Hacking Chemo: Using Ketogenic Diet, Therapeutic Fasting and a Kickass Attitude to Power through Cancer

Hacking Chemo: Using Ketogenic Diet, Therapeutic Fasting and a Kickass Attitude to Power through Cancer

by Martha Tettenborn


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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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781777148805
Publisher: Martha Tettenborn
Publication date: 11/19/2020
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Martha Tettenborn RD 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-foods-based approach to disease prevention and cancer symptom management. She has been a featured speaker at the Low Carb Long Weekend Summit and on numerous podcasts. Martha also instructs courses for the Nutrition Network and Udemy on the ketogenic approach to cancer treatment. Learn more at marthatettenborn.com.

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

Counting Cycles

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

KFC-Style Breading

Fathead Pizza

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

Keto Crack-ola

Healthy Oil Mayonnaise

Fat Bombs

Chia Seed Fruit Jam

Mason Jar Ice Cream

Appendix 1: The Quick and Dirty Guide

Fasting for Chemotherapy

Constipation Protocol

Keto Diet in 14 Easy Steps

Appendix 2: The Evidence/Research

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