Episodes

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.”

LINKS

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.

Sandra Toll

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October 7, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Sandra, talks about how she has overcome numerous chronic health issues with keto as well as helping her father do the same and steer her children through gastric health disorders.

Sandra Toll, also known as KetoCubana, is a wife and mother of two, who teaches Theatre at an urban arts high school in New Jersey. After a lifetime of struggling with weight, PCOS, infertility, insulin resistance, migraines, chronic fatigue, sleep apnea, and chronic pain, Sandra has found a new lease of life in a ketogenic dietary lifestyle. In Spring of 2016, she devoured the works of greats such as Mark Sisson, Nora Gedgaudas, Gary Taubes, Nina Teischolz, Maria Emmerich, Jimmy Moore, the 2KetoDudes and many more. Six months after starting keto, she had lost 60 pounds and had reversed many chronic health issues. Now keto for two and a half years, she has successfully coached friends and family members through a gentle and gradual transition from the S.A.D. to a low-carb/ketogenic approach, connecting them to resources for support.  This all primed her to address her children’s autoimmune and allergy issues through nutrition. As a teacher, Sandra’s strength is in sharing nutritional information with her community. She has discovered a growing passion and interest in the nutritional needs of children and nutrition for disease prevention. Sandra hopes to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in order to further address the nutritional needs in her community.

You can find and follow Sandra on Instagram @ketocubana

This week’s end quote is from Burk Hudson…

Perfection is a road not a destination.

 

Evelyn DeDominicis

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September 25, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Evelyn, talks about her own experience of the menopause as well as what she has learnt working with her clients as a functional medicine nutritionist.

Evelyn is a Functional Medicine Nutritionist specializing in keto, fasting, weight loss resistance and positive mindset for women approaching or going through perimenopause and menopause.

Her website is evelynd.com

This week’s end quote quote is an old Chinese proverb…

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.

 

 

Annette Bosworth, MD

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September 25, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Annette, returns to finish her story and tell us what happened next – how she fought to keep her medical licence and beat felony charges.

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.”

LINKS

Blog BozMD.com

YouTube Dr Boz [Annette Bosworth, MD]

Book Anyway you Can available as paperback, Kindle and audio book

Eating Guide MeToneLife.com

This week’s end quote is from Dame Judi Dench…
It is not good to cross the bridge before you get to it.

Annette Bosworth, MD

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September 8, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Annette, shares her intriguing story and the tough battles she has fought along the way.

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.”

LINKS

This week’s end quote is from Dame Judi Dench…

It takes courage to recognise the real as opposed to the convenient.

Katie Kelleher & Vicky Brown

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September 6, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary women, Katie & Vicky, talk about what it’s like to be new to keto, what they have learned so far and the benefits they are already reaping.

Katie Kelleher is a 34 year old from California who works in a job that every nerd girl dreams of. She’s suffered from body positivity issues most of her life, but she’s trying to turn that around and has even started her Curvy Girl Complications blog to bring to light both the humorous and serious issues of being a Curvy Girl. 

A self-proclaimed, prior sugar fiend, she realized something had to be done when sugar and carbs were making her sick. She heard of keto from a fellow volunteer for GreySave Greyhound adoptions and hasn’t looked back since. She and her boyfriend have both been keto since the end of April 2018. She has been blogging about their experiences since day 1.  

Vicky Brown is a 39 year old Canadian married mother of one living in Japan. As an elementary school teacher she needs as much energy as possible to keep up with her very energetic kids, not to mention her own 2 year old. 

After years of dieting, weight loss groups (such as Weight Watchers), vegetarian, finding out about slow carb, paleo, then primal which led her to hearing about low carb, she finally started “lazy” keto in April of 2018 together with intermittent fasting. 

She has lost about 5 kg, but regained 3 when she went back to America to visit family. Usually she gains much than 3 kilos so this is a bit of a NSV!

Her goals for starting keto are health related. She is currently fighting off a future type 2 diabetes diagnosis but losing weight is a nice bonus. 

BOOKS

Gary Taubes Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

Lily Nichols Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Alternative to the Conventional Nutritional Approach

Norton Juster The Phantom Tollbooth

RESOURCES & LINKS

greysave.org

You can find Katie and Vicky on Facebook @twoketonewbies

This week’s end quote is from C Joybell C…

We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.

 

Karen Mangiacotti

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August 24, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Karen, talks about life in Costa Rica and her and Mark Miller’s new podcast Keto Families.

Karen Mangiacotti is the co-host of the Keto Families and Keto kids podcast with her husband, Mark Miller. Karen and Mark met through Carl Franklin on a podcast they all did together a decade or so ago. Mark, Karen, and Carl all began Keto together after a scary cancer diagnosis for Mark (who is now cancer free!!!) – and the rest is Keto history.

Karen is a writer/speaker/troublemaker whose blogging and vlogging can found at:

DangerSnax.com

Keto Families Podcast

Mondays podcast

DangerSnax on YouTube

This week’s end quote is from Nadia Bolz-Weber…

Many of us are tormented by our idea self versus our actual self. Between our ideal income and our actual income. Our ideal personality and our actual personality. Our ideal weight and our actual weight.

But here’s the thing.

No one’s ever become their idea self. It’s a moving target. It’s this mirage of water in a desert. You spend all your energy trying to get to it – and that just creates more thirst.