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178. Doing Ketogenic Right: Secrets to Customizing Holistic Nutrition and Making It a Lifestyle with Maria Emmerich

Have you heard of the ketogenic diet or ever considered trying it for yourself?

The keto diet is widely ostracized for misconceptions about what it means and how it impacts the body. Today’s guest will address those misconceptions and fill you in on how to fill yourself for high energy and radiant health without giving up on the foods you enjoy the most!

I have the honor of presenting Maria Emmerich, one of the biggest names in the ketogenic diet space. She struggled with her health and weight throughout childhood which led her to become a passionate nutrition expert. Maria specializes in brain neurotransmitters and how food can improve mental wellness – which is one of the things I love about her because that’s one of my favorite topics! Her expertise has sent her around the world speaking about ketogenic diets and I was fortunate enough to accompany her on a group trip to Italy in 2017 where we instantly hit it off.

Maria has helped thousands to not only lose weight but also get healthy and reduce and eliminate medications, normalize hormonal issues, heal diabetes, mood problems, high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders, skin problems, anxiety, depression and even MS. She has also cooked with Halle Berry and writes for Halle’s website and is one of the most prolific authors I know with over 20 cookbooks! Find Maria’s resources, books and programs at and use my code “AMY” to receive a special discount on her eBook!

Some of the fascinating topics we cover today include:

Misconceptions about the ketogenic diet

Preventing and reversing osteoporosis and osteopenia

The true way to gain weight

The main benefits of exercise

The carb-depression anxiety link

Gluten, dairy and autoimmune disorders

Plant anti-nutrients

The gout-fructose link

The challenges of being an entrepreneur

AMAZING tips for people who don’t like to cook or don’t have time!

If you love learning about food and nutrition, you’re going to LOVE the following Awakening Aphrodite episodes…

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128. Finding Freedom in Discipline: The Devotional Journey Of Your Life’s Purpose With Wade Lightheart of BiOptimizers

131. Ancestral Nutrition for the Modern Appetite: Organ Meats, Picky Eaters and Conscious Cooking with Celebrity Chef James Barry, Creator of Pluck Seasoning

165. Is The Anti-Meat Narrative Legit? Understanding The Food System with Paleovalley Co-Founder, Autumn Smith



00:00:00 Episode Begins

00:11:39 Welcoming Maria

00:14:48 Living in the Feminine

00:20:17 Maria’s Story

00:21:52 Misconceptions about Keto

00:25:06 Dialing in Your Energy Source

00:26:49 Thermic Effect of Food

00:32:08 Love Your Exercise

00:34:51 Carbs and Mental Health

00:36:44 Healing Autoimmune Issues with Diet

00:41:16 Three Types of Estrogen

00:44:20 Plant Anti-Nutrients

00:48:33 The Hidden Cause of Gout

00:51:47 Imperfect Perfection

00:56:35 “I’m Too Busy to Cook” Solved

01:00:53 The Prolific Chef

01:05:47 How to Find Maria

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Amy Fournier® is a former People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur who specializes in developing self-awareness and total mind-body transformation. She is a fitness and health expert, host of the Awakening Aphrodite podcast, author, inspirational speaker, artist, international cover model and a powerhouse of inspiration for looking and feeling your best no matter what your age, background or ability. With over 30 years of experience in fitness, health and personal development, Amy’s mission is to help YOU realize the power you have to control the way you look and feel and do it in a way that you enjoy and to optimize your ENERGY and life! Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress and most importantly, she also loves to nap and is a lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.:)

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