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Not Everyone Does the Keto Diet

Not everyone follows the keto diet.

oatmealSomeone asked what I eat for breakfast. I responded honestly, “oatmeal with blueberries, or honey & flax, or gogi berries, or banana…”

Her response, “oats and honey are not good for keto.”

Ummm, not everyone follows that extreme and dangerous diet. I told her it is not a good idea and found her some info on the DANGERS of KETO.

My exact response was, “Keto is not good. Anything extreme is NOT GOOD!!! Just eat HEALTHY FOODS and stop the extreme stuff.”

The keto diet could cause low blood pressure, kidney stones, constipation, nutrient deficiencies, and an increased risk of heart disease. Strict diets like keto could also cause eating disorders. Keto is not safe for people with any conditions involving their pancreas, liver, thyroid or gallbladder.

With such a low carbohydrate keto diet, you likely restricting grains, beans, dairy, fruit, and vegetables, If you eliminate entire groups of food you could end up with a nutritional deficiency. You may end up being low on B-vitamins, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C.

And yes, I also let her know that I’ve been teaching people about health and fitness since the 1980’s.

Here are a few articles on the dangers of the keto diet…





Just eat a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, some carbs, and some protein. That means, buy most of your food from the produce department including the potatoes,  as well as some foods from the meat department.



Bread… You CAN Eat Bread…

Bread… Yes, I DO Eat Bread!

potato-bread-clipart-8You CAN eat bread and remain healthy. That’s as long as you are eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and other REAL foods. Every cell in your body relies on glucose to function so you DO NEED CARBS for energy.

My favorite bread is the Oat Nut, but there are many varieties that will not sabotage your good health. The Ezikiel bread in the freezer section is a great one.

Listen to other quick podcasts by clicking here.

Salad… You Do Not Need Lettuce.

Salads… You Do Not Need Lettuce

2-27661_fruit-and-vegetables-clipartI have a thought for those of you who say you “hate salad.” Did you know you can throw a few fruits and/or veggies of your choice and call it a salad?

Start with a few green beans and grapes if that’s all you enjoy from the produce dept. Or how about a sliced apple, maybe a clementine, and some green beans? How about an apple, cheese, and grapes?

I’m not saying to leave out kale and spinach if you enjoy them. I eat them very often. I am just letting people know they can add nutrients to their diet in a more creative way if they do not like lettuce, kale, or spinach.

Be creative and try to get at least three healthy items into that bowl.

Listen to all of my podcasts here, Karen Goeller Podcasts.

Podcasts… Karen Goeller’s Podcasts

cropped-karen-hs-bluetop-websq.jpgNow Karen Goeller’s podcasts are on one page so that you can see the list and listen without searching through the blog posts. Most are quick, between one and two minutes in length, but all offer a bit of useful information.

Enjoy listening! https://karengoeller.wordpress.com/karen-goeller-podcasts/

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I heard a medical doctor answer the question, “what should I do if I’m tired all the time?” He immediately suggested expensive and stressful medical tests. he failed to mention the most simple solutions.

#sleep #nutrition #health #diet #exercise

Karen Goeller on Radio


Karen Goeller… Actor, Writer, CSCS

Listen to some of the radio interviews Karen Goeller has done…
Most common discussions are fitness, sports, health, nutrition, and cancer.

TALK RADIO (Featured Guest)

  • Super Human Radio, Carl Lanore  Aug 2015    Removed from internet.
  • Janet Zipper Radio July 2015  Removed from internet.
  • Dave Sheahan Webinar April 2013  Removed from internet.
  • Stacey Kline, Cosmic Broadcasting March 2013  Removed from internet.
  • Lynn Johnson’s Motivational Radio February 2010 Removed from internet.
  • I Run MY Body Radio January, 2010  Removed from internet.
  • Talkin’ Health July 2009, May 2011, Oct 2011  Removed from internet.

Energy Drinks are DANGEROUS, especially for kids!

I just saw someone post a photo of two little boys about 9-10 years old with energy drinks in their hands. That is NOT what children should be drinking!!!

Look at these 3 websites…

Anything synthetic, generally speaking, is dangerous,” he says. “Energy drinks are a perfect example of that.

Although healthy people can tolerate caffeine in moderation, heavy caffeine consumption, such as drinking energy drinks, has been associated with serious consequences such as seizures, mania, stroke, and sudden death…http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/127/3/511

Thousands of kids have faced serious — and potentially deadly — side effects after consuming energy drinks, new research shows… serious side effects, such as seizures, irregular heart rhythms or dangerously high blood pressure, the researchers found.

Health, Fitness, Gymnastics Articles

Over 40 free gymnastics, health, and fitness articles for you… www.gymnasticsstuff.com/GymnasticsArticles.htm

Gymnastics and fitness education… Articles for gymnastics coaches, fitness trainers, physical education teachers, gymnasts, and gymnastics parents. Click on article title to read the article.


Wellness Professionals are Often Just Sales People

Wellness Professionals are Often Just Sales People…

fruit-clipartSo sorry, but you are NOT a “wellness professional” if you cannot spell the word wellness and you are very out of shape. You are most likely a network marketer/sales person selling vitamins or health related products!

This problem is getting worse, people who are not qualified are taking your health in their hands. And their wallets are getting fatter in the process! With many of these network marketers, their ONLY goal is to grow their income, not to make people more healthy. And they will follow the sales script in order to get YOU to buy their products. Some will go as far as say they use the products. Really, are they the spitting image of health? Do they really lead a healthy lifestyle? With many of these network marketing companies there is no education or certification necessary to sell products that can drastically effect YOUR health. So not only is your wallet at risk, your health could be at risk too!

Why does this bother me? Because people trust that you have the education and experience necessary to SAFELY and EFFECTIVELY guide you to better health. They “they say” form of advice is often not the best advice and often not backed by science. That advice often becomes popular with good marketing, not necessarily good science or safe results. I saw one coach forcing the athletes to use a network marketing product that was not designed for kids in an effort to increase her income. They were not allowed to train on the team unless they used these products. The amount of protein (and likely chemicals) in the product was very high, much too high for a ten year old’s kidneys and liver to process on a daily basis. Some parents reached out to me telling me of their child’s digestive upsets and issues shortly after they started using the products. That is just one example of a network marketer pushing products rather than really helping a person with specific dietary needs. There are so many stories like this one and some people not realizing the damage until much later.

When you put your trust in someone to guide you to better health ask them what college they attended, where they got their training, what certification/license they hold, how long they have been guiding people in wellness, references of past/successful clients, and what their college degree is in BEFORE you trust their SALES PITCH.

The two people I trust for nutritional advice are Dr Joe Kasper and D Fred Bisci. Google them and you’ll find a wealth of science based and accurate information. I am pretty sure both still do phone consultations. Be sure to tell them that I recommended them!

Best of luck reaching your health and fitness goals… And be careful who you trust with YOUR HEALTH!

Karen Goeller, CSCS

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