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Using Therapeutic Fasting and Keto to Starve Cancer With Martha Tettenborn, RD

cancer chemo sugar sugar addiction sugar control Jun 01, 2022

Martha Tettenborn is a Registered Dietitian and certified Primal Health Coach with over 30 years of experience working in various areas of nutrition. Her private health coach practice, The Cancer Doula, promotes a low-carb, whole-food-based approach to disease prevention and cancer symptom management. 

Martha’s book, Hacking Chemo: Using Ketogenic Diet, Therapeutic Fasting and a Kickass Attitude to Power Through Cancer tells her story of the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer and offers strategies that Martha has found very powerful through this cancer journey.

Martha talks about her cancer diagnosis, and everything that she learned about cancer cells along the way. She discusses how you can put pressure on cancer cells by eating a low-carb diet and using intermittent fasting. Tune in as we chat about weight loss and weight gain during cancer, chemotherapy, and fasting. 


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Highlights From This Episode

[0:00] Topic Intro

[03:30] What Martha learned as a registered dietitian in the early 1980s.

[07:30] About Martha’s cancer diagnosis and what she learned about cancer cells.

[16:50] How to put pressure on your cancer cells through a low-carbohydrate diet.

[25:05] How Martha would use fasting with chemo to stay healthy.

[35:20] How does cancer affect your weight loss or weight gain?

[38:35] Cancer is not a foreign invader; it is your own cells.


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Resources From This Episode

>> Join Zivli

>> Freebie: Weight Loss Mindset Audio Training

>> Freebie: The Ultimate Food Guide

>> Track Your Macros Free Video Series

>> Martha Tettenborn's Website

>> Hacking Chemo Book

>> The Cancer Code Book

>> Keto-Mojo