Episodes

#59 Rebekah Farmer

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December 8, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Rebekah, shares her powerful story about staying true to herself in the face of misdiagnoses.

Rebekah has rekindled her love for nutrition and culinary arts, with a new and large emphasis on healing through nutrition, healthy lifestyle, food as medicine, and mental health. She is currently offering individualized health coaching for weight loss, strength training, lifestyle management, and dietary/nutrition guidance and support to overcome the issues that hold us back from our goals – from autoimmune, IBS and IBD, mood disorders, epilepsy, skin issues, drug addiction, and chronic pain. She has over 13 years of experience navigating through it all and hopes to help others, possibly and hopefully sparing some the high out-of-pocket expenses often associated with functional medicine. She is still recovering and taking one day at a time.

 

Her weaknesses and fears have turned into tools for healing, freedom, recovery, and experience/skills to now help others embrace themselves for all that they are, and learn to heal and overcome through love and practical guidance. Every day is not perfect, but it is always a perfect moment to be your best and strive for wellness in every way.

 

She hopes to inspire others to learn that change is possible when we grow from the bottom up and inside out.

 

You can connect with Rebekah on social media:

Instagram

You Tube

Facebook

You Tube video about Central Sensitisation Syndrome (CSS) – Mayo Clinic

 

The book Rebekah mentioned that was written by her aunt – Kat James – is

The Truth About Beauty: Transform Your Looks And Your Life From The Inside Out

This week’s end quote is from Glenda, the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz written by Frank Baum.

“You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.“

Carrie Brown returns

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December 8, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Carrie, returns to share how she evicted her Lyme disease in just 2 months with the help of a homotoxicologist and a naturopathic doctor.

Carrie is an ex-professional pastry chef, turned cookbook author, recipe developer, freelance photographer with a crazy, four country, three continent-spanning resume which includes such things as a chocolate TV show, a chocolate cookbook, and making pastries for the Queen of England.  She trained at the National Bakery School in London and has now turned her pastry chef talents to creating scrumptious keto/low carb food to help the world eat smarter, live better, and put the healthy back into healthy.

She has published 5 cookbooks and shares her tales of food, travel, and adventure from her splendid single life in the sane lane, as well as her trials and triumphs with Bi-polar Disorder, Adrenal Fatigue, Lyme disease, a massive E-coli infection, a myriad of food sensitivities, and her journey back to slim and vibrant on her blog CarrieBrown.com.

Carrie also shares her love, skills, passion for delicious healthy food, and humor in a Facebook Group – The Keto Kitchen with Carrie Brown – as well as bouncing around all the usual social media platforms as The Real Carrie Brown.

Carrie’s buddies say of her…

“Carrie can often be found in the kitchen, surrounded by her four-legged friends, concocting, devising, developing, and figuring out how to make the impossible very possible (and affordable).

And we love her for it.”

Links

Instagram @therealcarriebrown

Twitter @CarrieBrownBlog

You Tube The Real Carrie Brown

Blog Carrie Brown

Facebook The Real Carrie Brown

The Keto Kitchen with Carrie Brown

Cookbooks

 

This week’s end quote was suggested by Katie Kelleher and is from Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling.

“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Jessie Greger

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December 8, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Jessie, shares her thru-hiking adventure of the Pacific Crest Trail last year and how she went against the usual carb-heavy grain and fueled herself ketogenically by making her own dehydrated meals which she now produces and sells as a thriving business – Next Mile Meals.

In April 2017, Jessie quit her full-time desk-job in the tech world and found herself at Mile 1 of the Pacific Crest Trail, the beginning of a five-month journey that would have her walk the entire span of the United States, hiking from Mexico to Canada through three states and over 2600 miles. All while ketogenic. Going against the conventional wisdom that thru-hiking and endurance sports need to be fueled by carbs, she became the first ketogenic thru-hiker, proving it can be done and paving the way for other hikers and adventurers to tackle their own outdoor achievements and activities.

After her fellow hikers and social media followers asked repeatedly where they, too, could find ketogenic backpacking food, she realized that the meals she had handmade and crafted might help others just like her. And so, in the middle of a mountain range near the Oregon border, her company — Next Mile Meals — was created. Fully launched in 2018, Next Mile Meals has helped thousands of ketogenic hikers, low carb campers, and adventurers with special dietary needs keep participating in their favorite activities without sacrificing their diet or their health.

You can find out more about Jessie and her keto meals at NextMileMeals.com and follow her on Instagram @NextMileMeals.

If you are a keto adventurer or maybe you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for someone who is, use the code KETOWOMAN for 10% off all regularly priced meals. Happy adventuring keto lovelies.

This week’s end quote is from Nellie Bly. Nellie Bly was an American journalist, inventor and charity worker. Inspired by Jules Verne’s novel, she set off on a round-the-world-journey attempting to break the fictional account’s 80 day record, and she did. She completed the journey in 1889 travelling nearly 25 thousand miles mostly alone.

“I’ve always had the feeling that nothing is impossible if one applies a certain amount of energy in the right direction. If you want to do it, you can do it.”

 

Andreas Eenfeldt

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December 8, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary man, Dr Andreas Eenfeldt, talks about what led him to start the now infamous Diet Doctor website and how it has grown into a thriving content-generating machine with over 40 coworkers.

Dr Eenfeldt is a Swedish medical doctor specialized in family medicine. He is the founder and CEO of Diet Doctor – a fast-growing team of more than 40 co-workers. The Diet Doctor website is completely free from ads, product sales or industry sponsorship. It’s instead fully funded by the people, via an optional membership. Diet Doctor is by far the largest low-carb and keto website in the world, with over 350,000 daily visits.

During the last ten years Dr. Eenfeldt has authored the biggest health blog in Sweden and a #1 best-selling book on nutrition that’s been translated in to eight languages. He may be partly responsible for a past butter shortage in his home country, and one of his conference presentations on low carb has been viewed over 600,000 times on YouTube.

Dr. Eenfeldt is also on the board of The Dietary Science Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving scientific knowledge and helping more people live healthier lives.

Dr. Eenfeldt lives in Karlstad, Sweden with his significant other and their two young daughters. He spends just about all his waking hours either with his family or working on DietDoctor.com. He’s the author of many of the core information pages on the site.

This week’s end quote is from The Buddha

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.

Jo Pollott & Lucy Burns

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November 16, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary GPs, Jo & Lucy, share some tips and advice on how to get the most out of the relationship you have with your GP – how you can be a better patient and maybe even how you can get them to be a better GP!

Jo Pollott is a GP, originally from Canterbury in the  U.K., who has been living in Melbourne, Australia for over 7 years.   She found the keto diet through her own personal frustration with weight management having tried multiple diets in the past. She now enjoys applying low carb principles in her practice and is excited by the changes she has already seen in multiple patients. Outside of work, Jo loves to keep active by doing a mixture of strength training, HIIT classes and lots of walking. She is a frustrated broadway star and sings in a choir whilst waiting to be discovered! 

Lucy Burns is a GP in Frankston just south of Melbourne, Australia. She discovered Keto like many people after years of yoyo dieting. She found that as she got older following the standard low fat style of dieting was unsustainable and unsuccessful. Another Dr friend introduced her to keto and she was hooked. A year later she opened her low carb general practice clinic called Epiphany Medical Weight Loss. Her strong belief is to empower people to manage their health through nutrition and the low carb way of living. When she isn’t doctoring, Lucy lives with her husband, 2 teenage daughters,  2 dogs, 4 cats, 3 horses, 4 ducks, 3 frogs a goat and a miniature cow.

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This week’s end quote was recommended by Terri Gigi White and is from Norman Vincent Peale…

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

Darla Hall

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November 16, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Darla, talks about how CrossFit training helped her overcome her fears after a serious car accident in her teens and go on to becoming a CrossFit coach herself.

Darla is a CrossFit level 1 trainer who has a love for people and helping them change their lives for the better. She is a southerner to the core – born and raised in Alabama – and is married to her favourite human on the planet, Dan. They have two boys – Judah and Journey. Darla is a self-employed graphic designer, photographer and all-round creative professional with a passion for health and fitness. She has recently been building her personal brand to reach out and inspire others to be healthier, to build healthier families and break the perfect off of all of us. She has launched a line of gym/athletic leisure wear and all the pieces have empowering meanings behind the designs. She is also planning her first reset retreat where she will spend 7 hours with a small group of women teaching them how to go hard after their goals, eat healthier and be stronger – strong body, strong mind, strong spirit.


RESET retreat in November:

Invest a day in yourself.

Sweat. Breathe. Fuel. Learn. Be.

Let me put tools in your hands to build a better you… a stronger you…

Strong Body. Strong Mind. Strong Spirit.


This will be a 7 hour day of inspiration, motivation, learning, sweating, healthy food, and breaking unhealthy mindsets!

Darla has been a ketogenic cross fitter for over a year and she loves how she feels being fat fuelled. As a crossfit trainer, she loves helping her athletes push through their physical and mental barriers at the gym and she believes that the things we accomplish in the gym translates into many other areas of our lives.

 

 

This week’s end quote is from Unknown…

“You need to ignore what everyone else is doing and achieving. Your life is about breaking your own limits and outgrowing yourself to live YOUR best life. You are not in competition with anyone else; plan to outdo your past, not other people.”

Claire McDonnell Liu

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October 31, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Claire, shares her family’s incredible story about how they turned their two children’s severe health problems around with real food rather than medication.

Claire managed her daughter’s debilitating epilepsy condition and son’s alopecia and eczema with low carb and keto real foods, medication free.  

Claire has since qualified as a Naturopathic Nutrition Advisor, specialising in supporting women and families to make changes to foods and their health.  Her nutrition programmes are real food, sugar-free, LCHF, keto focused. 

Their children’s incredible results have inspired Claire and her husband Justin to launch their non-profit Leafie.org and they are helping families to change up their everyday foods by swapping processed sugary stuff with simple snacks and meals through their online resources:

This week’s end quote is from Hippocrates:

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

 

Annette Bosworth, MD

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October 31, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Annette, turns the tables on Daisy to use her as an example patient to discuss migraines and sleep problems.

Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Annette Bosworth, MD is an Internal Medicine physician with over 19 years of experience helping patients overcome long-term, chronic conditions through lifestyle adjustment, preventive medicine, and other therapeutic paths. She’s been mentioned in media outlets ranging from CNN, Time, US News & World Report, to Fox News.

In addition to medicine, she loves speaking at town halls, jails, churches and universities. From politics to mission work, she lets her faith lead her to the next chapter of life-always looking for teachable moments. Along with her husband, she savors the adventure of raising three energetic, fast-growing sons through debate, wrestling, music, and theater. She fights for the underdog and encourages patients with chronic health problems to “Fight it ANYWAY YOU CAN. Ketones for Life.”

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This week’s end quote is from Margaret Mead.

 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

Lisa Bailey

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October 14, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Lisa, talks about her nutrition and fitness business in Scotland and her own journey to wellness.

Lisa is 51 years old and hails originally from Bournemouth, in the south of England. She lives in a small village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, with her husband Nick and their menagerie of 2 labradoodles (Skye and Mouse), one cat (Gobolino), 6 chickens, one cockerel, 5 ducks (and yes, they do all have names!!) and a tank of tropical fish! She is also the proud Mum of four wonderful sons, all in their twenties.

As a child Lisa suffered from a lot of ill-health, resulting in numerous courses of antibiotics. She developed intestinal issues from an early age, which she finally self-diagnosed as gluten intolerance and intestinal permeability (leaky gut) once she had qualified as a nutritionist. She was a vegetarian for 27 years, but five years ago, after much research and reading, she discovered the paleo diet, which helped resolve her gluten intolerance. She attempted this initially as a vegetarian but eventually realised that adding meat and fish was going to be necessary to improve her health. She later transitioned to low carb, briefly played with keto and finally turned to a carnivorous way of eating last October, which had a surprising result for a 20 year health condition she had!

Lisa had a complete “MOT” in April, 6 months into the carnivore way of eating, looking at her cholesterol, bloods, vitamin levels, heart & lung health etc and came away with outstanding results, and the statement “whatever you are doing – keep doing it!” She also had a uBiome test done recently to explore her gut bacteria since this dietary change, which you can read about in a detailed blog on her website here.

 

As a qualified Personal Trainer, (with specialised certifications in Kettlebell training, HIIT training and Cardio Kickboxing), a qualified Naturopathic Nutritionist and Primal Health Coach, Lisa brings the essential combination of both nutrition and movement to her clients. With her counselling and relaxation therapist qualifications she also provides positive mind-set coaching and relaxation therapies. Treating people holistically is a crucial part of Lisa’s approach, as she firmly believes that the body and mind are connected and that we need to look at the whole rather than the part. Every client is treated as per their individual needs, not as a “one size fits all”. Lisa’s own experiences with both intestinal problems and physical injuries have given her valuable insight into how difficult it can be for people who are suffering with various conditions.

 

Her new online kettlebell training program “The Kettlebell Cure” will be available later this year, and is aimed at complete beginners; men and women who have never lifted a kettlebell, and indeed may never have lifted any weights at all, and are nervous, apprehensive and worried about doing so. Her aim is to open up this kind of training to all ages and fitness levels because of the multitude of benefits it provides; from increasing lean muscle tissue, to burning fat, to improving bone density and joint mobility and overall flexibility. Kettlebells develop incredible core strength, helping to protect and strengthen backs, knees etc and even the pelvic floor muscles.

To connect with Lisa:

  • Twitter @LBaileyHealth
  • Facebook @LisaBaileyHealth
  • Instagram @lisabaileyhealth
  • Linked In Lisa Bailey
  • Website lisabaileyhealth.com

This week’s end quote is from Robert Urich…

A healthy outside starts from the inside.

Amy Chirico

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October 7, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Amy, talks about how she juggles her busy life as a pediatric intensive care physician with bringing up two toddlers.

Amy Chirico is a pediatric critical care medicine doctor in northern New Jersey where she lives with her husband and two toddler daughters. Her weight struggles began at an early age and she spent years yo-yo dieting and searching for a sustainable plan to lose and maintain her weight. She feels that keto, along with active work on her mindset and perspective, are the solutions for which she’s been searching all along and have benefited her in so many ways beyond weight loss. Her goals now include spreading the word about the benefits and myths about keto to her colleagues in the medical community, her patients and their families when possible, and anyone else who will listen, and providing support to others getting started or maintaining their keto way of eating. 

Podcasts Amy learned mind work from (neither advocate any specific diet plan):

Weight loss for busy physicians Katrina Ubell, MD

Primal Potential Elizabeth Benton

This week’s end quote is from Louise Hay…

I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking then the problems fix themselves.