• 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…

  • 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…

  • Chemotherapy Experiences

    Spectacular Fail!

    As I approach Cycle 4 of my chemotherapy, I once again headed to the lab yesterday to get blood work completed.  Because I live 3 hours from my chemo clinic, I get blood work done on Mondays, read by the chemo nurse on Tuesdays, then get the go-ahead to come for chemo on Thursdays.  It shortens my very long chemo days to be able to do the blood work ahead of time.  This was my idea anyways, but it has not been working out so well for me lately…  Last cycle, my smug self-assurance that what I was doing with the ketogenic diet and the fasting during chemo was making…