• 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…

  • Fasting

    Spring Cleaning on the Inside – My 72 hour fast

    Time for some Spring Cleaning! I have decided it’s time for a changing-of-the-seasons fast. I can’t really tell you why now is the time, but I decided now was the time. It might have something to do with Dr. Al Danenberg’s post about his recent 72 hour fast. https://drdanenberg.com/ketones-72-hour-fast-my-cancer…/   He is a fellow cancer journeyer, a fellow medical professional and Primal Health Coach. He has outlived his terminal diagnosis by over 2 years, thriving on his own unconventional treatment protocol. His blog post about his experience on a recent 72 hour fast tweaked my interest in doing one as well. As many of you know, I used and recommend…

  • 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…