In 2016, I was diagnosed with Cauda Equina Syndrome after suffering a massive lumbar disc herniation that paralyzed me from the waist down, requiring emergency surgery to decompress the horsetail of nerves at the end of my spinal cord. Left with the stark realization that I was dealing with a rare diagnosis & a long road to recovery, I was determined to beat the odds. After researching my options, I created my own healing protocol based on 4 Pillars 1. Ketogenic Nutrition 2. Restorative Sleep 3. Functional Fitness 4. A Quantum Mindset. As a means to empower myself during my 2 year recovery, I became a student of the ketogenic diet & fitness, earning certifications as a Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, & Nutrition Coach from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Using a well formulated ketogenic diet, I not only saw the benefits in terms of my neurologic recovery, I was also successful in losing 92 pounds, putting Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) & "pre"-diabetes into remission and taming my life-long issues with food allergies & autoimmunity.
With the hope of empowering others & furthering the research of the ketogenic diet as a treatment option in neurological conditions & spinal cord injury, I began to share my journey on Instagram @thepaleopharmacist as well as nationally syndicated podcasts, Women's Health Magazine & conferences such as KetoCon, the Keto Adapted Virtual conference and the Quit Sugar Summit.
My passion is coaching people to return to a life of purpose, lose weight, heal & transform their health using a combination of mindset, fitness and KETO, PALEO & Low Carb nutrition strategies. To further my education, I earned a NASM accredited Ketogenic Diet/Carnivore Diet Coach certification under the mentorship of pioneers & best selling authors Craig & Maria Emmerich.
In addition to my passion for KETO, I also love to curate my minimalist intentional home, create recipes, write, read, cycle and travel.
Read Nevada's personal health journey and weight loss transformation as featured in Women's Health Magazine December 2019 Online issue.
Nevada's weight loss transformation was featured in the Women's Health Magazine 2019 50 Incredible Weight-Loss Transformations You Just Have to See.
FAST KETO: Dr Nevada Gray- Losing 90+ LBS & A Full Physical Recovery on KETO & Carnivore
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