCOS. It has been a nightmare in my life since I was 11 years old.  At age 14 I was “officially” diagnosed, but even then without a name.  They just told me that I had cysts on my ovaries and would most likely end up with ovarian cancer (since my mother had it) and of course would never have children.  They’re solution was to put me on Birth Control.  Which I will forever regret, and have been against birth control ever since.  I am convinced that the BC only furthered my complications that I was already experiencing.  While on the BC I didn’t have one single period for an entire year. Which was then followed by additional medication to make me HAVE a period.  At age 17 they wanted to give me a hysterectomy, which we of course said NO WAY and I went to find a new doctor.  So fast forward a few years; having horrible periods, missing time out of school, abnormal paps, etc.  Went all through my twenties only have 2-3 periods per year. Since being on Keto I am approaching a full year of normal, monthly periods.  I still have not been able to conceive (naturally and medically) but we haven’t lost hope.  With the help of Keto, I really believe that we will have the family that we desire.

Last year my father was diagnosed with a form of Muscular Dystrophy.  He was so progressed that walking was hard for him, and he couldn’t even hold a cup in one hand. It broke my heart seeing him lose so much of his mobility.  So! Research began.  I put him on a strict Keto diet and over the next two month, he regained ALL of his mobility, as if it has never happened.  He and my mother now live an 80/20 lifestyle, and while some of his symptoms have returned, he is still a thousand times better than he was prior to Keto. It was seriously remarkable to watch him get better and better.

Before starting Keto I made appointments with both my family doctor and my gyno. Had blood work panels done and such to be able to compare later on. Both of my doctors were all for me starting a Ketogenic lifestyle. My first blood work results were horrible. I was on the verge of diabetes.  I honestly was not surprised. But at my last screening at the beginning of this year, all of my levels are perfectly normal and diabetes is no longer a threat.

So many things in my life have changed because of Keto.  My skin has cleared up, my PCOS symptoms are completely gone.  Not just having normal periods now; no more weird hair growth. I don’t lose hair anymore, and i’m finally starting to lose my “inner tube” body shape. I also have a gluten intolerance, so cutting out ALL of that stuff has obviously made a difference as well.

If you’ve been considering starting a Low Carb or Ketogenic lifestlye, do it. Do it TODAY. You can potentially get your self off diabetic medication, high blood pressure medication, etc. The list goes on and on. It will truly be the best decision you’ve ever made for yourself.

Even the heroes play the villian

I decided to write this blog post after watching a video this morning that really upset me. Disgusted me even. There are people in this community that have zero respect for their followers, and fill their heads with endless lies just to line their own pockets.  The worst part is, some of these people used to be excellent representatives of the keto community. Now its all about making a quick buck at the expense of their fans.

If you are new to keto or a lowcarb lifestyle, please, for the love of all that is holy in this world, heed my words. YOU DO NOT NEED PILLS, SUPPLEMENTS, WRAPS, CREAMS, ETC to lose weight. What these companies (and people) are selling you is not for the greater good. All they are doing is preying on the ones who feel like they have no where else to turn. Who haven’t done their research. Who are looking for a quick fix. Please, I beg you. Don’t be mislead into thinking you need these things to succeed in your journey. You don’t.  You can accomplish every single goal you have set in place for yourself all on your own. Sure its hard. Sure its a mental and physical struggle. But that’s what this community is here for. For support, encouragement, advice, help, a shoulder to cry on, to vent to. Everything you need is right here in this community. Not in a bottle of pills or a 350 dollar supplement.

I was once fooled by this shiny new toy. Was excited to be noticed. But was kicked to the curb when I wasn’t “popular” enough.  This journey is not a popularity contest. Its peoples lives they are messing with. It’s people’s health. But they don’t give a damn because they can sleep soundly at night knowing their bills are paid. Eating healthy is already expensive enough. So why waste your money on something that isn’t going to do anything for your body anyway. All this stuff is is another contributor to yo yo dieting.  For kicks lets say that this stuff actually worked. You pay the ridiculous money every month, or however often they shove it down your throat. Its not realistic. Why bother making a change you don’t plan to keep? Its temporary and pointless.  A lifestyle change starts with YOU. You can’t live of supplements forever, let alone pay for them forever.

All this aside, please, just do your research. Don’t rely on just one source either. There is so much good information out there to get your hands on. Not all of it is completely accurate. But if you get the honest basics, then you’re already passed the finish line.

I tell you all this because I care about and respect each and every one of you. I do my best to answer any questions that are ever asked to me on my IG or blog or email. I do get busy sometimes and I do miss things. So if that ever happens, send me an email or a DM on instagram. I will never dismiss you and tell you to go buy something to find your answer. I am not perfect, by any means. But I am here to help you, along with so many other amazing people in this community who have done this lifestyle naturally.  You can do this, I promise.