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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“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

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

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

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.



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

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.



Pamela Zorn

April 29, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Pamela, shares her passion for wine and cheese.

Pamela has been keto for about a year. In that time, she has lost about 40 lbs and gone from a size 20 to a size 12 pants, extra large shirts to a medium. Her asthma and hypoglycemia are gone and she has even done a 72 hour fast.




Pamela and her husband own a cheese and wine workshop store in Denver called wine and whey

You can find find out more about the workshops they offer at wineandwhey.com. Pamela has been teaching wine and cheese classes for over 4 years and is currently working on the plan to be a traveling cheese instructor.





This week’s quotes are from Charles de Gaulle… 

“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” 

and Bertolt Brecht… 

“What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?”

Miriam Bair

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

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

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.