Cancer is difficult to diagnose. We talk about self-breast exam, and how it’s a part of our monthly health care, but one thing that we don't notice necessarily is what's happening in our bellies. It can be because you may not have pain, and you may just think that there’s a slight bulge on the top of your belly. As women, sometimes we get to a point where we just numb out the pain that we experience in our bodies (example: menstrual pain). But what if we start to pay attention to our body and what we eat? Because what if the way we’ve been eating actually promotes disease like cancer? I talk more about that in today’s episode with registered dietician and low carb advocate, Martha Tettenborn. Tune in to this podcast to find strength, wisdom and more love for your body and life than ever before!

Discussion Points: 

[0:00] Introduction 

[6:41] What Martha learned in her nutritional training  

[8:01] Brief history of Governmental Food Policy  

[10:41] How Martha became a renegade low carb dietician 

[15:22] Ancestral eating and our current food supply 

[17:32] The Inca Trail and how Martha’s life has changed after doing it 

[23:27] Being diagnosed with cancer  

[29:53] Start to pay attention to your body 

[32:48] Defining cachexia 

[34:32] How to start eating now to support our metabolism 

[39:15] Things Martha did to manage the setbacks she experienced in her life 

[41:47] Choosing how to deal with the obstacles presented to us 

[43:53] Cancer has a disordered metabolism and it can be affected by what you eat 

[44:45] How Martha started her blog and wrote a book 

[47:43] Martha shares these powerful insights to listeners

About the Guest:

Martha Tettenborn is a Registered Dietitian for 32 years, and she just recently added to that knowledge base by completing the Primal Health Coach Certification, an in-depth course that explores all the facets of a lifestyle based on Ancestral Health principles.

After decades of amazingly good health and smooth sailing, Martha’s life was suddenly sidelined in the summer of 2018 by the presence of a large, fast-growing cyst in my abdomen. Despite no-one expecting it, it turned out to be cancerous – a Stage 1C2 high grade serous ovarian tumour. 

This led her to do a deep dive into the research around cancer and nutrition where she discovered the metabolic nature of cancer and how the damaged metabolism of cancer cells can be used to weaken them. She then shares how our nutritional choices have an awesome power to influence the course of cancer treatment.  

Resources:

Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones https://www.menopausemovement.com/blog  

Connect with me on Instagram @drmichellegordon

Follow me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon

Join The Menopause Movement private group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/menopausemovement)

Sign up for our Virtual Live Retreat: https://www.menopausemovement.com/retreat    

Sign up for the 28-Day MENO-Belly Challenge here https://www.menopausemovement.com/challenge

Visit Martha Tettenborn’s website https://www.marthatettenborn.com/ 

Books mentioned in this episode:

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph https://amzn.to/2VJgN0R  

Hacking Chemo: Using Ketogenic Diet, Therapeutic Fasting and a Kickass Attitude to Power through Cancer Treatment https://amzn.to/3CI0z9b 

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