• 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…

  • 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…

  • Fasting,  My Story

    Spring Cleaning Fast – The week after…

    It’s been an interesting week of physiological changes after my 36 hour fast. Since many of the benefits of fasting manifest after the period of the fast, I thought that another report would be a good idea. I don’t want anyone to go away with the idea that I dropped 6.5 lbs in 3 days and merrily went away and on with life. Nope…   So here’s what really happened:   Weight: As soon as I resumed eating, my GI tract started to fill up again with food and food residue, so the scale started inching upwards. Although I resumed a very low carb diet, I also likely restored at…