Keto Hot Seat: Fasting Lowering Metabolism, Low Morning Ketones, Fruit on Keto, Heart Palpitations, Ulcerative Colitis, Dairy, Getting Your Period Back — #061

by | Aug 13, 2018 | ketoforwomen

We’ve got a fully packed Keto Hot Seat episode today! There are still so many questions left from when I called out for questions a couple of months ago, and I can’t wait to get through each one of them! It’s very much off the cuff, so think of it as me answering your questions while we’re having coffee together. Enjoy!

Keto Hot Seat Questions Answered in This Episode:

  • How is it possible to get rid of lactose intolerance by going on keto?
  • Is dairy, besides butter and heavy whipping cream, considered a good and healthy source of fat?
  • How does being on an antidepressant affect the results of a keto diet?
  • How does a hormonal IUD affect the hormone-balancing process of keto?
  • Is getting really cold on fasting days a sign that your metabolism is slowing?
  • How can you use keto to heal ulcerative colitis?
  • Is the keto diet good for SIBO?
  • Is incorporating keto meals into a family beneficial or harmful for those in the family that are not going low-carb but are now being served fattier meals?
  • What macros are more successful for a leaner body composition?
  • Is it a bad idea to start keto a week before a stem cell therapy procedure?
  • What is the role of PCOS in hypoglycemia and fatty liver? What if you have PCOS and still can’t lose much weight after four months on keto?
  • Is there a point where you should stop keto and just say that this isn’t working for you right now, or is there more I can do?
  • What are some tips for managing symptoms of Hashimoto’s such as muscle weakness and fatigue?
  • What can you do for eye pain, which may be linked to omega-6 intake?
  • Are heart palpitations normal at the start of a transition to keto?
  • What should you do when you wake up every morning out of ketosis? Could that be the reason for your lack of weight loss?
  • How can you get rid of candida?
  • Is there a benefit of going from straight keto to a little more carbs?
  • Would you recommend tubal ligation or Essure?
  • Should you eat more carbs to correct hypothalamic amenorrhea?
  • What should you if you still haven’t seen any increase in energy and brain clarity after being on keto for nine weeks?
  • When fasting for 18 to 20 hours, should you consume all blocks within the first four-hour eating window?


Key Takeaways:

  • There are a lot of people who assume that they do well with dairy, but in fact, they only appear to tolerate dairy because their immune system is working overtime to fight the symptoms of dairy sensitivity.
  • Most people don’t know how to be dairy-free keto, but it’s totally possible.
  • When you lower your stress, work on your gut health, and go keto for the inflammatory and immune system benefits, these three things are what can get you off medication for ulcerative colitis.
  • There is so much more to healing an autoimmune disease than just diet and making dietary changes.
  • Most gut health diets are actually somewhat ketogenic because they’re all low-carb.
  • If you have hormonal imbalances or if you have issues with your cycle when you transition to keto or while you’re in ketosis, you’re most likely stressing out your body.
  • Fatty fish should be a staple in your diet. Especially if you notice things happening when you’re getting more omega-6, you have to do your part to help your body out with that ratio.
  • The beauty of the ketogenic diet is that you can eat the foods that you crave and the foods that you want. Even though there are some carbs in there, even though it has fructose, you’re going to be just fine.

Action Steps:

  • Make sure that your dairy is 100% grass-fed and organic, and get the unpasteurized products.
  • Monitor the food that you’re eating to make sure that you’re not eating too much protein, which could potentially be keeping you out of ketosis.
  • If you haven’t already completely checked out every nook and cranny of your gut, and if you have an autoimmune disease, find a practitioner who does gut testing and get tested.
  • Give your body a break and find some time for yourself.
  • Do what you need to do to heal your gut.
  • Be on top of your omega-3 fats.
  • Supplement with electrolytes when you are transitioning into ketosis.


The next round of The Fat Burning Female Project is starting on September 10th, and enrollment will be on September 4th. So go ahead and mark your calendars if you want to join, or sign up to get notified by email as soon as enrolment opens.

I will also be doing another webinar on Why Keto is Different for Women coming up on August 31st. So if you want to be a part of that, stay tuned for more information on how to sign up for that.

Take care!

Shawn said:

“Keto is part of the process, it’s not all of the process? It’s an amazing adjunct to everything else that you are doing to become a truly healthy person, which should be a lot more. It should be more than just a diet. We so often only look at diet, and it’s only part of it.”

“To deprive yourself of something that you really, truly want, that this really healthy food from the earth, is just not the kind of diet I want anyone to be on, and not something I would ever promote. If keto looked like that, I would not promote it.”


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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

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