Fast Keto with Ketogenic Girl

By Vanessa Spina

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Best selling author and speaker Vanessa Spina shares Keto tips & hacks, answering your burning Keto questions! Featuring world renowned ketogenic lifestyle & low carb experts, authors, physicians and more discussing the best tools for optimizing your health with whole foods, intermittent and longer term fasting, nutrition, exercise and more!

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Relieving Anxiety with Gut Health & Keto

Today's episode features Ali Miller, author of Naturally Nourished: Food-as-Medicine for Optimal Health cookbook (2016) and her brand new book, The Anti-Anxiety Diet - which is coming out next week! Vanessa and Ali break down the connection between anxiety and gut health and what are some of the best methods presented in her new book to support the integrity of the gut lining to help with leaky gut (intestinal wall permeability) and how it all connects back to anxiety. Ali has a similar whole foods based approach to Vanessa and they talk about topics like sweeteners and keto and the gut, and so many aspects of mood and feeling calm and serene and how to optimize this through diet.

Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and has contagious passion for food as medicine developing clinical protocols and virtual programs using nutrients and food as the foundation of treatment. Her Food-As-Medicine philosophy is supported by up-to-date scientific research for a functional approach to healing the body. Ali’s message has influenced millions through media with television segments, features in O!, Women's Health, and Prevention Magazine, her award winning podcast, Naturally Nourished, and within the medical community. Ali’s expertise can be accessed through her website: offering her blog, podcasts, virtual learning, and access to her practice Naturally Nourished


Aug 14, 2018
Food Lies & Food Heroes: A New Film by Brian Sanders

Food Lies & Food Heroes: A New Film by Brian Sanders

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Aug 07, 2018
My 30 Day+ Carnivore Zero Carb Experiment

This episode is part 1 of 2 in sharing my experience doing a carnivore diet. I talk about why I did carnivore/zero carb, how I did it, how I ate on it, what I learned, the best aspects of zero carb, and how I am adapting my ketogenic diet based on what I learned from doing the carnivore experience. I also focus in on carnivore for eliminating cravings, what causes cravings, how to get rid of them completely, and I talk about fat loss and lack of fiber on zero carb. Episode 2 of 2 will be out next week and will just be answering all of your questions submitted to me about carnivore.

Aug 06, 2018
Strict Carnivore Diet for Arthritis, Depression & Fat Loss with Mikhaila Peterson

Mikhaila Peterson has had quite a journey to health. Her father, Jordan Peterson has spoken about his Carnivore diet for anxiety on the Joe Rogan Podcast, and he found it through his daughter's discovery of it. She had suffered since a very young age with crippling health conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain, depression and many more symptoms which were improved considerably from a strict carnivore diet. Vanessa and Mikhaila do a deep dive on her zero carb diet and journey back to health and how for her, meat truly heals.

Jul 31, 2018
Lowering Fat for Fat Loss with Amy Berger

On today's episode we talk about optimizing fat loss, health, disease prevention, her approach to low carb and keto as a nutritionist and Amy's fantastic book The Alzheimer's Antidote and so much more!

Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP, is a USAF veteran, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who specializes in using low-carbohydrate nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality through eating delicious foods, and showing them that getting and staying well doesn't require starvation, deprivation, or living at the gym. She blogs at, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more. She is the author of The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.

Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP

Twitter: @TuitNutrition
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Jul 24, 2018
How Leanne Vogel Lives Her Best Keto Life

In this episode, Leanne shares with us exactly how she personally does keto for herself, how she eats, her approach and thoughts on fasting, how she has evolved her keto diet over the years from all she has learned podcasting and writing her book, "Carb Ups" (a term she coined), how "carbing up" works and exactly why it can help break a stall, eating grass-fed and grass finished meat or not, and how she sets nutrition goals for herself (hint: she doesn't), and SO MUCH MORE! Tune in to hear all of the keto things!

Jul 16, 2018
Top Ketogenic Resources for Brain Cancer, Epilepsy & More: KetoCon 2018 Stories Panel Featuring Vanessa Spina, Shawn Mynar, Gillian Szollos, Jade Nelson, Alison Gannett, Carrie Brown

Rich in ketogenic tools and resources, this episode features Top Ketogenic Resources for Brain Cancer, Epilepsy & More. The Ketocon 2018 Panel Featuring Vanessa Spina, Shawn Mynar, Gillian Szollos, Jade Nelson, Alison Gannett, Carrie Brown. Originally aired on the Ketovangelist podcast.

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Jul 14, 2018
How to Find Your Keto with Shawn Mynar, NTP

This is a really FUN and insightful episode with special guest Shawn Mynar, NTP and host of the Keto Show for Women! Vanessa and Shawn discuss emotional eating, eliminating cravings with regular blood sugar, intuitive eating, doing keto properly to balance female hormones, eating more instead of restricting as well as Shawn's personal journey to keto from a body building trainer and competitor  to healing her hormones and body and how she went from restrictive dieting for aesthetics, to whole foods keto for nourishing her health and optimizing body composition! Plus her tips on how women can build and maximizing strength! 

Jul 10, 2018
Deeper Ketosis & Fat Burning with the Biohacking Keto Doc

This is an AWESOME, POWER PACKED episode all about getting deeper into ketosis! Join me and biohacking keto doctor Dr. John Limansky as we discuss using collagen in your coffee and why this is an awesome health hack, what glutamate/umami and MSG is, his opinion on the carnivore diet, the leaky gut connection, the advantages of consuming a higher fat ratio on keto and the high fat experiment John is doing, my 30 day carnivore trial, higher vs. lower ketones, eating more protein on keto and why we both have been doing that, how to do an elimination protocol like carnivore, time restricted eating and the latest studies and more! 

Jul 05, 2018
How to Do Elimination Diets with Cristina Curp

Auto immune reactions? This episode is a MUST-LISTEN if you have ever had any autoimmune conditions, symptoms, or curious about any lingering health issues you have not been able to successfully treat from traditional medicine and are interested in healing your body through nutritional interventions. Cristina Curp, former chef and blogger on the autoimmune protocol (AIP) with a paleo/keto twist, joins us today to explain exactly what AIP is, how do properly do elimination protocols, and how to re-introduce foods - which is the most important part! Cristina's new book Made Whole is coming out on July 17th! 

Jul 04, 2018
Top Keto Tools with Dr. Ryan Lowery

'Protein-Ups', intermittent fasting, calorie cycling, carnivore diet, and SO MUCH MORE! This episode is all about optimizing cognitive function & body composition with ketosis! Author and speaker Dr. Ryan Lowery shares his favorite keto tools, and we dive deep into all of them and how to integrate them into your keto lifestyle! 

Jun 29, 2018
How Fat Loss & Stable Mood Led to 9 Years on Carnivore with Amber O'Hearn

Amber O’Hearn has been following a carnivore diet for 9 years. She is a data scientist and has been studying and experimenting with ketogenic diets since 1997, and more recently writing and speaking about her findings. Her review on the evolutionary appropriateness and benefit of weaning babies onto a meat-based, high fat, low carb diet, was included as testimony defending Tim Noakes in his recent trial. Amber has been eating a carnivorous diet since 2009 and continues her research into the connection between gut permeability in assisting with both autoimmune conditions and mental health conditions.

Jun 27, 2018
How to Optimize Your Thyroid with Elle Russ

Elle Russ is the best-selling author of The Paleo Thyroid Solution (with in-depth commentary by a functional MD), & the main host of Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint Podcast. Today we talk all things thyroid and how to optimize your thyroid function to have vibrant energy, easy fat loss, mental clarity, loss of over-sensitivity, clear skin, endurance in the gym, great digestion, happiness, and joy!

Jun 20, 2018
How I Improved my Thyroid, Lost The Weight & Got my Energy with Keto

Want more ENERGY, weight loss, and food freedom? Have an under-active thyroid? Curious to learn more about how Keto can increase energy, break through weight loss resistance and SO MUCH MORE? This latest episode with the founder of one of the largest Ketogenic diet resources online, and the Keto Diet App, Martina Slajerova shares her story of healing her autoimmune hashimotos with a low carb and Keto diet! You probably already own 1-2 of her books (if not all of them as they are AWESOME), so tune in to hear her inspiring story and how she eats Keto now and her advice for anyone with thyroid conditions!

Jun 11, 2018
Dr Shawn Baker the Carnivore Surgeon

Dr. Shawn Baker joins us today to talk about his Zero Carb, Carnivorous diet which he has been following for the past 19 months. We talk about the remarkable results and the key benefits he has gained from trying it out and continuing to follow it including healing his tendonitis he had for over a decade within several weeks. We discuss everything including the myths around eating excessive fiber & elimination on carnivore, his theories on why carnivore had become the optimal diet for himself and some others. A fascinating, MUST LISTEN episode!

Jun 07, 2018
Turn on Your Brain & Supercharge Your Body with Keto

Celebrated ketogenic nutritionist and best selling author, Leanne Vogel is here sharing major insight in the pursuit of health. Vanessa Spina, the Ketogenic Girl, and Leanne talk all about how to turn your brain on, heal and balance your hormones, "Carb Ups" and how they work and played a huge role for Leanne, and even the carnivore diet! Leanne has made it her mission to serve up keto free videos, The Keto Diet Podcast, recipes and keto-friendly resources on her blog, 


Jun 01, 2018
Prioritizing Protein, Eating Weird Food & Time Restricted Eating

This may be one of the most important episodes you listen to regarding protein intake on a ketogenic lifestyle! Hosted by Vanessa Spina, The Ketogenic Girl, this episode features Dr. Benjamin Bikman, an expert in metabolic disorder research. He has so much insight on the effect of protein on insulin and glucagon on a low carb diet and how different it is on our physiology then when consuming protein on a Standard American Diet (SAD) or high carb diets. We explore optimal fat burning, prioritizing protein intake, time restricted eating, and eating weird food! 


May 25, 2018
Breaking Free of Perpetual Dieting with Real Food Keto

This week's episode is a special feature BONUS episode discussing my story breaking out of perpetual dieting and chronic cardio as a vegetarian on a high carb low to no fat diet, to finding health, food peace and freedom with a nourishing, real food ketogenic diet. This episode is an interview from the Ketovangelist podcast with Brian Williamson: "After getting a quick rundown of Vanessa’s past and background we dive deep into her present. She’s been keto for many years now, started before it was cool, and has found solutions for where ketonians often find they have issues. She shares her most commonly observed keto mistakes and possible solutions to make the most of your ketogenic lifestyle!

May 24, 2018
My Carnivore Diet Experiment Results

SPECIAL BONUS PODCAST EPISODE DROPPING TODAY! My 7 day Carnivore Keto experiment results and observations! Join me, Vanessa Spina the Ketogenic Girl, and special guest - biohacking Keto Doctor Dr John Limansky! We delve into all things Keto including what is the right amount of protein to eat on Keto, dispel common gluconeogenesis myths, how blood glucose measuring is the most important measurement you can make and how it is connected to metabolism and health what higher or lower ketones mean for efficient ketone use and so much more!! Plus a brand new segment called the biohacking Keto hack of the week!

May 18, 2018
Out of Control Sugar Addiction & The Ketogenic Diet

Join Vanessa Spina the Ketogenic Girl this week as she speaks with Sugar Addiction specialist and registered nurse, Bitten Jonsson! They cover tons of topics including how sugar addiction develops, how it can be treated and cured, strategies for using a ketogenic diet to help with recovering from sugar addiction and avoiding relapse, and even the carnivore diet!

May 15, 2018
Cutting Fat & Cravings with Carnivore Keto

Tune in this week as Vanessa a.k.a the Ketogenic Girl, and Danny Vega - KetoCounterCulture do a deep dive on the carnivore diet! They chat about my experience this week trying carnivore or zero carb, cutting fat, adapting carnivore to keto, fat burning in keto vs carnivore, living without any cravings for carbs, how carnivore can benefit a carb sensitive person and much more!

May 11, 2018
A Doctor's Guide to Keto & Shedding Fat with a Carnivore Diet

Join Vanessa today talking to Dr. Ken Berry's best practices and tips for following a ketogenic lifestyle to revolutionize your health! We spoke about keto from a doctor's perspective and how he follows keto himself, including how he shifts between a carnivore diet to shed fat and goes back to keto as his main diet for maintenance. We discuss keto travel hacks, the best ways to build muscle, shed fat, and overall enhance your health so that you can pre-vent and in some cases reverse disease! 

May 03, 2018
Your Burning Ketogenic Diet Questions

This is a shorter episode solocast just answering some of the most popular questions that I get about Keto all about Keto- the basics of testing for ketosis, when to test and what to use, why diets and exercise do the opposite of generate weight loss and why Keto works so well to burn fat and get healthy as a lifestyle, the best way to get started with Keto as a beginner, and so much more! 

Apr 27, 2018
How I Lost 120+ lbs with Simple Keto

Join Vanessa the Ketogenic Girl for this inspiring episode as she speaks with Best Selling author and keto Youtuber Suzanne Ryan, also known as Keto Karma! Suzanne lost over 120 lbs following a simple approach to a ketogenic diet. She just released a brand new book entitled Simply Keto and on this episode we discuss how she lost over 120 pounds keeping keto as simple as possible, how she follows keto and makes it work as a mom of a 5 year old daughter and wife to her husband, being a Youtuber and how she overcame food addiction to live an incredibly fulfilling life now sharing her journey to help others do the same!

Apr 15, 2018
Optimize Your Keto Lifestyle With Biohacking Doctor John Limansky

This episode is one of the best to date content wise! Join Vanessa and Dr. John Limansky, the bio-hacking doctor, to talk about the following hot topics in keto from a physician's perspective: protein thresholds, how to maximize fat loss, how to get excellent sleep, and other aspects of creating a well rounded keto lifestyle to maximize your health - the best forms of exercise for keto, managing light exposure, and stress reduction techniques that he recommends to his patients. It is a must listen episode, power packed with cutting edge information from a passionate physician bio-hacker!

Apr 12, 2018
Ketogenic Diets For Diabetes Management 101
Join Vanessa Spina and diabetes expert Hanna Boëthius as they discuss ketogenic diets for diabetes. Hanna has lived with Type 1 Diabetes as her constant companion for 33 years, and it was as if her whole life fell into place when she started eating low carb in 2011. Since her wake up call concerning lowering carb intake with regards to exogenous insulin, she has gained much of her health back, thanks to simply eating the right things and nutrients for her body.
Hanna is an international speaker, writer and action taker, who loves diabetes topics that are off of the beaten track. She’s passionate to find motivational and inspiring ways to bring about a change in diabetes management. Through her own company, Hanna Diabetes Expert, she’s inspired thousands of people with diabetes to live a healthier life by sharing her own story and experiences, as well as the puzzle pieces she’s helped others to find. She has a profound understanding of how things like nutrition and lifestyle choices can balance diabetes.
She is also the co-founder of the very first interactive, 100% Low Carb event of it’s kind in Europe, called, where a mix of lectures and workshops make it possible to dig deeper into interesting topics and learn from one another.
Apr 06, 2018
Reversing PCOS, Insulin Resistance & Infertility with Keto

This podcast is all things Keto and hormones! Vanessa speaks with hormone, PCOS and fertility expert Ximena DelaSerna and how powerful a keto diet can be for reversing PCOS, insulin resistance, restoring fertility, and optimizing your hormonal health and total health. Prepare to have all of your questions about PCOS, insulin resistance, fertility, estrogen dominance, and more answered in this fun and informative podcast!

Mar 27, 2018
Finding Your Protein Threshold: The Key to Ketosis!

In this episode Vanessa explains why it is so important to moderate protein in ketosis and how to find your individual protein threshhold!

Protein can be a great stimulus for fat burning however it must be consumed in the right amounts. There are many arguments made against moderating protein on keto however I believe that they come from the wrong use of the concept of gluconeogenesis.

Finding your protein threshold can be the key for you to get into ketosis and stay there, to heal your body and burn the most fat! Tune in to find out how! 

Mar 21, 2018
The Truth about the Maasai & Their Keto Diet

Join Vanessa this week to discuss the truth behind the African Ketogenic dieters known as the Maasai from her recent trip to meet them in Tanzania. Do they really eat keto and is their health truly that much better than their peers? Are they truly ketogenic dieters and what does the future hold for them? Also covered is the topic of caffeine on keto and to optimize restoring your body's insulin sensitivity, in this week's Fast Keto tip!

Mar 12, 2018
Keto & Your Fat Burning Hormones

In this episode we focus on how to maximize fat burning in the body by understanding insulin, thyroid and adrenal hormones as well as the role of estrogen and growth hormone. We also explore why keto is so effective for fast and effective weight loss!

Mar 04, 2018
Keto & Fasting 101

Join us for a great episode with the fasting queen Megan Ramos, program director of Intensive Dietary Management discussing all things fasting and keto with Vanessa Spina!

Some of the core topics:

-Intermittent fasts

-Thyroid and fasting

-Adrenal fatigue and fasting

-Cancer and fasting/ketogenic therapies

-Diabetes, gut microbiome, weight loss and so much more!


Feb 11, 2018
Keto & Exercise 101

Join us on this fun episode exploring the ideal forms of exercise to complement a ketogenic lifestyle, as we explore key topics such as keeping cortisol low, restoring homeostasis in the body, how much protein to eat to build muscle, and much more! 

Feb 05, 2018
Ketogenic Diet: Inaugural Episode of Fast Keto!

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Fast Keto! A brief description of the format to expect from the show, and today's keto tip from Vanessa Spina!

Feb 04, 2018