Episodes

Carrie Diulus

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July 6, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Carrie, talks about her busy life as an orthopaedic spine surgeon and thriving type 1 diabetic and how she maintains the mental focus she needs for her work with a ketogenic vegan diet.

Dr. Carrie Diulus is one of just a handful of board certified female orthopaedic spine surgeons in the United States. She practices “patient-centered” medicine rather than the traditional “disease-centered” model. She starts by identifying all of the factors that influence a patient’s health. This understanding is then combined with state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical and medical care including complementary and nutritional approaches to develop an individualized program for each patient’s unique needs.

This is the philosophy Dr. Diulus brought to the Crystal Clinic Spine Wellness Center in Akron, Ohio. Prior to joining the Crystal Clinic in 2014, Dr. Diulus was a spine surgeon in the Center for Spine Health at the Cleveland Clinic and she maintains privileges at Cleveland Clinic regional hospitals.

Dr. Carrie, received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Prior to her orthopaedic surgery training at the Cleveland Clinic she trained as a pathologist. She completed her spine fellowship with the SpineCare Medical Group in San Francisco.

Additionally Dr. Diulus is a thriving Type 1 diabetic who utilizes a low carbohydrate diet with specialized insulin strategies both for herself and her diabetic patients to have powerful impact on the management of these conditions.

Dr. Diulus has co-authored, textbook chapters, presented at national and international professional meetings, teaches and leads instructional courses for the North American Spine Society, and is on the Ethics Board for the North American Spine Society. She is published in the areas of orthopaedics, lifestyle modification, nutrition, diabetes, healthcare IT, pathology and biomaterials. Her research focuses on reducing the burden of chronic disease and total cost of care along with reducing and improving comorbidities while improving outcomes in orthopaedic and spine patients

Links

  • Website
  • Instagram where Carrie posts food and recipes, etc. is @carriediulusmd
  • Facebook @carriediulusmd
  • Twitter @cadiulus

The recipe book Carrie mentioned was The Plantpower Way by Julie Piatt & Rich Roll and the Facebook group was Vegan Keto Made Simple

This week’s end quote is from Flora Whittemore

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Kim Gajraj & Amanda Åkesson

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July 2, 2018

This week Kim and Amanda from Diet Doctor come on the show to offer some advice and support for low carb/keto beginners.

 

Kim discovered low carb around 5 years ago after experimenting with various ways of eating, including juice “fasts” and vegan diets! The fantastic energy levels and disappearance of cravings convinced her that low carb was a lifestyle that could really benefit her health long term. She studied an MSc in International Development with a specialization in food security and nutrition in 2014-2015 and moved to Bolivia to work with food provision systems and poverty reduction. However, she continued to research low carb diets passionately and, noticing the lack of good information on low carb in Spanish, she set up a blog to translate information for Spanish-speaking people.

 

In August 2017 she attended Low Carb USA in San Diego, where Andreas Eenfeldt mentioned during his presentation that he was looking for someone to launch Diet Doctor in Spanish. She applied for the position, got the job, and in October 2017 made a move to Stockholm, Sweden to take up a position as head of the Spanish Diet Doctor site. She now continues to run the site and also works as an editor and writer on the English site, DietDoctor.com. Kim is really happy to now be working full time on what has been a real passion for several years, helping other people change their lives with low carb, too.

Amanda is a writer for the low-carb site Diet Doctor, and has been following some form of low-carb or keto diet since 2014, but it took A LONG TIME for her to get it just right. Before that she simply avoided starch and sugar as much as she could, but didn’t calorie count.

Her success story has been featured on the Diet Doctor website and the link can be found in the show notes.

Amanda is currently really interested in mental health and keto, gut issues, body image and body acceptance, and whether we should restrict protein on a low-carb diet.

Links for the Diet Doctor website and the resources we discussed on the show

Low carb diet for beginners

Keto diet for beginners

Get started (free 2-week keto challenge)

Our visual guides

Recipes

Keto flu and how to cure it

This week’s end quote is from Eleanor Roosevelt.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…. Do the thing you think you cannot do.

Jessica Turton

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June 26, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Jessica, who talks about her recovery from eating disorders and her career as a dietitian in Australia.

Jessica is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutrition Researcher based in Sydney Australia. She successfully completed her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney in 2017. Her Master’s Research Project was to conduct a systematic review of all low-carbohydrate diets in the management of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. The review has recently been published in PLOS ONE (March 2018).

Jessica’s passion and drive for nutrition not only stems from her love of science, it has also been influenced by her own health journey. Prior to studying nutrition at university, Jessica struggled with multiple eating disorders which took over 5 years of her teenage life and adolescence. In 2016, she learned about the fundamentals of human biochemistry and discovered the toxic role that Calorie (energy) restriction played in her psychological health. This led her to begin researching low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets which she immediately implemented in her own life. It was this diet change that led Jessica to rekindle her love for food and experience what she likes to call “Food Freedom” for life.

When Jessica became a qualified dietitian in 2017 she made a commitment to empower as many people as she could with the knowledge, skills and support to break free from the vicious dieting cycle and truly experience “Food Freedom” for the rest of their lives. Jessica provides nutrition and dietetics services via Ellipse Health and enjoys working with clients all over Australia and internationally via phone and Skype to help them reach their individual health goals.

Links

Jessica’s website – Ellipse Health

Ellipse Health

 

“Food Freedom” e-book

e-Book

 

Instagram

jessicaturton_dietitian

 

Facebook

ellipsehealth

 

Jessica’s published systematic review

systematic review

 

This week’s end quote is from Kate Le Page and is a reminder for anyone who is recovering from an eating disorder to just take a breath and reflect on how far they have come and to be kind to themselves when it feels like things aren’t always going quite to plan.

My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.

Amy Berger returns

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June 26, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Amy, returns to the podcast to talk about common stumbling blocks that women face trying to lose weight on low carb/keto.

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.

 

This week’s end quote is from Michelle Obama

Let’s be very clear: strong men – men who are truly role models – don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. People who are truly powerful bring others together.

 

Caryn Zinn

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June 26, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Caryn, talks about her PhD thesis and ongoing nutrition research and her holistic approach to clinical practice.

Dr Caryn Zinn is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian and a Senior Lecturer at AUT University, NZ. Her research and clinical practice work focuses on the whole-food, low carbohydrate, healthy fat (LCHF) nutrition approach and its application to metabolic health and sports performance. Caryn has 22 years of consulting experience as a dietitian.

She is also a co-author of three books which can be found at whatthefatbook.com.

What The Fat? Fats in, Sugars out

 

What The Fat? Sports Performance and her most recent one, What The Fast!

 

You can find out more about Caryn and her clinical practice at her website carynzinn.com

or find her on:

Facebook

Twitter

 

This week’s end quote is an old Maori proverb.

“Hurihia to aroaro ki te ra tukuna to atarangi kia taka ki muri i a koe.”

“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.”

 

Public Health Collaboration

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June 26, 2018

This week Daisy is reporting back from the Public Health Collaboration Conference held in London and is joined by Louise Reynolds for an overview.

The Public Health Collaboration is a charity dedicated to informing and implementing healthy decisions for better public health. In the UK 25% of adults are obese – the highest prevalence in Europe – and Type 2 Diabetes has risen 65% in the past 10 years with no sign of slowing down. Both cost the NHS 16 billion pounds a year. The PHC publish evidence-based reports on the most pressing public health issues alongside coordinated campaigns and implementing initiatives for improving public health. The director – Sam Feltham – ran a fitness boot camp for 5 years which he closed in March 2016 to focus fully on running the PHC. The founding members are a combination of medical professionals all dedicated to pushing for real change. You can find out more about the PHC and show your support by subscribing to the newsletter for just a pound at PHCUK.org or donate more to get all sorts of other goodies.

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Quotes

“Unless you are a cow, stop grazing!   “

Dr Zoë Harcombe PhD

“People who eat more than 3 times a day are more likely to have food addictions.”

Dr Trudi Deakin PhD

“You don’t die of diabetes, you die of the treatment, the mis-management of the disease.”

Prof Tim Noakes

“Don’t compete with what you eat.”

Dr Scott Murray

Mary McNeight

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June 26, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Mary, talks about her passion and career as a diabetes medical alert dog trainer and her incredible journey from being almost housebound and crippled with pain to being full of energy and life.

Mary McNeight is one of the top medical alert service dog trainers in the US.  She has helped to train over 150 medical alert dogs for diabetes, seizures, migraines, POTS, and AFib with people from all over the world through online and in person classes.  Mary has won multiple national awards for her training, spoken at dog training conferences on the topic of service dog training, been an expert witness for court cases involving service dogs, been featured on TV, radio and all over the internet.  Mary is a teacher, an author and a disability rights advocate, has a Canine Studies Certificate and has attended over 20 educational conferences on the science of dog training.  She started her service dog training program in 2008 because she needed a service dog and could find no one to help her train her own dog.

Mary was originally diagnosed with depression and social anxiety, but after learning how to train medical alert dogs for diabetes using her own dog, she found out that her zombie panic anxiety attacks were actually severe hypoglycemia episodes when her dog started spontaneously alerting her 10 minutes before her blood sugar went low.  Eventually, like her father, and grandparents on both sides of her family, she became a type 2 diabetic. Mary started Keto in October of 2017 and has lost 40 lbs, reduced neuropathy, migraines, eczema, high blood pressure and her endometriosis symptoms, stabilized her severe blood sugar swings and her A1C has gone from 6.7 to 5.1.

The book Mary mentioned was by Don Colbert MD – Dr Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet.

 

Liame the Wonder dog

Service dog training program information can be found at ServiceDogAcademy.com

and Mary’s Medical Alert Dog Monday video series can be found here.

 

Want advice on how not to get scammed by a puppy breeder?

Watch this video.

 

Mary recreates that famous scene in When Harry met Sally to illustrate how to get your dogs used to the loud, obnoxious and unpredictable public yelling and screaming that can happen in this video.

 

Mary McNeight, CCS, BGS

Director of Training and Behavior

 

Service Dog Academy – www.servicedogacademy.com

Diabetic Alert Dog University – www.diabeticalertdoguniversity.com

 

Featured Speaker at Association of Professional Dog Trainers Conference 2013

Winner of Dr. Robert Curran New Trix Award 2012

Winner of PAWS Hero Pet 2012

Winner of APDT Train Your Dog Month 2011

 

This week’s end quotes…

 

Robert Wagner

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.”

Franklin P Jones

“Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.”

 

Liz Myers & Brenda Zorn

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May 19, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary women, Liz & Brenda, talk about their exciting biking expedition across America to Ketofest last summer.

Liz is a 43 year old computer nerd who has been obese her entire life. She had gastric bypass surgery in 2003, but experienced weight creep over the years. In late 2014 she was diagnosed with Lipedema, which led her to concentrate on losing weight with little success. She went full keto in March 2017.

She lives with her amazingly supportive husband, two dogs and a parrot.

Liz spends most of her free time being unladylike, riding an overgrown dirtbike or snowmobiles.  Between seasons she can be found in the shed, surrounded by tools and bits of motorcycles.
She particularly enjoys making men uncomfortable when they ask when she’s going to get a real bike, or give her unsolicited advice on tire pressure.

Brenda has 4 years invested in the ketogenic and fasting communities, and has guided many to better health.

She cured her own T2DM with a combination of a ketogenic diet and fasting and it has become her lifelong ambition to help others recover from diabetes and obesity. She has recently started working as a nutritional educator with Dr Jason Fung and Megan Ramos’s Intensive Dietary Management program.

Her story has appeared on The Diet Doctor site, and she has been a guest on numerous ketogenic lifestyle podcasts including 2KetoDudes and The Obesity Code.

Brenda describes herself as a low carb cooking expert, weight lifter (she can leg press 810 lbs!), motorcycle enthusiast and a bold mix of adventure and dedication.

The blog they wrote to document their adventure can be found here.

This is a link to the posts Liz made on the first leg of the “Long Way to Ketofest” trip.

 

Brenda’s blog from her solo trip to the Ozark Mountains in southern Missouri, after the KetoFest trip.

Brenda notes that sometimes these trips inspire women to get a bike of their own. When they approach her she always recommend they take The Motorcycle Safety Foundation course for training. She took the course herself as a refresher, even though she have been riding bikes since age 9. She learned valuable skills there. Liz agrees that it is an excellent program. You can find the details here.

Liz’s pemmican recipe can be found here

Find out more about The Feldman Protocol on Dave Feldman’s website cholesterolcode.com

This week’s end quote is from… well I have two again this week because I couldn’t choose between them!

 

The first is from Stacy Westfall…

On a bike no-one ever asks, “Are we there yet?”

and the second is author unknown…

Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

 

Kim Gajraj

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May 13, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Kim, talks about her education and travels that ended up at a low carb conference in San Diego and signing on with the world’s leading LCHF website – Diet Doctor.

Kim discovered low carb around 5 years ago after experimenting with various ways of eating, including juice “fasts” and vegan diets! The fantastic energy levels and disappearance of cravings convinced her that low carb was a lifestyle that could really benefit her health long term. She studied an MSc in International Development with a specialisation in food security and nutrition in 2014-2015 and moved to Bolivia to work with food provision systems and poverty reduction. However, she continued to research low carb diets passionately and, noticing the lack of good information on low carb in Spanish, she set up a blog to translate information for Spanish-speaking people.

In August 2017 she attended Low Carb USA in San Diego, where Andreas Eenfeldt mentioned during his presentation that he was looking for someone to launch Diet Doctor in Spanish. She applied for the position, got the job, and in October 2017 made a move to Stockholm, Sweden to take up a position as head of the Spanish Diet Doctor site. She now continues to run the site and also works as an editor and writer on the English site, DietDoctor.com. Kim is really happy to now be working full time on what has been a real passion for several years, helping other people change their lives with low carb, too.

Links:

Books:

This week’s end quote is from Mary Anne Radmacher

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

Nina Teicholz

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May 6, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Nina, talks about her international bestseller The Big Fat Surprise and how women and children in particular have been impacted by the US national dietary guidelines.

Nina Teicholz is an investigative science journalist and author. Her international bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise has upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat–especially saturated fat– and challenged the very core of our nutrition policy.

The executive editor of “The Lancet” wrote, “this is a disquieting book about scientific incompetence, evangelical ambition, and ruthless silencing of dissent that has shaped our lives for decades…researchers, clinicians, and health policy advisors should read this provocative book.” A review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said, “This book should be read by every scientist…[and] every nutritional science professional.” In the BMJ (British Medical Journal), the journal’s former editor wrote, “Teicholz has done a remarkable job in analysing [the] weak science, strong personalities, vested interests, and political expediency” of nutrition science.

The Big Fat Surprise was named a 2014 *Best Book* by The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mother Jones, and Library Journal.

Teicholz’s writing has also been published in The BMJ, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Independent, and The New Yorker, among others. In addition, Teicholz is the Executive Director of The Nutrition Coalition, a non-profit group that promotes evidence-based nutrition policy. She has testified before the Canadian Senate and U.S. Department of Agriculture about the need for reform of dietary guidelines.

Teicholz attended Yale and Stanford where she studied biology and majored in American Studies. She has a master’s degree from Oxford University and served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University.

A former vegetarian of 25+ years, from Berkeley, CA, Teicholz now lives in New York city with her husband and two sons.

You can find out more information about the The Nutrition Coalition here.

 

This week’s quote is from The Big Fat Surprise…

The observations line up; there are no paradoxes to explain. And if we can combine the lessons of  both science and history, it seems that we may be able to make enlightened decisions about how to start down the path toward curing ourselves of chronic disease.