Your cancer is hungry all the time. Stop feeding it and start feeding yourself.
Cancer thrives on sugar. Cancer cells need it, unable to grow and multiply without a steady supply of glucose. But after a cancer diagnosis, medical and dietary recommendations from oncology doctors often result in increased blood sugar and insulin levels-the essential elements that cancer cells need to thrive.
In Hacking Chemo, Registered Dietitian and cancer survivor Martha Tettenborn uncovers the secrets of cancer metabolism, offering a refreshing new way of treating the disease with minimal side effects and maximum effectiveness. Cancer treatment like chemotherapy doesn't have to derail your life. You can be your own bio-hacker by decoding how cancer works in your body...and your life.
In this guide, you'll discover:
- A complete low-carb ketogenic meal plan to stress cancer cells and prevent new cancer growth while providing optimal nutrition to your body.
- The Chemo Cycle Fasting Protocol to boost your healthy cells into stealth mode and minimize chemo side effects.
- Helpful tips for easing "low-carb flu" as you shift from a Standard American Diet into ketosis.
- How to heal from the anxiety and emotional pain of a cancer diagnosis using a positive attitude, knowledge and advocacy, connection to spirit and creating your Circle of Care.
- Sixteen easy, delicious keto-friendly diet recipes to get you through chemotherapy-and beyond!
Change how you fuel your body, add in a kickass "take control" attitude, and you'll have nontoxic but tough tools to power your way back to health. Don't feed cancer-hack it!
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Part 1: My Story
The Fateful Plank
Family History - What Made Me Who I Am
The Doctor Parade
The Big C - Life Invasion, or Is That Inversion?
My No Longer Pristine Belly
Down the Rabbit Hole
How I Became a Renegade Low-Carb Dietitian
Build Your Foundation - Keto Diet Basics
Quality Matters, but Only Kinda...
The First Two Weeks - Building Your Keto Muscle
Moving Into Nutritional Ketosis
Create Your Plate
The Truth About Snacking
The Chemo Experience
Part 2: What I Learned
Own Your Decisions
Observations on Hospital Food - From the Patient's Side of the Bed
Love Your Body - Love the Cancer: It's You, Only Different
Fat-Adapted/Ketosis/Fasting - The Terminology
Cancer Is a Metabolic Disease
What This Means for Cancer Treatment
The Power of the Targeted Fast for Chemotherapy
Create a Circle of Care
Make Social Media Work for You
Connect to Spirit - Feel Blessed
Clear the Noise of Life...
Avoiding "You Poor Dear" Syndrome
Caring for Your Caregiver
The Universe Has Your Back
Keep Moving, Even Slowly
Pay It Forward - The Way Past Cancer
Part 3: Practical Implementation
When Keto and Fasting Are NOT Right for You
The Chemo Cycle Fasting Protocol
What About Radiation?
Part 4: Life Goes On...
Once Cancer Is Behind You
Cancer As a Chronic Disease
Part 5: Easy Keto Recipes - Basics and Good Substitutes
Bone Broth - The Fasting Meal Replacer
Focaccia-Style Low-Carb Bread
Magic Keto Flax/Psyllium Bread - for Constipation Relief
Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl
Creamy Keto Mushroom Soup
Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese with Bacon
Roasted Lower-Carb Vegetables
Chicken Liver Pâté
Sesame Seed Crispy Crackers
Healthy Oil Mayonnaise
Chia Seed Fruit Jam
Mason Jar Ice Cream
Appendix 1: The Quick and Dirty Guide
Fasting for Chemotherapy
Keto Diet in 14 Easy Steps
Appendix 2: The Evidence/Research