Episode 227 – Thom King's ketogenic journey and building a business in healthy sweeteners
Thom King is an author, wellness entrepreneur and he is also a self described ‘bio-hacker.' He began changing his life when he adopted a ketogenic lifestyle and kicked 5 stone! King developed an essential wellness program that will keep you fit and healthy for life in his book Guy Gone Keto. Thom has made it his life’s work to study food science and to also use his knowledge to help people eat healthier. Teaching others to avoid harmful sugars, and maintain their diet and exercise habits in order to defeat metabolic disease.
King founded Steviva Brands in 1999, the company has become one of the premiere manufacturers of natural alternative sweeteners. His company is based in Portland, Oregon, and it derives its name from stevia, the South American plant extract that is calorie-free. Yet it is also three hundred times sweeter than sugar. Steviva’s family of good-for-you sweeteners do not trigger a rise in blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics. As well as low carb, paleo and ketogenic dieters or consumers who want to cut out or cut back on sugar consumption.