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What a pleasure to introduce one of the true pioneers of the Paleo/Keto/Ancestral health movement—Maria Emmerich!
Maria opens up about her story, which started 25 years ago at age 16 (truly one of the first to follow a ketogenic diet), sharing how she cured some tremendous health problems she had as a teenager, how this led to her writing numerous best-selling books, and her most recent book, Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism. Maria currently conducts keto-inspired retreats around the world, and in this episode, we get into how you can utilize keto and fasting as a tool for lifestyle transformation and improving your health, as well as how active, energetic people with good metabolic health can still adapt these strategies to work best for their needs. We also talk about careers—Maria takes us back to the time when she and her husband both hit a bottom in their professional lives and illuminates how you can turn a corner, build a following, and become a leader in your field.
Finally, Maria shares the inspiring story of how she realized a true dream of hers (adopting children) and the steps it took to realize that dream.
As a teenager, Maria discovered Keto and managed her health problems. [00:44]
Twenty-six years ago, her vet asked questions about her dog’s diet and she realized that her personal physician, who was handling her several health problems, asked nothing about what she was feeding herself. Maria started on Keto. [03:22]
There are many people who look healthy to us but actually have Type 2 Diabetes. Dr. Maffetone says 91% of the modern world is over-fat. [11:17]
Food addiction is like alcohol or drug addiction except it is more difficult to give up because we still need food. [14:01]
Maria went to Ethiopia to adopt her children. [19:42]
What are some of the problems with things in the dairy category? [24:21]
There could be a problem with people consuming enough protein in general. [28:26]
What are the risks of extreme restrictive diets? [29:55]
Do you have to choose carbohydrates or fat? It is an individual decision. [31:46]
How has fasting played a role in her journey? [36:29]
There is a clinic in Hungary where they treat cancer with a ketogenic diet. [37:22]
Sometimes fat can be a protective mechanism. [43:28]
Maria does Keto retreats in Europe and all over the world. [50:38]
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