In today’s podcast episode, I’m joined by Dr. Josh Axe, a name that most of you are probably very familiar with.

Dr. Axe is a doctor of chiropractic, certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist. He runs the popular health website, and a functional medicine clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Axe is the author of several books, including his latest book which we’re talking about today: Keto Diet.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about keto. Dr. Axe answers the question, What exactly is keto? And shares his balanced approach to keto. We also talk about what it looks like to be in ketosis, who should consider a keto diet and who should not, if keto is safe for women, and so much more.

Live Simply Podcast: Keto 101 with Dr. Josh Axe

I’ve received many questions over the past year on the topic of keto, and being someone who hasn’t practiced keto or spent a lot of time researching it, I’ve been hesitant to share anything on this subject. When I saw Dr. Axe was coming out with a book on this subject, I knew he was the perfect guest to have on the show.

Live Simply Podcast: Keto Explained with Dr. Josh Axe

I personally don’t follow the keto diet, and don’t plan on doing so anytime soon. Keto is a variation of a real food lifestyle and one that can be followed for specific reasons, as Dr. Axe shares. I wanted to talk with Dr. Axe about this topic since it’s such a trending subject and there’s a lot of information out there and a lot of myths.  If you’re considering keto, I hope today’s episode helps you navigate this way of eating in a responsible and body-friendly way. Dr. Axe is a wealth of information on this subject.

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Show Notes

Resources Mentioned In Today's Episode

Q1: Tell us about yourself and your story. 

Q2: Your new book, Keto Diet, is all about keto. What sparked your interest in keto?

Q3: Can you tell us more about the origin of keto. Is this a new fad, like Atkins? 

Q4: What exactly is a keto diet and what makes your approach to keto unique?

Q5: To get really practical, what does keto look like? 

Q6: What are the benefits of a keto diet?

Q7: How can you tell when you’re in ketosis?

Q8: Is keto meant to be a long-term lifestyle approach? If not, how do you recommend approaching keto? –

Q9: Who is a keto diet meant for? Is there anyone who should not consider a keto diet?

Q10: What are some of the biggest mistakes or myths you see people making or believing when it comes to a keto diet? 

Q11: One of the things we’ve talked about in the past is hormonal imbalances. Can you share how a keto diet affects hormones, particularly for women? How can women safely embrace a keto diet?


  1. I am now at the end of my first week of Keto 360. I’m 50 and although active I weighed about 8 pounds more than I would like and fat has been accumulating around my midsection the last few years. I have eaten more vegetables everyday and I have healthy berries everyday. I am not hungry (probably because of the avocados), I have a lot more mid to late day energy, I’m sleeping great and I’ve already lost 4 pounds and my pants are already a lot looser. And I found out that an organic chicken with skin and avocado mayo is really, really good chicken salad!!

    I plan on doing this for 1 month and then start cycling. To me, losing weight is just a bonus. I’m particularly concerned with avoiding dementia, high blood pressure, cancer and diabetes. I’m going to have a checkup at the end of this and see where I’m at. Then I can start adding Einkorn flour recipes back in. Thanks for having Josh Axe on. I love what he’s doing!!

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