You’d like to- or have been told to- go on a ketogenic diet or “at least” look into restricting your carbohydrate intake. But you don’t know where to start and how to do it in a safe way.
Committing to this diet can be challenging.
Possibly, you’ve heard of the Ketogenic Diet and are ready to give it a try, but are unsure where to begin, how to best prepare or how to ensure your success.
Give me a few hours and I’ll guide you through the steps that I’ve used to safely implement the ketogenic diet with many of my clients. I show you what it takes, what support you need and help you consider this big change without overwhelm and frustration.
My Cancer Journey
I was 28 when I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, an ocular melanoma.
Conventional treatments helped to stop the growth of my tumour but didn’t have the long-term impacts for which we were hoping. The side effects from the treatments were severe and I felt like my body was out of sync.
After a relapse and lots of struggles with vision loss and other side effects, I was confronted with a difficult choice: taking my eye out or trying regular injections into the eye.
Since my diagnosis, I had been researching and studying nutrition for cancer and was frustrated by the conflicting information available to me. Still, I persisted because I knew deep down that nutrition was the most important step on my road to better health.
All the time, much of the information on cancer and nutrition focused on the benefits of raw foods, vegetarianism and veganism, plant-based diets and gluten-free whole grains like buckwheat and quinoa. I tried everything!
But I soon realized that my “clean” eating approach with lots of fruit and vegetables, whole grains and very little fat or protein hadn’t made any real difference for me.
In 2012, I came across the ketogenic diet and the notion of “cancer as a metabolic disease.” I was immediately fascinated by the research and the fact that ketogenics was used for diagnostic purposes (e.g. PET scans), but not for cancer management. I became very curious.
I spent a long time reading the latest studies, networking with experts in the field and also experimenting with recipes. I was intimidated and even a little afraid of starting the ketogenic diet.
Then, news of my eye getting worse pushed me to the limits and I just HAD to do something proactive and give the ketogenic diet a go- there was nothing to lose!
You see, in my case - and in many others - making small changes and "eating well" just isn’t enough to make a difference.
Something radical needed to happen
- a metabolic shift in my body.
I had to teach my body to burn fat instead of glucose. I also had to change my way to exercise, become gentler with myself and learn to ask for help.
By making these significant changes to my diet and lifestyle, I slowly regained control of my life and felt more confident in myself. Now, I want to share this revolutionary approach with others.
In this Keto Course, I give you the support you’ll need to implement dietary changes, as well as all my experience and practical tips I’ve gathered over the past seven years of my career helping others.
The Keto Course will help you focus so that you’re not distracted and get a grip on what matters most- your own personal well-being.
It is available to anyone, anywhere! It’s a self-paced online course, which means that you can live anywhere in the world and access the material any time as long as you have your computer and an internet connection.
Allow me to take you by the hand and guide you through every step of the ketogenic diet - from preparation to implementation and making it sustainable if necessary.
This course is for you if:
- You have been instructed to follow a ketogenic diet but don’t know where to start.
- You know it’s time to make significant change to your diet and lifestyle.
- You have previously been on the ketogenic diet but found it too hard to follow without support.
- You are a novice when it comes to nutrition and the ketogenic diet, but you’re keen to learn.
This course is NOT for you if:
- You’re scared of change and are keen to go back to your “old” life as soon as possible.
- You’re already an expert in the ketogenic diet and know the nuts and bolts.
- You believe the ketogenic diet is a cure for cancer and want to use it as an alternative to conventional cancer treatment.
- You suffer from any of the contraindications for the ketogenic diet (details see below in FAQ).
By end of the course you should be able to:
- Understand the main goals and benefits of the ketogenic diet
- Know what blood tests you need to ask your hospital to do to monitor progress
- Avoid the major “mistakes” a lot of people make when going into ketosis
- Know what foods to focus on, what to limit and which ones to forget about!
- Measure ketosis
- Deal with side effects that can occur at the beginning
- Cook simple meals and know how to plan your week
- Decide whether fasting is appropriate for you
- Travel, eat out and socialise even though you have different dietary needs
- Take simple steps towards a cleaner, healthier lifestyle
SAVE ENERGY, TIME AND MONEY BY JOINING MY PROGRAMME. YOU WILL ALSO GAIN ACCESS TO MY EBOOKS WITH A TOTAL OF 120+ RECIPES THAT ARE KETO-FRIENDLY, DELICIOUS AND ADAPTABLE.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I cure my cancer with the ketogenic diet?
No. While there are many case reports and pre-clinical studies confirming the effectiveness and safety of the ketogenic diet, we are still waiting for the results of large human clinical trials. I don’t recommend doing the ketogenic diet as a stand-alone treatment (i.e. without doing conventional treatment) and suggest you always consult your oncologist before embarking on a ketogenic diet. As with any cancer support tool or treatment, there is no guarantee that it will help you stay cancer free.
Can you guarantee that I will be in nutritional ketosis after going through the course?
No, there is no guarantee that you will be in nutritional ketosis after following the programme. Everybody responds differently- some people go into ketosis within a few days whereas for others it can take weeks or sometimes even months. You will be on a clear path to nutritional ketosis, though. You might need a session with an experienced keto practitioner who can fine tune your protocol, but you won’t have to spend money on a whole series of consultations.
What happens if I suffer from food allergies or intolerances?
There will be lots of recipes, guidelines and tips available that also cater for different allergies and intolerances. I have several tools that can help you detect intolerances.
How can I fine tune my programme?
You can fine tune your programme based on your blood tests and food preferences/sensitivities but also depending on where you live and the seasons. You might benefit from a session with an experienced keto practitioner to help you with this.
Can everybody do this diet?
No. I would be lying if I said it was easy and didn’t require any particular commitment! You need to be willing and able (ie not suffering from any of the contraindications) to make change, otherwise you might not get the desired results. It’s the same with many things in life: If you don’t put in the work, you will likely not see the desired outcome.
Can I do it if I have a very limited food budget?
This is a very common problem. The ketogenic diet is based on whole instead of processed foods and some of the most nutritious foods on the planets are also very good value. You WILL have to try new foods, though, and also learn to cook your own meals if you don’t already do so.
What if I’m a vegetarian or vegan?
I’ve guided clients through a vegetarian or vegan ketogenic diet before, however it’s not something I encourage because it does require specialized guidance, especially when it comes to supplements. The ketogenic diet is restrictive as it is, and following a vegetarian approach will narrow down your food choices even more. I like a plant-based approach that also has some high quality animal foods- within very clear limits.
WHY WORK WITH PATRICIA?
Patricia Daly is an experienced and internationally recognized Nutritional Therapist (BA Hons, dipNT, mBANT, rCNHC). Following her cancer diagnosis, she left her corporate career and started studying nutrition, specialising in the area of Integrative Cancer Care. As a Swiss native, she regularly attends training courses in Switzerland/Germany, including at the renowned Tumor Biology Center in Freiburg, Germany.
Her network with both complementary and orthodox health professionals allows her to stay up-to-date with current research and best practice. She is also a member of the British Society for Integrative Oncology.
Patricia has worked with hundreds of cancer patients across the world. She lectures at the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health and regularly receives invitations to speak at international conferences, like for instance at the Metabolic Therapeutics Conference at USF in Tampa, Florida. She also writes articles for magazines and books.
In January 2014, her first eBook, "Practical Keto Meal Plans", was published. It has since been purchased by both cancer patients and healthcare professionals, including oncologists, from all over the world. And in spring 2016, she published a bestselling book "The Ketogenic Kitchen" on the benefits of the low carb and ketogenic diet for cancer patients, which she has co-written with Irish chef and entrepreneur Domini Kemp. The book was published in the USA by Chelsea Green in autumn 2016 and quickly became a bestseller on Amazon US.
Also in 2014, in response to growing demand, she decided to set up an online business to serve cancer patients, their carers and other healthcare professionals interested in the ketogenic approach.