Vivica Menegaz is a certified whole-food nutritionist, blogger, published author and one
of the leading voices advocating for a food-based approach to healing. Vivica was the first
one to use the now popular expression “Keto Paleo” to describe her lifestyle and way of
She is the founder of the “The Healing Foods Method' – an 14 week online nutrition
program where she works 1-on-1 with clients to turn their health around utilizing a
therapeutic ketogenic diet for healing (keto paleo).
Tracing back to her Italian origins, Vivica is a passionate cook whose love of healing food
has been shared with millions through her blog, “The Nourished Caveman.”
While living in Northern California, pursuing her self-sufficiency dreams and practice of
nutrition, Vivica’s life came to a turning point when she discovered she was pre-diabetic.
The nourishing Paleo foods she had been advocating we evidently not the whole solution
to modern health problems. Fueled by this discovery, Vivica dove into research and found
the ketogenic diet. It was love at the first bite.
Within the first couple of months, her blood glucose levels dropped, she shed excess
weight, her brain fog cleared up and her energy levels skyrocketed. After a year of
successful keto paleo lifestyle Vivica’s own health journey took another turn as she was
now diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism. Again she had to rely on her
studies and practical applications to resolve those challenges, and that is how she
became the first holistic nutritionist to successfully utilize a ketogenic approach as the
foundation to endocrine rebalancing.
Vivica’s therapeutic approach to food, lifestyle and supplementation, utilizes the healing
power of foods and mindset, to address the incapacitating symptoms of many lifestyle-
diseases that have plagued our modern lives.
She has made it her mission to help others reclaim their health and quality of life.
Vivica is also the author of 3 cookbooks: “The Ultimate Paleo Cookbook” 2015, together
with 9 other bloggers, and “the big book of Fat Bombs” in 2016. Her latest book: “the
Keto Paleo Kichen” was released in December 2017.

To find out more about Vivica or find her on social media follow these links: 

Thanks for tuning in!  
Instagram: @thatketoblonde

In today's episode we talk about Jessica's recent completion of her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certification and how she will be advancing her career along now that is completed. 

We also talk about how Immune responses and Allergies or sensitivities to certain substances could be holding you back in your Ketogenic lifestyle.  Listen to find out some simple at home self tests you can do in order to find out what foods may be causing issues for you and what you can do about it.

Instagram: @thatketoblonde

Jessica Tye is a Wellness Coach and certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. 

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See pictures, get more info on this cruise and upcoming ones by following these links:

Keto 101 Cruise on Facebook

Low Carb Cruise website

Speakers on the 11th annual Low Carb cruise you should be following:

Dr. Jonny Bowden: The Great Cholesterol Myth

Dave Feldman: Cholesterol Code

Darryl Edwards: Primal Play

Dr. Ted Naiman: GREAT YouTube videos

Maria Emmerich: Maria Mind Body Health - recipe/cookbook queen :)

Robert Sikes: Keto body building with Keto Savage

Crystal Love: Female Ketogenic Athlete

Stephanie Dodier: Emotional eating 

Shawn Mynar: Keto for Women

Tom Naughton: Fat Head movie

Martina Johansson: High Fat Fitness

Michel Lundell: Ketonix Breath Ketone Meter

Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: Diet Doctor

Dr. Eric Westman: HEAL clinics (and so much more!)

Meg Doll: Meg the RHN

Daniele Della Valle: Happy Weight Book, podcaster, NTP

Dr. Ken Berry: Lies My Doctor Told Me

Dr. Ann Childers: Nutritional Psychiatry

Vivica Menegaz: The Nourished Caveman

Mike & Deanna Mutzel: High Intensity Health


Enjoy and thanks for listening!

Instagram: @thatketoblonde








Find out more about Trent here:

Podcast: Fit for the Kingdom





I really hope you enjoy this podcast episode as Trent and I chat about his Keto lifetsyle - what works for him and how he helps others acheive optimal health and wellness with the Keto lifestyle. 

Thanks for listening!

Instagram: @thatketoblonde








Today's interview features Evan DeMarco.

Evan is a sports medicine and nutrition expert, published author, public speaker and frequent guest on televsion, radio and digital platforms. He is a successful entrepreneur whose interest in diet, health and supplements began as an athlete and consumer determined to improve an industry that was going through massive transformation. 

Leveraging his sports background, his entrepreneurial success, and his thrist for knowledge, Evan returned to school to bio- and organic-chemistry and went on to develop a vastly improved formula for prenatal supplements delivered in liquid form. From there he worked to develop a supplement that would enhance brain building properties of his original formula, and that supplement is Alpha + Omega Cognitive Boost. 

Evan worked directly with many of the top research scientists and doctors in the US to build functional medicine platforms that combine the use of high quality supplements with strategic and holistic approaches to treating illness and disease. He has brought dozens of products to market resulting in nearly $280 million in retail sales globally.  He lives in Northern California with his daughter. 

We are excited to interview him on the podcast today and learn more about cognitive enhancing supplements including CBD as both are talked about a ton in the heatlh and wellness sphere today.  

To connect with Evan and learn more:


Instagram: edemarco47

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Nissa Graun is my guest today. 

You can learn more about Nissa by visiting her website:

She also does health and nutrition coaching and you can find out more about how she can help you through her website.  

Thank you for listening!

Instagram: @thatketoblonde




In today's episode we are addressing some listener questions that will include discussion about what and are not Keto foods, what to do and why are you gaining weight on Keto, How many calories should you really be eating, some discussion on keto sweet treats and more! 

Derek and Jessica dish a little bit on some of the above questions and more while discussing practical keto tips and suggestions so you can find what "Your" keto really should look like.  

Jessica currently has a waiting list for one on one coaching. If you would like to join that waiting list please send an email to with the subject "Waiting List" and we will get you added to the list.

Instagram: @thatketoblonde

Thanks for listening!


In today's episode we will answer a very indepth listener question that leads us into digestion with keto and how to know if you are getting the proper minerals that we are often deficient in.  How you can test and what you can do once you know you need them? We also discuss a very popular new matress we tried and what we loved and didn't love about it and why you should even care! 

Purple Mattress  - the one we returned and had the most amazing customer service!

Casper Mattress - the new one we bought and are loving!

*We have NO affiliation with either company! 

To take the digestive course Jessica reccommends go here: Kick It Naturally Courses

To be added to Jessica's one on one nutritional coaching Wait List, email her directly and she will add you. Spots should be opening up in July/August 2018. You will be contacted in the order that you were added to the list.

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