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.

Chef Taffiny Elrod

April 1, 2018

Daisy talks to regular guest Taffiny Elrod and together they share some recipes for chips ‘n’ dips.

Taffiny Elrod is a professional chef and culinary instructor located in New York City and New York’s Hudson Valley. With over 15 years of professional culinary experience, she has cooked and taught many culinary styles with a special interest in food for health and culinary traditions. Most recently, she taught professional cooking for veterans returning to the work force in New York City before opening a small restaurant with her husband in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Inspired by her success with her own ketogenic/Low Carb High Fat diet, she launched a cooking website called Keto Cooking School where she shares recipes and techniques, and plans to explore the connection between traditional, classical and the ketogenic way of eating.

Taffiny’s website is ketocookingschool.com

If you want to get in touch with Taffiny, her contact details are:-



Taffiny’s recipes can all be found on her website Keto Cooking School


Daisy’s recipes are on the forum…


Chicken Liver Pâté

Seed Crackers

This week’s end quote is from Ella Woodward (aka Deliciously Ella)…

“When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.”



Richard Morris & Carl Franklin (aka the 2 Keto Dudes)

March 23, 2018

Daisy talks to two extraordinary dudes about Ketofest 2018 and the other fab stuff they have been getting up to.

Carl Franklin and Richard Morris are the 2 keto dudes. – they both had type 2 diabetes, they both reversed their disease with a ketogenic diet.  The 2 keto dudes produce multiple podcasts on Ketogenic dieting including Keto Woman, The Obesity Code Podcast, and 2 Keto Dudes.

They also turn a town in Connecticut ketogenic every year …


Imagine spending a weekend with hundreds of other low-carbers in a coastal New England town turned keto! Within four blocks, you will interact with world-class speakers, patronize local restaurants serving real keto dishes, attend a pig roast where you don’t have to worry about sugar in the sauce, learn how to cook your own keto dishes, attend talks on various keto-related topics, take fat-adapted fitness classes, and network with other ketogenic warriors.


The cheap tickets available during the Kickstarter campaign will only be available until the end of March, at which point all the prices go up.

Carol Hawkins

March 23, 2018

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Carol, talks about running marathons using intervals and heart rate training.

Carol is a 54 year old mother of two daughters, wife of 32 years and owns and runs a hearing clinic. She loves to run marathons and has even run through Disney World doing their marathon. She has lost 50 ponds, after starting keto a couple of years ago, and has noticed a big improvement in her running and recovery as well as knee pain, blood pressure and GI issues. Carol uses the Maffetone and Galloway methods for running and has found they greatly improve her ability and enjoyment of running.


Galloway method http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/run-walk/
Chi Running https://www.chirunning.com/
Born To Run http://www.chrismcdougall.com/born-to-run/
Wheat Belly http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/
The Big Fat Surprise https://thebigfatsurprise.com/
Maffetone method https://philmaffetone.com/method/
Primal Endurance https://www.marksdailyapple.com/

Links to the recipes that Carol mentioned:

Twice-baked cauliflower

Alfredo sauce

Raspberry cheesecake fat bombs


This week’s end quote is from Nina Kuscsik. She is quite some lady and you can read more about her here.

Running gives freedom. When you run you can determine your own tempo. You can choose your own course and think whatever you want. Nobody tells you what to do.