Share Your Story: Martha Tettenborn

Cancer U Thrivers Podcast

Share Your Story: Martha Tettenborn

August 30, 2022

Share Your Story: Martha Tettenborn

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? 


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