Episodes

#197: Eranda Wickramasinghe – Putting T2D Into Remission With Simple and Manageable Lifestyle Changes

July 30, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary man, Eranda Wickramasinghe, talks about how he put his prediabetic status into remission and now helps others to do the same as an Ambassador for the PHC in the UK.

He describes himself as a “passionate patient advocate for anyone suffering from type 2 diabetes, prediabetes or obesity” and is part of a pilot scheme in the UK that is having a really positive impact.

As the Harpenden Ambassador for the UK charity, The Public Health Collaboration, Eranda is a passionate patient advocate for anyone suffering from type 2 diabetes, prediabetes or obesity. In his own words:

‘It’s possible to reverse* (*technical term is remission) these through simple and manageable lifestyle changes, to feel happier and healthier, and to live a life of abundance.

It starts with hope, the simple idea that “things can get better for me and there is a realistic way for me to feel happier and healthier”. Hope combined with support opens up a world of possibilities. It doesn’t take superhuman effort or willpower, it just takes the willingness to believe things can get better and to take small steps to make it so, with support every step of the way.

I’m also the proud dad of a wonderful little boy, and the luckiest husband in the world with the most brilliant, beautiful and supportive wife I could hope for – grateful every day for the life and love I have.’

Links

Public Health Collaboration:

https://phcuk.org/

Short version of Fasting Lane article:

https://fastinglane.com/blog/2020/6/17/a-personal-journey-to-health

Long version of Fasting Lane article:

https://fastinglane.com/s/Eranda-Wickramasinghe_FastingLaneArticle.pdf

Intermittent Fasting Resources:

https://thefastingmethod.com/the-science-of-intermittent-fasting/

Low Carb resources:

https://www.freshwell.co.uk/info.aspx?p=9

Low Carb Facebook group:

UK Low Carb https://www.facebook.com/groups/2663344507076338

Book recommendations:

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Life in the Fasting Lane by Dr Jason Fung, Megan Ramos and Eve Mayer

Dog Training

If you are interested in finding out more about the services Brian offers, please find more information on the website. You can also find LoveK9 on Facebook.

https://lovek9.com/

Eranda’s Top Tip

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#196: Mindset Matters with Terri Lance – Making Keto Part of Your Identity

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July 23, 2021

We’ve all heard that phrase, “Keto needs to be a lifestyle not a diet”. Well what does that really entail and how can you make it happen?

In the first of the new Mindset Matters episodes, Terri talks about how to really get to grips with making Keto or Low Carb (or any dietary change for that matter) part of your identity and how we can learn from the Vegan community.

Terri has been keto for over 3 years and Paleo for 2 before that. She struggled with being overweight or obese from age of 7 until about 5 years ago and tried all types of weight loss plans and diets throughout most of her adult life.

Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in her early 30s, Terri was prescribed many medications, typically taking three for diabetes, a statin and an ace inhibitor. She no longer takes any prescriptions and no longer has any biomarkers of Type 2 diabetes.

Terri was a middle school English teacher at the start of her career; then went back to grad school and earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology. She was then a psychologist in private practice for over thirteen years.

Terri is now a coach with IDM’s The Fasting Method. She is the Director of Retreat Development and has hosted two fasting retreats in Hawaii.

IDM’s new website TheFastingMethod.com

You can contact Terri by email

Other episodes Terri has been in:

#105: Terri Lance – Reversing Type 2 Diabetes With Diet and Fasting

#106: Terri Lance – Reversing Type 2 Diabetes With Diet and Fasting – Part 2 

Terri’s Top Tip

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#195: Keto Foodie Favourites with Dan & Erika – Mince (aka Ground Beef)

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July 16, 2021

Extraordinary women, Dan & Erika, return to the podcast for the first of the new Keto Foodie Favourites episodes. In this episode we chat about all things mince – that is ground beef if you are not a Brit or an Aussie! 

Find out more about Dan & Erika in their original podcast episode:

#11: Danielle Coonerty & Erika Burt

Dan & Erika’s Top 5 Mince Recipes

Oven-Baked Meatballs

Taco Salad

Chorizo Chilli 

Easy Lasagne 

Crack Slaw/Egg Roll in a Bowl 

Links

Website

Instagram

Facebook Page

YouTube Channel

Cookbooks

Gnom Gnom Tortilla Recipe

Cheese Shell Tacos 

Dan vs The Kitchen – Burgers!

Erika’s Top Tip

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#194: Kim Howerton – Reverse Dieting

July 9, 2021

This week’s extraordinary woman is Kim Howerton. Kim talks about how eating too little for too long can be a real problem for some people on Keto when they are experiencing weight loss stalls and how reverse dieting could be the answer.

Kim Howerton struggled with her relationship with food from the time she was 8. As the years went by and her health problems mounted, she felt at the mercy of her body and out of control with her weight. A dedicated seeker of pleasure, she realised that life in a body that was always in pain was no way to live; that a pleasurable life starts by living in a body that feels good.

Enter Keto – a life that has brought together her love of satisfying, delicious foods in a way that makes her actually feel good. She now shares her love of all things Keto by creating recipes, running a Facebook group and her podcast Keto Life Support.

Kim’s website is TheKetonist.com

Kim’s cookbooks

If you would like to be coached by Kim, book a free 15 minute consult with her here.

Sign up here to find out more about Keto Unstuck.

Links

Kim mentioned the KetoAF episodes on the podcast. There are quite a few! Here are the links:

#100: April Ihly – KetoAF

#101: April Ihly – Part 2

#107: Siobhan Huggins – KetoAF

#108: Siobhan Huggins – Part 2

#116: Amber O’Hearn – KetoAF

#117: Amber O’Hearn – KetoAF Part 2

Kim’s Top Tip

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#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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