Episodes

#209: Kim Howerton – Diagnosing (or Misdiagnosing) Depression

October 22, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Kim Howerton, returns to the podcast to share her story about depression. 

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 KimHowerton.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.

Kim’s Top Tip

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#208: Bouncing Back with Suzie Edge – Part 2

October 15, 2021

Daisy and Suzie are back to finish their chat about Bouncing Back. In this episode Suzie shares some of the strategies that have helped her get firmly back on track and are powering her towards her next goal.

A big thanks to Becky for coming up with “Bouncing Back” as this new format’s name.

Listen to Part 1 here:

#207: Bouncing Back with Suzie Edge

Suzie Edge trained as a molecular cell biologist before moving to clinical medicine, to spend more time talking to people, rather than just bugs in test tubes. She went on to work as a junior doctor in a variety of medical specialties including infectious diseases, haematology, and trauma and orthopaedic surgery. She recently completed an MLitt in Modern History to feed her fascination for the history of the human body and the history of medicine. 

Always on the lookout for gory historical details, Suzie loves telling stories of how we have treated our human bodies in life and in death. 

Suzie has a senior brown belt and is a trainee instructor in the martial art of Sooyang Do. She lives in a wee cottage in the Highlands of Scotland with her husband, their two teenage daughters and their dog, Scout.

Suzie left clinical medicine in 2019, having become disillusioned with the medical world and now, after securing a book deal,  she is writing about medical history, creating online content about the history of the human body, and feeling good about life away from hospital medicine. She found the keto diet properly in early 2018 and had a wonderful year in 2018, which changed her life but as she talked about today, nothing is quite that simple!

Follow Suzie on Social Media

Twitter @suzieedge

Instagram @edgesuz 

TikTok @suzieedge 

Suzie’s PodcastWarts ‘n’ All

Suzie’s Top Tip

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#207: Bouncing Back with Suzie Edge

October 8, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Suzie Edge, is back for another new format episode to chat about ways to get back on track after things go horribly wrong! 

We’ve all been there – well most of us have – and clawing your way back can be a real struggle. So in these episodes Daisy is going to chat with some people who can offer a helping hand by sharing tips and strategies that helped them get their keto mojo back. 

This is the first of a two-part episode.

A big thanks to Becky for coming up with “Bouncing Back” as this new format’s name.

Suzie Edge trained as a molecular cell biologist before moving to clinical medicine, to spend more time talking to people, rather than just bugs in test tubes. She went on to work as a junior doctor in a variety of medical specialties including infectious diseases, haematology, and trauma and orthopaedic surgery. She recently completed an MLitt in Modern History to feed her fascination for the history of the human body and the history of medicine. 

Always on the lookout for gory historical details, Suzie loves telling stories of how we have treated our human bodies in life and in death. 

Suzie has a senior brown belt and is a trainee instructor in the martial art of Sooyang Do. She lives in a wee cottage in the Highlands of Scotland with her husband, their two teenage daughters and their dog, Scout.

Suzie left clinical medicine in 2019, having become disillusioned with the medical world and now, after securing a book deal,  she is writing about medical history, creating online content about the history of the human body, and feeling good about life away from hospital medicine. She found the keto diet properly in early 2018 and had a wonderful year in 2018, which changed her life but as she talked about today, nothing is quite that simple!

Follow Suzie on Social Media

Twitter @suzieedge

Instagram @edgesuz 

TikTok @suzieedge 

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#206: Bitesize Nutrition with Megan Pfeffer – The Importance of Choline

October 1, 2021

In the second of the new Bitesize Nutrition episodes, Megan Pfeffer joins Daisy to talk about Choline, a lesser known nutrient that we should know more about.

Megan Pfeffer is an Australian based Clinical Nutritionist with a health science degree in nutritional & dietetic medicine. Megan is the founder of I Choose Health, an international online nutrition consulting practice. Specialising in food intolerances and therapeutic carbohydrate reduction and keto nutrition for lipedema, lymphedema, type 2 diabetes and obesity, Megan helps women to take back control of their health.

I Choose Health offers nutrition education, public speaking, nutrition consultations, 2 hour workshops and 8 week keto courses with live, interactive weekly sessions and guest speakers. Megan shares her experience and expertise while providing support and motivation for achievable, long-term dietary and lifestyle changes.

Megan follows a ketogenic diet to manage her own health, including weight loss of nearly 20 kg’s (44 pounds). Megan discovered she has lipedema in early 2019 and breast cancer in 2020, and credits fasting and keto for helping her manage and overcome these conditions.

Megan has presented at numerous international conferences in New York, Boston and Italy, and is the lead author of the 2019 cookbook for lipedema ‘From Our Coaches’ Kitchens: Ketolicious for Lipedema Holiday Cookbook’. She co-authored 2019 research paper titled ‘Ketogenic diet as a potential intervention for lipedema’ published in the peer reviewed medical journal ‘Medical Hypotheses’.

Megan is passionate about helping people to understand the benefits of adopting a keto way of life. With a focus on improving health minus the blame & shame approach experienced by many overweight women, and using an evidence based and wholistic approach, Megan’s health motto is to “Eat Food That Loves You Back!”.

Links

Email: megan@ichoosehealth.com.au 

Website: www.ichoosehealth.com.au 

Sign up for Megan’s online 8 week keto courses ‘Keto nutrition for lipoedema & lymphoedema’ and ‘Keto nutrition for weight loss & health gain’ here: www.ichoosehealth.com.au/courses 

Keto for lipedema research paper link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346677939_Ketogenic_diet_as_a_potential_intervention_for_lipedema

Choline Links

What is Choline?  

Choline, Other Methyl-Donors and Epigenetics

NIH Factsheet

Oregon State University Factsheet

Estrogen, Methylation, and Choline Deficiency

Choline: Critical Role During Fetal Development and Dietary Requirements in Adults

Megan’s Top Tip

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#205: Mindset Matters with Terri Lance – Embracing Discomfort

September 24, 2021

Do you struggle with cravings? Do you sometimes feel like you just can’t resist this or that food? 

In this Mindset matters episode, Daisy and Terri talk about discomfort and how to start looking at it differently.

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:

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

#200: Mindset Matters with Terri Lance – Committing to Keto

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

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

Books mentioned in this episode:

Never Binge Again by Glen Livingstone

It Starts with Food by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig

The Craving Mind by Judson Brewer

Terri’s Top Tip

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#204: Molly Gallagher – Using Keto to Treat PCOS and Lipedema

September 17, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Molly, talks about how she stumbled into keto as a way of avoiding bariatric surgery and how it has proved to hold the answers to many of her health challenges. Find out too what it felt like to eat meat for the first time after being raised on a plant-based diet.

Molly Gallagher is a learning and development professional and crochet hobbyist who lives in Durham, NC, USA.

Molly has been following the ketogenic way of eating since October 2014, when she had her first appointment with Dr. Eric Westman at Duke.

Raised vegetarian, Molly needed to learn how to prepare meat dishes, but first, she had to learn how to chew steak. While adapting to a protein-based diet was a challenge for her at first, her body responded so well to the ketogenic diet that she knew that she was finally eating optimally for her body and health. As she discovered, eating fruits, starchy veggies, and “healthy carbs” all fed the inflammation in her body.

By following the ketogenic diet, Molly has reversed her PCOS symptoms and pre-diabetes diagnosis, reduced her anxiety, increased her energy, and has prevented her lipedema from progressing. Molly also has a new feeling that she gets after eating her meals: satiety. 

Feel free to follow her on instagram: @mgmgirlgallagher 

Molly’s Top Tip

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#203: Janine Davenport (Part 2) – Battling Sugar Addiction

September 10, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Janine, is back for the second part of her chat about life as a dog trainer, but in this episode she talks more about her own battles with sugar addiction. Dogs are never far from her mind though and she explains how the red dog/blue dog model helped in her recovery.

Listen to the first part of Janine’s episode here:

#202: Janine Davenport – Dog Advocate

Janine – Dog Advocate, Podenco nerd  Spanish hunting dog breed behaviour specialist, lover of all animals, supporter of International Animal rights.

Links

Sugarbomb In Your Brain – Facebook group 

David Wolfe’s weekly (free) Zoom meeting support group is listed in the above Facebook group.

The book mentioned is The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson and is available in multiple forms, including an audio book.

Five Circles Dog Rescue

Facebook Page

Website

Janine’s Top Tip

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Me and one of my loves – Bets. Camping was very tiring – taking a nap while being carried helps!

#202: Janine Davenport – Dog Advocate

September 3, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Janine, talks about her life as a dog trainer, how she realised she had been doing it all wrong and what she did about it.

Janine – Dog Advocate, Podenco nerd  Spanish hunting dog breed behaviour specialist, lover of all animals, supporter of International Animal rights.

Links

The book mentioned is The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson and is available in multiple forms, including an audio book.

Five Circles Dog Rescue

Facebook Page

Website

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Me and one of my loves – Rocket.

#201: Pennie Malone – Battling ME/CFS With a Ketogenic Diet

August 27, 2021

Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Pennie, talks about how she is battling ME/CFS with a ketogenic diet.

Pennie Malone is a 32 year old Brit from Lincolnshire who is currently living in sunny Crete. She is a student at the University of Worcester and is studying Human Biology, with an interest in Reproductive Science and ME/CFS epidemiology. In her spare time she likes to swim, paint with watercolour and listen to and narrate short story podcasts.

Links

The book that Pennie mentioned:

Dr Sarah Myhill Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis 2nd Edition: It’s Mitochondria, Not Hypochondria

ME Association Booklet – Long-Covid and ME/CFS

https://meassociation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Long-covid-and-MECFS-April-2021.pdf


Reference Links:

Hickie I, Davenport T, Wakefield D, Vollmer-Conna U, Cameron B, Vernon SD, Reeves WC and Lloyd A (2006); ‘Post-infective and chronic fatigue syndromes precipitated by viral and non-viral pathogens: prospective cohort study’; British Medical Journal; Vol. 333 (7568); p.575-81; doi: 10.1136/bmj.38933.585764.AE 

Myhill S, Booth NE and McLaren-Howard J (2009); ‘Chronic fatigue syndrome and mitochondrial dysfunction’; International journal of clinical and experimental medicine; Vol. 2(1); p.1

Nakatomi Y, Mizuno K, Ishii A, Wada Y, Tanaka M, Tazawa S, Onoe K, Fukuda S, Kawabe J, Takahashi K and Kataoka Y (2014); ‘Neuroinflammation in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: an 11C-(R)-PK11195 PET study’; Journal of Nuclear Medicine; Vol. 55 (6); pp.945-950; doi: 10.2967/jnumed.113.131045

Younger J, Noor N, McCue R and Mackey S (2013); ‘Low‐dose naltrexone for the treatment of fibromyalgia: findings of a small, randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled, counterbalanced, crossover trial assessing daily pain levels’; Arthritis & Rheumatism; Vol. 65 (2); pp.529-538; doi: 10.1002/art.37734

Pennie’s Top Tip

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#200: Mindset Matters with Terri Lance – Committing to Keto

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August 20, 2021

Are you ready to take your Keto vows?! Have you made a commitment to yourself and your health that you can stick to or do you need to tweak the parameters a little? 

This week Terri and Daisy chat about what it takes to really commit to Keto and how cheating on Keto is really just cheating on yourself.

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:

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

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

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

Books mentioned in this episode:

When Food Is Comfort by Julie M Simon

Breaking Up With Sugar by Molly Carmel

Terri’s Top Tip

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