Episodes

#179: Karen Ogilvie – 100 Days of Alternate Day Fasting

March 26, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Karen, returns to the podcast to talk about her 100 day alternate day fasting challenge that she completed recently. 

Karen Ogilvie R.H.N. began her keto journey in 2016 after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and prediabetes.

Through alternate day fasting and carbohydrate restriction, she has improved her A1C from 6.2 to 5.0 and lost 110 lbs, which significantly reduces her risk of stroke. Her passion for helping others achieve health and wellness led her to become an admin of Keto Science Alliance on Facebook. Karen is a nutrition professional as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, graduating from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2018. She can be contacted at whollyholisticketo.com for consultations on a holistic approach to the low carb lifestyle. 

100 Days of Alternate Day Fasting

Links

Wholly Holistic Keto FB Group 

Keto Science Alliance FB Group 

Keto Science Alliance Recipe Group  

Karen’s Top Tip

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#178: Kelly LeBlanc – Going Beyond Keto to Find Help for Chronic Pain

March 12, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Kelly, talks about how she discovered that dealing with her past and past trauma was key to unlocking her health issues in the present. This is the second episode where Kelly digs deeper into what is behind her struggles with chronic pain and periods of stress and anxiety.

Listen to the first part of Kelly’s story here:

#177: Kelly LeBlanc – Finding Keto After Too Many Shake Diets!

I rewrote Kelly’s bio for the podcast intro but am leaving it as written for the show notes. So, in Kelly’s words…

I am 47 years old. I grew up in a small French community on the east coast of Canada called Cheticamp. It’s a small, idyllic place on the Cabot Trail. Look it up. Visit if you can. I don’t think I ever would have left if there had been as work in my chosen field. But reality hit midway through my second degree and I ended up moving to the US in 1996, after being recruited by a consulting company to work on Y2K projects.

The various projects I worked on, all over the US and even Mexico, combined with my education, finally led me to Pfizer in Connecticut, where I met my husband of 22 years. Mike loves to tell the story of how I seduced him. And it is true. I did. He was taking way too long to make any kind of move and I had to decide if I was staying in the US or moving back to Canada within about 2 months of meeting him. Desperate times require creative measures. He says it was good for his ego. I say it was good for my sanity. He is the most amazing partner. No kids. By choice. But we do have 2 beautiful feline boys. We rescue cats with special needs as they tend to linger a long time in shelters. Regardless of how loving they are. 

Currently we are living in the Austin, TX area, where we are learning to live without seasons (it’s always hot) and allergies. The conveniences make up for it. And the opportunities are amazing. I currently work as a DevOps manager and manage a small team of 3 and we are responsible for managing 50+ applications with a focus on creating high performance teams.  

I have had weight challenges my entire life and I tried everything. Losing weight was always easy, but maintenance, Oof! (That’s the sound of the wind being knocked out of my lungs). Sometimes more successful than others. I always knew the reason I didn’t have long lasting success was that I didn’t have my mind in the right space. But waiting to be in the right mental space was often not an option. As stubborn and determined as I am, I always ended up regaining. Even when I thought I was dealing with all the things that needed to be dealt with. 

Recently, thanks to Kelly Canueto’s story, I realized that I had not actually been dealing with my past and my past trauma. I had acknowledged its existence, but I hadn’t worked through it. Not really. It was still a heavy weight, literally on my shoulders and chest. With my eyes open I had no choice. I had to do the work. And here I am now. At the beginning of my journey, again. And so much further along, in such a short period of time, than I ever thought was possible. 

Because of how Kelly’s episode affected me, I really felt it was time to share my experiences as well. 

Links

You can find Kelly Canueto’s episodes – and all the resource links – here:

#157: Kelly Canueto – Overcoming Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

#158: Kelly Canueto – Overcoming Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Part 2

Kelly’s Top Tip

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#177: Kelly LeBlanc – Finding Keto After Too Many Shake Diets!

March 12, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Kelly, talks about how she discovered that dealing with her past and past trauma was key to unlocking her health issues in the present. In this first of two episodes Kelly talks about her struggle with weight gain from childhood onwards and all the things she tried before she figured out low carb and keto were the best fit for her.

I rewrote Kelly’s bio for the podcast intro but am leaving it as written for the show notes. So, in Kelly’s words…

I am 47 years old. I grew up in a small French community on the east coast of Canada called Cheticamp. It’s a small, idyllic place on the Cabot Trail. Look it up. Visit if you can. I don’t think I ever would have left if there had been as work in my chosen field. But reality hit midway through my second degree and I ended up moving to the US in 1996, after being recruited by a consulting company to work on Y2K projects.

The various projects I worked on, all over the US and even Mexico, combined with my education, finally led me to Pfizer in Connecticut, where I met my husband of 22 years. Mike loves to tell the story of how I seduced him. And it is true. I did. He was taking way too long to make any kind of move and I had to decide if I was staying in the US or moving back to Canada within about 2 months of meeting him. Desperate times require creative measures. He says it was good for his ego. I say it was good for my sanity. He is the most amazing partner. No kids. By choice. But we do have 2 beautiful feline boys. We rescue cats with special needs as they tend to linger a long time in shelters. Regardless of how loving they are. 

Currently we are living in the Austin, TX area, where we are learning to live without seasons (it’s always hot) and allergies. The conveniences make up for it. And the opportunities are amazing. I currently work as a DevOps manager and manage a small team of 3 and we are responsible for managing 50+ applications with a focus on creating high performance teams.  

I have had weight challenges my entire life and I tried everything. Losing weight was always easy, but maintenance, Oof! (That’s the sound of the wind being knocked out of my lungs). Sometimes more successful than others. I always knew the reason I didn’t have long lasting success was that I didn’t have my mind in the right space. But waiting to be in the right mental space was often not an option. As stubborn and determined as I am, I always ended up regaining. Even when I thought I was dealing with all the things that needed to be dealt with. 

Recently, thanks to Kelly Canueto’s story, I realized that I had not actually been dealing with my past and my past trauma. I had acknowledged its existence, but I hadn’t worked through it. Not really. It was still a heavy weight, literally on my shoulders and chest. With my eyes open I had no choice. I had to do the work. And here I am now. At the beginning of my journey, again. And so much further along, in such a short period of time, than I ever thought was possible. 

Because of how Kelly’s episode affected me, I really felt it was time to share my experiences as well. 

Links

You can find Kelly Canueto’s episodes – and all the resource links – here:

#157: Kelly Canueto – Overcoming Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

#158: Kelly Canueto – Overcoming Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Part 2

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#176: Jessie Greger – Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Ketogenically

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March 5, 2021

This week is a replay of an episode from 2018 with extraordinary woman Jessie Greger who chatted about her epic thru-hiking of the Pacific Crest Trail and how it led her to start her business – Next Mile Meals.

In April 2017, Jessie quit her full-time desk-job in the tech world and found herself at Mile 1 of the Pacific Crest Trail, the beginning of a five-month journey that would have her walk the entire span of the United States, hiking from Mexico to Canada through three states and over 2600 miles, all while ketogenic.

Going against the conventional wisdom that thru-hiking and endurance sports need to be fueled by carbs, she became the first ketogenic thru-hiker, proving it can be done and paving the way for other hikers and adventurers to tackle their own outdoor achievements and activities.

After her fellow hikers and social media followers asked repeatedly where they, too, could find ketogenic backpacking food, she realized that the meals she had handmade and crafted might help others just like her. And so, in the middle of a mountain range near the Oregon border, her company — Next Mile Meals — was created. Fully launched in 2018, Next Mile Meals has helped thousands of ketogenic hikers, low carb campers, and adventurers with special dietary needs keep participating in their favorite activities without sacrificing their diet or their health.

You can find out more about Jessie and her keto meals at NextMileMeals.com and follow her on Instagram @NextMileMeals.

Jessie’s Top Tip

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#175: Georgia Ede – Boost Your Brain and Mental Health With Keto

February 26, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Georgia, discusses the importance of nutrition for optimising brain function and mental health in this replay from 2018.

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.

Links

Georgia’s blog on Psychology Today

Website

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

Articles

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

Georgia’s Top Tip

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#174: Calories In Calories Out – Part 2

February 19, 2021

Three podcast favourites – Richard Morris, Jessica Turton and Annette Bosworth – are back for a CICO rerun when they all answered one question:

Do you think people with weight to lose need to consider calories if they are experiencing a long plateau when eating a ketogenic diet?

In this second part we hear from Jessica and Annette.

Links

#91 Richard Morris talks Calories!

#92 Jessica Turton talks Calories!

#93 Annette Bosworth talks Calories!

Richard’s Episodes:

#65: Richard Morris

#163: Richard Morris – Catch-Up and Covid-19

Jessica’s Episodes:

#35: Jessica Turton

#64: Jessica Turton Returns

Annette’s Episodes:

#46: Annette Bosworth, MD

#47: Annette Bosworth, MD – Part 2

#52: Annette and Daisy – Migraines and Sleep Problems

#62: Ask Dr Boz Part I

#63: Ask Dr Boz Part II

#89 Ask Dr Boz – Part 3

#90 Ask Dr Boz – Part 4

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#173: Calories In Calories Out

February 12, 2021

Three podcast favourites – Richard Morris, Jessica Turton and Annette Bosworth – are back for a CICO rerun when they all answered one question:

Do you think people with weight to lose need to consider calories if they are experiencing a long plateau when eating a ketogenic diet?

In this first part we hear from Richard and Jessica.

Links

#91 Richard Morris talks Calories!

#92 Jessica Turton talks Calories!

#93 Annette Bosworth talks Calories!

Richard’s Episodes:

#65: Richard Morris

#163: Richard Morris – Catch-Up and Covid-19

Jessica’s Episodes:

#35: Jessica Turton

#64: Jessica Turton Returns

Annette’s Episodes:

#46: Annette Bosworth, MD

#47: Annette Bosworth, MD – Part 2

#52: Annette and Daisy – Migraines and Sleep Problems

#62: Ask Dr Boz Part I

#63: Ask Dr Boz Part II

#89 Ask Dr Boz – Part 3

#90 Ask Dr Boz – Part 4

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#172: Amber O’Hearn – Carnivore 101 Part 2

February 5, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Amber, talks about all things carnivore for a special Carnivore 101 double episode.

L. Amber O’Hearn, M.Sc. has been studying and experimenting with ketogenic diets since 1997, and has eaten a plant-free diet since 2009 after discovering its profound effects on her mood and cognition.

She has presented at various conferences on the role of ketosis and meat eating in brain development and evolution. 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 professor Tim Noakes in his infamous trial. She is a data scientist by profession with prior publications in mathematics, linguistics, and psychology.

Amber is also the founder and organiser of the fantastic carnivore conference CarnivoryCon. She is hoping it will be able to come back this year. Check the website – CarnivoryCon.com for updates.

Links

Amber’s Previous Episodes

#19: Amber O’Hearn – Carnivore Q&A 

#20: Amber O’Hearn – Carnivore Q&A Part 2

#70: Amber O’Hearn – CarnivoryCon 

#116: Amber O’Hearn – KetoAF 

#117: Amber O’Hearn – KetoAF Part 2 

#171: Amber O’Hearn – Carnivore 101

Amber’s Website and Social Media

MostlyFat.com Eat Meat. Not too Little. Mostly Fat.

ketotic.org Eclectic explorations on the science of ketogenic diets. 

empiri.ca Person blog, mostly on experiences with carnivory.

List of videos, podcasts, lectures, interviews.

Support Amber on Patreon.

Twitter

Facebook

Amber’s Top Tip

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#171: Amber O’Hearn – Carnivore 101

January 29, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Amber, talks about all things carnivore for a special Carnivore 101 double episode.

L. Amber O’Hearn, M.Sc. has been studying and experimenting with ketogenic diets since 1997, and has eaten a plant-free diet since 2009 after discovering its profound effects on her mood and cognition.

She has presented at various conferences on the role of ketosis and meat eating in brain development and evolution. 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 professor Tim Noakes in his infamous trial. She is a data scientist by profession with prior publications in mathematics, linguistics, and psychology.

Amber is also the founder and organiser of the fantastic carnivore conference CarnivoryCon. She is hoping it will be able to come back this year. Check the website – CarnivoryCon.com for updates.

Links

Amber’s Previous Episodes

#19: Amber O’Hearn – Carnivore Q&A 

#20: Amber O’Hearn – Carnivore Q&A Part 2

#70: Amber O’Hearn – CarnivoryCon 

#116: Amber O’Hearn – KetoAF 

#117: Amber O’Hearn – KetoAF Part 2 

Amber’s Website and Social Media

MostlyFat.com Eat Meat. Not too Little. Mostly Fat.

ketotic.org Eclectic explorations on the science of ketogenic diets. 

empiri.ca Person blog, mostly on experiences with carnivory.

List of videos, podcasts, lectures, interviews.

Support Amber on Patreon.

Twitter

Facebook

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#170: Dan Greef – More Keto in the UK and Cake!

January 22, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary man, Dan, is back to talk more about his exceedingly busy life and his Keto cake business – Deliciously Guilt Free.

Owner of Deliciously Guilt Free a keto bakery in the UK, Dan wanted to have the same sweet treats but without the massive sugar and insulin spikes and so makes brownies, blondies and cakes that are less than a few grams of carbs each.

He has just been listed by Yahoo Finance as one of their “Top Ten Foodpreneurs” 

Dan also has an interest in politics, standing for Parliament three times, and has a goal to help build up the low cab community as a grassroots movement for change. 

Read more about Dan’s story here.

Check out Dan’s podcast – UK Low Carb

Links

Keto brownies and blondies a plenty from:

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Follow Dan on Social Media

Insta 

@deliciouslyGuiltFree 

@UKLowCarbpod 

Twitter 

@Uklowcabpod

@DanGreef

Dan’s Top Tip

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