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Keto For Women Show

The Keto For Women Show is designed to help women thrive on a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet in a safe and effective approach. The keto diet can be an extremely powerful and healing diet for women, but needs to be approached differently than men in order to get these benefits! Holistic nutritionist and passionate health-seeker, Shawn Mynar of shawnmynar.com, provides you with the tips and tricks you need to feel amazing, have great energy, find your happy weight, and heal your body.

Podcast Episodes


Optimizing Sexual Health And Managing Menopause The Keto-Green Way With Dr. Anna Cabeca -- #088

Are you someone who’s about to go through menopause, are in menopause, or post-menopausal and just want to feel like yourself again? Figure out how to manage menopause and optimize your sexual health with internationally acclaimed menopause and sexual health expert Dr. Anna Cabeca.

Visit http://www.shawnmynar.com/ketoforwomen/ for the complete show notes of every podcast episode.

 

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • What causes early menopause
  • How to reverse early menopause without medication
  • The keto-green way
  • Why 99% of diets fail
  • How to tell if you have a hormonal imbalance
  • What perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause looks like for most women
  • Loss of libido and what to do about it
  • Tips for women of all ages to manage their overall health

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We have the ability to empower our bodies to heal itself in so many ways.
  • From a revolutionary standpoint, when we’re under stress, that’s not a reproductive time period.
  • The keto-green way is the combination of getting your body into ketosis and getting alkaline with an alkaline detox program.
  • A diet is only about 25% what we eat. The lifestyle components, which make up 75% of a diet, have a huge relationship to how our body metabolizes to what’s needed to when it’s needed, and the list goes on.
  • If you’re following a ketogenic diet, you want to make sure that you’re getting alkaline urinary pH. A urinary pH of 7 or higher is associated with decreased metabolic syndrome, lower rates of cancer, decreased inflammatory complaints and better hormonal balance.
  • According to research, breast cancer cases are much less in women who fast between dinner and breakfast, at least 12.5 hours.

 

Action Steps:

  • Check your urinary pH and make sure that you’re maintaining a healthy urinary pH.
  • Start each day with a green drink.
  • Consider doing intermittent fasting.
  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Keep yourself hydrated, but be mindful of the way you hydrate. Don’t drink with your meals.
  • Try to eliminate dairy from your diet. Dairy is a big hormone disruptor.
  • Make sure to take the time to do self-care.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The next round of The Fat Burning Female Project is happening in March, beginning on March 4th.

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Tips To Increase Metabolic Rate, Does Long-Term Keto Cause Insulin Resistance, Losing Fat Without Losing Muscle, Exogenous Ketones + More! -- #087

We have another awesome Keto Hot Seat episode for you and Kristin is back to co-host the show with me! Let’s dive into some hot topics in the keto community and answers to questions that you guys are really wanting to know about.

Visit http://www.shawnmynar.com/ketoforwomen/ for the complete show notes of every podcast episode.

 

Keto Hot Seat Questions Answered in This Episode:

  • Does being on keto for a long time cause insulin resistance?
  • How can you have a low glycemic response and find the right amount of carbs when following the keto lifestyle?
  • How can you lose fat without losing muscle?
  • Is it possible to gain weight if you go in and out of ketosis?
  • Are exogenous ketone supplements necessary or helpful to get back into ketosis after a day with too many carbs, specifically for people who have only been strict keto for a month or so?
  • Do exogenous ketones really put you into ketosis faster?
  • What are some examples of when it would be okay to take exogenous ketones?
  • What can you do to rev up your metabolism?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If you are low-carbohydrate for a period of time, which would be constituted as long-term for everybody, you could potentially get into what’s called physiological insulin resistance. It is a completely normal biological reaction when we have a lack of glucose in our bodies.
  • When something has the word physiological in front of it, you can think of it as what your body is naturally going to do to stay in a state of homeostasis, which is a nice, balanced, healthy state. And sometimes that means they have these tendencies that may seem bad but in reality, will actually help protect us.
  • There is a piece of our brain that will always be dependent on glucose. And in order for your body to make sure that that glucose is readily available for that high need, it will put you in a state of insulin resistance so that the glucose isn’t taken by the muscles, which isn’t as high of a need.
  • You are insulin resistant when your cells in the muscle, fat, and liver stop responding well to insulin and so they can’t really get in glucose.
  • 26% body fat, if you are testing it in a way that is accurate, is a really great spot for a female to be.

    Find the full shownotes here.

Ditch The Pill: The Risks Of The Birth Control Pill And What To Do About It With Dr. Jolene Brighten -- #086

Why should we ditch the pill? What are the risks of hormonal birth control that we don’t know about? Take a listen as Dr. Jolene Brighten answers our questions about hormonal birth control and gives us the tools we need to make the best decision for our health and wellbeing.

Visit http://www.shawnmynar.com/ketoforwomen/ for the complete show notes of every podcast episode.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Dr. Jolene Brighten’s story with the birth control pill and why she wrote Beyond the Pill
  • The reasons why doctors prescribe the pill instead of turning to other means
  • The top symptoms that women who are on the pill experience
  • Post-birth control syndrome and how to handle it
  • Getting the right nutrition and what foods to eat when you’re coming off of hormonal birth control
  • What to do when you’re afraid to get off the pill because you were diagnosed with endometriosis or PCOS

Key Takeaways:

  • Hormonal birth control can lead to insulin resistance. It’s inflammatory, and it does cut down on your gut microbes.
  • Prescribing the birth control pill to women with PCOS can delay its diagnosis and even make it worse.
  • Although you were told that the pill will fix your reproductive issues, you weren’t necessarily told that your reproductive issues impact every other system in your body, which leads to a whole host of other issues.
  • Post-birth control syndrome is a collection of symptoms that go together but show up, on average, about four to six months after you come off of hormonal birth control.
  • Once you get into your 30’s, you’re five to eight times more likely to get diagnosed with thyroid disease. Half of the women with hypothyroidism walk around without even knowing that they have it.
  • We get heart disease when we lose our hormones. That’s when everything escalates and our risk factors go up. So we need to build our hormones from cholesterol.

Action Steps:

  • Walk away from the “calories in, calories out” argument.
  • Know the underlying cause of your symptoms before you decide for yourself if the birth control pill is the way that you want to go to take care of those symptoms.
  • Grab a copy of the book Beyond the Pill and get a wealth of information about how to reverse the dangerous side-effects of hormonal birth control.
  • Stop making decisions based out of fear.

    Find the full shownotes here.

How To Start Keto Without Counting Macros, Being Intuitive After Strict Keto, Protein Intolerance, + More! -- #085

We have a really great Keto Hot Seat episode in store for you! Get to know my business manager, Kristin, as she co-hosts the show with me and helps me get through all the questions that you’ve sent. We talk about a variety of things that will hopefully help you get to the healthiest, happiest place that you can be with keto!

Visit http://www.shawnmynar.com/ketoforwomen/ for the complete show notes of every podcast episode.

 

Keto Hot Seat Questions Answered in This Episode:

  • How do you get started on keto the non-traditional way (i.e. not counting macros) and just using your body?
  • What is ‘real food’?
  • How long can it take to start feeling the benefits of a keto diet?
  • How can you put yourself in a more relaxed outlook on your keto eating while finding the sweet spot for your body?
  • What might be the reason that you’re craving fat?
  • Is it possible that your body cannot tolerate too much protein?
  • What might be the reason that you’re experiencing food coma when you eat a big piece of steak?
  • Is it unusual to suddenly find meat, poultry, pork, and eggs repulsive? 

Key Takeaways:

  • ‘Real food’ don’t have ingredient labels on them. They either come from an animal or grown and harvested from the earth.
  • There’s a ton of reasons why you may not be feeling the benefits of ketosis. These include adrenal issues, hormonal imbalances, not sleeping well, and imbalanced blood sugar.
  • Just because you have somehow determined on some sort of macronutrient calculator what your fat ratio should be and you’re eating more than that, it does not mean that you’re going over the amount that you should be eating nor that you should ignore your cravings. It means that you should not be focusing on those numbers and focusing instead on your body that is saying, “I need more fat.”
  • Dairy addiction is a real thing.

    Find the full shownotes here.

Should You Add Resistant Starch To Your Keto Diet? The Tool That May Help You Optimize Gut Health, Blood Sugar, And Metabolism -- #084

What is resistant starch and why is it good for you? Find out how you can optimize your gut health by adding resistant starch to your keto diet. And learn more about how you can support the gut so that you can be the healthiest version of yourself!

Visit http://www.shawnmynar.com/ketoforwomen/ for the complete show notes of every podcast episode.

 

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Why it’s important to take a look at your microbiome and make sure you are supporting your gut health
  • How to feed your good gut bacteria
  • Sources of prebiotic fiber
  • The health benefits of including resistant starch to your diet
  • Examples of how to include resistant starch to your diet

Key Takeaways:

  • We need a strong microbiome to be able to digest fats.
  • Having a strong microbiome also helps us break down other foods and provide the enzymes to break down foods so that we’re actually getting these micronutrients from our food.
  • Our microbiome is responsible for our weight being stable and healthy, and for our metabolic capacity.
  • Prebiotic fibers are kind of the food that our good gut bacteria will use to make these short-chain fatty acids that we need to support the rest of our gut health as well as the rest of our body.
  • The best and most potent form of prebiotic fibers is resistant starch.
  • Resistant starches are resistant to digestion.

    Find the full shownotes here.

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