I am based in Berlin and Burghausen Bavaria (close to Salzburg). Trained as an architect I am one of the first women who designed and realised a theatre building the size of the Munich Opera, located in the highly protected landscape in a Bavarian lake - opposite Neuschwanstein Castel.
Like many people, I collected a bunch of chronic diseases treated with a lot of medication - including the diagnosis of Typ 2 Diabetes in 2014 - which was the turning point - since my grandfather and my father in law died from T2D, I was terrified of starting insulin therapy. If I would have known then, what I know now, I could have saved myself a lot of misery!
I had to fight for information and against family, friends, my doctors and my health insurance.
But by changing my lifestyle I was able to put my T2D into remission and I am off medication!
I am totally fascinated by the ketogenic diet - learning about metabolic functions, the root cause of Insulin Resistance and the connection to our food choices.
Foto by: Gila Sonderwald
My journey was difficult and turned me into a "Keto-Activist" - not because of the diet itself, which I think is easy to follow and delicious - but because of indoctrination and the incredible amount of misinformation that is still out there, especially in the German-speaking parts of Europe.
I was shocked reading the "Deutscher Gesundheisbericht Diabetes 2017 - Bestandsaufnahme" or the Swiss "Herausforderung nichtübertagbarer Krankheiten - NCD Strategie 2017- 2024" despite Studies like "Insulin Resistance as a Predictor of Age-Related Diseases" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11502781 from 2001, or Reports like the one on Sugar 2013 or Fat 2015 from the Credit Swiss Research Institute and so on, and so on...
My mission with the "Keto Live Project" is to spread the word - get real information out there about Ketogenic Metabolic Therapies as a powerful medical tool for prevention and treatment, the difference to LCHF, Paleo and so on, the importance of early detection/screening of Insulin Resistance, the importance of changing our dietary guidelines - to be able to change the food in our schools, hospitals and old peoples homes. Inform doctors, parents and teachers to enable them to make an informed choice!
I think we can not afford to wait for the institutions to make that change.
Next, to other activities, I have chosen Bergün for the Keto Live Conferences because it is one of the unspoiled small villages in Switzerland with farmers dedicated to the production of organic grass-fed and finished beef, eggs, delicious raw milk, butter and cheeses -almost like in 1930 when Weston Price visited Switzerland for his epic study demonstrating the importance of whole food nutrition, and the degeneration and destruction that comes from a diet of processed foods.
I like to give the audience the "Live" experience of the Ketogenic diet cooked with real food, accompanied by unpolluted drinking water and fresh clean air. I believe that it is equally important to present talks by top specialists and to demonstrate how delicious and nutrient-rich a ketogenic diet can be. How different for each individual and disease this diet can be verified - and that you can stick to it for a lifetime!
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