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Publisher's Summary

A ketogenic diet isn't something new that has been recently formulated; people have been on a ketogenic diet for virtually three million years in which our brains were nurtured and evolved. Now the human brain is not only shrinking, but brain atrophy is the norm as we age and get plagued with diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
People mistakenly think that they need to eat less and exercise more to create a calorie deficit in order to lose weight. This is not how diet and exercise helps with weight loss. A well-formulated keto-adapted diet along with proper exercise builds muscle and muscle builds mitochondria. It is in the mitochondria where fat is oxidized so you can keep your cells and liver insulin sensitized. Weight loss and health is about healthy mitochondria and about controlling hormones and specifically insulin.
This is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. By eating this way, you will begin to heal your cells and will keep evolving your body into the happy and healthy person you want to be. This book is filled with the most impeccable nutrition information to fuel your cells. Maria's passion goes beyond explaining the "why", she is a master in the kitchen and loves food. Her keto-adapted recipes at the end of the book tie all the nutrition together so you can become Keto-Adapted faster than ever.
©2013 Maria Emmerich (P)2015 Maria Emmerich
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By Diana on 01-07-16

A good resource of practical nutritional solutions

Missing from the book description and many reviews of this book is that this is a very good reference book to match nutritional solutions to physical problems.

I am going to buy 4 copies of this book in hard copy version. One for myself, and the three others for people who could benefit from the nutritional (suggested food or vitamin) solutions offered for a variety of specific problems. (Weight, Fertility, Hair Loss, Eczema, Heart, Diabetes, Allergies, Digestion, Energy, etc etc etc. - the examples shared in her book are numerous and varied.)

Maria Emmerich's nutritional advice is helpful to people who want to lessen reliance on pharmaceuticals.

The application of the Ketogenic Way Of Nutrition is explained, but this book is different from the other ketogenic books I've read in that it offers very usable, practical, applicable information. Like how to choose vitamins, and which vitamins to take in the morning or evening, before eating, or with food. With the price of supplements, that one feature makes purchase of this book valuable - buy the best vitamins or minerals or food for your health, and save money by not buying the wrong stuff. I didn't know there were different kinds of magnesium, for example, and she explains the difference and why one kind is better than another.

Yes, I agree with other reviewers that portions *appear* to be self-promoting. And, for that reason I held off listening to this book - choosing other keto-related books first. BUT, this one book would have helped me to make better choices when I started buying vitamins and supplements recommended (vaguely) in the other books. I appreciate the specificity in this book on how to choose vitamins, or minerals, and like the succinct way Maria Emmerich can put in a few sentences why certain people need certain vitamins or minerals and how lack of, or addition of, these supplements will harm or help the body.

The audio version is enjoyable and educational, but because the information is detailed a hardcover will be handy to use as reference. It's easier to flip to a section in a hardcover to look something up than with an audio version. Also, it's easier to share information with friends and family with an actual book to show them when a chapter or paragraph addresses issues they are dealing with.

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By H.W. on 10-26-15

Still wondering...

Interesting take on the keto diet. I heard a lot of new information explained in a down to earth manner. However I still don't know what the author means by the phrase "well planned keto adapted diet!" How do you actually plan a meal or menu? The book was filled with great tips that support her plan but the actual framework for applying this is lacking. The book has a ton of supporting info for why she promotes keto but not enough on applying to your own life. Her web site sells menu plans... That she really didn't promote which I am glad. If I like a message I will check it out without a book long ad. She's extreme about everything but if what you are doing isn't working..... Perhaps another read of this will clear things up more. I haven't read her first book so maybe there's info there?

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By Julian Wolf on 06-25-16

Best Diet & Health Book I Have Ever Read

I must have read 30-40 diet book in my life. Not because I'm over weight but because I have been searching for the perfect way to eat for 20 plus years. I've tried most of the diets I've read about and finally I feel like I have found the way we are supposed to eat for optimum health.

Maria's book stands out amongst all the other in how clearly she outlines what we need to eat and what we need to avoid and more importantly why. She keeps it mostly simple but also gets into technical details so everyone should find the level they want.

This is a book I will buy a hard copy of so I can refer to it over and over. Her recipe books look amazing so glad I gave this a go I will be recommending it to anyone interested in the way I now eat.

I love how she talks more about how it helps people with different conditions rather that weight loss, which seems to be a side effect of this most natural and healthy way of eating.

There are some stories and testimonials about people recovering from some really serious conditions, many of them quite surprising.

This might just be one of those book's that change your life forever.

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By mia Pearlman on 08-05-17

Very interesting

I have changed my entire diet as a result of reading this book. Still getting used to feeling so full all the time. I like having 3 meals a day, but this way of eating sort of stops that as you are never hungry.
A lot of testimonials from other pacientes.
Plus she doesn't give an actual list of what you can eat which is a shame. However you can easily find out on google.

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By dorothy Soper on 02-04-17

So enlightning

I have found this book so interesting. Took many notes. Will keep it in my library.

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By Matthew on 10-02-16

Great information

Lots of referenced information on the Keto lifestyle.
Well read and easy to listen to.

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