Meet Our Team

At Kendo-Keto, we don't just talk the talk, we walk the walk.

Both of us have personally experienced the struggles of being diabetic, overweight/obese, and dealing with multiple metabolic issues. We know firsthand that the standard dietary advice from nutritional guidelines often falls short, and can even make things worse. That's why we turned to a ketogenic diet to improve our health and manage our conditions.

With over three years of experience, we've been coaching members in our own Facebook groups and in-person.

Now, we're excited to take our coaching to the next level with Kendo-Keto. While there's an abundance of information available on how to do keto, we believe that many people benefit from personalized coaching and accountability. That's exactly what we offer at Kendo-Keto.

Roxana Soetebeer MHP

In October 2019, I began my keto journey after my blood sugar levels skyrocketed. Desperately seeking help, a friend suggested that I explore Dr. Stephen Phinney's work. After watching his videos, I was convinced that this was the right path to take to improve my health. Over the past three years, I have delved into the science behind keto and learned why it was the best option for me to improve all my metabolic markers, including my A1c, weight, blood pressure, liver enzymes, and kidney levels. As a result, I am now off most medications, including insulin and immune suppressants for my rheumatoid arthritis, and I feel better than I have in decades. I am thoroughly enjoying life again and am determined to never look back.

Listen to my story on the Low Carb MD Podcast with Dr. Brian Lenzkes and Dr. Tro Kalayjian. Also available on YouTube, iTunes and Spotify.

Joy Sypher

I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 18 years ago. Looking back, I now realize that I had been at the diabetic level for a few years and at the pre-diabetic level for even longer. At only 20 years old, I was already insulin resistant, even though I was thin and athletic. It wasn't until my 30s, shortly after my mom passed away, that I began to gain weight.
On May 16, 2020, I decided to make a change. I started a low carb, high fat, moderate protein way of eating, not to lose weight, but to heal. I wanted to eliminate inflammatory foods and reverse my insulin resistance from the inside out.
At 58 years old, my highest weight was 202 pounds, and my lowest is 122. Between May 2020 and March 2021 I lost a total of 47 pounds with a grand total of 80 pounds between April 2003 and my current weight. I feel healthier and more alive than I have in decades, and I am committed to continuing my journey to optimal health.