• My Story

    Time to Reach Out and Help Others for Real… Announcing my Coaching Program

    Okay… Deep breaths… I have taken the leap into e-commerce and online services… As of today, I have posted a “Work With Me” page on my Powerful Beyond Measure website. It offers my first product, the Cancer Coaching Package. I don’t have the e-commerce arrangements in place yet, but I’m starting to be approached to counsel and support others going through cancer treatment, so the time has come to offer it as a structured service. For now, contact will be through my email at martha@marthatettenborn.com and payment will be by e-transfer or Paypal, but once I have climbed the steep learning curve of Woocommerce, I will have an honest-to-goodness online…

  • Powerful Beyond Measure Book

    Book Update – We have a title!

    Who knew? Writing a book seemed like a good idea at the time… When I disappeared down the rabbit hole of researching cancer metabolism and then emerged again with a plan to impact on my chemotherapy response using nutrition interventions, I knew that I had a passion to share this powerful strategy with others. If I, a Registered Dietitian and lifelong health nerd, hadn’t been aware of the metabolism of cancer and the power of metabolic manipulation to impact on it, then surely to goodness it was my duty to tell others and get the news out there. I started this blog and a supporting Facebook page, set up my…

  • Recipes/Food Prep

    Rhubarb Crisp – the keto version

    Today is my husband’s birthday and we’re having a small, socially distanced family dinner. Just 5 guests, big picnic table, no hugs, stay outside. Minimal risk. Kinda sucks, but at least we’re together. To make up for the Covid-19 suckiness, we are going to have amazing food! Mike chose seafood, so we have large scallops and shrimp for grilling on skewers, local lake trout marinated in soy sauce and lemon juice and garlic, also grilled to perfection, fresh Ontario asparagus, rice for the carb eaters, and as a birthday dessert – rhubarb crisp! Rhubarb, actually a vegetable (think stem, like celery), is the first “fruit” of the temperate northern summer.…

  • My Story

    Anniversary Week – what a year it’s been!

    It’s the last week of April and I am now officially one year past ringing the bell at the Cancer Centre, celebrating the end of my chemotherapy infusions. As I sit in my comfortable house during this unusual lockdown period, I think back to where I was one year ago. As I grumble about my overly fluffy hair, desperately missing my hairdresser, I think back to having no hair this time last year, plus no eyebrows or eyelashes or body hair. This time last year, I was working a bit, but had few other activities or responsibilities, having given them all away in order to make time and energy for…

  • Attitude,  Spirit

    Social fabric…

    The world is a different place today than it was two weeks ago. With the worldwide exponential growth of Covid-19 infections, we are seeing a global response that is unprecedented in the history of human culture. The new catchphrase “We are all in this together.” is totally true. It doesn’t appear to be sparing any part of the planet. As of this writing, there are over 335,000 cases worldwide and over 15,000 deaths. Nobody is yet certain about who is at most risk, although underlying health conditions seem to have a major impact on outcomes. Originally, it was thought to be only a problem for the elderly, but now we…

  • Attitude,  My Story

    Low Carb Denver – an amazing conference at the wrong time in history…

    “May you live in interesting times.” Austin Chamberlain, UK I was an hour away from walking out the door to go to Low Carb Denver. One hour… My bags were packed and sitting on a chair in the living room. My precious presentation poster was in a long mailing tube, my 500 postcards for the visitor swag bags were adding almost 8 lbs to my shoulder bag. My passport and US money were in my travel purse. But all morning, I had been watching the news feeds with a knot in my stomach. The coronavirus was advancing across the world and the situation was changing hourly, both at home in…

  • Powerful Beyond Measure Book

    The Plot Thickens…

    “You’re off to Great Places!Today is your day!Your mountain is waiting,So… get on your way!”― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr Seuss was my first favourite author. I’ve had many over my almost 60 years, but he was my first love. We had most of his books in the original hardcover versions as I was growing up. I was born the same year as Green Eggs and Ham. I loved his way with words, his crazy rhyming and his imaginary worlds. His books impacted the baby boomers and all the generations afterwards in a way that nobody before had. Or maybe since… I mention this because I have aspirations to…

  • Recipes/Food Prep

    Focaccia Bread

    Silly me! I posted on Instagram this morning about my bread recipe with a link to this blog, but then realized that my focaccia bread recipe wasn’t actually there – just the incredibly high fibre version called Keto Magic Flax Bread. So here’s the regular bread… This morning, I added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and about 3/4 cups chopped pecans to make a “sweet” version of my bread. Less ideal for soups and stews, but very satisfying as a breakfast bread. I love my silicon mat for baking this bread. So simple. But parchment paper will work too. Use your biggest baking sheet and spread it out evenly. *Amazon links included…

  • Recipes/Food Prep

    Keto Cheesecake

    I don’t usually care much for keto baking. I firmly believe that continuing to rely on sweet-tasting foods while trying to maintain a ketogenic diet is defeating the purpose. There’s solid evidence now that consuming diet beverages (artificially sweetened soda pops, etc.) can stimulate an insulin response in the body similar to that produced by sugar. Small amounts of insulin are also released before any sugar enters the bloodstream. This response is known as cephalic phase insulin release. It is triggered by the sight, smell, and taste of food, as well as chewing and swallowing. That’s our body just being its usual wise self. The problem results when there’s actually…

  • Recipes/Food Prep

    Liver – tips and hacks for adding the ultimate Superfood to your diet

    I’m lucky. I like liver. Always have. It was part of the weekly rotation of foods in my home growing up. Mostly because it was an inexpensive meal, but also because we all liked it. Mom loved cooking it because it took only minutes to fry up. Her version was dredged in seasoned flour. Then dropped into a hot oiled cast iron frying pan. A couple of minutes on each side, then onto the plate. That was it. No onions, no sauces or gravy. Served with mashed potatoes and a frozen vegetable. Simple work-night supper.. Growing up, we lived one short block from a small neighbourhood grocery store, the kind…