Today we launch off some of our Facebook page members questions into a discussion about how you might need to tweak your keto to fit “you.” Carrie has an abundance of experience in this area and she and Brian both bring some excellent insight into this side of the Keto way of life.
12:10 – Reviews (see below for full text)
19:10 – Tweaking your Keto
Cautionary notes from Brian: In the narcotics world tweaking is a bad thing. So just to be clear…we are not advocating meth be added to your Keto regiment!!
This discussion is derived from several questions and comments from the KK Facebook group(if you’re not a member why not? Join up today: Facebook Group)
Primary question from DeLynn Mull
“I’m curious to understand how this diet regulated me to the point that hidden food allergies/sensitivities energies practically overnight. My doctors can’t explain it. My guess is that I was so inflamed with sugars and grains that when those items were removed, the real issue surfaced. I’d like to know the science behind this and if I have the chance ever eating those keto friendly foods again.
I was doing fine, but all of a sudden eating lettuce became a reaction, eating almonds or nuts gave me puffy eyes, eating soy on accident or black pepper makes my lips blister. I’ve never had any of these reactions before keto. I mean could it be a complete coincidence, maybe, but it all piled on in like two weeks.”
Also, there was a question about soy lecithin that leads to a discussion in the KK Facebook group.
12:13 – Key points
- Doesn’t like the idea of something being labeled as Toxic like “all soy is toxic”
- Toxic is scientifically dependent on dosage.
- Some soy sauces are “okay” because of the fermentation and count as a possible exception to the normal “rule” against soy.
- Don’t prescribe what works for you dogmatically for others.
- For example, Carrie cannot eat lamb currently because of the way her body reacts to it but would never tell someone lamb is bad and to not eat it.
- You should do what’s best for you, don’t just go by what others say. There are tons of great guidelines available but customize them accordingly.
We cannot possibly know what your food sensitivities and allergies are and cannot predict how you’ll react any one thing when we’re posting info in a public forum.
Don’t panic that you won’t be able to eat something that you love again if you become sensitive to it. It may be possible to get past that sensitivity with time.
If you’ve had a sensitivity to something, test it every now and again to see what happens.
For some, it’s easier to set simple black and white rule for things like soy, sugar, or anything that is or isn’t keto. Don’t project those black and white rules on everyone else
Carries Experience with food sensitivity:
Carrie’s body cannot get rid of some elements that build up over time and needs to detox from time to time due to her MTFHR gene.
Carrie gets really mad at the people who say there are no situations that you have to do a detox or cleanse your system because that’s what your liver is for. For those with an MTFHR gene issue, their livers are not able to process and naturally detoxify the same as those without.
Carrie was left with only nine things total to eat for a period, and she had to rotate those as well during that time to help her body detox.
Leaky gut syndrome is possibly the cause of this for some people.
The problem isn’t so much that you’re now eating the good stuff, it’s likely that your body is releasing the stored bad stuff and you just have to survive the storm while your body heals itself.
Often this takes as much as three months but three months goes faster than you think. Get with a good naturopath or doctor and look into a good food elimination diet to allow your body/gut to heal itself.
The point of this podcast is that within the guidelines we provide, make sure you work to find your sweet spot. Everyone is unique, and you may need more or less of something.
Tweak your keto. Take the guidelines and then apply you to them to find the ones that work for you.
Today is your day to let go of things that no longer serve you.
- Brian has never eaten lamb
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