My name is Tabitha and I reside in the Lake Norman area, a suburb of Charlotte, NC. I’m 47 and I’ve been married for 25 years, this month, to my best friend and biggest supporter. We have three fur babies. I work full time as a real estate asset manager. I self discovered I was pre-diabetic in 2014 at a “normal” weight after juicing and eating vegetarian. At the same time my father-in-law was battling stage 3 colon cancer and I became a student on metabolic disease.
My mother was also a type two diabetic. I read many books, watch documentaries, and listened to countless podcasts soaking up as much information as I could. That’s when I decided to do a ketogenic diet for myself. In August of 2020, I ended up in the ER with severe abdominal pain. Within 24 hours I had emergency surgery for a ruptured colon, had my sigmoid colon removed, and an ileostomy in place. All thought to be diverticulitis. Two weeks later pathology relieved stage 3 colon cancer with positive lymph nodes. The same cancer we lost my father-in-law to in 2017.
I refused chemo and any other treatments beyond surgery. I used combined natural therapies along with therapeutic ketosis to heal. My diet consists of mostly animal foods and animal fats. The more plants I eliminate the better I feel. Today, no test show any active cancer whatsoever and I’m thriving, living a high quality life. I hope my story can help others.