What to know to get started w/ a PHD

This is SO important to understand...you don't have to be like the movie and know "Everything, Everywhere, All at once"!  

How do you "start where you're at"?
 1. Evaluate where you are right now.
 2. Co-develop a plan with a coach or mentor
 3. Take "The Next" step  (not all the steps...just the NEXT one)

But don't take my word for it; here is a recent newsletter from Coach Bronson saying it in simple, no nonsense terms:

So what are you waiting for?!  Taking back control of your health requires no special degree, no letters after your name...just a decision backed by commitment.

Give it 90 days...you'll be glad you did!

Got questions?  Reach out and let's help you figure out YOUR next step.

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Are You Ready?

Theory vs Reality when it comes to taking back control of your health. Six questions: rate yourself on your readiness to enact REAL change.

  1. Am I open-minded about learning new ways of eating, moving, and living?
  2. 2. Can I commit to changes even when it is uncomfortable, unusual, and inconvenient?
  3. 3. Am I willing to communicate w/a coach as an equal, learned partner, and feel confident in asking for what I need?
  4. 4. Do I have a high level of self-awareness?
  5. 5. Will I keep my word? To MYSELF? To my Coach?
  6. 6. Am I willing to see this journey as an investment in myself, family, and loved ones, and not suffer about the costs?


(I think wearing my glasses must have made the encoding wonky! OOPS....LOL)



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Quick Answers-Preston

KetoCoach Neil answering some questions from Carnivore newcomer, Preston.

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PHD Success: Under Pressure, Rob H


After a few failed attempts to find a sustainable way of losing & keeping weight off, Rob adopted a PHD, intermittent fasting, and metabolic flexibility. The game-changer for him was coming to terms with chronic stress.


 Are you ready to take back control of your health? Contact us toady at https://PHDsynergy.com and request a call! 90 days to a new you! #PHDsynergy #Keto #Carnivore #Flex

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PHD Success: When your Paradigm Shifts. Nina Joy


From a background of both traditional medicine & military medic, follow Nina's journey through trauma & recovery, to whole food vegetarian then keto, and finding healing with a meat-heavy PHD lifestyle. We discuss diets, thought process, fasting, and MORE!!

 _______ Here is the study Nina references in our talk: “Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Health, Aging, and Disease.” New England Journal of Medicine 381, no. 26 (December 26, 2019): 2541–51. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31881139/

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What's YOUR Story?!?!

Are you new to keto? Or Are you a Proper Human Diet veteran?


We share people’s successes here to encourage you to stay the course...whatever YOUR course may be.


And we want to know YOUR story!

- How did you find the Proper Human Diet?

- How long have you been on a PHD?

- Are you currently low-carb, keto, ketovore, carnivore, or lion?

- Has a PHD helped you overcome any chronic medical conditions? (High BP, Hashimoto’s, GERD, Rheumatoid arthritis?)

- Feel free to share your before & after pictures and measurements, if you like.


*** It’s important for all of us to remind ourselves: YOU ARE NOT ALONE! There are other people out there...JUST LIKE YOU! Their success is your success, and yours is theirs!



Take a few minutes and post your story here at PHDsynergy.

You will get to experience the victories of your own journey all over again, you can refocus your vision for the future, and you can help countless others on THEIR health journey!


We can’t wait to read YOUR story!


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Interview with Coach Bekah


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Use a PHD to control T2D

Here is a primer on how a Proper Human Diet can help you control (perhaps reverse?!) your type 2 diabetes...

Reversing type 2 diabetes involves making lifestyle changes that address the underlying factors contributing to insulin resistance and impaired glucose metabolism. It's important to note that while type 2 diabetes can be managed and, in some cases, reversed, individual results may vary, and it's essential to consult with healthcare professionals for personalized advice. Here are some general approaches that may contribute to the reversal of type 2 diabetes:

  1. Dietary Changes:

    • Low-Carb Diet: Adopting a low-carbohydrate diet can help control blood sugar levels. This often involves reducing the intake of refined carbohydrates, sugary foods, and beverages.

    • Whole Foods: Emphasize a diet rich in whole, unprocessed foods, including vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

  2. Weight Loss:

    • Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is often a key component of diabetes reversal. Even modest weight loss can improve insulin sensitivity.

    • Regular physical activity is crucial for weight management and overall health. (think FatMax & low-intensity movement)

  3. Regular Exercise:

    • Engaging in regular physical activity can help improve insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake by cells.

    • Both aerobic exercises (e.g., walking, jogging) and resistance training can be beneficial.

  4. Monitoring Blood Sugar Levels:

    • Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels helps individuals understand how different foods and activities impact their blood sugar.

    • This information can guide dietary choices and lifestyle adjustments.

  5. Stress Management:

    • Chronic stress can contribute to insulin resistance. Adopting stress-management techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises may be beneficial.

  6. Adequate Sleep:

    • Lack of sleep or poor sleep quality can affect insulin sensitivity. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night.

  7. Medical Supervision:

    • It's important to work closely with healthcare professionals, including doctors,and dietitians, to monitor progress, adjust medications if necessary, and ensure a safe and effective approach. A Health Coach can play a VERY important role here, as well, since you spend more time away from your care team than in their presence.

  8. Medication Management:

    • Some individuals with type 2 diabetes may need medications to manage their blood sugar levels. Adjustments to medications should be done under the guidance of healthcare professionals.

It's crucial for individuals with type 2 diabetes to adopt a comprehensive and sustainable approach to lifestyle changes. Reversal of type 2 diabetes is often more achievable in the early stages of the condition, and individual responses to lifestyle interventions can vary. Consultation with healthcare professionals is essential to create a personalized plan based on an individual's health status and needs.

#Primer #Basics #T2D

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The Role of a Health Coach

A health coach plays a crucial role in supporting individuals in achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The primary focus of a health coach is to empower and guide clients to make positive and sustainable changes in their OWN health and well-being across many areas. If one of those areas is out of balance, it’s likely the others are as well. ( e.g. Someone who isn’t very physically active may also be highly stressed, not sleeping soundly at night or not eating well). Combined, it can feel overwhelming.

What does a health coach do?

A health coach gets you “unstuck” by helping you figure out what’s keeping you from reaching your health goals. Your coach regularly checks in with you by email, phone calls or in-person meetings, usually over the course of at least three months. During those conversations, a health coach asks questions to get you thinking about how you can overcome challenges.


Here are some key aspects of the role of a health coach:

  1. Goal Setting: Health coaches work with clients to identify their health goals and aspirations. These goals could include weight management, improved nutrition, increased physical activity, stress reduction, better sleep, or managing chronic conditions.

  2. Education and Information: Health coaches provide clients with information about nutrition, exercise, stress management, and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle. They help clients understand the importance of making informed choices and adopting healthier habits.

  3. Motivation and Accountability: Health coaches offer motivation and support to keep clients focused on their health goals. They may use various coaching techniques to help clients overcome obstacles and stay committed to their plans. Regular check-ins and accountability measures are often part of the coaching process.

  4. Behavioral Change: Health coaches help clients identify and modify unhealthy behaviors. They work on developing new habits and behaviors that contribute to better health. This may involve addressing mindset, emotional factors, and patterns of behavior that hinder progress.

  5. Personalized Approach: Each individual is unique, and health coaches tailor their approach to the specific needs, preferences, and circumstances of their clients. They take into account factors such as lifestyle, culture, and personal preferences to create a customized plan.

  6. Support in Chronic Disease Management: Health coaches may work with individuals dealing with chronic conditions, providing support in managing their health and working collaboratively with healthcare providers to complement medical treatments.

  7. Lifestyle Assessment: Health coaches often conduct comprehensive assessments of a client's current lifestyle, including dietary habits, physical activity, stress levels, and sleep patterns. This assessment forms the basis for creating a personalized wellness plan.

  8. Communication and Listening Skills: Effective communication and active listening are essential for a health coach. They need to understand their clients' concerns, motivations, and challenges to provide relevant guidance and support.

  9. Holistic Approach: Health coaches typically take a holistic approach to well-being, recognizing the interconnectedness of various aspects of health. They may address not only physical health but also emotional, social, and environmental factors that impact overall well-being.

  10. Continuous Learning: Health coaches stay updated on the latest health and wellness research and trends. This enables them to provide evidence-based information and guidance to their clients.


Overall, the role of a health coach is to facilitate positive lifestyle changes, empower individuals to take control of their OWN health, and provide ongoing support in their wellness journey.

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