46 min

Share Your Story: Martha Tettenborn Cancer U Thrivers

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Martha Tettenborn is a registered dietitian, low-carb health coach, and a recent ovarian cancer survivor. She used nutritional strategies to dramatically reduce her side effects from chemotherapy and Martha is on a mission to share this information with others facing chemo.


02:35: It was like I was laying on an egg or something.  04:54: The gynecologist that I was referred to was on a month's holiday.  07:19: The marker that would have indicated cancer was really low.  10:29: I had my tonsils out when I was five. 12:43: Did you have the hysterectomy prior to chemo? 14:48: There was no tumor to radiate.  16:50: If you don't get any recurrence in about five years you were in group A.  18:58: I feel incredibly blessed that this cyst was way too big for me to ignore. 21:40: I was terrified of chemotherapy. 23:19: I discovered that cancer has a different metabolism. 25:26: What does it mean to be ketogenic? 27:34: I wanted to keep the cancer from having a happy growth environment? 30:06: I went through six rounds of chemo. 32:34: What was your worst moment? 34:10: How has this changed your practice as a dietitian now that you've lived it as a patient? 36:02: I do wardrobe and backstage. 38:05: What is one thing that you wish you had known at the very beginning?  39:08: If you could only do one thing to improve health care in Canada, what would it be and why? 40:18: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions.  42:54: Aside from Cancer U, what's one resource that you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers? 

Resources


Martha's websiteMartha's Hacking Chemo Facebook pageMartha on LinkedInEmail MarthaMartha's book Hacking Chemo

Martha Tettenborn is a registered dietitian, low-carb health coach, and a recent ovarian cancer survivor. She used nutritional strategies to dramatically reduce her side effects from chemotherapy and Martha is on a mission to share this information with others facing chemo.


02:35: It was like I was laying on an egg or something.  04:54: The gynecologist that I was referred to was on a month's holiday.  07:19: The marker that would have indicated cancer was really low.  10:29: I had my tonsils out when I was five. 12:43: Did you have the hysterectomy prior to chemo? 14:48: There was no tumor to radiate.  16:50: If you don't get any recurrence in about five years you were in group A.  18:58: I feel incredibly blessed that this cyst was way too big for me to ignore. 21:40: I was terrified of chemotherapy. 23:19: I discovered that cancer has a different metabolism. 25:26: What does it mean to be ketogenic? 27:34: I wanted to keep the cancer from having a happy growth environment? 30:06: I went through six rounds of chemo. 32:34: What was your worst moment? 34:10: How has this changed your practice as a dietitian now that you've lived it as a patient? 36:02: I do wardrobe and backstage. 38:05: What is one thing that you wish you had known at the very beginning?  39:08: If you could only do one thing to improve health care in Canada, what would it be and why? 40:18: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions.  42:54: Aside from Cancer U, what's one resource that you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers? 

Resources


Martha's websiteMartha's Hacking Chemo Facebook pageMartha on LinkedInEmail MarthaMartha's book Hacking Chemo

46 min