SUP 016 – Amy Berger on the Differences Between Low Carb and Ketogenic Diets, & Why We Shouldn’t Fear Protein

Welcome back to Straight Up Paleo, where Christina Rice and Kara Halderman answer all of your health questions…straight up.

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1:36 – Updates and ’tis the Christmas season!

5:35 – Introducing our guest- Amy Berger, a certified nutritional specialist and nutritional therapy practitioner. She is the creator of the blog Tuit Nutrition, and author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote, available on Amazon!

9:00 – Amy introduces herself and tells her story

11:40 – Low carb and Keto lifestyle

13:20 – Differences between low carb and Keto diet

15:31 – Ketosis vs. Fat Adapted

20:50 – Protein intake and deficiency. Check out Amy’s great article on Protein and Gluconeogenesis

25:00 – Hunger and increasing protein vs. fat

27:00 – Amy talks about all things thyroid. Check out her articles on thyroid function and testing, Ketogenic and Low Carb diets and thyroid, and her personal thyroid story.

30:45 – Carb ups?

33:41 – Does a vegan ketogenic diet work?

36:45 – Government and organizations demonizing meat

39:20 – Were our ancestors in ketosis?

42:00 – Who should follow a medical therapeutic ketogenic diet?

45:40 – Calories and Ketosis

47:55 – Causes of blood sugar issues on a low carb diet

52:09 – Non starchy vegetables and blood sugar

54:05 – What is high fat?

58:40 – Gluconeogenesis

1:02:00 – Sweeteners in a low carb diet, natural vs. artificial

Find Amy Berger at her blog Tuit Nutrition, and don’t forget to check out her book The Alzheimer’s Antidote!

Christina’s latest ebook, #NoSugarNoProblems: A Lovely Collection of Paleo Sweetener-Free Desserts, is now available! This ebook is filled with 30 paleo desserts (with plenty of vegan options) that are free of all sugar and sugar substitutes – cookies, brownies, cupcakes, puddings, milkshakes, cheesecake, cream pie, and more! No sugar, no stevia, no xylitol, no maple syrup, no honey, no erythritol, no bananas, and no dates! This is perfect for anyone who is on the Candida diet, ketogenic, low-carb, diabetic, low-FODMAP, paleo, primal, vegetarian, vegan, or just looking to limit their sugar intake! You can get your copy at under “ebooks” or at Use the code “straightuppaleo” for 20% off!

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If you want to snag Christina and Kayleigh’s holiday ebook, head to or! Use the code “straightuppaleo” for 20% off at checkout! Gratitude: A Healthy Holiday Guide for a Paleo Thanksgiving has everything you’ll need for a stress-free, delicious holiday season! There are over 20 delicious paleo recipes inside (and most are vegan), a holiday planning checklist and calendar, and a ton of written content with tips on digestion, how to deal with family drama, what to do about holiday treats, how to exercise, the holiday mindset, and more!

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You can find Christina at, @addicted_to_lovely on Instagram, and on the Actually Adultish Podcast. You can also email her at for consultations.

You can find Kara at, @kara_boutit on Instagram, and on the Low Carb Conversations Podcast. You can also email her at for consultations.