Georgia Ede

August 12, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Georgia, discusses the importance of nutrition for optimizing brain function and mental health.

Georgia Ede M.D. is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist specializing in nutrition and college mental health and was the first psychiatrist at Harvard University Health Services to offer nutrition consultation as an alternative to medication management.  Dr. Ede speaks internationally on a wide range of nutrition topics, including Alzheimer’s prevention, the nutritional differences between plant and animal foods, and dietary strategies to optimize brain health. She writes about food and the brain for PsychologyToday.com and about all aspects of food and health on her own website DiagnosisDiet.com.



Georgia’s blog on Psychology Today


Low Carb Breckenridge video “Our Descent Into Madness: Modern Diets and the Global Mental Health Crisis.”




Saturated fat and PTSD (Loma Linda/Seventh Day Adventist study)

Risks to brain of plant-based diets

World Health Organization report on meat and cancer

Ketogenic Diets and Psychiatric Disorders


This week’s end quote is from Trudi Canavan…

If your appearance is all people see, they have no respect for your mind.

Suzie Edge

August 1, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Suzie, talks about her busy life in Scotland as a junior doctor, mum, mountain hiker, and keto enthusiast.

Suzie Edge is a junior doctor based in Scotland where she works in Orthopaedic Surgery. After an earlier degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, Suzie joined a graduate programme at the Medical School in Aberdeen, but within a year of graduating and starting life as a doctor, she was pregnant with her first daughter. Despite lots of karate training, playing rugby and being in the Territorial Army and despite eating the prescribed “healthy” diet, Suzie gradually put on more and more weight.

She lives with her husband Derek, who is an accountant and mountain rescue team member, and their two daughters (aged 9 and 10). They escape to the mountains of Scotland whenever possible.

Suzie discovered low carb after her brother gave her a copy of The Diet Delusion by Gary Taubes (Good Calories Bad Calories in the US) and though she believed in the possibilities of low carb, she didn’t fully commit until early this year. Since doing so she’s lost 28 pounds and 4 inches from her waist.


Suzie is back into martial arts and is currently also studying for a Masters in Modern History of Medicine learning to research and to write in a non-clinical setting, which may lead to a book about lifestyle medicine and the future of the NHS.

She will talk endlessly about low carb to anyone who will listen: patients, colleagues, and mums at the playground. She is trying to work out how she can have more of an impact on the lifestyles of the patients and colleagues she meets at work.

This week’s quote is from JK Rowling…

We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.

Carrie Brown

August 1, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Carrie, shares her incredible story about how she conquered her bipolar disorder and has been symptom free for 2 years, thriving on the ketogenic diet.

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, a massive E-coli infection, a myriad of food sensitivities, and her journey back to slim and vibrant on her blog CarrieBrown.com.

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.”


This week’s end quote is from the late, great Carrie Fisher…

Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It’s a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life.”


Amanda Åkesson

August 1, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Amanda, talks about how she has long battled with IBS and mood disorders but how keto has really helped her get a handle on them.

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.


The supplement Amanda mentioned that she finds helpful for depression is L-Theanine and the one she uses can be found here.

This week’s end quote is from Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”

Carrie Diulus

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


  • 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

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


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

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.


Jessica’s website – Ellipse Health

Ellipse Health


“Food Freedom” e-book









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

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

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

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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

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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Prof Tim Noakes

“Don’t compete with what you eat.”

Dr Scott Murray