Episodes

Miriam Bair

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April 20, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Miriam, talks about how she juggles a large family and a keto shake business.

Miriam is mother to 6 beautiful children and  she and her husband Chris own and operate their own business – Keto Chow.  Miriam describes Keto Chow as an ultra-low-carbohydrate complete meal replacement shake that is delicious.  Miriam enjoys learning, and teaching her children about the ketogenic lifestyle and how to be healthy.  She tries to be kind and happy and serve those around her.  

You can find out more about Keto Chow and how it came about on their website ketochow.xyz and if you want to try it out for yourself you can get 10 dollars off your purchase by using the promo code ketowoman10.

This week’s quote is from Muhammed Ali Jinnah

There are two powers in the world: one is the sword and one is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power, stronger than both, that of the women.

Amy Berger

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April 13, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Amy, dispels a few keto myths and shares some of her wisdom to help those who are new to keto find their way through the sometimes overwhelming amount of information there is online.

Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP, is a USAF veteran, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who specializes in using low-carbohydrate nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality through eating delicious foods. She loves showing people that getting and staying well doesn’t require starvation, deprivation, or living at the gym. Her motto is, “Real people need real food!” She blogs at www.tuitnutrition.com, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more.

She is the author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.

The articles we talked about in the show:-

This week’s end quote is from Sandra Luchsinger

When you start to panic because Brussel sprouts are so amazing, you can’t stop eating them and then you remember, it used to be Oreos.

Progress not perfection!

Keto life!

 

 

Jeanne Wagner

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April 8, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Jeanne, talks about how she has recently started the ketogenic diet and how she has found the first few months.

Jeanne is a 48 year old photographer who has a day job at a local college in the workforce education department doing marketing, social media, and training for her department. She has a wonderful husband of 11 years and together they’ve rescued 7 cats, 4 cockatiels, a squirrel, and 2 parakeets, of which 5 of the cats and the 2 parakeets remain. She was raised in the dairy farm countryside of upstate New York, and moved down to Florida when she was 12. Having had weight gain since the age of 6, she has struggled with her health and weight most of her life. After many failed diets, a diagnosis of type II diabetes 12 years ago, and a roller coaster ride with more failed diets, she feels that she has finally come across the answers to her prayers in finding the Keto way of life. She is new to the Keto way of eating, just a couple of months in, but she is singleminded in her efforts to reverse her diabetes and become healthy again.

Confused about where to start? Check out the Newbies section on the Ketogenic Forums.

 

This week’s end quote is from Napoleon Hill.

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

Chef Taffiny Elrod

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April 1, 2018

Daisy talks to regular guest Taffiny Elrod and together they share some recipes for chips ‘n’ dips.

Taffiny Elrod is a professional chef and culinary instructor located in New York City and New York’s Hudson Valley. With over 15 years of professional culinary experience, she has cooked and taught many culinary styles with a special interest in food for health and culinary traditions. Most recently, she taught professional cooking for veterans returning to the work force in New York City before opening a small restaurant with her husband in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Inspired by her success with her own ketogenic/Low Carb High Fat diet, she launched a cooking website called Keto Cooking School where she shares recipes and techniques, and plans to explore the connection between traditional, classical and the ketogenic way of eating.

Taffiny’s website is ketocookingschool.com

If you want to get in touch with Taffiny, her contact details are:-

Recipes

 

Taffiny’s recipes can all be found on her website Keto Cooking School

 

Daisy’s recipes are on the forum…

 

Chicken Liver Pâté

Seed Crackers

This week’s end quote is from Ella Woodward (aka Deliciously Ella)…

“When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.”

 

 

Richard Morris & Carl Franklin (aka the 2 Keto Dudes)

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March 23, 2018

Daisy talks to two extraordinary dudes about Ketofest 2018 and the other fab stuff they have been getting up to.

Carl Franklin and Richard Morris are the 2 keto dudes. – they both had type 2 diabetes, they both reversed their disease with a ketogenic diet.  The 2 keto dudes produce multiple podcasts on Ketogenic dieting including Keto Woman, The Obesity Code Podcast, and 2 Keto Dudes.

They also turn a town in Connecticut ketogenic every year …

Ketofest

Imagine spending a weekend with hundreds of other low-carbers in a coastal New England town turned keto! Within four blocks, you will interact with world-class speakers, patronize local restaurants serving real keto dishes, attend a pig roast where you don’t have to worry about sugar in the sauce, learn how to cook your own keto dishes, attend talks on various keto-related topics, take fat-adapted fitness classes, and network with other ketogenic warriors.

ketofest.com

The cheap tickets available during the Kickstarter campaign will only be available until the end of March, at which point all the prices go up.

Carol Hawkins

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March 23, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Carol, talks about running marathons using intervals and heart rate training.

 

Carol is a 54 year old mother of two daughters, wife of 32 years and owns and runs a hearing clinic. She loves to run marathons and has even run through Disney World doing their marathon. She has lost 50 ponds, after starting keto a couple of years ago, and has noticed a big improvement in her running and recovery as well as knee pain, blood pressure and GI issues. Carol uses the Maffetone and Galloway methods for running and has found they greatly improve her ability and enjoyment of running.

Links:

Galloway method http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/run-walk/
Chi Running https://www.chirunning.com/
Born To Run http://www.chrismcdougall.com/born-to-run/
Wheat Belly http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/
The Big Fat Surprise https://thebigfatsurprise.com/
Maffetone method https://philmaffetone.com/method/
Primal Endurance https://www.marksdailyapple.com/

Links to the recipes that Carol mentioned:

Twice-baked cauliflower

Alfredo sauce

Raspberry cheesecake fat bombs

 

This week’s end quote is from Nina Kuscsik. She is quite some lady and you can read more about her here.

Running gives freedom. When you run you can determine your own tempo. You can choose your own course and think whatever you want. Nobody tells you what to do.

Amber O’Hearn part II

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March 9, 2018

Amber returns for Part 2 of all things Carnivore and continues to answer listener questions.

Amber O’Hearn, M.Sc., is a data scientist by profession with a background in math, computer science, linguistics, and psychology. She has been studying and experimenting with ketogenic diets since 1997, and more recently writing and speaking about her findings. Her review on the evolutionary appropriateness and benefit of weaning babies onto a meat-based, high fat, low carb diet, was included as testimony defending Tim Noakes in his recent trial.  Amber has been eating a carnivorous diet for over 8 years.

 

Articles mentioned:

Intermittent metabolic switching, neuroplasticity and brain health
Mark P. Mattson, Keelin Moehl, Nathaniel Ghena, Maggie Schmaedick& Aiwu Cheng
Nature Reviews Neuroscience volume 19, pages 63–80 (2018)
https://www.nature.com/articles/nrn.2017.156

Sodium, Nutritional Ketosis, and Adrenal Function
Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD  Jeff Volek, PhD, RD on December 14, 2017
https://blog.virtahealth.com/sodium-nutritional-ketosis-keto-flu-adrenal-function/

Amber’s lecture at Breckenridge:

https://lcb18.sched.com/event/D7Im/ketosis-without-starvation-the-human-advantage

 

Ketosis without starvation: the human advantage

Ketosis is a natural physiological state when fasting. Many species make use of a ketogenic metabolism under conditions of food shortage, and because of this, some researchers call a ketogenic diet a “fasting mimicking diet”. What is less often appreciated is that ketosis naturally arises in other contexts. Many mammals use ketones during gestation and suckling, breastfeeding human infants among them. The reason appears to be connected to brain growth; ketone bodies provide both fuel and raw material for growing brains. Humans have exceptionally large and complex brains, and our brains continue to grow long past weaning, with structural changes continuing into adulthood. Interestingly, we also have an unparalleled ability to achieve and maintain ketosis even when energy and protein needs are met and greatly exceeded, so long as carbohydrate intake is minimised. This ability is particularly pronounced in childhood. For this unusual trait to have developed, there must have been a selective advantage and pressure to maintain ketosis even when gluconeogenic substrate was available. In this presentation, I will review evidence for this trait and its uniqueness, its connection to brain evolution and health, and implications for ketogenic diets.

The end quote from this week’s show is from Fran Lebowitz:

“My favourite animal is steak.”

 

Amber O’Hearn part I

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March 9, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Amber, discusses all things Carnivore.

Amber O’Hearn, M.Sc., is a data scientist by profession with a background in math, computer science, linguistics, and psychology. She has been studying and experimenting with ketogenic diets since 1997, and more recently writing and speaking about her findings. Her review on the evolutionary appropriateness and benefit of weaning babies onto a meat-based, high fat, low carb diet, was included as testimony defending Tim Noakes in his recent trial.  Amber has been eating a carnivorous diet for over 8 years.

Articles mentioned:

Intermittent metabolic switching, neuroplasticity and brain health
Mark P. Mattson, Keelin Moehl, Nathaniel Ghena, Maggie Schmaedick& Aiwu Cheng
Nature Reviews Neuroscience volume 19, pages 63–80 (2018)
https://www.nature.com/articles/nrn.2017.156

Sodium, Nutritional Ketosis, and Adrenal Function
Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD  Jeff Volek, PhD, RD on December 14, 2017
https://blog.virtahealth.com/sodium-nutritional-ketosis-keto-flu-adrenal-function/

Amber’s lecture at Breckenridge:

https://lcb18.sched.com/event/D7Im/ketosis-without-starvation-the-human-advantage

 

Ketosis without starvation: the human advantage

Ketosis is a natural physiological state when fasting. Many species make use of a ketogenic metabolism under conditions of food shortage, and because of this, some researchers call a ketogenic diet a “fasting mimicking diet”. What is less often appreciated is that ketosis naturally arises in other contexts. Many mammals use ketones during gestation and suckling, breastfeeding human infants among them. The reason appears to be connected to brain growth; ketone bodies provide both fuel and raw material for growing brains. Humans have exceptionally large and complex brains, and our brains continue to grow long past weaning, with structural changes continuing into adulthood. Interestingly, we also have an unparalleled ability to achieve and maintain ketosis even when energy and protein needs are met and greatly exceeded, so long as carbohydrate intake is minimised. This ability is particularly pronounced in childhood. For this unusual trait to have developed, there must have been a selective advantage and pressure to maintain ketosis even when gluconeogenic substrate was available. In this presentation, I will review evidence for this trait and its uniqueness, its connection to brain evolution and health, and implications for ketogenic diets.

The end quote from this week’s show is from Robert Breault:

“For the most part, we carnivores do not eat other carnivores. We prefer to eat our vegetarian friends.”

 

Barb Easter

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February 23, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Barb, shows us how to budget our lives to maximise happiness.

Barb – in her own words!

I’m Barb –a Canadian woman who is a bomb-ass wife and mother of two. I feed my people mostly keto on a hardcore budget. I get to chat with Daisy about doing budget keto in Canada, firmly parenting small people who only want candy and boogers as sources of nutrition, and how I found the best that Hawaii had to offer without ever visiting the islands. Daisy let me write this bio myself!

Budgeting
Grandmas Jars Budget Coaching
Dryrun for Businesses

Capsule wardrobe
The Vivienne Files

This week’s end quote is from Florence Griffith Joyner-

When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore.

Barb’s top tip – “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” – was popularised by Voltaire but goes back a lot further. This is from Wikipedia

The phrase is found in Italian as Il meglio è nemico del bene (The better is enemy of the good), attested since the 1603 Proverbi italiani (Italian Proverbs), by Orlando Pescetti.

The phrase was popularized by Voltaire. He first used the saying in Italian in the article “Art Dramatique” in the 1770 edition of the Dictionnaire philosophique. It subsequently appeared in French in his moral poem, “La Bégueule”, in Contes (Tales), 1772, which starts, ascribing it to an unnamed “Italian sage” or “wise Italian”:

Dans ses écrits, un sage Italien
Dit que le mieux est l’ennemi du bien.
(In his writings, a wise Italian
says that the better is the enemy of good.)

This sentiment in English literature can be traced back to Shakespeare. In his tragedy King Lear, the Duke of Albany warns of “striving to better, oft we mar what’s well” and in Sonnet 103:

Were it not sinful then, striving to mend,
To mar the subject that before was well?

See also an article about it from Gretchen Rubin.

Ho’oponpono

This is Barb’s simple language sheet that she put together for Ho’oponopono. See also Joe Vitali, and Dr. Hew Len, as well as Wikipedia of course.

Hoʻoponopono is a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. The Hawaiian word translates into English simply as correction, with the synonyms manage or supervise.

“Hoʻoponopono” is defined in the Hawaiian Dictionary as:

(a) “To put to rights; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up make orderly or neat, administer, superintend, supervise, manage, edit, work carefully or neatly; to make ready, as canoemen preparing to catch a wave.”
(b) “Mental cleansing: family conferences in which relationships were set right (hoʻoponopono) through prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, and mutual restitution and forgiveness.” [13]

The process begins with prayer.
A statement of the problem is made.
The transgression is discussed.
Family members are expected to work problems through and cooperate, and to not “hold fast to the fault”.
One or more periods of silence may be taken for reflection on the entanglement of emotions and injuries.
Everyone’s feelings are acknowledged.
Confession, repentance and forgiveness take place with the following words spoken by all:
I love you
I’m sorry
Please forgive me
Thank you

Everyone releases (kala) each other, letting go
We cut off the past (ʻoki)
Together we close the event with food to symbolize the letting go and new beginning.

Brooke Shumaker

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February 23, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Brooke, shares her passion for walking and restorative exercise.

Brooke is a movement teacher and personal trainer who lives in Kirkland, Washington, just outside Seattle. When she’s not homeschooling her 2 boys, she can be found walking dogs and walking with friends. She enjoys inspiring others to value walking, and teaches Restorative Exercise to help her clients get better and keep moving as they age. She can be found on Facebook at Coach Brooke and she blogs at Go Walk the Talk.

The book Brooke mentioned was Move your DNA by Katy Bowman and the website is Nutritious Movement.

This week’s end quote is from Olivia Newton-John-

“I don’t know what my path is yet. I’m just walking on it.”