• My Story

    Another feather in the LCHF cap!

    So, this just happened… Several years ago, when I was still very new at this cancer metabolism thing, I was invited to be one of the faculty of the LCHF for Dietitians course being developed for the Nutrition Network, Dr. Timothy Noakes’ foundation in South Africa.  I was deeply honoured and recorded two lectures about the theory and evidence for using ketogenic diet and targeted fasting for chemotherapy side effect management. I actually recorded the lectures while I was still quite bald, having just completed my chemotherapy myself. Fast forward three years and I figured that it was past time that I actually take the course myself and get the…

  • Attitude,  My Story

    I’ve had an Epiphany – Keto Baking Sucks!

    You know that expression, “Life’s too short”? Well, life’s to short to waste it making bad desserts… I’ve tried.  I’ve really tried.  I have tried over and over again to like keto baked products and it just isn’t working.  I have spent hundreds of dollars over the last few years on expensive substitutes for the forbidden ingredients – flour and sugar.  And it’s been a flop – pretty well every darn thing! I have never had a huge sweet tooth, but I did used to like to bake basic things like banana muffins and drop cookies.  I had a few favourite recipes that I used forever.  Banana chocolate chip muffins…

  • Fasting,  Research

    New Evidence for Fasting Effects on Cancer Treatment – Three New Studies

    When I started looking into the research for cancer metabolism and it’s implementation for cancer treatment three years ago, there was lots of evidence that had been gathered from in vitro studies of cancer cells and from animal studies, but the number of studies that used humans (called clinical trials) were pretty scarce.  The area was too new.  But as I have written before, cancer patients facing treatment cannot afford to wait for the medical establishment to move at its sometimes glacial pace through the research process to its eventual conclusion of endorsing a practice based on the “evidence”.  The work of Dr. Valter Longo’s lab using fasting during chemotherapy…

  • Attitude,  My Story

    The Power of the Habit Streak

        In looking back, I realize that I haven’t created a blog post since late May.  Lots of things can be cited as reasons for this – pandemic-related apathy, busy summer and fall, the annual shortening of the light and my tendency to want to hibernate on my couch with knitting and tea and YouTube videos. Truth be told, all of these things are part of the reason.  We did have several trips during the pandemic lull of summer and fall, including two wonderful weeks with family in Germany, Austria and France.  We enjoyed summer travelling and socializing with far-away friends and family while the numbers were low and…