I am Vivica, creator of “The Healing Foods Method”, nutritionist, cookbook author and blogger.
It’s my purpose and mission to ensure that you reclaim your health and quality of life.
I work with the ketogenic diet for weight loss and as a therapeutic diet.
This blog, it’s resources and my program are here to help you learn how to get healthier, lighter and have more energy.
I am here to help you with changes that will eliminate those incapacitating symptoms which lower the quality of your life. I am here to show you that eating better is possible, and it’s not as complicated, time consuming or expensive as you think.
I will support you in reclaiming your health so that you wake up in the morning excited to be alive and exhilarated at the thought of what the day holds for you. Together we will work on whatever is blocking your way to a healthy, fit, trim you. I will be there as you take the tiny steps that bring you closer to the place of health you want to be in.
This is a place for knowledge, support, and empowerment. Here you’ll find all the tools to help you on the journey to better health.
Armed with better information and insight, you’ll be prepared to make choices now that set you up for success in getting healthy!
You can read how I began my journey with the Ketogenic lifestyle in this post: My Love Story with Keto!
About The Nourished Caveman
I love food! When I started working with nutrition, patients were constantly telling me that they did not know what to eat, or how to make simple, satisfying meals that were healthy and delicious. So I started writing some Paleo recipes for them and then organized them in a blog.
This has evolved into the site you see now: A blog for low-carb, Keto friendly, Paleo recipes which are fun and uncomplicated and combine local, seasonal and organic foods as much as possible, but also a place for nutrition information and guidance.
These are the guidelines to all the recipes contained here:
• Grain Free
• Mostly Dairy Free (except for specific Ketogenic recipes)
• Fresh, real ingredients. I also use a lot what I preserve myself form my own harvest.
• All veggies are organic
• All meats organic, free range, fed what nature intended and treated better than just humanely!
• Local and seasonal as much as possible.
• Focus on organ meats, them being the foundation of health.
Vivica Menegaz is a certified whole-food nutritionist, blogger, published author and one of the leading voices advocating for a food-based approach to healing. Vivica was the first one to use the now popular expression “Keto Paleo” to describe her lifestyle and way of eating.
She is the founder of the “The Healing Foods Method’ – an 14 week online nutrition program where she works 1-on-1 with clients to turn their health around utilizing a therapeutic ketogenic diet for healing (keto paleo).
Tracing back to her Italian origins, Vivica is a passionate cook whose love of healing food has been shared with millions through her blog, “The Nourished Caveman.”
While living in Northern California, pursuing her self-sufficiency dreams and practice of nutrition, Vivica’s life came to a turning point when she discovered she was pre-diabetic. The nourishing Paleo foods she had been advocating we evidently not the whole solution to modern health problems. Fueled by this discovery, Vivica dove into research and found the ketogenic diet. It was love at the first bite.
Within the first couple of months, her blood glucose levels dropped, she shed excess weight, her brain fog cleared up and her energy levels skyrocketed. After a year of successful keto paleo lifestyle Vivica’s own health journey took another turn as she was now diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism. Again she had to rely on her studies and practical applications to resolve those challenges, and that is how she became the first holistic nutritionist to successfully utilize a ketogenic approach as the foundation to endocrine rebalancing.
Vivica’s therapeutic approach to food, lifestyle and supplementation, utilizes the healing power of foods and mindset, to address the incapacitating symptoms of many lifestyle-diseases that have plagued our modern lives.
She has made it her mission to help others reclaim their health and quality of life.
Vivica is also the author of 3 cookbooks: “The Ultimate Paleo Cookbook” 2015, together with 9 other bloggers, and “the big book of Fat Bombs” in 2016. Her latest book: “the Keto Paleo Kichen” was released in December 2017.